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By Cornelius Ryan

<big>THE vintage ACCOUNT of 1 OF the main DRAMATIC BATTLES of worldwide struggle II </big>

A Bridge Too Far is Cornelius Ryan's masterly chronicle of the conflict of Arnhem, which marshalled the best armada of troop-carrying airplane ever assembled and price the Allies approximately two times as many casualties as D-Day.

during this compelling paintings of heritage, Ryan narrates the Allied attempt to finish the warfare in Europe in 1944 through losing the mixed airborne forces of the yank and British armies at the back of German strains to trap the the most important bridge around the Rhine at Arnhem. concentrating on an enormous solid of characters -- from Dutch civilians to British and American strategists to universal squaddies and commanders -- Ryan brings to lifestyles some of the most bold and ill-fated operations of the conflict. A Bridge Too Far fantastically recreates the fear and suspense, the heroism and tragedy of this epic operation, which led to sour defeat for the Allies.

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18 22 26 29 31 35 37 39 Abstract The main benefits of science and technology convergence are increasing creativity, innovation, and productivity. Various methods to improve and expedite convergence aim at adding value in the convergence process and enabling people to more readily use new convergence-enabled competencies. These methods are based on applying five general principles of convergence: 1. Exploiting interdependence among domains: Convergence methods associated with this principle include integrating originally distinct domains and databases of science and technology; forming efficient science and production networks and ecosystems; changing local interactions and guided selforganization in systems to encourage, enable, and reward desired outcomes and governance improvements; supporting system science and team science; and advancing S&T dedicated social networking, holistic management, and interpersonal and intrapersonal education.

First, research in many of these fields does not seem to lead to definite conclusions, as studies in physics, chemistry, and biology often do (Bendix 1970; Shapin 1995). Second, political conservatives sense that a disproportionate number of social scientists are biased against conservatism and serve as support troops in a culture war to expand the powers of government, investment in social welfare programs, and secularization (Larsen 1992). Certainly, we could cite many counterexamples, such as the fact that demographers are able to measure birth and death rates accurately and many economists seem supportive of capitalism or free markets.

Establishing large multi-topic sets of databases and expert systems from distinct domains using informatics and computer simulations that cross between topics is a way to increase interdependence and interaction between potentially synergistic areas. Forming efficient science and production networks and ecosystems can be accomplished by changing local interactions, node functions, or network structures to produce desired outcomes. A specific approach based on understanding system dynamics (Meadows 2008) is self-organization in large complex systems triggered by local interaction mechanisms (as observed in studies such as those by Robinson et al.

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