The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I (Twentieth-Century Battles)

The Battle of the Otranto Straits: Controlling the Gateway to the Adriatic in World War I (Twentieth-Century Battles)
The little-known story of the largest naval engagement in the Mediterranean during the First World War Shows the difficulties of waging coalition warfare in which diplomatic and national jealousies override military efficiency Called by some a Mediterranean Jutland, the Battle of the Otranto Straits involved warships from Austria, Germany, Italy, Britain, and France. Although fought by light units with no dreadnoughts involved, Otranto was a battle in three dimensions – engaging surface vessels, aircraft, and subsurface weapons (both submarines and mines). An attempt to halt the movement of submarines into the Adriatic using British drifters armed with nets and mines led to a raid by Austrian light cruisers. The Austrians inflicted heavy damage on the drifters, but Allied naval forces based at Brindisi cut off their withdrawal. The daylight hours saw a running battle, with the Austrians at considerable risk. Heavier Austrian units put out from Cattaro in support, and at the climactic moment the Allied light forces had to turn away, permitting the Austrians to escape. themselves. The Otranto action shows the difficulties of waging coalition warfare in which diplomatic and national jealousies override military efficiency.
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Rediscovering the Hindu Temple: The Sacred Architecture and Urbanism of India

This volume examines the multifarious dimensions that constitute the workings of the Hindu temple as an architectural and urban built form. 11 chapters reflect on Hindu temples from multiple standpoints – tracing their elusive evolution from wayside shrines as well as canonization into classical objects; questioning the role of treatises containing their building rules; analyzing their prescribed proportions and orders; examining their presence in, and as, larger sacred habitats and ritualistic settings; and affirming their influential role in the contemporary Indian metropolis.
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Cryptography and Security (WIND)

Cryptography and Security explores the basic fundamentals of cryptography and security, and throughout the book the focus is maintained on these two subjects. It is divided into three parts. The first part discusses cryptography and covers various related topics. These are number theory and algebra, classical cryptography, modern cryptography, private-key and public-key cryptography, stream ciphers, and hashing, authentication, and signature schemes. The second part explores network security and its related issues such as authentication, e-mail security, web security, and internet protocol security. And finally, the last section of the book is about system security. Here, the readers can understand the workings of intruders, viruses and worms, firewall, and trusted systems. The book teaches how various security issues can be resolved by using the methods described in the book. Dr. T. R. Padmanabhan works as a professor Emeritus at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in Coimbatore. He is also a senior member of IEEE, IETE, and Fellow of Institution of Engineers. Before doing research and development for private companies for several years, he used to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. He has authored several books till date for leading publishing houses including Springer Verlag, Tata McGraw-Hill, and Wiley. C. K. Shyamala works as an assistant professor in the CSE department at Amrita School of Engineering in Coimbatore. At present, she is pursuing her PhD and has been teaching at both UG and PG levels for more than 10 years. N Harini works as an assistant professor in the Computer Science (CSE) department at Amrita School of Engineering in Coimbatore. She has taught both undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students for more than 11 years.
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Eduwiser’s CBSE Mathematics for Class XI – Vol. 1 (English)

Eduwiser’s CBSE Mathematics for class XI – Vol. 1 is a result of market surveys that we have been conducting to know the actual requirements of a book that aligns itself with the prescribed guidelines by the CBSE. This book, hence, is specifically suited for the students appearing in CBSE Class XI and state board (Where NCERT syllabus has been adopted) examinations based on the new syllabus. This book serves as a text book with emphasis on not just imparting theoretical concepts but also sufficient problems for practice. On one hand, it has exhaustive and relevant theory to explain all the desired concepts and on the other, has a lot of solved and unsolved (With detailed solutions and hints) questions designed specially to help students master the concepts explained. The present book covers units – I and II in 19 chapters. The second volume of the book covers the remaining units III, IV, V and VI. Salient features of this book are- Intended for students appearing in CBSE class XI and state board examinations following NCERT syllabus · Exhaustive but concise theory with proofs and detailed explanation with special eLearning feature on http://www.eduwiser.in Categorization of problems into different types with defined working rule to solve them. This makes the book self-help in nature Alternative methods to solving a problem have been provided at many places to help the students think out of the box NCERT problems have been given special attention and a large number of them have been provided in solved examples for better understanding of the subject This has been done to improve problem solving skills of students Problems in the exercises (unsolved problems) have been graded based on their difficulty level Relevant questions from JEE Main & Advanced, IIT-JEE, AIEEE and other state level engineering examinations have been included for students preparing for the same Objective questions and short answer questions have been included at the end of every chapter for sufficient practice. About the Author Prof. K. C. Sinha is a recognized and reputed name with over 30 years of rich experience in guiding students for entrance into IITs and other Engineering Colleges across India through his two dozen text books for schools, colleges and competitive examinations. Prof. Sinha is a Ph. D in Mathematics and holds the distinction of being a double Gold Medalist (Topper) in his B. Sc (Hons.) and M. Sc examinations. He is currently a Professor at the PG department of Mathematics, Patna University. Besides guiding research scholars at the University, Prof. Sinha also contributes significantly in several National and International seminars.
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