Tag: Grain

Oceans of Grain How American Wheat Remade the World [Audiobook]

English | ASIN: B0B7ZFJLVW | 2022 | 9 hours and 12 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 252 MB
A revelatory global history shows how cheap American grain toppled the world’s largest empires. To understand the rise and fall of empires, we must follow the paths traveled by grain-along rivers, between ports, and across seas. In Oceans of Grain, historian Scott Reynolds Nelson reveals how the struggle to dominate these routes transformed the balance of world power. Early in the nineteenth century, imperial Russia fed much of Europe through the booming port of Odessa. But following the US Civil War, tons of American wheat began to flood across the Atlantic, and food prices plummeted. This cheap foreign grain spurred the rise of Germany and Italy, the decline of the Habsburgs and the Ottomans, and the European scramble for empire. It was a crucial factor in the outbreak of the First World War and the Russian Revolution. A powerful new interpretation, Oceans of Grain shows that amid the great powers’ rivalries, there was no greater power than control of grain.


Grain Boundaries and Crystalline Plasticity

Grain Boundaries and Crystalline Plasticity By
2011 | 348 Pages | ISBN: 1848213271 | PDF | 32 MB
This book explores the fundamental role of grain boundaries in the plasticity of crystalline materials, providing a multi-scale approach to plasticity to facilitate understanding. It starts with the atomic description of a grain boundary, moves on to the elemental interaction processes between dislocations and grain boundaries, and finally shows how the microscopic phenomena influence the macroscopic behaviors and constitutive laws. Drawing on topics from physical, chemical, and mechanical disciplines, this work also explains properties of deformation at low and high temperature, creep, fatigue, and rupture.Content: Chapter 1 Grain Boundary Structures and Defects (pages 1-46): Chapter 2 Elementary Grain Boundary Deformation Mechanisms (pages 47-107): Chapter 3 Grain Boundaries in Cold Deformation (pages 109-163): Chapter 4 Creep and High Temperature Plasticity (pages 165-215): Chapter 5 Intergranular Fatigue (pages 217-280): Chapter 6 Intergranular Segregation and Crystalline Material Fracture (pages 281-325): Chapter 1 Bicrystallography and Topological Characterization of Interfacial Defects (pages 327-332): Chapter 2 Appendices of Chapter 3 (pages 333-339):