Death Comes as the End

Death Comes as the End

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Collaborative design has attracted much attention among researchers in recent years. With increasingly decentralized manufacturing systems and processes, more collaborative approaches are needed to support distributed manufacturing operations.

Collaborative Design and Planning for Digital Manufacturing presents a focused collection of quality chapters on the state-of-the-art research efforts in the area of collaborative design and planning, as well as their practical applications towards digital manufacturing.

A range of innovative methods and collaborative systems is analysed, examining the emerging technologies and their practical applications that contribute directly to digital manufacturing. Each chapter of the book addresses a specific new approach and offers practical solutions for real scenarios of collaborative design and planning in digital manufacturing. The authors discuss solutions in a number of areas, including:

* cross-discipline information sharing;

* workflow management;

* integration of suppliers into a process chain; and

* performance measures of distributed manufacturing systems.

Collaborative Design and Planning for Digital Manufacturing provides both a broad-based review of the key areas of research in digital manufacturing, and an in-depth treatment of particular methodologies and systems, from collaborative design to distributed planning, monitoring and control. Recent development and innovations in this area provide a pool of focused research efforts, relevant to a wide readership from academic researchers to practising engineers.

Publisher: New York, NY : Bantam Books, 1984, c1944.
ISBN: 9780671543198
0671543199
9780553350135
0553350137
Branch Call Number: M CHR
Characteristics: 194 pages

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s390325
May 25, 2017

Another good, solid Agatha Christie that has you going in circles trying to guess who the murderer is, until it ends up being the person you never suspected. It's set in ancient Egypt, which adds some interesting details to the story, but could easily have been transported to an early 20th century British manor house. Since she (I assume) based the family in the book on information in actual ancient letters, there are some mentions of Egyptian rites and customs, but it would have been nice to have more information and a stronger sense of place. Otherwise, still a good read!

ezhurbin Apr 30, 2017

Decent, but not great. The mystery is set in ancient Egypt, but the sense of place is undeveloped and bland; it did not transform me to Egypt at all. Better stick with England.
It's the usual set up- a murder with a limited set of suspects and keeps you guessing till the end whodone it.

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StLouisPhantom
Jan 17, 2017

Agatha Christine did a great job setting this mystery ancient Egypt. I didn't want to put it down till I was finished.

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eedengate
Nov 19, 2015

It's Agatha Christie - as soon as you start reading it carefully, you realize how awkward a lot of the dialogue is, and how antiquated the phrasing, but still, there's nothing quite like curling up on a chair with a cup of tea and pulling one of these out. Classic.

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Reader_Grrl
Nov 09, 2014

This publication of the book had a lot of typos, which was very distracting. In fact, I've never seen so many in one book. I hope when it's time to be replaced, the library will purchase a different version. The book itself is a quick, easy and engaging read, merging Ms. Christie's fortes of mystery and romance.

EuSei Sep 14, 2014

My favorite of Mrs. Christie’s books—I love Ancient Egypt since I was a little kid. Mrs. Christie (whose husband, Sir Max Mallowan was an archaeologist) got inspiration from the the Heqanakht papyri, found in the tomb of Ipi, and translated by egyptologist Battiscombe Gunn. They were letters from a man called Hekanakht to his family; he was a “Ka-servant” and took care of Ipi’s tomb. (An interesting report of these letters is found in the Metropolitan Museum “Report, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Egyptian Expedition 1921-1922” and Herbert Winlock’s “Hekanakht Writes to His Household,” among other books.)

loblollyrosa Jul 15, 2013

One of Christie's mystery classics, without Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot, set in ancient Egypt. A really good story about overt and hidden evil in a family.

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