The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Betty Friedan

Contributor note: Anna Quindlen (Afterword), Gail Collins (Introduction)

Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives slightly do justice to the pioneering imaginative and prescient and lasting influence of The female Mystique.

Published in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the challenge that has no name”: the insidious ideals and associations that undermined women’s self assurance of their highbrow features and saved them in the house. Writing in a time whilst the common girl first married in her kids and 60 percentage of ladies scholars dropped out of school to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted pursuits of a iteration and confirmed ladies how they can reclaim their lives.

Part social chronicle, half manifesto, The female Mystique is full of attention-grabbing anecdotes and interviews in addition to insights that proceed to encourage. This 50th–anniversary version beneficial properties an afterword via best-selling writer Anna Quindlen in addition to a brand new creation via Gail Collins.

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The potential applications of CNTs as sensing material for the detection of pollutants and CNTs as adsorbent for the removal of pollutants are reviewed in the following section. 1 Gas Sensors Air pollutants have been the major factor contributing to the degradation of air quality, leading to chronic effects on human health, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, and cancer (Yang and Omaye 2009; Kampa and Castanas 2008). 5 and PM10) are generated from human-derived anthropogenic activities, especially combustion of fossil fuels.

Both transient absorption spectra and emission lifetimes measurements of the OTE/SWCNT/TiO2/Ru(II) and the reference OTE/TiO2/Ru(II) electrodes indicated that the SWCNTs networks in the film have no significant influence on the charge injection process. Nanosecond laser flash photolysis results suggested that the photoinduced electrons in TiO2 survive roughly 50% longer when embedded within the SWCNTs network, therefore reducing the rate of charge recombination. SWCNTs exhibited about 30% higher photocurrent in photoelectrochemical measurements and enhancement in the photoconversion efficiency, which suggest that the SWCNTs network improved the charge collection and transport, as well as the photocurrent generation.

The fabrication of a novel antimony-carbon nanotube-tin oxide (Sb-CNT-SnO2) thin film by sol-gel method and ultrasonic dispersion technique has been reported, which could be potentially applied as gas sensor for detecting indoor air pollutants emitted from building and decoration materials (Liu et al. 2008b). The sensor was applied to the detection of formaldehyde, ammonia, benzene, and toluene, in which an improved gas sensing performance, such as higher sensitivity and shorter response time was observed compared to pure SnO2 and Sb-SnO2 thin film.

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