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Cultvars of Woody Plants

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Publisher: Laurence Hatch Press
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Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants has been developed over 35 years by leading horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and now covers more than 2100 pages. It is the largest encyclopedia of ornamental, landscape tree, shrub, and vine varieties, most described in detail with their history, nomenclature, and landscape uses discussed. Numerous high-resolution digital images accompany the entries. This volume covers 115 Fagus (beech) and 190 Ginkgo cultivars including other major genera like Fraxinus, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Fatsia, Fargesia, Gymnocladus, Ficus, Gletiscia, and Genista.

Mammals of South America, Volume 1

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Author: Alfred L. Gardner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The vast terrain between Panama and Tierra del Fuego contains some of the world’s richest mammalian fauna, but until now it has lacked a comprehensive systematic reference to the identification, distribution, and taxonomy of its mammals. The first such book of its kind and the inaugural volume in a three-part series, Mammals of South America both summarizes existing information and encourages further research of the mammals indigenous to the region. Containing identification keys and brief descriptions of each order, family, and genus, the first volume of Mammals of South America covers marsupials, shrews, armadillos, sloths, anteaters, and bats. Species accounts include taxonomic descriptions, synonymies, keys to identification, distributions with maps and a gazetteer of marginal localities, lists of recognized subspecies, brief summaries of natural history information, and discussions of issues related to taxonomic interpretations.Highly anticipated and much needed, this book will be a landmark contribution to mammalogy, zoology, tropical biology, and conservation biology.

Image and Graphics

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Author: Yao Zhao,Xiangwei Kong,David Taubman
Publisher: Springer
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Image and Graphics by Yao Zhao,Xiangwei Kong,David Taubman Book Resume:

This three-volume set LNCS 10666, 10667, and 10668 constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 9thInternational Conference on Image and Graphics, ICIG 2017, held in Shanghai, China, in September 2017. The 172 full papers were selected from 370 submissions and focus on advances of theory, techniques and algorithms as well as innovative technologies of image, video and graphics processing and fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and networking.

Neurocutaneous Disorders

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Author: Martino Ruggieri,Ignacio Pascual Castroviejo,Concezio Di Rocco
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Neurocutaneous Disorders by Martino Ruggieri,Ignacio Pascual Castroviejo,Concezio Di Rocco Book Resume:

The book provides an authoritative source of knowledge about these problematic disorders. It bridges the gap between clinical recognition and the new molecular medicine. The editors, distinguished clinicians and geneticists, assembled an internationally renowned group of collaborators, many of them the experts who first described a particular disorder or established its present accepted definition. They have written a practical, comprehensive guide to the recognition, investigation and management of more than 60 recognised phakomatoses.

Patriots Against Fashion

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Author: A. Maxwell
Publisher: Springer
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During the era of the French revolution, patriots across Europe tried to introduce a national uniform. This book, the first comparative study of national uniform schemes, discusses case studies from Austria, Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Turkey the United States, and Wales.

Coleopterorum Catalogus

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Author: S. Schenkling
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Pasión Tricolor

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Author: Adriana Bernal Mor,Felipe Valderrama
Publisher: E-ditorial 531 S.A.S.
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Pasión Tricolor by Adriana Bernal Mor,Felipe Valderrama Book Resume:

Pasión Tricolor es un viaje por la historia de nuestra selección en las diferentes Copas del Mundo, los momentos más importantes, los más recordados, los que han impregnado de felicidad a la afición y los que se han querido borrar de la memoria colectiva para siempre. Pero más allá del fútbol, esta es una inmersión en el corazón de un país que a través de la historia ha visto y sentido desde lo más profundo la magia de once jugadores que en diferentes momentos han llenado de esperanza y alegría a nuestra sociedad. Este es también un recorrido por las sedes, los escenarios y los rivales que recibirán a la Selección Colombia en Rusia 2018, y para la hinchada una guía general de lo que significa y cuesta ir a la fiesta más importante de fútbol del mundo. Al final, gracias a la voz de diferentes periodistas deportivos del país, sabremos cuál es el pronóstico y lo que viene para la Tricolor después de culminar su actuación en el próximo Mundial.

Colors in Fashion

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Author: Jonathan Faiers,Mary Westerman Bulgarella
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Colors in Fashion by Jonathan Faiers,Mary Westerman Bulgarella Book Resume:

Color speaks a powerful cultural language, conveying political, sexual, and economic messages that, throughout history, have revealed how we relate to ourselves and our world. This ground-breaking compilation is the first to investigate how color in fashionable and ceremonial dress has played a significant social role, indicating acceptance and exclusion, convention and subversion. From the use of white in pioneering feminism to the penchant for black in post-war France, and from mystical scarlet broadcloth to the horrors of arsenic-laden green fashion, this publication demonstrates that color in dress is as mutable, nuanced, and varied as color itself. Divided into four thematic parts – solidarity, power, innovation, and desire – each section highlights the often violent, emotional histories of color in dress across geographical, temporal and cultural boundaries. Underlying today's relaxed attitude to color lies a chromatic complexity that speaks of wars, migrations and economics. While acknowledging the importance that technology has played in the development of new dyes, the chapters explore color as a catalyst for technical innovation that continues to inspire designers, artists, and performers. Bringing together cutting-edge contributions from leading scholars, it is essential reading for academics of fashion, textiles, design, cultural studies and art history.

Politics in the Marketplace

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Author: Katie Jarvis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Politics in the Marketplace by Katie Jarvis Book Resume:

One of the most dramatic images of the French Revolution is of Parisian market women sloshing through mud and dragging cannons as they marched on Versailles and returned with bread and the king. These market women, the Dames des Halles, sold essential foodstuffs to the residents of the capital but, equally important, through their political and economic engagement, held great revolutionary influence. Politics in the Marketplace examines how the Dames des Halles invented notions of citizenship through everyday trade. It innovatively interweaves the Dames' political activism and economic practices to reveal how marketplace actors shaped the nature of nascent democracy and capitalism through daily commerce. While haggling over price controls, fair taxes, and acceptable currency, the Dames and their clients negotiated tenuous economic and social contracts in tandem, remaking longstanding Old Regime practices. In this environment, the Dames conceptualized a type of economic citizenship in which individuals' activities such as buying goods, selling food, or paying taxes positioned them within the body politic and enabled them to make claims on the state. They insisted that their work as merchants served society and demanded that the state pass favorable regulations for them in return. In addition, they drew on their patriotic work as activists and their gendered work as republican mothers to compel the state to provide practical currency and assist indigent families. Thus, their notion of citizenship portrayed useful work, rather than gender, as the cornerstone of civic legitimacy. In this original work, Katie Jarvis challenges the interpretation that the Revolution launched an inherently masculine trajectory for citizenship and reexamines work, gender, and citizenship at the cusp of modern democracy.

Photoelectric Materials And Devices

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Author: Tao Han,Haibo Ruan,Shixiu Cao,Youwei Guan,Dianyong Tang,Xin Yang
Publisher: World Scientific
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Photoelectric Materials And Devices by Tao Han,Haibo Ruan,Shixiu Cao,Youwei Guan,Dianyong Tang,Xin Yang Book Resume:

This book mainly introduces the basic theory and physical characteristics of photoelectric materials, the preparation technology of photoelectric components, the working principle, the latest application, the latest progress of photoelectric materials and devices technology and the correlation with other technologies. The content mainly involves the theoretical basis of photoelectric materials, micro-nano photoelectric materials and devices, semiconductor luminescent materials and devices, inorganic photoluminescence materials, LED packaging technology, transparent conductive materials, touch screen, display screen, solar cell materials and the basic principles and development trend of their applications. In particular, the book gives a systematic theoretical analysis of new photoelectric materials and devices, such as optoelectronic materials and devices, transparent conductive materials, and provides application examples.

The snakes of the Philippine Islands

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Author: Edward Harrison Taylor
Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
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The Book of Shells

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Author: M. G. Harasewych,Fabio Moretzsohn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Book of Shells by M. G. Harasewych,Fabio Moretzsohn Book Resume:

Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? Or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth (and toes) on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel Island. Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. But most of us are not familiar with the biological origin of shells, their role in explaining evolutionary history, and the incredible variety of forms in which they come. Shells are the external skeletons of mollusks, an ancient and diverse phylum of invertebrates that are in the earliest fossil record of multicellular life over 500 million years ago. There are over 100,000 kinds of recorded mollusks, and some estimate that there are over amillion more that have yet to be discovered. Some breathe air, others live in fresh water, but most live in the ocean. They range in size from a grain of sand to a beach ball and in weight from a few grams to several hundred pounds. And in this lavishly illustrated volume, they finally get their full due. The Book of Shells offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing mollusk shells, each chosen to convey the range of shapes and sizes that occur across a range of species. Each shell is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the shell’s range, distribution, abundance, habitat, and operculum—the piece that protects the mollusk when it’s in the shell. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each shell and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Matchless Cone, for instance, or Conus cedonulli, was one of the rarest shells collected during the eighteenth century. So much so, in fact, that a specimen in 1796 was sold for more than six times as much as a painting by Vermeer at the same auction. But since the advent of scuba diving, this shell has become far more accessible to collectors—though not without certain risks. Some species of Conus produce venom that has caused more than thirty known human deaths. The Zebra Nerite, the Heart Cockle, the Indian Babylon, the Junonia, the Atlantic Thorny Oyster—shells from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to the ocean’s deepest recesses, are all on display in this definitive work.

Everlasting Conceited Supreme

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Author: Yi HuJiu
Publisher: Funstory
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Everlasting Conceited Supreme by Yi HuJiu Book Resume:

Jiang Feng, who was a generation of god-killers, could be in charge of all over the world, but he was conceived by his female beautiful confidant, which led him to death. Eight thousand years later, he returned with a long-lost ancient scripture. Relying on this ancient scripture, his training progressed rapidly, and he vowed that in this life, he must reach the peak.☆About the Author☆Yi Hujiu, a well-known online novelist. He has authored many works and has a wealth of creative experience. His novels are mainly based on fantasy subjects, and have attracted a large number of fans for his excellent imagination and beautiful vivid language.

A kantuta tricolor

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Author: Susana Ventura
Publisher: Nova Alexandria
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Um mundo novo espera pelo leitor de A kantuta tricolor e outras histórias da Bolívia. Fábulas refi nadas, contos de pura magia, histórias de amor, mostrando um modo de ver o mundo e a vida que desafi a e faz pensar. País tão próximo do Brasil, mas ao mesmo tempo tão distante, a Bolívia se revela em doze diferentes faces, para serem vistas e interpretadas. Paisagens desconhecidas mas adivinhadas, como a das cordilheiras; o simbolismo de seus protagonistas animais, como o condor, senhor dos Ares, o coelho, a raposa; as doçuras e asperezas da vida no campo, plena de desafi os; as camadas de tempo: do passado pré-colombiano aos tempos de dominação colonial, encerrados pela desejada e sofrida independência, estão presentes neste livro. Os brasileiros se acostumaram a se pensar como um povo à parte na América Latina. Um pensamento limitador que não permite um conhecimento e reconhecimento mais profundos de nossos países em contraponto e harmonia, que possibilitariam propostas de encontros identitários. Nosso desconhecimento em relação aos países vizinhos nos rouba ainda a oportunidade de conhecermos histórias fantásticas, como as histórias da cultura boliviana que compõem este belo livro da escritora e educadora Susana Ventura. Este é, portanto, o objetivo de A kantuta tricolor e outras histórias da Bolívia: apresentar a riqueza de um mundo que se revela especial, de origens tão antigas e ao mesmo tempo tão próximas, em detalhes que comprovam que somos muito mais próximos do que inicialmente imaginamos. Aventure-se agora mesmo numa viagem literária irresistível pelas terras da Bolívia!

Edible Plants in Health and Diseases

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Author: Mubashir Hussain Masoodi,Muneeb U Rehman
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Edible Plants in Health and Diseases by Mubashir Hussain Masoodi,Muneeb U Rehman Book Resume:

The book provides significant information on some of the promising edible medicinal plants and how these possess both nutritive as well as medicinal value. The significance of these edible plants in traditional medicine, their distribution in different regions and the importance of their chemical constituents are discussed systematically concerning the role of these plants in ethnomedicine in different regions of the world. The current volume focuses on the economic and culturally important medicinal uses of edible plants and a detailed survey of the literature on scientific researches of pharmacognostical characteristics, traditional uses, scientific validation, and phytochemical composition, and pharmacological activities. This book is a single-source scientific reference to explore the specific factors that contribute to these potential health benefits, as well as discussing how to maximize those potential benefits. Chemists, food technologists, pharmacologists, phytochemists as well as all professionals involved with quality control and standardization will find in this book a valuable and updated basis for their work.

Biogeography of the West Indies

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Author: Charles A. Woods,Florence E. Sergile
Publisher: CRC Press
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Biogeography of the West Indies by Charles A. Woods,Florence E. Sergile Book Resume:

As a review of the status of biogeography in the West Indies in the 1980s, the first edition of Biogeography of the West Indies: Past, Present, and Future provided a synthesis of our current knowledge of the systematics and distribution of major plant and animal groups in the Caribbean basin. The totally new and revised Second Edition, Biogeography

Plant Cyclotides

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Publisher: Academic Press
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Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. Currently in its 76th volume, the series features several reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. Publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences Contains commentary by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology, and ecology This volume features reviews of the fast moving field of plant cyclotides

Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers

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Author: S. Theresa Dietz
Publisher: Fayshoneshire Limited
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Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz Book Resume:

There is no better book on the subject of the secret language of flowers and their possible intrinsic spiritual and magical powers than Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz. Floriography Today is filled with painstakingly researched and organized information that has never been available in one volume until now. Floriography Today is must have for every library's reference book shelf. Concise, consolidated and extensively cross-referenced for easy research, Floriography Today consists of over 7,500 plant names; over 2,000 symbolic meanings; and over 600 possible powers for over 900 individual species trees, plants and flowers with additional notes of interesting "Folklore and Facts" throughout. Floriography Today: The Symbolic Meanings & The Possible Powers of Trees, Plants and Flowers by S. Theresa Dietz, is the Floriography reference book of choice for the 21st Century.

Gum Printing

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Author: Christina Z Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
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Gum Printing by Christina Z Anderson Book Resume:

Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual Highlighting Artists and Their Creative Practice is a two-part book on gum bichromate written by the medium’s leading expert, Christina Z. Anderson. Section One provides a step-by-step description of the gum printing process. From setting up the "dimroom" (no darkroom required!) to evaluating finished prints, it walks the reader through everything that is needed to establish a firm gum practice with the simplest of setups at home. Section Two showcases contemporary artists’ works, illustrating the myriad ways gum is conceptualized and practiced today. The works in these pages range from monochrome to colorful and from subtle to bold, representing a variety of genres, including still lifes, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urbanscapes and more. Featuring over 80 artists and 400 full-color images, Gum Printing is the most complete overview of this dynamic and expressive medium that has yet appeared in print. Key topics covered include: The history of gum Simple digital negatives for gum, platinum, and cyanotype Preparing supplies Making monochrome, duotone, tricolor, and quadcolor gum prints Printing gum over cyanotype Printing gum over platinum Troubleshooting gum Advice on developing a creative practice

Advances in Andean Archaeology

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Author: David L. Browman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Identification and Control of Common Weeds: Volume 2

Identification and Control of Common Weeds: Volume 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Zhenghao Xu,Meihua Deng
Publisher: Springer
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Identification and Control of Common Weeds: Volume 2 by Zhenghao Xu,Meihua Deng Book Resume:

This book introduces readers to nearly 600 common weeds. In addition to essential information, each chapter includes photos for a specific type of weed to show its morphology in different growth periods, such as seedling, root, flower, fruit, and mature plant. The book also discusses control measures, including agricultural, chemical, physical, biological, and comprehensive methods. The Volume2 mainly focuses on fern and 216 species of weeds of magnoliids or dicotyledoneae. With the development of society and economics, weeds have become a recurring problem. In particular, the exotic, invasive, and quarantine weeds have spread dramatically and rapidly. On the other hand, many people, even those who are engaged in weed control, do not (or cannot) distinguish between weeds. Thus there is significant demand for illustrations of weed morphologies, as well as information on their control measures. This book offers a valuable, practical guide for all those working in the fields of crop cultivation, plant protection and quarantine management.

Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
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Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice. The editors have built Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Research and Practice: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century Europe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Robert Justin Goldstein,Andrew M. Nedd
Publisher: Springer
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Political Censorship of the Visual Arts in Nineteenth-Century Europe by Robert Justin Goldstein,Andrew M. Nedd Book Resume:

In this comprehensive account of censorship of the visual arts in nineteenth-century Europe, when imagery was accessible to the illiterate in ways that print was not, specialists in the history of the major European countries trace the use of censorship by the authorities to implement their fears of the visual arts, from caricature to cinema.

The Chemistry of Artificial Lighting Devices

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Author: Richard C. Ropp
Publisher: Elsevier
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The Chemistry of Artificial Lighting Devices by Richard C. Ropp Book Resume:

Both the early use of artificial lighting and current manufacturing methods concerning incandescent and fluorescent lamps are covered in this book. The protocols for manufacture of fluorescent lamp phosphors and those used in cathode ray tubes are also treated in some detail. This text surveys the amazing, vast array of artificial lighting devices known to date in terms of how they arose and are, or have been used by mankind. A complete description of the formulations and methodology for manufacturing all known phosphors is given. The book will serve as a repository of such phosphor manufacturing methods, including that of cathode ray tube phosphors. Methods of manufacture of lamp parts are also presented, including that of tungsten wire. The original approaches used are described as well as improvements in technology. These will serve as comparative methods for present day manufacture of these components. A history of the lamp industry is presented. Several methods are given which may serve as a source for further work in the lamp industry. Some of the earliest work has been applied in the laser industry to develop new types of discharge lasers. These include nitrogen-gas lasers and the rare gas (excimer) lasers. Previous work on lamps may also be applied in the development of new types of lasers.

American medicinal plants

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Author: C.F. Millspaugh
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Flora of the Voynich Codex

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Author: Arthur O. Tucker,Jules Janick
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Flora of the Voynich Codex by Arthur O. Tucker,Jules Janick Book Resume:

The Voynich Codex is one the most fascinating and bizarre manuscripts in the world. The manuscript (potentially equivalent to 232 pages), or more properly a codex, consists of many foldout pages. It has been divided by previous researchers into sections known as Herbal/Botanical/Pharmacology; Balenological/Biological; Cosmology; one page known as The Rosette; and a final Recipe section. All the sections contain text in an unknown writing system, yet to be deciphered. Cryptological analyses by modern computer programs nevertheless have determined that the language is real and not a hoax, as has been suggested by some. Despite the fact that this codex is largely an herbal, the interpreters of this manuscript with two exceptions, have not been botanists. To this end, our recent research suggests that the Voynich is a 16th century codex associated with indigenous Indians of Nueva España educated in schools established by the Spanish. This is a breakthrough in Voynich studies. We are convinced that the Voynich codex is a document produced by Aztec descendants that has been unfiltered through Spanish editors. The flora of New Spain is vast, and the medicinal and culinary herbs used by the Aztecs were equally as copious. Even though it is our hypothesis that the Voynch Codex was written as a private herbal in 16th century New Spain, many of these herbs have relevance today because they or closely related species have been noted to be medicinal or have culinary value. The Voynich Codex has an estimated 359 illustration of plants (phytomorphs), 131 in the Herbal Section (large images) and 228 in the Pharmaceutical Section (small images of plant parts). In our book “Unraveling of the Voynich Codex”, to be published by Springer this summer, Tucker and Janick have partially identified species in the Herbal Section. In this proposed work, all of the plants of the Herbal Section will be identified along with those plants of the Pharmacology Section where identification is feasible. Each plant identification will include subdivisions to include descriptors (formal botanical identification), names in English, Spanish, and Mesoamerican names where known, ecology and range, and properties (medicinal and culinary) of these and related species. Photographs of the phytomorphs and contemporary plants will be included. These identifications represent hard evidence that the Voynich Codex is a 16th Century Mexican manuscript. Exploring the herbs of the Aztecs through the Voynich Codex will be a seminal work for all Voynich researchers and also of interest to a wider audience in medicinal and culinary herbs, artists, and historians. In summary, our new book project Flora of the Voynich Codex will provide a photo-illustrated guide to complete the botanical evidence related to the Voynich Codex, one of the most valuable historic texts of the 16th century.

The French Revolution

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Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publisher: Modern Library
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The French Revolution by Thomas Carlyle Book Resume:

The book that established Thomas Carlyle’s reputation when first published in 1837, this spectacular historical masterpiece has since been accepted as the standard work on the subject. It combines a shrewd insight into character, a vivid realization of the picturesque, and a singular ability to bring the past to blazing life, making it a reading experience as thrilling as any novel. As John D. Rosenberg observes in his Introduction, The French Revolution is “one of the grand poems of [Carlyle’s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.” This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else.

Cyanotype Toning

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Author: Annette Golaz
Publisher: Routledge
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Cyanotype Toning by Annette Golaz Book Resume:

Cyanotype is the most accessible and frequently used of all the alternative photographic processes. When utilized properly, it has the potential to rival other processes when it comes to detail and tonal range, but its Prussian blue color isn’t always suitable for the final photograph. Throughout history, cyanotype prints have been toned not only with various—and at times hazardous—chemicals but also with more natural ingredients like tea and coffee. Since the cyanotype itself is non-toxic, Cyanotype Toning will champion an innovative process, developed by the author, of toning cyanotypes with natural material. This process, which is easy and reliable, offers a much broader range of possible colors and even beautiful black and whites. Even duotone or tricolor prints can be attained. The book consists of two parts. Part One is a step-by-step how-to section including all the information that a student at any level needs to achieve a successfully toned print. Easy-to-understand background information is provided on how and why the process works so that readers can venture on their own into the world of natural colors. The first part also has a detailed section on all the factors that can influence the outcome, like paper choice, water quality, properties of the plants, temperature of the bath and the duration of the toning. Part Two is devoted to contemporary artists who have explored toning with botanicals and integrated the process into their creative practice. The book includes: A list of equipment and supplies needed. In depth information about useful plants and the specific properties that make them suitable for toning cyanotypes. Concise step-by-step instructions for printing cyanotypes successfully. A chart of more than 60 tested papers with recommendations on paper choice. Step-by-step generic instructions on toning with botanicals. Troubleshooting toning with botanicals. More detailed recipes for specific colors with information about the plants. Step-by-step instructions on how to print duotone and tricolor prints. A range of creative ideas on how to use the process in classrooms and with different age groups. A comprehensive list of more than 380 tested parts of plants and possible color outcomes. Using botanicals to tone cyanotypes broadens the color spectrum, enlarges creative possibilities and makes the cyanotype process even more versatile. The process is not cut and dried science but a limitless field for discovery and surprises. Cyanotype Toning provides accessible information and instructions for readers at all levels. It is comprehensive and explanatory, so that readers can expand on the subject on their own, as did the contemporary artists who share their experiences and the works they have created using this innovative toning process.

Passion for Pelargoniums

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Author: Anne Wilkinson
Publisher: The History Press
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Passion for Pelargoniums by Anne Wilkinson Book Resume:

Quick and reliable to grow for summer colour, and well marketed, most gardeners will have at least one pelargonium in their garden or conservatory, without realising either the number or variety of species available, nor the plant's extraordinary history. The Passion for Pelargoniums reveals the fascinating and dramatic tales of those who have been involved in finding, classifying, collecting and breeding the plants. It explodes the myth that all modern versions of the plant are descended from the oldest known variety - the seventeenth-century drab-coloured P. triste, literally translated as the sad pelargonium, and reveals that 2,000 hybrids have been developed from less than a dozen plants originally imported from the East. From the contribution of L'Heritier, whom Sir Joseph Banks named 'an impudent Frenchman', to collectors like Masson and the Marquess of Blandford (known for his 'elegant emporium'), competing nurserymen determined to make both fortunes and reputations, and the burgeoning Victorian varieties as growers searched for the holy grail of the scarlet geranium, the book recounts the plant's extraordinary history. Today, while traditional white ones, doubles, 'nosegays' and 'rosebuds' still flourish, the 'lemon-scented geranium' is only one of a number of scented varieties, while pelargoniums can have flowers of pink, red, purple, yellow or black. This is the story of how the passion felt by gardeners for their plants stirred them to bitter rivalry and criminal obsession, scandal, fraud, and fast dealing, and saw polite society being rather less than polite.


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Author: H. Charles J. Godfray
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Parasitoids by H. Charles J. Godfray Book Resume:

Parasitoids lay their eggs on or in the bodies of other species of insect, and the parasitoid larvae develop by feeding on the host, causing its eventual death. Known for a long time to applied biologists for their importance in regulating the population densities of economic pests, parasitoids have recently proven to be valuable tools in testing many aspects of evolutionary theory. This book synthesizes the work of both schools of parasitoid biology and asks how a consideration of evolutionary biology can help us understand the behavior, ecology, and diversity of the approximately one to two million species of parasitoid found on earth. After a general introduction to parasitoid natural history and taxonomy, the first part of the book treats the different components of the reproductive strategy of parasitoids: searching for a host, host selection, clutch size, and the sex ratio. Subsequent chapters discuss pathogens and non-Mendelian genetic elements that affect sexual reproduction; evolutionary aspects of the physiological interactions between parasitoid and host; mating strategies; life history theory and community ecology. A special effort is made to discuss the theoretical background to the subject, but without the use of mathematics.

Initiation infirst aid for cats

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Author: José Manuel Ferro Veiga
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Initiation infirst aid for cats by José Manuel Ferro Veiga Book Resume:

Thecatsjump, run, nibbling alot and therefore are more susceptible to injury or accident in which first aid needs.In these cases, you have to act resolutely and quickly to apply first aid before going to the vet.Cold blood and proper knowledge can save acat'slife.This small book deals in an informal and informative way on some matters related to first aid for our pet the cat.I recommend the curiosities section, it is surprising.

Spectroscopy of Solid-State Laser-Type Materials

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Author: Baldassare Di Bartolo,Guzin Armagan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Spectroscopy of Solid-State Laser-Type Materials by Baldassare Di Bartolo,Guzin Armagan Book Resume:

This book presents an account of the course "Spectroscopy of Solid-State Laser-Type Materials" held in Erice, Italy, from June 16 to 30, 1985. This meeting was organized by the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy of the "Ettore Majorana" Centre for Scientific Culture. The objective of the course was to present and examine the recent advances in spectroscopy and theoretical modelling relevant to the interpretation of luminescence and laser phenomena in several classes of solid-state materials. The available solid-state matrices (e.g. halides, oxides, glasses, semiconductors) and the full range of possible activators (transition ions, rare earth ions, post-transition ions, actinides, color centres) were considered. By bringing together specialists in the fields of solid-state luminescence and of solid-state laser materials, this course provided a much-needed forum for the critical . assessment of past developments in the R&D of solid-state lasers. Additional objectives of the meeting were to identify new classes of host/activator systems that show promise of laser operation; to alert researchers in solid-state luminescence to current technological needs for solid-state tunable lasers operating in the visible and infrared spectral regions; and generally to provide the scientific background for advanced work in solid state lasers. A total of 71 participants came from 54 laboratories and 21 nations (Austria, Belgium, Canada, F.R. of Germany, France, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, P.R. of China, Poland, Rumania, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.).

Delphi Complete Works of Charles Darwin (Illustrated)

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Author: Charles Darwin
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Delphi Complete Works of Charles Darwin (Illustrated) by Charles Darwin Book Resume:

One of the most influential scientists of world history, the naturalist Charles Darwin gained widespread fame and notoriety with the 1859 publication of ‘On the Origin of Species’. At first shocking his Victorian readers by suggesting that animals and humans shared a common ancestry, Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection became the foundation of modern evolutionary studies. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Darwin’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Darwin’s life and works * New introductions, specially written for this collection, by Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon, OBE (QUILL, The Queen’s University of Belfast) * ALL of Darwin’s published books, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the books * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original drawings and diagrams * Multiple editions for the same books, including three editions for the groundbreaking ‘On the Origin of Species’: first, second and definitive sixth edition * Includes Darwin’s letters and autobiographies - spend hours exploring the scientist’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with 11 essays evaluating Darwin’s contribution to science * Features Bettany’s seminal biography - discover Darwin’s life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Books INTRODUCTION TO ‘THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE’ THE JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE VOLCANIC ISLANDS VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON SOUTH AMERICA A MONOGRAPH OF THE SUB-CLASS CIRRIPEDIA A MONOGRAPH OF THE FOSSIL LEPADIDAE ON THE TENDENCY OF SPECIES TO FORM VARIETIES; AND ON THE PERPETUATION OF VARIETIES AND SPECIES BY NATURAL MEANS OF SELECTION ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS ON THE MOVEMENTS AND HABITS OF CLIMBING PLANTS THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION THE DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS INSECTIVOROUS PLANTS THE EFFECTS OF CROSS AND SELF FERTILISATION IN THE VEGETABLE KINGDOM THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES ERASMUS DARWIN THE POWER OF MOVEMENT IN PLANTS THE FORMATION OF VEGETABLE MOULD, THROUGH THE ACTION OF WORMS THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES Pamphlets, Essays and Other Short Pieces QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BREEDING OF ANIMALS GEOLOGY: A MANUAL OF SCIENTIFIC ENQUIRY RECOLLECTIONS OF PROFESSOR HENSLOW, IN JENYNS, MEMOIR OF THE REV. JOHN STEVENS HENSLOW QUERIES ABOUT EXPRESSION REPORT OF THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE PRACTICE OF SUBJECTING LIVE ANIMALS TO EXPERIMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF AN INFANT MIND IN WEISMANN, STUDIES IN THE THEORY OF DESCENT ESSAY ON INSTINCT INHERITANCE The Letters THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN MORE LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN The Autobiographies DARWIN: HIS LIFE TOLD IN AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL CHAPTER THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES DARWIN The Criticism ON THE RECEPTION OF THE ‘ORIGIN OF SPECIES’ by Thomas Henry Huxley DARWIN ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Samuel Butler DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES by Samuel Butler AN ESTIMATE OF DARWIN by Asa Gray DARWINISM IN THE THEORY OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION by Franklin H. Giddings GLIMPSES AT DARWIN’S WORKING LIFE by William H. Larrabee THE DARWIN CELEBRATION AT CAMBRIDGE by T. D. A. Cockerell SPENCER AND DARWIN by Grant Allen THE WORLD OF LIFE AS VISUALIZED AND INTERPRETED BY DARWINISM by Alfred Russel Wallace CANON WILBERFORCE ON DARWIN OBITUARY NOTICE OF CHARLES ROBERT DARWIN by John Hutton Balfour The Biography LIFE OF CHARLES DARWIN by G. T. Bettany Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles

Zygaenid Moths of Australia

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Author: Gerhard M Tarmann
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Zygaenid Moths of Australia by Gerhard M Tarmann Book Resume:

The Zygaenidae are a family of day-flying moths with an unusual biology – they are capable of releasing prussic (hydrocyanic) acid. All Australian species belong to the subfamily Procridinae (commonly known as foresters) and many of these feature iridescent green colours or a wasp-like look. This is the first study of the Australian fauna of these attractive and biologically interesting moths. In this volume their beauty is captured larger-than-life in 114 finely detailed portraits by acclaimed artist František Gregor, setting a new benchmark for moth illustrations. Comprehensive general chapters discuss zygaenid morphology, biology, phylogeny and classification, with considerable new information of world-wide relevance. The book then provides in-depth treatments of the 10 genera and 43 species present in Australia, including 4 genera and 21 species new to science. It features keys to genera and species, photos of genitalia of both sexes and other diagnostic structures, and distribution maps for all species. Additionally, there are 8 pages of colour photographs and over 400 photos of microscopic structures, including more than a hundred spectacular scanning electron micrographs.

The Birds of Africa: Volume VII

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Birds of Africa: Volume VII by Book Resume:

Universally recognised as by far the most authoritative work ever published on the subject, The Birds of Africa is a superb multi-contributor reference work, with encyclopaedic species texts, stunning paintings of all species and numerous subspecies, hundreds of informative line drawings, detailed range maps, and extensive bibliographies. Each volume contains an Introduction that brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in African ornithology, including the evolution and biogeography of African birds. Diagnoses of the families and genera, often with superspecies maps, are followed by the comprehensive species accounts themselves. These include descriptions of range and status, field characters, voice, general habits, food, and breeding habits. Full bibliographies, acoustic references, and indexes complete this scholarly work of reference. This seventh and final volume in the series deals comprehensively with 309 species. These comprise all the seed-eating families, from sparrows to buntings and including weavers, widowbirds, whydahs and waxbills. The editors and artists have worked closely with other authors - all acknowledged experts in their field - to produce a superb reference in which comprehensive texts on every species are complemented by accurate and detailed paintings and drawings of the birds themselves.

Advances in Engineering Design and Optimization

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Author: Yi Min Deng,Ai Bing Yu,Wei Hua Li,Di Zheng
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
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Advances in Engineering Design and Optimization by Yi Min Deng,Ai Bing Yu,Wei Hua Li,Di Zheng Book Resume:

Engineering design and optimization are important tasks, and activities which are essential for the success of product development and application. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This two-volume book is a collection of 349 peer-reviewed papers that present state-of-the-art research results in the broad areas of engineering design and optimization; including those that are directly related to the design and optimization of engineered products, and those that are related to the design and optimization of engineering processes where the latter are essential to the manufacturing process.

Lessons from the Masters

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Author: Robert Gendler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Lessons from the Masters by Robert Gendler Book Resume:

There are currently thousands of amateur astronomers around the world engaged in astrophotography at a sophisticated level. Their ranks far outnumber professional astronomers doing the same and their contributions both technically and artistically are the dominant drivers of progress in the field today. This book is a unique collaboration of individuals world-renowned in their particular area and covers in detail each of the major sub-disciplines of astrophotography. This approach offers the reader the greatest opportunity to learn the most current information and the latest techniques directly from the foremost innovators in the field today. “Lessons from the Masters” includes a brilliant body of recognized leaders in astronomical imaging, assembled by Robert Gendler, who delivers the most current, sophisticated and useful information on digital enhancement techniques in astrophotography available today. Each chapter focuses on a particular technique, but the book as a whole covers all types of astronomical image processing, including processing of events such as eclipses, using DSLRs, and deep-sky, planetary, widefield, and high resolution astronomical image processing. Recognized contributors include deep-sky experts such as Jay GaBany, Tony Hallas, and Ken Crawford, high-resolution planetary expert Damian Peach, and the founder of TWAN (The World at Night) Babak A. Tafreshi. A large number of illustrations (150, 75 in color) present the challenges and accomplishments involved in the processing of astronomical images by enthusiasts.