Plants in Action

Adaptation in Nature, Performance in Cultivation

Plants in Action

Author: Brian James Atwell,Paul E. Kriedemann,Colin G. N. Turnbull

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732944391

Page: 664

View: 9379

Accompanying CD-ROM includes 600 figures, tables and color plates from the book Plants in action which can be used for the production of color transparencies or for projections in lectures.
Categories: Reference

Searching for Light Poetry

Searching for Light Poetry

Author: C. S. Rhee

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622876385

Page: 152

View: 1070

On her midway of life journey, as a mother of three children and medical practitioner specialty in obstetrics and gynecology, the author has constantly been searching for Light in her soul through prayer and reflection, and writing piece by piece of her own perceptions of surrounding affairs. The Light within her subverts the dark forces in her heavy responsible trade—sorrow, suffering, despair, and difficulties. In return, the Light shines on her soul with joy, happiness, hope, and easiness. Invoking her Muse to inspire her work, she composes poems like music in her soul. They are refreshing like a passing fresh summer breeze, truthful like stars in the night sky, at times mighty like hidden icebergs, and sometimes funny like a clown making you laugh.
Categories: Poetry

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering

The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering

Author: Jacques W. Delleur

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420006002

Page: 1320

View: 9622

A complete treatment of the theory and practice of groundwater engineering, The Handbook of Groundwater Engineering, Second Edition provides a current and detailed review of how to model the flow of water and the transport of contaminants both in the unsaturated and saturated zones, covers the production of groundwater and the remediation of contaminated groundwater.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces

Pedestrian Malls, Streetscapes, and Urban Spaces

Author: Harvey M. Rubenstein

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471546801

Page: 288

View: 8766

An analysis of the pedestrian malls built during the urban renewal period of the 60's and 70's, and of new urban open space designs. Explores the trend towards, and away from, full pedestrian malls, and analyzes newer project types, such as festival marketplaces and mixed-use urban spaces. Describes mall development processes such as feasibility analysis, planning and design. Also covers street furnishings ranging from paving, fountains and sculpture to lighting, canopies and seating. Offers updated coverage of new projects in New York, Tampa, Memphis, Louisville and Minneapolis. Also features over 250 photographs as well as detailed site plans of the projects covered.
Categories: Architecture

Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

Author: Dunyā Mīkhāʼīl

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811218313

Page: 221

View: 9193

An impressionistic memoir by the award-winning Iraqi-American writer, Dunya Mikhail, Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea covers her earliest sensations of childhood to a more complicated grasp of death, beginning with the death of her father to the Gulf War and the subsequent Iraqi War. Mikhail writes: “Death always looks for us. It comes from beyond the continents. It crosses long distances holding a basket of fire in its hand.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Teaching from Cupboards & Closets

Integrated Learning Activities for Young Children

Teaching from Cupboards & Closets

Author: Moira D. Green

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: N.A

Page: 240

View: 571

Eighteen thematic units involve children in integrated learning activities with common, everyday objects. This idea-packed resource shows how peanuts, noodles, and paper clips can develop all the early childhood skills areas.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduction to Vibrations and Waves

Introduction to Vibrations and Waves

Author: H. John Pain,Patricia Rankin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111869838X

Page: 368

View: 1371

Based on the successful multi-edition book “The Physics of Vibrations and Waves” by John Pain, the authors carry over the simplicity and logic of the approach taken in the original first edition with its focus on the patterns underlying and connecting so many aspects of physical behavior, whilst bringing the subject up-to-date so it is relevant to teaching in the 21st century. The transmission of energy by wave propagation is a key concept that has applications in almost every branch of physics with transmitting mediums essentially acting as a continuum of coupled oscillators. The characterization of these simple oscillators in terms of three parameters related to the storage, exchange, and dissipation of energy forms the basis of this book. The text moves naturally on from a discussion of basic concepts such as damped oscillations, diffraction and interference to more advanced topics such as transmission lines and attenuation, wave guides, diffusion, Fourier series, and electromagnetic waves in dielectrics and conductors. Throughout the text the emphasis on the underlying principles helps readers to develop their physics insight as an aid to problem solving. This book provides undergraduate students of physics and engineering with the mathematical tools required for full mastery of the concepts. With worked examples presented throughout the text, as well as the Problem sets concluding each chapter, this textbook will enable students to develop their skills and measure their understanding of each topic step-by-step. A companion website is also available, which includes solutions to chapter problems and PowerPoint slides. Review of “The Physics of Vibrations and Waves 6e“ This is an excellent textbook, full of interesting material clearly explained and fully worthy of being studied by future contributors ..." Journal of Sound and Vibration
Categories: Science

The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

Author: Rick Yancey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598964

Page: 480

View: 7877

"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade A) The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."—USAToday.com
Categories: Young Adult Fiction