Author: Matthew Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-11-30
"The Trees Have Names" offers a look into the life and times of Dr. Charles Hendrix, long-time professor of veterinary parasitology at Auburn University. Prefaced by a biographical essay, the book focuses on the last lecture given by Dr. Hendrix in the spring of 2016, in which he shares his thoughts on life, luck, and veterinary medicine.
The common names that we give to trees varies from country to country, the scientific name does not. It is the universal language of all who are interested in the natural world; some tree scientific names have become so familiar that we use them without thinking (Rhododendron and Magnolia for example) when talking about trees, others are much more obscure, despite the species being known to us all by more common names (Aesculus hippocastanum for example). Scientific names not only show us how species are related to one another, but they can also tell us where the tree originates, or who discovered it, or the habitat it prefers, or whether it has hairy leaves or sharp pointed needles; they can even tell us about how we used to use the tree in the past. There is a lot of information that can be gleaned from the scientific name of a tree, but, with Latin no longer taught as a mainstream subject, it is often a language that we don't understand. A Dictionary of Scientific Tree Names has been written to help you understand and interpret these names; the book covers over 450 species of trees that are found in Britain. This is the latest book by wildlife author and tour guide Ian Parsons.
To truly understand how the Internet and Web are organized and function requires knowledge of mathematics and computation theory. Mathematical and Algorithmic Foundations of the Internet introduces the concepts and methods upon which computer networks rely and explores their applications to the Internet and Web. The book offers a unique approach to mathematical and algorithmic concepts, demonstrating their universality by presenting ideas and examples from various fields, including literature, history, and art. Progressing from fundamental concepts to more specific topics and applications, the text covers computational complexity and randomness, networks and graphs, parallel and distributed computing, and search engines. While the mathematical treatment is rigorous, it is presented at a level that can be grasped by readers with an elementary mathematical background. The authors also present a lighter side to this complex subject by illustrating how many of the mathematical concepts have counterparts in everyday life. The book provides in-depth coverage of the mathematical prerequisites and assembles a complete presentation of how computer networks function. It is a useful resource for anyone interested in the inner functioning, design, and organization of the Internet.
Author: Peter Wohlleben
Release Date: 2015-05-25
Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...
Explains the importance of trees in ecosystems; introduces the characteristics of different trees, such as leaf shape, bark texture, and flowers, so that they may be easily identified; and provides a place to sketch a map and write field notes.
Author: Holly Bennett
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Luaine is daughter to the greatest of Irish warriors, the legendary Cuchulainn. Although known throughout Ireland as the most fearsome of killers, to Luaine he is a loving playful father who amuses her with his exciting tales and marvelous feats. When the unthinkable happens -- Cuchulainn returns from war injured nearly to the death -- it is the first intimation of the hero's downfall, and Luaine's first painful step toward an adult life unlike anything she has imagined. As she faces loss, betrayal, suffering and fear, Luaine must find a strength that comes neither from the sword nor from her proud parentage, but from her own courageous spirit.
Advanced Programming with Microsoft QuickC provides the necessary programming tools for programmers who are interested in learning new skills in developing some useful tools and PC applications using the QuickC programming language. The book emphasizes practical and useful programming examples. It is organized into five sections. The first section introduces the proposed ANSI standard features, tips and techniques about C programming style, working with the C preprocessor, and tips for using pointers and managing memory allocation tasks. Section 2 presents data structures, discussing techniques for constructing useful and reliable data structures from linked lists to binary trees. The third section covers the many tools that QuickC provides for accessing files and other I/O devices. Section 4 explains the techniques for interacting with DOS and the special features of QuickC. The final chapter presents the tools and techniques for developing QuickC-like user interfaces. Computer programmers will find the text very useful.
Author: Donald Pigott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Lime trees (Tilia spp.) are widely distributed and locally important members of northern temperate broad-leaved forests. In marked contrast to the largely uniform morphology of the genus its taxonomic treatment has become increasingly confused and controversial, with over one hundred species and numerous subspecies described. Using extensive data from field studies of natural populations around the world, this book clarifies the situation, proposing a revised taxonomy of 23 species and 14 subspecies. Detailed descriptions are provided for all recognised taxa and are accompanied by illustrations. Data from herbaria and cultivated trees are used to extend the analyses where appropriate and type specimens are included to stabilise nomenclature. Lime tree ecology is also considered, with an exploration of experimental and analytical data on regeneration, growth and reproduction in relation to climate and soils. Additional material includes a glossary of botanical terms and appendices of herbarium codes and relevant physical concepts.
“Three Years with the Rat is a mind-warping thriller that will make you question reality as you conceive of it. One of the most assured and haunting debuts I’ve read in recent memory.” —Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter After several years of drifting between school and go-nowhere jobs, a young man is drawn back into the big city of his youth. The magnet is his beloved older sister, Grace: always smart and charismatic even when she was rebelling, and always his hero. Now she is a promising graduate student in psychophysics and the center of a group of friends who take “Little Brother” into their fold, where he finds camaraderie, romance, and even a decent job. But it soon becomes clear that things are not well with Grace. Always acerbic, she now veers into sudden rages that are increasingly directed at her adoring boyfriend, John, who is also her fellow researcher. When Grace disappears, and John shortly thereafter, the narrator makes an astonishing discovery in their apartment: a box big enough to crawl inside, a lab rat, and a note that says This is the only way back for us. Soon he embarks on a mission to discover the truth, a pursuit that forces him to question time and space itself, and ultimately toward a perilous confrontation at the very limits of imagination. This kinetic novel catapults the classic noir plot of a woman gone missing into the twenty-first-century city, where so-called reality crashes into speculative science. Jay Hosking's Three Years with the Rat is simultaneously a mind-twisting mystery that plays with the very nature of time and the story of a young man who must face the dangerously destructive forces we all carry within ourselves.