Things Themselves The

Author by : H. Peter Steeves
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Seeing The Forest For The Trees

Author by : Dennis Sherwood
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Systems thinking can help you tame the complexity of real-world problems by providing a structured way of balancing a broad, overall view with the selection of the right level of detail, truly allowing you to "see the forest for the trees". Only by taking a broad view can we avoid the twin dangers of a silo mentality-in which a fix 'here' simply shifts the problem to 'there', and organisational myopia-in which a fix 'now' gives rise to a much bigger problem to fix 'then'. Seeing the Forest for the Trees will give you all the tools and techniques you need, with many practical examples as diverse as managing a busy back office, negotiating an outsourcing deal and formulating business strategy.


Seeing The Forest And The Trees

Author by : Emilio F. Moran
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Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : 'Seeing the Forest and the Trees' examines changes in land cover & land use in forested regions as major contributors to global environmental change.


Advances In Microbial Ecology

Author by : K.C. Marshall
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Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Advances in Microbial Ecology was established by the International Committee on Microbial Ecology (ICOME) to provide a vehicle for in-depth, critical, and even provocative reviews to emphasize recent trends in the important field of microbial ecology. Advances in Microbial Ecology is now recognized as a major source of infor mation and inspiration both for practicing and for prospective microbial ecologists. Most reviews appearing in Advances have been prepared by leaders in particular areas follow ing invitations issued by the Editorial Board. Individuals are encouraged, however, to submit outlines of unsolicited contributions to any member of the Editorial Board for consideration for publication in Advances. With the publication of Volume 12 of Advances in Microbial Ecology there will be a change of Editor and the entire Editorial Board. The current Editor wishes to take this opportunity to thank the present Editorial Board, Ron Atlas, Bo Barker J~rgensen, and Gwyn Jones, as well as past members of the Board, for their assistance and encourage ment over the years. The new Editor of Advances in Microbial Ecology will be Gwyn Jones, with Bernhard Schink, Warwick F. Vincent, and David M. Ward as members of the Editorial Board. The outgoing Board wish the new Board every success in continu ing the traditions established by Martin Alexander, the founding Editor of Advances in Microbial Ecology. The topics featured in Volume 12 of Advances include some related to the meta bolic activities of bacteria; namely, bioremediation of oil spills, by R. M. Atlas and R.


Swift Data Structure And Algorithms

Author by : Erik Azar
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Description : Master the most common algorithms and data structures, and learn how to implement them efficiently using the most up-to-date features of Swift 3 About This Book Develop a deep understanding of the collections in the Swift Standard Library with this step-by-step guide Develop native Swift data structures and algorithms for use in mobile, desktop, and server-based applications Learn about performance efficiency between different data structures and algorithms Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who want to learn how to implement and use common data structures and algorithms natively in Swift. Whether you are a self-taught developer without a formal technical background or you have a degree in Computer Science, this book will provide with the knowledge you need to develop advanced data structures and algorithms in Swift using the latest language features. What You Will Learn Get to know about the basic data structures and how to use the Swift REPL Use the Swift Standard Library collections bridging to Objective-C collections, and find out about protocol-oriented programming Find out about Swift generators and sequences, and see how to use them to implement advanced data structures such as Stack, StackList, Queue, and LinkedList Implement sorting algorithms such as Insertion Sort, Merge Sort, and Quick Sort and understand the performance trade-offs between them See how to implement various binary trees, B-Tree, and Splay Trees Perform advanced searching methods using Red-Black trees, AVL trees, and Trie trees, and take a look at several substring search algorithms Get to know about the data structures used in graphs and how to implement graphs such as depth-first search, breadth-first search, directed graphs, spanning tree, and shortest path Explore algorithm efficiency and see how to measure it In Detail Apple's Swift language has expressive features that are familiar to those working with modern functional languages, but also provides backward support for Objective-C and Apple's legacy frameworks. These features are attracting many new developers to start creating applications for OS X and iOS using Swift. Designing an application to scale while processing large amounts of data or provide fast and efficient searching can be complex, especially running on mobile devices with limited memory and bandwidth. Learning about best practices and knowing how to select the best data structure and algorithm in Swift is crucial to the success of your application and will help ensure your application is a success. That's what this book will teach you. Starting at the beginning, this book will cover the basic data structures and Swift types, and introduce asymptotic analysis. You'll learn about the standard library collections and bridging between Swift and Objective-C collections. You will see how to implement advanced data structures, sort algorithms, work with trees, advanced searching methods, use graphs, and performance and algorithm efficiency. You'll also see how to choose the perfect algorithm for your problem. Style and approach This easy-to-follow yet comprehensive guide can either be read from beginning to end, or depending on your current knowledge level, you can jump to the specific chapter that interests you. Each chapter topic starts with an introduction to the topic and algorithm before moving on to the hands-on implementation and analysis.


Platonism Naturalism And Mathematical Knowledge

Author by : James Robert Brown
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others. Beginning with accounts of both approaches, Brown defends Platonism by arguing that only a Platonistic approach can account for concept acquisition in a number of special cases in the sciences. He also argues for a particular view of applied mathematics, a view that supports Platonism against Naturalist alternatives. Not only does this engaging book present the Platonist-Naturalist debate over mathematics in a comprehensive fashion, but it also sheds considerable light on non-mathematical aspects of a dispute that is central to contemporary philosophy.


Psychology

Author by : John M. Darley
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Description : Revised standard textbook for the introductory undergraduate course has been updated (fourth edition, 1988) most notably to introduce the recent connectionist or neural network view of human cognition. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Understanding Garden Design

Author by : Vanessa Gardner Nagel
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Publisher by : Timber Press
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Description : Designing a garden is a complex task. Where do you start? What kind of skills do you need? What are the logical steps in creating a design? How do you communicate your ideas to a client, and how do you accommodate a client’s requests while maintaining the integrity of the project? The answers to these questions, and many more, can all be found in Understanding Garden Design. Most books on garden design focus on only one or a few aspects of garden design—choosing plants or creating a hardscape, for example. This comprehensive, accessible book lays out the entire process from start to finish in clear, precise language that avoids the pitfalls of “designspeak.” In fact, garden owners and clients of garden designers who want to understand more about the designer’s craft will be able to profit from the book’s lessons. Among the many topics covered are how to document a site, how to determine what a client needs and wants from the garden, how to take architectural features into consideration, how to think about circulation and lay out paths, how to use basic design principles, how to work with plants, and how to create a final design. Practical aspects are clearly laid out, including working with contractors and staying on top of the various phases of construction. This thorough handbook is profusely illustrated with helpful photographs and diagrams. A particularly interesting tool is the hypothetical garden plan that appears in each chapter to show how to apply the topics at hand. A practical, logical approach to the planning, design, and installation of a garden, this volume will be an invaluable resource for students, landscape professionals, and garden designers.


Mastering Windows Network Forensics And Investigation

Author by : Steven Anson
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : An authoritative guide to investigating high-technologycrimes Internet crime is seemingly ever on the rise, making the needfor a comprehensive resource on how to investigate these crimeseven more dire. This professional-level book--aimed at lawenforcement personnel, prosecutors, and corporateinvestigators--provides you with the training you need in order toacquire the sophisticated skills and software solutions to stay onestep ahead of computer criminals. Specifies the techniques needed to investigate, analyze, anddocument a criminal act on a Windows computer or network Places a special emphasis on how to thoroughly investigatecriminal activity and now just perform the initial response Walks you through ways to present technically complicatedmaterial in simple terms that will hold up in court Features content fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 andWindows 7 Covers the emerging field of Windows Mobile forensics Also included is a classroom support package to ensure academicadoption, Mastering Windows Network Forensics and Investigation,2nd Edition offers help for investigating high-technologycrimes.


Handbook Of Scaling Methods In Aquatic Ecology

Author by : Laurent Seuront
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Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : The evolution of observational instruments, simulation techniques, and computing power has given aquatic scientists a new understanding of biological and physical processes that span temporal and spatial scales. This has created a need for a single volume that addresses concepts of scale in a manner that builds bridges between experimentalists and


Unleash The Dragon Within

Author by : Steven Macramalla, Ph.D.
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Publisher by : North Atlantic Books
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Description : Discover your Animal archetype to transform your martial arts practice and improve your physical, emotional, and sexual health A cognitive psychologist and respected martial art instructor brings to life the Animals of Ch'ien-lung, and how to live the martial art philosophy--on and off the mat! This martial art belongs to everyone, not just for self-defense but as a force for healing. Keen on detail, big in scope, Unleash the Dragon Within shows how to tap into the Cat and Snake aspects of your mind and body. When you combine the movement, breath and meditation of a Cat with a Snake you create the Dragon, bringing all you are to your athletic performance, spiritual practices and even your sexual relationships.


Seeing New Worlds

Author by : Laura Dassow Walls
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of Wisconsin Press
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Description : Thoreau was a poet, a naturalist, a major American writer. Was he also a scientist? He was, Laura Dassow Walls suggests. Her book, the first to consider Thoreau as a serious and committed scientist, will change the way we understand his accomplishment and the place of science in American culture. Walls reveals that the scientific texts of Thoreau’s day deeply influenced his best work, from Walden to the Journal to the late natural history essays. Here we see how, just when literature and science were splitting into the “two cultures” we know now, Thoreau attempted to heal the growing rift. Walls shows how his commitment to Alexander von Humboldt’s scientific approach resulted in not only his “marriage” of poetry and science but also his distinctively patterned nature studies. In the first critical study of his “The Dispersion of Seeds” since its publication in 1993, she exposes evidence that Thoreau was using Darwinian modes of reasoning years before the appearance of Origin of Species. This book offers a powerful argument against the critical tradition that opposes a dry, mechanistic science to a warm, “organic” Romanticism. Instead, Thoreau’s experience reveals the complex interaction between Romanticism and the dynamic, law-seeking science of its day. Drawing on recent work in the theory and philosophy of science as well as literary history and theory, Seeing New Worlds bridges today’s “two cultures” in hopes of stimulating a fuller consideration of representations of nature.


Experimenting On A Small Planet

Author by : William W. Hay
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book is a thorough introduction to climate science and global change. The author is a geologist who has spent much of his life investigating the climate of Earth from a time when it was warm and dinosaurs roamed the land, to today's changing climate. Bill Hay takes you on a journey to understand how the climate system works. He explores how humans are unintentionally conducting a grand uncontrolled experiment which is leading to unanticipated changes. We follow the twisting path of seemingly unrelated discoveries in physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and even mathematics to learn how they led to our present knowledge of how our planet works. He explains why the weather is becoming increasingly chaotic as our planet warms at a rate far faster than at any time in its geologic past. He speculates on possible future outcomes, and suggests that nature itself may make some unexpected course corrections. Although the book is written for the layman with little knowledge of science or mathematics, it includes information from many diverse fields to provide even those actively working in the field of climatology with a broader view of this developing drama. Experimenting on a Small Planet is a must read for anyone having more than a casual interest in global warming and climate change - one of the most important and challenging issues of our time. This new edition includes actual data from climate science into 2014. Numerous powerpoint slides allow lecturers and teachers to more effectively use the book as a basis for climate change education.


Seeing The Forest Beneath The Trees

Author by : Sinclair Tedder
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Description : This report presents a social & economic profile of the Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii non-timber forest products (NTFP) industry and examines the relationship between the forest industry and NTFP harvest. The introduction provides an overview of the Islands and the key NTFP sectors relevant to the Islands. Chapter one focusses on the edible wild mushroom industry, beginning with the international context & the provincial role and continuing with details on the Islands mushroom industry (including harvest volumes, distribution, & marketing). Chapter two discusses other NTFP categories such as berries, craft materials, and floral products, along with any available economic information. Chapters three & four outline Aboriginal & community concerns & interests related to NTFP use for commercial purposes and NTFP business opportunities, and chapter five discusses some approaches to addressing community concerns with reference to such issues as regulation & property rights and experiences in other jurisdictions. Chapter six reviews the business of NTFP on the Islands and identifies ten of the best NTFP business opportunities. The last chapter contains a profile of Island chanterelle mushroom pickers. Appendices include summaries of public meetings held on the Islands to discuss NTFP issues.


Seeing The Forest Among The Trees

Author by : Herb Hammond
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Publisher by : Polestar
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Description : Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, this is the definitive forest ecology handbook.


Enabling The Iranian Gas Export Options

Author by : Maximilian Kuhn
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Maximilian Kuhn investigates one of the most pressing, yet neglected subjects in the field of global energy politics: the integration of the Iranian gas market. Possessing the world’s second-largest proven natural gas reserves, Iran is a hypothetical energy giant-in-waiting. Yet over three decades of internal divisions, coupled with crippling international sanctions, have left Iran unable to capitalize on its vast energy potential. Increasing global demand for natural gas and a government in constant need of finding new sources of revenue to meet the needs of a fast-growing population should lead Iran to eventually become a large-scale gas exporter. How this could take place and what the implications for global gas markets would be are the central research questions tackled by this study. The study allows a look beyond international politics, Iranian political decision-making, investment laws, and pipeline games.


Proceedings Rmrs

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9 11 Ten Years Later

Author by : Lorry M. Fenner
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Description : On 13-14 September 2011, the Conflict Records Research Center (CRRC) at the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University (NDU), and the Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, hosted a conference to mark the tenth anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. Nearly 250 academics, policymakers, and practitioners attended the event. Introduced by Acting President of the NDU, Ambassador Nancy E McEldowney, and entitled "Ten Years Later: Insights on al-Qaeda's Past and Future Through Captured Records," the conference explored what scholars and policymakers knew about al-Qaeda and Associated Movements (AQAM) before the 9/11 attacks, as well as what they have learned since. Participants also offered thoughts about the future of AQAM as well as directions for counterterrorism and policy.


Projections

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Mangrove Dynamics And Management In North Brazil

Author by : Ulrich Saint-Paul
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Mangrove ecosystems are being increasingly threatened by human activities. Their biotic productivity supplies food and other resources to the human populations that inhabit or make use of them. This volume highlights the results of a ten-year German / Brazilian research project, called MADAM, in one of the largest continuous mangrove areas of the world, located in northern Brazil. Based on the analysis of the ecosystem dynamics, management strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of mangroves are presented and discussed. Beyond the scientific results, this book also provides guidelines for the development of international cooperation projects.


Bird S Eye View

Author by : J. F. Freedman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : New York Times bestselling author J. F. Freedman delivers a catch-your-breath thriller about an unsuspecting birdwatcher who becomes a witness to a murder. Cast out of academia due to an amorous indiscretion, Fritz Tullisretreats to his family's estate in southern Maryland. While photographing a rare whooping crane who's flown off course, he notices a plane land on his neighbor 's airstrip. Three men get off the plane, and Fritz sees one man shoot another. The victim is loaded onto the plane, erasing all evidence of a murder. Shocked by his sightings, Fritz searches for answers and finds that the owner of the airstrip is a highly placed official at the State Department with a long history of connections to the CIA, and that the missing dead man was a foreign diplomat. Now, Fritz is more determined than ever to uncover what may be a deadly government conspiracy. Teaming up with a Washington attorney, a local police detective, his own mother, and a sexy ornithologist, Fritz launches into a harrowing investigation of one murder that leads to many more-perhaps his own.


Seeing Beyond The Trees

Author by : David C. Natcher
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Description : The common theme throughout this text is the need to link research to management, policy, and the real-world needs of First Nation communities. Today’s forest managers must now consider the social and political context of land use, value systems and expectations, and emerging rights-based issues involving Aboriginal peoples."--pub. desc.


Forestry In A Global Context

Author by : Roger Sands
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Publisher by : CABI
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Description : From the time of hunter-gatherers to the present day, forests have played a vital role in the development of humanity and society. This broad introductory textbook sets world forestry in a social, environmental, historical, and economic context. The development of forests, grassland and humans is described from the Devonian through to the Age of Agriculture, covering the factors determining the distribution of forests, the classification of forest types, the value and benefits of the forest and the products of the forest and their associated trade. The book also explores issues such as sustainable forest management, current patterns of deforestation and reforestation, and future challenges facing our forests. Fully updated throughout and with new contributions from international experts, this second edition includes new chapters on climate change and international forest policy, and expanded coverage of forest products and bioenergy production.


Mastering Windows Network Forensics And Investigation

Author by : Steven Anson
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This comprehensive guide provides you with the training you need to arm yourself against phishing, bank fraud, unlawful hacking, and other computer crimes. Two seasoned law enforcement professionals discuss everything from recognizing high-tech criminal activity and collecting evidence to presenting it in a way that judges and juries can understand. They cover the range of skills, standards, and step-by-step procedures you’ll need to conduct a criminal investigation in a Windows environment and make your evidence stand up in court.


Feeding A Thousand Souls

Author by : Vijaya Nagarajan
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Every day millions of Tamil women in southeast India wake up before dawn to create a kolam, an ephemeral ritual design made with rice flour, on the thresholds of homes, businesses and temples. This thousand-year-old ritual welcomes and honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and alertness, and Bhudevi, the goddess of the earth. Created by hand with great skill, artistry, and mathematical precision, the kolam disappears in a few hours, borne away by passing footsteps and hungry insects. This is the first comprehensive study of the kolam in the English language. It examines its significance in historical, mathematical, ecological, anthropological, and literary contexts. The culmination of Vijaya Nagarajan's many years of research and writing on this exacting ritual practice, Feeding a Thousand Souls celebrates the experiences, thoughts, and voices of the Tamil women who keep this tradition alive.