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Tropics Bound

By James Seay Dean
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 0752496689
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Transportation
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For the first time, and long awaited, we have the view from the gun deck of the wide world that opened to the Elizabethans on the Spanish Main and among the islands of the Caribbean. The tang of salt air stings the story. So does fearsome reality, the diseases and storms that wreaked havoc on sailors and ships alike and, more often than not, ruined the ambitions of many a financier. With the seapower of Imperial Spain still dominant, England’s private adventurers could “singe the beards” of the haughty Spaniards but wherever possible still evaded Iberian naval firepower and the dreaded Inquisition. Tropics Bound, rich in documentary research, reveals in triumph and failure the lives of privateers who deserve to be remembered – of wealth acquired, of health forsaken, and of risks so often surprisingly achieved.’

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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
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  • Publisher : Modern Library
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  • Pages : 944
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  • Publisher : M-Y Books Limited
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Ben Zabulis' Chartered Territory is a rich and diverse account of sixteen years spent living and working abroad as an engineer, from the chaos of everyday life in Lagos to the unique Hong Kong, via the conformity of salaryman life in Japan and the wonders of the subcontinent. Personal accounts of climbing Mount Fuji and taking part in dragon boat races go hand in hand with events on a global scale, as the author experiences a Nigerian coup d'etat, the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China, the terrifying SARS outbreak and the opening of Bhutan to more commercial tourism. A unique, light-hearted and warm first-hand account of ordinary and not so ordinary life in foreign cultures will leave the reader hungering after adventure themselves.

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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The author of Before the Flames and the son of a member of the ill-fated infantry battalion discusses America's 551st Battalion and their heroic, little-known role during World War II's Battle of the Bulge.

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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
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Presents concise definitions, pronunciations, abbreviations, some illustrations, usage examples, and synonyms with ten thousand new words and meanings.

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The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and representation, documentation and fantasy, travelers in the tropics have often treated tropical nature as a foil to the temperate, to all that is civilized, modest, and enlightened. Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire explores images of the tropical world—maps, paintings, botanical drawings, photographs, diagrams, and texts—produced by European and American travelers over the past three centuries. Bringing together a group of distinguished contributors from disciplines across the arts and humanities, this volume contains eleven beautifully illustrated essays—arranged in three sections devoted to voyages, mappings, and sites—that consider the ways that tropical places were encountered, experienced, and represented in visual form. Covering a wide range of tropical sites in the Pacific, South Asia, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, the book will appeal to a broad readership: scholars of postcolonial studies, art history, literature, imperial history, history of science, geography, and anthropology.

Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands

By Tatenda Dalu,Ryan J. Wasserman
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 0128223634
  • Pages : 862
  • Category : Science
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Fundamentals of Tropical Freshwater Wetlands: From Ecology to Conservation Management is a practical guide and important tool for practitioners and educators interested in the ecology, conservation and management of wetlands in tropical/subtropical regions. The book is written in such a way that, in addition to scientists and managers, it is accessible to non-specialist readers. Organized into three themed sections and twenty-three chapters, this volume covers a variety of topics, exposing the reader to a full range of scientific, conservation and management issues. Each chapter has been written by specialists in the topic being presented. The book recognizes that wetland conservation, science and management are interlinked disciplines, and so it attempts to combine several perspectives to highlight the interdependence between the various professions that deal with issues in these environments. Within each chapter extensive cross-referencing is included, so as to help the reader link related aspects of the issues being discussed. Contributed to by global experts in the field of tropical wetlands Includes case studies and worked examples, enabling the reader to recreate the work already done Focuses on tropical systems not available in any other book

Tropical and Idempotent Mathematics and Applications

By Grigoriĭ Lazarevich Litvinov,S. N. Sergeev
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  • Publisher : American Mathematical Soc.
  • Isbn : 082189496X
  • Pages : 300
  • Category : Mathematics
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This volume contains the proceedings of the International Workshop on Tropical and Idempotent Mathematics, held at the Independent University of Moscow, Russia, from August 26-31, 2012. The main purpose of the conference was to bring together and unite researchers and specialists in various areas of tropical and idempotent mathematics and applications. This volume contains articles on algebraic foundations of tropical mathematics as well as articles on applications of tropical mathematics in various fields as diverse as economics, electroenergetic networks, chemical reactions, representation theory, and foundations of classical thermodynamics. This volume is intended for graduate students and researchers interested in tropical and idempotent mathematics or in their applications in other areas of mathematics and in technical sciences.

The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

By Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5873690936
  • Pages : 583
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 881
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Read and download full book The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

By John Sessions
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3540463917
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 475
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This book brings together information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. Numerical examples are provided to provide clarity for interpreting graphs, procedures, and formulas.

Physiological Ecology of Tropical Plants

By Ulrich Lüttge
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3662033402
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 722
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This richly illustrated text covers the ecophysiology of plants of all major tropical ecosystems, from tropical rain forests, epiphytic habitats, mangroves and savannas to salinas, inselbergs and paramos and their ecophysiological adaptation to these different tropical environments. The physiognomy of biotopes and characteristic life forms of plants are depicted with photographs.

Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics

By Ernesto Medina,H.A. Mooney,C. Vazquez-Yanes
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9400972997
  • Pages : 254
  • Category : Science
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This book contains the results of a Symposium on the physiological ecology of plants of the lowland wet tropics held in Mexico in June 1983 organized by the Instituto de Biologla of the National University of M"exico (U. N . A. M. ), and sponsored by UNAM, CONACYT, NSF and UNESCO (CIET). A workshop portion of the Symposium was held at the tropical research station at Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz. This Symposium originated in response to the increasing interest in the physiological ecology of tropical plants, because of the potential. of this field to provide a basic understanding of functioning of tropical plant communities. The study of physiological ecology of tropical plants has been delayed in some cases by the lack of conceptual framework, but also by the absence of appropriate instrumentation and techniques with which to conduct precise measurements under high temperature, high humidity field conditions. Hypotheses and concepts of the physiological ecology of tropical plants have been based mainly on observational data and the analysis of growth forms and leaf anatomf. The early work of A. F. W. Schimper and o. Stocker in Asia, and the extensive surveys made by H. Walter on the osmotic potentials of plants in the tropics and subtropics, constituted, until relatively recently, the only available information on the water and carbon relations of tropical plants.

Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia

By Kim H. Tan
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 9781420069105
  • Pages : 584
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 356
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Highlighting the vast differences in tropical climate, from hot and humid to cool and arctic, Soils in the Humid Tropics and Monsoon Region of Indonesia explores the climate, soil zones, and altitudinal variation in soil formation. The author explores the changes in geomorphology, especially in climate and vegetation above sea level, that have yielded zones of different soils. The book makes accessible hard-to-find information translated from Dutch archives. Informally divided into two parts, it begins with coverage of the development of soil science in Indonesia. The author reviews the geography and geomorphology of the archipelago, climate, vegetation, and mineralization and humification processes as factors of soil formation. The second part examines the major soils, their genesis, properties, taxonomy, land use, and evaluation. The discussion moves from lowlands, to uplands, then mountains, and concludes with andosols found in the mountains as well as in the lowlands. Focused and timely, this book knits new knowledge with old but important information that has been previously difficult to access. These features and more make it an important resource in this field.

Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease

By Steven A. Frank
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 0691220166
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 530
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From HIV to influenza, the battle between infectious agents and the immune system is at the heart of disease. Knowledge of how and why parasites vary to escape recognition by the immune system is central to vaccine design, the control of epidemics, and our fundamental understanding of parasite ecology and evolution. As the first comprehensive synthesis of parasite variation at the molecular, population, and evolutionary levels, this book is essential reading for students and researchers throughout biology and biomedicine. The author uses an evolutionary perspective to meld the terms and findings of molecular biology, immunology, pathogen biology, and population dynamics. This multidisciplinary approach offers newcomers a readable introduction while giving specialists an invaluable guide to allied subjects. Every aspect of the immune response is presented in the functional context of parasite recognition and defense--an emphasis that gives structure to a tremendous amount of data and brings into sharp focus the great complexity of immunology. The problems that end each chapter set the challenge for future research, and the text includes extensive discussion of HIV, influenza, foot-and-mouth disease, and many other pathogens. This is the only book that treats in an integrated way all factors affecting variation in infectious disease. It is a superb teaching tool and a rich source of ideas for new and experienced researchers. For molecular biologists, immunologists, and evolutionary biologists, this book provides new insight into infectious agents, immunity, and the evolution of infectious disease.

Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems

By David N. Jansen,Pavithra Prabhakar
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3030001512
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 210
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Formal Modeling and Analysis of Timed Systems, FORMATS 2018, held in Beijing, China, in September 2018. The 14 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: invited papers, temporal logics, distributed timed systems, behavioral equivalences, timed words, and continuous dynamical systems. The aim of FORMATS is to promote the study of fundamental and practical aspects of timed systems, and to bring together researchers from different disciplines that share interests in modeling and analysis of timed systems and, as a generalization, hybrid systems.

Cuatro años entre los ecuatorianos

By Hassaurek, Friedrich
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  • Publisher : Editorial Abya - Yala
  • Isbn : 994209282X
  • Pages : 351
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 262
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Hassaurek pasó cuatro años en Ecuador, en calidad de embajador norteamericano, lo que pudo haberle impedido adquirir una visión clara del país, en la medida que el ámbito sociopolítico de un embajador es la clase alta gobernante. Sin embargo, es evidente que su posición le permitía también estar bien informado de lo que sucedía. A esto debe añadirse el hecho de que Hassaurek completó su conocimiento del país con viajes de trabajo y de placer que le dieron la oportunidad de sondear más en el alma de los ecuatorianos. Por lo demás, su agudo sentido de la observación y su conocimiento del español. complementados con una aceptable capacidad literaria, hacen que su obra Cuatro años con los ecuatorianos sea un testimonio bastante ajustado a la realidad del país en la década de 1860

Tropical Tuber Starches

By S.N. Moorthy,M.S. Sajeev,R.P.K. Ambrose,R.J. Anish
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  • Publisher : CABI
  • Isbn : 1786394812
  • Pages : 299
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 536
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This book provides comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge relating to the morphological, structural, and functional characteristics of tuber starches, particularly in relation to their applications in food and industry. In recent years there has been significant progress and extensive research conducted on tropical root starches and especially on some of the lesser known tuber crop starches. There has also been a shift towards using biomaterials in place of synthetic materials in various applications. As researchers investigate the availability of natural products with similar properties, starch has been identified as a reliable alternative to these synthetic materials. The book is a valuable resource for researchers and students, plant breeders, and commercial producers working with, or considering working with, tropical tuber starches.

Tropical Resources

By José I. Furtado,William B. Morgan,James R. Pfafflin,Kenneth Ruddle
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000698246
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Nature
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Originally published in 1990 Tropical Resources presents in-depth coverage of the extremely diverse tropical environments, the resources to be found within the region and their production, and ecological management. The book discusses economic geography and ways of utilizing available resources, including those of tropical forests, wildlife, tidal wetlands and the sea. The book also include chapters on the development and land use of protected areas, the ecological aspects of pasture resources; and the impacts of economic development and population damage. In addition, studies are offered on tropical soils, including their distribution properties and management and the ecological processes at work in tropical forests. For geographers, economists and policymakers, the book provides a wealth of information on tropical resources and their potential development.