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The House of Owls
The House of Owls Sented by Carlos

Tony Angell, master artist and naturalist, offers an intimate account of owls he has observed, admired, and depicted for decades

Snakes in American Culture: A Hisstory

The literature on snakes is manifold but overwhelmingly centered on the natural sciences. Little has been published about them in the fields of popular culture or the history of medicine. Focusing primarily on American culture and history from the 1800s, this study draws on a wide range of sources--including newspaper archives, medical journals, and archives from the Smithsonian Institute--to examine the complex relationship between snakes and humans.

TensorFlow 2.0 Quick Start Guide

Perform supervised and unsupervised machine learning and learn advanced techniques such as training neural networks.

Ape Adventures
Ape Adventures Sented by Emma

Real-life encounters with orang-utans, chimpanzees, gorillas, gibbons, dealing with issues about disappearing habitats, studying their behaviour, what we can learn about ourselves from them and talking/communicating with apes.

Care for Your Hamster (Rspca Pet Guide)

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a hamster and how best to look after it.

Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations

From the eastern rainforests to central deserts, Australia is home to some 900 species of birds. This book covers over 400 Australian bird watching sites conveniently grouped into the best birding areas, from one end of the country to the other. This includes areas such as Kakadu in the Top End and rocky gorges in the central deserts of the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, rainforests distributed along the eastern Australian seaboard, some of the world’s tallest forests in Tasmania, the Flinders Ranges and deserts along the iconic Strzelecki and Birdsville Tracks in South Australia, and the Mallee temperate woodlands and spectacular coastlines in both Victoria and south west Western Australia. Each chapter begins with a brief description of the location, followed by a section on where to find the birds, which describes specific birdwatching sites within the location’s boundaries, and information on accommodation and facilities. The book also provides a comprehensive "Bird Finding Guide", listing all of Australia’s birds with details on their abundance and where exactly to see them. Click here to view sample pages.

Care for Your Puppy (Rspca Pet Guide)
Care for Your Puppy (Rspca Pet Guide) Sented by Sarah Gerdes

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it.

Tropical Birds of Southeast Asia (Periplus Nature Guides)

This handy birdwatching field guide is an excellent introduction to the fantastic array of birds found in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is home to a remarkable array of bird species-the most diverse on Earth. These birds range in size from the tiny Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers living within the rainforest, to massive White-bellied Sea-Eagles. They vary in color from drab, olive babblers, to exquisitely-hued kingfishers.

Recombinant Antibodies for Immunotherap

Recombinant Antibodies for Immunotherapy provides a comprehensive overview of the field of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), a market that has grown tremendously in recent years. Twenty-five articles by experienced and innovative authors cover the isolation of specific human mAbs, humanization, immunogenicity, technologies for improving efficacy, "arming" mAbs, novel alternative Ab constructs, increasing half-lives, alternative concepts employing non-immunoglobulin scaffolds, novel therapeutic approaches, a market analysis of therapeutic mAbs, and future developments in the field. The concepts and technologies are illustrated by examples of recombinant antibodies being used in the clinic or in development. This book will appeal to both newcomers and experienced scientists in the field, biology and biotechnology students, research and development departments in the pharmaceutical industry, medical researchers, clinicians, and biotechnology investors.

The Ubiquitin-Proteasome System, Volume 2 (Protein Degradation)

The second volume in a new series dedicated to protein degradation, this book discusses the mechanism and cellular functions of targeted protein breakdown via the ubiquitin pathway. Drawing on the combined knowledge of the world's leading protein degradation experts, this handy reference compiles information on the proteasome-mediated degradation steps of the ubiquitin pathway. In addition to proteasomal function and regulation, it also presents the latest results on novel members of the ubiquitin superfamily and their role in cellular regulation. Further volumes in the series cover the function of ubiquitin-protein ligases, and the roles of the ubiquitin pathway in regulating key cellular processes, as well as its pathophysiological disease states. Required reading for molecular biologists, cell biologists and physiologists with an interest in protein degradation.

Engineering Embedded Systems Physics, Programs, Circuits

This is a textbook for graduate and final-year-undergraduate computer-science and electrical-engineering students interested in the hardware and software aspects of embedded and cyberphysical systems design. It is comprehensive and self-contained, covering everything from the basics to case-study implementation. Emphasis is placed on the physical nature of the problem domain and of the devices used. The reader is assumed to be familiar on a theoretical level with mathematical tools like ordinary differential equation and Fourier transforms. In this book these tools will be put to practical use. Engineering Embedded Systems begins by addressing basic material on signals and systems, before introducing to electronics. Treatment of digital electronics accentuating synchronous circuits and including high-speed effects proceeds to micro-controllers, digital signal processors and programmable logic. Peripheral units and decentralized networks are given due weight. The properties of analog circuits and devices like filters and data converters are covered to the extent desirable by a systems architect. The handling of individual elements concludes with power supplies including regulators and converters. The final section of the text is composed of four case studies: • electric-drive control, permanent magnet synchronous motors in particular; • lock-in amplification with measurement circuits for weight and torque, and moisture; • design of a simple continuous wave radar that can be operated to measure speed and distance; and • design of a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer for process applications. End-of-chapter exercises will assist the student to assimilate the tutorial material and these are supplemented by a downloadable solutions manual for instructors. The “pen-and-paper” problems are further augmented with laboratory activities. In addition to its student market, Engineering Embedded Systems will assist industrial practitioners working in systems architecture and the design of electronic measurement systems to keep up to date with developments in embedded systems through self study.

Джон и Джордж. Пес, который изменил мою жизнь

Еще совсем недавно Джон Долан был бездомным и никому не нужным. Большую часть жизни он провел на улице, терпел холод и нужду. Но однажды все изменилось благодаря собаке, которая попала к нему совершенно случайно. Теперь Джон - знаменитый художник. Он ворвался в мир искусства, подобно яркому метеориту, и в этом ему помог Джордж, стаффордширский терьер, который спас его и сделал другим человеком. Джон никогда не расстается со своей собакой. "Если бы не он, я бы никогда больше не взял в руки карандаш", говорит он. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Джон и Джордж. Пес, который изменил мою жизнь ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Джон и Джордж. Пес, который изменил мою жизнь » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Девять жизней Дьюи. Наследники кота из библиотеки, который потряс весь мир

Трогательная история о рыжем коте из библиотеки городка Спенсер, описанная в книге Вики Майрон "Дьюи", вызвала миллионы восторженных отзывов. Читатели так прониклись атмосферой душевного тепла, которое дарил людям Дьюи, что вдохновили Вики Майрон написать продолжение. В новой книге - девять историй о котах, которые объединили людей, подарили им надежду и помогли справиться с жизненными трудностями, научили радоваться, любить и сострадать. Две истории посвящены всемирно известному Дьюи. Книга заставляет смеяться, плакать и удивляться, каким волшебным образом пушистые любимцы преображают нашу жизнь. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Девять жизней Дьюи. Наследники кота из библиотеки, который потряс весь мир ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Девять жизней Дьюи. Наследники кота из библиотеки, который потряс весь мир » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

Кошки, собаки и… другие люди. Невыдуманные истории спасения

Книга, которую вы сейчас держите в руках, в некотором смысле уникальна. Темы любви к животным, внимательного и милосердного отношения к «тем, кого мы приручили», касались в своем творчестве многие авторы как прошлого, так и современности. Но уже очень давно взаимоотношения людей и «меньших братьев» не становились сквозной идеей для целого сборника увлекательных рассказов. Истории, рассказанные Светланой Сафоновой, чрезвычайно актуальны. Они происходят здесь и сейчас: в вашем дворе, за соседской дверью, на ближайшей улице. Любой из нас видел персонажей этих рассказов в обычной жизни, а возможно, и был одним из них. Легкость и динамичность повествования сочетаются в них с большой психологической достоверностью. Это и неудивительно, ведь в основе большинства историй лежат подлинные случаи из жизни отечественных зоозащитников. Благодаря всему этому книга не только захватывает с первых страниц, но и делает всех нас чуточку добрей. В нашей библиотеке вы можете бесплатно почитать книгу « Кошки, собаки и… другие люди. Невыдуманные истории спасения ». Чтобы читать онлайн книгу « Кошки, собаки и… другие люди. Невыдуманные истории спасения » перейдите по указанной ссылке. Приятного Вам чтения.

I più grandi eventi meteorologici della storia

"Cosa si nasconde dietro al mito del Diluvio Universale?"; "Quanto incisero le condizioni meteorologiche sullo sbarco degli alleati in Normandia?"; "Come si svolse l'inondazione di Firenze del 1966?". Domande a cui risponde, insieme a molte altre, questo agile testo che unisce al rigore della documentazione scientifica uno stile piacevole e accattivante.

Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul

From one of the most original and influential neuroscientists at work today, here is an exploration of consciousness unlike any other—as told by Galileo, who opened the way for the objectivity of science and is now intent on making subjective experience a part of science as well. Galileo’s journey has three parts, each with a different guide. In the first, accompanied by a scientist who resembles Francis Crick, he learns why certain parts of the brain are important and not others, and why consciousness fades with sleep. In the second part, when his companion seems to be named Alturi (Galileo is hard of hearing; his companion’s name is actually Alan Turing), he sees how the facts assembled in the first part can be unified and understood through a scientific theory—a theory that links consciousness to the notion of integrated information (also known as phi). In the third part, accompanied by a bearded man who can only be Charles Darwin, he meditates on how consciousness is an evolving, developing, ever-deepening awareness of ourselves in history and culture—that it is everything we have and everything we are. Not since Gödel, Escher, Bach has there been a book that interweaves science, art, and the imagination with such originality. This beautiful and arresting narrative will transform the way we think of ourselves and the world.

The Third Lens: Metaphor and the Creation of Modern Cell Biology

Does science aim at providing an account of the world that is literally true or objectively true? Understanding the difference requires paying close attention to metaphor and its role in science. In The Third Lens, Andrew S. Reynolds argues that metaphors, like microscopes and other instruments, are a vital tool in the construction of scientific knowledge and explanations of how the world works. More than just rhetorical devices for conveying difficult ideas, metaphors provide the conceptual means with which scientists interpret and intervene in the world. Reynolds here investigates the role of metaphors in the creation of scientific concepts, theories, and explanations, using cell theory as his primary case study. He explores the history of key metaphors that have informed the field and the experimental, philosophical, and social circumstances under which they have emerged, risen in popularity, and in some cases faded from view. How we think of cells—as chambers, organisms, or even machines—makes a difference to scientific practice. Consequently, an accurate picture of how scientific knowledge is made requires us to understand how the metaphors scientists use—and the social values that often surreptitiously accompany them—influence our understanding of the world, and, ultimately, of ourselves. The influence of metaphor isn’t limited to how we think about cells or proteins: in some cases they can even lead to real material change in the very nature of the thing in question, as scientists use technology to alter the reality to fit the metaphor. Drawing out the implications of science’s reliance upon metaphor, The Third Lens will be of interest to anyone working in the areas of history and philosophy of science, science studies, cell and molecular biology, science education and communication, and metaphor in general.

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