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For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. This reference text lists all the known gods throughout recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity, the tribe or culture that worshipped the deity, and the god's origins and functions are explained.
Most of us lump plants together in one big family, and when pressed can only explain their grouping by what they're not--not an animal, not a mineral, and so just a plant. In reality, there are hundreds of different plant families, each grouped logically by a unique family history and genealogy. This brings sense and order to the more than a quarter of a million different plant species covering a diverse spectrum that includes soaring sequoias (Cupressaceae), squat prickly pear (Cactaceae), and luxuriant roses (Rosaceae). Plant Families is an easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated guide to the more than one hundred core plant families every horticulturist, gardener, or budding botanist needs to know. It introduces the basics of plant genealogy and teaches readers how to identify and understand the different structures of flowers, trees, herbs, shrubs, and bulbs. It then walks through each family, explaining its origins and range, and describing characteristics such as size, flowers, and seeds. Each family is accompanied by full-color botanical illustrations and diagrams. "Uses For" boxes planted throughout the book provide practical gardening tips related to each family. We have much to gain by learning about the relationships between plant families. By understanding how botanists create these groupings, we can become more apt at spotting the unique characteristics of a plant and identify them faster and more accurately. Understanding plant families also helps us to make sense of--and better appreciate--the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom.
A comprehensive reference for all involved with plants and gardens, whether they are growing, studying, or writing about them.
This updated edition prepares students to succeed on the SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M (Ecology and Molecular). This comprehensive manual presents: A short diagnostic test Two full-length Biology E/M practice tests All test questions answered and explained A test overview and an extensive subject review of all topics covered on the exam More than 350 additional practice questions with answers The practice tests reflect the actual test in format and degree of difficulty. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online SAT Biology Subject Tests with all questions answered and explained. The online exams can now be easily accessed by computer, tablet, and smartphone.
Featuring new and updated information on computer technologies, including networking and using the Internet as a necessary tool for professionals, Human Services Technology: Understanding, Designing, and Implementing Computer and Internet Applications in the Social Services will help individual human service professionals and agencies understand, design, implement, and manage computer and Internet applications. Combining several relevant fields, this informative guide provides you with the knowledge to effectively collect, store, manipulate, and communicate information to better serve clients and successfully manage human service agencies. Human Services Technology explains basic technological terms and gives you the history of technology uses before you explore other areas of Information Technology (IT). This essential guide will also improve your ability to find and understand recent research and information on important topics. Human Services Technology will expand your technical know-how and help you better serve clients by offering you proven methods and explanations, such as: describing terms--such as hardware, networking, and telecommunications--with easy-to-understand analogies and examples using IT applications to support social policies, improve service coordination among agencies, efficiently manage agencies in order to save time, support workers'decision making with information, and assist clients solving the problems that internal and external issues cause when determining IT needs, such as working with federal reporting requirements understanding and dealing with the 10 most critical IT issues for management Containing dozens of graphs, tables, and figures, this knowledgeable book will help you with any IT problem you encounter. Symbols by certain subjects in the book indicate that you can find more information and references on that issue through links on the book?s accompanying Web site. Human Services Technology will enable you to thoroughly understand and use IT to help you offer improved services to clients and manage agencies with increased efficiency and effectiveness.
What are nightmares? Are they simply the result of meaningless and random neural firings of an overactive brain? Or are they a window into our most deeply submerged hopes and fears? If you are one of the ten to fifteen million adults in the U.S. who have at least one terrifying or disturbing dream a month, you ll want to read this book. Dr. Alex Lukeman is a master in the field of terrifying and difficult dreams and has more than twenty years of experience treating patients. He believes that nightmares can be an important resource for self-discovery and self-knowledge when properly examined, nightmares can often lead to the solution of troubling problems problems you may not even consciously know you have. This book is a practical guide for dealing with our most haunting dreams. The techniques and suggestions suggested herein will provide you with results and relief from nightmares, while offering advice on how to learn from the harrowing images and emotions they produce."
The Code of Hammurabi, Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses, the radical notions that launched the French Revolution and the beliefs that propelled the American Civil Rights Movement are a few of the thousands of concepts described in this chronicle of intellectual history. Presenting the ideas of philosophers, prophets, scholars, critics, educators, revolutionaries and reformers, the chronology concentrates on the famous - as well as infamous - concepts that have changed the world. Here, too, are the historical turning points that resulted from the application of those ideas - the natural flow of the American Revolution from the concept of democratic liberalism, for example, or the Russian Revolution from Marxism.
The ASVAB is the qualifying test required for recruits entering all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as current service members who want to raise their score to qualify for more exclusive specialties or officer training. This comprehensive test preparation guide includes: A diagnostic ASVAB to identify areas needing improvement Four full-length practice exams, including the diagnostic and one AFQT, with all questions answered Reviews of all ASVAB Subtest areas: word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mathematics knowledge and arithmetic reasoning, general science, electronics information, and basic mechanical comprehension, and shop and automotive information Tips for doing well on the all-important AFQT Guide to analyzing test scores on practice tests and understanding how they relate to potential military occupational fields BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to three additional full-length online ASVAB tests, with the option of taking them as three AFQT tests, with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.
This new fourth edition has been completely revised and updated, covering all aspects in the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences. Over 500 new entries, including Rosales, physical dormancy, menthol, and codeine, enhance the dictionary's coverage of botanical terms, key drugs and medicines derived from plants, and plant orders, families, and genera. It also explains many ecological terms, and expands beyond plants to describe fungi and bacteria and how they affect plants. Numerous appendices include Plant Classification and SI Units, with new timelines showing important moments in plant evolution. For ease of use, vernacular plant names have been transferred to an appendix, fully cross-referenced to the A to Z entries. The dictionary's dedicated companion website points to recommended web links and additional resources. The most up-to-date dictionary available on its subject, this is an essential resource for students of plant sciences and amateur botanists, as well as an entertaining and valuable guide for the plant enthusiast.
A comprehensive reference source for Arthurian studies, "The
Arthurian Name Dictionary" is a comprehensive encyclopedia of
characters, places, objects, and themes found in the legends of
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The volume makes
available, for the first time, a complete catalogue of these names,
drawn from all significant Arthurian sources between Gildas's "De
Excidio Britanniae "(the first "Arthurian" source, written c. 540)
and Tennyson's nineteenth-century "Idylls of the Kin" (which began
the modern era of Arthurian literature)
Makes available research from international experts
"Furnishes table of nonlinear optical properties of organic substances as well as experimental procedures for measuring the nonlinearity of the elements tabulated, including composite materials-offering support for scientists and engineers involved in characterizing, optimizing, and producing materials for manufacturing optical devices."
Provides essays on the careers, works and backgrounds of the 150 poets and over 1000 poems that are included in the Library of America anthology (1-57958-034-3). It also provides entries on specialized categories of 19th-century verse, such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs and Native American poetry. The entries, besides presenting essential factual information, amount to in-depth critical essays. A bibliography at the end of each entry directs readers to other key works by and about the poet. The encyclopaedia is keyed to the contents of the Library of America anthology.
Old Sailors loved nothing better than vying with one another at sea or in harbour to recognise a ship or boat on the horizon. It was sometimes an important life-saving talent to have in battle. Modern boat enthusiasts, including yachtsmen and fishermen, still like to indulge in this ancient skill. There have been many thousands of water vessels developed within the last three and a half thousand years, from the simple wooden log or dug-out to the huge sophisticated ships of Brunel and other nineteenth century designers. This is the realisation of author's intention to give readers a simple, quick reference book, illustrating 110 of these old ships and boats up to the turn of the twentieth century. They fall into the general categories of Ancient Craft, Sailing Ships, Small Sailing Boats and Craft and Steam Ships. The result is a handy book for those many enthusiasts who love the sea and would like to know more about these old and interesting vessels.
In the Dictionary of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology, more than 3,500 technical terms from the fields of plant genetics and molecular biology are defined for students, teachers, and researchers in universities, institutes, and agricultural research stations. An excellent educational tool that will save you time and effort, this dictionary brings together into a single source the meaning and origin of terms from the fields of classical genetics, molecular genetics, mutagenesis, population genetics, statistics, plant biotechnology, evolutionary genetics, plant breeding, and plant biotechnology.Finding and understanding the precise meaning of many terms in genetics is crucial to understanding the foundation of the subject matter. For reasons of space, the glossaries provided at the end of most textbooks are highly inadequate. There is, then, dire need for a dictionary of terms in a single volume. You?ll appreciate the helpful approaches and features of Dictionary of Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology, including: no terms that are of limited use, very general, or self-explanatory cross references for effective access to the materials and economy of space alternate names of terms, denoted with "Also referred to as . . ." or "Also known as . . ." multiple definitions for terms defined by different authors or for terms with different meanings in different contexts authors who coined, described, or contributed toward further understanding of a term are listed and respective publications are included in the BibliographyAt last, there is compiled in a single volume the technical terms you need to know in order to understand plant genetics and molecular biology. As your knowledge grows, you?ll uncover even more terms that you need to understand. You?ll find yourself turning to this handy guide time and time again for help on all levels.
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