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Proceedings
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: N.A

Summary: Vols. for 1951- include Indagationes mathematicae.



Snakes of the World
  • Author : Van Wallach,Kenneth L. Williams,Jeff Boundy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 1237
  • ISBN Code: 1482208474

Summary: Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species—the first catalogue of its kind—covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in recognition of 705 genera and 4,085 species. Features: Alphabetical listings by genus and species Individual accounts for each genus and species Detailed data on type specimens and type localities All subspecies, synonyms, and proposed snake names Distribution of species by country, province, and elevation Distribution of fossils by country and geological periods Major taxonomic references for each genus and species Appendix with major references for each country Complete bibliography of all references cited in text and appendix Index of 12,500 primary snake names The data on type specimens includes museum and catalog number, length and sex, and collector and date. The listed type localities include restrictions and corrections. The bibliography provides complete citations of all references cited in the text and appendix, and taxonomic comments are given in the remarks sections. This standard reference supplies a scientific, academic, and professional treatment of snakes—appealing to conservationists and herpetologists as well as zoologists, naturalists, hobbyists, researchers, and teachers.



Fifty Years of Invasion Ecology
  • Author : David M. Richardson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN Code: 1444330004

Summary: Invasion ecology is the study of the causes and consequences of the introduction of organisms to areas outside their native range. Interest in this field has exploded in the past few decades. Explaining why and how organisms are moved around the world, how and why some become established and invade, and how best to manage invasive species in the face of global change are all crucial issues that interest biogeographers, ecologists and environmental managers in all parts of the world. This book brings together the insights of more than 50 authors to examine the origins, foundations, current dimensions and potential trajectories of invasion ecology. It revisits key tenets of the foundations of invasion ecology, including contributions of pioneering naturalists of the 19th century, including Charles Darwin and British ecologist Charles Elton, whose 1958 monograph on invasive species is widely acknowledged as having focussed scientific attention on biological invasions.


Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science
  • Author : Scott Elias,Cary Mock
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 3888
  • ISBN Code: 0444536426

Summary: The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work on this important and highly varied area of research. There are lots of new articles, and many of the articles that appeared in the first edition have been updated to reflect advances in knowledge since 2006, when the original articles were written. The second edition will contain about 375 articles, written by leading experts around the world. This major reference work is richly illustrated with more than 3,000 illustrations, most of them in colour. Research in the Quaternary sciences has advanced greatly in the last 10 years, especially since topics like global climate change, geologic hazards and soil erosion were put high on the political agenda. This second edition builds upon its award-winning predecessor to provide the reader assured quality along with essential updated coverage Contains 357 broad-ranging articles (4310 pages) written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with a ready reference resource for information in the field. Facilitates teaching and learning The first edition was regarded by many as the most significant single overview of Quaternary science ever, yet Editor-in-Chief, Scott Elias, has managed to surpass that in this second edition by securing even more expert reviews whilst retaining his renowned editorial consistency that enables readers to navigates seamlessly from one unfamiliar topic to the next




Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships
  • Author : Sébastien Patiny
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-12-08
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 113950407X

Summary: What are the evolutionary mechanisms and ecological implications behind a pollinator choosing its favourite flower? Sixty-five million years of evolution has created the complex and integrated system which we see today and understanding the interactions involved is key to environmental sustainability. Examining pollination relationships from an evolutionary perspective, this book covers both botanical and zoological aspects. It addresses the puzzling question of co-speciation and co-evolution and the complexity of the relationships between plant and pollinator, the development of which is examined through the fossil record. Additional chapters are dedicated to the evolution of floral displays and signalling, as well as their role in pollination syndromes and the building of pollination networks. Wide-ranging in its coverage, it outlines current knowledge and complex emerging topics, demonstrating how advances in research methods are applied to pollination biology.



Theoretical, Experimental and Numerical Contributions to the Mechanics of Fluids and Solids
  • Author : Paul Mansour Naghdi
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 1995-07-27
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 847
  • ISBN Code: 9783764351397

Summary: ZAMP special issue, Vol. 46 This is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of papers on the mechanics of fluids and solids by leading researchers. It encompasses theoretical, experimental and numerical work on a variety of topics, including nonlinear elasticity, plastici- ty, dynamics, water waves, and turbulence. The collection is published in celebration of Professor Paul M. Naghdi's lifelong contributions to the field of mechanics. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in all branches of continuum mechanics.


Mathematical Foundations of Image Processing and Analysis
  • Author : Jean-Charles Pinoli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-07-22
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 1118984552

Summary: Mathematical Imaging is currently a rapidly growing field inapplied mathematics, with an increasing need for theoreticalmathematics. This book, the second of two volumes, emphasizes the role ofmathematics as a rigorous basis for imaging sciences. It provides acomprehensive and convenient overview of the key mathematicalconcepts, notions, tools and frameworks involved in the variousfields of gray-tone and binary image processing and analysis, byproposing a large, but coherent, set of symbols and notations, acomplete list of subjects and a detailed bibliography. Itestablishes a bridge between the pure and applied mathematicaldisciplines, and the processing and analysis of gray-tone andbinary images. It is accessible to readers who have neitherextensive mathematical training, nor peer knowledge in ImageProcessing and Analysis. It is a self-contained book focusing on the mathematicalnotions, concepts, operations, structures, and frameworks that arebeyond or involved in Image Processing and Analysis. The notationsare simplified as far as possible in order to be more explicativeand consistent throughout the book and the mathematical aspects aresystematically discussed in the image processing and analysiscontext, through practical examples or concrete illustrations.Conversely, the discussed applicative issues allow the role ofmathematics to be highlighted. Written for a broad audience – students, mathematicians,image processing and analysis specialists, as well as otherscientists and practitioners – the author hopes that readerswill find their own way of using the book, thus providing amathematical companion that can help mathematicians become morefamiliar with image processing and analysis, and likewise, imageprocessing and image analysis scientists, researchers and engineersgain a deeper understanding of mathematical notions andconcepts.


Nonparametric Statistical Methods
  • Author : Myles Hollander,Douglas A. Wolfe,Eric Chicken
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-11-25
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN Code: 1118553292

Summary: Praise for the Second Edition “This book should be an essential part of the personallibrary of every practicingstatistician.”—Technometrics Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of NonparametricStatistical Methods includes additional modern topics andprocedures, more practical data sets, and new problems fromreal-life situations. The book continues to emphasize theimportance of nonparametric methods as a significant branch ofmodern statistics and equips readers with the conceptual andtechnical skills necessary to select and apply the appropriateprocedures for any given situation. Written by leading statisticians, Nonparametric StatisticalMethods, Third Edition provides readers with crucialnonparametric techniques in a variety of settings, emphasizing theassumptions underlying the methods. The book provides an extensivearray of examples that clearly illustrate how to use nonparametricapproaches for handling one- or two-sample location and dispersionproblems, dichotomous data, and one-way and two-way layoutproblems. In addition, the Third Edition features: The use of the freely available R software to aid incomputation and simulation, including many new R programs writtenexplicitly for this new edition New chapters that address density estimation, wavelets,smoothing, ranked set sampling, and Bayesian nonparametrics Problems that illustrate examples from agricultural science,astronomy, biology, criminology, education, engineering,environmental science, geology, home economics, medicine,oceanography, physics, psychology, sociology, and spacescience Nonparametric Statistical Methods, Third Edition is anexcellent reference for applied statisticians and practitioners whoseek a review of nonparametric methods and their relevantapplications. The book is also an ideal textbook forupper-undergraduate and first-year graduate courses in appliednonparametric statistics.


Using the Weibull Distribution
  • Author : John I. McCool
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-08-06
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1118351983

Summary: Understand and utilize the latest developments in Weibull inferential methods While the Weibull distribution is widely used in science and engineering, most engineers do not have the necessary statistical training to implement the methodology effectively. Using the Weibull Distribution: Reliability, Modeling, and Inference fills a gap in the current literature on the topic, introducing a self-contained presentation of the probabilistic basis for the methodology while providing powerful techniques for extracting information from data. The author explains the use of the Weibull distribution and its statistical and probabilistic basis, providing a wealth of material that is not available in the current literature. The book begins by outlining the fundamental probability and statistical concepts that serve as a foundation for subsequent topics of coverage, including: • Optimum burn-in, age and block replacement, warranties and renewal theory • Exact inference in Weibull regression • Goodness of fit testing and distinguishing the Weibull from the lognormal • Inference for the Three Parameter Weibull Throughout the book, a wealth of real-world examples showcases the discussed topics and each chapter concludes with a set of exercises, allowing readers to test their understanding of the presented material. In addition, a related website features the author's own software for implementing the discussed analyses along with a set of modules written in Mathcad®, and additional graphical interface software for performing simulations. With its numerous hands-on examples, exercises, and software applications, Using the Weibull Distribution is an excellent book for courses on quality control and reliability engineering at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a valuable reference for engineers, scientists, and business analysts who gather and interpret data that follows the Weibull distribution



Dissident Identities in the Early Modern Low Countries
  • Author : A. C. Duke
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9780754656791

Summary: Alastair Duke has long been recognized as one of the leading scholars of the early modern Netherlands, known internationally for his important work on the impact of religious change on political events which was the focus of his Reformation and Revolt in the Low Countries (1990). This new volume explores the emergence of new political and religious identities in the Netherlands. These essays, together, demonstrate how dissident identities shaped and contributed to the development of the Netherlands during the early modern period.


Developmental Plasticity and Evolution
  • Author : Mary Jane West-Eberhard
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-03-13
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN Code: 0199880735

Summary: The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution: it applies to all aspects of development, at all levels of organization and in all organisms, taking advantage of modern findings on behavior, genetics, endocrinology, molecular biology, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics to show the connections between developmental mechanisms and evolutionary change. This book solves key problems that have impeded a definitive synthesis in the past. It uses new concepts and specific examples to show how to relate environmentally sensitive development to the genetic theory of adaptive evolution and to explain major patterns of change. In this book development includes not only embryology and the ontogeny of morphology, sometimes portrayed inadequately as governed by "regulatory genes," but also behavioral development and physiological adaptation, where plasticity is mediated by genetically complex mechanisms like hormones and learning. The book shows how the universal qualities of phenotypes--modular organization and plasticity--facilitate both integration and change. Here you will learn why it is wrong to describe organisms as genetically programmed; why environmental induction is likely to be more important in evolution than random mutation; and why it is crucial to consider both selection and developmental mechanism in explanations of adaptive evolution. This book satisfies the need for a truly general book on development, plasticity and evolution that applies to living organisms in all of their life stages and environments. Using an immense compendium of examples on many kinds of organisms, from viruses and bacteria to higher plants and animals, it shows how the phenotype is reorganized during evolution to produce novelties, and how alternative phenotypes occupy a pivotal role as a phase of evolution that fosters diversification and speeds change. The arguments of this book call for a new view of the major themes of evolutionary biology, as shown in chapters on gradualism, homology, environmental induction, speciation, radiation, macroevolution, punctuation, and the maintenance of sex. No other treatment of development and evolution since Darwin's offers such a comprehensive and critical discussion of the relevant issues. Developmental Plasticity and Evolution is designed for biologists interested in the development and evolution of behavior, life-history patterns, ecology, physiology, morphology and speciation. It will also appeal to evolutionary paleontologists, anthropologists, psychologists, and teachers of general biology.


Abraham Robinson
  • Author : Joseph Warren Dauben
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN Code: 1400864097

Summary: One of the most prominent mathematicians of the twentieth century, Abraham Robinson discovered and developed nonstandard analysis, a rigorous theory of infinitesimals that he used to unite mathematical logic with the larger body of historic and modern mathematics. In this first biography of Robinson, Joseph Dauben reveals the mathematician's personal life to have been a dramatic one: developing his talents in spite of war and ethnic repression, Robinson personally confronted some of the worst political troubles of our times. With the skill and expertise familiar to readers of Dauben's earlier works, the book combines an explanation of Robinson's revolutionary achievements in pure and applied mathematics with a description of his odyssey from Hitler's Germany to the United States via conflict-ridden Palestine and wartime Europe. Robinson was born in Prussia in 1918. As a boy, he fled with his mother and brother Saul to Palestine. A decade later he narrowly escaped from Paris as the Germans invaded France. Having spent the rest of World War II in England, at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough, he began his teaching career at the Royal College of Aeronautics. Subsequently he moved to universities in Canada, Israel, and finally the United States. A joint appointment in mathematics and philosophy at UCLA led to a position at Yale University, where Robinson served as Sterling Professor of Mathematics until his untimely death at the age of fifty-five. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.



Fish Cognition and Behavior
  • Author : Culum Brown,Kevin Laland,Jens Krause
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN Code: 1444342517

Summary: In the second edition of this fascinating book an international team of experts have been brought together to explore all major areas of fish learning, including: Foraging skills Predator recognition Social organisation and learning Welfare and pain Three new chapters covering fish personality, lateralisation, and fish cognition and fish welfare, have been added to this fully revised and expanded second edition. Fish Cognition and Behavior, Second Edition contains essential information for all fish biologists and animal behaviorists and contains much new information of commercial importance for fisheries managers and aquaculture personnel. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught will find it an important addition to their shelves.


Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids
  • Author : Jordi Agustí,Mauricio Antón
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-26
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN Code: 0231516339

Summary: Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids takes us on a journey through 65 million years, from the aftermath of the extinction of the dinosaurs to the glacial climax of the Pleistocene epoch; from the rain forests of the Paleocene and the Eocene, with their lemur-like primates, to the harsh landscape of the Pleistocene Steppes, home to the woolly mammoth. It is also a journey through space, following the migrations of mammal species that evolved on other continents and eventually met to compete or coexist in Cenozoic Europe. Finally, it is a journey through the complexity of mammalian evolution, a review of the changes and adaptations that have allowed mammals to flourish and become the dominant land vertebrates on Earth. With the benefit of recent advances in geological and geophysical techniques, Jordi Agustí and Mauricio Antón are able to trace the processes of mammalian evolution as never before; events that hitherto appeared synchronous or at least closely related can now be distinguished on a scale of hundreds or even dozens of thousands of years, revealing the dramatic importance of climactic changes both major and minor. Evolutionary developments are rendered in magnificent illustrations of the many extraordinary species that once inhabited Europe, detailing their osteology, functional anatomy, and inferred patterns of locomotion and behavior. Based on the latest research and field work, Mammoths, Sabertooths, and Hominids transforms our understanding of how mammals evolved and changed the face of the planet.






Mathematical Logic
  • Author : Stephen Cole Kleene
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-04-22
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0486317072

Summary: Contents include an elementary but thorough overview of mathematical logic of 1st order; formal number theory; surveys of the work by Church, Turing, and others, including Gödel's completeness theorem, Gentzen's theorem, more.