Salar the Salmon

Author: Henry Williamson,C. F. Tunnicliffe,Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Little Toller Books

ISBN: 9780956254542

Category: Nature

Page: 210

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An intense, brilliantly imagined book about the salmon's perilous return to the river, which leaves us with a vivid, unsentimental picture of how both people and wildlife rely on a river and its estuary.

Salinger

Ein Leben

Author: David Shields,Shane Salerno

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

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Sohn polnisch-jüdisch-irischer Eltern, Soldat im 2. Weltkrieg, gefeierter Autor, besessen schreibender Eremit – wer war J. D. Salinger? Warum flüchtete er aus der Öffentlichkeit und publizierte ab 1965 kein Wort mehr? David Shields und Shane Salerno haben in einer neunjährigen Recherche über 200 Zeitzeugen, Freunde, Kameraden aus dem Krieg und heimliche Geliebte Salingers befragt und unbekannte Fotos, Tagebucheinträge sowie verschollene Briefe zusammengetragen. Ihre Biografie ist eine vielstimmige Collage, die die Ikone der amerikanischen Literatur wiederaufleben lässt.

Dictionary of Literary Characters, Rosemary Goring, 2004

Literary Characters

Author: Chambers Harrap Publishers

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0550101276

Category: Reference

Page: 849

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I believe that all novels ... deal with character, and that it is to express character ^ not to preach doctrines, sing songs, or celebrate the glories of the British Empire, that the form of the novel, so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive, has been evolved. VirginiaWoolf,‘Mr Bennett andMrs Brown’ 1924. What is literature without characters? Pride and Prejudice without the proud Mr Darcy, The Lord of the Rings without the courageous Frodo Baggins, or Nicholas Nickleby without the brutal Wackford Squeers? For the reader, their favourite heroes, clowns, lovers, monsters, villains and supporting characters take on an existence far beyond the mere words on the page. Literary characters are the vessels into which the ideas, aspirations, emotions and neuroses of the author can be poured and to which, through reading, we add our own.They can stand as memorable tokens of human character types, or be used as vehicles for social satire or commentary on the human condition; they can take us, the readers, with them to question our prejudices, reaffirm our beliefs, or simply to be entertained.We can identify with them, aspire to the qualities they embody, or rail against them, as we do with characters in the realworld. Whenwe read, we share in the joy or despair of the author’s players as they act out the scenes of their lives.We love with them, hate with them, and feel their fear and elation as the story unfolds. Who didn’t shed a tear when InspectorMorse solved his last case, rejoicewhen Jane Eyre said of Rochester, ‘Reader, I married him’, or sleep a little more soundly when Count Dracula finally met his end? Like a lepidopterist, this book pins down these many colourful creations in one accessible collection. In addition it offers eight essays from noted experts on various aspects of the character in literature, and adds at the end a comprehensive index of authors, including brief biographical information on these characters behind the characters.

The Library Association Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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Proceedings of the 22d-33d annual conference of the Library Association in v. 1-12; proceedings of the 34th-44th, 47th-57th annual conference issued as a supplement to v. 13-23, new ser. v. 3-ser. 4, v. 1.

Genomics in Aquaculture to Better Understand Species Biology and Accelerate Genetic Progress

Author: José Manuel Yáñez,Ross Houston,Scott Newman

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889199576

Category:

Page: N.A

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From a global perspective aquaculture is an activity related to food production with large potential for growth. Considering a continuously growing population, the efficiency and sustainability of this activity will be crucial to meet the needs of protein for human consumption in the near future. However, for continuous enhancement of the culture of both fish and shellfish there are still challenges to overcome, mostly related to the biology of the cultured species and their interaction with (increasingly changing) environmental factors. Examples of these challenges include early sexual maturation, feed meal replacement, immune response to infectious diseases and parasites, and temperature and salinity tolerance. Moreover, it is estimated that less than 10% of the total aquaculture production in the world is based on populations genetically improved by means of artificial selection. Thus, there is considerable room for implementing breeding schemes aimed at improving productive traits having significant economic impact. By far the most economically relevant trait is growth rate, which can be efficiently improved by conventional genetic selection (i.e. based on breeding values of selection candidates). However, there are other important traits that cannot be measured directly on selection candidates, such as resistance against infectious and parasitic agents and carcass quality traits (e.g. fillet yield and meat color). However, these traits can be more efficiently improved using molecular tools to assist breeding programs by means of marker-assisted selection, using a few markers explaining a high proportion of the trait variation, or genomic selection, using thousands of markers to estimate genomic breeding values. The development and implementation of new technologies applied to molecular biology and genomics, such as next-generation sequencing methods and high-throughput genotyping platforms, are allowing the rapid increase of availability of genomic resources in aquaculture species. These resources will provide powerful tools to the research community and will aid in the determination of the genetic factors involved in several biological aspects of aquaculture species. In this regard, it is important to establish discussion in terms of which strategies will be more efficient to solve the primary challenges that are affecting aquaculture systems around the world. The main objective of this Research Topic is to provide a forum to communicate recent research and implementation strategies in the use of genomics in aquaculture species with emphasis on (1) a better understanding of fish and shellfish biological processes having considerable impact on aquaculture systems; and (2) the efficient incorporation of molecular information into breeding programs to accelerate genetic progress of economically relevant traits.

Das ist das Leben!

C'est la vie

Author: Françoise Héritier

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641095735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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Begeistert Euch! Der Nr. 1-Bestseller aus Frankreich. Und wieder kommt eines dieser mitreißenden kleinen Manifeste aus Frankreich und erobert die Herzen der Leser. Françoise Héritier, einer der großen Figuren der französischen Wissenschaft, ist eine Buch-Sensation gelungen. Sie begeistert ihr Publikum mit einer ebenso kurzen wie unvergesslichen Erzählung über die schlichte Frage, was eigentlich unser Leben ausmacht. „Ich verbringe eine gestohlene Woche in Schottland“, steht auf einer Postkarte, die ihr ein sehr arbeitsamer Freund von der Isle of Skye geschickt hat. Wer stiehlt hier was? Bringt sich nicht der Freund um sein wahres Leben, wenn er immer nur arbeitet? Françoise Héritier beginnt einen Brief, um ihrem Freund und sich selbst die Frage zu beantworten, was unser Dasein eigentlich ausmacht und wer wir – jenseits von Beruf und Besitz – eigentlich sind. Sie ruft uns all jene Kleinigkeiten und Flüchtigkeiten ins Gedächtnis, die sich von der Kindheit bis ins Alter jeden Tag ereignen: Gerüche, Empfindungen, Augenblicke, flüchtigste Ereignisse, die uns prägen und oft mehr bedeuten als alles andere. So leicht sich dieses Juwel von einem Buch liest, so tief berührt es – als Manifestation des Glücks der kleinen Dinge, als Zeugnis von der Schönheit des Lebens. Die französische Presse schrieb, nach Stephan Hessels „Empört Euch!“ habe das neue Manifest von Francoise Héritier eine noch viel schönere Botschaft: „Émerveillez-vous!“ – Begeistert Euch!

Landschaft konstruieren

Materialien, Techniken, Bauelemente

Author: Astrid Zimmermann

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783034607377

Category:

Page: 533

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Landschaft konstruieren ist ein systematisch gegliedertes Grundlagenwerk zur technisch-konstruktiven Freiraumplanung mit allen relevanten Themen von den gangigen Materialien und Oberflachen uber die Konstruktion von Freiraumelementen bis hin zur Pflanzenverwendung. Ziel ist die fachgerechte Ausfuhrungsplanung durch Landschaftsarchitekten und Architekten sowie die fundierte Vorbereitung von Ausschreibungen."

Genes and Behaviour

Beyond Nature-Nurture

Author: David J. Hosken,John Hunt,Nina Wedell

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119313422

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Provides a broad snapshot of recent findings showing how the environment and genes influence behavior The great debate of nature versus nurture rages on — but our understanding of the genetic basis of many behaviors has expanded over the last decade, and there is now very good evidence showing that seemingly complex behaviours can have relatively simple genetic underpinnings, but also that most behaviours have very complicated genetic and environmental architecture. Studies have also clearly shown that behaviors, and other traits, are influenced not just by genes and the environment, but also by the statistical interaction between the two. This book aims to end the nature versus nurture argument by showing that behaviors are nature and nurture and the interaction between the two, and by illustrating how single genes can explain some of the variation in behaviors even when they are seemingly complex. Genes and Behaviour: Beyond Nature-Nurture puts to rest the nature versus nurture dichotomy, providing an up-to-date synopsis of where we are, how far we've come and where we are headed. It considers the effects of a dual-inheritance of genes and culture, and genes and social environment, and highlights how indirect genetic effects can affect the evolution of behavior. It also examines the effect of non-self genes on the behavior of hosts, shines a light on the nature and nurturing of animal minds and invites us to embrace all the complexity nature and nurture generates, and more. Explores exciting new findings about behavior and where we go from here Features contributions by top scholars of the subject Seeks to end the nature versus nurture debate forever Genes and Behaviour: Beyond Nature-Nurture is a unique, and eye-opening read that will appeal to Ph.D. Students, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in evolution and behavior. Additionally, the book will also be of interest to geneticists, sociologists and philosophers.

Tarka the Otter

Author: Henry Williamson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141924489

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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In the wild there is no safety. The otter cub Tarka grows up with his mother and sisters, learning to swim, catch fish - and to fear the cry of the hunter and the flash of the metal trap. Soon he must fend for himself, travelling through rivers, woods, moors, ponds and out to sea, sometimes with the female otters White-tip and Greymuzzle, always on the run. Eventually, chased by a pack of hounds, he meets his nemesis, the fearsome dog Deadlock, and must fight for his life.

Schlüsselwerke der Netzwerkforschung

Author: Boris Holzer,Christian Stegbauer

Publisher: Springer VS

ISBN: 9783658217419

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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Das Buch versammelt historisch sowie systematisch wichtige Texte der Netzwerkforschung und bietet anhand kurzer und prägnant aufbereiteter Zusammenfassungen eine Einführung in die Thematik. Die einzelnen Beiträge diskutieren für jedes Schlüsselwerk drei Aspekte: Es wird erläutert, in welchem Diskussions- und Forschungszusammenhang das Werk entstanden ist und welchen Beitrag es zur Entwicklung der Sozialen Netzwerkanalyse geleistet hat. Darüber hinaus werden der Inhalt und die zentralen Thesen des Buches oder des Artikels dargestellt. Abschließend werden die Rezeption des Werkes und sich daran anschließende weitere Entwicklungen beleuchtet. Der InhaltDie Schlüsselwerke wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Bücher zur Analyse sozialer Netzwerke – umfassend und gut lesbar aufbereitet. Die HerausgeberProf. Boris Holzer, Ph.D., lehrt Allgemeine Soziologie und Makrosoziologie an der Universität Konstanz.Prof. Dr. Christian Stegbauer lehrt am Institut für Soziologie an der Universität Frankfurt am Main.