Highly regarded for its thorough coverage of turfgrass science and technology,Turfgrass Management, Ninth Edition, addresses the important features of turfgrass systems, interactions, and management. Rich with illustrations, this book unlocks the mysteries of turf and establishes the role of cultural interventions in achieving specific objectives. Among its many updates, this new edition features expanded coverage of history of turf, anatomy and morphology, climatic adaptation, and soil physics.
'Judgemental Afterthoughts' brings to a 'judgemental' head the loose quartet of aphoristic books beginning with 'The Free Testament' (2003), and has been subtitled 'As Testamentary Evidence of a Free Genius', since it rather departs from the terminological bounds set by the aforementioned book, not to mention the two intervening ones, 'Revelationary Afterthoughts' (2003) and 'Revolutionary Afterthoughts' (2003-4), as it explores, in some detail, the use and applicability of common slang and verb-noun expletives from a comprehensively exacting philosophical standpoint, with many interesting and novel conclusions, some of which might well contribute towards undermining the mindless alacrity with which certain uneducated persons go about denigrating others in carnally reductionist terms! Consequently the author has, in a sense, 'judged' such terms, however irrational their common usage, and, we trust, brought some logical sense to bear on them, thereby removing their habitual usage from the pit of vulgar or obscene slang in which they tend, with unthinking people, to languish and fester. But that is not all he has done in this highly demanding book; for the reader will soon discern that John O'Loughlin has a gift for parables and metaphorical irony which should shed some light on recent history and the contemporary political scene most especially, thereby preparing the ground for progressive, radical change in the decades and centuries to come.
Approximately 120 different surgical procedures are used to correct congenital heart diseases, and the burden that this places on the surgeon is compounded by the exceptional complexity of the techniques and the rarity of many of the lesions. Training is problematic, not least because of legal issues, and currently available texts, drawings and images are no substitute for real 'live' surgery. Against this background, the authors have set out to create an interactive multimedia manual that covers many aspects of congenital heart surgery. Each heart defect is addressed in an individual chapter, elaborating specific surgical anatomy and indication for surgery of heart defect first, followed by video clips depicting the operative approach and technique. The clips are accompanied by a clear descriptive narrative and patient history and diagnostic images are available to provide a clear backdrop to the operation. The chosen format makes this manual not only a very powerful teaching tool for practicing cardiac surgeons and surgeons in training but also a valuable source of information for related services such as pediatric and adult cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologist, cardiac intensivists, perfusionists and medical students.
In a series of short stories that both inform and amuse, this book transports the reader across the windswept shores of the Caspian Sea and provides a provocative view of the wars, peace, intrigues, and betrayals that have shaped the political geography of this important and volatile region. The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the eclipsing of the old Iranian-Soviet regime of the sea have given rise to new challenges for the regional actors and unprecedented opportunities for international players to tap into the area's enormous oil and gas resources, third in size only behind Siberia and the Persian Gulf. This book explores the historical themes that inform and animate the more immediate and familiar discussions about petroleum, pipelines, and ethnic conflict in the Caspian region.
One of the most popular items to color these days are gems and leaves. Gemistry combines these two items in 20 whimsical designs for you to color. Little warning up front: Most of the designs are intricate with some very small spaces. The illustrator is ok with photocopying the designs on preferred paper, so everyone can color with their own color medium of choice. For examples of the content you can see them at http: //payhip.com/Gemistry (c)Illustrations by T. all rights reserverd. No sharing or uploading uncolored pages, and no commercial use allowed.
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