Hermann Graßmann – Roots and Traces

Author: Hans-Joachim Petsche,Lloyd Kannenberg,Gottfried Keßler,Jolanta Liskowacka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034601557

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Hermann Günther Graßmann was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable scientists, but many aspects of his life have remained in the dark. This book assembles essential, first-hand information on the Graßmann family. It sheds light on the family’s struggle for scientific knowledge, progress and education. It puts a face on the protagonists of an exciting development in the history of science. And it highlights the peculiar set of influences which led Hermann Graßmann to brilliant insights in mathematics, philology and physics. This book of sources is meant to complement the biography of Graßmann and the proceedings of the 2009 Graßmann Bicentennial Conference (Birkhäuser 2010). "Roots and Traces" will interest all scholars working on Hermann Graßmann and related topics. It offers newly discovered pictures of family members, historical texts documenting life in this exceptional family and an English translation of these previously unpublished papers. Text in German and English.

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Author: John Roberts,Nick Jackson,Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain)

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117536203

Category: Architecture

Page: 514

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This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.

Plant Roots

Author: Yoav Waisel,Amram Eshel,Tom Beeckman,Uzi Kafkafi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824744748

Category: Science

Page: 1749

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The third edition of a standard resource, this book offers a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary presentation of plant roots. It examines structure and development, assemblage of root systems, metabolism and growth, stressful environments, and interactions at the rhizosphere. Reflecting the explosion of advances and emerging technologies in the field, the book presents developments in the study of root origin, composition, formation, and behavior for the production of novel pharmaceutical and medicinal compounds, agrochemicals, dyes, flavors, and pesticides. It details breakthroughs in genetics, molecular biology, growth substance physiology, biotechnology, and biomechanics.

Reconsidering Roots

Author: Erica Ball,Kellie Carter Jackson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820350834

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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These essays--from scholars in history, sociology, film, and media studies--interrogate Roots, assessing the ways that the book and its dramatization recast representations of slavery, labor, and the black family; reflected on the promise of freedom and civil rights; and engaged discourses of race, gender, violence, and power.

Queer Roots for the Diaspora

Author: Jarrod Hayes

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472053167

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity

Plant Roots - From Cells to Systems

Author: H.M. Anderson,Peter W. Barlow,D.T. Clarkson,M.B. Jackson,Peter R. Shewry

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401156964

Category: Science

Page: 157

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Proceedings of the 14th Long Ashton International Symposium: Plant Roots - From Cells to Systems held in Bristol, UK, 13-15 September 1995

Tackling the Roots of Racism

Author: Reena Bhavnani,Heidi Safia Mirza,Veena Meetoo

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861347749

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Drawing on the literature from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology and psychology, the book makes direct links between the causes of racism and the successful interventions to combat it. It particularly highlights the need to understand micro 'everyday' racisms in order to tackle the macro structural roots of racism.Topics covered include ethnic monitoring and the reproduction of racism; elite racism in the media and among politicians; anti-racist interventions at work and service delivery; combating racism in sport, the arts and education; social cohesion, diversity and local community initiatives and multiculturalism and equal opportunities.The succinct description and shrewd analysis of policy interventions make this book essential reading for social science academics, researchers and students, as well as practitioners and policy makers keen to apply the lessons learned.

A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots

Author: Horace Gerald Danner

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810891557

Category: Medical

Page: 646

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Dr. Horace Gerald Danner’s A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots is a compendium of the most-used word roots of the medical and health-care professions. All word roots are listed alphabetically, along with the Greek or Latin words from which they derive, together with the roots’ original meanings. If the current meaning of an individual root differs from the original meaning, that is listed in a separate column. In the examples column, the words which contain the root are then listed, starting with their prefixes. For example, esthesia, which means “feeling,” has as its prefixed roots alloesthesia, anesthesia, and dysesthesia. The listing then switches to words where the root itself forms the beginning, such as esthesiogenesis or esthesioneuroblastoma. These root-starting terms then are followed by words where the root falls in the middle or the end, as in acanthesthesia, cryesthesia, or osmesthesia. In this manner, A Thesaurus of Medical Word Roots places the word in as many word families as there are elements in the word. This work will interest not only medical practitioners but linguists and philologists and anyone interested in the etymological aspects of medical terminology.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Devin-Adair Pub


Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 6343

Line drawings supplement descriptions of the nutritional and medicinal uses of the subterranean parts of numerous wild plants