The Composite Bow by Mike Loades

By Mike Loades

An historic layout, rising from important Asia within the moment millennium B.C., the composite bow used to be followed by means of a brilliant number of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples reminiscent of the Huns, Turks, and Mongols, to robust empires comparable to the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs, and chinese language. providing excessive energy and portability, the composite bow used to be an incredible cavalry weapon, even though it used to be extensively utilized through infantry in open conflict, and as a siege weapon. during this very important research, a professional on japanese army expertise tells the tale of this awesome piece of army undefined: the way it was once made and the way a number of cultures built differing strategies for utilizing it. He explains why the composite bow accomplished such beautiful successes, and the way it persisted as a weapon of selection for hundreds of thousands of years.

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Field Geology of High-Grade Gneiss Terrains by Dr. Cees W. Passchier, Dr. John Stuart Myers, Professor Dr.

By Dr. Cees W. Passchier, Dr. John Stuart Myers, Professor Dr. Alfred Kröner (auth.)

Although there are lots of courses at the geology of high-grade gneiss terrains, few descriptions exist of the way to map and perform structural research in those terrains. Textbooks on structural geology pay attention to concepts appli­ cable to low-grade terrains. Geologists who've no event of mapping high-grade gneisses are frequently at a loss as to tips on how to observe suggestions to excessive­ grade rocks that have been built for low to medium grade metamorphic terrains. Any learn of deep crustal approaches and their improvement via time may still start with exam of the first facts resource - outcrops of excessive­ grade metamorphic terrains. We think that the urge to use complex innovations of material research, petrology, geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and age deter­ mination to those rocks frequently leads to short sampling journeys during which there's little, if any research of the structural and metamorphic historical past published via outcrop styles. Many reports of the metamorphic petrology and geochemistry of high-grade gneiss terrains make useless use of accessible box info, usually because the authors are ignorant of structural complexities and of the how you can realize and use them. this is often unlucky, simply because a lot facts will be accumulated within the box at minimum fee that can't simply, if in any respect, be acquired from fabric within the laboratory. the first igneous or sedimentary nature of a rock, the relative age of intrusive veins, and the series of deformation that they below­ went, can often most sensible be made up our minds by means of ordinary remark within the field.

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Geological Storage of Highly Radioactive Waste Current by Roland Pusch

By Roland Pusch

The publication describes and assesses present techniques for long term disposal of hugely radioactive waste. types of rock are mentioned and assessed with recognize to functional problems within the development of a repository, and the potency of separating radioactive waste. security issues are most vital and are handled within the respective chapters and in a last, conclusive bankruptcy. rate concerns and similar caliber issues are mentioned for the case of creating a virgin repository and repositories within the kind of switched over deserted mines.

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Fossil Behavior Compendium by Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar Jr.

By Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar Jr.

During this whole and thorough replace of Arthur Boucot’s seminal paintings, Evolutionary Paleobiology of habit and Coevolution, Boucot is joined by means of George Poinar, who offers extra services and information on protozoans and micro organism as utilized to illness. jointly, they make the Fossil habit Compendium wider in scope, overlaying all proper animal and plant teams and all epochs, and delivering an in depth overview of animal and plant fossil habit in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Fossil habit encompasses not just earlier facts of the existence historical past of an organism but in addition behavioral, predation, and symbiotic interactions, together with parasitism. This publication compares styles of habit and coevolution long ago with these of the present-day descendants. It additionally discusses how you can overview the premiums of evolution of habit and coevolution at a number of taxonomic degrees. The compendium emphasizes the interactions among fossils and compares those interactions with present-day opposite numbers. It additionally presents new discussions on subject matters regarding fossils in amber. holding Boucot’s trademark, easy-to-read kind, the booklet contains new findings by no means released formerly, stories no longer simply accessed, quite a few examples, forty tables, 285 illustrations—some released right here for the 1st time—and a four-page colour insert. The publication presents a concise account of the proof for numerous illness kinds well-known to this point within the fossil checklist.

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Tropical Stream Ecology (Aquatic Ecology) by David Dudgeon

By David Dudgeon

This publication describes the most positive aspects of tropical streams and their ecology. It covers the foremost physico-chemical good points, very important strategies akin to basic creation and organic-matter transformation, in addition to the most teams of shoppers: invertebrates, fishes and different vertebrates. info on strategies and paradigms constructed in north-temperate latitudes and the way they don't fit the truth of ecosystems extra south is expertly addressed. The urgent topic of conservation of tropical streams and their biodiversity is integrated in alomost each bankruptcy, with a last bankruptcy offering a synthesis on conservation concerns. For the 1st time, Tropical Streams Ecology areas a huge emphasis on viewing study performed in contributions from foreign literature. * First artificial account of the ecology of every kind of tropical streams* Covers all the significant tropical areas* unique attention of attainable basic adjustments among tropical and temperate circulation ecosystems* Threats confronted by means of tropical movement ecosystems and attainable conservation activities* Descriptions and synstheses life-histories and breeding styles of significant aquatic shoppers (fishes, invertebrates)

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Guns and How They Work by Ian V Hogg

By Ian V Hogg

This e-book is set how weapons paintings. Leaving apart, for the instant, the ethical and mental elements, no matter what else you might imagine of firearms you'll want to admit that they're notable mechanical achievements. simply reflect on, for instance, what is going on inside of a computer gun twenty instances a moment - the cycle of firing, unlocking, extracting, ejecting, reloading, relocking and firing back, for hundreds of thousands of rounds on finish.

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Freshwater fish distribution by Tim M. Berra

By Tim M. Berra

This publication basically identifies approximately one hundred seventy households of fishes by utilizing fine quality illustrations and comprises a correct account of chosen individuals of that exact fish relations, in addition to a distribution map and accompanying observation on class, distribution, and variety. Key good points * top quality illustrations of representatives from every one kin * Distribution map supplied for every relatives * Read more...

summary: This ebook truly identifies approximately one hundred seventy households of fishes by utilizing fine quality illustrations and comprises a correct account of chosen contributors of that exact fish relatives, in addition to a distribution map and accompanying statement on type, distribution, and variety. Key beneficial properties * fine quality illustrations of representatives from every one kinfolk * Distribution map supplied for every family members * statement for every kin

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PANZERWAFFE - THE CAMPAIGNS IN THE WEST 1940 by John Prigent

By John Prigent

This is often the second one quantity in a brand new sequence of ten titles that would specialize in the campaigns of the German Panzerwaffe on this planet conflict 2 and the strengths and weaknesses of its commanders and operational equipment. every one booklet will characteristic a close narrative textual content, describing the making plans of every crusade, command and management in the Panzerwaffe, process and strategies, research of successes and screw ups, orders of conflict and a technical evaluation of armored car varieties and their editions, additionally, there'll be a spotlight on key commanders, person devices and tank aces within the theatres being mentioned.

The narrative textual content of every ebook should be written by means of a number of said experts of their box below the coordination of the sequence Editor, John Prigent, himself a well known specialist at the German Panzerwaffe. all of the books within the sequence could be authorative and visually interesting. The textual content should be supported via round one hundred fifty infrequent and interesting pictures, there'll be in particular commissioned colour works of art of the tanks defined and pictured, 'relief'-style terrain maps, portraits illustrating strategies and battles, sidebars and textual content boxes.

This is a thrilling new sequence so one can practice a clean and hugely illustrated therapy to this material, and supply a lot of curiosity for these absorbed within the background of mechanized conflict within the final century and provide a lot sensible aid for the army modelers.

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''provides a very good stability among textual content and helping images and colour plates to make it invaluable as either a written and visible reference...''Armorama.com, 04/08

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