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  • Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history – biography, chronology, political and economic background – with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics of science. The 5800-page Encyclopedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopolit

  • Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history – biography, chronology, political and economic background – with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics of science. The 5800-page Encyclopedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopolit

  • Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

    This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history – biography, chronology, political and economic background – with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics of science. The 5800-page Encyclopedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopolit

  • Introduction to Variance Estimation

    Introduction to Variance Estimation

    We live in the information age. Statistical surveys are used every day to determine or evaluate public policy and to make important business decisions. Correct methods for computing the precision of the survey data and for making inferences to the target population are absolutely essential to sound decision making. Now in its second edition, Introduction to Variance Estimation has for more than twenty years provided the definitive account of the ...

  • Peasants, Farmers and Scientists

    Peasants, Farmers and Scientists

    This book is a critical account of tropical agricultural science and agricultural development in the twentieth century, in particular in Africa. It describes successes as well as fads and failures, from the perspective of a practitioner of more than 40 years. The emphasis is on the second half of the century, but the story frequently reaches deep into the first half of the century as well.The book’s premise is that the story of tropical agricult

  • Physical Methods in Agriculture

    Physical Methods in Agriculture

    The papers in this book deal with both the physical theories and their applications in the full broad range of agriculture: soils, their parameters and transport processes, soil technology, precision agriculture, agricultural products and their processing, testing and storage and products, genetic modification of agricultural plants. In all those subjects the physical aspects are studied. The majority of the papers belong to the category of ...

  • Special Issue: Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishes: New Methods, Techniques and Analysis

    Special Issue: Age and Growth of Chondrichthyan Fishes: New Methods, Techniques and Analysis

    Shark conservation and management is often hindered by a lack of basic biological information for most species. An understanding of the age structure and growth dynamics of a population is important for effective conservation and management because this information is often utilized for determination of natural mortality and longevity. Ultimately age and growth information is used for calculation of vital rates in population models. Over the ...

  • Seriation, Stratigraphy, and Index Fossils

    Seriation, Stratigraphy, and Index Fossils

    It is difficult for today's students of archaeology to imagine an era when chronometric dating methods were unavailable. However, even a casual perusal of the large body of literature that arose during the first half of the twentieth century reveals a battery of clever methods used to determine the relative ages of archaeological phenomena, often with considerable precision. Stratigraphic excavation is perhaps the best known of the ...