The Names of Plants The Names of Plants is an invaluable reference for botanists and horticulturalists. The first section gives an historical account of the significant changes in the ways that plants have been known and named. It documents the problems associated with an ever-increasing number of common names of plants, and the resolution of these problems through... Rethinking Urban Parks: Public Space and Cultural Diversity William H. Whyte set out to discover why some New York City public spaces were successes, fi lled with people and activities, while others were empty, cold, and unused. After seven years of fi lming small parks and plazas in the city, he found that only a few plazas in New York City were attracting daily users and saw this decline as a threat to...
The History of Terrorism: From Antiquity to al Qaeda This authoritative work provides an essential perspective on terrorism by offering a rare opportunity for analysis and reflection at a time of ongoing violence, chilling threats, and renewed reprisals. In it, some of the best international specialists working on the subject today examine terrorism's long and complex history from antiquity to the... Data Compression: The Complete Reference Data compression is one of the most important techniques in computing engineering. From archiving data to CD-ROMs and from coding theory to image analysis, many facets of computing make use of data compression in one form or another. This book is intended to provide an overview of the many different types of compression: it includes a taxonomy, an... Eclipse for Dummies That’s what New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia said back in 1934. Not
many people understood the meaning or the impact of Mayor LaGuardia’s
statement, because he said it in Latin. (“E finita la cuccagna,” said the mayor.)
But today, most people agree with the spirit of LaGuardia’s proclamation.
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