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|Joanne Suter||Saddleback Educational Publishing|
Comparing Prehistoric Animals
Most people think of dinosaurs when they think of prehistoric animals.
But some of the earliest creatures looked like animals that are still alive today.
The oldest known fossils, for example, were formed by invertebrates—animals without backbones. Some of them resembled jellyfish, sponges, snails, clams, and worms. Others, of course, looked completely different from any of today’s animals.
known bird: Looking something like a dinosaur with feathers, the Archaeopteryx had teeth and a long tail.
Here are some interesting facts about prehistoric animals:
known horse: Called the
Eohippus, this creature was about the size of a small dog.
eggs: In 1923, scientists from the American Museum of Natural
History first discovered dinosaur eggs in Mongolia.
known egg: A primitive, mammal-like reptile laid this egg about 200 million years ago.
flesh-eating animal: The giant carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex stood almost 20 feet high and was about 45 feet long.See more
|Tim Liardet||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
|Carcanet Press Ltd.|
My experience as a tutor of creative writing of long-standing leads me to the view that there are two main areas of learning involved in creative writing: first learning to master the craft of writing and, second, learning to find a ‘writing voice’ or ‘writing identity’. The first, learning to master the craft of writing, is obvious; in the case of fiction, with which I am primarily concerned, it will involve the acquisition and practice of a repertoire of narrative techniques, such as characterisation, dialogue, setting, point of view, as well as plotting and structuring. The second, learning to find a writing voice or writing identity, is much less obvious, and I will discuss it in detail in this chapter.
My research with students of creative writing over the past four years into the benefits of writing fictional autobiography as a first stage in a ‘writing apprenticeship’1 reveals that a significant proportion of apprentice writers experience difficulties in the second of these two areas of learning. In attempting to understand these difficulties I have found particularly helpful the ideas of the German-American psychoanalyst Karen Horney.See more
|Greg Lehey||O'Reilly Media|
In this chapter:
• Network configuration with sysinstall
• Manual network configuration
• Automatic configuration with
• Configuring PC Card networking cards
• Setting up wireless networking
• ISP’s route setup
• Looking at the routing tables
• Packet forwarding
• Configuration summary
Configuring the local network
In Chapter 16 we looked at the basic concepts surrounding BSD networking. In this chapter and the following two, we’ll look at what we need to do to configure a network, first manually, then automatically. Configuring PPP is still a whole lot more difficult than configuring an Ethernet, and they require more prerequisites, so we’ll dedicate
Chapter 20, to that issue.
In this chapter, we’ll first look at example.org in the reference network on page 294, since it’s the easiest to set up. After that, we’ll look at what additional information is needed to configure machines on example.net.
Network configuration with sysinstall
To configure a network, you must describe its configuration to the system. The system initialization routines that we discussed on page 528 include a significant portion that sets up the network environment. In addition, the system contains a number of standard IP configuration files that define your system’s view of the network. If you didn’t configure the network when you installed your system, you can still do it now. Log in as root and start sysinstall. Select the Index, then Network Interfaces. You will see the menu of Figure 17-1, which is the same as in Figure 6-4 on page 97. On a standard 80x25 display it requires scrolling to see the entire menu. The only real network board on this list is xl0, the Ethernet board. The others are standard hardware that can also be used as network interfaces.See more
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