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Chapter 11 Family Solanaceae

Welbaum, G.E. CAB International PDF


Family Solanaceae


Origin and History

The potato is an ancient crop. Potatoes were used as food at least 8,000 years ago according to carbon dating of starch grains found in archaeological excavations in the Andean regions of Peru and

Bolivia (Brown, 1993). The potato was unknown to the outside world until the Spanish explorer and conqueror Gonzalo Jiminez de Quesada (1499–

1579) and his men took it to Spain. The Spanish thought the potato was a kind of truffle and called them “tartuffo”. However, potatoes soon became a standard supply item on the Spanish ships because sailors who ate them did not suffer from scurvy

(Brown, 1993).

Both wild and cultivated potato plants survive well in soil because of their high moisture content and starch and other nutrient reserves, which enable repeated regeneration of shoots. Unharvested tubers remain dormant in the soil but sprout under favorable conditions, enabling continued survival without replanting. The Inca’s ability to preserve harvested potato tubers as chuño, a product made by the mashing and naturally drying tubers during repeated freezing and thawing cycles at high-elevations, increased their versatility as a food crop.

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CHAPTER TEN Future as unknown presence (even if it is absent)

Eigen, Michael Karnac Books PDF

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Future as unknown presence

(even if it is absent)

hat is the future? It engulfs me, attracts me. I plunge into it, swim in it. How is it different from past or present? A time monster with three heads and who knows how many feet and hands? A Hindu saying: Dream life is the present, waking life the past, dreamless sleep (void) the future.

Time so often feels timeless. Sessions sometimes drag by. Time could not go slower. Even slowness is timeless. Or they speed by. High velocity timelessness. Too fast, too slow, just right. The Goldilocks of time.

There is a sense of dropping down into oneself. Silent. Deep into invisible soil, dropping . . . A kind of blackout. Schreber described a kind of blackout in which world and self ceased, then reappeared in a new key, “miracled up”.

To sink and sink into the future, uncreated futures of a session, uncreated time. Time as creation, future as creative moments that nourish, terrify, uplift, challenge, soften, baffle. Future as approaching womb.

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Bion, Wilfred R. Karnac Books PDF



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The review of K. R. Eissler, Medical Orthodoxy and the Future of Psycho-Analysis (New

York: International Universities Press, 1965), was published in 1966 in the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 47: 575–579.

The review of R. Slovenko (Ed.), Sexual Behavior and the Law (Springfield, IL: Thomas,

1964), was published in 1966 in the International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 47:


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Review of K. R. Eissler’s

Medical Orthodoxy and the Future of Psycho-Analysis

Questions of importance for psychoanalysts have been debated in this able book by Eissler. The subject may seem to British readers not to concern them; a great deal of hard-hitting criticism is directed against American institutes of psychoanalysis, American failings (in the author’s view), and American psychoanalytic ‘heresies’. Ostensibly he is arguing in favour of the lay analyst – which again may appear to a British psychoanalyst to be a subject no longer for debate, but which to me appears only to be one facet of the problem of the relationship between group and mystic which has now become vital for the psychoanalytic group. On an adequate solution of this the future of psychoanalysis hangs, and the adequate solution demands, as a prerequisite, adequate debate. This is not possible unless psychoanalysts are prepared to spend time studying the history and dynamics of the relationship between the mystic and the group. Eissler’s book should be read against the background of this seldom and inadequately discussed phenomenon. The central point is the impact of an explosive force on a pre-existing framework. This configuration is recurrent, and can be detected in the impact of new ideas on an old vocabulary, formula, or deductive system; or of the genius, mystic, or messiah upon the group in which his presence becomes manifest.

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15 Conclusion

Giacalone, F.; Griffin, K. CABI PDF

15 Conclusion


Kevin Griffin1* and Fiorella Giacalone2

Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin; 2Department of Political Science,

University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

As stated in the introductory chapter, this book is primarily derived from the proceedings of a meeting of Francophone anthropologists, the XXVIII

Colloque Eurethno du Conseil d’Europe, on the theme of pilgrimage in Europe, which was held in Perugia and Assisi in 2014. As such, the publication of these papers in English brings to the

Anglo-centric academic community many unique and fresh contributions from primarily French and Italian authors in relation to religious tourism and pilgrimage, thereby bridging a range of academic disciplines, cultures, languages and perspectives, and thus, providing a unique and eclectic multicultural treat. This short chapter brings together some concluding observations on the individual chapters and their overall contributions to the aims of this volume.

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Using Formal Concept Analysis to study social coding in GitHub

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Software Eng. Research and Practice | SERP'14 |


Using Formal Concept Analysis to study social coding in GitHub

Otmar M. Pereira Junior1 , Luis E. Zárate1 , Humberto T. Marques-Neto1 , and Mark A. J. Song1

1 Department of Computer Science, Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Brazil

Abstract— Currently, the world watches the expansion of the social networks phenomenon in the form of several different networks: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GitHub and many others. Such sites join together a user base that can reach millions of people connected from places everywhere in the planet. These impressive marks motivate questions about the characteristics of the members of these networks, due to opportunities present in them that can generate economical gains, augment the influence and popularity of an organization or product.

This paper shows some of the main attributes of the contributors of the 20 most popular projects in GitHub using Formal Concept Analysis to uncover the most relevant characteristics. Despite the global success of the projects, we see geographical clusters of developers behind the most popular projects, what can serve as motivation to engage developers of other regions and increase the cultural variety in popular open source projects.

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Session - Genetic Algorithms and Applications + Genetic Programming + Dynamic Optimization

Hamid R. Arabnia, Ray R. Hashemi, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF
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Day Trips

Lindberg, Eric Insiders' Guide PDF

Day Trips


easure 100 miles from Denver in any direction and you’ll have defined more than 3,000 square miles from which to plan day trips. We’ve recommended a few that will take you north and south along the Front Range as well as west into the mountains. That’s not to say that the Great Plains to the east aren’t worth visiting. Few landscapes are more tranquilizing than the endless rolling prairie, and few things are more magnificent than 180 degrees of sky, but the majority of Colorado’s visitors come with mountain scenery in mind. Bear in mind that snowstorms can render high mountain roads treacherous, if not impassable, from September through May. Consider calling (303) 639-1111 for the Colorado State Highway Patrol’s report on road conditions before taking off on a mountain jaunt during these months. If conditions are bad, make sure your vehicle has good snow tires or carry chains. If the chain law is in effect at a particular pass, those without chains will be turned back, no matter how good their tires are. And sometimes the road will close to all traffic until the weather improves. It’s really a pain to pull out of Vail heading east up I-70 and discover that they’ve swung the gates closed across the interstate.

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Informed Coded Modulation and Host Rejection Techniques for Color Inkjet Hardcopy Watermarking in the Spatial Domain

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; Joan Lu; Fernando G. Tinetti; Jane You; George Jandieri; Gerald Schaefer; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Vladimir Volkov (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF

Int'l Conf. IP, Comp. Vision, and Pattern Recognition | IPCV'13 |


Informed Coded Modulation and Host Rejection

Techniques for Color Inkjet Hardcopy

Watermarking in the Spatial Domain

– Submitted to IPCV 2013 –

Joceli Mayer1 and Steven J. Simske2

LPDS1 - EEL - Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC - Brazil - CEP 88040-900 - P.O. box 476

HP2 Print Production Automation Lab - Hewlett-Packard Labs - USA

E-mail: joceli.mayer@lpds.ufsc.br and steven.simske@hp.com

Abstract—This paper proposes improvements on the embedding and the detection watermarking techniques, aiming for improved color hardcopy watermarking using inkjet printers.

We investigate informed coding along with a multibit spread spectrum modulation framework for watermarking color images to be deployed as printed media. The proposed approach aims to maximize the watermarking robustness with a modulation approach to achieve high payload with good transparency.

At the encoding phase the impact of the color background on the detection metric is evaluated based on estimated color correlation and interference. This correlation is used to estimate and compare the robustness of sets of patterns which would be otherwise considered equivalent for modulating the same message. This allows a proper selection of sequences to be embedded for improved robustness. The detection is further improved by using a proposed whitening filter and a color rejection algorithm. Examples using real life images illustrate the performance enhancement achievable by employing the proposed approaches in color hardcopy watermarking systems.

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Appendix 3 • Names of Indian tribes in Arizona Department

Edited and Annotated by Charles M. Robinson III University of North Texas Press PDF
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Contemporary Build Systems and Techniques for Improvement

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Software Eng. Research and Practice | SERP'14 |


Contemporary Build Systems and Techniques for Improvement

Jason White and Kay Zemoudeh

School of Computer Science and Engineering,

California State University, San Bernardino,

California, United States

Abstract— A build system plays a critical role in the software development process; particularly on large software projects. Having a build system that is fast, reliable, and easy to use can have a large, positive impact on a project. Iteration times can be reduced, giving more immediate feedback on changes; complete rebuilds can become less common or non-existent; and describing the build can become easier and more flexible.

Background on how build systems work will be given; the strengths and weaknesses that apply to a vast majority of existing build systems will be shown; and methods by which contemporary build systems can be improved to achieve significant gains in developer productivity will be discussed.

Keywords: Build System, Software Tool, Automation

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Session - Mining of Data Rich Sources

Hamid R. Arabnia; Leonidas Deligiannidis; Ray Hashemi; Joan Lu; George Jandieri; Ashu M. G. Solo; and Fernando G. Tinetti (Editors) Mercury Learning and Information PDF
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32 Understanding Reaction to Change

Barry Fletcher HRD Press PDF


Understanding Reaction to Change


This activity uses a case study to help participants reflect upon and discuss practical procedures for dealing with reactions to organizational change. Related material is found in Activity 41.


This activity is suitable in training managers and supervisors who are faced with the prospect of significant organizational change.


To appreciate the possible outcomes of introducing change

To reduce change to identifiable component parts

To gauge the likely reaction to each of the change components

To consider strategies for minimizing resistance to organizational change within the case study

To make decisions about transferring the learning to the workplace

Trainer Guidance

This activity has been designed to enable managers/supervisors to consider the process of organizational change and reflect upon ways of attaining improved levels of acceptance. You may wish to refer to the Trainer’s Notes that provide useful background information to this activity. As part of the group’s preparation you may choose to send each participant a copy, as well as a copy of the case study

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Chapter 6

Mark T. Smokov University of North Texas Press PDF


Kid Curry Loses Another Brother


bout the time Kid Curry left the hideaway in the Missouri Breaks and headed for Wyoming, younger brother John Curry became involved in a water rights dispute and took up with another man’s wife, not necessarily in that order.

Little Rockies pioneer Charles W. Duvall wrote that the four Curry brothers had each homesteaded their own piece of land. “The Curry ranches extended from the east boundary of the Tressler ranch down

Rock Creek which swung south, just east of the Tressler homestead. As

160 acres was all one could homestead at that time these four homesteads were only about a mile and a half long. The home which the Curry’s built and where they all lived was built near a large spring which came out of the north bank of Rock Creek and the homestead joining Dan Tressler.

The Curry home was in plain sight from the Dan Tressler home.”1

Tressler was building up his ranch, and he and his pretty young wife

Lucy seemed to be doing well. Then a romance developed between John

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Ganesh S. Hegde Laxmi Publications PDF



1-D bar element 154

1-D fin 287

2D beam-column element 201

2D elements with nodes 135

2D-truss element 171

3-noded bar element 239, 241

3-noded right angle triangle 215

3 points gauss quadrature 47

4 noded bar element 253


Adjoint matrix 25

Admissible displacements 61

Admissible function 106

Applicability of FEM 19

Area co-ordinates 230

Assembly 7

Axial bar element 60


Bar element 140, 141, 249

Beam analysis 181

Beam-bar combination 207

Beam column 66

Beam column element 202

Beam theory 181

Body force 158, 228

Bottom-Up steps 9

Boundary conditions 7, 175

Brick element 263


Cartesian local co-ordinates 155

Centrifugal force 158

Centrifugal loading 189

Cholesky’s method of solution 33

Co-efficient matrix 218

Co-factor 25

Compatibility 145, 183, 268

Compatible condition 73

Compatible transitions 268

Completeness condition 267

Complex elements 260

Composite wall 282

Concentrated load 159, 190

Conductance matrix 283

Conduction heat transfer 278

Connectivity matrix 149, 152

Continuity equation 3

Continuous systems 55

Continuum 2, 3, 21, 129

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10: Recent Development and Commercial Adoption of Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in Queensland

Lazier, J.R.; Ahmad, N. CABI PDF


Recent Development and

Commercial Adoption of Legumes for Heavy Clay Soils in Queensland

K.G. Cox1

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mareeba, Australia


In previous chapters of this volume, various authors describe the development of herbaceous legumes for pastures on clay soils in Queensland until about the 1980s. Emphasis is on the collection and evaluation of the genus

Desmanthus, given its relatively recent addition to agriculture and considerable potential for providing useful pasture legumes for clay soils, particularly in the seasonally dry areas of northern Australia. Other genera are also discussed, including early assessments of herbaceous legumes that were later developed for clay soils (Clitoria,

Macroptilium and Stylosanthes). This chapter provides a summary of the development of herbaceous legumes for clay soils in Queensland from these earlier assessments until present.

Beef cattle farming is the principal agricultural enterprise in seasonally dry areas of northern Australia, including large areas of clay soils in Queensland. Sown and naturally occurring grasses provide the key feed resource, and the inclusion of sown legumes can significantly improve live-weight gain and reproductive performance per unit area. Queensland has been the centre of development for legumes for clay soils in tropical and subtropical areas of Australia, mostly through assessing and developing plants held in the Australian

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