The Copper Age in South-West Spain

A Bioarchaeological Approach to Prehistoric Social Organisation

Author: Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407315096

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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The prehistoric communities in Iberia have never been investigated before using a cutting-edge and multidisciplinary approach. In this research, the latest techniques are applied in order to allow a reconstruction of prehistoric social structure and social organization. Specifically, this investigation uses bioarchaeological methods, such as osteological, paleopathological and biochemical approaches (stable isotopes), in combination with funerary context to reconstruct the mortality, morbidity, dietary and mobility patterns of two human skeletal populations from the Copper Age (c. 3300-2100 cal BC). The main objective was to test whether social differences were already present during the 3rd millennium BC in southern Iberia. For this purpose, two main Copper Age sites, Valencina de la ConcepciOn (Seville) and La Pijotilla (Badajoz), were analysed and then compared to many other contemporary sites from the same geographical location. In sum, the results of this research demonstrate the complexity of the funerary patterns in the Iberian Copper Age, providing evidence for social inequality and differentiation.


Medical Aspects of Solubility

Author: Erich Konigsberger,LanChi Konigsberger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470092114

Category: Science

Page: 302

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This title takes an interdisciplinary approach to the central role of solubility in pathological biomineralisation, ranging from traditional thermodynamics and kinetics to unusual concepts such as the PILP process. The scientific background and expertise of the contributors, ranges accordingly from solubility modelling and database development, renal stone and bone implant research, Mössbauer spectroscopy and structural chemistry to biochemistry and crystallisation. The chapters all have a quantitative, physico-chemical component rather than giving purely phenomenological descriptions. The contributors deal with aspects and concepts that have not previously been common in the study of pathological biomineralisation processes.

Visual Thinking

Author: Rudolf Arnheim

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520242265

Category: Architecture

Page: 345

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"This book is an attempt to proceed from earlier studies of art to a broader concern with visual perception as a cognitive activity ..."--Pref.

Soil Survey Manual 2017

Author: U.s. Department of Agriculture

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973804536


Page: 638

View: 1325

The Manual is intended primarily for use by soil scientists engaged in the work of making soil surveys. It is an especially important reference for soil scientists early in their careers as they learn the many complex aspects of making a soil survey. It is also an important reference for experienced soil surveyors who want to review the details regarding many of the standards used in soil survey. For example, chapter 3, "Examination and Description of Soil Profiles," contains the accepted terms and definitions for specific soil properties that are used when describing soil profiles in the field. It also contains extensive information describing each soil property and the proper procedures for observing or measuring it in the field. The Manual is therefore an important companion to other soil survey references, such as the National Soil Survey Handbook (USDA-NRCS, 2016), the Field Book for Describing and Sampling Soils (Schoeneberger and Wysocki, 2012), and the Keys to Soil Taxonomy (Soil Survey Staff, 2014). Although the Manual is oriented to the needs of those actively engaged in preparing soil surveys, workers and students who have limited soil science experience or are less familiar with the soil survey process can also use the information. Teachers, researchers, and students of soil science and related disciplines, especially those interested in pedology, soil morphology, soil geography, ecology, geomorphology, and the science underlying soil survey, will find this manual useful. Resource specialists, such as wetland scientists, foresters, and agronomists, and others who use soil surveys in their work, can refer to the Manual to better understand how soil surveys are made and how to interpret the technical information they provide. Parts of the Manual, especially those concerning the description of soils in the field and the soil properties considered when predicting soil behavior under a specific use, have been adopted by private-sector soil scientists as standards. The Soil Survey Manual has proven to be an important source of information for government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private-sector resource specialists in other countries involved in soil survey projects. Because the Manual describes all facets of the soil survey process, it is an important guide for developing proposals to conduct soil surveys and to create detailed plans for projects in other parts of the world. The Manual serves as the guiding document for activities of the National Cooperative Soil Survey (NCSS), a cooperative undertaking led by the United States Department of Agriculture. The NCSS includes other Federal and State agencies, universities, non-governmental organizations, and private-sector soil scientists interested in making soil surveys and/or interpreting and using soil survey information. The original Federal authority for the Soil Survey of the United States is contained in the record of the 53rd Congress, Chapter 169, Agricultural Appropriations Act of 1896. The authority was elaborated in Public Law 74-46, the Soil Conservation Act of April 27, 1936, and again in Public Law 89-560, Soil Surveys for Resource Planning and Development, September 7, 1966. The Manual is the primary reference on the principles and technical details used by the local, State, and Federal contributors to soil surveys authorized under these acts.

The World's Greatest Resumes

Author: Robert Wm Meier

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9781580086776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 183

View: 1428

A career counselor's guide to overhauling a resume, including the world's first "Resume Rater and Resume Quality Index," real-life success stories, and more than 25 before-and-after samples.

Physics of the Earth's Interior

Author: Beno Gutenberg

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483282120

Category: Science

Page: 252

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Physics of the Earth's Interior embraces such a wide range of properties and processes that the space available in one volume imposes severe limitations on their discussion. Moreover, the uneven familiarity of any geophysicist with the many fields of natural science which are involved favors their uneven treatment. For these reasons, the author has limited discussions related to gravity, terrestrial magnetism, tectonic processes, and the history of the earth, to such problems which, if solved, may give information on the earth's interior. On the other hand, seismological investigations are discussed only insofar as they bear upon the structure of the earth and the physics of its interior; seismology is to be treated in detail in another monograph of this series. The book contains nine chapters and begins with a discussion of methods of investigating the earth's interior, and the accuracy of the results. This is followed by separate chapters on the structure of the earth; the crust, mantle, and core; temperature and thermal processes in the earth; density, pressure, gravity, and flattening in the earth; elastic constants, and elastic processes; and nonelastic processes in the earth.

Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

Lessons from Spain, Germany and Canada

Author: Nuria Bosch,José M. Durán

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848442718

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 9647

This highly original book analyzes political decentralization and fiscal federalism in Canada and Germany, both traditional federal countries, and in Spain, a unitarian country engaged in the last two decades in a process of decentralization. The three key issues required for a well designed financing system are analyzed in depth herein, namely: tax assignment, equalization grants (i.e. redistribution of money from the wealthy regions or the national government to poorer regions) and the role of regional government in the administration of taxes. Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization will be of particular interest to academics and researchers of economics, public economics, public finance and public choice. It will also appeal to politicians and policy makers as well as organizations and agencies related to the economy and fiscal federalism.

Microirrigation for Crop Production

Design, Operation, and Management

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080465814

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 642

View: 3739

Microirrigation has become the fastest growing segment of the irrigation industry worldwide and has the potential to increase the quality of food supply through improved water fertilizer efficiency. This book is meant to update the text "Trickle Irrigation, Design, Operation and Management". This text offers the most current understanding of the management criteria needed to obtain maximum water and fertilization efficiency. * Presents a detailed explanation of system design, operation, and management specific to various types of MI systems * Analyzes proper use of irrigation technology and its effect to increase efficiency * Provides an understanding to the basic science needed to comprehend operation and management * Over 150 figures of designs and charts of systems including, surface drip, subsurface drip, spray/microsprinkler, and more

Reactive Transport in Soil and Groundwater

Processes and Models

Author: Gunnar Nützmann,Paolo Viotti,Per Aagaard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540267468

Category: Science

Page: 298

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In this book, the authors focus on the improvement of the scientific base for the development of environmental risk indicators measured by the presence of pollutants in water and porous media. In pursuit of a correct and complete numerical approach, they deliver insight into the understanding of integrated process, and also of modeling capabilities.

Essentials of Social Science Research Methodology

Author: Erik Stavnsager Rasmussen,Per Østergaard,Suzanne C. Beckmann

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 164

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Research is the systematic process of planning, investigating, and understanding a phenomenon in order to find answers to specific questions. This book describes and explains the essential foundations of the research process in the social sciences. It is guided by the notion that there is no such thing as one general "best" method, but that the choice of method depends upon the research problem and the purpose of the research. Key features of the book include: -- setting the stage from a philosophy of science perspective that emphasizes the need to choose the appropriate frame of reference for a given research problem -- describing the mindset that is necessary to work in a scientific way and the rules that apply, regardless of whether the researcher is a first year student or writing a Ph.D -- explaining the importance of theories, models, and methods for a systematic approach to literature reviews, use of secondary data, and empirical investigations -- introducing the fundamental characteristics of qualitative and quantitative methods and their implications for data collection and analysis -- clarifying the issues of verification and reflection in the evaluation of research studies

On the Art of Doing Field Studies

An Experience-based Research Methodology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Handelshojskolens Forlag


Category: Fieldwork (Educational method)

Page: 248

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Outside anthropology, this is the first book on field studies within the social sciences. The authors offer methods, based on the experienced fact that social science research cannot be described as a rational process. This book presents the rational features of this seemingly irrational process. The authors have systematized their own extensive experience with field studies, providing advice to future researchers on how to avoid the most mundane and traditional mistakes. The first part of the book describes four real life research stories that are well structured, well written, and simply exciting. The second part is a systematic effort to draw methodological conclusions from the stories. The result is an analytical presentation of the common mode of behaviour observed in the previous stories.

The River Singers

Author: Tom Moorhouse,Simon Mendez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192734815

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 230

View: 9786

Something was approaching the burrow. Something deadly. Something that made Sylvan's fur bristle with fear . . . Knowing their lives are under threat, Sylvan and his brother and sisters have no choice but to abandon their burrow for ever. Together they set out on an epic journey along the Great River; but with dangers lurking at every turn, will they ever find a safe place to call home? Now available in paperback, this exciting and beautifully-illustrated animal adventure has themakings of a future children's classic. 'Just the sort of book I would have loved as a child.' Gill Lewis

Winning Resumes

Author: Matthew Greene

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452271364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 9049

Discusses how to turn a basic resume into a mini-sales presentation, offers on advice on format, style, and language, and includes sample resumes