Modelling the Flying Bird

Modelling the Flying Bird
Author: C.J. Pennycuick
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2008-08-23
ISBN 10: 9780080557816
ISBN 13: 0080557813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modelling the Flying Bird Book Review:

This book outlines the principles of flight, of birds in particular. It describes a way of simplifying the mechanics of flight into a practical computer program, which will predict in some detail what any bird, real or hypothetical, can and cannot do. The Flight program, presented on the companion website, generates performance curves for flapping and gliding flight, and simulations of long-distance migration and accounts successfully for the consumption of muscles and other tissues during migratory flights. The program is effectively a working model of a flying bird (or bat or pterosaur) and is the skeleton around which the book is built. The book provides a wider background and then explains how Flight works and shows how to set up and test hypotheses generated by the program. The book and the program are based on adapting the conventional (and well-tested) thinking of aeronautical engineers to the biological problems of bird flight. Their primary aim is to convince biologists that this is the appropriate way to handle problems that involve flight, to make the engineering background accessible to biologists, and to provide a tool kit in the shape of the Flight program, which they can use to solve practical problems involving bird flight and migration. In addition, the book will be readily accessible to engineers who want to know how birds work, and should be of interest to the ever-growing community working on flapping "micro air vehicles" (MAVs). The program can be used to predict the flight performance and capabilities of reconstructed fossil birds and pterosaurs, flying in ancient atmospheres that differ from present conditions, and also, of course, to predict and account for the results of experiments and observations on living birds and bats. * An up to date work by the world's leading expert on bird flight * Examines the biology and biomechanics of bird flight with added reference to the flight of bats and pterosaurs. * Uses proven aeronautical principles to help solve biological issues in understanding and predicting the flight capabilities of birds and other vertebrates. * Provides insights into the evolution of flight and the likely capabilities of extinct birds and reptiles. * Gives a detailed explanation of the science behind, and use of, the author's predictive bird flight simulation program - Flight - which is available on a companion website. * Presents often difficult concepts in easily understood language.

Modelling the Bird Flight

Modelling the Bird Flight
Author: Herbert Oertel,Sebastian Ruck
Publsiher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 3866447612
ISBN 13: 9783866447615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Birds Never Get Lost

Birds Never Get Lost
Author: Colin Pennycuick,Sandy Pennycuick
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 9781785890482
ISBN 13: 1785890484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds Never Get Lost Book Review:

Birds fly very efficiently, doing little work themselves, and gaining large amounts of energy from the atmosphere. Whether on local flights or migration, they have the freedom to fly anywhere they please. It is because of this that scientists have long been fascinated with how birds remain the ultimate aviators. Birds Never Get Lost includes reports of how bird flight has been studied in laboratories, as well as by flying with them. It also provides a comprehensive background of what distinguishes birds from other flying animals, past and present, from bats to pterosaurs.

Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds

Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds
Author: Tomasz Cofta
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN 10: 0691177570
ISBN 13: 9780691177571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight Identification of European Passerines and Select Landbirds Book Review:

A richly illustrated, state-of-the-art field guide for identifying European passerines in flight-the first of its kindOpening up new frontiers in birdwatching, this is the first field guide for identifying European passerines in flight, featuring more than 1,850 stunning color illustrations from acclaimed bird artist Tomasz Cofta, who creates r

Lecturing Birds on Flying

Lecturing Birds on Flying
Author: Pablo Triana
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-06-09
ISBN 10: 0470406755
ISBN 13: 9780470406755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecturing Birds on Flying Book Review:

LECTURING BIRDS ON FLYING For the past few decades, the financial world has often displayed an unreasonable willingness to believe that "the model is right, the market is wrong," in spite of the fact that these theoretical machinations were largely responsible for the stock market crash of 1987, the LTCM crisis of 1998, the credit crisis of 2008, and many other blow-ups, large and small. Why have both financial insiders (traders, risk managers, executives) and outsiders (academics, journalists, regulators, the public) consistently demonstrated a willingness to treat quantifications as gospel? Nassim Taleb first addressed the conflicts between theoretical and real finance in his technical treatise on options, Dynamic Hedging. Now, in Lecturing Birds on Flying, Pablo Triana offers a powerful indictment on the trustworthiness of financial theory, explaining—in jargon-free plain English—how malfunctions in these quantitative machines have wreaked havoc in our real world. Triana first analyzes the fundamental question of whether financial markets can in principle really be solved mathematically. He shows that the markets indeed cannot be tamed with equations, presenting a long and powerful list of obstacles to prove his point: maverick unlawful human actions rule the markets, unexpected and unimaginable events shape the markets, and historical data is not necessarily a trustworthy guide to the future of the markets. The author then examines the sources of origin of many prevalent theories and mathematical dictums. He details how the field of financial economics evolved from a descriptive discipline to an abstract one dedicated to technically concocting professors' own versions of how such a world should work. He goes on to explain how Wall Street and other financial centers became eager employers of scientists, and how scientists became eager employees of financial firms. Triana concludes with an in-depth discussion of the most significant historical episodes of theory-caused real-life market malaise, with a strong emphasis on the current credit crisis. In the end, Lecturing Birds on Flying calls for the radical substitution of good old-fashioned common sense in place of mathematical decision-making and the restoration to financial power of those who are completely unchained to the iron ball of classroom-obtained qualifications.

Journal of Experimental Biology

Journal of Experimental Biology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35558004976565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Birds in Flight

Birds in Flight
Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publsiher: Voyageur Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2008-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780760333921
ISBN 13: 0760333920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birds in Flight Book Review:

Describes adaptations for avian aerodynamics, and offers tips on spotting and identifying airborne birds.

Artistic and Scientific Taxidermy and Modelling

Artistic and Scientific Taxidermy and Modelling
Author: Montagu Browne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 463
Release: 1896
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101076136991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: World Heritage Publishers Ltd
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 6144134034
ISBN 13: 9786144134030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Man and The Sea Book Review:

A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

Flight Physics

Flight Physics
Author: Konstantin Volkov
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 9535138073
ISBN 13: 9789535138075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flight Physics Book Review:

The book focuses on the synthesis of the fundamental disciplines and practical applications involved in the investigation, description, and analysis of aircraft flight including applied aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, flight performance, stability, and control. The book covers the aerodynamic models that describe the forces and moments on maneuvering aircraft and provides an overview of the concepts and methods used in flight dynamics. Computational methods are widely used by the practicing aerodynamicist, and the book covers computational fluid dynamics techniques used to improve understanding of the physical models that underlie computational methods.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Introduction to Information Retrieval
Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-07-07
ISBN 10: 1139472100
ISBN 13: 9781139472104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Information Retrieval Book Review:

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

DOM Scripting

DOM Scripting
Author: Jeremy Keith,Jeffrey Sambells
Publsiher: Apress
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-08-07
ISBN 10: 1430233907
ISBN 13: 9781430233909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DOM Scripting Book Review:

With this second edition of the popular DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model comes a modern revision to update best practices and guidelines. It includes full coverage of HTML5 in a new, dedicated chapter, and details on JavaScript libraries and how they can help your scripting. The book provides everything you'll need to start using JavaScript and the Document Object Model to enhance your web pages with client-side dynamic effects and user-controlled animation. It shows how JavaScript, HTML5, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) work together to create usable, standards-compliant web designs. We'll also cover cross-browser compatibility with DOM scripts and how to make sure they degrade gracefully when JavaScript isn't available. DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model focuses on JavaScript for adding dynamic effects and manipulating page structure on the fly using the Document Object Model. You'll start with a crash course in JavaScript and the DOM, then move on to several real-world examples that you'll build from scratch, including dynamic image galleries and dynamic menus. You'll also learn how to manipulate web page styles using the CSS DOM, and create markup on the fly. If you want to create websites that are beautiful, dynamic, accessible, and standards-compliant, this is the book for you!

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Global Health,Forum on Microbial Threats
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2007-07-08
ISBN 10: 0309107695
ISBN 13: 9780309107693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease Book Review:

In recent public workshops and working group meetings, the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has examined a variety of infectious disease outbreaks with pandemic potential, including those caused by influenza (IOM, 2005) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (IOM, 2004). Particular attention has been paid to the potential pandemic threat posed by the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, which is now endemic in many Southeast Asian bird populations. Since 2003, the H5N1 subtype of avian influenza has caused 185 confirmed human deaths in 11 countries, including some cases of viral transmission from human to human (WHO, 2007). But as worrisome as these developments are, at least they are caused by known pathogens. The next pandemic could well be caused by the emergence of a microbe that is still unknown, much as happened in the 1980s with the emergence of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and in 2003 with the appearance of the SARS coronavirus. Previous Forum meetings on pandemic disease have discussed the scientific and logistical challenges associated with pandemic disease recognition, identification, and response. Participants in these earlier meetings also recognized the difficulty of implementing disease control strategies effectively. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Mitigating Pandemic Disease: Workshop Summary as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop.

Order in Chaos

Order in Chaos
Author: Hermann Balck
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2015-05-15
ISBN 10: 0813161274
ISBN 13: 9780813161273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Order in Chaos Book Review:

German general Hermann Balck (1897--1982) was considered to be one of World War II's greatest battlefield commanders. His brilliantly fought battles were masterpieces of tactical agility, mobile counterattack, and the technique of Auftragstaktik, or "mission command." However, because he declined to participate in the U.S. Army's military history debriefing program, today he is known only to serious students of the war. Drawing heavily on his meticulously kept wartime journals, Balck discusses his childhood and his career through the First and Second World Wars. His memoir details the command decision-making process as well as operations on the ground during crucial battles, including the Battle of the Marne in World War I and his incredible victories against a larger and better-equipped Soviet army at the Chir River in World War II. Balck also offers observations on Germany's greatest generals, such as Erich Ludendorff and Heinz Guderian, and shares his thoughts on international relations, domestic politics, and Germany's place in history. Available in English for the first time in an expertly edited and annotated edition, this important book provides essential information about the German military during a critical era in modern history.

Indigenous Social Work around the World

Indigenous Social Work around the World
Author: John Coates
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317117255
ISBN 13: 9781317117254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Social Work around the World Book Review:

How can mainstream Western social work learn from and in turn help advance indigenous practice? This volume brings together prominent international scholars involved in both Western and indigenous social work across the globe - including James Midgley, Linda Briskman, Alean Al-Krenawi and John R. Graham - to discuss some of the most significant global trends and issues relating to indigenous and cross-cultural social work. The contributors identify ways in which indigenization is shaping professional social work practice and education, and examine how social work can better address diversity in international exchanges and cross-cultural issues within and between countries. Key theoretical, methodological and service issues and challenges in the indigenization of social work are reviewed, including the way in which adaptation can lead to more effective practices within indigenous communities and emerging economies, and how adaptation can provide greater insight into cross-cultural understanding and practice.

The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology
Author: Ron Sun
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2008-04-28
ISBN 10: 0521674107
ISBN 13: 9780521674102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology Book Review:

This book is a definitive reference source for the growing, increasingly more important, and interdisciplinary field of computational cognitive modeling, that is, computational psychology. It combines breadth of coverage with definitive statements by leading scientists in this field. Research in computational cognitive modeling explores the essence of cognition and various cognitive functionalities through developing detailed, process-based understanding by specifying computational mechanisms, structures, and processes. Given the complexity of the human mind and its manifestation in behavioral flexibility, process-based computational models may be necessary to explicate and elucidate the intricate details of the mind. The key to understanding cognitive processes is often in fine details. Computational models provide algorithmic specificity: detailed, exactly specified, and carefully thought-out steps, arranged in precise yet flexible sequences. These models provide both conceptual clarity and precision at the same time. This book substantiates this approach through overviews and many examples.

On Conceptual Modelling

On Conceptual Modelling
Author: Michael L.. Brodie,M.L. Brodie,J. Mylopoulos,J.W. Schmidt,Joachim W.. Schmidt,Springer-Verlag (Nowy Jork).
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 510
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013065282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Conceptual Modelling Book Review:

The growing demand for systems of ever-increasing complexity and precision has stimulated the need for higher level concepts, tools, and techniques in every area of Computer Science. Some of these areas, in particular Artificial Intelligence, Databases, and Programming Lan guages, are attempting to meet this demand by defining a new, more abstract level of system description. We call this new level conceptual in recognition of its basic conceptual nature. In Artificial Intelligence, the problem of designing an expert system is seen primarily as a problem of building a knowledge base that repre sents knowledge about an enterprise. Consequently, Knowledge Repre sentation is viewed as a central issue in Artificial Intelligence research. Database design methodologies developed during the last five years are almost unanimous in offering semantic data models in terms of which the designer directly and naturally models an enterprise before proceed ing to a detailed logical and physical database design. In Programming Languages, different forms of abstraction which allow implementation independent specifications of data, functions, and control have been a major research theme for a decade. To emphasize the common goals of these three research efforts, we call this new activity conceptual modelling.

Model Minority Myth Revisited

Model Minority Myth Revisited
Author: Guofang Li,Lihshing Wang
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 1607529130
ISBN 13: 9781607529132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Model Minority Myth Revisited Book Review:

This is the first in the book series on educational research sponsored by Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association (CAERDA, www.caerda.org).

Adventures in Paper Modelling

Adventures in Paper Modelling
Author: Gordon Clifford Payne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1966
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015019747495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Insect Microscopy

Insect Microscopy
Author: Andrew Chick
Publsiher: The Crowood Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-31
ISBN 10: 1785002023
ISBN 13: 9781785002021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Microscopy Book Review:

Insects, and their close relatives, the arachnids, centipedes, millipedes and woodlice, make ideal material for study by the recreational microscopist. Moreover for the entomologist, the addition of the use of the microscope to their tool kit adds a whole new dimension to their study, revealing in finest detail the appearance and structure of these tiny creatures. This book reveals the basics of insect microscopy, explaining what equipment is needed and how to get the best out of it. Topics covered include insects and their relatives; trapping insects for study; dissection, slide mounting, and publishing your work. This fascinating guide to the basics of insect microscopy will make ideal material for study by the recreational microscopist and will be of great interest to science students and entomologists. Beautifully illustrated with 140 colour photographs.