The aim of this book is to investigate and explain the rapid advances in the characterization of high temperature crack growth behaviour which have been made in recent years, with reference to industrial applications. Complicated mathematics has been minimized with the emphasis placed instead on finding solutions using simplified procedures without the need for complex numerical analysis.
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
The most common wildlife species found in and around Marylandincluding the Baltimore checkerspot, the diamondback terrapin, and the Baltimore orioleare highlighted in this pocket reference. A helpful map to the area’s wildlife sanctuaries is also included, giving intrepid nature explorers ample suggestions for locating and identifying more than 140 species collected within this portable guide.
This is a book about optimism and positive thinking. I have compiled 101 original quotes and thoughts that will make you think a little, scratch your head a little, and hopefully make you laugh a little as well. It's for the old, it's for the young, it's for anyone and everyone who has an open mind and who's looking to improve on their life