Hobbies Annual

Author: Ammonite Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 1906672202
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From 1895, 'Hobbies Weekly' brought much-needed practical advice and inspiration to bespectacled boys in V-neck pullovers, young ladies in sensible shoes and their pipe-smoking parents (of both sexes) throughout the Empire. Fretwork plans, model-making instructions and photography tuition rubbed shoulders with home-made insect repellent, conjuring tricks, milk bottle care, simple refrigeration and seamanship. We especially commend the series 'Kinks For Handy Men'. In a book of carefully-selected extracts from this august journal, The Ammonite Press is proud to reintroduce these solid values at a time when society couldn't be in greater need of guidance in such useful skills as ornamental glass-working at home and the production of bewildered rabbits from hats. How many young people these days can construct a carrier wave transmitter at the dining table? How much more satisfying would be the work of David Hockney had he made his own easel, palette and oil paints? This book is bound to appeal to any young person in need of a phenakistoscope, those women whose home is without a boot-cleaning stool and all men who wish to benefit from the advice given in a 1950s series of articles entitled: 'Please The Wife'.

Hewett Cottrell Watson

Author: Frank N. Egerton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317243816
Size: 13.31 MB
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First published in 2003. Hewett Cottrell Watson was a pioneer in a new science not yet defined in Victorian times – ecology – and was practically the first naturalist to conduct research on plant evolution, beginning in 1834. The correspondence between Watson and Darwin, analysed for the first time in this book, reveals the extent to which Darwin profited from Watson’s data. Darwin’s subsequent fame, however, is one of the reasons why Watson became almost forgotten. This biography traces both the influences and characteristics that shaped Watson’s outlook and personality, and indeed his science, and the institutional contexts within which he worked. At the same time, it makes evident the extent of his real contributions to the science of the plant ecology and evolution.

The Savage Mind

Author: Claude Lvi-strauss
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226474844
Size: 18.52 MB
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Discusses the significance of totemism among primitive peoples and its interpretation by anthropologists and philosophies

Statistics For Non Statisticians

Author: Birger Stjernholm Madsen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662493496
Size: 14.73 MB
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This book was written for those who need to know how to collect, analyze and present data. It is meant to be a first course for practitioners, a book for private study or brush-up on statistics, and supplementary reading for general statistics classes. The book is untraditional, both with respect to the choice of topics and the presentation: Topics were determined by what is most useful for practical statistical work, and the presentation is as non-mathematical as possible. The book contains many examples using statistical functions in spreadsheets. In this second edition, new topics have been included e.g. within the area of statistical quality control, in order to make the book even more useful for practitioners working in industry.