Author: Patrick Lee
Publisher: Chelmsford, Essex [England] : Matthew James Pub., 2004.
ISBNISSN: 1898366853, 9781898366850, 1898366861, 9781898366867
Notes: vii, 95 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: I wake refreshed
"Published music settings"--Page 94.
Title on 3 volumes: AA Words. Search and access by headings, index and pages.
Montreal : Black Rose Books, c2001. "Pub. No. T/395." A remarkable aspect of this book is its combination of art and science. The author, an accomplished professional artist in the field of natural history, particularly in drawings of birds and insects, is the daughter of a scientist who specialized in optics and was an authority on light interference, the optical phenomenon which plays an important role here. It was this background which enabled the author to approach the subject in a refreshingly original way. What makes a blue bird blue? Why is its color fundamentally different from that of a red bird? What causes the iridescence of a hummingbird's throat? of a peacock's train? of a Morpho butterfly's wings? Why do so many brightly colored birds in museum collections soon fade to a dim washed-out hue, while the hummingbird and the peacock retain their brilliance almost indefinitely? Here we touch on the fundamental difference between structural and pigmentary, physical and chemical colors - a difference which is the main theme of this book - and the various ways in which these structural colors are produced in the tissues of living beings. Also unusual are the means and method of illustration and reproduction. Most illustrators desiring colored reproductions of their art paint colored pictures, and then turn these paintings over to the engraver or lithographer, who uses elaborate cameras with filters to separate the colors so that they can be printed in different inks. Instead of relying on mechanical filters, Hilda Simon translates in her mind each color into the percentages of its component colors. She then prepares in black pencil one separation for each of the four or five colors used in her illustrators. The results are astonishing and original. She has captured some of the most elusive colors as no other process can. Here are to be found, in scientific analysis and microscopic detail of feather structure as well as in all their glory, birds of all sorts from hummingbirds and sunbirds to peacocks, the fabled birds of Juno, and birds of paradise. Here we see the quetzal, symbol of ancient Aztec royalty and emblem of modern Guatemala. Here is a glittering array of iridescent tropical butterflies and moths, golden beetles that gleam like living embers, multicolored fish, shimmering opalescent shells, and even rainbow-hued snakes. -- from dust jacket. Vol. 1. Supercritical / Peter Eisenman & Rem Koolhaas --
v. 2. Anti-object / Kengo Kuma --
v. 3. The poetics of a wall projection / Jan Turnovsky╠ü ; translated by Kent Kleinman --
v. 4. Having words / Denise Scott Brown. IntroductionShared Memory SystemsTransactional Memory: A PrimerTM Correctness IssuesImplementing a TMFurther ReadingOpacityProving Opacity: An ExampleOpacity vs. AtomicityFurther ReadingThe Liveness of a TMLock-Based TMsObstruction-Free TMsGeneral Liveness of TMsFurther ReadingConclusions Search and access by headings and pages.
Toronto : HarperFlamingoCanada, c2002. Book2 - is available in many languages - is ideal for beginners - has 100 short and easy chapters - corresponds to the European levels A1 and A2 - requires no prior knowledge of grammar - covers the basic vocabulary - uses simple structures to help you learn a language - helps you to speak complete sentences immediately - applies the latest memory research.
All downloads can be accessed at www.book2.de. The audio files are available free of charge at www.book2.de. Tip for learners: Do only one new chapter per day! Regularly repeat chapters you have already learned. -- back cover.
Miriam is imprisoned in Siberia for subversive activities during the 1905 Russian Revolution, where she tells her story as her only legacy for the daughter she saw only at birth. As a child, Miriam was rejected by a suicidal mother and abandoned by her father, and she searched for answers to the mysteries of her life. Some descriptions of sex. 2002.
One woman's look at the Earth and how we are changing it for the worse through warfare and security. Also a look at the move toward space and where we may be headed in the future. Some descriptions of violence. 2001.
On spine: Horse dissection.
Part One: The anatomy of structural colors --
The ABC of light and color --
A history of color --
The blue birds --
The mechanics of iridescence --
Part Two: The beauty of iridescence --
Iridescent colors in the animal world --
The bird of Juno: the Peacock --
The bird of Quetzalcoatl: the Quetzal --
Flying jewels: Hummingbirds --
The nectareaters: Sunbirds --
The Madagascan marvel: Urania moths --
The blue butterflies: Morphoes --
The gold bugs: Iridescent beetles.