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A visual history of this country's domestic interiors, 1814-1914, as seen through contemporary photographs, drawings and paintings. A variety of houses from Maori whare interiors, missionary and settler homes to the turn-of-the-century villas of Auckland and twentieth-century bungalows of suburban Christchurch. Several homes of well-known New Zealanders, such as Governor George Grey, Maggie Makereti Papakura and John Logan Campbell are also included. There are pictures on almost every page, with extended captions. The book is divided into four periods of twenty-five years, each with an introduction.
"The Blueprints to Our Home: A Physical Geology Laboratory Manual introduces the reader to the physical processes governing our planet and demonstrates how the multiple branches of science intersect to describe our world. Developed for a full term of lab work, this supplemental text gives the users hands-on, problem-solving experience by requiring the application of practical geologic concepts. Designed to educate students about both academic and applied geology, this laboratory manual addresses issues concerning how our home, the Earth, was built, how it continues to be remodeled, where all of our resources are stored, how to keep our living space clean and healthy, and how to identify and protect ourselves against inherently dangerous areas. The accessible writing style helps readers understand the ""why"" behind the ""whata and provides practical, problem-solving exercises that demonstrate the nature of scientific inquiry and the scientific method. The goal of this publication to equip students with the knowledge and tools they need to take advantage of the countless benefits our planet offers, while minimizing the risk of encountering potential hazards. As such, developing the necessary skills to read the blueprints of our home will foster an appreciation for the magnificence and complexity with which our planet operates and a desire to preserve and protect it. Elli Pauli completed a double B.S. in Marine Science and Geology at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL and was awarded an M.S. in Geochemistry from George Washington University. She is now the laboratory coordinator for the introductory geology courses at George Washington University, and is a professional lecturer in numerous colleges and universities throughout the Washington Metro Area, teaching classes in Environmental Geology, Physical Geology, Physical Geography and Geo-hazards and Land-use Planning. She has also worked with the Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History in the Department of Mineral Sciences and United States Geological Survey."
MathsLinks is an engaging series that delivers the KS3 specification in a manageable, practical format. It offers many flexible ways to achieve learning and skills objectives, including unique electronic support through OxBox technology. (Answers are in the Teacher's Guide).
The book provides the proof of a complex geometric version of a well-known result in algebraic geometry: the theorem of Riemann-Roch-Grothendieck for proper submersions. It gives an equality of cohomology classes in Bott-Chern cohomology, which is a refinement for complex manifolds of de Rham cohomology. When the manifolds are Kahler, our main result is known. A proof can be given using the elliptic Hodge theory of the fibres, its deformation via Quillen's superconnections, and a version in families of the 'fantastic cancellations' of McKean-Singer in local index theory. In the general case, this approach breaks down because the cancellations do not occur any more. One tool used in the book is a deformation of the Hodge theory of the fibres to a hypoelliptic Hodge theory, in such a way that the relevant cohomological information is preserved, and 'fantastic cancellations' do occur for the deformation. The deformed hypoelliptic Laplacian acts on the total space of the relative tangent bundle of the fibres. While the original hypoelliptic Laplacian discovered by the author can be described in terms of the harmonic oscillator along the tangent bundle and of the geodesic flow, here, the harmonic oscillator has to be replaced by a quartic oscillator. Another idea developed in the book is that while classical elliptic Hodge theory is based on the Hermitian product on forms, the hypoelliptic theory involves a Hermitian pairing which is a mild modification of intersection pairing. Probabilistic considerations play an important role, either as a motivation of some constructions, or in the proofs themselves.
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