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This is the first comprehensive firefly guide for eastern and central North America ever published. It is written for all those who want to know more about the amazing world of lightning bugs and learn the secrets hidden in the flash patterns of the 75+ species found in the eastern and central U.S. and Canada. As an independent researcher working with numerous university teams, naturalist Lynn Frierson Faust, “The Lightning Bug Lady,” has spent decades tracking the behavior and researching the habitats of these fascinating creatures. Based on her twenty-five years of field work, this book is intended to increase understanding and appreciation of bioluminescent insects while igniting enthusiasm in a fun and informative way. Species accounts are coupled with historical background and literary epigraphs to engage and draw readers young and old into the world of these tiny sparklers. A chart documenting the flash patterns of the various species will aid in identification. Clear photos illustrate the insects’ distinguishing physical characteristics, while habitats, seasonality, and common names are provided in clear, easy-to-understand yet scientifically accurate language. The guide will be welcomed by everyone who wants to learn more about fireflies' and glow-worms' unique traits and about their fragile niche in the ecosystem. FEATURES Over 600 color photographsDetailed accounts and anatomical diagrams of 75+ species, as well as aids in distinguishing between similar speciesA first-of-its-kind flash-pattern chart that folds out on heavy-weight paper • Extensive scientific details written in an understandable and engaging wayColorful, common names—Twilight Bush Baby, Shadow Ghosts, and Snappy Syncs, and more—for easy species identification based on flash patternsTips on ideal sites and times of year for firefly watchingConservation-oriented approach

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Genre: Nature
Author: Lynn Frierson Faust
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release: 2017-03-01
File: 376 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780820348728

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A lyrical and philosophical exploration of seemingly unrelated people and events in modern history, drawing them together to form a whole. How do we even begin to narrate the history of the world? Where do we start, and where do we end? Fireflies is Sagasti’s bold and original attempt to answer these questions. Roaming across time and geography, he lights on an eclectic array of characters and events that at first glance seem unrelated, and teases out their stories to reveal unexpected points of contact between them. Stanley Kubrick, Joseph Beuys, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Neil Armstrong, Ludwig Wittgenstein, the Beatles, Japanese poets, Brazilian priests, Russian cosmonauts and many more cross these pages, and Sagasti finds common threads that weave them together into a single narrative. The fireflies themselves perhaps provide the key to understanding this book. They become a metaphor for the resistance of certain luminous moments, certain twinkling fragments of history, to the passing of time. They remind us that events do not always simply disappear neatly into the darkness, but rather remain, floating in the air, lighting up the night sky indefinitely. Sagasti shows us that the present moment, like this novel, is a tapestry woven of a multiplicity of times. Using his unique, poetic and keenly observant style, Sagasti transforms the accidents of history into a single, lyrical constellation, and for the reader it is an extraordinary sight.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Luis Sagasti
Publisher: Charco Press
Release: 2019-07-30
File: 59 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781999722753

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In recent years bio-inspired computational theories and tools have developed to assist people in extracting knowledge from high dimensional data. These differ in how they take a more evolutionary approach to learning, as opposed to traditional artificial intelligence (AI) and what could be described as 'creationist' methods. Instead bio-inspired computing takes a bottom-up, de-centralized approach that often involves the method of specifying a set of simple rules, a set of simple organisms which adhere to those rules, and of iteratively applying those rules. Bio-Inspired Computing for Image and Video Processing covers interesting and challenging new theories in image and video processing. It addresses the growing demand for image and video processing in diverse application areas, such as secured biomedical imaging, biometrics, remote sensing, texture understanding, pattern recognition, content-based image retrieval, and more. This book is perfect for students following this topic at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. It will also prove indispensable to researchers who have an interest in image processing using bio-inspired computing.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: D. P. Acharjya
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2018-01-02
File: 404 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351649834

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Edited by professionals with years of experience, this book provides an introduction to the theory of evolutionary algorithms and single- and multi-objective optimization, and then goes on to discuss to explore applications of evolutionary algorithms for many uses with real-world applications. Covering both the theory and applications of evolutionary computation, the book offers exhaustive coverage of several topics on nontraditional evolutionary techniques, details working principles of new and popular evolutionary algorithms, and discusses case studies on both scientific and real-world applications of optimization

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Genre: Computers
Author: Ashish M. Gujarathi
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2016-12-01
File: 652 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781771883375

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This book gathers selected papers presented at the conference “Advances in 3D Image and Graphics Representation, Analysis, Computing and Information Technology,” one of the first initiatives devoted to the problems of 3D imaging in all contemporary scientific and application areas. The aim of the conference was to establish a platform for experts to combine their efforts and share their ideas in the related areas in order to promote and accelerate future development. This second volume discusses algorithms and applications, focusing mainly on the following topics: 3D printing technologies; naked, dynamic and auxiliary 3D displays; VR/AR/MR devices; VR camera technologies; microprocessors for 3D data processing; advanced 3D computing systems; 3D data-storage technologies; 3D data networks and technologies; 3D data intelligent processing; 3D data cryptography and security; 3D visual quality estimation and measurement; and 3D decision support and information systems.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Roumen Kountchev
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release: 2020-04-20
File: 525 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789811538674

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Enhance your students' mastery of phonics skills, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing with engaging poetic language activities. The focus of this lesson is Fireflies!

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Author: Tim Rasinski
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Release: 2015-02-01
File: 11 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781480799424

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Simple text and photographs present the features and behavior of fireflies.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Cheryl Coughlan
Publisher: Capstone
Release: 1999
File: 24 Pages
ISBN-13: 0736802398

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An entertaining guide to the most successful animals on Earth--bugs! Packed with fun facts, an insect identification guide, and key information on everything from honey bees to eight-eyed jumping spiders and other amazing arthropods, this book is the perfect learning platform for young readers.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2015-02-02
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465439888

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More Fireflies is a further series of 30 new non-fiction titles for reading stages 1+ to 5, for children in Reception and Year 1 (aged 4 12 to 6 years). Written by a team of experienced authors, titles include a variety of current topics covering all areas of the curriculum, from science tocitizenship. Texts provide examples of all the required text ranges including reports, explanations, instructional texts, recounts and biography. The striking designs for the individual books have the same eye-catching quality of the original Fireflies series, and are illustrated with excellent photographs that provide early readers with clear visual cues to the words and meaning of the text. The reading level of the text for each stage matches the Book Band levels, providing plenty of practice in reading the prescribed high-frequency vocabulary and the context words related to the topic.Stage 2 / Book Band level 2 red Age range: Reception 4yr 6m -5yr Stage 2 [16 pages] Range Cross-curricular links Links to other ORT fiction and poetry titles * Making Prints Report Art and Design 1+ Big Feet; 1+ What a Mess!; 2 The Little Dragon; 2 Kipper's Idea; 3-4 Colour Poems * Sorting Report Maths 2 The Big Egg * Boots and Shoes Report Science, Citizenship 1 Goal!; 2 Kipper's Laces; 2 New Trainers; 3 New Blue Shoes * Diggers Report Science 4 The Weather Vane 7 The Motorway; 7-8 Machine Poems * What is This? Report Art and Des 1+ Who is it?; 2 What is It? * Push and Pull Report Science 1+ Push; 3 The Snowman; 4 Tug of War

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Genre: Boots
Author: Vicky Shipton
Publisher:
Release: 2006-01
File: 16 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199199205

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Each page in Common Core Math Workouts for grade 7 contains two ÒworkoutsÓ; one for skills practice and one for applying those skills to solve a problem. These workouts make great warm-up or assessment exercises. They can be used to set the stage and teach the content covered by the standards. They can also be used to assess what students have learned after the content has been taught. Content is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and includes Geometry, Ratio and Proportional Relationships. The Number System, Expressions and Equations, and Statistics and Probability. The workbooks in the Common Core Math Workouts series are designed to help teachers and parents meet the challenges set forth by the Common Core State Standards. They are filled with skills practice and problem-solving practice exercises that correspond to each standard. With a little time each day, your students will become better problem solvers and will acquire the skills they need to meet the mathematical expectations for their grade level.

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Genre: Education
Author: Karice Mace
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Release: 2014-01-15
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781622234707

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