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Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) forests and woodlands have been considered as a paradigm for Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems. In the western part of the Mediterranean Basin, these forests and woodlands occupy large areas and thus play a very important role in the landscape. A number of research projects from the Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE), the Centre de Recerca Ecológica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), and from many other laboratories are currently focusing on Q. ilex ecosystems, and a number of problems have appeared concerning not only basic knowledge but also management aspects. For this reason, the CEFE and the CREAF decided to jointly organize the workshop on Quercus ilex L. Ecosystems, which was held in Montpellier and Barcelona in September 1990. The present volume consists of a selection of papers presented during the workshop and other papers contributed after the workshop. The papers are divided into five sections: Biogeography and History; Structure, Productivity and Dynamics; Water Relationships; Nutrient Cycling; and Management.

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Genre: Science
Author: F. Romane
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2013-04-17
File: 379 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789401728362

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Genre: Environmental impact statements
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Publisher:
Release: 1980
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015015515128

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From the Foreword..... Modern digital signal processing applications provide a large challenge to the system designer. Algorithms are becoming increasingly complex, and yet they must be realized with tight performance constraints. Nevertheless, these DSP algorithms are often built from many constituent canonical subtasks (e.g., IIR and FIR filters, FFTs) that can be reused in other subtasks. Design is then a problem of composing these core entities into a cohesive whole to provide both the intended functionality and the required performance. In order to organize the design process, there have been two major approaches. The top-down approach starts with an abstract, concise, functional description which can be quickly generated. On the other hand, the bottom-up approach starts from a detailed low-level design where performance can be directly assessed, but where the requisite design and interface detail take a long time to generate. In this book, the authors show a way to effectively resolve this tension by retaining the high-level conciseness of VHDL while parameterizing it to get good fit to specific applications through reuse of core library components. Since they build on a pre-designed set of core elements, accurate area, speed and power estimates can be percolated to high- level design routines which explore the design space. Results are impressive, and the cost model provided will prove to be very useful. Overall, the authors have provided an up-to-date approach, doing a good job at getting performance out of high-level design. The methodology provided makes good use of extant design tools, and is realistic in terms of the industrial design process. The approach is interesting in its own right, but is also of direct utility, and it will give the existing DSP CAD tools a highly competitive alternative. The techniques described have been developed within ARPAs RASSP (Rapid Prototyping of Application Specific Signal Processors) project, and should be of great interest there, as well as to many industrial designers. Professor Jonathan Allen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: N. Bouden-Romdhane
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-12-06
File: 180 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781461314110

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"WE CAN'T TAX AND SPEND OUR WAY BACK TO THE GOOD TIMES." -- Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore When Arthur B. Laffer spearheaded the theory of supply-side economics and became a member of President Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board, he took his place as an economic icon. More recently, he joined with Stephen Moore and Peter J. Tanous to write The End of Prosperity -- a clarion call delineating what is wrong with current political approaches to America's present economic challenges. Steve Forbes himself described The End of Prosperity as "brilliantly insightful," saying "READ IT -- AND ACT!" Now Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore follow the rousing success of The End of Prosperity with a book even more vital to America and Americans, delivering a plan that shows how our country can regain its lost prosperity. With the economy flat on its back, unemployment at a twenty-five-year high, and the housing default crisis still worsening, is this even possible? But America can once again become the land of economic opportunity, and this brilliant new book tells us exactly how. While President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama may hail from different parties, their response to the crisis has been strikingly similar. The Bush-Obama plan is a failure that has produced nothing except a cascade of trillions of dollars of debt. Is the situation hopeless? No, say Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore resoundingly, the situation is not hopeless. A return to prosperity is still entirely possible...if the correct strategies are followed. In The End of Prosperity, the authors primarily discussed how lower taxes are essential to economic growth. Now, in Return to Prosperity, they detail the other essential components: putting government at all levels on a low-fat diet; emphasizing debt reduction and retirement; and bringing back the investor class in America, where every American can "own a piece of the rock." In a time where most of the proposed solutions are fraught with peril, the argument provides a refreshing counterbalance. The Return to Prosperity is a prescription that gives America the fundamental tools it needs in order to set about recovery. This book is an urgently needed road map to renewed prosperity, and it is vital reading for anyone who worries that the current economy is faltering, with no clear plan articulated for recovery.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Arthur B. Laffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-02-09
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 1439169381

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Genre: Agriculture
Author: Barry Krissoff
Publisher:
Release: 1986
File: 20 Pages
ISBN-13: UIUC:30112119931712

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What Explains the Recent Tremendous Growth in Private Equity Funds? How Have These Funds Created so Much Value? Can We Expect This Kind of Growth in Other Countries and Other Types of Investments? The pool of U.S. private equity funds has grown from $5 billion in 1980 to over $175 billion in 1999. Private equity's recent growth has outstripped that of almost every class of financial product. Whether you are an entrepreneur seeking private equity finance, a private equity investor grappling with the industry's changes, or an investor interested in private equity as a potential investment, this book is required reading! It presents a collection of real world cases-supplemented by detailed industry notes-that explore the exciting and dynamic world of venture capital and buyout funds. The organization mirrors that of the venture capital/private equity process itself: * The first part explores the raising and structuring of private equity funds, as well as the perspective of investors. * The second part explores the selection,oversight, and adding value to firms-the 'heart' of the private equity cycle. * The third part describes how private equity groups reap attractive returns from successful investments. * The final section explores the emerging efforts to translate the private equity model into other settings, such as corporate venturing programs.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Josh Lerner
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 540 Pages
ISBN-13: CORNELL:31924086075227

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Genre: Economic development
Author: Pakistan. Planning Commission
Publisher:
Release: 2001
File: 421 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015062478311

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All of the nitty-gritty details, step-by-step checklists, sample agreements and realistic advice that you need to know about in order to profit from small mismanaged residential rental properties.

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Author: Thomas J. Lucier
Publisher: Special Report Publications, LLC
Release: 2002-05
File: 70 Pages
ISBN-13: 0945343094

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256,000 new school places are still needed by 2014/15 to meet increased need. Although the Department for Education has increased the funding it provides to local authorities and there has been a net increase of almost 81,500 primary school places in the last two years, there are indications of real strain on school places. Just over 20 per cent of schools were full or over capacity in May 2012. The number of infant classes with more than 31 children has doubled since 2007. 240,000 of the new places required by 2014/15 are primary school places, of which 37 per cent are in London. The Department's 2010 assessments of necessary funding were based on incomplete information. At the time, it estimated it would cost a total of £5 billion to fund 324,000 new places. The Department makes a significant financial contribution towards the cost of new places, and since the Spending Review, it has earmarked £4.3 billion for local authorities towards the cost of providing places. An additional £982 million for schools capital was announced in December 2012, some of which the Department intends to fund further places by 2014/15 and some in 2015/16. Local authorities reported that they made a higher average funding contribution towards the cost of places than the Department had assumed they would. Although the Department has improved the information it uses to make decisions it currently lacks sufficient information about how local authorities are using the funding they have already been given

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Genre: Education
Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Release: 2013-03-15
File: 42 Pages
ISBN-13: 0102981353

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Do you want to achieve financial freedom, but have no idea how to get there? Do you feel like you just aren't making enough money? Are you stuck in debt and wish you could get out? Do you feel like your current financial plan isn't working or isn't working well enough? If you said yes to any of these questions, it's time for you to begin your Ten-Year Turnaround. The Ten-Year Turnaround is a life-changing financial plan that will enable you to turnaround your money problems and finally achieve financial freedom. By reading The Ten-Year Turnaround, You'll Learn How to... Grow your income by becoming an expert salary negotiator, starting your own business or doing a side-hustle on nights and weekends. Unlock the power of life-long learning and personal networking in your life so that career and business opportunities show-up at your door. Become an expert money manager and avoid the most common mistakes that prevent people from building wealth. Learn proven wealth building techniques that allow anyone to grow their net worth, each and every month. Build a dead-simple investment portfolio that will provide a life-time stream of income. Reduce your taxes, prevent lawsuits and eliminate financial risk from your life. Become a world-class philanthropist and learn how to effectively give money to charity. In 2004, Matthew Paulson was a broke and in debt college student that earned $7.00 an hour working at McDonalds. By using the wealth building strategies outlined in The Ten-Year Turnaround, Matthew was able to build a series of online businesses and amass a personal net worth of more than $10 million by the time he was thirty years old. Whether you're in debt or doing well, you can use the same strategies Matthew used to build wealth and achieve financial freedom faster than you ever thought possible.

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Genre:
Author: Matthew Paulson
Publisher:
Release: 2015-07-10
File: 228 Pages
ISBN-13: 0990530027

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