Fortress Plant

Fortress Plant

In this book Dale Walters takes readers on a journey through these battlefields, exploring how predators try to fool plants' surveillance systems and, if they manage to do so, how they gain access to the nourishment they require.

Author: Dale Walters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191062834

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 932

The survival of plants on our planet is nothing short of miraculous. They are virtually stationary packages of food, providing sustenance for a vast array of organisms, ranging from bacteria and fungi, through to insects, and even other plants. But plants are master survivors, having coped with changing environments and evolving predators over much of the history of life on earth. They have surveillance systems and defences that would put most modern armies to shame. They need to have a formidable armoury, because their enemies have sophisticated weaponry of their own. In this often hostile world, battles are fought daily, often to the death. These battles are not trivial - they matter, because life on this fragile planet of ours depends on plants. In this book Dale Walters takes readers on a journey through these battlefields, exploring how predators try to fool plants' surveillance systems and, if they manage to do so, how they gain access to the nourishment they require. Incredibly, successful attackers can manipulate plant function in order to suppress any attempt by the plant to mount defensive action, while at the same time ensuring a steady supply of food for their own survival. Walters shows how plants respond to such attacks, the defences they use, and how the attacked plant can communicate its plight to its neighbours. These skirmishes represent the latest stage in an unending evolutionary war between plants and organisms that feed on them. These battles might be on a micro scale, but they are every bit as fierce, complicated, and fascinating as the battles between animal predators and prey.
Categories: Science

Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

So long as there are available seeds, farmer dwarves will plant and harvest the
crops as they grow and mature. If you are curious about what product each plant
provides a full list is available on the Dwarf Fortress Wiki. You should have seeds
 ...

Author: Peter Tyson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449339821

Category: Games

Page: 248

View: 119

The author presents a guide to the computer game Dwarf Fortress, playable on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X-based computers, with the author focusing on the game's simulation mode and how to establish and maintain a Dwarf Fortress city, manage its resources and train a dwarf military--
Categories: Games

Fortress Conservation

Fortress Conservation

Vegetation On the basis of White's analysis of African phytochoria and regional
centres of endemism , Mkomazi would be expected to have plant diversity
consistent with the Somali - Maasai regional centre of endemism ( RCE ) of which
it is ...

Author: Dan Brockington

Publisher: James Currey Publishers

ISBN: 0852554176

Category: Mkomazi Game Reserve (Tanzania)

Page: 196

View: 903

Includes statistics.
Categories: Mkomazi Game Reserve (Tanzania)

Fortress California 1910 1961

Fortress California  1910 1961

The Shippingport , Pennsylvania , plant of Westinghouse and Duquesne Light
Company , the Indian Point plant of Consolidated Edison ( 25 miles north of New
York City ) , the Dresden , Illinois , plant of Commonwealth Edison and others ...

Author: Roger W. Lotchin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252071034

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 744

Fortress California, now in paperback for the first time, links the growth of the U.S. military-industrial complex to civic leaders who competed for military bases and military contracts to ensure economic growth. Analyzing the growth of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco from 1910 to 1961, Roger W. Lotchin discredits the assumption that the industrialization of the Sunbelt was a result of a partnership between industry and the military. He provides instead a detailed and forceful argument that municipalities used federal resources to build urban empires and metropolitan-military complexes. These have increased the flow of federal dollars into the state, thereby shifting the focus of the military-industrial complex from warfare to welfare.
Categories: History

The Fortress of Glass

The Fortress of Glass

The plant slashed side to side , using the screaming man as a flail against the
other troops . “ Throw the jar , " Cervoran said , standing like a statue with the
lantern in his hand . “ It is necessary . ” The third stroke flung the man loose to
tumble ...

Author: David Drake

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429911743

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 291

The Fortress of Glass by David Drake is the first in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude the epic Lord of the Isles series. A true trilogy, the action extends over the whole three-book arc. The Fortress of Glass begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series. The group includes Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, his sister Ilna, with her adopted child Merota and piratical Chalcus. On giant triremes filled with soldiers and diplomats, they journey to the small kingdoms of the Isles to confirm the succession of Garric and to subdue, if necessary, any local rulers too fond of their own kingship to pledge fealty to Garric. All this is being done in a time when the powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Fantastic forces from all angles try to keep them apart and unable to continue the reunification of the Isles. So separately and together, they must fight their way back to the same time and place to combat the mysterious and supernatural menace of The Green Woman in her Fortress of Glass. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Categories: Fiction

Inside Fortress Europe

Inside Fortress Europe

The following points summarize the main findings from the research : • Some
plants ( subsequently designated the ' world class ' plants ) are simultaneously
able to achieve outstanding levels of productivity and quality . All the world class
 ...

Author: Colin Egan

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: UOM:35128001515731

Category: Business

Page: 227

View: 612

This book is essential reading for anyone from any company doing business in the European single market. It describes how companies outside of Europe have developed strategies to compete successfully in this turbulent European market. The authors reveal how to meet the challenges of the new European market, highlighting key strategic and operational issues and proposing an agenda for action.
Categories: Business

Boeing Magazine

Boeing Magazine

For that matter , plant working conditions on the average appeared somewhat
inferior to our own . Tooling ... I was gratified to find their regard for the Boeing
Flying Fortress as great as has been reported in news dispatches . It gives me a
great ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013152876

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 631

Categories: Aeronautics

Fortress Israel

Fortress Israel

The agreement called for equipping the plant with a clandestine underground
plutonium separation facility where nuclear weapons could be fabricated. Ben-
Gurion never presented the nuclear project to the cabinet, in part because there
was ...

Author: Patrick Tyler

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429944472

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 531

"Once in the military system, Israelis never fully exit," writes the prizewinning journalist Patrick Tyler in the prologue to Fortress Israel. "They carry the military identity for life, not just through service in the reserves until age forty-nine . . . but through lifelong expectations of loyalty and secrecy." The military is the country to a great extent, and peace will only come, Tyler argues, when Israel's military elite adopt it as the national strategy. Fortress Israel is an epic portrayal of Israel's martial culture—of Sparta presenting itself as Athens. From Israel's founding in 1948, we see a leadership class engaged in an intense ideological struggle over whether to become the "light unto nations," as envisioned by the early Zionists, or to embrace an ideology of state militarism with the objective of expanding borders and exploiting the weaknesses of the Arabs. In his first decade as prime minister, David Ben-Gurion conceived of a militarized society, dominated by a powerful defense establishment and capable of defeating the Arabs in serial warfare over many decades. Bound by self-reliance and a stern resolve never to forget the Holocaust, Israel's military elite has prevailed in war but has also at times overpowered Israel's democracy. Tyler takes us inside the military culture of Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, introducing us to generals who make decisions that trump those of elected leaders and who disdain diplomacy as appeasement or surrender. Fortress Israel shows us how this martial culture envelops every family. Israeli youth go through three years of compulsory military service after high school, and acceptance into elite commando units or air force squadrons brings lasting prestige and a network for life. So ingrained is the martial outlook and identity, Tyler argues, that Israelis are missing opportunities to make peace even when it is possible to do so. "The Zionist movement had survived the onslaught of world wars, the Holocaust, and clashes of ideology," writes Tyler, "but in the modern era of statehood, Israel seemed incapable of fielding a generation of leaders who could adapt to the times, who were dedicated to ending . . . [Israel's] isolation, or to changing the paradigm of military preeminence." Based on a vast array of sources, declassified documents, personal archives, and interviews across the spectrum of Israel's ruling class, Fortress Israel is a remarkable story of character, rivalry, conflict, and the competing impulses for war and for peace in the Middle East.
Categories: Political Science

Every Factory a Fortress

Every Factory a Fortress

plant director decided to negotiate—provided the strikers evacuated the factory.
The Nieuport workers, though, refused to budge. For the next five days, until 30
May, they remained encamped in their shops, until management bowed to their ...

Author: Michael Torigian

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014905241

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 632

French trade unions played a historical role in the 1930s quite unlike that of any other labor movement. Against a backdrop of social unrest, parliamentary crisis, and impending world war, industrial unionists in the great metal-fabricating plants of the Paris Region carried out a series of street mobilizations, factory occupations, and general strikes that were virtually unique in Western history. The unionization of the metal industry, following a series of anti-fascist demonstrations and plant seizures, would constitute the defining episode in modern French labor history and one of the great chapters in European social history. Yet little is known of these extraordinary events. With a style that captures the vivid character of these experiences, Every Factory a Fortress tells the story of the Paris metal workers, who succeeded in organizing the largest Communist union in the Western world, reshaping the parameters of French social relations, and, ultimately, altering the course of French destinies.
Categories: History

Chambers s encyclop dia

Chambers s encyclop  dia

... the most gigantic natural citadel in Earo CORIA ' NDER ( Coriandrum sativum )
, an annual neither the Acropolis of Athens nor the fortress plant of the natural
order Umbellifera , with branch . Gibraltar being able even remotely to compete
wi ...

Author: Chambers W. and R., ltd

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600046764

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Aviation News

Aviation News

Boeing Builds Last Flying Fortress ; Converts All Plants to B - 29 Output Last B -
17 rolls off assembly lines at Seattle No . ... Williams Urges Developmental Work
Every Boeing plant in the na - ing conversion , B - 29 jigs were tion - facilities in ...

Author: Robert Hudson Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020233097

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

View: 465

Categories: Aeronautics

A Mighty Fortress

A Mighty Fortress

Five hundred and fifty bombers hit industrial targets in the German capital and
destroyed the Tegl Ammunition Plant in its northwest suburb. The bombers were
accompanied by eight hundred P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolt planes, and
 ...

Author: Chuck Alling

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 9781612000848

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 868

“In a fascinating way, Chuck Alling recalls his days as a pilot flying B-17s over Germany. He is truly a member of ‘The Greatest Generation’” (Former Pres. George H.W. Bush). A Mighty Fortress is the personal account of the captain and crew of a lead bomber in the enormous formation raids made by the Eighth Air Force during the last few months of the Second World War. It is an extraordinary tale of heroism and bravery on the part of the entire crew of just one B-17 amongst hundreds—but the one B-17 that meant most to them. Having flown twenty-seven missions before the war ended, Alling tells what it was like to be there, in the skies over enemy territory, constantly on the lookout for German fighters; of the enormity of some of the raids they were part of and the consequences for those on the ground; of the planes around them that fell out of the sky under enemy attack; of the horror and the determination to succeed. From a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, this book gives a unique insight into the lives of one crew of one plane as the war neared its end.
Categories: History

Flight from the Fortress

Flight from the Fortress

Somewhere where we ' ve camped she ' s crawled into a patch of poison plant .
Look at the rashes on her body ! " “ But we have nothing to stop the burning !
Gros Raymond ' s herbs won ' t do that . " Gabrielle tried to comfort the wailing
child .

Author: Lyn Cook

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside

ISBN: 1550417908

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

View: 350

In 1713, during a battle at the Fortress of Louisbourg, a young French boy, searching for his father, befriends a young orphaned girl, as the two of them try to flee the battle and take refuge in the forest.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Catalogue of the African Plants

Catalogue of the African Plants

On the more elevated exposed moist shortly - grassy declivities amongst the
gigantic rocks of the fortress in Pedra Cazella ; fl . and young fr . April 1857 , ripe
fr . May 1857 . No . 909 . Annual , 3 to 5 in . high ; by the lofty rocks of the fortress ;
fr .

Author: British Museum (Natural History). Dept. of Botany

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067162548

Category: Botany

Page:

View: 399

Categories: Botany

Starinar

Starinar

Summary: KSENIJA BOROJEVl£, University of Alabama, Birmingham, U.S.A.
THE ANALYSIS OF PLANT REMAINS FROM THE FORTRESS RAS (THE 12th
AND THE BEGINNING OF THE 13th CENTURY) KPHTHKE H IIPHKA3H -
COMPTES ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015072421145

Category: Serbia

Page:

View: 445

Categories: Serbia

Qala at Al Bahrain The northern city wall and the Islamic fortress

Qala at Al Bahrain  The northern city wall and the Islamic fortress

spikelet = spikelet fragments present but not identifiable , no plant = plant temper
not used , Hordeum = Hordeum identified , chaff = fine fragments of chopped
straw , * = locally made pottery , ra = rachis , gl = glume , gr = grain 17 . Summary
 ...

Author: Flemming Højlund

Publisher: Aarhus University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015038032515

Category: Bahrain

Page: 511

View: 906

Final report of Danish excavations on the northern wall surrounding a city of the 3rd-2nd millenia BC and an Islamic fortress in Bahrain. The following volumes will detail the results of excavations at different parts of the walls and in the central part of the settlement. The excavations finished in 1978. Generous sponsorship by the Carlsberg Foundation has allowed the production of this elegant volume.
Categories: Bahrain

Fortress Britain

Fortress Britain

So you had to keep an eye on that producer and have his milk tested again next
time before it went into the processing plant . Then the other test we did , we had
to learn about the bacteria that could contaminate milk , and where it came from .

Author: Dave Welsh

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123169968

Category: Labor

Page: 104

View: 614

Categories: Labor

Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases

Biological and Cultural Tests for Control of Plant Diseases

Fortress had the highest plant stand . Plant stand was poor due to the cool , wet
soil conditions . However , yield was not correlated with plant stand and All Top ,
which had one of the poorest stands , produced the highest greens yield .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89075955310

Category: Field experiments

Page:

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Categories: Field experiments

The Original Hell s Angels

The Original Hell s Angels

Sgt. Kasmer Wegrzyn (center) gets the royal treatment and a banana split from
two unidentified plant managers at one of the crew's stops on the tour. The crew
is dressed to the nines for its visit to the Studebaker Flying Fortress Engine Plant
in ...

Author: Valerie Smart

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439628164

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 340

During World War II, there was a famed B-17 aircraft named Hell's Angels. The men who worked together to keep the plane flying over Hitler's occupied Europe, those of the U.S. Army Air Force's 303rd Bombardment Group, were the first in the 8th Air Force to complete twenty-five missions from their base in Molesworth, England. These men, or "Hell's Angels" as they became known, went on to complete forty missions without ever turning back to base for mechanical failure of the plane. In The Original Hell's Angels: 303rd Bombardment Group of World War II, you will take an exciting historical journey to meet these men and to experience the total forty-eight missions they flew without having a member wounded or killed before the plane and members of its crew were commissioned to return to America for a war-bond tour. Also, you will learn how the entire 303rd became known as Hell's Angels, the first heavy bombardment group to complete three hundred missions from American air force bases in England.
Categories: History

Siegecraft No Fortress Impregnable

Siegecraft   No Fortress Impregnable

... pilots with a lip-on because they didn't get to have the opportu— nity to practice
their rapid extraction skills (missing the excitement as well). While airborne, the
medics are very busy working to plant xxxii Siegecraft—No Fortress Impregnable.

Author: Harold A. Skaarup

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462047505

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 153

It has been said that the taking of a fortress depends primarily on the making of a good plan to take it, and the proper implementation and application of the resources to make the plan work. Long before a fortress has been besieged and conquered, it has to have been outthought before it can be outfought. This book outlines some of the more successfully thought out sieges, and demonstrates why it is that no fortress is impregnable. A siege can be described as an assault on an opposing force attempting to defend itself from behind a position of some strength. Whenever the pendulum of technology swings against the "status quo," the defenders of a fortification have usually been compelled to surrender. We must stay ahead of the pendulum, and not be out-thought long before we are out-fought, for, as it will be shown in this book, "no fortress is impregnable."
Categories: History