Hermann Graßmann – Roots and Traces

Autographs and Unknown Documents

Author: Hans-Joachim Petsche,Lloyd Kannenberg,Gottfried Keßler,Jolanta Liskowacka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3034601557

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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Hermann Günther Graßmann was one of the 19th century’s most remarkable scientists, but many aspects of his life have remained in the dark. This book assembles essential, first-hand information on the Graßmann family. It sheds light on the family’s struggle for scientific knowledge, progress and education. It puts a face on the protagonists of an exciting development in the history of science. And it highlights the peculiar set of influences which led Hermann Graßmann to brilliant insights in mathematics, philology and physics. This book of sources is meant to complement the biography of Graßmann and the proceedings of the 2009 Graßmann Bicentennial Conference (Birkhäuser 2010). "Roots and Traces" will interest all scholars working on Hermann Graßmann and related topics. It offers newly discovered pictures of family members, historical texts documenting life in this exceptional family and an English translation of these previously unpublished papers. Text in German and English.

Tree Roots in the Built Environment

Author: John Roberts,Nick Jackson,Mark Smith,Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (Great Britain)

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780117536203

Category: Architecture

Page: 488

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This publication sets out a comprehensive review of tree root biology and covers a broad range of practical issues that need to be considered in order to grow trees successfully in our towns and cities and to realise the significant benefits they provide in built environments. Topics covered include: soil condition and roots; improving tree root growth in urban soils; water supply and drought amelioration for amenity trees; coping with soil contamination; protecting trees during excavation and good trenching practice; control of damage to tree roots on construction sites; tree root damage to buildings and pavements, sewers, drains and pipes; research needs and sustainability issues.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Author: Calvert Watkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618082506

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 149

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Discusses the nature, origins, and development of language and lists the meanings and associated word for more than thirteen thousand Indo-European root words.

The Greek and Latin Roots of English

Author: Tamara M. Green

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547803

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

View: 5447


A comprehensive text to learning and understanding Greek and Latin roots of the English language in order to reinforce vocabulary and analytical skills.


Author: Tommy Banks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409174972

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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The stunning debut cookbook from Michelin Star chef and Great British Menu champion Tommy Banks. Roots is a glorious celebration of the key ingredients grown, foraged and preserved by Tommy close to his award-winning restaurant, The Black Swan in Oldstead, North Yorkshire. Influenced by the rhythms of the land he farms, he renames and redefines the seasons into three growing groups and shares creative recipes, preserving techniques and ideas on using these 'root' ingredients all year round. Beautifully shot throughout the shifting seasons the images showcase recipes, the ingredients and the landscape from which they hail.


The Dynamic Interface Between Plants and the Earth

Author: International Society of Root Research. Symposium,International Society of Root Research

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402015793

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 3299


The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is required for both plant production and environmental protection. This book is at the forefront of plant root science (rhizology), catering to professional plant scientists and graduate students. It covers root development, stress physiology, ecology, and associations with microorganisms. The chapters are selected papers originally presented at the 6th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research, where plant biologists, ecologists, soil microbiologists, crop scientists, forestry scientists, and environmental scientists, among others, gathered to discuss current research results and to establish rhizology as a newly integrated research area.