Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap

Author: Melvin T. Tyree,Martin H. Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540433545

Category: Nature

Page: 283

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The first edition of this book was the first to provide an integrated description of sap ascension from an anatomical and functional point of view. The second edition opens with the three-dimensional aspects of wood anatomy. The cohesion-tension theory and new evidence are introduced in response to recent controversies over the mechanism of sap ascent in plants. The physiology, anatomy and biophysics of xylem dysfunction are discussed and new insights into hydraulic architecture are reviewed with special emphasis on physiological limits on maximum transpiration and how hydraulic architecture limits gas exchange, carbon gain and growth of plants. The text concludes with a description of xylem failure and pathology. The book highlights fascinating areas of current research with the aim to stimulate more work in the future.

THE ASCENT - DER AUFSTIEG

Roman

Author: Ronald Malfi

Publisher: Luzifer-Verlag

ISBN: 3958351948

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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"Das ist beeindruckend, ergreifend und fesselnd zugleich – eine klare Leseempfehlung" [Phantastic-Couch] "Atmosphärischer Thriller auf hohem Niveau, der Thriller-, Mystery- und Abenteuerelemente verbaut. Absolut empfehlenswert." [Filmbesprechungen] "THE ASCENT ist ein aufregender, beinahe unerträglich spannender Ritt, den man nicht verpassen sollte. Lassen Sie sich von dem Titel nicht in die Irre führen – der Roman hat weniger mit einem Berg und viel mehr mit dem Leben an sich zu tun. Wenn Sie Thriller lieben, die Sie bis zum Ende im Ungewissen lassen, ist dieser ein Muss." [Kendall Gutierrez, Suspense Magazine] Inhalt: Die Geister, die wir in uns tragen ... Es ist ein gefährliches Unterfangen – denn es könnte sein Ende bedeuten. Doch für Tim Overleigh, einen ehemals berühmten Bildhauer, der nach dem Tod seiner Frau langsam dem Alkoholismus verfällt, ist die Flucht in Extremsportarten das Einzige, dass ihn vor der Abwärtsspirale aus Selbstvorwürfen und Schmerz rettet. Er schließt sich einer Gruppe von Bergsteigern an, die von dem ebenso reichen wie exzentrischen Abenteurer Trumbauer für einen selbstmörderischen Trip durch die Bergwelt Nepals zusammengestellt wurde. Jeder Teilnehmer scheint aus einem ganz besonderen Grund ausgewählt worden zu sein. Je weiter sich Overleigh in die unerforschten Regionen des Himalaja vorwagt, um so mehr vermischen sich reale Strapazen mit den Schatten seiner Vergangenheit, und auch Trumbauer scheint einen ganz eigenen Plan zu verfolgen. Aus dem Kampf mit dem Berg und der Kälte wird ein Kampf gegen die eigenen Dämonen.

The Ascent of Affect

Genealogy and Critique

Author: Ruth Leys

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022648873X

Category: Science

Page: 416

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In recent years, emotions have become a major, vibrant topic of research not merely in the biological and psychological sciences but throughout a wide swath of the humanities and social sciences as well. Yet, surprisingly, there is still no consensus on their basic nature or workings. Ruth Leys’s brilliant, much anticipated history, therefore, is a story of controversy and disagreement. The Ascent of Affect focuses on the post–World War II period, when interest in emotions as an object of study began to revive. Leys analyzes the ongoing debate over how to understand emotions, paying particular attention to the continual conflict between camps that argue for the intentionality or meaning of emotions but have trouble explaining their presence in non-human animals and those that argue for the universality of emotions but struggle when the question turns to meaning. Addressing the work of key figures from across the spectrum, considering the potentially misleading appeal of neuroscience for those working in the humanities, and bringing her story fully up to date by taking in the latest debates, Leys presents here the most thorough analysis available of how we have tried to think about how we feel.

The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440654022

Category: History

Page: 496

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The 10th anniversary edition, with new chapters on the crash, Chimerica, and cryptocurrency In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of "Chimerica" into a trade war, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with his signature clarity and expert lens. The Ascent of Money reveals finance as the backbone of history, casting a new light on familiar events: the Renaissance enabled by Italian foreign exchange dealers, the French Revolution traced back to a stock market bubble, the 2008 crisis traced from America's bankruptcy capital, Memphis, to China's boomtown, Chongqing. We may resent the plutocrats of Wall Street but, as Ferguson argues, the evolution of finance has rivaled the importance of any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. Indeed, to study the ascent and descent of money is to study the rise and fall of Western power itself.

The Ascent

Author: Yogi Mahajan

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120811829

Category: Self-realization

Page: 128

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On 5th May 1970 Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi introduced a unique method of inner transformation called Sahaja Yoga. Within the following years Sahaja Yoga grew dramatically and transformed the lives of thousands all over the world. the Ascent is a sequel that records the process of that transforming force and how each individual can ascend to his own ultimate collective being.

Ascent!

Author: Lawrie Ryan

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748767960

Category: Science

Page: 240

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This series is focused on delivering custom materials which are designed and presented to meet the needs of enthusiastic and committed students. The resources are written at an average reading ability level, but with full and proper use of scientific terminology throughout. Ascent! also has its own text-linked website: www.nelsonthornes.com/ascent

Ascent

Author: Roland Smith

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328830268

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world in this thrilling new novel from bestselling author Roland Smith. After conquering the mountains in Afghanistan, Peak Marcello goes to Myanmar, a country that has been in the grips of a brutal military regime for more than fifty years, to visit Alessia. When he’s invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, Peak can’t pass up the opportunity. But getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek through tropical rainforests rife with hazards—from venomous reptiles and leeches to corrupt police and military. In the end, summiting Hkakabo Razi may be the easiest thing Peak does.

Poetics of Ascent, The

Theories of Language in a Rabbinic Ascent Text

Author: Naomi Janowitz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438407793

Category: History

Page: 176

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This book represents the first English translation of Maaseh Merkabah, which is part of a body of early Jewish mystical texts known as palace (hekhalot) or chariot (merkabah) texts. Through a complex dialogue, a rabbi-teacher reveals to his student the techniques of ascent, methods for traveling up through the heavens by means of recitation of hymns. The teacher gives vivid descriptions of the heavenly realm, filled with flaming chariots and a chorus of angels engaged in praising the deity. The emphasis in the text is on language, on the correct recitation of the words to achieve the ritual. The particular focus is on the divine Name, which can be employed in unusual ways. The author relates the structures of the text to the linguistic idealogies. The complex structures of the text begin to unfold in light of the theories about the ritual function of language. The hymns include praise of the deity and voces magicae, words that have no semantic meaning, but draw attention to sounds of letters in God’s name. Since God’s name is used to create the world, the sounds of the name are creative, but the Name cannot be spoken. The hymns create a multiplicity of Name-equivalents, words that have the functional status of the divine Name and which can be employed in ritual. Voces magicae are not so much nonsense as they are logical extensions of the linguistic theory. The final chapter surveys recent theories of ritual language and then uses the conclusions from the study to refine the general issue of the relationship between the semantic meaning of words and their ritual efficacy. The dialogic structure of the text permits the reader to become the next student in a chain going back to the deity by means of Moses.

Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses

Author: Martha Himmelfarb

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359657

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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This is a study of the ancient Jewish and Christian apocalypses involving ascent into heaven, which have received little scholarly attention in comparison to apocalypses concerned primarily with the end of the world. Recent developments like the publication of the Aramaic Enoch fragments from Qumran and interest in questions of genre in the study of the apocalypses make this a particularly appropriate time to undertake this study. Martha Himmelfarb places the apocalypses in relation to both their biblical antecedents and their context in the Greco-Roman world. Her analysis emphasizes the emergence of the understanding of heaven as temple in the Book of the Watchers, the earliest of these apocalypses, and the way in which this understanding affects the depiction of the culmination of ascent, the hero's achievement of a place among the angels, in the ascent apocalypses generally. It also considers the place of secrets of nature and primeval history in these works. Finally, it offers an interpretation of the pseudepigraphy of the apocalypses and their function.

Infinite Ascent

A Short History of Mathematics

Author: David Berlinski

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307778178

Category: Mathematics

Page: 224

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In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton’s Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure. Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history–and the men behind them. Here are Pythagoras, intoxicated by the mystical significance of numbers; Euclid, who gave the world the very idea of a proof; Leibniz and Newton, co-discoverers of the calculus; Cantor, master of the infinite; and Gödel, who in one magnificent proof placed everything in doubt. The elaboration of mathematical knowledge has meant nothing less than the unfolding of human consciousness itself. With his unmatched ability to make abstract ideas concrete and approachable, Berlinski both tells an engrossing tale and introduces us to the full power of what surely ranks as one of the greatest of all human endeavors. From the Hardcover edition.

China's Ascent

Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics

Author: Robert S. Ross,Zhu Feng

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801456983

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Assessments of China's importance on the world stage usually focus on a single dimension of China's increasing power, rather than on the multiple sources of China's rise, including its economic might and the continuing modernization of its military. This book offers multiple analytical perspectives—constructivist, liberal, neorealist—on the significance of the many dimensions of China's regional and global influence. Distinguished authors consider the likelihood of conflict and peaceful accommodation as China grows ever stronger. They look at the changing position of China "from the inside": How do Chinese policymakers evaluate the contemporary international order and what are the regional and global implications of that worldview? The authors also address the implications of China's increasing power for Chinese policymaking and for the foreign policies of Korea, Japan, and the United States. Contributors: Robert Art, Brandeis University; Avery Goldstein, University of Pennsylvania; G. John Ikenberry, Princeton University; Byung-Kook Kim, Korea University; Jonathan Kirshner, Cornell University; Jeffrey W. Legro, University of Virginia; Jack S. Levy, Rutgers University; Qin Yaqing, China Foreign Affairs University; Robert S. Ross, Boston College; Akio Takahara, University of Tokyo; Tang Shiping, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Wei Ling, China Foreign Affairs University; Zhu Feng, Peking University

The Ascent of Science

Author: Brian L. Silver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198027690

Category: Science

Page: 552

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From the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the mind-bending theories of Einstein and Heisenberg, from plate tectonics to particle physics, from the origin of life to universal entropy, and from biology to cosmology, here is a sweeping, readable, and dynamic account of the whole of Western science. In the readable manner and method of Stephen Jay Gould and Carl Sagan, the late Brian L. Silver translates our most important, and often most obscure, scientific developments into a vernacular that is not only accessible and illuminating but also enjoyable. Silver makes his comprehensive case with much clarity and insight; he locates science as the apex of human reason, and reason as our best path to the truth. For all readers curious about--and especially those perhaps intimidated by--what Silver calls "the scientific campaign up to now" in his Preface, The Ascent of Science will be fresh, vivid, and fascinating reading.

The Ascent to Truth

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547537078

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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The author of The Seven Storey Mountain explores the mysticism of Saint John of the Cross. The only thing that can save the world from complete moral collapse is a spiritual revolution. . . . The desire for unworldliness, detachment, and union with God is the most fundamental expression of this revolutionary spirit. In Ascent to Truth, author and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton makes an impassioned case for the importance of contemplation. Drawing on a range of thinkers—from Carl Jung to Pope Pius XII—Merton defines the nature of contemplative experience and shows how the Christian mysticism of sixteenth-century Spanish Carmelite Saint John of the Cross offers essential answers to our disquieting and troubling times. “For any who have the desire to look into meditation and contemplation . . . this is the book for which they have waited.” —New York Herald Tribune Book Review “For those who may be curious about mysticism, and for those who may be called to a life of contemplation, this is an excellent book.” —Catholic World

Ascent

From the creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty

Author: Jed Mercurio

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409015912

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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A truly stunning novel of one man's dangerous obsession with immortality, from the BAFTA award-winning creator of Bodyguard and Line of Duty ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S '1000 NOVELS EVERYONE MUST READ' ‘A completely gripping, read-at-once novel’ The Times Yefgenii Yeremin is a flyer and a phantom. Destined to go down in Soviet history books as ‘Ivan the Terrible’, the most deadly fighter pilot of the Korean War, one moment of madness sees Yefgenii throwing his reputation to the wind. Exiled to a remote Arctic base, his name unknown and victories uncelebrated, he must endure a fate worse than death: anonymity. But when a man arrives from Moscow’s Space Committee in search of a volunteer prepared to sacrifice himself for his country, Yefgenii seizes his one last chance of immortality.

Ascent

A Practising Manager’s Growth Mantra

Author: Amit Chatterjee

Publisher: Random House India

ISBN: 8184006446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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You don’t need an MBA or have a job with a top company to be a good manager. Amit Chatterjee in his provocative and contemplative book explains how managers can excel beyond expectations. He urges managers to act of their own volition and shows how to transcend from being managers to leaders. Through illustrations and useful graphs, the author offers purposeful practices for leadership. Ascent provides a Growth Mantra for managers and how they can emerge as leader-managers through investment in complexity and volition. It is a must-read for all those managers who want to grow and become effective leaders.

Ascent

How One Quadriplegic Fought for a Full Life and Soared

Author: Bruce McGhie

Publisher: Ruder Finn Press

ISBN: 9781932646283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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An inspirational account of the author's life as a disabled survivor describes the training accident that rendered him a quadriplegic, his rehabilitation, and his efforts to run a business and become a glider pilot in spite of limited wheelchair accommodations.

St. Augustine's Interpretaion of the Psalms of Ascent

Author: Gerard McLarney

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813227038

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Recent research has explored how past interpretation can help contextualize current interpretation as well as provide a more colorful and theologically meaningful understanding of scripture. In St. Augustine's Interpretation of the Psalms of Ascent, Gerald McLarney examines Augustine of Hippo's (d. 430) interpretation of the ascent motif in sermons on Psalms 119-133. He looks at the delivery, transmission, and broader context of the sermons, as well as examining the sermons as they stand.

The Ascent of Media

From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenburg

Author: Roger Parry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1857889460

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Our society is shaped by our media – now more than at any time in history. They play a crucial role in culture, commerce and politics alike. The Ascent of Media is the first book to look at the new digital era in the context of all that has gone before, and to build on the past to describe the media landscape of the future. Roger Parry takes us on a journey from the earliest written story – the Legend of Gilgamesh etched on clay tablets – to the Gutenberg press, and from the theatres of Athens to satellite TV and the coming semantic web. Tracing 3000 years of history, he shows how today’s media have been shaped by the interaction of politics, economics and technology. He explains why Britain has the public service BBC whilst America developed the private broadcasting networks ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. He profiles the people and organizations that have created the media world and reveals the often surprising stories behind such ubiquitous items as the keyboard, telephone dial and tabloid. The book shows that issues of today such as a sensationalist press, piracy, monopoly, walled gardens and balancing advertising and subscription revenue have all happened before. Each upheaval in the media world – the development of moveable type printing in the 1450s; the telegraph network in the 1850s; radio broadcasting in the 1920s; and digital distribution in the 2000s – created huge fortunes, challenged authority and raised fundamental issues of copyright, privacy and censorship. Traditional media then adapt, evolve and go on to thrive in the face of competition. The convergence of the internet, mobile phones and tablet computers is now transforming our culture. Established media giants are struggling, while new firms like Google and Apple are thriving. The superabundance of media, with increasing amounts generated by consumers themselves, means that media professionals are becoming curators as much as creators of content. The Ascent of Media traces the story of media from clay tablets to tabloids to the tablet computer. It relates how we got where we are and, based on the experience of history, where we are likely to go next.

Ascent of Mount Carmel

Author: St. John of the Cross

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119688

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The famed mystic's incomparable guide illuminates the path to union with God. This acclaimed translation of St. John's intensely poetic work offers a primer to his Dark Night of the Soul.

Understanding the Medieval Meditative Ascent

Augustine, Anselm, Boethius and Dante

Author: Robert McMahon

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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Understanding the Medieval Meditative Ascent uses literary analysis to discover new philosophical meanings in these works. Clearly written in nontechnical language, its account of their literary structures and of the hidden meanings they generate will inform nonspecialist and specialist alike.