Land managers need terrestrial ecological unit inventory (TEUI) products to assess and describe resource conditions, vegetation conditions, outcomes resulting from various management prescription scenarios, and communicate environmental effects of land management planning alternatives. The U.S. Forest Service approach to ecological classification relies heavily on field- data collection and map-unit verification that is time-consuming and costly. The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) covers approximately 800,000 acres located in north-central New Hampshire and adjacent western Maine has not completed ecological classification at the scale required by the National TEUI guidelines (Winthers et al. 2005). However, recent research suggests that remotely sensed data, such as LiDAR, can be important predictors of both vegetation and soil properties. Therefore, the objective of this chapter was to assess soil properties and topographic metrics (e.g., slope, aspect, elevation and wetness) derived from LiDAR as predictors of understory species presence across a 17,010 acre watershed in western New Hampshire using multivariate statistical analysis. Specifically, the project area concentrated on a single watershed called the Upper Wild Ammonoosuc (Wammo) in the western portion of the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF). A total of 189 plots were randomly generated within strata, parent material and topographic metrics using a stratified random sampling
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“But, you see, I’m not the only one who’s concerned about the commotion Rogers is making. If I let him keep hitting the Jews, they’ll start hitting back. They’ll start rocking the boat again, and I can’t let that happen. Right now the smart ones, the ones at the top, know that it’s in their best interests for the government to be able to keep the lid on things, to maintain order. And, believe me, they’re the only people who can keep all the rest of the Jewboys, whose natural inclination is to make trouble, in line. If the top Jews are convinced that the government— that I— will protect them from people like Rogers, they’ll stay in line and keep their wilder brethren in line as well. More than that, they’ll help me keep the general public in line. Have you noticed how calmly the media bosses have been taking my pacification measures when the Blacks have gotten out of line? That’s no oversight on their part; it’s calculated policy. A few years ago they all would have been screaming bloody murder if the government had gotten rough with their precious Blacks. And if they get the idea now that I can’t or won’t protect them and their interests, all hell will break loose. They’ll sir up no end of trouble: riots, strikes, demonstrations, everything to keep the White majority off balance, everything to keep people like Rogers’ followers from organizing themselves and beginning to have some influence on wider public opinion and governmental policy. Understand?”
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Reconstruction Attitudes” written in 1946. This source’s argument is that the past interpretations of Reconstruction and Andrew Johnson were too simplistic and naïve. Williams supports this argument by outlining the ways in which he wishes to dispel the old interpretation that Reconstruction was a time period where good white Southerners were faced with opposition from the deceptive Republicans. He does this by referring to ignored writings of the time that truly describe was occurring under Johnson. He speaks heavily about Du Bois, Stevens, and other credible black writers, and how their writings are proof that racism and segregation in fact hindered unity among America. He says that negating the legitimacy of these writings is frankly foolish because “the existence of such a body of opinion cannot be disputed.” 6 This journal
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Today I went out with a fuel recovery team, and I got a close look at our civilian problem. It really shook me. We were driving a big gasoline tank truck, with an armed jeep escort, from filling station to filling station in the Pasadena area, pumping the gasoline out of each station's tanks and into our truck. There's enough fuel in the area to meet our own needs for quite a while, but the civilians are just going to have to get along without their cars for the duration. Pasadena used to be mostly White a few years ago, but it has become substantially Black now. In the Black areas, whenever we ran into Blacks near a filling station, we simply opened fire on them to keep them at a distance. In the White areas, we were mobbed by hungry Whites begging us for food-which, of course, we didn't have to give them.
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It will be recalled that 29 August was also the date in the Julian calendar of the autumnal equinox. If we suppose that participants regrouped around the town square in time for mid-day, they would then be witness to a ‘miracle’ performed by the holy relic of Saint Andrew, whereby the cathedral operated as a colossal sun dial casting its great, dark shadow to fall fully, squarely and exactly into the articulated grid of the piazza, the oculus of the facade echoed by the central, white, paved circle. 37 A phenomenon not recorded in the Commentaries, this astonishing ‘performance’ was nonetheless unlikely to be a coincidence. 38 Needless to say, calculations that could calibrate the orientation and height of the newly-built church and the size and tilt of the recently-cleared and paved piazza with the astrological equinox meridian would require the greatest mathematical minds of the age. The names of those in Pius’s circle qualifying for this epithet barely need repeating: one thinks above all of Cusa and Toscanelli. 39 Gillian Beer’s observation can be applied to this moment, that cosmology and the natural sciences have often rubbed shoulders with the unstable territory of the supernatural. 40 The possibility that the pope had his cathedral designed to register its presence every spring and autumn equinox on the grid of the piazza belies Pius’s aspirations that his papal city should participate in some small way in the divine rhythm of the universe.
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considered them "civilized" and referred to them as the "Five Civilized Tribes." Though Americans recognized the success of the Five Civilized Tribes, they did not necessarily respect their rights. In fact, some white people wanted the Native Americans' lands for themselves. To make this possible, they wanted the federal government to force eastern Native Americans to relocate to lands west of the Mississippi River. Andrew Jackson supported the white settlers' demand for Native American land. He had once fought the Creek and Seminole in Georgia and Florida to give the settlers more land. When he became president in 1829, he stated that he wanted to move all Native Americans to the Great Plains. Many people believed this region to be a wasteland where American settlers would never want to live. Many people thought that if all Native Americans moved there, conflict with them would be ended.
Of the endless billions of images our brains register in a life-time, only a handful stay with us. They haunt our imagination, in ways that are almost unaccountable. These constitute art. While we recognize them intuitively, we are hard pressed to explain them or to explain why most of the images we see or hear make hardly any impression on us at all. No amount of special pleading on behalf of any of these orphaned images makes barely any difference either. Ask record pluggers or any of the vast army of arts marketers. Even the most neglected great works will find a place belatedly in the pantheon, while most of what pretends to art invariably ends up in oblivion. So what is it that makes that tiny handful of images that we recognize as art, and that abide with us through life, art after all? Why that handful, and not others? Why is art so unjust in favoring so few? Andrew Benjamin is one of those rare critics who has some very illuminating things to say about this matter. His close observations of artworks yield some exceptional insights. He can explain why certain works function as art in a way that most works aspiring to that status do not. In other words, he explains the cruel selectivity of the artworld.
The purpose of Andrew Davison’s The Love of Wisdom is made plain in the subtitle: it is An Introduction to Philosophy for Theologians. More precisely, it is an introduction to Western philosophy for Christian theologians, and it succeeds admirably on those terms, arguing for the inescapably philosophical nature of Christian thought, and questioning easy distinctions between the deliverances of faith and reason.
Andrew McMichael qualified in Medicine before doing a PhD in Immunology with Ita Askonas and Alan Williamson in the 1970s. His research during this time and later work done in his group has made a major contri- bution to our understanding of T-cell-mediated immunity against viral infections. Initially he worked on the immune response to influenza, but latterly studying the T cell re- sponse against HIV has been a major focus, and his group has designed and tested two candidate HIV vaccines in phase I clinical trials. Based through most of his research career in Oxford, he was knighted in 2008 for services to medical sciences, and has just completed 12 years as Director of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. In this 30 th year since the discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS, we asked Sir Andrew to give us his per- sonal perspective on the progress towards a vaccine.
Andrew Solomon gives the reader a million directions to follow and numerous points of view. Nineteen million Americans suffer from chronic depression--What the hell are we going to do about it? Solomon does not give the reader answers, but does the research for us: statistics, interviews, studies, drugs, talk therapy, positive thinking, genetics, pychotherapy, psychobiology, Freudian views, Plato's writings, and of course, Andrew Solomon uncovers every secret and has no boundaries when writing about his own stuggle with the "Black Beast."
Andrew was the only redeeming feature about this marathon event—a life raft that would stop Luke from sinking into a mire of aunties and babies and toddlers and pain-in-the-neck cousins who think they know everything about fishing. He could go exploring with Andrew. Andrew had a detailed map of the forest area around the lake and further beyond into the numerous hills and gullies scored by rivers and small streams. The novelty of Andrew’s metal detector was never far from Luke’s mind
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We are grateful to Stefan Schweinberger, who kindly looked at our first attempt and encouraged us to be ambitious in our goals. We also thank Holger Wiese, David White and an anonymous reviewer for their helpful comments on a previous draft. The authors take equal responsibility for the content of this paper; order of authorship was determined by age.
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Lang customarily took an unorthodox view and was always 'original in treatment of a subject'. He never hesitated to make clear his opinions even though they would be disliked by Scotsmen. As regards his book, the History of St. Andrews (l893), 'he was accused of deliberate insult to his country, and was taunted, not for the last time, as a renegade Scot*. And Pickle the Spy caused 'once more a storm of indignation whistled about his ears, this time from over the Highland hills. Even for a Scottish historian it was a rough beginning, With two books, in four-' years, he had raised the fighting remnants of all Scotland, and had incurred the equal execration of the descendants of the Reformers and of the Highland c a v a l i e r s ' s a y s Gordon in his Andrew Lang Lecture in 1927* Lang's other book, John Knox and the Reformation (1905) also invited severe criticism and resentment from his countrymen as he attacked Knox's History of the Reformation of Religion calling it 'untrustworthy* and 'dishonest*. He stated that Knox's legacy to Scotland was 'sorrow and strife*. Lang referred with
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How the books on digital literary studies are proliferating, let me count the ways. Within the single- year period at which I am writing, Ted Underwood’s long-awaited Distant Horizons will be out with Chicago; Roopika Risam’s New Digital Worlds will have been published with Northwestern; Punctum Books will have brought us Dorothy Kim and Jesse Stommel’s Disrupting the Digital Humanities; and I will have added to the noise with Close Reading with Computers, at Stanford, to name just a few examples. i It is onto such a crowded dancefloor that Andrew Piper’s Enumerations: