The series Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage technology transfer in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology impacts all areas of the control discipline. New theory, new controllers, actuators, sensors, new industrial processes, computer methods, new applications, new philosophies..., new challenges. Much of this development work resides in industrial reports, feasibility study papers and the reports of advanced collaborative projects. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of such new work in all aspects of industrial control for wider and rapid dissemination. The environmental aspects of all of our society's activities are extremely important if the countryside; the sea and wildernesses are to be fully enjoyed by future generations. Urban waste in all its manifestations presents a particularly difficult disposal problem, which must be tackled conscientiously to prevent long lasting damage to the environment. Technological solutions should be seen as part of the available options. In this monograph, the authors M. R. Katebi, M. A. Johnson and J. Wilkie seek to introduce a comprehensive technological framework to the particular measurement and control problems of wastewater processing plants. Of course the disposal of urban sewage is a long-standing process but past solutions have used options (disposal at sea) which are no longer acceptable. Thus to meet new effluent regulations it is necessary to develop a new technological paradigm based on process control methods, and this is what the authors attempt to provide.
Some wild edible plants have poisonous look-alikes, and it is important to know the difference when harvesting. Edible Wild Plants is a simplified guide to familiar and widespread species of edible berries, nuts, leaves and roots found in North America. This beautifully illustrated guide identifies over 100 familiar species and includes information on how to harvest their edible parts. It also includes a section on dangerous poisonous plants to avoid that have contact poisons that can blister skin. This convenient guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use. Made in the USA.
This title helps you how to create a beautiful garden with versatile perennials, shown in more than 100 photographs. It includes inspirational ideas for using these highly popular plants in a variety of garden styles, such as formal, informal, cottage, wildflower and contemporary. It features perennials that provide both hot and cool visual interest, as well as plants for different locations around the garden, from herbaceous borders to containers. It includes practical advice on growing from seed, taking cuttings, watering, feeding, weeding, deadheading and staking, as well as useful reference charts providing plant descriptions and a guide to perennials' common names. It is difficult to imagine a garden without perennials, with the diverse colorations and scents of their flowers, as well as the wonderful shapes and textures of their foliage. This handy guide describes ways to use perennials effectively within different garden styles, and is brimming with suggestions for using them to their best advantage in bold or subtle schemes. It covers a wide range of common garden plants, such as aquilegia, clematis, lilies and verbena, and also contains advice on how to plant for year-round displays, with tips for sowing, planting and maintenance. It is an invaluable guide for gardeners interested in creating permanent planting combinations.
Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
More than 140 speciesfrom the thirteen-lined ground squirrel and the red-spotted purple to the western meadowlark and the northern leopard frogare included in this comprehensive and practical reference to the wildlife of the Cornhusker State. As with the other state-specific guides in the Pocket Naturalist® Guides series, this indispensible pamphlet also features statewide wildlife sanctuaries, making it a portable gem of useful identification information.
A story of man versus plant, plant versus machine, logic versus habit, possible versus real, biology versus mechanics, haphazard versus systematic and all the complexities in between. In the end the plant wins, since life always finds a way to elevate itself. But so does man. And so does the machine. Or whatever you want to call what it became.