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This text for vocational-technical students emphasizes readability, organization, and hands-on activities. Sections cover the livestock industry, feeding and nutrition, animal breeding, and the production of various stock including beef cattle, poultry, llamas, and bison. This seventh edition adds information on anatomy and physiology and on appropriate work habits, and includes student learning activities. Gillespie is a retired teacher of agricultural education. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, seventh edition is the textbook students and instructors turn to for thorough coverage of the animal agriculture industry. For each of the many species discussed in the text, students will find essential information about the breeds, selection of breeding stock, feeding and species management, diseases and parasites common to the species and marketing. Material is derived from the latest research and most current information about animal genetics, breeding, nutrition, biotechnology and product promotion. The text provides complete coverage of such major farm animal enterprises as beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses, poultry and dairy cattle. Minor animal enterprises addressed include rabbits, bison, ratites, llamas and alpacas. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the livestock industry, including career opportunities.
Modern Metalworking emphasizes the important place metals occupy in our everyday lives; it explores the numerous metalworking career opportunities. It is designed to provide a broad experience in metalworking through the use of tools, machines, and materials that are basic to this important area of industry. It covers both hand and machine-tool operations, and supplies background knowledge on industrial equipment and processes.
The first succinct and authoritative overview of the making of the modern Middle East, this lucid book brings a valuable mix of historical perspectives and contemporary analysis to a wide audience of readers seeking expert knowledge about this troubled and fascinating region. Giving a rich perspective on the region's historical and political evolution, the book traces the influence of factors such as religion, culture, and economics and illuminates events and topics currently in the news. With its broad thematic sweep and its balanced presentation of contentious issues, it is essential reading for general readers and students who want to better understand the world today. Mehran Kamrava sets the stage with a concise discussion of the evolution of Islam and the religion's profound role in the region. He then looks at, in turn, the rise and fall of the Ottomans, the trials of independence and state-building, the emergence and fiery spread of nationalism, the two Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973, the Iranian Revolution, and the two Gulf Wars and beyond, including discussion of the invasion of Iraq by the United States. After tracing the consequences of these historical events for a host of political phenomena, Kamrava gives detailed attention to three pivotal issues: the challenges of economic development, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the question of democracy. He also examines issues that will shape the future: population growth, environmental pollution, and water scarcity.
With the most up-to-date information on today's motorcycles, Modern Motorcycle Technology takes readers on an in-depth exploration of the internal and external workings of motorcycles. The book begins with an overview of motorcycle technology, from a history of the vehicle to the current state of the industry. Coverage then progresses to include safety measures, engine operation, internal combustion engines, electrical fundamentals, and overall motorcycle maintenance. With a special chapter devoted to troubleshooting and a straightforward writing style for better comprehension, this book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today's motorcycle technology field.
Modern Physics, Second Edition provides a clear, precise, and contemporary introduction to the theory, experiment, and applications of modern physics. This eagerly awaited second edition puts the modern back into modern physics courses. Pedagogical features throughout the text focus the reader on the core concepts and theories while offering optional, more advanced sections, examples, and cutting-edge applications to suit a variety of courses. Critically acclaimed for his lucid style, in the second edition, Randy Harris applies the same insights into recent developments in physics, engineering, and technology. Physics at the Turn of the 20th Century, Special Relativity, Waves and Particles I: Electromagnetic Radiation Behaving as Particles, Waves and Particles II: Matter Behaving as Waves, Bound States: Simple Cases, Unbound States: Obstacles, Tunneling and Particle-Wave Propagation, Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions and The Hydrogen Atom, Spin and Atomic Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Bonding: Molecules and Solids, Nuclear Physics, Fundamental Particles and Interactions. For all readers interested in modern physics.
Modern Plumbing provides students with information on the design, installation, and service of today's sophisticated plumbing systems. The text provides basic information about safety, tools, materials, equipment, procedures, and career opportunities in the plumbing field. To enhance learning, the text is written in simple language and is heavily illustrated. * Thorough coverage of piping materials and their installation. * Expanded chapters on maintaining and repairing DWV and water supply systems. * Full-color illustrations used throughout.
Anthology designed for undergraduate poetry courses. Drawn from modern verse in English, covering Walt Whitman to the present.
The book explains how markets generate cooperation from people across the world, how prices act as signals and coordinate appropriate responses to changes in economic conditions, and how profit maximization leads to the minimization of industry costs.
Modern Residential Wiring provides essential information about the tools, materials, equipment, and processes encountered in the electrical trade. The 2008 edition of this comprehensive textbook includes the latest information on installation and repair techniques, as well as recentdevelopments in wiring systems, personal protection equipment, and computer wiring. References to the 2008 National Electrical CodeRG are made throughout this text to reinforce the importance of installing residential wiring in a safe and professional manner. Apprentices, vocational students, andanyone interested in electrical wiring will find Modern Residential Wiring a valuable aid in learning how electrical systems are designed, installed, and maintained. Experienced electricians who want to review basic wiring techniques or study the recent developments in the electrical field will alsofind this book helpful. Based on the 2008 National Electrical CodeRG.
Modern Welding is a comprehensive text that has long been the standard for teaching the theory, fundamentals, equipment, and techniques of welding technology. In addition to covering a very wide range of welding and cutting processes, the text includes thorough coverage of welding symbols, testing and inspection, and getting a job in the welding industry.
Modern Welding is a comprehensive text that has long been the standard for teaching the theory, fundamentals, equipment, and techniques of welding technology. This text provides thorough coverage of common welding and cutting processes, including gas tungsten arc welding, gas metal arcwelding, shielded metal arc welding, oxyfuel gas welding and cutting, plasma arc cutting, and resistance welding. The text also includes extensive instruction in welding symbol interpretation, weld testing and inspection, and employment in the welding field.
This introductory welding book contains coverage of the latest codes, materials, and processes necessary to become proficient in an ever more complex industry.
This book provides the perfect blend of modern history by integrating art and culture.
The author focuses on the major happenings in the shaping of the modern world by highlighting events of the human journey throughout history.
Unit 1: Beginnings of the Modern World 1300-1800; Unit 2: Absolutism to Revolution 1500-1900; Unit 3: Industrialism and the Race for Empire 1700-1914; Unit 4: The World at War 1900-1945; Unit 5: Perspectives on the Present 1945--Present
While historical events are unique, they often are driven by similar, repeated forces. In telling the history of our world, this book pays special attention to eight significant and recurring themes. These themes are presented to show that from America, to Africa, to Asia, people are more alike than they realize. Throughout history humans have confronted similar obstacles, have struggled to achieve similar goals, and continually have strived to better themselves and the world around them.
History textbook for middle and secondary schools.
Lent has traditionally been a time for self-denial and penitence, a time to examine the baser aspects of human nature. But the church increasingly recognizes that this negative focus does not always build a relationship with God, especially among women who already struggle with issues of worth and self-esteem. In its wide range of writings, Gifts from Within invites women to spend the time of Lent focusing on their uniqueness and on the gifts of their feminine spiritual nature. This collection points the way for women to deepen their ability to recognize God's love and to live as God directs. Starting with Ash Wednesday and ending on Easter Day, each day's meditation explores an aspect of women's lives, their unique spirituality, and their heritage in the biblical stories. By connecting their own stories-some sad and some joyous-with the biblical texts, readers of these devotions may find Lent to be a time of inspiration instead of merely something to be endured.
In telling the history of our world, this book pays special attention to eight significant and recurring themes. These themes are presented to show that from America, to Africa, to Asia, people are more alike than they realize. Throughout history humans have confronted similar obstacles, have struggled to achieve similar goals, and continually have strived to better themselves and the world around them.
While historical events are unique, they often are driven by similar, repeated forces. In telling the history of our world, this book pays special attention to eight significant and recurring themes. These themes are presented to show that from America, to Africa, to Asia, people are more alike than they realize. Throughout history humans have confronted similar obstacles, have struggled to achieve similar goals, and to better themselves and the world around them.
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