Var. intermedium, a Japanese endemic, presents a low rosette of striking, lime-green pinnae with prominent veins and blackish midribs. Six to ten pairs of 1-in. (2.5-cm) wide, broad-based pinnae are slightly auricled. Site it in the dark depths of the woodlands where it is guaranteed to attract attention and admiration as a relaxing visual for the gardener. Both varieties come true from spores.
Culture and comments This is THE species that inspired my interest in cultivation, propagation, and immersion in the wonderful world of ferns. (That was close to 40 years ago when, amazingly by today's market standards, it was unavailable commercially.) My admiration endures and I still hold it in my highest esteem for its universal adaptability and brilliant contribution to the garden's panorama. It is a top-10 recommendation for beginners and experts alike. once established, the plant is drought tolerant. The evergreen winter
Throughout human existence, many insects have been admired for their ingenuity, beauty, fantastic shapes, and behaviors. In some instances, the use of insects as totemic figures that may symbolize ancestry or kinship of humans with these organisms leads to a deep sense of adoration and reverence. In other cases, the resultant admiration has developed into a reverence for their inspirational and historical nature and a medium for symbolizing a variety of aspects of human life. In these situations, characterizations of organisms, in both illustration and sculpture, act as vehicles to convey human feelings rather than as objective expressions of entomological facts. Insect symbolism is best developed in the most advanced ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and especially Central America, where the people were surrounded by a multitude of insects.
The goal of treatment of this defect is to reconstruct a straight penis with a meatus close to the normal anatomic location. Repair is being performed at progressively younger ages to avoid emotional distress in the young child. Currently, the recommended age for repair is between 3 and 12 months (for hypospadias epispadias or urethroplasty) and during the first year (for chordee repair or orthoplasty). Three objectives of surgical correction of this defect are to ensure the child's ability to void in the standing position with a straight stream (will minimize child and parent anxiety) to improve the child's physical appearance and ensure a positive body image and to preserve sexual function.
Be grouped conveniently into five categories (1) beneficial species, including natural enemies of pests (lacewings, ladybird beetles, parasitic wasps, and microbial parasites), and pollinators (bees, flies, beetles, butterflies and moths, birds, and bats) (2) nontarget pests (3) soil organisms, which usually are difficult to study and identify to species (4) species of conservation concern, including endangered species and popular, charismatic species (monarch butterfly) and (5) biodiversity, which is the entire group of species in an area.
Traditionally, most insects have been largely disregarded in conservation, on the premise that they may be secure under measures taken to conserve more charismatic taxa such as warm-blooded vertebrates. The latter are supposed widely to act as umbrellas for most or all coexisting species, but this idea is now recognized as oversimplistic, because many invertebrates are ecologically specialized and need detailed management to sustain them in the face of environmental change. However, without past emphasis on vertebrates, many habitats and sites recognized as of considerable importance for insects would surely have been lost. One attraction of basing conservation on groups such as birds or mammals is simply that they are relatively well known their diversity is limited and tangible, most of the species are named, and many are recognizable without having to capture and kill the animals for detailed examination their biology and habitat needs are reasonably well understood, and their...
Although identity is a fluid concept in psychological and sociological terms, we tend to speak of identities in fixed terms. In particular, those aspects of identity that characterize observable physical characteristics, such as race or gender, are perceived as unchanging ascribed identities. Examples of these would include identifications such as Chinese woman, or Korean American woman, or even broader terms such as woman of color, which are ways of grouping together individuals who are not of the hegemonic white race in the United States. We base these constructions of identity upon physical appearance and an individual's declaration of identity. However, even these seemingly clear distinctions are not definitive. For example, I, as a woman of Asian racial background, may declare myself a woman of color because I see
Status epilepticus is defined as more than 30 minutes of unconsciousness with continuous or intermittent convulsive seizure activity. Usually, status epilepticus results when more than six seizures occur in 24 hours or when the patient progresses from one seizure to the next without resolution of the postictal period. Pseudoseizures are the physical appearance of seizure activity without the cerebral electrical activity.
Conservation-based ranching of butterflies and other charismatic insects, like scarabs, can protect and conserve critical habitat for threatened species where the appropriate tropical forests remain intact and where live insect export is legal. The tropical forests of Central and Latin America, the Philippines, Madagascar, Kenya, Malaysian Borneo, Jamaica, and Indonesian Irian Jaya meet these criteria. These ranches not only offer protection to these charismatic insects and their habitat, but also serve as a sustainable means of economic development.
The definition of EPS, for legislative purposes and for patents, is not particularly satisfactory. They are generally identified by the molar ratio or the composition of their carbohydrate and noncarbohydrate components. More detailed information on structure may be provided, together with properties such as optical rotation, viscosity, physical appearance and ash content. Xanthan is currently described in the National Formulary as .a high molecular weight polysaccharide gum produced by a pure culture fermentation of a carbohydrate with X. campestris, then purified by recovery with isopropyl alcohol, dried, and milled. It contains D-glucose and D-mannose as the dominant hexose units, along with D-glucuronic acid, and is prepared as the sodium, potassium or calcium salt. It yields not less than 4.2 and not more than 5 carbon dioxide, calculated on the dried basis, corresponding to not less than 91 and not more than 108 xanthan gum. When employed as a food additive, xanthan must conform...
The use of these types of applications in laboratories should be done only after very careful consideration. Their primary market is commercial offices and schools, not the real-time world of the scientific laboratory. The original product developers of applications software probably did not intend for their software to be used with emulators and if problems occur they will refer the user to the emulator vendor. The layering of applications upon one O S that is running under the control of a second O S, each potentially with its own processor can be cause for two reactions admiration for technological juggling, and, concern about being able to prove that they system works and is supportable
Widespread publicity is attached to highly charismatic and persuasive advocates of specific thinking skills programmes. One of these is de Bono, whose articulation of a set of thinking strategies, such as those set out in his Cognitive Research Trust (CoRT) programme, has been widely applied in both educational and vocational contexts.
Here again the charismatic leadership of William Dement in the development of modern sleep medicine must be recognized. In 1970, he founded the first sleep disorders clinic at Stanford University. Additionally, he has been instrumental in the growth and development of the professional and research societies that are the foundations of sleep medicine as a field. Today there are more than 1000 sleep medicine laboratories world wide and sleep-related medical problems are now increasingly recognized and treated. Very recently, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has acknowledged sleep medicine as a distinct subspe-cialty, and begun accrediting training fellowships in clinical sleep medicine. However, despite the growth of sleep medicine as a discipline, there continues to be a dearth of education and training in sleep and its disorders, particularly among psychiatrists-in-training 20 .
(Potentilla reptans) Cinquefoil means five leaves, and that features in many of the names of this plant, whether they are called leaves, or fingers, as in Five-finger Grass (Turner), or Five-finger Blossom (Grigson. 1955), etc., It is good for fevers, so it was said, and at a time when fevers were considered to be the work of witches, the plant came to be an antidote to witchcraft. Reginald Scot refers to the custom of those who hang in their entries an herb called Pentaphyllon, Cinquefoil , with hawthorn gathered on May Day, in order to be delievered from witches (Scot). In Wales they would dig up a root on May Eve and wear it in their coats, for luck (Trevelyan). According to Graves, it was used by medieval French witches as the chief ingredient of flying ointment. Montague Summers gave two recipes for flying ointment, taken from Scot again, in which cinquefoil is mentioned as an ingredient, along with other poisonous or revolting substances. Very similar is the recipe in Bacon,...
Increase stress, as others (including adults, peers, and parents) may have very high expectations for the early developing male and his behavior based only on his physical appearance. Late-maturing males are often unhappy with their physical development their smaller stature tends to be a disadvantage socially and athletically, and looking more childlike, they may be treated as such by others. Some cope by developing very strong interpersonal skills as a result, by late adolescence and early adulthood, these young men may fare better than their peers who developed early (Peskin, 1972).
Latchkey children endure emotional hardships as well. Research shows that latchkey children, particularly those cared for by an older sibling, believe they are significantly less competent in the areas of self-worth, social acceptance, and physical appearance compared to children cared for after school by adults and children in self-care (Belle, 1999).
THORN-APPLE (Datura stramonium, or virtually any of the genus) seeds, in both the old and new worlds, were administered in various ways as love potions (Safford), and the roots were used, too, according to Haining he says they were burned at the Sabbats in order to excite (and also to overcome) women for sexual motives. CINQUEFOIL appears in a witch philtre for love or hate, composed of adders, spiders, cinquefoil, the brains of an unbaptised baby, and so on (Summers). That charm, with only cinquefoil, makes an unlikely appearance with the Pennsylvania Germans. To gain the admiration of girls, carry cinquefoil in your pocket (Fogel).
Throughout the life course, having friends serves a socialization function and promotes psychological well-being. Friendships support the individual as new developmental challenges in the social and emotional development of children and adolescents arise. Hartup and Stevens (1997) suggest that to examine the developmental course of friendships, one must distinguish deep structure from surface structure. Deep structure refers to the social meaning of relationships and mainly focuses on reciprocity. This information is determined by asking children the characteristics of a friend or friends. Surface structure refers to the actual social exchanges that occur among friends reflecting developmental tasks. Between the ages of two and six, children emerge from an egocentric infancy and begin to acquire a wide range of social skills as they are introduced into the peer network. Toddlers, who have limited peer interactions, engage in simple cooperative play with siblings, parents, and other...
These species have a strong preference for a challenging life in the limestone mortar of walls and a corresponding distinct disdain for luxury living in a traditional (even customized) garden situation. Spore sowings are usually quite promptly productive. Cultural problems do develop, however, usually in adolescence. The sporelings are difficult to cultivate and transitioning them from the propagation bed to the garden is very challenging indeed. For best results tend the plants in a scree of basic rubble or shoehorn them in between rocks and secure with moss on a vertical wall. Good drainage is mandatory, and watering should be kept to a minimum. Are they worth the effort A good display (or even a living plant) can make for a proud gardener and bring forth the admiration of the cognoscenti.
The tropical pitcher plants belong to the genus Nepenthes, so named by Linnaeus after the drug nepenthe, which Helen of Troy was said to have dispensed in drink to soldiers to relieve their sorrow and grief. In giving this name, Linnaeus noted, What botanist would not be filled with admiration if, after a long journey, he should find this wonderful plant. In his astonishment, past ills would be forgotten when beholding the admirable work of the creator In Nepenthes, the pitcher develops at the end of a leaflike petiole. Indeed, the complexity and variety of pitchers in Nepenthes strains one's credulity, for it is hard to believe that what one is looking at is a leaf. Like their temperate cousins, Nepenthes spp. produce nectar to lure prey, which subsequently become intoxicated, lose their foothold, and fall into the trap. Nepenthes spp. generally produce climbing stems, thus elevating the pitchers, and perhaps thereby making them more accessible to potential prey.
Trichomanes reniforme (kidney-shaped) is one of Mother Nature's gifts of elegance to New Zealand where it is an endemic filmy fern and as such only one cell thick. But what a filmy fern it is. The long-creeping rhizomes produce brilliant green, round to kidney-shaped, 3-in. (7.5-cm), translucent garlands of fronds. Sori held in distinctive tubular indusia stand shoulder to shoulder trimming the pinnae margins. Often in the company of native orchids, the species forms thick curtains on trees and floors of damp forests, and carpets rocks throughout the country. It seems tolerant of most every habitat except, regrettably, those of cultivated gardens. It is a must see for fern lovers traveling to New Zealand. Attempts at cultivation are attended with hopeful expectations, but, as with most filmy ferns, usually result in short-lived displays of struggling and straggling bits and pieces of the desired fern. Give it instead the attention of your camera along with your respectful admiration.
Down syndrome is associated with a characteristic physical appearance, mental retardation, and specific birth defects or health conditions. The facial features, in addition to low muscle tone (called hypotonia), are often the first signs that alert a physician to a potential diagnosis of Down syndrome. These features include an up-slant of the outer corners of the eyes, small skin folds over the inner corners of the eyes, a small nose with a flat nasal bridge, a flat profile, and a large, grooved tongue that often protrudes from
Is an Arabic word, meaning hay or dried herb (Grigson. 1974), but it is a term with many meanings, though it seemed to be applied by Burton to a form of CANNABIS (HEMP) taken or used voluntarily. Tis composed of hemp leaflets whereunto are added aromatic roots and somewhat of sugar then they cook it and prepare a kind of confection which they eat, but whoso eateth it, (especially if he eat more than enough), talketh of matters which reason may in no wise represent (quoted by Lloyd). It is the resin obtained from the glandular leaves and floral parts of the female plant. The name appears, too, in the name of a Persian form Hashishin Rus (some would say it actually derived from that name). Al-Hasan ibn-al-Sabah (the old man of the mountains ), a 12th century charismatic dissenter from orthodox Moslem thought, founded a new sect called Hashishin, a name that also produced the word assassin (Emboden. 1969). In Egypt and the Middle East, hashish is smoked in special pipes called josies (De...
Ralph Waldo Emerson nicely articulated the reciprocal nature of friendships when he stated, The only way to have a friend is to be one. Friendships are defined as close relationships between two individuals that involve mutual attraction and reciprocity of social exchanges. Characteristics often associated with friendships include trust, respect, admiration, acceptance, social support, and shared common interests. Within the disciplines of social science, friendship information is usually determined by mutual peer nominations (i.e., whether two children indicate one another as friends). Friendships should not be confused with related, but separate constructs including social status and peer reputation. The former refers to the child's likeability within the peer group and the latter to the child's particular, salient behavioral characteristics as seen by peers. In addition, the notion of friendship differs from social skills, which pertain to the child's aptitude or capability in peer...
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