One Little Bag: An Amazing Journey Henry Cole 2020-04-07 An evocative wordless picture book that is a loving tribute to mindful living on our precious planet.
Practical Statistics for Data Scientists Peter Bruce 2017-05-10 Statistical methods are a key part of of data science, yet very few data scientists have any formal statistics training. Courses and books on basic statistics rarely cover the topic from a data science perspective. This practical guide explains how to apply various statistical methods to data science, tells you how to avoid their misuse, and gives you advice on what's important and what's not. Many data science resources incorporate statistical methods but lack a deeper statistical perspective. If you’re familiar with the R programming language, and have some exposure to statistics, this quick reference bridges the gap in an accessible, readable format. With this book, you’ll learn: Why exploratory data analysis is a key preliminary step in data science How random sampling can reduce bias and yield a higher quality dataset, even with big data How the principles of experimental design yield definitive answers to questions How to use regression to estimate outcomes and detect anomalies Key classification techniques for predicting which categories a record belongs to Statistical machine learning methods that “learn” from data Unsupervised learning methods for extracting meaning from unlabeled data
Programming Computer Vision with Python Jan Erik Solem 2012-06-19 If you want a basic understanding of computer vision’s underlying theory and algorithms, this hands-on introduction is the ideal place to start. You’ll learn techniques for object recognition, 3D reconstruction, stereo imaging, augmented reality, and other computer vision applications as you follow clear examples written in Python. Programming Computer Vision with Python explains computer vision in broad terms that won’t bog you down in theory. You get complete code samples with explanations on how to reproduce and build upon each example, along with exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned. This book is ideal for students, researchers, and enthusiasts with basic programming and standard mathematical skills. Learn techniques used in robot navigation, medical image analysis, and other computer vision applications Work with image mappings and transforms, such as texture warping and panorama creation Compute 3D reconstructions from several images of the same scene Organize images based on similarity or content, using clustering methods Build efficient image retrieval techniques to search for images based on visual content Use algorithms to classify image content and recognize objects Access the popular OpenCV library through a Python interface
The Book of Papercutting Chris Rich 1993 Briefly discusses the history of paper cutting and traditional styles from different countries, describes basic techniques, and includes patterns and instructions for paper cutting projects
The Craft & Art of Bamboo Carol Stangler 2009 Explains how to use this beautiful, versatile, and sustainable material to create an array of items for the home or garden, offering detailed how-to instructions for more than thirty eco-friendly projects that include a trellis for climbing plants, a porch swing, an outdoor shower stall, and a curved garden handrail. Original.
Origami Endangered Animals Michael G. LaFosse 2019-04-09 "Through the intricate art of origami, LaFosse and Alexander succeed in educating all ages about wildlife conservation and the importance of preserving our Earth's endangered animals." --Jack Hanna A portion of the proceeds benefit wildlife conservation. An interactive way to foster appreciation and understanding of our planet's endangered species!Origami Endangered Animals Kit, from master origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander, is designed to educate and entertain in equal measure. This origami kit includes everything you need: 48 large sheets of high-quality double-sided folding paper A full-color 64-page instruction book Free online video demonstrations Educational notes about endangerment and threatened species The 12 animals featured in this kit range from the diminutive Macaque to the massive Blue Whale, and also include: The Leopard: These big cats are the victims of shrinking habitats and trophy hunters. Only 12,000 to 14,000 remain in the world. The Rhinoceros: These animals are frequent targets of poachers. There are 28,000 to 30,000 individuals remaining. The Macaque: These clever primates suffer from disease and shrinking habitats as farmlands expand. The Gorilla: These critically endangered primates are being rapidly hunted to extinction. The Sea Turtle: Ungainly on land, these reptiles are victims of beach development, bycatch, poaching, marine debris, and more. The Tiger: A ferocious apex predator, these big cats suffer from shrinking habitats, hunting, and poaching. Only 8,000 to 10,000 individuals remain, half of them in captivity. The Elephant: The largest land mammal, these massive herbivores are threatened by habitat loss and poaching. The Great White Shark: These impressive predators are critically endangered due from overfishing, and slow reproductive maturity. Only around 3,500 individuals remain. The Blue Whale: The largest animal on earth, tipping the scales at over 120 tons! These giants were nearly hunted to extinction and are now recovering their numbers, but face many environmental challenges. There are estimated to be 10,000 to 25,000 individuals remaining in the world. The Emperor Penguin: These majestic flightless birds live exclusively in the southern hemisphere. Not yet endangered, but severely threatened. The Giant Panda: These cuddly bears are threatened by habitat pressure and low birthrates. Only around 1,200 remain in the world. The Australian Sea Lion: These mammals spend most of their time in the water and are heavily hunted, their food sources heavily fished out until recently. Fewer than 15,000 individuals remain. These fun-to-fold paper animals are an ideal way to bring natural beauty into your home or office, while also highlighting the plight of endangered wildlife species. Animal figures are the most popular form of origami, and now anyone can use them to learn more about these important species.
Applied Text Analysis with Python Benjamin Bengfort 2018-06-11 From news and speeches to informal chatter on social media, natural language is one of the richest and most underutilized sources of data. Not only does it come in a constant stream, always changing and adapting in context; it also contains information that is not conveyed by traditional data sources. The key to unlocking natural language is through the creative application of text analytics. This practical book presents a data scientist’s approach to building language-aware products with applied machine learning. You’ll learn robust, repeatable, and scalable techniques for text analysis with Python, including contextual and linguistic feature engineering, vectorization, classification, topic modeling, entity resolution, graph analysis, and visual steering. By the end of the book, you’ll be equipped with practical methods to solve any number of complex real-world problems. Preprocess and vectorize text into high-dimensional feature representations Perform document classification and topic modeling Steer the model selection process with visual diagnostics Extract key phrases, named entities, and graph structures to reason about data in text Build a dialog framework to enable chatbots and language-driven interaction Use Spark to scale processing power and neural networks to scale model complexity
Ling Ling Bernadette L. Shih 1999 When someone tells her that the black spots around her eyes make her look sad, Ling Ling, a panda who lives in a zoo, paints them over so they will not spoil her beauty, only to discover that her friends do not recognize her.
Python for Data Analysis Wes McKinney 2017-09-25 Get complete instructions for manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching datasets in Python. Updated for Python 3.6, the second edition of this hands-on guide is packed with practical case studies that show you how to solve a broad set of data analysis problems effectively. You’ll learn the latest versions of pandas, NumPy, IPython, and Jupyter in the process. Written by Wes McKinney, the creator of the Python pandas project, this book is a practical, modern introduction to data science tools in Python. It’s ideal for analysts new to Python and for Python programmers new to data science and scientific computing. Data files and related material are available on GitHub. Use the IPython shell and Jupyter notebook for exploratory computing Learn basic and advanced features in NumPy (Numerical Python) Get started with data analysis tools in the pandas library Use flexible tools to load, clean, transform, merge, and reshape data Create informative visualizations with matplotlib Apply the pandas groupby facility to slice, dice, and summarize datasets Analyze and manipulate regular and irregular time series data Learn how to solve real-world data analysis problems with thorough, detailed examples
The Ultimate Book of Origami Animals Fumiaki Shingu 2020-08-11 Fold your favorite origami animals—from cute Panda Cubs, Kittens and Penguins to the menacing Great White Shark and Tyrannosaurus Rex. The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions in this book show you how to quickly fold 120 amazing animal origami models. Once you're done folding them, you can decorate your creations with eye stickers to create a truly lifelike collection of creatures. The following are just a few of the unique origami projects you can create with this book: Three different kinds of cuddly Dogs and Cats A pride of Lions A floppy-eared Elephant, complete with pleated trunk and pile of poop! A spiny-but-cute Porcupine—watch your fingers! A sleepy-eyed Sloth—hang him upside down for a nap A Panda parent and baby—including bamboo to munch on! A playful Otter with her fishy snack A friendly Flying Squirrel An adorable pair of Bunnies, complete with crunchy Carrots! Snakes, Lizards, Sharks, Crustaceans, Primates, Dinosaurs, and so much more! Japanese author Fumiaki Shingu is one of the world's leading origami experts, having published over 20 books on the subject. Fumiaki is an avid proponent of the art of origami in Japan, and he specializes in creating fun and easy-to-fold original origami models.
Origami Sculptures John Montroll 1990-01-01 Contains a collection of Montroll's best paper folding with the modern advances of computer graphics.
Ten on the Sled Kim Norman 2016-10-01 Ten on the Sled Storybook Greetings
Please, Mr. Panda Steve Antony 2014-12-30 What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts?
Mr Panda's Feelings Steve Antony 2018-06-14 Lemur is happy! Swan is scared. But how is Mr Panda is feeling? Find out and help your little bears express their emotions with Mr Panda in this brand new book. Steve Antony's Please Mr Panda has taken the children's book world by storm, selling over 300,000 copies since it was first published. 'An ideal book for kids to learn about the importance of good manners.' Sun 'There's a new pre-school politeness tsar in town.' The Times
Python Data Science Handbook Jake VanderPlas 2016-11-21 For many researchers, Python is a first-class tool mainly because of its libraries for storing, manipulating, and gaining insight from data. Several resources exist for individual pieces of this data science stack, but only with the Python Data Science Handbook do you get them all—IPython, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, and other related tools. Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues: manipulating, transforming, and cleaning data; visualizing different types of data; and using data to build statistical or machine learning models. Quite simply, this is the must-have reference for scientific computing in Python. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to use: IPython and Jupyter: provide computational environments for data scientists using Python NumPy: includes the ndarray for efficient storage and manipulation of dense data arrays in Python Pandas: features the DataFrame for efficient storage and manipulation of labeled/columnar data in Python Matplotlib: includes capabilities for a flexible range of data visualizations in Python Scikit-Learn: for efficient and clean Python implementations of the most important and established machine learning algorithms
Thank You, Mr. Panda Steve Antony 2017-09-26 Generous Mr. Panda is giving away presents to all his animal friends, including a mouse, an octopus, an elephant, and a lemur, but they aren't being very grateful about the gifts they receive. It may be because the presents aren't quite right. Mouse receives a sweater that's too big, and Octopus gets six colorful socks even though he has eight legs. Fortunately, thoughtful little Lemur knows that even if the present isn't perfect, it's the thought that counts most of all.Just as Mr. Panda introduced good manners in Please, Mr. Panda and the importance of being patient in I'll Wait, Mr. Panda, Thank You, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching little ones the importance of saying "thank you" and recognizing that it's the thought that counts most of all behind every gift.
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin 2007 The creators of the children's classic Brown Bear, Brown, What Do You See? team up again in this special book about a very important topic - endangered animals. A bald eagle soars, a spider monkey swings, a macaroni penguin struts and a red wolf sneaks through Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best hope for the future - a dreaming child.
Origami Panda Family Katrin Shumakov 2014-05-04 This is an origami panda world! Origami Panda Family will show you how to fold adorable paper pandas and the cute little environment for them! You will be able to make the origami Mama Panda and Baby Pandas, grow an origami Bamboo Forest and Cherry Blossom Trees, fold Simple Tulips and even Heart Balloons for pandas to play with. Just imagine the cute scenes of origami panda life you can create! Watch funny video presentation of this book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9iUDP4NMRo Do-It-Yourself - fold these wonderful and fun models, originally designed by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov. There are 450 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams with written instructions and 105 photos of examples of completed models that will guide you through folding the 7 original origami designs and their variations. In each article, there are recommendations on paper type and size including an indication of the size of the completed model. The designs in this book are intermediate level of folding and a joy to fold and play with! Have a creative and fun time with this book making your own Origami Panda Family! Happy folding! For more details on this book and the model menu, please visit our website at http://www.oriland.com/store/books/origami_panda_family/main.php
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me Eric Carle 2015-08-04 In a book with foldout pages, Monica's father fulfills her request for the moon by taking it down after it is small enough to carry, but it continues to change in size.
Create a White Forest Path Diorama The Paper Cut Artist 2019-03-06 Turn this book into a Forest Path Diorama. What is a paper diorama? It is a three dimensional scene, created with multiple layers of paper. In this book, you will find pre-made templates designed to easily create your own white woodland landscape diorama. It's a simple project, cut away the dark areas, leave the white paper intact. You'll find step by step instructions, suitable for beginner to advanced skill level paper craft artists. With the help of a few simple tools, these templates create a lovely, three dimensional image inside this book. The book artwork can be completed and displayed on your coffee table. Also, the completed paper art will fit nicely into a standard picture frame. Start creating your very own diorama today!
A Panda's World Caroline Arnold 2015-02 Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of giant pandas.
My Book of Beautiful Oops! Barney Saltzberg 2017-05-30 Every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. This is the central idea of Beautiful Oops!, Barney Saltzberg’s beloved bestseller—and now My Book of Beautiful Oops!, an interactive journal for young artists, takes that principle into unexpected new directions. A hands-on journal that’s meant to be personalized—drawn in, painted on, torn up, smudged, or otherwise artistically wrecked—My Book of Beautiful Oops! is filled with folded, crumpled, die-cut, and lift-the-flap pages that will challenge the reader’s sense of play. The friendly green alligator from the first book prompts the reader: Bend a page. Decorate a smudge. Play with splats and spills. Even complete a poem that was accidentally ripped in half. My Beautiful Book of Oops! champions imagination, play, and the courage to express oneself. It’s about self-forgiveness, about turning off that inner critic that clamors for perfection. And it’s about freedom—the freedom to be creative and follow your curiosity wherever it goes. That’s a lesson to celebrate.
Total Quality Management in Education Marmar Mukhopadhyay 2020-07-01 This is a complete revised edition of a popular text on Total Quality Management (TQM). First published in 2001, the book has been translated into many languages and highly praised by readers globally. In spite of the difficulties in defining and capturing ‘quality’ in a framework, the author admirably succeeds in helping readers to understand the role of TQM in improving the quality of education. The book combines extensive literature review with the author’s own experience as an institution builder and his experiments on quality management to develop a practical guide for quality improvement for institutional leaders. The book introduces Shewhart, Lewin, Deming, Juran, Crosby, Ishikawa, Taguchi and a number of other quality gurus to the readers. It proposes a new set of TQM principles that a good leader should apply. Enriched with several examples from the field situation and local metaphors, Total Quality Management in Education is an easy read and a must-have practical guide to quality management.
Origami Fun Kit for Beginners Dover Dover Publications Inc 2003-06-01 Everything beginners need to master the age-old art of paperfolding: three how-to books of simple instructions for creating 55 projects, including birds, animals, and other figures; and 96 sheets of primary colored, multicolored, and metallic paper.
The Ultimate Origami Book Larousse 2020-06-09 Everything you need to learn how to make origami is all right here! From fish, flowers, and boats to butterflies, birds, and even Mount Fuji, this exciting, all-in-one origami book features 20 step-by-step projects with clear illustrations to show you how to make stunning paper creations. With every origami project comes a special border design that matches with beautifully patterned, high-quality craft paper in the back of the book so you know which one to use. With 300 colorful and perforated pages to easily pull out and fold, the possibilities are endless with this one-of-a-kind paper folding guide!
Factfulness Hans Rosling 2018-04-03 INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.
The Panda Chronicles Book 1 2012-11-08 Panda satire is alive and well in the first volume of The Panda Chronicles. Join Bob T. Panda and his cartoon friends from the popular blog, "The Panda Chronicles" as they prove that it IS all black and white! Be the bear! Book 2 continues the fun with more mischief from The Panda Kindergarten, More Panda Olympics, and just more pandas!
The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation Lester Kaufman 2021-04-16 The bestselling workbook and grammar guide, revised and updated! Hailed as one of the best books around for teaching grammar, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation includes easy-to-understand rules, abundant examples, dozens of reproducible quizzes, and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to middle and high schoolers, college students, ESL students, homeschoolers, and more. This concise, entertaining workbook makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated 12th edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar, and includes answers to all reproducible quizzes to facilitate self-assessment and learning. Clear and concise, with easy-to-follow explanations, offering "just the facts" on English grammar, punctuation, and usage Fully updated to reflect the latest rules, along with even more quizzes and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
Panda Notes Sophia Bookcraft 2019-01-03 Panda notes are not for everyone. Only people who absolutely adore pandas will love this notebook. An adorable panda-themed cover Every other page in the notebook has a random panda fact 100 lined pages for writing or journaling Easy to carry size at 6x9 inches Get this if you love pandas or as a gift for your favorite panda fan!
Panda Rescue Kitson Jazynka 2016 "This book gets up close to giant pandas to learn all about their lives, the challenges they face, and what can be done to help save them"--
Deep Learning with Python Francois Chollet 2017-11-30 Summary Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the Technology Machine learning has made remarkable progress in recent years. We went from near-unusable speech and image recognition, to near-human accuracy. We went from machines that couldn't beat a serious Go player, to defeating a world champion. Behind this progress is deep learning—a combination of engineering advances, best practices, and theory that enables a wealth of previously impossible smart applications. About the Book Deep Learning with Python introduces the field of deep learning using the Python language and the powerful Keras library. Written by Keras creator and Google AI researcher François Chollet, this book builds your understanding through intuitive explanations and practical examples. You'll explore challenging concepts and practice with applications in computer vision, natural-language processing, and generative models. By the time you finish, you'll have the knowledge and hands-on skills to apply deep learning in your own projects. What's Inside Deep learning from first principles Setting up your own deep-learning environment Image-classification models Deep learning for text and sequences Neural style transfer, text generation, and image generation About the Reader Readers need intermediate Python skills. No previous experience with Keras, TensorFlow, or machine learning is required. About the Author François Chollet works on deep learning at Google in Mountain View, CA. He is the creator of the Keras deep-learning library, as well as a contributor to the TensorFlow machine-learning framework. He also does deep-learning research, with a focus on computer vision and the application of machine learning to formal reasoning. His papers have been published at major conferences in the field, including the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), and others. Table of Contents PART 1 - FUNDAMENTALS OF DEEP LEARNING What is deep learning? Before we begin: the mathematical building blocks of neural networks Getting started with neural networks Fundamentals of machine learning PART 2 - DEEP LEARNING IN PRACTICE Deep learning for computer vision Deep learning for text and sequences Advanced deep-learning best practices Generative deep learning Conclusions appendix A - Installing Keras and its dependencies on Ubuntu appendix B - Running Jupyter notebooks on an EC2 GPU instance
Interpretable Machine Learning Christoph Molnar 2019
Sketch Book Square One 2019-11-15 Kids can enjoy drawing doodling and sketching while having fun with this Kawaii cute sketchbook for girls & boys! Designed to encourage kids around the world to express their uniqueness through drawing, sketching or doodling, this sketchbook is filled with +100 high-quality blank pages for priceless creations. What makes this sketchbook is unique? Very cute premium matte cover +100 blank pages of high-quality white paper 8.5" x 11" sized pages so you have plenty of space to create your art! Perfect for colored pencils, crayons, and watercolor paints Are you looking for a gift for your loved ones? This blank sketchbook is perfect for: Stocking Stuffers & Gift Baskets Birthday & Christmas Gifts Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Summer Travel Teacher Gifts Art Classes Doodle Diaries & much much more....
Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center Carson Zimmerman 2014-07-01 Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.
Panda Coloring Book for Adults Coloring Books Now 2016-08-10 This adult coloring book contains 40 Panda coloring pages in paisley, henna and mandala style designs that are designed to promote stress relief and relaxation. This coloring book for adults is a fantastic item for coloring book beginners and enthusiasts alike, that enjoy coloring mandala, paisley and henna style images and it is designed for people of any coloring skill level. Therefore this coloring book for grown ups makes a great gift or buy for any Panda bear lover who is either looking to start coloring, or someone who is already experienced in coloring books for grownups. The designs in this book range in complexity, with bigger easier to color mandalas and designs to more complex, detailed Henna and Paisley designs. Not only has this book been designed to help allow the user to relieve stress, but also helps to promote creative expression by containing a variety of different styles, patterns and designs for you to color. Not only is this coloring book for grown ups great value for money, but the images inside the book are compiled by different artists, this helps to ensure a variety of styles and designs. The designs on the coloring pages inside this book are printed single sided to not only prevent bleed through, meaning this book is appropriate for a range of different coloring mediums, such as felt tips, coloring pencils, crayons and many more. But also allows the user to remove the pages for hanging or framing purposes without risking the loss of any of the other designs. While this coloring book was designed with stress relief for adults in mind, this book is also suitable for people of all ages.
Red Panda Angela R. Glatston 2010-11-25 Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda provides a broad-based overview of the biology of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens. A carnivore that feeds almost entirely on vegetable material and is colored chestnut red, chocolate brown and cream rather than the expected black and white. This book gathers all the information that is available on the red panda both from the field and captivity as well as from cultural aspects, and attempts to answer that most fundamental of questions, "What is a red panda?" Scientists have long focused on the red panda’s controversial taxonomy. Is it in fact an Old World procyonid, a very strange bear or simply a panda? All of these hypotheses are addressed in an attempt to classify a unique species and provide an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing the red panda today. Red Panda not only presents an overview of the current state of our knowledge about this intriguing species but it is also intended to bring the red panda out of obscurity and into the spotlight of public attention. Wide-ranging account of the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) covers all the information that is available on this species both in and ex situ Discusses the status of the species in the wild, examines how human activities impact on their habitat, and develops projections to translate this in terms of overall panda numbers Reports on status in the wild, looks at conservation issues and considers the future of this unique species Includes contributions from long-standing red panda experts as well as those specializing in fields involving cutting-edge red panda research.
The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare 2003-05-01 The Merchant of Venice has been performed more often than any other comedy by Shakespeare. Molly Mahood pays special attention to the expectations of the play's first audience, and to our modern experience of seeing and hearing the play. In a substantial new addition to the Introduction, Charles Edelman focuses on the play's sexual politics and recent scholarship devoted to the position of Jews in Shakespeare's time. He surveys the international scope and diversity of theatrical interpretations of The Merchant in the 1980s and 1990s and their different ways of tackling the troubling figure of Shylock.
The Perfect Zoo Eleanor Farjeon 1947
Paper Panda's Guide to Papercutting Louise Firchau 2016-11-02 This book has Paper Panda's very distinctive stamp on it and begins with a design section which takes the reader through a very personal account of what inspires her, how she works, and how Paper Panda came about. The techniques involved in papercutting are fairly simple and easy to explain, and this is covered through step-by-step demos. There is a design section, taking readers through the design process itself and including numerous examples of Louise's papercut designs. Starting with the themes and subjects that inspire her, it explains how she creates finished artwork suitable for papercutting, followed by how to make the template itself, and how to use the papercut to make cards, framed pictures, and so on. The aim of this section will be not only to provide readers with an insight into Paper Panda's creative world, but also to inform and inspire people to design papercuts for themselves. There are 20 papercut projects in the book; five from Paper Panda herself and five each from three of Paper Panda's design colleagues (Sarah Trumbauer, Louise Dyer and Suzy Taylor - all accomplished papercutters with online presences). Each project will consist of a template, which will be reproduced full-size at the back of the book, and a finished paper cut, together with some step-by-step instructions. The designs will be simple enough for beginners, though attractive and interesting enough to inspire more advanced paper cutters. The projects themselves will include cards, decorations, and mounted and framed pictures to hang on the wall, all using a variety of colored and patterned papers to show off Paper Panda and friends' distinctive and beautiful designs to their best advantage.
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