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George eliot's versions of the pastoral

Mary J. Harker
In an attempt to explain the discrepancy between the intellectual and imaginative elements in George Eliot's art, her version of the pastoral in Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, and Silas Marner is examined. Based on the Warwickshire countryside of her childhood and on the Wordsworthian notion of childhood, her pastoral is the environmental correlative to the spiritual development of a character according to Ludwig Feuerbach's "Religion of Humanity." The pastoral is used to...

A juvenile game of croquet

Bellew, Frank, 1828-1888
Other illustrations on same page. Articles on verso.

Plant (Asclepias) - insect (Oncopeltus) chemical relationship

Sean Stephen Duffey
The association of the Large Milkweed Bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus Dallas, with, a potentially poisonous Asclepiad, Asclepias, has been investigated to determine the fate of sequestered cardiac glycosides in this insect and to investigate the possibility that these compounds and/or odorous and volatile alkyl secretions of this insect may be serving as (an) anti-predator device(s). Nineteen species of Asclepias from diverse parts of North America have been shown to contain cardiac glycosides. Evidence is also given...

Women who have undergone mastectomy : their experiences making the decision about breast reconstruction : a qualitative study

Anne Elizabeth Claydon
This study was designed to explore post-mastectomy women's decision-making experience in relation to their choosing or refusing breast reconstruction. The literature review clearly illustrates a lack of knowledge about the factors that influence breast reconstruction decision-making. A phenomenological approach was used to guide this qualitative study. Data were collected via a series of semi-structured interviews from 16 women who had consulted a plastic surgeon regarding breast reconstruction. Of these women 13 underwent breast reconstruction and...

Effects of headings on the written recall and organization of expository text in grades 5 through 10 with emphasis on grades 7 and 8

Cynthia Marilyn King
This study investigated the effects of headings and text organization on grade 5 through 10 students' written recall of expository prose passages written in a classification/description mode. Emphasis was placed on the results from students in grades 7 and 8. This study was a component of a three part study. The other two parallel studies emphasized grades 5 and 6 (Stables, 1985) and 9 and 10 (Gibbs, 1985). Each subject read and recalled two passages:...

Un coup douteux

French advertisement for Chocolat Félix Pontin written on verso. Verso marked with printer's name, "Imp. F. Champenois".

Integrating goods delivery with electrical surface transit networks : the Trum strategy for urban freight transport in Vancouver and elsewhere

Simon L'Allier
This thesis examines a way to integrate goods movement with Light Rail Transit (LRT) and trolleybus networks used for public transit. In essence, this implies the use of a new concept vehicle to deliver goods within urban areas, named the Trum, for its hybrid nature between a truck and a tramway, that connects with electrical infrastructure also used to power surface transit vehicles. The approach taken in this research is exploratory as its main objectives...

Playing croquet

Illustration accompanies a poem.

Studies related to: bark extractives of western white pine; and synthesis of indole alkaloids

Günter Klaus Eigendorf
Part I of this thesis describes the structural elucidation of eleven triterpenes isolated from the benzene extract of Western white pine (Pinus monticbla Dougl.) bark. Chemical and detailed spectroscopic investigations revealed the presence of a common tetracyclic A9(ll)-lanostene skeleton in all of the investigated materials. Structural variations were found at the C3 position and in the side chain at C17. The following assignments have been made: compound I, 33~methoxy-5a-lanost-9(ll)-en-24S,25-diol (43); compound II, the corresponding 33-hydroxy...

Double thread

Forbes Company
Advertisements for Double - Thread Sewing Company on verso.

Le jeu de croquet

French advertisement for Chocolat Guérin-Boutron written on verso.

Numerical model of wave effects on permeable vertical barriers above the seabed

Gang Yang
This thesis describes a numerical model used to predict the interaction of a regular small amplitude wave train with a thin permeable vertical barrier extending from the water surface to some distance above the seabed. The case of wave interactions with a pair of such barriers is also treated. The approach used is based on an eigenfunction expansion method and utilizes a boundary condition at the barrier surface which accounts for energy dissipation within the...

Brotherly love

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The integration of housing and economic activites: a case study of low-income settlements in Kumasi, Ghana

Samuel K. Afrane
This dissertation is concerned with the appropriateness of the conventional urban land use segregation concept which separates people's residence from their place of work. The empirical research is focused on the creative processes by which households in four low income settlements in Kumasi, the second largest city in Ghana, integrate their economic survival strategies into the design and use of their housing. The study analyses the extent to which income, settlement type (i.e., informal or...

Enforcing justice : the influence of norms on the efficacy of international criminal tribunals

Azurondel Stankovic
The increase in the creation of International Criminal Tribunals (ICTs) in recent years has spawned a growing literature regarding the use of such tribunals in situations of violent conflict. This literature is divided between proponents of the use of ICTs as a means to secure the resolution of conflict through the upholding norms of justice and holding the actors in a conflict accused of committing war crimes accountable for these actions, and sceptics who question...

Mature white spruce stands in the Mid-Boreal Upland Ecoregion of Saskatchewan

Sharon Margaret Hope
A three-stage approach was used to investigate mature white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench) Voss) stand types in Saskatchewan. The approach involved: 1) identification of potential stand types in a conceptual model, 2) description and quantification of stand structure and forest floor processes in selected representative stand types and 3) simulation of two stand types using the ecosystem management model, FORECAST. The computer model explored the role of nitrogen fixation in succession patterns under different disturbance...

Winston Churchill’s The Second World War : metanarrative, markets, and the politics of memory

David J. Gossen
The potency of memoirs to shape collective memory makes it important to seek a critical understanding of their political and historical functions. Memoirs offer insights into the character, motives, and influence of political leaders, yet many scholars question this genre's ability to produce accurate history, insightful political analysis, or literature of merit. However, to the extent that memoirs contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the past they deserve closer study. Memoirs mediate remembrance of...

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