Quantitative modeling methods have become a central tool in the management of harvested fish populations. This book examines how these modeling methods work, why they sometimes fail, and how they might be improved by incorporating larger ecological interactions. Fisheries Ecology and Management provides a broad introduction to the concepts and quantitative models needed to successfully manage fisheries.Walters and Martell develop models that account for key ecological dynamics such as trophic interactions, food webs, multi-species dynamics, risk-avoidance behavior, habitat selection and density-dependence. They treat fisheries policy development as a two-stage process, first identifying strategies for varying harvest in relation to changes in abundance, then finding ways to implement such strategies in terms of monitoring and regulatory procedures. This book provides a general framework for developing assessment models in terms of state-observation dynamics hypotheses, and points out that most fisheries assessment failures have been due to inappropriate observation model hypotheses rather than faulty models for ecological dynamics.Intended as a text in upper division and graduate classes on fisheries assessment and management, this useful guide will also be widely read by ecologists and fisheries scientists.
Marry new technology to old-fashioned policing, and you've got something special. The car is found just outside Picketsville, Virginia, a smoking ruin of twisted metal and shattered glass. It takes only a glance to confirm that this is Ike Schwartz's car. Ever since he left the CIA, the incorruptible Picketsville sheriff has made enemies at home and abroad. Now one has caught up with him, with a bomb powerful enough to turn quiet Main Street into a smoking crater. Is this a cop killing - or domestic terrorism? The town plunges into mourning, and Ike's wife, Ruth, the president of the local college, puts on a brave face as the sheriff's department organizes a manhunt, the likes of which Picketsville has never seen. Back at the CIA, Ike's old colleague, Charlie Garland, joins the hunt, becoming fixated on a blurry videotape of the crime scene. Charlie's elastic job description includes monitoring Ike's life. Investigations - led by more than one player - fan around and out of Picketsville as far as a small town in Idaho, where Martin Pangborn, head of the radical militia called the 51st Star, runs his organization. If some banks and businesses are too big to fail, are some people too deeply connected or too wealthy to bring to justice? Is Martin Pangborn such a person? The 51st Star's tentacles run long and deep. But the Vulture is something no one, not even Martin Pangborn, is prepared for. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008204/bk_blak_008204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reveal how you can make a living (and much more) with day trading!Many people view day trading as frustrating and demotivating. And there's a good reason for it. They don't make any money.If you do not know the right strategies, the strategies that are updated to the economy today, you're doomed to fail. No matter how many techniques (if any) you have tried in the past, and no matter how much money you may have lost, there are people who are making five figures every day from day trading. And if they do it - the right strategies exist.And in this mind-blowing audiobook, you will find everything you need to know about the strategies that work today, so you can simply "copy and paste" them to your own trading account!Here's what you'll find:Discover how to identify profitable opportunities on a daily basisReveal a weird, hidden technique to determine how much to invest in each positionExpose how to find the best stop-loss pointsEvaluate your performance by closely monitoring your strategies and play the long-term gameGet a must-have guide to choosing the best broker.As an investor, choosing the day-trading route is one of the best decisions you can make. As a day trader, you're saving money on transaction fees, swaps, and keeping yourself safe from unexpected events that may occur in a long-term investing portfolio. With this audiobook, you will learn exactly what to do to in order to take advantage of the financial market, stack up profits, and secure your, and your family's, financial future.Take action towards an abundant, wealthy future! Get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Warner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/168357/bk_acx0_168357_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Witness the untold hidden power within society to make you invincible, invisible and incredible - the power of anonymity.Alert: Shhh! Don’t move right now! You don’t know me, but I know you. I am watching and monitoring you at this moment. I am copying your data without you knowing so I can steal your identity, invade your privacy, and commit fraud framing you. I know all about your dirty secrets and offensive behaviors. Who am I? I am the result of your carelessness and your unwillingness to take “me” - your personal information, private data, and online security - seriously. Thus, I have taken on the new identity of “you” with all your information at my disposal. Either you send me money to an offshore account, or I will continue to transgress under your name and continue to harass, blackmail, and threaten to reveal your intimate details and unpopular opinions that others will not like to shame you, tarnish your reputation, ruin your relationship, make you lose your job and become victim of others’ bullying. You are like the many fools out there who think this can never happen to them - until it’s too late. Especially in this day and age against cyber hackers, online scammers, and offline crooks looking to prey upon you, the best countermeasures have always consisted of protection and prevention. Venturing even deeper - what do the Illuminati Society, Anonymous Group, and Governmental Agencies share in common? They carry out and accomplish their goals effectively in the shadows. They have the power of anonymity. Anonymity will protect you from the open attacks, criticisms, and jealousy of others wanting to see you fail. Anonymity will cover you from all the potential consequences, mistakes, and failures you’ll make. Anonymity will offer you the extra hidden advantages to realize your success faster and easier.You can obtain this power o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Instafo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150511/bk_acx0_150511_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For African American men without a high school diploma, being in prison or jail is more common than being employed - a sobering reality that calls into question post-Civil Rights era social gains. Nearly 70 percent of young black men will be imprisoned at some point in their lives, and poor black men with low levels of education make up a disproportionate share of incarcerated Americans. In Invisible Men, sociologist Becky Pettit demonstrates another vexing fact of mass incarceration: most national surveys do not account for prison inmates, a fact that results in a misrepresentation of U.S. political, economic, and social conditions in general and black progress in particular. Invisible Men provides an eye-opening examination of how mass incarceration has concealed decades of racial inequality. Pettit marshals a wealth of evidence correlating the explosion in prison growth with the disappearance of millions of black men into the American penal system. She shows that, because prison inmates are not included in most survey data, statistics that seemed to indicate a narrowing black-white racial gap - on educational attainment, workforce participation, and earnings - and fail to capture persistent racial, economic, and social disadvantage among African Americans. Federal statistical agencies, including the U.S. Census Bureau, collect surprisingly little information about the incarcerated, and inmates are not included in household samples in national surveys. As a result, these men are invisible to most mainstream social institutions, lawmakers, and nearly all social science research that isn't directly related to crime or criminal justice. Since merely being counted poses such a challenge, inmates' lives - including their family background, the communities they come from, or what happens to them after incarceration - are even more rarely examined. And since correctional budgets provide primarily for housing and monitoring inmates, with little le 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denise Washington Blomberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005466/bk_acx0_005466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is a stand-alone audiobook. The Sleeper SEALs are former US Navy SEALs recruited by a new CIA counterterror division to handle solo dark-ops missions to combat terrorism on US soil.Logan (Preacher) Bishop, retired Navy SEAL, flew tourists on helicopter rides over the mountains of Montana and occasionally rescued skiers from snowy slopes. With the threat of terrorists developing means of biological warfare, he jumped at the chance to run a mission in Alaska, monitoring the activities of a newly established ISIS cell. Vivian Sanders, a biologist with the Department of Homeland Security, was tasked with finding out what the terrorists were creating. Assigned to work with an agent on a cell in Alaska, she was stunned to find she was being paired with a security specialist, and he knew nothing about their cover - living next door to the terrorists and pretending to be married.Precise in his planning and execution of missions, the impulsive Viv drove Logan to distraction and of all his missions, he was certain this one would fail. Learning to work together, Logan and Viv discover opposites do attract. But the secret Logan carries - how he is to finish the mission - is one he is afraid she won’t be able to accept.When the chemicals created by the terrorists next door threatened to be tested on a small town in Alaska, they fight to survive...both hoping their love survives the battle as well.Logan Bishop was first introduced in the Saints Protection & Investigation series (Surviving Love). This audiobook is in the Sleeper SEAL connected series. Each audiobook is a stand-alone, with no cliff-hanger endings.Each audiobook in this multi-author branded series is a stand-alone novel, and the series does not have to be listened to in order.Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18-plus only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall in lov 1. Language: English. Narrator: Garrett Reins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/148300/bk_acx0_148300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This endlessly fun and hugely entertaining romp through Europe had me laughing out loud and reaching for my passport.” —Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall A POPSUGAR Best Young Adult Novel of 2017! Nineteen-year-old Sydney has the perfect summer mapped out. She’s spending the next four and a half weeks travelling through Europe with her childhood best friend Leela. Their plans include Eiffel Tower selfies, eating cocco gelato, and making out with très hot strangers. Her plans do not include Leela’s cheating ex-boyfriend showing up on the flight to London, falling for the cheating ex-boyfriend’s très hot friend, monitoring her mother’s spiraling mental health via texts, or feeling like the rope in a friendship tug of war. In this hilarious and unforgettable adventure, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Mlynowski tells the story of a girl learning to navigate secret romances, thorny relationships, and the London Tube. As Sydney zigzags through Amsterdam, Switzerland, Italy, and France, she must learn when to hold on, when to keep moving, and when to jump into the Riviera...wearing only her polka dot underpants. 9780062683441 N N ©2017 Sarah Mlynowski;(P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers http://www.audible.de/pd/B073BH5LQJ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B073BH5LQJ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Instant Pot: Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook - 100+ Instant Pot Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals! (Unabridged) 16.95 AVAILABLE Instant Pot: Ultimate Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook - 100+ Instant Pot Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals! (Unabridged) Instant Pot (Unabridged) Kevin Gise Who doesn't want to cook fast and healthy meals in the comfort of their own home? The main issue is finding the time to make the kinds of meals my family and I enjoy eating.... Christine Scherer Kevin Tinbergen 2017-06-27 13:51:02 238 B073DG3G6G English - Health & Fitness English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/089529de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089529/bk_acx0_089529_sample.mp3 Who doesn't want to cook fast and healthy meals in the comfort of their own home? The main issue is finding the time to make the kinds of meals my family and I enjoy eating. That's where the Instant Pot comes in. This revolutionary electric pressure cooker allows you to make delicious meals in a short amount of time.This cookbook will give you 100+ Instant Pot recipes to choose from. These recipes cover everything from breakfast to dessert. In this guide, I'll show you how to make some of my favorite Instant Pot meals and get the most out of every meal. UNKNOWN N N ©2017 Kevin Tinbergen;(P)2017 Kevin Tinbergen http://www.audible.de/pd/B073DG3G6G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B073DG3G6G?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true The Light of Life: The Cycle of Galand, Book 4 (Unabridged) 40.95 AVAILABLE The Light of Life: The Cycle of Galand, Book 4 (Unabridged) The Light of Life (Unabridged) Edward W. Robertson After a year of fighting across three different lands, Dante and Blays have finally brought Gladdic to justice - and in the process, they've unleashed a horror beyond all reckoning.... Tim Gerard Reynolds Podium Audio 2017-07-11 07:00:00 1283 B073FVDC4Y English - Science Fiction & Fantasy English 2017-06-30 00:00:00 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/podm/000446de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000446/bk_podm_000446_sample.mp3 After a year of fighting across three different lands, Dante and Blays have finally brought Gladdic to justice - and in the process, they've unleashed a horror beyond all reckoning. The enemy is known as the White Lich. He is ancient. He is immensely powerful. And Gladdic believes he will soon enslave all of Tanar Atain. Their only chance to defeat him is to strike fast, before the lich has regained his power. But attacking him directly would be suicide. Instead, Gladdic has an alternative. Once upon a time, the lich was human, with a mortal body. Gladdic believes that original body is still out there, hidden somewhere in the swamps. If they can find it and kill it, then the lich should die with it. But if they fail, the White Lich will rip the souls from the people of Tanar Atain - and turn his gaze on the rest of the world. 9781772303377 N Y ©2017 Edward W. Robertson;(P)2017 Podium Publishing http://www.audible.de/pd/B073FVDC4Y?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B073FVDC4Y?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Roosevelt's Boys (Unabridged) 25.95 AVAILABLE Roosevelt's Boys (Unabridged) Roosevelt's Boys (Unabridged) John C. Horst John Horst traces the adventures of a cast of characters, both real and fictional, who answered the call to put things right in Cuba.... Wally Schrass John C Horst 2017-06-28 11:13:02 607 B073FS357D English - Fiction English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/089627de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/089627/bk_acx0_089627_sample.mp3 John Horst traces the adventures of a cast of characters, both real and fictional, who answered the call to put things right in Cuba. Theodore Roosevelt, redefining himself as a soldier and warleader; Jonathan Whelihan, the Arizona wrangler, hungry to prove himself and gain freedom from the bonds of an overbearing father; Rocky Killebrew, Jonathan's adopted brother, struggling with a proclivity for strong drink; nurse Clara Maass, seeking adventure and fulfillment while serving God and country, and many of the historical personages of this larger-than-life history - Bucky O'Neill, William McGinty, and Black Jack Pershing, among others. John Hay called it a splendid little war", but Roosevelt's Boys brings to bear that no war is little, or splendid, regardless of duration or scale. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006160/bk_harp_006160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Acoustic Emission (AE) is a well established Non- Destructive Testing and Evaluation technique for damage monitoring and flaw location and has been used in a wide variety of fields, such as the aerospace and nuclear industry. The material studied here is fibre reinforced composites, which are not monolithic and therefore can fail in different modes. The research determines whether a characterisation of the damage is possible in terms of AE. This is accomplished by studying classic AE features (such as duration, counts, etc) and the frequency content. The novelty of this work consists of the following points: 1) The difference between a description and a characterisation was defined. 2) It was shown that the characteristics of the sensors largely affect the description. 3) The variability introduced by the system and the testing parameters were investigated. 4) The importance of the non-stationarity of the signals was illustrated, together with how this can yield to new information. It was concluded that a characterisation can only have a weak meaning.
During the lifetime of railway automation and telematics systems (RTAS), it is necessary to guarantee high level of safety, which numerically is defined as fail-safe or continuous working time (Uptime). RTAS safety level is based on maintenance technology and strategy. In RTAS for relay part TBM (Time Based Maintenance) with new or renovated, but degraded, elements independently of elements' condition (PM-Preventive Maintenance) is adopted. Results achieved in the work can affect the quality and technology of maintenance, level of safety and reliability of system's, trend in development of subsystem of monitoring and diagnostics, diagnostics tool's in computer based interlocking (CBI) system's. In the work, as practical result, is given: pulse relay's anchor's and contact systems' state diagnostic method, electronic code transmitter with self-diagnostic function (LR patent LV14466), battery condition's diagnosis after the internal resistance method for increased precision, load generator's use in battery's diagnostic tasks (LR patent LV14473).