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By Philip Walling

Lengthy ahead of we have been a state of shopkeepers, Britain used to be a kingdom of sheep. filled with tales, heritage, trivialities and humour, Counting Sheep explores Britain via its such a lot influential animal.

Sheep are the thread that runs throughout the heritage of the English nation-state. Our fortunes have been as soon as based on sheep, and this e-book tells a narrative of wool and funds and historical past, of retailers and farmers and shepherds, of English yeomen and the way they acquired their freedom, and certainly, of the soil. Sheep have helped outline our tradition and topography, impacting on every thing from accessory and idiom, structure, roads and waterways, to social development and wealth.

With his eye for the idiosyncratic, Philip meets the local breeds that thrive during this kingdom; he tells tales approximately each one breed, meets their shepherds and vendors, learns approximately their previous - and confronts the current realities of sheep farming. alongside the best way, Philip meets the folks of the geographical region and their many professions: the mole-catchers, the stick-makers, the tobacco-twisters and clog-wrights. He explores this artisan history as he re-discovers the nation-state, and reveals a life-style parallel to fashionable lifestyles, suffering to stay unchanged - and at its center, regularly sheep.

'Jacobs are another breed purported to have swum ashore from a wrecked send, this time a Spanish galleon in 1588. those have been gentlemen's sheep, and advertisement farmers will be disdainful in their being stored as adorns with out trouble for revenue. To their mild vendors they have been dwelling garden mowers that bred their very own replacements and wanted no gas. yet to a operating farmer they have been (and nonetheless are) little greater than goats, and a damned nuisance.'
~ from Counting Sheep

Philip Walling has written a desirable and punctiliously stress-free account of this shared history... after analyzing this booklet you'll examine a sheep, or a roast lamb, or a tweed jacket, with the glimmerings of a brand new appreciation.' (Angus Clarke the days 2014-04-05)

Delightful ... Counting Sheep merits its position at the bookshelf of any lover of the geographical region. (Horatio Clare day-by-day Telegraph 2014-04-12)

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6. Bohr integration for calculation of O 2 diffusing capacity, Do . A Alveolar lung (ventilated pool model). B Fish gills (counter-current model). Left-hand 1ide: Models. Right-hand side: P O 2 profiles. For explanation, see text Application of the Bohr integration to the cross-current model of avian lungs is possible but laborious. Here the classical-type Bohr integration should be performed consecutively for each cross-sectional element of the parabronchus (at constant local parabronchial Po).

In: Houlihan DF, Rankin JC, Shuttleworth TJ (eds) Gills. Cambridge University Press, London, pp45-62 Piiper J, Scheid P (1984) Model analysis of gas transfer in fish gills. In: Hoar WS, Randall DJ (eds) Fish physiology, vol XA. Academic Press, Orlando, pp229-262 Piiper J, Scheid P (1989) Gas exchange - theory, models and experimental data. In: Wood SC (ed) Comparative pulmonary physiology: current concepts. Lung biology in health and disease, vol 39. Marcel Dekker, New York, pp369-416 Piiper J, Dejours P, Haab P, Rahn H (1971) Concepts and basic quantities in gas exchange physiology.

During a ventilatory period following apnea, end-tidal P eo 2 falls much more slowly than Po2 rises, and a considerable increase of the RR value occurs with progressing ventilation (Fig. 13). This is again due to the high capacitance of tissue for CO2 as compared to O2, The increasing RR during the ventilatory period means that the mean RR of a breath or a ventilatory period can vary depending on the length of the preceding apneic period and the vblume of fresh gas inspired during the ventilation period.

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