The purpose of this research is to study and analyze the influence of internal and external factors on self-concept & lifestyle, marketing mix factors, and their implications in building consumer behavior in the purchase of apartments in Tangerang area. The main purpose of this research is to determine the significancy ot the correlations between independent variables and mediating variables, and between mediating variables and dependent variable observed. The primary data is obtained by the distribution of questionnaire to 150 consumers who already purchased an apartment in Tangerang area. The data is analyzed using the SPSS, AMOS, Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), and descriptive analysis to test the hypotheses. The results shows that the highest influencing factors to mediating variables are: place towards marketing mix factors, motivation towards internal factors, and economic towards external factors. The results also shows that the highest influencing mediating variable towards consumer behavior in the purchase of apartment in Tangerang area, is marketing mix factors, compared to self-concept & lifestyle.
Cognition ISE – Exploring the Science of the Mind – With Workbook and ZAPS Online Labs 4e
Oceanography and Marine Biology preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges those fundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology. Existing textbooks on oceanography or marine biology address the companion field only cursorily: very few pages in oceanography texts are devoted to marine biology, and vice versa. This new book overcomes that imbalance, bringing these disparate marine science text formats closer together, giving them more equal weight, and introducing more effectively the physical sciences by showing students with everyday examples how such concepts form the foundation upon which to build a better understanding of the marine environment in a changing world. Lecturer supplements will also be available.
This book examines the process of Biology teacher preparation in diploma colleges and universities in Kenya. Specifically, it interrogates the appropriateness and possibilities of implementing a quality Biology Teacher Education Programme. Dr. Momanyi establishes that preparation of Science teachers at diploma colleges is better owing to the positive attitudes of both trainees and trainers, high level of management support and allocation of appropriate resources and facilities towards teacher preparation. He observes that, on the contrary, most teacher trainees at degree level have a negative attitude towards teacher education and at the same time teacher training departments at university level are poorly equipped with necessary resources and facilities. The author advocates for equipping of teacher preparation departments with appropriate and adequate training resources and facilities. He recommends that teacher training programmes should, as much as possible, integrate subject content and pedagogy. The book is highly recommended for policy makers in the area of science education, university lecturers and prospective Science and Biology teachers.
The green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) is a well established and efficient predator in pest management programmes. It has a wide range of prey with enhanced searching capacity and voracious feeding habit.It is active for throughout the year, feeding on various insect pest on different crops. It plays a prominent role in suppressing pest at early stages of cotton crops. It controls the pests of different crops like tomato, potato, cotton etc. and are widely recommended for biological control programmes against insect pest of cotton, sunflower, tobacco and ground nut.
This book presents the details of effect of heat treatment on the structure-property relationship. Mechanical properties have been evaluated by tensile deformation carried out at room temperature. Furthermore, fractographic studies have been done by Scanning Electron Microscopy.It has been established that heattreatment has significant effect on the mechanical properties of the alloy under investigation
Fresh water turtles are present in almost all the major riverine systems, lakes and ponds. The turtle population is declining due to over exploitation and habitat destruction. Turtles are also killed for meat and their eggs are consumed as food. Moreover, pollution and other disturbances caused by man and his domestic animals also are responsible for their decline. There are only a few reports on the reproductive biology of turtles. There is little information on the nesting behavior or habitat. The biology of reproduction of the freshwater / pond turtle, Lissemys punctata in relation to its ecology has given us the insight in devising strategies for their conservation.
Bruce lee always wanted to go beyond the limits. He was a born fighter, a master of kung Fu who pushed the boundaries of what is physically possible for the human body. He also pushed the limits of his art, developing his own unique style and becoming the first Asian man to open up the secrets of the martial arts to the west. He battled to succeed as a film star in America, refusing to be limited by the racial prejudice that denied him a starring role, eventually making films in Hong Kong that turned him into a worldwide star. Above all, he fought with himself, finally defining a philosophy, Jeet Kune do, which is limitless in its possibilities. And just when he was on the verge of achieving his dreams, his life was cut tragically short. Bruce Thomas has written a complete and balanced account not just of lee's life but of the philosophy and fighting skills that made him the highest paid movie star of his day and the greatest martial artist of the modern age. In this fully revised and updated edition, he expands on lee's early days and his time in Seattle (when he was probably happiest) and examines the lasting impact of his legacy. Insightful and authoritative, Bruce lee - fighting spirit is a tribute to a man whose achievements have never been surpassed.
Bruce Wayne may have been missing, but Gotham City's criminals and crime-fighters kept the action alive in his absense! Now that he's made a long return trip to the land of the living, Batman finally gets a chance to reunite with those characters closest to him. Featuring Batman's greatest allies and enemies, friends, foes and loved ones, this series of eight interconnected one-shots connects Bruce Wayne's past to Batman's exciting future! Spotlighting Oracle, Red Robin, Catwoman, Robin, Dick Grayson, Commissioner Gordon, Ra's al Ghul, the Outsiders, Batgirl and more! How will Gotham react to the return of The Dark Knight? Find out here! This collection includes the issues Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Batman & Robin #1, Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Red Robin #1, Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Batgirl #1, Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Outsiders #1, Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Catwoman #1, Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Oracle#1, Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Commissioner Gordon #1, and Bruce Wayne - The Road Home: Ra's Al Ghul #1.
Sincerity is the starting point for building the desired behavior as explained in this book. The book relating to the complicated issue of financial statements—and the representation of these (including their reporting)—is seldom addressed. The understanding and practice of contextual interpretation is based on the concept of Immanuel Kant. Both the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Theory of Misbehavior have been utilized throughout the research of this paper to construct the representation of the behaviour principle. All reflections have been based on the Ten Commandments of God. The book emphasise the fact that representations of the behavioural principle for financial statements arise from two behavioural dynamics: subudi and durbudi. The behavioural dynamic of subudi is directional and consists of thought, intention and conduct/action. Meanwhile, the behavioural dynamic of durbudi is indirectional. The resultant of directional behavior (aka subudi) is the construction of representation behavioural principles for financial statements encompassing the three mandates of the church (koinonia, diakonia, and marturia) and explained in this book as being TAHIR ILAHI.
Hope and Despair – How Perceptions of the Future Shape Human Behavior
This work is based on the findings of the study carried in Kilimanjaro Region about Sexual Behavior and Risk of Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Secondary school students. Data collection was done through questionnaires and interviews with the students and teachers. Findings from the study revealed that more than 50% of the respondents reported ever having sexual intercourse and about 60% of the sexually active students in both sexes reported to have never used condoms in the previous year. Both pregnancy and induced abortion had been experienced by about 12% to 27% of the sexually active female students and about 10% of the sexually active students of both sexes reported to have been diagnosed with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). The study concluded that peer influence, poverty, and relaxed parents disciplinary style are among factors which cause such behavior and recommends that sex education should be taught in secondary schools in order to raise awareness among students.
Present investigation was aimed to understand the biodiversity, landing scenario, age and growth, sex ratio, population structure and population dynamics of commercially important fishes Cirrhinus mrigala and Oreochromis niloticus. The fish samples were collected on regular basis during the period August 2011 to July 2012 from the lower stretch of the Yamuna river at Allahabad, India. Fish biodiversity of the Yamuna river at Allahabad consisted of 85 fish species belong to 8 orders, 28 families and 63 genera. Cypriniformes and Cyprinidae were the most rich species order and family. Data on fish landings showed that the O. niloticus and C. carpio have invaded in the lower stretch in a big way in the Yamuna river at Allahabad. The estimated annual catch was dominated by O. niloticus (147.81kg d-1) followed by C. carpio (132.04 kg d-1) and miscellaneous group (92.34 kg d-1) and they accounted for 24.36%, 21.76% and 15.22% in total, respectively. On the basis of samples of C. mrigala in the length range from 16.8 to 94.3 cm showed that the fish attained mean length of 30.24 cm in 1+, 47.82 cm in 2+, 60.13 cm in 3+, 70.11 cm in 4+, 77.01 cm in 5+, 81.42 cm in 6+, 86.30 cm in 7+, 89.80
Just the core concepts you need to score high in your biology course Biology Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to succeed in an introductory biology course. From identifying the structures and functions of plants and animals to grasping the crucial discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time. Get down to basics – master the fundamentals, from understanding what biologists study to how living things are classified The chemistry of life – find out what you need to know about atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, acids, bases, and more Conquer and divide – discover the ins and outs of asexual and sexual reproduction, including cell division and DNA replication Jump into the gene pool – grasp how proteins make traits happen, and easily understand DNA transcription, RNA processing, translation, and gene regulation Open the book and find: An overview of cells and their substructures Elementary chemistry The key facts about reproduction and DNA The 411 on energy and organisms What you need to know about evolution Coverage of ecosystems and populations Ten great biology discoveries Learn: Core concepts taught in an introductory biology course The structures and functions of plants and animals The key discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
DESCRIPTION:International Review of Cell & Molecular Biology presents current advances and comprehensive reviews in cell biologyboth plant and animal. Articles address structure and control of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, control of cell development and differentiation, and cell transformation and growth. Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field, each volume provides up-to-date information and directions for future researchKey Features* Authored by some of the foremost scientists in the field* Provides up-to-date information and directions for future research* Valuable reference material for advanced undergraduates, graduate students and professional scientists
Psychological disorders – their origins, clinical symptoms and treatment – have a central place in contemporary public health debate. Understanding how disruptions in the brain's biological mechanisms can influence our thoughts, feelings and actions is one of the most exciting challenges for psychologists in the twenty-first century.The Biology of Psychological Disorders is an authoritative account of some of the most prevalent psychological disorders, from schizophrenia, depression, mania and substance abuse to disorders of childhood, adolescence and ageing. Detailed and engaging coverage of these disorders is combined with a comprehensive grounding in the fundamentals of neuroscience and the principles of psychopharmacology that underpin their treatment. Drawing on the fields of psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and biology, this highly relevant text is an invaluable resource for students of biological psychology and psychopharmacology, trainee psychiatrists and anyone interested in understanding, researching and treating psychological disorders.
The behavior of screaming has been an insignificant variable in the behavior of autistic children. It is also a behavior, which is often failed to get recorded in the evaluation process. Considering that such a study would augment the present understanding of nonverbal behavior of autistic children and hence the very nature of the disorder itself and can give valuable details of the process of communication and interaction, a descriptive study was undertaken.
As the Science is advancing with the development of new technologies, there is a scope for learning the latest knowledge and in-depth studies of the subject. Therefore regular curriculum revisions are made to meet the learner’s objectives in acquiring the recent knowledge in the subject. Keeping in view of this an attempt is made to write a comprehensive book entitled “Fish Biology, Fisheries and Fish Diseases”. The book contains 11 chapters covering the aspects of Fish biology, aquaculture with emphasis on fish culture, Fish Husbandry, Fish health, Fish diseases and Public health importance (zoonosis) and Diagnosis of fish diseases and treatment. The book is written in a simple and lucid way with several examples and illustrations. This book is highly useful for both under-graduate students of Animal science and Veterinary Medicine as the book is written following the syllabus from harmonized curriculum. I express deep sense of gratitude to all my colleagues of College of Vet. Medicine, for their cooperation and thanks to my wife P. Sarada for her support.
The family Bignoniaceae has been studied for Dhaka city in Bangladesh. A total of 18 species under 17 genera have been recorded from different areas of Dhaka. The germplasm of most of the species have been collected and planted in the experimental plots of Dhaka University Botanical garden for further studies. A detail taxonomic description, valid scientific names, along with synonyms, English name, Bengali name, flowering and fruiting period, chromosome number, habitat, geographical distribution and economic uses have been provided under each species. A dichotomous bracketed key to the genera and species have also been provided. Mechanism of plant propagation of 16 selected species and pollination mechanism of 9 selected species has been investigated. There is no self pollination in 18 examined species. Only cross pollination present due to presence of heterostyly. The percentage of seed germination and viability revealed epigeal type. Seed surface morphology of 6 selected species showed a great variation in different seed characters. Anatomical investigation including trichromes, stomata and stem anatomy revealed variation.
This book presents the researches on greenhouse gases (GHG) emission from manure treatment and temporal variation of ammonia in an urban environment. The application of solid manure can release large quantities of GHG. Its implication has scarcely been evaluated with respect to solid beef cattle manure. The behavior of CH4 and CO2 was examined in relation to manure treatment conditions. This study will help establish a management scheme for the GHGs from manure treatment. The on-line analysis of ammonia is conducted at two urban monitoring sites. Sources affecting its temporal variation are evaluated in a number of respects. Ammonia levels in the urban air exhibit unique temporal trends over seasonal cycle. The results indicate a potential linkage between ammonia levels and traffic activities.