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Beata Konopska and Jacek Pasławski

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Different approaches to the adaptation of foreign geographical atlases, making an effort of classification, against a background of the intensive activity of Polish publishers in the scope of adaptation of these atlases during the last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty first century have been discussed in this article. Moreover the usefulness and correctness of the adapted publications as well as the fundamental problems connected with the use of Polish geographical names have been discussed from the point of view of a Polish user; also the problems related to the layout, range of content and scope of symbolism expected by a Polish user have been discussed.

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Gabriela Mihaela Ciupureanu, Elena Ciuciuc, Aurelia Diaconu, Alina Ciuca and Daniela Popa

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Starting from the fact that the principles of agro-ecology become fundamental principles for the development of a green economy, especially in the context of current climate change, the effective capitalization of the ecological conditions of an agricultural area is one of the main objectives of agricultural science and practice. Identifying and formulating adaptive technological solutions can guide any producer to capitalize different climate and soil conditions. The sandy soils in Southern Oltenia offer less favourable ecological conditions, and the cultivation of watermelons is now profitable enough for such conditions. Growers are, however, interested in getting the most productive yields, early and profitable, even under the conditions of climate change. The current paper quantifies the grafting of watermelons in the conditions of the sandy soils of Dăbuleni, with poor soil supply, with meteorological drought phenomena and agricultural drought risk, in terms of quality and quantity of production under the climatic conditions in 2015-2017. The results, correlated with the climatic conditions, recommend the cultivation of grafted watermelons, offering the producers in the area a niche of ecological adaptation, ensuring the resistance of plants to abiotic, thermo-hydric stress factors, and improving the resistance to low temperatures, heat and drought.

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Igor Pietkiewicz, Małgorzata Wójcik, Katarzyna Popiołek and Augustyn Bańka

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Studies show that involuntary displacement often creates various threats for the community and individuals. To reduce these risks, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Health Impact Assessment, and Social Assessment are recommended. Whereas assessments focus mostly on the community level and studies describe cases of large population displacements, there is a lack of empirical evidence about how individuals cope with involuntary displacement and what factors contribute or hinder their successful adaptation in the target location. This study uses semi-structured interviews with 21 people about their experience of resettlement due to a mine collapse in Bytom, Poland, that led to involuntary displacement of 560 people. Data was analyzed according to the constructivist grounded theory principles. Results show that this case illustrates a mixture of post-disaster and development-induced displacement. Various factors and resources that affected coping strategies were analyzed, including: material and legal status, health and age, communication skills, and relocation experience. Our findings suggest that, when circumstances allow, an individual resources assessment should also be conducted to counteract impoverishment and further marginalization of the disprivileged and vulnerable individuals.

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Mateusz Żychlewicz and Marcin Kamiński

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Application of a state space controller for two-mass system has been examined. However, the classical version of the controller was modified in order to improve properties of the whole system. For this purpose fuzzy model was implemented as an adaptation element for the parameters. The theoretical description of the control structure, numerical tests and experimental results (using dSPACE1103 card) have been presented.

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Ina Vishogradska

illeszkedésének kérdéséhez [On the Question of Harmonizing of Mixed Vowel Words]. Nyelvtudományi Érintkezések 17: 105-129. Siptár, Péter. 1999. Hangtan [Phonetics]. In Katalin É. Kiss-Ferenc Kiefer-Péter Siptár (eds), Új magyar nyelvtan [New Hungarian Grammar]. Budapest: Osiris. Vishogradska-Meyer, Ina-Savelina Banova. 2013. The Native Element in ‘Brand New’ Loan Verbs: Adaptation Strategies in Bulgarian and Hungarian. Paper presented at the XIX International Congress of Linguists, 21-27 July 2013, Geneva. https://www.cil19.org

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Nasim Ullah, Shaoping Wang and Xingjian Wang

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This work presents fuzzy backstepping control techniques applied to the load simulator for good tracking performance in presence of extra torque, and nonlinear friction effects. Assuming that the parameters of the system are uncertain and bounded, Algebraic parameters adaptation algorithm is used to adopt the unknown parameters. The effect of transient fuzzy estimation error on parameters adaptation algorithm is analyzed and the fuzzy estimation error is further compensated using saturation function based adaptive control law working in parallel with the actual system to improve the transient performance of closed loop system. The saturation function based adaptive control term is large in the transient time and settles to an optimal lower value in the steady state for which the closed loop system remains stable. The simulation results verify the validity of the proposed control method applied to the complex aerodynamics passive load simulator.

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Piotr Langer

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Poland’s economic transformation has proved to be a critical phase in the contemporary development of its industrial cities, initiating profound spatial and functional changes. In researching the basics of the development of ‘post-industrial’ cities, it can be seen that the work undertaken is focused on reusing post-industrial buildings and objects. This results not only in functional changes in the appearance and condition of the transformed structures, but also preserves or destroys their authenticity and historical identity. This problem is linked with several phenomena, including ‘aware inactivity’, ‘destructive adaptation’, and ‘false revitalization’.

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Anna Agata Wagner

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The historic buildings of the Warsaw University of Technology display not only outstanding architectural values, but are also representative of the trends in preservation, restoration, and adaptation that were prevalent at the time of their modernization. The post-war rebuilding of the WUT was more akin to modernization than reconstruction. But the freedom to shape modern architectural forms in the 1960s and ’70s brought with it a lack of respect for their historic environment. A change in the approach to historic buildings and their integration with modern architecture came in the late 1970s. The most recent modernization of the WUT’s historic buildings, especially after Poland’s accession to the EU, resulted in many good examples of proper, harmonious integration between the ‘modern’ and the ‘traditional’.

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Ronan Paterson

. “Finding Shakespeare on Film: From an Interview with Peter Brook.” Tulane Drama Review 11.1 (1966): 117-121. French, Emma. Selling Shakespeare to Hollywood: The Marketing of Filmed Shakespeare Adaptations from 1989 into the New Millennium. Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2006. Jackson, Russell. Shakespeare Films in the Making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Jorgens, Jack. Shakespeare on Film. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1977. Khanna, Priyanka. “Shakespeare gets His

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Sara Laviosa

References Bastin, Georges L.“Adaptation.” Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. Eds. Mona Baker and Gabriela Saldanha. 3-6. London and New York: Routledge, 2009. Print. Islam, Yusuf. “Maybe There’s a World: Live in Naples.” You Tube, 6 Jan. 2007. Web. 7 Sep. 2014. -----. “Maybe There’s a World.” YouTube, 17 Jul. 2010. Web. 7 Sep. 2014. Kramsch, Claire. E-mail Message to Sara Laviosa, 31 Mar. 2009. Web. -----. The Multilingual Subject: What Foreign Language Learners Say