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The helminth community of the Iberian hare, Lepus granatensis (Lagomorpha: Leporidae), in the province of Granada, Spain

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The helminth community of the Iberian hare, Lepus granatensis, in the southern Spanish province of Granada was analysed, thorough the study of 487 individuals shot by hunters between November 1998 and October 1999. Six helminth species were found: Mosgovoyia pectinata (Cestoda); Trichostrongylus retortaeformis, Nematodiroides zembrae, Nematodirus sp., Passalurus ambiguus and Micipsella numidica (Nematoda). N. zembrae and M. pectinata (62.4 % and 17.2 %, respectively) were the only component species found. The predominance of helminth species with a direct life cycle is noteworthy. These two component species were significantly influenced by season of capture. Other factors, such as host age and municipality of capture, influenced the prevalences and/or abundances of the component species, while host sex did not exert any important role. These variations, determined by extrinsic and/or intrinsic factors, in the helminth community could be related to the ecology of the Iberian hare, mainly diet, habitat and behaviour.

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Yahya Kemal and Nizar Qabbani: Two Poet-Diplomats in Spain and “Andalus” in their Poems

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Yahya Kemal and Nizar Qabbani were two poets who served as diplomats in Spain in the past century on behalf of the governments of Turkey and Syria. Yahya Kemal wrote two poems about Spain, “Dance in Andalusia “ and “Coffee Shop in Madrid”. “Dance in Andalusia,” a poem written about the Flamenco dance, has become very famous. In this poem, he described the traditional dance of the Spanish people and emphasized the place of this dance in their lives and the fun-loving lives of the people of Spain. In almost all of the poems which Nizar Qabbani wrote about Spain, on the other hand, a feeling of sadness rather than joy prevails. He gives a deep sigh in his poems as he regards Andalusia as the one-time land of his ancestors. His most important poem with respect to Spain is the poem entitled “Granada”. This poem is considered to be one of the most significant odes in the Arab literature describing Granada, the pearl of Andalusia, Arab influences there, the Alhambra palace and the sadness felt due to the loss of the city by Arabs. This study analyzes the two most important poems written by Yahya Kemal and Nizar Qabbani concerning Spain, namely “Dance in Andalusia” and “Granada”. Whenever it is deemed appropriate, other poems of the two poets regarding Spain will be dwelt upon and what kind of an influence Andalusia left in their emotional world will be revealed.

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Interpretations of Innovation in Rural Development. The Cases of Leader Projects in Lecce (Italy) and Granada (Spain) in 2007–2013 Period

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In the Leader approach, innovation plays a key role in European territories, especially in marginal and peripheral ones, being essentially assumed, from a programmatic point of view, as social innovation. This paper aims to understand the interpretation and the declination of innovation in the practice of Leader initiative at local scale and analyze contextual factors related to its implementation in two southern provinces of Spain and Italy (Granada and Lecce). The study aims to analyze the projects reported as innovative by the leaders of the Local Action Groups, starting from the literature and using a key Community document entitled “Extended report on preserving the innovative character of LEADER”. Lastly, the study reveals common significant problems linked to local awareness of the role of social innovation, as well as the absence or limitations of key institutions.

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Communication Skills Training in Trainee Primary School Teachers in Spain

., Martínez, F., & Mendías, A.M. (1999). La comunicación en las organizaciones educativas [Communication in educational organisations]. In M. Lorenzo, J. A. Ortega & E. Corchón (Eds.), Enfoques comparados en organización y dirección de instituciones educativas [Comparative approaches in the organisation and management of educational institutions]. Granada: GEU. Camacho, S., & Sáenz, O. (2000). Técnicas de comunicación eficaz para profesores y formadores [Effective communication techniques for teachers and trainers]. Alicante: Marfil. Cascante

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Oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) of various habitats in southern Andalusia (Spain)

Oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida) of various habitats in southern Andalusia (Spain)

Oribatid mites were investigated in some habitats (litter under cypress, pine and larch trees, and patches of grasses, mosses and lichens) in southern Andalusia (Spain) in August 2005. The studied communities of oribatid mites were rather poor in terms of abundance and species diversity. The density of mites in cypress litter from the mountains (Granada, Ronda) was distinctly higher than in the coastal area (Benalmádena), which was probably caused by climatic conditions. The Oribatida achieved the highest density in grassy patches in Granada, but most species occurred in cypress litter from Ronda. Among oribatid species, Oribatula frisiae reached the highest density; also O. tibialis and Haplochthonius simplex were relatively abundant. Some species of Oribatida were rich in juveniles, but the age structure of species greatly depended on the kind of litter.

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Review Essay. Energy landscape research – Lessons from Southern Europe?

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The Moravian Geographical Reports does not often publish Book Reviews (let alone essays), but this new book on “Renewable Energies and European Landscapes”1 is a well-deserved exception to the rule! It is an edited collection of essays gathered together by Frolova (University of Granada, Spain), Prados (University of Sevilla, Spain) and Nadaï (Centre International de Recherche sur l’Environnement et le Développement: CIRED -CNRS, France), based on a series of Workshops organised under the auspices of several agencies (from both Spain and France) in the period from 2007 to the present. In particular, the Spanish Network on Renewable Energies and Landscape (RESERP) began in 2010, with an emphasis on wind and solar power. Published by a well-respected agency, the question can be clearly stated at the outset: Do the editors fulfil their ambitious agenda of providing case studies of value for the emerging research on landscapes of renewable energies of Europe, writ large, i.e. beyond the ‘Southern European’ environment? Or: what is the ‘added value’ of the Southern European cases?

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Analiza Modalna Pękającej Łopatki Sprężarki

References Buch A.: Zagadnienia wytrzymałości zmęczeniowej. PWN, Warszawa 1964. Byrne J., Hall R.F., Ding J.: Combined High Cycle/Low Cycle Fatigue Crack Growth and the Influence of LCF Overloads. Meeting Proceedings of RTO-MP-AVT-121 "Evaluation, Control and Prevention of High Cycle Fatigue in Gas Turbine Engines for Land, Sea and Air Vehicles" , Granada, NATO 2005, CD-ROM, s. 30.1-30.7. Littles J. Jr, Morris R., Pierre Ch.: Engine System Prognosis for HCF Risk Mitigation of

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On the Modal Analysis of a Cracking Compressor Blade

References Buch A.: Zagadnienia wytrzymałości zmęczeniowej. (Issues of fatigue strength) , PWN, Warszawa 1964. Byrne J., Hall R.F., Ding J.: Combined High Cycle/Low Cycle Fatigue Crack Growth and the Influence of LCF Overloads. Meeting Proceedings of RTO-MP-AVT-121 "Evaluation, Control and Prevention of High Cycle Fatigue in Gas Turbine Engines for Land, Sea and Air Vehicles", Granada, NATO 2005, CD-ROM, s. 30.1-30.7. Littles J. Jr, Morris R., Pierre Ch.: Engine System Prognosis

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A Classification of Mathematical Sculpture

References [1] Barrallo, J., Friedman, N., Sequin, C. et al. (Editors). Proceedings of I.S.A.M.A and BRIDGES (Alhambra), University of Granada, ISBN 84–930669–1–5, 2003. [2] Barrallo, J. Geometría Fractal , Editorial ANAYA Multimedia, ISBN 84–7614–4520, 1992. [3] Barrallo, J. “Matemáticas y Escultura”, Lecture at Terceres Jornades d’Innovacio Docente: Lénsenyament de les Matemátiques i el Projecte EUROPA , Proceedings, Editorial Servicio de Publicaciones de la UPV, ISBN V–3857–2002, 3–10, 2002. [4] Brown, R. “Les escultures Simbòliques

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The Intercultural Dimension of Military Action for Combating Hypothetical Adversaries

References [1] FINABEL Study nr T.38.R, The Future Operational Environment, its Impact on the Different Components, the Role of Land Forces and Priorities to Be Given as Far as Force Engagement is Concerned, Granada, Spain, December 2010, pp. 6-9. [2] Multinational Interoperability Council (MIC), Coalition Building Guide (3RD edition), Future Coalition Operating Environment: Interoperability Challenges For The Future, 7 November 2012, pp. 16-17. [3] Paul Tudorache, Fundamente teoretice și practice privind

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