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As a kingdom, he argues, we fail to make such priceless and sweeping adjustments at our peril. Taylor indicates us the already-rampant outcomes of many years of organizational forget. We see promising graduate scholars in a rather unpromising task marketplace, relegated—if they’re lucky—to positions that take little benefit of their education and ability. We see fresh undergraduates with immense burdens of debt, and concerned mom and dad watching for the inflated tuitions we'll see in ten or 20 years. We additionally see scholars in any respect degrees chafing less than the constraints of conventional larger schooling, from the buildings of assignments to limits on classes of research. however it doesn’t must be this fashion.
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Terpsinoë solida. Figs 36-40. Internal valve surface. Fig. 36. Whole valve. Scale bar = 20 µm. Fig. 37. Central area. Scale bar = 2 µm. Figs 38-40. Scale bars = 1 µm. Fig. 38. Poroid areolae with sunken volae and two small pores. Fig. 39. Rimoportula. Fig. 40. Poroid areolae. Figs 41-43. External valve surface. Fig. 41. Valve mantle with vertical rows of areolae and hyaline edge. Scale bar = 10 µm. Figs. 42, 43. Valve mantle with remains of the valvocopula. Scale bars = 5 µm. 50 Species of the genus Terpsinoë Ehrenberg (Bacillariophyta) from the Miocene of Middle Russia 48 44 45 49 46 50 51 47 52 Figs 44-52.
Fourtanier 40 41 42 44 43 45 46 Figs 40-46. Hyalosigma temniskovae-topalovae Strelnikova & Kociolek, SEM. Views showing whole frustule in different positions. Figs 40, 46. General aspect view. Figs 41, 43, 44, 45. Valve face, ends of valve with wide hyaline area. Acute angle of mantle striae is also visible. Fig. 42. View showing central area of valve and “shaped” nature of hyaline area. Figs 40-45. CAS 624813. 38 Two new sigmoid, naviculoid diatoms from the Eocene of Kazakhstan 47 48 49 50 51 Figs 47-51.