Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry (Routledge Advances in Research Methods)

This edited assortment presents an advent to the rising interdisciplinary box of cultural mapping, providing a number views which are overseas in scope. Cultural mapping is a method of inquiry and a methodological instrument in city making plans, cultural sustainability, and group improvement that makes obvious the methods neighborhood tales, practices, relationships, thoughts, and rituals represent locations as significant destinations. The chapters deal with subject matters, strategies, ways, and learn methodologies drawn from examples in Australia, Canada, Estonia, the uk, Egypt, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the U.S., and Ukraine. participants discover cutting edge how one can inspire city and cultural making plans, group improvement, creative intervention, and public participation in cultural mapping―recognizing that public involvement and inventive practices introduce quite a number demanding situations spanning a variety of levels of the study technique, from the collection of information, to reading information, to featuring "findings" to a huge diversity of audiences. The e-book responds to the necessity for histories and case reports of cultural mapping which are globally allotted and that situate the perform in the neighborhood, domestically, nationally, and internationally.

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This edited assortment presents an advent to the rising interdisciplinary box of cultural mapping, providing a number views which are overseas in scope. Cultural mapping is a method of inquiry and a methodological instrument in city making plans, cultural sustainability, and group improvement that makes obvious the methods neighborhood tales, practices, relationships, thoughts, and rituals represent locations as significant destinations. The chapters deal with subject matters, strategies, ways, and learn methodologies drawn from examples in Australia, Canada, Estonia, the uk, Egypt, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the U.S., and Ukraine. participants discover cutting edge how one can inspire city and cultural making plans, group improvement, creative intervention, and public participation in cultural mapping―recognizing that public involvement and inventive practices introduce quite a number demanding situations spanning a variety of levels of the study technique, from the collection of information, to reading information, to featuring "findings" to a huge diversity of audiences. The e-book responds to the necessity for histories and case reports of cultural mapping which are globally allotted and that situate the perform in the neighborhood, domestically, nationally, and internationally.

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Signal and Image Processing for Remote Sensing, Second Edition

Continuing within the footsteps of the pioneering first version, Signal and picture Processing for distant Sensing, moment Edition explores the main updated sign and picture processing equipment for facing distant sensing difficulties. even if such a lot information from satellites are in photo shape, sign processing can give a contribution considerably in extracting details from remotely sensed waveforms or time sequence info. This publication combines either, supplying a different stability among the position of sign processing and photograph processing.

Featuring contributions from around the globe specialists, this booklet keeps to stress mathematical techniques. now not constrained to satellite tv for pc facts, it additionally considers signs and photographs from hydroacoustic, seismic, microwave, and different sensors. Chapters disguise very important themes in sign and picture processing and talk about thoughts for facing distant sensing difficulties. each one bankruptcy bargains an advent to the subject ahead of delving into learn effects, making the publication obtainable to a large audience.

This moment version displays the substantial advances that experience happened within the box, with 23 of 27 chapters being new or completely rewritten. insurance contains new mathematical advancements equivalent to compressive sensing, empirical mode decomposition, and sparse illustration, in addition to new part research equipment equivalent to non-negative matrix and tensor factorization. The booklet additionally provides new experimental effects on SAR and hyperspectral picture processing.

The emphasis is on mathematical innovations that might a ways out live the swiftly altering sensor, software program, and applied sciences. Written for commercial and educational researchers and graduate scholars alike, this e-book is helping readers attach the "dots" in photo and sign processing.

New during this Edition

The moment variation contains 4 chapters from the 1st variation, plus 23 new or fullyyt rewritten chapters, and one hundred ninety new figures. New issues coated include:

  • Compressive sensing
  • The combined pixel challenge with hyperspectral images
  • Hyperspectral snapshot (HSI) goal detection and class according to sparse representation
  • An ISAR process for refocusing relocating ambitions in SAR images
  • Empirical mode decomposition for sign processing
  • Feature extraction for type of distant sensing signs and images
  • Active studying tools in category of distant sensing images
  • Signal subspace id of hyperspectral data
  • Wavelet-based multi/hyperspectral picture recovery and fusion

The moment variation isn't meant to interchange the 1st version completely and readers are inspired to learn either variants of the publication for a extra entire photograph of sign and picture processing in distant sensing. See Signal and snapshot Processing for distant Sensing (CRC Press 2006).

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Continuing within the footsteps of the pioneering first version, Signal and picture Processing for distant Sensing, moment Edition explores the main updated sign and picture processing equipment for facing distant sensing difficulties. even if such a lot information from satellites are in photo shape, sign processing can give a contribution considerably in extracting details from remotely sensed waveforms or time sequence info. This publication combines either, supplying a different stability among the position of sign processing and photograph processing.

Featuring contributions from around the globe specialists, this booklet keeps to stress mathematical techniques. now not constrained to satellite tv for pc facts, it additionally considers signs and photographs from hydroacoustic, seismic, microwave, and different sensors. Chapters disguise very important themes in sign and picture processing and talk about thoughts for facing distant sensing difficulties. each one bankruptcy bargains an advent to the subject ahead of delving into learn effects, making the publication obtainable to a large audience.

This moment version displays the substantial advances that experience happened within the box, with 23 of 27 chapters being new or completely rewritten. insurance contains new mathematical advancements equivalent to compressive sensing, empirical mode decomposition, and sparse illustration, in addition to new part research equipment equivalent to non-negative matrix and tensor factorization. The booklet additionally provides new experimental effects on SAR and hyperspectral picture processing.

The emphasis is on mathematical innovations that might a ways out live the swiftly altering sensor, software program, and applied sciences. Written for commercial and educational researchers and graduate scholars alike, this e-book is helping readers attach the "dots" in photo and sign processing.

New during this Edition

The moment variation contains 4 chapters from the 1st variation, plus 23 new or fullyyt rewritten chapters, and one hundred ninety new figures. New issues coated include:

  • Compressive sensing
  • The combined pixel challenge with hyperspectral images
  • Hyperspectral snapshot (HSI) goal detection and class according to sparse representation
  • An ISAR process for refocusing relocating ambitions in SAR images
  • Empirical mode decomposition for sign processing
  • Feature extraction for type of distant sensing signs and images
  • Active studying tools in category of distant sensing images
  • Signal subspace id of hyperspectral data
  • Wavelet-based multi/hyperspectral picture recovery and fusion

The moment variation isn't meant to interchange the 1st version completely and readers are inspired to learn either variants of the publication for a extra entire photograph of sign and picture processing in distant sensing. See Signal and snapshot Processing for distant Sensing (CRC Press 2006).

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Letter to Jimmy

Written at the 20th anniversary of James Baldwin’s loss of life, Letter to Jimmy is African author Alain Mabanckou’s ode to his literary hero and an attempt to put Baldwin’s lifestyles in context in the higher African diaspora.

Beginning with an opportunity stumble upon with a beggar wandering alongside a Santa Monica beach—a guy whose ragged outfits and unsteady gait remind the writer of a personality out of 1 of James Baldwin’s novels— Mabanckou makes use of his personal stories as an African residing within the US as a launching pad to take readers on a desirable travel of James Baldwin’s existence. As Mabanckou reads Baldwin’s paintings, seems to be at photos of him over the years, and explores Baldwin’s checkered publishing historical past, he's continuously probing for solutions approximately what it should have been like for the younger Baldwin to stay in a foreign country as an African-American, to put in writing obliquely approximately his personal homosexuality, and to search out mentors like Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison merely to publicly reject them
later.

As Mabanckou travels to Paris, reads approximately French heritage and engages with modern readers, his letters to Baldwin develop extra intimate and private. He speaks to Baldwin as a peer—a author who prepared the ground for his personal paintings, and Mabanckou turns out to think, somebody who may perhaps comprehend his reports as an African expatriate.

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Written at the 20th anniversary of James Baldwin’s loss of life, Letter to Jimmy is African author Alain Mabanckou’s ode to his literary hero and an attempt to put Baldwin’s lifestyles in context in the higher African diaspora.

Beginning with an opportunity stumble upon with a beggar wandering alongside a Santa Monica beach—a guy whose ragged outfits and unsteady gait remind the writer of a personality out of 1 of James Baldwin’s novels— Mabanckou makes use of his personal stories as an African residing within the US as a launching pad to take readers on a desirable travel of James Baldwin’s existence. As Mabanckou reads Baldwin’s paintings, seems to be at photos of him over the years, and explores Baldwin’s checkered publishing historical past, he's continuously probing for solutions approximately what it should have been like for the younger Baldwin to stay in a foreign country as an African-American, to put in writing obliquely approximately his personal homosexuality, and to search out mentors like Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison merely to publicly reject them
later.

As Mabanckou travels to Paris, reads approximately French heritage and engages with modern readers, his letters to Baldwin develop extra intimate and private. He speaks to Baldwin as a peer—a author who prepared the ground for his personal paintings, and Mabanckou turns out to think, somebody who may perhaps comprehend his reports as an African expatriate.

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Technical Analysis for Algorithmic Pattern Recognition

The most goal of this ebook is to solve deficiencies and barriers that at present exist whilst utilizing Technical research (TA). relatively, TA is getting used both through teachers as an “economic attempt” of the weak-form effective marketplace speculation (EMH) or via practitioners as a major or supplementary software for deriving buying and selling signs. This publication techniques TA in a scientific method using the entire on hand estimation conception and exams. this can be accomplished in the course of the constructing of novel rule-based trend recognizers, and the implementation of statistical exams for assessing the significance of discovered returns. extra emphasis is given to technical styles the place subjectivity of their identity approach is obvious. Our proposed method is predicated at the algorithmic and hence independent development acceptance. The unified methodological framework provided during this ebook can function a benchmark for either destiny educational reviews that try the null speculation of the weak-form EMH and for practitioners that are looking to embed TA inside of their trading/investment determination making processes.      ​

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The most goal of this ebook is to solve deficiencies and barriers that at present exist whilst utilizing Technical research (TA). relatively, TA is getting used both through teachers as an “economic attempt” of the weak-form effective marketplace speculation (EMH) or via practitioners as a major or supplementary software for deriving buying and selling signs. This publication techniques TA in a scientific method using the entire on hand estimation conception and exams. this can be accomplished in the course of the constructing of novel rule-based trend recognizers, and the implementation of statistical exams for assessing the significance of discovered returns. extra emphasis is given to technical styles the place subjectivity of their identity approach is obvious. Our proposed method is predicated at the algorithmic and hence independent development acceptance. The unified methodological framework provided during this ebook can function a benchmark for either destiny educational reviews that try the null speculation of the weak-form EMH and for practitioners that are looking to embed TA inside of their trading/investment determination making processes.      ​

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Medicine at a Glance

By Patrick Davey

This fourth variation of Medicine at a Glance, the top name within the best-selling at a Glance sequence, presents an unheard of evaluation of the examine of drugs, heavily following the center scientific curriculum.

Ideal for scientific scholars, beginning programme medical professionals and people education within the allied well-being professions, Medicine at a Glance provides important details on medical displays, illnesses, and coverings in each significant clinical forte, from cardiology to dermatology.

Medicine at a Glance:
• Has been absolutely revised to mirror crucial medical and curriculum updates.
• Contains fresh fabric in key components akin to imaging, women’s future health, communique and information interpretation.
• Features a new, clearer textual content layout, within the relied on at a look double-page unfold kind, in full-colour throughout.
• Is the fitting, useful spouse to scientific attachments, to be had in more than a few electronic codecs for on-the-go examine and revision.
• incorporates a significant other site at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicine that includes interactive a number of selection Questions (MCQs), interactive flashcards with show/hide labels, and tables of standard values

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By Patrick Davey

This fourth variation of Medicine at a Glance, the top name within the best-selling at a Glance sequence, presents an unheard of evaluation of the examine of drugs, heavily following the center scientific curriculum.

Ideal for scientific scholars, beginning programme medical professionals and people education within the allied well-being professions, Medicine at a Glance provides important details on medical displays, illnesses, and coverings in each significant clinical forte, from cardiology to dermatology.

Medicine at a Glance:
• Has been absolutely revised to mirror crucial medical and curriculum updates.
• Contains fresh fabric in key components akin to imaging, women’s future health, communique and information interpretation.
• Features a new, clearer textual content layout, within the relied on at a look double-page unfold kind, in full-colour throughout.
• Is the fitting, useful spouse to scientific attachments, to be had in more than a few electronic codecs for on-the-go examine and revision.
• incorporates a significant other site at www.ataglanceseries.com/medicine that includes interactive a number of selection Questions (MCQs), interactive flashcards with show/hide labels, and tables of standard values

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Linked: The New Science of Networks

In the 1980's, James Gleick's Chaos brought the area to complexity. Now, Albert-László Barabási's associated unearths the subsequent significant medical jump: the examine of networks. we have now lengthy suspected that we are living in a small global, the place every thing is attached to every thing else. certainly, networks are pervasive--from the human mind to the net to the economic system to our team of acquaintances. those linkages, it seems, are usually not random. All networks, to the good shock of scientists, have an underlying order and keep on with basic legislation. knowing the constitution and behaviour of those networks may also help us do a little notable issues, from designing the optimum association of a company to preventing a illness outbreak earlier than it spreads catastrophically.In associated, Barabási, a physicist whose paintings has revolutionized the examine of networks, strains the improvement of this quickly unfolding technological know-how and introduces us to the scientists undertaking this pioneering paintings. those "new cartographers" are mapping networks in a variety of clinical disciplines, proving that social networks, organisations, and cells are extra related than they're diversified, and offering vital new insights into the interconnected global round us. this information, says Barabási, can make clear the robustness of the web, the unfold of fads and viruses, even the way forward for democracy. attractive and authoritative, associated offers an exhilarating preview of the subsequent century in technological know-how, absolute to be remodeled through those notable discoveries.From Linked:This e-book has an easy message: imagine networks. it truly is approximately how networks emerge, what they appear to be, and the way they evolve. It goals to increase a web based view of nature, society, and expertise, supplying a unified framework to higher comprehend matters starting from the vulnerability of the web to the unfold of ailments. Networks are current in all places. All we want is a watch for them...We will see the demanding situations medical professionals face once they try to treatment a affliction by means of concentrating on a unmarried molecule or gene, brushing off the complicated interconnected nature of the residing topic. we are going to see that hackers should not on my own in attacking networks: all of us play Goliath, firing pictures at a delicate ecological community that, with no additional help, may well quickly reflect our worst nightmares through turning us into an remoted workforce of species...Linked is intended to be an eye-opening journey that demanding situations you to stroll throughout disciplines by way of stepping out of the field of reductionism. it's a call for participation to discover hyperlink via hyperlink the following clinical revolution: the recent technology of networks.

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In the 1980's, James Gleick's Chaos brought the area to complexity. Now, Albert-László Barabási's associated unearths the subsequent significant medical jump: the examine of networks. we have now lengthy suspected that we are living in a small global, the place every thing is attached to every thing else. certainly, networks are pervasive--from the human mind to the net to the economic system to our team of acquaintances. those linkages, it seems, are usually not random. All networks, to the good shock of scientists, have an underlying order and keep on with basic legislation. knowing the constitution and behaviour of those networks may also help us do a little notable issues, from designing the optimum association of a company to preventing a illness outbreak earlier than it spreads catastrophically.In associated, Barabási, a physicist whose paintings has revolutionized the examine of networks, strains the improvement of this quickly unfolding technological know-how and introduces us to the scientists undertaking this pioneering paintings. those "new cartographers" are mapping networks in a variety of clinical disciplines, proving that social networks, organisations, and cells are extra related than they're diversified, and offering vital new insights into the interconnected global round us. this information, says Barabási, can make clear the robustness of the web, the unfold of fads and viruses, even the way forward for democracy. attractive and authoritative, associated offers an exhilarating preview of the subsequent century in technological know-how, absolute to be remodeled through those notable discoveries.From Linked:This e-book has an easy message: imagine networks. it truly is approximately how networks emerge, what they appear to be, and the way they evolve. It goals to increase a web based view of nature, society, and expertise, supplying a unified framework to higher comprehend matters starting from the vulnerability of the web to the unfold of ailments. Networks are current in all places. All we want is a watch for them...We will see the demanding situations medical professionals face once they try to treatment a affliction by means of concentrating on a unmarried molecule or gene, brushing off the complicated interconnected nature of the residing topic. we are going to see that hackers should not on my own in attacking networks: all of us play Goliath, firing pictures at a delicate ecological community that, with no additional help, may well quickly reflect our worst nightmares through turning us into an remoted workforce of species...Linked is intended to be an eye-opening journey that demanding situations you to stroll throughout disciplines by way of stepping out of the field of reductionism. it's a call for participation to discover hyperlink via hyperlink the following clinical revolution: the recent technology of networks.

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The Book: A Global History

A concise version of the hugely acclaimed Oxford better half to the Book, this booklet good points the fifty one articles from the Companion plus three fresh chapters in a cheap structure! The fifty four chapters introduce readers to the interesting global of e-book historical past. together with 21 thematic reports on subject matters similar to writing structures, the traditional and the medieval e-book, and the economics of print, in addition to 33 local and nationwide histories, delivering a really worldwide survey of the e-book world wide, The booklet: a world History is the main entire paintings of its type. the 3 new articles, particularly commissioned for this variation, disguise censorship, copyright and highbrow estate, and ebook heritage within the Caribbean and Bermuda.

All essays are illustrated all through with reproductions, diagrams, and examples of varied typographical beneficial properties.
Beautifully produced and hugely informative, it is a must-have for a person with an curiosity in e-book heritage and the written word.

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A concise version of the hugely acclaimed Oxford better half to the Book, this booklet good points the fifty one articles from the Companion plus three fresh chapters in a cheap structure! The fifty four chapters introduce readers to the interesting global of e-book historical past. together with 21 thematic reports on subject matters similar to writing structures, the traditional and the medieval e-book, and the economics of print, in addition to 33 local and nationwide histories, delivering a really worldwide survey of the e-book world wide, The booklet: a world History is the main entire paintings of its type. the 3 new articles, particularly commissioned for this variation, disguise censorship, copyright and highbrow estate, and ebook heritage within the Caribbean and Bermuda.

All essays are illustrated all through with reproductions, diagrams, and examples of varied typographical beneficial properties.
Beautifully produced and hugely informative, it is a must-have for a person with an curiosity in e-book heritage and the written word.

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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2

By Graham Bowley

No means Down is either a gripping learn and a clear-eyed research of the hubris, politics, and undesirable good fortune that prompted one of many worst failures in smooth mountain climbing history.” — Michael Kodas, writer of High Crimes: The destiny of Everest in an Age of Greed

“Graham Bowley’s No manner Down does an exceptional activity of placing you at the mountain. it's a refreshingly unadorned account of the real brutality of hiking K2, the place heroes emerge and egos are stripped down, and the one factor attaining immortality is the chilly ruthless mountain.” — Norman Ollestad, writer of Crazy for the Storm

In the culture of Into skinny Air and Touching the Void, No means Down by way of New York Times reporter Graham Bowley is the harrowing account of the worst climbing catastrophe on K2, moment to Everest in height... yet moment to no height by way of threat. From tragic deaths to unimaginable tales of heroism and survival, No method Down is an awesome feat of storytelling and event writing, and, within the phrases of explorer and writer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “the closest you could come to being at the summit of K2 on that fateful day.”

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By Graham Bowley

No means Down is either a gripping learn and a clear-eyed research of the hubris, politics, and undesirable good fortune that prompted one of many worst failures in smooth mountain climbing history.” — Michael Kodas, writer of High Crimes: The destiny of Everest in an Age of Greed

“Graham Bowley’s No manner Down does an exceptional activity of placing you at the mountain. it's a refreshingly unadorned account of the real brutality of hiking K2, the place heroes emerge and egos are stripped down, and the one factor attaining immortality is the chilly ruthless mountain.” — Norman Ollestad, writer of Crazy for the Storm

In the culture of Into skinny Air and Touching the Void, No means Down by way of New York Times reporter Graham Bowley is the harrowing account of the worst climbing catastrophe on K2, moment to Everest in height... yet moment to no height by way of threat. From tragic deaths to unimaginable tales of heroism and survival, No method Down is an awesome feat of storytelling and event writing, and, within the phrases of explorer and writer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “the closest you could come to being at the summit of K2 on that fateful day.”

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3D Printing: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians)

Planning and enforcing a 3D printing provider in a library could seem like a frightening job. established upon the authors’ event as early adopters of 3D expertise and operating a winning 3D printing provider at a wide educational library, this advisor presents the stairs to keep on with whilst launching a provider in any form of library.

Detailed information and over 50 photos offer readers with sage information and distinctive directions on:

  • planning a proposal
  • printer choice tips
  • preparing the location
  • addressing employees issues for brand spanking new service
  • developing provider workflows and procedures
  • managing inevitable disasters
  • developing policies
  • conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing
  • staff education tips
  • outreach activities


This booklet brings into one position the entire assistance you wish for constructing and imposing a 3D printing carrier in any library.

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Planning and enforcing a 3D printing provider in a library could seem like a frightening job. established upon the authors’ event as early adopters of 3D expertise and operating a winning 3D printing provider at a wide educational library, this advisor presents the stairs to keep on with whilst launching a provider in any form of library.

Detailed information and over 50 photos offer readers with sage information and distinctive directions on:

  • planning a proposal
  • printer choice tips
  • preparing the location
  • addressing employees issues for brand spanking new service
  • developing provider workflows and procedures
  • managing inevitable disasters
  • developing policies
  • conducting the “reference interview” for 3D printing
  • staff education tips
  • outreach activities


This booklet brings into one position the entire assistance you wish for constructing and imposing a 3D printing carrier in any library.

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Care for Your Rabbits (RSPCA Pet Guide)

Released in organization with the RSPCA, the UK's prime animal welfare charity, this useful kin advisor is stuffed with specialist recommendation on the right way to opt for a rabbit and the way most sensible to seem after it. should you already personal or are making plans to shop for a rabbit this easy-to-use introductory consultant is a needs to. truly illustrated with color pictures all through, it covers all points of day-by-day care together with housing, feeding, dealing with, hygiene, grooming, workout and primary reduction. released in organization with the specialists on the RSPCA, this publication can assist you make sure that you're giving your rabbit the absolute best care.

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Released in organization with the RSPCA, the UK's prime animal welfare charity, this useful kin advisor is stuffed with specialist recommendation on the right way to opt for a rabbit and the way most sensible to seem after it. should you already personal or are making plans to shop for a rabbit this easy-to-use introductory consultant is a needs to. truly illustrated with color pictures all through, it covers all points of day-by-day care together with housing, feeding, dealing with, hygiene, grooming, workout and primary reduction. released in organization with the specialists on the RSPCA, this publication can assist you make sure that you're giving your rabbit the absolute best care.

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