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• #### Branching processes with biological applications ﻿

(2010)
Branching processes play an important role in models of genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, ecology and evolutionary theory. This thesis explores three aspects of branching processes with biological applications. ...
• #### Breath: Two scenes for soprano, tenor and baritone voices; flute, cello and piano ﻿

(1999)
Breath is based on a story written by R. Lawrence Reed II, M.D., when he chaired the Trauma Surgery Department at the University of Texas Medical School in 1989. Breath is a setting of two hospital scenes. "Emergency Room" ...
• #### Breeding success, mating success, and mating strategies of the northern mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos ﻿

(1997)
The Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos), the state bird of Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas, is noted for the highly complex and melodious springtime song of males. It is ideal for studying mate ...
• #### Brenta: The structure of brand-scaping one's image(inary) ﻿

(2005)
Architecture and design is not exempt from the laws of branding in the day and age of image identity and mass consumerism. Brenta is a network that maps, structures, projects and identifies the relationships of branding ...
• #### Broad-Complex, a mediator of ecdysone induced stress response in Drosophila melanogaster ﻿

(2004)
The better an animal can react to stressful conditions the longer it can live and possibly reproduce. Stress response and lifespan are under the control of two pathways of the endocrine system: the insulin/IGF-1 signaling ...
• #### BROADBAND TUNABLE EXCIMER LASER STUDIES ﻿

(1987)
The principal purpose of this work has been the studies of the broadband tunable excimer laser namely XeF(C $\to$ A). Wideband tunability of this excimer laser was first demonstrated with a simple compact dispersive stable ...
• #### Broadening theories of soils genesis: Insights from Tanzania and simple models ﻿

(2007)
Three basic assumptions of soil formation are challenged herein: the degree of chemical weathering decreases with depth; increased physical weathering due to high topographical gradients causes an increase in chemical ...
• #### Broken storylines: How the economics of flexibility is affecting international migration discourse ﻿

(2005)
This dissertation is about shifts in narrative conventions. During the nineteenth century, at the height of industrial capitalism, certain rhetorical conventions were established in migration discourse, which were borrowed ...
• #### Broken trusts: The Texas Attorney General versus the oil industry, 1889-1909 ﻿

(1999)
The legal history of state antitrust enforcement and the oil industry in Texas illustrates how and why antitrust law contemplated complementary enforcement at the state and federal government level. Historians, economists, ...
• #### Buchi containment and size-change termination ﻿

(2009)
We compare tools for complementing nondeterministic Buchi automata with a recent termination-analysis algorithm. Complementation of Buchi automata is a well-explored problem in program verification. Early solutions using ...
• #### Buckminsterfullerene purification and buckminsterfullerene film characterization ﻿

(1994)
A method is described which utilizes the difference in vapor pressure between C$\sb{60}$ and heavier fullerenes to produce C$\sb{60}$ powder with a purity of 99.97%. Using the material from this process allows for the ...
• #### Building a 3D atlas of the mouse brain ﻿

(2005)
Building and studying 3D representations of anatomical structures, such as the brain, plays an important role in modern biology and medical science. While 3D imaging methods such as MRI and CT have been widely applied, 2D ...
• #### Building a map for robot path planning by fusing video images and laser rangefinder data ﻿

(1993)
This thesis describes algorithms that fuse the data from a single video camera and a laser rangefinder. By merging information from these sensors, the algorithms build a digital map of the local environment for a robot to ...
• #### Building a new plot cartography ﻿

(2006)
The plot is the basic delimitation where a diverse range of systems (natural or artificial) interact and begin to form the cartography of the land. "Building a new plot cartography" is a proposal to understand the interaction ...
• #### Building between sea and land ﻿

(1991)
Addressing the perceived lack of figuration and organic expression in Modernist architecture and the separation of expression from tectonics in Post Modernist architectural work, this thesis examines the boat as an ...
• #### Building on the past: A multi-service center in Houston's Fourth Ward (Texas) ﻿

(1992)
Houston's Fourth Ward has often been the object of redevelopment schemes which call for extensive change. The most recent such plan would save neighborhood houses, but would displace residents. To so easily separate buildings ...
• #### Building Reasons Without Authority ﻿

(2011)
My dissertation defends a comprehensive version of meta-nonnative skepticism which holds that no standard, norm, or principle has objective authority or normative force. The view does not deny either that there are norms, ...
• #### Bureaucratic mercy: The Home Office and the treatment of capital cases in Victorian England ﻿

(1989)
This dissertation examines the role of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy--the pardoning and mitigating powers of the Crown--in the Victorian criminal justice system. Its principal source has been the hitherto confidential ...
• #### Bureaucratic politics as a cause of government growth: The case of Costa Rica ﻿

(1990)
This research examines the relationship between bureaucratic politics, incentive structures, and government growth. The basic assumption of this work is that actors behave in the fashion they determine will maximize their ...
• #### Bursting, beating, and chaotic modes in mathematical models of the R15 cell in Aplysia ﻿

(1989)
Chaotic regimes have been observed experimentally in neurons as well as in deterministic neuronal models. The bursting R15 cell in the abdominal ganglion of Aplysia has been the subject of extensive mathematical modeling. ...