By Alex Horne
Alex Horne isn't really a birdwatcher. yet his dad is, so with the possibility of fatherhood looming on his personal horizon, Alex determined there has been no higher time to really get to grasp either his father and his father's favorite pastime. So he challenged his dad to a huge yr: from 1 January to 31 December they might every one attempt to spot as many birds as attainable; the person who spied the main species often is the victor. alongside the best way Alex might discover what makes his dad tick, choose up a bit fatherly knowledge and even perhaps 'get into' birdwatching himself.
Join Alex as he trips from Barnes to Bahrain during this captivating story of obsession, manliness, fathers and sons, and the hugely fun twists and turns of a year-long chook race.
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A lattice should not be imagined as a set of lines but as a phantom three-dimen sional array of points that is superposed on the substance and is related to the position of its atoms. In a simple metal such as iron or copper, an atom is imagined to be centered on each point. 3 In some substances, the atoms may be considered merely to be associated with the lat tice points, the points themselves being unoccupied. 3 For a body-centered cubic metal, two sets of points are needed, one for corner atoms and one for center atoms.