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  • The geology of the Breckenridge, Colorado, District 

    Owen, Edgar Wesley (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from page 1: "The work used as a basis for this report was done during a part of the Summer of I9I5 in connection with a geologic investigation carried on by a party from the University of Missouri, in charge of Prof. ...
  • The surface tension of soap solutions and their emulsifying power 

    White, Mollie Grace (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from pages 39-40: "In this work, surface tensions of solutions of sodium palmitate and of sodium stearate in contact with air have been determined. These surface tensions were found to increase with decrease in the ...
  • The interrelation of mental functions 

    McCutchan, Hugh Walker (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from pages 1-2: "The aim of this dissertation is to review the most important results published up to the present time, and to add a statement and discussion of results obtained in the laboratory of educational ...
  • Infection experiments with Puccinia helianthi Schw 

    Monroe, Elizabeth (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from page 32: "Sunflower seedlings were grown in four or five inch flower pots. The seed was obtained from Henry A. Dreer, of Philadelphia, J.M. Thorburn and Co., of New York, Rev. J.M. Bates, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, ...
  • Sex-linkage in the silver spangled Hamburg fowl 

    Rucker, Everette Henry (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text taken from page 21: "The results of this experiment show clearly that the spangled pattern of the Silver Spangled Hamburg is inherited as a sex-linked character belonging to the Abraxas type, although the inheritance ...
  • Determination of the variation of the fat, the lipase, the glycogen and the amylase of the liver after feeding and during fasting 

    Prewitt, Proviso V. (University of Missouri, 1916)
    Text from page 32: "In this study the attempt has been made to collect data on the four varying factors in liver composition, - in fat; in lipase, in carbohydrate, and in amylase under conditions of one variant influencing ...
  • Negro Education 

    Miller, Barney Elic (University of Missouri, 1919)
    Text from page 2: "This study is divided into three parts. Part I attempts to review the general principles involved in education for modern efficiency for whites, for the purpose of throwing some light upon the problems ...
  • Housing conditions in St. Louis 

    Miller, Edwin Burch (University of Missouri, 1907)
    "Citizens of the City of St. Louie have joined with Mr. Lawrence Veillier, Deputy Commissioner of the New York Tenement House Commission, in the belief that St. Louis has no tenement problem. Regarding a housing problem ...
  • Place-names in six of the west central counties of Missouri 

    Johnson, Bernice Eugenia (University of Missouri, 1933)
    Statement of the problem: This thesis is the record of careful research into the origin of the place-names of western counties of Missouri. Six counties, Vernon, Bates, Cass, St. Clair, Henry, and Johnson have been studied, ...
  • C4 photosynthetic evolution: Sub-types, diversity, and function within the grass tribe Paniceae 

    Washburn, Jacob Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Most plants convert sunlight into chemical energy using a process known as C[subscript 3] photosynthesis. However, some of the world’s most successful plants instead use the C[subscript 4] photosynthetic pathway which ...
  • Rural emergency management: an inter-organizational case study 

    Bryant, Dianna Havner (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2017)
    Preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation are the essential disaster management functions that characterize emergency management. Emergency management is a multi-organizational activity. The connections between these ...
  • Dietary fat source alters pork fat quality 

    Pompeu, Daniel (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    During the last decade, several changes have taken place in the swine industry. There has been an increase in the use of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) which, depending on the level included in the diet, may ...
  • Investigation of portable nuclear power systems 

    O'Donnell, Eugene F. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Energy needs for modern society are an ever-changing and complex problem. One of the most diverse areas of energy needs is portable energy generation. Many electronic devices do not simply plug into the power grid, due to ...
  • Influence of residue management on soil chemical properties and nutrient flux in forests harvested for woody biomass 

    Schroeder, Ashley (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Altered soil solution chemistry and nutrient flux within forests harvested for woody biomass may result from disturbance, slash removals, slash decomposition, and mineralization. Because of the potential adverse effects ...
  • A Bayesian classification framework with label corrections 

    Yao, Qiuming (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    The use of unlabeled data is very important for regression and classification analysis in many cases. However, the data may have an extra layer of complexity with some wrongly labelled data points. The traditional ...
  • To infinity and beyond: An exploration of the impacts of technological and economic changes on journalism 

    Siegelbaum, Sasu (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    The explosion of digital technologies, coupled with unfavorable economic conditions, has changed newspaper journalism in myriad ways. Converged online publications featuring photos, videos and graphics, which are assembled ...
  • The influence of statistical and narrative evidence on consumer search for additional product information 

    Dellaquila, Mike (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    The purpose of this 2 X 2, between-subjects experiment is to use the model of Information Search Process (ISP) to test the effects of two common message features used in electronic word-of-mouth: statistical valence ...
  • Exploring the effect of news message complexity on cognitive complexity and attitude extremity 

    Perryman, Mallory (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    This thesis explores how the number of perspectives presented in a news story influences cognitive complexity and attitude extremity. I hypothesized that a news message featuring more than two perspectives – a complex story ...
  • El boxeador afrodescendiente entendido como “El Otro” en Los Golpes de la Esperanza de Alberto Salcedo Ramos 

    Cortés Martínez, Carlos A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    En esta tesis de maestría analizo la manera en la que el periodista Alberto Salcedo Ramos representa a los boxeadores de ascendencia afro a través de su libro Los Golpes de la Esperanza. En este texto, exploro la posibilidad ...
  • Microrna regulation of bursicon in drosophila melanogaster 

    Chen, Xi (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    Bursicon is a heterodimeric neuropeptide hormone composed of two cystine knot subunits, bursicon α (burs α) and its partner, bursicon β (burs β). In Drosophila melanogaster, the heterodimer regulates wing expansion and the ...

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