Human beings are a delightful and complex amalgam of
the spiritual, the emotional, the intellectual, and the physical.
This is dedicated to all of them; especially to those
who honor and nurture me with their friendship and love.
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The city is a complex amalgamation of numerous phenomena, based on a multiplicity of
dynamic interactions. Due to an increase in density, an almost continuous cooperation
between the inhabitants occurs often resulting in socio-economic improvement. Considering
the constant development of living standards – infrastructure, production and
consumption – the city and urbanization should generally be regarded as something positive
without thereby disguising problems of social inequality and violence.
The science of forestry is a complex amalgamation
of the biological, physical, managerial, social, and
political sciences. Few, if any, forestry professionals
are able to treat all aspects of forest science with
complete authority. An edited book on forestry is
thus the best method for conveying the science of
forestry in one text.
Destinations are some of the most difficult entities to manage and market, due to the complexity of the
relationships of local stakeholders (Sautter and Leisen,1999). Managing and marketing destinations
is also challenging because of the variety of stakeholders involved in the development and
production of tourism products. The destination experience is essentially comprised of regions,
resources and amalgams of tourism facilities and services, which often do not belong to
Since the last issue on temporomandibular (TMD) disorders and orofacial
pain presented in the Dental Clinics of North America (April 1997), there
has been an explosion of scientific, technologic, and procedural advances in
this complex field. The amalgamation of the science with the art of dentistry
has resulted from an enhanced appreciation for and the ability to provide
evidence-based diagnosis and care.
Pain and compromised function are the most common reasons for which
people seek health care.