Download The rural life by Verlyn Klinkenborg PDF

By Verlyn Klinkenborg

Celebrates the agricultural existence, its pleasures and hardships, and the wonderful thing about the yank panorama, in a sequence of reflections akin to the months of the year.

summary: Celebrates the agricultural lifestyles, its pleasures and hardships, and the wonderful thing about the yank panorama, in a sequence of reflections reminiscent of the months of the 12 months

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Download Pilzgeschichten: Wissenswertes aus der Mykologie by Hans Kothe, Erika Kothe PDF

By Hans Kothe, Erika Kothe

Wer beim Wort Pilze nur an leckere Champignons und Steinpilze oder giftige Knollenblatter- und Fliegenpilze denkt, wird von diesem Buch uberrascht sein. Denn Pilze sind ungeheuer vielgestaltig und besiedeln die verschiedensten Lebensraume: Manche sind mikroskopisch klein und wirken als Krankheitserreger bei Menschen, Tieren und Pflanzen. Andere konnen Arzneimittel produzieren oder bei der Produktion von Lebensmitteln helfen, Bier und Wein garen und das Brot aufgehen lassen. Wieder andere konnen Schadstoffe im Boden abbauen und zur Schadlingsbekampfung eingesetzt werden.
Historische Anekdoten und aktuelle Beispiele machen die biologische, medizinische und okologische Bedeutung der Pilze

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Download Naturalist Along the Jersey Shore by Joanna Burger PDF

By Joanna Burger

Come for a trip alongside the Jersey shore with naturalist and ecologist Joanna Burger! In those deeply felt, heavily saw own essays, Burger invokes the intertwined lives of naturalist and wild creatures on the ever-changing fringe of ocean and land. detect along with her the fragile mating dances of fiddler crabs, the risks to piping plovers, the swarming of fish groups into the bays and estuaries, the trilling notes of Fowler's toads, and the sophisticated green-grays of salt marshes.

Joanna Burger is aware the shore via all its seasons--the first second of spring while the herring gulls arrive on ice-gouged salt marshes, the tip of spring whilst the nice flocks of shorebirds come to feed on horseshoe crab eggs at Cape might, the summer time whilst the peregrine hunts its prey, the autumn whilst the migrations of hawks and monarch butterflies allure watchers from all over the world, and the depths of iciness while a lone snowy owl sweeps throughout snow-covered dunes and frozen bay. 

This is a e-book that anybody who loves the Jersey shore will cherish! and since such a lot of of those outstanding creatures stay all alongside the Atlantic coast, it is going to be of equivalent curiosity to beach-lovers, naturalists, bird-watchers, fishermen, and coastal and marine scientists from North Carolina to Maine.   


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Download Carbonate Systems during the Oligocene-Miocene Climatic by Ian Jarvis(eds.) PDF

By Ian Jarvis(eds.)

The Oligocene and Miocene Epochs contain crucial stages within the Cenozoic international cooling that led from a greenhouse to an icehouse Earth.

Recent significant advances within the realizing and time-resolution of weather occasions occurring at the present, in addition to the proliferation of reports on Oligocene and Miocene shallow-water/neritic carbonate structures, invite us to reconsider the importance of those carbonate platforms within the context of alterations in weather and Earth floor methods. Carbonate platforms, as a result of a large dependence at the ecological specifications of organisms generating the sediment, are delicate recorders of alterations in environmental stipulations on this planet surface.

The papers integrated during this specified booklet handle the dynamic evolution of carbonate platforms deposited in the course of the Oligocene and Miocene within the context on climatic and Earth surfaces techniques concentrating on  climatic traits and controls over deposition; temporal adjustments in carbonate manufacturers and palaeoecology; carbonate terminology; facies; methods and environmental parameters (including water temperature and creation intensity profiles); carbonate manufacturers and their spatial and temporal variability; and tectonic controls over architecture.

This ebook is a part of the International organization of Sedimentologists (IAS) distinct Publications.

The particular courses from the IAS are a suite of thematic volumes edited by means of experts on topics of relevant curiosity to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and revealed to an analogous excessive criteria as these released within the magazine Sedimentology and several other of those volumes became average works of reference.

Chapter 1 A Synthesis of past due Oligocene via Miocene Deep Sea Temperatures as Inferred from Foraminiferal Mg/Ca Ratios (pages 1–16): Katharina Billups and Kathleen Scheiderich
Chapter 2 Latitudinal developments in Cenozoic Reef styles and their courting to weather (pages 17–33): Christine Perrin and Wolfgang Kiessling
Chapter three Carbonate Grain institutions: their Use and Environmental value, a short evaluate (pages 35–47): Pascal Kindler and Moyra E.J. Wilson
Chapter four Temperate and Tropical Carbonatesedimentation Episodes within the Neogene Betic Basins (Southern Spain) associated with cLimatic Oscillations and alterations in Atlantic?Mediterranean Connections: Constraints from Isotopic info (pages 49–69): Jose M. Martin, Juan C. Braga, Isabel M. Sanchez?Almazo and Julio Aguirre
Chapter five Facies types and Geometries of the Ragusa Platform (SE Sicily, Italy) close to the Serravallian–Tortonian Boundary (pages 71–88): Cyril Ruchonnet and Pascal Kindler
Chapter 6 The Sensitivity of a Tropical Foramol?Rhodalgal Carbonate Ramp to Relative Sea?Level swap: Miocene of the vital Apennines, Italy (pages 89–105): Marco Brandano, Hildegard Westphal and Guillem Mateu?Vicens
Chapter 7 Facies and series structure of a Tropical Foramol?Rhodalgal Carbonate Ramp: Miocene of the vital Apennines (Italy) (pages 107–127): Marco Brandano, Laura Corda and Francesca Castorina
Chapter eight Facies and Stratigraphic structure of a Miocene Warm?Temperate to Tropical Fault?Block Carbonate Platform, Sardinia (Central Mediterranean Sea) (pages 129–148): Merle?Friederike Benisek, Gabriela Marcano, Christian Betzler and Maria Mutti
Chapter nine Coralline Algae, Oysters and Echinoids – a Liaison in Rhodolith Formation from the Burdigalian of the Latium?Abruzzi Platform (Italy) (pages 149–163): Marco Brandano and Werner E. Piller
Chapter 10 Palaeoenvironmental importance of Oligocene–Miocene Coralline crimson Algae – a evaluation (pages 165–182): Juan C. Braga, Davide Bassi and Werner E. Piller
Chapter eleven Molluscs as an incredible a part of Subtropical Shallow?Water Carbonate construction – an instance from a center Miocene Oolite Shoal (Upper Serravallian, Austria) (pages 183–199): Mathias Harzhauser and Werner E. Piller
Chapter 12 Echinoderms and Oligo?Miocene Carbonate structures: power functions in Sedimentology and Environmental Reconstruction (pages 201–228): Andreas Kroh and James H. Nebelsick
Chapter thirteen Coral variety and Temperature: a Palaeoclimatic viewpoint for the Oligo?Miocene of the Mediterranean area (pages 229–244): Francesca R. Bosellini and Christine Perrin
Chapter 14 past due Oligocene to Miocene Reef Formation on Kita?Daito?Jima, Northern Philippine Sea (pages 245–256): Y. Iryu, S. Inagaki, Y. Suzuki and okay. Yamamoto
Chapter 15 Carbonate creation in Rift Basins: types for Platform Inception, progress and Dismantling, and for Shelf to Basin Sediment delivery, Miocene Sardinia Rift Basin, Italy (pages 257–282): Mario Vigorito, Marco Murru and Lucia Simone

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Download Techniques in sedimentology by Maurice E. Tucker PDF

By Maurice E. Tucker

The strategies to be had for the examine of sediments and sedimentary rocks shape the point of interest of this booklet. whereas box features are integrated, better emphasis is put on the laboratory exam of sediments. each one bankruptcy presents introductory historical past fabric after which proceeds to a dialogue of approach, the gear, and its boundaries. A concluding part comprises examples of ways the recommendations can be utilized to resolve sedimentological difficulties.

Techniques in Sedimentology is an unrivalled textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and of serious use to many different geologists.

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Download Ancient Natural History by Roger French PDF

By Roger French

В этом исследовании автор показывает, что древнее естествознание было собранием и представлением историй и феноменов, достойных упоминания философами, популяризаторами или торговцами чудесами. В этой книге исследуются отношения между физическим миром, богами, греческой философией и целями тех, кто выражал весьма различные понятия о «природе». Основное внимание автора уделено «Истории животных» Аристотеля, «Естественной истории растений» Теофраста, «Географии» Страбона, а также, в некоторой степени, «Естественной истории» Плиния Старшего. Одна из основных тем книги - то, как к естествознанию относились различные общества: греки, римляне, евреи и христиане.Образцы сканов:

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Download The Adelie Penguin by David Ainley, Lucia deLeiris PDF

By David Ainley, Lucia deLeiris

The Ad?lie penguin is without doubt one of the best-studied birds on this planet and is the topic of analysis courses from a dozen countries attracted to tracking adjustments within the atmosphere and the nutrition webs of the Southern Ocean. This species' inhabitants has been altering dramatically during the last few many years coincident with a common warming of the maritime element of Antarctica. while the sea-ice is noticeable to say no so does the inhabitants of Ad?lie penguins. additional south, although, the inhabitants is expanding. This e-book summarizes our current ecological wisdom of this polar seabird. In so doing, David Ainley describes the ecological elements vital to its existence background and information the mechanisms through which it truly is responding to weather swap. the writer additionally chronicles the heritage of analysis on Ad?lie penguins, starting with the heroic expeditions initially of the 20 th century. Weaving jointly background, ecology, normal background, and written money owed from the earliest Antarctic naturalists right into a attention-grabbing account of this charismatic chicken, The Ad?lie Penguin offers a beginning upon which destiny ornithological examine and environmental tracking could be established. it's a version for investigations into the impression of weather switch on a selected species. The e-book additionally comprises many nice illustrations from the comprehensive illustrator Lucia deLeiris and images by way of the writer.

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