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Agriculture to Zoology

Agriculture to Zoology

Information Literacy in the Life Sciences

  • Author: Jodee L Kuden,Julianna E. Braund-Allen,Daria O. Carle
  • Publisher: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 0081006721
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 164
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Agriculture to Zoology: Information Literacy in the Life Sciences sets the stage for purposefully integrating information literacy activities within the subject-specific content of the life sciences. The book is written for librarians and other professionals who teach information literacy skills, especially those in the science disciplines, and most especially the life sciences. It is also intended to be helpful to secondary school teachers, college faculty who teach life science-related subjects, library school students, and others interested in information literacy and science education. Anyone wanting to learn more about the Earth’s life sciences, from citizen to scientist, will benefit as well. The book’s seven chapters fill a gap with varying perspectives of literacy instruction in the life sciences and include resources identified by academic librarians as important for use in subject-specific research in higher education. Contributors are longtime specialists in the fields of the life sciences, science and information literacy, scientific and electronic communication, assessment, and more, including Arctic and Antarctic information. Specialized focus on information literacy in the life science disciplines, rather than information literacy in general Discussion of library instruction, featuring methods, tools, and assignments to engage students in different areas of the life sciences Chapters on specific life science subjects highlight traditional as well as non-traditional sources

Pollination Services to Agriculture

Pollination Services to Agriculture

Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service

  • Author: Barbara Gemmill-Herren
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317445678
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 310
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It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices that the emerging science of pollination ecology is identifying to conserve and promote animal pollinators in agroecosystems. It reviews the expanding knowledge base on pollination services, providing evidence to document the status, trends and importance of pollinators to sustainable agricultural production. It provides practical and specific measures that land managers can undertake to ensure that agroecosystems are supportive and friendly to pollinators. It draws on the Global Pollination Project, supported by UNEP/GEF and implemented by FAO and seven partner countries (Brazil, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa), which serve to provide "lessons from the field".

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine

One Health and its Histories

  • Author: Abigail Woods,Michael Bresalier,Angela Cassidy,Rachel Mason Dentinger
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319643371
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 280
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book breaks new ground by situating animals and their diseases at the very heart of modern medicine. In demonstrating their historical significance as subjects and shapers of medicine, it offers important insights into past animal lives, and reveals that what we think of as ‘human’ medicine was in fact deeply zoological. Each chapter analyses an important episode in which animals changed and were changed by medicine. Ranging across the animal inhabitants of Britain’s zoos, sick sheep on Scottish farms, unproductive livestock in developing countries, and the tapeworms of California and Beirut, they illuminate the multi-species dimensions of modern medicine and its rich historical connections with biology, zoology, agriculture and veterinary medicine. The modern movement for One Health – whose history is also analyzed – is therefore revealed as just the latest attempt to improve health by working across species and disciplines. This book will appeal to historians of animals, science and medicine, to those involved in the promotion and practice of One Health today.

Agricultural Acarology

Agricultural Acarology

Introduction to Integrated Mite Management

  • Author: Marjorie A. Hoy
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439817537
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 430
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Written by a globally prominent entomologist, Agricultural Acarology: Introduction to Integrated Mite Management provides tools for developing integrated mite management programs for agriculture, including management of plant-feeding mites, mites attacking bees and livestock, and stored products. Emphasizing the biology, ecology, behavior, and diverse methods of controlling mites, this book provides an overview of the management of agriculturally important mites using all available Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools, including biological control, cultural practices, host-plant resistance, and pesticides. Agricultural Acarology prepares agricultural managers to identify, manage, and contribute to the field of integrated mite management. An accompanying CD-ROM contains numerous color photographs of mites and the damage they cause, and PDFs of key publications.

Food and Feed Safety Systems and Analysis

Food and Feed Safety Systems and Analysis

  • Author: Steven C Ricke,Griffiths G. Atungulu,Chase Rainwater,Si Hong Park
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0128498889
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 424
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Food and Feed Safety Systems and Analysis discusses the integration of food safety with recent research developments in food borne pathogens. The book covers food systems, food borne ecology, how to conduct research on food safety and food borne pathogens, and developing educational materials to train incoming professionals in the field. Topics include data analysis and cyber security for food safety systems, control of food borne pathogens and supply chain logistics. The book uniquely covers current food safety perspectives on integrating food systems concepts into pet food manufacturing, as well as data analyses aspects of food systems. Explores cutting edge research about emerging issues associated with food safety Includes new research on understanding foodborne Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli Presents foodborne pathogens and whole genome sequencing applications Provides concepts and issues related to pet and animal feed safety

Attitudes to Animals

Attitudes to Animals

Views in Animal Welfare

  • Author: Francine L. Dolins
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521479066
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 262
  • View: 8449
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Attitudes to Animals provides a foundation that the reader can use to make ethical choices about animals. It will challenge readers to question their current views, attitudes, and perspectives on animals and the nature and development of the human-animal relationship. Human perspectives on the human-animal relationship reflect what we have learned, together with spoken and unspoken attitudes and assumptions, from our families, societies, media, education, and employment. This thought-provoking book delves into what it means to be human, what it means to be animal, and the nature of the relationship between them. This is accomplished with philosophical and ethical discussions, scientific evidence, and dynamic theoretical approaches.

Dominion

Dominion

The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy

  • Author: Matthew Scully
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429980435
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 464
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"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." --Genesis 1:24-26 In this crucial passage from the Old Testament, God grants mankind power over animals. But with this privilege comes the grave responsibility to respect life, to treat animals with simple dignity and compassion. Somewhere along the way, something has gone wrong. In Dominion, we witness the annual convention of Safari Club International, an organization whose wealthier members will pay up to $20,000 to hunt an elephant, a lion or another animal, either abroad or in American "safari ranches," where the animals are fenced in pens. We attend the annual International Whaling Commission conference, where the skewed politics of the whaling industry come to light, and the focus is on developing more lethal, but not more merciful, methods of harvesting "living marine resources." And we visit a gargantuan American "factory farm," where animals are treated as mere product and raised in conditions of mass confinement, bred for passivity and bulk, inseminated and fed with machines, kept in tightly confined stalls for the entirety of their lives, and slaughtered in a way that maximizes profits and minimizes decency. Throughout Dominion, Scully counters the hypocritical arguments that attempt to excuse animal abuse: from those who argue that the Bible's message permits mankind to use animals as it pleases, to the hunter's argument that through hunting animal populations are controlled, to the popular and "scientifically proven" notions that animals cannot feel pain, experience no emotions, and are not conscious of their own lives. The result is eye opening, painful and infuriating, insightful and rewarding. Dominion is a plea for human benevolence and mercy, a scathing attack on those who would dismiss animal activists as mere sentimentalists, and a demand for reform from the government down to the individual. Matthew Scully has created a groundbreaking work, a book of lasting power and importance for all of us.

Origins of Agriculture

Origins of Agriculture

  • Author: Charles A. Reed
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110813483
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1029
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Zoological Bulletin

Zoological Bulletin

  • Author: Pennsylvania. Dept. of Agriculture. Division of Zoology
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Zoology, Economic
  • Page: N.A
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Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in the Study of Behavior

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780080582719
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 313
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Advances in the Study of Behavior

History of the Indians of North and South America

History of the Indians of North and South America

  • Author: Samuel Griswold Goodrich
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Indians of North America
  • Page: 320
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Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo

Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo

Interim Report

  • Author: Committee on a Review of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309091780
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 128
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This interim report assesses issues related to animal management, husbandry, health, and care at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. The report finds that there are shortcomings in care and management that are threatening the well-being of the animal collection and identifies the "most pressing" issues that should be addressed.

The agricultural zoology of the Malay Archipelago

The agricultural zoology of the Malay Archipelago

the animals injurious and beneficial to agriculture, horticulture and forestry in the Malay Peninsula, the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines

  • Author: Karel Willem Dammerman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 473
  • View: 8629
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Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

  • Author: Helmut F. van Emden
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118469593
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 7974
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Handbook of Agricultural Entomology by Helmut van Emden is a landmark publication for students and practitioners of entomology applied to agriculture and horticulture. It can be used as a reference and as a general textbook. The book opens with a general introduction to entomology and includes coverage of the major insects (and mites) that cause harm to crops, livestock and humans. The important beneficial species are also included. Organisms are described in a classification of insect Orders and Families. The emphasis is on morphological characters of major taxonomic divisions, “spot characters” for the recognition of Families, and the life histories, damage symptoms and economic importance of the various pest species. The book is beautifully illustrated in full colour with more than 400 figures showing both the organisms and the damage caused to plants with diagnostic characters indicated by arrows. Coverage is world-wide and includes much material stemming from the vast personal experience of the author. A companion website with additional resources is available at www.wiley.com/go/vanemden/agriculturalentomology

Call of the Reed Warbler

Call of the Reed Warbler

A New Agriculture, A New Earth

  • Author: Charles Massy
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603588132
  • Category: Food supply
  • Page: 528
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In Call of the Reed Warbler, Charles Massy explores regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is the story of how a grassroots revolution--a true underground insurgency--can save the planet, help reduce and reverse climate change, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone--from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health--Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. With evocative stories, he shows how other innovative and courageous farmers are finding a new way. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and in our communities, but the very survival of the planet. For farmers, backyard gardeners, food buyers, health workers, policy makers, and public leaders alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward and a powerful and moving paean of hope. It's not too late to regenerate the earth. Call of the Reed Warbler shows the way forward for the future of our food supply, our planet, and our health.

A Career in Statistics

A Career in Statistics

Beyond the Numbers

  • Author: Gerald J. Hahn,Necip Doganaksoy
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118490134
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 358
  • View: 9993
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A valuable guide to a successful career as a statistician A Career in Statistics: Beyond the Numbers prepares readers for careers in statistics by emphasizing essential concepts and practices beyond the technical tools provided in standard courses and texts. This insider's guide from internationally recognized applied statisticians helps readers decide whether a career in statistics is right for them, provides hands-on guidance on how to prepare for such a career, and shows how to succeed on the job. The book provides non-technical guidance for a successful career. The authors' extensive industrial experience is supplemented by insights from contributing authors from government and academia, Carol Joyce Blumberg, Leonard M. Gaines, Lynne B. Hare, William Q. Meeker, and Josef Schmee. Following an introductory chapter that provides an overview of the field, the authors discuss the various dimensions of a career in applied statistics in three succinct parts: The Work of a Statistician describes the day-to-day activities of applied statisticians in business and industry, official government, and various other application areas, highlighting the work environment and major on-the-job challenges Preparing for a Successful Career in Statistics describes the personal traits that characterize successful statisticians, the education that they need to acquire, and approaches for securing the right job Building a Successful Career as a Statistician offers practical guidance for addressing key challenges that statisticians face on the job, such as project initiation and execution, effective communication, publicizing successes, ethical considerations, and gathering good data; alternative career paths are also described The book concludes with an in-depth examination of careers for statisticians in academia as well as tips to help them stay on top of their field throughout their careers. Each chapter includes thought-provoking discussion questions and a Major Takeaways section that outlines key concepts. Real-world examples illustrate key points, and an FTP site provides additional information on selected topics. A Career in Statistics is an invaluable guide for individuals who are considering or have decided on a career in statistics as well as for statisticians already on the job who want to accelerate their path to success. It also serves as a suitable book for courses on statistical consulting, statistical practice, and statistics in the workplace at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Economic Biology And Vocational Education: A Study Of Agriculture And Zoology

Economic Biology And Vocational Education: A Study Of Agriculture And Zoology

  • Author: George,P Weldon, George
  • Publisher: Daya Books
  • ISBN: 9788170351399
  • Category:
  • Page: 457
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The Book Is A Practical And Scientific Text Most Useful In The Teaching Of Biology. It Lays Special Emphasis On Some Of The All Important Economic Phases Of The Animal And Plant Worlds. The Book Also Attempts To Guide In The Matter Of Controlling Some Of The More Common Pests And Diseases. The Book Has Emerged Out Of The Author S Practical Experience In Teaching Biology And Hence, Keeping In Mind The Shortcomings Normally Observed In This Sphere, Attempt Has Been Made In The Text, To Arouse In The Reader, An Interest In Some Of The Sciences That Have A Close Bearing On Agriculture And Which Are, Therefore, Closely Relating To Some Of The Most Important Problems Concerning Human Welfare. The Sciences Of Zoology, Entomology, Botany, Plant Pathology, Bacteriology And Pomology, Each Of Which Is Important In Its Relation To The Broader And All-Inclusive Subject Of Biology, Deal With Fundamental Facts That Are Of Interest To Every Student. Some Of These Facts Might Not Have Been Given Their Proper Evaluation As A Part Of One S Education Which Gap Is Attempted To Be Bridged By This Work. A Few Good Suggestions That May Be Of Interest To The Teacher Have Been Made At The End Of The Various Chapters. While The Emphasis Is That Much More Can Be Accomplished In Outdoor Observations, Experiments Etc Than In The Classroom Laboratory Experiments The Book Will Lend Itself Well With Any Good Laboratory Manual. The Book Is A Worthwhile Addition To The Treasure Of Teachers As Well As Students Alike. Contents Chapter 1: Life; Chapter 2: Animal Forms; Chapter 3: Forms Of Life In The Phyla; Protozoa, Porifera, Coelenterata And Echinodermata; Chapter 4: Worms; Chapter 5: Mollusks; Chapter 6: Some Insect Characteristics And Control Methods; Chapter 7: Injurious Lepidoptera; Chapter 8: Injurious Hemiptera; Chapter 9: Injurious Coleoptera; Chapter 10: Injurious And Beneficial Insects In Several Orders; Chapter 11: Arachnida, Crustacea And Myriapoda; Chapter 12: Fishes; Chapter 13: Amphibia; Chapter 14: Reptilia; Chapter 15: Birds; Chapter 16: Wild Mammals; Chapter 17: Domesticated Mammals; Chapter 18: Human Biology; Chapter 19: Human Diseases; Chapter 20: Plant Forms; Chapter 21: Weeds; Chapter 22: Plant Diseases And Their Damage To Fruit Trees; Chapter 23: Vegetable, Grain And Forest Diseases And Fungicides; Chapter 24: Origin And Propagation Of Fruits; Chapter 25: Fruit Growing; Chapter 26: Biological Products.

Practical Zoology

Practical Zoology

For Advanced Level and Intermediate Students

  • Author: C. J. Wallis
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 1483164160
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 452
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Practical Zoology for Advanced Level and Intermediate Students is a laboratory manual that covers various zoological experiments. The book presents methods, techniques, and illustrations relevant to zoological experiments. The text first discusses microscopical techniques, and then proceeds to tackling the morphology and anatomy of various animals. Next, the book deals with cytology and histology. The next part covers elementary biochemistry. The fifth part discusses physiology, while the sixth part covers genetics. The last part deals with vertebrate embryology. The book will be most useful to students of disciplines concerned with animal biology, such as veterinary medicine and comparative anatomy.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

A Chronology of His Thoughts

  • Author: Thomas Jefferson,Jerry Holmes
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742521162
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 333
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Virtually no subject—politics, slavery, religion, gardening, music, architecture, natural history, or science to name a few—escaped the interest and attention of Thomas Jefferson. Through nearly 800 excerpts of Jefferson's writing, ranging in length from one sentence to nearly a page, Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts, allows readers to share in Jefferson's greatest triumphs and achievements and reflects on the moments that truly tested the very fiber of his soul, publicly and privately. From the glory of crafting the Declaration of Independence and assuming the mantle of leadership as the Republic's third president, through his moral struggle with slavery and the agony of losing his young wife and daughter, Jerry Holmes chronicles Jefferson's life through his own words. Thomas Jefferson: A Chronology of His Thoughts will fascinate both the serious Jefferson scholar as well as curious newcomers.

Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture, 3rd Edition

Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Subtropical and Tropical Agriculture, 3rd Edition

  • Author: Richard A Sikora,Danny Coyne,Johannes Hallmann,Patricia Timper
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1786391244
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 899
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Covering all aspects of practical plant nematology in subtropical and tropical agriculture, the third edition of this definitive global reference work is fully revised and in full colour throughout. It covers the presence, distribution, symptomology and management of all economically important plant parasitic nematodes damaging the world's major food and cash crops. This includes: rice, cereals, solanum and sweet potatoes (and other root and tuber crops), food legumes, vegetables, peanut, citrus, fruit tree crops, coconut and other palms, coffee, cocoa, tea, bananas, sugarcane, tobacco, pineapple, cotton, other tropical fibres, spices and medicinal plants. New content for this edition includes: A chapter on nematode soil biodiversity and soil health; Reflections on the future impact of nematodes and nematology on food security; The importance of climate change, emerging threats, and new management technologies for large and small subsistence growers; Significant revisions to the IPM chapter and chapters on vegetables, citrus, legumes, tuber crops, cotton, peanut and banana where major advances in nematode management have occurred. This book is highly illustrated, with up-to-date practical guidance on methods of extraction, processing and diagnosing of different plant and soil nematodes and on integrated pest management. It remains an invaluable resource for those studying and working in the area of crop protection.