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Rainforests of the World

Rainforests of the World

Water, Fire, Earth & Air

  • Author: Art Wolfe,Ghillean T. Prance
  • Publisher: Crown Pub
  • ISBN: 9780609603642
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 304
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Celebrates the rich biological diversity of the world's rainforests, capturing the importance of these habitats to the health of the planet and the survival of all species.

Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics

Physiological ecology of plants of the wet tropics

Proceedings of an International Symposium Held in Oxatepec and Los Tuxtlas, Mexico, June 29 to July 6, 1983

  • Author: Ernesto Medina,H.A. Mooney,C. Vazquez-Yanes
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400972997
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 254
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This book contains the results of a Symposium on the physiological ecology of plants of the lowland wet tropics held in Mexico in June 1983 organized by the Instituto de Biologla of the National University of M"exico (U. N . A. M. ), and sponsored by UNAM, CONACYT, NSF and UNESCO (CIET). A workshop portion of the Symposium was held at the tropical research station at Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz. This Symposium originated in response to the increasing interest in the physiological ecology of tropical plants, because of the potential. of this field to provide a basic understanding of functioning of tropical plant communities. The study of physiological ecology of tropical plants has been delayed in some cases by the lack of conceptual framework, but also by the absence of appropriate instrumentation and techniques with which to conduct precise measurements under high temperature, high humidity field conditions. Hypotheses and concepts of the physiological ecology of tropical plants have been based mainly on observational data and the analysis of growth forms and leaf anatomf. The early work of A. F. W. Schimper and o. Stocker in Asia, and the extensive surveys made by H. Walter on the osmotic potentials of plants in the tropics and subtropics, constituted, until relatively recently, the only available information on the water and carbon relations of tropical plants.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062316109
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Deep Jungle

Deep Jungle

Journey To The Heart Of The Rainforest

  • Author: Fred Pearce
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1409010961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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DEEP JUNGLE is an exploration of the most alien and feared habitat on Earth. Starting with man's earliest recorded adventures, Fred Pearce journeys high into the canopy - home to two-thirds of all the creatures on our planet, many of whom never come down to earth. During his travels he encounters all manner of fantastic flora and fauna, including a frog that can glide from tree to tree, a spider that can drag live chickens into its burrow and a flower that smells of decaying flesh. It is in the jungle that Pearce discovers secrets about how evolution works, the intricate links that connect us all, and maybe even clues to where humans came from - here is the key to our future foods and medicines, our climate and our understanding of how life works. At the start of a new millennium Pearce asks why we continue to waste precious time - and billions of dollars - looking for signs of life elsewhere in our universe when the greatest range of life-forms that have ever existed lies right here on our doorstep. Today environmentalists say we are on the verge of destroying the last rainforests, and with them the planet's evolutionary crucible, and maybe even its ability to maintain life on Earth. But nature has a way of getting its own back. The Mayans and the people of Angkor went too far in manipulating nature and paid the ultimate price. Their civilisations died and the jungle returned. Nature reclaimed it's own and it may do so again ...

The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art

The Figured Landscapes of Rock-Art

Looking at Pictures in Place

  • Author: George Nash,Christopher Chippindale
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521524247
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 400
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This book addresses the most important component around the rock-art panel - its landscape.

Encyclopedia of the Biosphere: Temperate rainforests

Encyclopedia of the Biosphere: Temperate rainforests

  • Author: Ramon Folch i Guillén,Josep Maria Camarasa
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780787645120
  • Category: Biodiversity conservation
  • Page: 398
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Lone Man

Lone Man

  • Author: Bernardo Atxaga
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780099597735
  • Category:
  • Page: 325
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Two Basque gunmen on the run after a bomb attack find refuge in a hotel whose owner, Carlos, used to belong to their movement. With the World Cup in progress, the Polish football team is staying in the hotel. A television crew is infiltrated by undercover agents.

Africa

Africa

  • Author: Art Wolfe,Michelle A. Gilders,Jane Goodall
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780967591810
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 237
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Collects photographs of Africa's people and wildlife from the savannah, woodland, rainforest, wetland, and desert regions of the continent.

The Historical Animal

The Historical Animal

  • Author: Susan Nance
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 0815653395
  • Category: History
  • Page: 419
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The conventional history of animals could be more accurately described as the history of human ideas about animals. Only in the last few decades have scholars from a wide variety of disciplines attempted to document the lives of historical animals in ways that recognize their agency as sentient beings with complex intelligence. This collection advances the field further, inviting us to examine our recorded history through an animal-centric lens to discover how animals have altered the course of our collective past. The seventeen scholars gathered here present case studies from the Pacific Ocean, Africa, Europe, and the Americas, involving species ranging from gorillas and horses to salamanders and orcas. Together they seek out new methodologies, questions, and stories that challenge accepted historical assumptions and structures. Drawing upon environmental, social, and political history, the contributors employ research from such wide-ranging fields as philosophy and veterinary medicine, embracing a radical interdisciplinarity that is crucial to understanding our nonhuman past. Grounded in the knowledge that there has never been a purely human time in world history, this collection asks and answers an incredibly urgent question for historians and others interested in the nonhuman past: in an age of mass extinctions, mass animal captivity, and climate change, when we know much of what animals have done in the past, which of our activities will we want to change in the future?

Danube

Danube

  • Author: Claudio Magris
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446433803
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 416
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD FLANAGAN In this fascinating journey Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is encyclopaedic and whose curiosity limitless, guides his reader from the source of the Danube in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. Along the way he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments - from Ovid to Kafka and Canetti - and in so doing sets his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the vital crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam.

The Living Wild

The Living Wild

  • Author: Art Wolfe
  • Publisher: Harvill Press
  • ISBN: 9781860468117
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 255
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A celebration in photographs of the most spectacular of the world's animals and their environments. As we look into the new millennium we are in danger of destroying our planet's wonderful diversity of life. Art Wolfe has created this portrait of the animals that we still have time to save, examining those now considered extremely rare, and celebrating the successes of their conservation. Covering 42 countries across seven habitats, from polar to tropical, from oceanic islands to high mountains, he takes us to areas inaccessible to even the most determined of travellers. There are essays by leading naturalists and field notes for each photograph.

Second Harvest

Second Harvest

  • Author: Jean Giono
  • Publisher: Harvill Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 121
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Aubignane is a village in Provence; or, rather, it was, for it has long been dying. The only inhabitants remaining are the old blacksmith, the well-digger's widow and Panturle, the hunter. Now the blacksmith and the widow abandon the village, the latter promising she will find Panturle a wife. He is not made for solitude and gradually he becomes morose almost to the point of madness. Then a woman comes to the village as if by some supernatural path. She is all it takes for Panturle to start digging the land again and planting wheat, a second harvest. The bread will give sustenance to new life, a village with children once more. In Second Harvest Jean Giono shows once again the sensuous eye for the details of country life and the subtle insights into human behaviour which made him one of France's greatest 20th century storytellers.

The Song of the World

The Song of the World

  • Author: Jean Giono
  • Publisher: Harvill Press
  • ISBN: 9781860467653
  • Category: Missing persons
  • Page: 272
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The Song of the World is a tale of primitive love and vendetta set in the timeless French landscape of river, mountain and forest.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Regional variation in the material culture of hunter gatherers

Regional variation in the material culture of hunter gatherers

social and ecological approaches to ethnographic objects from Queensland, Australia

  • Author: Anne Best
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 188
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The region of Queensland is divided into six areas through drainage divisions, something which Anne Best shows to correlate with stylistic differences in objects used by modern hunter-gatherers. This largely unrevised thesis studies six categories of object (bags, boomerangs, message sticks, shields, spears and spearthrowers), 813 artefacts in total, plus secondary sources, for their spatial organisation and stylistic properties. In the hope of finding a model for which archaeologists can study past hunter-gatherers, she illustrates how, in this instance, stylistic changes aline with drainage divisions and goes on to assess the social role of style and the environmental factors that may have played a significant role.

Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare, 2e

Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare, 2e

  • Author: Joel Bozue,Christopher K. Cote,Pamela J. Glass,The Borden Institute, U.S. Army Medical Department (U.S.)
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: 0160943698
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 1619
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Reflecting the critical threat posed by biological warfare and terrorism in a post 9-11 world, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare, 2e, addresses the weaponization of biological agents, categorizing potential agents as food, waterborne, or agricultural agents or toxins, and discusses their respective epidemiology. Recent advances in biomedical knowledge are presented that include descriptions of individual agents and the illnesses induced. Authors discuss biotoxins and explain methods for early identification for anthrax, plague, smallpox, alphaviruses, and staphylococcal enterotoxins. Case studies and research on successful management practices, treatments, and antidotes are also included. Contains updated and revised material since previous, 2007 edition.(Previous Print Hardcover ISBN: 9780160797316; eBook: 9780160872389) Related products: More published products by The Borden Institute, U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) are here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/army-medical-department-amedd Arms & Weapons collection is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/arms-weapons Click here to find resources about Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT & CBRNE). Find more Physician References and Medical Handbooks here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/physician-references-medical-handbooks

The Spectator

The Spectator

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: N.A
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Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

Wisdom, the Midway Albatross

Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Disasters for Over 60 Years

  • Author: Darcy Pattison
  • Publisher: Mims House via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 0979862183
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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WISDOM, THE MIDWAY ALBATROSS: Surviving the Japanese Tsunami and Other Dangers for Over 60 Years by Darcy Pattison, illustrated by Kitty Harvill ***Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly*** Wisdom, the Midway Albatross—the oldest bird in the world—hatched a new chick in 2011, and two months later, the Japanese tsunami struck. Surviving manmade and natural disasters for over 60 years, Wisdom has braved living wild, plastic pollution, longline fishing, lead poisoning, and the Japanese earthquake. In this “Biography in Text and Art,” Harvill takes original photos as references to create accurate wildlife illustrations. These aren’t generic birds, but one particular individual in detail. Pattison’s careful research, vetted by scientists in the field, brings to life this this true story of an infant cub that must face a complicated world alone—and find a way to survive. Banded Since 1951 On December 10, 1951, ornithologist Chandler Robbins banded 25 birds on Midway Island. One of those was Wisdom. She's been caught and given new bands seven times. There are older birds in captivity; there are probably older birds that didn't get banded. But Wisdom is the oldest known, wild bird in the world.