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Spineless

Author : Emily Tupper
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Spineless is a collection of poetry inspired by invertebrate zoology. It is divided into two sections, the abyss and the sky.

Spineless

Author : Juli Berwald
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"A book full of wonders" —Helen Macdonald, author of H Is for Hawk "Witty, insightful. . . .The story of jellyfish. . . is a significant part of the environmental story. Berwald's engaging account of these delicate, often ignored creatures shows how much they matter to our oceans' future." —New York Times Book Review Jellyfish have been swimming in our oceans for well over half a billion years, longer than any other animal that lives on the planet. They make a venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes. Their sting—microscopic spears that pierce with five million times the acceleration of gravity—is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom. Made of roughly 95 percent water, some jellies are barely perceptible virtuosos of disguise, while others glow with a luminescence that has revolutionized biotechnology. Yet until recently, jellyfish were largely ignored by science, and they remain among the most poorly understood of ocean dwellers. More than a decade ago, Juli Berwald left a career in ocean science to raise a family in landlocked Austin, Texas, but jellyfish drew her back to the sea. Recent, massive blooms of billions of jellyfish have clogged power plants, decimated fisheries, and caused millions of dollars of damage. Driven by questions about how overfishing, coastal development, and climate change were contributing to a jellyfish population explosion, Juli embarked on a scientific odyssey. She traveled the globe to meet the biologists who devote their careers to jellies, hitched rides on Japanese fishing boats to see giant jellyfish in the wild, raised jellyfish in her dining room, and throughout it all marveled at the complexity of these alluring and ominous biological wonders. Gracefully blending personal memoir with crystal-clear distillations of science, Spineless is the story of how Juli learned to navigate and ultimately embrace her ambition, her curiosity, and her passion for the natural world. She discovers that jellyfish science is more than just a quest for answers. It’s a call to realize our collective responsibility for the planet we share.

Reclaiming the Deserts with Cactus The Methods Used to Produce a Spineless Cactus

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Luther Burbank Spineless Cactus Identification Project

Author : Roy Wiersma
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Burbank s Spineless Cactus The Complete Anthology

Author : Luther Burbank
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Luther Burbank's Amazing Spineless Cactus This is the most complete anthology of material on Burbank's famous Spineless Cactus which he developed early in the Twentieth century. It incudes 5 complete booklets/catalogues published by Burbank from 1909-1915. Filled with numerous details and a wealth of photos, you will find no more exhastive volume on this subject. Over 160 pages, carefully scanned and corrected from the rare original documents this collection is sure to please the student of horticulture or stockman looking for a low-water source of cattle fodder. Learn how they were developed, where they can be grown climate-wise, how to grow and propagate, the fodder and fruiting varieties, and so much more. Luther Burbank was probably America's most famous botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his lifetime. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed), the super-popular Santa Rosa Plum and the plumcot. Student's of Burbank would be wise to also examine the other books he wrote and co-wrote, on his methods and results, including his eight-volume How Plants Are Trained to Work for Man (1921), Harvest of the Years (with Wilbur Hall, 1927), Partner of Nature (1939), and Half-Hour Experiments with Plants (available at Google Play).

Bulletin

Author : United States. Bureau of Plant Industry
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Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India

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Drought Management on Farmland

Author : Joan Sydney Whitmore
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At last, integrated management of drought on farms is dealt with in one comprehensive book. Although drought is a highly variable, near-universal natural phenomenon which has repercussions on a country's water and food supplies and many other sectors of the economy, there are many ways of avoiding, resisting and mitigating the effects of drought. Pro-active preparedness entails using the principles of risk management to upgrade the drought resistance of a farm systematically, and to have auxiliary contingency plans at the ready for use during unusually long droughts. The book provides tools for these strategies as it covers the management of water, soils, crops, rangeland, fodder and livestock, and many other drought-related topics. Audience: This book will be an important source of information for university and college staff and students in agricultural sciences, water and land use, environmental management, geography and risk management, and also farmers, agricultural advisors and policy makers.

Science Bulletin

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Bulletin

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