Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia by Andrew Hund

By Andrew Hund

This one-stop reference is an ideal source for someone attracted to the North and South Poles, no matter if their curiosity pertains to heritage, natural world, or the geography of those areas within the information today.

• Introduces average phenomena and natural world came across on the North and South Pole regions

• Discusses present matters with regards to weather swap and its influence at the polar regions

• Furnishes scholars with an realizing of territorial claims and political matters surrounding the North and South Poles

• contains cross-references to permit readers to attract connections among topics

• deals additional readings on the finish of every access in addition to a advisor to comparable subject matters to stimulate pupil research

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Ken Schultz's Field Guide to Freshwater Fish by Ken Schultz

By Ken Schultz

A compact, authoritative consultant for freshwater fishing trips

From essentially the most revered names on the planet of sportfishing comes the definitive, full-color advisor to one hundred forty of the commonest freshwater fish species present in North American rivers, lakes, and streams. that includes info on identity, habitat, measurement, and nutrition, Ken Schultz's consultant to Freshwater Fish is a needs to for anglers and sportfishing fanatics everywhere.

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Birds of Costa Rica: fotolulu's Bildband 2 (German Edition) by fotolulu

By fotolulu

In diesem Bildband vermittelt fotolulu einen einzigartigen Einblick in das Leben der faszinierenden Vogelwelt Costa Ricas.
Lassen auch Sie sich von den Vögeln Costa Ricas verzaubern.
Sind in Costa Rica die schönsten Vögel der Welt zu Hause? Es kommt wohl auf den Betrachter an und wie der Fotograf die Vögel "einfängt".
Quezale sind die "Fabelwesen" im märchenhaften Nebelwald.
Tukane, Hellrote Aras und Kolibris versetzen jeden Betrachter in eine andere Welt.
"Ja, für uns leben die schönsten Vögel in Costa Rica!"

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The Forest Certification Handbook (The Earthscan Forest by Ruth Nussbaum,Markku Simula

By Ruth Nussbaum,Markku Simula

First released in 1995, The woodland Certification instruction manual has develop into the landmark booklet pertaining to all features of wooded area and wooden product certification from coverage to enterprise to in-the-field technical concerns. but due to the fact that first booklet an incredible quantity has occurred within the box. This new moment version has been totally rewritten to include the adjustments during the last decade, and is a whole and updated resource of data on all elements of constructing, deciding on and working a woodland certification programme that gives either industry safety and increases criteria of wooded area management.

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Extraction of humic acid from sediment obtained from Eniong by Ofonime Udo

By Ofonime Udo

Master's Thesis from the yr 2015 within the topic Environmental Sciences, , language: English, summary: the fairway chemistry technique used to be used to extract humic acid from sediments bought from Eniong River, Nigeria). the proportion yield of 0.2, 0.41 and 0.63 have been got for 0.1, 1/2 and 1.0M NaOH respectively. The ready humic acid (HA) used to be characterised utilizing Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, Fourier remodeled infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and to boot an investigating its floor homes. The spectrum proven the presence of floor practical staff together with -OH, -CO, -COOH. The UV spectrum used to be featureless ordinary of humic acids. the outside homes research confirmed that the extracted humic acid (EHA) used to be a mesoporous adsorbent with pore dimension among 2-50nm.

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A Modern Herbal, Vol. II: 2 by Margaret Grieve

By Margaret Grieve

"There isn't one web page of this spell binding booklet which doesn't include whatever to curiosity the typical reader in addition to the intense scholar. appeared easily as a background of plants, it provides to the thrill of the country." — B. E. Todd, Spectator
If you need to understand how pleurisy root, lungwort, and abscess root received their names, how poison ivy used to regard rheumatism, or how garlic guarded opposed to the Bubonic Plague, seek advice A smooth Herbal. This 20th-century model of the medieval Herbal is as wealthy in clinical truth and folklore as its predecessors and is both encyclopedic in assurance. From aconite to zedoary, now not an herb, grass, fungus, shrub or tree is missed; and weird and beautiful discoveries approximately even the commonest of vegetation look forward to the reader.
Traditionally, an natural mixed the folks ideals and stories approximately vegetation, the medicinal houses (and elements used) of the herbs, and their botanical category. yet Mrs. Grieve has prolonged and enlarged the culture; her assurance of asafetida, bearberry, broom, chamomile, chickweed, dandelion, dock, elecampane, almond, eyebright, fenugreek, moss, fern, figwort, gentian, Hart's tongue, indigo, acacia, jaborandi, kava kava, lavender, pimpernel, rhubarb, squill, sage, thyme, sarsaparilla, unicorn root, valerian, woundwort, yew, and so on. — greater than 800 types in all — contains moreover equipment of cultivation; the chemical parts, dosages, and arrangements of extracts and tinctures, unknown to previous herbalists; attainable fiscal and beauty homes, and specific illustrations, from root to bud, of 161 plants.
Of the numerous extraordinary crops coated in Herbal, maybe the main attention-grabbing are the toxic types — hemlock, poison oak, aconite, and so forth. — whose poisons, in some cases, serve scientific reasons and whose antidotes (if recognized) are given intimately. And of the various designated positive aspects, might be the main attention-grabbing are the masses of recipes and directions for making ointments, creams, sauces, wines, and fruit brandies like bilberry and carrot jam, elderberry and mint vinegar, sagina sauce, and cucumber lotion for sunburn; and the masses of prescriptions for tonics and liniments for bronchitis, arthritis, dropsy, jaundice, apprehensive rigidity, epidermis sickness, and different diseases. ninety six plates, 161 illustrations.

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Wie schützt das Umweltvölkerrecht die Meere?: Grundlagen und by Nadine Barth

By Nadine Barth

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Umweltwissenschaften, be aware: 1,7, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Einleitung

In den letzten Jahren erreichte uns eine Umweltkatastrophe nach der anderen. Eine der schwerwiegendsten Ölkatastrophen mussten wir im April 2010 am golfing von Mexiko verzeichnen. Als mit der Explosion und Untergang der Bohrinsel „Deepwater Horizon“ vom Unternehmen BP Unmengen von Rohöl ins Meer austrat. Das Ausmaß des Ölaustritt ist heute, sechs Monate später nicht abzuschätzen. Eine erste unabhängige Studie zeigt wie viel Öl wirklich ins Meer strömte. Nach Angaben von Timothy Crone und Maya Tolstoy von der der New Yorker Columbia college strömte zwischen dem 20. April und dem 15. Juli jeden Tag zwischen 8,9 und 10,8 Millionen Liter Öl ins Meer.Es sind riesige ökologische Schäden entstanden, teilweise gibt es in stark von Öl verseuchten Gebieten bis auf resistente Bakterien kein Leben mehr.
Die Weltmeere haben sich im Laufe der Zeit außerdem zu einer riesigen Müllkippe formiert. Seit Jahrtausenden werfen die Menschen ihren Müll ins Meer. Vor allem die Entsorgung von Plastikprodukten wegen ihrer hohen Langlebigkeit ist besonders gefährlich. Für viele Meerestiere stellt der Plastikmüll eine elementare Bedrohung dar.
Die Gewässer unseres blauen Planeten werden immer weiter zerstört. Katastrophen wie die im golfing von Mexiko und die Nichtbeachtung von Vorschriften zum Schutze der Meere gilt es unweigerlich zu verhindern. Im Vorfeld sollten schon Maßnahmen getroffen werden um die Meere mit einem unvergleichlichen Artenreichtum zu schützen. Eine Reihe regionaler und überregionaler Vereinbarungen zum Schutz der Meere sind schon getroffen wurden. Unter anderem sind diese Vereinbarungen im Umweltvölkerrecht zu finden.
Die vorliegende Arbeit beleuchtet die internationale Aufstellung und Umsetzung des im Völkerrecht verankerten Umweltrechts mit Blick auf die Meeresumwelt. Einzelne Übereinkommen zum Schutz und die Bewahrung der Meeresumwelt werden näher beleuchtet. Ebenso gilt es Probleme der Meere sowie Schwachstellen in den Gesetzen aufzuzeigen.

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The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors by Ernest H. Williams Jr.

By Ernest H. Williams Jr.

Nature is stuffed with attention-grabbing tales, tales that allure our realization at a tender age and maintain us surprised all through our whole lives. the necessity to comprehend nature attracts us again to its easy attractiveness many times, but beneath this simplicity lies a fancy internet of institutions and styles. The Nature Handbook does what no different box advisor does: explores and explains nature via those connecting styles, revealing them to the various sorts of nature lovers.
All naturalists-- from birders to gardeners, hikers to environmentalists, wildflower lovers to butterfliers-- will get pleasure from the various process of the Handbook, even these whose curiosity within the flora and fauna is simply starting to advance. Naturalists who're already good versed in a single staff of organisms--birders, for example--will locate new motives and styles for his or her favourite workforce, in addition to new styles throughout them they'd formerly neglected. Observations within the Handbook are prepared within the 3 major sections of crops, animals, and habitats. those sections are then hooked up via discussions of the connection of dimension and form, diversifications, distribution styles, habit, and variety of existence. because the emphasis is on styles instead of person species, every one bankruptcy has cross-references to comparable themes. for instance, tree-related subject matters similar to leaf form, treelines, and fall shades, are all mentioned in numerous chapters although they're similar. Leaf form is linked to bushes as organisms, and consequently is in bankruptcy 2: Trees; treelines are so much linked to mountains, so their description is in bankruptcy eight: Mountains; fall colours practice extra widely to forests than to person timber, and they're mentioned in bankruptcy 9,Forests.
Approximately 500 colour images help in making the greater than two hundred styles obvious and recognizable for readers, and every development is observed through a close description and a quick record of assets. The booklet is designed to ask searching, and readers will achieve a wealthy ecological standpoint and perception. interest concerning the global round us is a foundation for human studying; The Nature Handbook serves to help all nature fans of their quest for realizing the various tales that our dwelling international provides.

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