Gower (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 99) by Jonathan Mullard

By Jonathan Mullard

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A definitive common historical past of the Gower Peninsula, from its historical past coast and its attract the naturalist, to the geology, geomorphology, conservation and ecological background of this various area.

Located to the south west of Swansea and infrequently defined as Wales in miniature, Gower Peninsula was once certain a space of exceptional common good looks (AONB) in could 1956. the realm is exclusive by way of the diversity of the habitats and species that ensue inside of its 188 sq. kms. consequently, it has a greater variety of conservation designations than nearly wherever else within the UK.

The usual historical past of Gower is like such a lot components of the British Isles – inextricably associated with the actions of guy throughout many thousand years. New Naturalist Gower Peninsula makes use of the evolving panorama and the impact that the linked adjustments have had on species and habitats as its center strategy. It offers an in depth exam of:

• the mixing of the archaeological and historical panorama with the usual panorama and its linked species

• The geological construction of the peninsula

• Man’s impact at the common atmosphere over the centuries

• The coast and channel, together with the limestone cliffs, seashores, caves and saltwater marsh

• The environmental impression of the ocean Empress oil catastrophe in 1996, which discharged 72,000 tonnes of oil into the ocean off Gower

• the continued conservation of the realm and the contribution that naturalists can make

Mullard additionally seems at amazing vegetation species and the over-wintering poultry populations at the estuary, that are of overseas value. The end result of years of analysis and wealthy with the most recent details and entire color illustrations, New Naturalist Gower Peninsula is a precious resource of knowledge in this varied and interesting area.

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Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection by P.T.K. Woo,R.C. Cipriano

By P.T.K. Woo,R.C. Cipriano

Taking a disease-based approach, Fish Viruses and micro organism: Pathobiology and Protection focuses at the pathobiology of and protecting suggestions opposed to the most typical, significant microbial pathogens of economically vital marine and freshwater fish. The booklet covers well-studied, notifiable piscine viruses and micro organism, together with new and rising ailments which could develop into large threats to neighborhood fish populations in new realms if transported there through contaminated fish or eggs. a useful bench ebook for fish health and wellbeing experts, veterinarians and all these short of speedy entry to details, this publication can be an invaluable textbook for college kids focusing on fish well-being and learn scientists starting up fish affliction examine programmes.

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Whaling on Long Island (Images of America) by Nomi Dayan

By Nomi Dayan

the tale of whales and the whalers who them is inextricably tied with lengthy Island�s wealthy maritime background. earlier than the big apple throughway, strip shops, golfing golf equipment, and suburban sprawl, calls of �Thar she blows!� rang out from ny harbors and ships. This e-book chronicles the increase and fall of whaling at the island and describes neighborhood whaleship fleets that traveled to the some distance corners of the realm, the personalities at the back of neighborhood agencies, and the villages whose cultures and economies grew from the undefined. Be transported to a time whilst whalers roamed the streets among trips, shipbuilders labored within the harbors, captains charted their expeditions, and whaleship masts appeared to pierce the clouds in lengthy Island�s pursuit of the biggest creatures within the world.

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Der Gorilla: Die letzten schwarzen Riesen im Kongo - ein by Sebastian Jutzi

By Sebastian Jutzi

Dramatischer Kampf um die Letzten ihrer Art

Der Silberrücken Kabirizi ist einer der noch etwa 480 Berggorillas des Virunga-Nationalparks. Um sie vor dem Aussterben zu bewahren, kommt der junge Projektleiter Robert Muir 2004 in den Kongo. Doch was once als Tierschutz beginnt, entwickelt sich zum mörderischen Kampf gegen Wilderer, Bürgerkriegsmilizen, korrupte Beamte und die Holzmafia. Eine Dokumentation, spannend wie ein Krimi.

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A David Suzuki Collection by David Suzuki

By David Suzuki

Drawing from David Suzuki's released and unpublished writings, this assortment unearths the underlying passions and philosophies that experience educated his paintings over a life-time. In those incisive and provocative essays, Suzuki explores the bounds of information and the connectedness of all issues; he seems to be unflinchingly on the damaging forces of globalisation, political shortsightedness, and greed and cautions opposed to blind religion in technology, expertise, politics, and economics.

Here too are examples of ways and the place to make these adjustments that may subject to we all and to destiny generations. David deals a imaginative and prescient of wish in response to our love of youngsters and nature, with inspiring tales in regards to the those who are making optimistic environmental and social contributions to our world.

Here is a vital reminder of the way we're all attached and of what fairly concerns. Written with readability, ardour and knowledge, this e-book is vital interpreting for an individual who admires David Suzuki.

Praise for The Sacred stability: Rediscovering Our position in Nature:

For Suzuki, the considered necessary knowledge lies in admire for all production, and during this very important booklet he makes that case with ardour and knowing. John Polanyi, Nobel laureate

This publication is the main whole expression thus far of an environmental ethic from one of many world's best conservation writers, combining technological know-how, theology, poetry and philosophy to precise an international view towards which the human species needs to shift within the twenty-first century. The Sacred stability has a gorgeous spirit. E.O. Wilson, writer of The variety of Life

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Marine Biodiversity Conservation: A Practical Approach by Keith Hiscock

By Keith Hiscock

Effective marine biodiversity conservation depends on a transparent clinical motive for functional interventions. This publication is meant to supply wisdom and instruments for marine conservation practitioners and to spot matters and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters scholars. It additionally offers sound information for marine biology box direction paintings and professionals. 


The major concentration is on benthic species dwelling on or in the seabed and instantly above, instead of on advertisement fisheries or hugely cellular vertebrates. Such species, together with algae and invertebrates, are basic to a reliable and sustainable marine surroundings. The e-book is a pragmatic guide based on a transparent exposition of the foundations of marine ecology and species biology to illustrate how marine conservation matters and mechanisms were tackled world wide and particularly the standards, buildings and choice timber that practitioners and bosses will locate precious. good illustrated with conceptual diagrams and stream charts, the ebook contains case examine examples from either temperate and tropical marine environments.

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Low-Grade and Nonconventional Sources of Manganese by David B. Brookes

By David B. Brookes

This publication, first released in 1966, reviews the result of a pilot research dedicated to knowing the middle-term source state of affairs for one steel – manganese. elements deliver the several elements of the manganese supply-demand photo jointly, one financial and the opposite political, either one of that are tested intimately during this record. Low-Grade and Nonconventional resources of Manganese can be of curiosity to scholars of environmental reviews.

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Communiquer avec les arbres : Expériences spirituelles entre by Maja Kooistra

By Maja Kooistra

Qui n'a jamais contemplé le peuplier frémissant, dominant los angeles rive de sa silhouette longiligne ? Ou le chêne puissant à l'orée de los angeles forêt ? N'avez-vous jamais songé, vous aussi, qu'il_y avait une size au-delà de l. a. seule apparence de l'arbre ? Certains l'ont toujours su : il est bel et bien attainable de communiquer avec les arbres ! MAIA KOOISTRA fait partie de ces convaincus et elle démontre dans ce livre que tout un chacun peut en faire autant. De nombreux exercices vous apprennent à comprendre un arbre afin d'établir ce touch. En effet, les arbres ont apparemment bien des choses à partager avec nous. Ils peuvent prodiguer les informations les plus diverses : de l'évocation du moveé à celle des dommages qui leur sont infligés. Ils se soucient également des hommes : quiconque leur accorde son consciousness constatera qu'ils sont disposés à nous soutenir. Tout à los angeles fois voyage d'exploration, récit initiatique et manuel pratique de communique, cet ouvrage vous permettra de découvrir remark le partage entre les hommes et les arbres peut devenir une expérience authentique.

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River Music: An Atchafalaya Story (Gulf Coast Books, by Ann McCutchan,Earl Robicheaux

By Ann McCutchan,Earl Robicheaux

Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin, the guts and soul of Acadiana, or Cajun kingdom, is the focal point of this compelling narrative by way of Ann McCutchan. A masterful weaving of cultural and environmental background, River song additionally tells the existence tale of Louisiana musician, naturalist, and sound documentarian Earl Robicheaux.With Robicheaux as her advisor, McCutchan embarks on a musical, visible, literary, and old travel of the Atchafalaya, the place bayous, swamps, marshes, and river delta nation have lengthy sustained nature and tradition, whilst has replaced either the panorama and the folks. alongside the best way, she and Robicheaux pay homage to specific voices of the region’s singular soundscape, together with Acadian and local American elders, birds, frogs, alligators, wind, water, and climate, which Robicheaux chronicles in archival recordings and musical compositions for museum indicates, radio courses, and repositories akin to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. A CD of Robicheaux's soundscapes is incorporated with the publication. In counterpoint, McCutchan recounts Robicheaux’s outstanding struggles as a jazz and classical artist, Katrina sufferer, melanoma survivor, and steadfast son of the Basin dedicated to remembering, retaining, and sounding out the ecological and cultural riches of his home.An unique mix of nature writing, tune background, biography, journalism, and memoir, River track: An Atchafalaya tale eloquently celebrates the one-and-half-million watery acres that experience formed the lives of the folk there—and been reworked via them in go back. An epilogue written within the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the disastrous oil spill that presents a becoming and poignant coda to this memorable book.

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