The World Of Northern Evergreens

Author: E. C. Pielou
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801494246
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Describes different species of evergreens, explains the impact of fire, wind, snow, clear-cutting, and air pollution on them, and looks at forest plants and animals

Complete Atlas Of The World 2nd Edition

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 146540130X
Size: 43.99 MB
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DK's highly regarded, eye-catching, and comprehensive cartography is presented in classic form in this fully updated geographic tome, the second edition of Complete Atlas of the World. All maps enjoy a full double-page spread, maximizing the space for geographic information. The continents are broken down into 330 carefully selected map areas reflecting a meaningful division of the modern world. A section on thought-provoking global topics and an index of 100,000 placenames support the core atlas. This atlas is has been structured into four sections. The first section is a world overview, containing a stimulating series of global thematic maps which explore Earth's place in the universe, its physical forms and processes, the living world, and the human condition. The second section comprises the main atlas, examined in a series of 330 maps, including more than 100 city plans. In section three, all 195 countries of the world are presented along with up-to-date geopolitical facts. In the fourth and final section, a clearly styled index of all 100,000 placenames is provided.

Explorer S Guide Washington Second Edition Explorer S Complete

Author: Denise Fainberg
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 0881509744
Size: 76.84 MB
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Provides a resource to the landscapes of Washington; features coverage of such regions as Puget Sound, Mount St. Helens, and the Columbia River Gorge, in a guide complemented by recommendations for lodging, dining, and shopping.

Wildflowers Of Wyoming Second Edition

Author: Diantha States
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483430820
Size: 60.44 MB
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Wyoming is home to a host of spectacular wildflowers which collectively are unique to the Rocky Mountain West. In their extensive Wyoming travels, Diantha and Jack States photographed over 325 of the most common and showy wildflowers that inhabit vegetation zones from prairie, steppe, foothills, montane, subalpine to alpine. They are presented in this 2nd edition of their full color field guide that includes thumbnail photos of flowers by color and shape for ease of identification. Also included is a key to plant families with line drawings of 16 of those most commonly encountered families. Thus this guide is useable and appropriate for flower enthusiasts at all levels of experience.

Conservation And Management Of Tropical Rainforests 2nd Edition

Author: Eberhard F Bruenig
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780641400
Size: 21.37 MB
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This new edition of Conservation and Management of Tropical Rainforests applies the large body of knowledge, experience and tradition available to those who study tropical rainforests. Revised and updated in light of developments in science, technology, economics, politics, etc. and their effects on tropical forests, it describes the principles of integrated conservation and management that lead to sustainability, identifying the unifying phenomena that regulate the processes within the rainforest and that are fundamental to the ecosystem viability. Features of the natural forest and the socio-cultural ecosystems which can be mimicked in the design of self-sustaining forests are also discussed. A holistic approach to the management and conservation of rainforests is developed throughout the book. The focus on South-East Asian forestry will be widened to include Africa and Latin America. Recent controversial issues such as biofuels and carbon credits with respect to tropical forests and their inhabitants will be discussed. This book is a substantial contribution to the literature, it is a valuable resource for all those concerned with rainforests.

Dictionary Of Plant Breeding Second Edition

Author: Rolf H. J. Schlegel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439802434
Size: 34.36 MB
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Arguably one of the oldest scientific traditions, plant breeding began in Neolithic times, with methods as simple as saving the seeds of desirable plants and sowing them later. It was not until the re-encounter with Mendel’s discoveries thousands of years later that the genetic basis of breeding was understood. Developments since then have provided further insight into how genes acting alone, or in concert with other genes and the environment, result in a particular phenotype. From Abaxial to Zymogram, the Dictionary of Plant Breeding contains clear and useful definitions of the terms associated with plant breeding and related scientific/technological disciplines. This second edition of a bestseller defines jargon, provides helpful tables, examples, and breeding schemes, and includes a list of crop plants with salient details. Packed with data and organized to make that data easy to access, this revised and expanded reference provides comprehensive coverage of the latest discoveries in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, marker-assisted selection, experimental gene transfer, seed sciences, crop physiology, and genetically modified crops. A complex subject, plant breeding draws from many scientific and technological disciplines, often making it difficult to know the precise meanings of many terms and to accurately interpret specific concepts. Most dictionaries available are highly specific and fragmentary. As in the previous edition, this dictionary unifies concepts by including the specific terms of plant breeding and terms that are adjusted from other disciplines. Drawing on the author’s 30 years of experience, the dictionary provides an encyclopedic list of commonly used technical terms that reflect the latest developments in the field.

Wood And Traditional Woodworking In Japan Second Edition

Author: Mechtild MERTZ
Publisher: Kaiseisha press
ISBN: 4860993233
Size: 57.78 MB
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Japan is known to be a country of wood and "wood culture". Written sources on the practical aspect of traditional woodcraft, however, are scarce. For this reason it was decided to undertake a study based on in-depth interviews of craftsmen who are specialised in various fields of traditional woodworking. From the data thus obtained it was possible to study the materials used, the techniques, the nomenclature, the aesthetics and the culture prevailing in the various fields of woodcraft. As a result both the technical and the symbolic and aesthetic properties of wood and woodworking become apparent, as seen from the point of view of Japanese craftsmen who owe their skill and expertise to traditions passed from one generation to the next. As such, this study contributes towards opening a new field of research for art historians, ethnobotanists, archaeologists and japanologists by supplying them with new means and tools to supplement their own. Apart from that, the present study, focusing on wood in all its aspects as it does, ties in with an academic trend that has been developing in Japan over the past few decades.

Ultimate Guide To Ssc Multi Tasking Staff Non Technical Exam 2nd Edition

Author: Disha Experts
Publisher: Disha Publications
ISBN: 9386323168
Size: 69.69 MB
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The 2nd edition of the book "Ultimate Guide to SSC Multi Tasking Staff (Non Technical) Exam" has been powered with the 2014 solved paper. The Salient Features of the Book are: 1. Comprehensive Sections on: Numerical Aptitude, General Intelligence, English Language and General Awareness; 2. Detailed theory along with solved examples and shortcuts to solve problems; 3. Exhaustive question bank at the end of each chapter in the form of Exercise. Solutions to the Exercise have been provided at the end of each chapter. 4. Solved Question paper of SSC Multi Tasking Staff (Non Technical) 2013 & 2014 Exam has been provided for students to understand the latest pattern and level of questions; 4. Another unique feature of the book is the division of its General Awareness section into separate chapters on History, Geography, Polity, General Science, Miscellaneous topics and Current Affairs; 5. The book also provides a separate chapter on Data Interpretation and Graphs; Comprehension in the English Language section; 6. The book has a comprehensive coverage of Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.

Autumn Leaves

Author: Ronald M. Lanner
Publisher: Northword Press
ISBN:
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Describes the trees of the eastern and central United States and Canada and explains their place in the ecosystem.