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A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Andrew J. Barker

November 21, 2014

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus...

Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance

Timothy J Sullivan, Alan T. Herlihy, James R. Webb

November 20, 2014

A practical book for professionals who rely on water quality data for decision making, this book is based on three decades experience of three highly published water and watershed resource professionals. It focuses on the analysis of air pollution sensitive waters and the consequent effects...

Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy

Fangli Zheng

November 18, 2014

The 2014 International Conference on Biotechnology, Agriculture, Environment and Energy (ICBAEE 2014) was held May 22-23, 2014 in Beijing, China. The objective of ICBAEE 2014 was to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industry professionals from all over the world to...

Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity

Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity

Rakesh S. Sengar, Kalpana Sengar

November 13, 2014

Explore the Relationship between Crop and Climate Agricultural sustainability has been gaining prominence in recent years and is now becoming the focal point of modern agriculture. Recognizing that crop production is very sensitive to climate change, Climate Change Effect on Crop Productivity...

Introduction to Ecological Sampling

Introduction to Ecological Sampling

Bryan F.J. Manly, Jorge A. Navarro Alberto

October 20, 2014

An Easy-to-Understand Treatment of Ecological Sampling Methods and Data Analysis Including only the necessary mathematical derivations, Introduction to Ecological Sampling shows how to use sampling procedures for ecological and environmental studies. It incorporates both traditional sampling...

Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology

Marine Algae: Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Environmental Assessment, and Biotechnology

Leonel Pereira, Joao Magalhaes Neto

September 26, 2014

This book is divided into three thematic areas. The first covers a revision of the taxonomy of algae, based on the algae portal, as well as the general aspects of biology and the methodologies used in this branch of marine biology. The second subject area focuses on the use of algae in...

Beach-Spawning Fishes: Reproduction in an Endangered Ecosystem

Beach-Spawning Fishes: Reproduction in an Endangered Ecosystem

Karen L.M. Martin

September 13, 2014

Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial...

Analysis of Capture-Recapture Data

Analysis of Capture-Recapture Data

Rachel S. McCrea, Byron J. T. Morgan

August 01, 2014

An important first step in studying the demography of wild animals is to identify the animals uniquely through applying markings, such as rings, tags, and bands. Once the animals are encountered again, researchers can study different forms of capture-recapture data to estimate features, such as the...

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Water and Air - Vol II

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources - Water and Air - Vol II

Yeqiao Wang

July 23, 2014

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of...

Autecology: Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics

Autecology: Organisms, Interactions and Environmental Dynamics

Gimme H. Walter, Rob Hengeveld

April 24, 2014

This book spells out the theoretical structure, methodology and philosophy of the science of autecology. The autecological approach focuses on the interactions of individual organisms (and their species-specific adaptations) with the spatio-temporal dynamics of their environment as a basis for...

Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

Van Wallach, Kenneth L. Williams, Jeff Boundy

April 22, 2014

Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species—the first catalogue of its kind—covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302...

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