Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist
Author: Diana L. Walstad
Publisher: Echinodorus Pub
ISBN: 9780967377360
Category: Pets
Page: 194
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Reference book on inexpensive and low-maintenance aquarium keeping. Book offers an in-depth analysis of the role of plants in freshwater aquarium ecology. It shows how to promote vigorous plant growth so that the plants can purify the water, protect fish, and reduce tank maintenance. All information is backed up by scientific references from aquatic botany, limnology, and aquatic chemistry.

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist
Author: Diana L. Walstad
Publisher: Echinodorus Pub
ISBN: 9780967377315
Category: Pets
Page: 194
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Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist
Author: Diana L. Walstad
Publisher: Echinodorus Pub
ISBN: 9780967377308
Category: Nature
Page: 194
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Planted Aquariums

Creation and Maintenance
Author: Christel Kasselmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781575242651
Category: Gardening
Page: 158
View: 5942
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Attractively planted aquariums are fascinating. They transplant a piece of Nature into your house and have a balancing and relaxing effect. Fish are particularly happy in well-planted aquariums and will show off their best coloration. This book presents methods for creating beautifully planted aquariums based on 25 years of practical experience, including planning, preparations, and step-by-step instructions; successful maintenance of planted aquariums; tips for choosing appropriate plants; and solutions for potential problems.

The Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums


Author: Terry Anne Barber,Rhonda Wilson
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793821174
Category: Pets
Page: 190
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Gardeners and fishkeepers alike are enthralled by the intricate beauty of planted aquariums. Today's aquarium technology is making more and more complicated arrangements easier than ever to maintain. An aquarium of beauty and diversity is yours with the "simple" but thorough intructions outlined in The Simple Guide to Planted Aquariums. In it you'll discover: -Which plants are suitable for which types of arrangements. -How to plan and cultivate your sunken garden. -Whether to introduce fish- and which kinds. -How to identify and solve common problems with minimal disruption.

Aquarium Plants

Their Identification, Cultivation and Ecology
Author: Karel Rataj,Thomas J. Horeman
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Pets
Page: 448
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Nature Aquarium

Complete Works, 1985-2009
Author: Takashi Amano
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793806492
Category: Pets
Page: 265
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In this new work from world-renowned aquarist Takashi Amano, over 200 vibrant, full-color photos display the captivating beauty of nature aquarium designs while providing detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create your own aquatic masterpiece.

Aquarium Plants


Author: Christel Kasselmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781575240916
Category: Science
Page: 518
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This text describes the temperature, water, fertilizer and light needs of more than 300 aquarium plants. Artificial lighting - lamp types, colour temperatures and mounting - is discussed in detail and the author provides advice on choosing the right plants for an aquarium. Ecological factors, flower biology and morphology and reproduction methods receive detailed coverage. The book contains colour photographs with nearly all plants depicted with fully developed submerged foliage. Botanists as well as professional and amateur keepers should find this book useful.

Sunken Gardens

A Step-By-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums
Author: Karen Randall
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695927
Category: Aquarium animals
Page: 252
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Welcome to the world of underwater design! Planted aquariums combine the DIY aspects of terrariums with a sophisticated palette of gorgeous foliage plants. They can be small enough to sit on a desk or large enough to cover an entire wall, and they often include live fish. Once a niche hobby, they are poised to be the next big think in indoor plant decor. Sunken Gardens is the first book to bring this amazing world to a wider audience. This information-packed guide includes everything someone new to the hobby needs to know: it details the equipment needed to get started, surveys the best plants, and shows how to design, plant, and maintain an aquascape. Step-by-step projects detail how to create specific designs and hundreds of color photographs offer inspiration for unique creations.

Nature Aquarium World


Author: Takashi Amano
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793820788
Category: Pets
Page: 120
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The Aquariums in this book are from 50 gallons to 5,000 fish, and all the technical data that are necessary, are supplied with each glorious photograph. This lovely book is called Nature Aquarium World, Book 3, because it is the third book in a series of three, all with aquariums set up to look like Nature.

Family History (1860-1950) of a Doctor's Daughter


Author: Diana Walstad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780967377391
Category:
Page: N.A
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This non-fiction, family history narrative should appeal to a general audience. Story begins with the emigration of my eight great-grandparents from northern Europe and ends with my parents during World War II. It intertwines highlights from each character's life story against a historical backdrop--immigration in general, homesteading in Nebraska, oil drilling in 1915 Burma, the 1946 shipping of "war brides" to America, etc. In describing the lives of my ancestors, I bring up sociological and public health topics--maternal mortality, pre-marital sex, tuberculosis, alcoholism, sibling rivalry, dating in the 1920s, problems of stepmothers, etc. I have used family members to illustrate the human condition and produce a riveting story. I believe it will inspire, educate, and entertain.

The 101 Best Aquarium Plants

How to Choose and Keep Hardy, Brilliant, Fascinating Species that Will Thrive in Your Home Aquarium
Author: Mary Ellen Sweeney
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9781890087197
Category: Pets
Page: 192
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Whether you are a new or intermediate hobbyist, The 101 Best Aquarium Plants is the perfect pocket-sized guide for navigating the booming planted aquarium market. The 101 Best Aquarium Plants makes aquascaping and keeping healthy aquatic plants simple by providing clear, expert advice and recommendations that greatly improve the hobbyist’s chances of success. It presents 101 full-page species accounts of plants that are not only appealing in appearance but can thrive in aquarium tanks. Also included are 33 species to avoid—plants that are not compatible with home aquariums or that tend to perish in the hands of inexperienced aquarists. Written by an experienced aquarium hobbyist, this title features must-know buying, fertilization, and keeping tips, plus easy-to-use keys to sizes and care requirements. The book is organized for instant look-up, with color-coding to highlight species that will fit into aquarium systems of different sizes. The brilliant full-color identifying photos serve as the perfect comple

Hello, New York

An Illustrated Love Letter to the Five Boroughs
Author: Julia Rothman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452130124
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Anyone who hearts New York will love this illustrated homage to the city. Artist, author, and New Yorker Julia Rothman brings humor and tenderness to an eclectic assortment of historical tidbits (how the New York Public Library lion sculptures got their names), idiosyncratic places to visit (where to find the tennis courts at Grand Central Station), interviews with locals (thoughts on love from a Hasidic Jewish landlord), and personal recollections from growing up in the Bronx (fried fish at Johnny's Reef)—all illuminated in her beloved signature style. A uniquely entertaining and informative city guide, this slice of the Big Apple will delight New York locals and visitors alike.

Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants


Author: Peter Hiscock
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764155215
Category: Nature
Page: 205
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Presents an instructive overview of plant maintenance in aquariums, and profiles over 150 alphabetized aquarium plants, providing growing information, growth rates, lighting requirements, and other practical details.

Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes


Author: Glen S. Axelrod,Neal Pronek,Warren E. Burgess,Herbert R. Axelrod
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793806164
Category: Pets
Page: 1160
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Whether you are a dedicated tropical fish hobbyist, researcher, dealer, or wildlife agent, Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes offers a reliable zoogeographical method of listing species for a unique and simplified approach to fish identification. With hundreds of taxonomic changes since the previous edition, the Atlas incorporates a common name index as well as a scientific name index to the species identified within. It also provides full-color photos for more than 7,000 species of freshwater fishes from around the world, with emphasis on the most popular groups. New and improved photos of key species increase the informational value of the book over the previous edition. Species added to this 11th edition of the Atlas include several rare livebearing species, along with a wide assortment of new-to-the-book fishes from the popular Neotropical cichlids group, South American killifish species, South American loricariid catfish group, and relatives of the popular Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens. Added species very recently appearing on the aquarium scene also include the Vietnamese White Cloud, Endler's Livebearer, the Goo-Obo Gudgeon, Denison's Red Lined Barb, and the Dwarf Blue Rainbowfish among others. Featuring newly added species, superior photography, and more informative content than ever before, the revised 11th edition of Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes is an essential ichthyological reference book that provides quick but accurate identifications to a wide selection of the hobby's most notable aquarium fishes.

Cooking and Experimenting with Pressure Cookers


Author: Diana Louise Walstad
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780967377339
Category: Cooking
Page: 216
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The author cooks a wide variety of foods in inexpensive stovetop pressure cookers. Book contains 248 color pictures and 75 graphs that document actual cooking episodes. Episodes include: (1) cooking rice, beans, meats, etc; (2) steam-baking small cakes, custards, etc; and (3) canning fruits and meat stocks. The author presents novel methods that make pressure cooking safer and more effective. Real-time temperature measurements (using thermocouples) show food temperature during actual cooking, baking, and home canning episodes. The author shows how to pressure cook challenging foods (pearl barley, split peas, applesauce, Polenta, Risotto, etc) easily and safely. The following website (http://www.atlasbooks.com/pressurecooking/index.html) shows the book's Table of Contents, sample pages, etc.

Aquarium Plant Paradise


Author: Takashi Amano
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793805181
Category: Pets
Page: 64
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Beautiful aquariums in varying sizes are shown set up according to different themes and moods.

Aquarium Plants


Author: Peter Hiscock
Publisher: BowTie Press
ISBN: 9781931993548
Category: Pets
Page: 96
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Written by fish keeping experts who have first-hand experience in answering hobbyists questions.

The West without Water

What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow
Author: B. Lynn Ingram,Frances Malamud-Roam
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954807
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region’s current water crisis from the perspective of its climate history, the authors ask the central question of what is "normal" climate for the West, and whether the relatively benign climate of the past century will continue into the future. The West without Water merges climate and paleoclimate research from a wide variety of sources as it introduces readers to key discoveries in cracking the secrets of the region’s climatic past. It demonstrates that extended droughts and catastrophic floods have plagued the West with regularity over the past two millennia and recounts the most disastrous flood in the history of California and the West, which occurred in 1861–62. The authors show that, while the West may have temporarily buffered itself from such harsh climatic swings by creating artificial environments and human landscapes, our modern civilization may be ill-prepared for the future climate changes that are predicted to beset the region. They warn that it is time to face the realities of the past and prepare for a future in which fresh water may be less reliable.

The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians


Author: Kentwood D. Wells
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226893341
Category: Science
Page: 1160
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Consisting of more than six thousand species, amphibians are more diverse than mammals and are found on every continent save Antarctica. Despite the abundance and diversity of these animals, many aspects of the biology of amphibians remain unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians aims to fill this gap in the literature on this remarkable taxon. It is a celebration of the diversity of amphibian life and the ecological and behavioral adaptations that have made it a successful component of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Synthesizing seventy years of research on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all major areas of inquiry, including phylogeny, classification, and morphology; aspects of physiological ecology such as water and temperature relations, respiration, metabolism, and energetics; movements and orientation; communication and social behavior; reproduction and parental care; ecology and behavior of amphibian larvae and ecological aspects of metamorphosis; ecological impact of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses; and aspects of amphibian community ecology. With an eye towards modern concerns, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians concludes with a chapter devoted to amphibian conservation. An unprecedented scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this book is eagerly anticipated among specialists.