Alpine Plant Life

Functional Plant Ecology of High Mountain Ecosystems ; with 47 Tables
Author: Christian Körner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540003472
Category: Nature
Page: 344
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Generations of plant scientists have been fascinated by alpine plant life - with the exposure of organisms to dramatic climatic gradients over a very short distance. This comprehensive text treats a wide range of topics: alpine climate and soils, plant distribution and the treeline phenomenon, physiological ecology of water-, nutritional- and carbon relations of alpine plants, plant stress and plant development, biomass production, and aspects of human impacts on alpine vegetation. Geographically the book covers all parts of the world including the tropics.This second edition of Alpine Plant Life gives new references, new diagrams, and extensively revised chapters.

Alpine Climbing

Techniques to Take You Higher
Author: Mark Houston,Kathy Cosley
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898867497
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 325
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* For climbers who know the basics and are ready to venture at higher altitudes* Written by longtime guides and climbing instructors certified by the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA)* Teaches situational thinking and learning as well as techniqueThis intermediate-level guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain including rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude - approximately 5000 meters (16,000 feet) and lower. The technical protection systems are covered, of course. But 30 years of alpine climbing experience has convinced the authors that mastery - and safety - lie in the far more difficult task of knowing exactly which techniques to use, where and when. Therefore, they teach step-by-step decision-making skills, providing scenarios, checklists, and self-posed questions to inform the decision process. Alpine Climbing assumes some prior knowledge, primarily in rock climbing skills and techniques. Basic knots, belaying,rappelling, building rock anchors, leading, placing rock protection, and movement skills on rock: variations of these skills that are of particular value in the alpine environment are addressed in this book.

Tectonic Aspects of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System


Author: Siegfried Siegesmund,Bernhard Fügenschuh,Niko Froitzheim
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392526
Category: Science
Page: 448
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The Alps, Carpathians and Dinarides form a complex, highly curved and strongly coupled orogenic system. Motions of the European and Adriatic plates gave birth to a number of 'oceans' and microplates that led to several distinct stages of collision. Although the Alps serve as a classical example of collisional orogens, it becomes clearer that substantial questions on their evolution can only be answered in the Carpathians and Dinarides. Our understanding of the geodynamic evolution of the Alpine-Dinaride-Carpathian System has substantially improved and will continue to develop; this is thanks to collaboration between eastern and western Europe, but also due to the application of new methods and the launch of research initiatives. The largely field-based contributions investigate the following subjects: pre-Alpine heritage and Alpine reactivation; Mesozoic palaeogeography and Alpine subduction and collision processes; extrusion tectonics from the Eastern Alps to the Carpathians and the Pannonian Basin; orogen-parallel and orogen-perpendicular extension; record of orogeny in foreland basins; tectonometamorphic evolution; and relations between the Alps, Apennines and Corsica.

Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem

Niwot Ridge, Colorado
Author: William D. Bowman,Timothy R. Seastedt,Both Are Faculty in the Department of Environmental Population and Organismic Biology and Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research Timothy R Seastedt
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195117288
Category: Nature
Page: 337
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Alpine Tundra.

Alpine Biodiversity in Europe


Author: Laszlo Nagy,Georg Grabherr,Christian Körner,Desmond B.A. Thompson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540001089
Category: Science
Page: 479
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The United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED), held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, spawned a multitude of pro grammes aimed at assessing, managing and conserving the earth's biological diversity. One important issue addressed at the conference was the mountain environment. A specific feature of high mountains is the so-called alpine zone, i. e. the treeless regions at the uppermost reaches. Though covering only a very small proportion of the land surface, the alpine zone contains a rela tively large number of plants, animals, fungi and microbes which are specifi cally adapted to cold environments. This zone contributes fundamentally to the planet's biodiversity and provides many resources for mountain dwelling as well as lowland people. However, rapid and largely man-made changes are affecting mountain ecosystems, such as soil erosion, losses of habitat and genetic diversity, and climate change, all of which have to be addressed. As stated in the European Community Biodiversity Strategy, "the global scale of biodiversity reduction or losses and the interdependence of different species and ecosystems across national borders demands concerted international action". Managing biodiversity in a rational and sustainable way needs basic knowledge on its qualitative and quantitative aspects at local, regional and global scales. This is particularly true for mountains, which are distributed throughout the world and are indeed hot spots of biodiversity in absolute terms as well as relative to the surrounding lowlands.

Alpine Trials & Rallies

1910 - 1973
Author: Martin Pfundner
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1904788955
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 96
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The very beginnings of today's great sport of rallying

Tropical Alpine Environments

Plant Form and Function
Author: Philip W. Rundel,Alan P. Smith,F. C. Meinzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521420891
Category: Medical
Page: 376
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Plants growing in tropical alpine environments (at altitudes above the closed canopy forest and below the limit of plant life) have evolved distinct forms to cope with a hostile environment characterized by cold, drought and fire. Unlike temperate alpine environments, where there are distinct seasons of favourable and unfavourable conditions for growth, tropical alpine habitats present summer conditions every day and winter conditions every night. Using examples from all over the tropics, this fascinating account reviews, for the first time, the unique form and functional relationships of tropical alpine plants examining both their physiological ecology and population biology. It will appeal to anyone interested in tropical vegetation and plant physiological adaptations to hostile environment, as well as to researchers in biogeography and ecology.

Alpine & Renault

The Development of the Revolutionary Turbo F1 Car 1968-1979
Author: Roy Smith
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1845841778
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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This is a study of how the first Turbo Grand Prix car came to be a reality, from the first ideas to the final ultimate success of a Grand Prix victory. Includes the history of each company involved, the reasons for the creation of the first Turbo-charged Grand Prix car. The book covers the development of an experimental car by Alpine in the 1960's. Of the men who worked with Gordini the engine tuning genius and who went on to create a power unit that changed the worlds thinking on engine design. Then Renault designed and built its Grand Prix car to the specific Formula 1 regulations. It goes on to cover the full story of the period of the Renault Turbo Grand Prix cars.

Alpine


Author: David W. Keller
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738578941
Category: History
Page: 128
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"Alpine was born a railroad town, but long before the whistle of the steam locomotive broke the silence of Alpine Valley, the nearby spring was a favored campground for prehistoric nomads and later for Spanish explorers and freighters along the ChihuahuaTrail. When the Southern Pacific unfurled its line down from Paisano Pass in 1882, landowner Thomas Murphy saw opportunity and platted the town. In 1887, Alpine was chosen as the county seat, and with the opening of Sul Ross Normal College in 1920, the town became the academic hub of the region. Following a decade of prosperity, the Great Depression and recurrent droughts triggered a slow decline. But since the early 1990s, Alpine has enjoyed a surge in regional art and culture, allowing it to reclaim its former glory as a proud little cosmopolitan cowtown perched at the top of the Texas Big Bend"--Provided by publisher.

The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys Baseball Club

An Illustrated History of the Best Little Semipro Baseball Team in Texas
Author: DJ Stout
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292773501
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 248
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Back in the 1940s and 1950s, almost every small town in America had a baseball team. Most players were simply local heroes with a local following, but a few teams achieved fame far beyond their region. The Alpine Cowboys—despite being based in Texas's remote, sparsely populated Big Bend country—became a star in the firmament of semi-pro baseball. Lavishly underwritten by a wealthy rancher with a passion not only for baseball but even more for helping young men get a good start in life, the Cowboys played on a "field of dreams" whose facilities rivaled those of professional ballparks. Many Cowboys went on to play in the big leagues, and several pro teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Browns, came to play exhibition games at Kokernot Field. The story of Herbert Kokernot Jr. and his Alpine Cowboys is a legend among baseball aficionados, but until now it has never been the subject of a book. DJ Stout, son of former Cowboys player Doyle Stout, presents a hall-of-fame-worthy collection of photographs, memorabilia, and reminiscences from Alpine Cowboys players, family members, and fans to capture fifteen years (1946–1961) of baseball at its finest. Nicholas Dawidoff's introduction, originally published in Sports Illustrated, tells the fascinating tale of "Mr. Herbert" and his determination to build a baseball team and ballpark that deserved to carry his ranch's 06 brand. One of the most heartwarming episodes in the annals of the game, The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys is a fitting tribute to a man, a team, and a ballpark.

Closter and Alpine


Author: Patricia Garbe-Morillo
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738508580
Category: History
Page: 128
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Closter and Alpine are situated on the slopes of the Palisades cliffs, tucked into the northeastern corner of New Jersey. Rising some five hundred feet above the Hudson River, the peaks of these cliffs offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the state. On these slopes the earliest pre-Revolutionary settlements were established and nineteenth- and twentieth-century mansions were built. Closter and Alpine includes the region's earliest history, beginning with "Wooly," the ten-thousand-year-old long-haired mastodon discovered in 1974. The 1776 British invasion led by Lord Cornwallis and the cruel murder of ninety-year-old Douwe Tallman were early local events of the Revolutionary War. During the nineteenth century, the freed slave community of Skunk Hollow was founded, a community to which present Closter residents can trace roots. One of the most unique parts of the history of Closter and Alpine are the "Houses like Fords," the "assembly-line" homes built by the Lustron Corporation during the post-World War II housing shortage. Closter and Alpine have the only two of these houses remaining in Bergen County.

Kosciuszko Alpine Flora


Author: A. B. Costin,M. Gray,C. J. Totterdell
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 9780643065215
Category: Science
Page: 233
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Describes and illustrates the area's 212 flowering plants and ferns.

2001 American Alpine Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781933056487
Category:
Page: N.A
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The American Alpine Journal


Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780930410759
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 373
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Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment


Author: Jon Børre Ørbaek,Roland Kallenborn,Ingunn Tombre,Else N. Hegseth,Stig Falk-Petersen,Alf H. Hoel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540485147
Category: Science
Page: 434
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The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This uniquely multidisciplinary book presents the various aspects of contemporary environmental changes in Arctic and Alpine Regions.

1976 American Alpine Journal


Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781933056319
Category:
Page: N.A
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Walking the Alpine Parks of France & Northwest Italy


Author: Marcia Lieberman
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898863987
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 237
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Walking the Alpine Parks of France and Northwest Italy features complete details on 110 hikes through France's Parc National du Mercantour, Parc Naturel Regional du Queyras, Parc National des Ecrins, and Italy's Parc Nationale del Gran Paradiso. You'll find practical advice on park regulations, finding accommodations, transportation, language, weather, what to bring, and more.

Arctic and Alpine Mycology 6


Author: N.A
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788763512770
Category:
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The American Alpine Journal


Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780930410711
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 297
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This latest volume of climbing's 'journal of record' offers the most complete picture available of who did what in 2000. More than 150 photos, maps, and topos.

Cascade Alpine Guide

Climbing and High Routes, Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass
Author: Fred Beckey
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898868388
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
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Volume II in the classic "Cascade Alpine Guide" seriesfeatures expert information on more than 300 climbing andhigh routes in the Cascades. This volume covers themiddle of the Cascade Range, from the foothills east ofPuget Sound to Lake Chelan. You'll find geographical,historical, and geological overviews of the majestic mid-Cascade ......