Marine Ecology

Processes, Systems, and Impacts
Author: Michel J Kaiser
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199227020
Category: Nature
Page: 501
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Marine Ecology: Processes, Systems, and Impacts offers a carefully balanced and stimulating survey of marine ecology, introducing the key processes and systems from which the marine environment is formed, and the issues and challenges which surround its future conservation.

Биогеография. Общая и частная: суши, моря и континентальных водоёмов


Author: И. Жирков
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041096155
Category: Study Aids
Page: N.A
View: 749
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Настоящая книга – пожалуй, первый опыт монографии на русском языке, в которой биогеография рассмотрена с позиции биологии.Книга состоит из двух частей: общей и частной биогеографии. В первой проанализированы различные концепции и взгляды на структуру биосферы и рассмотрены закономерности, свойственные всей биосфере, проанализированы методы выявления биогеографических регионов и смысл этого понятия в разных парадигмах. В данной монографии биогеография, в отличие от большинства отечественных и зарубежных монографий и руководств, рассмотрена с позиций биологии. Вторая часть посвящена частной биогеографии: биогеографии основных биотопов Земли: суши, континентальных водоёмов и моря, соответствующих основным типам экосистем. При характеристике биогеографических регионов, в первую очередь суши, по возможности учтены изменения, произведённые человеком, и сделана попытка воссоздания биогеографической картины, существовавшей до его появления.Книга снабжена предметным указателем и словарём.Предназначена для студентов, аспирантов, преподавателей вузов биологических специальностей и научных сотрудников, а также для широкого круга лиц, интересующихся вопросами биогеографии и экологии.

Wave and Tidal Energy


Author: Deborah Greaves,Gregorio Iglesias
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119014441
Category: Science
Page: 720
View: 9465
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A comprehensive text covering all aspects of wave and tidal energy Wave and Tidal Energy provides a comprehensive and self-contained review of the developing marine renewable energy sector, drawing from the latest research and from the experience of device testing. The book has a twofold objective: to provide an overview of wave and tidal energy suitable for newcomers to the field and to serve as a reference text for advanced study and practice. Including detail on key issues such as resource characterisation, wave and tidal technology, power systems, numerical and physical modelling, environmental impact and policy. The book also includes an up-to-date review of developments worldwide and case studies of selected projects. Key features: A comprehensive and self-contained text covering all aspects of the multidisciplinary fields of wave and tidal energy. Draws upon the latest research in wave and tidal energy and the experience of leading practitioners in numerical and laboratory modelling. Regional developments worldwide are reviewed and representative projects are presented as case studies. Wave and Tidal Energy is an invaluable resource to a wide range of readers, from engineering students to technical managers and policymakers to postgraduate students and researchers.

Marine Biodiversity Conservation

A Practical Approach
Author: Keith Hiscock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317934342
Category: Nature
Page: 318
View: 2697
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Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students. It also provides sound guidance for marine biology field course work and professionals. The main focus is on benthic species living on or in the seabed and immediately above, rather than on commercial fisheries or highly mobile vertebrates. Such species, including algae and invertebrates, are fundamental to a stable and sustainable marine ecosystem. The book is a practical guide based on a clear exposition of the principles of marine ecology and species biology to demonstrate how marine conservation issues and mechanisms have been tackled worldwide and especially the criteria, structures and decision trees that practitioners and managers will find useful. Well illustrated with conceptual diagrams and flow charts, the book includes case study examples from both temperate and tropical marine environments.

Value and Economy of Marine Resources


Author: André Monaco,Patrick Prouzet
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111900781X
Category: Science
Page: 316
View: 499
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Marine resources and their exploitation, recovery and economic networks they generate are here from the perspective now inevitable growing environmental constraints, policy management and technical innovation. The recent development of marine biotechnology , the discovery of a great pharmacopoeia especially in reef environments , the development of marine renewables , are examples which show that man can develop through these new technologies property and services of the ocean. But this development resources under pressure of global change requires not only taking into account technical, but also social and political. This is the price that the analysis of maritime activities will assess the sustainability and development of various economic sectors and coastal populations, faced with the objectives of a "blue growth" associated with a return to the "good state" of the marine environment.

Nudge

Архитектура выбора
Author: Ричард Талер,Касс Санстейн
Publisher: "Манн, Иванов и Фербер"
ISBN: 5001007852
Category:
Page: 240
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Ведущие специалисты в области поведенческой экономики Ричард Талер и Кесс Сэнстайн доходчиво и увлекательно рассказывают о том, как и почему мы делаем выбор. С помощью специальных уловок можно подтолкнуть людей к правильному выбору - какой бы области жизни это ни касалось.

Происхождение видов


Author: Чарльз Дарвин
Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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«Происхождение видов» Ч. Дарвина – знаменитый труд биологической науки, вошедший в книжную серию «Биология». Книга будет полезна и интересна как специалистам – биологам, историкам биологии, студентам биологических специальностей, так и широкому кругу читателей. Книги серии «Биология» содержат проверенные временем теоретические и практические знания в области естествознания.

An Introduction to Marine Ecology


Author: R. S. K. Barnes,R. N. Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780865428348
Category: Nature
Page: 286
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The subject of marine ecology has moved into an exciting phase where the emphasis in research is on processes and concepts often basic to ecology as a whole. This text covers the developments recently made in this field.

Душа человека


Author: Эрих Фромм
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5457624293
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 1950
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Эрих Фромм – крупнейший мыслитель XX века, один из великой когорты «философов от психологии» и духовный лидер Франкфуртской социологической школы.Труды Эриха Фромма актуальны всегда, ибо основной темой его исследований было раскрытие человеческой сущности как реализации продуктивного, жизнетворческого начала.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Ecosystem Approaches to the Management of Ocean-related Activities

Building on Integrated Coastal Management to Enhance the Resilience of Marine Ecosystems to Stressors, Such as Climate Change : Training Manual
Author: United Nations
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 275
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Healthy ecosystems provide invaluable functions and services that are essential to the marine environment and to human well-being. Unfortunately, some human activities have had an adverse impact on the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. A multitude of stressors, such as pollution, overfishing, coastal development, invasive alien species, and climate change, have impaired the ability of these ecosystems to provide essential goods and services. This training manual focuses on the development and implementation of an ecosystem approach to the management of human activities and their impacts on the marine environment. An ecosystem approach is essentially an evolution of integrated coastal and ocean management, with a greater emphasis on ecosystem goals and objectives and their outcomes.

Уолден, или Жизнь в лесу


Author: Генри Дэвид Торо
Publisher: Shelkoper.com
ISBN: 8826481946
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 2657
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Книга, которую вы открыли, поможет изучить последовательность и логическое развитие взглядов и воззрений американского философа и писателя-романтика Генри Дэвида Торо, «смотрителя ливней и снежных бурь», как окрестил себя он сам, или «бакалавра природы», как называл его глава трансценденталистского кружка философ Ральф Уолдо Эмерсон. Итак, весной 1845 года 27-летний автор, проникнувшись философскими идеями Эмерсона, концепциями свободы личности, взаимоотношения духа и природы, решил поставить эксперимент по изоляции от общества и сосредоточении на самом себе и своих нуждах. Он поселился на окраине Конкорда (штат Массачусетс) в построенной им самим хижине на берегу Уолденского пруда. Все необходимое для жизни он обеспечивал самостоятельно, проводя большую часть времени за огородничеством, рыбалкой, чтением классиков, плаванием и греблей. При этом он не прятался от людей и регулярно общался с жителями Конкорда, включая самого владельца пруда – Эмерсона. Своим экспериментом Торо стремился дать понять современникам с их культом материального преуспевания, что хорошо и счастливо жить можно и вне общества, удовлетворяя все естественные потребности собственным трудом. Промышленной революции и зарождающемуся обществу потребления он противопоставил свободу от материальных забот, независимость, уединение, самодостаточность, созерцательность и близость к природе. Одной из причин «затерянности» Торо в философской традиции, его недостаточной известности русскоязычному читателю, возможно, является сознательный вызов Торо философской традиции в той современной ему (и привычной нам) форме, предусматривающей обязательную включенность собственных произведений в так называемый философский контекст, дискурсивность, «ткань современности» и т. д. Торо – проповедник «практического изоляционизма», сознательного разрыва с обществом как единственной возможности самосохранения и самореализации личности Тем не менее, Торо активно участвовал в общественной жизни. Так, в 1846 году в знак протеста по отношению к войне США против Мексики он демонстративно отказался платить налоги, а также выступал за гражданское неповиновение правительству. Его творчество и общественная деятельность оказали заметное влияние на мировоззрение Льва Толстого, Махатмы Ганди и Мартина Лютера Кинга.

Marine Ecological Processes


Author: Ivan Valiela
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475718330
Category: Science
Page: 547
View: 4567
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This text is aimed principally at the beginning graduate or advanced undergraduate student, but was written also to serve as a review and, more ambitiously, as a synthesis of the field. To achieve these purposes, several objectives were imposed on the writing. The first was, since ecol ogists must be the master borrowers of biology, to give the flavor of the eclectic nature of the field by providing coverage of many of the interdis ciplinary topics relevant to marine ecology. The second objective was to portray marine ecology as a discipline in the course of discovery, one in which there are very few settled issues. In many instances it is only possible to discuss diverse views and point out the need for further study. The lack of clear conclusions may be frustrating to the beginning student but nonetheless reflects the current-and necessarily exciting-state of the discipline. The third purpose is to guide the reader further into topics of specialized interest by providing sufficient recent references especially reviews. The fourth objective is to present marine ecology for what it is: a branch of ecology. Many concepts, approaches, and methods of marine ecology are inspired or derived from terrestrial and limnological antecedents. There are, in addition, instructive comparisons to be made among results obtained from marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environ ments, I have therefore incorporated the intellectual antecedents of par ticular concepts and some non-marine comparisons into the text.

ANtarctic Benthic DEEP-sea Biodiversity : Colonization History and Recent Community Patterns (ANDEEP-III)


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Benthos
Page: 3
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Advances in Urban Ecology

Integrating Humans and Ecological Processes in Urban Ecosystems
Author: marina Alberti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387755106
Category: Science
Page: 366
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This groundbreaking work is an attempt at providing a conceptual framework to synthesize urban and ecological dynamics into a common framework. The greatest challenge for urban ecologists in the next few decades is to understand the role humans play in urban ecosystems. The development of an integrated urban ecological approach is crucial to advance ecological research and to help planners and managers solve complex urban environmental issues. This book is a major step forward.

Marine Ecology


Author: Sean D. Connell,Bronwyn M. Gillanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 630
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Examines the ecological issues of marine ecosytems in unprecedented scope and depth. With contributions from an impressive group of Australian and New Zealand authors.

Ecological Processes Handbook


Author: Luca Palmeri,Alberto Barausse,Sven Erik Jorgensen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466558482
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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Ecology is a cross-disciplinary field involving many different aspects of science. Written with this in mind, this book introduces ecological processes, ranging from physical processes, to chemical processes and biological processes. It contains all the necessary information on an ecological process: a clear, detailed but not too lengthy definition; some practical examples, the main mathematical models which have been used to describe the process, and the key interconnections with other ecological processes that must be known in order to apply what has been learned from the book.

Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disasters


Author: Jean Ellis,Douglas J. Sherman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123965381
Category: Nature
Page: 592
View: 2461
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Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions of preparedness, response, and recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. Throughout the book cases studies are presented of historically relevant hazards and disasters as well as the many recent catastrophes. Contains contributions from experts in the field selected by a world-renowned editorial board Cutting-edge discussion of natural hazard topics that affect the lives and livelihoods of millions of humans worldwide Numerous full-color tables, GIS maps, diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of hazardous processes in action will be included

Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

Frameworks, Methodologies, and Integration
Author: Martin Solan,Rebecca J. Aspden,David M. Paterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199642265
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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This edited volume is the first to address the latest advances in biodiversity-function science using marine examples. It provides an in-depth evaluation of the science before offering a perspective on future research directions for some of the most pressing environmental issues facing society today and in the future.