Trace Fossils

Concepts, Problems, Prospects
Author: William Miller, III
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080475356
Category: Science
Page: 632
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This book serves as an up-to-date introduction, as well as overview to modern trace fossil research and covers nearly all of the essential aspects of modern ichnology. Divided into three section, Trace Fossils covers the historical background and concepts of ichnology, on-going research problems, and indications about the possible future growth of the discipline and potential connections to other fields. This work is intended for a broad audience of geological and biological scientists. Workers new to the field could get a sense of the main concepts of ichnology and a clear idea of how trace fossil research is conducted. Scientists in related disciplines could find potential uses for trace fossils in their fields. And, established workers could use the book to check on the progress of their particular brand of ichnology. By design, there is something here for novice and veteran, insider and outsider, and for the biologically-oriented workers and for the sedimentary geologists. * Presents a review of the state of ichnology at the beginning of the 21st Century * Summarizes the basic concepts and methods of modern trace fossil research * Discusses crucial background information about the history of trace fossil research, the main concepts of ichnology, examples of current problems and future directions, and the potential connections to other disciplines within both biology and geology

Dictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment


Author: Alireza Bahadori,Scott T. Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319262610
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 507
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This comprehensive dictionary covers wastewater processes, pollution control, and every major area of environmental engineering used in industry. The alphabetically arranged entries cover key terms used in daily communications and documentation in all research and industrial activities. The several thousand key technical terms are written in easy-to-understand, practical language. The volume is an ideal reference for students and practitioners.

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology


Author: F Stuart Chapin III,Pamela A. Matson,Peter Vitousek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441995049
Category: Science
Page: 529
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Features review questions at the end of each chapter; Includes suggestions for recommended reading; Provides a glossary of ecological terms; Has a wide audience as a textbook for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and as a reference for practicing scientists from a wide array of disciplines

Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils


Author: Nyle C. Brady,Ray R. Weil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 606
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This book opens readers' eyes to the fascinating and important world of soils, and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources. KEY TOPICS Concentrating on essentials, this edition is a more concise version of its parent book, The Nature and Properties of Soils, maintaining its high standards of rigor and readability, and its priority of explaining this science in a manner relevant to many fields of study. It provides a fundamental knowledge that is a prerequisite to meeting the many natural-resource challenges awaiting humanity in the 21st century. For individuals who study the science of soil, and those who make a profession of it.

Soil Basics, Management and Rhizosphere Engineering for Sustainable Agriculture


Author: Channarayappa C.,D P Biradar
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351044257
Category: Science
Page: 777
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Increase in global population, drastic changes in the environment, soil degradation and decrease in quality and quantity of agricultural productivity warranted us to adapt sustainable farming practices. This book focuses on soil health management and creating biased rhizosphere that can effectively augment the needs of sustainable agriculture.

Agroecology

The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems
Author: Stephen R. Gliessman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849328459
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 384
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Providing the theoretical and conceptual framework for this continually evolving field, Agroecology: The Ecology of Sustainable Food Systems, Second Edition explores environmental factors and complexities affecting agricultural crops and animals. Completely revised, updated, and reworked, the second edition contains new data, new readings, new issues and case studies, and new options. It includes two completely new chapters, one on the role of livestock animals in agroecosystems and one on the cultural and community aspects of sustainable food systems. The author clearly delineates the importance of using an ecosystem framework for determining if a particular agricultural practice, input, or management decision contributes or detracts from sustainability. He explains how the framework provides the ecological basis for the functioning of the chosen management strategy over the long-term. He also examines system level interactions, stressing the need for understanding the emergent qualities of populations, communities, and ecosystems and their roles in sustainable agriculture. Using examples of farming systems in a broad array of ecological conditions, the book demonstrates how to use an ecosystem approach to design and manage agroecosystems for sustainability.

Volcanic-ash-derived Forest Soils of the Inland Northwest

Properties and Implications for Management and Restoration, 9-10 November 2005 Coeur D'Alene, ID.
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forest management
Page: 220
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Monitoring manual for grassland, shrubland and savanna ecosystems


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Grassland ecology
Page: N.A
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Ecoagriculture

A Review and Assessment of Its Scientific Foundations
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agrobiodiversity
Page: 142
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The Growth and Collapse of Pacific Island Societies

Archaeological and Demographic Perspectives
Author: Patrick Vinton Kirch,Jean-Louis Rallu
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824831349
Category: History
Page: 390
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Oceania is characterized by thousands of islands and archipelagoes amidst the vast expanse of the Pacific. Although it is one of the few truly oceanic habitats occupied permanently by humankind, surprisingly little research has been done on the maritime dimension of Pacific history. The People of the Sea attempts to fill this gap by combining neglected historical and scientific material to provide the first synthetic study of ocean-people interaction in the region from 1770 to 1870. It emphasizes Pacific Islanders' varied and evolving relationships with the sea during a crucial transitional era following sustained European contact. Book jacket.

The geology, biodiversity and ecology of Lake Hövsgöl (Mongolia)


Author: Clyde E. Goulden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 525
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Landscape Architecture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Landscape gardening
Page: N.A
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Proceedings Report Rocky Mountain Research Station


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: N.A
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Monitoring manual for grassland, shrubland, and savanna ecosystems


Author: Jeffrey E. Herrick,Jornada Experimental Range
Publisher: Jornada Experimental Range, USDA
ISBN: 9780975555200
Category: Nature
Page: 236
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This book describes the first integrated soil and vegetation monitoring system for rangeland ecosystems and is also the only monitoring guide to address the increasingly popular concept of "rangeland health." Rather than focusing on any particular land management objective-such as livestock production, watershed protection, or biodiversity conservation-the manual describes how to monitor basic ecosystem attributes on which all land uses depend: soil and site stability, watershed function, and biotic integrity. The manual is divided into two volumes to facilitate its use by individuals with little or no background in science or land management. Volume I, "Quick Start," contains all of the information needed to begin monitoring. Volume II outlines monitoring program development, contains supplementary methods, and provides guidelines for data entry. A Special Topics section in Volume II describes how to adapt the protocols to address more specific land management objectives: riparian environments, livestock production, wildlife habitats, off-road vehicle and other recreation uses, fire, in vasive species, state and transition models, and remote sensing. The manual's value-neutral approach has facilitated adoption by a wide range of individuals and organizations, and the protocols described are already being applied by ranchers, environmental organizations, land management agencies, and the National Park Service. Nearly everything that we value about rangelands depends upon the three attributes on which these methods focus; monitoring them is like monitoring the foundation of our rangeland ecosystems. This book provides step-by-step instructions for putting these important methods intopractice.

Monitoring Manual for Grassland, Shrubland and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume II: Design, Supplementary Methods and Interpretation, 2005


Author: United States. Forest Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Chemistry

foundations and applications
Author: J. J. Lagowski
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 9780028657226
Category: Science
Page: 4
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"Although written for the high school student, this concise, readable, and authoritative source presents any science learner with a clear introduction to chemistry. The 480 entries cover all aspects of chemistry and its practical applications. A running glossary explains words as they are encountered in the text, and most entries have accompanying diagrams and photographs."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Fertilizing Lawns


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lawns
Page: 8
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Colony structure, climate and spread in invasive argentine ants


Author: Nicole Elizabeth Heller,Stanford University. Dept. of Biological Sciences
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 280
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Environmental Assessment in Practice


Author: Owen Harrop,Ashley Nixon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134729782
Category: Science
Page: 240
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This text explains what constitutes good practice in applying environmental assessment as an environmental management tool. A wide range of case studies and other student text features are employed to demonstrate how the different methods, techniques and disciplines of environmental assessment can be used. The authors address the key concepts for environmental assessment procedures: methods for using E.A.; techniques for impact prediction and evaluation; environmental risk assessment; EA consultation and participation; project management; environmental statement review and post-project analysis; and strategic environmental assessment. Worldwide case studies include: gas pipelines, hydroelectric power plants, gold mining, river crossings, waste-to-energy plants and gravel extraction in England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Venezuela, the Netherlands, Iceland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Ghana.

Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals


Author: Alfred J. Turgeon,Lambert Blanchard McCarty,Nick Edward Christians
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 300
View: 7175
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Weed Control in Turf and Ornamentals provides thorough coverage of weeds that are important in turfgrass and ornamentals-plant communities. The herbicides used in these plant communities are thoroughly treated with respect to their action and metabolism in the plant, their fate in the environment, and proper application methods. Additionally, weed control measures are covered with special emphasis on the safe and effective use of herbicides. landscape artisits or horticulturists