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Guide to Mountains

Guide to Mountains Author Doug K. Scott
ISBN-10 0540085790
Release 2005
Pages 271
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With the rapid growth in cheap worldwide travel, trekking and mountaineering have become hugely popular activities, and in their wake has come a much greater awareness of mountains as ecosystems with their own highly specialized flora and fauna, and with their own needs in terms of habitat protection and conservation. Philip's Guide to Mountains brings together the many and various aspects of the study of mountains and mountain activity into a single volume. The book begins by looking at how mountains form, and then are gradually eroded away. The basic processes of mountain geology and physical geography are explained, with particular attention to the effects of snow and ice and the phenomena of avalanches and glaciers. A description of the weather phenomena of mountain regions leads into a detailed account of the extreme conditions, isolation and environmental sensitivity of many mountain regions. The author explains how plants and animals are adapted to survive in mountains and describes the lifeforms found at high altitudes. The destruction of habitats, particularly by deforestation, is described, together with the harm to biodiversity that this causes. turns to mountain peoples and societies, looking at the many and diverse groups that have developed in mountain regions and the economies that sustain them. The next two chapters cover mountain sports, with particular attention to climbing, and then describe the extraordinary history of mountaineering. Finally, the atlas section provides topographic maps of the world's major mountain regions, and describes each region in detail, giving tables of key geographical facts and figures such as highest peaks, area, population and principal rivers. Philip's Guide to Mountains will appeal to two principal groups. First, those those who study mountains and mountain wildlife, as part of a geography, geology, botany or zoology course, at A-level or for a degree. Second, birdwatchers and wildflower collectors. Thirdly, the large numbers of trekkers, high-altitude 'scramblers', rock-climbers, mountaineers and skiers who visit the mountains. For all of these readers the book provides accurate and fascinating information, much of which is hard to obtain elsewhere. Liverpool John Moores University, and Dr Stephen J Cribb, a consultant geologist. There is an introduction by the General Editor and distinguished mountaineer, Doug Scott, CBE, FRGS



Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066370845
Release 2007
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Wetlands for Water Pollution Control

Wetlands for Water Pollution Control Author Miklas Scholz
ISBN-10 9780444636126
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 556
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Wetlands for Water Pollution Control, Second Edition, covers the fundamental science and engineering principles relevant to the drainage and treatment of both storm and wastewater. Standard and novel design recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems are also provided to account for the interests of professional engineers and environmental scientists. This revised edition deals with the design, operation, maintenance, and water quality monitoring of traditional and novel wetland systems, but also provides information on the analysis of asset performance and modeling of treatment processes, along with performances of existing infrastructures in predominantly developed, but also developing countries, and the sustainability and economic issues involved. This new edition contains 10 new chapters, along with multidisciplinary, experimental, and modeling-orientated case study topics that include natural wetlands, constructed treatment wetlands for pollution control, sustainable drainage systems, and specific applications, such as wetlands treating hydrocarbon and ammonia, as well as ecological sanitation systems recycling treated. Contains a broad overview of water and environmental engineering aspects relevant for the drainage and treatment of storm water and wastewater, respectively Includes standard and novel design, operation, monitoring and maintenance recommendations for predominantly constructed wetlands and related sustainable drainage systems Provides detailed solutions to pressing water quality challenges associated with constructed treatment wetlands, integrated constructed wetlands, sustainable flood retention basins, farm constructed wetlands and storm water ponds, and other sustainable biological filtration and treatment technologies linked to public health engineering



Wetlands Through Time

Wetlands Through Time Author Stephen F. Greb
ISBN-10 9780813723990
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 332
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The Rough Guide to Argentina

The Rough Guide to Argentina Author Danny Aeberhard
ISBN-10 1858285690
Release 2000
Pages 800
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The Rough Guide to Argentina is the ultimate guide to one of the world's most exciting countries. Features lively coverage of all the attractions of Buenos Aires, the scintillating capital city and vivid accounts of the spectacularly varied landscapes, from the jungles of Misiones to windswept Ushuaia, the world's southernmost town. Includes comprehensive reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in every region and budget, as well as informative background on Argentinian history and culture, including the birth of tango, the rise of Perón and the religion of football.



River Conservation and Management

River Conservation and Management Author Philip Boon
ISBN-10 9781119961963
Release 2012-02-10
Pages 448
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This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical interest in river conservation and management. It provides an overview of how changes in legislation, policies, institutional responsibilities, science, technology, practical techniques and public perception have influenced how rivers have been managed over the past 20 years and the challenges that lie ahead during the next 20 years. The book is based on the international conference River Conservation and Management:20 Years On held at York. Thirty-one chapters, with contributions from North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia provide a wide-ranging perspective on this complex but profoundly important subject. Following an introduction that chronicles the most important contextual changes, the book is organized into four broad topics: Catchment management, ecosystem integrity and the threats to river ecosystems – this covers progress on understanding and addressing the pressures affecting rivers, many of which will be amplified by climate change and increasing human demands for water; Methods and approaches – illustrating some recent techniques that have been developed to assess condition and conservation status across different types of river; Recovery and rehabilitation – providing an insight into the principles, practice, public involvement and institutional networks that support and make improvements to modified river reaches; Integrating nature conservation into wider river management –demonstrating the importance of integrated planning, involvement of local communities and the use of adaptive management in achieving multiple environmental and economic benefits along rivers used for different purposes. The final chapter discusses the challenges faced in dealing with an uncertain future. More than 1200 different references and numerous web-site citations provide the reader with an invaluable source of knowledge on the subject area.



Photographic Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

Photographic Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka Author Bikram Grewal
ISBN-10 9781462916313
Release 2002-06-10
Pages 512
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A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka and India is the best, most comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of South Asia. Because of its vast size and geographical location, the Indian subcontinent has some of the world's most diverse avifauna. It boasts of thousands of species. This birdwatching book covers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color photographs. Each species has a distribution map Many of the photographs in this magnificent volume appear for the first time and have been carefully selected to show the most important features of the species illustrated. In several cases, different plumages or flight shots are included. The concise text provides vital information on the plumages, voice and habits of each species are also mentioned in the texts. The maps are accompanied by a note on the status and distribution. This birdwatching book will enable accurate field identification in one of the world's most diverse avifaunal regions. Indispensable reading for all bird lovers.



Educating and Managing for Wetlands Conservation

Educating and Managing for Wetlands Conservation Author Rob Donohue
ISBN-10 UVA:35007000489983
Release 1991
Pages 230
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Ducks Geese and Swans Species accounts Cairina to Mergus

Ducks  Geese and Swans  Species accounts  Cairina to Mergus Author Janet Kear
ISBN-10 0198610092
Release 2005
Pages 908
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Bibliographic Guide to Slavic Baltic and Eurasian Studies 1996

Bibliographic Guide to Slavic Baltic and Eurasian Studies 1996 Author Nypl
ISBN-10 0783817770
Release 1997
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Status and Trends Report on Wetlands and Related Habitats in the San Francisco Estuary

Status and Trends Report on Wetlands and Related Habitats in the San Francisco Estuary Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822016282386
Release 1991
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A Guide to the Restoration of Nutrient enriched Shallow Lakes

A Guide to the Restoration of Nutrient enriched Shallow Lakes Author Brian Moss
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D02018868Z
Release 1996
Pages 180
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Produced in conjunction with the Environment Agency, this guide, aimed at wetland managers, provides a step-by-step strategy for the restoration of ponds and shallow lakes damaged by eutrophication, using techniques for setting of restoration goals, nutrient control, ecological engineering using fish manipulation, plant and fish re-establishment, monitoring and aftercare. Case studies from four European countries are analysed, with lessons learnt from them.



Books in Print 2004 2005

Books in Print  2004 2005 Author
ISBN-10 0835246493
Release 2004
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Wetlands Water and the Law

Wetlands  Water  and the Law Author Clare Shine
ISBN-10 2831704782
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 332
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This publication sets wetlands in their scientific, economic and legal context, before describing the main legal issues involved in implementing the Ramsar Convention. Parts 3-6 take an increasingly broad focus, dealing respectively with site-specific and bioregional approaches to wetland management, generally-applicable techniques for managing damaging processes and activities and, lastly, regional and international frameworks for cooperation. The book complements the recent work of scientists and economists by describing how laws and institutions can work for (or against) wetland conservation and wise use. Each chapter makes the link between international legal obligations and national or local mechanisms for delivering implementation. Drawing on national practice around the world, the book illustrates how different legal approaches and techniques can be adapted to widely-varying national conditions and capabilities. Key components for legal and institutional frameworks suited to the challenge of wise use implementations are set out in the conclusion.



Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain

Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain Author Ray Neyland
ISBN-10 0807134074
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 339
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Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain provides detailed information on 535 species of herbaceous plants, vines, and shrubs that inhabit the great floristic provinces of the United States the Lower Mississippi Valley, Gulf and Atlantic Coastal States. Entries are arranged alphabetically by family and scientific name, and are accompanied by a vivid color photograph of the wildflower in its natural setting and a precise description of the species, including its range and blooming time. Some entries describe modern and historical applications for the plantssuch as use by Native Americans for food or medicineand mention closely related species to prevent confusion in identification. The volumes simplified glossary and series of line drawings explain essential botanical terms. Dichotomous keys facilitate step-by-step identification methods, allowing readers to begin with what they knowa flowers colorand then follow a process of elimination (Is the plant aquatic or not? Are the leaves fan shaped or linear?). A sturdy, flexible cover makes this guide the perfect companion for outdoor excursions. With its beautiful color photographs, instructive descriptions, and wide-ranging geographic scope, Wildflowers of the Coastal Plain presents an exceptional reference for every nature and wildflower lover.



Guidance Manual for the Rehabilitation Restoration and Creation of Salt Marshes in Northern California

Guidance Manual for the Rehabilitation  Restoration  and Creation of Salt Marshes in Northern California Author Robert Daniel Charney
ISBN-10 UCAL:X47469
Release 1991
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Soils

Soils Author Randall Schaetzl
ISBN-10 9781107016934
Release 2015-04-06
Pages 800
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This expanded, fully updated second edition of the leading textbook in pedology and soil geomorphology is invaluable for anyone studying soils, landforms and landscape change.