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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



Philip s Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe

Philip s Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe Author Peter S. Maitland
ISBN-10 0540088811
Release 2006
Pages 272
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The illustrated keys allow the rapid identification of species; in the introductory chapter is a key to the families of fish, which enable readers to quickly find the family to which their specimen belongs, and at the start of the chapter on each family, a detailed key identifies the exact species.



Philip s Guide to Seashells of the World

Philip s Guide to Seashells of the World Author Arthur Peter Hoblyn Oliver
ISBN-10 1849072264
Release 2012
Pages 320
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Philip's Guide to Seashells of the World is a fascinating and informative identification guide to the seashells of the world, illustrated with highly detailed and attractive artworks. More than 1,000 species are illustrated, making this the most comprehensive guide available at a comparable price.This easy-to-use identification guide covers a wide range of shells, from the common to the rare and coveted. The introductory section gives general information on molluscs and their classification, and about collecting shells.In the identification section, over 1,200 species are described and more than 1,000 are illustrated. The description of each species accompanies its illustration, detailing the size, distribution, colour and characteristic features of the shell.



Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California

Introduction to the Plant Life of Southern California Author Philip W. Rundel
ISBN-10 9780520241992
Release 2005-04-29
Pages 316
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CNHG: This is an introduction to the plant communities of the Southern California coastal areas and foothills, including color photos of 250 species and additional color habitat photos.



Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe

Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe Author Geoffrey Kibby
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924101584773
Release 2006
Pages 256
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The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Northern Europe is an easy-to-use rapid identification guide to more than 400 of the larger fungi of Britain and Northern Europe. The region covered extends from Britain and Ireland to western Russia, and from Scandinavia to the Alps and the beginning of the Mediterranean zone.The book is a practical field guide, containing accurate, full-colour illustrations of each of the featured species, with important distinguishing characteristics labelled. A cross-section of each specimen is also provided, together with a drawing of a spore. A detailed illustrated key allows the user to identify a specimen and points to the appropriate place in the book for further information.The text gives detailed yet accessible information for each species. Details include: habitat, season, frequency, cap size, shape and colour, gill colour and structure; stem shape and colour; spore colour and size. The author highlights the most distinctive features of each species, so that even a brief glance at the text can provide key information quickly in the field. Clear symbols indicate whether a species is edible or poisonous.The introduction to the book acquaints the reader with the world of mushrooms and toadstools from botanical, taxonomic and economic points of view, and contains sections on collection and identification, as well as on poisonous species and the use of mushrooms in cooking.The Philip's Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools is suitable to the naturalist, the collector and the student alike.Main map scale:



Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066370845
Release 2007
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Mushrooms

Mushrooms Author Roger Phillips
ISBN-10 9781447264026
Release 2013-09-12
Pages 384
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The culmination of over thirty years' work, this authoritative and superbly illustrated reference work is packed with the most up-to-date information and original photographs. Set to become the essential illustrated mycological encyclopedia for the next 25 years, this book is also clear, user friendly and will appeal to a wide range of readers. Unsurpassed in both illustrative and descriptive detail, Mushrooms contains over 1,250 photographs, often showing the specimens in various stages of growth, and including all the latest botanical and common names as well as current ecological information on endangered species. Having sold more than 750,000 copies in Europe of his previous title on mushrooms, Roger Phillips' new book once again sets the benchmark. Quite simply, nobody with an interest in the subject can afford to be without this book. 'Roger Phillips has written the best mushroom book I know: the sublime taxonomic accuracy of his descriptions and photographs, combined with an evangelical and infectious passion for the subject, will make an instant mycophile of anyone who picks it up.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'A masterpiece of identification.' David Bellamy



Wild Food

Wild Food Author Roger Phillips
ISBN-10 9781447249979
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 240
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Wild food is all around us, growing in our hedgerows and fields, along river banks and seashores, even on inhospitable moorland. In this definitive book, hundreds of these plants are clearly identified, with colour photography and a detailed description. Roger Phillips also gives us fascinating information on how our ancestors would have used the plant as well as including over 100 more modern recipes for delicious food and drinks. From berries, herbs and mushrooms to wild vegetables, salad leaves, seaweed and even bark, this book will inspire you to start cooking with nature's free bounty. 'I can safely say that if I hadn't picked up this book some twenty years ago I wouldn't have eaten as well, or even lived as well, as I have. It inspired me then and it inspires me now' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall



Phillipps Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology

Phillipps  Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo and Their Ecology Author Quentin Phillipps
ISBN-10 9780691169415
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 400
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This is the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and easily accessible field guide to the mammals of Borneo—the ideal travel companion for anyone visiting this region of the world. Covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei, and Kalimantan, the book provides essential information on 277 species of land and marine mammals and features 141 breathtaking color plates. Detailed facing-page species accounts describe taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits, and status. This unique at-a-glance guide also includes distribution maps, habitat plates, regional maps, fast-find graphic indexes, top mammal sites, and a complete overview of the vegetation, climate, and ecology of Borneo. Covers 277 species—from orangutans and clouded leopards to otters and other marine mammals Features 141 superb color plates Includes facing-page species accounts, distribution maps, fast-find graphic indexes, and more Describes Borneo’s vegetation, climate, and ecology



Kruger Self Drive

Kruger Self Drive Author Ingrid Van den Berg
ISBN-10 0994675127
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 288
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Kruger Self-Drive is the perfect drive guide to the world's greatest eco-park. It includes suggested routes to take you to every camp in the Kruger National Park, offers a comprehensive guide to all the roads and viewing opportunities in the park, rates every road according to the probability of animal sightings and scenic views, and so much more. It also includes an appendix of the most common animals, birds and plants in the park, with an ilustrated ecozone map. Finaly, it features a large pull-out map. Stunningly illustrated with van den Berg photography.



Wetlands Through Time

Wetlands Through Time Author Stephen F. Greb
ISBN-10 9780813723990
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 332
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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.



Water and Wastewater Engineering

Water and Wastewater Engineering Author Mackenzie L. Davis
ISBN-10 9780077417536
Release 2010-01-20
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Space Exploration For Dummies

Space Exploration For Dummies Author Cynthia Phillips, PhD
ISBN-10 0470549742
Release 2009-05-04
Pages 384
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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.



Tajikistan

Tajikistan Author Sophie Ibbotson
ISBN-10 9781784770549
Release 2017-12-04
Pages 208
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This new, thoroughly updated second edition of the most practical guide to Central Asia's smallest and least understood country brings to life the 'Roof of the World': Tajikistan. Enhanced trekking details and maps are included, along with more detailed practical information than any other guidebook. Travelling to and entering Tajikistan is easier than ever before with improved transport infrastructure and a new airport terminal in the capital, Dushanbe. Accommodation options in the capital have also improved with new high-end hotels now open for business. This new edition includes details of all such changes and improvements. With this guide you can explore the Tajik side of the Wakhan Corridor, complete with fortresses, petroglyphs, and stunning views of the Pamirs and Hindu Kush. Also covered are the Fann Mountains, easily the most accessible - and one of the most beautiful - mountain ranges in Tajikistan, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Sarazm and the Tajik National Park, the hot springs of Garm Chashma, and the Tajikistan section (which forms the majority) of the Pamir Highway, arguably the most spectacular drive in the world. Epic mountain landscapes, glacial lakes, and the mighty Amu Darya - the Oxus River of antiquity - encircle ancient Buddhist sites, Silk Road trading posts, medieval shrines, and planned Soviet cities alike. The modern population continues to draw upon its diverse heritage from Persia, China, Afghanistan and Russia, creating a complex and intriguing culture waiting to be discovered. With first-hand descriptions of everything from Sogdian ruins to playing the traditional sport of buz kashi, trekking on the Murghab Plateau and eating shashlik in garden tea houses, Tajikistan's expert authors bring the country alive in Bradt's new and fully updated edition.



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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