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The Natural history of the UC Santa Cruz campus

The Natural history of the UC Santa Cruz campus Author Tonya M. Haff
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B785666
Release 2008-04
Pages 361
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Field Guide to Plants of UC Santa Cruz

Field Guide to Plants of UC Santa Cruz Author Nathalie Martin
ISBN-10 1983977160
Release 2018-03-31
Pages 174
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The Field Guide to Plants of UC Santa Cruz contains stunning illustrations that complement full color photographs of over 180 vascular plant speices. Also included are detailed notes on identification, habitat, plant height, bloom period and status on the unparalleled UCSC campus.



In the Ecotone the UC Santa Cruz Campus

In the Ecotone  the UC Santa Cruz Campus Author James Clifford
ISBN-10 1495174174
Release 2015-10-01
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UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz Author University of California, Santa Cruz
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020266083
Release 2006
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UC Santa Cruz

UC Santa Cruz Author Hadley Robinson
ISBN-10 1596581476
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 150
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Provides a look at the University of California, Santa Cruz from the students' viewpoint.



UC Santa Cruz 2012

UC Santa Cruz 2012 Author Alexandra Iorfino
ISBN-10 9781427497079
Release 2011-03-15
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The Curious Observer s Guide to Slime Molds of UC Santa Cruz and Beyond

The Curious Observer s Guide to Slime Molds of UC Santa Cruz and Beyond Author Carrie Niblett
ISBN-10 1547264594
Release 2017-06-18
Pages 84
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In this self-described love letter to slime, naturalist, student and slime mold enthusiast Carrie Niblett provides background information, photographs, diagrams and 22 species descriptions of slime molds that can be found on the UC Santa Cruz campus and in terrestrial ecosystems around the globe. You can find slime molds occupying damp logs and creeping over leaf litter steps away from the classroom but until you picked up this book, these strange and beautiful organisms may have been hidden in plain sight. Let this guide be your companion as you take a peek into the curious world of slime molds.



The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus

The Natural History of the UC Santa Cruz Campus Author Sheridan F. Warrick
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106014139304
Release 1982
Pages 283
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How to Clone a Mammoth

How to Clone a Mammoth Author Beth Shapiro
ISBN-10 9781400865482
Release 2015-04-05
Pages 240
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Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in "ancient DNA" research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past. Journeying to far-flung Siberian locales in search of ice age bones and delving into her own research--as well as those of fellow experts such as Svante Paabo, George Church, and Craig Venter--Shapiro considers de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges. Would de-extinction change the way we live? Is this really cloning? What are the costs and risks? And what is the ultimate goal? Using DNA collected from remains as a genetic blueprint, scientists aim to engineer extinct traits--traits that evolved by natural selection over thousands of years--into living organisms. But rather than viewing de-extinction as a way to restore one particular species, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. For example, elephants with genes modified to express mammoth traits could expand into the Arctic, re-establishing lost productivity to the tundra ecosystem. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future.



Ecosystems of California

Ecosystems of California Author Harold Mooney
ISBN-10 9780520278806
Release 2016-01-19
Pages 1008
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This long-anticipated reference and sourcebook for California’s remarkable ecological abundance provides an integrated assessment of each major ecosystem type—its distribution, structure, function, and management. A comprehensive synthesis of our knowledge about this biologically diverse state, Ecosystems of California covers the state from oceans to mountaintops using multiple lenses: past and present, flora and fauna, aquatic and terrestrial, natural and managed. Each chapter evaluates natural processes for a specific ecosystem, describes drivers of change, and discusses how that ecosystem may be altered in the future. This book also explores the drivers of California’s ecological patterns and the history of the state’s various ecosystems, outlining how the challenges of climate change and invasive species and opportunities for regulation and stewardship could potentially affect the state’s ecosystems. The text explicitly incorporates both human impacts and conservation and restoration efforts and shows how ecosystems support human well-being. Edited by two esteemed ecosystem ecologists and with overviews by leading experts on each ecosystem, this definitive work will be indispensable for natural resource management and conservation professionals as well as for undergraduate or graduate students of California’s environment and curious naturalists.



The unnatural history of UC Santa Cruz

The unnatural history of UC Santa Cruz Author Jeff Arnett
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106018874088
Release 2007
Pages 93
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This book is the result of a Writing 1/2 course, offered in the spring of 2007, in which students researched and documented the many unnatural (i.e., human-made creations) that exist on the UCSC campus. Unnatural sites included are Elfland, the Labyrinth, the Hobbit Hole, the Arboretum, the Alan Chadwick Garden and the limekilns and more.



Intimate Reconstructions

Intimate Reconstructions Author Catherine A. Jones
ISBN-10 9780813836768
Release 2015-02-06
Pages 288
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In Intimate Reconstructions, Catherine Jones considers how children shaped, and were shaped by, Virginia’s Reconstruction. Jones argues that questions of how to define, treat, reform, or protect children were never far from the surface of public debate and private concern in post–Civil War Virginia. Through careful examination of governmental, institutional, and private records, the author traces the unpredictable paths black and white children traveled through this tumultuous period. Putting children at the center of the narrative reveals the unevenness of the transitions that defined Virginia in the wake of the Civil War: from slavery to freedom, from war to peace, and from secession to a restored but fractured union. While some children emerged from the war under the protection of families, others navigated treacherous circumstances on their own. The reconfiguration of postwar households, and disputes over children’s roles within them, fueled broader debates over public obligations to protect all children. The reorganization of domestic life was a critical proving ground for Reconstruction. Freedpeople’s efforts to recover children strained against white Virginians’ efforts to retain privileges formerly undergirded by slavery. At the same time, orphaned children, particularly those who populated the streets of Virginia’s cities, prompted contentious debate over who had responsibility for their care, as well as rights to their labor. By revisiting conflicts over the practices of orphan asylums, apprenticeship, and adoption, Intimate Reconstructions demonstrates that race continued to shape children’s postwar lives in decisive ways. In private and public, children were at the heart of Virginians’ struggles over the meanings of emancipation and Confederate defeat.



Landscape as Place at UC Santa Cruz

Landscape as Place at UC Santa Cruz Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016665264
Release 1992
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Galactic halos

Galactic halos Author Dennis Zaritsky
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043177461
Release 1998
Pages 438
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Flora Unveiled

Flora Unveiled Author Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Developmental Biology Lincoln Taiz
ISBN-10 9780190490263
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 520
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Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was put to good use during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In stark contrast, sex in plants wasn't discovered until the late 17th century, long after the domestication of crop plants. Even after its discovery, the "sexual theory" continued to be hotly debated and lampooned for another 150 years, pitting the "sexualists" against the "asexualists." Why was the notion of sex in plants so contentious for so long? "Flora Unveiled" is a deep history of perceptions about plant gender and sexuality, beginning in the Ice Age and ending in the middle of the nineteenth century, with the elucidation of the complete plant life cycle. Linc and Lee Taiz show that a gender bias that plants are unisexual and female (a "one-sex model") prevented the discovery of plant sex and delayed its acceptance long after the theory was definitively proven. The book explores the various sources of this gender bias, beginning with women's role as gatherers, crop domesticators, and the first farmers. In the myths and religions of the Bronze and Iron Ages, female deities were strongly identified with flowers, trees, and agricultural abundance, and during Middle Ages and Renaissance, this tradition was assimilated into Christianity in the person of Mary. The one-sex model of plants continued into the Early Modern Period, and experienced a resurgence during the eighteenth century Enlightenment and again in the nineteenth century Romantic movement. Not until Wilhelm Hofmeister demonstrated the universality of sex in the plant kingdom was the controversy over plant sex finally laid to rest. Although "Flora Unveiled" focuses on the discovery of sex in plants, the history serves as a cautionary tale of how strongly and persistently cultural biases can impede the discovery and delay the acceptance of scientific advances.



Coasts in Crisis

Coasts in Crisis Author Gary Griggs
ISBN-10 9780520293625
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 360
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"Almost half of the planet's population now lives in the coastal zone. The impacts of these people - three billion and rising - are increasingly affecting the most dynamic and constantly changing environments on Earth. All shorelines are also experiencing a rising sea level, which is causing coastal erosion and flooding, and what may be a more severe future storm and wave climate. Future sea-level rise may be the greatest challenge human civilization has ever faced. Dense populations are taking a toll on the coastal zone, impacting not only the shoreline itself, but also the nearshore waters. The myriad effects include industrial, agricultural, and domestic runoff and discharge; the disposal and accumulation of plastic and other marine debris; extraction of groundwater and petroleum leading to sea water intrusion and ground subsidence; large port developments with their thousands of ships and their associated impacts; overfishing and loss of habitats; and impacts of dams, sand mining, and coastal engineering structures on sandy beaches. Individual hazards, risks, and issues have been studied and written about individually, but there is no reference, book, or source until this one that treats the entire coastal zone as a region under threat. While there are more examples included from California and the United States, the book covers issues and environments from a global perspective so that this book will be useful and informative for students or readers anywhere on the planet."--Provided by publisher.



The Wave

The Wave Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106019741252
Release 1998
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