Freshwater Microbiology

Author: David Sigee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470026472
Format: PDF
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This unique textbook takes a broad look at the rapidly expanding field of freshwater microbiology. Concentrating on the interactions between viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi and micro-invertebrates, the book gives a wide biological appeal. Alongside conventional aspects such as phytoplankton characterisation, seasonal changes and nutrient cycles, the title focuses on the dynamic and applied aspects that are not covered within the current textbooks in the field. Complete coverage of all fresh water biota from viruses to invertebrates Unique focus on microbial interactions including coverage of biofilms, important communities on all exposed rivers and lakes. New information on molecular and microscopical techniques including a study of gene exchange between bacteria in the freshwater environment. Unique emphasis on the applied aspects of freshwater microbiology with particular emphasis on biodegradation and the causes and remediation of eutrophication and algal blooms.

Freshwater Microbiology

Author: Phillip Doherty
Publisher: Koros Press
ISBN: 9781781633007
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique textbook takes a broad look at the rapidly expanding field of freshwater microbiology. Concentrating on the interactions between viruses, bacteria, algae, fungi and micro-invertebrates, the book discusses a wide range of biological issues.

Environmental Science and Technology

Author: Stanley E. Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420003216
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it. With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.

Plankton of Inland Waters

Author: Gene E. Likens
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123819956
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A derivative of the Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Plankton of Inland Waters covers protists, bacteria, fungi, algae, and zooplankton as well as the functional and system interactions of planktonic and attached forms in aquatic ecosystems. Because the articles are drawn from an encyclopedia, the articles are easily accessible to interested members of the public, such as conservationists and environmental decision makers. Includes an up-to-date summary of global aquatic ecosystems and issues Covers current environmental problems and management solutions Features full-color figures and tables to support the text and aid in understanding

Environmental Chemistry Tenth Edition

Author: Stanley Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498776949
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With clear explanations, real-world examples and updated questions and answers, the tenth edition of Environmental Chemistry emphasizes the concepts essential to the practice of environmental science, technology and chemistry while introducing the newest innovations in the field. The author follows the general format and organization popular in preceding editions, including an approach based upon the five environmental spheres and the relationship of environmental chemistry to the key concepts of sustainability, industrial ecology and green chemistry. This readily adaptable text has been revamped to emphasize important topics such as the world water crisis. It details global climate change to a greater degree than previous editions, underlining the importance of abundant renewable energy in minimizing human influences on climate. Environmental Chemistry is designed for a wide range of graduate and undergraduate courses in environmental chemistry, environmental science and sustainability as well as serving as a general reference work for professionals in the environmental sciences and engineering.

Die Vielfalt des Lebens

Author: Erwin Beck
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352733212X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Seit der Konvention der Vereinten Nationen im Jahre 1992 zum Schutz der biologischen Vielfalt, dem sog. Rio-Abkommen, ist Biodiversität weltweit zu einem Begriff für ein hohes Gut der Menschheit geworden, das es zu bewahren gilt. Inzwischen ist klar geworden, dass (fast) alles, was in einem Ökosystem abläuft, von seinen Organismen bewerkstelligt wird, und dass die Vielfalt dieser Organismengemeinschaften die Leistungen und die Stabilität der Landund Meeresökosysteme bedingt. Viele dieser Leistungen nutzt der Mensch, ohne sie könnte er nicht leben. Von uns oft nicht bemerkt, wirkt die Biodiversität unaufhörlich in unser tägliches Leben hinein. Dieses Lesebuch, geschrieben von Wissenschaftlern und Wissenschaftlerinnen der großen deutschen Wissenschaftsorganisationen und herausgegeben von einem renommierten Experten auf dem Gebiet, bringt dem Leser nicht nur die ungeheure Vielfalt des Lebens auf der Erde näher, sondern zeigt auch in einer gut verständlichen Sprache die Prinzipien und die Bedeutung der Biodiversität für das Leben auf der Erde auf. Darüber hinaus widmet sich das Werk dem komplexen und keineswegs immer negativen Zusammenspiel von menschlichen Einfl üssen und Biodiversität, und es diskutiert die verschiedenen Ansätze, um dieses Zusammenspiel zum Nutzen von Natur und Mensch zu verbessern. Das Buch wurde sprachlich und grafisch von der bekannten Wissenschaftsjournalistin Claudia von See bearbeitet und ist nicht nur fachlich aktuell, sondern auch ein echter Lesegenuss.