Life in the Cold

Author: Peter J. Marchand
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611685060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Peter J. MarchandÕs Life in the Cold remains the one book that offers a comprehensive picture of the interactions of plants and animalsÑincluding humansÑwith their cold-weather environment. Focusing on the problems of Òwinter-activeÓ organisms, Marchand illuminates the many challenges of sustaining life in places that demand extraordinary adaptations. The fourth edition of this classic text includes a new chapter on climate change and its effects on plants and animals wintering in the North.

Autumn

Author: Peter J. Marchand
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874518702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An expert on winter now turns his talents to autumn, a season of beauty and change. Author of the award-winning Life in the Cold, Peter J. Marchand examines the natural and biological phenomena of fall. With Marchand as your guide, fall becomes much more than trees turning, killing frosts, birds migrating, and invigorating crisp weather. Dig under the fallen leaves and heavy mists with him to discover a vibrant world. Readers learn the whys and wherefores of these events, but much much more, as Marchand answers questions most non-specialists have about how and why such changes and adaptations occur. Though autumn may appear to be primarily a transitional season, he shows how many remarkable and essential natural processes happen routinely only during this period. He describes such topics as timekeeping in plants and animals, food hoarding, seed dispersal, and animal mating behavior among the large mammals of the North. The book is organized by theme rather than by species, so that similar adaptation mechanisms of different species can be compared and contrasted. Marchand has a demonstrated skill in making scientific facts easily understood, while also conveying the beauty and wonder of what he describes. Also an accomplished photographer, his many beautiful full-page photographs show unusual aspects of the season.

The Evolution of Vertebrate Design

Author: Leonard B. Radinsky
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622063X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Evolution of Vertebrate Design is a solid introduction to vertebrate evolution, paleontology, vertebrate biology, and functional, comparative anatomy. Its lucid style also makes it ideal for general readers intrigued by fossil history. Clearly drawn diagrams illustrate biomechanical explanations of the evolution of fins, jaws, joints, and body shapes among vertebrates. A glossary of terms is included. "A luminous text is matched by lucid drawings rationally placed. . . . A great teaching monograph, the book will charm lay readers of fossil history. For virtually every college & public collection."—Scitech Book News

Ecology of Fresh Waters

Author: Brian R. Moss
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444313428
Format: PDF
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This established textbook continues to provide a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to rivers, lakes and wetlands, and was written as the basis for a complete course on freshwater ecology. Designed for undergraduate and early postgraduate students who wish to gain an overall view of this vast subject area, this accessible guide to freshwater ecosystems and man's activities will also be invaluable to anyone interested in the integrated management of freshwaters. The author maintains the tradition of clarity and conciseness set by previous editions, and the text is extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Examples are drawn from the author's experience in many parts of the world. In this edition, the scientific content of the text has been fully revised and updated. Emphasis has been placed on human impacts, and a completely new chapter has been added on the future of freshwaters. Balanced and stimulating introduction to limnology. Successfully combines fundamental and applied aspects of integrated management of freshwaters, with strong emphasis on human links. Completely revised and rewritten with a threefold increase in the number of illustrations. New chapter on the future of freshwaters. Of interest to undergraduates, beginning postgraduates and any limnologically interested reader.

A Guide to Nature in Winter

Author: Donald W. Stokes
Publisher: Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316817202
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An introduction to the natural world in winter. Includes 485 illustrations and a description of each item.

Creation of the Teton Landscape

Author: John David Love
Publisher: Grand Teton Natural Hist Assn
ISBN: 9780931895579
Format: PDF, ePub
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For more than a century, the spectacular mountain range known as the Tetons has beckoned hikers, climbers, and the simply curious. In this second edition of a classic work, the processes that created this astonishing landscape are clearly described and richly illustrated. Using their 140 years combined experience, three geologists unlock the secrets of a land sculpted by fire, ice, and shifting tectonic plates. Their work is also a story of a revolution in scientific thinking, and the ways that revolution has revealed even more of the story's details. Accompanied by more than one hundred photographs and illustrations, the text is highly readable and scientifically accurate. It rewards the reader with the perspectives and discoveries of three geologists whose professional and personal lives are deeply intertwined with Jackson Hole and the Teton Range.

Mountains and Plains

Author: Dennis H. Knight
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300185928
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many changessome discouraging, others hopefulhave occurred in the Rocky Mountain region since the first edition of this widely acclaimed book was published. Wildlife habitat has become more fragmented, once-abundant sage grouse are now scarce, and forest fires occur more frequently. At the same time, wolves have been successfully reintroduced, and new approaches to conservation have been adopted. For this updated and expanded Second Edition, the authors provide a highly readable synthesis of research undertaken in the past two decades and address two important questions: How can ecosystems be used so that future generations benefit from them as we have? How can we anticipate and adapt to climate changes while conserving biological diversity?

The Feeling of Risk

Author: Paul Slovic
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136530460
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as feelings' and examines the interaction of feeling and cognition in the perception of risk. He also examines the elements of knowledge, cognitive skill, and communication necessary for good decisions in the face of risk. The first section of the book looks at the difficulty of understanding risk without an emotional component, for example that disaster statistics lack emotion and thus fail to convey the true meaning of disasters and fail to motivate proper action to prevent them. The book also highlights other important perspectives on risk arising from cultural worldviews and concerns about specific hazards pertaining to blood transfusion, biotechnology, prescription drugs, smoking, terrorism, and nanotechnology. Following on from The Perception of Risk (2000), this book presents some of the most significant research on risk perception in recent years, providing essential lessons for all those involved in risk perception and communication.

Creation of the Teton Landscape

Author: J. D. Love
Publisher: Grand Teton National History
ISBN: 9780931895081
Format: PDF
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Discusses how geologic phenomena are responsible for the magnificent scenery of the Teton region.

Walden

Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher:
ISBN:
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