Field Guide to California Rivers (California Natural History by Tim Palmer

By Tim Palmer

Award-winning writer, naturalist, and conservationist Tim Palmer offers the realm of California rivers during this sensible and encouraging box advisor. Loaded with tips about the place to hike, fish, canoe, kayak, and raft, it bargains an interpretive process that finds geology, plant and wild existence, hydrologic methods, and different normal phenomena. Palmer reviews on conservation with a point of view from a long time of non-public engagement. greater than a hundred and fifty streams are featured, 50 riparian species are illustrated, and a hundred and eighty photographs convey the essence of California’s rivers. Palmer brings a traditional heritage advisor, a activity advisor, and an advent to river ecology jointly in a single illuminating quantity; it belongs in each river lover’s booklet assortment, boat, and backpack.

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Reading the River: A Voyage Down the Yukon by John Hildebrand

By John Hildebrand

“John Hildebrand units out in a canoe . . . to discover the nice riverway of northwestern Canada and Alaska. . . . The geography is heavily rendered and the characters particularly sharply drawn. the rustic is choked with mad dropouts at river fish camps, good-hearted ladies within the cities, sullen natives in tumbledown villages, cranky old-timers, negative drunks and worse moralizers who stay off the wild panorama and its plentiful assets. . . . this can be a superb paintings, and Hildebrand is a positive writer.”—Charles E. Little, Wilderness

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Rivers – Physical, Fluvial and Environmental Processes by Pawel Rowiński, Artur Radecki-Pawlik

By Pawel Rowiński, Artur Radecki-Pawlik

This e-book describes the area of analysis and research of actual, chemical and organic attributes of flowing water, and it offers with a cross-disciplinary box of analysis combining actual, geophysical, hydraulic, technological, environmental pursuits. It goals to equip engineers, geophysicists, managers operating in water-related arenas in addition to complex scholars and researchers with the hottest details to be had at the nation of data approximately rivers, quite their actual, fluvial and environmental procedures. details from a number of but additionally interrelated parts to be had in a single quantity is the most profit for strength readers. All chapters are ready through prime specialists from the top examine laboratories from everywhere in the world.

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Child Protection: An Introduction by Chris Beckett

By Chris Beckett

`All readers can be interested in the fashion of the e-book in addition to its content material. The constitution will ensure that it isn't only a "one-off", being learn as a part of a process learn, yet a e-book that's used often as a resource of reference' - baby Abuse assessment `[Child safety offers] a transparent rationalization of the dep. of healthiness definitions of kid abuse and indicates indicators which can arouse suspicion. The routines interspersed in the textual content may each one offer chance for vigorous debate and certainly Beckett encourages this in his resulting dialogue' - coincidence and Emergency Nursing magazine `This ebook is obviously written and will be an invaluable reference for pro wishing to achieve information regarding conserving kids from baby abuse. the writer makes broad use of case examples to demonstrate issues and this provides to the transparent form of the publication' - neighborhood Practitioner `Professionals who've usual touch with youngsters (e.g., academics, psychologists, or common practitioners) may benefit from the author's very sensible method of indentifying and responding to suspected baby maltreatment. as well as being an invaluable resouce in itself, this article should be used effectively in a school room environment with social paintings scholars or as a qualified improvement instrument for brand new and skilled child-protection social employees' - magazine of family members reports baby safety offers a truly readable creation to baby security paintings. it's for social paintings scholars, skilled and non-experienced social staff and the total diversity of pros - nurses, law enforcement officials, lecturers, medical professionals - who're following up issues in regards to the abuse and overlook of youngsters. it really is according to the author's 18 years of expertise in perform in addition to his present paintings as a social paintings instructor. the cloth is gifted in a clean and available method. Chris Beckett makes vast use of case examples to demonstrate issues and inspire readers to check their very own considering. He offers transparent introductions, summaries and conclusions and invitations the reader to mirror on what's being mentioned and to narrate those issues to precise events that will be encountered in perform and daily life. half One outlines the task of a kid defense social employee - what it involves and the call for made on social staff half seems on the other ways during which young ones might be abused and ignored and considers the symptoms and symptoms in addition to the long term results. half 3 considers the motives of abuse and forget. What leads adults to mistreat their little ones or fail to supply the care and safeguard they want? half 4 explores many of the problems and dilemmas excited about baby safeguard social paintings. this can be a superb, transparent and encouraging e-book and is a needs to for an individual embarking on or already focused on baby safeguard paintings.

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Polar Lakes and Rivers Limnology of Arctic and Antarctic by Warwick F. Vincent, Johanna Laybourn-Parry

By Warwick F. Vincent, Johanna Laybourn-Parry

This can be the 1st publication to explain the ecology of excessive range lakes, rivers and glacial environments in either the North and South polar areas. From the lake-rich floodplains of the Arctic to the deep, enigmatic waters of Lake Vostok, Antarctica, those areas comprise essentially the most amazing aquatic ecosystems in the world. they supply a desirable range of habitats for plant, animal and microbial groups, and are proving to be important version structures for exploring many ecological subject matters together with landscape-lake interactions, version of lifestyles to environmental extremes, and controls at the constitution and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. a few of these waters even have direct international implications, together with permafrost thaw lakes as resources of greenhouse gases, subglacial aquatic environments as a storehouse of historical microbes, and Arctic rivers as significant inputs of freshwater and natural carbon to the realm Ocean. provided that many polar components are experiencing higher weather warming than at decrease latitudes, those ecosystems is additionally seen as sentinels of world swap.

This well timed quantity brings jointly the various world's top researchers in polar limnology to explain those assorted aquatic environments and their ecology. It introduces each one significant atmosphere sort, examines the similarities and transformations among Arctic and Antarctic platforms in addition to their responses to environmental switch, and describes new frontiers for destiny learn. A word list of phrases is supplied for non-specialists, and a collection of color plates introduces the ecosystems and their biota.

Polar Lakes and Rivers can be of worth to scholars and expert researchers alike, in addition to to these with a extra basic curiosity in aquatic ecology, polar environments or worldwide switch who require an authoritative review of this quickly rising topic.

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Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation by David Ussiri

By David Ussiri

Nitrous oxide gasoline is a long-lived fairly lively greenhouse fuel (GHG) with an atmospheric life of nearly a hundred and twenty years, and warmth trapping results approximately 310 instances extra strong than carbon dioxide according to molecule foundation. It contributes approximately 6% of saw international warming. Nitrous oxide is not just a powerful GHG, however it additionally performs an important position within the depletion of stratospheric ozone. This publication describes the anthropogenic resources of N2O with significant emphasis on agricultural actions. It summarizes an summary of worldwide biking of N and the function of nitrous oxide on international warming and ozone depletion, after which concentrate on significant resource, soil borne nitrous oxide emissions. The spatial-temporal version of soil nitrous oxide fluxes and underlying biogeochemical procedures are defined, in addition to techniques to quantify fluxes of N2O from soils. Mitigation suggestions to lessen the emissions, in particular from agricultural soils, and fertilizer nitrogen assets are defined intimately within the latter a part of the book.

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Aluminum Recycling by Mark E. Schlesinger

By Mark E. Schlesinger

Even supposing over 30% of the aluminum produced world wide now comes from secondary resources (recycled material), there are few books that conceal the recycling method from starting to finish. assembly the necessity for a finished therapy of the aluminum recycling approach, Aluminum Recycling explores the know-how and processing recommendations required to transform scrap aluminum and its alloys into new aluminum items and mixtures.

The booklet information the accumulating, sorting, and isolating of scrap aluminum in addition to the processing and upgrading apparatus used. It first describes the aluminum alloys which are inside the ore physique and a few of the "mines" the place aluminum scrap is located, via a dialogue of the techniques for isolating scrap aluminum from different fabrics. next chapters evaluation the furnaces used for remelting the recovered scrap and the refining recommendations that enhance its purity and caliber. The publication additionally discusses the economics of scrap recycling and descriptions the constitution of the recycling undefined. the ultimate bankruptcy addresses the original environmental and protection demanding situations that recycling operations face.

Although some great benefits of recycling are a number of, aluminum recycling provides a sequence of certain demanding situations. Aluminum Recycling expertly leads you thru the sequences of scrap aluminum recycling to supply a fantastic starting place for overcoming those stumbling blocks.

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The Role of the Sun in Climate Change by Douglas V. Hoyt

By Douglas V. Hoyt

The luminosity of the solar governs the temperatures of the planets. but the sunlight forcing, or riding, of weather, basically as a result of adjustments in sunlight radiation, hasn't ever been good documented. contemporary satellite tv for pc measurements have proven that sunlight radiation varies as a functionality of time and wavelength, an idea that has been hypothesized for the previous centuries and has lately turn into an important subject with all of the consciousness paid to international warming. This e-book reports the physics of the idea that of sun forcing, from its beginnings within the early 1800's and obvious luck within the 1870's, to its close to death within the 1950's and up to date resurgence. when you consider that its emphasis is on sunlight adaptations as a motive force for weather switch, with just a short dialogue of different mechanisms, the booklet might be of such a lot curiosity to scholars in weather stories.

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