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If I were a Monarch Butterfly: The Monarch Caterpillar Story
by Sara Fenwick

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English

Pages

11

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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The life and times of a Monarch Butterfly from egg to Butterfly thru the Caterpillar trails and difficulties of staying alive against the onslaught of Chemicals.
Chlorophyll Fluorescence: Understanding Crop Performance — Basi...
by , Marian Brestic

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English

Pages

236

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<P>Chlorophyll <I>a</I> fluorescence is a tool for evaluating plant responses to stress conditions. Fluorescence can be used in plant phenotyping and breeding programs to monitor biotic and abiotic stresses including mineral deficiencies, soil salinity, and pathogenic diseases. <B><I>Chlorophyll Fluorescence: Understanding Crop Performance — Basics and Applications</B></I> reviews a diversity of instruments available for recording and analyzing different types of light signals from plants and addresses the use of chlorophyll <I>a</I> fluorescence in research on plants and other photosynthesizing organisms, such as algae and cyanobacteria. <BR><BR></P><br /><P>This book characterizes the phenomenon of chlorophyll <I>a</I> fluorescence, describes the methods for its measurement, and demonstrates — using selected examples — the applicability of these methods to research the response of the photosynthetic apparatus and plant tolerance to unfavorable environmental conditions. In addition, chapters cover a general background on photosynthesis, analysis of delayed fluorescence, and the pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) technique. The book is addressed to a wide range of professionals in photosynthesis research and scientists from other areas of plant sciences.</P>
What's Ailing You? Learn, Protect, Be Well: Your Guide on the Iss...
by Patricia L. Doyle

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Our entire world, everything we see, is made of energy. The natural energetic fields of the earth and sun that we evolved in are required for good health, even our survival. Conversely, there are unnatural, or manmade energy fields from electric power and wireless technologies that we are now exposed to 24/7. What is the truth about these energy fields and their effect on our health, and on the health of our children? How have economics and politics played out in the arena of public health policy, affecting our right to a safe environment in our own homes? How have today’s exposure levels affected national and individual healthcare costs? Learn about manmade radiation’s effects on our sleep patterns, DNA, blood-brain barrier, sugar metabolism, immune system, stress levels, cell communications and the body’s ability to kill cancer cells. Learn about the relation to an increasing incidence of diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, thyroid problems, and childhood developmental disorders such as autism, which in the 1970’s was 1 in 5,000 to today’s 1 in 50. The science even tells us why couples today are finding it difficult to conceive. <br />In 200 pages the author provides a comprehensive review of the issues, how we came to be overexposed, and the effects to our physical, mental and financial health. The 60-page supplement that follows provides cost effective solutions to help individuals reduce exposure, reverse accumulated damage and restore health while still availing themselves of the many benefits from technology. <br />
Gravitational Atlas of Antarctica (Springer Geophysics)
by , Aleš Bezděk

Language

English

Pages

113

Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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<p> </p><p>This book presents maps of Antarctica, exploring various aspects of its disturbing geopotential and based on the EIGEN 6C4 model, arguably the best gravitational field model currently available. It also provides the latest data on Antarctica’s bedrock topography according to Bedmap 2. In an extensive series of segment maps the book highlights (i) a gravity anomaly (disturbance), (ii) the Marussi tensor of the second derivatives of the disturbing geopotential, (iii) invariants and their ratios, (iv) the strike angle, and (v) virtual deformations.</p><p> </p><p>Due to their various degrees of sensitivity to the density contrasts of causative bodies under the Earth’s surface, these maps provide many details that have a range of potential geo-applications. They guide the reader through the entire continent, in segments divided by 30 degrees of longitude, and through geodetic latitudes of between 60 and 90 degrees south. Each segment is complemented by detailed zoom-in maps for selected localities of special interest.</p>
Recent Trends in Water Research: Remote Sensing and General Persp...
by K. Srinivasamoorthy , R. ...

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 20, 2010

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<p>The application of Geographic information system (GIS) in groundwater had gained momentum to an extent that its application is multi diverse. It a powerful set of tool for collection storing, retrieving, transforming and displaying spatial data for a purpose that benefits human community. This book is an attempt to integrate various aspects of application of GIS in the field of water research. The compilation of papers in this present book will help the readers to obtain an insight regarding the solution for hydrogeochemical problems using GIS as a tool for both rain and groundwater. GIS tool for soil suitability, planning and management of resource, distribution and analysis of various geochemical parameters has also brought to limelight. Applications of landuse/ landcover , morphometric analysis, buffer analysis and relation with geophysical technique has been brought out in an elegant manner, with a clear and simple style. These features make this book interesting and indispensable to the researchers and managers of the water resources in different parts of the world.</p>
Buen trabajo: Herramientas sencillas (Good Work: Simple Tools) (T...
by Dona Herweck Rice

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Spanish

Pages

12

Publication Date

April 15, 2016

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Which tools do you use throughout your day? You may not realize it, but simple tools are used everywhere! Introduce children to the many ways that simple tools can make our lives easier! Featuring simple phrases, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and vibrant photographs, this Spanish-translated e-Book helps support early STEM concepts, aligns to Next Generation Science Standards, and focuses on engineering design.
Modeling and Monitoring of Pipelines and Networks: Advanced Tools...
by Springer

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>This book focuses on the analysis and design of advanced techniques for on-line automatic computational monitoring of pipelines and pipe networks. It discusses how to improve the systems’ security considering mathematical models of the flow, historical flow rate and pressure data, with the main goal of reducing the number of sensors installed along a pipeline. The techniques presented in the book have been implemented in digital systems to enhance the abilities of the pipeline network’s operators in recognizing anomalies. A real leak scenario in a Mexican water pipeline is used to illustrate the benefits of these techniques in locating the position of a leak. Intended for an interdisciplinary audience, the book addresses researchers and professionals in the areas of mechanical, civil and control engineering. It covers topics on fluid mechanics, instrumentation, automatic control, signal processing, computing, construction and diagnostic technologies.</p>
Coastline Changes of the Baltic Sea from South to East: Past and ...
by Springer

Language

English

Pages

388

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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This book discusses sea-level and coastline changes. These topics are becoming increasingly important for populations living along the edge of the world’s oceans and seas, especially in areas where eustatic sea-level rise is superimposed on isostatic subsidence and storm-induced coastal erosion. This is the case at the southern and eastern Baltic Sea coast: in the south, glacio-isostatic subsidence enhances the effect of climate-induced sea-level rise and strong storm effects are causing a continuous retreat of the coast. On the eastern coast glacio-isostatic uplift compensates for eustatic sea-level rise, but storm-induced waves are responsible for permanent morphodynamic changes to the coastline. There is an increasing need for protection concepts for defense but also for the economic use of the different types of coastal zones. The elaboration of these management concepts can be facilitated through models that generate future projections of coastal developments in the light of modern climate change. This anthology comprises the results of the research project “Coastline Changes of the southern Baltic Sea – Past and future projection (CoPaF)” funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which was run by a team of Estonian, German, Lithuanian, and Polish geoscientists and coastal engineers from 2010 to 2013 and overlapped with and complemented the work of COST Action SPLASHCOS supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). As the southern and eastern Baltic serves as a natural laboratory for the investigation of coastal processes, the project’s findings contribute not only to the solution of regional problems in Baltic coastal research and engineering, but also to worldwide interests in description, modelling and parameterization of coastal processes and morphodynamics.
Rural Sustainability: A Complex Systems Approach to Policy Analys...
by Qing Tian

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English

Pages

150

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<p>This volume applies the science of complexity to study coupled human-environment systems (CHES) and integrates ideas from the social sciences of climate change into a study of rural development amid flooding and urbanization in the Poyang Lake Region (PLR) of China. Author Qing Tian operationalizes the concept of sustainability and provides useful scientific analyses for sustainable development in less developed rural areas that are vulnerable to climatic hazards.</p><p>The book uses a new sustainability framework that is centered on the concept of well-being to study rural development in PLR. The PLR study includes three major analyses: (1) a regional assessment of human well-being; (2) an empirical analysis of rural livelihoods; and (3) an agent-based computer model used to explore future rural development. These analyses provide a meaningful view of human development in the Poyang Lake Region and illustrate some of the complex local- and macro-level processes that shape the livelihoods of rural households in the dynamic process of urbanization. They generate useful insights about how government policy might effectively improve the well-being of rural households and promote sustainable development amid social, economic, and environmental changes.</p><p>This case study has broader implications. Rural populations in the developing world are disproportionally affected by extreme climate events and climate change. Furthermore, the livelihoods of rural households in the developing world are increasingly under the influences of macro-level forces amid urbanization and globalization. This case study demonstrates that rural development policies must consider broader development dynamics at the national (and even global) level, as well as specific local social and environmental contexts. By treating climate as one of many factors that affect development in such places, we can provide policy recommendations that synergistically promote development and reduce climatic impacts and therefore facilitate mainstreaming climate adaptation into development.<br /></p>
Coupled DEM-CFD Analyses of Landslide-Induced Debris Flows (Sprin...
by Tao Zhao

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English

Pages

220

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<div>This book reflects the latest research results in computer modelling of landslide-induced debris flows. The book establishes an understanding of the initiation and propagation mechanisms of landslides by means of numerical simulations, so that mitigation strategies to reduce the long-term losses from landslide hazards can be devised. </div><div>In this context, the book employs the Discrete Element Method (DEM) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to investigate the mechanical and hydraulic behaviour of granular materials involved in landslides – an approach that yields meaningful insights into the flow mechanisms, concerning e.g. the mobilization of sediments, the generation and dissipation of excess pore water pressures, and the evolution of effective stresses. As such, the book provides valuable information, useful methods and robust numerical tools that can be successfully applied in the field of debris flow research.</div><div><br /></div>

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