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Atlantic Hurricane Season 2016: As viewed from a San Leon Deck (A...
by Mark Niles

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English

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March 29, 2017

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A short summary of each Atlantic hurricane of the 2016 season. Some embedded maps.
The complete guide of physiological ecology: Easy course on organ...
by Tim P Mackin

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English

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Publication Date

March 29, 2017

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This ebook sets out the fundamentals of physiological ecology <br />Because of the simplicity of the narration, this ebook can can help many students. <br />The book is of interest to anyone who loves nature, it can also be used in courses on agriculture.
Deep Living: Healing Yourself To Heal The Planet
by Suzanne Meyer-Fitzsimmons

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English

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March 28, 2017

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We are all actors in a real-time cultural and environmental drama. It can be scary and confusing, but also rewarding and incredibly creative, and we need hope and a vision. Deep Living offers that vision. With the help of anecdotes, insight, a subtle sense of humor, information, and cultural criticism Deep Living shows how to find meaning and spirit in our most fundamental connections, those with nature, with food and how we grow it, with each other, and with our bodies, but also proposes a grander vision for these seemingly turbulent times. Deep Living urges to go deeper and imagine a sustainable, beautiful, spiritual, socially just, co-operative, good-for-all and not just good-for-some culture.
Climate Change and Global Warming: The Congressional Reports 1999...
by Congressional Research Se...

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English

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March 28, 2017

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Prepared exclusively for Members of Congress by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, this series of reports on global warming and climate change, dating between 1999 and 2008, was leaked to the public. They cover a series of topics ranging from the science behind climate change, to diplomatic efforts to control the emissions of CO2, to the observed effects of global warming on humans and wildlife. Illustrated.
Il pianeta mangiato. La guerra dell'agricoltura contro la terra (...
by Mauro Balboni

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Italian

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March 28, 2017

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Si chiamava agricoltura. Oggi è un industria dai molti danni collaterali: ha inventato una pandemia, la <i>globesità</i>; si beve il 70% dell’acqua dolce del pianeta; ha sconvolto cicli geochimici planetari; è tra le cause del riscaldamento globale. Dobbiamo cambiarla. Ma non sappiamo come, combattuti tra l’ottimismo dominante della crescita continua (ribattezzata all’occorrenza “sostenibile”) e l’idealizzazione del cibo pre-industriale (che sfamava 1 miliardo di persone, ma forse non i 10 miliardi del 2050). Mentre incombe la sfida finale, all’incrocio più pericoloso della civilizzazione umana: produrre cibo su un pianeta caldo e ostile, con sempre meno terra fertile ed acqua per irrigare. Dove il grano per la pasta potrebbe arrivare dall’Artico, i pomodori dai tetti del vostro quartiere e le proteine sintetiche dai batteri di un laboratorio.
Behind the Carbon Curtain: The Energy Industry, Political Censors...
by Jeffrey A. Lockwood

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English

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March 28, 2017

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Exploring censorship imposed by corporate wealth and power, this book focuses on the energy industry in Wyoming, where coal, oil, and gas are pillars of the economy. The author examines how governmental bodies and public institutions have suppressed the expression of ideas that conflict with the financial interests of those who profit from fossil fuels. He reveals the ways in which university administrations, art museums, education boards, and research institutes have been coerced into destroying artwork, abandoning studies, modifying curricula, and firing employees. His book is an eloquent story of the conflict between private wealth and free speech.<br /><br />Providing more of the nation’s energy than any other state, Wyoming is a sociopolitical lens that magnifies the conflicts in the American West. But the issues are relevant to any community that is dependent on a dominant industry—and wherever the liberties of citizens and the ethics of public officials are at risk.<br /><br />ABOUT THE AUTHOR<br />Jeffrey A. Lockwood is a professor of natural sciences and humanities in the Department of Philosophy and the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wyoming. He teaches environmental ethics, philosophy, and creative nonfiction writing. He is the author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects and the coauthor of Philosophical Foundations for the Practices of Ecology.<br />
Mystical Nature Poetry and Art
by Dayna Colvin

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English

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March 28, 2017

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This book contains a collection of my mystical nature poetry and our mystical nature artwork. This creative artistic work was inspired by our profound love for nature and comes from the heart and soul. We compiled this book to celebrate and honor Earth Day everyday and to inspire the reader to deepen your love for nature and appreciate its beauty.
Phytoremediation Potential of Bioenergy Plants
by Springer

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English

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472

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April 11, 2017

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<p>The globally escalating population necessitates production of more goods and services to fulfil the expanding demands of human beings which resulted in urbanization and industrialization. Uncontrolled industrialization caused two major problems – energy crisis and accelerated environmental pollution throughout the world. </p><br /><br /><p>Presently, there are technologies which have been proposed or shown to tackle both the problems. Researchers continue to seek more cost effective and environmentally beneficial pathways for problem solving.<br /></p><p></p><br /><br /><p>Plant kingdom comprises of species which have the potential to resolve the couple problem of pollution and energy.<br /></p><br /><br /><p>Plants are considered as a potential feedstock for development of renewable energy through biofuels. Another important aspect of plants is their capacity to sequester carbon dioxide and absorb, degrade, and stabilize environmental pollutants such as heavy metals, poly-aromatic hydrocarbons, poly-aromatic biphenyls, radioactive materials, and other chemicals.<br /></p><br /><br /><p>Thus, plants may be used to provide renewable energy generation and pollution mitigation.<br /></p><br /><br /><p>An approach that could amalgamate the two aspects can be achieved through phytoremediation (using plants to clean up polluted soil and water), and subsequent generation of energy from the phyto-remediator plants. This would be a major advance in achieving sustainability that focuses on optimizing ‘people’ (social issues), ‘planet’ (environmental issues), and ‘profit’ (financial issues).<br /></p><br /><br />The “Phytoremediation-Cellulosic Biofuels” (PCB) process will be socially beneficial through reducing pollution impacts on people, ecologically beneficial through pollution abatement, and economically viable through providing revenue that supplies an energy source that is renewable and also provides less dependence on importing foreign energy (energy-independence). The utilization of green plants for pollution remediation and energy production will also tackle some other important global concerns like global climate change, ocean acidification, and land degradation through carbon sequestration, reduced emissions of other greenhouse gases, restoration of degraded lands and waters, and more.<p></p><br /><br /><p>This book addresses the overall potential of major plants that have the potential to fulfil the dual purposes of phytoremediation and energy generation. The non-edible bioenergy plants that are explored for this dual objective include<i> Jatropha curcas, Ricinus communis,</i> <i>Leucaena leucocephalla, Milletia pinnata, Canabis sativa, </i><i>Azadirachta indica</i>, and <i>Acacia nilotica</i>.</p><br /><br /><p>The book addresses all possible aspects of phyto-remediaton and energy generation in a holistic way. The contributors are one of most authoritative experts in the field and have covered and compiled the best content most comprehensively. The book is going to be extremely useful for researchers in the area, research students, academicians and also for policy makers for an inclusive understanding and assessment of potential in plant  kingdom to solve the dual problem of energy and pollution.</p>
Journeys Through Paradise: Pioneering Naturalists in the Southeas...
by Gail Fishman

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English

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March 22, 2017

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"This book is for those inhabited by the same desires that drove the early naturalists afield, who yearn to know wilder territory. We read it voraciously, as if in the understanding of how they loved we might also begin to do so, as if in the reliving of their lives we might recapture some vanishing part of the human psyche that must know wilderness."-- Janisse Ray, author of <i>Ecology of a Cracker Childhood</i><br /> <br /> "Like the naturalists she profiles, Gail Fishman takes us on an odyssey through a time when the extraordinary diversity of the southeastern United States was first being explored and described. . . . Entertaining."-- Steve Gatewood, executive director, Society for Ecological Restoration, Tucson<br /><br />"Fishman modernizes the men and their explorations by retracing the terrain that they explored, wrote about, drew and painted. The result is an intriguing and appealing lesson in biographical and scientific history and a literary reading experience that will appeal to a wide audience."-- William W. Rogers, professor of history emeritus, Florida State University<br /><br />Following the original steps of pioneering naturalists, Gail Fishman profiles thirteen men who explored North America’s southeastern wilderness between 1715 and the 1940s, including John James Audubon, Mark Catesby, John and William Bartram, John Muir, and Alvan Wentworth Chapman. The book is also Fishman’s personal travelogue as she experiences the landscape through their eyes and describes the changes that have occurred along the region’s trails and streams.<br /><br />Traveling by horseback, boat, and foot, these naturalists--dedicated to their task and blessed with passion and insatiable curiosity--explored gentle mountains, regal forests, and shadowy swamps. Their interests ran deeper than merely cataloging plants and animals. They identified the continent’s foundations and the habits and histories of the flora and fauna of the landscape. Fishman tells us who they were and what compelled them to pursue their work. She evaluates what they accomplished and measures their importance, also pointing out their strengths and failings. And she paints an engaging picture of what America was like at the time.<br /><br />Fishman combines natural history and American history into a series of portraits that recapture the American Southeast as it was seen by those who first tramped through the wilderness and whose voices from the beginning urged the preservation of wild places.<br /><br /><b>Gail Fishman</b>, a freelance writer who lives in Tallahassee, has worked for the Florida Defenders of the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Audubon Society. She is a volunteer for the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and helped form the St. Marks Refuge Association.
Genetics, Evolution and Radiation: Crossing Borders, The Interdis...
by Springer

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English

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558

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April 12, 2017

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<p>This book is dedicated to the great scientist and outstanding individual Nikolay Wladimirovich Timofeeff-Ressovsky. The book brings together a number of brief stories/essays about Timofeeff-Ressovsky including “Stories told by himself”, and scientific chapters addressing his major research areas: genetics, radiobiology, radiation ecology and epidemiology, and evolution. Timofeeff-Ressovsky contributed to several fields of biology and established new directions of scientific research. He often repeated the phrase, which would later become famous: “<i>Science should not be approached with the ferocity of wild animals</i>”. In keeping with that philosophy, the issues discussed here are still open. </p>Each scientific part starts with a current review; the chapters present leading scientific schools and views. The main theme discussed in the genetics part is mutation variability in the context of linear (replication, transcription, translation) and conformational template processes, and its dependence on phylogenetic group. In turn, the radiobiology chapters focus on the reorganization of DNA, cell, and population variability under low-dose irradiation, sparking indirect processes and adaptive response. The radiation ecology and epidemiology parts present data on the consequences of nuclear plants and related accidents for ecological systems and human beings. Here some approaches to estimating radiation risks are also offered. Evolution laws are demonstrated in the genomic universe, plant-microbe symbiosis, stabilizing and destabilizing (directional) selection. The last essay demonstrates the principles of organization operating in local animal populations, which are approached as social organisms of complex systemic nature.<p></p><p>The chapter 'Radiation-Induced Aging and Genetic Instability of Mesenchymal Stem Cells: An Issue for Late Health Effects?' is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.<br /></p><div><div><div> </div> </div> >

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Kind Reader Monthly Drawing (March 2017)

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