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Journey's Flight: One Western Monarch's Record-setting Migration
by Jean Nave

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English

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Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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"A close encounter with a Monarch butterfly always strikes me as somewhat magical--and reading Journey's Flight is no different. These unique stories of Journey's adventures, on what seems an impossible migration path, are truly inspired. It's not surprising that young people could capture the heart of a butterfly, and seeing their creative endeavors in the form of this wonderfully illustrated book is pure delight!"<br />--Melody Carlson, butterfly-lover and award-winning author of more than 200 books<br /> Using 35 fascinating full color illustrations and photographs, this book tells a story based upon a real event. Journey, a Western Monarch Butterfly did hatch at Sisters Middle School in Central Oregon, on September 15, 2016. He did fly more than 800 miles south setting a record for the longest migration flight of any tagged Oregon Monarch butterfly. <br /> In November 2016, his tag number (A6504) was reported in a butterfly sanctuary in Carpinteria, California. Those facts we know. Individuals were there to witness and document Journey’s presence in Southern California. The rest of Journey’s migration narrative had to be developed by Sisters Middle School students based on what they had learned about Monarch butterflies.<br /> Journey’s Flight is really a story about us. It’s about our interconnectedness. It’s a tale of how a small group of students, teachers, scientists, parents, community volunteers, writers and artists came together to create a conservation education project in support of the threatened Western Monarch butterfly. <br /> It’s a heartwarming story about a trail-blazing butterfly and most especially, about how individuals of all ages, stages of life and backgrounds dedicated time and resources to engage and support students in their dedicated efforts to save these majestic creatures. <br /> All profits from the sale of this book go to the Sisters Middle School Butterfly Project.<br /> The book also contains many articles and resource materials, including work by Dr. David James – Associate Professor, Department of Entomology,<br /> Washington State University<br />David is a research entomologist with 40 years experience on Monarch butterfly biology and ecology in Australia and the United States. He has published 22 scientific papers on Monarch biology which was also the subject of his PhD thesis. He is currently conducting an extensive research program on Monarchs in the Pacific Northwest including studies on breeding and migration ecology and dynamics. He is also coordinating a successful program with Washington State Penitentiary which involves inmate rearing of Monarchs for migration research. Non-incarcerated citizen scientists are also actively involved in this research which is providing a greater understanding of Monarch migration in the Pacific Northwest.
World Wide Animal Alert
by Elizabeth Ann Ellis

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English

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Publication Date

August 18, 2017

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This illustrated book is for those who value nature and its wildlife. It shows tiny glimpses throughout history and life events of wild animals through artwork and information relevant to some of the wildest and most extraordinary animals of the world. This World Wide Animal Alert book provides an insight into the fragile existence of some of our most precious animals. This book will serve to enlighten the reader as to what goes on in the real world of animals. The author has included 20 carefully selected drawings from her own collection of artwork in an easy to understand book designed for all ages that truly care about animal welfare. In her own unique style, the author successfully explains the eco system, the challenges to animal life and the extraordinary power of these unique natural living beings.<br />
Dystopia!: A World History Told From the Perspective of a Member ...
by James Lukasavage

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English

Pages

483

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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Dystopia! is a polemic, a prognosis, and a prescription based on historical (and current) fact, and what I am seeking is nothing less than humanity's apotheosis, or as Voltaire's Candide had it, “le meilleur des mondes possibles,” which does not have to be a world without humans, only a world with a limited number of humans, doing less. <br /> In Dystopia! we will look back from our current state, dystopia, deep into humanity's prehistory, and then to one of two possible futures; one that holds total, global annihilation through overpopulation, hyper-development, and environmental collapse, or a future in which humans have learned to exist in equipoise with nature, and with one another, through transcendental, collective asceticism, and responsible, economic degrowth.<br /> Centrally at issue in Dystopia! is how the global corporate state systematically classifies, racializes, and when necessary, marginalizes people through social engineering in order to convert them into a compliant, fungible, collective resource in the furtherance of infinite economic growth, even to the demise of life on Earth.
yasasii suisituodaku minamatajouyakuhakou: daiyonhan (Japanese Ed...
by miyamoto jun

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Japanese

Pages

103

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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 本書の目的は、水質汚濁について、やさしく解説することである。<br />本書の概要(序章)、水の環境(第1章)、水質汚濁(第2章)、水質汚濁物質(第3章)、環境基準(第4章)、排水基準(第5章) 、日本国内の水質汚濁事件(第6章) 、海外の水質汚濁事件(第7章)、放射性物質による水質汚濁(第8章)、対策(第9章)、水俣条約(第10章)について説明する。<br /> 2017年8月16日に水俣条約が発効した。本書(第4版)では、水俣条約(第10章)の内容を更新した。<br />
Feeding Habits of the Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush in Costa Ri...
by Linda Smithson

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English

Pages

1338

Publication Date

August 17, 2017

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A comprehensive guide to the Feeding Habits of the Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush in Costa Rica
The Indian Nitrogen Assessment: Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Env...
by Elsevier

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English

Pages

568

Publication Date

August 14, 2017

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<p><i>The Indian Nitrogen Assessment: Sources of Reactive Nitrogen, Environmental and Climate Effects, and Management Options and Policies</i> provides a reference for anyone interested in Reactive N, from researchers and students, to environmental managers. Although the main processes that affect the N cycle are well known, this book is focused on the causes and effects of disruption in the N cycle, specifically in India.</p> <p>The book helps readers gain a precise understanding of the scale of nitrogen use, misuse, and release through various agricultural, industrial, vehicular, and other activities, also including discussions on its contribution to the pollution of water and air. Drawing upon the collective work of the Indian Nitrogen Group, this reference book helps solve the challenges associated with providing reliable estimates of nitrogen transfers within different ecosystems, also presenting the next steps that should be taken in the development of balanced, cost-effective, and feasible strategies to reduce the amount of reactive nitrogen.</p><ul><li>Identifies all significant sources of reactive nitrogen flows and their contribution to the nitrogen-cycle on a national, regional, and global level</li><li>Covers nitrogen management across sectors, including the environment, food security, energy, and health</li><li>Provides a single reference on reactive nitrogen in India to help in a number of activities, including the evaluation, analysis, synthesis, documentation, and communications on reactive nitrogen</li></ul>
Erdmessung und Satellitengeodäsie: Handbuch der Geodäsie, herau...
by Springer Spektrum

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German

Pages

502

Publication Date

September 04, 2017

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Das <b>Handbuch der Geodäsie</b> ist ein hochwertiges, wissenschaftlich fundiertes Werk über die Geodäsie unserer Zeit und bietet anhand von in sechs Bänden zusammengestellten Einzelthemen ein repräsentatives Gesamtbild des Fachgebiets. <div><br /></div><div>Satelliten führten zu einer Revolution in der Geodäsie. Erst mit Hilfe von Satelliten wurde die Erdmessung tatsächlich global und dreidimensional. Ozeane und Eisschilde stellen keine Hindernisse mehr dar, sie lassen sich heute mit gleicher Präzision vermessen wie die Kontinente. Verfeinerungen resultieren aus der Kombination von Raumverfahren mit terrestrischen Messmethoden. Damit gelingt es der Erdmessung, fundamentale Beiträge zum Verständnis des Erdsystems und des Klimawandels zu liefern. Voraussetzung für diese Entwicklung sind sehr moderne Messverfahren und Auswertemethoden und deren extrem genaue Verknüpfung in einem globalen erd- und raumfesten Referenzsystem. Im <b>Band Erdmessung und Satellitengeodäsie</b> werden exemplarisch die historischen Wurzeln, methodischen Grundlagen, verwendeten Messverfahren sowie die Forschungstrends vorgestellt.<br /></div>
The Adventures of Chato El Gato In Santa Fe
by RITA WHITMER

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English

Pages

26

Publication Date

August 15, 2017

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This children's book is in poetry form, and is based on real events when a mountain lion walked down from the mountains near Santa Fe, New Mexico and strolled through the historic Santa Fe Plaza.
The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
by Robert C. Brears

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English

Pages

423

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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<div><div>This book argues that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained separate with limited attention placed on the interactions that exist between them. </div><div><br /></div><div>Brears provides readers with a series of in-depth case studies of leading cities, states, nations and regions of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels from around the world that have implemented a variety of policy innovations to reduce water-energy-food nexus pressures and achieve green growth. </div><div><br /></div><div><i>The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus</i> will be of interest to town and regional planners, resource conservation managers, policymakers, international companies and organisations interested in reducing water-energy-food nexus pressures, environmental NGOs, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students.</div></div><div><br /></div>
Fundamentals of Boundary-Layer Meteorology (Springer Atmospheric ...
by Xuhui Lee

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

September 17, 2017

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<p>This textbook introduces a set of fundamental equations that govern the conservation of mass (dry air, water vapor, trace gas), momentum and energy in the lower atmosphere. Simplifications of each of these equations are made in the context of boundary-layer processes. Extended from these equations the author then discusses a key set of issues, including (1) turbulence generation and destruction, (2) force balances in various portions of the lower atmosphere, (3) canopy flow, (4) tracer diffusion and footprint theory, (5) principles of flux measurement and interpretation, (6) models for land evaporation, (7) models for surface temperature response to land use change, and (8) boundary layer budget calculations for heat, water vapor and carbon dioxide. Problem sets are supplied at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts and theory presented in the main text. This volume offers the accumulation of insights gained by the author during his academic career as a researcher and teacher in the field of boundary-layer meteorology.</p>

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