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Leseprobe XXL: Im Reich der wilden Tiere: Forscher und Artenschü...
by Kai B. Althoetmar

Language

German

Pages

24

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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Leseprobe XXL zu "Im Reich der wilden Tiere. Forscher und Artenschützer im Einsatz für die bedrohte Tierwelt" von Kai Althoetmar.<br /><br />Inhalt:<br /><br />Für viele seltene Tierarten ist es "fünf vor zwölf". Der Mensch schreibt Naturgeschichte - indem er ausrottet. Doch mit der Gefahr wächst auch das Rettende: In vielen Teilen der Welt versuchen Artenschützer - oft im Bund mit Forschern - zu retten, was zu retten ist. Von diesen Einsätzen und der damit verbundenen zoologischen Forschung berichtet dieses Buch in 25 Kapiteln.<br /><br />Kai Althoetmar ist an das Steinhuder Meer gereist, wo der Europäische Nerz nach neunzig Jahren in Deutschland eine neue Heimat gefunden hat, in der Eifel begleitet er Flusskrebsschützer, in Indien ist er am Periyar-See zu Fuß mit Tigerschützern unterwegs und forscht vom Boot aus nach Asiatischen Wildhunden, in Kroatiens Save-Auen besucht er Europas Storchenhauptstadt Cigoc, zugleich eine Arche alter Haustierrassen, in Rumäniens Karpaten begegnet er "Problembären", und in Vietnam begibt er sich mit Primatenschützern in die Karstberge an der Grenze zu China auf die strapaziöse Suche nach den letzten Tonkin-Stumpfnasenaffen.<br /><br />Andere Geschichten erzählen von abenteuerlichen Forschungsprojekten, wie zum Beispiel einer zoologischen Expedition in das bislang kaum erforschte Chinko-Becken in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik, einen der letzten "weißen Flecken" der Erde, von den Schwierigkeiten Schweizer Forscher, die Populationsdichten von Luchsen zu bestimmen und wie der WWF in Vietnam mittels Blutegeln und Gentests nach verschollen geglaubten Arten fahndet. Weitere Forschungsgeschichten führen u.a. nach Australien, Tansania und Südafrika. Eine fesselnde Rundreise quer durch fünf Kontinente zu den "Letzten ihrer Art".<br /><br />Vom Autor auch erschienen: "Spaziergang zum Dschungelkönig. Reisestories aus vier Kontinenten" und "Der Wolf im Melonenfeld. Neues aus der zoologischen Forschung".<br /><br />Kai Althoetmar, Jahrgang 1968, Absolvent der Kölner Journalistenschule und der Universität Köln, lebt in Bad Münstereifel als hauptberuflicher freier Autor und schreibt über Zoologie, Artenschutz und Wildlife. Er ist Mitglied der Zoologischen Gesellschaft für Arten- und Populationsschutz e.V. (ZGAP). Veröffentlichung zoologischer Berichte und Reportagen u.a. in "Neue Zürcher Zeitung", "Der Standard" (Wien) und "Spektrum der Wissenschaft".
UpSizing: The Road to Zero Emissions: More Jobs, More Income and ...
by Gunter Pauli

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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"Zero emissions" has become a definitive term in the debate on sustainable development in the last few years. This radical book focuses on a world where the waste for one process can become the raw material for another – a cascade of materials once thought worthless supporting new products, new processes and new wealth – as industries that were previously considered unrelated cluster together. A world where new business will be created on an unprecedented scale. This is not just a theory: projects in the agro-industries, based on integrated biosystems, are already up and running in countries as diverse as Fiji, Namibia and Colombia and are fully described in the book, as is the lead given by Japan in terms of the adoption of the concept.  In UpSizing, Gunter Pauli, founder of the Zero Emissions Research Initiative (ZERI), examines how the adoption of the Zero Emissions concept not only radically reduces pollution and waste but can contribute significantly to the generation of income and jobs – specifically for those that need them most: the rural poor in less developed countries.
Old Fashioned Flowers: and Other Out-of-Door Studies
by Maurice Maeterlinck

Language

English

Pages

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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This vintage book from 1904 has been digitally converted to downloadable format with original illustrations. A great classic for the home or classroom, an interesting old-fashioned reference book, and an outstanding find.
My Raccoon Family: Adventures in My Backyard
by Margaret Churchill

Language

English

Pages

48

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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This book is about the true life adventure of a raccoon mother who suddenly gave birth in an Ottawa home basement one day. The book takes you through what the author learned about raccoons in general and how her respect and admiration for the mother grew into a trusting and fun-loving adventure with her six babies.
Breeding Your Own Horses
by C. Bodworth

Language

English

Pages

53

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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A detailed guide to breeding your own horses. Contents include: Breeding your own horse - The possibilities in amateur horse breeding - Breeding and care of mares - Foaling and aftercare etc. Originally published in 1930s. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on breeding horses.
Jungle Folk - Indian Natural History Sketches
by Douglas Dewar

Language

English

Pages

206

Publication Date

September 21, 2017

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This vintage book contains a fascinating and comprehensive guide to the various birds that can be found in India, covering mynas, babblers, cuckoos, herons, wagtails, and many, many more. With detailed descriptions of their natural history, habitat, and habits, this charming and easy-to-read volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in India's birds and ornithology in general. "Jungle Folk - Indian Natural History Sketches" is not to be missed by collectors of vintage ornithological literature. Contents include: "Of Indian Birds in General", "Respectable Cuckoos", "The Brown Rock-Chat", "The Scavenger-in-Writing", "Indian Wagtails", "The Teesa", "Falconry in India", "Hawks in Miniature", "The Roosting of the Bee-Eaters", "Owls", "A Bundle of Iniquity", "The Interpretation of the Actions of Animals", "AT the Sign of the Farash", "The Coot", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.
Fjord and its around landscape: Photo books Amazing Fjord, Photog...
by Vanessa Williams

Language

English

Pages

115

Publication Date

September 20, 2017

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<h1> 115 images for the Fjords that you may enjoy. </h1><br />Also suitable for children learning and education.<br />Life and nature that you will never miss.<br />Have fun with full-size images and full color.<br />Seniors may also enjoy the photo books.<br />Photo books can be a wonderful gift option. It is affordable and can be personalized to a great extent.<br />
Soils of Malaysia
by CRC Press

Language

English

Pages

222

Publication Date

September 22, 2017

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<P>There are approximately 500 different types of soils in Malaysia, most is residual soil and coastal alluvial soil. It covers topics including climate; flora and fauna; geology and hydrology; land use changes for agriculture; soil fertility; human-induced soil degradation; and soil contamination sources. </P>
Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation: Interactin...
by , Huaying Zhao

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

September 22, 2017

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<P>Analytical ultracentrifugation is one of the most powerful solution techniques for the study of macromolecular interactions, to define the number and stoichiometry of complexes formed, and to measure affinities ranging from very strong to very weak and repulsive. </P><br /><P>Building on the data analysis tools described in the volume <B>Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation: Discrete Species and Size-Distributions of Macromolecules and Particles</B>, and the experimental and instrumental aspects in the first volume <B>Basic Principles of Analytical Ultracentrifugation</B>, the present volume <B>Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation: Interacting Systems</B> is devoted to the theory and practical data analysis of dynamically coupled sedimentation processes. </P><br /><P>This volume is designed to fill a gap in biophysical methodology to provide a framework that builds on the fundamentals of the highly developed traditional methods of analytical ultracentrifugation, updated with current methodology and from a viewpoint of modern applications. It will be an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students interested in the application of analytical ultracentrifugation in the study of interacting systems, such as biological macromolecules, multi-protein complexes, polymers, or nanoparticles.</P>

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