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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.
Tourism and Transport: Modes, Networks and Flows (Aspects of Tour...
by Dr. David Timothy Duval

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

September 24, 2007

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<p>The global growth of tourism has been matched by the significant growth in transport networks. In many ways, transport and tourism can be considered mutually dependent. Understanding the dimensions of tourism requires an understanding of how transport is governed, regulated and operated and how it subsequently facilitates tourism development. This book provides an overview of the relationships between various modes and types of transport and tourism. It views transport through various lenses, including inter-governmental regulations, national government regulation, the scope of transport networks and how this influences the shape of tourism, and the marketing and management of transport operations. The book ends with some considerations for the future of transport and tourism, including the management of environmental consequences and new forms of tourism-related transport.</p>
普通地质学(第2版) (北京大学国家地质基础科学研...
by 吴泰然

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Chinese

Pages

331

Publication Date

January 01, 2011

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《普通地质学(第2版)》内容简介:普通地质学是地质学专业的入门课程,也是其他相关专业和地球科学爱好者所必修的课程。1988年,美国《时代》周刊将地球推选为该年度的“风云人物”,把人类赖以生存的地球提高到前所未有的位置,普通地质学的教学越发显示其重要性。普通地质学的教学已有两百多年的历史。英国人A.盖基将地质作用概括成外动力作用和内动力作用两大类,并引入近代地质学奠基人赖尔“将今论古”的理论,使普通地质学成为一门较为系统和成熟的课程,至今也已有一百多年了,其结构和教学内容至今没有实质性的变化。然而,自20世纪50~60年代以来,地球科学,其中也包括地质学的学科内容和体系正在发生巨大的变化,特别是联合国里约热内卢环发会议上指出了人类21世纪所面临的是“人口、资源、环境”三大问题和20世纪90年代的“国际减灾十年”,地质学的任务也已从较单纯地保障社会生存和发展及对水、能源和其他各类资源的需求,转而为社会可持续发展的更多方面服务的轨道上来了。地质学科本身及其任务的深刻变化决定了普通地质学课程的教学内容必须大幅度改变。为适应当前经济和社会发展以及面向21世纪人才培养的需要,北京大学地球与空间科学学院普通地质学课程建设研究组多次开会研究教学内容改革问题,并参考了美、英、俄等国的《普通地质学》最新教材多种,在此次课程建设中对普通地质学教学内容作了较大的改动。
Phytoremediation Potential of Bioenergy Plants
by Springer

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English

Pages

472

Publication Date

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>
Statistical Analysis of Geographical Data: An Introduction
by Simon James Dadson

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

March 08, 2017

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<p><i>Statistics Analysis of Geographical Data: An Introduction</i> provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the theory and practice of statistical analysis in geography. It covers a wide range of topics including graphical and numerical description of datasets, probability, calculation of confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, collection and analysis of data using analysis of variance and linear regression. Taking a clear and logical approach, this book examines real problems with real data from the geographical literature in order to illustrate the important role that statistics play in geographical investigations. Presented in a clear and accessible manner the book includes recent, relevant examples, designed to enhance the reader’s understanding.</p>
Genetics, Evolution and Radiation: Crossing Borders, The Interdis...
by Springer

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English

Pages

558

Publication Date

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> >
美国文明史 (大学英语立体化网络化系列教材·拓...
by 魏啸飞

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Chinese

Pages

501

Publication Date

July 01, 2011

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《美国文明史》2005年,荣获上海交通大学教材立项,2006年,荣获中国国家留学基金“青年骨干项目”,2007年,荣获北京大学出版社“十一五”国家重点出版规划项目,2007年,荣获纽约GilderLehrman美国历史研究院研究基金,2009年,荣获上海交通大学通识教育核心课程立项,2010年,荣获上海交通大学通识教育核心课程系列教材立项。<br />追求以史为鉴、批判思维的通识理念,把握条理明晰、疏朗有致的时间脉络,梳理跌宕起伏、瞬息万变的美国历史,开掘影响深远、意义非凡的重大事件,展现唇枪舌剑、针锋相对的观点碰撞,激发拓展视野、开阔眼界的社会思考,提供醍醐灌顶、豁然开朗的文化启迪,训练审时度势、洞察秋毫的政治判断。
美国自然人文地理 (21世纪英语专业系列教材) (Chin...
by 北京大学出版社

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Chinese

Pages

220

Publication Date

July 01, 2009

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《美国自然人文地理》是在内容依托教学理念指导下,基于国家哲学社会科学项目“英语专业基础阶段内容依托式教学改革研究”推出的系列英语教材之一。《美国自然人文地理》适用于英语专业一、二年级学生,也适用于具有中学英语基础的非英语专业学生和英语爱好者学习。本教材具备以下主要特色:<br />遵循了全新的教学理念<br />美国地理文化知识与自然人文知识并重,既训练语言技能,也丰富相关知识。<br />涉及了系统的历史内容<br />帮助读者了解美国诸州及重要城市,系统介绍美国自然地理和人文知识。<br />引进了真实的教学材料<br />真实、地道的语言材料,穿插图表、照片等真实的视觉材料,表现手段活泼,效果生动直观。<br />设计了新颖的教材板块<br />每一单元均包括课前热身、课文正文、课后练习、辅助阅读、专有名词列表、娱乐园地等。结构安排系统合理,突出学生的主体地位。<br />提供了多样的训练活动 <br />培养学生综合运用语言和知识进行沟通的能力、逻辑思维能力和探索求知的能力。 <br />推荐了经典的学习材料 <br />在每个章节的最后部分向学生推荐经典的书目、影视作品、名诗欣赏以及英文歌曲等学习资料,延伸课堂教学,激发学生的学习热情。
国外大城市危机管理模式研究 (公共管理论丛) (Chi...
by 赵成根

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Chinese

Pages

358

Publication Date

February 01, 2006

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《国外大城市危机管理模式研究》综合分析了西方发达国家大城市全政府、全社会型综合危机管理系统的基本结构和运行状况,并分别描述分析了美国的纽约市、华盛顿市、波士顿市、洛杉矶市,加拿大多伦多市,日本的东京市和横滨市,德国的柏林市和英国的伦敦市等发达国家大城市危机管理组织机制及其运行情况。在此基础上,以案例分析的方式研究了在应对“9·11”恐怖袭击事件、北美地区大停电、阪神·淡路大地震、东京地铁沙林毒气事件、伦敦地铁爆炸案等典型危机事件过程中,各国大城市危机应急机制的运行状况和经验教训。
Environmental Realism: Challenging Solutions
by , Jordan G. Okie

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English

Pages

147

Publication Date

April 15, 2017

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This interdisciplinary book challenges current approaches to “environmental problems” that perpetuate flawed but deeply embedded cultural beliefs about the role of science and technology in society. The authors elucidate and interrogate a cultural history of solutionism that typifies expectations that science can, should, and will reduce risk to people and property by containing and controlling biophysical phenomena. Using historical analysis, eco-evolutionary principles, and case studies on floods, radioactive waste, and epidemics, the authors show that perceived solutions to “environmental problems” generate new problems, leading to problem-solution cycles of increasing scope and complexity. The authors encourage readers to challenge the ideology of solutionism by considering the potential of language, social action and new paradigms of sustainability to shape management systems. This book will appeal to scholars in multi- and interdisciplinary fields such as Environment Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, and Science, Technology, and Society Studies.

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