A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

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Author: J. Reese Voshell

Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923878

Category: Nature

Page: 442

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Provides identification and other information about creatures that are commonly found in the shallows of freshwater areas and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye.

Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

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Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123814272

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America focuses on freshwater invertebrates that can be identified using at most an inexpensive magnifying glass. This Guide will be useful for experienced nature enthusiasts, students doing aquatic field projects, and anglers looking for the best fish bait, lure, or fly. Color photographs and art, as well as the broad geographic coverage, set this guide apart. 362 color photographs and detailed descriptions aid in the identification of species Introductory chapters instruct the reader on how to use the book, different inland water habitats and basic ecological relationships of freshwater invertebrates Broad taxonomic coverage is more comprehensive than any guide currently available

Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America Set 2

Families of Mollusks, Stoneflies, Mayflies, and Caddisflies

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Author: J. Reese Voshell, Jr.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939923564

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America Set Two - Families of Mollusks, Stoneflies, Mayflies, and Caddisflies consists of 32 cards, 30 of which feature a high-quality scientific illustration of an organism on one side and, on the other, the common and scientific names of the organism along with basic questions and answers about the biology, ecology, and environmental tolerances of the pictured organism. In addition, a booklet containing diagrams of body structures, a glossary of terms, and suggestions for using the cards will accompany each set. Set Two treats the taxa at the family level and thereby provides more detail which, in turn, affords the opportunity to better understand the biological diversity of freshwater systems and the changes in environmental health brought on by human activities. This set would be most useful for teaching principles of biology and ecology at advanced high school and college levels, for training instructors who would be conducting interpretation or outreach activities, and for biomonitoring carried out by experienced citizen volunteers, agency personnel, or professional scientists. The 4 inch wide by 6 inch high cards are printed in full color on synthetic material with uv-resistant ink.

Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

Set One - Major Classes and Orders

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Author: Hilary L Hopper,J. Reese Voshell, Jr.

Publisher: McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923267

Category: Nature

Page: 32

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Flash Cards of Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America Set One - Major Classes and Orders consists of 32 cards, 30 of which feature a high-quality scientific illustration of an organism on one side and, on the other, the common and scientific names of the organism along with basic questions and answers about the biology, ecology, and environmental tolerances of the pictured organism. In addition, a booklet containing diagrams of body structures, a glossary of terms, and suggestions for using the cards will accompany each set.Set One covers the major classes and orders of freshwater invertebrates. This set would be basic to teaching/learning biology and ecology at the K-12 levels, for interpretation and outreach activity, and for biomonitoring of freshwater streams and ponds.The 4 inch wide by 6 inch high cards are printed in full color on synthetic material with uv-resistant ink.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

A Guide to the Land and Culture of the Region

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Author: J. Reese Voshell, Jr.,Jerry McDonald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939923014

Category: History

Page: 8

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Common Nymphs of Eastern North America

A Primer for Flyfishers and Flytiers

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Author: Caleb J. Tzilkowski,Jay R. Stauffer Jr.

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271074531

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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Although the concept of “matching the hatch” has been central to flyfishing for 150 years, it has been used almost exclusively for dry flyfishing. With Common Nymphs of Eastern North America: A Primer for Flyfishers and Flytiers, Caleb Tzilkowski and Jay Stauffer Jr. take trout enthusiasts in another hatch-matching direction—to the year-round underwater nymph “hatch,” which, in most cases, constitutes 90 percent of trout diets. Successful flyfishers have at least rudimentary knowledge of the organisms that artificial flies imitate. The relatively few and very best anglers are expert at identifying and imitating nymph appearances and habits. A major hurdle to becoming expert at nymph matching is overcoming two major limitations that make these animals difficult to locate, capture, and identify: first, nymphs live underwater, sometimes burrowed into the stream bottom, and second, many nymphs are nearly microscopic in size. Common Nymphs addresses those challenges by including habitat and life history information regarding the nymphs, tips for their identification, and representative high-resolution photographs of more than thirty types of aquatic organisms and their imitations. In the seemingly saturated flyfishing literature, this book offers something truly groundbreaking. With state-of-the-art microscopy and their years of scientific and practical experience, Tzilkowski and Stauffer provide readers an innovative close-up look at identifying and imitating nymphs that have been historically underrepresented in the flyfishing and flytying literature.

Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States

Porifera to Crustacea

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Author: Douglas Grant Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471358374

Category: Science

Page: 638

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Invertebrate Zoology deals with the animals that have no backbones, including the shrimps, crabs, sponges, worms, snails and squids. This book deals specifically with the invertebrates that spend all or part of their lifecycle in a freshwater environment. (As is usual and as in the previous edition, aquatic insects are excluded due to their vast numbers.) The invertebrate species far outnumber the vertebrate species, and a through understanding of aquatic invertebrate zoology is essential.

Freshwater Algae of North America

Ecology and Classification

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Author: John D. Wehr

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080521886

Category: Science

Page: 917

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Freshwater algae are among the most diverse and ubiquitous organisms on earth. They occupy an enormous range of ecological conditions from lakes and rivers to acidic peat swamps, inland saline lakes, snow and ice, damp soils, wetlands, desert soils, wastewater treatment plants, and are symbionts in and on many plants, fungi, and animals. In North America, the variety of freshwater habitats colonized by algae is very rich, and offers an enormous and fascinating range of environments for their study. They form the base of most aquatic food webs and are critical to studies of ecosystem health. Algal ecologists and taxonomists play an important role in the understanding of aquatic ecosystems: their biodiversity, productivity, interactions with other organisms, and water quality. This book provides in one volume a practical and comprehensive guide to the genera of freshwater algae known from North America. The format combines the necessary ecological, taxonomic and methodological information for all scientists working in aquatic environments, whether their specialty is in environmental monitoring and water quality assessment, biological composition, ecology, evolution, or molecular biology. Key Features * The first complete accounting of North America's freshwater algal genera in more than 50 years * Includes a guide to the current literature on species identification in each group of algae * High-quality photographs and drawings of more than 770 genera * A clear, easy-to-use introductory key to the diagnostic chapters * Synthetic chapters on freshwater habitats, use of algae in environmental assessment, and control of nuisance algae * Contributions from 27 experts in all areas of freshwater algae * Extensive literature citations * Companion volume of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates 2nd edition, edited by Throp and Covich

Pocketguide to Eastern Streams

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Author: T. Travis Brown,Shanda Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811706400

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Species accounts and photos for 225 plants, trees, insects, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in and around streams Covers both aquatic organisms and those that live on streambanks Distinguishing characteristics, habitat information, and range map provided for each species For nature-lovers, hikers, anglers, naturalists, and wildlife professionals Includes information on restoring and preserving threatened or damaged stream ecosystems, all in a handy pocketsize format

The Hudson Primer

The Ecology of an Iconic River

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Author: David L. Strayer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520952391

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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This succinct book gives an intimate view of the day-to-day functioning of a remarkable river that has figured prominently in history and culture—the Hudson, a main artery connecting New York, America, and the world. Writing for a wide audience, David Strayer distills the large body of scientific information about the river into a non-technical overview of its ecology. Strayer describes the geography and geology of the Hudson and its basin, the properties of water and its movements in the river, water chemistry, and the river’s plants and animals. He then takes a more detailed look at the Hudson’s ecosystems and each of its major habitats. Strayer also discusses important management challenges facing the river today, including pollution, habitat destruction, overfishing, invasive species, and ecological restoration.

Atlas zur Biologie der Wasserinsekten

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Author: Wilfried Wichard,Werner Arens,Gerhard Eisenbeis

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642394523

Category: Science

Page: 338

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Dieser Atlas lenkt mit seinen zahlreichen rasterelektronischen Abbildungen den Blick auf die bizarre Welt der Wasserinsekten. Gut bekannte und weit verbreitete Arten schaffen einen orientierenden Überblick über die außergewöhnliche Formenvielfalt. Daneben sind viele Arten von anderen Kontinenten und aus den verschiedensten aquatischen Lebensräumen der Welt berücksichtigt. Die erläuternden Texte und die klärenden Zeichnungen beschreiben die Biologie der dargestellten Wasserinsekten und zeigen, dass hinter der Formenmannigfaltigkeit der Tiere stets physiologische Mechanismen für die ökologische Anpassung an das Leben im Wasser stehen.

Aquatic Entomology

The Fishermen's and Ecologists' Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives

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Author: W. Patrick McCafferty

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780867200171

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Written in language that is accessible to the sports fisherman and the naturalist and with over 1,000 original illustrations, the book includes features such as coverage of all insect families and genera important to fly fishing; comphrensive treatment of the biology of all life stages of aquatic insects including terrestrial as well as aquatic stages; special chapters on shore dwelling insects, insects associated with aquatic vascular plants, residents of tree holes and plant cups, aquatic arachnids and freshwater crustaceans.

The Waterbug Book

A Guide to the Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Temperate Australia

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Author: John Gooderham,Edward Tsyrlin

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643066687

Category: Nature

Page: 232

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Freshwater invertebrates identification guide for both professionals and non-professionals. Contains a key to all the macroinvertebrate groups and photographs of live specimens.

The Mollusks

A Guide to Their Study, Collection, and Preservation

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Author: Charles F. Sturm,Timothy A. Pearce,Ángel Valdés

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129300

Category: Science

Page: 445

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Mollusks have been important to humans since our earliest days. Initially, when humans were primarily interested in what they could eat or use, mollusks were important as food, ornaments, and materials for tools. Over the centuries, as human knowledge branched out and individuals started to study the world around them, mollusks were important subjects for learning how things worked. In this volume, the editors and contributors have brought together a broad range of topics within the field of malacology. It is our expectation that these topics will be of interest and use to amateur and professional malacologists.

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Ecology and General Biology

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Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123850274

Category: Science

Page: 1148

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Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. The series entitled Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp) begins with the current Volume I: Ecology and General Biology (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers), which is designed as a companion volume for the remaining books in the series. Those following volumes provide taxonomic coverage for specific zoogeographic regions of the world, starting with Keys to Nearctic Fauna (Vol. II) and Keys to Palaearctic Fauna (Vol. III). Volume I maintains the ecological and general biological focus of the previous editions but now expands coverage globally in all chapters, includes more taxonomic groups (e.g., chapters on individual insect orders), and covers additional functional topics such as invasive species, economic impacts, and functional ecology. As in previous editions, the 4th edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates is designed for use by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies as well as by undergraduate and graduate students. Global coverage of aquatic invertebrate ecology Discussions on invertebrate ecology, phylogeny, and general biology written by international experts for each group Separate chapters on invasive species and economic impacts and uses of invertebrates Eight additional chapters on insect orders and a chapter on freshwater millipedes Four new chapters on collecting and culturing techniques, ecology of invasive species, economic impacts, and ecological function of invertebrates Overall expansion of ecology and general biology and a shift of the even more detailed taxonomic keys to other volumes in the projected 9-volume series Identification keys to lower taxonomic levels

Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health

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Author: Duncan L. Hughes,James Gore,Michele P. Brossett,John R. Olson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420090932

Category: Science

Page: 369

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Tasked by the Clean Water Act to restore and maintain the integrity of their waters, state and local governments must develop systems for assessing the health of the streams within their borders. They quickly find that one size does not fit all when it comes to sampling. Rapid Bioassessment of Stream Health examines the sampling techniques, laboratory methods, and data analysis necessary to create a protocol for analyzing the health of streams, using rapid bioassessment techniques. The editors explore how to determine reference streams in each ecoregion and subecoregion with specific indices of health. They provide field methods for monitoring and sampling invertebrates and laboratory methods for subsampling. The work focuses on the application of the EPA’s Rapid Bioassessment Protocol (RBP) but suggests various techniques that can be used to improve sampling protocols and quality control, where necessary. It also includes general listings of health classifications, appendices of more than 300 streams that have been sampled, and a GIS method for designating the reference condition for purposes of comparison in each ecological unit. Although the EPA’s RBP Manual is considered to be the standard of information on the types of metrics that can be used, this book explores, from a state regulatory standpoint, the practical development of such a system to begin compliance with critical sections of the Clean Water Act. A compendium of information about prioritizing those streams and small rivers requiring analysis, this book contains guidelines on the assessment of streams in a particular ecoregion and sampling streams that are at least impaired as points of comparison. It supplies guidance for the production of other rapid bioassessment tools customized to various ecoregions and subecoregions.

History of Carcinology

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Author: Frank Truesdale

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789054101376

Category: Medical

Page: 482

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The papers in this volume take several forms, from strict chronologies to detailed historical analyses. Topics covered include: towards the history of pre-Linnean carcinology in Brazil; the beginning of Portugese carcinology; from Oviedo to Rathbun; the development of brachturan crab tascononry in the Neotropics (1535-1937); studies on decapod crustaceans of the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada; women's contributions to carcinology; reflections on crab research in North America since 1758; carcinology in classical Japanese work.

Raspberry Pi für Dummies

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Author: Sean McManus,Mike Cook,Gerhard Franken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527681205

Category: Computers

Page: 470

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Sean McManus und Mike Cook f?hren Sie Schritt f?r Schritt in die Nutzung des Raspberry Pi ein und verschaffen Ihnen einen ?berblick ?ber all die M?glichkeiten, die er Ihnen bietet. Sie zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie den Raspberry Pi zum Laufen bringen, sich unter Linux zurechtfinden, den Raspberry Pi als ganz normalen Computer mit Office- und Bildverarbeitungsprogrammen oder als Mediencenter zum Abspielen von Musik und Videos nutzen. Au?erdem lernen Sie mit Scratch und Python programmieren und erfahren alles ?ber die Verwendung des Raspberry Pi als Steuereinheit f?r elektronisches Spielzeug.