Blue Planet II

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Author: James Honeyborne,Mark Brownlow

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530075

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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Take a deep breath and dive into the mysteries of the ocean. Our understanding of ocean life has changed dramatically in the last decade, with new species, new behaviours, and new habitats being discovered at a rapid rate. Blue Planet II, which accompanies an epic 7-part series on BBC1, is a ground-breaking new look at the richness and variety of underwater life across our planet. From ambush hunters such as the carnivorous bobbit worm to cuttlefish mesmerising their prey with a pulsating light display, Blue Planet II reveals the never-before-seen secrets of the ocean. With over 200 breath-taking photographs and stills from the BBC Natural History Unit's spectacular footage, each chapter of Blue Planet II brings to life a different habitat of the oceanic world. Voyages of migration show how each of the oceans on our planet are connected; coral reefs and arctic ice communities are revealed as thriving underwater cities; while shorelines throw up continual challenges to those living there or passing through. A final chapter explores the science and technology of the Ocean enterprise – not only how they were able to capture these amazing stories on film, but what the future holds for marine life based on these discoveries.

Sherlock

Die Fallsammlung

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Author: Guy Adams

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3864134455

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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John Watson über dieses Buch: "Dieses Buch ist mein bescheidener Versuch, ein wenig Licht auf die Arbeit des besten und weisesten Menschen zu werfen, den ich je gekannt habe. Er hat – wenn ich das so sagen darf – die Wissenschaft der Deduktion zur Kunst erhoben. Nachdem ich bei einigen seiner bedeutendsten Fälle an seiner Seite sein durfte, liegt es nun an mir, seine Verdienste einem breiteren Publikum zu präsentieren. Er ist, um es kurz zu machen, der Mozart der Kriminalwissenschaft. Ich würde gern noch fortfahren, doch mit großer Freude darf ich Ihnen sagen, dass Sherlock Holmes persönlich zugesagt hat, einen Teil dieses Textes zu schreiben ..." Sherlock Holmes über dieses Buch: "Kaufen Sie dieses Buch auf keinen Fall. Was eigentlich eine Serie von spannenden Vorträgen hätte werden sollen, hat der Autor zu geschmackloser, billiger Unterhaltung degradiert. Die Wissenschaft der Deduktion ist eine Sparte menschlicher Errungenschaften, die ernsthafte Analysen erfordert, und hier ist nun dieses verschwenderisch gestaltete Buch durch Humor entstellt und mit Klatsch und Tratsch vergiftet. Offenbar ist diese Art der Sensationsgier nötig, um das Interesse der lesenden Bevölkerung zu wecken, aber nur ein Idiot wäre hiervon beeindruckt. Sie entscheiden."

Ozean

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Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086

Category:

Page: 32

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Blue Planet, Blue God

The Bible and The Sea

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Author: Meric Srokosz,Rebecca Watson

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 0334056330

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The ocean dominates the surface of the earth and is in the pages of the Bible too. The Bible offers a view of the sea and the life it supports which affirms its intrinsic value to God as a good, and indeed essential, part of creation. At the same time, it also speaks perceptively of the sea’s vulnerability to damage and change. The Bible’s focus on the sea raises questions about economics and the interconnectedness of communities, whilst further references to the sea raise questions about our human-centredness and spirituality, and about our fear of chaos and disaster. In a unique collaborative project, the oceanographer Meric Srokosz and the biblical scholar Rebecca Watson not only offer environmental insights on the sea, but also connect the ocean with other key issues of broader concern—spirituality, economics, chaos, and our place in the world. Each chapter concludes with ideas for discussion and reflection, and for suggested actions in the light of the issues raised. The book will present a fresh new lens through which to view the Bible and as such inform biblical scholars, students, and preachers alike. Table of Contents: 1. The Sea and Salvation 2. The Sea and Spirituality 3. The God of the Sea and All that Fills It 4. Human Creatures and the Life of the Sea 5. The Sacred Sea 6. Coping with Chaos and Uncertainty: The ‘Chaotic’ Sea 7. The Vast, Vulnerable Sea: A Spacious Sea? 8. Economics, Hubris and Human Community: Travel and Trade on the Sea 9. Blue Planet, Blue God

A Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book

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Author: Nathan Joyce

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911622226

Category: Humor

Page: N.A

View: 7928

A highly diverting celebration of television’s favourite naturalist, packed with games, trivia and Attenborough-inspired activities. Attenborough. Just saying the name makes everyone feel better. Words like 'dependable', 'inspiring' and 'soothing' cascade like the rains returning to the sun-parched savanna. And according to a recent poll, he's the most trustworthy person alive, above Michelle Obama and The Queen. When the public was tasked with coming up with a name for the British Antarctic Survey's new research vessel, there was only one real choice. We could all picture the Queen christening the Royal Research Ship Sir David Attenborough. And then someone came up with Boaty McBoatface. Game over. Yet amid the cries of 'Democracy has failed!' the name chosen was RRS Sir David Attenborough. To the delight of the nation, though, Sir David, with a twinkle in his eye, confirmed that 'Boaty' would endure as the name of a remotely operated yellow submarine on board. So what have we learned from this? British people love silliness. And this book is a celebration of our two favourite things: Attenborough and silliness. You'll find games like Guess the animal from David's description, the David Attenborough drinking game, Create your own Attenborough coat of arms, Spot the fake species, Attenbingo, come up with a new animal print design for David's patented blue shirt in Patternborough, and if you find yourself in times of trouble, seek solace with the What would Attenborough do? self-help guide. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the great man – from fun facts and remarkable quotes, plus ludicrous games – lies within the sustainably forested habitat of these pages. It's the perfect present for, well, anyone, really.

Designing with Natural Materials

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Author: Graham A. Ormondroyd,Angela F. Morris

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429853483

Category: Science

Page: 340

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In a world now forced to address the issues of sustainability, environmental impact, and the widespread pollution of land and oceans with manmade materials, alternative resources must be considered for the future of the planet. A vast array of natural materials is available throughout the world with properties that are often superior to the man-made alternatives. Designing with Natural Materials fills the gap between the current scientific knowledge of the use of natural materials and product design and acts as a bridge between the two disciplines. The book serves as an introduction to natural materials within the context of design. The chapters include case studies, research, and a historical perspective. It develops ideas of designing with natural materials in specific areas and looks to the future of new biobased materials and how these will influence design. The work offers insight to designers of biobased materials across a range of different design disciplines while also providing insights to scientists on the process of design, production, and the needs of a material beyond those traditionally analyzed in the laboratory. The final chapters touch on the use of bioinspiration and biomimicry in the development and use of biobased materials and how natural design will influence both material design and products in the future. The book will be of interest to engineers, scientific researchers, professional designers, students, those working in industry who are considering using natural materials as an alternative to current unsustainable options, and anyone who has an interest in the subject. It features the following:

Turning the Tide on Plastic

How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again

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Author: Lucy Siegle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409183009

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 2166

Enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the world 4 times More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year 300 million tonnes of new plastic is produced every year An estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans 38.5 million plastic bottles are used every day in the UK A million plastic bottles are used per minute around the world 500 million plastic straws are used per year Without big action, at the current rate, pieces of plastic will outnumber fish in the ocean by 2050. That is the legacy we are leaving our children and grandchildren. Plastic flows into our lives from every direction and most of it is not recycled. Instead it is incinerated or ends up in landfill, where it will sit for hundreds of years, or enters the world's seas where it fragments into tiny pieces to become microplastics - the environmental scourge of our times. Many of us had assumed that governments, brands and waste authorities were dealing with plastic on our behalf. But the impact of shows such as Blue Planet along with national beach cleans and high-profile campaigns have resulted in a collective wake-up call. If there were plans and strategies, they have not worked as we imagined. It would be easy to feel despondent but instead we need to turn our anger and emotion into action, starting by making a big dent in our own enormous consumption. Turning the tide on Plastic is here just in time. Journalist, broadcaster and eco lifestyle expert Lucy Siegle provides a powerful call to arms to end the plastic pandemic along with the tools we need to make decisive change. It is a clear-eyed, authoritative and accessible guide to help us to take decisive and effective personal action. Because this matters. When it comes to single-use plastics, we are habitual users, reaching out for plastic water bottles, disposable coffee cups, plastic straws and carrier bags multiple times a day. If only 12 of us adopt Lucy's 'reduce, rethink, refill, refuse' approach, we could potentially ditch 3K-15K single items of plastic in a year. When we consider our power as influencers - whether at school, the hairdressers, at work or on the bus - we suddenly become part of something significant. So now is the time to speak up, take action and demand the change you want to see in the ocean, in the supermarket aisles and on the streets. It's time to turn the tide on plastic, and this book will show you how.

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist

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Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641100062

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Der dunkle Wald

Roman

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Author: Cixin Liu

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641174589

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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Invasion Der erste Kontakt mit einer außerirdischen Spezies hat die Menschheit in eine Krise gestürzt, denn die fremde Zivilisation hat sich Zugang zu jeglicher menschlicher Informationstechnologie verschafft. Der einzige Informationsspeicher, der noch vor den Aliens geschützt ist, ist das menschliche Gehirn, weshalb das Wallfacer- Projekt ins Leben gerufen wird: Vier Wissenschaftler sollen die ultimative Verteidigungsstrategie gegen die Aliens ausarbeiten - doch können sie einander trauen?

Ask an Ocean Explorer

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Author: Jonathan Copley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473696887

Category: Science

Page: 224

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'Our everyday lives are connected to the deep ocean in ways we seldom realise.' Between these pages is everything you need to know about our oceans, explained in 25 questions. In Ask An Ocean Explorer marine biologist of over 20 years and advisor for the BBC's Blue Planet II, Dr Jon Copley, explains the science and wonder of the deep ocean. Combining untold history of ocean exploration and personal account of what it's like to be a 'bathynaut' diving in a mini-submarine, Ask An Ocean Explorer will bring to light weird and wonderful deep-sea creatures that we find down there and how the oceans and their health is connected to our everyday lives.

Blue Planet - Energy (ENHANCED eBook)

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Author: Gina Hamilton

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429116153

Category: Science

Page: 52

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Milliken’s Blue Planet series covers Earth science for grades 9 to 12 in five concise yet thorough volumes: Earth, Water, Atmosphere, Space, and Energy. Each book includes 12 full–color transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks) to enhance classroom demonstrations, plus 60 reproducible pages. The fifth book in the series, Energy, covers energy on planet Earth. Earth is a dynamic planet, driven by energy. Concepts include energy transfers and thermodynamics, the solar transfer of energy to Earth, and its effects, human energy requirements and use through history, the Industrial Revolution and hydrocarbons, nuclear energy, and renewable energy sources. An in-depth examination of the issues of global warming and likely problems associated with warming concludes the book.

Blue Carbon Reservoir of the Blue Planet

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Author: Abhijit Mitra,Sufia Zaman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8132221079

Category: Science

Page: 299

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The ever increasing emission of carbon dioxide due to rapid industrialization, urbanization, unplanned tourism and alteration of land use pattern is causing unprecedented changes to marine biodiversity. Irrespective of political philosophy, nation, caste, sex and religion, mankind is under the appalling shadow of climate change. Today nature-based approaches for the mitigation of climate change are increasingly accepted as part of the low-cost solution. Thrust has been given by several scientific communities to assess the magnitude and viability of carbon sequestering potential of plants. Coastal producer communities like mangroves, salt marsh grass, seagrass beds, and seaweeds absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide during the process of photosynthesis. This carbon known as the ‘blue carbon’ is thus associated with the marine and estuarine ecosystems. However, a number of gaps in our scientific knowledge on blue carbon domain still exist. Molluscs, coral reefs, phytoplankton, which are amongst the important storehouses of carbon, have not been addressed. Very few scientific studies on the carbon stored in these valuable natural vaults have been performed, and no data bank is available on their carbon sequestering capacity on global basis. The methodologies for assessing blue carbon stock also need further standardization so that credit from blue carbon reservoir is accepted by the International bodies in the form of a concrete policy. It is a matter of great appreciation that Conservation International (CI), the International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources (IUCN), and the Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is collaborating with governments, research institutions, non-governmental and international organizations, and communities around the world to develop management approaches, financial incentives and policy mechanisms for ensuring conservation and restoration of blue carbon ecosystems and implement projects around the world that demonstrate the feasibility of blue carbon accounting, management, and incentive agreements. The present book has critically presented the data bank for each community of blue carbon not merely in the form of text description, but also through case studies that are the outcomes of research projects and pilot programmes.

Fisch kaputt

vom Leerfischen der Meere und den Konsequenzen für die ganze Welt

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Author: Charles Clover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500569

Category:

Page: 446

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Die Legende der Wächter 16: Der Held

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Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473476579

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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DIE GESCHICHTE EINES HELDEN! Der Kreischeulerich Ezylryb wird in den Wirren des Krieges der Eiszehen geboren. Genau wie seine Eltern soll er ein tapferer Kämpfer werden. Dabei interessiert er sich eigentlich viel mehr fu?r Wetterkunde. Außerdem verlaufen die Fronten des Krieges fernab seiner Heimat, einem kleinen Kiefernwäldchen. Doch dann dringt eine Horde Eiszehen-Krieger, mit Feuerkrallen bewaffnet, in den Wald ein und brennt alles nieder. Ezylryb weiß: Seine Zeit als Krieger ist gekommen.

Die Nacht der Delfine

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Author: Lauren St. John

Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg

ISBN: 9783407742360

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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»Genauso gut wie das erste Buch – wenn nicht sogar besser!« Lena, 10 Jahre Seit Martine ihre magischen Fähigkeiten kennt und sich mit der weißen Giraffe angefreundet hat, fühlt sie sich wohler in Südafrika. Doch die Klassenfahrt zu der weltberühmten Sardinenwanderung vor der Küste wird zur Katastrophe, denn ihr Schiff gerät in einen fürchterlichen Sturm. Martine und ein paar ihrer Mitschüler gehen über Bord. Ohne die Delfine, die sie zu einer verlassenen Insel bringen, wären sie verloren. Eines Nachts rudern mysteriöse Gestalten auf die Insel zu. Werden Martines Fähigkeiten, von denen sie bisher niemandem erzählt hat, ausreichen, um sie alle zu retten?

This blue planet

introduction to physical science

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Author: Charlotte Berkley Reed Ward

Publisher: Little Brown and Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 417

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Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering

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Author: Fernando Pacheco Torgal,J. A. Labrincha,M. V. Diamanti,C.-P. Yu,H. K. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319092871

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 437

View: 3561

Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering. Delivering the latest research findings to building industry professionals and other practitioners, as well as containing information useful to the public, ‘Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering’ serves as an important tool to tackle the challenges of a more sustainable construction industry and the future of buildings.