Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores


Author: Mark W. Denny,Steven Dean Gaines

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251182

Category: Nature

Page: 705

View: 9195

"This is the book I have been waiting for! Written by experts in each field, this encyclopedia provides a wealth of information not only about the tidepool and shore life but also the oceanography associated with these habitats. This will be a major reference guide for years to come."--Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Scripps Institution of Oceanography "The "Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores" covers much more than one might guess. It ranges from oceanography, to physiology, biomechanics, and conservation science, along with the expected treatment of the diverse groups of organisms that live in those habitats. The coverage of each topic is kept short and comprehensible to almost everyone, from high schools to colleges, and certainly to the general public interested in learning more about this fascinating part of our natural world. Best of all, the editors have managed to get some of the best scientists in the world, the absolute experts in their fields, to write the articles. The relatively short length of each entry also makes this book an ideal source for assigned readings to accompany marine biology, ecology, or oceanography classes, laboratories and field trips. It will be much appreciated by teachers and students."--Ken Sebens, Director of the Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, University of Washington "The place where vast oceans meet the land is wondrous, complex and fascinating. Visitors from research scientists to toddlers have explored these ecosystems--one of nature's most popular theme parks. Anyone who has spent time amongst the sea stars, crabs and kelp departs full of unanswered questions. Now these questions can be answered by dipping into the "Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores." The editors and contributors to this reference have created a new standard that will be an immediate classic."--Leon Panetta, Director, The Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy "This volume is a wonderful introduction to the hidden and fascinating world of rocky tidepools. Grab a copy and head out with your kids or students for an outdoor experience that's sure to get them hooked. From remarkable adaptations of marine algae to weird animal life histories, tidepools hold amazing stories to tell. They deserve our interest--and our care--as part of earth's natural systems that sustain us all."--Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium "Tide pool lovers the world around will satisfy their curiosity, uncover new gems of insight and renew their wonder of nature at lands' end in this authoritative, fascinating and insightful compilation. Revealed within are the secrets of rocky shores and tide pools--that most dynamic of interfaces between the land and the sea, that treasure chest of rich biodiversity and keen insight, that world where science, literature, beauty and stewardship combine to form the now that integrates the past and tempts the future."--Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University

Sea-Level Science

Understanding Tides, Surges, Tsunamis and Mean Sea-Level Changes


Author: David Pugh,Philip Woodworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139916335

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 6787

Understanding sea-level processes, such as ocean tides, storm surges, tsunamis, El Niño and rises caused by climate change, is key to planning effective coastal defence. Building on David Pugh's classic book Tides, Surges and Mean Sea-Level, this substantially expanded, full-colour book now incorporates major recent technological advances in the areas of satellite altimetry and other geodetic techniques (particularly GPS), tsunami science, measurement of mean sea level and analyses of extreme sea levels. The authors discuss how each surveying and measuring technique complements others in providing an understanding of present-day sea-level change and more reliable forecasts of future changes. Giving the how and the why of sea-level change on timescales from hours to centuries, this authoritative and exciting book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in oceanography, marine engineering, geodesy, marine geology, marine biology and climatology. It will also be of key interest to coastal engineers and governmental policy-makers.

Using the Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition


Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 146655858X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 7198

The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 3528

Visual Aids Handbook


Author: Cincinnati Public Schools

Publisher: N.A


Category: Visual education

Page: 212

View: 2377

Biologie der Süsswasserinsekten


Author: Carl Wesenberg-Lund

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662383276

Category: Science

Page: 682

View: 3520

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Handbuch der Vogelfotografie


Author: Markus Varesvuo,Jari Peltomäki,Bence Máté

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864900358


Page: 354

View: 7713

Die Kölner Universität im Mittelalter

Geistige Wurzeln und soziale Wirklichkeit


Author: Albert Zimmermann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110873168

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 4449

The series MISCELLANEA MEDIAEVALIA was founded by Paul Wilpert in 1962 and since then has presented research from the Thomas Institute of the University of Cologne. The cornerstone of the series is provided by the proceedings of the biennial Cologne Medieval Studies Conferences, which were established over 50 years ago by Josef Koch, the founding director of the Institute. The interdisciplinary nature of these conferences is reflected in the proceedings. The MISCELLANEA MEDIAEVALIA gather together papers from all disciplines represented in Medieval Studies - medieval history, philosophy, theology, together with art and literature, all contribute to an overall perspective of the Middle Ages.


das Buch vom Beiwerk des Buches


Author: Gérard Genette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518291108

Category: Authors and publishers

Page: 401

View: 8820

Tierleben der Hochsee


Author: C. Apstein

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864440335


Page: 128

View: 1689

Apstein schrieb dieses wundersch ne Werk 1905 als "Reisebegleiter f r Seefahrer." Es besticht durch zahlreiche, sehr eindrucksvolle Abbildungen von Meerestieren der Hochsee, die der Seefahrer mithilfe dieses Buch wiedererkennen soll. Nachdruck des Originals von 1905.

Theorie der Gartenkunst


Author: Christian Cajus Lorenz Hirschfeld

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engraving, German

Page: 232

View: 1235

Das Teufelsschiff

Die Arbeiter des Meeres


Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026878620

Category: Fiction

Page: 439

View: 9645

Der Guernseyer Kapitän Lethierry besitzt zwei Dinge, die ihm teuer sind: Das Dampfschiff "Durande", das seine gesamte wirtschaftliche und gesellschaftliche Existenz verkörpert, und seine verwaiste Nichte Déruchette, die er nach Kräften verwöhnt. Durch die Schuld des abgrundtief schlechten Schiffsführers Clubin, der sich mit dem Vermögen des Kapitäns absetzen will, läuft die "Durande" auf ein berüchtigtes Riff auf und zerschellt. Victor Hugo (1802-1885) war ein französischer Schriftsteller.