Essential Soil Science

A Clear and Concise Introduction to Soil Science

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Author: Mark Ashman,Geeta Puri

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685431

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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This textbook is aimed at the majority of students, who need toquickly acquire a concise overview of soil science. Many currentsoil science textbooks still cater for a traditional student marketwhere students embark on three years study in a narrow discipline.The growth in modular degree schemes has meant that soil science isnow often taught as self-standing unit as part of broad baseddegree program. Students pursuing this type of course areincreasingly reluctant to purchase expensive textbooks that are toodetailed and often assume a scientific background. For those optingto specialise in soil science there are a variety of good textbooksto choose from. This short informative guide, will be particularlyuseful for students who do not possess a traditional scientificbackground, such as those studying geography, environment science,ecology and agriculture. Only textbook to cater for introductory courses in soilscience. Provides an affordable concise overview of soil science. Learning exercises and chapter summaries enhanceusability. Annotated suggestions for further reading. Based on proven and successful modular course structure. Emphasis on readability and interactive learning. No scientific background assumed.

Science

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Author: Pamela Fehl

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816081530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Scientists play a vital role in the effort to understand the environment and develop new, renewable sources of energy. They are able to identify environmental problems, search for viable solutions, and gauge the effectiveness of these solutions in a wide variety of green fields. They also advise government officials, businesses, and other people and organizations about various environmental issues and concerns. The need for scientific expertise in all aspects of conservation and environmental work suggests that demand for these professionals will be strong in the coming years. Science profiles 15 green careers in this highly sought-after field. Career profiles include: Biochemists Biologists Botanists Chemists Climatologists Ecologists Geologists Meteorologists Oceanographers Soil scientists Wetland scientists Wildlife scientists and more.

Wildland Recreation

Ecology and Management

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Author: William E. Hammitt,David N. Cole,Christopher A. Monz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118397037

Category: Science

Page: 328

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The authoritative guide to understanding and managing the ecological impacts of recreational activities in wildlands This third edition provides an updated and thorough examination of the ecological impacts of recreational use on wildlands and the best management practices to employ in places where recreation and preservation of natural conditions are both important - and often conflicting - objectives. Covering the latest research, this edition provides detailed information about the environmental changes that result from recreational use. It describes spatial patterns of impact and trends over time, then explores the factors that determine magnitude of impact, including amount of use, type and behavior of use, and environmental durability. Numerous examples, drawn from parks and recreation areas around the world, give readers insight into why certain areas are more heavily damaged than others, and demonstrate the techniques available to mitigate damage. The book incorporates both the first-hand experience of the authors and an exhaustive review of the world’s literature on the subject. Boxes provide quick access to important material, and further resources are referenced in an extensive bibliography. Essential reading for all park and protected area management professionals, this book is also a useful textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate students on recreation ecology and recreation management courses.

Project Sunshine

How science can use the sun to fuel and feed the world

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Author: Steve McKevitt,Tony Ryan

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848315627

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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It’s an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour’s worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet’s food and energy needs for an entire year. Project Sunshine tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the ‘solar economy’, harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on ‘fossilised sunshine’ in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race’s complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today – chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically – before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.

The Solar Revolution

One World. One Solution. Providing the Energy and Food for 10 Billion People.

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Author: Steve McKevitt,Tony Ryan

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848316550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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It’s an astonishing fact that capturing all the energy in just one hour’s worth of sunlight would enable us to meet the planet’s food and energy needs for an entire year. The Solar Revolution tells the story of how scientists are working to reconnect us to the ‘solar economy’, harnessing the power of the sun to provide sustainable food and energy for a global population of 10 billion people: an achievement that would end our dependence on ‘fossilised sunshine’ in the form of coal, oil and gas and remake our connection with the soil that grows our food. Steve McKevitt and Tony Ryan describe the human race’s complex relationship with the sun and take us back through history to see how our world became the place it is today – chemically, geologically, ecologically, climatically and economically – before moving on to the cutting-edge science and technology that will enable us to live happily in a sustainable future.

An Integrated Approach to Environmental Management

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Author: Dibyendu Sarkar,Rupali Datta,Avinandan Mukherjee,Robyn Hannigan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118744284

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

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Covers the most recent topics in the field of environmental management and provides a broad focus on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of environmental management Provides an up-to-date survey of the field from the perspective of different disciplines Covers the topic of environmental management from multiple perspectives, namely, natural sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, and methods and tools perspectives Combines both academic rigor and practical approach through literature reviews and theories and examples and case studies from diverse geographic areas and policy domains Explores local and global issues of environmental management and analyzes the role of various contributors in the environmental management process Chapter contents are appropriately demonstrated with numerous pictures, charts, graphs, and tables, and accompanied by a detailed reference list for further readings

Encyclopedia of Global Resources: Mineral Leasing Act-South Africa

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Author: Craig W. Allin

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587656477

Category: Nature

Page: 1504

View: 512

The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.

Bodenmanagement

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Author: Bernd Cyffka,Joachim W. Härtling

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642562841

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 218

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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Plants and Nitrogen

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Author: O. A. M. Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521427760

Category: Science

Page: 112

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This book discusses the association that exists between plants and their most important dietary component, nitrogen. The author combines ecological, physiological and biochemical approaches to provide the reader with an overall view of nitrogen in the biosphere and a specific view of nitrogen processing in plants. The processes which make up the nitrogen cycle, including mineralization, immobilization by microbes and nitrification, are discussed and the losses and gains of combined nitrogen from and to the cycle. The part which plants play in this cycling, by their processing of inorganic nitrogen into compounds which are required by plants and animals alike, and the chemistry and production of those compounds, is also covered. Transport of nitrogen compounds within the plant, and the fate of these compounds, is discussed. The final chapter considers the part which humans play in the cycling of nitrogen, with special reference to the nitrogen fertilizers used in agriculture.

Plant Science

Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants

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Author: Margaret J. McMahon

Publisher: United Campus Bookshops

ISBN: 9780135014073

Category: Science

Page: 674

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Plant Science: Growth, Development, and Utilization of Cultivated Plants, Fifth Edition, is an outstanding resource for anyone with an interest in how plants are grown and utilized for maintaining and adding enjoyment to human life. The text starts with the fundamentals of botany, plant physiology, and environmental factors affecting plant growth, while later sections integrate those topics into strategies of producing plants for human use as food, fiber, and recreation. The concept of sustainability and sustainable methods of growing plants runs throughout the text. Whether you are familiar or unfamiliar with plant science, this book will give you a firm understanding of concepts and terminology related to the growing of plants.

Encyclopedia of Global Resources: South Korea-Zirconium ; Appendixes ; Indexes

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Author: Craig W. Allin

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587656484

Category: Nature

Page: 1504

View: 3626

The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.

A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

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Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 654

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Alphabetically-arranged entries illuminate concepts and developments in geophysics, structural geology, geomorphology, oceanography, stratigraphy, paleontology, climatology, meteorology, cartography, mineralogy, and petrology.

Essential environment

the science behind the stories

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Author: Jay Withgott,Scott R. Brennan

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 376

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KEY MESSAGE: Essential Environment: Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories retains all the popular features of the landmark first edition-including its integrated central case study approach, and focus on the scientific process, current data and critical thinking- in a brief 15-chapter text. The Second Edition features a new chapter on ecology with expanded coverage of community ecology and biomes. New end-of-chapter activities and interactive exercises on the Environmental Place Website help readers hone the skills they need to make informed decisions on environmental issues. Calculating Ecological Footprint activities at the end of each chapter give readers practice in applying individual decisions to larger scales. The Investigate It! interactive map on the website provides more than 120 additional case studies.You Decide web activities help readers learn how to analyze data on global warming and conservation. Foundations of Environmental Science: An introduction to environmental science, Environmental economics and environmental policy, Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems, Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology . Species interactions and community ecology. Environmental Issues and the Search for Solutions: Human population growth, Soils, agriculture, and the future of food, Biodiversity and conservation biology, Urbanization, land use, and resources management, Environmental health and toxicology, Freshwater and marine systems and resources, The atmosphere, air pollution, and global climate change, Nonrenewable energy sources and their environmental impacts, Renewable energy alternatives, Waste management, Sustainable Solutions. For all readers interested in environmental science.

Environment

the science behind the stories

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Author: Scott R. Brennan,Jay Withgott

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co

ISBN: 9780805344271

Category: Science

Page: 641

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"Environment: The Science Behind the Stories" is an introductory textbook that uses case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in identifying and solving pressing environmental problems. The book integrates case studies into the body of the text to provide a contextual framework for the science readers are learning. With only 22 chapters, this book avoids the encyclopedic approach of other textbooks on the market. A panoramic view of environmental science and issues, including the important policy, economic, and ethical issues behind the scientific ones. For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in environmental science and issues.

Sedimentgesteine im Gelände

Ein illustrierter Leitfaden

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Author: D.A.V. Stow

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827420152

Category: Science

Page: 315

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Konzepte und Vorstellungen ändern sich in der Sedimentologie schnell, was bleibt ist die Geländearbeit und die Erhebung von Daten als Basis der Wissenschaft. Dieses Buch ist ein Bestimmungsatlas, der hilft, Sedimentgesteine im Gelände zu erkennen und zu beschreiben. Der Benutzer erfährt, was er im Gelände beobachten und aufzeichnen muss, und wie er die Daten richtig interpretiert. Alle wesentlichen Arten von Sedimentgesteinen werden in über 450 hervorragenden Fotos und erklärenden Zeichnungen dargestellt. Im Einführungskapitel werden die Klassifikationen und die Haupttypen der Sedimentgesteine sowie auch deren wirtschaftliche Bedeutung vorgestellt. Der Autor beschreibt dann die wichtigsten Geländemethoden und die grundsätzlichen Eigenschaften von Sedimentgesteinen. Jedem Haupttyp von Sedimentgesteinen entspricht ein Kapitel. Der Interpretation von Fazies und Ablagerungsbedingungen ist im letzten Kapitel breiter Raum gewidmet. Das Buch ist ein unentbehrliches Hilfsmittel für Studenten der Geowissenschaften, Geologen im Beruf sowie für Amateure.