Author: Andrew Lamb
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
Release Date: 2005
Finalist for 2006 BC Booksellers' Choice Award In Honour Of Bill DuthieWith 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to southern Oregon--from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp through to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance and behaviour.Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby have spent most of their lifetimes studying and recording Pacific Northwest marine life and have completed over 4,000 scuba dives between them. Some of the species included in this volume have never been featured in print before. Colour-coded for quick reference and including a glossary and full index, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for serious biologists, scuba divers, beachcombers or anyone interested in marine life and beautiful underwater photography.
For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.
Author: Ian McAllister
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read take readers on an expedition into the wondrous and mysterious underwater world of the Great Bear Sea. This amazing part of the northeast Pacific Ocean is home to some of the planet's mightiest and most beloved residents: whales, sea lions, dolphins, orcas, sea otters and wild salmon. Filled with spectacular images of this largely unknown part of the world, the book also explores the uncertain future of the Great Bear Sea in this age of climate change, overfishing, pipelines and oil tankers. Can a rainforest full of rare spirit bears, fishing wolves and great grizzlies survive without a Great Bear Sea to feed and nourish it?
Integration of ichnological information into sedimentological models, and vice versa, is one of the main means by which we can improve our understanding of ancient depositional environments. Mainly intended for sedimentologists, this book aims to make ichnological methods as part of facies interpretation more popular, providing an analytical review of the ichnology of all major depositional environments and the use of ichnology in biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic analysis. It starts with an introduction to the historical aspect of ichnology, introducing common concepts and methods, and then continues with parts treating the main depositional systems from continental, shallow-marine and deep-marine siliciclastics, and marine carbonates. The last part is dedicated to the ichnology in hydrocarbon reservoir and aquifer characterization. First overview in 25 years of the status of ichnological studies in facies reconstructions of all major depositional environments Written by a selected, well-experienced and specialized international authorship Provides easy access to the comprehensive and widespread literature
In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing. Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying part-time jobs and, with Caroline’s encouragement, applied for a position as a relief lightkeeper on a remote North Pacific island. They endured lonely months of living apart, but the way of life rejuvenated Jeff and inspired Caroline to contemplate serious shifts in order to accompany him. When a permanent position for a lighthouse keeper became available, Caroline quit her job and joined Jeff on the lights. Caroline soon learned that the lighthouse-keeping life does not consist of long, empty hours in which to write. The reality is hard physical labour, long stretches of isolation and the constant threat of de-staffing. Beginning with a 3:30 a.m. weather report, the days are filled with maintaining the light station buildings, sea sampling, radio communication, beach cleanup, wildlife encounters and everything in between. As for dangerous rescue missions or dramatic shipwrecks—that kind of excitement is rare. “So far the only life I know I’ve saved is my own,” she says, with her trademark dry wit. Yet Caroline is exhilarated by the scenic coastline with its drizzle and fog, seabirds and whales, and finds time to grow a garden and, as anticipated, write. Told with eloquent introspection and an eye for detail, Light Years is the personal account of a lighthouse keeper in twenty-first century British Columbia—an account that details Caroline’s endurance of extreme climatic, interpersonal and medical challenges, as well as the practical and psychological aspects of living a happy, healthy, useful and creative life in isolation.
Chemische Substanzen in der Umwelt sind vielfältigen chemischen Reaktionen und Transportvorgängen unterworfen. Sie wirken auf Pflanze, Tier und Mensch ein, und sie beeinflussen einzelne Organismen oder komplexe Ökosysteme. Die Ökotoxikologie erfaßt, beschreibt und bewertet diese Vorgänge. H. Parlar gibt in seinem aus Vorlesungen entwickelten Lehrbuch der Chemischen Ökotoxikologie einen Überblick über Konzepte und Strategien zur Beurteilung der Umweltrelevanz von Chemikalien. Der Autor betont die Ökosystemforschung und den interdisziplinären Charakter des Gebietes.
Author: C. Apstein
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2011
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.
Band I der Exkursionsfauna liegt in einer völlig neuen Fassung vor! Er enthält einen Überblick über das System der Tiere und Bestimmungsschlüssel für alle Tiergruppen, die in den 3 Bänden der Reihe enthalten sind. Er bietet Bestimmungstabellen und detaillierte Angaben über Schwämme, Hohltiere, Plattwürmer, Weichtiere, Ringelwürmer, Gliederfüßer, Stachelhäuter, Manteltiere und zahlreiche weitere Tiergruppen. Insgesamt werden 19 Stämme abgehandelt, das sind alle großen Gruppen der vielzelligen Tiere, die in Mitteleuropa vorkommen. Tabellen ermöglichen in vielen Fällen die Determination bis zu einzelnen Arten, z. B. fast vollständig bei den Weichtieren, Spinnentieren und Tausendfüßern. Der prägnante Text wird mit detailreichen Zeichnungen wichtiger Unterscheidungsmerkmale veranschaulicht. Neben terrestrischen Lebensräumen deckt das Buch auch Süßwasserbiotope und die Nord- und Ostsee ab.