274 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2012-12-04 Aimed at taking the mystery out of soil science, Soils: Principles, Properties and Management is a text for undergraduate/graduate students who study soil as a natural resource. Written in a reader-friendly style, with a host of examples, figures and tables, the book leads the reader from the basics of soil scien...[Read More]
326 pages , Princeton University Press , 2010 Ever since Carl Sagan first predicted that extraterrestrial civilizations must number in the millions, the search for life on other planets has gripped our imagination. Is Earth so rare that advanced life forms like us--or even the simplest biological organisms--are unique to the universe? How to Find a Habitable Planet descr...[Read More]
350 pages , Oxford University Press on Demand , 2005-08-25 The two pre-World War I generations encompassed the greatest innovative period in history. Technical inventions of 1867-1914 & their rapid improvement & commercialisation created new prime movers, materials, infrastructures & information means that provided the lasting foundations of the modern world.
544 pages , Grand Central Publishing , 2016-12-06 For the first time in Earth's history, our planet is experiencing a confluence of rapidly accelerating changes prompted by one species: humans. Climate change is only the most visible of the modifications we've made--up until this point, inadvertently--to the planet. And our current behavior threatens not only our own fut...[Read More]
400 pages , Columbia University Press , 2012-04-24 Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals’ significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coet...[Read More]
303 pages , University of California Press , 2006-04-01 Pope, a veteran leader in the environmental movement, offers a startling, brilliantly argued indictment of the current administration's jihad against the environmental protections Americans count on, and the natural heritage that will be passed on to posterity.
112 pages , Cambridge University Press , 1991-10-03 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 p...[Read More]
348 pages , Springer , 2008-11-04 Most of the Earth’s biosphere is characterized by low temperatures. Vast areas (>20\%) of the soil ecosystem are permanently frozen or are unfrozen for only a few weeks in summer. Permafrost regions occur at high latitudes and also at high ele- tions; a significant part of the global permafrost area is represented by mountains. Permafr...[Read More]
48 pages , Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated , 2010 Examines the nature of tornadoes, how they are formed, what they look like, and how they are measured, and describes four devastating tornadoes from the past.
413 pages , Springer , 2014-08-23 This book collects together a selection of the best papers presented at the Third International Bioastronomy Symposium held in 1990. The subject is bioastronomy, the search for life in the universe, andthe book is devided according to the five main stages of life as recognized by this new branch of science: cosmic organic, prebiotic, pri...[Read More]