352 pages , Yale University Press , 1996-08-01 Studies the rich diversity of plant and animal life of the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and the intermountain basins in Wyoming and adjacent states. The author surveys the geologic history of such diverse environments as Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and the Black Hills.
A hotbed is a biological term for an area of decaying organic matter that is warmer than its surroundings. The heat gradient is generated by the decomposition of organic substituents within the pile by microorganism metabolization.
A hotbed covered with a small glass cover (also called a hotbox) is used as a small version of a hothouse (heated greenhouse). Oftentimes, this bed is made of manure fr...[Read More]
420 pages , National Academies Press , 2013-04-12 The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income coun...[Read More]
179 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2013-03-28 The Soils of Croatia is a six-chapter book detailing all aspects of Croatian soils. The book presents, in a reader friendly way, the lively history of pedology in Croatia. It explains soils as natural resources for this country and offers a detailed view on the different agricultural regions referenced in Croatia...[Read More]
Property rights are theoretical socially-enforced constructs in economics for determining how a resource or economic good is used and owned. Resources can be owned by (and hence be the property of) individuals, associations or governments. Property rights can be viewed as an attribute of an economic good. This attribute has four broad components and is often referred to as a bundle of rights:
the ...[Read More]
147 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 2009-09-18 Environmental education and education for sustainable development have become features of many countries’ formal education systems. To date, however, there have been few attempts to explore what such learning looks and feels like from the perspective of the learners. Based on in-depth empirical studies in schoo...[Read More]
662 pages , OUP USA , 2006-11-09 Ecologically oriented visions of God, the Sacred, the Earth, and human beings. The proposed handbook will serve as the definitive overview of these exciting new developments. Divided into three main sections, the books essays will reflect the three dominant dimensions of the field. Part I will explore
493 pages , NYU Press , 2006 Presenting ecology and current environmental studies from an anthropological point of view, this book gives readers a strong intellectual foundation as well as offering practical tools for solving environmental problems.
240 pages , Routledge , 2012-06-25 In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications for sustainability. It is the first bo...[Read More]
Cambridge University Press , 2010-01-28 Estuaries are of high socioeconomic importance with 22 of the 32 largest cities in the world located on river estuaries. Estuaries bring together fluxes of fresh and saline water, as well as fluvial and marine sediments, and contain high biological diversity. Increasingly sophisticated field observation technology and numerical modeling ha...[Read More]