454 pages , University of Chicago Press , 2013-05-07 Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life—growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish...[Read More]
27 pages , Mendon Cottage Books , 2015-01-09 Peacocks for Kids Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 Fascinating Peacocks Chapter 2 Peacock's Features Chapter 3 A Peacock's Life Conclusion Fun Peacock Facts! Author Bio Introduction Peacocks are a magnificent species from the Pheasant family of birds. The Pavo Cristatus or Indian Peafowl is a large bird. It is well-kno...[Read More]
668 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 1999-01-31 The field of the ecology of vision has grown considerably since John Lythgoe first wrote his original book on the subject in 1979. John Lythgoe was instrumental in founding the subject that has inspired vision researchers to relate the functioning of the visual system with the visual requirements demanded by the ...[Read More]
Assisted colonization, also known as assisted migration or managed relocation, is the act of deliberately moving plants or animals to a different habitat. The destination habitat may have either historically held the species or it may not have hosted the species, but the habitat provides the bioclimatic requirements to support it. Assisted colonization may also supplement an existing population in...[Read More]
649 pages , Taylor & Francis , 2005-04-15 Building on the success of its 1993 predecessor, this second edition of Geochemistry, Groundwater and Pollution has been thoroughly re-written, updated and extended to provide a complete and authoritative account of modern hydrogeochemistry. Offering a quantitative approach to the study of groundwater quality and the interaction ...[Read More]
192 pages , Veloce Publishing Ltd , 2015-03-01 Most renewable energy systems aren’t new, but their use is. This handbook shows how each of the main renewable energy technologies works, along with step-by-step details of how it’s installed, as well as the pros and – at least as importantly – the cons of each type of installation.
170 pages , National Academies Press , 2013-03-14 For a century, almost all light-duty vehicles (LDVs) have been powered by internal combustion engines operating on petroleum fuels. Energy security concerns about petroleum imports and the effect of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on global climate are driving interest in alternatives. Transitions to Alternative Vehicles a...[Read More]
224 pages , Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , 2016-04-12 The acclaimed scientist's encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries In his modern classics One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl. In One W...[Read More]