2019-03-26T07:00:00Z A lavishly illustrated introduction to the world's dragonflies and damselflies
Dragonflies and damselflies are often called birdwatchers' insects. Large, brightly colored, active in the daytime, and displaying complex and interesting behaviors, they have existed since the days of the dinosaurs, and they continue to flourish. Their ancestors were th...[Read More]
384 pages , University of Pittsburgh Press , 2017-05-30 This is the first history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment on the environmental causes of growth and development of living organisms. Made possible by computers and other modern technologies of the early Cold War, such as air conditioning and humidity co...[Read More]
1989-08-27T07:00:00Z "One of the most satisfying science fiction novels I have read in years."--The New York Times Book Review
Here is a novel as original as the breathtaking, unspoiled world for which it is named, a place where all appears to be in idyllic balance. Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. Over time, they evolved a new...[Read More]
336 pages , Penguin , 2015-04-28 A transformative family lifestyle guide on the power of plant-based eatingâ€”with 120 recipesâ€”from world-renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt Created by renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way s...[Read More]
Sustainable energy management in the wastewater sector applies the concept of sustainable management to the energy involved in the treatment of wastewater. The energy used by the wastewater sector is usually the largest portion of energy consumed by the urban water and wastewater utilities.. The rising costs of electricity, the contribution to greenhouse gas emissions of the energy sector and the ...[Read More]
In macroecology and community ecology, an occupancy frequency distribution (OFD) is the distribution of the numbers of species occupying different numbers of areas. It was first reported in 1918 by the Danish botanist Christen C. RaunkiÃ¦r in his study on plant communities. The OFD is also known as the species-range size distribution in literature.
380 pages , Springer , 2010-02-12 This story of the Galileo spacecraft probe to Jupiter`s moon provides a unique understanding of the Galileo images of Europa, and examines in detail the physical setting that might sustain extra-terrestrial life in Europa's ocean and icy crust.