Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781412947046

Environmental Sciences Book Review:

This unique addition to reference literature provides an introduction to the major concepts and contemporary issues that are essential for students of environmental science and environmental studies to know. With over 200 entries authored by world-class names like Anthony Brazel, John Day and Edward Keller, this text is divided into six sections: Environmental Science, Environments, Paradigms & Concepts, Processes & Dynamics, Scales & Techniques, and Environmental Issues.

Essentials of Paleomagnetism

Essentials of Paleomagnetism
  • Author : Lisa Tauxe
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 489
  • Relase : 2010-03-19
  • ISBN : 9780520260313

Essentials of Paleomagnetism Book Review:

"This book by Lisa Tauxe and others is a marvelous tool for education and research in Paleomagnetism. Many students in the U.S. and around the world will welcome this publication, which was previously only available via the Internet. Professor Tauxe has performed a service for teaching and research that is utterly unique."—Neil D. Opdyke, University of Florida

Oceanography and Marine Biology

Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Author : David W. Townsend
  • Publisher : Sinauer Associates Incorporated
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0878936025

Oceanography and Marine Biology Book Review:

Oceanography and Marine Biology preserves the basic elements of the physical, chemical, and geological aspects of the marine sciences, and merges those fundamentals into a broader framework of marine biology and ecology. I have found that this approach works: my class of 350 students fills every semester it is offered, with students on waiting lists to get in. But existing textbooks on oceanography or marine biology address the companion field only cursorily: very few pages in oceanography texts are devoted to marine biology, and vice versa. This new book overcomes that imbalance, bringing these disparate marine science text formats closer together, giving them more equal weight, and introducing more effectively the physical sciences by showing students with everyday examples how such concepts form the foundation upon which to build a better understanding of the marine environment in a changing world.

Youth's Companion

Youth's Companion
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1914
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101079674998

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Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management
  • Author : Hance D. Smith,Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero,Tundi S. Agardy
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 627
  • Relase : 2015-10-16
  • ISBN : 9781136294822

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management Book Review:

This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these themes. The underlying approach is geographical, with prominence given to the biosphere, political arrangements and regional patterns – all considered to be especially crucial to the human understanding required for the use and management of the world's oceans. Part one addresses key themes in our knowledge of relationships between people and the sea on a global scale, including economic and political issues, and understanding and managing marine environments. Part two provides a systematic review of the uses of the sea, grouped into food, ocean space, materials and energy, and the sea as an environmental resource. Part three on the geography of the sea considers management strategies especially related to the state system, and regional management developments in both core economic regions and the developing periphery. Chapter 23 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9780203115398.ch23

Marine Mammals and Noise

Marine Mammals and Noise
  • Author : W. John Richardson,Charles R. Greene, Jr.,Charles I. Malme,Denis H. Thomson
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 576
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9780080573038

Marine Mammals and Noise Book Review:

Many marine mammals communicate by emitting sounds that pass through water. Such sounds can be received across great distances and can influence the behavior of these undersea creatures. In the past few decades, the oceans have become increasingly noisy, as underwater sounds from propellers, sonars, and other human activities make it difficult for marine mammals to communicate. This book discusses, among many other topics, just how well marine mammals hear, how noisy the oceans have become, and what effects these new sounds have on marine mammals. The baseline of ambient noise, the sounds produced by machines and mammals, the sensitivity of marine mammal hearing, and the reactions of marine mammals are also examined. An essential addition to any marine biologist's library, Marine Mammals and Noise will be especially appealing to marine mammalogists, researchers, policy makers and regulators, and marine biologists and oceanographers using sound in their research.

Marine Mammals Ashore

Marine Mammals Ashore
  • Author : Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury
  • Publisher : National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Pages : 371
  • Relase : 2005-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780977460908

Marine Mammals Ashore Book Review:

Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Rare Earth

Rare Earth
  • Author : Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2007-05-08
  • ISBN : 9780387218489

Rare Earth Book Review:

What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

Processing of Oceanographic Station Data

Processing of Oceanographic Station Data
  • Author : Joint Panel on Oceanographic Tables and Standards
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029454439

Processing of Oceanographic Station Data Book Review:

A valuable manual for specialists that contains guidelines on how to calculate, either by computer algorithms or manual calculations, most of the common physical and dynamic properties of the sea, such as specific stability, density ratio, etc.

Living Marine Legacy of Gwaii Haanas

Living Marine Legacy of Gwaii Haanas
  • Author : Anne Harfenist,N. A. Sloan,Patrick Bartier,Parks Canada. Atlantic Region
  • Publisher : [Halifax, N.S.] : Parks Canada
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 0662331516

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Principles of Ocean Physics

Principles of Ocean Physics
  • Author : John R. Apel
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 634
  • Relase : 2013-10-22
  • ISBN : 9781483288055

Principles of Ocean Physics Book Review:

In recent years, significant advances in both the theoretical and observational sides of physical oceanography have allowed the ocean's physical behavior to be described more quantitatively. This book discusses the physical mechanisms and processes of the sea, and will be valuable not only to oceanographers but also physicists, graduate students, and scientists working in dynamics or optics of the marine environment.

Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II)

Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II)
  • Author : Seon Ki Park,Liang Xu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 730
  • Relase : 2013-05-22
  • ISBN : 9783642350887

Data Assimilation for Atmospheric, Oceanic and Hydrologic Applications (Vol. II) Book Review:

This book contains the most recent progress in data assimilation in meteorology, oceanography and hydrology including land surface. It spans both theoretical and applicative aspects with various methodologies such as variational, Kalman filter, ensemble, Monte Carlo and artificial intelligence methods. Besides data assimilation, other important topics are also covered including targeting observation, sensitivity analysis, and parameter estimation. The book will be useful to individual researchers as well as graduate students for a reference in the field of data assimilation.

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes
  • Author : Bernd Würsig
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 504
  • Relase : 2019-08-02
  • ISBN : 9783030166632

Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Odontocetes Book Review:

This book concentrates on the marine mammalian group of Odontocetes, the toothed whales, dolphins, and porpoises. In 23 chapters, a total of 40 authors describe general patterns of ethological concepts of odontocetes in their natural environments, with a strong bent towards behavioral ecology. Examples are given of particularly well-studied species and species groups for which enough data exist, especially from the past 15 years. The aim is to give a modern flavor of present knowledge of ethology and behavior of generally large-brained behaviorally flexible mammals that have evolved quite separately from social mammals on land. As well, the plight of populations and species due to humans is described in multiple chapters, with the goal that an understanding of behavior can help to solve or alleviate at least some human-made problems.

Cox’s Navy

Cox’s Navy
  • Author : Tony Booth
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2005-10-19
  • ISBN : 9781781597811

Cox’s Navy Book Review:

On mid-Summer's Day 1919 the interned German Grand Fleet was scuttled by their crews at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands despite a Royal Navy guard force. Greatly embarrassed, the Admiralty nevertheless confidently stated that none of the ships would ever be recovered. Had it not been for the drive and ingenuity of one man there is indeed every possibility that they would still be resting on the sea bottom today.Cox's Navy tells the incredible true story of Ernest Cox, a Wolverhampton-born scrap merchant, who, despite having no previous experience, led the biggest salvage operation in history to recover the ships. The 28,000 ton Hindenberg was the largest ship ever salvaged. Not knowing the boundaries enabled Cox to apply solid common sense and brilliant improvisation, changing forever marine salvage practice during peace and war.

Global Innovation Index 2020

Global Innovation Index 2020
  • Author : Cornell University,INSEAD,WIPO
  • Publisher : WIPO
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2020-08-13
  • ISBN : 9782381920009

Global Innovation Index 2020 Book Review:

The Global Innovation Index 2020 provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 131 countries and economies around the world. Its 80 indicators explore a broad vision of innovation, including political environment, education, infrastructure and business sophistication. The 2020 edition sheds light on the state of innovation financing by investigating the evolution of financing mechanisms for entrepreneurs and other innovators, and by pointing to progress and remaining challenges – including in the context of the economic slowdown induced by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.

Mass Politics in Tough Times

Mass Politics in Tough Times
  • Author : Nancy Bermeo,Larry Bartels
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 375
  • Relase : 2014
  • ISBN : 9780199357505

Mass Politics in Tough Times Book Review:

In Mass Politics in Tough Times, the eminent political scientists Larry Bartels and Nancy Bermeo have gathered a group of leading scholars to analyze the political responses to the Great Recession in the US, Western Europe, and East-Central Europe.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1990-03
  • ISBN : PSU:000056520200

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Chart No. 1

Chart No. 1
  • Author : Nima
  • Publisher : Paradise Cay Publications
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 0939837560

Chart No. 1 Book Review:

Chart Number One is essential to correct and accurate use of nautical charts. More than a chart, it is a book that defines the symbols, abbreviations and terms used on charts. It also provides important information about buoys, light visibility (range) and aids to navigation. This new and improved edition from Paradise Cay is a complete and accurate high quality reproduction of information provided by NOAA and NIMA.

Climate Change 1992

Climate Change 1992
  • Author : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Working Group I.,World Meteorological Organization
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 1992-05-28
  • ISBN : 9780521438292

Climate Change 1992 Book Review:

An essential reference and companion to the 1990 IPCC Report on Climate Change.

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea
  • Author : Willard Bascom
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 426
  • Relase : 1961
  • ISBN : UOM:39015003715813

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Book Review: