Oceanography and Marine Biology

Oceanography and Marine Biology
  • Author : David W. Townsend
  • Publisher : Sinauer
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2012-08-20
  • 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. 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. Lecturer supplements will also be available.

Essentials of Paleomagnetism

Essentials of Paleomagnetism
  • Author : Lisa Tauxe
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Pages : 505
  • 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

Youth's Companion

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

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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.

Working Together

Working Together
  • Author : Seena B. Kohl
  • Publisher : CNIB, [197-]
  • Pages : 168
  • Relase : 1976
  • ISBN : UVA:X000709584

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Marine Mammals Ashore

Marine Mammals Ashore
  • Author : Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury
  • Publisher : National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Pages : 386
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780977460908

Marine Mammals Ashore Book Review:

Comprehensive manual for understanding and carrying out marine mammal rescue activities for stranded seals, manatees, dolphins, whales, or sea otters.

Overland from Canada to British Columbia

Overland from Canada to British Columbia
  • Author : Thomas McMicking
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : 0774803932

Overland from Canada to British Columbia Book Review:

Spurred on by reports of gold in the Cariboo, adventurers from all over the world descended on British Columbia in the mid-1800s. Among them were ambitious easterners who accepted the challenge of the shorter but more arduous overland route across the prairies and the Rockies. One such man determined to find his fortune in the West was Thomas McMicking -- destined to lead the largest and best organized group of 'Overlanders' into British Columbia. His record of their epic journey is a valuable historical document that possesses the universal appeal of an adventure story. McMicking presents a vivid image of the hardships of the overland route, the dangers, both real and imagined -- like the apparently threatening Plains Indians who turned out to be 'our best friends' -- facts about important officials and settlements, and scientific observations of the physical environment. But this is also a very human document that describes a journey of self- discovery revealing a sensitive man's encounter with a bountiful and beautiful yet hostile and alien land.


  • Author : Stephen Lyon Endicott
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 2002-01-01
  • ISBN : 0802084524

Bienfait Book Review:

With the tumultuous thirty-day strikeof 1931 by miners in Bienfait, Saskatchewan as his focus, Stephen Endiciott explores the social consequences of capitalist restructuring during the Great Depression.

Reformation of Canada's Schools

Reformation of Canada's Schools
  • Author : Mark Holmes
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages : 309
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 9780773517455

Reformation of Canada's Schools Book Review:

A proposal for the deregulation of the Canadian school. Arguing that a broad range of school choices is necessary in a pluralist society, the author contends centralized decision making by departments of education obstruct parental choice. He also criticizes the tenets of progressive (or child centered) pedagogy, which he claims has captured the school system for the past three decades. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Justice in Paradise

Justice in Paradise
  • Author : Bruce A. Clark
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 0773520015

Justice in Paradise Book Review:

A jurisprudential adventure story, Justice in Paradise recounts how a commitment to Native rights and an extraordinary passion for the rule of law have determined the course of Clark's life. From a childhood in an Indian residential school, to the defense of aboriginal rights before the World Court, to being disbarred, Bruce Clark's struggle has led him to a fight against the justice system itself. Justice in Paradise explains the legal and philosophical position behind Clark's opposition to the Indian rights industry. He argues that the North American legal system causes the genocide of those indigenous peoples who embrace traditional religion and identity and accuses those who administer it with chicanery and abandoning the rule of law. Smeared in the media for his beliefs and attacked from the bench - he has been called "a disgrace to the bar" by the Chief Justice of Canada's Supreme Court - his book Native Liberty, Crown Sovereignty has been hailed as "the most important and meticulous recent study of native rights in common law" (Canadian Journal of Political Science). Clark turned his back on a comfortable lawyer's life to defend the rule of law and Native rights. He moved with his family to Indian reservations and then to squats while he argued his case before the World Court in Europe. Now, no longer able to practice law, he has been adopted by the Mohicans and together they are fighting for Liberty Island and the Hudson River drainage basin. In his extraordinary memoir, Justice in Paradise, Bruce Clark - hero to some, extremist to others - details the battles of a renegade's life.

A History of Alberta

A History of Alberta
  • Author : James Grierson MacGregor
  • Publisher : Edmonton, Alta. : Hurtig
  • Pages : 376
  • Relase : 1981
  • ISBN : IND:30000003983073

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Facts about Canada, Its Provinces and Territories

Facts about Canada, Its Provinces and Territories
  • Author : Jean Weihs
  • Publisher : New York : H.W. Wilson Company
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UOM:39015038019520

Facts about Canada, Its Provinces and Territories Book Review:

A reference of information on the ten provinces and two territories of Canada, compiled from federal and provincial sources. Entries discuss the geography, population, climate, government, politics, history, and culture of each region; list political leaders from the 19th century to the present; and contain chronologies of key events. Includes a bibliography of fiction and nonfiction works for each province and territory, plus an introductory chapter on Canada. No index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Accidental Logics

Accidental Logics
  • Author : Carolyn Hughes Tuohy,Carolyn J. Tuohy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 327
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780195128215

Accidental Logics Book Review:

Looks at the USA, Britain and Canada to offer an international comparative study of public policy systems, as well as a recent history of the evolution of each national health care system. The book explores what drives change and why certain changes occur in some nations and not in others.

The Well

The Well
  • Author : Sinclair Ross
  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Pages : 268
  • Relase : 2001-12
  • ISBN : 0888643594

The Well Book Review:

A petty criminal eludes capture by becoming a hired man on a prairie farm, only to discover deception and betrayal. Introduction by Kristjana Gunnars.

A Language of Our Own

A Language of Our Own
  • Author : Peter Bakker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 337
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780195097115

A Language of Our Own Book Review:

The Michif language -- spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada -- is considered an "impossible language" since it uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and comprises two different sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present the first detailed analysis of this language and how it came into being.

The Sea Journal

The Sea Journal
  • Author : Huw Lewis-Jones
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2020-02-11
  • ISBN : 1452181152

The Sea Journal Book Review:

In this remarkable collection of illustrated private journals, log books, letters, and diaries, The Sea Journal follows the voyages of intrepid sailors. This captivating book contains firsthand records by a great range of travelers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands—full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils. The Sea Journal includes historical figures like Antonio Pigafetta, an Italian who sailed with Magellan; Tupia, a Tahitian who joined Captain Cook's first voyage; buccaneer Bartholomew Sharp, who menaced the Spanish Main; and Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. • With 60+ biographical portraits accompanied by colorful sketches and maps, each story unfolds in an exciting way. • Explore adventures from the frozen polar wastes to the South Seas paradise islands. • Readers meet a fascinating cast of real characters: officers and crew, cooks and whalers, surgeons and artists, explorers and adventurers. A collection of rare and exquisite firsthand records of ocean voyages around the world and in different ages, The Sea Journal provides a fascinating insight into exploration and adventure at sea. The records—sourced from libraries, archives, and private collections, as well as family heirlooms, and assembled together for the first time—evoke the thrill of discovery and the spirit of the sea. • A gorgeous compilation of sketches by travelers and explorers of many nationalities and eras • A wonderful gift for history buffs, map enthusiasts, artists, journal-keepers, coastal tourists and residents, people interested in the sea and exploration, and anyone with an adventurer's spirit • Great for those who enjoyed Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World by Julia Rothman; Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery by David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton, and Rea Alexandratos; and Breverton's Nautical Curiosities: A Book Of The Sea by Terry Breverton

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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Playing with Words

Playing with Words
  • Author : Margie Golick
  • Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : 0921217137

Playing with Words Book Review:

This superb collection of more than 50 word games and activities is designed to help children develop language, reading, spelling, thinking skills, and more. It includes rhyming, alphabet, and grammar games; secret languages; mnemonics; and games to help children discover their own strengths.

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.

Big Bear

Big Bear
  • Author : Hugh Aylmer Dempsey
  • Publisher : Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press ; Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : UOM:39015009174403

Big Bear Book Review:

In his lifetime Big Bear witnessed the terrible move from freedom to dependence. When the white settlers came to western Canada, he realized that the Cree Indians' way of life was threatened, and he fought to prevent his proud people from being reduced to poverty-stricken outcasts in their own land. But the white man's insensitivity to the needs of a people from a different culture resulted in starvation, suppression and ultimately bloodshed. Although Big Bear's protests were peaceful, he was labelled a savage troublemaker. Years of frustration and rage exploded when his followers killed the white people of Frog Lake, a tragedy Big Bear was powerless to stop. The old chief, broken but proud, stood trial for inciting rebellion - though all he had sought was justice and freedom.