Sea Shore of Britain & Europe


Author: Peter Hayward,Peter J. Hayward,Tony Nelson-Smith,Anthony Nelson-Smith,Chris Shields
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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This pocket guides describes and illustrates all the common species of plants and animals found on the sea shore - from the highest spring tide to five metres below sea level. It covers the sea shore of the Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel coasts of Britain and Europe - from the North Cape to the Dardanelles. A simple introductory key allows quick identification of what type of animal - coelenterate or mollusc - the user wants to identify. Every group also has a two-page introduction on basic biology and general identification characteristics.

A Student's Guide to the Seashore


Author: J. D. Fish,S. Fish
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494511
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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This unique, concise and beautifully-illustrated guide allows students to identify over 650 of the common, widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. User-friendly dichotomous keys are supported by details of diagnostic features and biology of each species. Now enhanced with 32 pages of colour, this much acclaimed guide is invaluable to students of marine biology at any level. Questions such as how does the species reproduce? What is its life-cycle? How does it feed? are answered in the notes accompanying each species to give a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore. The text is supported by an extensive glossary of scientific terms and a comprehensive bibliography is included to aid further study. The third edition builds on the excellent reviews of earlier editions and will continue to appeal to a wide readership, including students, teachers and naturalists.

Seashore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 94)


Author: Peter J. Hayward
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406045
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

Urban Environments and Wildlife Law

A Manual for Sustainable Development
Author: Paul A. Rees
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405150955
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 420
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Today construction industry is being asked more and more to protectthe quality of the countryside and to help enhance our naturalenvironment. The industry is subject to a complex and wide-rangingregulatory framework; it now needs to understand itsresponsibilities and take them seriously. Paul Rees provides here an authoritative guide, outliningwildlife and nature conservation law in the UK - including ourEuropean and international commitments, and giving clearexplanations to a potentially costly area of law in a styleaccessible to the non-legal market. This comprehensive manual offers information and guidance forbuilding surveyors, environmental managers, engineers and plannerson: - the legal and planning issues around biodiversity, natureconservation and construction - how ecosystems work and why certain species and habitats needprotection - where to go for the relevant legislation and appropriateorganisations for help and advice. UK and European case law demonstrates how the law has functionedin particular instances, and case studies illustrate how companieshave adapted to fulfil their legal obligations. These are keyfeatures of the book and provide information on important legalprecedents as well as demonstrating current industry bestpractice.

Wörterbuch der Wirbellosen / Dictionary of Invertebrates

Latein-Deutsch-Englisch
Author: Theodor C. H. Cole
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 366252869X
Category: Science
Page: 574
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Das Wörterbuch der Wirbellosen umfasst die Mehrzahl der in den deutschsprachigen Gebieten Europas vorkommenden wirbellosen Tiere, für die bereits Trivialnamen existieren. Darüber hinaus ist eine Vielzahl wichtiger globaler Arten aufgeführt. Die Namen der hier gelisteten 12.800 wirbellosen Tiere sind geordnet nach Großgruppen und darin jeweils alphabetisch nach wissenschaftlichen Namen – ergänzt durch deren englische Trivialnamen, soweit vorhanden. Zu Grunde liegt eine umfangreiche Literaturbearbeitung enzyklopädischer Werke, Faunen, Naturführer, Roter Listen und Monographien einzelner Tiergruppen. Dieses Referenz- und Nachschlagewerk ist nicht nur hilfreich und wichtig für Wissenschaftler, Übersetzer und Journalisten, sondern auch für all diejenigen, die sich auf verschiedenste Art und Weise mit Tieren beschäftigen.

Molluscs in Archaeology

Methods, Approaches and Applications
Author: Michael J. Allen
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 178570611X
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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The subject of ‘Molluscs in Archaeology’ has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow’s Studying Scientific Archaeology series addresses many aspects of mollusks in archaeology. It will give the reader an overview of the whole topic; methods of analysis and approaches to interpretation. It aims to be a broad based text book giving readers an insight of how to apply analysis to different present and past landscapes and how to interpret those landscapes. It includes Marine, Freshwater and land snails studies, and examines topics such as diet, economy, climate, environmental and land-use, isotopes and mollusks as artifacts. It aims to provide archaeologists and students with the first port of call giving them a) methods and principles, and b) the potential information mollusks can provide. It concentrates on analysis and interpretation most archaeologists and students can undertake and understand, and to 'review' the 'heavier' science in terms of potential, application and interpretational value.

Die Eiserne See - Wilde Sehnsucht


Author: Meljean Brook
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 380258726X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Zwei Jahrhunderte lang lebte England unter dem grausamen Joch der Mongolen. Der Pirat Rhys Trahaearn befreite das Land schließlich aus dem Griff des Feindes und wurde dadurch zum Volkshelden. Inzwischen wird er der Eiserne Herzog genannt und gehört zu den einflussreichsten Männern Englands. Als von einem Luftschiff eine Leiche vor seiner Tür abgeworfen wird, nimmt die Inspektorin Mina Wentworth die Ermittlungen auf. Sie ist fasziniert von dem attraktiven Herzog, weiß jedoch, dass sie sich auf ein Spiel mit dem Feuer einlässt. Der rätselhafte Mordfall bringt sie auf die Spur einer Verschwörung, die ganz England bedroht.

Extreme Close-Up Photography and Focus Stacking


Author: Julian Cremona
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847977200
Category: Photography
Page: 176
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This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. The techniques described explore ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine or from freshwater. All the key elements to achieve extreme close-ups are built in a clear way, for both outdoor and studio use, and special attention is given to focus stacking, with both software and further enhancements covered. Topics covered include an explanation of the equipment and techniques needed to gain extreme close-ups; advice on different lighting and support equipment, including the practicalities of tanks and aquatic organisms; suggestions on how to achieve sharpness, detail and ultimate depth of field; and coverage of all aspects of focus stacking with ideas for improvement. Step-by-step examples cover a wide range of wildlife. Superbly illustrated with 219 colour photographs.

Elements of Marine Ecology


Author: Ronald Victor Tait,Frances Dipper
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780750620888
Category: Nature
Page: 462
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The broad definition of ecology is the study of organisms in relation to their surroundings. This book presents marine ecology as a coherent science, providing undergraduate students with an essential foundation of knowledge in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of today's courses. A new chapter 'Human impact on the marine environment' focuses on issues such as marine pollution, global warming, ocean management, marine nature reserves, and the effects of fisheries and aquaculture. New material has also been added on deep-sea hydrothermal vents and coral reefs, features such as El Nino, and ocean processes including the microbial loop, dissolved organic matter (DOM), and dimethyl sulphide (DMS). A highly accessible survey for undergraduate students A classic text completely revised and updated by a new author A new chapter covers the topical area of human impacts on the marine environment

Shallow Seas (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 131)


Author: Peter Hayward
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008163545
Category: Nature
Page: 416
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Shallow Seas are the most biologically rich and productive areas of the world ocean. This latest New Naturalist volume provides a natural history of this environment and its biological communities.

Great British Marine Animals


Author: Paul Naylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine animals
Page: 272
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A celebration of Britain's sea creatures, from the magnificent basking shark to the tiny but colourful jewel anemone. Both an identification guide and an introduction to the animals' fabulous forms and intriguing habits, this edition has details of 30 extra species, 90 new photographs and a foreword by WWF and the Marine Conservation Society.

A Natural History of the Seashore


Author: Peter J. Hayward
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day. The seashore, with its endlessly changing tides, is one of the most fluctuating physical environments on the planet. Home to an abundance of animal and plant life, it is also one of the richest habitats the naturalist can explore. Here in Britain, we are fortunate to have a long and varied coastline, and our relatively large tidal ranges mean that our seashore offers a wide range of coastal habitats, including mud, sand, shingle and rock. In New Naturalist Seashore, Peter Hayward looks at: * Resident and migrant species, including fish, barnacles, limpets, winkles, sponges, algae, lichens and sea grasses* The effects of tourism and pollution on these habitats* The geology of the British Isles, with its sinking and rising coastlines* The responses and adaptations of plant and animal life to a changing physical environment seashore, has always attracted man, in the early years as a source of food, and in Victorian times as a rich habitat that the early naturalists would explore. In this fascinating addition to the highly regarded New Naturalist series, Peter Hayward brings the natural history of the seashore right up to date

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist
Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641100062
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Neuseeland


Author: Charles Rawlings-Way
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 3829723547
Category: New Zealand
Page: 769
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Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Autoren geben sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Und auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Für jedes Reiseziel gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten und einem Farbkapitel zu den Top- Highlights. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben, liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen und macht Lust auf Land und Leute. Ob Backpacker, Pauschalreisender oder 5- Sterne-Tourist - mit dem Lonely Planet im Rucksack oder Handschuhfach sind Sie bestens gerüstet.