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.

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.

Seashores

An Ecological Guide
Author: Julian Cremona
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978053
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Seashores - An Ecological Guide provides an easy-to-use, authoritative reference to commonly occurring organisms. By looking at the habitats of the coastline, it focuses on key species you are likely to find. The book explains how these organisms have adapted and how they are able to cope with the environmental stresses of the seashore. With over 400 colour photographs, the guide looks first at the physical and biological features that determine our coast before surveying the variety of communities that exist on our shores. These include: rocky shores; sand and mud; estuaries; salt-marsh; sand dunes; shingle and plankton. An easy-to-use, authoritative reference and guide to the seashores and its habitats, which is superbly illustrated with 436 colour photographs.

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.

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.

Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history


Author: J. H. Frank,Kee-Jeong Ahn
Publisher: PenSoft Publishers LTD
ISBN: 9546425958
Category: Science
Page: 98
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A chapter on Staphylinidae in a 1976 book on marine insects was the last general work on coastal rove beetles worldwide. Since then, phylogenetic studies on rove beetles have yielded a different perspective on that family, now with well over 50,000 species. Almost 400 species of them are now believed to be restricted to sea coasts. The detailed distribution and current classification of the coastal species are here documented in a review of the world literature accompanied by discussion and numerous color photographs of habitus and habitat.

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.

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

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.

Das Herz der Finsternis


Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Re-Image Publishing
ISBN: 3961641110
Category: Fiction
Page: 107
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Der Flussdampferkapitän Marlow reist im Auftrag einer belgischen Handelskompanie tief in den Kongo. Auf seiner Reise erlebt er unverständliche Wirrnisse, Sinnlosigkeit und eine unvorstellbare Ausbeutung der Schwarzen. Die Reise den Fluss entlang entwickelt sich immer mehr zur Reise in sein eigenes unbewusstes Inneres. Marlow trifft auf den berühmt-berüchtigten und angeblich besonders erfolgreichen Elfenbein-Agenten Kurtz. Kurtz hat auf seinem Handelsposten, von der Handelsgesellschaft als "leuchtfeuer auf der Straße zum Besseren" beabsichtigt, ein Zentrum des Bösen und eine machtvolle Position etabliert. Vermeintlich unter dem schädlichen Einfluss der Wildnis hat er sich den in ihm selber existierenden Verrohungstendenzen hingegeben und geht darin unter. Marlow verfälscht seine letzten Worte ("das Grauen! Das Grauen!"), um sie Kurtz' Braut als letzten Gruß zu überbringen.

Shorelands

rocky
Author: Chris Packham,Chris Shields
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780002198424
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Freshwater Life

Britain and Northern Europe
Author: Malcolm Greenhalgh,Denys Ovenden
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007177776
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Covering Britain and northern Europe, including the mainly freshwater environment of the Baltic Sea, this guide describes and illustrates over 900 species of plant and animal visible with the naked eye.