The Sea Coast (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 25)


Author: J. A. Steers
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007406223
Category: Science
Page: 304
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The Sea Coast shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com

The Sea Coast


Author: J. A. Steers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780007311064
Category: Coasts
Page: 292
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The Sea Coast shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com Britain's coasts have everything, from towering cliffs rising sheer from deep water to a thousand feet and more, to miles of tidal slobs and flats, restless shingle spits, shifting beaches, immobile rock headlands. The extraordinary consequences of a varied climate and a complicated geology are shown even more effectively in Britain's coasts than in her fascinating island scenery. Our greatest authority on coastal topography, Professor Steers, has studied the nature of Britain's seaside and the evolution of coasts and coastline for most of his life. A past Professor of Geography of Cambridge University, he made the now famous comprehensive survey of our entire coastline. His book shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support.

Oceanography and Marine Biology, An Annual Review, Volume 40

An Annual Review:
Author: R. N. Gibson,Margaret Barnes,R. J. A. Atkinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203180594
Category: Science
Page: 704
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Interest in oceanography and marine biology and its relevance to global environmental issues continues to increase, creating a demand for authoritative reviews that summarize recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its foundation, by the late Harold Barnes, more than 40 years ago. It is an

Evolutionäre Anthropologie zur Einführung


Author: Marianne Sommer
Publisher: Junius Verlag
ISBN: 3960600607
Category: Philosophy
Page: 216
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Evolutionäre Anthropologie bezeichnet heute einen integrativen Forschungszweig, der die Vielfalt und die Geschichte der Menschheit unter evolutionstheoretischen Gesichtspunkten untersucht. Im Zentrum steht die Rekonstruktion von Evolution und Phylogenese anhand fossiler und archäologischer Befunde sowie auf der Grundlage genetisch vergleichender Studien (einschließlich fossiler DNA). Beteiligte Fächer sind die Paläoanthropologie und Archäologie, die evolutionäre Genetik, die biologische und kulturelle Anthropologie, Verhaltensökologie, Primatologie, Linguistik sowie die Psychologie und die Kognitionswissenschaften. Diese Einführung von Marianne Sommer beschreibt die Entwicklung des Forschungsfelds in einer kulturhistorischen Perspektive und geht der Frage nach seiner gesellschaftlichen Relevanz nach.

Empire of Extinction

Russians and the North Pacific's Strange Beasts of the Sea, 1741-1867
Author: Ryan Tucker Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199373809
Category: History
Page: 336
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In the second half of the eighteenth century, the Russian Empire-already the largest on earth-expanded its dominion onto the ocean. Through a series of government-sponsored voyages of discovery and the establishment of a private fur trade, Russians crossed and re-crossed the Bering Strait and the North Pacific Ocean, establishing colonies in Kamchatka and Alaska and exporting marine mammal furs to Europe and China. In the process they radically transformed the North Pacific, causing environmental catastrophe. In one of the most hotly-contested imperial arenas of the day, the Russian empire organized a host of Siberian and Alaskan native peoples to rapaciously hunt for fur seals, sea otters, and other fur-bearing animals. The animals declined precipitously, and Steller's sea cow went extinct. This destruction captured the attention of natural historians who for the first time began to recognize the threat of species extinction. These experts drew upon Enlightenment and Romantic-era ideas about nature and imperialism but their ideas were refracted through Russian scientific culture and influenced by the region's unique ecology. Cosmopolitan scientific networks ensured the spread of their ideas throughout Europe. Heeding the advice of these scientific experts, Russian colonial governors began long-term management of marine mammal stocks and instituted some of the colonial world's most forward-thinking conservationist policies. Highlighting the importance of the North Pacific in Russian imperial and global environmental history, Empire of Extinction focuses on the development of ideas about the natural world in a crucial location far from what has been considered the center of progressive environmental attitudes.

Johnson's New Universal Cyclop:dia

A Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge ...
Author: Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard,Arnold Guyot
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Johnson's New Universal Cyclopædia

A Scientific and Popular Treasury of Useful Knowledge
Author: Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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The Role of Women in the History of Geology


Author: Cynthia V. Burek,Bettie Higgs
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862392274
Category: Science
Page: 342
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Where were the women in Geology? This book is a first as it unravels the diverse roles women have played in the history and development of geology as a science predominantly in the UK, Ireland and Australia, and selectively in Germany, Russia and US. The volume covers the period from the late eighteenth century to the present day and shows how the roles that women have played changed with time. These included illustrators, museum collectors and curators, educationalists, researchers and geologists. Originally as wives, sisters or mothers many were assistants to their male relatives. This book looks at all these forgotten women and for the first time historians and scientists together explore the contribution they made to this male-dominated subject. There are individual profiles on remarkable women: Catherine Raisin, Dorothea Bate, Cuvier's daughters, Grace Prestwich, Annie Greenly, Nancy Kirk, Margaret Crosfield, Ethel Skeat, Maria Ogivlie Gordon, Marie Stopes, Anne Phillips, Muriel Arber and Etheldred Bennett. Pulling together this extensive research uncovered common issues and generated emergent themes. The Editors have brought this new research together under these themes and tried to answer the question Where were the women in Geology? They go on to discuss how these role models can be applicable to today's society.

Die Schlange von Essex


Author: Sarah Perry
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732549305
Category: Fiction
Page: 492
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London 1893. Als Cora Seaborne vom Gerücht hört, der mythische Lindwurm von Essex sei zurückgekehrt und fordere die ersten Menschenleben, macht sie sich auf den Weg in den Küstenort Aldwinter. Cora, eine Anhängerin der provokanten Thesen Charles Darwins, vermutet hinter dem Sagengeschöpf eine bislang unbekannte Tierart. Auch der Vikar von Aldwinter, William Ransome, glaubt den Gerüchten nicht, und versucht, seine Gemeinde zu beruhigen. Zwischen Cora und Will entspinnt sich eine besondere Beziehung und obwohl sie in rein gar nichts einer Meinung sind, fühlen sie sich unausweichlich zueinander hingezogen. Anmutig und intelligent erzählt dieser Roman - noch vor allem anderen - von der Liebe und den unzähligen Verkleidungen, in denen sie uns gegenübertritt.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Deep Sea

Eine Reise zum Grund des Ozeans
Author: James Nestor
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492967353
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 4375

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Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.