Download Archaeological Conservation Using Polymers by C. Wayne Smith PDF

By C. Wayne Smith

В этой работе, автор описывает ряд методов, которые были использованы им и его коллегами при столкновении с проблемой консервации мелких органических фрагментов – древесины, кожи, продуктов питания и т.п., возникшей во время расчистки останков парусника "La Belle", затонувшего у берегов Техаса в 1686 г., и пролежавшего в иле более трехсот лет.Образцы сканов:

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Download Art Nature Dialogues: Interviews With Environmental Artists by John K. Grande PDF

By John K. Grande

Paintings Nature Dialogues deals interviews with artists operating with, in, and round nature and the surroundings. The interviews discover artwork practices, ecological concerns, and values as they pertain to the siting of works, using fabrics, and the ethics of artmaking. John okay. Grande comprises interviews with Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Bob Verschueren, herman de vries, Alan Sonfist, Nils-Udo, Michael Singer, Patrick Dougherty, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and others.

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Download Biodiversity and Conservation of the Yucatán Peninsula by Gerald Alexander Islebe, Sophie Calmé, Jorge L. León-Cortés, PDF

By Gerald Alexander Islebe, Sophie Calmé, Jorge L. León-Cortés, Birgit Schmook

This booklet offers details appropriate for the conservation of biodiversity and the sound administration of the coastal and wooded area ecosystems of the Yucatan Peninsula within the face of world swap. a number of elements of the biodiversity of the Yucatan Peninsula are analyzed in an integrative demeanour, together with phenological, ecophysiological, ecological and conservation features of vegetation and animals and their relationships with people in coastal and woodland ecosystems.

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Download Localization: A Global Manifesto by Colin Hines PDF

By Colin Hines

Publish 12 months note: Ffirst released March 1st 2000
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Localization is a manifesto to unite all those that realize the significance of cultural, social and ecological range for our destiny - and who don't aspire to a monolithic international patron tradition. it's a passionate and persuasive polemic, not easy the claims that we've got to be 'internationally competitive' to outlive and describing the harmful effects of globalization.

This ebook is exclusive in going past easily criticizing unfastened alternate and globalization traits. It info self-reinforcing rules to create neighborhood self-sufficiency and indicates in actual fact that there's a substitute for globalization - to guard the neighborhood, globally.

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Download Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last by Robert Swan, Gil Reavill PDF

By Robert Swan, Gil Reavill

Adventurer became environmentalist Robert Swan illuminates the perils dealing with the planet come 2041—the yr whilst the foreign treaty holding Antarctica is up for review—and the numerous steps that may be taken to prevent environmental calamity.

In 1985, whilst Robert Swan walked throughout Antarctica, the delicate polar setting used to be no longer excessive in his brain. yet upon his go back, the earth’s perilous nation grew to become own: Robert’s ice-blue eyes have been singed a faded grey, as a result being uncovered to the sun’s rays passing unfiltered in the course of the depleted ozone layer. At this second, his dedication to keeping the surroundings used to be born, and in Antarctica 2041 Swan info his trip to wisdom, and his company trust that people can opposite the damage performed to the planet to date, and safe its destiny for generations to come.

Despite the dire warnings Swan increases in Antarctica 2041—exponentially excessive greenhouse-gas degrees; emerging seas; colossal species extinction—he says there's a lot we will do to ward off looming catastrophe. finally an upbeat name to motion, his ebook presents the knowledge humans have to comprehend the world’s main issue, and the instruments they should wrestle it, finally displaying us all that saving Antarctica quantities to saving ourselves.

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Download River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life PDF

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

Rivers supply approximately 60 percentage of the nation’s consuming water and irrigation water and 10 percentage of the nation’s electrical energy wishes. The a number of and occasionally incompatible companies demanded of rivers usually bring about coverage and administration conflicts that require the combination of science-based details. This document advises the U.S. Geological Survey on the way it can most sensible tackle river technological know-how demanding situations via successfully utilizing its assets and coordinating its actions with different organizations. The file identifies the top precedence river technological know-how matters for the USGS, together with environmental flows and river recovery, sediment delivery and geomorphology, and groundwater surface-water interactions. It additionally recommends cross-cutting technology actions together with surveying and mapping the nation’s river platforms in line with key actual and panorama good points, and increasing paintings on predictive types, specially those who simulate interactions among physical-biological techniques. The document identifies key variables to be monitored and data-managed. It proposes improvements in streamflow, organic, and sediment tracking; those comprise setting up multidisciplinary, built-in reach-scale tracking websites and constructing a accomplished nationwide sediment tracking application. eventually, it encourages the USGS to be on the vanguard of recent know-how software, together with airborne lidar and embedded, networked, instant sensors.

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Download Mountain Goats: Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of an by Marco Festa-Bianchet PDF

By Marco Festa-Bianchet

Mountain goats were one of the least studied of North American ungulates, leaving flora and fauna managers with little details on which to base harvest ideas or conservation plans. This booklet bargains the 1st complete evaluate of the ecology and behaviour of mountain goats, environment forth the result of a impressive 16-year longitudinal research of greater than three hundred marked participants in a inhabitants in Alberta, Canada. The authors’ thorough, long term learn allowed them to attract vital conclusions approximately mountain goat ecology—including person reproductive recommendations, inhabitants dynamics, and sensitivity to human disturbance—and to take advantage of these conclusions in supplying tips for constructing potent conservation techniques. Chapters examine:habitat use, crops caliber, and seasonal movementssexual segregation and social organizationindividual variability in every year and lifelong reproductive luck of femalesage- and sex-specific survival and dispersalreproductive ideas and inhabitants dynamicsmanagement and conservation of mountain goatsThe publication additionally attracts at the wealthy literature on long term tracking of marked ungulates to discover similarities and variations among mountain goats and different species,  particularly bighorn sheep and ibex.  By tracking a marked inhabitants over a protracted time period, researchers have been capable of rfile adjustments in sex-age constitution and establish components using inhabitants dynamics. since it explores the hyperlinks among person life-history procedure and inhabitants dynamics in a ordinary environment, Mountain Goats could be a useful source for natural world managers, researchers in ecology and animal habit, conservationists, inhabitants biologists, and somebody fascinated with the ecology and administration of usual populations, particularly in alpine environments.

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Download Plastiki: Across the Pacific on Plastic: An Adventure to by David de Rothschild PDF

By David de Rothschild

Explorer, worldwide eco-friendly chief, and eco-TV host David de Rothschild recounts the intense trip of the Plastiki, an leading edge and commonly untested sixty-foot catamaran that floats on 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. It used to be a voyage that took de Rothschild and a five-person group 10,000 miles from the U.S. to Australia, crusing via hardly ever traveled, risky waters, risking their lives to name consciousness to our fragile oceans. Their exploration incorporated pressing learn of ocean toxins, island international locations threatened through emerging seas, broken coral reefs, and the acidifying ocean itself and their discoveries are a decision to motion. filled with intriguing narrative, photographs, maps, magazine entries, plans, and sketches, this can be the one firsthand account of what could be the most vital event of our time.

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