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Ray G. Carleton Coastal-Marine Conservation. Science and Policy Ray G. Carleton Coastal-Marine Conservation. Science and Policy Новинка

Ray G. Carleton Coastal-Marine Conservation. Science and Policy

Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy introduces students and managers to complex conservation and management issues facing coastal nations of the world, their citizens, and international and non-governmental organizations. It aims to reduce complexity and inspire a greater consensus for more effective conservation action. Presents the coastal realm as a heterogeneous, diverse ecosystem of exceptionall high biological diversity and productivity, and where conservation challenges are most difficult and urgent Examines the critical issues facing coastal-marine conservation and the mechanisms for dealing with them Reviews the basic science required for addressing conservation issues by presenting the coastal realm as a land-sea ecosystem of global significance, and by reviewing the natural-history features of coastal-marine organisms Presents three ecologically and latitudinally distinct «real-world» case studies to create a context for understanding of regional systems, their cultures, and their conservation: the polar Bering Sea, the temperate Chesapeake Bay, and the tropical Bahamas Makes apparent the ecological stresses on the coastal realm, increasing rates of ecosystem change, loss of ecosystem health, and fragmented governance Synthesizes the major challenges for conservation and suggests future policy and management strategies, including ecosystem management and needs for achieving sustainability and addressing the environmental debt This book is intended for undergraduates and graduates taking courses in coastal and marine conservation and management, as well as those actively engaged in coastal-marine conservation activities, and gives the reader a clear steer to future management approaches. References additional to those in the book are available at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/pdf/ray_references.pdf The artwork is available to download at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ray/
The Red Devils: C 1 (+ DVD) The Red Devils: C 1 (+ DVD) Новинка

The Red Devils: C 1 (+ DVD)

Humboldt squids, or 'Red Devils,' are the world's largest animal without a backbone. These sometimes dangerous creatures live in the deep waters of the Gulf of California. A researcher and professional diver have come to the Gulf to learn more about them.
Matlock Marty D. Ecological Engineering Design. Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services Matlock Marty D. Ecological Engineering Design. Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services Новинка

Matlock Marty D. Ecological Engineering Design. Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

Ecologically-sensitive building and landscape design is a broad, intrinsically interdisciplinary field. Existing books independently cover narrow aspects of ecological design in depth (hydrology, ecosystems, soils, flora and fauna, etc.), but none of these books can boast of the integrated approach taken by this one. Drawing on the experience of the authors, this book begins to define explicit design methods for integrating consideration of ecosystem processes and services into every facet of land use design, management, and policy. The approach is to provide a prescriptive approach to ecosystem design based upon ecological engineering principles and practices. This book will include a novel collection of design methods for the non-built and built environments, linking landscape design explicitly to ecosystem services.
Timothy Haas C. Improving Natural Resource Management. Ecological and Political Models Timothy Haas C. Improving Natural Resource Management. Ecological and Political Models Новинка

Timothy Haas C. Improving Natural Resource Management. Ecological and Political Models

The decision to implement environmental protection options is a political one. These, and other political and social decisions affect the balance of the ecosystem and how the point of equilibrium desired is to be reached. This book develops a stochastic, temporal model of how political processes influence and are influenced by ecosystem processes and looks at how to find the most politically feasible plan for managing an at-risk ecosystem. Finding such a plan is accomplished by first fitting a mechanistic political and ecological model to a data set composed of observations on both political actions that impact an ecosystem and variables that describe the ecosystem. The parameters of this fitted model are perturbed just enough to cause human behaviour to change so that desired ecosystem states occur. This perturbed model gives the ecosystem management plan needed to reach desired ecosystem states. To construct such a set of interacting models, topics from political science, ecology, probability, and statistics are developed and explored. Key features: Explores politically feasible ways to manage at-risk ecosystems. Gives agent-based models of how social groups affect ecosystems through time. Demonstrates how to fit models of population dynamics to mixtures of wildlife data. Presents statistical methods for fitting models of group behaviour to political action data. Supported by an accompanying website featuring datasets and JAVA code. This book will be useful to managers and analysts working in organizations charged with finding practical ways to sustain biodiversity or the physical environment. Furthermore this book also provides a political roadmap to help lawmakers and administrators improve institutional environmental management decision making.
Prouzet Patrick Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation Prouzet Patrick Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation Новинка

Prouzet Patrick Vulnerability of Coastal Ecosystems and Adaptation

The vulnerability of socio -ecosystem combines the probability of exposure to natural or anthropogenic pressure, sensitivity and resilience. This book presents a systemic view of the diversity of pressures and impacts produced by climate change and human actions. Erosion of biodiversity by changing ocean chemistry, the intensification of global change raises the problem of the adaptation of living resources.
Cheng Willie The World that Changes the World. How Philanthropy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship are Transforming the Social Ecosystem Cheng Willie The World that Changes the World. How Philanthropy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship are Transforming the Social Ecosystem Новинка

Cheng Willie The World that Changes the World. How Philanthropy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship are Transforming the Social Ecosystem

If there is an X PRIZE for collaborative thought leadership of the social ecosystem, this book would get it. Dr. Peter H. Diamandis Chairman and CEO, X PRIZE Foundation The World that Changes the World is thought leadership at its best—envisioning the future through reflection and analysis of past trends and contemporary challenges. Senator the Hon. Ursula Stephens Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector The multifaceted, multinational, multisectoral insights in this volume offer inspiration, ideas, and opportunity for action and impact. Dr. Melissa A. Berman President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. This is a comprehensive primer representing the diversity of perspectives that comprises the evolving global social ecosystem. Dr. Pamela Hartigan Director, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Saïd Business School, Oxford University The World that Changes the World puts together the pieces of this puzzle by explaining how these varied actors of the social ecosystem function and interact with each other. Matthew Bishop Co-Author, Philanthrocapitalism: How giving can save the world A valuable one-stop resource for the many players in, and observers of, the social ecosystem. Doug Miller Honorary President, European Venture Philanthropy Association The World that Changes the World should become the pocket guide for changemakers of the world in the same way that The Lonely Planet is for travelers of the world. Gib Bulloch Founder and Executive Director, Accenture Development Partnerships
Gary Grant Ecosystem Services Come To Town. Greening Cities by Working with Nature Gary Grant Ecosystem Services Come To Town. Greening Cities by Working with Nature Новинка

Gary Grant Ecosystem Services Come To Town. Greening Cities by Working with Nature

The need to find new approaches to the development of cities is becoming increasingly urgent in this age of continuing population growth, demographic transition, climate change, fossil fuel peak and biodiversity losses. Restoring ecosystem services and promoting biodiversity is essential to sustainable development – even in the built environment. Ecosystem Services come to Town: greening cities by working with nature demonstrates how to make urban environments greener. It starts by explaining how, by mimicking nature and deliberately creating habitats to provide ecosystem services, cities can become more efficient and more pleasant to live in. The history of cities and city planning is covered with the impacts of industrial urban development described, as well as the contemporary concerns of biodiversity loss, peak oil and climate change. The later sections offer solutions to the challenges of sustainable urban development by describing and explaining a whole range of approaches and interventions, beginning at the regional scale with strategic green infrastructure, looking at districts and precincts, with trees, parks and rain gardens and ending with single buildings, including with green roofs and living walls. Technical enough to be valuable to practitioners but still readable and inspirational, this guide demonstrates to town planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, landscape architects how to make cities more liveable.
Jickells Tim D. Marine Geochemistry Jickells Tim D. Marine Geochemistry Новинка

Jickells Tim D. Marine Geochemistry

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Marine Geochemistry offers a fully comprehensive and integrated treatment of the chemistry of the oceans, their sediments and biota. The first edition of the book received strong critical acclaim and was described as ‘a standard text for years to come.’ This third edition of Marine Geochemistry has been written at a time when the role of the oceans in the Earth System is becoming increasingly apparent. Following the successful format adopted previously, this new edition treats the oceans as a unified entity, and addresses the question ‘how do the oceans work as a chemical system?’ To address this question, the text has been updated to cover recent advances in our understanding of topics such as the carbon chemistry of the oceans, nutrient cycling and its effect on marine chemistry, the acidification of sea water, and the role of the oceans in climate change. In addition, the importance of shelf seas in oceanic cycles has been re-evaluated in the light of new research. Marine Geochemistry offers both undergraduate and graduate students and research workers an integrated approach to one of the most important reservoirs in the Earth System. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/chester/marinegeochemistry.
Alfonso Amparo Phycotoxins. Chemistry and Biochemistry Alfonso Amparo Phycotoxins. Chemistry and Biochemistry Новинка

Alfonso Amparo Phycotoxins. Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Phycotoxins are a diverse group of poisonous substances produced by certain seaweed and algae in marine and fresh waters and are important to the scientific community for many reasons, the most obvious being that they pose food safety issues which requires a large investment to regularly monitor the presence of these compounds in foods. Phycotoxins: Chemistry and Biochemistry, second edition presents the most updated information available on phycotoxins. Major emphases are given to chemistry and biochemistry, while origins, mechanism of action, toxicology, and analytical methodology are also covered. Since the publication of the first edition, there have been major advances in the science of marine and aquatic toxins, as well as advances in toxicology, analytical chemistry and pharmacology. This fully revised and updated edition includes several new chapters, including those on ciguatoxins, pinnatoxin, ichthyotoxins, as well as new chapters on food safety control of marine toxins, climate change and water toxins, and microalgae as a source of nutraceuticals. The book will be of interest to toxicologists, marine, food, and plant scientists, as well as researchers and academics in the areas of food science, medicine, public health, toxicology, pharmacology and marine biology.
Saad Asif Z. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem. Technology Management for Mobile Communications Saad Asif Z. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem. Technology Management for Mobile Communications Новинка

Saad Asif Z. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem. Technology Management for Mobile Communications

Taking an in-depth look at the mobile communications ecosystem, this book covers the two key components, i.e., Network and End-User Devices, in detail. Within the network, the sub components of radio access network, transmission network, core networks, services and OSS are discussed; component level discussion also features antenna diversity and interference cancellation techniques for smart wireless devices. The role of various standard development organizations and industry forums is highlighted throughout. The ecosystem is strengthened with the addition of the Technology Management (TM) component dealing mostly with the non-technical aspects of the underlying mobile communications industry. Various aspects of TM including technology development, innovation management, knowledge management and more are also presented. Focuses on OFDM-based radio technologies such as LTE & WiMAX as well as MBWA (Mobile Broadband Wireless Access) Provides a vital addition to the momentum of EVDO and its migration towards LTE Emphasis on radio, core, operation, architectural and performance aspects of two next generation technologies – EPS and WiMAX Includes discussion of backhaul technologies and alternatives as well as issues faced by operators switching to 3G and Next Generation Mobile Networks Cutting-edge research on emerging Gigabit Ethernet Microwave Radios and Carrier Ethernet transport technologies Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem serves as a practical reference for telecom associated academia and industry to understanding mobile communications in a holistic manner, as well as assisting in preparing graduate students and fresh graduates for the marketplace by providing them with information not only on state-of-the-art technologies and standards but also on TM. By effectively focusing on the key domains of TM this book will further assist companies with improving their competitiveness in the long run. Importantly, it will provide students, engineers, researchers, technology managers and executives with extensive details on various emerging mobile wireless standards and technologies.
Keen Patricia L. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Keen Patricia L. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Новинка

Keen Patricia L. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

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Examines effects of the environmental distribution of antimicrobial resistance genes on human health and the ecosystem Resistance genes are everywhere in nature—in pathogens, commensals, and environmental microorganisms. This contributed work shows how the environment plays a pivotal role in the development of antimicrobial resistance traits in bacteria and the distribution of resistant microbial species, resistant genetic material, and antibiotic compounds. Readers will discover the impact of the distribution in the environment of antimicrobial resistance genes and antibiotics on both the ecosystem and human and animal health. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment is divided into four parts: Part I, Sources, including ecological and clinical consequences of antibiotic resistance by environmental microbes Part II, Fate, including strategies to assess and minimize the biological risk of antibiotic resistance in the environment Part III, Antimicrobial Substances and Resistance, including antibiotics in the aquatic environment Part IV, Effects and Risks, including the effect of antimicrobials used for non-human purposes on human health Recognizing the intricate links among overlapping complex systems, this book examines antimicrobial resistance using a comprehensive ecosystem approach. Moreover, the book's multidisciplinary framework applies principles of microbiology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry to assess the human and ecological risks associated with exposure to antibiotics or antibiotic resistance genes that are environmental contaminants. Each chapter has been written by one or more leading researchers in such fields as microbiology, environmental science, ecology, and toxicology. Comprehensive reference lists at the end of all chapters serve as a gateway to the primary research in the field. Presenting and analyzing the latest findings in a field of growing importance to human and environmental health, this text offers readers new insights into the role of the environment in antimicrobial resistance development, the dissemination of antimicrobial resistant genetic elements, and the transport of antibiotic resistance genes and antibiotics.
Emmanuel Reynaud G. Imaging Marine Life. Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology Emmanuel Reynaud G. Imaging Marine Life. Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology Новинка

Emmanuel Reynaud G. Imaging Marine Life. Macrophotography and Microscopy Approaches for Marine Biology

Written by an international team of experts from the Tara Oceans Marine Biology Imaging Platform (TAOMI), this is the first and only compendium on marine imaging technologies, and includes all known underwater as well as on-land techniques. TAOMI is imaging the largest collection of marine organisms in recent history, ranging from viruses to corals, and is duplicated on land to perform high throughput confocal analysis of plankton, X-ray tomography as well as cryo-electron microscopy. This unique platform combines underwater imaging with cytometry, stereomicroscopy, fluorescence microscopy and 3D microscopy – all of which are covered in this practical book, along with remote sensing, MRI, and optical projection tomography. The definitive resource for every marine biologist who is planning to image marine species, whether underwater or on land.
Speight Martin R. Marine Ecology. Concepts and Applications Speight Martin R. Marine Ecology. Concepts and Applications Новинка

Speight Martin R. Marine Ecology. Concepts and Applications

This book began life as a series of lectures given to second and third year undergraduates at Oxford University. These lectures were designed to give students insights as to how marine ecosystems functioned, how they were being affected by natural and human interventions, and how we might be able to conserve them and manage them sustainably for the good of people, both recreationally and economically. This book presents 10 chapters, beginning with principles of oceanography important to ecology, through discussions of the magnitude of marine biodiversity and the factors influencing it, the functioning of marine ecosystems at within trophic levels such as primary production, competition and dispersal, to different trophic level interactions such as herbivory, predation and parasitism. The final three chapters look at the more applied aspects of marine ecology, discussion fisheries, human impacts, and management and conservation. Other textbooks covering similar topics tend to treat the topics from the point of view of separate ecosystems, with chapters on reefs, rocks and deep sea. This book however is topic driven as described above, and each chapter makes full use of examples from all appropriate marine ecosystems. The book is illustrated throughout with many full colour diagrams and high quality photographs. The book is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities, and it is hoped that the many examples from all over the world will provide global relevance and interest. Both authors have long experience of research and teaching in marine ecology. Martin Speight’s first degree was in marine zoology at UCNW Bangor, and he has taught marine ecology and conservation at Oxford for 25 years. His research students study tropical marine ecology from the Caribbean through East Africa to the Far East. Peter Henderson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oxford, and is Director of Pisces Conservation in the UK. He has worked on marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as ecological and economic impacts and exploitation of the sea in North and South America as well as Europe.
Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe Новинка

Costas Douzinas Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis. Greece and the Future of Europe

This book is about the global crisis and the right to resistance, about neoliberal biopolitics and direct democracy, about the responsibility of intellectuals and the poetry of the multitude. Using Greece as an example, Douzinas argues that the persistent sequence of protests, uprisings and revolutions has radically changed the political landscape. This new politics is the latest example of the drive to resist, a persevering characteristic of the human spirit. The EU and the IMF used Greece as a guinea pig to test the conditions of social reconstruction in times of crisis. But the manifold resistances turned the object of experimentation into a political subject and overturned the plans of elites. The idea and limits of democracy are redefined in the place of their birth.
Gary Strumeyer The Capital Markets. Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem Gary Strumeyer The Capital Markets. Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem Новинка

Gary Strumeyer The Capital Markets. Evolution of the Financial Ecosystem

The Capital Markets: evolution of the financial ecosystem is the new standard providing practical text book style coverage of this dynamic market and its products. Written by the former President of BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC for both financial professionals and novices, The Capital Markets provides a comprehensive macro view of the marketplace and how its products operate. This book is the definitive resource and the companion text to The Capital Markets website. The subject matter offers an authoritative discussion of the fundamentals of both, the fixed income and equity markets, underwriting, securitizations, derivatives, currency among other products through the lens of leading industry practitioners. Key Learning Concepts Understand the impact of both global and domestic regulatory changes Learn about the products that holistically make up the capital markets Explore the components of the infrastructure that underpins these markets Examine the tools used for trading and managing risk Review new product innovations
James Morier A second journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia minor, to Constantinople, in the years 1810 and 1816 James Morier A second journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia minor, to Constantinople, in the years 1810 and 1816 Новинка

James Morier A second journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia minor, to Constantinople, in the years 1810 and 1816

Полный вариант заголовка: «A second journey through Persia, Armenia, and Asia minor, to Constantinople, in the years 1810 and 1816 : with a journal of the voyage by the Brazils and Bombay to the Persian Gulf : together with an account of the proceedings of His Majesty's embassy under His Excellency Sir Gore Ouseley : with 2 maps, and engravings from the designs of the author / by James Morier».
Thor Fossen I. Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control Thor Fossen I. Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control Новинка

Thor Fossen I. Handbook of Marine Craft Hydrodynamics and Motion Control

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The technology of hydrodynamic modeling and marine craft motion control systems has progressed greatly in recent years. This timely survey includes the latest tools for analysis and design of advanced guidance, navigation and control systems and presents new material on underwater vehicles and surface vessels. Each section presents numerous case studies and applications, providing a practical understanding of how model-based motion control systems are designed. Key features include: a three-part structure covering Modeling of Marine Craft; Guidance, Navigation and Control Systems; and Appendices, providing all the supporting theory in a single resource kinematics, kinetics, hydrostatics, seakeeping and maneuvering theory, and simulation models for marine craft and environmental forces guidance systems, sensor fusion and integrated navigation systems, inertial measurement units, Kalman filtering and nonlinear observer design for marine craft state-of-the-art methods for feedback control more advanced methods using nonlinear theory, enabling the user to compare linear design techniques before a final implementation is made. linear and nonlinear stability theory, and numerical methods companion website that hosts links to lecture notes and download information for the Marine Systems Simulator (MSS) which is an open source Matlab/Simulink® toolbox for marine systems. The MSS toolbox includes hydrodynamic models and motion control systems for ships, underwater vehicles and floating structures With an appropriate balance between mathematical theory and practical applications, academic and industrial researchers working in marine and control engineering aspects of manned and unmanned maritime vehicles will benefit from this comprehensive handbook. It is also suitable for final year undergraduates and postgraduates, lecturers, development officers, and practitioners in the areas of rigid-body modeling, hydrodynamics, simulation of marine craft, control and estimation theory, decision-support systems and sensor fusion. www.wiley.com/go/fossen_marine
Tucker Maurice E. Carbonate Diagenesis Tucker Maurice E. Carbonate Diagenesis Новинка

Tucker Maurice E. Carbonate Diagenesis

Over the years, many papers on carbonate diagenesis have been published in Sedimentology, the journal of the International Association of Sedimentologists. This volume presents a collection of these papers with a commentary. The emphasis of the book is on the diagenesis of shallow-marine carbonate sediments and the editors have chosen 12 papers which are reproduced in full. To widen the scope of this volume the abstracts for another 16 papers are presented. These provide further examples of diagenetic studies and help to extend the coverage of the book. The reprints and abstracts are divided into three groups, dealing with marine, meteoric and burial diagenesis respectively. Each collection is preceded by a commentary which briefly summarizes the topic and introduces the reprints and abstracts to come
Bernard Multon Marine Renewable Energy Handbook Bernard Multon Marine Renewable Energy Handbook Новинка

Bernard Multon Marine Renewable Energy Handbook

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Marine renewable energy is a significant resource for generating electricity, and if some conversion technologies have already reached a certain level of maturity, others are emerging. The originality of this multidisciplinary book is to offer a broad spectrum of knowledge from academic and industry experts of various origins. It deals with general aspects such as the specificities and constraints of the marine environment, the concepts of hydrodynamics and ocean engineering, as well as the industrial and economic sides necessary for the assembly of projects. It also discusses conversion technologies such as offshore wind, tidal power plants, tidal stream turbines, wave energy converters and ocean thermal energy plants. Finally, two chapters are devoted to power electronic conversion and power transmission cables.
Alsharhan Abdulrahman S. Quaternary Carbonate and Evaporite Sedimentary Facies and Their Ancient Analogues. A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (Special Publication 43 of the IAS) Alsharhan Abdulrahman S. Quaternary Carbonate and Evaporite Sedimentary Facies and Their Ancient Analogues. A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (Special Publication 43 of the IAS) Новинка

Alsharhan Abdulrahman S. Quaternary Carbonate and Evaporite Sedimentary Facies and Their Ancient Analogues. A Tribute to Douglas James Shearman (Special Publication 43 of the IAS)

This book is part of the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) Special Publications. The Special Publications from the IAS are a set of thematic volumes edited by specialists on subjects of central interest to sedimentologists. Papers are reviewed and printed to the same high standards as those published in the journal Sedimentology and several of these volumes have become standard works of reference. This volume commemorates the eclectic research of Douglas James Shearman into evaporites, which was initiated by his studies of the prograding UAE coastal sabkhas or salt flats that incorporate evaporite minerals which displace and replace earlier carbonate sediments. His subsequent proselytization of the study of ancient evaporites in sedimentary sections all over the world led to fundamental advances in our understanding of arid zone carbonate sedimentology. The papers presented here are based on presentations made in Abu Dhabi, UAE 12-14th October 2004 and 7th –8th November 2006. They provide a retrospective from the 1960's and 70's of Holocene evaporites and carbonates, recapturing Shearman's contribution by revisiting the Holocene coastal evaporite and carbonate sediments of the Arabian/Persian Gulf from Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Oman. The first set of papers considers these sediments from the perspective of their coastal geomorphology, sedimentary character and their geochemistry. Later papers examine the significance of these settings in the ancient geological section world-wide, including examples from the Mesozoic-Cenozoic of the Moroccan Atlantic margin and the Upper Jurassic Arab Formation of the Arabian Gulf.
Eunika Mercier-Laurent Innovation Ecosystems Eunika Mercier-Laurent Innovation Ecosystems Новинка

Eunika Mercier-Laurent Innovation Ecosystems

With innovation fast becoming omnipresent and part of strategic matters, there is a growing need to understand how to jumpstart the innovation process. This book introduces the concept of «e-co-innovation,» which fosters the successful transition from idea to reality and ultimate value. It provides a global and system overview of the subject and presents various aspects of innovation from different angles and perspectives, leading to an understanding of all ecosystem components, their metamorphoses, cross-influences and possible impacts on the balanced development of people, businesses, regions and countries.
The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds Новинка

The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.Then, late one night, in the middle of the English countryside, they landed.
Dirk deRoos Hadoop For Dummies Dirk deRoos Hadoop For Dummies Новинка

Dirk deRoos Hadoop For Dummies

Let Hadoop For Dummies help harness the power of your data and rein in the information overload Big data has become big business, and companies and organizations of all sizes are struggling to find ways to retrieve valuable information from their massive data sets with becoming overwhelmed. Enter Hadoop and this easy-to-understand For Dummies guide. Hadoop For Dummies helps readers understand the value of big data, make a business case for using Hadoop, navigate the Hadoop ecosystem, and build and manage Hadoop applications and clusters. Explains the origins of Hadoop, its economic benefits, and its functionality and practical applications Helps you find your way around the Hadoop ecosystem, program MapReduce, utilize design patterns, and get your Hadoop cluster up and running quickly and easily Details how to use Hadoop applications for data mining, web analytics and personalization, large-scale text processing, data science, and problem-solving Shows you how to improve the value of your Hadoop cluster, maximize your investment in Hadoop, and avoid common pitfalls when building your Hadoop cluster From programmers challenged with building and maintaining affordable, scaleable data systems to administrators who must deal with huge volumes of information effectively and efficiently, this how-to has something to help you with Hadoop.
Sarah Coakley Faith, Rationality and the Passions Sarah Coakley Faith, Rationality and the Passions Новинка

Sarah Coakley Faith, Rationality and the Passions

Faith, Rationality and the Passions presents a fresh and original examination of the relation of religious faith, philosophical rationality and the passions. Contributions see leading scholars refute the widely-held belief that religious Enlightenment forced passion and reason apart. Leading Philosophical experts offer new research on the relation of faith, reason and the passions in classic and Enlightenment figures Overturns the widely-held presumption that the Enlightenment was responsible for creating a gulf between reason and passion Presents original and innovative research on the importance of the late-19th century creation of the category of ‘emotion’, and its striking difference from classic ideas of passion Brings together secular science and philosophy of emotion with philosophical theology to seek a new integration of belief, emotion and reason
Dmitrii Emets Mutiny of the Little Sweeties Dmitrii Emets Mutiny of the Little Sweeties Новинка

Dmitrii Emets Mutiny of the Little Sweeties

Meet Peter, Vicky, Kate, Alena, Alex, Costa, Rita, and, of course, Mama and Papa. And also Mafia the turtle, Schwartz the rat and his family, guinea pigs, Japanese mice, pigeons, three stray dogs, … The big happy family on Vine Street, their neighbours, friends, and relatives…
Barre Stephane La Outstanding Marine Molecules Barre Stephane La Outstanding Marine Molecules Новинка

Barre Stephane La Outstanding Marine Molecules

Using a number of outstanding examples, this text introduces readers to the immense variety of marine natural compounds, the methodologies to characterize them and the approaches to explore their industrial potential. Care is also taken to discuss the function and ecological context of the compounds. Carefully produced and easy to read, this book serves students and professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with the field, and is ideally suited as a course book for both industry to academia.
Davletshin Anton Emergency Response Management of Offshore Oil Spills. Guidelines for Emergency Responders Davletshin Anton Emergency Response Management of Offshore Oil Spills. Guidelines for Emergency Responders Новинка

Davletshin Anton Emergency Response Management of Offshore Oil Spills. Guidelines for Emergency Responders

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The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is shaping up to be the largest offshore oil spill in history and an ecological nightmare of epic proportions. Emergency Response Management of Offshore Oil Spills is intended to aid in the response of this tragic disaster by providing, in one volume, information to rapidly orient response workers. It outlines the toxic nature of crude oil, covering properties of crude oil, chemical composition, toxicity to humans and marine life, and investigates the impact of oil spills from historical case studies. The current arsenals available to address oil spills, such as dispersants, absorbing booms, skinning, and other methods are also discussed. Technologies which are rapidly being developed to address the Gulf Oil Spill are considered, alongside with extensive information on chemical protective clothing, air monitoring, respiratory protection, management of waste, and much more. The book concludes with a chapter discussing responsible care and takes a critical look at the reasons why the Deepwater Horizon Rig catastrophe happened and the failure of British Petroleum to act in a responsible manner.
Paul Robbins Political Ecology. A Critical Introduction Paul Robbins Political Ecology. A Critical Introduction Новинка

Paul Robbins Political Ecology. A Critical Introduction

This fully updated new edition introduces the core concepts, central thinkers, and major works of the burgeoning field of political ecology. Explores the key arguments and contemporary explanatory challenges facing the sub-discipline Provides the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century and its theoretical underpinnings Considers the major challenges facing the field now and for the future Study boxes introduce key figures in the development of the discipline and summarize their most important works Fully updated to include recent events, such as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, as well as both urban and rural examples, from the developed and underdeveloped world
Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Horror at Martin's Beach Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Horror at Martin's Beach Новинка

Howard Phillips Lovecraft The Horror at Martin's Beach

Sailors kill a 50 foot creature at sea after a lengthy battle. The creature bears strange anatomical irregularities such as a single large eye and rudimentary forelegs and six-toed feet in place of pectoral fins. After inspection by marine biologists, it is revealed to be just a juvenile. The captain who captured the creature tours the coast and profits from the corpse of the deceased creature. As the captain attempts to finish his business at Martin's Beach, a group of swimmers are attacked. The captain and others attempt to rescue the victims but it is too late. The good samaritans and the captain are hypnotized and pulled into the water by the creature's apparently vengeful mother, to the horror of an onlooking crowd.
Dave Browning Hybrid Church. The Fusion of Intimacy and Impact Dave Browning Hybrid Church. The Fusion of Intimacy and Impact Новинка

Dave Browning Hybrid Church. The Fusion of Intimacy and Impact

A hands-on resource for both large and small churches It has been predicted that in the twenty-first century extremely large churches would emerge in America that resemble neither an elephant nor a field of mice. Which is better? At one time the answer would have been either/or. Now it's both/and. We want both the intimacy of smallness and the impact of bigness-we want a hybrid of the two. Hybrid Church is a practical guide for clergy and leaders who want to have the best of both church worlds: the intimacy of small «house church» groups and the impact of very large mega-churches. Offers a guide for churches who want to capitalize on their strengths to build intimacy with impact Written by the pastor of one of the «fastest growing» and «most innovative» churches in America with thousands of members organized in small house groups Outlines a vision for how the church of tomorrow could look like the early church. Given that the trend is toward very large and very small, with few churches in the middle, this book will be a welcome resource for both large and small churches.
Roget's International Thesaurus Roget's International Thesaurus Новинка

Roget's International Thesaurus

This new, enlarged edition of Roget's International Thesaurus is the culmination of nearly a hundred years of evolution in the life cycle of a great reference work. It is the third resetting by the Thomas Y. Crowell Company. It is nearly twice as large as its parent edition, many times the size of the grandparent editions. Of all books of synonyms Roget's International Thesaurus, New Edition, is by far the most complete, the most up-to-date, the only one containing more than a sampling of American slang and colloquialisms, the only one stressing modern quotations as well as ancient and foreign, the only one embodying a system of precise references to paragraphs within sections, the only one set in large type. It is the result of five years of concentrated work of a staff of special editors.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft Azathoth Howard Phillips Lovecraft Azathoth Новинка

Howard Phillips Lovecraft Azathoth

The modern world has been stripped of imagination and belief in magic when a man gazing from his window upon the stars comes to observe secret vistas unsuspected by normal humanity. One night the gulf between his world and the stars is bridged, and his mind ascends from his body out into the boundless cosmos.
Frédéric Muttin Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions. Oil Spill Studies Frédéric Muttin Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions. Oil Spill Studies Новинка

Frédéric Muttin Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions. Oil Spill Studies

Identifying efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from marine pollution requires expertise from a range of specialties and strategic approaches. This book gathers information on the impact of oil spills at a coastal level from different experts’ points of view, identifying synergies between domains such as mathematics, numerical modeling, mechanics, biology, economics and law. The collaborative research presented here is based on the 4th International Workshop on Anti-Pollution and Marine Coastal Water Pollution, held in La Rochelle, France at the Engineering School EIGSI, in April 2012. The areas addressed include: materials and structures (fluid-structure and capture interaction, cable and membrane equations, optimization); coastal hydrodynamics (computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis of shallow water equations, analytical and numerical derivatives); biological impacts (biology, multivariate analysis, indicators); and economics and law (compensation costs, insurance coverage, coastal vulnerability).
Jack London The Strength of the Strong Jack London The Strength of the Strong Новинка

Jack London The Strength of the Strong

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "The Strength of the Strong" includes seven extraordinary tales such as "South of the Slot", "The Unparalleled Invasion", and "The Enemy of All the World".
Robinson Andrew Raspberry Pi Hardware Projects 2 Robinson Andrew Raspberry Pi Hardware Projects 2 Новинка

Robinson Andrew Raspberry Pi Hardware Projects 2

Raspberry Pi is a UK Non Profit with the goal of creating a new generation of computer programmers. Observing how the UK Tech Industry was kickstarted by the availability in the 1980s of relatively cheap, very programmable computers such as the ZX81, the Commodore and the BBC Micro, the Raspberry Pi Foundation designed a £15/$25 computer which encourages the user to play and to learn. Although intended for schools, it has also been adopted by hackers and geeks, and a whole ecosystem of software and hardware is being built around the Pi. With a million boards now sold, the goal of the Foundation is well underway.
Frédéric Muttin Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions. Oil Spill Studies Frédéric Muttin Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions. Oil Spill Studies Новинка

Frédéric Muttin Marine Coastal and Water Pollutions. Oil Spill Studies

Identifying efficient solutions to protect coastal regions from marine pollution requires expertise from a range of specialties and strategic approaches. This book gathers information on the impact of oil spills at a coastal level from different experts’ points of view, identifying synergies between domains such as mathematics, numerical modeling, mechanics, biology, economics and law. The collaborative research presented here is based on the 4th International Workshop on Anti-Pollution and Marine Coastal Water Pollution, held in La Rochelle, France at the Engineering School EIGSI, in April 2012. The areas addressed include: materials and structures (fluid-structure and capture interaction, cable and membrane equations, optimization); coastal hydrodynamics (computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis of shallow water equations, analytical and numerical derivatives); biological impacts (biology, multivariate analysis, indicators); and economics and law (compensation costs, insurance coverage, coastal vulnerability).
Jack London A Son of the Sun Jack London A Son of the Sun Новинка

Jack London A Son of the Sun

Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Set in the South Pacific at the beginning of the twentieth century, "A Son of the Sun" includes of eight wonderful stories like "The Proud Goat of Aloysius Pankburn", "The Devils of Fuatino", and "The Jokers of New Gibbon". Most of them describe the thrilling adventures of Captain David Grief in the exotic South Seas.
Maui 2014 Maui 2014 Новинка

Maui 2014

Every year Maui makes and often tops travellers' lists of the best islands in the world, and it's not just because of the great resorts and golf courses. Perfect beaches, green rain forests, and dramatic cliffs, along with spectacular marine life and rich Hawaiian culture, make Maui irresistible.
Jack London The Strength of the Strong: The Turtles of Tasman Jack London The Strength of the Strong: The Turtles of Tasman Новинка

Jack London The Strength of the Strong: The Turtles of Tasman

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The Strength of the Strong and The Turtles of Tasman are collections of beautiful short stories among which there are "Told in the Drooling Ward," "South of the Slot," "The Unparalleled Invasion," "The Eternity of Forms," and many others.
Jack London The Valley of the Moon Jack London The Valley of the Moon Новинка

Jack London The Valley of the Moon

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The Valley of the Moon traces the odyssey of Billy and Saxon Roberts from the labor strife of Oakland at the turn of the century through central and northern California in search of beautiful land they can farm independently. The book is notable for its scenes in which the proletarian hero enjoys fellowship with the artists' colony in Carmel.
Silas Taylor The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex Silas Taylor The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex Новинка

Silas Taylor The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex

Полный вариант заголовка: «The history and antiquities of Harwich and Dovercourt in the county of Essex / By Silas Taylor; To which is added a large appendix containing the natural history of the sea-coast and country about Harwich, particularly the clief, the fossils, plants, trees, birds a. fishes etc. by Samuel Dale».
Keshet Joseph Automatic Speech and Speaker Recognition. Large Margin and Kernel Methods Keshet Joseph Automatic Speech and Speaker Recognition. Large Margin and Kernel Methods Новинка

Keshet Joseph Automatic Speech and Speaker Recognition. Large Margin and Kernel Methods

This book discusses large margin and kernel methods for speech and speaker recognition Speech and Speaker Recognition: Large Margin and Kernel Methods is a collation of research in the recent advances in large margin and kernel methods, as applied to the field of speech and speaker recognition. It presents theoretical and practical foundations of these methods, from support vector machines to large margin methods for structured learning. It also provides examples of large margin based acoustic modelling for continuous speech recognizers, where the grounds for practical large margin sequence learning are set. Large margin methods for discriminative language modelling and text independent speaker verification are also addressed in this book. Key Features: Provides an up-to-date snapshot of the current state of research in this field Covers important aspects of extending the binary support vector machine to speech and speaker recognition applications Discusses large margin and kernel method algorithms for sequence prediction required for acoustic modeling Reviews past and present work on discriminative training of language models, and describes different large margin algorithms for the application of part-of-speech tagging Surveys recent work on the use of kernel approaches to text-independent speaker verification, and introduces the main concepts and algorithms Surveys recent work on kernel approaches to learning a similarity matrix from data This book will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, engineers, and scientists in speech processing and machine learning fields.
TOP DOG TOP DOG Новинка

TOP DOG

The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs delivers the incredible, true story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here, in gritty detail, are Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefield, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and rooftop firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and the dogs they served with. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas such violence can inflict.
Nancy Stevenson WebEx Web Meetings For Dummies Nancy Stevenson WebEx Web Meetings For Dummies Новинка

Nancy Stevenson WebEx Web Meetings For Dummies

More than 11,000 customers–ranging from independent consultants to large corporations–use WebEx online services to decrease the cost and increase the effectiveness of meetings, presentations, conferences, support, and training Input from WebEx has enriched the book with actual examples and case studies of how individuals, small businesses, and large corporations are making use of the WebEx services
Larry Freed Innovating Analytics. How the Next Generation of Net Promoter Can Increase Sales and Drive Business Results Larry Freed Innovating Analytics. How the Next Generation of Net Promoter Can Increase Sales and Drive Business Results Новинка

Larry Freed Innovating Analytics. How the Next Generation of Net Promoter Can Increase Sales and Drive Business Results

How does a CEO, manager, or entrepreneur begin to sort out what defines and drives a good customer experience and how it can be measured and made actionable? If you know how well the customer experience is satisfying your customers and you know how to increase their satisfaction, you can then increase sales, return visits, recommendations, loyalty, and brand engagement across all channels. More reliable and more useful data leads to better decisions and better results. Innovating Analytics is also about the need for a comprehensive measurement ecosystem to accurately assess and improve the other elements of customer experience. This is a time of great change and great opportunity. The companies that use the right tools and make the right assessments of how to satisfy their customers will have the competitive advantage. Innovating Analytics introduces an index that measures a customer’s likelihood to recommend and the likelihood to detract. The current concept of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) that has been adopted by many companies during the last decade—is no longer accurate, precise or actionable. This new metric called the Word of Mouth Index (WoMI) has been tested on hundreds of companies and with over 1.5 million consumers over the last two years. Author Larry Freed details the improvement that WoMI provides within what he calls the Measurement Ecosystem. He then goes on to look at three other drivers of customer satisfaction along with word of mouth: customer acquisition, customer loyalty, and customer conversion.
Jack London The Mutiny of the Elsinore Jack London The Mutiny of the Elsinore Новинка

Jack London The Mutiny of the Elsinore

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Partially based on the author's voyage around Cape Horn on the Dirigo in 1912, The Mutiny of the Elsinore tells the story of Mr. Pathurst who books passage on a cargo vessel sailing from Baltimore to Seattle. To his surprise, the hero becomes a witness of a mutiny that starts with the sudden death of the captain.
Mitsch William J. Wetlands Mitsch William J. Wetlands Новинка

Mitsch William J. Wetlands

The single most important book on wetlands, newly expanded and updated Wetlands is the definitive guide to this fragile ecosystem, providing the most comprehensive coverage and in-depth information available in print. Recently updated and expanded, this latest edition contains brand new information on Wetland Ecosystem Services and an updated discussion on Wetland, Carbon, and Climate Change and Wetland Creation and Restoration. Due to popular demand, the authors have brought back five streamlined chapters on wetland ecosystems that had been removed from previous editions, and provided more robust ancillary materials including an online color photo gallery, PowerPoint slides, and several video case studies. As nature's kidneys, wetland ecosystems help the environment process toxins and excess fertilizers and maintain the relative health of our aquatic ecosystems. As the understanding of their importance grows, their management and ecology have gained increased attention and have become an area of professional specialization over the past two decades. This book gives readers a solid understanding of wetlands, how they work, what they do, and why the Earth can't live without them. Understand wetlands' role in the ecosystem, from local to global scales Appreciate the fact that wetlands may be the most logical and economical way to sequester carbon from the atmosphere Discover the unique characteristics that make wetlands critically important for improving water quality, reducing storm and flood damage, and providing habitat to support biodiversity Learn how wetlands are being managed or destroyed around the globe but also how we can create and restore them Examine the ways in which climate change is affecting wetland ecosystems and wetland ecosystems affect climate change Wetlands are crucial to the health of the planet, and we've only begun to realize the magnitude of the damage that has already been done as we scramble to save them. A generation of ecologists, ecological engineers, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide owe their knowledge of the wetlands to this book – for the next generation to follow in their footsteps, Wetlands 5th edition is the quintessential guide to these critical systems.
Wesselingh Frank Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution. A Look into the Past Wesselingh Frank Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution. A Look into the Past Новинка

Wesselingh Frank Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution. A Look into the Past

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The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna includes giants such as the ca. 12 m long caiman Purussaurus, but also a varied fish fauna and fragile molluscs, whilst fossil pollen and spores form relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests. Finally, a review the molecular datasets of the modern Amazonian rainforest and aquatic ecosystem, discussing the possible relations between the origin of Amazonian species diversity and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South America. The multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the history of Amazonia has resulted in a comprehensive volume that provides novel insights into the evolution of this region.
Thomason Jeremy C. Biofouling Thomason Jeremy C. Biofouling Новинка

Thomason Jeremy C. Biofouling

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Biofouling (the colonisation of an interface by a diverse array of organisms) is almost always a problem where it occurs, as it negatively affects surfaces, the materials that they are made from and the structures that they form, and can even destroy them. This comprehensive book covers in detail in its first section the processes involved in marine , freshwater and medical biofouling including coverage of settlement by larvae and spores, biofouling community processes, epibiosis (biofouling on living organisms) and microbial fouling, including biofilms deleterious to human health. The book's second section, encompassing biofouling processes with industrial implications, includes coverage of biofouling on artificial substrata, paints and coatings technology for the control of marine biofouling, biofouling and antifouling in the maritime industries, such as shipping, offshore oil , and aquaculture, and in power stations and other industries. The impacts of both biofouling and biofouling control and details of current legislation of relevance to biofouling issues are fully covered. The book's final section looks at methods for the measurement of biofouling, and future prospects for biofouling, including in-depth coverage of the changes anticipated in biofouling worldwide due to global climate change, and likely future directions in antifouling research, technology and legislation. Biofouling, which includes contributions from many international experts, is an essential reference for all those working in the antifouling industry including those involved in formulation of antifouling products such as paints and other coatings. Aquatic biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists and lawyers, marine engineers, aquaculture personnel, chemists, and medical researchers will all find much of interest within this book. All universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this important work on their shelves.
Jack London Children of the Fros Jack London Children of the Fros Новинка

Jack London Children of the Fros

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "Children of the Frost" is an amazing collection of stories like "In the Forests of the North", "The Law of Life", "Nam-Bok the Unveracious", and "The Master of Mystery".
Jack London Tales of the Fish Patrol Jack London Tales of the Fish Patrol Новинка

Jack London Tales of the Fish Patrol

Jack London (1876 - 1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. "Tales of the Fish Patrol" is a collection of stories like "White and Yellow", "The King of the Greeks", and "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates" drawn from author's own experiences and memories of the days as a teenager aboard the fishing boats of San Francisco Bay.
London J. Son of the Wolf London J. Son of the Wolf Новинка

London J. Son of the Wolf

Jack London was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. This volume includes wonderful stories like "In a Far Country," "The Men of Forty Mile," "The Son of the Wolf itself and others. The stories tell of gambles won and lost, of endurance and sacrifice, and often turn on the relations between the white adventurers and the native tribes.
Roger Carpenter M. Times Are Altered with Us. American Indians from First Contact to the New Republic Roger Carpenter M. Times Are Altered with Us. American Indians from First Contact to the New Republic Новинка

Roger Carpenter M. Times Are Altered with Us. American Indians from First Contact to the New Republic

Times Are Altered with Us: American Indians from Contact to the New Republic offers a concise and engaging introduction to the turbulent 300-year-period of the history of Native Americans and their interactions with Europeans—and then Americans—from 1492 to 1800. Considers the interactions of American Indians at many points of «First Contact» across North America, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific and Atlantic Coasts Explores the early years of contact, trade, reciprocity, and colonization, from initial engagement of different Indian and European peoples—Spanish, French, Dutch, English, and Russian—up to the start of tenuous and stormy relations with the new American government Charts the rapid decline in American Indian populations due to factors including epidemic Old World diseases, genocide and warfare by explorers and colonists, tribal warfare, and the detrimental effects of resource ruination and displacement from traditional lands Features a completely up-to-date synthesis of the literature of the field Incorporates useful student features, including maps, illustrations, and a comprehensive and evaluative Bibliographical Essay Written in an engaging style by an expert in Native American history and designed for use in both the U.S. history survey as well as dedicated courses in Native American studies
Bollen Math H. Integration of Distributed Generation in the Power System Bollen Math H. Integration of Distributed Generation in the Power System Новинка

Bollen Math H. Integration of Distributed Generation in the Power System

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The integration of new sources of energy like wind power, solar-power, small-scale generation, or combined heat and power in the power grid is something that impacts a lot of stakeholders: network companies (both distribution and transmission), the owners and operators of the DG units, other end-users of the power grid (including normal consumers like you and me) and not in the least policy makers and regulators. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the impact of DG on the power grid, with one side (including mainly some but certainly not all, network companies) claiming that the lights will go out soon, whereas the other side (including some DG operators and large parks of the general public) claiming that there is nothing to worry about and that it's all a conspiracy of the large production companies that want to protect their own interests and keep the electricity price high. The authors are of the strong opinion that this is NOT the way one should approach such an important subject as the integration of new, more environmentally friendly, sources of energy in the power grid. With this book the authors aim to bring some clarity to the debate allowing all stakeholders together to move to a solution. This book will introduce systematic and transparent methods for quantifying the impact of DG on the power grid.
Brad Feld Startup Communities. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City Brad Feld Startup Communities. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City Новинка

Brad Feld Startup Communities. Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City

An essential guide to building supportive entrepreneurial communities «Startup communities» are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity, and support. Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field?as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities?this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more. Details the four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup community Perfect for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking fresh ideas and new opportunities Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.
Jack London The People of the Abyss Jack London The People of the Abyss Новинка

Jack London The People of the Abyss

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. The book "The People of the Abyss" is a conclusion to the results of a journalistic investigation conducted by Jack London in the capital of the British Empire. In the summer of 1902, he voluntarily descended to the "bottom of London". As the urban proletarian, he lived and worked for some time in the blocks of the East End to see with his own eyes the degree of hardship and daily dangers experienced by the social lower classes in the capital of the most powerful country in the world.
Norman Owen-Smith Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. Towards Appropriate Models Norman Owen-Smith Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. Towards Appropriate Models Новинка

Norman Owen-Smith Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. Towards Appropriate Models

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This book aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores. It arose from a working group established at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to address the need for models that better accommodate environmental variability, especially for herbivores dependent on changing vegetation resources. The initial chapter reviews findings from definitive long-term studies of certain other ungulate populations, many based on individually identifiable animals. Other chapters cover climatic influences, emphasising temperate versus tropical contrasts, and demographic processes underlying population dynamics, more generally. There are new assessments of irruptive population dynamics, and of the consequences of landscape heterogeneity for herbivore populations. An initial review of candidate population models is followed up by a final chapter outlining how these models might be modified to better accommodate environmental variability. The contents provide a foundation for resolving problems of diminishing large mammal populations in Africa, over-abundant ungulate populations elsewhere, and general consequences of global change for biodiversity conservation. This book will serve as a definitive outline of what is currently known about the population dynamics of large herbivores.
Jack London The Mutiny of the Elsinore Jack London The Mutiny of the Elsinore Новинка

Jack London The Mutiny of the Elsinore

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. Partially based on the author's voyage around Cape Horn on the Dirigo in 1912, this novel tells the story of Mr. Pathurst who books passage on a cargo vessel sailing from Baltimore to Seattle. To his surprise, the hero becomes a witness of a mutiny that starts with the sudden death of the captain.
Jack London The Red One Jack London The Red One Новинка

Jack London The Red One

Jack London (1876-1916) was an American novelist, journalist and social activist. Pioneering the genre of magazine fiction and prototyping science fiction, he became one of the first writers, who gained worldwide fame and a large fortune. This book is a collection of intriguing short stories with unexpected culminations such as "Like Argus of the Ancient Times," "The Hussy," and "The Red One".

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The single most important book on wetlands, newly expanded and updated Wetlands is the definitive guide to this fragile ecosystem, providing the most comprehensive coverage and in-depth information available in print. Recently updated and expanded, this latest edition contains brand new information on Wetland Ecosystem Services and an updated discussion on Wetland, Carbon, and Climate Change and Wetland Creation and Restoration. Due to popular demand, the authors have brought back five streamlined chapters on wetland ecosystems that had been removed from previous editions, and provided more robust ancillary materials including an online color photo gallery, PowerPoint slides, and several video case studies. As nature's kidneys, wetland ecosystems help the environment process toxins and excess fertilizers and maintain the relative health of our aquatic ecosystems. As the understanding of their importance grows, their management and ecology have gained increased attention and have become an area of professional specialization over the past two decades. This book gives readers a solid understanding of wetlands, how they work, what they do, and why the Earth can't live without them. Understand wetlands' role in the ecosystem, from local to global scales Appreciate the fact that wetlands may be the most logical and economical way to sequester carbon from the atmosphere Discover the unique characteristics that make wetlands critically important for improving water quality, reducing storm and flood damage, and providing habitat to support biodiversity Learn how wetlands are being managed or destroyed around the globe but also how we can create and restore them Examine the ways in which climate change is affecting wetland ecosystems and wetland ecosystems affect climate change Wetlands are crucial to the health of the planet, and we've only begun to realize the magnitude of the damage that has already been done as we scramble to save them. A generation of ecologists, ecological engineers, land use planners, and water resource managers worldwide owe their knowledge of the wetlands to this book – for the next generation to follow in their footsteps, Wetlands 5th edition is the quintessential guide to these critical systems.
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