Encyclopedia of Rainforests

Author: Diane Jukofsky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562591

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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Profiles specific animals and plants found in rain forests between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and examines the role of people in the health of the tropical forests.

The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism

Author: David Bruce Weaver

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851993680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 668

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The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism provides an expert, state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. It is divided into eight major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by international researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: R. W. McColl

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072299

Category: Science

Page: 433

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Presents a comprehensive guide to the geography of the world, with world maps and articles on cartography, notable explorers, climate and more.

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

Author: Thomas M. Leonard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415976640

Category: Developing countries

Page: 1759

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A comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries.

Nature Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405335661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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What is life like underground? Where can you find the world's ugliest fish? Why are fungi so fantastic? Take an amazing look at the natural world to find out! Discover plants and animals and where they live - from deserts to oceans, rainforests to mountains. Packed with curiosity quizzes, 'turn and learn' boxes and 'did you know?' facts, plus amazing photographs so there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for National Curriculum Key Stage 1. Go ahead and take a leap into the natural world!

Encyclopedia of World Climatology

Author: John E. Oliver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032641

Category: Science

Page: 854

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Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons. A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials. The Editor John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and a MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Assoc iate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.

Why? Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241186552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Colourful encyclopedia for kids with exciting 3D digital illustrations that bring key topics to life! The perfect first reference book that answers trivia questions for kids with exciting and colourful 3D digital illustrations. Did you know? Encyclopedia brings key subjects such as science, geography and history to life, through beautiful 3D images and a fun interactive question and answer format, making facts for kids fun and engaging. Did you know? Encyclopedia focuses on the subjects that kids really want to know about and the questions that they ask helping them easily learn new facts. From space and earth to people and nature, Did you know? Encyclopedia is packed with colourful 3D images to engage kids and help them understand the answer to their questions. Kids can look inside a volcano or into a beaver's lodge with the amazing pictures which show more than normal photographs ever could. Plus kids will love the 200 free colourful stickers inside to decorate their belongings! Get your children learning with this amazing kids encyclopedia packed with awe-inspiring 3D images which answer puzzling trivia questions for kids.

First Animal Encyclopedia Rainforests

Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

ISBN: 9781408843086

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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An amazing introduction to jungle and rainforest life accompanied by brilliant full colour photos of a wide range of creatures in action. Learn how the animals that spend their lives surrounded by some of the world's biggest forests hunt for food, raise their young or hide from predators such as giant spiders, poisonous frogs, hungry jaguars, and much much more! Packed full of fantastic photos this is a perfect first introduction to rainforest animals.

Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 1: Africa

Author: Peter N. Peregrine,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461511933

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents also defined by a somewhat different set of an attempt to provide basic information sociocultural characteristics than are eth on all archaeologically known cultures, nological cultures. Major traditions are covering the entire globe and the entire defined based on common subsistence prehistory of humankind. It is designed as practices, sociopolitical organization, and a tool to assist in doing comparative material industries, but language, ideology, research on the peoples of the past. Most and kinship ties play little or no part in of the entries are written by the world's their definition because they are virtually foremost experts on the particular areas unrecoverable from archaeological con and time periods. texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and The Encyclopedia is organized accord kinship ties are central to defining ethno ing to major traditions. A major tradition logical cultures. is defined as a group of populations sharing There are three types of entries in the similar subsistence practices, technology, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry, and forms of sociopolitical organization, the regional sub tradition entry, and the which are spatially contiguous over a rela site entry. Each contains different types of tively large area and which endure tempo information, and each is intended to be rally for a relatively long period. Minimal used in a different way.

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: Peter Haggett

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761473060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 3456

View: 1919

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Presents profiles of countries from around the world, with information on such topics as historical events, the environment, physical geography, habitats, animal and plant life, agriculture, the economy, culture, governments, and industries.

Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia

An Encyclopedia

Author: Daina Ramey Berry Ph.D.,Deleso A. Alford

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313349096

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history. • Dozens of photos of former enslaved women • Detailed historical timeline • Numerous rare primary documents, including runaway slave advertisements and even a plantation recipe for turtle soup • Profiles of noted female slaves and their works

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences

Author: Julian Evans,John A. Youngquist

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080548016

Category: Nature

Page: 2400

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A combination of broad disciplinary coverage and scientific excellence, the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in forests, forestry and forest sciences. Packed with valuable insights from experts all over the world, this remarkable set not only summarizes recent advances in forest science techniques, but also thoroughly covers the basic information vital to comprehensive understanding of the important elements of forestry. The Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences also covers relevant biology and ecology, different types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), scientific names of trees and shrubs, and the applied, economic, and social aspects of forest management. Valuable key features further enhance the utility of this Encyclopedia as an exceptional reference tool. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. Edited and written by a distinguished group of editors and contributors Well-organized encyclopedic format provides concise, readable entries, easy searches, and thorough cross-references Illustrative tables, figures, and photographs in every entry, produced in full color Comprehensive glossary defines new and important terms Complete, up-to-date coverage of over 60 areas of forest sciences - sure to be of interest to scientists, students, and professionals alike! Editor-in-Chief is the past president of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the oldest international collaborative forestry research organization with over 15,000 scientists from 100 countries

Regenwald

Author: Thomas Marent,Ben Morgan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831009299

Category: animal - forêt tropicale humide - photographies

Page: 360

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