Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313058989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 4981

Animals have been studied for centuries. But what are the most important and relevant reference and information sources in the zoological sciences? This work is a comprehensive, thoroughly annotated directory filled with hundreds of esteemed resources published in the field of zoology, including indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, journals, biographies and histories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, textbooks, checklists and classification schemes, handbooks and field guides, associations, and Web sites. A complete revision of the award-winning Guide to the Zoological Literature: The Animal Kingdom (1994), this new title includes extensive, up-to-date coverage of invertebrates, arthropods, vertebrates, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals. In addition, the work features a detailed introduction by the author, as well as thorough subject, title, and author indexes. Students and researchers can now quickly and easily pinpoint works in their field of study. The book is of equal importance to LIS students specializing in science or biology librarianship, as it provides a comprehensive, straight-forward overview of zoological information sources. An essential addition to the core reference collection of public and academic libraries!

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643875

Category: Nature

Page: 83

View: 6376

"Descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 265 color photographs describe 252 species of mollusk shells as beachcombers are likely to find them"--P. [4] of cover.

Forward From Here

Leaving Middle Age--and Other Unexpected Adventures

Author: Reeve Lindbergh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743275128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 3067

In a poignant compilation of never-before-published autobiographical essays, the author of Under a Wing and No More Words reflects on growing older, her famous parents, family secrets, and the transition out of middle age. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 5493


The North Carolina shore and its Barrier Islands

restless ribbons of sand

Author: Orrin H. Pilkey

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 1238

Includes information on hazards (storms, tides, floods, erosion, island migration, and earthquakes), risk assesment, building codes and other laws, and how to build or retrofit homes near the beach.

Living with the South Carolina coast

Author: Gered Lennon

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 3515

Living with the South Carolina Coastis the latest volume in theLiving with the Shoreseries that comprehensively investigates the status of a specific staters"s coastal region. Completely revising a previously published work in the series that dealt with South Carolina, this book not only brings up-to-date a wealth of information on migrating shorelines, selection of building sites, and pertinent regulations, but also reflects an expanded concept of the coast to include a broad range of coastal hazards. Powerful storms have always played a major role in coastal processes in South Carolina, and the effects of Hurricane Hugo, the storm that ravaged the area in 1989, are thoroughly discussed. A series of Coastal Risk Maps are also included. These maps, graphically depicting areas of predictable erosion and storm damage potential, have been provided for every developed beach or barrier island in the state. Beyond the threat of hurricanes and coastal erosion, South Carolina, home of the Charleston Seismic Region, is also at risk for earthquakes. An entire chapter is devoted to earthquake-resistant construction, and the great Charleston earthquake of 1886 is examined in detail. Fires and floods are discussed. The Beachfront Management Act of 1990-the first state legislation of its kind that provides a system for dealing with migrating shorelines while preserving beaches for future generations-is also explained. Covering everything from a history of the development of South Carolinars"s coast to recommendations on how to select an island homesite, this book will be a resource to professional coastal planners and managers, residents, prospective homeowners, and naturalists.

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 5453

Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Spaziergang am Meer

Einsichten einer unkonventionellen Frau

Author: Joan Anderson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423403314

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 7749

Die Geschichte eines Aufbruchs und einer wunderbaren Freundschaft. In Ein Jahr am Meer schildert Joan Anderson nachdenklich, ehrlich und mit Humor ihre Auszeit von Alltag und Ehe, die sie in einem Cottage am Cape Cod verbringt. Hier nun erzählt sie die Geschichte einer außergewöhnlichen Freundschaft. Zufällig macht sie bei einem Spaziergang am Strand die Bekanntschaft der 94-jährigen Joan Erikson, Ehefrau des berühmten Psychoanalytikers Erik Erikson. Während Joan Anderson sich für eine Weile bewusst von ihrem Mann zurückgezogen hat, genießt Joan Erikson die ihr verbleibende Zeit an der Seite ihres Partners, der, wie sie weiß, nicht mehr lange leben wird. Die beiden so unterschiedlichen und doch durch tiefe Empathie verbundenen Frauen reden über ihr Leben, sprechen über ihre Wünsche, Hoffnungen, Bedürfnisse. Joan Erikson, die mehr vom Handeln als von weisen Ratschlägen hält, gibt viel von ihrer Lebensklugheit weiter, wird mehr und mehr zur spirituellen Mentorin. Sie erinnert Anderson daran, wie wichtig es ist, nicht stehen zu bleiben, sondern ein Leben lang bereit zu sein, zu lernen, zu wachsen, sich zu verändern, offen zu sein für alles, was das Leben so bringt und vor allem, sich eine spielerische Herangehensweise an die Herausforderungen des Lebens zu bewahren.

Monographic Series

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

View: 579


A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America

Author: Leland W. Pollock

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr


Category: Nature

Page: 367

View: 9686

A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America features Leland Pollock's innovative, user-friendly keys that circumvent many of the difficulties of traditional identification systems. Pollock's keys offer choices among distinctive attributes of the specimen. Results are compared to all variations found in the region's fauna, using a neatly displayed tabular form accompanied by many line drawings.The introduction describes marine habitats, tips for conducting fieldwork, and outlines groups of organisms found in northeastern North America, from Nova Scotia to North Carolina. Although designed for the nonexpert, the manual provides coverage sufficient to meet the more demanding needs of those conducting biotic surveys and advanced studies in the region.-- User-friendly keys for common marine animals, North Carolina to Nova Scotia, from splash zone to the edge of the continental shelf.-- Ample illustrations aid identification.