The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Author: M. Anwar Maun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198570368

Category: Nature

Page: 265

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A concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of coastal sand dunes. The emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this predominantly marine environment, although pollution, conservation, management and experimental aspects are considered.

A Biogeoscience Approach to Ecosystems

Author: Edward A. Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110704670X

Category: Nature

Page: 496

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Integrates geoscience and ecology, focusing on connections in ecological, geospheric, hydrospheric and atmospheric processes in ecosystems.

Restoration of Coastal Dunes

Author: Luisa M Martínez,Juan B. Gallego-Fernández,Patrick A. Hesp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642334458

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

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The continuously growing human population along the world’s coasts will exacerbate the impact of human activities on all coastal environments. Restoration activities will therefore become increasingly important. In particular, sandy shores and coastal dunes will require significant restoration efforts because they are preferred sites for human settlement, industrial and urban development and tourism. With this book experts in the field present a comprehensive review of restoration studies and activities, where ‘successful’ and ‘failed’ studies or approaches from around the world are contrasted and compared. A major asset the book provides is a compendium of studies showing that coastal dune restoration has many definitions and thus leads to many different actions. This volume addresses those with an interest in conservation ecology and biology, coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, and coastal management who are seeking information on the different strategies for coastal dune restoration applied in different regions of the world. Finally, it will be a valuable resource for coastal scientists and planners, as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates and developers.

Der Wüstenplanet

Roman

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641173086

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Der erfolgreichste Science-Fiction-Roman aller Zeiten - jetzt neu übersetzt Tausende von Jahren in der Zukunft und eine fantastische Welt: Arrakis, der Wüstenplanet. Einzigartig, herrlich – und grausam. Und doch haben es die Menschen geschafft, sich dieser lebensfeindlichen Umwelt anzupassen ... Vor fünfzig Jahren erschien Frank Herberts Roman Der Wüstenplanet – ein Datum, das den Beginn einer großartigen Erfolgsgeschichte markiert: Der Wüstenplanet wurde zum weltweiten Bestseller und von David Lynch spektakulär verfilmt. Heute gilt das Buch als Meilenstein der Zukunftsliteratur – ein monumentales Epos, das jede Generation von Leserinnen und Lesern neu für sich entdeckt.

Coastal Environments

Focus on Asian Coastal Regions

Author: V. Subramanian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048130018

Category: Science

Page: 256

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This book deals with the major issues being faced by the coastal population in Asia with emphasis on natural and man-made hazards, climate change impact and pressures caused by mega cities along Asian coasts. The edited book contains chapters authored by experts who are well known in their own fields of specialization relevant to coastal processes. Emphasis has been given to almost all regions of Aisan coast although coverage for south and south eastern regions of Asia is rather strong. Each chapter has been peer reviewed and revised before acceptance. In this book practical suggestions to mitigate problems in sustainable management of coastal regions are also discussed. The book will be useful for students, researchers in physical and social science, policy makers and climate change specialists.

Coastal Dunes

Ecology and Conservation

Author: M. L. Martínez,Norbert P. Psuty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540740023

Category: Science

Page: 388

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In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers recommendations for future research, identifying relevant topics where detailed knowledge is still lacking. It also identifies management tools that will promote and maintain the rich diversity of the dune environments in the context of continuing coastal development.

Ecology of Dunes, Salt Marsh and Shingle

Author: J.R. Packham,A. J. Willis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412579806

Category: Science

Page: 335

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Summary: Discusses coastal sand dune, shingle beach, and salt marsh ecosystems, communities based upon relatively unconsolidated granular deposits which frequently rest upon solid rock or, much more rarely, on peat.

Landscape Ecology in Asian Cultures

Author: Sun-Kee Hong,Jianguo Wu,Jae-Eun Kim,Nobukazu Nakagoshi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9784431877998

Category: Science

Page: 331

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Cultural landscapes are a product of the interactions between humans and natural settings. They are landscapes and seascapes that are shaped by human history and land use. Socioeconomic processes especially, but also environmental changes and natural disturbances, are some of the forces that make up landscape dynamics. To understand and manage such complex landscapes, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches are necessary, emphasizing the integration of natural and social sciences and considering multiple landscape functions. The spatial patterns of Asian landscapes are strongly related to human activities and their impacts. Anthropogenic patterns and processes have created numerous traditional cultural landscapes throughout the region, and understanding them requires indigenous knowledge. Cultural landscape ecology from a uniquely Asian perspective is explored in this book, as are the management of landscapes and land-use policies. Human-dominated landscapes with long traditions, such as those described herein, provide useful information for all ecologists, not only in Asia, to better understand the human–environmental relationship and landscape sustainability.

Handbook of Ecological Restoration

Author: Martin R. Perrow,Anthony J. Davy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521791298

Category: Nature

Page: 618

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An essential handbook for anyone concerned with the restoration of aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems, worldwide.

Coastal Dune Management

Shared Experience of European Conservation Practice

Author: John Houston,Sally E. Edmondson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238546

Category: Nature

Page: 458

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Coastal Plants

A Guide to the Identification and Restoration of Plants of the Perth Region

Author: Kingsley W. Dixon

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643100474

Category: Nature

Page: 277

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"Coastal Plants" provides a definitive guide to the 100 most common plants of the Perth coastal region and includes the key species used in coastal restoration. Each species is presented with its Latin name, common name and family, together with its distribution, key diagnostic features, natural history, pollination, uses in restoration and propagation. The description for each species is accompanied by a distribution map and diagnostic photographs of the whole plant, flowers, seeds and fruits.

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants

Author: Ramasamy Santhanam,Santhanam Ramesh,Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351187090

Category: Medical

Page: 494

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Marine plants such as algae (blue-green algae and seaweeds), seagrasses, mangrove plants, salt-tolerant or salt-loving plants (halophytes) and coastal sand dune plants are known to generate approximately 70% of oxygen on earth, and help regulate oxygen in the atmosphere. These plants are potential sources of nutrients and are also considered valuable for the development of new drugs owing to their unique bioactive compounds. This book provides the taxonomy, common name, global distribution, habitat, diagnostic features and pharmaceutical compounds (along with their activities) of 400 species of marine plants, accompanied by high quality illustrations. Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants is the first comprehensive book of its kind written by scientists from both the Marine Biology and Pharmacy disciplines to fill the long-felt need for a marine natural products book devoted exclusively to plants. It should be a standard reference for students, researchers and teachers of disciplines such as Pharmacy, Fisheries Science, Marine Biology, Life Sciences, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, as well as a valuable guide for pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of new drugs from marine plants.