The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland

Author: A. J. E. Smith,Ruth Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521546720

Category: Science

Page: 1012

View: 1175

This book describes and illustrates in detail the 760 species of mosses currently known to occur in the British Isles and incorporates the most up-to-date information available on classification and nomenclature, together with recent synonyms. The species descriptions provide information on frequency, ecology, geographical relationships and distribution, including information on protected species and those species at risk. For many species there are footnotes to aid identification. In addition to the species descriptions there are descriptions of families and genera and also introductory information on conservation, collection, preservation and examination of material, together with advice on using the keys. An artificial key to genera provides the only workable comprehensive key published in the English language. This second edition incorporates the very considerable advances in our knowledge of mosses made in the last quarter of the twentieth century and will provide a unique resource for all concerned with these fascinating organisms.

Bryology for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Jeffrey W. Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351463039

Category: Science

Page: 394

View: 5419

A compilation of state of the art papers on key topics in bryology from invited speakers at the Centenary Symposium, University of Glasgow, 57 August 1996.

Mosses, Lichens & Ferns of Northwest North America

Author: Dale Hadley Vitt,Janet E. Marsh,Robin Bruce Bovey

Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing

ISBN: 9781551055695

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 7503

This book brings the small yet beautiful world of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns to those interested in the fascinating world of our Northwest nature. Covering the region from southern Oregon to Alaska and from the Pacific Ocean to Montana and Saskatchewan, this guide features: * Over 370 of the most common species enhanced with photos * Hundreds of additional similar species described * The major vegetation zones in northwestern North America * Habitat descriptions and distribution maps * Systematic keys to the species in each section * Horsetails and clubmosses, as well as mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns.

The Liverworts of Britain and Ireland

Author: Anthony John Edwin Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424738

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 3025

The most recent information and ideas in liverwort taxonomy are presented in this completely new and generously illustrated flora.

Mosses and Other Bryophytes

An Illustrated Glossary

Author: William McLagan Malcolm,Nancy Malcolm

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bryophytes

Page: 336

View: 2690

"An illustrated glossary of terms that are used to describe mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Written in informal prose, it's intended to be an everyday reference for not only bryology and botany students, but also gardeners and anybody who's interested in plants. The second edition has half again as many pages (over 330) and illustrations (nearly 1400) as the first edition did, and two-thirds of those illustrations are new. Over 530 species of bryophytes are illustrated. Also, an appendix explains how to photograph bryophytes without a camera." --NHBS Environment Bookstore.

Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility

Best Practices for Listening, Learning, and Literacy in the Classroom

Author: Joseph J. Smaldino,Carol Flexer

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 1604067667

Category: Medical

Page: 168

View: 5088

A practical, reliable reference that helps audiologists and teachers achieve acoustic accessibility in the classroom Written and edited by renowned leaders in the field, Handbook of Acoustic Accessibility focuses on the acoustic conditions, therapies, and technologies that assist audiologists and teachers of hearing-impaired students in making the speech signal audible, undistorted, and accessible. Covering topics that range from acoustic measurements in the classroom to American Academy of Audiology clinical practice guidelines for Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT), this book reflects current practices and technologies that are designed to maximize the availability of classroom speech signals. Key Features: Discusses the importance of making speech accessible for auditory-linguistic brain development and how acoustic accessibility impacts listening, learning, and literacy Uses graphics and charts to make difficult acoustic concepts easily understandable Includes the latest information on desirable acoustic standards Contains cutting edge information on technologies such as smart phone apps for use in making acoustic measurements and audio distribution systems This concise, comprehensive reference is designed to be the go-to guide for busy audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and teachers of hearing-impaired students who need practical information for achieving acoustic accessibility.

The Liverwort Flora of the British Isles

Author: Jean A. Paton

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub


Category: Nature

Page: 626

View: 1598

The British Isles has one of the best known bryophyte floras in Europe, and the richness of the liverwort flora in western oceanic regions of Britain and Ireland is of worldwide significance. Nevertheless the extreme variability of many of the species has made identification notoriously difficult. This work is intended to enable both the amateur, whether beginner or more experienced, and the professional bryologist to determine the morphologically variable species more readily.

The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy

Author: Linda Miller,Claire Cameron,Carmen Dalli,Nancy Barbour

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415674

Category: Education

Page: 664

View: 4391

Recent authoritative evidence suggests that an estimated 200 million children under five fail to achieve their developmental potential due to factors including poor health and nutrition and the lack of stable high quality care. A significant number of the world’s children today lack the basic rights to health, development and protection. In light of such statistics, early childhood services for young children have expanded around the world. The SAGE Handbook of Early Childhood Policy draws critical attention to policy in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) its relationship to service provision and its impact on the lives of children and families. The perspectives of leading academics and researchers from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Australasia and Asia have been arranged around five key themes: Part 1: The Relationship Between Research, Policy And Practice: Country Case Studies Part 2: Equitable Early Childhood Services: Intervention to Improve Children’s Life Chances Part 3: Extending Practice: The Role of Early Childhood Services In Family Support Part 4: Participation, Rights and Diversity Part 5: Future Directions for Early Childhood Policy This handbook is essential reading for practitioners, stakeholders and others committed to working within early years services to achieve an awareness of policy and its implications for services and practice.

The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play

Author: Tina Bruce,Pentti Hakkarainen,Milda Bredikyte

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317563549

Category: Education

Page: 422

View: 4962

Historical changes in play are taking place in childhood all over the world, with the digitalisation of children’s lives. Researchers are worried about the disappearance of advanced forms of play and the prioritization of time spent with loving adults, supporting play with babies and toddlers. At the same time, our understanding about the crucial importance of individual development is becoming clearer. The Routledge International Handbook of Early Childhood Play explores these issues and more. It proposes the importance of adult participation in play, as adult guidance brings the possibility of moral, cultural and symbolic elements to children’s play, and enhances the educational opportunities in adult-child joint play. The book also examines the aesthetic dimension of play and its role in the development of imagination and creativity. With contributors from many parts of the world, this unique handbook brings together the latest research and highlights practice which focuses on play. This is an essential and engaging read for all students, academics, teachers and practitioners with an interest in play.

Essential Haematology

Author: A. Victor Hoffbrand,Paul A. H. Moss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118293967

Category: Medical

Page: 468

View: 3158

Essential Haematology is established as the most authoritative introduction to haematology. Beautifully presented, it introduces the formation and function of blood cells and diseases that arise from dysfunction and disruption of these processes. Basic science, diagnostic tests, clinical features and management are all clearly explained. The book outlines the basic principles of clinical and laboratory haematology and shows how manifestations of blood diseases can be explained by new knowledge of the disease processes. For the first time, Essential Haematology is fully supported by a suite of online MCQs and answers, and is now available as a FREE enhanced Wiley Desktop Edition (upon purchase of the book). Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research in this fast-moving field Contains summary boxes at the end of each chapter Includes an expanded treatment range and an expanded section on bone marrow failure and transplantation Includes a companion website at featuring figures and tables from the book for downloading, and interactive multiple choice questions prepared by the authors This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.