Category: Nature Ecology

New PDF release: Au cœur des chevaux (Maîtres de l'équitation) (French

By Pablo Hermoso Mendoza,Antoine MARTIN

Un cavalier hors norme, artiste et figura, raconte son incroyable destin et son extraordinaire relation avec ses chevaux.
Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza compte parmi les plus grands cavaliers mondiaux et parmi les rejoneadores
les plus importants de l’histoire. Il a dominé sa spécialité, triomphé dans les plus grandes arènes et éblouit les spectateurs du monde entier. los angeles parfaite connexion qu’il entretient avec ses chevaux, fondée sur l’harmonie et l’acceptation, a provoqué une révolution dans l’équitation taurine et ouvert des horizons nouveaux, reculant les frontières de los angeles functionality et créant de nouveaux gestes de dressage. De keepsake en memento, il raconte ici l’aventure d’une vie incroyable écrite par les sabots de ses chevaux, les grands Cagancho, Chenel ou Pirata, qui revivent ici.

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New PDF release: Great Desert Explorers

By Andrew Goudie

Desert exploration, like mountaineering Everest or polar expeditions, isn't really for the faint-hearted, and lots of of the shiny stories inside of this attention-grabbing biographical background lead to tragedy. even if, the informative and soaking up descriptions of the intense trips, demanding situations and achievements of those intrepid figures, are appealing. They risked their lives variously for stable quaint epic experience, solitude, repute, the reply to legendary questions and a few have been even spies. They skilled worry, pleasure and problem of their trips into the unknown. there are various books on exploration yet remarkably few on desolate tract exploration. in addition, a number of the nice desolate tract explorers of the final 300 years are actually little or no remembered or favored compared, say, with those that ventured to the poles, climbed Everest, or sought the resource of the Nile. but, crossing unknown deserts isn't any much less tough. This quantity eventually brings those nice wasteland Explorers into the limelight, with brief, illustrated biographies of round 60 of the main fascinating, intrepid and significant explorers of the world’s maximum deserts. there's additionally a short creation to every barren region sector. the various unique quotations, illustrations and maps, modern figures, in addition to plates of a number of wasteland landscapes make this a colorful, vigorous and informative read.

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Animals' Influence on the Landscape and Ecological - download pdf or read online

By Friedrich-Karl Holtmeier

In its first English-language version, this ebook introduces the many-faceted interactions of animal populations with their habitats. From soil fauna, ants and termites to small and massive herbivores, burrowing mammals and birds, the writer offers a entire research of animals and ecosystems that's as wide and sundry as all nature. bankruptcy 2 addresses the practical position of animals in panorama ecosystems, emphasizing fluxes of strength and subject inside of and among ecosystems, and the results of animals on qualitative and structural habitat swap. dialogue contains chapters at the position of animal inhabitants density and the affects of local herbivores on crops and habitats from the tropics to the polar areas. Cyclic mass outbreaks of species akin to the larch bud moth in Switzerland, the mountain pine beetle and the African red-billed weaver chicken are defined and analyzed. different chapters talk about Zoochory – the dispersal of seeds by way of ants, mammals and birds – and the effect of burrowing animals on soil improvement and geomorphology. attention extends to the effect of feral household animals. bankruptcy five makes a speciality of difficulties as a result of creation of alien animals and from re-introduction of animal species to their unique habitats, discusses the consequences on ecosystems of burrowing, digging and trampling via animals. the writer additionally addresses keystone species similar to kangaroo rats, termites and beavers. bankruptcy 6 addresses the function of animals in panorama administration and nature conservation, with chapters at the influence of newcomer species reminiscent of animals brought into Australia, New Zealand and Europe, and the implications of reintroduction of species to unique habitat. It additionally discusses the wearing means of average behavior, public attitudes towards dialog and extra. the ultimate part ponders the results of weather on interactions among animals and their habitats.

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Download e-book for iPad: Behavior of Marine Fishes: Capture Processes and by Pingguo He

By Pingguo He

knowing fish habit when it comes to trap tactics in marine fisheries is of basic value to lowering bycatch and discards, and to improving marine fisheries conservation efforts.    an intensive realizing of this permits advertisement fishers to extra successfully catch aim species whereas lowering the capture of undesirable species. Behavior of Marine Fishes: seize tactics and Conservation Challenges presents the reader with rules, styles, and features on fish habit and fish seize techniques utilizing various kinds of very important advertisement fishing gears. The ebook additionally highlights conservation demanding situations dealing with the marine seize fisheries in efforts to keep up sustainable use of marine assets and to minimize adverse affects to the marine surroundings. This quantity, with contributions from prime utilized fish behaviorists and fishing equipment technologists from worldwide, may be a precious reference for researchers, fishing equipment technologists, fisheries managers, scholars, and conservationists.

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Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard across a - download pdf or read online

By Christopher Sellers,Joseph Melling

From anthrax to asbestos to insecticides, business pollution and toxins have bothered the realm for the previous century and longer. Environmental risks from stay one of many world's premiere killers.Dangerous Trade establishes ancient basis for a greater knowing of the way and why those dangers proceed to threaten our shrinking world.

In this well timed assortment, a world team of students casts a rigorous eye in the direction of efforts to wrestle those ailments. Dangerous Trade contains quite a lot of case experiences that remove darkness from transnational pursuits of risk—from the colonial plantations of Indonesia to repayment legislation in overdue nineteenth century Britain, and from the occupational drugs clinics of Nineteen Sixties big apple urban to the burning of digital waste in early twenty-first century Uruguay.

The essays in Dangerous Trade provide an remarkable extensive standpoint of the risks stirred up by means of business job around the globe, in addition to the voices rasied to therapy them.

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Kritische Metalle in der Großen Transformation (German - download pdf or read online

By Andreas Exner,Martin Held,Klaus Kümmerer

Das Buch weitet den Blick über die kurzfristige Verfügbarkeit von kritischen Metallen auf die grundlegende Frage: Kritisch für wen? Die Autoren nehmen alle Akteure in den Blick und behandeln geologische, chemische, technische, ökonomische und soziale Aspekte wie auch Fragen des Recyclings und verbinden diese. Auch auf Fragen nach dem guten Leben und des Bergbaus aus der Sicht von Ländern des Südens, Fragen der Ressourcenpolitik und -gerechtigkeit gehen sie ein. Ein weiteres Thema sind das UN-Tiefseebergbauregime und dessen Perspektiven, wie sich zukünftig unkonventionell Erz aus der Tiefsee gewinnen lässt.

Kritische Metalle werden in den übergreifenden Zusammenhang der anstehenden Großen Transformation eingeordnet. Das Buch beleuchtet insbesondere die grundlegende Bedeutung der stofflichen Voraussetzungen der Energiewende und die energetischen Voraussetzungen der Stoffwende wie auch der Digitalisierung. Damit lässt sich zeigen, dass nicht nur seltene Erden kritisch sind,

sondern ebenso Industriemetalle wie etwa Kupfer.

Ressourcenpolitik zielt unter anderem auf Sicherung der Primärversorgung mit Technologiemetallen, auf Ressourceneffizienz, Recycling und Substitution kritischer Stoffe. Trotz erster Erfolge ist die Dynamik in Richtung einer zunehmenden Dissipation wertvoller kritischer Metalle ungebrochen. Nötig ist eine rasche Umsteuerung mit dem Ziel, kritische Metalle nicht länger im großen Stil zu verbrauchen, sondern sie klug zu gebrauchen.

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New PDF release: Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places

By Tyra A. Olstad

even though spare, sweeping landscapes might seem "empty," plains and prairies have enough money a wealthy, exact aesthetic experience--one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and plentiful natural world, endless horizons and omnipresent wind, all necessary of contemplation and social gathering. during this sequence of narratives, images, and hand-drawn maps, Tyra Olstad blends scholarly examine with first-hand remark to discover subject matters similar to wildness and barren region, go back and forth and tourism, upkeep and conservation, expectancies and attractiveness, or even goals and fact within the context of parks, prairies, and wild, open areas. In so doing, she invitations readers to re-examine the that means of "emptiness" and ask greater, deeper questions equivalent to: how do humans event the realm? How will we form areas and the way do locations form us? peculiarly, what does it suggest to event that exhilarating impact referred to as Zen of the plains?

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Read e-book online Water as a weapon of international confrontations PDF

By AJEAGAH GIDEON AGHAINDUM

publication at the exploitation of accessible water assets within the world.Taking into account that this assets is finite , yet undergoes loads of strain similar to pollutants, unequal distribution, impression of weather alterations ...So during this publication we convey the different sorts of confrontations which may come up from a source that's regarded as lifestyles, yet is an endangered resource.

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Read e-book online Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management PDF

By Link

in charge fisheries administration is of accelerating curiosity to the medical neighborhood, source managers, coverage makers, stakeholders and most of the people. Focusing exclusively on coping with one species of fish inventory at a time has turn into much less of a conceivable choice in addressing the matter. Incorporating extra holistic issues into fisheries administration by way of addressing the trade-offs one of the diversity of matters concerned, resembling ecological rules, felony mandates and the pursuits of stakeholders, will confidently problem and shift the belief that doing ecosystem-based fisheries administration is unfeasible. Demonstrating that EBFM is actually possible could have frequent influence, either in US and overseas waters. utilizing case experiences, underlying philosophies and analytical methods, this ebook brings jointly a number of interdisciplinary themes surrounding EBFM and considers those concurrently, with an objective to supply instruments for profitable implementation and to extra the talk on EBFM, eventually hoping to foster stronger residing marine source management.

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