Author: Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax
Author: International Association of Geomorphologists
Appended to volumes 50- , 1925- Observations météorologiques faites à l'Observatoire cantonal de Neuchâtel.
Flora Europaea/edited T.G.Tutin...-- v. 1.
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.
Author: Noel P. James, Philip W. Choquette
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Landscapes of the past have always held an inherent fascination for ge ologists because, like terrestrial sediments, they formed in our environment, not offshore on the sea floor and not deep in the subsurface. So, a walk across an ancient karst surface is truly a step back in time on a surface formed open to the air, long before humans populated the globe. Ancient karst, with its associated subterranean features, is also of great scientific interest because it not only records past exposure of parts of the earth's crust, but preserves information about ancient climate and the movement of waters in paleoaquifers. Because some paleokarst terranes are locally hosts for hydrocarbons and base metals in amounts large enough to be economic, buried and exhumed paleokarst is also of inordinate practical importance. This volume had its origins in a symposium entitled "Paleokarst Systems and Unconformities-Characteristics and Significance," which was orga nized and convened by us at the 1985 midyear meeting of the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. The symposium had its roots in our studies over the last decade, both separately and jointly, of a number of major and minor unconformities and of the diverse, and often spectacular paleokarst features associated with these unconformities.
Author: John W. Reynolds
Essential oil crops
Author: E. A. Weiss
Plants producing an aromatic oil, fruit, or seed have been used in religious ceremonies, for personal use and adornment, and for flavoring throughout history. Today there is still considerable pressure by consumers world-wide to use perceived natural compounds in edible and personal products. It is essential that producers be able to service this growing demand efficiently, economically, and above all, reliably. Additionally, many essential oil crops form part of the economy of countries with growing populations where there is an inevitable pressure on agricultural land as a resource for food and fuel crops. It is therefore important to understand and develop ways of ensuring maximum return on the investments made in establishing and growing these crops. This book addresses these issues. It is concerned with growing essential oil plants to obtain an aromatic derivative in an economic and reliable manner. Each chapter covers a different family. A brief history of the recent use and economic development of the crop is given, and the cultivation and care of the crop is discussed. Current research findings and recommendations for improved agronomic practices and ways of adding value to the crop, such as extracting the oil, are also discussed. This book is key reading for all researchers and agronomists concerned with essential oil crops. Agricultural advisors and development workers will find the book helpful, and it also contains valuable information for commodity traders and policy makers working in this area.
The Art of Full Moon
Author: Arina Tanemura
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
A collection of Arina Tanemura’s art for the hit series Full Moon, as well as art from Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Short-Tempered Melancholic, and I•O•N. A collection of Arina Tanemura’s art for the hit series Full Moon, as well as art from Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Short-Tempered Melancholic, and I•O•N. A collection of Arina Tanemura’s art for the hit series Full Moon, as well as art from Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Short-Tempered Melancholic, and I•O•N.
Author: Charles Edmond Bradlaugh Bonner
Publisher: Lubrecht & Cramer Ltd
Growing Orchids from Seed
Author: Philip Seaton, Margaret Ramsay
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Eighty-eight lavishly illustrated pages of coloured drawings and photographs explain everything from selecting the right kit, through to planting your own seed-raised plants in the greenhouse, teaching you step-by-step how to grow orchids confidently, successfully and professionally. Written for the amateur and the professional without access to sophisticated laboratory equipment and chemicals, Growing Orchids from Seed contains all you need to know to become an expert.
The Geometridae is one of the most species-rich families of Lepidoptera. This 2 volume work is the first comprehensive catalogue of the 35 000 names of these insects. The primary purpose of the work is to provide a substantial body of taxonomic information, much of it previously unpublished, on the available names of the Geometridae. The catalogue is based on the most complete world classification of the geometrids, the card index to genera and species in The Natural History Museum, London. The two volumes include information on type specimens, type localities and, where possible, larval foodplants. A CD-ROM listing all species referred to in the two text volumes is included with the package and will be of great value to verify valid names and to check spelling.