Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise for the Home Aquarist

Author: Diana L. Walstad

Publisher: Echinodorus Pub

ISBN: 9780967377360

Category: Pets

Page: 194

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Reference book on inexpensive and low-maintenance aquarium keeping. Book offers an in-depth analysis of the role of plants in freshwater aquarium ecology. It shows how to promote vigorous plant growth so that the plants can purify the water, protect fish, and reduce tank maintenance. All information is backed up by scientific references from aquatic botany, limnology, and aquatic chemistry.
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Family History (1860-1950) of a Doctor's Daughter

Author: Diana Walstad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967377391

Category:

Page: N.A

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This non-fiction, family history narrative should appeal to a general audience. Story begins with the emigration of my eight great-grandparents from northern Europe and ends with my parents during World War II. It intertwines highlights from each character's life story against a historical backdrop--immigration in general, homesteading in Nebraska, oil drilling in 1915 Burma, the 1946 shipping of "war brides" to America, etc. In describing the lives of my ancestors, I bring up sociological and public health topics--maternal mortality, pre-marital sex, tuberculosis, alcoholism, sibling rivalry, dating in the 1920s, problems of stepmothers, etc. I have used family members to illustrate the human condition and produce a riveting story. I believe it will inspire, educate, and entertain.
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Aquarium für Dummies

Author: Maddy Hargrove,Mic Hargrove

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527701803

Category: Pets

Page: 360

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Fischer Fritz pflegt fidele Fische Stundenlang vor einem Aquarium zu sitzen und einfach nur den bunten, quirligen Fischen zuzuschauen, die sich durch das Wasser bewegen - ist es das, was Sie gerne wollen? Doch bevor Sie ins Zoogeschäft rennen und die Fische nach Geschmack aussuchen, sollten Sie sich schlau machen, welche Fische es gibt, wie diese sich untereinander, was es bei Futter und Pflege zu beachten gibt und wie man überhaupt die ganze Sache am besten angeht. Maddy und Mic Hargrove geben alltagstaugliche Tipps, wie Sie dafür sorgen können, dass Ihre Fische sich bei Ihnen bald munter wie ein Fisch im Wasser fühlen. Sie erfahren: Welche Ausrüstung Sie brauchen außer einem großen Bottich mit Wasser Welche Fischarten es gibt und wie Sie die richtigen Fische auswählen Wie Sie ein gesundes Klima im Aquarium schaffen und erhalten
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Meerwasser-Aquarium für Dummies

Author: Gregory Skomal, PhD

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527701544

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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Die hohen Ansprüche der Meeresbewohner stellen eine besondere Herausforderung für den Aquariumliebhaber dar. Meerwasser-Aquarium für Dummies führt Sie daher nicht nur in die Vielfalt der Fischarten sondern gerade auch in die Kunst ihrer artgerechten Haltung ein. Gregory Skomal unterstützt Sie bei der Auswahl der richtigen Behausung und der Einrichtung des Aquariums. Denn nicht nur Steine und Pflanzen sondern auch die Technik muss stimmen. Er stellt Ihnen die verschiedensten Meeresbewohner vor und hilft bei der Wahl zueinander passender Fische. Viele Informationen zur Fütterung und Pflege der Tiere sowie Tipps zur Vermeidung von Stress für diese empfindlichen Lebewesen lassen das Aquarium und natürlich Ihre munteren Fische in farbenfrohem Glanz erstrahlen!
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Planting Wetlands and Dams

A Practical Guide to Wetland Design, Construction and Propagation

Author: Nick Romanowski

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643096361

Category: Nature

Page: 126

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Wetland planting can bring back biodiversity, reduce the impact of drought and flood, improve water quality and conserve beauty in a mismanaged landscape. Planting Wetlands and Dams is a step-by-step, plain language guide to the creation of conditions in which wetland plants will thrive, from design and construction to collecting plants, seeds and propagation. Completely revised and expanded, this new edition includes comprehensive information for around 200 genera of wetland plants from Tasmania to the tropics, complemented by more than 60 new colour photographs. It discusses the modification and improvement of existing dams, new lining materials available, and planning for plant and animal habitat needs. It provides updated information on legal requirements as well as significant exotic weeds, and examines the pros and cons of establishing new wetlands in dry climates.
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Living Systems

Innovative Materialien und Technologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur

Author: Liat Margolis,Alexander Robinson

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3764382287

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Die Revolutionierung der Landschaftsarchitektur durch intelligente Materialien und Technologien Living Systems stellt eine Vielzahl von neuartigen Materialtechnologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur dar. Die Projekte und Materialien sind in enger Zusammenarbeit von Entwerfern, Ingenieuren, Wissenschaftlern und Ökologen entstanden. In einer Verbindung aus praxisorientierter Darstellung und theoretischem Hintergrund rücken Technologien zu Themen wie Wachstum, Fließen, Metabolismus, Klima und Wetterphänomenen in den Mittelpunkt. Die Darstellung vernetzt die Materialien und Technologien entsprechend ihrer Funktionsweisen, Prozesse und Eigenschaften miteinander. Detaillierte Zeichnungen und konstruktionsrelevante Fotos illustrieren die 36 internationalen Projekte und 23 Materialbeispiele. Zu den komplexen Systemen gehören vertikale Wachstumsstrukturen, Prävention vor Überflutungen, Anlagen zur Regenwasserversickerung sowie zur Minimierung von Bodenerosion. Beispielprojekte stammen unter anderem von West8 (Niederlande), GROSS.MAX (Großbritannien), Weiss-Manfredi Architects (USA), Kathryn Gustafson (USA) und Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten (Schweiz).
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Süßwasser-Aquarium

Praxisbuch Über 350 beliebte Fische

Author: David Alderton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831022267

Category:

Page: 208

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Eine kurze Geschichte des Fortschritts

Author: Ronald Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498073565

Category:

Page: 200

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Selbst im Verhältnis zur Geschichte seiner eigenen Existenz auf Erden ist die Geschichte des menschlichen Fortschritts kurz. Und sie könnte schon bald zu Ende sein. Wie gingen Aufstieg und Fall bedeutender Zivilisationen vorsich, was können, ja müssen wir
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The Barbs Aquarium

Everything about Natural History, Purchase, Health, Care, Breeding, and Species Identification

Author: Gary Elson,Oliver Lucanus

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764121166

Category: Pets

Page: 95

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Aquarium owners find these colorful tropical fish exceptionally active, with correspondingly huge appetites. Their several varieties are native to southern and southeast Asia. Titles in the extensive Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series provide pet owners with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals. The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate line art. Each manual has been individually written by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or experienced animal specialist.
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Landschaft konstruieren

Materialien, Techniken, Bauelemente

Author: Astrid Zimmermann

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783035604627

Category: Architecture

Page: 536

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Landschaft konstruieren ist ein systematisch gegliedertes Grundlagenwerk zur technisch-konstruktiven Freiraumplanung mit allen relevanten Themen von den gangigen Materialien und Oberflachen uber die Konstruktion von Freiraumelementen bis hin zur Pflanzenverwendung. Ziel ist die fachgerechte Ausfuhrungsplanung durch Landschaftsarchitekten und Architekten sowie die fundierte Vorbereitung von Ausschreibungen."
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Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish

Author: Ramasamy Santhanam

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315341794

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 434

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This is the first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish, also known as blowfish, swellfish, and globefish. Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish. Importantly, the volume also explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, for their nutritional and culinary value, and for their emerging uses in the treatment of pain. Topics covered include: biology and ecology of pufferfish profiles of the world’s marine, brackish, and freshwater pufferfish species characteristics of TTX (tetrodotoxin) and STX (saxitoxin) of pufferfish pufferfish poisoning and symptoms: treatment and management aquarium uses of pufferfish nutritional and pharmaceutical values of pufferfish diseases and parasites of pufferfish and their management
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The Nature of the Beasts

Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo

Author: Ian Jared Miller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520952103

Category: History

Page: 360

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It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan’s emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution—at once museum, laboratory, and prison—of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan’s first modern zoo, Tokyo’s Ueno Imperial Zoological Gardens, opened in 1882, Ian Jared Miller offers a refreshingly unconventional narrative of Japan’s rapid modernization and changing relationship with the natural world. As the first zoological garden in the world not built under the sway of a Western imperial regime, the Ueno Zoo served not only as a staple attraction in the nation’s capital—an institutional marker of national accomplishment—but also as a site for the propagation of a new "natural" order that was scientifically verifiable and evolutionarily foreordained. As the Japanese empire grew, Ueno became one of the primary sites of imperialist spectacle, a microcosm of the empire that could be traveled in the course of a single day. The meaning of the zoo would change over the course of Imperial Japan’s unraveling and subsequent Allied occupation. Today it remains one of Japan’s most frequently visited places. But instead of empire in its classic political sense, it now bespeaks the ambivalent dominion of the human species over the natural environment, harkening back to its imperial roots even as it asks us to question our exploitation of the planet’s resources.
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Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

FIVE-VOLUME SET

Author: Paul Robbins

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265585

Category: Science

Page: 2736

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The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.
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Praktische Ethik

Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150189191

Category: Ethics

Page: 564

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