Author: Diana Walstad
View: 6447This 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.
A Practical Guide to Wetland Design, Construction and Propagation
Author: Nick Romanowski
Publisher: Landlinks Press
View: 9409Wetland 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.
Author: Gregory Skomal, PhD
View: 7503Die 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!
Author: Ramasamy Santhanam
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 1983This 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
Empire and Exhibition at the Tokyo Imperial Zoo
Author: Ian Jared Miller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
View: 5368It 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.
Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
View: 9436The 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.