John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall

Author: Julie Danneberg

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1607347644

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The now iconic figure John Muir, while living at the base of Yosemite Falls in California, ventures up the trail from his cabin one night and has a harrowing waterfall adventure. Back matter roots the story in Muir’s life’s work as a conservationist and naturalist.

A Republic of Rivers

Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195076052

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 885


The vast land of Alaska is our last great wilderness--and it has been an inspiration to the likes of John Muir, Jack London, Annie Dillard, Barry Lopez, and Edward Abbey. This unusual anthology brings together their writings and more: here are the voices of missionaries, explorers, mountain-climbers, Native Americans, miners, scientists, backpackers, and fishermen, each trying to capture something of the beauty of this still pristine land.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Author: Steve Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882965

Category: Music

Page: 1030

View: 8372


The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

Essential environment

the science behind the stories

Author: Jay Withgott,Scott R. Brennan

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 2424


KEY MESSAGE: Essential Environment: Essential Environment: The Science Behind the Stories retains all the popular features of the landmark first edition-including its integrated central case study approach, and focus on the scientific process, current data and critical thinking- in a brief 15-chapter text. The Second Edition features a new chapter on ecology with expanded coverage of community ecology and biomes. New end-of-chapter activities and interactive exercises on the Environmental Place Website help readers hone the skills they need to make informed decisions on environmental issues. Calculating Ecological Footprint activities at the end of each chapter give readers practice in applying individual decisions to larger scales. The Investigate It! interactive map on the website provides more than 120 additional case studies.You Decide web activities help readers learn how to analyze data on global warming and conservation. Foundations of Environmental Science: An introduction to environmental science, Environmental economics and environmental policy, Environmental systems: Chemistry, energy, and ecosystems, Evolution, biodiversity, and population ecology . Species interactions and community ecology. Environmental Issues and the Search for Solutions: Human population growth, Soils, agriculture, and the future of food, Biodiversity and conservation biology, Urbanization, land use, and resources management, Environmental health and toxicology, Freshwater and marine systems and resources, The atmosphere, air pollution, and global climate change, Nonrenewable energy sources and their environmental impacts, Renewable energy alternatives, Waste management, Sustainable Solutions. For all readers interested in environmental science.

Clinical Imaging - E-Book

With Skeletal, Chest and Abdomen Pattern Differentials

Author: Dennis Marchiori

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323071279

Category: Medical

Page: 1488

View: 3869


This unique chiropractic text takes a pattern approach to differential diagnosis that is rooted in the use of plain film, MRI, and CT in the imaging of the skeletal system, chest, abdomen, brain, and spinal cord. This pattern approach helps bridge the transition from image to differential diagnosis by helping readers recognize patterns of abnormality and develop a list of viable diagnostic possibilities. Coverage also includes an alphabetical listing of disease entities featuring detailed descriptions in a consistent format that lists background, imaging findings, clinical comments, key concepts, and more. Broad coverage of a wide range of imaging topics beyond basic skeletal radiology, such as the chest, abdomen, brain, and spinal cord This comprehensive text is contained in a convenient single volume Emphasizes plain film radiology and integrates it with MRI and CT Combines the utility of a pattern approach to understanding imaging diagnosis with traditional, detailed descriptions of disease entities Features extensive cross referencing from pattern to disease descriptions for quick reference Contains over 3500 high quality photos and illustrations Includes an extensive radiology chapter on physics, with algorithms for improving film quality Offers in-depth coverage of positioning and roentgenometrics Detailed information on traumatic injuries is listed in an easy-to-use table format Features a thorough discussion of disk degeneration and herniations Written by both chiropractors and medical doctors, providing a broader, multidisciplinary perspective Includes a complete glossary of nearly 500 radiological terms Front inside cover contains a pathology quick reference with corresponding figure numbers Contains a helpful listing of radiology mnemonics Improved image quality and larger images More in-depth coverage of congenital and normal variant topics Expanded sections on normal anatomy and film interpretation Includes more MRI patterns All chapters have been completely revised and updated

The Library Journal

Chiefly Devoted to Library Economy and Bibliography

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 4809


Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.