WINNER OF A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION 2018 TOP SHELF AWARD FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S NONFICTION2018 READERS FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALIST IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS GRADE 4-6.
Author: Barbara Ann Mojica
Ever wonder about life in the Ice Age? Little Miss HISTORY travels back in time to LA BREA TAR PITS & MUSEUM in her eighth adventure of the award winning "Little Miss HISTORY Travels to" children's book series. Springs of liquid petroleum and a great lake of pitch, filled with exploding bubbles, once dotted the landscape of modern Los Angeles. At La Brea scientists discovered fossils of plants and animals like mammoths, sloths, and saber-tooth tigers that lived there thousands of years ago. The George C. Page Museum contains a glass-enclosed laboratory nicknamed the "Fish Bowl" where visitors can see scientists at work cleaning and categorizing current fossil discoveries. Visitors will discover wonders as they meander through the Pleistocene gardens, view an Ice Age film, and gaze down into the pits - but Be careful! Watch out for those tar seeps.
Winner of the 2013 Claire P. Holdredge Awardee for Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-Tar Sites. This award, first established in 1962 by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, is named in honor of Claire P. Holdredge, a founding member and the first President of the Association. The award is presented for a publication by an AEG Member(s) within the 5 previous years that is adjudged to be an outstanding contribution to the Engineering Geology profession. Remediation of Former Manufactured Gas Plants and Other Coal-Tar Sites is geared toward environmental professionals who want to design and implement gasworks remediation strategies that offer the greatest chance to successfully protect the public. Exploring the bases for selecting remedial alternatives to adequately address today’s environmental wounds, this compendium of essential knowledge combines historic and modern scientific data and technology with common sense and empirical lore passed down from past generations of gas professionals, a group that is now all but extinct. Most of the general population does not have a sufficient understanding of remediation needs. Unfortunately, there seems to be a similar lack of knowledge among some environmental professionals whose job it is to protect the public from the health threats associated with coal tar. Pitfalls in remediation are common and represent a significant risk to the public, especially when processes are based on inaccurate assumptions. This book sifts through the existing scholarship from around the developed world to present the necessary evaluation factors used in effective remediation. Almost encyclopedic in scope, it offers 265 separate tables with checklists, hard data facts, and associations to help readers define site-specific gas plant conditions. It also includes a plethora of photographs and historic drawings, as well as an extensive glossary that is indispensible for understanding potential and actual gas plant contamination. Useful for engineers, scientists, regulators, public officials, historians, and journalists among others, this book is intended for those who conduct remediation, as well as those involved in review and oversight. Its goal is to bring users closer to safely reclaiming land and reviving old coal gasworks sites in ways that ultimately will be sustainable for the public interest.
Author: Britannica Educational PublishingPublish On: 2011-05-01
Animals that became trapped in tar pits are a variety of inclusion fossils. Rancho
La Brea, in Los Angeles, Calif., is the most spectacular fossil area in the United
States. Its sticky pools of oil and asphalt trapped thousands of prehistoric animals
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Together, minerals, rocks, and fossils communicate much about Earths history. Much more than ornaments on a landscape, minerals and rocks are significant components of the planets foundation, while fossils contain clues as to the various life forms that once inhabited the planet. Readers are invited to take a closer look at the materials that have, in many ways, facilitated life, and to explore the types and categories of minerals, rocks, and fossils alike.
Free Radicals in Tar Tar samples for direct ESR study were prepared in three
ways using the continuous-flow system: (1) trapping the tar on a Cambridge filter,
(2) trapping the tar on a glass wool plug, and (3) leaching the trapped tar from ...
the tar trapped in Tar Gard * in one year . ... of four packs of cigarettes
Presentation of a familiar point of reference giving some indication of the amount
of tar in cigarette smoke could help influence your cigarette smoking patients to
the tar trapped in Tar Gard * in one year ... exceeds the weight of four packs of
cigarettes Presentation of a familiar point of reference giving some indication of
the amount of tar in cigarette smoke could help influence your cigarette smoking
Advertisements for Viceroy's "health guard filter" stated, "DENTISTS ADVISE—
Smoke VICEROYS— The Nicotine and Tars Trapped by The Viceroy Filter CAN
NEVER STAIN YOUR TEETH!" and "Leading N.Y. Doctor Tells His Patients What
Author: Donald R. Shopland
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
A review of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) method for determining tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide levels in U.S. cigarettes by the National Cancer Institute, with contributions from an expert panel of medical, legal and tobacco industry personnel. Focuses on the health effects of the components of cigarette smoke with discussions on consumer smoking patterns and perceptions of FTC labeling of tar and nicotine ratings. Examines the FTC testing parameters with recommendations for changes to those parameters and to labeling. Tables, graphs and references.
Tar is part of oil. Tar came to the surface of the ground. Animals were trapped in
the tar. of fossils. The fossils are of animals like these. Chapter 3 We learn about
animals from fossils. We learn. L The La Brea tar pits are in Los Angeles. The tar
Author: Libby Romero
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
Read about plant and animal fossils, and find out where they are found.
Suddenly a number of small Cree started rolling towards the burning tar line one
after the other. As they ... Back at the roundhouse the maki on the roof were
carefully tossing firebombs on the remaining small Cree trapped by the flaming tar.
Author: Xenocide War
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In Confed: 2721, Mr. Moores premier novel, Moore creates a vision of the not very distant future. Heroes and villains, human and alien take the reader on an exciting interstellar jaunt. The foundation for Moores twenty eighth century technologies currently exists. Rik Hunter, a nanotech enhanced Sentinel of the Confederation, uncovers an interstellar plot to exterminate mankind and all its allies. Devious and genocidal, the duplicitous alien species turns the Confederations own interstellar gate system into the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. The alien menace plans the complete destruction of six sentient races and hundreds of worlds. Rik discovers evidence of multiple genocides perpetrated by this newest member of the Confederation and precipitates an interstellar war. Like a marshal of the old west, Rik Hunter polices the frontier of mankinds expansion into the galaxy. Piracy, smuggling, drugs, alien monsters, invading aliens, and romance are all part of his story.
He recalled the days when Tar Island was a good place to fish and hunt. “It
always had moose on it. We loved that island. We are slowly losing everything.”
McDonald was born on the river, and he had trapped, fished, farmed, and worked
Author: Andrew Nikiforuk
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
Category: Political Science
Tar Sands critically examines the frenzied development in the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North America. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to glue the Tower of Babel together, is the world’s most expensive hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find resource has made Canada the number-one supplier of oil to the United States, and every major oil company now owns a lease in the Alberta tar sands. The region has become a global Deadwood, complete with rapturous engineers, cut-throat cocaine dealers, Muslim extremists, and a huge population of homeless individuals. In this award-winning book, a Canadian bestseller, journalist Andrew Nikiforuk exposes the disastrous environmental, social, and political costs of the tar sands, arguing forcefully for change. This updated edition includes new chapters on the most energy-inefficient tar sands projects (the steam plants), as well as new material on the controversial carbon cemeteries and nuclear proposals to accelerate bitumen production.
The Tar-Aiym were fully capable, as you say, of amplifying on nature—pardon the
pun.” “I would suppose that ... It was nowhere near the atmosphere and so could
not have been trapped in the windglitter layers.” “In addition to maintaining an ...
Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
Moth was a beautiful planet, the only one with wings -- two great golden clouds suspended in space around it. Here was a wide-open world for any venture a man might scheme. The planet attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers -- a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest ... most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead in the first place... From the Paperback edition.
The snow ball kept rolling along with Mo and Tar now trapped inside it, legs and
arms protruding. Their muzzled voices could be heard screaming for help or
cursing Iskandar (nobody really knew). Sy was bellowing in laughter, and Jakov
Author: Mike Bird
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Set in the mystical kingdom of Iona, a young slave boy named Iskandar learns that he is the son of the King and Queen of Iona, once noble rulers who were seduced by the dark Lord Marduk with a promise of divine power. Iskandar discovers what happened to his family, how he was hidden from his parents by his uncle, the secret power he has that even his immortal parents are afraid of, and the obsessive determination of his elder brother Jakov to use him as an instrument of revenge. Iskandar must travel through forests filled with dangerous creatures, fight battles against impossible odds, draw on the help of a mysterious knight, and learn to use his elemental powers, all while being constantly haunted by the question of whether he really has the courage to confront and even kill the immortal king of Iona, his own father.
... and cheviots and glitter and vast stained glass screens and pins and
tatterdemalion webbing from Vietnam and goat horns and satin and base brickish
blocky clumps of tough rubber thwarts and air bubbles and tar trapped in air
bubbles and ...
... Ridge near the Hart-Edmonson county line and, like most farms in the area,
was marginally productive. The Collins house was a one-floor rectangular frame
building with a high-pitched tar-paper roof and an L-shaped addition on the back.
Author: Robert K. Murray
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
"When Floyd Collins became trapped in a cave in southern Kentucky in early 1925, the sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt generated America's first true media spectacle, making Collins's story one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins's situation was front-page news throughout the country, hourly bulletins interrupted radio programs, and Congress recessed to hear the latest word. Trapped! is both a tense adventure and a brilliant historical recreation of the past. This new edition includes a new epilogue revealing information about the Floyed Collins story that has come to light since the book was first published.
Where a previous generation of scholars saw deviation and weakness, the new
scholars saw resourcefulness and resilience. It was the latter who refuted past
notions of the black family being hopelessly trapped, like Tar Baby, in the
Author: Andrew Billingsley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Social Science
Traces the history of the black family from its roots in Africa, through slavery, Reconstruction, the Depression, and the civil rights movement, to the present, arguing that black families cannot be measured against white "norms." Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
A Scene at the Tar Pools The other elephant that lived in North America and
Europe during the great Ice Age was the mammoth . ... in the sticky tar . The cries
of the trapped animals would attract such meat eaters as the saber - tooth tiger .
Have you ever wondered about the bugs of the prehistoric past? This book introduces readers to amazing insect fossils that have opened scientists’ eyes to the tiny, six-legged creatures of the past.
Author: Barbara M. Linde
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Have you ever wondered about the bugs of the prehistoric past? This book introduces readers to amazing insect fossils that have opened scientists’ eyes to the tiny, six-legged creatures of the past. Many insects have been preserved perfectly in amber, while others left imprints in sedimentary rocks. Vivid color photographs of insect fossils and exciting diagrams are sure to catch readers’ interest. Engaging text and sidebars make this elementary science topic easy to understand and introduces readers to many fascinating facts about insect fossils.
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adj . tratable . trapa , trampa , ô làzo . tàr . ... A Mouse - trap , f . ratonera . Torn ,
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Author: Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems ConsortiumPublish On: 1992-08-15
7.1 Traps A trap is a place that can accumulate organic remains by detaining
animals and causing their death, or by enclosing ... Other traps are formed by soft
or adhesive substrate (mud, quicksand, tar, resin) that can impound or immobilize
Author: Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Consortium
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Breathtaking in scope, this is the first survey of the entire ecological history of life on land—from the earliest traces of terrestrial organisms over 400 million years ago to the beginning of human agriculture. By providing myriad insights into the unique ecological information contained in the fossil record, it establishes a new and ambitious basis for the study of evolutionary paleoecology of land ecosystems. A joint undertaking of the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Consortium at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, and twenty-six additional researchers, this book begins with four chapters that lay out the theoretical background and methodology of the science of evolutionary paleoecology. Included are a comprehensive review of the taphonomy and paleoenvironmental settings of fossil deposits as well as guidelines for developing ecological characterizations of extinct organisms and the communities in which they lived. The remaining three chapters treat the history of terrestrial ecosystems through geological time, emphasizing how ecological interactions have changed, the rate and tempo of ecosystem change, the role of exogenous "forcing factors" in generating ecological change, and the effect of ecological factors on the evolution of biological diversity. The six principal authors of this volume are all associated with the Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems program at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.