Environmental considerations are playing an increasingly important role in determining management strategies for soil and land. Many important environmental issues involve aspects of the biology of soil, and these issues cannot be considered satisfactorily in isolation from a general understanding of soil biology as a whole. This is the second edition of a book first published in 1989 and now thoroughly rewritten to focus on soil ecology and environmental issues. The first part of the book provides an introduction to soils, its inhabitants, and their activities. The second part covers the influence of man on the natural cycles of soil. Topics such as acid rain and nitrogen fertilizers are considered alongside pesticides and genetically modified organisms. A new final chapter has been added which considers how, as we move towards the next millennium, we can apply the concept of sustainability to issues such as global climate change and farming systems. The book is directed at advanced undergraduate and immediate postgraduate students in environmental science and soil ecology, with students of physical geography and earth sciences as an important secondary market.
Author: M. Wood
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
A Guide to Publication Contents of Business and Legal Databases
The Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy updated its 1999 analysis (Appendix A, Securing America's Industrial Strength, 1999) of changes since 1990 in the distribution of federal research funding by field of science and engineering) by incorporating FY 1998 and FY 1999 obligations from the NSF Federal Funds survey, with particular attention to the trends in basic research support, changes in research fields' relative dependence on research-sponsoring agencies, and the relationship between changes in research support and changes in enrollment in graduate training in selected fields of research. The Board did not recommend funding levels for any discipline but addressed procedural aspects of R&D budgeting.
Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy,Technology and Economic Policy,Committee on Trends in Federal Spending on Scientific and Engineering Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspective of examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales - from biotic interactions at microscales to communities functioning at regional and global scales. The book leads the user towards an understanding of how the sustainability of soils, biodiversity, and ecosystem services can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services. This is a valuable reference book for academic libraries and professional ecologists worldwide as a statement of progress in the broad field of soil ecology. It will also be of interest to both upper level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil ecology, as well as academic researchers and professionals in the field requiring an authoritative, balanced, and up-to-date overview of this fast expanding topic.
Author: Diana H. Wall,Richard D. Bardgett,Valerie Behan-Pelletier,Jeffrey E. Herrick,T. Hefin Jones,Wim H. van der Putten,Donald R. Strong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Kay Gill,Donald P. Boyden
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: American newspapers
2000 and Beyond
Author: Ioan D. Marinescu
Publisher: Freund Publishing House Ltd.
Category: Periodic peritonitis
Food and Feed Safety Systems and Analysis discusses the integration of food safety with recent research developments in food borne pathogens. The book covers food systems, food borne ecology, how to conduct research on food safety and food borne pathogens, and developing educational materials to train incoming professionals in the field. Topics include data analysis and cyber security for food safety systems, control of food borne pathogens and supply chain logistics. The book uniquely covers current food safety perspectives on integrating food systems concepts into pet food manufacturing, as well as data analyses aspects of food systems. Explores cutting edge research about emerging issues associated with food safety Includes new research on understanding foodborne Salmonella, Listeria and E. coli Presents foodborne pathogens and whole genome sequencing applications Provides concepts and issues related to pet and animal feed safety
Author: Steven C Ricke,Griffiths G. Atungulu,Chase Rainwater,Si Hong Park
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Provides an analysis of the nature vs. nuture debate, arguing for an end to the "either/or" nature of the discussions in favor of a recognition that environmental and genetic factors interact throughout life to form human traits.
The Fallacy of "Nature Vs. Nurture"
Author: David S. Moore
This book addresses the question of how life may have arisen on earth, in the spirit of an intriguing detective story. It relies on the methods of Sherlock Holmes, in particular his principle that one should use the most paradoxical features of a case to crack it. This approach to the essential biological problems is not merely light-hearted, but a fascinating scrutiny of some very fundamental questions. 'I know of no other book that succeeds as well as this one in maintaining the central question in focus throughout. It is a summary of the best evolutionary thinking as applied to the origins of life in which the important issues are addressed pertinently, economically and with a happy recourse to creative analogies.' Nature '... a splendid story - and a much more convincing one than the molecular biologists can offer as an alternative. Cairns-Smith has argued his case before in the technical scientific literature, here he sets it out in a way from which anyone - even those whose chemistry and biology stopped at sixteen - can learn.' New Statesman
A Scientific Detective Story
Author: A. G. Cairns-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
For students planning further study after college, the Guide to American Graduate Schools puts the necessary information at their fingertips. Completely revised and updated, this long-trusted and indispensable tool features comprehensive information on every aspect of graduate and professional study, including: • Alphabetically arranged profiles of more than 1,200 accredited institutions, including enrollment, locations, libraries and other facilities, and housing situations • Fields of study offered by each institution and types of degrees conferred • Admissions standards and requirements, recruitment practices, and degree requirements • Tuition costs and opportunities for financial aid • Details on scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, and internships Organized in a clear, straightforward, easy-to-use format, this is the essential source with which to begin planning for the future.
Tenth Edition, Completely Revised
Author: Harold R. Doughty
This book investigates soil ecology and biodiversity for its ability to maintain a balance of beneficial organisms to support plant growth. This subject is discussed by a group of international authors in natural, agricultural and urban systems. The importance of biodiversity per se and, specifically, the feedbacks between the plant and soil biota in mediating soil function are emphasized. Examples are selected from allelopathy and invasive plant species along with the, hitherto overlooked, role of viruses in soil. The book is intended to provide a framework for a holistic understanding of the essential role of soil organisms in promoting plant growth.
Author: John Dighton,Jennifer Adams Krumins
A directory for up-and-coming jobs in the near-future employment market includes recommendations for finding or advancing a career and draws on statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, in a guide that includes coverage of more than 250 occupations. Original.
Author: U. S. Department of Labor
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Business & Economics
Are biofuels Sustainable? : First report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and written Evidence
First Report of Session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Oral and Written Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Biomass energy
This book analyzes the individual and collective experience of and response to trauma from a wide range of perspectives including basic neuroscience, clinical science, and cultural anthropology. Each perspective presents critical and creative challenges to the other. The first section reviews the effects of early life stress on the development of neural systems and vulnerability to persistent effects of trauma. The second section of the book reviews a wide range of clinical approaches to the treatment of the effects of trauma. The final section of the book presents cultural analyses of personal, social, and political responses to massive trauma and genocidal events in a variety of societies. This work goes well beyond the neurobiological models of conditioned fear and clinical syndrome of post-traumatic stress disorder to examine how massive traumatic events affect the whole fabric of a society, calling forth collective responses of resilience and moral transformation.
Integrating Biological, Clinical, and Cultural Perspectives
Author: Laurence J. Kirmayer,Robert Lemelson,Mark Barad
Publisher: Cambridge University Press