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
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
A Guide to Publication Contents of Business and Legal Databases
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
The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this highly successful and practical guide provides thorough information on all developments. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. It acts as an one-stop guide for careers advisors, students and parents, and will also enable human resource managers to verify the qualifications of potential employees.
A Complete Guide to Professional, Vocational and Academic Qualifications in the UK.
Author: Kogan Page
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
The book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2010, held in Dortmund, Germany from June 28 - July 2, 2010. The 77 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 320 submissions and reflect the richness of research in the field of Computational Intelligence and represent developments on topics as: machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, uncertainty handling, aggregation and fusion of information as well as logic and knowledge processing.
13th IPMU Conference, Dortmund, Germany, June 28 - July 2, 2010. Proceedings
Author: Eyke Hüllermeier,Rudolf Kruse,Frank Hoffmann
Auswirkungen des Wandels im thailändischen Hochschulsystem auf Kommerzialisierungsstrategien der Hochschulen und Wissenstransfers im Innovationssystem
Author: Daniel Schiller
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Category: Dissertation / Thesis - 18
The complex multidisciplinary problem posed by PCDD can best be understood by the interaction of scientists from different disciplines. This workshop was organised to allow scientific exchange by such experts. The most recent advances in analytical methodology, environmental fate and levels, incineration toxicology (metabolism), animal toxicology and observations in man are covered
Impact on the Environment
Author: O. Hutzinger,R. W. Frei,E. Merian,Maurizio Pocchiari
Coverage of publications outside the UK and in non-English languages expands steadily until, in 1991, it occupies enough of the Guide to require publication in parts.
Category: English newspapers
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Die „Pflanzenbiochemie" hat sich im deutschsprachigen Raum, aber auch in zahlreichen Übersetzungen als Standardlehrbuch etabliert. Birgit Piechulla, Dozentin an der Universität Rostock, zeichnet als Co-Autorin bei dieser 5. Auflage verantwortlich und hat zusammen mit Hans-Walter Heldt das Buch gründlich überarbeitet und aktualisiert. Neueste wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse fanden Eingang in dieses Buch, die sich auch in neuen Abbildungen sowie der stark überarbeiteten Literatur widerspiegeln. Besonderen Wert legen die Autoren darauf, die offenen, zukunftsweisenden Fragen, die den derzeitigen Stand unseres Wissens markieren, aufzuzeigen. Aktualität sowie die klare und verständliche Didaktik komplexer Sachverhalte darzustellen -- das sind die Kennzeichen dieses Lehrbuches. Mit sorgfältig erstellten zweifarbigen Abbildungen erfüllt es einen hohen didaktischen Anspruch und reiht sich unter die besten Biochemie-Lehrbücher.
Author: Hans Walter Heldt,Birgit Piechulla