A Favored Place

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Download A Favored Place by Alfred H. Siemens PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of A Favored Place by Alfred H. Siemens. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The wetlands of the San Juan Basin in Central Veracruz, Mexico, have been a favored place since the fifth century A.D., when Prehispanic people built an extensive network of canals and raised fields that allowed for almost year-round agriculture. Alfred Siemens' discovery of the remains of this network in the 1970s led him to uncover fifteen centuries of land-use history in the region. This book contains a full record of his findings. Siemens organizes his history of the San Juan Basin around the question: What relationships exist between Prehispanic agriculture and the production systems of the tropical lowlands in our own time? This focus allows him to chart the changes in human perceptions and uses of the landscape, from the Prehispanic wetland agricultural system to the drained pastures of today's cattle ranches. Amplified with air oblique photography, maps, and tables, and enriched with data from archaeology and colonial archives, this is an authoritative historical geography of a wetland landscape. Or, in the author's more modest words, "It seems to me that what I have here is a biography of a swamp."


Progress and Problems in Atmospheric Chemistry

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Download Progress and Problems in Atmospheric Chemistry by John R Barker PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Progress and Problems in Atmospheric Chemistry by John R Barker. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Atmospheric chemistry is central to understanding global changes — ozone depletion, appearance of the polar ozone holes, and compositional changes which worsen the greenhouse effect. Because of its importance, work is progressing on many fronts. This volume emphasizes the troposhere and stratosphere and has chapters on gas phase, condensed phase, and heterogeneous chemistry. Present progress is emphasized, and important future directions are also described. This book fills a need not satisfied by any others and will be popular for some years to come. It informs students and newcomers to the field of the many facets of atmospheric chemistry and can be used as a text for advanced students. It is also a valuable desk reference summarizing activities by quite a number of the most active research groups. Chapter 18 by Kolb et al. on heterogeneous chemistry is especially noteworthy because it represents a unique joint effort by several groups working on a very timely subject; they describe a conceptual framework and establish conventions which will be standard in future papers on this subject. Contents:A Brief Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (J R Barker)Chemistry of Ozone in the Urban and Regional Atmosphere (J H Seinfeld)Depletion of Tropospheric Ozone during Arctic Spring: Field and Laboratory Studies of the Role of Hydrocarbons (H Niki)Inverse Methods in Atmospheric Chemistry (R Prinn & D Hartley)NOx in the Non-Urban Troposphere (M A Carroll & A M Thompson)Laser Fluorescence Detection of Atmospheric Hydroxyl Radicals (D R Crosley)Photooxidation of Selected Carbonyl Compounds in Air: Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Methyl Vinyl Ketone, Methacrolein and Methylglyoxal (W H Raber & G K Moortgat)Free Radical Chemistry of the Atmospheric Aqueous Phase (R E Huie)Energy Transfer, Spectroscopy, and Atmospheric Significance of Excited O2, NO, and OH (T G Slanger & R A Copeland)Polar Processes in Ozone Depletion (J G Anderson)Laboratory Studies of Atmospheric Heterogeneous Chemistry (C E Kolb, D R Worsnop, M S Zahniser, P Davidovits, D R Hanson, A R Ravishankara, L F Keyser, M-T Leu, L R Williams, M J Molina & M A Tolbert)Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Atmospheric Inorganic Chlorine Chemistry (S P Sander et al.)and other papers Readership: Physical chemists and atmospheric scientists. keywords: “There are a number of excellent chapters included in this compilation; among them are the editor's own introduction which gives an excellent summary and overview of the field … those interested in entering the field have an excellent starting point for their studies, and I recommend the text for that group.” J. Am. Chem. Soc.


Birds of New Guinea

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Download Birds of New Guinea by Thane K. Pratt PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Birds of New Guinea by Thane K. Pratt. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The definitive field guide to the marvelous birds of New Guinea This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research


Birds of Melanesia

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Pages : 451 pages
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Download Birds of Melanesia by Guy Dutson PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Birds of Melanesia by Guy Dutson. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. The perfect guide to the birds of Melanesia - New Caledonia, the Solomons, the Bismarcks and Vanuatu Written by leading ornithologist, Guy Dutson, this new Helm Field Guide covers the species-rich Melanesia region of the south-west Pacific, from New Caledonia and the Solomons through the Bismarcks to Vanuatu. This is an increasingly popular destination for tours and travellers, and one that has never before had complete field-guide coverage. For anyone travelling to this far-flung Pacific region, this book is an indispensable birdwatching guide. Species accounts include 650 superb illustrations allied with concise written information to aid quick and accurate identification. The cover star is the Kagu, the region's most iconic bird species and a highly sought-after endemic of New Caledonia.


Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521444861
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics by James A. Zeidler PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Archaeology in the Lowland American Tropics by James A. Zeidler. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. "Collection of 11 papers about analytical methods and their recent applications. Methods include survey techniques, community organization, landscapes, environmental stress, paleoethnobotany, plant microfossils, zooarchaeology, human osteology, stable isotope analysis, pottery analysis, and historical evidence. Regional coverage includes Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.


Jetta of the Lowlands

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Download Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Jetta of the Lowlands by Ray Cummings. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Fantastic and sinister are the Lowlands into which Philip Grant descends on his dangerous assignment.


Flights from the Lowlands

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ISBN 10 : 1426996004
Pages : 80 pages
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Download Flights from the Lowlands by Florence Morris Rose PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Flights from the Lowlands by Florence Morris Rose. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. BOOKREVIEW.COM has rated this book EXCELLENT! An extraordinary womans early writings capture both the stirrings of her individual spirit and her distinct observations of early 20th century America its legacies and struggles. Flights from the Lowlands was first published by Florence Roses son, Ward, for an Okmulgee [Oklahoma] High School printing project in 1935. Two daughters, Irva Rose Montijo and Nadine Rose Frary Kimball edited and published Flights from the Lowlands again in 1982, and her eldest granddaughter, Edi Montijo Chapman has edited this third edition. These early poems are for readers to devour or browse as they wish. Florence Rose would be delighted to know her words are finding new minds to stir. Poems in this collection feature local and international topics of the day; of the survival struggles in the Depression; of relationships; of heroes; of the angst of writing, and many celebrate the joy of life and beauties of nature. Flight itself was a very contemporary enterprise, intriguing the author, even before she took her first flight. Ancient Greek heroes, American Revolutionaries, post-Civil War contemporaries and family all inspired Florences writing.


Bolivia Handbook

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Download Bolivia Handbook by Alan Murphy PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Bolivia Handbook by Alan Murphy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. A comprehensive guide to Bolivia providing coverage from La Paz hotels to Amazonian national parks, this second edition is in the travel-proof paperback format with extra extending flaps. It includes: detailed coverage of Bolivia's rich cultural heritage; practical advice on everything from rafting down jungle rivers to skiing down the world's highest piste; a Spanish for Travellers section; and colour maps to help plan the trip.


Birds of New Guinea

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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780691164243
Pages : 672 pages
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Download Birds of New Guinea by Bruce M. Beehler PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Birds of New Guinea by Bruce M. Beehler. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. New Guinea, the largest tropical island, supports a spectacular bird fauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Of the nearly 800 species of birds recorded from New Guinea, more than 350 are found nowhere else on Earth. This comprehensive annotated checklist of distribution, taxonomy, and systematics of the birds of New Guinea is the first formal review of this avifauna since Ernst Mayr's Checklist, published in 1941. This new book brings together all the systematic, taxonomic, and distributional research conducted on the region's bird families over the last 70 years. Bruce Beehler and Thane Pratt provide the scientific foundation for the names, geographic distributions, and systematic arrangement of New Guinea's bird fauna. All technical information is annotated and a geographic gazetteer and bibliography are included. This book is an ideal complement to the Birds of New Guinea field guide also published by Princeton, and is an essential technical reference for all scientific libraries, ornithologists, and those interested in bird classification. The first complete revision of the New Guinea bird fauna since 1941 Accounts for 75 bird species new to the region Includes a geographic gazetteer, bibliography, and explanations of taxonomic and systematic classifications


Coastal Lowlands

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ISBN 10 : 9789401710640
Pages : 373 pages
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Download Coastal Lowlands by W.J.M. van der Linden PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Coastal Lowlands by W.J.M. van der Linden. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Coastal Lowlands by virtue of their position across the boundary of land and sea belong to the earth's most dynamic systems. This is true in the physical, i. e. geological and biological, as much as in the cultural and social sense. Although the nearness to the sea was and still is fraught with danger coastal lowlands have always attracted human interest, providing challenging opportunity, holding the promise of profitable enterprise. Coastal lowlands, especially where rivers enter the region, are the cradles of great civilisations and there, of old, populations reached highest densities. As an example, Dutch history is a tale of human struggle and endeavour with and against the sea. Dutch 'low landers' wrestled their land from the sea, in turn the sea forged a nation of independent fishermen, navigators, farmers and traders who built their towns and ships at the borders of the North and Zuyder Seas. As lowlands subside and sea level rises, apparently these days at an increasing rate, concern about this environment world-wide is also rising. It certainly was appropriate and timely for the Royal Geological and Mining Society of the Netherlands when celebrating its 75th birthday to organize and call together a symposium, focussing attention on the geology and geotechnology of coastal lowlands; geology to better understand their formation and evolution, geotechnology to better manage and harvest resources as much as protect a unique and crucial environment.


Footprint Bolivia

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ISBN 10 : 1904777244
Pages : 453 pages
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Download Footprint Bolivia by Alan Murphy PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Footprint Bolivia by Alan Murphy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Highlights map showing the best sights. Detailed information on Bolivian arts and crafts and where to find them. Complete guide to the mountains, as well as the jungle with its many eco options. Eye-opening insights into Bolivian culture. Comprehensive guide to trekking in the Cordillera. Details on choosing the right tour for the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world, and the Bolivian pampas.


Birds of Central Asia

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ISBN 10 : 9781408142714
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Birds of Central Asia by Raffael Ayé PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Birds of Central Asia by Raffael Ayé. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Birds of Central Asia is the first field guide to include the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, along with neighbouring Afghanistan. This vast area includes a diverse variety of habitats, and the avifauna is similarly broad, from sandgrouse, ground jays and larks on the vast steppe and semi-desert to a broad range of raptors, and from woodland species such as warblers and nuthatches to a suite of montane species, such as snowcocks, accentors and snowfinches.


Lowland Scottish Buses

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Pages : 96 pages
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Download Lowland Scottish Buses by David Devoy PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Lowland Scottish Buses by David Devoy. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. David Devoy selects some of the finest images from his extensive collection to document Lowland Scottish buses.


Wildlife Conservation on Farmland: Managing for nature on lowland farms

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ISBN 10 : 9780198745488
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Wildlife Conservation on Farmland: Managing for nature on lowland farms by David Whyte Macdonald PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Wildlife Conservation on Farmland: Managing for nature on lowland farms by David Whyte Macdonald. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. Volume 2: Focuses on the tensions that arise between people and wildlife on agricultural land, and explores how to mitigate them. It investigates the common sources of conflict and the consequential threats to conservation, discussing a variety of solutions and demonstrating the benefits of an evidence-based, interdisciplinary strategy. --


Emigration, Migration and Nomadism

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Status of Waterfowl and Fall Flight Forecasts

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Birds of Ecuador

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Download Birds of Ecuador by Robin Restall PDF/Ebook Free clicking on the below button will initiate the downloading process of Birds of Ecuador by Robin Restall. This book is available in ePub and PDF format with a single click unlimited downloads. This up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the birds of mainland Ecuador is a valuable resource for anyone exploring the mountains, forests and wetlands of this incredibly bird-rich country. With thousands of beautiful and detailed paintings, accompanied by concise descriptions and accurate maps, this is an indispensible guide to bird identification in Ecuador. · Covers every species and most subspecies recorded in Ecuador, including migrants and vagrants, with accurate and up-to-date distribution maps. · 291 colour plates illustrating more than 1,630 species, with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference. · Concise text covering identification, voice, habits, habitats, range, distribution and status.