Environmentalism

The Woolly Monkey: Behavior, Ecology, Systematics, and by Thomas R. Defler, Pablo R. Stevenson

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By Thomas R. Defler, Pablo R. Stevenson

Woolly monkeys are huge, appealing and common primates discovered all through many elements of the Amazon basin. it is just within the final twenty-five years or in order that long term stories of woollies of their woodland habitat were winning; they've got now not as a rule been effectively stored in captivity. yet now, specially as a result of their measurement, those creatures are pressed on both sides by way of bush meat hunters and woodland fragmentation. Their destiny is turning into significantly precarious and the editors believe that it's time to show off those animals with an entire book.

The editors draw jointly a couple of fresh woolly monkey stories from 3 Amazonian nations, together with 5 taxa of woolly monkeys, 4 of that have lately been reclassified with out utilizing new organic standards as species instead of subspecies (Groves, 2001, 2005; Rylands & Mittermeier, 2009). This quantity offers a variety of experiences via famous researchers and complicated scholars on a variety of topics utilizing newly generated facts, together with a feedback of the new taxonomic adjustments. the various info contained inside The Woolly Monkey: habit, Ecology, Systematics and Captive learn will support readers comprehend those good-looking animals and should, we are hoping, energize them to give a contribution to their conservation.

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Archaeological Conservation Using Polymers: Practical by C. Wayne Smith

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By C. Wayne Smith

Over the years, archaeologists have constructed a couple of thoughts for protecting historic artifacts for destiny generations. besides those innovations, researchers have built a chain of moral rules for treating fabrics in a manner that enables them to be not just saw and analyzed for the current, but additionally in re-studied sooner or later. Conservation suggestions used during the past, even though, have supplied artifacts just a restricted lifespan, and in certain cases they don't paintings good with water-logged fabrics. in the prior few years, archaeological chemistry and issues of sturdiness checking out became primary concerns within the improvement of conservation remedy recommendations. This challenge turned really acute whilst contributors of the Texas A&M Nautical Archaeology software have been known as directly to preserve artifacts from l. a. Belle, the sunken send of los angeles Salle excavated within the Nineteen Nineties off the coast of Texas by way of the Texas ancient fee. "Entombed within the dust that sealed it from decay for over 3 centuries," C. Wayne Smith writes in his advent, "the waterlogged hull and millions of fragile artifacts, together with mind topic within the cranium of 1 unlucky sailor, might were a futile conservation attempt with out new renovation technologies."Working with Dow Corning company, Texas A&M’s Archaeological upkeep examine Lab (APRL), and the Conservation study Lab (CRL), Smith and his colleagues in A&M’s Nautical Archaeology application got down to improve a chain of chemistries and methods that might offer profitable and reasonable therapy ideas for natural fabrics. during this ground-breaking description of the procedures and fabrics that have been built, Smith explains those suggestions in ways in which will permit museums and ancient societies to preserve extra reliable artifacts for touring shows and interactive monitors and should permit researchers to preserve new discoveries with out sacrificing very important info. past the benefits provided through polymer substitute (Passivation Polymer) applied sciences, Smith considers an idea seldom addressed in conservation: artistry. Variance in gear, relative humidity, laboratory structure, meant effects, and point of workmanship all impact researchers’ skill to procure constant and aesthetically right samples and require a willingness to discover remedy parameters and mixtures of polymers. Smith prescribes a good structure for daily conservation of small natural artifacts after which examines a few of the mechanical concepts used to approach numerous natural fabrics from marine and land websites. He concludes with an exploration of latest instruments and applied sciences that may support conservators devise more advantageous conservation ideas, together with CT scans and laptop Aided layout photographs and stereolithography. All archaeologists, conservators, and museologists operating with perishable artifacts will enjoy the cautious explication of those new strategies, and people wishing to include a few or them all will locate the step by step directions for doing so.

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Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes by Dwight Baldwin, Judith De Luce, Carl Pletsch

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By Dwight Baldwin, Judith De Luce, Carl Pletsch

Past protection used to be first released in 1993. Minnesota Archive variants makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique college of Minnesota Press variations. Addressing present ecological concerns, from the philosophical to the sensible, Frederick Turner and William R. Jordan III the following supply a brand new paradigm for figuring out the connection among the people and nature. hard the concept that holding nature is the one approach to environmental difficulties, they recommend going past protection to recovery and real building of our panorama. Fifteen respondents think of the results and results of Turner's and Jordan's daring proposals. "Ecological recovery is the main precious and provocative contribution to our brooding about nature to return alongside in lots of years, and past maintenance is for sure the simplest publication at the topic to date". Michael Polan, Harper's individuals contain Gary W. Barrett, Ann Cline, David L. Gorchov, William Jordan III, G. Stanley Kane, Jack Temple Kirby, Dora G. Lodwick, Orie L. Loucks, Kimberly E. Medley, Constance Pierce, Ellen cost, Frederick Turner, John E. Wierwille, and Gene E. Willeke.

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Abbey in America : a philosopher's legacy in a new century by John A. Murray

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By John A. Murray

More than twenty-five years after his dying, iconic author and nature activist Edward Abbey (1927-1989) is still an influential presence within the American environmental stream. Abbey's top identified works remain extensively learn and encourage discourse at the key matters dealing with modern American society, quite with admire to urbanization and know-how. Abbey in America, released 40 years after Abbey's renowned novel The Monkey Wrench Gang, beneficial properties an all-star checklist of individuals, together with reporters, authors, students, and of Abbey's most sensible acquaintances as they discover Abbey's principles and legacy via their precise literary, own, and scholarly perspectives.

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Habitat Management for Bats: A Guide for Land Managers, Land by Abigail Entwistle

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By Abigail Entwistle

Preserving bats is a posh challenge and up to date examine has exposed new information regarding the place bats feed and the way top to keep up or improve the habitats they like. This handbook offers basic advice geared toward conservation and land administration advisors on dealing with those habitats for bats. The guide is split into 2 major elements: basic suggestion on handling specific habitats to help foraging bats, and designated recommendation on habitat administration to satisfy the wishes of every of the sixteen species of bat present in the united kingdom. it's also a useful precis of legislations when it comes to holding bats, and a digest of environmental incentive schemes and supply relief to be had that can at once or in some way gain bat habitat administration. it really is generously illustrated all through with witty unique drawings.

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Alternative Fuels: The Future of Hydrogen by Michael Frank Hordeski

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By Michael Frank Hordeski

Revised and up-to-date, Alternative Fuels addresses the various components affecting our power use, together with the supply and desirability of varied fuels—especially using hydrogen. This new version covers new hydrogen advancements in know-how, oil provides and new drilling options, most modern details on hydrogen street tasks, breakthroughs in gas cellphone expertise and extremely low emissions in transportation, the newest data on rising oil markets, strength reserves, and carbon dioxide raises.

Also incorporated is fabric on power coverage, gasoline offer traits, replacement situations, power usage, sustainable strength, price research, gas escalation, power and improvement, regulatory matters, limitations to implementation, conversion platforms, garage structures, thermodynamic potency, gas chain potency, life-cycle potency, expertise concerns extracting, refining, air emission concerns, security, normal fuel hydrogen gasoline, methanol, ethanol, steam reforming and gas cells.

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Environmental Ethics: Duties to and Values in The Natural by Holmes Rolston

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By Holmes Rolston

Offers an account of values carried via the wildlife, coupled with an inquiry into tasks towards animals, vegetation, species, and ecosystems. This paintings illustrates the philosophy of nature with quite a few genuine examples of moral judgements made in encounters with fauna and plants, endangered species, and threatened ecosystems.

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As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in by Derrick Jensen, Stephanie McMillan

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By Derrick Jensen, Stephanie McMillan

Of America's so much gifted activists staff as much as convey a daring and hilarious satire of recent environmental coverage during this absolutely illustrated image novel. The U.S. executive offers robotic machines from area permission to devour the earth in trade for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his associates from a company animal-testing laboratory. And little ladies determine the key to saving the area from either one of its enemies (and it isn't by utilizing energy-efficient mild bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the area Burns will motivate you to do no matter what it takes to forestall ecocide prior to it's too past due.

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Educating for a Culture of Social and Ecological Peace by Anita L. Wenden

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By Anita L. Wenden

Examines the overlapping goals, values, and ideas in peace and environmental education.

Acknowledging the twin notions of chance and chance that current themselves in modern social and ecological crises, this publication explores how either peace and environmental schooling can remodel the way in which we expect and what we price. The publication outlines the hyperlink among social violence and ecological degradation and the necessity to teach for the aim of accomplishing social and ecological peace. experts in peace and environmental schooling supply a holistic and built-in strategy on instructing approximately those difficulties and demanding situations. in addition they supply academic suggestions, reminiscent of curricular frameworks and pedagogical strategies applicable for either formal and casual settings, and case reports and examples that illustrate their application.

“At as soon as compact and bold, this outstanding ebook examines a wide selection of texts that take care of problems with the Earth’s swiftly dwindling typical resources.” — CHOICE

"This ebook bargains the main accomplished and cogently argued case for conjoining environmental, social justice, and peace schooling that i've got encountered. The authors current a multifaceted imaginative and prescient of why such schooling is required and what it could actually seem like. i stopped each one bankruptcy with a feeling of highbrow pleasure and gratitude. i glance ahead to utilizing the booklet in my classes." — Gregory A. Smith, coeditor of Ecological schooling in motion: On Weaving schooling, tradition, and the Environment

Contributors comprise Abelardo Brenes, Peter Blaze Corcoran, Ian Harris, Fanny Heymann, Patricia M. Mische, Isabel Orellana, Lucie Sauvé, Frans C. Verhagen, Arjen E. J. Wals, and Anita L. Wenden.

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The Danish Revolution, 1500–1800: An Ecohistorical by Thorkild Kj'rgaard, David Hohnen

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By Thorkild Kj'rgaard, David Hohnen

This booklet tells the tale of a fertile eu nation that, due to over-population and army armament, over-exploited its fields and forests in a nonsustainable style. by means of the eighteenth century, Denmark, in addition to different ecu nations, discovered itself in an ecological drawback: transparent felling of forests, sand float, floods, insufficient soil fertilization and livestock sickness. This booklet explains how the obstacle was once triumph over, and is the 1st try to comprehend early sleek Europe from a regularly ecological point of view.

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