biological survey Books

  • Biomimetics: Biologically Inspired Technologies

    Nature is the world's foremost designer. With billions of years of experience and boasting the most extensive laboratory available, it conducts research in every branch of engineering and science. Nature's designs and capabilities have always inspired technology, from the use of tongs and tweezers to genetic algorithms and autonomous legged ...

  • Curassow, guans and chachalacas : status survey and conservation action plan for Cracids 2000-2004

    The family Cracidae is made up of 50 species of guans, curassows and chachalacas - large gregarious game birds, many of which have striking colours. They are important as seed dispersers, biological indicators of the environment, a major protein source for indigenous people, and for ecotourism. Nearly half the species in the family are threatened ...

  • Mapping the Diversity of Nature

    This book presents up-to-date biological species mapping techniques that are being used in many different parts of the world by those at the forefront of conservation and development activities. It brings together for the first time some of the most pre-eminent participants in this exciting area. It presents details of the harnessing of new ...

  • Pesticides and Alternative Control Agents; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action—includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental assessment standards, including the transaction screen process, Phase I , and Phase II. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate ...

  • Pesticides and Alternative Control Agents; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment, Risk Management, and Corrective Action—includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental assessment standards, including the transaction screen process, Phase I , and Phase II. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate ...

  • Oceanic and Anthropogenic Controls of Life in the Pacific Ocean

    This volume presents a collection of original, multidisciplinary papers written by leading scientists from the various countries of the Pacific rim. The major topics covered are the origins of life in the marine environment; the changing distribution of biological parameters; hydrophysical and hydrochemical processes; and the exploitation of ...

  • Striking the Balance between Nutrient Removal in Wastewater Treatment and Sustainability

    This study focuses on sustainability impacts as wastewater treatment plants implement treatment technologies to meet increasingly stringent nutrient limits. The objective is to determine if a point of “diminishing returns” is reached where the sustainability impacts of increased levels of nutrient removal outweigh the benefits of better water ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment — includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment — includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Bridging Divides

    Maritime canals dissolve natural barriers to the dispersal of marine organisms, thus providing novel opportunities for natural dispersal, as well as for shipping-mediated transport. The introduction of alien species has proved to be one of the most profound and damaging of anthropogenic deeds - with both ecological and economic costs. This book is ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover: Environmental Assessment—includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover: Environmental Assessment—includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment — includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Pesticides; Environmental Assessment; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

    Standards cover:Environmental Assessment — includes the latest versions of the popular ASTM environmental site assessment standards for Phase I and the transaction screen process and Phase II environmental site assessments. Other standards address corrective action, environmental risk management, pollution prevention, real estate assessment ...

  • Workplace Drug Testing

    Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Using sample protocols from the transportation and nuclear power industries, Workplace Drug Testing reviews current federal regulations and mandatory guidelines for federal workplace testing programs and demonstrates practical ...

  • Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals

    The contents of Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality in Hospitals are arranged in six main sections. The first section deals with the major issues related to indoor air quality in hospitals, reviewed from North American, Scandinavian, Italian and Russian perspectives. The second section discusses the ventilation requirements in hospitals, ...

  • Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation

    In recent years a boom can be seen in the literature dealing with phytoremediation. This Volume contains detailed explanation of the basic methods where plants are exploited in environmental remediation. The chapters represent an excellent description of the hottest topics in the field of phyto- and rhizoremediation. The first part of Volume 9 ...

  • Human-Induced Climate Change

    An Interdisciplinary Assessment Bringing together many of the world's leading experts, this volume is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of climate change science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, and policy. It provides an integrated assessment of research on the key topics that underlie current controversial policy questions. The first ...

  • Freshwater Biomonitoring and Benthic Macroinvertebrates

    Biomonitoring is a vital and rapidly growing field. Freshwater Biomonitoring and Benthic Macroinvertebrates presents a state-of-the-art look at the use of benthic macroinvertebrates (aquatic insects, molluscs, crustaceans, and worms) in the biological assessment of water quality in lakes and streams. The use of these organisms has increased ...

  • Evolutionary Computation for Modeling and Optimization

    Evolutionary Computation for Optimization and Modeling is an introduction to evolutionary computation, a field which includes genetic algorithms, evolutionary programming, evolution strategies, and genetic programming. The text is a survey of some application of evolutionary algorithms. It introduces mutation, crossover, design issues of selection ...

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