Eye of the Whale: Epic Passage From Baja To Siberia by Dick Russell

By Dick Russell

"Once shortly, a e-book comes alongside that redefines its topic to the level that the majority prior works instantly develop into out of date. Eye of the Whale is this type of book...it will swap how you take into consideration the traditional world." -RICHARD ELLIS, l. a. occasions ebook REVIEWNamed a top publication of the 12 months by way of 3 significant newspapers upon its preliminary e-book, and now to be had for the 1st time in paperback, Eye of the Whale bargains an exciting combination of experience and ordinary historical past as Dick Russell follows the migration of the grey whale from Mexico's Baja peninsula to the Arctic's Bering Strait.Originally named "Devil-fish' via nineteenth-century whalers, the grey whale's pleasant overtures towards people over the last iteration helped to spark the expansion of modern whale-watching undefined. This majestic marine mammal has additionally develop into a spotlight of controversy, as environmentalists fought to guard its breeding zone from commercial improvement, a few protested renewed searching by way of a local American tribe, and, extra lately, clinical reviews have famous a brand new decline within the whale's population.Russell's narrative interweaves the notable tale of Charles Melville Scammon, a nineteenth-century whaling captain liable for bringing grey whales to the threshold of extinction, whose swap of middle ended in his changing into a popular naturalist. Retracing Scammon's direction, the writer encounters modern marine biologists who've committed their lives to learning the grey whale, and local peoples for whom subsistence whale searching capability survival within the so much distant areas of the North Pacific.Called "an awesome publication" by way of The Washington submit, Eye of the Whale is a stirring account of a creature that's altering our recognition in regards to the dating among humans and the animal state.

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Consciousness and Mind by David Rosenthal

By David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal is among the top individuals to the philosophical examine of realization. This quantity gathers jointly his paintings at the topic from the previous twenty years, and represents the definitive presentation of his influential conception of cognizance as higher-order concept. of the essays look right here for the 1st time; there's additionally a considerable new creation, drawing out the connections among the essays and highlighting their implications.

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The Atlantic (Seas in History) by Paul Butel

By Paul Butel

From Antiquity to trendy instances, the Atlantic has been the topic of myths and legends. The Atlantic by way of Paul Butel bargains a world historical past of the sea encompassing the exploits of adventurers, Vikings, explorers akin to Christopher Columbus, emigrants, fishermen, and glossy investors. The e-book additionally highlights the significance of the expansion of ports equivalent to manhattan and Liverpool and the battles of the Atlantic on the planet wars of the 20 th century.The writer deals an exam of the legends of the sea, starting with the Phoenicians and Carthaginians navigating beyong the Pillars of Hercules, and information the exploitation and tool struggles of the Atlantic in the course of the centuries.The booklet surveys the real occasions within the Atlantic's wealthy historical past and comprehensively analyses the altering fortunes of sea-going countries, together with Britain, the U.S. and Germany.

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The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover's Guide to Saving the by Andy Sharpless

By Andy Sharpless

The planet may be domestic to greater than nine billion humans via 2050, and we’re already seeing severe degrees of famine world wide reflected by means of transforming into weight problems in constructed countries. In The ideal Protein, Andy Sharpless keeps that holding wild seafood might help strive against either concerns, simply because seafood is the healthiest, least expensive, such a lot environmentally pleasant resource of protein in the world. whereas the conservation neighborhood has taken a simplistic, save-the-whales procedure by way of oceans, Sharpless contends that we needs to shop the world’s seafood not only to guard marine existence and biodiversity yet to stave off the arrival humanitarian concern.

With excessive call for for predator species like tuna and salmon, filthy rich countries just like the U.S. convert “reduction” species comparable to anchovies, mackerel, and sardines into feed for salmon and different farmed animals—even notwithstanding those neglected fish are filled with health-boosting Omega-3 fatty acids and will feed millions. By setting up science-based quotas, holding wild habitats, and decreasing bycatch (and treating anchovies and their like as foodstuff, now not feed), Sharpless believes that potent ocean stewardship can positioned fit, sustainable seafood at the desk without end. in this case, Oceana has tapped 20-plus chefs, including Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, and Jose Andres for recipes that provide us all a task to play during this progressive project: to avoid wasting the fish in order that we will devour extra fish.

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Handbook of microalgal culture : biotechnology and applied by Amos Richmond, Qiang Hu

By Amos Richmond, Qiang Hu

Guide of Microalgal tradition is really a landmark ebook, drawing on a few 50 years of globally event in microalgal mass tradition. this crucial publication contains complete studies of the present on hand info on microalgal tradition, written via forty contributing authors from world wide. The publication is split into 4 elements, with half I detailing organic and environmental facets of Read more...

content material: hide --
desk of Contents --
checklist of individuals --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
half I: The Microalgae: just about Mass-Cultivation --
1 The Microalgal phone --
2 Photosynthesis in Microalgae --
three uncomplicated Culturing innovations --
four Environmental pressure body structure --
five Environmental results on cellphone Composition --
half II: Mass Cultivation of Microalgae --
6 Algal foodstuff: Mineral meals --
7 Algal food: Heterotrophic Carbon nutrients --
eight organic rules of Mass Cultivation --
nine Mass construction of Microalgae: Photobioreactors --
10 Downstream Processing of Cell-mass and items --
half III: monetary purposes of Microalgae --
eleven commercial construction of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... significant business Species: Chlorella --
12 commercial creation of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... significant commercial Species: Arthrospora (Spirulina) platensis --
thirteen commercial creation of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... significant commercial Species: Dunaliella --
14 business creation of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... Species of excessive strength: Haematococcus --
15 business construction of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... Species of excessive strength: Porphyridium sp. --
sixteen commercial construction of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... Species of excessive power: Mass Cultivation of Nannochloropsis in Closed platforms --
17 business construction of Microalgal Cell-mass and Secondary items ... Species of excessive power: Nostoc --
18 Microalgae in Human and Animal foodstuff --
19 Microalgae for Aquaculture: the present international scenario and destiny developments --
20 Microalgae for Aquaculture: Microalgae construction for Aquaculture --
21 Microalgae for Aquaculture: The dietary worth of Microalgae for Aquaculture --
22 N[sub(2)]-fixing Cyanobacteria as Biofertilizers in Rice Fields --
23 Hydrogen and Methane creation by means of Microalgae --
24 Water pollutants and Bioremediation by means of Microalgae: Eutrophication and Water Poisoning --
25 Water pollutants and Bioremediation via Microalgae: Water Purification: Algae in Wastewater Oxidation Ponds --
26 Water pollutants and Bioremediation via Microalgae: Absorption and Adsorption of Heavy Metals via Microalgae --
27 Water toxins and Bioremediation through Microalgae: affects of Microalgae at the caliber of consuming Water --
half IV: New Frontiers --
28 special Genetic amendment of Cyanobacteria: New Biotechnological functions --
29 Microalgae as systems for Recombinant Proteins --
30 Bioactive chemical substances in Microalgae --
31 Heterotrophic creation of Marine Algae for Aquaculture --
32 N[sub(2)]-fixing Cyanobacteria as a Gene supply process for Expressing Mosquitocidal pollutants of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis --
33 The Enhancement of Marine productiveness for weather Stabilization and nutrients Security.
summary: instruction manual of Microalgal tradition is actually a landmark ebook, drawing on a few 50 years of globally event in microalgal mass tradition. this crucial e-book contains entire studies of the present to be had info on microalgal tradition, written by way of forty contributing authors from all over the world. The ebook is split into 4 elements, with half I detailing organic and environmental facets of microalgae on the subject of microalgal biotechnology and half II having a look extensive at significant theories and methods of mass cultivation. half III contains chapters at the financial purposes of microalgae, together with assurance of business creation, using microalgae in human and animal meals and in aquaculture, in nitrogen fixation, hydrogen and methane creation, and in bioremediation of polluted water. ultimately, half IV appears at new frontiers and contains chapters on genetic engineering, microalgae as structures for recombinant proteins, bioactive chemical substances, heterotrophic creation, microalgae as gene-delivery structures for expressing mosquitocidal pollutants and the enhancement of marine productiveness for weather stabilization and foodstuff security.; instruction manual of Microalgal tradition is an important buy for all phycologists and likewise these learning aquatic platforms, aquaculture and plant sciences. there's additionally a lot of significant use to researchers and people all for product formula inside of pharmaceutical, nutrients and meals businesses. Libraries in all universities and examine institutions instructing and studying in chemistry, organic and pharmaceutical sciences, nutrients sciences and meals, and aquaculture will want copies of this booklet on their cabinets. Amos Richmond is on the Blaustein Institute for desolate tract examine, Ben-Gurion college of the Negev, Israel

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The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History by Harry Thurston, Wayne Barrett

By Harry Thurston, Wayne Barrett

The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly referred to as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador during the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern usa south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic quarter belongs to the ocean. The maritime impact on weather, plant life, and fauna is dominant — even a ways inland. either on land and at sea, this area is the place north meets south, the place the nice northern boreal forests intermingle with the southern coniferous-hardwood forests, and the place the icy Labrador present and the tropical Gulf move vie for supremacy and finally combine. The Atlantic Coast attracts upon the easiest and latest technology at the ecology of the quarter in addition to the author’s lifetime adventure as a resident, biologist, and naturalist. The ebook explores the geological origins of the quarter, the 2 significant woodland geographical regions, and the most freshwater and marine ecosystems, and describes the wildlife that represent each one habitat. It ends with a glance at what has been misplaced and the way the remainder traditional historical past of the area should be conserved for the future.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation

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