|Author||: Rainer F. Buschmann,Lance Nolde|
|Release Date||: 2018-07-31|
|ISBN 10||: 144084352X|
|Pages||: 434 pages|
This single-volume resource explores the five major oceans of the world, addressing current issues such as sea rise and climate change and explaining the significance of the oceans from historical, geographic, and cultural perspectives. • Introduces readers to the five major oceans of the world and provides ready-reference entries relating to geography, the environment, science, history, and culture • Entries are engaging and accessible to all readers from high school to university students to general readers • Includes sidebars of "fun facts" throughout the text that highlight interesting oceanic subtopics
This book presents an in-depth discussion of the biological and ecological geography of the oceans. It synthesizes locally restricted studies of the ocean to generate a global geography of the vast marine world. Based on patterns of algal ecology, the book divides the ocean into four primary compartments, which are then subdivided into secondary compartments. *Includes color insert of the latest in satellite imagery showing the world's oceans, their similarities and differences *Revised and updated to reflect the latest in oceanographic research *Ideal for anyone interested in understanding ocean ecology -- accessible and informative
Explains how those studying the world's oceans and seas use geographic information systems to investigate the health of the environment and the potential threats to marine life.
Global warming and human-driven impacts are changing the World’s ecological zones. This book applies the principles described in Bailey’s Ecosystem Geography: From Ecoregions to Sites, 2nd ed. (Springer 2009, 1st ed. 1996) to describe and characterize the major terrestrial and aquatic ecological zones of the Earth. Bailey’s system for classifying these zones has been adopted by major organizations such as the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy and this book is a significant contribution to a long tradition of classifying and studying the world’s ecological regions or ecoregions. It includes two color maps that show the major ecoregions of the continents and oceans. Also included are: - 106 illustrations with 55 in full color - A new chapter on mountains is included. - There are new sections that address concerns about how eco regions are changing under the relentless influence of humans and climate change - Another new feature is the discussion of using eco regional patterns to transfer research results and select sites for detecting climate change effects on ecosystem distribution - Use of ecoregional patterns to design monitoring networks and sustainable landscapes - Fire regimes in different regional ecosystems and their management implications.
|Author||: Baby Professor|
|Publisher||: Speedy Publishing LLC|
|Release Date||: 2015-12-20|
|ISBN 10||: 1682808793|
|Pages||: 32 pages|
Geography is a big subject to study as it encompasses boundaries set by man. How do you make it a friendly topic for young children? You break down concepts into easy to understand bits, of course! Top that with a presentation composed of vibrant images and great layout. Secure a copy of this educational book today!
Critical human activities take place at sea, including trade, tourism, migration, scientific exploration and resource exploitation. This book offers a novel and important contribution to an ever-emerging cross-disciplinary subject matter and challenges human geography's preoccupation with the terrestrial. Linking to new theoretical debates shaping the geographic discipline, (such as affect, assemblage, emotion, hybridity and the more-than-human) this volume unlocks new knowledge concerning the human geographies of ocean space and dispenses with fixed conceptions of space. It advances geographical understanding based on the world as 'becoming', changing, mobile and processional.
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul. God is dead. Meet the kids. Fat Charlie Nancy’s normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn’t know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep—about to make Fat Charlie’s life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous. “Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous.” —Denver Post “Awesomely inventive.… When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does.” —Entertainment Weekly “Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales.” —Washington Post Book World