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Vascular Plants of Alberta, Part 1: Ferns, Fern Allies, Gymnosperms, and Monocots

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ISBN: 9781552386835 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 282 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Botany
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Vascular Plants of Alberta is a user-friendly, portable key to the ferns, fern allies, gymnosperms, and monocots of Alberta. This key to the species of Alberta will delight all those interested in botany, with its intuitive and exhaustive presentation of the plants, including new names and taxonomical understandings that have emerged in recent years. Designed to be carried into the field for handy reference and use, Vascular Plants of Alberta presents:-A list of all species, native and introduced, known to occur in Alberta, arranged alphabetically-Information on scientific names of taxa and their synonyms-Keys for identifying taxa, including infra specific-Descriptions of the major taxonomic categories-Discussion about taxonomic problems and relationships of the taxa-Distribution and habitat information for native species-Descriptions for new taxa

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Les dessins d’Antoine Nicolas Duchesne pour son Histoire naturelle des fraisiers

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ISBN: 9782856538975 DOI: 10.4000/books.mnhn.4422 Language: French
Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum
Subject: Science (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-12-06 13:15:38
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Remarquable jardinier du xviiie siècle, éminent spécialiste des fraisiers, correspondant des plus grands naturalistes de son temps, Antoine Nicolas Duchesne était en outre un talentueux dessinateur. Esprit curieux et soucieux d’observer et d’expliquer la diversité biologique, évolutionniste et généticien avant l’heure, il ne se contentait pas de cultiver ses plantes, il étudiait leur biologie, les croisait, expérimentant en permanence à cette frontière, floue à l’époque, entre variété et espèce. Ses observations, qui ont attiré l’attention de Darwin, n’étaient pas simplement consignées mais faisaient, de sa main, l’objet d’illustrations précises et détaillées. Les planches ainsi réalisées sur les fraisiers constituent une référence essentielle, incontournable. Il importait donc de publier les œuvres de ce précurseur de méthodes et d’idées qui allaient se développer au siècle suivant et révolutionner non seulement la botanique mais aussi les conceptions de l’organisation et du fonctionnement du monde vivant. Le présent volume rend enfin accessibles les planches inédites, conservées à la bibliothèque centrale du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, de ce précurseur, de ce « jardinier cultivateur » comme il aimait se qualifier, de cet inspirateur des « naturalistes profonds » avec lesquels il n’hésitait pas à entretenir parfois des controverses scientifiques. Les dessins de Duchesne figurent avec ses commentaires d’époque et ceux, actuels, de l’auteur du volume, le Professeur Günter Staudt.

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The drawings of Antoine Nicolas Duchesne for his Natural History of the Gourds

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ISBN: 9782856539071 DOI: 10.4000/books.mnhn.5128 Language: English
Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum
Subject: Science (General)
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For the first time, this book makes available to a wide readership, not only to an educated audience, high-resolution reproductions of all the 258 paintings of gourds of the genus Cucurbita, figuring about a hundred cultivars, kept at the Bibliothèque centrale of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, made in the 18th century by the talentuous Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, of the Royal Garden in Versailles, a forerunner of genetics and evolution. This book by Dr. Harry Paris, a leading expert of Cucurbitaceae, is written both in English and French and is aimed at scientists (e.g., botanists, geneticists, agronomists, horticulturists, science historians) as well as more general readers including gardeners, above all those very numerous fond of cultivated plants, particularly of Cucurbitaceae. Its large format (320 x 440 mm), the diversity and magnificence of its plates and the beauty of its presentation will also attract bibliophiles. This volume is not only the first publication to contain Duchesne’s naming and classification of the three economically most important species of Cucurbita, it also contains Duchesne’s summary of his investigations with this genus. The plates are accompanied by reprinting of appropriate abstracts from Duchesne’s Essai sur l’histoire naturelle des courges together with, by Harry Paris, commentaries on the illustrations with an analysis of existing published and unpublished documents concerning these plates. As for his work on strawberries, here once again is stressed the unfailing tenaciousness and extraordinary sense of observation of Antoine Nicolas Duchesne coupled with quite original and premonitory evolutionary ideas.

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Foods of Association

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ISBN: 9780816527779 9780816539321 Year: DOI: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816539321 Language: English
Publisher: University of Arizona Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102393
Subject: Ethnology
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This fascinating book examines the biology and culture of foods and beverages that are consumed in communal settings, with special attention to their health implications. Nina Etkin covers a wealth of topics, exploring human evolutionary history, the Slow Food movement, ritual and ceremonial foods, caffeinated beverages, spices, the street foods of Hawaii and northern Nigeria, and even bottled water. Her work is framed by a biocultural perspective that considers both the physiological implications of consumption and the cultural construction and circulation of foods.

Architecture et croissance des plantes

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ISBN: 9782759226221 Year: DOI: 10.19182/quae/00001 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Botany
Added to DOAB on : 2019-09-13 11:21:03
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This book, in epub format, is the result of 40 years of research on modeling the development and growth of plants. The authors reveal, step by step, the process leading up to the creation of the GreenLab model and the conditions under which it can now be applied.

Guideline for Salinity Assessment, Mitigation and Adaptation Using Nuclear and Related Techniques

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ISBN: 9783319961903 Year: Pages: 164 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96190-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Botany --- Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Environmental Sciences --- Environmental Technology --- Agriculture (General)
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This open access book is an outcome of the collaboration between the Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, and Dr. Shabbir A Shahid, Senior Salinity Management Expert, Freelancer based in United Arab Emirates.The objective of this book is to develop protocols for salinity and sodicity assessment and develop mitigation and adaptation measures to use saline and sodic soils sustainably. The focus is on important issues related to salinity and sodicity and to describe these in an easy and user friendly way. The information has been compiled from the latest published literature and from the authors’ publications specific to the subject matter. The book consists of six chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the terms salinity and sodicity and describes various salinity classification systems commonly used around the world. Chapter 2 reviews global distribution of salinization and socioeconomic aspects related to salinity and crop production. Chapters 3 covers comprehensively salinity and sodicity adaptation and mitigation options including physical, chemical, hydrological and biological methods. Chapter 4 discusses the efforts that have been made to demonstrate the development of soil salinity zones under different irrigation systems. Chapter 5 discusses the quality of irrigation water, boron toxicity and relative tolerance to boron, the effects of chlorides on crops. Chapter 6 introduces the role of nuclear techniques in saline agriculture.

Le manioc, entre culture alimentaire et filière agro-industrielle

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ISBN: 9782759227082 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.35690/978-2-7592-2708-2 Language: French
Publisher: éditions Quae
Subject: Agriculture (General)
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The cassava-processing industry plays a key role in food safety and in the economies in the Global South, mainly in rural areas but increasingly in cities too. Climate change is expected to play an even greater role in world agriculture. This book brings together all of the available knowledge on cassava and highlights the agronomic and commercial issues surrounding this crop. It presents an overview of cassava production worldwide, covering all of the various aspects of the plant (botany, genetics), as well as its main forms of cultivation, its diseases and pests. It describes how to use, consume and process cassava.

Long-Term Ecosystem Changes in Riparian Forests

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Book Series: Ecological Research Monographs ISBN: 9789811530098 Year: Pages: 234 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-3009-8 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Ecology --- Forestry --- Botany --- Environmental Sciences
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This open access book presents and analyzes the results of more than 30 years of long-term ecological research in riparian forest ecosystems with the aim of casting light on changes in the dynamics of riparian forests over time. The research, focusing on the Ooyamazawa riparian forest, one of the remaining old-growth forests in Japan, has yielded a number of interesting outcomes. First, it shows that large-scale disturbances afford various trees opportunities for regeneration and are thus the driving force for the coexistence of canopy trees in riparian forests. Second, it identifies changes in reproductive patterns, highlighting that seed production has in fact quantitatively increased over the past two decades. Third, it describes the decline in forest floor vegetation caused by deer grazing and reveals how this decline has affected bird and insect populations. The book illustrates the interconnectedness of phenomena within an ecosystem and the resultant potential for cascade effects and also stresses the need for long-term ecological studies of climate change impacts on forests. It will be of interest to both professionals and academics in the field of forest science.

Managing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia

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Book Series: Science for Sustainable Societies ISBN: 9789811511332 Year: Pages: 179 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-1133-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Botany --- Science (General) --- Geology --- Earth Sciences --- Sociology
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This open access book presents up-to-date analyses of community-based approaches to sustainable resource management of SEPLS (socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes) in areas where a harmonious relationship between the natural environment and the people who inhabit it is essential to ensure community and environmental well-being as well as to build resilience in the ecosystems that support this well-being. Understanding SEPLS and the forces of change that can weaken their resilience requires the integration of knowledge across a wide range of academic disciplines as well as from indigenous knowledge and experience. Moreover, given the wide variation in the socio-ecological makeup of SEPLS around the globe, as well as in their political and economic contexts, individual communities will be at the forefront of developing the measures appropriate for their unique circumstances. This in turn requires robust communication systems and broad participatory approaches. Sustainability science (SuS) research is highly integrated, participatory and solutions driven, and as such is well suited to the study of SEPLS. Through case studies, literature reviews and SuS analyses, the book explores various approaches to stakeholder participation, policy development and appropriate action for the future of SEPLS. It provides communities, researchers and decision-makers at various levels with new tools and strategies for exploring scenarios and creating future visions for sustainable societies.

Biological Invasions in South Africa

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Book Series: Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology ISBN: 9783030323943 Year: Pages: 975 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32394-3 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Environmental Sciences --- Ecology --- Zoology --- Botany
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This open access volume presents a comprehensive account of all aspects of biological invasions in South Africa, where research has been conducted over more than three decades, and where bold initiatives have been implemented in attempts to control invasions and to reduce their ecological, economic and social effects. It covers a broad range of themes, including history, policy development and implementation, the status of invasions of animals and plants in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments, the development of a robust ecological theory around biological invasions, the effectiveness of management interventions, and scenarios for the future. The South African situation stands out because of the remarkable diversity of the country, and the wide range of problems encountered in its varied ecosystems, which has resulted in a disproportionate investment into both research and management. The South African experience holds many lessons for other parts of the world, and this book should be of immense value to researchers, students, managers, and policy-makers who deal with biological invasions and ecosystem management and conservation in most other regions.

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