The Know It All Book Of Conservation

Author: Waldo Rochow
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ISBN: 9781926469041
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Some have joked ""People who think they know it all, really annoy those of us who do."" It is in that spirit that the author presents "The Know It All Books" (http: //know-it-all.rochow.info/). This collection is a decidedly satirical look at the arrogance that many people have about their own understanding and knowledge on certain subjects. In this volume, the author compares what mankind knows now about "Conservation" with the total knowledge that is yet to be discovered. With a decidedly light pen, the author illustrates how the current knowledge on the subject compares with what future generations will know. The goal of the publication is to highlight that though some may feel that they hold tremendous knowledge in this area, there is always more to learn. To that end, the author has left room on each page for taking notes. This work is a satire. Don't take it, or yourself, too seriously.

Know It All Find It Fast

Author: Robert John Duckett
Editor: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856046524
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There is a queue, the phone is ringing, the photocopier has jammed and your enquirer is waiting for a response. You are stressed and you can feel the panic rising. Where do you go to find the information you need to answer the question promptly and accurately? Answering queries from users is one of the most important services undertaken by library and information staff. Yet it is also one of the most difficult, least understood subjects. There are still very few materials available to help frontline staff - often paraprofessional - develop their reader enquiry skills. This award-winning sourcebook is an essential guide to where to look to find the answers quickly. It is designed as a first point of reference for library and information practitioners, to be depended upon if they are unfamiliar with the subject of an enquiry - or wish to find out more. It is arranged in an easily searchable, fully cross-referenced A-Z list of around 150 of the subject areas most frequently handled at enquiry desks. Each subject entry lists the most important information sources and where to locate them, including printed and electronic sources, relevant websites and useful contacts for referral purposes. The authors use their extensive experience in reference work to offer useful tips, warn of potential pitfalls, and spotlight typical queries and how to tackle them. This new edition has been brought right up-to-date with all sources checked for currency and many new ones added. The searchability is enhanced by a comprehensive index to make those essential sources even easier to find - saving you valuable minutes! Readership: Offering quick and easy pointers to a multitude of information sources, this is an invaluable reference deskbook for all library and information staff in need of a speedy answer, in reference libraries, subject departments and other information units.

Know It All Find It Fast For Academic Libraries

Author: Heather Dawson
Editor: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856047598
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A comprehensive and easy-to-use version of the best-selling Know it All, Find It Fast developed specifically for information professionals working in academic libraries, this will help you to tackle the questions most commonly asked by students, academics and researchers. A broad cross-disciplinary A-Z of themes including topics such as literature searching, plagiarism and using online resources are covered helping you to address anquery confidently and quickly. Each topic is split into three sections to guide your response: typical questions listing the common enquiries you'll encounter points to consider exploring the issues and challenges that might arise where to look listing annotated UK and international resources in print and online including key organisations, scholarly bodies, digital libraries, statistical data and journal article indexes. Readership: This will prove an indispensable day-to-day guide for anyone working with students, academics and researchers in an academic library.

Know It All Find It Fast For Youth Librarians And Teachers

Author: Christinea Donnelly
Editor: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 185604761X
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A brand new version of the best-selling enquiry desk reference text, Know it All, Find it Fast, specifically designed for those working with children and young people in schools, public libraries and at home. Including an invaluable overview of the education system and the school curriculum as well as a comprehensive listing of useful resources by topic, this A-Z covers school subjects from science and maths to reading and literacy, and more general themes such as children's health, wellbeing and hobbies. Each topic is broken down into useful sections that will help to guide your response; Typical questions outline common queries such as 'Have you got any information about volcanoes?' Considerations provides useful hints and tips i.e. 'Geography now encompasses not only physical and human geography but also environmental geography, social geography, geology and geopolitics.' Where to look lists relevant printed, digital and online resources with useful annotations explaining their scope and strengths Readership: This is the must-have quick reference tool arming librarians and teachers with the knowledge to deal with any queries thrown at them from children and young people as well as their parents and caregivers. It will also be a handy reference for parents and anyone working with children and young people in other organizations such as homework clubs and youth workers.

Rf Wireless Technologies

Author: Bruce Alan Fette
Editor: Newnes
ISBN: 0750685816
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The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! RF (radio frequency) and wireless technologies drive communication today. This technology and its applications enable wireless phones, portable device roaming, and short-range industrial and commercial application communication such as the supply chain management wonder, RFID. Up-to-date information regarding software defined RF, using frequencies smarter, and, using more of the spectrum, with ultrawideband technology is detailed. Chapter 1: Survey of RF and Wireless Technology Chapter 2: Communications Protocols and Modulation Chapter 3: Transmitters Chapter 4: Receivers Chapter 5: Radio Propagation Chapter 6: Antenna Fundamentals I Chapter 7: Antenna Fundamentals II. Chapter 8: Basics of Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 9: Outdoor Networks. Chapter 10: Voice Over Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies Chapter 11: Security in Wireless Local Area Networks Chapter 12: System Planning Chapter 13: System Implementation, Testing, and Optimization Chapter 14: Next Generation Wireless Networks Chapter 15: Mobile Ad Hoc Networks Chapter 16: Wireless Sensor Networks Chapter 17: Reliable Wireless Networks for Industrial Networks Chapter 18: Software-Defined Radio Chapter 19: The Basics of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Chapter 20: UWB Spectrum and Regulation Chapter 21: Interference and Coexistence Chapter 22: Direct Sequence UWB Chapter 23: “Multiband Approach to UWB Chapter 24: History and Background of Cognitive Radio Chapter 25: The Software Defined Radio as a Platform for Cognitive Radio Chapter 26: Cognitive Radio: The Technologies Chapter 27: Spectrum Awareness Chapter 28: Direct Sequence and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum Chapter 29: RF Power Amplifiers Chapter 30: Phase Locked Loop Techniques in Modern Communications Systems Chapter 31 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) *A 360 degree view from best-selling authors including Roberto Aiello, Bruce Fette, and Praphul Chandra *Hot topics covered including ultrawideband and cognitive radio technologies *The ultimate hard-working desk reference: all the essential information, techniques, and tricks of the trade in one volume

The Everything Green Classroom Book

Author: Tessa Hill
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440501734
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This book is the essential guide for teaching children about nature and environmental protection. This guide shows teachers how to incorporate “green” concepts into everyday lessons, activities, and field trips. Also included are ways to send the lesson home, with clear steps for teaching children how to make saving the earth a part of their daily lives. Features information on: The best ways to address issues like global warming and the disappearing rainforests Sustainable school supplies Eco-friendly fundraising Inspiring field trip ideas (from the local farm to the local landfill!) Innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle Teachers, students, administrators, and parents will learn to take green practices from the classroom to the larger world outside. By using teacher-tested activities and the inspiring stories of real kids, this book will motivate teachers and their students to turn education into action.

Soil Conservation

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Know It All Find It Fast

Author: Bob Duckett
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File Size: 64,71 MB
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Answering questions from its users is one of the most important services undertaken by a library's staff. Yet it is one of the most difficult, least understood and most neglected of subjects. This book is a guide for library staff to check where to go to quickly find the answers they need. It is designed as a first point of reference for library staff, to be depended on if they are unfamiliar with the subject of an enquiry - or wish to find out more - and is arranged in an easily searchable A-Z list of around 250 of the subject areas most frequently handled at enquiry desks. Each subject entry lists information sources and where to locate them, including printed and electronic sources, relevant websites and other contacts for referral purposes. Entries also include notes on typical questions asked and how to tackle them, including supplementary questions you may need to ask enquirers to find out what they really want.

Care And Conservation Of Manuscripts 8

Author: Gillian Fellows Jensen
Editor: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788763502573
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Much work is required to ensure the well-being of the manuscripts in the care of libraries, archives and other collections. The international seminars held in Copenhagen provide a good opportunity for conservators, archivists, librarians and those who work with manuscripts to meet and discuss their problems. Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 8 examines wooden bindings, the manufacture of parchment, the conservation of embroidered bindings, the study of paint layers, the restoration of heat-damage parchment, binding decoration and hand tools for Ottoman period manuscripts, biomonitoring of rare books and documents, German stamped bindings, new recipes for the conservation of leather and parchment, as well as codicology and palography. The book is well illustrated and contains references and a list of manuscripts.

People Centred Methodologies For Heritage Conservation

Author: Rebecca Madgin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000391051
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This book presents methodological approaches that can help explore the ways in which people develop emotional attachments to historic urban places. With a focus on the powerful relations that form between people and places, this book uses people-centred methodologies to examine the ways in which emotional attachments can be accessed, researched, interpreted and documented as part of heritage scholarship and management. It demonstrates how a range of different research methods drawn primarily from disciplines across the arts, humanities and social sciences can be used to better understand the cultural values of heritage places. In so doing, the chapters bring together a series of diverse case studies from both established and early-career scholars in Australia, China, Europe, North America and Central America. These case studies outline methods that have been successfully employed to consider attachments between people and historic places in different contexts. This book advocates a need to shift to a more nuanced understanding of people’s relations to historic places by situating emotional attachments at the core of urban heritage thinking and practice. It offers a practical guide for both academics and industry professionals towards people-centred methodologies for urban heritage conservation.

Molecular Engineering Thermodynamics

Author: Juan J. de Pablo
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521765625
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Building up gradually from first principles, this unique introduction to modern thermodynamics integrates classical, statistical and molecular approaches and is especially designed to support students studying chemical and biochemical engineering. In addition to covering traditional problems in engineering thermodynamics in the context of biology and materials chemistry, students are also introduced to the thermodynamics of DNA, proteins, polymers and surfaces. It includes over 80 detailed worked examples, covering a broad range of scenarios such as fuel cell efficiency, DNA/protein binding, semiconductor manufacturing and polymer foaming, emphasizing the practical real-world applications of thermodynamic principles; more than 300 carefully tailored homework problems, designed to stretch and extend students' understanding of key topics, accompanied by an online solution manual for instructors; and all the necessary mathematical background, plus resources summarizing commonly used symbols, useful equations of state, microscopic balances for open systems, and links to useful online tools and datasets.

Connectivity Conservation Management

Author: Graeme L. Worboys
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136544054
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In an era of climate change, deforestation and massive habitat loss, we can no longer rely on parks and protected areas as isolated 'islands of wilderness' to conserve and protect vital biodiversity. Increasing connections are being considered and made between protected areas and 'connectivity' thinking has started to expand to the regional and even the continental scale to match the challenges of conserving biodiversity in the face of global environmental change. This groundbreaking book is the first guide to connectivity conservation management at local, regional and continental scales. Written by leading conservation and protected area management specialists under the auspices of the World Commission on Protected Areas of IUCN, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, this guide brings together a decade and a half of practice and covers all aspects of connectivity planning and management The book establishes a context for managing connectivity conservation and identifies large scale naturally interconnected areas as critical strategic and adaptive responses to climate change. The second section presents 25 rich and varied case studies from six of the eight biogeographic realms of Earth, including the Cape Floristic Region of Africa, the Maloti-Drakensberg Mountains, the Australian Alps to Atherton Corridor, and the Sacred Himalayan Landscape connectivity area (featuring Mount Everest.) The remarkable 3200 kilometre long Yellowstone to Yukon corridor of Canada and the United States of America is described in detail. The third section introduces a model for managing connectivity areas, shaped by input from IUCN workshops held in 2006 and 2008 and additional research. The final chapter identifies broad guidelines that need to be considered in undertaking connectivity conservation management prior to reinforcing the importance and urgency of this work. This handbook is a must have for all professionals in protected area management, conservation, land management and resource management from the field through senior management and policy. It is also an ideal reference for students and academics in geography, protected area management and from across the environmental and natural sciences, social sciences and landuse planning. Published with Wilburforce Foundation, WWF, ICIMOD, IUCN, WCPA, Australian Alps and The Nature Conservancy.

Conservation Administration News

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The Archaeology Of Tibetan Books

Author: Agnieszka Helman-Ważny
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004275053
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Agnieszka Helman-Ważny's Archaeology of Tibetan Books provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.

Transportation Energy Conservation Data Book

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Marine Biodiversity Conservation

Author: Keith Hiscock
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317934342
File Size: 63,44 MB
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Effective marine biodiversity conservation is dependent upon a clear scientific rationale for practical interventions. This book is intended to provide knowledge and tools for marine conservation practitioners and to identify issues and mechanisms for upper-level undergraduate and Masters students. It also provides sound guidance for marine biology field course work and professionals. The main focus is on benthic species living on or in the seabed and immediately above, rather than on commercial fisheries or highly mobile vertebrates. Such species, including algae and invertebrates, are fundamental to a stable and sustainable marine ecosystem. The book is a practical guide based on a clear exposition of the principles of marine ecology and species biology to demonstrate how marine conservation issues and mechanisms have been tackled worldwide and especially the criteria, structures and decision trees that practitioners and managers will find useful. Well illustrated with conceptual diagrams and flow charts, the book includes case study examples from both temperate and tropical marine environments.

Rare Book Librarianship An Introduction And Guide

Author: Steven K. Galbraith
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591588820
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Successfully managing rare book collections requires very specific knowledge and skills. This handbook provides that essential information in a single volume. • Provides a bibliography of reference resources for rare book librarians • Includes sidebars with examples drawn from real-life experience

Conservation

Author: Charles Perrings
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190613602
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"The book is, first, a study of how people decide to conserve or convert resources. Without worrying about the characteristics of particular resources, we ask when and for how long it may be optimal to conserve resources. In other words, we consider the general principles involved in making conservation decisions. The book is, second, a study of the conservation of resources of the natural environment. This includes both directly exploited resources such as agricultural soils, minerals, forests, fish stocks and the like, and the species and ecosystems put at risk when people choose to convert natural habitat, or to discharge waste products to water, land, or air. Conservation is as much about the problem of how much or how little to extract from the environment as it is about how much to leave intact. The book is, third, a study of the context in which people make conservation decisions. Just as the decisions people make about investment in financial assets are influenced by the tax rules established in different countries so, too, decisions about the conservation of natural resources are influenced by property rights, laws, and customs. This includes environmental regulations within countries, and environmental agreements between countries. We consider how conservation relates to environmental governance, and how governance structures have evolved over time. We have aimed the book at three audiences. The first is graduate students in any of the disciplines bearing on conservation. While the arguments may be most familiar to those studying environmental, resource, or ecological economics, it is intended to be accessible to geographers, ecologists, conservation biologists, political scientists, those studying environmental law, and to those in the comparatively new field of sustainability science. The second audience we have in mind is conservation practitioners, and professionals whose remit includes the management of the natural environment and the use of natural resources. We hope that the book will help those charged with the conservation of the natural environment to think about the trade-offs involved, the better to balance the protection of endangered species and other societal goals, like economic development or poverty alleviation. The third audience we have in mind is the substantial environmentally informed and aware general public who are interested in digging beneath the superficial treatment of conservation often encountered in the media. For people who want to understand the balance that should be struck between preservation and exploitation, between the protection of beneficial species and the control of harmful species, the book offers a set of principles that can be applied in most circumstances"--

Marine Conservation Ecology

Author: John Roff
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136538380
File Size: 35,92 MB
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This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine biodiversity, and the structure and function of marine environments as related to conservation issues. The authors describe the potential approaches, initiatives and various options for conservation, from the genetic to the species, community and ecosystem levels in marine environments. They explore methods for identifying the units of conservation, and the development of defensible frameworks for marine conservation. They describe planning of ecologically integrated conservation strategies, including decision-making on size, boundaries, numbers and connectivity of protected area networks. The book also addresses relationships between fisheries and biodiversity, novel methods for conservation planning in the coastal zone and the evaluation of conservation initiatives.