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Extreme Heat Survival Australia

Author : James Kavanagh
ISBN : 1583559825
Genre : Nature
File Size : 69.42 MB
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Heat stress is the number one killer in Australia. In a normal year, about 24 Australians are killed by extreme heat, but specific events have killed hundreds in a matter of days over the past five years. Based on international protocols, Extreme Heat Survival, Australia, focuses on what people can do before, during and after a heat wave to protect themselves and their property. Also included in each guide are smartphone QR codes that link to the websites of various emergency services agencies. Laminated for durability, this portable guide is an ideal source of quick and accurate information.
Category: Nature

Extreme Weather And Global Media

Author : Julia Leyda
ISBN : 9781317630319
Genre : Social Science
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In the two decades bracketing the turn of the millennium, large-scale weather disasters have been inevitably constructed as media events. As such, they challenge the meaning of concepts such as identity and citizenship for both locally affected populations and widespread spectator communities. This timely collection pinpoints the features of an often overlooked yet rapidly expanding category of global media and analyzes both its forms and functions. Specifically, contributors argue that the intense promotion and consumption of 'extreme weather' events takes up the slack for the public conversations society is not having about the environment, and the feeling of powerlessness that accompanies the realization that anthropogenic climate change has now reached a point of no return. Incorporating a range of case studies of extreme weather mediation in India, the UK, Germany, Sweden, the US, and Japan, and exploring recent and ongoing disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear crisis, flooding in Germany, and heat waves in the UK, Extreme Weather and Global Media generates valuable inquiry into the representational and social characteristics of the new culture of extreme weather.
Category: Social Science

Encyclopedia Of Deserts

Author : Michael A. Mares
ISBN : 9780806131467
Genre : Nature
File Size : 66.16 MB
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Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, bacteria, physiology, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and history. The thirty-seven contributors, including volume editor Michael A. Mares, have had extensive careers in deserts research, encompassing all of the world’s arid and semiarid regions. The Encyclopedia opens with a subject list by topic, an organizational guide that helps the reader grasp interrelationships and complexities in desert systems. Each entry concludes with cross-references to other entries in the volume, inviting the reader to embark on a personal expedition into fascinating, previously unknown terrain. In addition a list of important readings facilitates in-depth study of each topic. An exhaustive index permits quick access to places, topics, and taxonomic listings of all plants and animals discussed. More than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps enhance our appreciation of the remarkable life, landforms, history, and challenges of the world’s arid land.
Category: Nature

The Fight For Survival

Author : Peter Brazaitis
ISBN : 1567990940
Genre : Science
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An illustrated overview of the different habitats found around the world and the animals which occupy them.
Category: Science

Wildlife In Australia

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ISBN : UOM:39015069540758
Genre : Wildlife conservation
File Size : 20.83 MB
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Category: Wildlife conservation

Living And Working In Australia

Author : David Hampshire
ISBN : 1901130517
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.8 MB
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Essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Australia and the most up-to-date source of practical information available about everyday life. It's guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the Australian way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time, trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in Australia since it was first published in 1998, containing up to three times as much information as similar books!
Category: Social Science

Australian Sheep And Wool Handbook

Author : David John Cottle
ISBN : CORNELL:31924062785872
Genre : Sheep
File Size : 45.40 MB
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This book, designed as a text for tertiary students, covers a broad range of topics relevant to the Australian sheep and wool industry, and describes the principles upon which various activities in the sheep and wool industry are based, together with the practical implications of these principles.
Category: Sheep

Wildlife Research

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ISBN : WISC:89098667579
Genre : Wildlife management
File Size : 54.52 MB
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Category: Wildlife management

Australian Forestry

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00713450E
Genre : Forests and forestry
File Size : 48.18 MB
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Category: Forests and forestry

Metabolic Ecology

Author : Richard M. Sibly
ISBN : 9781119968511
Genre : Science
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One of the first textbooks in this emerging important field of ecology. Most of ecology is about metabolism: the ways that organisms use energy and materials. The energy requirements of individuals – their metabolic rates – vary predictably with their body size and temperature. Ecological interactions are exchanges of energy and materials between organisms and their environments. So metabolic rate affects ecological processes at all levels: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Each chapter focuses on a different process, level of organization, or kind of organism. It lays a conceptual foundation and presents empirical examples. Together, the chapters provide an integrated framework that holds the promise for a unified theory of ecology. The book is intended to be accessible to upper-level undergraduate, and graduate students, but also of interest to senior scientists. Its easy-to-read chapters and clear illustrations can be used in lecture and seminar courses. Together they make for an authoritative treatment that will inspire future generations to study metabolic ecology.
Category: Science

Untamed Australia

Author : Michael K. Morcombe
ISBN : PSU:000022706003
Genre : Animals
File Size : 41.59 MB
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Category: Animals

Fauna Of Australia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105023135432
Genre : Zoology
File Size : 24.89 MB
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Category: Zoology