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Genetically Modified Planet

Author : C. Neal Stewart Jr.
ISBN : 9780199882700
Genre : Science
File Size : 56.30 MB
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Genetically modified plants are currently causing controversy worldwide; a great deal has been written about their supposed environmental effects. However, the newspaper headlines and public debates often provide a level of reasoning akin to "this is your brain on genetically modified corn," which is to say, they exclude or exaggerate the actual scientific research on the impacts of these plants. Genetically Modified Planet goes beyond the rhetoric to investigate for concerned consumers the actual state of scientific research on genetically modified plants. Stewart argues that while there are indeed real and potential risks of growing engineered crops, there are also real and overwhelmingly positive environmental benefits.
Category: Science

Guide To A Green Planet

Author : Jules N. Pretty
ISBN : STANFORD:36105113307529
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 87.51 MB
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Category: Ecology

People The Planet

Author :
ISBN : UCSC:32106019274668
Genre : Human ecology
File Size : 55.2 MB
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Category: Human ecology

Our Planet

Author :
ISBN : UCLA:L0107743874
Genre : Environmental policy
File Size : 22.54 MB
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Category: Environmental policy

Planet In Peril

Author : GRID--Arendal
ISBN : 8277010389
Genre : Nature
File Size : 47.74 MB
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This atlas illustrates through texts and beautifully rendered maps, graphics and diagrams a holistic and well-researched analysis of today's global issues and their impact on human population and the environment.--Publisher's description.
Category: Nature

Planet Earth

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123009941
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 47.54 MB
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Category: Ecology

Our Changing Planet

Author : Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
ISBN : UCR:31210026474997
Genre : Climatic changes
File Size : 55.99 MB
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Category: Climatic changes

Ecology Of A Changing Planet

Author : Mark B. Bush
ISBN : 013011202X
Genre : Science
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This text is ideal for either an ecology course with a strong environmental emphasis or an environmental science course that focuses heavily on ecological principles. The first introductory text to outline the fundamental ecological principles which provide the foundation for understanding environmental issues. A strong framework of applied ecology is used to explore specifics such as habitat fragmentation, acid deposition, and the emergence of new human diseases. *Two new chapters: Wetland Science and Fishery Management *Completely revised chapters on climate, habitat fragmentation, conservation biology, disease, and the future *Further readings-Includes classic papers, conflicting viewpoints, and accessible summaries of related ideas *Web Connections - Text specific website. Includes on-line quizzes, critical thinking questions, links to Web's best ecology sites, and Prentice Hall's syllabus manager *Emphasizes scientific arguments relating to environmental issues vs. environmental activism *Ecology in Action essays-Emphasizes the process of science
Category: Science

Genetic Engineering

Author : Tamara L. Roleff
ISBN : PSU:000062908764
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the moral and ethical issues surrounding the different types of genetic engineering.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Dying Planet

Author : Robert Markley
ISBN : UOM:39015062570315
Genre : Science
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For more than a century, Mars has been at the center of debates about humanity’s place in the cosmos. Focusing on perceptions of the red planet in scientific works and science fiction, Dying Planet analyzes the ways Mars has served as a screen onto which humankind has projected both its hopes for the future and its fears of ecological devastation on Earth. Robert Markley draws on planetary astronomy, the history and cultural study of science, science fiction, literary and cultural criticism, ecology, and astrobiology to offer a cross-disciplinary investigation of the cultural and scientific dynamics that have kept Mars on front pages since the 1800s. Markley interweaves chapters on science and science fiction, enabling him to illuminate each arena and to explore the ways their concerns overlap and influence one another. He tracks all the major scientific developments, from observations through primitive telescopes in the seventeenth century to data returned by the rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Markley describes how major science fiction writers—H. G. Wells, Kim Stanley Robinson, Philip K. Dick, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Judith Merril—responded to new theories and new controversies. He also considers representations of Mars in film, on the radio, and in the popular press. In its comprehensive study of both science and science fiction, Dying Planet reveals how changing conceptions of Mars have had crucial consequences for understanding ecology on Earth.
Category: Science

Our Planet

Author : Jill Jäger
ISBN : UOM:39015080832192
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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For more than thirty years, scientists from various disciplines have warned that the constant increase in world population and exponential world economic growth are seriously threatening our ecosystems. The vision on which this book is based is of an ongoing, adaptable societal process which leads the world down the path towards sustainability. In this vision, the speed of global environmental changes will be drastically reduced without forgoing the good life; at the same time prosperity will be distributed more fairly. It rests on two pillars: efficiency and sufficiency.
Category: Conservation of natural resources

Lonely Planet Blue List

Author : Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
ISBN : 174104734X
Genre : Travel
File Size : 69.40 MB
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The first edition of an all-new annual volume compiles the best things to see and do in 2006, offering a page-by-page profile of every country in the world, along with tips on recent travel trends, hip hotels, shopping, cities, off-the-beaten path gems, beaches, and more. Original.
Category: Travel

Deep And Meaningful Diaries From Planet Janet

Author : Dyan Sheldon
ISBN : 0763632163
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents two previously-published tales of sixteen-year-old Janet, who keeps a diary of her efforts to find herself during and beyond her "Dark Phase," as she copes with annoying family members, a quirky best friend, school, and romance.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Plant Breeding

Author : Niko Huttunen
ISBN : PSU:000064211732
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the genetics of plants for the benefit of humankind. A major goal of plant breeders is to select genotypes with stable and high performing phenotypes across environments. However, a selected genotype often performs differently across environments. This book presents a comprehensive review of various stability analysis methods and their application in plant breeding for selection of stable and high performing genotypes. Additionally, efficient methods to produce doubled haploid plants and to provide embryogenic suitable haploid cells systems are needed for future genetic manipulations and breeding in bread and durum wheat. This book describes a new stress in durum wheat, for its effectiveness to induce embryogenesis and regeneration plants. Along with its implications for plant selection, the methods used for dose-response variation are also explored, as well as the relationship between genetic variation and changes in dose-response behaviour. Other chapters in this book discuss the breeding strategy of self-incompatibility, an evolutionary force to preserve genetic variability in plants, the pros and cons of marker-assisted selection (MAS) breeding along with its future prospects, and the use of Joint Regression Analysis (JRA) in the management of plant breeding programs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Private Planet

Author : David Cromwell
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110974305
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 80.71 MB
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Private Planet takes a look at how economic globalisation is destroying human rights and the environment. Citizens are losing power to undemocratic institutions and private corporations - by a process of stealth. This trend is being sold to the public by politicians, the business community and the media as 'inevitable', 'civilised' and 'just'. It isn't any of these. David Cromwell examines how and why the forces of globalisation are opposing ecological sustainability, human rights and social justice - and draws on examples from around the world to show what we can do to reverse the process.
Category: Business & Economics

Seed Savers

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ISBN : WISC:89095332383
Genre : Seed exchanges
File Size : 23.6 MB
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Category: Seed exchanges

Bioregional Solutions For Living On One Planet

Author : Pooran Desai
ISBN : UOM:39015056811303
Genre : Nature
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We live in a consumer society, and over-consumption is the driving force of environmental degradation. This stark reality led Pooran Desai and Sue Riddlestone to found BioRegional Development Group. In this Briefing they show how we can meet more of our needs for wood products, paper, textiles, food and housing from local renewable and waste resources. They outline the theoretical framework of bioregional development and the award winning practical solutions that BioRegional have developed with industry partners. They quantify how we can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and recycle waste, and so greatly reduce our ecological footprint.
Category: Nature

The Unesco Courier

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ISBN : OSU:32435074451907
Genre : Developing countries
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Category: Developing countries