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Natur Und Museum

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ISBN : UOM:39015040080577
Genre : Natural history
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List of members in v. 1-52; 1869/70-1921/22.
Category: Natural history

Report Of The Committee On Sedimentation

Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Sedimentation
ISBN : NAP:18002
Genre : Sedimentation and deposition
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Category: Sedimentation and deposition

Trace Fossils

Author : William Miller, III
ISBN : 0080475353
Genre : Science
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This book serves as an up-to-date introduction, as well as overview to modern trace fossil research and covers nearly all of the essential aspects of modern ichnology. Divided into three section, Trace Fossils covers the historical background and concepts of ichnology, on-going research problems, and indications about the possible future growth of the discipline and potential connections to other fields. This work is intended for a broad audience of geological and biological scientists. Workers new to the field could get a sense of the main concepts of ichnology and a clear idea of how trace fossil research is conducted. Scientists in related disciplines could find potential uses for trace fossils in their fields. And, established workers could use the book to check on the progress of their particular brand of ichnology. By design, there is something here for novice and veteran, insider and outsider, and for the biologically-oriented workers and for the sedimentary geologists. * Presents a review of the state of ichnology at the beginning of the 21st Century * Summarizes the basic concepts and methods of modern trace fossil research * Discusses crucial background information about the history of trace fossil research, the main concepts of ichnology, examples of current problems and future directions, and the potential connections to other disciplines within both biology and geology
Category: Science

The Ecology Of Cyanobacteria

Author : B.A. Whitton
ISBN : 0792347552
Genre : Science
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... Begins with an overview of ... blue-green algae ... then looks at their diversity in the geological record and ... their ecology in present environments
Category: Science


Author : Adolf Seilacher
ISBN : 9781482221183
Genre : Nature
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Morphodynamics is defined as the unique interaction among environment, functional morphology, developmental constraints, phylogeny, and time—all of which shape the evolution of life. These fabricational patterns and similarities owe their regularity not to a detailed genetic program, but to extrinsic factors, which may be mechanical, chemical, or biological in nature. These self-organizing mechanisms are the focus of Morphodynamics. Illustrated by numerous examples from across the biological spectrum, this book embodies the foundation of noted paleontologist Adolf Seilacher’s thinking on the study of morphodynamics. It represents his unique approach of presenting paleontology from an ecological and constructional perspective, rather than a purely taxonomic one. The hallmark of Seilacher’s storied career has been a constructional and functional focus. He begins by discussing the basic principles—form, pattern formation, ecology and evolution, as well as the factors that override those processes. Next, he examines how morphodynamic principles are implemented in various invertebrates including single-celled protists, Ediacarans, sponges, coelenterates, shelled organisms, worms, arthropods, and echinoderms. The final chapter explores how morphogenetic principles may apply to clonal colonial organisms. Summarizing seventy years of research into the interactions of form, function, and evolution, the book is copiously illustrated with the author’s own distinctive drawings and an abundance of photos. It provides a framework for readers to pose their own questions and sharpen their interpretive skills on this fascinating topic.
Category: Nature

Mysterious Creatures

Author : George M. Eberhart
ISBN : 9781576072837
Genre : Science
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Offers a comprehensive guide to identifying animals yet to be officially recognized in science, and discusses where these animals live and why they remain a mystery.
Category: Science

Faq R Y T Al U F R Yah F Al Jaz Rah Al Arab Yah

Author : Sharikat Abū Ẓaby lil-ʻAmalīyāt al-Batrūlīyah al-Barrīyah
ISBN : 0300071833
Genre : Science
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This illustrated volume brings together for the first time the results of research on Arabian continental vertebrates discovered in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen. Eminent scientists from Arabia, Europe, and the United States provide up-to-date information on Arabian paleontology as well as on Arabian stratigraphical, geological, isotopic, and paleomagnetic topics. The book presents new fossil records from Arabia and Pakistan and discusses the closing of the ancient Middle East Tethys seaway.
Category: Science

Monitoring With Lichens Monitoring Lichens

Author : Pier Luigi Nimis
ISBN : 9789401004237
Genre : Science
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A comprehensive, up-to-date review of lichens as biomonitors of air pollution (bioindication, metal and radionuclide accumulation, biomarkers), and as monitors of environmental change (including global climate change and biodiversity loss) in a wide array of terrestrial habitats. Several methods for using lichens as biomonitors are described in a special section of the book.
Category: Science