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The Discus Book Second Edition

Author : Alastair R Agutter
ISBN : 9781499326154
Genre : Science
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BOOK DESCRIPTION: This Second Edition of The Discus Book has been written and produced with updates and additional information since the first edition, written in 1989, to accommodate "some" of the questionable technology changes, regarding this species since the first edition of the Discus Book, when the Author successfully bred Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, the recording of such work and events transcribed to the said printed book. Alastair Agutter still remains one of a select few in the world today to accomplish such a feat, breeding wild symphysodon, and as a result of such endeavours by he, and other dedicated Aquarist colleagues, they managed to break a cycle and taboo that had lasted for more than 120 years, since the founding of the pastime we know as tropical fish keeping, after "The Great Exhibition" of 1851 and this being, to breed "The King of the Aquarium" in captivity. This second edition of the book is concise and accurate, based on proven methods and techniques, to deliver the above results. The Discus, King of the Aquarium is a highly evolved species of the Cichlidae (tooth carp) Family and will challenge any Aquarist, even tank bred species. This book will not produce any quick fixes, or silver bullets to keeping symphysodon, whom are a very highly evolved sensitive species. But will provide the secrets to successfully keeping the species, if the valuable information found in this book is followed to the letter. Natural Law teaches us to "evolve and refine" when studying quantum mechanics and natural branching, in other words stealth, efficiency and risk aversion. Such outcomes and results only ever come from following the covenant of Natural Law when one seeks "simplistic perfection" in all that we do! CHAPTERS INSIDE THIS BOOK: INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE A Little Background Discus and their Natural Environmentand Origin of the Species CHAPTER TWO The Wild Discus Species CHAPTER THREE The Importance of the Correct Aquarium CHAPTER FOUR A Guide to Fish Food and Suitability for Discus CHAPTER FIVE Discus Prepared Super Foods and Recipes CHAPTER SIX Growing and Hatching Your Own Brine Shrimp CHAPTER SEVEN The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration CHAPTER EIGHT The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish CHAPTER NINE The Lighting and Electrical Needs CHAPTER TEN Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish CHAPTER ELEVEN The Correct Water Conditions and Techniques CHAPTER TWELVE The Spawning of Symphysodon CHAPTER THIRTEEN Rearing and Raising Healthy Discus toAdulthood CHAPTER FOURTEEN The Diseases and the Problems of the Species CHAPTER FIFTEEN Aquarists Essential Reference Tables CHAPTER SIXTEEN Author's Concluding Points
Category: Science

The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition

Author : Alastair R Agutter
ISBN : 9781499289831
Genre : Science
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A very big welcome to The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition - Celebrating 25 Years since the first edition. For Natural Aquariums, Healthy Diets, Fish Care and more. A book for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists, Discus Lovers and Cichlid Keepers. The original “The Discus Book” was first published in 1989 and still remains a Best Seller world-wide even today and a classic collectors edition. Since then and 25 years later, "The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition" celebrates 25 years in 2014 as a full colour special edition. With over 110 full colour pictures and just 17 black and white images of early days spanning 25 years as a special edition book. This Book is for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists and enthusiasts. Where you will find inside the book, proven methods for the successful keeping of any tropical fish, always healthy and disease free, but especially Discus (symphysodon). This “Special Edition” is suitable for all Tropical Fish Keeping enthusiasts of all ages. With a blaze of fabulous colour plates and pictures, including images and photographs from the breeders first book 25 years ago as mentioned earlier in the description, and now these archive images serve as a time capsule in book form, for every Aquarist to study, reminisce and enjoy! Covering Fish Care for Discus, Cichlids and other Tropical Fish species. Natural Aquariums, Successful Breeding of Cichlids, Community Fish Aquariums, Filtration, Lighting, Suitable Plants, Special Recipes in the book for Preparing High Protein Fish Food to ensure your tropical fish are always healthy and thriving. CELEBRATING 25 YEARS - The Discus Book celebrating 25 years on since the 1st Edition was written, the advancements and specie strains since those early pioneers of breeding, INTRODUCTION - Introduction to the Book and the concerns expressed even 25 years later after writing this book in hard copy, CHAPTER ONE - The Discus and its Natural Environment, CHAPTER TWO - The Wild Discus Species from South America, CHAPTER THREE - The Importance of the Correct Aquarium, CHAPTER FOUR - Live and Prepared Foods for the Discus Diet, CHAPTER FIVE - The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration, CHAPTER SIX - The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish, CHAPTER SEVEN - The Lighting and Electrical Needs, CHAPTER EIGHT - Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish, CHAPTER NINE - The Correct Water and Techniques, CHAPTER TEN - The Spawning of Symphysodon (the hard work begins), CHAPTER ELEVEN - A Natural Discus Fish Aquarium with suggested Plant Species and Equipment, for a stunning aquarium, CHAPTER TWELVE - The type of other Fish species you can enjoy and have with Discus Fish in a Community Aquarium, CHAPTER THIRTEEN - Fish Care and the important points for having healthy Discus Fish and other Tropical fish species by forming a bond and routine, CHAPTER FOURTEEN - Identifying Symptoms of the Discus Fish diseased and other Tropical Fish species, the remedies and the steps you can take to try and cure and CHAPTER FIFTHTEEN - Concluding points and other related resources and places of interest on the World Wide Web for following your passion and interest.
Category: Science

The Sports Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781409350330
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The ultimate armchair companion to over 200 sports The Sports Book, 4th Edition, is the ultimate guide to games, fit for everyone still buzzing from 2012, the amazing year of sport. This new edition presents fully up-to-date information covering all sorts of sports, from equestrian sports, athletics and gymnastics to winter sports and extreme sports. Check out the rules, history, players and events for over 200 of the world's greatest sports such as football, cricket, basketball and golf. Stay ahead of the curve with this amazing sports source with the latest facts and statistics, including updated world and Olympic records from leading experts and sports governing bodies around the globe. You'll also learn the techniques and tactics of the world's best competitors. Plus, all the additional sports featured in the 2012 Olympic Games are included, with an overview of the upcoming games in Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016. The Sports Book, 4th Edition (previous ISBN: 9781405367417) is perfect for sports buffs needing an ultimate quick-reference guide or anyone keen for more information on sports, from the most common to the more obscure.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Complete Book Of Throws

Author : L. Jay Silvester
ISBN : 0736041141
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Whether you're preparing for high-level competition or just learning the event, Complete Book of Throws provides technique drills, conditioning exercises, and sample training programs for building the body, improving form, and perfecting each throw."--Résumé de l'éditeur.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Discus

Author : Mic Hargrove
ISBN : 1582451125
Genre : Pets
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Written by tropical fish experts with over 30 years experience, The Discus includes all the information a new fish keeper needs to begin this exciting hobby: how to select a tank; proper water conditions; nutrition; and breeding your own beautiful fish. Like all the titles in the Owner's Guide series, The Discus is filled with info-packed sidebars and striking color photos. This book helps make keeping Discus a fun and rewarding experience for the hobbyist.
Category: Pets

Tropical Fish Keeping Journal

Author : Alastair R Agutter
ISBN : 9781540798442
Genre : Pets
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A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Two" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience. In book edition two of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” we cover; the choice of aquarium substrates and their advantages. Successfully growing and keeping aquatic plants for the naturally planted aquarium. Different filtration methods and systems for the aquarium, to achieve the very best results for safe crystal clear water. INTRODUCTION - Author’s introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Two AQUARIUM SUBSTRATES - Getting down in the dirt featuring aquarium substrates and with an in-depth look into the options available to achieving healthy thriving tropical fish and Aquatic Plants GROWING HEALTHY AQUATIC PLANTS - Understanding the science and secrets behind growing and propagating successfully Aquatic Plants AQUARIUM FILTRATION SYSTEMS - The options in filtration to deliver optimal aquarium conditions with crystal clear water TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files BREEDING LIVEBEARER PLATIES - The aquarists quick guide to successfully breeding and rearing livebearer Platies AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime
Category: Pets

The Handy Physics Answer Book

Author : Paul W Zitzewitz
ISBN : 9781578593576
Genre : Science
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Eschewing the usual mathematical explanations for physics phenomena, this approachable reference explains complicated scientific concepts in plain English that everyone can understand. Tackling the big issues such as gravity, magnetism, sound, and what really happens in the Large Hadron Collider, this engaging look at physics also spells out why cats always land on their feet, why people appear to have red eyes in photographs, and the real danger of looking at an eclipse. For everyone who ever wondered how a light bulb works or how squirrels avoid electrocution on the power lines, this handbook supplies answers on the physics of everyday life and examines the developments in the exploration of subatomic particles. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an addendum of facts about physicists explains what the Nobel prize is and who has won it, and tells the story of the scientist who was incarcerated for agreeing with Copernicus. Answers more than eight hundred questions about physics, ranging from everyday life applications to the latest explorations in the field.
Category: Science

Spinal Injections Peripheral Nerve Blocks E Book

Author : Marc Huntoon
ISBN : 9781455733965
Genre : Medical
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Spinal Injections & Peripheral Nerve Blocks - a volume in the new Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management series - presents state-of-the-art guidance on when and why these procedures should be performed, the mechanisms of action on pain, and current guidelines for practice. Honorio Benzon, MD; Marc Huntoon, MD; and Samer Nauroze, MD offer expert advice and scientific evidence supporting the use of spinal injections and sympathetic nerve blocks. Comprehensive, evidence-based coverage on selecting and performing these techniques - as well as weighing relative risks and complications - helps you ensure optimum outcomes. With access to the fully searchable text at www.expertconsult.com and procedural videos on Expert Consult, you’ll have the detailed visual assistance you need right at your fingertips. Understand the rationale and scientific evidence behind spinal injections and sympathetic nerve blocks - when and why they should be performed, the mechanisms of action on pain, and current guidelines for practice - and master their execution. Optimize outcomes, reduce complications, and minimize risks by adhering to current, evidence-based practice guidelines. Apply the newest techniques in employing ultrasound, fluoroscopy and computed tomography (CT) to guide needle placement. Quickly find the information you need in a user-friendly format with strictly templated chapters supplemented with illustrative line drawings, images, and treatment algorithms. See how it’s done through step-by-step procedural videos on Expert Consult. Access the fully searchable contents at expertconsult.com.
Category: Medical

Maitland S Peripheral Manipulation

Author : Elly Hengeveld
ISBN : 9780702054570
Genre : Medical
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The legacy of Geoff Maitland and his seminal work, Peripheral Manipulation, continues in this fifth edition, with Elly Hengeveld and Kevin Banks leading an international team of experts who demonstrate how to manage peripheral neuromusculoskeletal disorders using the principles and practice of the Maitland Concept. Together, they ensure the heart of the Concept beats on by promoting collaborative decision-making with the patient at centre and emphasizing the art and science of observation, listening, palpation and movement skills. A key feature of the new edition focuses on a more evidence-based and analytical view of the role of mobilization and manipulation in clinical practice. The authors have written in a way that reflects their application of the Maitland Concept and how they have integrated techniques in the light of advancement in professional knowledge. Each chapter stands alone as a ‘master class’. The text is systematically arranged focusing on detailed assessment, clinical reasoning and re-assessment to determine the physical dysfunction and efficacy of manipulative physiotherapy techniques, while also advocating continuous communication and interaction. Techniques of passive mobilization are also described, specifically designed around the individual patient’s condition. All the chapters are written from a clinical perspective and review the evidence which informs how to deal with and manage peripheral joint pain as they present to the practitioner. Furthermore, each peripheral region (craniomandibular, upper limbs and lower limbs) is considered from the point of view of best practice in analysing and hypothesising subjective data, examination, treatment and management of peripheral pain conditions. Brand new to the fifth edition is the addition of a companion website – Maitland’s Manipulation eResources (www.maitlandsresources.com) – providing access to a range of valuable learning materials which include videos, MCQs, interactive case studies, research links, and bonus chapters. World-leading experts provide evidence relating the Maitland Concept to clinical practice Evidence supporting practice Covers both subjective and physical examination Best practice management using mobilization and manipulation Case studies – how and when to integrate the Maitland Concept into clinical practice Chapter-based learning outcomes, keywords and glossaries Companion website – Maitland’s Manipulation eResources (www.maitlandsresources.com) Expert perspectives and supporting evidence Case studies Companion website – www.maitlandsresources.com – containing: Video Bank of over 480 video clips showing examination and treatment techniques Image Bank of over 1,000 illustrations Interactive case studies Over 200 MCQs Bonus chapters on additional principles and techniques of examination / treatment Weblink references to abstracts
Category: Medical