A Student S Guide To The Seashore

Author: J. D. Fish
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521468190
Size: 20,88 MB
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Students and naturalists are not only interested in which species live on the seashore but also about their biology. A Student's Guide to the Seashore is a unique, concise, illustrated guide to both the biology and the identification of over 600 common and widespread shore animals and plants. This new edition, for the first time, includes simple keys to allow accurate identification, and the author's line drawings beautifully illustrate each species. Together with concise summaries of diagnostic features, and notes on biology, this is the first comprehensive guide to the seashore giving a fascinating insight into the diversity and complexity of life on the shore.

Rocky Shores

Author: John Archer-Thomson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472943147
Size: 19,33 MB
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Rocky Shores explores the species, communities and landscape of the narrow strip of land surrounding much of the British Isles. While it may be limited in extent, this habitat is incredibly biodiverse, and this insightful book details all the patterns of marine life that might be encountered on sheltered and exposed shores, from the inhospitable splash zone to the repeatedly submerged lower shore, and everything in between. Comprehensive chapters accompanied by exceptional photographs cover various members of the rocky-shore community in turn: striking lichens that colourfully adorn the rocks; seaweeds that have sustained human settlements for millennia; mysterious and often spectacular worms and their relatives; molluscs with variously configured shells; spiny-skinned echinoderms that move using tube feet; arthropods that range from tiny marine insects to heavy-clawed crabs; and microscopic species that drift around at the mercy of the tides. Rock pools provide pockets of diversity dotted across the shore, while the strandline at the high-tide mark supports a unique assemblage of microbes and invertebrates that attracts a variety of birds and mammals. For anyone with a love of the shore – from the occasional rockpooler to avid naturalists – this book is a must for your collection.

Quirkology

Author: Richard Wiseman
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330526057
Size: 14,14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on obvious problems, Richard Wiseman has been busy uncovering the secret ingredients of charisma, exploring how our personalities are shaped by when we are born and examining why people usually miss the obvious signs of their partner's infidelity. Using scientific methods to investigate offbeat topics that interest the general public as well as the scientific community, Quirkology brings a new understanding to the backwaters of the human mind and takes us to places where mainstream scientists fear to tread. Comparable to Freakonomics, but British, far more populist, and a lot funnier. Findings include: How does your surname influence your life? What does the way you walk reveal about your personality? Why should women have men write their personal ads? What is the funniest joke in the world?

A Student S Guide To English Composition

Author: Robert Douglas Scott
Editor:
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Size: 13,90 MB
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Mosby S Tour Guide To Nursing School E Book

Author: Melodie Chenevert
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323067395
Size: 18,82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Encouraging, user-friendly, and altogether unique, Mosby’s Tour Guide to Nursing School encourages you to not only survive nursing school, but excel in whichever program you select. Throughout the book, Dr. Chenevert compares your journey through nursing school to a road trip, and she offers advice to increase your understanding, help you successfully navigate obstacles, and make your journey more enjoyable. You’ll learn how to prepare for the NCLEX® and your nursing career, how to get good grades, how to deal with failure, how to improve oral and written reports, and much more. A must-have for every nursing student! Endorsed by the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Written by a nationally known motivational speaker and nurse, the book’s down-to-earth approach uses humor and clever analogies to clearly teach the information you need to know. Uses the analogy of a cross-country road trip to help you see the relationships between different aspects of nursing school, as well as give you a finite view of its duration and end result. Inspirational quotes throughout offer wisdom and encouragement from fellow nursing students and graduates. The appendix lists numerous diverse resources you’ll find useful before, during, and after nursing school. Electronic Age Information covers distance learning, online courses, and podcasts, facilitating your success both in today’s electronic classroom and with the advancing technology in nursing. A special NCLEX® chapter (Chapter 29: Are We There Yet? Almost.) provides you with the tools you need to prepare for and pass the NCLEX®. Updated statistics and information on the emerging trends of the workforce keep you current with what’s happening in the world outside nursing and help you make educated choices during nursing school. Three chapters are devoted to diversity in today’s workforce and the non-traditional student. Thorough coverage of ADN, BSN, and RN-BSN programs (program prerequisites, differences, and more) helps you make informed decisions about your choice of nursing programs. An appendix of Online Resources provides quick and easy access to web sites that will assist both students and graduates with continued study and real-world advice.

A Natural History Of The Seashore

Author: Peter J. Hayward
Editor: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 10,21 MB
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A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day. The seashore, with its endlessly changing tides, is one of the most fluctuating physical environments on the planet. Home to an abundance of animal and plant life, it is also one of the richest habitats the naturalist can explore. Here in Britain, we are fortunate to have a long and varied coastline, and our relatively large tidal ranges mean that our seashore offers a wide range of coastal habitats, including mud, sand, shingle and rock. In New Naturalist Seashore, Peter Hayward looks at: * Resident and migrant species, including fish, barnacles, limpets, winkles, sponges, algae, lichens and sea grasses* The effects of tourism and pollution on these habitats* The geology of the British Isles, with its sinking and rising coastlines* The responses and adaptations of plant and animal life to a changing physical environment seashore, has always attracted man, in the early years as a source of food, and in Victorian times as a rich habitat that the early naturalists would explore. In this fascinating addition to the highly regarded New Naturalist series, Peter Hayward brings the natural history of the seashore right up to date

Aligning Student Support With Achievement Goals

Author: Karen Seashore Louis
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412916592
Size: 19,97 MB
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The authors offer a practical approach to creating a reorganized, fully-integrated student support community that contributes to increasing academic success.

The Glasgow Naturalist

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Sea Shore Of Britain Europe

Author: Peter Hayward
Editor: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN:
Size: 18,42 MB
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This pocket guides describes and illustrates all the common species of plants and animals found on the sea shore - from the highest spring tide to five metres below sea level. It covers the sea shore of the Atlantic, Mediterranean, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel coasts of Britain and Europe - from the North Cape to the Dardanelles. A simple introductory key allows quick identification of what type of animal - coelenterate or mollusc - the user wants to identify. Every group also has a two-page introduction on basic biology and general identification characteristics.