Plants A Very Short Introduction

Author: Timothy Walker
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019163400X
Size: 13,24 MB
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Plants form a fundamental element of the biosphere, and the evolution of plants has directly affected the evolution of animal life and the evolution of the Earth's climate. Plants have also become essential to humans not only in the form of cereal crops, fruit, and vegetables, but in their many other uses in wood and paper, and in providing medicines. Their aesthetic importance too in our parks and gardens as well as in wildflower meadows and great forests should not be underestimated. In this Very Short Introduction Timothy Walker, Director of the Botanical Gardens in Oxford, provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the need and efforts for their conservation for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

What Have The Immigrants Ever Done For Us

Author: Kelvin MacKenzie
Editor: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849549028
Size: 12,47 MB
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Right now, immigration is a central point of discussion in both political debate and cultural discourse. With the growth of right-wing parties in Britain, it seems that animosity towards outsiders is increasing every day - after all, immigrants come to our country, steal our jobs and exploit our public services, but what do they give us in return? In this bold new addition to the Provocations series, Kelvin MacKenzie speaks out about immigration in the thought-provoking, no-hold-barred manner the public has come to expect from him ... but with one crucial twist. Kelvin supports immigration. Indeed, he makes the point that many of the institutions we deem to be quintessentially British - Marks & Spencer, Stephen Fry, the NHS, the Great Western Railway and even Kelvin's former newspaper, The Sun - would not exist at all without immigration. As paranoia and misinformation corrupt British opinion, it is more important than ever to acknowledge the monumental contribution immigrants have made to this country historically, culturally, economically, politically - and continuously. Like Monty Python before us, the time has come to ask what the immigrants have ever done for us - although perhaps it would be more apt to ask what we would do without them.

Plants And The Human Brain

Author: David O. Kennedy
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991401X
Size: 17,37 MB
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Discusses how plant-based chemicals affect and interact with the human brain and its evolution.

Last Animals At The Zoo

Author: Colin Tudge
Editor: Island Press
ISBN: 1610912829
Size: 14,36 MB
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In Last Animals at the Zoo, Colin Tudge argues that zoos have become an essential part of modern conservation strategy, and that the only real hope for saving many endangered species is through creative use of zoos in combination with restoration of natural habitats. From the genetics of captive breeding to techniques of behavioral enrichment, Tudge examines all aspects of zoo conservation programs and explains how the precarious existence of so many animals can best be protected.

Hallam Square

Author: Anna Jacobs
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444714430
Size: 13,30 MB
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**Book four in the heart-melting Gibson Family series, perfect for fans of Dilly Court, Catherine Cookson and 'Call the Midwife'** Lancashire, 1858. Annie Hallam has at last found complete happiness. She has three healthy babies and adores her husband Frederick. After years of struggling to make a living in the small town of Bilsden, Annie knows she deserves to sit back and enjoy her life - after all, she's not yet forty, and still in her prime. But worries are on the horizon. Frederick has been looking rather pale lately. Her brother Tom hasn't moved on after the death of his wife. Rebecca, her half-sister, is longing for something more than her work in the salon. And William, her son, isn't happy at university. And something much more dangerous is looming - a threat not only to Annie's peace of mind, but to her life . . . ***************** Praise for Anna Jacobs: 'Catherine Cookson fans will cheer!' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Anna Jacobs' books have an impressive grasp of human emotions' - Sunday Times 'Anna Jacobs' books are deservedly popular. She is one of the best writers of Lancashire sagas around' - Historical Novels Reviews

Energy Within

Author: Brent Ludwig
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 1468941518
Size: 17,43 MB
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The combined theories of our energy within our bodies. This book explains scientific theories as well as personal opinions about our souls and our purpose in life. Included are theories of laws of attraction, religion and science all merged into one common purpose.

Eei Bulletin

Author: Edison Electric Institute
Size: 20,18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Primary Education

Size: 19,14 MB
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Insect Conservation Biology

Author: Royal Entomological Society of London. Symposium
Editor: CABI
ISBN: 1845932544
Size: 19,82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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These proceedings contain papers on insect conservation biology that are classified under 3 themes: (1) the current status of insect conservation, and major avenues for progress and hindrances (6 papers); (2) insects as model organisms in conservation biology (6 papers); and (3) future directions in insect conservation biology (6 papers).

To Do Or Not To Do

Author: Cobus van der Merwe
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465321780
Size: 17,81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this volume of 39 chapters; one has 39 short stories in biographic form. Each story contains valuable information for every day life's success, picturing experience applicable to almost everyone. The author has had experiences in growing up on a South African farm where he enjoyed hard work but also the pleasure of what nature offered, from mountaineering which included the eating of a variety of wild fruit and taking honey from beehives up in the mountain cliffs. Sometimes encountering wild animals such as baboons. He shares his experience as a viticulturist raising table grapes and a professional and as a businessman transplanting to the USA and all the pain that went in it.