By Henri J. Dumont
What have we learnt concerning the Nile because the mid-1970s, the instant while Julian Rzóska determined that the time had come to put up a finished quantity concerning the biology, and the geological and cultural historical past of that fab river? And what adjustments have in the meantime happened within the basin? The human popu- tion has greater than doubled, specifically in Egypt, but in addition in East Africa. in the neighborhood, business improvement has taken position, and the Aswan excessive Dam used to be truly now not the final significant infrastructure paintings that was once performed. extra dams were equipped, and a few water diversions, just like the Toshka lakes, have created new expanses of water in the midst of the Sahara wasteland. What are the consequences of all this at the ec- ogy and financial system of the Basin? that's what the current publication units out to discover, 33 years after the publi- tion of “The Nile: Biology of an historical River”. Thirty-seven authors have taken up the problem, and feature written the “new” booklet. they arrive from thirteen diversified international locations, and 15 between them characterize the biggest Nilotic states (Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya). Julian Rzóska died in 1984, and lots of the - authors of his publication have now both disappeared or retired from learn. purely Jack Talling and Samir Ghabbour have been nonetheless on hand to take part back.
By Ross H. Nehm, Ann F. Budd
The richly fossiliferous Neogene stratigraphic sections of the Dominican Republic function certainly one of just a couple of geological study platforms on the earth the place morphological stasis and punctuated speciation were investigated in a number of lineages. This examine process presents exceptional possibilities for comparative reports of evolutionary stasis and alter and their environmental and ecological contexts. during this quantity, a various workforce of geologists and paleobiologists jointly concentration their recognition in this learn process, offering an up-to-date geological framework and a sequence of novel stories of evolutionary stasis and alter between assorted lineages and linked ecological groups. This choice of reviews illustrates the massive strength of collaborative, multidisciplinary, and field-based paleobiological examine for reports of macroevolutionary switch within the fossil checklist.
By Paul Eggleton (auth.), David Edward Bignell, Yves Roisin, Nathan Lo (eds.)
Biology of Termites, a contemporary Synthesis brings jointly the most important advances in termite biology, phylogenetics, social evolution and biogeography made within the decade in view that Abe et al Termites: Evolution, Sociality, Symbioses, Ecology turned the normal glossy reference paintings on termite technology. development at the luck of the Kluwer booklet, David Bignell, Yves Roisin and Nathan Lo have introduced jointly within the new quantity many of the world’s top specialists on termite taxonomy, behaviour, genetics, caste differentiation, body structure, microbiology, mound structure, distribution and keep watch over. Very robust evolutionary and developmental issues run in the course of the person chapters, fed by means of new info streams from molecular sequencing, and for the 1st time it really is attainable to match the social enterprise of termites with that of the social Hymenoptera, concentrating on caste selection, inhabitants genetics, cooperative behaviour, nest hygiene and symbioses with microorganisms. New chapters were further on termite pheromones, termites as pests of agriculture and on harmful invasive species, and new molecular and cladistic frameworks are provided for clarifying taxonomy, particularly within the larger termites which dominate many tropical ecosystems. utilized entomologists, developmental and evolutionary biologists, microbial ecologists, sociobiologists and tropical agriculture experts will all enjoy the new insights supplied through this work.
By Edited by Kimberly Wiefling By (author) Michael Seese
The net, like Elvis, is in every single place. it really is in our houses, our offices, our telephones. regrettably, our on-line world is teeming with undesirable those who are looking to scouse borrow our identities, pilfer our company secrets and techniques, get their grubby little hands into our on-line wallets, and -- so as to add insult to damage -- latch onto our desktops to perpetuate their crimes. glossy agencies do their most sensible to hammer domestic the message of protection via education, communications, and outright begging. The message frequently falls on deaf ears, now not simply because staff have the desire to make their places of work hazardous, yet really, as the subject is so complicated and wide-ranging that it easily is overwhelming. As a data safety expert, it truly is my cost to make the net international more secure for we all. None people tolerates a criminal offense spree in our local. Likewise, we must always no longer tolerate the present crime wave that's sweeping the net, one that actually threatens to stifle the e-commerce and e-communications that we have got come to grasp and depend on. they are saying a bit wisdom is a perilous factor. I agree. humans want greater than a bit wisdom to be secure on-line. they should know how encryption, the net, and instant paintings so as to positioned the items jointly -- actually like a jigsaw puzzle -- to bare a twin of a safer on-line international. it truly is my objective to craft these items in this kind of method that the common reader will comprehend those applied sciences, and for that reason know the way to use them to either their company and private cyberselves. This ebook might be learn through a person who cares concerning the defense and privateness in their on-line details, and needs to grasp how you can take steps to guard it ... and that are supposed to be all people. This ebook may be learn via someone who desires to "do the proper factor" and confirm that they don't inadvertently compromise their employer's, or their very own, delicate info ... and that are meant to be every person. This ebook will be learn via an individual who believes that crime is crime, it's going to be stopped, and needs to understand what concrete steps she or he could be take to minimize cybercrime and reduce its affects ... and that are meant to be all people.
By Garabed Antranikian
Informativ und spannend stellen die Autoren detailliert eine interdisziplin?re und innovationstr?chtige Querschnittswissenschaft vor, unterst?tzt mit vielen Beispielen. Ziel ist, neue umweltschonende Prozesse und Produkte im Bereich existence technology zu erschlie?en. Integriert sind die Disziplinen Mikrobiologie, Chemie, Molekular-biologie, Bioinformatik und Verfahrenstechnik.
By German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)
As a result of the significant possibilities and dangers linked to it, and the complexity of the topic, bioenergy coverage has very quickly turn into a tough political job for regulators and planners - a job which may in basic terms be entire via all over the world cooperation and the construction of a global framework. WBGU's important message is that the sustainable power of bioenergy, which might be tapped around the world, could be applied - only if threats to sustainability are shunned. particularly, using bioenergy must never endanger nutrients safeguard or the targets of nature conservation and weather switch mitigation.
By Laurent Touchart
By Mark A. Rothstein
By T. Gregory Dewey
Traditionally, technological know-how has sought to minimize advanced difficulties to their least difficult parts, yet extra lately it has famous the advantage of learning advanced phenomena in situ. Fractal geometry is one such beautiful procedure, and this ebook discusses its software to advanced difficulties in molecular biophysics. The booklet offers a close, unified therapy of fractal points of protein and constitution dynamics, fractal response kinetics in biochemical structures, series correlations in DNA and proteins, and descriptors of chaos in enzymatic platforms. In a space that has been gradual to recognize using fractals, this is often an immense addition to the literature, supplying a glimpse of the wealth of attainable purposes to advanced difficulties.
By Jerome R. Adams
This publication beneficial properties biographies of 32 of the main awesome figures in Latin American background. To the 23 contributors from the 1st version, consisting ordinarily of innovative, political, and armed forces figures of the prior, are additional 9 new biographies of latest Latin American presidents, delivering an up-to-date view of the region's management. numerous styles run during the person biographies. the idea that of local identification is a vital element within the tales of Malinche, Juarez, Sandino, and Zapata--profoundly affecting the politics of recent Brazil, Mexico, and Nicaragua. One additionally sees a continuous compulsion to insurgent opposed to overwhelming odds within the situations of Manuela Saenz, Che Guevara and Daniel Ortega.