Download Pilzgeschichten: Wissenswertes aus der Mykologie by Hans Kothe, Erika Kothe PDF

By Hans Kothe, Erika Kothe

Wer beim Wort Pilze nur an leckere Champignons und Steinpilze oder giftige Knollenblatter- und Fliegenpilze denkt, wird von diesem Buch uberrascht sein. Denn Pilze sind ungeheuer vielgestaltig und besiedeln die verschiedensten Lebensraume: Manche sind mikroskopisch klein und wirken als Krankheitserreger bei Menschen, Tieren und Pflanzen. Andere konnen Arzneimittel produzieren oder bei der Produktion von Lebensmitteln helfen, Bier und Wein garen und das Brot aufgehen lassen. Wieder andere konnen Schadstoffe im Boden abbauen und zur Schadlingsbekampfung eingesetzt werden.
Historische Anekdoten und aktuelle Beispiele machen die biologische, medizinische und okologische Bedeutung der Pilze

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Download Wild Shore: Exploring Lake Superior by Kayak by Greg Breining PDF

By Greg Breining

Travel/Sports a real tale of event and a two-year quest to navigate the best of the nice Lakes. "One day, I paddled a sea kayak. All sleek traces and curves, the hull carved the water with slightly a whisper and grew to become on the contact of a paddle. How does it suppose to shuttle days on finish without fastened time table? What occurs on your experience of distance while each mile is earned by way of one thousand strokes of the paddle? A plan started to shape as I imagined paddling on and on, by no means having to show back." Lake Superior's windswept rock, transparent water, and wooded beaches make it probably the most lovely landscapes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ontario. Over years, sportsman, author, and international visitor Greg Breining got down to circle this nice lake by way of kayak, a way of shuttle that allowed him to go to the lake's areas of infrequent good looks and solitude, event its wildly diversified moods, and spot its distant historical websites and remoted groups. Wild Shore is a story of outside event, peculiar characters, funny tales, and quiet mirrored image. Wild Shore can also be a narrative of the lads and girls who've lived alongside Lake Superior's seashores because the Ice Age. An avid heritage buff, Breining follows the routes of the Ojibwe and the voyageurs. He explores the combo of cultures that created the Lake stronger zone we all know at the present time. He visits the scientist who reports the final surviving wooded area caribou herd at the more suitable shore, explores the riddle of the lake's mysterious "Pukaskwa pits," and meets the Ojibwe Coast safeguard captain who tried to save lots of the ill-fated cruise send Grampa Woo. Illustrated all through with the author's extraordinary images, Wild Shore could be a welcome e-book to those that love the wonderful thing about Lake improved, to adventurers, and to armchair tourists in all places. Greg Breining is the writer of many books, together with Minnesota (1997) and go back of the Eagle (1994). His writing has additionally seemed in activities Illustrated, Audubon, foreign flora and fauna, and Minnesota per 30 days. he's the coping with editor of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer and lives in St. Paul. Translation Inquiries: college of Minnesota Press

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Download Thoreau’s Animals by Henry David Thoreau; Geoff Wisner (ed.) PDF

By Henry David Thoreau; Geoff Wisner (ed.)

Illustrated via Debby Cotter Kaspari

From Thoreau’s well known magazine, a treasury of memorable, humorous, and sharply saw money owed of his encounters with the wild and family animals of Concord

a number of the such a lot brilliant writings within the well known magazine of Henry David Thoreau situation creatures he stumbled on whilst rambling the fields, forests, and wetlands of harmony and close by groups. A prepared and considerate observer, he wrote usually approximately those animals, regularly delicate to their mysteries and deeply appreciative in their good looks and individuality. even if serenading the perch of Walden Pond along with his flute, chasing a loon around the water’s floor, staring at a conflict among black and purple ants, or undertaking a conflict of wits along with his family’s runaway pig, Thoreau penned his magazine entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.
 
This quantity, like its spouse Thoreau’s Wildflowers, is prepared by way of the times of the 12 months, following the growth of the turning seasons. a variety of his unique sketchbook drawings is incorporated, in addition to thirty-five beautiful illustrations through naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari.

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Download River Morphology by R.J. Garde PDF

By R.J. Garde

The textual content covers dialogue approximately historical past of fluvial hydraulics and geomorphology, drainage basin features, soil erosion, fluvial morphology, ideas of sediment delivery and hydraulics of alluvial and gravel-bed rivers, river mattress and channel adjustments, palaeo-hydraulics, analytical and numerical modeling of alluvial circulate transients, morphology of a few Indian rivers, rivers and atmosphere, and information wishes for morphological reports. Inclusion of 2 chapters on modeling deals worthy instruments for quantitative research of a couple of difficulties in alluvial flow transients. "River Morphology" could be worthy to undergraduate and graduate scholars in geology and engineering, to these drawn to rivers and focused on making plans and administration of rivers.

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Download The Nature of Natural History by Marston Bates PDF

By Marston Bates

This vintage paintings is an exploration of what typical background is, and a sustained attempt to work out the way it pertains to different parts of biology. Marston Bates didn't try to weigh down his viewers with proof or overinterpret these he did use, and, maybe for that reason, the character of traditional background is a undying paintings. The author's actual curiosity within the tropics has a truly present feeling, and the 1st ten or fifteen chapters of the paintings have a method that's parallel to that of David Attenborough's verbal shows of nature. From the publication: "I have already made numerous comments concerning the connection among parasitism and degeneracy. i believe it is a subject of perspective. we're predatory animals ourselves, and for this reason respect the features of predationagility, pace, crafty, self-reliance. We think a undeniable kinship with the lion, and regard the liver fluke with horror. If a sheep got the alternative, notwithstanding, it will probably like to be debilitated by means of liver flukes instead of killed through a lion."

Originally released in 1990.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand know-how to back make on hand formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations safeguard the unique texts of those very important books whereas proposing them in sturdy paperback variants. The target of the Princeton Legacy Library is to significantly bring up entry to the wealthy scholarly background present in the hundreds of thousands of books released by means of Princeton college Press on account that its founding in 1905.

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