This charming illustrated non-fiction picture book takes you on an amazing journey all about the wonderful world of bees and their adventure from flower to flower. Bees are brilliant at building, super social, and - most importantly - along with other insects, they are responsible for a third of every mouthful of food you eat! The Bee Book is perfect to teach children age 5 to 8 all about our fuzzy little friends, how much they matter, why they are declining, and what we can do to help. This dazzling celebration of bees is lavishly illustrated by the talented up-and-coming author and illustrator Charlotte Milner. Children will be fascinated by the beautiful pictures and learn plenty of buzz-worthy facts covering types of bee, bee hives, beekeeping, how they pollinate plants and make honey, and much more. Meet the humble honey bee face-to-face: an animal that is considered nature´s hardest worker, in this educational yet engaging kids book that you can treasure forever.
Hier liegen ergänzend zu der früher erschienenen Sammlung ´´Sagen aus Zwickau´´ auch die Sagen des Zwickauer Landes vor, aus Crimmitschau und Werdau, Hartenstein, Kirchberg, Wildenfels-Wiesenburg und Umgebung, aus dem Mülsengrund und um Zwickau herum. Sie berichten von der Entstehung von Dörfern und Städten, von seltsamen Ereignissen aus der bewegten Geschichte, von Spuk und Wunderzeichen und den großen und kleinen Schwächen der Menschen. Ob es dabei um eine Flucht aus dem Kloster Frankenhausen geht, ob von der Vollmondgesellschaft berichtet wird, ob sich ein Reiter ohne Kopf bei Fraureuth sehen lässt, es die Wunderblume vom Rocksengrund zu entdecken gilt oder nur das sagenhafte Wetter die Menschen bewegt, an kurzweilig-spannender Unterhaltung ist kein Mangel.
Marking the change in focus of tree genomics from single species to comparative approaches, this book covers biological, genomic, and evolutionary aspects of angiosperm trees that provide information and perspectives to support researchers broadening the focus of their research. The diversity of angiosperm trees in morphology, anatomy, physiology and biochemistry has been described and cataloged by various scientific disciplines, but the molecular, genetic, and evolutionary mechanisms underlying this diversity have only recently been explored. Excitingly, advances in genomic and sequencing technologies are ushering a new era of research broadly termed comparative genomics, which simultaneously exploits and describes the evolutionary origins and genetic regulation of traits of interest. Within tree genomics, this research is already underway, as the number of complete genome sequences available for angiosperm trees is increasing at an impressive pace and the number of species for which RNAseq data are available is rapidly expanding. Because they are extensively covered by other literature and are rapidly changing, technical and computational approaches-such as the latest sequencing technologies-are not a main focus of this book. Instead, this comprehensive volume provides a valuable, broader view of tree genomics whose relevance will outlive the particulars of current-day technical approaches. The first section of the book discusses background on the evolution and diversification of angiosperm trees, as well as offers description of the salient features and diversity of the unique physiology and wood anatomy of angiosperm trees. The second section explores the two most advanced model angiosperm tree species (poplars and eucalypts) as well as species that are soon to emerge as new models. The third section describes the structural features and evolutionary histories of angiosperm tree genomes, followed by a fourth section focusing on the genomics of traits of biological, ecological, and economic interest. In summary, this book is a timely and well-referenced foundational resource for the forest tree community looking to embrace comparative approaches for the study of angiosperm trees.
This volume is of great importance to humans and other living organisms. The study of water quality draws information from a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, engineering, and resource management. University training in water quality is often limited to specialized courses in engineering, ecology, and fisheries curricula. This book also offers a basic understanding of water quality to professionals who are not formally trained in the subject. The revised third edition updates and expands the discussion, and incorporates additional figures and illustrative problems. Improvements include a new chapter on basic chemistry, a more comprehensive chapter on hydrology, and an updated chapter on regulations and standards. Because it employs only first-year college-level chemistry and very basic physics, the book is well-suited as the foundation for a general introductory course in water quality. It is equally useful as a guide for self-study and an in-depth resource for general readers.
This textbook aims to be a one stop shop for those interested in aerosols and their impact on the climate system. It starts with some fundamentals on atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric radiation and cloud physics, then goes into techniques used for in-situ and remote sensing measurements of aerosols, data assimilation, and discusses aerosol-radiation interactions, aerosol-cloud interactions and the multiple impacts of aerosols on the climate system. The book aims to engage those interested in aerosols and their impacts on the climate system: graduate and PhD students, but also post-doctorate fellows who are new to the field or would like to broaden their knowledge. The book includes exercises at the end of most chapters. Atmospheric aerosols are small (microscopic) particles in suspension in the atmosphere, which play multiple roles in the climate system. They interact with the energy budget through scattering and absorption of solar and terrestrial radiation. They also serve as cloud condensation and ice nuclei with impacts on the formation, evolution and properties of clouds. Finally aerosols also interact with some biogeochemical cycles. Anthropogenic emissions of aerosols are responsible for a cooling effect that has masked part of the warming due to the increased greenhouse effect since pre-industrial time. Natural aerosols also respond to climate changes as shown by observations of past climates and modelling of the future climate.