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1. American snakes [2018]

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xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Foreword, by Rick ShinePrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Form and Function3. A Day in the Life of a Snake4. A Year in the Life of a Snake5. Snake Sex6. Snake Food7. Snake Eaters8. Snake Defense9. Dangerous Snakes10. Snake Invaders11. Snake ConservationEpilogueReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423593 20180226
125 million years ago on the floodplains of North America, a burrowing lizard started down the long evolutionary path of shedding its limbs. The 60-plus species of snakes found in Sean P. Graham's American Snakes have this ancestral journey to thank for their ubiquity, diversity, and beauty. Although many people fear them, snakes are as much a part of America's rich natural heritage as redwoods, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Found from the vast Okefenokee Swamp to high alpine meadows, from hardwood canopies to the burning bottom of the Grand Canyon, these ultimate vertebrates are ecologically pivotal predators and quintessential survivors.In this revelatory and engaging meditation on American snakes, Graham, a respected herpetologist and gifted writer, * explains the everyday lives of American snakes, from their daily routines and seasonal cycles to their love lives, hunting tactics, and defensive repertoires* debunks harmful myths about snakes and explores their relationship with humans* highlights the contribution of snakes to the American wilderness* tells tales of "snake people"-important snake biologists with inspiring careersNeither a typical field guide nor an exhaustive reference, American Snakes is instead a fascinating study of the suborder Serpentes. Brimming with intriguing and unusual stories-of hognose snakes that roll over and play dead, blindsnakes with tiny vestigial lungs, rainbow-hued dipsadines, and wave-surfing sea-snakes-the text is interspersed with scores of gorgeous full-color images of snakes, from the scary to the sublime. This proud celebration of a diverse American wildlife group will make every reader, no matter how skeptical, into a genuine snake lover.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423593 20180226
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xx, 99 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
  • The early years
  • Caltech and to France again
  • The USA, France, and IBM
  • The birth of fractal geometry
  • The Mandelbrot set
  • The fractal geometry of nature
  • The art of fractals : painting, architecture, and music
  • Practical fractals
  • In retrospect
  • Benoit and Nigel
  • Awards and publications.
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xiv, 511 pages ; 23 cm
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x, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Wood warblers of Eastern North America: a life list
  • Introduction
  • Birds of spring
  • The Texas Gulf Coast: first landfall
  • The coastal oak woods of Texas and Louisiana: migrant magnets
  • The low country of Louisiana and Mississippi
  • Piney woods and cypress swamps
  • From the confluence to the headwaters
  • The mysterious northlands
  • Great Lakes country
  • Adirondack spring
  • Epilogue.
In 2015, ornithologist Bruce M. Beehler set off on a solo backroads journey to trace the spring migration of songbirds from the southern border of the United States through the U.S. heartland and north into Canada. Traveling via car, canoe, bike, and on foot, Beehler followed migrant wood warblers and other songbirds from the Texas coast, up the Mississippi drainage to its headwaters in Minnesota and onward to the birds' nesting grounds in the north woods of Ontario. Engaging readers in the wonders of the spring migration, this book is a call to conserve, restore, and expand bird habitats to preserve them for the well-being of future generations of both birds and humans.
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  • Lord Beaverbrook, RDX, and the Ministry of Supply
  • The vexed question of RDX supply
  • Torpex and the air war
  • RDX and the Army Ordnance Department
  • RDX and the Army air forces
  • The battle for RDX production
  • Canada and RDX
  • The Wexler Bend Pilot Plant
  • The great Holston Ordnance Works
  • Torpex and the Battle of the Atlantic
  • 1945 and the atomic bomb
  • The aftermath.
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300 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: December 6, 2012
  • Return of the wolf
  • In the Valley of the Druids
  • A star is born
  • Killers
  • The king of Currumpaw
  • Rebels in the sage
  • Iron man
  • Return to the Lamar Valley
  • Betrayal
  • Rampage of the Mollies
  • "The worst possible thing I could tell you"
  • A good day in the park
  • Enough is enough
  • Epilogue.
The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. -- Provided by publisher.
"The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park's stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley. These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West--between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country's most iconic landscapes."--Jacket.
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iv, 577 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
An introduction to the test formats for each of the three ACCUPLACER Math tests: Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Mathematics, with over 1,350 practice questions, including quick drills and comprehensive practice questions that mirror the actual exams, plus hundreds of examples that show readers exactly how to answer questions from each content area. Includes three practice tests that each contain sections for Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Mathematics. Each section is reflective of its respective exam in terms of format, length, and content, giving readers three opportunities to practice each of the three ACCUPLACER Math tests.
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x, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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211 pages ; 21 cm
"A novel about a young Chinese woman whose graduate studies in chemistry go off track and lead her to discover the truths about her goals and desires"-- Provided by publisher.
Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, our unnamed narrator finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. Tormented by her failed research, there's another, nonscientific question looming: the marriage proposal from a fellow scientist, whose path through academia has been relatively free of obstacles, and with whom she can't make a life before finding success on her own. For the first time, she's confronted with a question she won't find the answer to in a textbook: What do I really want?
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xiii, 359 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction: The Politics of Experiment 1. New Beginnings 2. Producing Life 3. Representing Reason 4. Cloning, Knowledge, and the Politics of Consensus 5. Confusing Deliberation 6. In the Laboratories of Democracy 7. Religion, Reason, and the Politics of Progress 8. The Legacy of Experiment Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179546 20171211
Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a moral and political imperative. From in vitro fertilization to embryonic stem cell research, cloning, and gene editing, Americans have repeatedly struggled with how to define the moral status of the human embryo, whether to limit its experimental uses, and how to contend with sharply divided public moral perspectives on governing science. Experiments in Democracy presents a history of American debates over human embryo research from the late 1960s to the present, exploring their crucial role in shaping norms, practices, and institutions of deliberation governing the ethical challenges of modern bioscience. J. Benjamin Hurlbut details how scientists, bioethicists, policymakers, and other public figures have attempted to answer a question of great consequence: how should the public reason about aspects of science and technology that effect fundamental dimensions of human life? Through a study of one of the most significant science policy controversies in the history of the United States, Experiments in Democracy paints a portrait of the complex relationship between science and democracy, and of U.S. society's evolving approaches to evaluating and governing science's most challenging breakthroughs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231179546 20171211
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11. The great quake [2017]

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vii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Altered State
  • Under the Mountain
  • An Accident of Geography
  • Clam Broth and Beer
  • The Floating World
  • Spiking Out
  • Before the Storm
  • Faults
  • Shaken
  • Stunned
  • The Barnacle Line
  • Rebuilding
  • Deep Thinking
  • Acceptance
  • Epilogue.
On March 27, 1964, at 5-36 p.m., the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America--and the second biggest ever in the world, measuring 9.2 on the Richter scale--struck Alaska, devastating coastal towns and villages and killing more than 130 people in what was then a relatively sparsely populated region. In a riveting tale about the almost unimaginable brute force of nature, New York Times science journalist Henry Fountain, in his first trade book, re-creates the lives of the villagers and townspeople living in Chenega, Anchorage, and Valdez; describes the sheer beauty of the geology of the region, with its towering peaks and 20-mile-long glaciers; and reveals the impact of the quake on the towns, the buildings, and the lives of the inhabitants. George Plafker, a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey with years of experience scouring the Alaskan wilderness, is asked to investigate the Prince William Sound region in the aftermath of the quake, to better understand its origins. His work confirmed the then controversial theory of plate tectonics that explained how and why such deadly quakes occur, and how we can plan for the next one.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781101904060 20171218
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vii, 223 pages ; 23 cm
  • Ways of knowing and relational knowledge / Marcela Brugnach and Helen Ingram
  • Understanding positions on hydraulic fracturing : the entangled mix of expertise, values, and group affiliation / Christopher M. Weible and Tanya Heikkila
  • Science and salmon recovery / Robert T. Lackey
  • The science and politics of forest management : President Clinton's Northwest forest plan / Matthew S. Carroll and Steven E. Daniels
  • Citizens and scientists in health-care and environmental policy : differing levels of citizen engagement in expert decision-making / Ann C. Keller
  • An experiment in post-normal science : building a knowledge-to-action network in Idaho / Denise Lach
  • The role of place-based social learning / Daniel R. Williams
  • Changing expectations for science and scientists in marine and terrestrial management and policy possibilities and best practices / Brent S. Steel and Denise Lach
  • Collaborative governance, science, and policy outcomes / Edward P. Weber and Anna P. Stevenson
  • Wicked-problem settings : a new and expanded social contract for scientists and policy implementation? / Edward P. Weber, Denise Lach, and Brent S. Steel.
A "wicked problem" isn't one with an evil nature, but a problem that is impossible or difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often hard to recognize. Classic examples of wicked problems include economic, environmental, and political issues. We now live in a world full of wicked problems, most of them urgent challenges calling out for creative, democratic, and effective solutions. Ed Weber, Denise Lach, and Brent Steel, of the Oregon State University School of Public Policy, solicited papers from a wide variety of accomplished scholars in the fields of science, politics, and policy to address this challenge. The resultant collection focuses on major contemporary environmental and natural resource policy issues, and proposes an assortment of alternative problem-solving methodologies to tackle such problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870718939 20170724
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311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • The postgenomic condition: an introduction
  • The information of life or the life of information?
  • Inclusion: can genomics be antiracist?
  • Who represents the human genome? What is the human genome?
  • Genomics for the people or the rise of the machines?
  • Genomics for the 98 percent?
  • The genomic open 2.0: the public v. the public
  • Life on Third: knowledge and justice after the genome
  • Epilogue.
While the sequencing of the human genome was a landmark achievement, the availability and manipulation of such a vast amount of data about our species has inevitably led to questions that are increasingly fundamental and urgent: now that information about human bodies can be transformed into a natural resource, how will and should we interpret and use it? With The Postgenomic Condition, Jenny Reardon draws on more than a decade of research in molecular biology labs, commercial startups, governmental agencies and civic spaces to examine the extensive efforts after the completion of the Human Genome Project to transform genomics from high tech informatics practiced by a few well-financed scientists and engineers to meaningful knowledge beneficial to all people. Through her in-depth profiles of genomic initiatives around the world, we see hopes to forge public knowledge and goods from blood and DNA meet the reality of limited resources and conflicting values. Building the argument around the limits of liberal concepts of openness, information, inclusion, privacy, property and the public concepts that proved salient at different points in the unfolding story of efforts to make sense of human genomes Reardon shows how genomics challenges us to move beyond existing liberal frameworks to ask deeper questions of knowledge and justice. While the news media is filled with grand visions of future designer drugs and babies, The Postgenomic Condition brings richly into view these hard on-the-ground questions about what can be known and who and how we will live on a depleted but data-rich, interconnected yet fractured planet, where technoscience garners disproportionate resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226510453 20180226
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xvii, 212 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction and context
  • Emerging trends and products of biotechnology
  • The current biotechnology regulatory system
  • Understanding risks related to future biotechnology products
  • Opportunities to enhance the capabilities of the biotechnology regulatory system
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Glossary
  • Appendix A: Biographical sketches of committee members
  • Appendix B: Agendas of information-gathering sessions
  • Appendix C: Requests for information
  • Appendix D: Congressionally defined product categories that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates.
"Between 1973 and 2016, the ways to manipulate DNA to endow new characteristics in an organism (that is, biotechnology) have advanced, enabling the development of products that were not previously possible. What will the likely future products of biotechnology be over the next 5-10 years? What scientific capabilities, tools, and/or expertise may be needed by the regulatory agencies to ensure they make efficient and sound evaluations of the likely future products of biotechnology? Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology analyzes the future landscape of biotechnology products and seeks to inform forthcoming policy making. This report identifies potential new risks and frameworks for risk assessment and areas in which the risks or lack of risks relating to the products of biotechnology are well understood"--Publisher's description.
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viii, 294 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • * Photo section* Day of the handshakes* The star years* Out of the gates* Preparing for war* Vietnam* Return to reason* The Fulbright interlude* $\textit{Berzerkeley}$* The apprenticeship* $\textit{Eurekas}$* The global math guild* The math $\textit{Ohana}$* The Penn State syndrome* Permanent sabbatical* Postscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470435844 20170522
Pushing Limits: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond challenges the myth that mathematicians lead dull and ascetic lives. It recounts the unique odyssey of a noted mathematician who overcame military hurdles at West Point, Army Ranger School and the Vietnam War, and survived many civilian escapades--hitchhiking in third-world hotspots, fending off sharks in Bahamian reefs, and camping deep behind the forbidding Iron Curtain. From ultra-conservative West Point in the '60s to ultra-radical Berkeley in the '70s, and ultimately to genteel Georgia Tech in the '80s, this is the tale of an academic career as noteworthy for its offbeat adventures as for its teaching and research accomplishments. It brings to life the struggles and risks underlying mathematical research, the unparalleled thrill of making scientific breakthroughs, and the joy of sharing those discoveries around the world. Hill's book is packed with energy, humor, and suspense, both physical and intellectual. Anyone who is curious about how a maverick mathematician thinks, who wants to relive the zanier side of the '60s and '70s, who wants an armchair journey into the third world, or who seeks an unconventional viewpoint about some of our more revered institutions, will be drawn to this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470435844 20170522
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xvi, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Pt. 1. Knowledge
  • Pt. 2. Power
  • Pt. 3. Justice
  • Epilogue
  • Postscript.
As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" were considered the luckiest alive--until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America's biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights. The Radium Girls explores the strength of extraordinary women in the face of almost impossible circumstances and the astonishing legacy they left behind.
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xiv, 440 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Section 1: Mission and relevance of national parks. Parks, biodiversity, and education : an essay and discussion / Edward O. Wilson ; Seas the day : a bluer, saltier second century for American parks / Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Jane Lubchenco, and Allison K. Barner ; A global perspective on parks and protected areas / Ernesto C. Enkerlin-Hoeflich and Steven R. Beissinger ; Strategic conversation : mission and relevance of national parks / Holly Doremus (moderator), Denis P. Galvin, George Miller, and Frances B. Roberts-Gregory ; edited by Kelly A. Kulhanek, Lauren C. Ponisio, Adam C. Schneider, and Rachel E. Walsh
  • Section 2: Stewardship of parks in a changing world. Climate change and novel disturbance regimes in national park landscapes / Monica G. Turner, Daniel C. Donato, Winslow D. Hansen, Brian J. Harvey, William H. Romme, and A. LeRoy Westerling ; Climate change trends, impacts, and vulnerabilities in US national parks / Patrick Gonzalez ; Protecting national parks from air pollution effects : making sausage from science and policy / Jill S. Baron, Tamara Blett, William C. Malm, Ruth M. Alexander, and Holly Doremus ; Biological invasions in the national parks and in park science / Daniel Simberloff ; The science and challenges of conserving large wild mammals in 21st-century American protected areas / Joel Berger ; Strategic conversation : stewardship of parks in a changing world / David D. Ackerly (moderator), Stephanie M. Carlson, C. Josh Donlan, Laurel G. Larsen, and Raymond M. Sauvajot ; edited by Meagan F. Oldfather, Kelly J. Easterday, Maggie J. Raboin, and Kelsey J. Scheckel
  • Section 3: Engaging people in parks. The tangled web of people, landscapes, and protected areas / Ruth DeFries ; Science, values, and conflict in the national parks / Thomas Dietz ; The world is a park : using citizen science to engage people in parks and build the next century of global stewards / John Francis, Kelly J. Easterday, Kelsey J. Scheckel, and Steven R. Beissinger ; The spiritual and cultural significance of nature : inspiring connections between people and parks / Edwin Bernbaum ; Strategic conversation : engaging and disengaging people in parks / Jennifer Wolch (moderator), Justin S. Brashares, Cyril F. Kormos, Christine S. Lehnertz, and Nina S. Roberts ; edited by Emily E. Kearny, Audrey F. Haynes, and Carrie R. Levine
  • Section 4: Future of science, conservation, and parks. A new kind of Eden / Jamais A. Cascio ; The near-horizon future of science and the national parks / Gary E. Machlis ; Science, parks, and conservation in a rapidly changing world / Steven R. Beissinger and David D. Ackerly
  • Appendix: Historical Connections between UC Berkeley, the birth of the US National Park Service, and the growth of science in parks / Steven R. Beissinger and Tierne M. Nickel.
As the US National Park Service marks its centennial in 2016, parks and protected areas worldwide are under increasing threat from a variety of factors, including storms and fires of greater severity, plant and animal extinctions, the changing attitudes of a public that has become more urbanized, and the political pressures of narrow special interest groups. In the face of such rapid environmental and cultural changes, Science, Conservation, and National Parks gathers a group of renowned scholars including Edward O. Wilson, Jane Lubchenco, Thomas Dietz, and Monica Turner, among many others who seek to address these problems and, in so doing, to secure a future for protected areas that will push forward the frontiers of biological, physical, and social science in and for parks. Examining the major challenges of parks and protected areas throughout the world, contributors provide answers to a number of key conservation questions, such as: How should stewardship address climate change, urban encroachment and pollution, and invasive species? How can society, especially youth, become more engaged with nature and parks, and are there models to guide interactions between parks and their neighbors? What are appropriate conservation objectives for parks in the Anthropocene? Charting a course for the parks of the next century, Science, Conservation, and National Parks is certain not only to catalyze the continued evolution of US park conservation policy, but also to be an inspiration for parks, conservation, and management worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226423005 20171002
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xxii, 814 pages ; 27 cm.
  • * The early years* How the upper bound conjecture was proved* Theory and application of plane partitions: Part 1* Theory and application of plane partitions. Part 2* Modular elements of geometric lattices* Supersolvable lattices* Linear homogeneous diophantine equations and magic labelings of graphs* Acyclic orientations of graphs* Combinatorial reciprocity theorems* The upper bound conjecture and Cohen-Macaulay rings* Combinatorial reciprocity theorems* Binomial posets, Mobius inversion, and permutation enumeration* Eulerian partitions of a unit hypercube, voir note ci-apres* Hilbert functions of graded algebras* The number of faces of a simplicial convex polytope* Differential posets* Weyl groups, the hard Lefschetz theorem, and the Sperner property* Two combinatorial applications of the Aleksandrov-Fenchel inequalities* Linear diophantine equations and local cohomology* Some aspects of groups acting on finite posets* with A. Bjorner and A. Garsia, An introduction to Cohen-Macaulay partially ordered sets* An introduction to combinatorial commutative algebra* On the number of reduced decompositions of elements of Coxeter groups* A baker's dozen of conjectures concerning plane partitions* Unimodality and Lie superalgebras* Two poset polytopes* Generalized $H$-vectors, intersection cohomology of toric varieties, and related results* Differentiably finite power series* Log-concave and unimodal sequences in algebra, combinatorics, and geometry* Some combinatorial properties of Jack symmetric functions* Subdivisions and local $h$-vectors* with S. Billey and W. Jokusch, Some combinatorial properties of Schubert polynomials* with S. Fomin, Schubert polynomials and the nilCoxeter algebra* Flag $f$-vectors and the $cd$-index* A symmetric function generalization of the chromatic polynomial of a graph* Irreducible symmetric group characters of rectangular shape* Increasing and decreasing subsequences and their variants* Promotion and evacuation* A conjectured combinatorial interpretation of the normalized irreducible character values of the symmetric group.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470416829 20170530
Richard Stanley's work in combinatorics revolutionized and reshaped the subject. Many of his hallmark ideas and techniques imported from other areas of mathematics have become mainstays in the framework of modern combinatorics. In addition to collecting several of Stanley's most influential papers, this volume also includes his own short reminiscences on his early years, and on his celebrated proof of The Upper Bound Theorem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781470416829 20170530
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x, 159 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Knowing with their eyes? Beekeepers' understandings of CCD
  • Keeping the research disciplined: entomological understandings of the controversy over insecticides
  • Bees under the treadmill of agriculture: growers' responses to bee decline
  • The bottom-line for Bayer: agrochemical companies and "bee care"
  • Regulating knowledge: the EPA and pesticide standards
  • Toward just research and policy on bee health.
In 2005, beekeepers in the United States began observing a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon: once-healthy colonies of bees were suddenly collapsing, leaving behind empty hives full of honey and pollen. Over the following decade, widespread honeybee deaths - some of which have come to be called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) - have continued to bedevil beekeepers and threaten the agricultural industries that rely on bees for pollination. Scientists continue to debate the causes of CCD, yet there is no clear consensus on how to best solve the problem. Vanishing Bees takes us inside the debates over widespread honeybee deaths, introducing the various groups with a stake in solving the mystery of CCD, including beekeepers, entomologists, growers, agrichemical companies, and government regulators. Drawing from extensive interviews and first-hand observations, Sainath Suryanarayanan and Daniel Lee Kleinman examine how members of each group have acquired, disseminated, and evaluated knowledge about CCD. In addition, they explore the often-contentious interactions among different groups, detailing how they assert authority, gain trust, and build alliances. As it explores the contours of the CCD crisis, Vanishing Bees considers an equally urgent question: what happens when farmers, scientists, beekeepers, corporations, and federal agencies approach the problem from different vantage points and cannot see eye-to-eye? The answer may have profound consequences for every person who wants to keep fresh food on the table.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813574592 20170117
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352 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm
A complete guide to every warbler, along with all the other songbirds you will find in North America.
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