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100 Under 100: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Living by Scott Leslie

By Scott Leslie

Scientists estimate that the complete biodiversity in the world is among 10 million and a hundred million species. of those, simply over 1.6 million and counting have really been catalogued and defined. One percentage, or 16,306, of these species are threatened with extinction, approximately one-fifth of them seriously. Of this staff, a few have vanishingly small populations within the double or unmarried digits. a number of species, together with the Pinta Island monstrous tortoise and the Yangtze big softshell turtle, take a seat squarely at the border of extinction within the wild with a inhabitants of one.

In 100 below 100, Scott Leslie tells the attention-grabbing tales of species in far-flung areas not anyone ever hears approximately, just like the northern hairy-nosed wombat, the Gorgan mountain salamander or the Irrawaddy river shark. in the direction of domestic are the Vancouver Island marmot, the Wyoming toad and the Devil’s gap pupfish. Leslie additionally tells tales of hopeful growth, as the various rarest of the infrequent are again from the threshold of extinction throughout the committed efforts of individuals round the world.

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Formation testing : pressure transient and contamination by Wilson C. Chin, Yanmin Zhou, Yongren Feng, Qiang Yu, Lixin

By Wilson C. Chin, Yanmin Zhou, Yongren Feng, Qiang Yu, Lixin Zhao

"The publication offers greater than formulations and strategies: it bargains an in depth examine formation tester improvement 'behind the scenes,' because the China nationwide Offshore Oil company opens up its examine, engineering and production amenities via a suite of fascinating images to teach how formation trying out instruments are constructed from begin to finish"--

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delivering greater than formulations and ideas, this publication deals a detailed examine behind the curtain formation tester improvement, because the China nationwide Offshore Oil company opens up its research, Read more...

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Quest for zero point energy : engineering principles for by Moray B King

By Moray B King

King expands, with diagrams on how free-energy and anti-gravity are attainable. The theories of the 0 aspect strength hold there are super fluctuations of electric box power embedded in the textile of house. The publication is choked with diagrams, patents, and pictures, with strength shortages now an everyday truth in lots of elements of the area, this e-book deals a clean method very hardly ever pointed out within the mainstream media. themes lined: Tapping the Zero-Point power as an strength resource; basics of a Zero-Point power expertise; Vacuum strength Vortices; The tremendous Tube; cost Clusters; the foundation of Zero-Point power innovations; Vortex Filaments, Torsion Fields and the Zero-Point power; remodeling the Planet with a Zero-Point power scan; DuaI Vortex varieties: the most important to a wide Zero-Point power Coherence.

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Marine, Freshwater, and Wetlands Biodiversity Conservation by David L. Hawksworth (auth.), David L. Hawksworth, Alan T.

By David L. Hawksworth (auth.), David L. Hawksworth, Alan T. Bull (eds.)

Marine, coastal and wetland habitats are threatened, not just via exploitation, but in addition by way of the possibility of weather swap – as ocean currents switch direction, sea degrees upward push, and rainfall styles switch. Even the once-common cod is now less than hazard from the mixed results of over-fishing and a dramatic change-induced lessen within the plankton that cod larvae feed on. in the meantime, coral reefs stay specifically prone to fast sea-level alterations exacerbated by way of the consequences of tourism and disease.

This e-book gathers jointly a variety of papers reporting on key study into the biodiversity conservation of those serious and more and more threatened habitats. jointly those papers offer a snap-shot of the kinds of difficulties they're experiencing, and supply a wealth of topical examples which render this quantity specifically helpful to academics of classes in marine, freshwater and wetlands ecology, organic conservation and ecological restoration.

Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation 15:11 (2006).

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Smart Grid: Technology and Applications by Janaka B. Ekanayake, Nick Jenkins, Kithsiri Liyanage,

By Janaka B. Ekanayake, Nick Jenkins, Kithsiri Liyanage, Jianzhong Wu, Akihiko Yokoyama

Electric strength platforms world wide face radical transformation with the necessity to decarbonise electrical energy offer, change getting older resources and harness new details and verbal exchange applied sciences (ICT). The shrewdpermanent Grid makes use of complex ICT to regulate subsequent iteration energy platforms reliably and successfully. This authoritative consultant demonstrates the significance of the shrewdpermanent Grid and indicates how ICT will expand past transmission voltages to distribution networks and customer-level operation via clever Meters and shrewdpermanent Homes.

Smart Grid know-how and Applications:

  • Clearly unravels the evolving clever Grid inspiration with large illustrations and functional examples.
  • Describes the spectrum of key allowing applied sciences required for the realisation of the clever Grid with labored examples to demonstrate the applications.
  • Enables readers to interact with the instant improvement of the ability process and participate in the talk over the long run shrewdpermanent Grid.
  • Introduces the constituent themes from first ideas, assuming just a easy wisdom of arithmetic, circuits and tool systems.
  • Brings jointly the services of a hugely skilled and overseas writer staff from the united kingdom, Sri Lanka, China and Japan.

Electrical, electronics and computing device engineering researchers, practitioners and experts operating in inter-disciplinary clever Grid RD&D will considerably increase their wisdom via this reference. the educational type will vastly gain ultimate 12 months undergraduate and master’s scholars because the curriculum expanding makes a speciality of the breadth of applied sciences that give a contribution to clever Grid realisation.

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Plant Conservation and Biodiversity (Topics in Biodiversity by David L. Hawksworth (Editor), Alan T. Bull (Editor)

By David L. Hawksworth (Editor), Alan T. Bull (Editor)

This publication brings jointly a variety of unique experiences submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation addressing elements of the conservation and biodiversity of crops. crops are, besides terrestrial vertebrates, the simplest identified organisms on the earth, and so paintings on them could be a version for that on much less recognized organism teams. extra, crops are the most important to surroundings methods, and supply habitats and nutrients for myriads of based organisms. even as, vegetation are exploited for meals and gasoline through people, and forests stay felled for the trees alternate or to supply extra grazing for livestock. As person vegetation usually are not cellular, also they are fairly at risk of international weather switch. The contributions are drawn from quite a lot of international locations from varied continents, and jointly supply a snap-shot of the categories of experiences and activities being taken in plant conservation topical examples that may make the amount particularly precious to be used in conservation biology classes. Reprinted from Biodiversity and Conservation, quantity 16:6 (2007)

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Realizing the Energy Potential of Methane Hydrate for the by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life

By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Committee on Earth Resources, Committee on Assessment of the Department of Energy's Methane Hydrate Research and Development Program: Evaluating Methane

Traditional fuel, composed commonly of methane, is the cleanest of all of the fossil fuels, emitting 25-50% much less carbon dioxide than both oil or coal for every unit of strength produced. lately, common fuel provided nearly 20-25% of all power ate up within the usa. Methane hydrate is a most likely huge, immense and as but untapped resource of methane. the dept of Energy's Methane Hydrate examine and improvement application has been tasked for the reason that 2000 to enforce and coordinate a countrywide methane hydrate examine attempt to stimulate the improvement of data and expertise valuable for advertisement creation of methane from methane hydrate in a secure and environmentally accountable method. knowing the power strength of Methane Hydrate for the U.S. evaluates the program's examine initiatives and administration techniques for the reason that its congressional re-authorization in 2005, and provides innovations for its destiny learn and improvement initiatives.--Publisher's description.

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Review of the U.S. Department of Energy's Heavy Vehicle by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, Committee on Review of DOE's Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies

As nationwide priorities were centred either on lowering gas intake and enhancing air caliber, cognizance has elevated on lowering emissions from many sorts of cars, together with light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty diesel-powered cars. assembly the lately promulgated (and proposed) emission criteria and concurrently expanding gasoline economic system will pose particularly tough demanding situations for diesel-powered cars and may require the advance of latest emission-reduction technologies.

In reaction to a request from the director of OHVT, the nationwide study Council shaped the Committee on evaluation of DOE's place of work of Heavy car applied sciences to behavior a extensive, autonomous overview of its study and improvement (R&D) activities.

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