» Articles for June 2014 Year
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Jellies - Twig C. George
Handsome photos light up the pages of this well-designed introduction to jellyfish. It shows the variety of jellyfish in the sea, their special features and their unusual beauty. Photos.
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General Ecology - David T. Krohne
The first edition of Krohne's GENERAL ECOLOGY is known and respected as one of the best texts available for mathematical modeling in the general ecology course. Accessible and well-balanced in its treatment of populations, communities, and ecosystems, the book has exceptionally strong coverage of evolutionary ecology. The second edition maintains its focus on making the subject accessible to undergraduate students without trivializing the concepts, and has been thoroughly checked for accuracy.
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Slammed - Colleen Hoover
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope. Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope. Not long after an
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The Complete Book Of Underground Houses: How To Build A Low Cost Home - Rob Roy
"According to Roy, underground or earth-sheltered' houses are unexpectedly livable. Judging by his book's attractive pictures, that's easy to believe. The house he bases his point-by-point guide on is indeed a showplace. Its homey touches are just that, though, and Roy's main concern is creating such a house, from drawing up the plans to surveying the site to the actual building. Roy's instruction is insightful and comprehensive....Throughout, he covers construction and installation details
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The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants - Charles Sutherland Elton
Much as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring was a call to action against the pesticides that were devastating bird populations, Charles S. Elton's classic The Ecology of Invasions by Animals and Plants sounded an early warning about an environmental catastrophe that has become all too familiar today—the invasion of nonnative species. From kudzu to zebra mussels to Asian long-horned beetles, nonnative species are colonizing new habitats around the world at an alarming rate thanks to accidental and
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Sustainable Facilities: Green Design, Construction, and Operations - Keith Moskow
Let a Team of Leading Architects Take You through 20 Large-Scale, Sustainable Facilities Designed with Green Methods and Materials! A vital working tool for all building professionals interested in green architecture and construction, "Sustainable Facilities" presents an in-depth look at 20 facilities that were designed for environmental organizations and were constructed and now operate using green building methods and materials. Featuring contributions by leading architects in green
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Species Of Mind: The Philosophy And Biology Of Cognitive Ethology - Colin Allen, Marc Bekoff
No one has ever contemplated what it is like to be a zucchini because zucchini's lack minds. But we certainly have wondered what it is like to be a predatory lion, or an echolocating bat or a brachiating monkey. That is because such animals presumably do have minds. But what kind of minds? Allen and Bekoff morph the disciplines of philosophy and ethology to provide a lucid analysis of how animals think and what they think about. If you want a fun romp on the wild side of animal minds, read this
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Breathe - Kristen Ashley
There's nothing like the first time . . . In Carnal, Colorado, Faye Goodknight is the town's quiet, shy librarian. She may also be Carnal's last remaining virgin. For years, Faye has had a crush on Chace Keaton, but the gorgeous cop has always been unattainable. She's resigned to live contentedly with only her books for company-until Faye suddenly meets Chace alone in the woods . . . Chace doesn't think he's the good guy everyone believes him to be. He's made a lot of choices he regrets,
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Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy - Matthew R. Simmons
"Twilight in the Desert" reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three-plus decades of insider experience and more than 200 independently produced reports about Saudi petroleum resources and production operations. He uncovers a story about Saudi Arabia's troubled oil industry, not to mention its political and societal instability, which