Freshwater Life: A field guide to the plants and animals of southern Africa
Freshwater Life: A field guide to the plants
Freshwater life – the first illustrated field guide of its kind for the wider southern African region – describes a vast range of plant and animal groups in a single volume. A ground-breaking concept that encompasses diverse groups from the large and conspicuous vertebrates to the diverse microscopic taxa, the book facilitates identification and describes the ecology of more than 1,000 freshwater organisms. Species have been selected on the basis of how likely they are to be encountered, and each account is accompanied by photographs and a distribution map. A comprehensive introduction details the ecology and significance of freshwater systems. This indispensable, easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable to outdoor enthusiasts, students and conservationists.
- ASIN: 1775841022
A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North
Popular interest in the observation and study of freshwater invertebrates is increasing. This book meets the needs of this growing audience of naturalists, environmentalists, anglers, teachers, students, and others by providing substantive information in easy-to-understand, non-technical language for many groups of invertebrates commonly found in the streams, lakes, ponds, and other freshwater environments of North America. Section One provides background information on the biology and ecology of freshwater organisms and environments and explains why and how invertebrates can be studied, simply and without complex equipment, in the field and the laboratory. Section Two describes nearly 100 of the most common groups of invertebrates, and for each group a whole-body colour illustration is provided along with brief text pointing out the most important features that identify members of the group. Section Three contains in-depth descriptions of the life history, behaviour, and ecology of the various invertebrate groups, and explains their important ecological contributions and relationships to humans. The Guide is broad in scope, geographically and taxonomically, and it is written at a substantive yet easily accessible level that will appeal to both novices and those with more advance...
- Brand: MCDONALD & WOODWARD
- ASIN: 0939923874
Freshwater Pond Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Freshwater Pond Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring
Ponds are quiet, shallow freshwater expanses that are home to a vast and intriguing variety of plants and animals. This attractive and information-packed coloring book — a perfect learning tool for young ecologists — provides detailed, accurate depictions of denizens of various freshwater pond environments.Carefully researched and skillfully rendered by nature artist Annika Bernhard are 45 illustrations of aspects of a beaver pond, a meadow pond, a bog pond, and other freshwater habitats. These ponds provide shelter and nourishment for a painted turtle, yellow pondlilies, white-tailed deer, whirligig beetles, a giant water bug, tadpoles, a muskrat, a great blue heron, and many other forms of wildlife and vegetation.Fact-filled descriptive captions identify the plants and animals in a fascinating collection sure to delight nature lovers and colorists.
- Brand: Dover Publications
- ASIN: 0486410358
- UPC: 800759410354
Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America (Field Guide To... (Academic Press))
Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America
The Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America focuses on freshwater invertebrates that can be identified using at most an inexpensive magnifying glass. This Guide will be useful for experienced nature enthusiasts, students doing aquatic field projects, and anglers looking for the best fish bait, lure, or fly. Color photographs and art, as well as the broad geographic coverage, set this guide apart.362 color photographs and detailed descriptions aid in the identification of species Introductory chapters instruct the reader on how to use the book, different inland water habitats and basic ecological relationships of freshwater invertebrates Broad taxonomic coverage is more comprehensive than any guide currently available
- Brand: Brand: Academic Press
- ASIN: 012381426X
The New Field Book of Freshwater Life
The New Field Book of Freshwater
The New Field Book Of Freshwater Life By: Elsie B. Klots Drawings By: SuZan Noguchi Swain 1966 Illustrated RARE! Library Of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-15583 PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York Printed In The United States of America Hardcover With Dust Jacket
- ASIN: 0399102884
Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification (Aquatic Ecology)
Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification
Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification, Second Edition is an authoritative and practical treatise on the classification, biodiversity, and ecology of all known genera of freshwater algae from North America. The book provides essential taxonomic and ecological information about one of the most diverse and ubiquitous groups of organisms on earth. This single volume brings together experts on all the groups of algae that occur in fresh waters (also soils, snow, and extreme inland environments). In the decade since the first edition, there has been an explosion of new information on the classification, ecology, and biogeography of many groups of algae, with the use of molecular techniques and renewed interest in biological diversity. Accordingly, this new edition covers updated classification information of most algal groups and the reassignment of many genera and species, as well as new research on harmful algal blooms.Extensive and completeDescribes every genus of freshwater algae known from North America, with an analytical dichotomous key, descriptions of diagnostic features, and at least one image of every genus.Full-color images throughout provide superb visual examples of freshwater algaeUpdated Environmental Issues and Classifications, including new inf...
- ASIN: 0123858763
Pond Life: Revised and Updated (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)
Pond Life: Revised and Updated (A Golden Guide
This guide describes and illustrates, in full color, the plants and animals that live in or near ponds, lakes, streams, and wetlands. It includes surface-dwelling creatures as well as those of open water, the bottom, and the shore and tells how various animals and plants live together in a community. Plus suggestions for:Where and when to lookObserving and collecting specimensMaking exciting discoveries
- Brand: Brand: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
- ASIN: 1582381305
Fresh Water the Essence of Life
Fresh Water the Essence of
Fresh Water the Essence of Life is a beautifully and sometimes starkly depicted look at the current state of our Earth's freshwater ecosystems. A variety of authors, as well as dozens of the world s most accomplished photographers, tells us a story we may feel uncomfortable hearing: The Earth s freshwater supply and systems are in serious peril. We may carry on as if it was business as usual, but to do so is at our own risk and will lead certainly to the detriment of the generations to follow us. This latest publication in the Cemex Conservation Book Series will alert readers to key issues concerning fresh water: its resources, its uses (and abuses), and its future. With precise, scientific analysis, Fresh Water: The Essence of Life presents a detailed and thoughtful explanation of these issues, and goes on to provide possible resolutions to them. As in The Wealth of Nature, Cemex's most recent publication, Fresh Water makes a statement concerning the Earth's resources and capital: Although the ecosystems have proved resilient throughout millennium, in the last few generations humanity has radically destroyed fresh water ecosystems to the point of alarm. Through the pages of this volume, the reader will be challenged to not only understand the significance of deteriorating fresh ...
- ASIN: 0984168621
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
The Death and Life of the Great
New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." ―Robert Moor, New York Times Book ReviewThe Great Lakes―Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior―hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come. 20 illustrations, maps
- ASIN: 0393355551
Lakes and Rivers: A Freshwater Web of Life (Wonderful Water Biomes)
Lakes and Rivers: A Freshwater Web of Life
The diverse world of freshwater lakes and rivers are explored through a review of how all things living within it, from light-trapping plankton and fish to algae and river otters, are all interconnected and interdependent within this special biome.
- ASIN: 0766028127
Freshwater Ecosystem | Iken Edu
Freshwater Ecosystem | Iken Edu This interactive animation describes about freshwater ecosystem. For more videos visit https://www.youtube.com/ikenedu Follow us on twitter https://twitter.com/ikenedu Like us on https://www.facebook.com/ikenconnect
Freshwater Natural Aquarium Documentary
The Freshwater Natural Aquarium Documentary shows freshwater tropical aquarium fish in the wild, in their natural habitat. Have you ever wondered what your freshwater tropical fish’s homes look like in the wild and how they all interact in their natural habitat? Legendary filmmaker Ivan Mikolj...
Freshwater pond and river life
Featured shots from the amazing microscopic universe of freshwater pond and river life. Presenting various ciliates, conjugate algae, diatoms and flagellate. AbsolutelyWildVisuals clips reference numbers: ... AWVmw-0001,AWVmw-0002, AWVmw-0003, AWVmw-0004, AWVmw-0005, AWVmw-0006, AWVmw-0007, AWV...