Download Series Anthropogenic Compounds: Synthetic Musk Fragances in by Cornelia Sommer (auth.), Gerhard G. Rimkus (eds.) PDF

By Cornelia Sommer (auth.), Gerhard G. Rimkus (eds.)

Over the decade, artificial musk fragrances, which after use input the surroundings via assorted pathways, were defined as a brand new staff of bioaccumulative and chronic xenobiotics. This booklet offers the 1st finished and up to date review of the environmental toxins brought on by numerous diversified artificial musks. Written by way of quite a lot of foreign specialists within the box, the e-book summarizes and severely discusses the musk degrees within the diverse cubicles of the aquatic atmosphere, in indoor/ambient air, apartment dirt, and likewise, in human samples. The features of biotransformation and metabolism of numerous man made musks within the setting and in animals/humans are really emphasised. ultimately a provisional toxicological evaluate and possibility assessment is given. Many, as but unpublished, information entire this survey. the quantity additionally issues out the gaps, the nonetheless lacking toxicological and environmental information, and ordinarily, the necessity for extra examine paintings during this box.

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Download Water to the Angels: William Mulholland, His Monumental by Les Standiford PDF

By Les Standiford

The writer of Last teach to Paradise tells the tale of the biggest public water venture ever created—William Mulholland’s la aqueduct—a tale of Gilded Age ambition, hubris, greed, and one decided guy who's imaginative and prescient formed the longer term and maintains to affect us today.

In 1907, Irish immigrant William Mulholland conceived and equipped one of many maximum civil engineering feats in heritage: the aqueduct that carried water 223 miles from the Sierra Nevada mountains to Los Angeles—allowing this small, resource-challenged barren region urban to develop right into a glossy international city. Drawing on new learn, Les Standiford vividly captures the larger-then-life engineer and the breathtaking scope of his six-year, $23 million undertaking that might rework a zone, a nation, and a kingdom on the sunrise of its maximum century.

With strength and colourful element, Water to the Angels brings to existence the personalities, politics, and power—including bribery, deception, strength, and bicoastal monetary warfare—behind this dramatic occasion. At a time whilst the significance of water is being well-known as by no means before—considered by way of many specialists to be the basic source of the twenty-first century—Water to the Angels brings into concentration the vigour of a fabled period, the may well of a bigger than existence person, and the size of a valuable building venture, and sheds severe gentle on a prior that gives insights for our future.

Water to the Angels contains eight pages of photos.

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Download Im Fokus: Naturkatastrophen: Zerstörerische Gewalten und by Nadja Podbregar, Dieter Lohmann PDF

By Nadja Podbregar, Dieter Lohmann

Erdbeben, Hurrikans, Jahrhunderthochwasser: Immer wieder zeigt die Natur in solchen Ereignissen auch ihre zerstörerische Seite – und dies seit Jahrmillionen. Naturkatastrophen haben auch unsere eigene Geschichte geprägt und beeinflusst: Sie schufen Mythen, entschieden Kriege und ließen ganze Reiche untergehen. Und selbst heute – trotz aller Fortschritte in Wissenschaft und Technologie – gehören diese Naturereignisse noch immer zu den Phänomenen unseres Planeten, die für uns unbeherrschbar und oft auch unvorhersehbar sind.

Was aber macht Erdbeben und Co so unberechenbar? Warum gibt es Tornados auch bei uns? Und wie wird der Klimawandel künftige Naturgefahren beeinflussen? Welche Antworten es bisher auf diese und andere Fragen gibt – und auch was once wir heute noch nicht wissen, beschreibt dieses Buch. Es gibt einen Überblick über die großen Naturkatastrophen unseres Planeten und erklärt die Hintergründe.

Naturwissenschaften im Fokus

Reihenherausgeber: Harald Frater

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Download Sex and the River Styx by Edward Hoagland PDF

By Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland provided John Burroughs Medal!
Named through Amazon.com as a "Best publication of the Month" for February 2011!
Edward Hoagland Elected to the yankee Academy of Arts & Sciences
Called the easiest essayist of his time by way of luminaries like Philip Roth, John Updike, and Edward Abbey, Edward Hoagland brings readers his final assortment. In Sex and the River Styx, the author's sharp eye and excessive interest shine via in essays that span his early life exploring the woods in his rural Connecticut, his days as a circus employee, and his travels across the world in his later years.
right here, we meet Hoagland at his most sensible: touring to Kampala, Uganda, to fulfill a relatives he'd been aiding aid in simple terms to discover a divide a long way more than he may have ever imagined; reflecting on getting older, love, and intercourse in a deeply own, frequently wonderful approach; and bringing us the beauty of untamed areas, along the disparity of wasting them, and consistently with a twist that brings the style of nature writing to drastically new heights. His willing dissection of social realities and the human spirit will either startle and trap readers as they meet African matriarchs, Tibetan yak herders, circus aerialists, and the strippers who entertained collage boys in Fifties Boston. Says Howard Frank Mosher in his foreword, the self-described rhapsodist "could particularly be thought of our final, nice transcendentalist."

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Download Oceans and Health:: Pathogens in the Marine Environment by Shimshon S. Belkin (Editor), Rita R. Colwell (Editor) PDF

By Shimshon S. Belkin (Editor), Rita R. Colwell (Editor)

It truly is incredible how little is absolutely identified concerning the destiny of wastewater micro organism when they input the ocean. This wide-ranging paintings is among the first to resolve the mechanisms picking bacterial sensitivity or survival lower than those stipulations.

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Download Radionuclides and Heavy Metals in Environment by D. Newton, S. N. Dmitriev (auth.), Marina V. Frontasyeva, PDF

By D. Newton, S. N. Dmitriev (auth.), Marina V. Frontasyeva, Vladimir P. Perelygin, Peter Vater (eds.)

This quantity entitled "Radionuclides and Heavy Metals in surroundings" includes the lawsuits of the NATO complicated examine Workshop (ARW) "Monitoring of common and Man-Made Radionuclides and Heavy steel Waste in atmosphere" that used to be held on the Joint Institute for Nuclear examine (JlNR), Dubna, Russia from three October to six October, 2000. initially, it was once deliberate to held the ARW in 1999, the 12 months whilst NATO was once celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. Few days prior to starting it needed to be postponed as a result of difficulties in issuing visa for all of the colleagues who meant to take part. The ARW was once equipped and carried out by way of the co-directors Prof. Vladimir P. Perelygin, Joint Institute for Nuclear study, Dubna, Russia and Dr. Peter Vater, Philipps­ Universitat, Marburg, Germany. The JlNR was once selected because the host institute of ARW due to the loss of touch and actual co-operation among the previous Soviet Union (FSU) nations experts in ecology and their Western good skilled colleagues. the choice of this place and supplementary cash supplied by way of Russian beginning on simple learn, Moscow, Russia, and the JINR, Dubna., Russia made it attainable to achieve a slightly huge variety of members and observers from FSU international locations. The JlNR supplied to the entire members of the workshop a good car/minibus transportation Moscow-Dubna-Moscow and a slightly reliable lodging in Dubna.

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