Ebooks

Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography, and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination

2nd Edition, Carol C. Baskin & Jerry M. Baskin

 

The new edition of Seeds contains new information on many topics discussed in the first edition, such as fruit/seed heteromorphism, breaking of physical dormancy and effects of inbreeding depression on germination. New topics have been added to each chapter, including dichotomous keys to types of seeds and kinds of dormancy; a hierarchical dormancy classification system; role of seed banks in restoration of plant communities; and seed germination in relation to parental effects, pollen competition, local adaption, climate change and karrikinolide in smoke from burning plants.

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Paper Minds: Literature and the Ecology of Consciousness

Jonathan Brody Kramnick 

 

This book explores the relations between mind and environment, the literary forms that uncover such associations, and the various fields of study that work to illuminate them. This unified approach of these essays shows us what distinctive knowledge that literary texts and literary criticism can contribute to discussions of perceptual consciousness, created and natural environments, and skilled engagements with the world.

Co-Existing on Earth Homo Sapiens Quagmire

First Edition, Michael C. Clark

 

This book examines Homo sapiens lost connection with nature and the aftermath, Homo sapiens excessive footprint on the Earth itself, the depredations done to Earth by Homo sapiens, the denial of global warming and other environmental issues, Frankenstein science and those attempting to play God, the conservation of Earth, what the future may perhaps entail, and going back to nature and coexisting on Earth. The book contains many statistical facts on the subject matter being discussed with more than 675 references within the bibliography and more than 125 graphs, satellite images, and other photographs.

R Programming Cookbook: Recipes to Simplify your Statistical Applications

Jaynal Abedin 

 

With more than 200 practical recipes, this book helps you perform data analysis with R quickly and efficiently. The R language provides everything you need to do statistical work, but its structure can be difficult to master. This collection of concise, task-oriented recipes makes you productive with R immediately, with solutions ranging from basic tasks to input and output, general statistics, graphics and linear regression. Each recipe addresses a specific problem, with a discussion that explains the solution and offers insight into how it works. If you're a beginner, R Cookbook will help get you started. If you're an experienced data programmer, it will jog your memory and expand your horizons. You'll get the job done faster and learn more about R in the process.

Fern Ecology

Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, and Joanne M. Sharpe 

Ferns are an integral part of the world's flora, appreciated for their beauty as ornamentals, problematic as invaders and endangered by human interference. They often dominate forest understories, but also colonize open areas, invade waterways, and survive nutrient-poor wastelands and eroded pastures. This is the first comprehensive summary of fern ecology, with worldwide examples from Siberia to Hawaii. Topics include a brief history of the ecological study of ferns, their biogeography and population dynamics, their role in ecosystem nutrient cycles and adaptations to xeric environments, and their responses to disturbance and interactions with other organisms.

Ecology of Industrial Pollution

Leslie C. Batty & Kevin B. Hallberg

Written for researchers and practitioners in environmental pollution, management and ecology, this interdisciplinary account explores the ecological issues associated with industrial pollution to provide a complete picture of this important environmental problem from cause to effect to solution. Bringing together diverse viewpoints from academia and environmental agencies and regulators, the contributors cover such topics as biological resources of mining areas, bio-monitoring of freshwater and marine ecosystems and risk assessment of contaminated land.