Download Protocols for Environmental and Health Assessment of Mercury by United Nations PDF

By United Nations

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASM) is a poverty-driven job that offers an incredible resource of livelihood for rural groups. the volume of mercury misplaced via 10 to fifteen million small-scale gold miners can succeed in up to 1,000 tonnes a yr, almost certainly contaminating a hundred million humans around the globe. This rfile brings basic, replicable and sustainable thoughts for use through environmental and healthiness firms, mining-related associations and researchers for tracking mercury toxins. those are badly wanted decision-making instruments to help mitigation of a major challenge.

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Download Techniques in sedimentology by Maurice E. Tucker PDF

By Maurice E. Tucker

The options to be had for the learn of sediments and sedimentary rocks shape the focal point of this booklet. whereas box points are incorporated, larger emphasis is put on the laboratory exam of sediments. every one bankruptcy offers introductory historical past fabric after which proceeds to a dialogue of process, the gear, and its barriers. A concluding part contains examples of the way the thoughts can be utilized to unravel sedimentological difficulties.

Techniques in Sedimentology is an unrivalled textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and of serious use to many different geologists.

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Download The Windward Shore: A Winter on the Great Lakes by Jerry Dennis PDF

By Jerry Dennis

Our kingdom is fortunate to have Jerry Dennis. A conservationist with the soul of a poet whose beat is Wild Michigan, Dennis is a kindred spirit of Aldo Leopold and Sigurd Olson. The Windward Shore---his most up-to-date effort---is a superbly written and elegiac memoir of outside discovery. hugely recommended!---Douglas Brinkley, writer of The desert Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the campaign for America "Come for a trip; remain for an awakening. Jerry Dennis loves the nice Lakes, the swell of each wave, the curve of each rock. He desires you to like them too sooner than our collective trashing of them wipes out all strains in their unique personality. via his eyes, you'll treasure the hidden secrets and techniques that show themselves in simple terms to people who linger and lengthy. stylish and unhappy whilst, The Windward Shore is a love tune for the nice Lakes and a mild name to motion to save lots of them."---Maude Barlow, writer of Blue Covenant: the worldwide Water situation and the arriving conflict for the correct to Water "In prose as transparent because the traces in a D?rer etching, Jerry Dennis maps his domestic flooring, which levels outward from the again door of his farmhouse to surround the quarter of big inland seas on the middle of our continent. alongside the way in which, encouraged via the corporate of water in all its guises---ice, snow, frost, clouds, rain, shore-lapping waves---he meditates at the old questions about brain and topic, time and a focus, wildness and beauty. As within the most sensible American nature writing---a culture that Dennis understands well---here where and the explorer come jointly in awesome conversation."---Scott Russell Sanders, writer of A Conservationist ManifestoIf you've been enchanted via Jerry Dennis’s prior paintings on crusing the good Lakes, canoeing, angling, and the ordinary wonders of water and sky—or you haven't but been fortunate adequate to get pleasure from his enticing prose—you should want to immerse your self in his robust and insightful new publication on wintry weather in nice Lakes nation. Grounded by way of a knee damage, Dennis learns to dwell at a slower speed whereas staying in homes starting from a log cabin on Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Peninsula to a $20 million mansion at the northern shore of Lake Michigan. whereas strolling on shores and exploring within reach woods and villages, he muses at the nature of time, climate, waves, agates, books, phrases for snow and ice, our advanced courting with nature, and masses extra. From the creation: “I desired to current a real photo of a fancy area, a part of my carrying on with venture to profit a minimum of one position on the earth kind of good, and relied on that it'll look steadily and accumulatively—and no longer as a traditional portrait, yet as a mosaic that incorporated the sounds and smells and textures of where and a few of the vegetation, animals, and its population. reinforced by way of the idea booklet is a trip that writer and reader stroll jointly, i'd look for promising trails and stick to them so far as my reconstructed knee could allow.” (20111221)

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Download Pilzgeschichten: Wissenswertes aus der Mykologie by Hans Kothe, Erika Kothe PDF

By Hans Kothe, Erika Kothe

Wer beim Wort Pilze nur an leckere Champignons und Steinpilze oder giftige Knollenblatter- und Fliegenpilze denkt, wird von diesem Buch uberrascht sein. Denn Pilze sind ungeheuer vielgestaltig und besiedeln die verschiedensten Lebensraume: Manche sind mikroskopisch klein und wirken als Krankheitserreger bei Menschen, Tieren und Pflanzen. Andere konnen Arzneimittel produzieren oder bei der Produktion von Lebensmitteln helfen, Bier und Wein garen und das Brot aufgehen lassen. Wieder andere konnen Schadstoffe im Boden abbauen und zur Schadlingsbekampfung eingesetzt werden.
Historische Anekdoten und aktuelle Beispiele machen die biologische, medizinische und okologische Bedeutung der Pilze

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Download 100 Reasons to Be Glad by Isabel Losada PDF

By Isabel Losada

Sea-horses...Bach wrote a few cello suites...The moon seems to be kind of like the 1st time we observed it...Giraffes...Dentists offer you injections ahead of they begin to drill...Re-incarnation should be true...Someone figured out the potato used to be edible...Cats decide to reside with human beings...Beach huts...Toast. this can be a lightly profound must-have present publication by way of the across the world acclaimed writer of ''The Battersea Park street to Enlightenment''.

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Download Sit-Down: The General Motors Strike of 1936-1937 by Sidney Fine PDF

By Sidney Fine

In the 1st documented book-length learn of this violent war of words, Sidney high-quality portrays the dramatic occasions of the 1936-37 strike that catapulted the UAW into prominence and touched off a wave of sit-down moves around the land. Basing his account on a magnificent number of manuscript assets, the writer analyzes the tactic and strategies of GM and the UAW, describes the lifetime of the employees within the occupied vegetation, and examines the governmental and public response to the alleged breakdown of legislation and order within the moves. moreover, Dr. positive offers shiny pictures of Governor Frank Murphy and the main figures on each side of the clash: Alfred Sloan, Jr., William Knudson, Robert Travis, Roy Victor, and Walter Reuther, Homer Martin, and Wyndham Mortimer. Of specific curiosity at the present time are the author's concluding comments concerning the similarities among the sit-down strike circulate of the 1930's and the civil rights stream and the school sit-ins of our personal era.

The GM sit-down strike marks the shut of 1 period of labor-management relatives within the usa and the start of one other. Professor nice has supplied us with the definitive account of that momentous conflict.

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Download Thoreau’s Animals by Henry David Thoreau; Geoff Wisner (ed.) PDF

By Henry David Thoreau; Geoff Wisner (ed.)

Illustrated by means of Debby Cotter Kaspari

From Thoreau’s well known magazine, a treasury of memorable, humorous, and sharply saw bills of his encounters with the wild and family animals of Concord

some of the so much bright writings within the popular magazine of Henry David Thoreau problem creatures he stumbled on while rambling the fields, forests, and wetlands of harmony and within reach groups. A willing and considerate observer, he wrote usually approximately those animals, regularly delicate to their mysteries and deeply appreciative in their attractiveness and individuality. no matter if serenading the perch of Walden Pond together with his flute, chasing a loon around the water’s floor, watching a conflict among black and purple ants, or undertaking a conflict of wits together with his family’s runaway pig, Thoreau penned his magazine entries with the accuracy of a scientist and the deep spirituality of a transcendentalist and mystic.
 
This quantity, like its significant other Thoreau’s Wildflowers, is prepared via the times of the 12 months, following the development of the turning seasons. a variety of his unique sketchbook drawings is integrated, in addition to thirty-five beautiful illustrations via naturalist and artist Debby Cotter Kaspari.

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