Guide to Reference and Information Sources in the Zoological Sciences

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 235

Animals have been studied for centuries. But what are the most important and relevant reference and information sources in the zoological sciences? This work is a comprehensive, thoroughly annotated directory filled with hundreds of esteemed resources published in the field of zoology, including indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, journals, biographies and histories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, textbooks, checklists and classification schemes, handbooks and field guides, associations, and Web sites. A complete revision of the award-winning Guide to the Zoological Literature: The Animal Kingdom (1994), this new title includes extensive, up-to-date coverage of invertebrates, arthropods, vertebrates, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals. In addition, the work features a detailed introduction by the author, as well as thorough subject, title, and author indexes. Students and researchers can now quickly and easily pinpoint works in their field of study. The book is of equal importance to LIS students specializing in science or biology librarianship, as it provides a comprehensive, straight-forward overview of zoological information sources. An essential addition to the core reference collection of public and academic libraries!

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: Blair Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc


Category: Nature

Page: 83

View: 641

"Descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 265 color photographs describe 252 species of mollusk shells as beachcombers are likely to find them"--P. [4] of cover.

Forward From Here

Leaving Middle Age--and Other Unexpected Adventures

Author: Reeve Lindbergh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 281

In a poignant compilation of never-before-published autobiographical essays, the author of Under a Wing and No More Words reflects on growing older, her famous parents, family secrets, and the transition out of middle age. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

The North Carolina shore and its Barrier Islands

restless ribbons of sand

Author: Orrin H. Pilkey

Publisher: Duke University Press Books


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 119

Includes information on hazards (storms, tides, floods, erosion, island migration, and earthquakes), risk assesment, building codes and other laws, and how to build or retrofit homes near the beach.

Living with the South Carolina coast

Author: Gered Lennon

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

View: 675

Living with the South Carolina Coastis the latest volume in theLiving with the Shoreseries that comprehensively investigates the status of a specific staters"s coastal region. Completely revising a previously published work in the series that dealt with South Carolina, this book not only brings up-to-date a wealth of information on migrating shorelines, selection of building sites, and pertinent regulations, but also reflects an expanded concept of the coast to include a broad range of coastal hazards. Powerful storms have always played a major role in coastal processes in South Carolina, and the effects of Hurricane Hugo, the storm that ravaged the area in 1989, are thoroughly discussed. A series of Coastal Risk Maps are also included. These maps, graphically depicting areas of predictable erosion and storm damage potential, have been provided for every developed beach or barrier island in the state. Beyond the threat of hurricanes and coastal erosion, South Carolina, home of the Charleston Seismic Region, is also at risk for earthquakes. An entire chapter is devoted to earthquake-resistant construction, and the great Charleston earthquake of 1886 is examined in detail. Fires and floods are discussed. The Beachfront Management Act of 1990-the first state legislation of its kind that provides a system for dealing with migrating shorelines while preserving beaches for future generations-is also explained. Covering everything from a history of the development of South Carolinars"s coast to recommendations on how to select an island homesite, this book will be a resource to professional coastal planners and managers, residents, prospective homeowners, and naturalists.