Savanna

Author: Peter A. Furley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: History

Page: 176

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Savannas form one of the largest and most important of the world's ecological zones. Covering one fifth of the Earth's land surface, they are home to some of the world's most iconic animals and form an extremely important global resource for plants and wildlife. However, increasing recognition of their land potential means that they are extremely vulnerable to accelerating pressures on usable land. This Very Short Introduction considers savannas as landscapes. Discussing their origin, topography, and global distribution, Peter A. Furley explores the dynamic nature of savannas and illustrates how they have shaped human evolution and movements. He goes on to discuss the unrelenting pressures that confront conservation and management and considers the future for savannas. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

English Pronouncing Dictionary

Author: Daniel Jones

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 599

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Uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to provide phonetic transcriptions for over 220,000 pronunications of words in American and British English.

O'Leary Series: Microsoft Office 2003

Author: Timothy O'Leary

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin

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Category: Computers

Page: 1304

View: 889

Tim and Linda O'Leary are the well-known husband and wife author team behind Microsoft Office 2003 Applications . Their goal is to give students a basic understanding of computing concepts and to build the skills necessary to ensure that information technology is an advantage in whatever career they choose in life. The O'Leary Office XP and Office 2003 texts are crafted to be the true step-by-step way for students to develop Microsoft Office application skills. The text design emphasizes step-by-step instructions with full screen captures that illustrate the results of each step performed. Each Tutorial (chapter) combines conceptual coverage with detailed software-specific instructions. A running case that is featured in each tutorial highlights the real-world applications of each software program and leads students step-by-step from problem to solution.

Research & Exploration

A Scholarly Publication of the National Geographic Society

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Category: Animal behavior

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Manufacturing USA 5

Author: Darnay-Hart

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

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Category: Industrial statistics

Page: 2317

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