The Origins and Spread of Domestic Animals in Southwest Asia and Europe

Author: Sue Colledge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 843

This volume tackles the fundamental and broad-scale questions concerning the spread of early animal herding from its origins in the Near East into Europe beginning in the mid-10th millennium BC. Original work by more than 30 leading international researchers synthesizes of our current knowledge about the origins and spread of animal domestication. In this comprehensive book, the zooarchaeological record and discussions of the evolution and development of Neolithic stock-keeping take center stage in the debate over the profound effects of the Neolithic revolution on both our biological and cultural evolution.

Australian Bryozoa Volume 2

Taxonomy of Australian Families

Author: Haylee Weaver

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 937

Bryozoans are aquatic animals that form colonies of connected individuals. They take a variety of forms: some are bushy and moss-like, some are flat and encrusting and others resemble lace. Bryozoans are mostly marine, with species found in all oceans from sublittoral to abyssal depths, but freshwater species also exist. Some bryozoans are of concern as marine-fouling organisms and invasive species, while others show promise as sources of anticancer, antiviral and antifouling substances. Written by experts in the field, Australian Bryozoa Volume 2: Taxonomy of Australian Families is the second of two volumes describing Australia’s 1200 known species of bryozoans, the richest diversity of bryozoans of any country in the world. It contains detailed taxonomic data and illustrated family-level treatments, which can be used to identify specimens. It provides an authoritative reference for biology students, academics and others interested in marine biology.

Quaternary Glaciations - Extent and Chronology

A Closer Look

Author: Jurgen Ehlers

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 1108

View: 227

The book presents an up-to-date, detailed overview of the Quaternary glaciations all over the world, not only with regard to stratigraphy but also with regard to major glacial landforms and the extent of the respective ice sheets. The locations of key sites are included. The information is presented in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a Geographical Information System (GIS) such as ArcView or ArcGIS. The accompanying text supplies the information on how the data were obtained (geomorphology, geological mapping, air photograph evaluation, satellite imagery), how the features were dated (14C, TL, relative stratigraphy) and how reliable they are supposed to be. All references to the underlying basic publications are included. Where controversial interpretations are possible e.g. in Siberia or Tibet, this is pointed out. As a result, the information on Quaternary glaciations worldwide will be much improved and supplied in a uniform digital format. The information on the glacial limits is compiled in digital form by the coordinators of the project, and is available to the readers in the form of CD-ROMs, which are included with the book. * completely updated detailed coverage of worldwide Quaternary glaciations * information in digital, uniformly prepared maps which can be used in a GIS such as ArcView or ArcGis * step-by-step guideline how to open and use ArcGis files * possibility to convert the shapefiles into GoogleEarth kmz-files, availabe on the included CD. * availability of chronological controls

Periodical Title Abbreviations

Author: Leland G. Alkire

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN:

Category: Periodicals

Page: 1832

View: 532

New Edition The fully revised and expanded 10th edition decodes over 145,000 different abbreviations for periodical titles and selected monographs in all fields. Over 14,900 new entries were added since the previous edition. Volume 1 lists in a single alphabet abbreviations commonly used for periodicals together with their full titles. Volume 2 is arranged alphabetically by periodical title, rather than by abbreviation. Volume 3 supplements the 10th edition of Periodical Title Abbreviations by adding approximately 10,000 newly coined or newly found abbreviations.