Science, Art, and Technology
Author: J. Charles Delbeek,Julian Sprung
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
Reefkeeping science involves the interplay of biology, chemistry, and physics. However, a reef aquarium is not simply a product of scientific knowledge. The application of engineering and its product technology, makes it possible to duplicate the specific biological, chemical, and physical requirements of a coral reef in a relatively small volume of water. This third volume in The Reef Aquarium series, provides the most thorough description of the science behind the creation of a captive reef, and critically reviews and explains the different philosophical approaches to reef aquarium design. It also describes and illustrates the existing as well as emerging technology for building reef aquariums, to help guide the selection of equipment, its proper use, and installation.
Saltwater Dream Systems and how They are Created
Author: Michael S. Paletta
Publisher: Microcosm Limited
"... Portraits of 50 world-class marine aquariums, along with priceless advice on how they were planned and how they are kept healthy and vibrant"--P.  of cover.
Everything about Seawater, Cycles, Conditions, Components, and Analysis : Filled with Full-color Photographs
Author: John H. Tullock,Michele Earle-Bridges
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Written by an expert on marine biology, this title is must reading for the marine aquarium hobbyist. Keeping ocean-dwelling fish and other marine life forms thriving in the synthetic environment of an aquarium requires special knowledge and care, especially in regard to water quality. The author discusses the properties of natural seawater, then gives details on how to create and maintain high-quality synthetic seawater. He describes biochemical cycles and fluctuating conditions that are normal in a flourishing marine aquarium, instructs on adding needed chemical components, and advises on water analysis test kits, instrumentation, and record keeping. Includes illustrations plus informative tables and charts.
Author: Stephen Spotte
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The science and common sense behind creating an inexpensive, flourishing marine aquarium Marine Aquarium Keeping is the first complete, step-by-step handbook to bring scientific perspective and insight to the practical basics of assembling and successfully maintaining a conventional marine aquarium. While minimizing gadgetry and underscoring a simple, commonsense regimen of looking, seeing, and understanding, author and marine biologist Stephen Spotte offers logical, chapter-by-chapter guidance to every facet of the hobby--from choosing equipment and setting up an aquarium, to selecting healthy animals and maintaining a flourishing underwater environment. Inside, readers will discover: * How to make a new aquarium suitable for sustaining life * How to select healthy animals from species demonstrating good captive survival * The step-by-step basics of routine maintenance * How to easily meet the nutritional requirements of marine animals * The key to disease prevention * The use of seawater and artificial seawaters * The living subgravel filter * Aquarium decorations as shelter spaces and as aesthetic features * The marine aquarium as a living community An extensive health and disease section offers detailed, easy-to-follow treatment regimens, several unique to this volume, for a variety of common diseases. Current controversies and popular myths surrounding aquarium keeping, such as the benefits of supplemental light and the superiority of plastic filtrants, are also examined. A wealth of black-and-white and color photographs that strikingly depict marine animals in their natural habitat bring key facets of the text to life. Indispensable to the amateur aquarist who appreciates both the beauty and science of this fascinating pastime, this newest edition of the popular classic is the complete guide to successful, inexpensive marine aquarium keeping.
Author: Ed Puterbaugh,Eric Borneman
Publisher: Crystal Publications
This is a beautiful guide to more than 200 species of corals that are available to the reef hobbyist. For the first time ever, corals can now be correctly identified by a standardized common name, and of course all specimens are cross referenced with scientific names. This book contains 112 pages, including color photographs of corals as they appear in aquariums throughout the country -- over 300 magnificent pictures, including close-ups, detail shots, and identification tips. There are easy to follow charts on lighting and water flow requirements, aggressiveness, and difficulty of care. Each specimen has a written description, individual care requirements, identification clues, environmental notes, and much more. This is an outstanding book for the serious reef hobbyist or nature lover interested in learning more about these beautiful and endangered creatures. -- "A must have addition to every reef aquarists' library", -- Aquarium Fish Magazine -- "Outstanding Photography...a truly beautiful book", -- Marine Fish Monthly -- A beautiful coffee table book for anyone who has ever dreamed of visiting a tropical coral reef -- This is the first book to identify corals by standardized common names. It is quickly becoming an important reference guide the world ever.
Author: Matthew L. Wittenrich
Publisher: TFH Publications
This guide to amateur marine fish breeding reveals the techniques and secrets for successfully spawning and rearing more than 90 species of marine fishes. It provides coverage of species such as jawfish, marine betas, gobies, cardinals, damsels, clownfishes and angelfishes.
Author: Keith E. Herold,Avraham Rasooly
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Bridging the gap between research and clinical application, Biosensors and Molecular Technologies for Cancer Diagnostics explores the use of biosensors as effective alternatives to the current standard methods in cancer diagnosis and detection. It describes the major aspects involved in detecting and diagnosing cancer as well as the basic elements of biosensors and their applications in detection and diagnostics. The book addresses cancer molecular diagnostics, including genomic and proteomic approaches, from the perspective of biosensors and biodetection. It explains how to measure and understand molecular markers using biosensors and discusses the medical advantages of rapid and accurate cancer diagnostics. It also describes optical, electrochemical, and optomechanical biosensor technologies, with a focus on cancer analysis and the clinical utility of these technologies for cancer detection, diagnostics, prognostics, and treatment. Making biosensor technology more accessible to molecular biologists, oncologists, pathologists, and engineers, this volume advances the integration of this technology into mainstream clinical practice. Through its in-depth coverage of a range of biosensors, the book shows how they can play instrumental roles in the early molecular diagnosis of cancer.
A Comprehensive Guide to the Tropical Shallow Water Genera of the Central-west Pacific, the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea
Author: Katharina Fabricius,Philip Alderslade
This book is a guide to families and genera of soft corals and sea fans from the shallow, tropical and subtropical regions of the Indian and Central-West Pacific oceans and the Red Sea. Soft corals and sea fans are common names for species of animals grouped under the scientific name Alcyonacea. Together with blue coral and sea pens, they make up a larger animal group called Octocorallia (Box 1). Their distinguishing characteristic is that their polyps always bear eight tentacles (hence octo-coral), which are fringed by one or more rows of pinnules along both edges. The popular term "soft coral" points to the fact that most soft corals, in contrast to the related hard corals, have no massive solid skeleton.
A Quick Reference Guide
Author: Julian Sprung
Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated
Defines corals and distinguishes them from similar antipatharians, hydrozoans, zoanthids, and corallimorpharia. Shows many rare and unusual forms, including species new to science that have never been depicted in any other book. Range extensions: New locality records for corals. Quick reference charts tell at a glance what the corals require, and assist the aquarium hobbyist with purchasing decisions. Pronunciation of the scientific names is phonetically spelled out. New information about coral taxonomy.
Author: G. Tyler Miller,Scott Spoolman
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Advances in Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation and Fisheries—volume 67 in the Advances in Marine Biology series—addresses major themes of growing research interest in the field of cephalopod research. The book is composed of four chapters incorporating the latest advances in biology, ecology, life cycles, cultivation, and fisheries of cephalopods. Each chapter is written by a team of internationally recognized authorities to reflect recent findings and understanding. The book represents a breakthrough contribution to the field of cephalopod science. Advances in Marine Biology was first published in 1963 under the founding editorship of Sir Frederick S. Russell, FRS. Now edited by Michael P. Lesser, with an internationally renowned editorial board, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics that appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology, and biological oceanography. Eclectic volumes in the series are supplemented by thematic volumes on such topics as the biology of calanoid copepods. Covers cephalopod culture Covers environmental effects on cephalopod population dynamics Covers biology, ecology and biodiversity of deep-sea cephalopods Covers life stage transitions in successful cephalopod life strategies
New Essays on New Media
Author: Peter Lunenfeld
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Social Science
Publisher description: "This text takes an interdisciplinary approach to visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media and art forms. It includes contributions by scholars, artists and entrepreneurs who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice.".