The Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the Zoological Society of London on 9 and 10 May 1968
Author: Archibald McDiarmid
"Inspiring, revealing and with an unmatched wit, Malcolm Knox revisits this magic age in Australian cricket, conjuring the key moments, major players and important influences through reconstructions of the greatest matches of the era."--Blurb.
The complete guide to living in the wild from the ultimate survival expert In this essential guide to living wild, Bear Grylls reveals the secrets of his years of fieldcraft experience. This is the information you really need to know about living in the field from the man who has passed 21 SAS selection, climbed Everest and survived in some of the most inhospitable regions on Earth. In his inimitable style, Bear has thrown out everything that's boring about scouting and fieldcraft and concentrated only on what's exciting, inspirational and a little bit edgy. It's all here, from mastering the art of making the perfect campfire and constructing the best camp, to navigating safely through all terrains in all weathers - with or without a map...The only other thing you'll need is this book! Bear Grylls served for three years with the British Special Forces - 21 SAS. He is a world-record-breaking adventurer, a bestselling author and one of the world's most sought-after motivational speakers. Bear's prime-time adventure tv series reaches over a bilion viewers worldwide in over 150 countries. He was recently awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy for his endeavours with both adventure and charity. He is married to Shara and they have three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry.
Today construction industry is being asked more and more to protectthe quality of the countryside and to help enhance our naturalenvironment. The industry is subject to a complex and wide-rangingregulatory framework; it now needs to understand itsresponsibilities and take them seriously. Paul Rees provides here an authoritative guide, outliningwildlife and nature conservation law in the UK - including ourEuropean and international commitments, and giving clearexplanations to a potentially costly area of law in a styleaccessible to the non-legal market. This comprehensive manual offers information and guidance forbuilding surveyors, environmental managers, engineers and plannerson: - the legal and planning issues around biodiversity, natureconservation and construction - how ecosystems work and why certain species and habitats needprotection - where to go for the relevant legislation and appropriateorganisations for help and advice. UK and European case law demonstrates how the law has functionedin particular instances, and case studies illustrate how companieshave adapted to fulfil their legal obligations. These are keyfeatures of the book and provide information on important legalprecedents as well as demonstrating current industry bestpractice.
Approximately 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses, and the rate of emergence of zoonotic diseases is on the rise. Bats are being increasingly recognised as an important reservoir of zoonotic viruses of different families, including SARS coronavirus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Ebola virus. Understanding bats’ role in emerging zoonotic diseases is crucial to this rapidly expanding area of research. Bats and Viruses: A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases provides an updated overview of research focusing on bat biology and the role bats play as hosts of many major zoonotic viruses. The text covers bat biology, immunology, and genomics. Chapters also delve into the various major bat-borne virus families, including lyssaviruses, paramyxoviruses, coronaviruses, filoviruses and reoviruses, among others. Edited by leaders in the field, Bats and Viruses: A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases is a timely, invaluable reference for bat researchers studying microbiology, virology and immunology, as well as infectious disease workers and epidemiologists, among others.
This book treats environmental science as an interdisciplinary study, combining ideas and information from the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, and geology, and from the social sciences such as economics, politics, and ethics to present a general idea of how nature works and how things are interconnected.
Packed with detailed "how-to" solutions for dealing with everything from bats in your attic to deer in your garden, from coyotes in your backyard to raccoons in your chimney, this guide provides background information on more than thirty species of animals. Illustrated with detailed instructional drawings and species portraits, this book is for those people who are confronted with the problems caused by human-animal conflicts around homes and buildings, and who must find solutions without causing harm to their wild neighbors.