The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:0387288759

Total Pages:278

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Contains 130 pages with text, each facing 130 pages of illustrations. Each page is a separate subject. This guide emphasises on flowering plants, which dominate the earth. It discusses: why leaves ""turn"" color in autumn; how certain plants devour insects; how a flower develops into a fruit with seeds; how flowers are pollinated; and more.

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Atlas of terrestrial mammals of the Ionian and Aegean islands

Author:Marco Masseti

Publisher:Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:3110254581

Total Pages:318

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The atlas presents the current state of knowledge of the past and present distribution of the non-flying terrestrial mammals of the Ionian and Aegean islands. It provides a distribution map for each species with extensive references and a description of all the mammalian taxa. The book also focuses on the important role of human beings in the redefinition of the insular ecological equilibrium, as well as on the environmental impact of biological invasions. The study of this fauna can provide an opportunity for testing a range of different evolutionary theories.

The Bible and Beyond

Author:Judith Marie Judy

Publisher:WestBow Press

ISBN:1664201866

Total Pages:322

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This easy-to-read biblical reference highlights times before, during, and after God’s revelations became written words. Judith Marie Judy draws readers in by sharing her own recollections as she relates to biblical times and events of long ago. Her personal thoughts, at the beginning of each chapter and elsewhere in the book, are in italicized print. Key topics include ancient civilizations, the Hebrew Bible, Jewish revolts against Rome, the Roman world of Jesus, the New Testament, and related interests beyond the Bible. The book concludes with a brief review of current countries linked to the Holy Land. A glossary defines key terms and timelines present dates in a precise format. Maps provide readers a physical location of key places referenced in the Bible. Lastly, an index helps in locating specific subjects. The intent of the book is not to prove or persuade others of any religious or spiritual matters but to unravel the somewhat bewildering and overwhelming information of the Bible.

Cartography Past, Present and Future

Author:D.W. Rhind,D.R.F. Taylor

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:1483292509

Total Pages:193

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Making maps dates back at least four thousand years and it is widely recognised that many maps are of great historical value and present a skilled method of summarising the real world on a sheet of paper. Less well known is the judgement involved in the selection and simplification of features, the complex transformation of space and the exacting standards which are needed in cartography. This book is primarily a tribute to Professor F.J. Ormeling, former President and Secretary/Treasurer of the ICA and gives a wide ranging review of the current status of cartography, how this status was attained and the way in which the subject is expected to evolve over the next decade. It is composed of two main sections. In the first, the present state of cartography in different countries is examined. The second section is a thematic view in which some of the major issues and developments in cartography are discussed in turn, including art and science in cartography, the character of historical cartography, the role of map making in developing countries, the impact of a possible ideal computer mapping facility and how cartography has changed in recent years. There are international contributions from authors distinguished and internationally recognised in cartography and related fields and who have had a significant input to the ICA.

Ocean

Author:DK

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1465436200

Total Pages:512

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This new edition of Ocean has been updated with fresh graphics, images, and type styling throughout, and includes new coverage of major events such as Hurricane Sandy and the Japan tsunami. DK's Ocean is a highly illustrated encyclopedia of the marine environment. It not only covers marine life and physical oceanography, from the geology of the seafloor to the chemistry of seawater, but also includes an atlas of the world's oceans and seas compiled using satellite data. Visual catalogs throughout the book contain profiles of living organisms and key locations. With comprehensively updated text, artwork, and images, the second edition of DK's exhaustive guide to the underwater world is the most definitive visual guide to the world's oceans on the market.