Katastrophen: Triebkraft der Evolution (German Edition) by Erhard Oeser

By Erhard Oeser

Erhard Oeser veranschaulicht anhand vieler Beispiele, dass die Evolution als eine Abfolge von Katastrophen begreifbar ist. Dies geht mit der Erkenntnis einher, dass im Vergleich zu den erdgeschichtlichen Vernichtungsakten, die zur Entstehung neuer Welten führten, jene Ereignisse, die in der Menschheitsgeschichte die Erde verwüsteten, nichts Ungewöhnliches sind. Das Entsetzen, das uns beim Anblick von Massentod und Zerstörung ergreift, muss der Einsicht weichen, dass jede Katastrophe der Beginn einer Erneuerung ist. Diese Tendenz setzt sich in gesellschaftlichen Extremereignissen wie beispielsweise Wirtschafts-Crashs oder Kriegen citadel, deren Mechanismen viel mit evolutionären Vorgängen gemein haben.Der Schauer der uns überläuft, wenn wir über das Aussterben der Dinosaurier spekulieren, scheint nach der Lektüre von Erhard Oesers neuem Buch näher zu rücken. Denn in Anbetracht von Klima-, Seuchen- und Zivilisationskatastrophen stellt sich die Frage, ob die Menschheit bereits an ihrer eigenen Ausrottung ›arbeitet‹. Wer wird uns dann evolutionär nachfolgen, die Erde bevölkern und unsere Nische besetzen?

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Lehrgangskonzepte für die Qualifizierung von Fachpersonal im by Wilfried Fischer

By Wilfried Fischer

Unterrichtsentwurf aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Umweltwissenschaften, , Veranstaltung: Solartechnik, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Anlass, meine Grundkenntnisse aus dem Studium der Halbleitertechnologien wieder aufzufrischen, battle der Mitte der 1990er Jahre beginnende sprunghafte Auf- und Ausbau von Unternehmen im Bereich der Solartechnologien. Vorausgegangen warfare die Suche nach alternativen Energiequellen zur Ablösung von fossilen Energieträgern. Es bot sich die Nutzung der unbegrenzt erscheinenden Energien der Sonnenstrahlung an. Das Zauberwort hieß photelektrischer Effekt, mit der Umwandlung der Sonnenenergie in elektrische Energie durch ein Halbleitermedium, speziell Silizium.

In Mitteldeutschland entstanden umfangreiche Kapazitäten an Solarfabriken zur Fertigung von Solarzellen und -modulen für Photovoltaik- und Solarthermieanlagen. Die Nachfrage nach qualifizierten Fachkräften für diesen neuen Industriezweig stieg sprunghaft an.

Nachgefragt wurden Arbeitskräfte für den gesamten Wertschöpfungsprozess in der Solarwirtschaft, sowohl in der Industrie, als auch im Handwerk und in den verschiedensten Dienstleistungsbereichen.

Das conflict der Zeitpunkt, als unter meiner Federführung erste Lehrgangskonzepte für die Qualifizierung, d.h. citadel- und Weiterbildung, von Fachpersonal für diesen Wirtschaftszweig entstanden. So habe ich begonnen, in meiner Freizeit einzelne Lehrgangsmodule zu schreiben und einem Bildungsträger kostenfrei zur Verfügung zu stellen. Nichtahnend, dass für das Unternehmen daraus ein großer kommerzieller Erfolg wurde und die Programme marktseitig konkurrenzlos blieben. Aus ersten Modulen ist innerhalb kurzer Zeit ein ganzes procedure aus modular aufgebauten Lehrgängen entstanden. Aus dem anfänglichen pastime wurde somit eine Berufung. [...]

Auf den folgenden Seiten werden die einzelnen Lehrgangskurse inhaltlich vorgestellt. Die angegebenen Unterrichtsstunden sind Richtwerte. Auch die Relationen zwischen theoretischer Wissensvermittlung und praktischen Arbeiten dienen lediglich zur Orientierung. In der konkreten Umsetzung wurden die Aufwendungen nach den späteren Einsatzbedingungen spezifiziert.

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A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey: Its Flora, by Howard P. Boyd

By Howard P. Boyd

"Howard Boyd has succeeded within the ambitious activity of bringing jointly definitive and exact solutions to questions on the Pine Barrens ... This box consultant is a needs to for someone who's casually or heavily attracted to the recent Jersey Pine Barrens."
— V. Eugene Vivian, Emeritus Professor of Environmental reports, Rowan country College

With his 420-page quantity, writer Howard Boyd provides readers with the final word guide to the recent Jersey Pine Barrens. Boyd starts his publication via explaining and defining what makes this sandy-soiled, wooded habitat so different and unusual.

Each access offers an in depth, non-technical description of a Pine Barrens plant or animal (for over seven-hundred species), indicating whilst and the place it really is probably to seem. Complementing such a lot listings is an unique ink drawing that might drastically reduction the reader within the box as they look for and check out to spot particular vegetation and fauna.

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Shrubs and Vines of Iowa (Bur Oak Guide) by Peter J. van der Linden,Donald R. Farrar

By Peter J. van der Linden,Donald R. Farrar

Shrubs and vines, usually actually overshadowed via timber, additionally obtain less recognition than their taller friends, and but they're vitally important parts of the region’s normal panorama. A consultant to those attention-grabbing and invaluable vegetation, this booklet identifies all one hundred fifty shrubs and vines local to Iowa, in addition to often obvious naturalized ones. the following you’ll locate the generally dispensed buttonbush, the precise pagoda dogwoods, sumacs with their amazing fall foliage, the adaptable ninebark, the sexy grape honeysuckle, the numerous species of Rubus and wild grapes that offer nutrition for birds and animals, willows with their sleek promise of spring, and the various viburnums.

Like timber, shrubs and vines are woody crops which are effortless to monitor yr around. the 1st a part of this booklet may also help you determine them. Illustrated keys take you thru the identity method one step at time; those are through photos and outlines of all however the rarest species. famous naturalists Peter van der Linden and Donald Farrar additionally offer information regarding every one species’ distribution, ecology, and makes use of. summer time and wintry weather good points are coated individually to facilitate id at those very varied occasions of year.

Chapters in regards to the tradition and average historical past of shrubs and vines clarify why the vegetation develop the place they do in nature and convey the right way to use them successfully in outside areas. crops local to Iowa have a lot to provide to the landscaper: wintry weather hardiness, resistance to drought and climatic extremes, and meals and look after for local flora and fauna and pollinators. Many natives are decorative in addition, delivering beautiful plant life, vibrant autumn screens, and colourful stems or culmination in iciness. The authors supply suggestions for choosing, planting, and taking care of those crops successfully. With local vegetation, you could create a panorama that's sustainable, real to put, and pleasurable to you.

Iowa and midwestern arborists, conservationists, horticulturists, panorama architects, gardeners, and all those that enjoy the sweetness and cost of local vegetation will locate Shrubs and Vines of Iowa immensely useful. 

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Edible Wild Plants of Eastern North America by Merritt Lyndon Fernald,Alfred Charles Kinsey

By Merritt Lyndon Fernald,Alfred Charles Kinsey

Everyone understands that yes mushrooms and species of berries are safe to eat, yet what number have skilled a salad of cat-brier sprouts, bread made from acorn-flour or seeds of cow lilies, escalloped roots of goat's-beard, sautéed ground-nuts, marmalade of squaw-huckleberry, pudding made from dried persimmons and different ordinary delights?
This e-book bargains a whole consultant to such non-packaged, free-for-the-picking typical meals, prepared in keeping with makes use of: purees and soups; cooked eco-friendly greens; salads; pickles; beverages; syrups and sugars, confections; clean or preserved culmination, jellies, and marmalades; starchy or root-vegetables, cereals, nuts, and breadstuffs; nibbles and relishes; condiments and seasoning; rennets; table-oils and butters; masticatories and chewing gums; and emergency foods.
The center of the quantity is a close enumeration of 1,000 species of suitable for eating wild vegetation and ferns of jap North the US, together with the plant's universal and clinical names, visual appeal, diversity, habitat, foodstuff makes use of, and different information. The vegetation are prepared systematically by means of households, following the series now as a rule accredited by way of botanists. A wealth of distinctive drawings and images may also help in making a choice on vegetation within the field.
Also incorporated here's a invaluable bankruptcy on toxic flowering vegetation more likely to be flawed for suitable for eating species, and a invaluable therapy of mushrooms, seaweeds, and lichens. For any naturalist, hiker, camper, or lover of untamed meals, this can be an authoritative, information-packed advisor that's crucial for utilizing the wealth of scrumptious, healthy meals to be had throughout us.

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Trees, Shrubs, and Vines of the Texas Hill Country: A Field by Jan Wrede

By Jan Wrede

If you think the Texas Hill state exclusively as dry limestone slopes of cedar and scrub oak, organize to have your eyes opened. The Edwards Plateau, upon which the Hill state sits, is additionally a land of lush cypress-lined streams, various thickets, and shady hardwood bottomlands. Edged through canyonlands and intersected by way of creeks, those rocky hills aid an abundance of bushes, shrubs, and vines that offer foodstuff and canopy for flora and fauna and create a unique and sturdy landscape.

In this e-book, Jan Wrede has compiled a box advisor to greater than a hundred twenty five species of typically local, regularly woody vegetation of the Texas Hill state. A considerate advent discusses deer, cedar, water, oak wilt, and invasive species—timely problems with expanding value for increasingly more Texas landowners. Plant descriptions include information regarding the leaves, vegetation, fruit, and bark of every plant and in addition supply insights into the species’ diversity and behavior. a colour photo accompanies every one account.

Especially valuable is a entire plant chart with pointers on colour, odor, flowering interval, top, website choice, and flora and fauna and cattle usage. A prompt examining record, a source consultant, and a word list around out this information-packed book.

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Amphibians and Reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia, 2nd by Jeffrey C. Beane,Alvin L. Braswell,Joseph C.

By Jeffrey C. Beane,Alvin L. Braswell,Joseph C. Mitchell,William M. Palmer

Revised and up to date to mirror the most up-tp-date technology, and together with 30 new species, this authoritative and accomplished quantity is the definitive advisor to the amphibians and reptiles of the Carolinas and Virginia. the recent variation gains 189 species of salamanders, frogs, crocodilians, turtles, lizards, and snakes, with up-to-date colour images, descriptions, and distribution maps for every species. it's an crucial advisor for zoologists, beginner naturalists, environmentalists, backpackers, campers, hikers, and everybody drawn to the outdoors.

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Let's go wave-watching!: Strolling through oceanography by Mirjam Sophia Glessmer

By Mirjam Sophia Glessmer

do you want to find interesting phenomena approximately water -- puddles, creeks, lakes or perhaps the massive open sea -- on each walk or journey? After examining this publication, you won't have the ability to stroll earlier water with out seeing whatever new!
Is the water stagnant or flowing? Are the waves brought on by animals, ships or the wind? Is the seafloor or beach influencing how waves shape, flow and engage with every one other?
Be cautious, wave-watching is a heavily addictive game and any longer you'll turn out suggesting "let's cross wave-watching!" to everyone round you at each chance!

Detailed factors of wave- and movement phenomena on greater than eighty color photos.

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Genial geschützt!: Raffinierte Verpackungen in der Natur by Anja Schweia-Buttero,Valerie Köcke,Astrid Stobbe,Carina

By Anja Schweia-Buttero,Valerie Köcke,Astrid Stobbe,Carina Heberer,Martin Bopp,Hilke Steinecke,Sebastian Lotzkat,Nora Bluhme,Gudrun Kräbs,Ruthild Kropp,Astrid Röpke,Christian Offer,Ester Becker,Johanna Kiefer,Eileen Dworazcek,Maike Drewing,Matthias Stanke

Ob Baumrinde oder Eierschale, ob Pflanzenpollen oder Samenkapseln, ob Bienenwaben oder die Erdkruste: Die Natur ist ein großartiger Erfinder, wenn es darum geht, sich zu schützen. Viele dieser Verpackungen der Natur sind verblüffende und spannende chemische, architektonische oder physikalische Meisterwerke. Auch die Industrie hat die natürlichen Verpackungen entdeckt und erforscht ihre Strukturen. Diese dienen als Vorbild für eine unüberschaubare Zahl an nützlichen und praktischen Dingen unseres Alltags. So werden neue Oberflächen und Lacke, die im Flugzeug- und Schiffbau Verwendung finden, nach dem Muster von Haifischhaut entwickelt und die Kokosnuss dient als Vorlage für technische Konstruktionen wie Motorrad- und Fahrradhelme oder auch kugelsichere Westen. Mit diesem großartig illustrierten Band encumbered die Autoren zum Entdecken und Staunen ein. Sie machen neugierig auf scheinbar Alltägliches und geben Einblicke in unbekannte, oft übersehene Strukturen.

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Nature Guide to Yosemite National Park (Nature Guides to by Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

By Ann Simpson,Rob Simpson

This box consultant committed to wildlife of Yosemite nationwide Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized publication that introduces park viewers to the animals, crops, bugs and extra that dwell in Yosemite nationwide Park in a colourful and conveyable package deal. released in cooperation with Yosemite nationwide Park organization, this Nature consultant to Yosemite nationwide Park contains full-color pictures and easy-to-understand descriptions. this is the ideal better half advisor for the four million viewers who trip to Yosemite nationwide Park each year.

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