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The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources
Price: Free! Words: 124,000. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Forestry
This FAO flagship publication entitled The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources reviews the conservation, management and use of tree and other woody plant genetic resources that are valuable to human well-being.
Quality assurance for animal feed analysis laboratories
Price: Free! Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animal husbandry
This document gives a comprehensive account of good laboratory practices, quality assurance procedures and examples of standard operating procedures as used in individual specialist laboratories.
Tackling Climate Change through Livestock
Price: Free! Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
This report represents the most comprehensive estimate made to-date of livestock’s contribution to global warming – as well as the sector’s potential to help tackle the problem.
Guidelines for the fisheries and aquaculture sector on damage and needs assessments in emergencies
Price: Free! Words: 30,820. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
Populations depending on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods are threatened not only by natural hazards but also by human-induced events and other developments beyond their control. A steering group of key fisheries and aquaculture sector stakeholders, FAO included, was formed to develop guidelines and best practice standards, and vulnerability analysis tools for the cluster.
The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA)
Price: Free! Words: 100,740. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
This new edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) highlights the significant role that fisheries and aquaculture plays in eliminating hunger, promoting health and reducing poverty.
2015-2017 AVMA Strategic Plan
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Reference
This is the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan for the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Chasing Reality
Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Epistemology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Philosophy of Science
Explore your version of Reality by answering three basic questions. Spend a week or so developing your answers before looking at mine. You’ll probably find the many quotations helpful. Some are from people answering the same questions, and some are just funny fillers to give your brain a rest.
Uses of Geothermal Energy in Food and Agriculture. Opportunities for Developing Countries
Price: Free! Words: 12,970. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by FAO. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Agricultural science, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy
This book reviews the use of geothermal energy in agriculture and agro-industry around the world. With a simple format and copious illustrations and models, the book is accessible to a wide range of interested readers, including those with no technical background. It shows that geothermal resources have the potential to provide long-term, secure energy for the agriculture and food industry.
A Walleye Fishing Cheat Sheet For Lakes & Rivers
Price: Free! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Fishing, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
FOR ADVANCED ANGLERS! Based on the conditions, water temperature, time of year, and time of day, this guide will tell you the first, best thing to try in your search of walleye and sauger.
Continuum
You set the price! Words: 162,850. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
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Albert Einstein said, "...for us physicists believe the separation between past, present, and future is only an illusion, although a convincing one." What is so impenetrable about time? Continuum is the story of a college physics professor obsessed with solving that puzzle who develops a mathematical theory over many years. He tests it by sending a message into the future and he receives a reply.
Coping with Climate Change – The Roles of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Price: Free! Words: 34,950. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
At the request of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, FAO prepared thematic studies on the interactions between climate change and plant, animal, forest, aquatic, invertebrate and micro-organism genetic resources. This publication summarizes the results of these studies.
The feed analysis laboratory: Establishment and quality control
Price: Free! Words: 30,800. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animal husbandry
Setting up a feed analysis laboratory, and implementing a quality assurance system compliant with ISO/IEC 17025:2005
Cuba - Two Trips
Price: Free! Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
Birding in Cuba. A guides based on two package vacation trips to different parts of Cuba.
Coping with water scarcity. An action framework for agriculture and food security
Price: Free! Words: 35,650. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
This report aims to provide a conceptual framework to address food security under conditions of water scarcity in agriculture. It has been prepared by a team of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in the framework of the project "Coping with water scarcity: the role of agriculture".
State of Food and Agriculture: 2014: Innovation in Family Farming
Price: Free! Words: 48,380. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
Strategies to support innovation must recognize the diversity among family farms and focus on increasing yields, preserving natural resources and raising rural incomes. This requires an innovation system that facilitates and coordinates the activities of all stakeholders involved in agricultural innovation.
Tipping Point
Price: Free! Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
It has long been predicted by the World’s scientific community that there would come a time when our planetary resources would become depleted, waste arisings and pollution of the land, air and water would seriously affect the environment we live in and at the same time human numbers would become unsustainable. We have now reached this point, global warming threatens to tip us over into disaster
Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands: A Wildlife Guide
Price: Free! Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
This guide will help you identify birds in the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands. Each entry contains a photograph of the bird and information about its habits and identification.
Global Warming - What Everyone Must Know
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Is global warming real? This book will look at the all important question from a new, surprising angle that gives us the answers we need without having to guess about the future. Get your copy of this important e-book now and find out.
Gamboa Birding Guide
Price: Free! Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
A short guide to birding the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama
The Day My World Shook
Price: Free! Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Earth Sciences / Seismology & Volcanism
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The following short story is a true account of my experience as a child, the day that Mount Saint Helens erupted. Please keep in mind that this is as it was seen through the eyes of a child, without any prior knowledge or awareness that there was even a live volcano anywhere nearby.