Book — viii, 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Integrated pest management (IPM) is not a static approach but one that is constantly evolving. Mass international travel, climate change and other factors contribute to the spread of new pests, and the pests themselves are constantly seeking out weaknesses in our defences. An understanding of the threats pests pose to collections and the necessity for a systematic approach to combat them is now firmly embedded in the work of collection care practitioners. In addition, the trustees and sponsoring bodies of collecting institutions recognise that it is a significant and cost-effective element of good collections management. 2011: A Pest Odyssey, 10 years later describes examples of how the IPM approach has been adopted by large and small institutions around the world, and highlights the many lessons learned along the way. Principal among these is never to become complacent and tied down to routine processes. Another important lesson is the need to ensure colleagues understand and are involved with the process of pest management. There is also a need to understand the wider implications of any pest control activity, for example the effect of chemical treatments on DNA. Coming out of the second Pest Odyssey conference, this book will promote wider understanding and implementation of IPM as an integral part of any collection management programme. The organisers and editorial team hope that everyone involved with the care of cultural heritage collections and buildings will find something of interest and value in this work. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Since first learning to handle a Winchester .22 as a kid, Dan Aadland has exulted in hunting - not as a sport but as a calling. In this book he takes readers to Montana's prairies and mountains in search of antelope, whitetail deer, moose, and the occasional upland bird as he vividly describes the rituals and camaraderie of hunting culture. In fifteen essays recounting a lifetime of adventures, Aadland spins tales of a hunter whose years have been enriched by pursuing game under Montana's big sky. He conveys the drama of stalking elk in deep snow, when sometimes just the chance at a shot is enough, and describes the tricks of bowhunting. He tells how hunting with horses was "the real deal": planting one's foot in the stirrup and sensing an affinity with great hunters of the past. Underlying his memoir is a deep respect for wildlife and appreciation for the West. Sometimes nostalgic, often humorous, Aadland's book recounts the highs and lows of the hunt while revealing why the pursuit of game remains so important to so many people. The "Best of All Seasons" depicts hunting as an essential part of the good life, suggesting that in our civilized age it yet remains a fundamentally natural act. In allowing readers a glimpse into that life, this book simultaneously shows that for Dan Aadland, fine writing comes just as naturally. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Tele Aadsen's WHAT WATER HOLDS speaks to anyone who has fallen under the spell of the sea.Tele Aadsen met the sea as a child when her parents traded jobs as veterinarians for a migratory life shared with sea birds, salmon, and fishermen. In the mist of the Tongass rainforest, Tele learned to explore life within endless shades of gray, coming to know firsthand how fine the line between life and death and the precarious balance of sea, land, and sky. She's spent the four decades since trolling for salmon off Southeast Alaska. In WHAT WATER HOLDS, a series of lyrical essays first shared at Oregon's FisherPoets Gathering, Tele examines questions of equity, identity, community, the changing climate, and sustainability with loving, detailed attention, revealing the complexities within their many shades of gray. Weaving stories of what lies beneath the surface and the possibilities beyond, WHAT WATER HOLDS speaks to anyone who has fallen under the spell of the sea, struggled to find their own uncharted path, and wrestled with big philosophical questions--in short, anyone seeking to live a full, deeply considered life.
Rome, Italy : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2005.
Book — xiv, 110 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
This paper is based on a study that identifies the major causes of detentions and rejections of fishery products in international trade and assesses the control procedures used by the main importing countries/regions of Canada, the EU, Japan and the USA. The final section makes recommendations on what needs to change to improve fish safety and quality controls. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (532 pages 167 illustrations)
The current status of the work being carried out throughout the world in the field of iron deficiency in plants is reviewed by research papers and invited lectures on specific topics related to iron deficiency. The book includes chapters reviewing the molecular and biochemical mechanisms elicited by iron deficiency in plants, algae and bacteria. Papers and reviews providing new information on the Strategy I-type and the Strategy II-type responses in higher plants are also included. Other chapters include new research directed towards finding possible means of controlling iron deficiency in crops of economic interest, including early diagnosis, fertilization, fertirrigation and plant breeding. A number of papers involve the study of lime-induced iron chlorosis under semi-arid crop conditions in Mediterranean environments. The book will be valuable for individuals and companies working with iron deficiency at the laboratory and field levels.