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Seals, otters, oysters, fish, pelicans, and sharks are a few of the animals that make up an ocean food web. But did you know that almost all ocean creatures depend on algae to live? Or that bacteria, crabs, and lobsters break down dead plants and animals into nutrients? See ocean food webs in action in this fascinating book.
Frogs, minnows, snails, ducks, catfish, and muskrats are a few of the animals that make up a lake and pond food web. But do you know why mosquitoes, mold, water lilies, and bacteria are important too? Or how humans can change the health of a lake or a pond? See lake and pond food webs in action in this fascinating book.
** Tackles one of the most pressing challenges of our time'how to manage finite water resources to feed two billion extra people, eliminate poverty and reverse ecosystem degradation** Brings together the work of over 700 researchers into the most comprehensive and authoritative assessment of water resources ever written** Covers all aspects of water management in agriculture, poverty reduction, food security, biodiversity, irrigation, groundwater, river basins, inland fisheries, rice production and much more** Hundreds of full-color figures, tables, and graphs present key information in easy-to-read format--a must-have reference for all professionalsThis comprehensive assessment of the world?'s water, written by experts with research from over 700 leading specialists, critically evaluates current thinking on water and its interplay with agriculture, charting the way forward with concrete actions from management to policy level across all countries and territories.After framing the main issues and providing a comprehensive examination of trends and scenarios in world water management, the book critically examines the cross-cutting issues of reducing poverty, reforming institutions for sustainable water management, avoiding or mitigating ecosystem impacts, and improving water productivity. Thematic chapters follow, covering such key issues in water management as irrigation, groundwater use, inland fisheries, rice cultivation, land conservation, and river basin management and development.
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a valuable and common model for researchers working in the fields of genetics, oncology and developmental sciences. This full-color atlas will aid experimental design and interpretation in these areas by providing a fundamental understanding of zebrafish anatomy. Over 150 photomicrographs are included and can be used for direct comparison with histological slides, allowing quick and accurate identification of the anatomic structures of interest. Hematoxylin and eosin stained longitudinal and transverse sections demonstrate gross anatomic relationships and illustrate the microscopic anatomy of major organs. Unlike much of the current literature, this book is focused exclusively on the zebrafish, eliminating the need for researchers to exclude structures that are only found in other fish.
Written by specialists in the fields of food bioterrorism and industry preparedness, Bioterrorism and Food Safety focuses on developing rational and implementable food security strategies and plans. It integrates food safety issues, technological developments in traceability, and legal analysis of current and pending regulations with good business practices, and then relates these elements to the development of effective and workable food security programs for food businesses.
The text covers the biological and chemical risks associated with the intentional contamination of food and discusses underlying legal issues, regulatory compliance, and cost/benefit analysis. It also provides implementation strategies to reduce food security risks, discusses advances in traceability, and suggests ways to reduce the risk of intentional contamination and improve consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply.
With its clear presentation of current hazards, safety guidelines, and security measures, this comprehensive work introduces practicing professionals throughout the food industry and those charged with the responsibility of terrorism prevention to workable strategies that address address safety risks associated with all facets of food production, storage, and delivery.
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