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              Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer
                

              Saving Our Skins: Atmospheric Reflections from a Lauder Stargazer (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKenzie, Richard Lloyd

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              An insider's account of the most successful international environmental action ever undertaken: the Montreal Protocol on Protection of the Ozone Layer. Richard McKenzie's career in ozone research began years before the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole and continues to the pr...esent day. McKenzie brings a first-hand experience to the story through his research and involvement in scientific and environmental assessments of ozone depletion. Saving our Skins is the story of how McKenzie and his colleagues at New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research in Lauder - a research laboratory housed on a sheep and cattle station at the bottom of the country - helped ensure the success of the Montreal Protocol. McKenzie's story plays out against a backdrop of an ever-increasing threat from climate change and its interactions with the ozone story. This book - authoritative on the science, but accessible to the layman - intertwines the scientific story behind the Protocol with the author's personal experiences in a career that spans four decades, stretching from the hallowed corridors of Oxford University to an isolated rural community where the locals refer to the scientists as "stargazers". The book's title plays on the dual problem of ozone depletion - which leads to dramatic increases in ultra-violet radiation that causes skin cancer - and climate change, which poses an existential threat to humanity. Both serve to remind us of the fragility of our thin skin of atmosphere. Ultimately, McKenzie shows that with foresight and global cooperation, difficult problems in science can be solved. As world leaders grasp for solutions to the climate change threat, this book suggests they might find a model in the Montreal Protocol.
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              ISBN 9780473533298
              Published AU 24 Jul 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia
               

              Plants of Subtropical Eastern Australia (Paperback)

              By Benwell, Andrew

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              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20

              Over 500 common, threatened, and ecologically significant plants of subtropical eastern Australia.

              ISBN 9781486313655
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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              The Knowledge Wars
               

              The Knowledge Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doherty, Peter

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              Climate scientists have warned that we need to change our behaviour in ways that may be inconvenient and threaten the commercial status quo. The result has been a polarising division in society and a sustained attack on their research. In The Knowledge Wars, Nobel prizewinner Pet...er Doherty makes a passionate case for citizens to become informed so they are able to evaluate the facts of any scientific debate. It provides practical advice on how to analyse research and take meaningful action. The Knowledge Wars challenges our assumptions and encourages us to take an evidence-based view of the world. There's something here to offend everybody!
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              ISBN 9780522877038
              Published AU 1 Sep 2015
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Unravelling the Secret life of Plant Roots
               

              Unravelling the Secret life of Plant Roots (Paperback)

              By Pate, John; Bell, Tina; Verboom, Bill

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              • Pub Date
                1 Nov 20

              Roots are truly amazing structures. They show great flexibility when exploring and exploiting soil substrates of uneven penetrability and availability of water and nutrients, yet also possess highly ordered architectures and anatomical features which may turn out to be as diagnos...tic of a species as any attribute based on aboveground parts. The book provides case studies of structural and functional qualities of roots of species from the biodiverse ecosystems of south west Western Australia, and views these in the context of survival in nutrient-poor soils, continued threat of fire and extreme seasonal fluctuations in temperature and water availability. Among a range of issues considered in the volume are examinations of: roots in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing organisms and mycorrhizal fungi roots of parasitic species capable of extracting water and solutes from transport channels of their hosts cluster roots adept at sourcing sparingly available nutrient resources, and recently discovered cases amongst eucalypts whose specialised roots, in probable cooperation with microbes, generate compacted layers of clay and/or carbonates in their rooting catchments. These examples, discussed alongside accounts of how roots and shoots interact in their respective inputs of photosynthate and water, comprise fascinating commentaries on how plants perform under exacting natural conditions and in comparison to the cossetted systems one finds under agriculture, horticulture, forestry and gardening. The book considers relevance of subject matter and conclusions to conservation and cultivation of plants.
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              ISBN 9781760800208
              Published AU 1 Nov 2020
              Publisher UWA Publishing
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              The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize (New Edition): A life in Science
               

              The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize (New Edition): A life in Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Doherty, Peter

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              Is it possible to be passionate about politics, football or R&B and still be a creative scientist? In this entertaining and inspiring account, Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty offers readers an insider's guide into discovery science and the individuals who work in it. Starting wi...th the story of his own career and its improbable origins in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, and its progression to a breakthrough discovery about how human immunity works. Doherty explores the realities of a life in science. How research projects are selected; how discovery science is resourced and organised; the big problems it is trying to solve; and the rewards and pitfalls of a career in scientific research- all these are explored in The Beginner's Guide to Winning the Nobel Prize. Doherty gives readers an insight into the issues that make him tick including his belief that the mission of science is to help make the world a better place to live in. He also essays answers to some of the great questions of our age. Are Nobel Prize winners exceptional human beings or just lucky? Are GMO crops really dangerous? And why can't scientists and born-again Christians get along?
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              ISBN 9780522877298
              Published AU 2 Jun 2014
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems - Amazing Microbes
               

              Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems - Amazing Microbes (Hardback)

              Edited by Pandey, Anita; Sharma, Avinash

              • RRP: $311.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Jan 21

              The book Extreme Environments: Unique Ecosystems - Amazing Microbes is an attempt to showcase the uniqueness of extremophiles, the largely unexplored group that has the abilities to function in hostile conditions and represent the very ancient life forms that thrived on earth bil...lions of years ago. The book covers a wide range of research achievements in the field of microbiology of extreme environments right from the conventional approaches of cultivation to recently evolved high throughput sequencing technologies. The book provides a broad spectrum of information about the taxonomy, physiology, ecology and biotechnological applications of extremophiles from various extreme environments across the globe.
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              ISBN 9780367350161
              Released AU 21 Jan 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Animals, Health and Society: Health Promotion, Harm Reduction and Health Equity in a One Health World
               

              Animals, Health and Society: Health Promotion, Harm Reduction and Health Equity in a One Health World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Stephen, Craig

              • RRP: $202.00
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              • Pub Date
                20 Jan 21

              This timely book reframes the historic narrative of people, animals and nature as risks to each other, to one where we think about health as a shared capacity. This new narrative promotes the positive contributions made to health across species and generations and addresses growi...ng calls to shift from a reactive to proactive approach in One Health. Editor Craig Stephen takes the reader on a tour of the situations wherein we can all, regardless of our job description, work across species, sectors and generations to motivate action. Perspectives and methods from a variety of fields and experts are shared and adapted to promote collaborative understanding of and action on determinants of health at the animal-society interface. Case studies demonstrate that the principles and practices presented are feasible, empowering people to make choices that concurrently benefit the health of animals, societies and ecosystems. The first book to adapt and explain health promotion, harm reduction and health equity issues in a One Health context, and in terms of animal health, this is necessary reading for students of and practitioners working in planetary health, conservation, ecohealth, public health, health promotion, veterinary medicine and animal welfare.
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              ISBN 9780367336226
              Released AU 20 Jan 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series CRC One Health One Welfare
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              Tropical Marine Mollusks: An Illustrated Biogeographical Guide
               

              Tropical Marine Mollusks: An Illustrated Biogeographical Guide (Hardback)

              By Petuch, Edward J.; Berschauer, David P.

              • RRP: $326.00
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              • Pub Date
                21 Dec 20

              Marine biogeography, the study of the spatial distribution of organisms in the world's oceans, is one of the most fascinating branches of oceanography. This book continues the pioneering research into the distributions of molluscan faunas, first studied by biologists over 160 yea...rs ago. It illustrates 1778 species of gastropods in full color, many of which are extremely rare and poorly known endemic species that are illustrated for the first time outside of their original descriptions. The spatial arrangements of malacofaunas shown in this book can be considered proxies for worldwide oceanic conditions and used as tools for determining patterns of Global Climate Change. The book's documentation of evolutionary hot spots and geographically restricted endemic faunas can also be used as a base line for future studies on patterns of environmental deterioration and extinction in the marine biosphere. Documenting the evolution of the amazingly rich worldwide gastropod fauna, this book will appeal to physical and chemical oceanographers, systematic and evolutionary biologists, historical geologists, paleontologists, climatologists, geomorphologists, and physical geographers. The authors incorporate aspects of all of these disciplines into a new classification system for the nomenclature of biogeographical spatial units found in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate seas.
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              ISBN 9780367636388
              Released AU 21 Dec 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Organic Reactions
               

              Organic Reactions (Hardback, Volume 105)

              Editor-in-chief Evans, P. Andrew

              • RRP: $550.99
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              • Pub Date
                9 Mar 21
              ISBN 9781119771203
              Released AU 9 Mar 2021
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Cats vs Dogs: Misbehaving mammals, intellectual insects, flatulent fish and the great pet showndown
               

              Cats vs Dogs: Misbehaving mammals, intellectual insects, flatulent fish and the great pet showndown (Hardback)

              By Scientist, New

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              • Pub Date
                24 Nov 20

              Everything you needed to know - and didn't - about the animal kingdom, from multimillion-copy-selling New Scientist.

              ISBN 9781529339208
              Released AU 24 Nov 2020
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
              Interest Age 16+ years
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