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A Fish Caught In Time

Author : Samantha Weinberg
ISBN : 9780060932855
Genre : Science
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The coelacanth (see-lo-canth) is no ordinary fish. Five feet long, with luminescent eyes and limb like fins, this bizarre creature, presumed to be extinct, was discovered in 1938 by an amateur icthyologist who recognized it from fossils dating back 400 million years. The discovery was immediately dubbed the "greatest scientific find of the century," but the excitement that ensued was even more incredible. This is the entrancing story of that most rare and precious fish -- our own great-uncle forty million times removed.

A Fish Caught In His Own Net An Examination Of Nine Sermons From Matt 16 18 Published Last Year By Mr Joseph Fish Wherein He Labours To Prove That Those Called Standing Churches In New England Are Built Upon The Rock And Upon The Same Principles With The First Fathers Of This Country And That Separates And Baptists Are Joining With The Gates Of Hell Against Them Etc

Author : Isaac BACKUS
ISBN : BL:A0021943746
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Birth Of A City Prince Rupert To 1914

Author : Sue Harper Rowse
ISBN : 9781411685185
Genre : Prince Rupert (B.C.)
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On March 10th, 2010 Prince Rupert will be celebrating its 100th Birthday. Carved from the wilderness, it was envisioned in 1905 by Charles Hays,Manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway that this northern BC city would rival that of Vancouver in just a few short years.From the first landing of surveyors on the shores of Kaien Island, to the construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway,"Knoxville" wars, building of the townsite on "stilts and planks", development of a huge fishing industry and port. This volume leads you through an era of human struggle, determination and dreams of what the future could bring.It is the amazing story of Prince Rupert and its pioneers between 1905 and 1914,who battled against all odds to develop this unique northern community. Packed with interesting information and early photographs, this volume is a delightful journey through time.

Potential Toxicant Exposure Among Consumers Of Recreationally Caught Fish From Urban Embayments Of Puget Sound

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ISBN : UCSD:31822031476138
Genre : Marine pollution
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Improving Fish Stock Assessments

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309057257
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Ocean harvests have plateaued worldwide and many important commercial stocks have been depleted. This has caused great concern among scientists, fishery managers, the fishing community, and the public. This book evaluates the major models used for estimating the size and structure of marine fish populations (stock assessments) and changes in populations over time. It demonstrates how problems that may occur in fisheries data--for example underreporting or changes in the likelihood that fish can be caught with a given type of gear--can seriously degrade the quality of stock assessments. The volume makes recommendations for means to improve stock assessments and their use in fishery management.

Wild Otters

Author : Hans Kruuk
ISBN : 9780191589072
Genre : Science
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Evidence pointing to a decline in the European Otter population (Lutra lutra) is causing concern among ecologists and conservationists. This important new book written from direct observation of otter populations in Scotland, is the first attempt at a scientific description of populations and behaviour of this species. This essential research offers a fascinating insight into the ecology of mammals living in a hostile environment and provides a much needed basis for active conservation management.


Author : Donald R. Prothero
ISBN : 9780231511421
Genre : Science
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Over the past twenty years, paleontologists have made tremendous fossil discoveries, including fossils that mark the growth of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. Today there exists an amazing diversity of fossil humans, suggesting we walked upright long before we acquired large brains, and new evidence from molecules that enable scientists to decipher the tree of life as never before. The fossil record is now one of the strongest lines of evidence for evolution. In this engaging and richly illustrated book, Donald R. Prothero weaves an entertaining though intellectually rigorous history out of the transitional forms and series that dot the fossil record. Beginning with a brief discussion of the nature of science and the "monkey business of creationism," Prothero tackles subjects ranging from flood geology and rock dating to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the ingredients of the primordial soup, the effects of communal living, invertebrate transitions, the development of the backbone, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the leap from chimpanzee to human. Prothero pays particular attention to the recent discovery of "missing links" that complete the fossil timeline and details the debate between biologists over the mechanisms driving the evolutionary process. Evolution is an absorbing combination of firsthand observation, scientific discovery, and trenchant analysis. With the teaching of evolution still an issue, there couldn't be a better moment for a book clarifying the nature and value of fossil evidence. Widely recognized as a leading expert in his field, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of life on this planet is far more awe inspiring than the narrow view of extremists.

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9781409095484
Genre : Science
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

The White Man In The Tree And Other Stories

Author : Mark Kurlansky
ISBN : 9780671036065
Genre : Fiction
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A new collection of short fiction by the author of Cod and The Basque History of the World provides a whimsical portrait of cultural misunderstandings in a novella and eight stories about characters who, because of their diversity, misjudge one another. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.

A Collection Of The Reports Of Cases The Statutes And Ecclesiastical Laws Relating To Tithes

Author : Francis King Eagle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105062790667
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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