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An Archaeobotanical Guide to Root & Tuber Identification Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9780946897551
Pub Date: 30 Jun 1993
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: JRPS
Illustrations: 590 pls
A visual index of photographs for identifying charred remains of roots and tubers from archaeological sites in Europe and the Near East. Although often present in archaeological deposits the charred remains of vegetative organs, roots, tubers, rhizomes and corns are rarely, or erratically, identified. This manual covers Europe and the Near East.
Vascular Plants Of Kentucky Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780813116754
Pub Date: 08 Apr 1992
Kentucky has been a place of great botanical interest for many years. This comprehensive volume lists more than 3,000 plant species and varieties, with complete information on distribution in the state, and reveals the current condition of botanical knowledge on Kentucky flora.
Appalachian Spring Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780822954422
Pub Date: 14 Mar 1991
Marcia Bonta is a naturalist-writer who has lived on a 500-acre mountain-top farm in central Pennsylvania for twenty years. Appalachian Spring is her personal account of that glorious spectacle - the coming of the spring to the woods and fields of Appalachia.
Environmental Evidence from the Colonia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9780906780909
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1990
Illustrations: b/w illus
This report deals with biological evidence from two sites within the area of the Roman civil town or colonia close to the River Ouse and the probable Roman river crossing. Both sites were extensively sampled and the material has provided the first opportunity in York to examine richly organic waterlogged Roman deposits formed on surfaces rather than as the fills of wells or other subsurface features.
Guide to the Mammals of Pennsylvania Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780822953937
Pub Date: 11 Sep 1987
From the tiny shrew to the black bear, Pennsylvania's hills and valleys are teeming with sixty-three species of wild mammals. Many of these animals are rarely seen except when pursued by an interested biologist, mammologist, or nature photographer. Now, with the publication of this book, student, scholar, and nature lover alike will have a ready reference to distinguish between a deer mouse and a white-footed mouse, to identify raccoon tracks, and to learn about Pennsylvania's other inhabitants.
Coal In Appalachia Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780813115771
Pub Date: 02 Oct 1986
Illustrations: tables
Coal, the nation's most abundant fossil fuel and the only one that is exported, represents one of our most valuable natural resources. This study undertakes a thorough review of the economics of the Appalachian coal industry. It establishes, first of all, the international framework within which the American and the Appalachian coal industry function.
Energy From Alcohol Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780813114798
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1983
Both strategic and economic considerations make desirable the development of alternatives to petroleum as a source of energy and chemicals. Alcohol is one such alternative, and the experience of Brazil, a world leader in its production, provides a unique contribution to industrial policy for other nations. This book will be a valuable reference for all those concerned with energy sources for the future.
American Ideology of National Science, 1919-1930, The Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9780822984344
Pub Date: 15 Oct 1971
Ronald C. Tobey provides a provocative analysis of the movement to establish a national science program in the early twentieth century. Led by several influential scientists, who had participated in centralized scientific enterprises during World War I, the new effort to conjoin science and society was an attempt to return to earlier progressive values with the hope of producing science for society's benefit.