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Botany

The Flore du Gabon series provides access to the information on the great botanical wealth of this central African country, reputedly harbouring the richest lowland rain forest in Africa. With 12.5% of all plant species being endemic to the country and some 85% of its surface being covered with a highly diverse lowland rain forest, Gabon is a botanical paradise and hotspot. Over 10% of its surface is under protection, which renders this country a Mecca for conservationists, ecotourism and scientists. For an effective conservation management, but also to support a wise and sustainable use of this unique diversity, it is essential to be able to simply identify the plants that play such an important role, be it as food for gorillas, birds, etc., as medicine, nutrition or timber, or just as one of these essential elements of the ecological network. The Flore du Gabon provides this essential tool for reliable identification, its editorial team making sure the identification keys are simple and straightforward, descriptions having diagnostic features stand out in bold, and clarifying illustrations. As such, it hopes to assist researchers, foresters, conservationists, amateur botanists and policy makers alike and to contribute to the survival of Gabon’s unique biodiversity.

 

The Flore du Gabon series was started in 1961 by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and until 2004 no less than 37 volumes were published dealing with about 80 families and over 2200 species. In 2006, the Wageningen branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), now part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, who had built up their knowledge on the Gabonese flora for over 35 years, continued its production. In 2014, the series was continued jointly by Meise Botanic Garden and Naturalis. End of 2018, almost 3300 species have been dealt with, while around 1250 await their treatment.

 

For this final challenge, additional funding was obtained from the Alberta Mennega Foundation. This should render it feasible to produce two or three volumes each year and finish the Flore du Gabon series by 2023.

64.20 EUR

Music

Eine Geschichte der Hoboe von 1640 bis 1760 – in der Übersetzung von Carin van Heerden

Bruce Haynes, Die gleichsam redende Hoboe

Mit dieser Beschreibung der historischen Oboe des deutschen Gelehrten und Musiktheoretikers, Johann Mattheson (1681-1764), werden die Leser des monumentalen Werks von Bruce Haynes unmittelbar in medias res der faszinierenden Entwicklungsgeschichte der Hoboe geführt. Mit keinem größeren Kompliment hätte man ein Instrument im 18. Jahrhundert beschreiben können: die Hoboe war «gleichsam redend».

Das große Vorbild aller Instrumente war die Singstimme. Sie besaß die Fähigkeit, anhand eines Textes, die Leidenschaften der Zuhörer zu erwecken und zu bewegen.  Diese besondere Eigenschaft wurde auch der Hoboe zugeschrieben. Mit verführerischer Eloquenz und rhetorischer Überzeugungskraft ist sie, wie die Singstimme, in der Lage einen musikalischen Text ebenso berührend vorzutragen.

In jahrelanger Forschung widmete sich Bruce Haynes der Geschichte, Spieltechnik, Rolle, Bautechnik und Ikonografie des Instruments, dem künstlerischen und sozialen Berufsbild der Spieler und ihrer Musik. Dieses Werk richtet sich nicht nur an Oboisten sondern an alle Interessierten der Historischen Aufführungspraxis.

Zum ersten Mal erscheint diese «Oboenbibel» in einer deutschen Übersetzung der Oboistin Carin van Heerden.

A reading extract as PDF is available (see below)

42.00 EUR

Botany

Die neue, große und umfassende Flora der Kanarischen Inseln

Im vorliegenden Werk werden auf 1.300 Seiten über 2.000 Farn- und Blütenpflanzen der Kanarischen Inseln in Wort und Bild dargestellt. Fast alle der etwa 650 endemischen Sippen werden mit einem oder mehreren Fotos abgebildet. Hinzu kommen zahlreiche, meist mediterrane, eingebürgerte und invasive Arten.

Über 2.400 Farbfotos, darunter zahlreiche Detailaufnahmen, 

ermöglichen eine sichere Bestimmung der auf den Kanaren vorkommenden Arten. Im Text finden sich außerdem Angaben zu 200 weiteren Arten, wie man sie unterscheidet und auf welchen Inseln sie vorkommen.

Im einleitenden Teil werden die einzelnen Vegetationsstufen beschrieben, des Weiteren die Inseln und ihre Entstehung und die Entwicklung der Flora.

Dieses Buch ist eine unverzichtbare Ergänzung zu den bisher vorliegenden Bestimmungsbüchern. Unentbehrlich ist es für alle Pflanzenliebhaber der Kanaren: für Botaniker, Studenten, Lehrer als auch für Touristen.


Here you will find a free excerpt of the book!

99.00 EUR

Ornamental Plants of Malta is a result of one of his research projects dealing with the Flora of the Maltese Islands. In this book almost all the ornamental plants cultivated in public places in Malta (approximately 450 species), are included. Descriptions of the ornamental plants are complemented by about 600 full-colour photographs, with notes on the flowering time, place of origin and occurrence in Malta, and remarks (e.g. about cultivation details) are included to provide the reader with useful background about certain plants.
An invaluable aid for plant lovers, gardeners, students, and teachers, scientists and tourists, and all those interested in learning more about the variety of ornamental plants to be found in Malta and the Mediterranean region.

26.00 EUR

Recently Published

Botany

Flore d’Afrique centrale – Spermatophyta, nouvelle série.

NL: De Rubiaceae is de op drie na grootste plantenfamilie ter wereld. In centraal Afrika wordt zij vertegenwoordigd door circa 750 soorten in 120 geslachten. Dit deel geeft een uitgebreide inleiding op deze familie, haar klassificatie, haar morfologie en verschillende identificatiesleutels tot de geslachten.

18 kleurenplaten en 9 gedetailleerde tekeningen.

ENG: The Rubiaceae is the fourth largest plant family in the world. In central Africa, it is represented by about 750 species in 120 genera. This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to this family, its classification, its morphology and various identification keys to the genera.

18 colour plates, 9 detailed drawings.

FR: Les Rubiaceae sont la quatrième plus grande famille de plantes au monde. En Afrique centrale, il est représenté par environ 750 espèces dans 120 genres. Ce volume fournit une introduction complète à cette famille, sa classification, sa morphologie et les différentes clés d’identification des genres.

18 planches couleur, 9 dessins détaillés.

26.00 EUR

Farming & Rural Systems Economics

A Case Study from the Farmers’ Preferences and Supply Chain Performance

As fertile land and water, the use of improved varieties is necessary for agricultural development. With that, access to innovative varieties determines the upper limit of yield potential. This implies that despite a very minor cost of production on seeds compared to investment on other inputs such as fertilizer, land, and labor; the return on investment will outperform that of any other input when a variety potential is fully exploited. Most importantly, improving farmers’ access to proven and certified varieties in dryland or vulnerable locations is a major cost-effective strategy to improve farm productivity and food security. Public seed organizations dominate the entire seed value chain in Ethiopia from breeding to seed distribution. Existing variety development practices are performed mainly to meet yield superiority and hence genetically uniform varieties were released for wider dissemination irrespective of farmers’ varying demands for breeding outputs. Developing vibrant seed sector is highly crucial than ever before to provide innovative varieties characterized by climate-smart, nutritionally enriched, higher- yielding. In order to ensure compatibility with the diverse agricultural systems, bottom-up planning to involve farmers so as to set breeding priorities is highly vital. Then, breeding programs would produce resilient and productive cultivars well-adapted to the multiplicity of agro-systems. A robust seed supply system helps to achieve several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ethiopia in reducing the share of people living under poverty, efforts to adapt adverse effects of climate change, and protect biodiversity.


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28.00 EUR

Kommunikation & Beratung

Analysis from the Communication Perspective

This research aims to understand the mechanisms and processes of science- practice interaction in transdisciplinary research with the purposes of strengthening transdisciplinary communication and improving project management. Focal points for science-practice interaction are discussed. For project management, heteroge- neity among stakeholders, power relations, translation and the role of the translator, as well as the dynamics of interaction should be considered. For process manage- ment, iteration, reflexivity and flexibility are important to timely adapt to specific or unexpected situations. In addtion, all actors in transdisciplinary research projects should raise their awareness to science-practice interaction, improve their commu- nication skills and increase ownership of the whole process. Further research is needed in the development of both, communication theories and practical solutions, including the documentation of good practices under specific contexts, detailed pro- cess guidelines and indicator systems.


Dear customer! You can use our contact form to order a pdf version of this title for 15,00 €. 
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25.60 EUR

Botany

The Flore du Gabon series provides access to the information on the great botanical wealth of this central African country, reputedly harbouring the richest lowland rain forest in Africa. With 12.5% of all plant species being endemic to the country and some 85% of its surface being covered with a highly diverse lowland rain forest, Gabon is a botanical paradise and hotspot. Over 10% of its surface is under protection, which renders this country a Mecca for conservationists, ecotourism and scientists. For an effective conservation management, but also to support a wise and sustainable use of this unique diversity, it is essential to be able to simply identify the plants that play such an important role, be it as food for gorillas, birds, etc., as medicine, nutrition or timber, or just as one of these essential elements of the ecological network. The Flore du Gabon provides this essential tool for reliable identification, its editorial team making sure the identification keys are simple and straightforward, descriptions having diagnostic features stand out in bold, and clarifying illustrations. As such, it hopes to assist researchers, foresters, conservationists, amateur botanists and policy makers alike and to contribute to the survival of Gabon’s unique biodiversity.

 

The Flore du Gabon series was started in 1961 by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN) in Paris and until 2004 no less than 37 volumes were published dealing with about 80 families and over 2200 species. In 2006, the Wageningen branch of the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN), now part of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, who had built up their knowledge on the Gabonese flora for over 35 years, continued its production. In 2014, the series was continued jointly by Meise Botanic Garden and Naturalis. End of 2018, almost 3300 species have been dealt with, while around 1250 await their treatment.

 

For this final challenge, additional funding was obtained from the Alberta Mennega Foundation. This should render it feasible to produce two or three volumes each year and finish the Flore du Gabon series by 2023.

64.20 EUR