The Mediterranean Zone

The Mediterranean Zone
Author: Dr. Barry Sears
Publsiher: Zinc Ink
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN: 0804179190
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mediterranean Zone Book Excerpt:

LIVE A LONGER, LEANER, HEALTHIER LIFE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN ZONE! • Eat to stop weight gain and strip away unwanted fat. • Reverse diabetes and protect yourself from Alzheimer’s. • Free yourself from inflammation, allergies, and hormonal chaos. • Enjoy the most delicious, nutritious foods from the world’s most beloved cuisine. • Break out of the diet-and-exercise trap for good! The Mediterranean diet is the most universally accepted healthy eating regimen around. But what, exactly, is it? If you think it’s pasta with red sauce, Italian bread drizzled in olive oil, and plenty of fresh fruit and cheese, you’re wrong—dead wrong. The Mediterranean Zone is here to set you right. Barry Sears, Ph.D., revolutionized dieting with his 1995 bestseller The Zone. In the two decades since its publication, its principles of eating for optimal hormonal balance have become the standard by which diets are measured. Now, in The Mediterranean Zone, you’ll learn how our modern American diet changes the inflammatory response inside our bodies—and how that increased inflammation puts you at risk for Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, and more. You’ll learn which Mediterranean diet foods help put out the fire, reducing your risk of disease while stripping away pounds, boosting your energy, and even lightening your mood! And you’ll learn how to turbocharge the Mediterranean diet to make it even more effective! Live your best life, in your best body, with The Mediterranean Zone. Praise for The Mediterranean Zone “I consider Dr. Barry Sears a mentor, innovator, and wise teacher. The Mediterranean Zone is a powerful new book that will help change your health quickly and permanently. It is not a fad, but a program that will get and keep you well for a very long time.”—Daniel G. Amen, M.D., founder, Amen Clinics, Inc., and bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life “The Mediterranean Zone is very readable for the layman, but it also contains some significant new science, particularly in the appendix, for those who really want to learn about the biochemistry of omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, and epigenetics. Dr. Sears has clarified many aspects for me regarding the resolution of inflammation. His discussion of eicosanoids and gene transcription factors remains the best I have read. Finally, the dietary circle of anti-inflammatory nutrition is completed by his superb discussion of the value of polyphenols in any diet, and in particular an anti-inflammatory diet. I remain extremely admiring of his ability to take such complicated science and put it in an understandable and useful form.”—Joseph C. Maroon, M.D., professor and vice chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, and team neurosurgeon, Pittsburgh Steelers

Bioclimatic Map of the Mediterranean Zone

Bioclimatic Map of the Mediterranean Zone
Author: Unesco
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arid regions climate
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioclimatic Map of the Mediterranean Zone Book Excerpt:

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean
Author: Antonio Navarra,Laurence Tubiana
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2013-02-28
ISBN: 9400757727
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regional Assessment of Climate Change in the Mediterranean Book Excerpt:

Volume 2 of a three-volume final report thoroughly describes, synthesizes and analyzes the results of the four-year Integrated Research Project CIRCE – Climate Change and Impact Research: Mediterranean Environment, funded by the EU 6th Framework Programme. Conducted under the auspices of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Rome, Italy, CIRCE was designed to predict and to quantify the physical impacts of climate change in the Mediterranean, and to assess the most influential consequences for the region’s population. This volume incorporates Parts 3 and 4 of the report, reviewing current knowledge of observed climate variability and trends in the Mediterranean, and including descriptions of available temperature and precipitation station and gridded data sets.

Biogeography of Mediterranean Invasions

Biogeography of Mediterranean Invasions
Author: R. H. Groves,Richard Harrison Groves,F. Di Castri
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 485
Release: 1991-11-07
ISBN: 9780521360401
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biogeography of Mediterranean Invasions Book Excerpt:

This book is an initiative of a subcommittee of SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) which realized that the integrity of many natural ecosystems was being threatened by the ingress of invasive species.

Mediterranean Island Landscapes

Mediterranean Island Landscapes
Author: Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis,Gloria Pungetti,A.M. Mannion
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2008-02-26
ISBN: 140205064X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mediterranean Island Landscapes Book Excerpt:

Mediterranean islands exhibit many similarities in their biotic ecological, physical and environmental characteristics. There are also many differences in terms of their human colonization and current anthropogenic pressures. This book addresses in three sections these characteristics and examines the major environmental changes that the islands experienced during the Quaternary period. The first section provides details on natural and cultural factors which have shaped island landscapes. It describes the environmental and cultural changes of the Holocene and their effects on biota, as well as on the current human pressures that are now threats to the sustainability of the island communities. The second section focuses on the landscapes of the largest islands namely Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Cyprus, Crete, Malta and the Balearics. Each island chapter includes a special topic reflecting a particular characteristic of the island. Part three presents strategies for action towards sustainability in Mediterranean islands and concludes with a comparison between the largest islands. Despite several published books on Mediterranean ecosystems/landscapes there is no existing book dealing with Mediterranean islands in a collective manner. Students, researchers and university lecturers in environmental science, geography, biology and ecology will find this work invaluable as a cross-disciplinary text while planners and politicians will welcome the succinct summaries as background material to planning decisions.

The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the Mediterranean Areas

The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the Mediterranean Areas
Author: A.E. Osman,M.M. Ibrahim,M.A. Jones
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9400910193
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the Mediterranean Areas Book Excerpt:

Legumes are an important source of protein for humans and animals. They provide nutritionally rich crop residues for animal feed, and playa key role in maintaining the productivity of soils particularly through biological nitro gen fixation. They are, therefore, of immense value in rainfed farming systems. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has a responsibility for research on food, pasture, and forage legumes. The Center also has the broad objective of improving livestock production in rainfed farming systems. Although food legumes have be~n known and grown by farmers in the WANA region for a long time, their productivity has remained low and variable. Forage legumes, on the other hand, are not so well known by farmers of the region, and their role in the farming systems is not so well understood. Thus, we need to develop the concept of using forage legumes as crops and to fit them into cropping systems. In its efforts to increase the productivity of food legumes and develop the legume-based crop/livestock systems, ICARDA has established a network of scientists in the different National Agricultural Research Systems in the region. To further strengthen this network, ICARDA convened a workshop on 'The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of Mediterranean Areas' in Tunis, Tunisia, 20-24 June 1988. This workshop was co-sponsored by UNDP, who also contributed funds for this publication.

Vegetation Map of the Mediterranean Zone Ecological Study of the Meditterranean Zone Explanatory Notes

Vegetation Map of the Mediterranean Zone Ecological Study of the Meditterranean Zone Explanatory Notes
Author: Unesco
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vegetation Map of the Mediterranean Zone Ecological Study of the Meditterranean Zone Explanatory Notes Book Excerpt:

Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean

Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean
Author: John B. Thornes,John Wainwright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN: 1134729855
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean Book Excerpt:

The Mediterranean has been subject to changing human settlement and land use patterns for millennia, and has a history of human exploitation in an inherently unstable landscape. Environmental Issues in the Mediterranean reviews both physical and social aspects of this region, in relation to its environment. Ideal for students who are studying a range of environmental issues, but want to see them linked within one regional context. The book begins with an introduction to the Mediterranean region, its history, physical and human geography and its environmental problems. It then goes on to examine: * The Dynamic Environment - climate variables and fluctuations, vegetation, the hydrological cycle of the basin and its watershed, processes of erosion, fire and the Mediterranean Sea *The Human Impact on the Environment - prehistoric and historic land use, traditional agriculture, rural and urban settlement and use of mineral resources * The Mediterranean Environment Under Increasing Pressure - the present human landscape, changes in agriculture in the 20th century, the impact of depopulation, pollution, water resources, desertification and potential climatic change. It then concludes with a discussion of the region's on-going environmental issues of water resources, land degradation, agricultural intensification and tourism, and considers how these can be approached using management techniques and national and regional policies.

Application of Vegetation Science to Grassland Husbandry

Application of Vegetation Science to Grassland Husbandry
Author: W. Krause
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 535
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 9401013152
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Vegetation Science to Grassland Husbandry Book Excerpt:

WERNER KRAUSE INTRODUCTION GENERAL COMMENTS ON THIS VOLUME The subject" Application of vegetation science to grassland husbandry" is not limited by geographical boundaries. It is pro posed to cover this subject in an internationally applicable work of reference. However, to avoid omissions it would have to em brace all the diversity of grassland from the Arctic to the Equa tor. The term "application" requires that the papers contained herein take into account both generally relevant scientific knowl edge and the special needs of practical farming. The latter are not satisfied solely by the laws of vegetation science; the changing effects of the market, politics, the distribution of wealth and poverty, highly developed technology and the continued use of archaic farming methods must all be considered. To try to cover all this adequately in one volume of ap proximately 550 pages is a hopeless task. The editor and the authors had to limit themselves to presenting a selection of prob lems and attempts to solve them, with the aim that these exam ples should indicate how much vegetation science can contribute to grassland husbandry, and the scope of this contribution is broadened by the references quoted. The arrangement of the sections within this volume does not lend itself to specific suggestions for the management of individual systems. However, grassland husbandry can expect to obtain from this work an'insight into some overall general rela tionships, which could assist the adviser in the formulation of more specific improvement plans.

Coniferous Forests

Coniferous Forests
Author: F.A. Andersson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2005-12-29
ISBN: 9780444816276
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coniferous Forests Book Excerpt:

Starting with an account of the history and distribution of the conifers, this volume describes the most important areas in Asia, Europe, North and South America with conifer forests. The last in the "Ecosystem of the World" series, it deals with the functional aspects of the conifer forests, such as physiology, production, biomass, and more.

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems
Author: Jon E. Keeley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0521824915
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Explores the role of fire in Mediterranean-type climate ecosystems, providing unique insights into the assembly and evolutionary convergence of ecosystems.

Recent Evolution and Seismicity of the Mediterranean Region

Recent Evolution and Seismicity of the Mediterranean Region
Author: E. Boschi,E. Mantovani,A. Morelli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 9401120161
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Evolution and Seismicity of the Mediterranean Region Book Excerpt:

The Mediterranean is one of the most studied regions of the world. In spite of this, a considerable spread of opinions exists about the geodynamic evolution and the present tectonic setting of this zone. The difficulty in recognizing the driving mechanisms of deformation is due to a large extent to the complex distribution in space and time of tectonic events, to the high number of parameters involved in this problem and to the scarce possibility of carrying out quantitative estimates of the deformation implied by the various geodynamic hypotheses. However, we think that a great deal of the present ambiguity could be removed if there were more frequent and open discussions among the scientists who are working on this problem. The meeting ofERICE was organized to provide an opportunity in this sense. In making this effort, we were prompted by the conviction that each step towards the understanding of the Mediterranean evolution is of basic importance both for its scientific consequences and for the possibleimplicationsfor society. It is well known, for instance, that the knowledge ofongoing tectonic processes in a given region and of their connection with seismic activity may lead to the recognition of middle long term precursors of strong earthquakes. The few cases of tentative earthquake prediction in the world occurred where information on large scale seismotectonic behavior was available. This led to identify the zones prone to dangerous shocks, where observations of short-term earthquake precursors were then concentrated.

Biodiversity in ecosystems principles and case studies of different complexity levels

Biodiversity in ecosystems  principles and case studies of different complexity levels
Author: Anselm Kratochwil
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN: 9401146772
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in ecosystems principles and case studies of different complexity levels Book Excerpt:

This volume does not aim at merely adding to the vast and increasing number of individual publications on `biodiversity'. Rather it is our objective to investigate biodiversity on the previously little studied coenosis and landscape levels. Phytosociological and animal-ecological fields are considered, as well as theoretical approaches to biodiversity and aspects of its application in nature and landscape protection and preservation. Since biodiversity has so far been predominantly studied in the Anglo-American area, it seemed to be of value to discuss this complex topic from a central and southern European viewpoint, based on data gathered in these regions, and thus to promote a global discussion.

Biodiversity in Agriculture

Biodiversity in Agriculture
Author: Paul Gepts
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN: 0521764599
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity in Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Brings together research from a range of fields to address key questions relating to agriculture: its origins and long-term sustainability.

Sharing Knowledge Across the Mediterranean Area

Sharing Knowledge Across the Mediterranean Area
Author: P. Faugeras,A. Hoummada,R. Klapisch
Publsiher: IOS Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2006-11-17
ISBN: 1607502100
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sharing Knowledge Across the Mediterranean Area Book Excerpt:

Learning what the most common errors are in creating or reading engineering drawings-and then learning how to avoid them altogether-has untold benefits for all engineers, technicians and draftsmen, be they mechanical engineers, product designers, manufact

Cedar Forests Cedar Ships

Cedar Forests  Cedar Ships
Author: Sara A. Rich
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-04-19
ISBN: 1784913669
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cedar Forests Cedar Ships Book Excerpt:

It is commonly recognized that the Cedars of Lebanon were prized in the ancient world, but how can the complex archaeological role of the Cedrus genus be articulated in terms that go beyond its interactions with humans alone?

Europe as a Cultural Area

Europe as a Cultural Area
Author: Jean Cuisenier
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 291
Release: 1979-01-01
ISBN: 3110800705
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe as a Cultural Area Book Excerpt:

Guns Germs and Steel

Guns  Germs and Steel
Author: Jared Diamond
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 1448180201
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guns Germs and Steel Book Excerpt:

'A book of big questions, and big answers' Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens Why has human history unfolded so differently across the globe? And what can it teach us about our current crisis? Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, moulded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians. An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel is a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science that can provide expert insight into our modern world. **WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE** **Over One Million Copies Sold**

Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1999-09-24
ISBN: 0080580904
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Parasitology Book Excerpt:

There are currently 3-5 million cases of leishmaniasis in the world and the prevalence is rising. The first chapter in this volume reviews the cell biology of the parasite and its transmission and survival. The second review addresses the apicomplexan protozoan parasites Theileria anulaga, T. parva and T. sergenti which globally cost agriculture over one billion US dollars annually. Current research in this area aims to produce effective, stable and cheap subunit viruses requiring only a single application and the authors predict that success will eventually be achieved with 'naked DNA' vaccines containing cytokine genes as immunopotentiators. The next review is the first in over 30 years to discuss the larva of the class Monogenea.The authors cover morphology, behaviour and structure of many examples providing a detailed reference for researchers. The penultimate chapter discusses the distribution of Schistosoma bovis and considers the reported interactions occurring between parasites and snails. The final chapter reviews one of the most serious parasitic diseases in salmonid aquaculture - sealice. In 1998 the costs due to sealice damage in Scotland alone were estimated at 15-30 million pounds. Discussion of biology and control of these ectoparasites emphasizes the need to understand the basic biology of the parasite. This volume will be essential reading for parasitologists in many branches of the subject.

The Soils of Chile

The Soils of Chile
Author: Manuel Casanova,Osvaldo Salazar,Oscar Seguel,Walter Luzio
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2013-01-18
ISBN: 9400759495
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soils of Chile Book Excerpt:

This book is intended for students and soil scientists who want to know about the state of the art in soil sciences in Chile. The book merges a comprehensive bibliographical review of the soil surveys carried out throughout the length and breadth of Chilean territory during the past 40 years and more recent information obtained by the authors in a number of field studies. As its starting point the book presents a general overview of important features related to Chilean soils, such as geology and geomorphology, climate, land use and vegetation. In this long and narrow country different soil formation factors and processes have resulted in a broad variety of soil bodies, from the extremely arid Atacama desert to the Patagonian and Antarctic zones. This book provides a description and classification (mainly Soil Taxonomy) of the most important soil types. Particularly important are soils derived from volcanic materials, which cover extensive areas of Chile. The book also deals with soil management topics in relation to the chemical, physical and biological properties of Chilean soils and it includes a number of examples from throughout the country. Finally, the book shows how man has induced severe soil degradation problems in Chile, such as erosive soil degradation, non-erosive soil degradation and land desertification.