Structure of the Dog - Basic Course is a book for everyone interested in the structure and wellbeing of dogs. The book has 300 A4-sized pages. It includes 98 exercises and numerous illustrative photos and drawings, which guide you to understand the details of dog structure in a very practical way. You will not just passively read, you will actively learn - by seeing, doing, practicing, and realizing yourself. The ambitious aim of the book is to provide you with tools that will help you distinguish essential from nonessential, see all the details of the dog structure and understand the resulting whole. By reading the book and doing all the exercises, you will become an expert of dog structure and movement. You will understand the connection between structure and movement, you will be able to recognize the risk factors in the skeletal system and joints of a dog, you will distinguish normal from abnormal structure in different structural-functional breed types, and much more. The basis of the book is in natural sciences and ethics. The book encourages the reader to ethical dog ownership, breeding and dog sports. The main focus is on healthy structure, movement and overall wellbeing of the dog. Structure of the Dog - Basic Course is the right book for you, if: - you want to own and breed dogs with a healthy structure - for you, healthy structure is an ethically important criterion when selecting a breed or an individual dog - you are interested in dog shows - you are planning a career as a dog show judge - you want to develop your eye for the dog structure, both in details and as a whole - you want to understand what kinds of structure and movement are the most suitable for different dog sports - you want to learn to distinguish essential from nonessential, normal from abnormal, healthy from unhealthy as regards the structure of the dog - you want to recognize the anatomical risks of dogs and understand how they impact the dog's life - you want to deepen your knowledge of the structural-functional types of dogs as well as your understanding of their impact on the dog movement - you prefer learning by observing, doing and practicing rather than just reading - both physical and psychical wellbeing of dogs are important for you
Plant breeding and global warming has made it possible to grow adapted grape varieties in higher latitudes, north of 52 N latitude in Europe. The northernmost grape growing occurs nowadays in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland), the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Poland. Some books available in English quite limited discuss the influence of climate, soil, photoperiodism, and long days during the growing season on grape growing in these new viticulture areas. This book does not provide direct hints on viticulture and does not act as a "cookbook" for wine growing, but instead explains how the current northern growth conditions differ from the growth conditions in the traditional viticulture countries, and what requirements they impose northern viticulture as well as how climate change will influence on them. - First time I found so much climate information on one time specifically for the vine. The work that is done is a large volume and enriches the information on vine for Nordic countries. Assoc. prof. Ludmil Angelov, Head of Faculty of Viticulture and Horticulture, Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Koiran esikoulu on nimensä mukaisesti opastus koiran kouluttamisen alkeisiin. Kirja on tarkoitettu tavallisille koiranomistajille, joilla ei välttämättä ole mitään suurempaa harrastushaavetta koiransa suhteen. Kirja on tarkoitettu antamaan vinkkejä, miten tavallisesta kotikoirasta saa hyvin käyttäytyvän koirakansalaisen, jonka kanssa on helppoa jamiellyttävää liikkua kaikkialla. Kirja on oivallinen lisä pentupakettiin kun koira muuttaa ensimäiseen uuteen kotiinsa. Perusasioiden lisäksi kirja antaa myös vinkkejä harrastuksesta joka sopii kaikille koirille rotuun tai kokoon katsomatta nenätyöskentelystä. Kirjan avulla voit opettaa koiralle mm. tavaroiden (ja esim. sienten) etsimistä sekä jälkien seuraamista. Kirja antaa kimmokkeen keksiä yhteistä tekemistä koiran kanssa.
Kun tietotekniikkaa hyödynnetään jo tehokkaasti monella tasolla, sitä haluttaisiin käyttää myös yhä enemmän reaalimaailman ilmiöitä seuraamaan. Tähän tarvitaan entistä parempia antureita, joita nanoteknologia meille jo lupailee. Tarjolle tulee monia terveyteen liittyviä mittauksia, jotka voidaan tehdä jo terveysasemalla. Viinitarhuri voi mennä tarhaansa mukanaan mittalaite, jolla selvittää rypäleiden kypsyyttä. Erikoisemmat mittausanturit selvittävät jopa millaisia bakteereita anturilla on? Uusin optiikka- ja lasertekniikka kutistaa laboratorioiden isot mittalaitteet kämmenelle mahtuviksi. Uusi kaksiulotteinen materiaalitekniikka lupailee aiempaa herkempiä antureita ja tunnistustekniikoita. Tulevaisuudessa saamme ehkä käyttöön Star Trek -elokuvasta tutun Tricorder-mittauslaitteen.
The Mapmakers' World - a Cultural History of the European World Map, released today at the Royal Geographical Society, London, offers a unique and exceptionally broad perspective to the cultural history of the world map. The book describes early European world maps and the world view they convey from a period of roughly one thousand years, i.e. from the 8th century to the end of the 18th. With a scientific but accessible approach, the book demonstrates how maps reflect much more than the geographical ideas of each era: they were always also an expression of religious and cultural values and attitudes. Maps tell us of the history of seafaring, exploration, diplomacy, power politics, and propaganda. The book takes as on a journey through a period of one thousand years, during which our world view gradually stabilised into the image of the map we know today.
Green space has become a major issue in European cities in recent years as a result of enhanced environmental awareness, urban marketing, planning policy and growing population densities. Up to now, however, the subject of sports areas and grounds has attracted little research, despite the fact that since the First World War such public and private areas - from football pitches and running tracks to golf courses and tennis courts - have often comprised one of the most important and extensive types of green space in the European city. This book presents a pioneering comparative and multidisciplinary analysis of the development, use and impact of sports areas in the European city from the start of the 20th century up to the present time. Employing a range of historical, spatial and ecological approaches it examines when and why sports areas evolved, the contribution of municipalities and the private sector, the role of gender and class, and the impact on the urban landscape and ecology. Chapters cover urban sports areas in Finland, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Italy, illustrating the contrasts in the provision of green space across Europe.