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This volume is the compilation of the series of original articles presented at the International Symposium on Basic and Applied Aspects of Vestibular Function held in Hong Kong, September 13-16, 1987, in conjunction with the centenary celebration of the F
Holistic Views of Biological Structure
The work described in this paper was carried out in the University of Birmingham, U.K., Chicago, and Southern California, U.S.A., during the years 1954-80. It has been supported by numerous NSF and NIH grants during those years. It is currently supported
Proceedings of a Memorial Symposium in Honour of Sir Charles Maurice Yonge
by Brian Morton
Sir Charles Maurice Yonge who died in 1986 was the foremost authority on the Bivalvia and one of the greatest marine biologists of this century. The volume is a memorial to his achievements and comprises 22 papers presented at a symposium in his honour du
This is a comprehensive catalogue of the living marine Bivalvia of China. Over 1,140 species are arranged in systematic order reflecting the phylogenetic relationships of the supraspecific taxa, together with almost 3,500 binomina which fall into synonymy
Hong Kong's Marine Symbioses
by Brian Morton
Hong Kong's position on the southern coast of China provides her with a great diversity of animals living in association with each other in the surrounding seas. The many examples of association used in the book reflect this diversity and explore some of
A Biomathematical Anatomy of the Primates
This book describes a new view of the zoological Order, Primates, the Order to which we, ourselves, belong. In it, Professor Oxnard reviews, in both words and pictures, the conventional relationships of the primates as seen from centuries of anatomical st
Fact and Opinion
by Brian Morton
The molluscan fauna of Hong Kong is very diverse but poorly known. The principal aim of this Workshop was to further the study of Hong Kong's molluscan fauna and to demonstrate that, through international co-operation, real advances can be made in our un
This is the annual journal of the Marine Biological Association of Hong Kong. It contains papers on marine subjects of interest to all Asian biologists. Asian Marine Biology 17, contains topics on the flora and fauna in the Russian Far East Seas, the Ryuk
A Re-examination of the Physics of Motion, Acoustics, Astronomy and Scientific Thoughts
This book re-examines the nature of early Chinese work in natural science, on the basis of original records analysis and artifacts discovered in recent decades by archaeological explorations of China's past. It presents a concise account of early scientific ideas and thoughts ...
Facts and Speculation
The current state of the science of forecasting La Niña as well as case studies of La Niña impacts around the world and in different economic sectors. La Niña and Its Impacts is based on a meeting of researchers, forecasters, and users of La Niña forecasts, held at the U.S...
One of the most important resources for socio-economic development in arid and semi-arid countries is water, and its scarcity in the Middle East has been a key factor in war and peace-making. The aim of this study is to provide some innovative technological answers to the fun...
The underlying premise in this study is that the inextricable link between water and politics in the Jordan River watershed can be harnessed to induce ever increasing cooperation in planning and project implementation between otherwise opposed riparians, thus leading to peace ...
Sustainable Management of Changing Environments
The United Nations University research and training programme area entitled "Sustaining Global Life-Support Systems" responds to the priorities identified in the UN system-wide Agenda 21 emanating from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The U...
Business activities are responsible, directly or indirectly, for most human impacts on the earth's ecosystems, yet business is conducted with little thought of its sustainability - that is, the satisfying of our own needs without diminishing the chances of future generations. ...
The Amazon basin, site of the world's largest remaining tropical rain forest, is experiencing rapid ecological and socio-economic changes. This book examines the driving forces behind these changes, and considers current threats to the forests and their biodiversity. Various s...
Critical Environmental Issues and Sustainability
This landmark study forms part of the series UNU Studies on Critical Environmental Regions. The Basin of Mexico exemplifies an endangered environment well on its way to criticality. At the helm of this dangerous course is Mexico City, that massive megalopolis in which dramatic...
The State of the Environment in Asia 2006/2007 is the fourth in a series of publications on Asia’s environmental landscape. Originally published in Japanese as Ajia Kankyo Hakusho 2006/2007, this English-translated edition serves as an indispensible source of information on th...
Climate, Water and Weather in the Twenty-first Century
Short quotations are often used to stimulate thought and evoke discussion. The intention of this book is no less ambitious. Drawing upon a series of quotations taken from the World Meteorological Organization-sponsored publication, Climate: Into the 21st Century, the authors s...