• Science

The Great American Biotic Interchange

A South American Perspective
Author: Alberto Luis Cione,Germán Mariano Gasparini,Esteban Soibelzon,Leopoldo Hector Soibelzon,Eduardo Pedro Tonni
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401797927
Category: Science
Page: 97
View: 1212
South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during the late Miocene with the appearance of the Holartic Procyonidae (Huayquerian Age) in South America and continues today. The major phases of mammalian dispersal occurred from the Latest Pliocene (Marplatan Age) to the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian Age). The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina. There are also several Late Miocene and Pliocene localities in western Argentina and Bolivia. Other important fossils have been collected in localities of Pleistocene age outside Argentina: Tarija (Bolivia), karstic caves of Lagoa Santa and the recently explored caves of Tocantins (Brasil), Talara (Perú), La Carolina (Ecuador), Muaco (Venezuela), and Cueva del Milodon (Chile), among others. The book discusses basic information for interpreting the GABI such as taxonomic composition (incorporating the latest revisions) at classical and new localities for each stage addressing climate, environments, and time boundaries for each stage. It includes the chronology and dynamics of the GABI, the integration of South American mammalian faunas through time, the Quaternary mammalian extinctions and the composition of recent mammalian fauna of the continent.

    • Science

Antarctic Paleobiology

Its Role in the Reconstruction of Gondwana
Author: Thomas N. Taylor,Edith L. Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461232384
Category: Science
Page: 261
View: 3224
Antarctic Paleobiology discusses the current status of paleobiology, principally paleobotany and palynology in Antarctica, and the interrelationship of Antarctic floras to those of other Gondwana continents. It provides a broad coverage of the major groups of plants on the one hand, while on the other seeking to evaluate the vegetational history and the physical and biological parameters that influence the distribution of floras through time and space. The biologic activity is discussed within a framework of the geologic history, including the tectonic and paleogeographic history of the region. Finally, the reader will find a comprehensive bibliography of Gondwana paleobotany and palynology.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Earth Journal: The Late Jurassic

Notes, drawings, and observations from prehistory
Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Walter Foster Jr
ISBN: 1633222470
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 3308
Through detailed illustrations and descriptive narrative, readers will experience a thrilling, thoroughly enjoyable ride through the most popular time period of prehistory. What would it be like to see a living, breathing dinosaur? Following in the footsteps of Ancient Earth Journal: The Early Cretaceous, this next installment, The Late Jurassic, will take readers further back in time to a period when giants ruled the land and early mammals began to secure their place alongside the dinosaurs. The Late Jurassic period was home to many species of our favorite dinosaurs, such as Apatosaurus (or Brontosaurus), Allosaurus, and Stegosaurus, to name a few. The Late Jurassic includes the latest paleontological findings to build an accurate depiction of the dinosaurs, environment, and wildlife of the period. Due to the abundance of fossils available for both plants and animals of this period, the book paints a vivid, realistic picture of the flora and fauna of the time, with more emphasis on hunting and defensive tactics, as well as early mammals and their role in the planet's evolution, for a thrilling, thoroughly enjoyable ride through the most popular time period of prehistory. Written and illustrated in the style of a naturalist's notebook, the reader is given a first-hand account of what it would be like to stand alongside some of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth.

    • Reference

How to Write It, Third Edition

A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write
Author: Sandra E. Lamb
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607740486
Category: Reference
Page: 432
View: 5855
Write personal and professional communications with clarity, confidence, and style. How to Write It is the essential resource for eloquent personal and professional self-expression. Award-winning journalist Sandra E. Lamb transforms even reluctant scribblers into articulate wordsmiths by providing compelling examples of nearly every type and form of written communication. Completely updated and expanded, the new third edition offers hundreds of handy word, phrase, and sentence lists, precisely crafted sample paragraphs, and professionally designed document layouts. How to Write It is a must-own for students, teachers, authors, journalists, bloggers, managers, and anyone who doesn’t have time to wade through a massive style guide but needs a friendly desk reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir


Author: David Hare
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393249190
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 8806
“Extraordinary. . . . This is no butterfly-watching stroll through a life.” —Dwight Garner, New York Times David Hare has long been one of Britain’s best-known screenwriters and dramatists. He’s the author of more than thirty acclaimed plays that have appeared on Broadway, in the West End, and at the National Theatre. He wrote the screenplays for the hugely successful films The Hours, Plenty, and The Reader. Most recently, his play Skylight won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival on Broadway. Now, in his debut work of autobiography, “Britain’s leading contemporary playwright” (Sunday Times) offers a vibrant and affecting account of becoming a writer amid the enormous flux of postwar England. In his customarily dazzling prose and with great warmth and humor, he takes us from his university days at Cambridge to the swinging 1960s, when he cofounded the influential Portable Theatre in London and took a memorable road trip across America, to his breakthrough successes as a playwright amid the political ferment of the ’70s and the moment when Margaret Thatcher came to power at the end of the decade. Through it all, Hare sets the progress of his own life against the dramatic changes in postwar England, in which faith in hierarchy, religion, empire, and the public good all withered away. Filled with indelible glimpses of such figures as Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Helen Mirren, and Joseph Papp, The Blue Touch Paper is a powerful evocation of a society in transition and a writer in the making.

    • Business & Economics

The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Résumé Cover Letters

Step-by-step Instructions with Companion CD-ROM
Author: Kimberly Sarmiento
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382383
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 335
View: 4995
Your cover letter is what decides if a company looks at your resume, contacts you for an interview, or gets you placed in the rejection pile. Knowing that, it is important to create a well-written, eye-catching letter that sells your achievements and job skills to impress the recruiter. However, many people are unable to effectively translate their thoughts into words when faced with the task. That is where The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters comes in. With this book you will be able to craft a letter that will undoubtedly land you the interview. In this new book, you will learn how to address your letter, how to grab the reader s attention immediately, how to format your letter, how to choose the font, how to be professional but persuasive, how to choose the type of paper, and how to target your letter. You will also learn about writing the different kinds of letters, including those in response to a classified advertisement, those in response to a blind advertisement, those sent to employment agencies, cold letters, and broadcast letters; writing style guidelines; what to include in your letter; writing for an online audience; cover letter styles; and common mistakes recruiters abhor. Additionally, you will find examples of effective and ineffective letters, proven tips for making your letter stand out, sample phrases to use, and letters for new graduates, for professionals, and for those changing careers. Also included are samples specific to job industries, including administration and clerical; accounting; banking and finance, government; health care and social services; hospitality and food service; human resources; law enforcement and legal; manufacturing; sales, marketing, and customer service; skilled trades; technology; and science and engineering. The companion CD-ROM is packed with samples and worksheets to help you brainstorm and create a successful cover letter. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in The Complete Guide to Writing Effective Resume Cover Letters you will ensure that your letter will impress the recruiter and that you will be contacted for an interview. In the end you will create a tool that will be of enormous importance to you in your job search. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

    • Education

The One Page CV

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition.
Author: Paul Hichens
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 1292001496
Category: Education
Page: 240
View: 5536
Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?

    • Science

American Megafaunal Extinctions at the End of the Pleistocene


Author: Gary Haynes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402087936
Category: Science
Page: 201
View: 8312
The volume contains summaries of facts, theories, and unsolved problems pertaining to the unexplained extinction of dozens of genera of mostly large terrestrial mammals, which occurred ca. 13,000 calendar years ago in North America and about 1,000 years later in South America. Another equally mysterious wave of extinctions affected large Caribbean islands around 5,000 years ago. The coupling of these extinctions with the earliest appearance of human beings has led to the suggestion that foraging humans are to blame, although major climatic shifts were also taking place in the Americas during some of the extinctions. The last published volume with similar (but not identical) themes -- Extinctions in Near Time -- appeared in 1999; since then a great deal of innovative, exciting new research has been done but has not yet been compiled and summarized. Different chapters in this volume provide in-depth resumés of the chronology of the extinctions in North and South America, the possible insights into animal ecology provided by studies of stable isotopes and anatomical/physiological characteristics such as growth increments in mammoth and mastodont tusks, the clues from taphonomic research about large-mammal biology, the applications of dating methods to the extinctions debate, and archeological controversies concerning human hunting of large mammals.

    • Business & Economics

Best Canadian Resumes

150+ Best Canadian-Format Resumes
Author: Sharon Graham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988070622
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 360
View: 6462
Best Canadian Resumes, Third Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource offering more Canadian resume examples than any other book. This bestseller is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! The book includes more than 150 samples for Canadian jobs and industries crafted by Canada's foremost resume strategists. For millions of Canadians, the resume plays a critical role in the success or failure of a job search. The competition is tough. Get step-by-step instructions on developing an outstanding resume targeted to the Candadian employment market. Uncover cutting-edge ideas for content, style, and formatting. Take advantage of strategic tips for difficult career situations and challenges. Review actual examples of resumes and adapt them for your needs. Let Best Canadian Resumes be your key to employment success in today's competitive market. Best Canadian Resumes is written by and for Canadians. It will enable you to: uncover your job search goals and qualifications; market yourself with a unique Value Proposition; Employ proven strategies used by professional resume writers; address critical Canadian components such as spelling and grammar; comply with Canadian legislative requirements related to resume writing; and create a superb resume that will outshine the competition.

    • Cooking

Lessons in Wine Service


Author: Edmund O. Lawler,Charlie Trotter
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580089054
Category: Cooking
Page: 162
View: 7171
"A guide for current and aspiring wine professionals to the art and business of creating and running a successful restaurant wine program from renowned restaurateur Charlie Trotter"--Provided by publisher.

    • Business & Economics

Blue Collar Resumes-Third Edition


Author: Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP
Publisher: ECS: Executive Career Services & DeskTop Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0963355864
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 257
View: 4162
Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition will help you discover, organize, and market your skills and abilities to employers with impact and clarity. Using real-life examples and the latest strategies used by expert resume writers, Steven Provenzano, CPRW/CEIP, clearly explains how to sift through your work history, extract and develop key points about your talents, and sell them to win interviews. You’ll learn to evaluate your work experience, education and skills, and translate them into powerful selling points. You will also learn new, effective methods to format and organize your achievements, design the finished resume, and leverage new techniques for making job contacts and acing the interview. The 100+ resume examples in Blue Collar Resumes, Third Edition, reflect a broad spectrum of industries, careers, and job descriptions. These include skilled trade and factory workers, assemblers and construction workers, supervisors, executive secretaries, sales and customer service representatives, data entry clerks, and clerical positions. There’s even resume samples for pilots, drivers and equipment operators, technical and medical workers, as well as entry-level business and administrative positions, and veterans returning to the workforce. No matter what your or type of work this guide will help you shorten your job search and increase your income!

    • Business & Economics

Getting a Job Process Kit


Author: Robert H. Zedlitz
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 053845041X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
View: 5205
GETTING A JOB: PROCESS KIT, Sixth Edition, a step-by-step guide to help students find and get the job they want, is now better than ever! This up-to-date, hands-on simulation shows students how to identify and match personal skills with job interests, prepare a resume and keep it updated, and research jobs and companies using the Internet and other sources. The simulation begins with a fun and helpful self-assessment, which students then use to research and explore suitable career options. For additional support, the kit reviews the employment process, provides worksheets and advice to boost students' confidence when pursuing employment, and outlines a graceful way to leave a job. An updated RESUME GENERATOR CD, included with each simulation, helps students easily prepare personalized, professional resumes and other employment documents, which they can organize and store in a provided resume cover and employment portfolio. Students can also use the CD to create a personal profile for the job search or review numerous sample employment documents, including resumes and cover letters with correct content and formatting. In addition, the CD includes helpful tips on how to develop a winning resume, what type of cover letter to use and when, action words that sell, and other employment documents to help ease the job search process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Business & Economics

America's Smithsonian

Celebrating 150 Years
Author: Smithsonian Institution
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: 9781560986997
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 238
View: 1738
Depicts artifacts and objects from the collections of the various museums of the Smithsonian Institution that honor the human impulses of discovery, imagination, and memory

    • Business & Economics

Lessons in Service from Charlie Trotter


Author: Edmund Lawler,Charlie Trotter
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580083153
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 233
View: 8324
Discusses the success of the Chicago restaurant, Charlie Trotter's, and how to apply its management style and techniques to other businesses.

    • Festival of American Folklife

Festival of American Folklife


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Festival of American Folklife
Page: N.A
View: 1037


    • Business & Economics

Real-resumes for Construction Jobs

Including Real Resumes Used to Change Careers and Transfer Skills to Other Industries
Author: Anne McKinney
Publisher: PREP Publishing
ISBN: 9781885288271
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 181
View: 2292
Presents examples of resumes and cover letters for those seeking a job in the construction industry.

    • Nature

Fishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific


Author: Gerald R. Allen,David Ross Robertson
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824816759
Category: Nature
Page: 332
View: 8714
A comprehensive, color-illustrated guide to the marine fishes of the region extending from the central Gulf of California, southward to Ecuador. It covers 680 species, primarily species that inhabit inshore reefs and adjacent sand, rubble, and weed habitats. Pelagic fishes, including tunas, mackeral