This book describes essential principles of and approaches to monitoring and modeling algal blooms. Freshwater algal blooms have become a growing concern worldwide. They are caused by a high level of cyanobacteria, particularly Microcystis spp. and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii, which can produce microcystin and cylindrospermopsin, respectively. Since long-term exposure to these cyanotoxins may affect public health, the reliable detection and quantification of these harmful algae species has become a priority in water quality management. The book utilizes an advanced monitoring approach to identify and quantify cyanobacteria species and various cyanotoxin-producing genotypes. Further, it uses a modeling approach to forecast the occurrence of the phytoplankton that causes algal blooms in freshwater reservoirs, providing a comprehensive picture of currently available micro- and macro-techniques for studying the problem of algal blooms. As such, it offers a valuable guide for researchers, graduate students and professional engineers engaged in monitoring and modeling water quality in lakes and reservoirs. Dr. InChio Lou is an Assistant Professor at University of Macau, Macau, China. Dr. Boping Han is a professor at Jinan Universtiy, Guangzhou, China. Weiying Zhang is a researcher of Environmental Engineering in the area of freshwater phytoplankton at University of Macau, Macau, China.
The Bloomsbury Companion to M. A. K. Halliday is a comprehensive and accessible reference resource to one of the world's leading and most influential linguists.
Born in 1925, Halliday is the figure most responsible for the development of systemic functional linguistics (SFL). The impact of his work extends beyond linguistics, into the study of stylistics, computation linguistics, visual narrative and multimodal communication. He is considered a founder of the field of social semiotics. Written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides readers with an authoritative overview of his early career, his most important theoretical findings and how his work has influenced linguistics as a discipline. From the publishers of his 'Collected Works' and 'The Essential Halliday', this is another must have book underlining Halliday's era-defining impact on the field of linguistics.
"THE LOTUS BLOOMS" is A Collection of Poems by RAMSUNDAR PERSAD (1927-2002). These poems express his understanding of human longings for both earthly and heavenly love. Expressing the ephemeral nature of earthly love and life, he longs for Divine communion and union. Poem # 25, "They came, They saw, They conquered," is about his grand mother Gangee Maharaj who came to Trinidad, West Indies in 1900 as an indentured immigrant from Raipur, India. They toiled, they prayed, they worked in the sun and rain from morning to night. They conquered all obstacles, they loved, they came to their own, they had arrived. Poem # 26, "Our Guardian," about daily trust and faith: With unseen hands he leads me.And to my prayers give heed. In his own hands he gives me. Whatever he thinks I need. Poem # 28, "The Rose and the Thorn," daily teachings: Make the best of all you can. Be a friend to every man. Do not have anyone at your beck and call. You will be pleasing to one and all. Poem # 22, "The Call," You can make this a better place. If you cleanse your heart from now. He has prepared a better place. For those who want him now.
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