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The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change: Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems

The Terrestrial Biosphere and Global Change: Implications for Natural and Managed Ecosystems

Date: 1997
Creator: Walker, Brian
Description: From the perspective of terrestrial ecosystems, the most important component of global change over the next three or four decades will likely be land-use/cover change. It is driven largely by the need to feed the expanding human population, expected to increase by almost one billion (109) people per decade for the next three decades at least. Much of this increase will occur in developing countries in the low-latitude regions of the world. To meet the associated food demand, crop yields will need to increase, consistently, by over 2% every year through this period. Despite advances in technology, increasing food production must lead to intensification of agriculture in areas which are already cropped, and conversion of forests and grasslands into cropping systems. Much of the latter will occur in semi-arid regions and on lands which are marginally suitable for cultivation, increasing the risk of soil erosion, accelerated water use, and further land degradation.
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Family and Self-concept Factors Contributing to the Adjustment and Achievement of Early Entrants

Family and Self-concept Factors Contributing to the Adjustment and Achievement of Early Entrants

Date: December 1996
Creator: Caplan, Sheryl Mink
Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of students' self-concept and their perceptions of family environment in the psychosocial adjustment and academic achievement of accelerated college students in a residential program. A secondary purpose was to investigate the differential role of those factors for students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.
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Marine Defense Battalions, October 1939 - December 1942: their Contributions in the Early Phases of World War II

Marine Defense Battalions, October 1939 - December 1942: their Contributions in the Early Phases of World War II

Date: December 1996
Creator: Maynard, Stephen Ronald
Description: This thesis explores the activities of the U.S. Marine defense battalions from October 1939 to December 1942. More specifically, it explains why Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC) decided to continue the defense battalions as separate entities when, by mid-1943, it needed additional men to replace its combat losses and to create new divisions. In this process HQMC disbanded other special units, such as the raider battalions, parachute battalions, barrage balloon squadrons, and the glider squadrons. It retained, however, the defense battalions because of their versatility and utility as demonstrated during the various operations they conducted in Iceland and the Central and South Pacific. In these locations defense battalions performed as: (a) island garrisons, (b) antiaircraft artillery units, and (c) landing forces. Their success in carrying out these missions led to their retention as separate entities throughout World War II.
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The Preferred Oboe Vibrato: An Analysis of Pitch Modulation and Intensity Level Modulation

The Preferred Oboe Vibrato: An Analysis of Pitch Modulation and Intensity Level Modulation

Date: December 1996
Creator: Remley, Jon Stephen
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the pitch and intensity level characteristics found in the vibrati of preferred oboe players whose vibrato was ranked by a panel of experts. The investigation also sought to discover factors that distinguish the preferred oboe vibrato from vibrato that is less preferred.
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Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 4, December 1996

Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 4, December 1996

Date: December 1996
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 3, November 1996

Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 3, November 1996

Date: November 1996
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Pollution From Environmental Noise

Law of the People's Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Pollution From Environmental Noise

Date: October 29, 1996
Creator: Standing Committee of the National People's Congress
Description: This Law is enacted for the purpose of preventing and controlling environmental noise pollution, protecting and improving the living environment, ensuring human health, and promoting economic and social development.
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Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 2, October 1996

Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 2, October 1996

Date: October 1996
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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Report of the Twelfth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Report of the Twelfth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Date: September 1996
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Description: The main actions of the Panel includes acceptence of revised 1996 IPCC guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, the election of the Chairman-elect, and approval of the program and budget for 1997.
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Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 1, September 1996

Southwest Retort, Volume 50, Number 1, September 1996

Date: September 1996
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.
Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community.
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