Pollinators play a vital role in ecosystem health and areessential to ensuring food security. With declines in both managedand wild pollinator populations in recent years, scientists andregulators have sought answers to this problem and have exploredimplementing steps to protect pollinator populations now and forthe future. Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinatorsfocuses on the role pesticides play in impacting bee populationsand looks to develop a risk assessment process, along with the datato inform that process, to better assess the potential risks thatcan accompany the use of pesticide products. Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators opens with twochapters that provide a biological background of both Apisand non-Apis species of pollinators. Chapters then presentan overview of the general regulatory risk assessment process anddecision-making processes. The book then discusses the coreelements of a risk assessment, including exposure estimation,laboratory testing, and field testing. The book concludeswith chapters on statistical and modeling tools, and proposedadditional research that may be useful in developing the ability toassess the impacts of pesticide use on pollinator populations. Summarizing the current state of the science surrounding riskassessment for Apis and non-Apis species,Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators is a timely workthat will be of great use to the environmental science andagricultural research communities. Assesses pesticide risk to native and managed pollinators Summarizes the state of the science in toxicity testing andrisk assessment Provides valuable biological overviews of both Apis andnon-Apis pollinators Develops a plausible overall risk assessment framework forregulatory decision making Looks towards a globally harmonized approach for pollinatortoxicity and risk assessment
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 04/29/2014
Book details: 248 pages.
Born in Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel grew up in Las Vegas, in a stereotypical Italian family. As a teenager he was a practical joker. He dropped out of college to work at radio stations, and then got his big break as a TV game-show host. This led to The Man Show, a frat-boy comedy that turned him into a household name. In 2003, he began hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live! and transformed into a worldwide celebrity. Today he is an influencer in popular culture and national politics. This biography examines how Kimmel has reinvented the perception of the late-night talk show host.
Published by Enslow Publishing, LLC on 12/15/2018
Book details: 128 pages.
Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet, as David Hackett Fischer recounts in this riveting history, George Washington--and many other Americans--refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many actors, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning.
Published by Oxford University Press on 02/01/2006
Book details: 576 pages.
Paul Revere's midnight ride looms as an almost mythical event in American history--yet it has been largely ignored by scholars and left to patriotic writers and debunkers. Now one of the foremost American historians offers the first serious look at the events of the night of April 18, 1775--what led up to it, what really happened, and what followed--uncovering a truth far more remarkable than the myths of tradition. In Paul Revere's Ride, David Hackett Fischer fashions an exciting narrative that offers deep insight into the outbreak of revolution and the emergence of the American republic. Beginning in the years before the eruption of war, Fischer illuminates the figure of Paul Revere, a man far more complex than the simple artisan and messenger of tradition. Revere ranged widely through the complex world of Boston's revolutionary movement--from organizing local mechanics to mingling with the likes of John Hancock and Samuel Adams. When the fateful night arrived, more than sixty men and women joined him on his task of alarm--an operation Revere himself helped to organize and set in motion. Fischer recreates Revere's capture that night, showing how it had an important impact on the events that followed. He had an uncanny gift for being at the center of events, and the author follows him to Lexington Green--setting the stage for a fresh interpretation of the battle that began the war. Drawing on intensive new research, Fischer reveals a clash very different from both patriotic and iconoclastic myths. The local militia were elaborately organized and intelligently led, in a manner that had deep roots in New England. On the morning of April 19, they fought in fixed positions and close formation, twice breaking the British regulars. In the afternoon, the American officers switched tactics, forging a ring of fire around the retreating enemy which they maintained for several hours--an extraordinary feat of combat leadership. In the days that followed, Paul Revere led a new battle-- for public opinion--which proved even more decisive than the fighting itself. ] When the alarm-riders of April 18 took to the streets, they did not cry, "the British are coming," for most of them still believed they were British. Within a day, many began to think differently. For George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Thomas Paine, the news of Lexington was their revolutionary Rubicon. Paul Revere's Ride returns Paul Revere to center stage in these critical events, capturing both the drama and the underlying developments in a triumphant return to narrative history at its finest.
Published by Oxford University Press on 04/19/1995
Book details: 464 pages.
In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winner David Hackett Fischer magnificently brings to life the visionary adventurer who has straddled our history for 400 years. Champlain’s Dream reveals, with rare immediacy and drama, the story of a remarkable man: a leader who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world riven by violence; a man of his own time who nevertheless strove to build a settlement in Canada that would be founded on harmony and respect. With consummate narrative skill and comprehensive scholarship, Fischer unfolds a life shrouded in mystery, a complex, elusive man among many colorful characters. Born on France’s Atlantic coast, Samuel de Champlain grew up in a country bitterly divided by religious wars. But, like Henry IV, one of France’s greatest kings whose illegitimate son he may have been and who supported his travels from the Spanish Empire in Mexico to the St. Lawrence and the unknown territories, Champlain was religiously tolerant in an age of murderous sectarianism. Soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, and artist, he maneuvered his way through court intrigues in Paris, supported by Henri IV and, later, Louis XIII, though bitterly opposed by the Queen Regent Marie de Medici and the wily Cardinal Richelieu. But his astonishing dedication and stamina triumphed…. Champlain was an excellent navigator. He went to sea as a boy, acquiring the skills that allowed him to make 27 Atlantic crossings between France and Canada, enduring raging storms without losing a ship, and finally bringing with him into the wilderness his young wife, whom he had married in middle age. In the place he called Quebec, on the beautiful north shore of the St. Lawrence, he founded the first European settlement in Canada, where he dreamed that Europeans and First Nations would cooperate for mutual benefit. There he played a role in starting the growth of three populations — Québécois, Acadian, and Métis — from which millions descend. Through three decades, on foot and by ship and canoe, Champlain traveled through what are now six Canadian provinces and five American states, negotiating with more than a dozen Indian nations, encouraging intermarriage among the French colonists and the natives, and insisting, as a Catholic, on tolerance for Protestants. A brilliant politician as well as a soldier, he tried constantly to maintain a balance of power among the Indian nations and his Indian allies, but, when he had to, he took up arms with them and against them, proving himself a formidable strategist and warrior in ferocious wars. Drawing on Champlain’s own diaries and accounts, as well as his exquisite drawings and maps, Fischer shows him to have been a keen observer of a vanished world: an artist and cartographer who drew and wrote vividly, publishing four invaluable books on the life he saw around him. This superb biography (the first full-scale biography in decades) by a great historian is as dramatic and richly exciting as the life it portrays. Deeply researched, it is illustrated throughout with 110 contemporary images and 37 maps, including several drawn by Champlain himself. From the Hardcover edition.
Published by Vintage Canada on 11/03/2009
Book details: 864 pages.
Throughout its illustrious history, the New York Yankees have produced some of the most memorable highlights in baseball annals. Babe Ruth’s “called shot” home run, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, Derek Jeter’s amazing “Flip Play.” Most Yankees fans have seen newsreel footage of Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, watched highlights of a young Mickey Mantle, and have heard the story of Billy Martin’s five managerial hirings and firings. But what makes the Yankees the world’s most celebrated sports franchise goes beyond sheer headlines? it is the stories of the men behind the headlines who have thrilled and enchanted New York fans since 1903. Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History is the ultimate tribute book for die-hard fans of the Bronx Bombers. Whether you’re a passionate booster from the days of Yogi Berra or a newly minted supporter of Alex Rodriguez, author David Fischer has compiled a supreme collection of 50 of the most prominent and relevant team successes, player feats, and award-winning accomplishments from the Yankees’ incredible past and present. And, much like the team itself, Miracle Moments in Yankees History is about far more than just miracle moments; in-depth player profiles, exciting game details, and the perspective of time bring the greatest achievements of history’s greatest Yankees to life. Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History is much more than just a comprehensive resource. It recounts the hidden stories behind the most storied franchise in baseball.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 04/04/2017
Book details: 216 pages.
This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people in the United States today have no British ancestors, they have assimilated regional cultures which were created by British colonists, even while preserving ethnic identities at the same time. In this sense, nearly all Americans are "Albion's Seed," no matter what their ethnicity may be. The concluding section of this remarkable book explores the ways that regional cultures have continued to dominate national politics from 1789 to 1988, and still help to shape attitudes toward education, government, gender, and violence, on which differences between American regions are greater than between European nations.
Published by Oxford University Press on 03/14/1991
Book details: 972 pages.
Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous. With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included. Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.
Published by University of Texas Press on 03/01/2010
Book details: 264 pages.
Kids look up to their dads. Dads have to be able to break in a new baseball glove (and to know which glove is age-appropriate), to answer every question imaginable (why is a football called a pigskin?), to teach their child how to throw a knuckleball, skate backwards on hockey skates, or spin a basketball on one fingertip. When it comes to sports, dads are expected to know and do everything. Such an amazing dad is rare. For the rest of us, there’s Cool Sports Dad. Cool Sports Dad is packed full of mini essays about sports by the world’s most knowledgeable experts. The contributors to Cool Sports Dad range from instantly recognizable All-Star names like Jerome Bettis and David Wright to the next generation of extreme athletes like BMX biker and 2005 X Games silver medalist Scotty Cranmer and Bassmasters fishing champion Kevin Van Dam. All have been chosen for inclusion because they are at the very top of their profession, be it baseball, basketball, football, BMX racing, or even fishing. Fathers may not know everything, but with Cool Sports Dad on-hand they can give the impression they do.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 06/01/2010
Book details: 192 pages.
Featuring every relevant team record, statistic, and award winner from the New York Yankees' incredible past, this book includes a comprehensive collection of all-time leaders in every conceivable category, from hits to strikeouts. From the team's 27 World Series titles and Roger Maris's 61 home runs to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak and eyewitness accounts of when Babe Ruth famously called his shot, this reference captures the legends and lore of the Yankees. More than a collection of statistics, this guide provides profiles of the men behind the records and explores the context in which they were set while featuring stories which, in many cases, are even more fascinating than the actual records. Historical game details and evocative photographs blend with compelling statistics and the great players responsible for them to capture the rich history of this storied and celebrated franchise.
Published by Triumph Books on 06/01/2012
Book details: 213 pages.