Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line around the World by David Carle, Janet Carle

By David Carle, Janet Carle

Among extremes of weather farther north and south, the thirty eighth North parallel line marks a temperate, heart range the place human societies have thrived because the starting of civilization. It divides North and South Korea, passes via Athens and San Francisco, and bisects Mono Lake within the jap Sierra Nevada, the place authors David and Janet Carle make their domestic. Former park rangers, the authors set out on an around-the-world trip looking for water-related environmental and cultural intersections alongside the thirty eighth parallel. This publication is a chronicle in their adventures as they meet humans confronting demanding situations in water offer, toxins, wetlands loss, and habitat security. on the center of the narrative are the riveting tales of the passionate individuals--scientists, educators, and native activists--who are suffering to maintain a few of the world's such a lot striking, but threatened, landscapes.
Traveling mostly outdoor of towns, clear of well-beaten vacationer tracks, the authors go Japan, Korea, China, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Greece, Sicily, Spain, Portugal, the Azores Islands, and the United States--from Chesapeake Bay to San Francisco Bay. The tales they assemble offer stark contrasts in addition to reaffirming similarities throughout assorted cultures. Generously illustrated with maps and pictures, Traveling the thirty eighth Parallel files devastating environmental losses but additionally inspiring profits made in the course of the efforts of committed contributors operating opposed to the percentages to guard those fragile places.

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Dioxins and furans [46]. For animal tissues or fluids a treatment with H2SO4 for lipid or protein removal [46,49,50] may be appropriate before or after extraction. As already mentioned for inorganic analysis, errors may occur during the pre-treatment. When traces or ultra traces of substances have to be determined contamination of the sample becomes a major source of error. Such contamination may originate from the laboratory atmosphere. g. determinations of pg or fg (absolute) levels of dioxins in food materials and /xg levels in waste.

Similarly, one has an inbuilt means of quantitation and separative losses are compensated for. Initial studies will no doubt focus on oxidation state chemistry because of the relative ease of producing suitably labelled species and due to the very high cost involved in producing synthetic labelled analogues of organo-metallic compounds. The role of isotope dilution in environmental speciation research is discussed in greater detail by Brown et al elsewhere in this book and is mentioned here for the sake of completeness.

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