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Robinson, R. M.

Works: 41 works in 54 publications in 2 languages and 182 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Juvenile works  Academic theses  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC851, 551.518099452
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Most widely held works by R. M Robinson
The seeds of Aril by R. M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the year 2149 and thousands of people are leaving Earth, frozen in fast-moving space capsules, taking giant leaps into the future past all known boundaries of space and time. Lured by the mystery of the unknown, the promise of new beginnings, or the quest for power, will any find what they are seeking in the vastness of the universe?"--Page 2 of cover
Surface wind and drift of surface-residing materials on Westernport Bay by K. T Spillane( Book )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The federal role in environmental assessment : for presentation at the CIRL Conference on Natural Resources Law, 17-20 April 1985, Banff, Alberta by R. M Robinson( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this paper is to set out a number of common concerns about environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedures in the context of the Canadian federal EIA process with particular reference to federal and provincial responsibilities, to indicate what is being or could be done about them and to invite dialogue aimed at further improvements. The paper concentrates on the EARP and its legal basis, federal-provincial cooperation, the need for improvements, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council, planning and public reviews, duplication and delays, and the future
Death by paradox by R. M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a family of planetary explorers through their experiences pleasantly coexisting with friendly aliens known as the Tattoo People, but when giant aliens hostile to all life but their own invade, humans turn to strategies as diverse as nuclear weapons and music to stop them
A planet called happiness by R. M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire extinguishing systems for computers in Australia : Halon 1301 vs water by R. M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment and Transportation - Avoiding the Traffic Jam by Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental impact assessment : government decision-making in public by R. M Robinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper presented to the APCA/FACE Environmental Government Affairs Seminar, describing the Federal Environmental Assessment and Review Process. It is directed to public servants, industry representatives, and the public who have or may be involved or interested in environmental impact assessment during planning
The influence of prescribed burning on nutrition in white-tailed deer on the coastal plain of Texas by Marlin David Springer( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An isolated area of approximately 2,025 ha of thicketized live oak (Quercus virginiana) savannah was experimentally burned during a 2-year study on the Texas Coastal Plain. Two fall burns (October 1974 and 1975) and a spring burn (March 1975) were conducted; one on each of three separate areas of approximately equal size. An estimated 30 percent of the area escaped burning due to standing water and lack of sufficient herbaceous fuel. The response of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) to burning was assessed by comparing productivity, growth, body condition, and parasite infestation with deer from an adjacent unburned area of approximately 2,000 ha. The response of vegetation to burning was assessed by comparing productivity, diversity, and nutritional quality with vegetation from the unburned area. Increased vegetative production o fall-burned areas was primarily due to a positive response of forbs. Grass production was increased only on the spring-burned area during the second year postburn. Live oak topgrowth, following topkill, on all burned areas resulted in significant (P<0.05) increases in the density of stems. However, live oak topgrowth production was significantly (P<0.05) increased only on the spring-burned area. Mast production was lower on live oak regrowth in fall-burned areas than on small, unburned live oak bush. Mast production on live oak regrowth in the spring-burned area was virtually nonexistent during the first year postburn
Mother-offspring relations and ontogeny of behavior in white-tailed deer by Wayne Charles Faatz( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of behavior patterns of the white-tailed deer fawns were observed from the time of birth until approximately four months of age. Animals in both free range and captive conditions were utilized. Parturition occurs in seven to forty-six minutes and three to nine minutes between births with twins. The fawns were able to stand within an hour and ten minutes. Fawns nurse shortly after birth and mainly use a lying position. With increasing age nursing while kneeling was observed during the first two weeks of age, thereafter nursing while standing was prevalent. During the first week a fawn nurses four to five times over a period of twenty-four hours with most nursing bouts occurring during the daylight hours. The time spent suckling during a nursing bout increases until two weeks of age then steadily declines. In most cases nursing is initiated by the doe calling the fawn to her. The doe recognizes her fawn by smelling its anal-genital region. On rare occasions were fawns observed to nurse from other females. Termination of nursing is age dependent. Usually when the fawn is one month old the doe terminates nursing. During nursing the doe licks the fawn's anal-genital region ingesting the excretory products. This behavior is evident until the fawn is approximately thirty days of age or about two weeks after the fawn urinates and defecates on its own initiative. The anal-genital licking possibly enhances nursing by the fawn and also serves as a predator defense mechanism. Vocalizations are an integral part of mother offspring relationships. The doe knows the general location of the bedded fawn and employs two calls, the low and high grunt call, to initiate contact for nursing. The fawns use three calls, the low whine, high whine, and bleat to call attention to itself to facilitate nursing. Two other vocalizations are used by the fawn these being the bawl and the loud snort. They are only used when the fawn is in a stress situation of possible incipient danger
Efficacy and ecological effects of predator control in south Texas by Frederick Stewart Guthery( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of mammalian predator control on (1) the productivity and survival of Angora goats and (2) population trends of game and nongame wild life were studied during January-July 1975 and 1976 in northern Zavala County, Texas. One hundred thirty-two coyotes (Canis latrans) and 18 bobcats (Lynx rufus) were killed on a 15.5-km² treated (predator control) area. This lowered density of these predators by 60-85 percent when compared with an untreated (no predator control) area. Predators killed 33-95 percent (33-95 percent of losses) and 16-59 percent (22-81 percent of losses) of kids born on untreated and treated pastures, respectively. Although predator control increased the kid crop by 2,700 percent, the crop was only 13.5 percent under treatment. Predators killed 49 of 205 nannies (24 percent of flock, 91 percent of losses) in the untreated pasture. No nannies were killed by predators in the treated pasture but 10 percent of the flock succumbed to nonpredator mortality. Coyotes were responsible for most, if not all, predation losses. Coyotes selected the youngest, smallest kids. Nannies killed by coyotes were significantly (P <0.01) smaller than nannies surviving. Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus) densities increased in both areas during 1975; the rate of increase was higher (P <0.05) on the untreated area. Cottontail densities declined at similar rates (P> 0.05) in 1976; during both years density fluctuated independent of predator abundance. Predator control had little detectable influence on population trends of bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) and scaled (callipepla squamata) quail. Predator control had little apparent effect on rodent populations. The probability of an individual rodent surviving from one month to the next was similar (P>0.05) in both areas
A serologic survey for four zoonotic diseases in coyotes (Canis latrans) in selected areas of Texas : a dissertation by Donald Stith Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevalence of Brucella abortus, Trypansoma cruzi, Rickettsia rickettsii, and rabies virus serum antibodies in wild-trapped coyotes (Canis latrans) from various areas of southeastern and southern Texas were determined. The buffered Brucella antigen (card), rivanol precipitation, standard agglutination tube, and cold complement fixation tube tests were utilized to detect B. abortus serum antibodies. Of 117 coyotes collected from 12 counties 23.9% (28) from 8 counties had some reactivity to these tests. Fifteen percent (17) had significant levels (positive by two or more tests) of serum antibodies to B. abortus. No appreciable change in antibody titer was observed during 100+ days in two serologically positive coyotes. Brucella abortus was isolated from various tissues from 18.6% (8/43) of the coyotes. Vertical transmission from a naturally infected female coyote to three pups was detected. An attempt to experimentally infect 4 serologically negative coyotes by conjunctival inoculation with B. abotus biotype 2 was unsuccessful. The rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test (RFFIT) which was utilized to detect rabies virus antibodies in 70 sera from coyotes collected from 6 counties determined that 10% (7) were positive. The positive sera were from coyotes collected in three of the counties. The latex agglutination and direct agglutination tests were used to determine the prevalence of T. cruzi serum antibodies in coyotes collected from 6 counties. Four percent (3/72) were serologically positive as indicated by the latex agglutination tests. Eleven percent (8/72) were serologically positive at a serum dilution>̲1:128 as deterimined by the direct agglutination method. The seropositive coyotes were collected from three of the counties. The prevalence of R. rickettsii serum antibodies in coyotes collected from 9 counties was 5.4% (4/74) by the complement fixation micotiter technique. The serologically positive coyotes were collected from three counties
The University of California technology and the military-industrial complex by R. M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surface wind and drift of surface residing materials on Westernport Bay by K. T Spillane( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiation Belt Dynamic and Quasi-Static Modeling Based on CRRES Data( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes achievements made in the first year of the subject contract. New results on modeling the outer magnetosphere have been derived in order to provide an interpretation of CRRES radiation belt data. New features of the outer radiation belt dynamic response to geomagnetic storms are characterized using CRRES data. Detailed analysis of a benchmark event is presented
Parametric instability of internal graverty waves by A. D McEwan( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the vascular lesions of malignant catarrhal fever in deer by histopathology, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence by Keith Allen Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lesions of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) were studied in arteries, choroid plexus, and renal glomeruli of spontaneously affected and experimentally-infected deer by light microscopy, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence microscopy. Serum beta and gamma globulin levels were quantitated and compared to those of normal deer. Microscopic lesions were detected in vessels of many tissues, with kidneys, pancreas, lymph nodes and testes being most frequently involved. The arterial lesions consisted of segmental degenerative, necrotizing, and exudative inflammatory changes in the walls of affected arteries and arterioles. The lesions in choroid plexus and renal glomeruli were of an exudative inflammatory nature. Ultrastructural lesions paralleled those observable by light microscopy, with the significant exception of the presence of numerous viral particles apparently replicating in endothelial cells of affected arteries, choroid plexus, and renal glomeruli. These particles were also present in epithelial cells of the choroid plexus and in epithelial cells of the renal glomeruli. The viral particles were considered to belong to the Togavirus family on the basis of size, morphology, and apparent mode of replication. Immunofluorescence revealed an antigen common to all affected deer in endothelial cells and in the walls of affected vessels, as well as in renal glomeruli. Gamma globulin was also demonstrated by immunofluorescence in the same areas. Fibrin (or fibrinogen) was present in fewer locations, and was distributed in a somewhat different (random) pattern. The results of this study suggest that MCF in deer is caused by a virus which is morphologically similar to the togaviruses, and that humoral immune mechanisms participate in the development of the vascular lesions, probably as an immune complex vasculitis
Characteristics and Sources of E-Region Ionization in the Continuous Aurora by Robert M Robinson( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The continuous aurora is defined as E-region ionization that is steady in time and uniformly distributed over a large portion of the auroral oval. We have studied the characteristics and sources of ionization in the continuous aurora using data from the Chatanika radar and the DMSP AND NOAA satellites. The predominant source of ionization in the continuous aurora is precipitating electrons. The energy distribution of these energetic electrons is approximately Maxwellian. Satellite measurements of electron fluxes can be used to infer the ionospheric electron density along the path of the satelllite in the altitude range 90 to 160 km. However, these calculations underestimate the actual electron density when other ionization sources are present. Precipitating protons, in particular, can occasionally produce ionization comparable to that produced by precipitating electrons. Measurements of proton fluxes measured by the NOAA 6 satellite were used to estimate the ionization produced by protons. These estimates were compared with the results of measurements made simultaneously by the Chatanika radar. Calculations based on linear transport theory were found to reproduce the observed profiles fairly well. In sunlit conditions photoioniaztion can also produce continuous auroral E region ionization. Chatanika radar data were used to examine the dependence of this source on solar zenith angle and solar flux. Keywords include: Continuous aurora; Particle precipitation; Remote sensing
Account book by R. M Robinson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Daybook of R.M. Robinson of Syracuse, N.Y., recording the daily transactions of a grocery store, which sold such items as bread, eggs, sugar, tobacco, tea, coffee, etc. The final twelve pages of the daybook contain lists of some of Robinson's personal expenses. These pages are labeled Fayetteville, DeWitt, and Syracuse, and dated 1872-1873
Radiation belt dynamic and quasi-static modeling based on CRRES data: Final Report.( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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