On a cold March night, 5 kittens are born. Shortly thereafter, the newborn kittens are told by the mother of their responsibility to find the human who knows their feline names. This person is the Name Giver. In this first book of a series of nine, the kittens learn how to hunt, interact with people, and begin the quest for their Name Givers. The smallest kitten is named "Mittens," but that is not her feline name. This nickname gives the reader a hint that finding a Name Giver will not be an easy task. It is G.m. Staley's hope that young reluctant readers will not only read about the rewards of caring for animals but will also enjoy the pure experience that comes from reading a story that tugs at your heart and urges the reader to read "just one more page." This book has a 3.5 reading level.
This book presents new results on metal fluxes from society to the environment, on metal speciation in water, soil and sediment, and its mobility, biological uptake and toxicity. New approaches, like the Acid Volatile Sulphide (AVS) concept to predict metal bioavailability in sediments, and the Biotic Ligand Model to calculate the toxicity of metals to aquatic organisms, are critically evaluated, with a focus on copper, nickel, zinc, and, chromium.
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