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  • A Computer-Assisted Analysis System for Mathematical Programming Models and Solutions: A User's Guide for Analyze(c)

    By H. J. Greenberg

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792393221
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: February 1993
  • A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa

    By M. Needler-Arai

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412451102
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1996
  • A Technical Manual for Parasitic Weed Research and Extension

    By Jurgen Kroschel

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792368809
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: September 2001
  • Acoustic Behaviour of Insects

    By Winston J. Bailey

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412319808
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: October 1990
  • Activity Patterns In Small Mammals

    By S. Halle

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540592440
    • Publisher: SPRINGER PUBLISHING COMPANY
    • Published: November 2001
    Environmental conditions change considerably in the course of 24 h with respect to abiotic factors and intra- and interspecific interactions. These changes result in limited time windows of opportunity for animal activities and, hence, the question of when to do what is subject to fitness maximisation. This volume gives a current overview of theoretical considerations and empirical findings of activity patterns in small mammals, a group in which the energetic and ecological constraints are particularly severe and the diversity of activity patterns is particularly high. Following a comparative ecological approach, for the first time activity timing is consequently treated in terms of behavioural and evolutionary ecology, providing the conceptual framework for chronoecology as a new subdiscipline within behavioural ecology. An extensive Appendix gives an introduction to methods of activity modelling and to tools for statistical pattern analysis.
  • Advances in Agronomy

    By Donald L. Sparks

    Our Price: $205.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780120007592
    • Publisher: Academic Press
    • Published: January 1997
  • Advances in the Downy Mildew Research

    By P. T. N. Spencer-Phillips

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402006173
    • Publisher: Textstream
    • Published: August 2002
    Recent work on downy mildew biology is presented. Emphasis is on evolution and phylogeny, control with chemicals (including those that manipulate host plant defenses), mechanisms of resistance, virulence, and the gene pool of wild relatives of crop plants. The book is relevant to anyone with an interest in biotrophic pathogens, including research and development personnel in the agrochemical industries, and agricultural and horticultural advisors. Spencer-Phillips is affiliated with the International Society for Plant Pathology. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Algal Chemical Ecology

    By Charles D. Amsler

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540741800
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: January 2008
    This is the first book ever devoted entirely to the chemical ecology of algae. It covers marine and freshwater algae, macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae, including phytoplankton. It includes a primer on algal natural products chemistry for ecologists.
  • Alvin Plantinga

    By H. Tomberlin

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027717634
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: January 1985
  • An Ecology of Teleost Fishes

    By R. J. Wootton

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412845901
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: January 1999
  • Ancient Lakes: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

    Our Price: $245.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780120139316
    • Publisher: Academic Press
    • Published: August 2000
  • Animal Behavior Desk Reference

    By Edward M. Barrows

    Our Price: $220.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781439836514
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: April 2011
    The third edition of this reference for students, scientists, and writers and editors in science contains entries on 800 new terms, plus 48 new color figures. The dictionary defines terms in animal behavior, ecology, evolution, and related branches of biology, emphasizing conceptual terms rather than anatomical parts or taxonomic terms, and focusing on nouns rather than verbs or adjectives. Term hierarchies are handled with bulleted entries, and terms with multiple definitions are included as superscripted entries. All sources are cited and most are paraphrased to conform to uniform style and length. Appendix 1 provides hierarchical taxonomic tables of organism groups. It is 55 pages long and divided into 3 main parts: domain archaea, domain bacteria, and domain eukarya. Appendix 2 lists and describes companies, organizations, and societies concerned with animal behavior, welfare and conservation, ecology, evolution, and related subjects. Appendix 3 lists and describes a number of relevant databases, from AntWeb to Weeds Gone Wild. Barrows teaches biology at Georgetown University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Animal Dispersal

    By Nils Chr Stenseth

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412293306
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1991
  • Antifouling Compounds

    By Nobuhiro Fusetani

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540300144
    • Publisher: SPRINGER
    • Published: May 2006
    Awareness of the dangers of toxic components in antifouling coatings has raised interest in the potential for nontoxic alternatives. Marine organisms from bacteria to invertebrates and plants use chemicals to communicate and defend themselves. This book explores natural based antifoulants, their ecological functions, methods of characterisation and possible uses in antifouling. The text takes on the challenge of identifying such compounds, designing sustainable production and incorporating them into antifouling coatings.
  • Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

    By Keith Culver

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402088346
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 2008
    Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation presents and interprets Canadian and international perspectives on the debate over the future of aquaculture in Canada. Original chapters examine: animal welfare; knowledge management and intellectual property; environmental sustainability; local, traditional, and aboriginal knowledge; consumers; and integrated coastal zone management. Authors of principal chapters are drawn from Canadian and European universities, while commentators are drawn from Canadian government and private sectors. This structure results in a deliberately engineered collision of diverse habits of thought and dissimilar bases of knowledge. In that collision the problems, options, and possible future of aquaculture are both explicitly argued, and shown in the interaction between authors and perspectives. Of particular note is the inclusion of perspectives written by First Nations members, and an epilogue from the comparative perspective of US experience. This book will be of interest to those concerned with the social effects of intensification of food production, food security, scholars of technology, environment-focussed researchers, and anyone who cares about the future of the world's oceans. This volume is unique in its depiction of the nature and complexity of the social dimensions of the choice to farm the ocean.

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