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  • A Theory of Social Action

    By R. Tuomela

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027717030
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: September 1984
  • Advances in Swine in Biomedical Research

    By M. E. Tumbleson

    Our Price: $299.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306454950
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 1996
  • Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

    By Fred Kraus

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402089459
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: March 2009
    The conservation threat posed by invasive alien species has become well-recognized over the past two decades, even as the problem continues to increase rapidly in scope. Research and management attention to this issue has, however, been taxonomically biased toward groups having large, obvious impacts, and the invasive potential of other organisms with subtle or cryptic impacts remains largely unassessed. Alien reptiles and amphibians, although providing a few of the better-known examples of severe invasion impacts, have never been scientifically assessed as a group for their potential invasiveness. This book examines the means by which alien reptiles and amphibians are transported by humans; surveys their ecological, evolutionary, economic, and health impacts; reviews the management responses taken against them; and summarizes the immediate research and management efforts needed to mitigate the threat posed by these organisms. It also provides a comprehensive database of herpetofaunal introductions worldwide and a bibliography of supporting literature; the database is also provided on CD-ROM so as to facilitate use of the data by researchers. The purpose of the book is to summarize our current understanding of herpetofaunal invasiveness and stimulate additional management and research activities needed to reduce the impacts of these species.
  • Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills

    By W. a. Hillix

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306477393
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: February 2004
    Animal Bodies, Human Minds: Ape, Dolphin, and Parrot Language Skills is the first work of its kind to treat the history of language research with a broad selection of animals. The volume describes the problems, research, criticisms, and prospects for animal language research. During the last 40 years, scientists have turned their attention to successfully communicating with animals. Most subjects have been humans' closest relatives, apes - bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. However, important work has been done with dolphins, parrots, and sea lions and is showcased in this text.
  • Applied Demography for Biologists: With Special Emphasis on Insects

    By J. Tech/Gj/Carey

    Our Price: $255.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195066876
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: February 1993
    A stand-alone volume on demography that goes beyond the standard life table, andamong other things, does include a detailed treatment of the stable age distribution. 206p.
  • Aquaculture Water Reuse Systems: Engineering Design and Management

    By Michael B. Timmons

    Our Price: $260.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780444895851
    • Publisher: Elsevier Science
    • Published: October 1994
  • Aquaculture, Innovation and Social Transformation

    By Keith Culver

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048180028
    • 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.
  • Aquatic Oligochaete Biology

    By J. L. Kaster

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792302834
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Print on Demand
    • Published: September 1989
  • Aquatic Telemetry

    By Conference on Fish Telemetry in Europe 2001

    Our Price: $279.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402008771
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: March 2003
    Held in June of 2001, the conference involved aquatic scientists, marines, and engineers applying telemetry techniques to the study aquatic ecosystems. It resulted in these 33 papers presented by Thorstad (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway), Fleming (Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station, US), and Naesje (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research). Techniques range from tracking individuals through geolocation to measuring environmental and physiological parameters. Reprinted from Hydrobiologia , vol. 483 (2002). Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Avian Ecology and Conservation in an Urbanizing World

    By John M. Marzluff

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792374589
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: August 2001
  • Avian Growth and Development : Evolution

    Our Price: $265.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195106084
    • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: February 1998
  • Barnacle Biology

    By Alan J. Southward

    Our Price: $265.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789061916284
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: December 1987
    This text gives an overview of almost all aspects of barnacle biology covering advances made since Charles Darwin to the present day.
  • Bibliography of the Rhinoceros

    By L. C. Rookmaaker

    Our Price: $265.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789061912613
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: July 1983
    A listing and analysis of 3106 references to the rhinoceros in books and articles.
  • Biodiversity In Enclosed Seas and Artificial Marine Habitats: Proceedings of the 39th European Marine Biology Symposium, Held In Genoa, Italy, 21-24 July 2004

    By Giulio Relini

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402061554
    • Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG NEW YORK INC
    • Published: May 2007
    Developments in Hydrobiology, Volume 193.
  • Biomaterials, Medical Devices and Tissue Engineering: An Integrated Approach: An Integrated Approach

    By F. H. Silver

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412412608
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: January 1994

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