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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
  • 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
  • Bivalve Molluscs: Biology, Ecology and Culture

    By Elizabeth Gosling

    Our Price: $296.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780852382349
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: May 2005
    Bivalve Molluscs is an extremely comprehensive book covering all major aspects of this important class of invertebrates. As well as being an important class biologically and ecologically, many of the bivalves are fished and cultured commercially (e.g. mussels, oysters, scallops and clams) in a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry. Elizabeth Gosling who has a huge wealth of research, teaching and hands on experience working with bivalves, has written a landmark book that will stand for many years as the standard work on the subject. Chapters in Bivalve Molluscs cover morphology, ecology, feeding, reproduction, settlement and recruitment, growth, physiology, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics, diseases and parasites, and public health issues. A full understanding of many of these aspects is vital for all those working in bivalve fisheries and culture. An essential purchase for anyone concerned with this important class of animals, copies of Bivalve Molluscs should be on the shelves of biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, fisheries scientists and personnel within the aquaculture industry. Copies of the book should be available in all libraries and research establishments where these subjects are studied or taught. Elizabeth Gosling is based at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway, Ireland.

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