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  • 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.
  • Current Ornithology

    By Val Nolan

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441933232
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: May 2000
    Current Ornithology publishes authoritative, up-to-date, scholarly reviews of topics selected from the full range of current research in avian biology. Topics cover the spectrum from the molecular level of organization to population biology and community ecology. The series seeks especially to review (1) fields in which an abundant recent literature will benefit from synthesis and organization, or (2) newly emerging fields that are gaining recognition as the result of recent discoveries or shifts in perspective, or (3) fields in which students of vertebrates may benefit from comparisons of birds with other classes. All chapters are invited, and authors are chosen for their leadership in the subjects under review.
  • Ecology and Management of Atlantic Salmon

    By Derek Mills

    Our Price: $279.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780412460203
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: June 1992
  • Guenons : Diversity and Adaptation In Af

    By Mary E. Glenn

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306473463
    • Publisher: PLENUM PUBLISHING CORPORATION
    • Published: January 2003
    Monkeys in the genera Cercopithecus , Allenopithecus , Chlorocebus , Miopithecus , and Erythrocebus are included in this substantial volume by researchers worldwide. The 26 chapter titles include: hybridization between red-tailed and blue-tailed monkeys in East African forests, terrestriality and the maintenance of the disjunctive geographical distribution in the Ihoesti group, molecular timescale and gene tree incongruence in the Guenons, diversity in Guenon positional behavior, group fission in red-tailed monkeys in Kibale National Park, grooming and social cohesion in Patas monkeys and other guenons, a study of dietary flexibility, and an overview of conservation concerns. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Handbook of Poultry Feed from Waste

    By A. H. El Boushy

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048155231
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: October 2000
    The aim of this book is to help create new feedstuffs for poultry and farm animals from the agro-industry and to mobilize the neglected waste as a feedstuff to lower the price of animal products such as eggs, white and red meat, milk, etc. Furthermore, this book aims to contribute to the campaign against hunger in the developing world and to reduce the competition between animals and human beings for cereals and pulses. Accordingly the global pollution problem will be reduced. This book will be of great interest to all those involved in the animal feed and poultry industries, in agricultural universities, and in research establishments where animal nutrition is studied and taught.
  • Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe Distribution, Impacts and Management

    By Erkki Leppakoski

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048161119
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: September 2002
    This book is the first attempt to provide an overall picture of aquatic species invasions in Europe. Its geographical scope stretches from Irish waters in the west to the Volga River and the Caspian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the south up to the Arctic coast of Europe. Not all parts of the continent could be covered equally, as in some countries species invasions are not yet studied. The book represents the array of all major European aquatic systems in the broadest geographical and ecological scope possible, from fully saline seas, semi-enclosed brackish water bodies and coastal lagoons to freshwater lakes, major river systems and waterways. The key objectives include the present status and impacts on economy and environment caused by non-native aquatic species in European waters. Altogether more than 100 scientists from 24 countries have joined together to synthesize the available information on bio-invasions.
  • Orchid Biology

    By J. Arditti

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048148370
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: October 1997
    This, the seventh volume in a respected series of books, continues a policy of presenting significant reviews by outstanding authorities in the field. The chapters in this volume include reviews of molecular biology of orchids, mycorrhiza, embryology, ethnobotany and research in Japan. Like previous volumes in this series, the present one will serve the need of orchid scientists and growers and botanists in general.
  • Pike

    By J. Craig

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048140060
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: January 1996
    Pike and related fish form an important part of aquatic ecosystems and are also commercially very valuable. This title provides full coverage of the biology, ecology and exploitation of this important group of fish and will be invaluable for fisheries scientists, fish biologists, aquatic scientists, ecologists and environmental scientists.
  • Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates

    By A. Erez

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048140176
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2000
    This book on temperate fruit crops in warm climates is the first one dedicated to this subject. It presents a wealth of data regarding growing these crops in warm climates. It covers two aspects: the genetic approach, that led to a search of adapted cultivars and rootstock for these climates; and the physiological-horticultural approach that led to developing means to improve performance of these species under such conditions. The book is intended for the reader who is interested in temperate fruits and their adaptation to various growing conditions, especially under tropical and subtropical climates. This book, which is the combined efforts of specialists in their field around the world, covers major disciplines of plant culture under warm climates and deals with detailed information on stone and pome fruits, grapes, kiwi nuts, and small fruits.
  • The Evolution of Begging

    By J. Wright

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789048159970
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: June 2002
    Begging by nestling birds has become the model system for investigating evolutionary conflicts of interest within families and their theoretical resolution provided by honest signals of offspring need. In response to the recent explosions of scientific papers on the revolution of begging; we have brought together twenty-four original contributions from major researchers in all areas of this dynamic field. Organised into six sections: I: Theoretical approaches; II: Begging as a signal; III: Nestling physiology; IV: Sibling competition; V: Brood parasitism; and VI: Statistical approaches; this book is primarily aimed at research scientists and those at the graduate student level. For the first time, the theoretical and empirical literature on begging is fully reviewed. New ideas and data are also presented from a wide range of natural systems, and each chapter ends with suggestions for future study.

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