Natural History

Natural History


  • By-Catch Reduction In the World's Fisheries

    By Steven Kennelly

    Our Price: $199.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402060779
    • Published: September 2007
    With by-catch in fisheries becoming an ever more high-profile problem, this brilliant work could not be more timely. It contains contributions from the world's leading experts in by-catch reduction, who guide the reader through most aspects of the field. They examine the methodologies used to develop by-catch reduction techniques and provide new avenues for broadening such work. Case studies are provided that encompass most of the world's fishing techniques and regions.
  • Carp and Pond Fish Culture: Including Chinese Herbivorous Species, Pike, Tench, Zander, Wels Catfish, Goldfish, African Catfish and Sterlet

    By L?szl? Horv?th

    Our Price: $192.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780852382820
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: December 2001
    During the 10 years since publication of the first edition of this well-recieved book, the carp and pond fish farming industry has continued to grow steadily. Fully revised and updated, this comprehensive new edition provides a detailed and practical guide to the principles and practices of farming cyprinid fish, using traditional and modern pond culture techniques. Although concentrating primarily on carp culture, this can be regarded as a model for the production of many species in ponds; the most widely used method of producing fish throughout the world. Specific information is also included for other species, such as Pike, Wels Catfish and Goldfish and now African Catfish and Sterlet. The authors, who between them have many years' experience farming fish as well as researching and teaching the subjects covered in the book, have produced a most useful and timely second edition. The book will be of great interest to fish farmers, researchers, teachers and students in the area of aquaculture and related subjects, to all those involved specifically in the carp farming industry and in the aquaculture of other pond-cultured species. Copies of the book should be available as a reference source in libraries in academic and research establishments where aquaculture is studied an taught, and for practical reference on fish farms.
  • Charge and Field Effects in Biosystems--2

    By M. J. Allen

    Our Price: $159.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306434013
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: March 1990
  • Checklist for Sustainable Landscape Management: Final Report of the Eu Concerted Action Air3-Ct93-1210

    By J. D. Van Mansvelt

    Our Price: $165.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780444501592
    • Publisher: Elsevier Science
    • Published: November 1998
  • Clinical Encounter: The Moral Fiber of the Patient-Physician Relationship

    By E. E. Shelp

    Our Price: $159.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027715937
    • Published: September 1983
  • Cognitive Development In Chimpanzees

    By Tetsuro Matsuzawa

    Our Price: $199.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9784431302469
    • Publisher: SPRINGER
    • Published: July 2006
    From an evolutionary perspective, understanding chimpanzees offers a way of understanding the basis of human nature. This book on cognitive development in chimpanzees is the first of its kind to focus on infants reared by their own mothers within a natural setting, illustrating various aspects of chimpanzee cognition and the developmental changes accompanying them. The subjects are chimpanzees of three generations inhabiting an enriched environment, as well as a wild community in West Africa. There is a foreword by Jane Goodall and 26 color photos of chimpanzees in the laboratory and in the field in West Africa are included.
  • Communication and Meaning: An Essay in Applied Modal Logic

    By A. J. Jones

    Our Price: $169.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027715432
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: August 1983
  • Comparative Karyology of Primates

    By B. Chiarelli

    Our Price: $154.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027978509
    • Publisher: MOUTON PUBLISHERS
    • Published: 679
    (The World Anthropology Series).
  • Compost Utilization In Horticultural

    By Peter J. Stoffella

    Our Price: $185.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781566704601
    • Publisher: LEWIS PUBLISHING
    • Published: January 2001
    Containing 18 contributions by mostly university-based soil scientists, agronomists, agricultural researchers, resource economists, and many others, this volume provides a thorough review of the use of compost in horticultural cropping systems, as well as of commercial compost production systems; the biological, chemical, and physical processes that occur during composting; and the attributes and parameters associated with measuring compost quality. Also includes a compilation of scientific information on compost utilization in vegetable, fruit, ornamental, nursery, and turf crop production systems; information on compost use in landscape management and vegetable transplant production; reviews of compost uses, such as soil-borne plant pathogen suppression, biological weed control, and plant nutrient availability; and discussion of the economic implications of compost utilization in horticultural cropping systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Critical Animal and Media Studies: Communication for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy

    By Nuria Almiron

    Our Price: $160.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781138842267
    • Publisher: Routledge
  • de Dialectica

    By B. Darell Jackson

    Our Price: $169.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027705389
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: March 1975
  • Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics

    By Joel W. Martin

    Our Price: $180.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781420092585
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: June 2009
    Decapod crustaceans are of tremendous interest and importance evolutionarily, ecologically, and economically. There is no shortage of publications reflecting the wide variety of ideas and hypotheses concerning decapod phylogeny, but until recently, the world’s leading decapodologists had never assembled to elucidate and discuss relationships among the major decapod lineages and between decapods and other crustaceans. Based on the findings presented by an international group of scientists at a symposium supported by the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, The Crustacean Society, and several other societies, and with major funding from the National Science Foundation, Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics provides a comprehensive synopsis of the current knowledge of this vast and important group of animals.This volume contains state-of-the-art reviews of literature and methodologies for elucidating decapod phylogeny. The contributions include studies on the fossil origin of decapods, morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses, the evolution of mating and its bearing on phylogeny, decapod "evo-devo" studies, decapod spermiocladistics, and phylogenetic inference. The experts also present research on preliminary attempts to construct the first known phylogenetic tree for various groups of decapods. Several contributions offer the most comprehensive analyses to date on major clades of decapods, and others introduce data or approaches that could be used in the future to help resolve the phylogeny of the Decapoda.Currently, the Decapoda contain an estimated 15,000 species, some of which support seafood and marine industries worth billions of dollars each year to the world’s economy. This volume is a fascinating overview of where we are currently in our understanding of these important creatures and their phylogeny and also provides a window into the future of decapod research. This work will be of great interest to researchers, instructors, and students in marine biology, evolutionary biology, crustacean biology, resource management, and biodiversity database management.
  • Easter Island: Scientific Exploration Into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm

    By John Loret

    Our Price: $179.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306474941
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: August 2003
    Thirteen contributions present the results of three interdisciplinary research expeditions to Easter Island. Researchers from the fields of paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics explore the effects of human population growth on the ecology of the island. The first section is devoted to documentation of the World Heritage significance of Easter Island including protection and ecotourism issues, petroglyph documentation, and a preliminary assessment of the coral reefs. Ecological issues and protection and restoration efforts are next addressed. The final section addresses technological applications that can be used to protect biological and cultural artifacts. Includes several pages of color photographs of Moai and other artifacts in the Rapa Nui National Park. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Ecological Management of Agricultural Weeds

    By Matt Liebman

    Our Price: $180.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521560689
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: August 2001