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  • 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.
  • Averroes' Questions in Physics

    By H. Goldstein

    Our Price: $229.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792309970
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: March 1991
  • Barnacles

    By D. T. Anderson

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412444203
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: February 1994
  • Beaver Protection, Management, and Utilization in Europe and North America

    By Peter E. Busher

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306461217
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: May 1999
  • Beyond the Inner and the Outer: Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Psychology

    By Anthony P. Runia

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792308508
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: October 1990
  • Bioactive Components of Milk (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology)

    By Zsuzsanna Bosze

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387740867
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: December 2007
    Dairy foods have huge potential concerning functional foods. Therefore, there is a tremendous amount of interest in value-added milk products and the identification of components in food which have health benefits. This book provides an overview of these derived components and their diverse activities including: the stimulation of beneficial microflora, alerting the immune system to the presence of potential pathogens and allergens, binding and eliminating toxins, etc.
  • Biological Invasions In New Zealand

    By Robert B. Allen

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540300229
    • Publisher: SPRINGER
    • Published: April 2006
    Human colonization of New Zealand has dramatically altered the resident biota, introduced numerous alien organisms to these once remote islands, and exported local species to the world. This book reviews invasions, investigates what controls the success of invaders and studies the consequences for ecosystems both on land and offshore. The book tests current theories about the success of invaders and evaluates principles for effective management of biological invasions worldwide.
  • Biology and Ecology of the Brown Sea Trout

    By Jean-Luc Bagliniere

    Our Price: $249.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781852331177
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1999
    Bringing together recent advances in the research into the ecology and biology of brown and sea trouth, this book places them in their ecological setting and shows how an understanding of their biology and environment aids efficient management of both fish stocks and the surroundings. In particular, it concentrates on the management of the fish in natural flowing waters, and discusses issues such as how to determine an efficient feeding strategy and the influence of hatchery stocks upon wild populations. A detailed case study focusing on the French experience is of especial interest. Biology and Ecology of the Brown Sea Trout synthesizes the considerable body of research available and provides a significant tool for the better management and conservation of these important fish.
  • Biology of the Spotted Seatrout

    By Stephen A. Bortone

    Our Price: $240.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780849311291
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: July 2002
    The spotted seatrout is a target of commercial and recreational fishers in coastal estuaries of the temperate and warm-temperate Atlantic coast of North America. It is unusual in living its entire life within a single estuary, rather than moving out to sea or up rivers to spawn or feed. Marine biologists and specialists in the ecological niche summarize knowledge about the fish in such areas as taxonomy, population structure, age determination and growth, demographics and reproductive biology, habitat affinities in Louisiana, sound production and communication, and assessing risks from exploitation and environmental changes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Brachiopods

    By Paul Copper

    Our Price: $250.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789054108160
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: June 1996
    This collection of conference papers presents information on the molecular genetics, biomineralization, growth and ecology of extant brachiopod stocks (extrapolated back to the Cambrian), and the shell microstructure, taphonomy, paleogeography, evolution, and taxonomy of fossil brachiopods.
  • Breeding Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

    By P. K. Ray

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540428558
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: October 2002
    Plant breeding has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent years and the area of fruit breeding is no exception. This book provides a balanced, up-to-date and comprehensive account of the developments in the field of breeding tropical and subtropical fruits. It offers not only the theoretical and applied aspects of breedings fruits but also provides an authoritative manual of the conventional and new techniques used for increasing efficiency of crop improvement programmes. In specific chapters the book deals with crop taxonomy, genetic resources, floral biology, breeding objectives, inheritance patterns and information on new improved cultivars/hybrids.
  • Cell Motility (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)

    By Peter Lenz

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387730493
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: November 2007
    A much-needed work that provides an authoritative overview of the fundamental biological facts, theoretical models, and current experimental developments in this fascinating area. Cell motility is fundamentally important to a number of biological and pathological processes. The main challenge in the field of cell motility is to develop a complete physical description on how and why cells move. For this purpose new ways of modeling the properties of biological cells have to be found - and this volume is a major stepping-stone along the way.
  • Chamaeleonidae

    By Charles J. J. Klaver

    Our Price: $210.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110151879
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: September 1997
  • Cheesmaking Practice

    By R. K. Robinson

    Our Price: $219.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780751404173
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 1998
  • Chimpanzee Behavior in the Wild: An Audio-Visual Encyclopedia

    By Toshisada Nishida

    Our Price: $249.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9784431538943
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: October 2010
    Chimpanzee Behavior in the Wild provides a comprehensive glossary, upon which systematic behavioral comparisons may be based.

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