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  • 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.
  • Breeding for Ornamentals

    By Alexander Vainstein

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402005084
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: May 2002
    Contains 18 contributions presented by agricultural scientists, geneticist, breeders, and biologists from North America, Europe, and the Middle East presenting basic and applied developments that have or are expected to affect the field of ornamental plant breeding. An introductory section presents the basics of molecular and classical genetics and the evolution of floral diversity. Classical approaches to the creation and selection of genetic variability are next addressed, including mutation a nd tissue culture-aided breeding. In the last part, current knowledge of the processes affecting ornamental and agronomic traits at the molecular level are addressed. Traits addressed include plant resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, light sensing, flower development, various floral pigments and floral fragrance, and flower senescence. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Central Nervous System Diseases

    By Dwaine F. Emerich

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780896037243
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: January 2000
    Critically reviews animal models widely used in developing powerful new therapies for central nervous system diseases. Coverage includes novel uses of animal models of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases, and studies of ageing, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Techniques that rely heavily on behavioral analyses, as well as models developed from infusions of neurotoxins and from advances in molecular biology, are explained, as are models developed for more acute neurological conditions. Of interest to neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and clinicians. The editor is director of neuroscience at Alkermes, Inc. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Channel Catfish Farming Handbook

    By Craig S. Tucker

    Our Price: $299.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412123313
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1990
  • Coelenterate Ecology and Behavior

    By G. O. MacKie

    Our Price: $299.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306309915
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: June 1976
  • Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology

    By Michael P. Weinstein

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792360193
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: January 2000
  • Control of Bird Migration

    By P. Berthold

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780412363801
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 1995
  • Crustacean Biogeography

    By Robert H. Gore

    Our Price: $265.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789061915935
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: December 1986
    This work covers the geographical distribution of Crustaceans with hypotheses on how the distribution took place, based on fossil and recent records.
  • Current Ornithology

    By Richard F. Johnston

    Our Price: $279.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306423529
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1986
  • 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.
  • Current Ornithology

    By Val Nolan

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306461712
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: May 2000
  • Current Ornithology

    By Dennis M. Power

    Our Price: $299.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306433078
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: February 1990
  • Current Ornithology

    By Val Nolan

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306457395
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: December 1997
  • Developmental Biology Of Teleost Fishes

    By Yvette W. Kunz

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402029950
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: November 2004
    In the compiling of this book, the vast literature dealing with the descriptive morphology, histology and cytology of teleost development has been combed and integrated. The book is divided into 21 chapters, starting with the egg and embryonic development up to hatching. This is followed by a description of ectodermal, mesodermal and entodermal derivatives and the development of various organs. The subject index, species index and the abundant illustrations add extra value to this long awaited book.Developmental Biology of Teleost Fishes will be a valuable tool for scientists and students in the fields of biology, developmental biology, molecular biology and fish biology.
  • Dissolved Organic Matter in Lacustrine Ecosystems: Energy Source and System Regulator

    By K. Salonen

    Our Price: $279.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792316527
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: March 1992

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