Natural History

Natural History


  • Ecology, Conservation and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries

    By Mario Melletti

    Our Price: $147.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107187313
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Electronic Tagging and Tracking in Marine Fisheries

    By Symposium on Tagging and Tracking Marine

    Our Price: $109.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402001253
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
    • Published: November 2001
    The microcomputer revolution and the imperative to improve fishery management have accelerated the pace of technological innovation and the application of new technologies to practical fishery management problems. This volume was developed from a symposium held in February 2000, at which scientists working in all oceans of the planet presented research results from diverse marine species and habitats. The proceedings contain the results of research intended to define critical habitat, to monitor behaviour and physiology, and to synthesize tracking results into population models. This is the first synthesis of tagging and tracking methods used on marine fish and documents the state of the art of modern electronic tagging and tracking techniques. It will be the standard reference in this field for years to come and will be consulted by researchers planning to use these techniques in the future. Seasoned researchers as well as beginning graduate students will find this volume indispensable.
  • Escaping From Predators: An Integrative View of Escape Decisions

    By William E. Cooper Jr

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107060548
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: July 2015
  • Estuarine Ecology

    By John W. Day

    Our Price: $148.75
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780471755678
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Published: November 2012
    The classic introduction to estuarine ecology, completely revised and updated Estuaries are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet--critical to the life cycles of fish, other aquatic animals, and the creatures that feed on them. Estuarine Ecology, Second Edition covers the physical and chemical aspects of estuaries, the biology and ecology of key organisms, the flow of organic matter through estuaries, and human interactions, such as the environmental impact of fisheries on estuaries and the changing climate's effect on these important ecosystems. Authored by a team of world experts from the estuarine science community, this long-awaited, full-color edition includes new chapters covering phytoplankton, seagrasses, coastal marshes, mangroves, benthic algae, Integrated Coastal Zone Management techniques, and the effects of global climate change. It also features an entirely new section on estuarine ecosystem processes, trophic webs, ecosystem metabolism, and the interactions between estuaries and other ecosystems such as wetlands and marshes. Estuarine Ecology contains the following chapters: Introduction to Estuarine Ecology Estuarine Chemistry Coastal Marshes Estuarine Benthic Algae Estuarine Microbial Food Webs Estuarine Benthos The Ecology of Estuarine Wildlife Estuarine Food Webs Fisheries in Lagoon-Estuarine Ecosystems Global Climate Change and Estuarine Systems Estuarine Geomorphology and Coastal Hydrology Estuarine Phytoplankton Mangrove Wetlands Estuarine Microbial Ecology Estuarine Zooplankton Estuarine Nekton Ecosystem Metabolism Budget Analyses of Estuarine Ecosystems Human Impact and Management of Estuarine Ecosystems Estuarine Ecological Modeling
  • Ethical Issues in Preventive Medicine

    By S. Doxiadis

    Our Price: $149.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789024732326
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: December 1985
  • Faces In the Forest: The Endangered Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil

    By Karen B. Strier

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195063394
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 1992
  • Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide [Second Edition]

    Our Price: $149.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521194099
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: March 2011
    Building on the success of the first edition & bringing together contributions froma range of experts in the field, the second edition of this guide to research on wild primates covers the latest advances in the field, including new information on field experiments & measuring behavior. It provides essential information & advice on the technical & practical aspects of both field & laboratory methods, covering topics such as ethnoprimatology; remote sensing; GPS & radio-tracking; trapping & handling; dietary ecology; non-invasive genetics & endocrinology. This integrated approach opens up new oppoertunities to study the behavioral ecology of some of the most endangered primates & to collect information on previously studied populations.
  • Figuring Animals: Essays on Animal Images In Art, Literature, Philosophy, & Popular Culture

    By Mary Sanders Pollock

    Our Price: $139.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781403965127
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE
    • Published: January 2005
    This volume is a collection of fifteen essays concerning the representation of animals in literature, the visual arts, philosophy, & cultural practice.At the turn of the new century, it is helpful to reconsider our inherited understandings of ourselves in relation to other species, some of which are still useful to us. It is also important to look ahead to new understandings & new dialogue, which may contribute to the survival of us all.
  • First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies

    By Peter Bellwood

    Our Price: $133.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780631205654
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: December 2004
  • Fishers and Scientists In Modern Turkey

    By St Knudsen

    Our Price: $120.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781845454401
    • Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS
    • Published: September 2008
    Through the ethnography and history of fish production, seafood consumption, state modernizing policies and marine science, this book analyzes the role of local knowledge in the management of marine resources on the Eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey. Fishing, science and other ways of knowing and relating to fish and the sea are analyzed as particular ways of life conditioned by history, ideology and daily practice. The approach adopted here allows for a broader analysis of the role knowledge plays in the management of common pool resources (CPR) than is provided in much of the contemporary CPR debate that tends to have a somewhat narrow focus on institutions and rules. By contrast, the author argues that also local knowledge and the larger historical and ideological context of production, as manifest in state modernization policies and consumption patterns, should be taken into account when trying to explain the current management regime in Turkish Black Sea fisheries.
  • Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico

    By John D. McEachran

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780292752061
    • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
    • Published: October 1998
  • Fishes of the Salish Sea: Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca

    By Theodore W. Pietsch

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780295743745
    • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Food Waste to Animal Feed-00

    By Michael L. Westendorf

    Our Price: $136.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813825403
    • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Published: November 2000
  • From the Forest to the Sea - Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning

    By Morgan Gopnik

    Our Price: $145.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781138014428
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: October 2014
  • From the Ground Up: Community Gardens in New York City and the Politics of Spatial Transformation. Efrat Eizenberg

    By Efrat Eizenberg

    Our Price: $149.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781409429098
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: January 2013