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- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2006; US$ 24.95
Shortlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books. Lonesome George has come to embody the complexity and fragility of the unique Galapagos archipelago. His story echoes the challenges of conservation worldwide. It is a swashbuckling tale of combat on the high seas, sexual dysfunction, hostages, cloning, DNA fingerprinting and eco-tourism. more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 68.95
The widespread appearance of frogs with deformed bodies has generated much press coverage over the past decade. Frogs with extra limbs or digits, missing limbs or digits, or misaligned appendages raise an alarming question: "Are deformed humans next?" Taking a fresh look at this disturbing environmental problem, this reference provides a balanced overview... more...
- Elsevier Science 1992; US$ 166.00
This volume presents the first comprehensive treatment of the wide range of uses for Xenopus laevis oocytes and embryos in cell and molecular biology. Each chapter includes background information, experimental protocols, and suggested applications. An extensive array of techniques is featured. The authors are experienced researchers who have written... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 44.99
Table of Contents. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. River Turtle Diversity, Adaptations, and Roles in the River. 3. Communities and Habitats. 4. Traditional Exploitation Methods, Efficiency, and Consequences for. 5. River Turtle Exploitation: Past and Present. 6. Indirect Factors Contributing to Extinction. 7. Conservation, Management, and Rehabilitation.... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 33.99
This is the first guide yet produced to the amphibians and reptiles of New York State, a large and heavily populated state that hosts a surprisingly diverse and interesting community of amphibians and reptiles. This much needed guide to the identification, distribution, natural history and conservation of the amphibians and reptiles of New York State... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 21.99
For over 350 million years, thousands of species of amphibians have lived on earth, but since the 1990s they have been disappearing at an alarming rate, in many cases quite suddenly and mysteriously. What is causing these extinctions? What role do human actions play in them? What do they tell us about the overall state of biodiversity on the planet?... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95
In what is certain to be the key reference on iguanas for years to come, some of the world's leading experts offer a clear and accessible account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of these highly visible and increasingly endangered creatures, much loved by professional herpetologists and hobbyists alike.... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 52.95
Adaptive radiation, which results when a single ancestral species gives rise to many descendants, each adapted to a different part of the environment, is possibly the single most important source of biological diversity in the living world. One of the best-studied examples involves Caribbean Anolis lizards. With about 400 species, Anolis has played... more...