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Marine Biology

  • Freshwater Crustacean Zooplankton of Europeby Leszek A. Bledzki; Jan Igor Rybak

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    This work provides a user-friendly, species level taxonomic key based on morphology, current nomenclature, and modern taxonomy using molecular tools which fulfill the most pressing needs of both researchers and environmental managers. This key arms the reader with the tools necessary to improve their species identification abilities. This book resolves... more...

  • Coral Reef Scienceby Hajime Kayanne

    Springer Japan 2016; US$ 129.00

    This interdisciplinary book illuminates the complex, diverse and symbiotic nature of coral reef systems and provides a scientific basis for reconstructing the coexisting relationship between humans and coral reefs. more...

  • Chordate Origins and Evolutionby Noriyuki Satoh

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 89.95

    Chordate Origins and Evolution: The Molecular Evolutionary Road to Vertebrates focuses on echinoderms (starfish, sea urchins, and others), hemichordates (acorn worms, etc.), cephalochordates (lancelets), urochordates or tunicates (ascidians, larvaceans and others), and vertebrates. In general, evolution of these groups is discussed independently,... more...

  • The Soul of an Octopusby Sy Montgomery

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 10.99

    Another New York Times bestseller from the author of The Good Good Pig , this ?fascinating?touching?informative?entertaining? ( Daily Beast ) book explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus?a surprisingly complex, intelligent, and spirited creature?and the remarkable connections it makes with humans. In pursuit of the wild, solitary,... more...

  • Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environmentby Jeremy B. Jones; Emily Stanley

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 130.00

    Stream Ecosystems in a Changing Environment synthesizes the current understanding of stream ecosystem ecology, emphasizing nutrient cycling and carbon dynamics, and providing a forward-looking perspective regarding the response of stream ecosystems to environmental change. Each chapter includes a section focusing on anticipated and ongoing dynamics... more...

  • Habitat, Population Dynamics, and Metal Levels in Colonial Waterbirdsby Joanna Burger; Michael Gochfeld

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 139.95

    This book is a result of the authors? more than 40 years of study on the behavior, populations, and heavy metals in the colonial waterbirds nesting in Barnegat Bay and the nearby estuaries and bays in the Northeastern United States. From Boston Harbor to the Chesapeake, based on longitudinal studies of colonial waterbirds, it provides a clear picture... more...

  • Biology and Ecology of Crayfishby Matt Longshaw; Paul Stebbing

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    Written by world experts in astacology, this book covers a range of aspects of the biology and ecology of freshwater crayfish. With a strong focus on wild crayfish, the book studies the taxonomy and genetics of this interesting group of animals. Under examination also are crayfish growth and reproduction, with detailed illustrations; behavior and... more...

  • Lakes of the World with Google Earthby Anja M. Scheffers; Dieter H. Kelletat

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 199.00

    Featuring satellite imagery from Google Earth, this guide provides a unique, highly visual tour of lakes across the globe, from the simple to the complex, the nearby to the remote. Clear text accompanies each image and identifies important aspects of each lake along with such information as its coordinates, scale, and altitudes, if relevant. From... more...

  • Perspectives on Oceans Pastby Kathleen Schwerdtner Mez; Bo Poulsen

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 99.00

    Marine environmental history analyses the changing relationships between human societies and marine natural resources over time. This is the first book which deals in a systematic way with the theoretical backgrounds of this discipline. Major theories and methods are introduced by leading scholars of the field. The book seeks to encapsulate some of... more...

  • A Sea of Glassby Drew Harvell

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and all but forgotten, it caught Drew Harvell?s eye. Fashioned in intricate detail by the father-son glassmaking team of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, the octopus belonged to a menagerie of unusual marine creatures that had been packed away for decades in a storage unit. More than 150 years earlier, the... more...