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- Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95
Xenopus frogs have long been used as model organisms in basic and biomedical research. These frogs have helped unlock basic developmental and cellular processes that have led to scientific breakthroughs and have had practical application in cancer research and regenerative medicine. Xenopus Development discusses the biology and development of... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 37.97
Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts war die Kreuzotter kaum erforscht. Als Giftschlange, die eine Gefahr für Mensch und Tier bedeutete, sollten sich die Kenntnisse um diese Art schnell ausweiten. Wissenschaftliche Erforschung und Ausrottungsideen gingen miteinander einher. Auf dem Höhepunkt der Ausrottungspolitik um 1900 setzte der Preußische Staat zentrale... more...
- CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 148.95
Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia?s rich and varied herpetofauna, including frogs, crocodiles, turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes. For each of the 1194 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in most cases, a colour photograph... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 75.00
Some 300 species of amphibians inhabit North America. The past two decades have seen an enormous growth in interest about amphibians and an increased intensity of scientific research into their fascinating biology and continent-wide distribution. This atlas presents the spectacular diversity of North American amphibians in a geographic context.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 49.95
The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently.... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 10.95
Finding a salamander in the woodlands rates as one of the most enjoyable surprises of an early morning hike. Active mainly at night, these secretive, shiny, lizardlike amphibians often glow like jewels when found under the logs or rocks that many prefer. This colorful addition to Iowa’s popular series of laminated guides—the twenty-fifth... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00
They change color depending on their mood. They possess uniquely adapted hands and feet distinct from other tetrapods. They feature independently movable eyes. This comprehensive volume delves into these fascinating details and thorough research about one of the most charismatic families of reptiles?Chameleonidae. Written for professional herpetologists,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 23.95
Did you know that an ostrich egg can make an omelet for ten people? How about that crocodiles have the world?s most powerful bite, yet their mouths can be held shut by a man?s bare hands? Or that box jellyfish are the most venomous creature in the world, and they?re almost impossible to see? Wild animals do the most extraordinary, and sometimes... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
A born naturalist and a fearless traveler, Vladimir Dinets wrote travel guides, conducted field research, and lived a couple of lives before he was accepted into the PhD program in zoology at the University of Miami. He thought crocodiles were a dead-end research topic?survivors from the age of the dinosaurs but not much else?until he witnessed groups... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95
Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every venomous snake on the planet. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great reference guide for the outdoors enthusiast,... more...