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Reptiles and amphibians

  • Identität im Zeitalter des Chamäleonsby Eric Lippmann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 21.40

    Ist Identität eine Fiktion? Ist es noch möglich, in einer Gesellschaft mit immer komplexer werdenden Lebenswelten eine gewisse Einheit seiner eigenen Person zu erfahren? Eher ist von der Aufsplitterung des Subjekts die Rede. Doch die Vielfalt ist auch eine Chance für unsere kreative Weiterentwicklung. Eric Lippmann erklärt anhand der fünf Säulen der... more...

  • Snakes of the Worldby Van Wallach; Kenneth L. Williams; Jeff Boundy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 149.95

    Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species ?the first catalogue of its kind?covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302 species that are dubious or invalid, resulting in recognition... more...

  • A Worldwide Travel Guide to Sea Turtlesby Wallace J. Nichols; Brad Nahill; Melissa Gaskill

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    Sea turtle populations around the world are endangered, and in recent years tourism has been a critical element in worldwide efforts to save them. More travelers seek meaningful experiences that bring them close to nature and wildlife, and opportunities to interact with and help sea turtles now exist at locations around the globe, from remote beaches... more...

  • Xenopus Developmentby Malgorzata Kloc; Jacek Z. Kubiak

    Wiley 2014; US$ 149.95

    Frogs from the genus Xenopus have long been used as model organisms in basic and biomedical research. These frogs have helped unlock key fundamental developmental and cellular processes that have led to important scientific breakthroughs and have had practical application in embryology, cancer research and regenerative medicine. Xenopus Development... more...

  • Schlangenlinienby Patrick Masius

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 36.92

    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...

  • Reptiles and Amphibians of Australiaby Harold Cogger

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 148.95

    New edition of the classic guide to all of Australia?s rich and varied herpetofauna. more...

  • North American Amphibiansby David M. Green; Linda A. Weir; Gary S. Casper; Michael Lannoo

    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...

  • Social Predationby Guy Beauchamp

    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...

  • Salamanders in Your Pocketby Terry VanDeWalle; Suzanne L. Collins

    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...

  • The Biology of Chameleonsby Krystal A. Tolley; Anthony Herrel

    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...