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  • By-catch Reduction in the World's Fisheriesby Steven J. Kennelly

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    This book comes after several decades of outstanding and successful research that has helped ameliorate some of the most important and controversial fisheries issues in the world ? those associated with the unwanted wastage of fish from by-catch and discarding. The 8 chapters encompass contributions from 27 of the world's leading experts in by-catch... more...

  • Lagoons and Coastal Wetlands in the Global Change Contextby P. Viaroli; P. Lasserre; P. Campostrini

    Springer 2007; US$ 259.00

    This interdisciplinary volume comprehensively reviews recent developments in wetland science and global change. The aim is to identify gaps, problems and successes in the integration of scientific issues into lagoon and coastal wetland management. The major strength of this volume is that it integrates several fields of research including climatology,... more...

  • Listening to Whalesby Alexandra Morton

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    In Listening to Whales , Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales.... more...

  • Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystemsby G. Heldmaier; R. B. Jackson

    Springer 2008; US$ 359.00

    Biological invasions are considered to be one of the greatest threats to the integrity of most ecosystems on earth. This volume explores the current state of marine bioinvasions, which have been growing at an exponential rate over recent decades. Focusing on the ecological aspects of biological invasions, it elucidates the different stages of an invasion... more...

  • Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 199by David M. Whitacre

    Springer 2008; US$ 149.00

    Offers critical reviews of timely developments, philosophy and significant areas of accomplished or needed endeavor in the total field of xenobiotics, in various segments of the environment, as well as toxicological implications. more...

  • Insecta: Coleoptera: Scirtidae: Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa. Bd. 20/17 (German Edition)by Bernhard Klausnitzer

    Springer 2009; US$ 179.00

    Der vorliegende Band der Reihe ?Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa" umfasst in seinem Inhalt erstmals die gesamte Westpaläarktis (Europa, Nordafrika, Vorderasien). Er enthält zusammenfassende Angaben über die Morphologie, Biologie, Ökologie und Verbreitung der Scirtidae (Sumpfkäfer). Zusätzlich zur Charakterisierung der Familie werden die einzelnen Gattungen,... more...

  • Sharkby David Owen

    Allen & Unwin 2009; US$ 31.81

    From the truly scary to the completely harmless here's everything you need to know about the sophisticated guardians of our oceans. more...

  • Shrimp Cultureby PingSun Leung; Carole R. Engle

    Wiley 2008; US$ 259.95

    Published in Cooperation with THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY Shrimp is the most important commodity, by value, in the international seafood trade. The shrimp industry has grown exponentially in the last decades, and growth is expected to continue for years to come. For future success in the shrimp industry, shrimp farmers and aquaculture scientists... more...

  • Witness to Extinctionby Samuel Turvey

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    The tragic recognition of the extinction of the Yangtze River Dolphin or baiji in 2007 became a major news story and sent shockwaves around the world. It made a romantic story, for the baiji was a unique and beautiful creature that features in many Chinese legends and folk tales. The Goddess of the Yangtze, as it was known, was also the lone representative... more...

  • The Secret Life of Sharksby A. Peter Klimley

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 20.95

    Marine biologist Pete Klimley swims with the sharks. He was one of the first scientists to free-dive among sharks, and he has spent nearly thirty years studying shark behavior, sometimes swimming in schools of several hundred sharks. From his firsthand observations he has learned that sharks are not the vicious man-eaters that we imagine, but fascinating... more...