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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00
Explores the century-long controversy over the orgins of coral reefs, a debate that split the world of nineteenth-century science, looking at the diverse roles of Louis Agassiz, his son Alexander, and Charles Darwin and reflecting on how the search for the truth shed new light on the formation of Earth and its natural wonders. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99
?This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.? ?Thomas McGuane ?I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important fish.? ?Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World Famous for his deeply informed, compulsively readable books on trout, writer-painter James Prosek... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 22.95
Humans? fascination with water finds full expression in this stellar collection. Included are writings from Mark Twain, who marvels at the teeming humanity on the Ganges; Henry Stanley, searching for Livingston and discovering instead Lake Albert Edward; selections from A Compleat Angler and A River Runs Through It; and more than a dozen other... more...