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- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 99.50
Conus is the largest genus of animals in the sea, occurring throughout the world?s tropical and subtropical oceans and contributing significantly to marine biodiversity. The shells of these marine mollusks are prized for their amazing variety and extraordinary beauty. The neurotoxic venoms they produce?injected by a hollow, harpoon-like tooth into... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00
Why is the sea salty? Does the ocean ever freeze? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in this fact-filled question-and-answer guide to life forms along the ocean's edge. Learn about barnacles, starfish, sea anemones, mollusks, arthropods, crustaceans, tide pools, and a host of other shoreline plants and animals. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 109.00
This is the first book ever devoted entirely to the chemical ecology of algae. It covers marine and freshwater algae, macroalgae (seaweeds) and microalgae, including phytoplankton. It includes a primer on algal natural products chemistry for ecologists. more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 12.95
If you travel the open ocean anywhere in the tropics, you are very likely to see flyingfish. These beautifully colored ?ocean butterflies? shoot out of the water and sail on majestic, winglike pectoral fins to escape from predators such as dolphins, swordfish, and tuna. Some can travel for more than six hundred feet per flight. Yet despite their prevalence... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2014; US$ 20.99
Science historian Laurel Braitman draws on evidence from across the world to show, for the first time, how astonishingly similar humans and other animals are when it comes to their emotional wellbeing. Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by studying Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons; Alfred Russel Wallace investigated creatures... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 18.99
How intelligent are dolphins? Is their communication system really as complex as human language? And are they as friendly and peaceful as they are made out to be? The Western world has had an enduring love affair with dolphins since the early 1960s, with fanciful claims of their 'healing powers' and 'super intelligence'. Myths and pseudoscience... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 299.00
Despite their enormous bulk and complexity of architecture, plants make up only around a quarter of a million of the 8 million or so species on Earth. The major components of biodiversity, instead, are the smaller, largely unseen, silent majority of invertebrates ? most of which are arthropods. Vertebrates, a mere blip on the biotic horizon, are elevated... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 159.00
This colourful atlas sets out all the major features revealed during one of the largest ever deep-sea mapping campaigns. A unique insight into the morphology of the seabed along the continental margin of the NE Atlantic, it reveals many hidden features. more...