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Marine Life

  • "Conus" of the Southeastern United States and Caribbeanby Alan J. Kohn

    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...

  • Algal Chemical Ecologyby Charles D. Amsler

    Springer 2007; US$ 109.00

    Devoted to the chemical ecology of algae, this title covers both marine and freshwater habitats and various types of algae, from seaweeds to phytoplankton. It elucidates the roles of chemical defenses in various regions and habitats, DMSP, oxidative burst responses, and herbivore offense. more...

  • The Amazing World of Flyingfishby Steve N. G. Howell

    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...

  • Antarctic Sealsby R. M. Laws

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 51.00

    A comprehensive and detailed account of accepted techniques for the study of this important group of mammals. more...

  • Are Dolphins Really Smart?by Justin Gregg

    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...

  • Arthropod Diversity and Conservationby David L. Hawksworth; Alan T. Bull

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    The major components of biodiversity on Earth, are the smaller, silent majority of invertebrates - most of which are arthropods. This collection of papers focuses on the diversity and conservation of arthropods. It highlights issues ranging from large-scale disturbance to local management, and from spatial heterogeneity to temporal patterns. more...

  • Atlas of the Deep-Water Seabed: Irelandby Boris Dorschel; Andrew J. Wheeler; Xavier Monteys; Koen Verbruggen

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    Presented in an accessible, user-friendly format, this 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 North-East Atlantic, it reveals for the first time many features that have hitherto been hidden beneath... more...

  • The Banggai Cardinalfishby Alejandro A. Vagelli

    Wiley 2011; US$ 190.95

    The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni , is a fascinating species that possesses a series of remarkable biological characteristics making it unique among coral reef fishes. It has been the focus of studies in reproduction, ecology, population genetics and evolution. In addition, since its rediscovery in the late 1990s, it has become tremendously... more...

  • Bear Riverby Craig Denton

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 17.00

    Craig Denton notes, ?Water will be the primary political, social, and economic issue in the Intermountain West in the twenty-first century.? Urban Utah thirsts for the Great Salt Lake principal source, the Bear River. Plans abound to divert it for a rapidly growing Wasatch Front, as the last good option for future water. But is it? Who now uses the... more...

  • Bear Riverby Craig Denton

    Utah State University Press 2007; US$ 17.00

    Craig Denton notes, “Water will be the primary political, social, and economic issue in the Intermountain West in the twenty-first century.” Urban Utah thirsts for the Great Salt Lake  principal source, the Bear River. Plans abound to divert it for a rapidly growing Wasatch Front, as the last good option for future water. But is it?... more...