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- Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 65.00
Robert H. Mohlenbrock taught botany at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for thirty-four years. Since his retirement in 1990, he has served as senior scientist for Biotic Consultants, teaching wetland identification classes around the country. Among his more than sixty books are Vascular Flora of Illinois and Field Guide to the U.S. National... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 64.95
Canned laboratories and cook-book approaches to college science education do teach skills like operating equipment, making accurate measurements and working with numbers. Most laboratory exercises emphasize the reinforcement of concepts discussed in class, but they do not teach students how to take a scientific approach to an area of interest about... more...
- Smithsonian 2015; US$ 45.00
More than twenty years have passed since Walter Auffenberg's monumental The Behavioral Ecology of the Komodo Monitor . In the intervening years the populations of Komodo dragons?native only to a handful of islands in southeast Indonesia?have dwindled, sparking intensive conservation efforts. During the last two decades new information about these... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 129.95
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.95
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, L) is an anadromous species contributing to major fishery catches and comprising a significant part of the aquaculturally produced fish for human consumption. The aim of this book is to incite the interest in the field of knowledge gathered from a broad scope of disciplines that have investigated this fish species. Undeniably,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 119.95
Carp are the backbone of a growing aquaculture industry. Ornamental koi carp fascinate hobby breeders. Carp allow for scientific progress as a model species in laboratories, concern ecosystem managers as an invasive species, and mesmerize anglers as big game. This book covers all these facets of carp. Informative and engaging contributions from... more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 169.95
This book reviews pollutants generated by agriculturally contaminated soil, plastic waste from various industries. The book details rhizobacteria, describes the latest knowledge regarding the biodegradation of tannery and textile waste, and reviews the role of microbes in plastic degradation bioremediation and recycling of urban waste. This book will... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00
When we think of sites of animal research that symbolize modernity, the first places that come to mind are grand research institutes in cities and near universities that house the latest in equipment and technologies, not the surroundings of the bird?s nest, the octopus?s garden in the sea, or the parts of inland lakes in which freshwater plankton... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 199.95
Two major threats to continued global food security are increasing demand for agricultural products and the unprecedented stressors crops face due to climate change. Wild relatives of domesticated crops serve as a resevoir of genetic material that has the potential to be used to develop new, improved varities of crops. Crop Wild Relative and Climate... more...
- Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 149.95
This book discusses theoretical approaches to the taxonomy of biological systems and theory and mathematical approaches to the problem of plant diversity, cultivation, and the environment. Particular attention is given to theoretical and practical problems of soil and the environmental sustainability of phytocoenosis, with the goal to enhance the... more...