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Zoology

  • Ants of Africa and Madagascarby Brian L. Fisher; Barry Bolton

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 49.95 US$ 39.96

    Across the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions, ants are one of the most conspicuous and ecologically dominant animal groups. From driver ants to weaver ants, there are over 2,000 species in Africa alone and over 600 in Madagascar.   Ants of Africa and Madagascar introduces readers to the fascinating and diverse ant fauna of the Afrotropical and Malagasy... more...

  • Bones and Identityby Nimrod Marom; Reuven Yeshuran; Lior Weissbrod; Guy Bar-Oz

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 27.50

    Seventeen papers demonstrate how zooarchaeologists engage with questions of identity through culinary references, livestock husbandry practices and land use. Contributions combine hitherto unpublished zooarchaeological data from regions straddling a wide geographic expanse between Greece in the West and India in the East and spanning a time range... more...

  • Thymosinsby Gerald Litwack

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 210.00

    Thymosins , the latest volume in the Vitamins and Hormones series, first published in 1943, and the longest-running serial published by Academic Press, provides up-to-date information on thymosins research that spans new data from molecular biology to the clinic. Each volume can focus on a single molecule or a disease that is related to vitamins... more...

  • Evolution, Explanation, Ethics and Aestheticsby Francisco J. Ayala

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 44.95

    Evolution, Mind and Method: Towards a Philosophy of Biology focuses on the dominant biological topic of evolution. It deals with the prevailing philosophical themes of how to explain the adaptation of organisms, the interplay of chance and necessity, and the recurrent topics of emergence, reductionism, and progress. In addition, the extensively... more...

  • Cats in Questionby John Seidensticker; Susan Lumpkin; Art Wolfe

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 24.95

    What are cats? How do cats hunt? Do wild cats like catnip? Do cats dream? Cats in Question , a new book in Smithsonian's highly successful ?In Question? series, offers authoritative and engaging answers to the thousands of questions about cats that Smithsonian scientists receive annually. All of the world?s cats are here, from fearsome predators... more...

  • Amphibien und Reptilienby Dieter Glandt; Martin Lay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 19.99

    Als überaus erfahrener Herpetologe, dessen Wissen und Erfahrung in zahlreiche Fachbücher Eingang gefunden hat, ist Dieter Glandt prädestiniert, dieses fachlich fundierte und gleichzeitig gut verständliche Buch zu den Lurchen und Kriechtieren zu verfassen. Brillante Fotos renommierter Fotografen sowie didaktisch ansprechende Grafiken runden das Buch... more...

  • Bioresource and Stress Managementby Ratikanta Maiti; Aruna Kumari; Ashok Kumar Thakur; Narayan Chandra Sarkar

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 249.00

    This book is a compilation of recent global measures to conserve bio-resources and manage biotic and abiotic stresses. It highlights emerging issues related toagriculture, abiotic and biotic stress factors, ethnic knowledge, climatechange and global warming, as well as natural resources and their sustainablemanagement. It also focuses on the consolidated... more...

  • Freshwater Crustacean Zooplankton of Europeby Leszek A. Bledzki; Jan Igor Rybak

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    This work provides a user-friendly, species level taxonomic key based on morphology, current nomenclature, and modern taxonomy using molecular tools which fulfill the most pressing needs of both researchers and environmental managers. This key arms the reader with the tools necessary to improve their species identification abilities. This book resolves... more...

  • An Introduction to Disturbance Ecologyby Corrado Battisti; Gianluca Poeta; Giuliano Fanelli

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book represents an introductory review of disturbance ecology and threat analysis, providing schematic concepts and approaches useful for work on sites that are affected by the impact of human actions. It is aimed at conservation and environmental practitioners, who will find tips for choosing methods and approaches when there are conflicts between... more...

  • Form Versus Function: Theory and Models for Neuronal Substratesby Mihai Alexandru Petrovici

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This thesis addresses one of the most fundamental challenges for modern science: how can the brain as a network of neurons process information, how can it create and store internal models of our world, and how can it infer conclusions from ambiguous data? The author addresses these questions with the rigorous language of mathematics and theoretical... more...