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Handbook of Vertebrate Immunology

by Paul-Pierre Pastoret & Philip Griebel

This unique book provides a comprehensive and comparative guide to the immune systems of major vertebrate species, including domestic and wild animals of veterinary or medical interest, fish and amphibia. Data...


Marine Mammals of the World: A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification

by Thomas A. Jefferson, Marc A. Webber & Robert L. Pitman

With coverage on all the marine mammals of the world, authors Jefferson, Webber, and Pitman have created a user-friendly guide to identify marine mammals alive in nature (at sea or on the beach), dead specimens...


Amniote Origins: Completing the Transition to Land

by Stuart Sumida & Karen L.M Martin

Amniote Origins integrates modern systematic methods with studies of functional and physiological processes, and illustrates how studies of paleobiology can be illuminated by studies of neonatology. For this...


Long-Term Studies of Vertebrate Communities

by Martin L. Cody & Jeffrey A. Smallwood

This unique book synthesizes the ongoing long-term community ecology studies of fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The studies have been conducted from deserts to rainforests as well as in terrestrial,...


Feeding: Form, Function and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates

by Kurt Schwenk

As the first four-legged vertebrates, called tetrapods, crept up along the shores of ancient primordial seas, feeding was among the most paramount of their concerns. Looking back into the mists of evolutionary...


Coral Reef Fishes: Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem

by Peter F. Sale

Coral Reef Fishes is the successor of The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs. This new edition includes provocative reviews covering the major areas of reef fish ecology. Concerns about the future health of coral...


Sabertooth

by Mauricio Anton

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's...


American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

by James E. McWilliams

The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought...


The Red Hourglass: Lives of the Predators

by Gordon Grice

Snake venom that digests human flesh. A building cleared of every living thing by a band of tiny spiders. An infant insect eating its living prey from within, saving the vital organs for last. These are among...


The Natural History of an Arctic Oil Field: Development and the Biota

by Joe C. Truett & Stephen R. Johnson

In spite of the harsh conditions that characterize the Arctic, it is a surprisingly fragile ecosystem. The exploration for oil in the Arctic over the past 30 years has had profound effects on the plants and...


Phase Transitions in Foods

by Yrjö H. Roos, Yrjo H Roos & Steve Taylor

Assembling recent research and theories, this book describes the phase and state transitions that affect technological properties of biological materials occurring in food processing and storage. It covers the...


Insect Clocks, Third Edition

by D.S. Saunders, X. Vafopoulou, C.G.H. Steel & R.D. Lewis

Chronobiology is the study of timing mechanisms in biological systems as diverse as plants, animals and some micro-organisms. It includes rhythmic phenomena ranging from short period (ultradian) through daily...


Bugs Rule!: An Introduction to the World of Insects

by Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak

Bugs Rule! provides a lively introduction to the biology and natural history of insects and their noninsect cousins, such as spiders, scorpions, and centipedes. This richly illustrated textbook features more...


Handbook of Biological Control: Principles and Applications of Biological Control

by T. W. Fisher, Thomas S. Bellows & L. E. Caltagirone

For many years the use of chemical agents such as pesticides and herbicides has been effective in controlling the many varieties of pests that infest both agricultural crops and backyard gardens. However, these...


Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems: Theory and Applications

by Madan M. Gupta & Naresh K. Sinha

The field of soft computing is emerging from the cutting edge research over the last ten years devoted to fuzzy engineering and genetic algorithms. The subject is being called soft computing and computational...


Bayesian Population Analysis using WinBUGS: A hierarchical perspective

by Marc Kery & Michael Schaub

Bayesian statistics has exploded into biology and its sub-disciplines, such as ecology, over the past decade. The free software program WinBUGS, and its open-source sister OpenBugs, is currently the only flexible...


The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores

by Bernd Wursig & Melany Wursig

The Dusky Dolphin: Master Acrobat Off Different Shores covers various topics about the dusky dolphin, including its taxonomy, history and demography, ecology, and behavior. After introducing the dusky dolphin...


Sturkie's Avian Physiology

by G. Causey Whittow

Sturkie's Avian Physiology is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The Fifth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and includes new chapters on the...


The Riverine Ecosystem Synthesis: Toward Conceptual Cohesiveness in River Science

by James H. Thorp, Martin C. Thoms & Michael D. Delong

This book presents the most comprehensive model yet for describing the structure and functioning of running freshwater ecosystems. Riverine Ecosystems Synthesis (RES) is a result of combining several theories...


Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers

by Ricky Smith & R. Keith Mobley

Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers will give the engineer the "have to have” information. It will help instill knowledge on a daily basis, to do his or her job and to maintain and assure...