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In Pursuit of Early Mammals

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and...


Systems Analysis and Modeling: A Macro-to-Micro Approach with Multidisciplinary Applications

by Donald W. Boyd

This book presents a fresh, new approach to systems analysis and modeling with a systems science flavor that stimulates systems thinking. After introducing systems modeling principles, the ensuing wide selection...


Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives

by Paul Raffaele

“A fantastic book. . . . Anyone who cares about animals will benefit hugely from reading it.” —Shaun Ellis, star of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and author of The Man Who Lives with Wolves...


The Behaviour, Population Biology and Physiology of the Petrels

by John Warham

Over a lifetime's work with the group, John Warham has firmly established himself as one of the foremost experts on these birds. In this book he completes the major survey started in his earlier work, The Petrels:...


Mind of the Raven

by Bernd Heinrich

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing...


Fans and Ventilation: A practical guide

by William Cory

The practical reference book and guide to fans, ventilation and ancillary equipment with a comprehensive buyers' guide to worldwide manufacturers and suppliers.

Bill Cory, well-known throughout the fans and...


The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

by John H. Rappole

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can...


Raptors in Human Landscapes: Adaptation to Built and Cultivated Environments

by David M. Bird, Daniel E. Varland & Juan Jose Negro

This book is a collection of papers highlighting ways in which Raptors have successfully adapted to man-made landscapes and structures. The coverage of Raptors in Human Landscapes is broad, ranging from the...


Supramolecular Photosensitive and Electroactive Materials

by Hari Singh Nalwa

In the last decade, much progress has been made in these materials. This book presents a highly coherent coverage of supramolecular, photosensitive and electroactive materials, namely those that have been extensively...


Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals

by Temple Grandin & Mark J. Deesing

Behavior is shaped by both genetics and experience--nature and nurture. This book synthesizes research from behavioral genetics and animal and veterinary science, bridging the gap between these fields. The objective...


Anorexia

by Gerald Litwack

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal...


Handbook of Milk Composition

by Unknown Author

This informative treatise offers a concise collection of existing, expert data summarizing the composition of milk. The Handbook of Milk Composition summarizes current information on all aspects of human and...


Insect Molecular Genetics: An Introduction to Principles and Applications

by Marjorie A. Hoy

Insect Molecular Genetics, Third Edition, summarizes and synthesizes two rather disparate disciplines-entomology and molecular genetics. This volume provides an introduction to the techniques and literature...


Fish Respiration

by Steve F. Perry & Bruce Tufts

Fish Respiration synthesizes classical literature and highlights recent developments pertaining to the respiratory physiology of fishes. Compiled by a team of international researchers, this comprehensive and...


Industrial Applications of Lasers

by John F. Ready

A practical book with a variety of uses, this book can help applications engineers spark problem-solving techniques through the use of lasers. Industrial Application of Lasers, Second Edition takes the reader...


Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America

by Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno & Gerry De Iuliis

More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch...


Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom

by Daphne J. Fairbairn

While we joke that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, our gender differences can’t compare to those of many other animals. For instance, the male garden spider spontaneously dies after mating with...


Medical and Veterinary Entomology

by Gary R. Mullen & Lance A. Durden

Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related...


Molecular Systematics of Fishes

by Thomas D. Kocher & Carol A. Stepien

Sequenced biological macromolecules have revitalized systematic studies of evolutionary history. Molecular Systematics of Fishes is the first authoritative overview of the theory and application of these sequencing...


Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science, Revised Edition: Revised Edition

by William F. Royce

Revised and updated, Royce's Introduction to the Practice of Fishery Science is a classic text. With a new chapter on aquaculture, this book provides the background for a first course in fishery science. Intentionally...