By Ronne Randall
By Fiona Sunquist, Mel Sunquist, Terry Whittaker
From the traditional Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, to the prophet Muhammad’s favourite cat, Muezza, and our modern obsession with on-line cat movies, tom cats have lengthy held a spot of honor of their human counterparts’ houses and cultures. however the family cat is only one of many tom cat species, and within the Wild Cat ebook cat specialists Fiona and Mel Sunquist introduce us to the whole panoply of the purring, roaring pussycat tribe.
Illustrated all through with Terry Whittaker’s magnificent colour photos in addition to certain pictures from biologists within the field—some the best quality pictures ever captured of incredibly infrequent species—The Wild Cat e-book not just tantalizes with the wonderful thing about cats, but in addition serves as a worthy and available reference on cat habit and conservation. accomplished entries for every of the thirty-seven cat species comprise colour distribution maps and updated details with regards to the species’ IUCN conservation and administration statuses, whereas informative sidebars exhibit why male lions have manes (and why darkish manes are sexiest), how cats see with their whiskers, the reality at the back of our obsession with white lions and tigers, and why cats can’t be vegetarians. The Wild Cat ebook additionally highlights the grave threats confronted via the world’s wild cats—from habitat destruction to human persecution.
From the intense acrobatics of the arboreal margay—able to dangle to a tree department by means of a unmarried paw because of its strangely versatile ankles—to glossy declines in African lion populations, The Wild Cat ebook is an instructive and revealing ode to tom cats of each dimension and colour. Combining technological know-how, behavioral observations, and gorgeous images, this e-book will captivate cat fanciers across the world.
By Rudy van der Elst, Dennis King
Книга представляет собой краткой информационный определитель обычных морских рыб региона. Для 268 видов рыб приводятся сведения по внешнему облику, наиболее заметным особенностям, питанию и местам размножения, дополненные полноцветными фотографиями и картами распространения.
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By F. Barbara Orlans
Few arguments in biomedical experimentation have stirred such heated debate in recent times because the factor of animal topics. during this complete, updated research of the social, political, and moral conflicts surrounding using animals in medical experiments, F. Barbara Orlans assesses either ends of this delicate argument's spectrum- unconditional approval or rejection of animal experimentation- as both incredible. rather than arguing to both of those issues, Orlans thoughtfully explores the floor among the extremes, and convincingly makes the case for public coverage reforms that serve to enhance the welfare of laboratory animals with no jeopardizing clinical endeavour. This e-book offers debatable concerns in an goal demeanour in accordance with cautious historic research and unique examine. The author's findings tackle such concerns because the functioning of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, editorial guidelines on animal experimentation by means of medical magazine editors, guidelines at the use of animals in schooling, investment assets for choices, and comparisons of animal use regulations of assorted nations. assorted mechanisms of oversight for animal experiments are in comparison and people who have labored good are pointed out. This compelling paintings can be of curiosity to biomedical scientists, ethicists, animal welfare advocates and different readers focused on this serious factor.
By Naef A.
By Desmond Morris
By M.J.B. Vreysen, A.S. Robinson, J. Hendrichs
Insect pests have gotten an issue of ever-more biblical proportions. This new textbook collates a sequence of chosen papers that try to tackle a variety of primary elements of area-wide insect pest keep watch over. Of designated curiosity are the various papers on pilot and operational courses that pay distinct awareness to sensible difficulties encountered in the course of application implementation. It s a compilation of greater than 60 papers authored by means of specialists from greater than 30 countries.
By Donald A. Dewsbury
By Kentwood D. Wells
Inclusive of greater than six thousand species, amphibians are extra various than mammals and are came upon on each continent store Antarctica. regardless of the abundance and variety of those animals, many facets of the biology of amphibians stay unstudied or misunderstood. The Ecology and behaviour of Amphibians goals to fill this hole within the literature in this notable taxon. it's a social gathering of the range of amphibian lifestyles and the ecological and behavioral variations that experience made it a profitable element of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.Synthesizing seventy years of analysis on amphibian biology, Kentwood D. Wells addresses all significant components of inquiry, together with phylogeny, category, and morphology; features of physiological ecology reminiscent of water and temperature family, breathing, metabolism, and energetics; hobbies and orientation; verbal exchange and social habit; replica and parental care; ecology and behaviour of amphibian larvae and ecological facets of metamorphosis; ecological influence of predation on amphibian populations and antipredator defenses; and points of amphibian group ecology. With an eye fixed in the direction of glossy issues, The Ecology and behaviour of Amphibians concludes with a bankruptcy dedicated to amphibian conservation.An extraordinary scholarly contribution to amphibian biology, this ebook is eagerly expected between experts. (20071128)
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