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Download Ecology and Management of Neotropical Migratory Birds: A by Thomas E. Martin, Deborah M. Finch PDF

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By Thomas E. Martin, Deborah M. Finch

An bold, complete evaluation of the present prestige of neotropical migratory birds within the united states, and the equipment and methods for holding migrant populations. This ebook covers the complete scope of the topic, with chapters reviewing and assessing the themes written as consensus records through numerous of the major staff. Contents contain inhabitants tendencies, differences due to the season, habitat specifications in the course of migration, affects and results of silviculture and agricultural practices, panorama ecology, habitat grazing results, and single-species as opposed to multiple-species ways.

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Download Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan: Robins to by Salim Ali, S. Dillon Ripley PDF

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By Salim Ali, S. Dillon Ripley

This enormous ten-volume sequence, the 1st quantity of which was once released in 1996, is the main entire and trustworthy reference paintings at the birds of the Indian subcontinent. A completely revised moment variation with new plates, textual content revisions, and the addition of latest subspecies, it contains information regarding long-range migration and taxonomic alterations, besides existence background info, debts of habit, ecology, and distribution and migration records.
someone with an curiosity in flora and fauna at the Indian subcontinent, will locate those volumes to be a unprecedented source.

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Download Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to by David L. Strayer PDF

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By David L. Strayer

Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) stay in lakes, rivers, and streams worldwide. those bivalves play very important roles in freshwater ecosystems and have been as soon as either culturally and economically invaluable as assets of nutrients, pearls, and mother-of-pearl. this day, besides the fact that, hundreds and hundreds of species of those mussels are extinct or endangered. David L. Strayer offers a severe synthesis of the criteria that regulate the distribution and abundance of pearly mussels. utilizing empirical analyses and versions, he assesses the results of dispersal, habitat caliber, availability of fish hosts, enough nutrition, predators, and parasites. He additionally addresses conservation matters that practice to different population of unpolluted waters worldwide and different urgent concerns in modern ecology.

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Download Spezielle Zoologie. Teil 2: Wirbel- oder Schädeltiere by Wilfried Westheide, Gunde Rieger PDF

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By Wilfried Westheide, Gunde Rieger

Der 2. Band der Speziellen Zoologie über die Schädel- oder Wirbeltiere (Craniota) liegt nun in dritter Auflage vor. forty Autoren haben die Kapitel gründlich überarbeitet, aktualisiert und mit einer Reihe neuer oder verbesserter Abbildungen ergänzt. Sie beschreiben die Vielfalt dieser Tiergruppe anhand von Bau, Funktion und Leistung ihrer Organsysteme. Der Aufbau des Buches folgt der phylogenetischen Systematik, die Ergebnisse molekularer Verwandtschaftsanalysen wurden dabei berücksichtigt.

Die bewährte Gliederung in einen relativ kurz gefassten Allgemeinen Teil, der die Grundzüge der organization dieser Tiergruppe in moderner Sicht darstellt, und einen umfangreichen Speziellen Teil, der die einzelnen Untergruppen detailliert abhandelt, wurde beibehalten. Für alle Taxa werden einzelne, auch heimische Arten vorgestellt, die phylogenetisch, ökologisch, ethologisch oder wirtschaftlich besonders bedeutend sind.

Dieses anspruchsvolle Lehrbuch ist gleichzeitig ein Nachschlagewerk, das Biologen aus unterschiedlichsten Fachrichtungen einen fundierten Überblick über die Erscheinungsformen der Wirbeltiere gibt. Es vervollständigt das von Wilfried Westheide und Reinhard Rieger herausgegebene große Lehrbuch Spezielle Zoologie, dessen erster Band über Einzeller und Wirbellose Tiere seit 2013 in dritter Auflage vorliegt.

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Download Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Amphibians by Catherine Allen, Neil Schlager PDF

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By Catherine Allen, Neil Schlager

Grzimeks scholar Animal lifestyles source: Reptiles deals readers complete and easy-to-use details on Earths reptiles. Entries are prepared via taxonomy, the technological know-how by which dwelling issues are labeled into similar teams. each one access contains sections on actual features geographic diversity habitat nutrition habit and replica reptiles and folks and conservation prestige. kinfolk entries are through a number of species bills and a variety map and photograph or representation for every species. Entries finish with an inventory of books, periodicals, and websites which may be used for additional examine.

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Download Sharks, skates, and rays of the Gulf of Mexico: a field by Glenn R. Parsons PDF

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By Glenn R. Parsons

В этой книге удивительные редкости и наиболее обычные виды ожидают внимания натуралистов, рыболовов и туристов. Книга охватывает почти все виды акул и скатов, которые плавают в водах Мексиканского залива, от обычной тонкозубой акулы и электрического ската до глубоководной рыбы-гоблина. Цветные фотографии, штриховые рисунки и легко понимаемые ключи, разработанные специально для этой книги, обеспечивают быструю идентификацию видов. Приведены материалы по размножению, сенсорной системе, питанию и другим аспектам биологии видов, советы по сокращению риска нападения акул, инструкции по безопасной ловле, снятию с крючка и освобождению акул.
Доп. информация: Файл является рипом с сайта Google Books. Этим определяется отсутствие некоторых страниц (до 20% от общего числа) и невысокое разрешение сканирования (около a hundred dpi).

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Download Pigeon (Reaktion Books - Animal) by Barbara Allen PDF

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By Barbara Allen

 Our widespread city spouse, cooing within the eaves of educate stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even a few fanatics. Written out of affection for and fascination with this humble but vital chook, Barbara Allen’s Pigeon explores its cultural value, in addition to its similarities to and variations from its shut counterpart, the dove. whereas the dove is obvious as an emblem of affection, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is usually perceived as a dirty, ill-mannered flying rodent, a “rat with wings.” Readers will locate in Pigeon an attractive exploration of the ancient and modern bonds among people and those exact and heavily comparable birds. For polluting statues and structure, the pigeon has earned a foul popularity, yet Barbara Allen bargains a number of examples of the bird’s importance—as a resource of meals and fertilizer, a bearer of messages during periods of conflict, a toxins video display, and an relief to Charles Darwin in his pivotal learn on evolutionary conception. Allen additionally reviews at the literary love and occasion of pigeons and doves within the paintings of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. alongside the best way, Allen corrects the numerous stereotypes approximately pigeons within the wish that the wealthy historical past of 1 of the oldest human-animal partnerships can be either well-liked and celebrated. 

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Download Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism by Lorraine Daston; Gregg Mitman; PDF

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By Lorraine Daston; Gregg Mitman;

Is anthropomorphism a systematic sin? Scientists and animal researchers normally warn opposed to "animal stories," and distinction rigorous motives and commentary to facile or even fanciful projections approximately animals. but many people, scientists and researchers incorporated, proceed to determine animals as people and people as animals. As this leading edge new assortment demonstrates, people use animals to go beyond the confines of self and species; additionally they enlist them to represent, dramatize, and light up points of people' adventure and delusion. people merge with animals in tales, movies, philosophical speculations, and medical treatises. of their functionality with people on many phases and in several methods, animals flow us to think.
From Victorian vivisectionists to elephant conservation, from historical Indian mythology to puppy possession within the modern usa, our figuring out of either animals and what it potential to be human has been formed through anthropomorphic pondering. The members to pondering with Animals discover the how and why of anthropomorphism, drawing awareness to its wealthy and sundry makes use of. famous students within the fields of anthropology, ethology, heritage, and philosophy, in addition to filmmakers and photographers, take a better examine how deeply and largely methods of imagining animals have remodeled people and animals alike.
Essays within the e-book examine the altering styles of anthropomorphism throughout diversified time classes and settings, in addition to their transformative results, either figuratively and actually, upon animals, people, and their interactions. reading how anthropomorphic considering "works" in a variety of varied contexts, members show the ways that anthropomorphism seems to be remarkably priceless: it may possibly advertise stable wellbeing and fitness and spirits, enlist help in political explanations, promote items throughout obstacles of tradition of and nationality, crystallize and enhance social values, and delay a philosophical reflect to the human crisis.

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Download Invertebrate Conservation and Agricultural Ecosystems by T. R. New PDF

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By T. R. New

This ebook serves as an advent to invertebrate conservation biology for agriculturists and to crop safeguard for conservation biologists. Demonstrating how the 2 disparate fields could have interaction for better collective gain, it attracts on contemporary literature to bare how invertebrate conservation in hugely altered landscapes might be promoted and improved.

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