Category: Zoology

  • Download e-book for kindle: The House of Owls by Tony Angell

    By Tony Angell

    For 1 / 4 of a century, Tony Angell and his relations shared the striking event of heavily watching pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting field outdoor the window in their woodland domestic. The journals during which the writer recorded his observations, and the eye-catching drawings he created, shape the guts of this compelling book—a own account of an artist-naturalist’s existence with owls. Angell’s broad illustrations exhibit owls engaged in what owls do—hunting, dating, elevating households, and exercise their inquisitive natures—and demonstrate his immeasurable admire for his or her mystery lives and daunting challenges.
     
    Angell discusses the original features that distinguish owls from different poultry species and offers a desirable assessment of the influence owls have had on human tradition and notion. He additionally bargains unique medical descriptions of the 19 species of owls present in North the US, in addition to their shut kin in different places. continually emphasizing the interplay of people and owls, the writer affirms through his personal instance the facility of those birds either to beguile and to inspire.
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  • Michael Augee,Brett Gooden,Anne Musser's Echidna: Extraordinary Egg-Laying Mammal (Australian Natural PDF

    By Michael Augee,Brett Gooden,Anne Musser

    The echidna is likely one of the world’s such a lot remarkable creatures. it's a dwelling fossil whose kinfolk have been strolling the earth over a hundred million years in the past. just like the platypus, it's a mammal that lays eggs. And, like several mammals, it has fur and produces milk.
    This publication describes the echidna’s way of life and the diversifications that experience made it such a success. It attracts at the most up-to-date study into those unknown creatures, protecting their evolution, anatomy, senses, copy, behaviour, feeding behavior and metabolism. The authors exhibit a few attention-grabbing new findings, exhibiting how echidnas are masters in their atmosphere, and never easily a few type of mammal ‘test version’ that went fallacious. a last bankruptcy on conservation contains info on captive vitamin and management.
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  • Download PDF by Sussman,Clement Markert: Isozymes V3: Developmental Biology: 003

    By Sussman,Clement Markert

    Isozymes, III: Developmental Biology comprises manuscripts provided on the 3rd overseas convention on isozymes convened in April 1974 at Yale collage.
    Separating sixty one manuscripts into chapters, this publication starts off by way of discussing the parts of ""isozymology"" that seem quite promising for extra developmental research. this article additionally seems into the function of isozymes as genetic markers in early mammalian improvement, in addition to the mechanisms of intracellular enzyme localization. major themes on particular isozymes are given individually in different chapters.
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  • Research in Protozoology: v. 4 - download pdf or read online

    By Chen Tze-Tuan,Tze-Tuan Chen

    learn in Protozoology is the fourth quantity of a chain that covers the development being made in protozoology. This publication is made from 4 chapters and starts with a dialogue of synchronized phone department in protozoa, together with the species Tetrahymena pyriformes, Astasia longa, Plasmodium lophurae, Amoeba proteus and Acanthamoeba sp., and Physarum polycephalum. the subsequent chapters speak about nuclear phenomena in the course of conjugation and the connection among protozoa and different animals, with emphasis on parasitism, family members among parasite and host teams, and host specificity. the ultimate bankruptcy makes a speciality of chromosomes and nucleoli in a few opalinid protozoa.
    The booklet is very instructed for biologists, microbiologists, zoologists, and parasitologists who are looking to be up-to-date in regards to the advancements within the box of protozoology.
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  • New PDF release: Ptilochronology: Feather Time and the Biology of Birds

    By Thomas C. Grubb Jr.

    this is often the 1st booklet to summarize the equipment, conceptual concerns and result of reviews utilizing the translation of feather development charges as an index to dietary situation in birds. the writer has coined the time period ptilochronology (literally. 'the research of feather time') to explain this method, which will depend on the fats that as a feather grows it produces noticeable progress bars. either the process and its conceptual foundations were utilized world wide to various reviews of avian evolution, ecology, and conservation biology. the writer stories this paintings, chronicles some of the criticisms which have been amde, and describes how those have stimulated the improvement of ptilochronology. He is going directly to recommend experimental methodologies and analytical options to shield opposed to invalid effects. a last bankruptcy summarises this new technique's contribution to avian biology, and indicates capability functions and a destiny examine schedule. an appendix information particular measurements and describes the method linked to ptilochronology.
    Ptilochronology presents a realistic source in addition to a conceptual figuring out of ways this system can be utilized to handle vital questions in avian biology. will probably be of relevance and use to specialist avian biologists and ornithologists in addition to to graduate scholars of avian behavioural ecology, evolution and conservation.
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  • Download PDF by Tora Holmberg: Urban Animals: Crowding in zoocities (Routledge Human-Animal

    By Tora Holmberg

    The urban contains possibilities in addition to constraints for people and different animals alike. city animals are usually subjected to court cases; they transgress geographical, felony as and cultural ordering platforms, whereas roaming the town in what's frequently perceived as out of control methods. yet also they are items of care, conservation practices and bio-political interventions. What then, are the "more-than-human" reviews of residing in a urban? What does it suggest to think about spatial formations and concrete politics from the point of view of human/animal relations?

    This publication attracts on a few case stories to discover city controversies round human/animal relatives, specifically better half animals: loose ranging canine, homeless and feral cats, city animal hoarding and "crazy cat ladies". The booklet explores ‘zoocities’, the theoretical framework during which animal experiences meet city reviews, leading to a reframing of city kin and house. in the course of the growth of city theories past the human, and the resuscitation of sociological theories via animal reports literature, the ebook seeks to discover the phenomenon of ‘humanimal crowding’, either as threats to be policed, and as very likely subversive. during this booklet, a couple of city controversies and crowding applied sciences are analysed, eventually pointing at replacement modes of trans-species city politics throughout the provides of humanimal crowding - of proximity and collective organisation. The exclusion of animals will be an city ideology, aiming at social order, yet shut cognizance to the extent of perform unearths a way more various, disordered, and maybe hectic experience.

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  • Get Sociality: The Behaviour of Group-Living Animals PDF

    By Ashley Ward,Mike Webster

    the decade has obvious a surge of curiosity between biologists in more than a few social animal phenomena, together with collective behaviour and social networks. In ‘Animal Social Behaviour’, authors Ashley Ward and Michael Webster combine the main updated empirical and theoretical examine to supply a brand new synthesis of the sphere, that's geared toward fellow researchers and postgraduate scholars at the subject. ​
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  • Download PDF by Leon Zurawicki: Neuromarketing: Exploring the Brain of the Consumer

    By Leon Zurawicki

    over the past 10 years advances within the new box of neuromarketing have yielded a number of findings which defy universal stereotypes approximately customer habit. cause and feelings don't inevitably look as opposing forces. really, they supplement each other. accordingly, it finds that customers make the most of psychological accounting procedures diverse from these assumed in retailers' logical inferences by way of time, issues of score and selecting, and in post-purchase overview. individuals are usually guided through illusions not just once they understand the skin global but additionally whilst making plans their activities - and purchaser habit is not any exception. Strengthening the keep an eye on over their very own wishes and the power to navigate the maze of knowledge are an important talents shoppers can achieve to learn themselves, dealers and the general public. realizing the brain of the patron is the toughest activity confronted via company researchers. This ebook provides the 1st analytical viewpoint at the mind - and biometric reviews which open a brand new frontier in marketplace research.
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  • Julie Urquhart,Tim G. Acott,David Symes,Minghua Zhao's Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management: 9 (MARE PDF

    By Julie Urquhart,Tim G. Acott,David Symes,Minghua Zhao

    This quantity is an interdisciplinary mixture of views and reports on social concerns in fisheries from a various diversity of case experiences and examine disciplines. The case is made concerning the dearth of cognizance to socio-cultural concerns which up to now were mostly taken care of as an externality of fisheries coverage. it is going to be necessary to researchers and choice makers attracted to realizing the social size of fisheries and offers a well timed and correct compilation of study and research on a number of the severe socio-cultural concerns dealing with fisheries administration and fishing groups today.
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  • Download PDF by Ernst Probst: Der Höhlenbär (German Edition)

    By Ernst Probst

    Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Biologie - Zoologie, , Veranstaltung: -, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Ohne Schwanz bis zu 3,50 Meter lang, maximal 1,75 Meter hoch und bis zu 1200 Kilogramm schwer – das battle der Höhlenbär (Ursus spelaeus) aus dem Eiszeitalter. Obwohl dieser ausgestorbene Bär bereits 1794 erstmals wissenschaftlich beschrieben wurde, gibt er mehr als 2 hundred Jahre später immer noch viele Rätsel auf.
    Wann ist der Höhlenbär entstanden, warfare er ein Einzelgänger, hat er einen Winterschlaf oder eine Winterruhe gehalten, gab es eine Höhlenbärenjäger-Kultur und einen Höhlenbärenkult, wann und warum ist er ausgestorben? Antwort auf diese und andere Fragen gibt das Taschenbuch „Der Höhlenbär“ des Wiesbadener Wissenschaftsautors Ernst Probst.

    Der Höhlenbär gilt als das größte Tier, das die Gebirge im Eiszeitalter jemals bewohnt hat. Erstaunlicherweise struggle er ein pflanzenfressendes Raubtier, das während der kalten Jahreszeit wehrlos in einer Höhle lag. Dennoch mussten Steinzeitmenschen um ihr Leben fürchten, wenn sie ihm zur unrechten Zeit begegneten.
    Die Idee für das Taschenbuch „Der Höhlenbär“ reifte bei den Recherchen für das Taschenbuch „Höhlenlöwen. Raubkatzen im Eiszeitalter“. Dieses 2009 erschienene Werk erwähnt neben Fundorten von Raubkatzen teilweise auch solche von Höhlenbären.

    Das Taschenbuch „Der Höhlenbär“ ist Professor Dr. Gernot Rabeder aus Wien, Dr. Brigitte Hilpert aus Erlangen und Dr. Wilfried Rosendahl aus Mannheim gewidmet. Alle drei sind Höhlenbärenexperten und haben den Autor bei verschiedenen Buchprojekten mit Rat und Tat unterstützt.
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