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1. Animal behavior [2019]

Book
xxi, 548 pages, 94 variously numbered pages ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)

2. Animal biology journal [ - 2019]

Book
x, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
Book
xiv, 459 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs Profile of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs Nutritional Values of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs Pharmaceutical Values of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs Industrial Uses of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs Aquaculture of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs Diseases and Parasites of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771886383 20181015
This comprehensive volume focuses exclusively on sea snails (or gastropods), which are popular food items and occupy an important role in the commercial shell craft industry. Familiar examples include conchs (highly sought after due to their mild flavor) and escargot, abalone, and periwinkle snails. This book covers the profile (habitat, distribution, morphology, food and feeding, reproduction, conservation status, etc.) of about 180 species of commercial edible marine gastropod molluscs as well as their nutritional values, commercial importance, and pharmaceutical value. Also included is information on their prevalent diseases and parasites. The informative descriptions are presented in an easy-to-read style with neat illustrations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771886383 20181015
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1 Dietary Biomarkers in Shark Foraging and Movement Ecology [Samantha E.M. Munroe, Lauren Meyer, and Michael R. Heithaus] Chapter 2 Size-Based Insights into the Ecosystem Role of Sharks and Rays [Nicholas K. Dulvy and Rowan Trebilco] Chapter 3 Advances in the Application of High-Resolution Biologgers to Elasmobranch Fishes [Nicholas M. Whitney, Karissa O. Lear, Adrian C. Gleiss, Nicholas Payne, and Connor F. White] Chapter 4 Using Aerial Surveys to Investigate the Distribution, Abundance, and Behavior of Sharks and Rays [Jeremy J. Kiszka and Michael R. Heithaus] Chapter 5 Animal-Borne Video Cameras and Their Use to Study Shark Ecology and Conservation [Yannis P. Papastamatiou, Carl G. Meyer, Yuuki Y. Watanabe, and Michael R. Heithaus] Chapter 6 Use of Autonomous Vehicles for Tracking and Surveying of Acoustically Tagged Elasmobranchs [Christopher G. Lowe, Connor F. White, and Christopher M. Clark] Chapter 7 The Use of Stationary Underwater Video for Sampling Sharks [Euan S. Harvey, Julia Santana-Garcon, Jordan Goetze, Benjamin J. Saunders, and Mike Cappo] Chapter 8 Acoustic Telemetry [Michelle R. Heupel, Steven T. Kessel, Jordan K. Matley, and Colin A. Simpfendorfer] Chapter 9 Imaging Technologies in the Field and Laboratory [Kara E. Yopak, Jeffrey C. Carrier, and Adam P. Summers] Chapter 10 History and Mystery of Age and Growth Studies in Elasmobranchs: Common Methods and Room for Improvement [Lisa J. Natanson, Allen H. Andrews, Michelle S. Passerotti, Sabine P. Wintner] Chapter 11 Near-Infrared Spectroscopy for Shark Ageing and Biology [Cassandra L. Rigby, William J. Foley, and Colin A. Simpfendorfer] Chapter 12 Photographic Identification of Sharks [Simon J. Pierce, Jason Holmberg, Alison A. Kock, and Andrea D. Marshall] Chapter 13 Genetics and Genomics for Fundamental and Applied Research on Elasmobranchs [Jennifer R. Ovenden, Christine Dudgeon, Pierre Feutry, Kevin Feldheim, and Gregory E. Maes] Chapter 14 Environmental DNA (eDNA): A Valuable Tool for Ecological Inference and Management of Sharks and Their Relatives [Agnes Le Port, Judith Bakker, Madalyn K. Cooper, Roger Huerlimann, and Stefano Mariani] Chapter 15 Shark CSI The Application of DNA Forensics to Elasmobranch Conservation [Diego Cardenosa and Demian D. Chapman] Chapter 16 Citizen Science in Shark and Ray Research and Conservation: Strengths, Opportunities, Considerations, and Pitfalls [Andrew Chin and Gretta Pecl] Chapter 17 Social Science and Its Application to the Studies of Shark Biology [Karin Gerhardt, Amy Diedrich, and Vanessa Jaiteh] Chapter 18 Network Analysis and Theory in Shark Ecology Methods and Applications [Johann Mourier, Elodie Ledee, Tristan Guttridge, and David M.P. Jacoby] Chapter 19 Satellite Tracking Technologies and Their Application to Shark Movement Ecology [Luciana C. Ferreira, Kate L. Mansfield, Michele Thums, and Mark G. Meekan].
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138032927 20181008
Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement, migration, habitat preference, and habitat use. This pioneering book, written by experts in shark biology, examines technologies such as autonomous vehicle tracking, underwater video approaches, molecular genetics techniques, and accelerometry, among many others. Each detailed chapter offers new insights and promises for future studies of elasmobranch biology, provides an overview of appropriate uses of each technique, and can be readily extended to other aquatic fish and marine mammals and reptiles.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138032927 20181008

6. Vertebrate life [2019]

Book
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
1. Evolution, diversity, and classification of vertebrates -- 2. What is a vertebrate? -- 3. Jawless vertebrates and the origin of jawed vertebrates -- 4. Living in water -- 5. Geography and ecology of the Paleozoic era -- 6. Radiation of diversification of chondrichthyes -- 7. Extant chondrichthyans -- 8. Radiation and diversity of osteichthyes -- 9. Extant bony fishes -- 10. Origin and radiation of tetrapods -- 11. Extant amphibians -- 12. Living on land -- 13. Geography and ecology of the Mesozoic Era -- 14. Synapsids and sauropsids -- 15. Ectothermy : a low-energy approach to life -- 16. Turtles -- 17. Lepidosaurs -- 18. Crocodylians -- 19. Mesozoic diapsids : dinosaurs and others -- 20. Endothermy: a high-energy approach to life -- 21. The origin and radiation of birds -- 22. Extant birds -- 23. Geography and ecology of the Cenozoic Era -- 24. Synapsida and the evolution of mammals -- 25. Extant mammals -- 26. Primate evolution and the emergence of humans.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • What is a vertebrate?
  • Vertebrates in context
  • What makes a vertebrate?
  • Breaking branches
  • Shaking the tree
  • Embranchements and transformation
  • Evolution and ancestors
  • Embryology and phylogeny
  • From embryos to desperation
  • Genes and phylogeny
  • Hox and homology
  • A brief history of homeosis
  • The Geoffroy inversion
  • The phylotypic stage
  • The meaning of homology
  • What is a deuterostome?
  • Echinoderms
  • Hemichordates
  • Amphioxus
  • Tunicates
  • Vertebrates
  • Some non-deuterostomes
  • Vertebrates from the outside, in
  • The organizer
  • The notochord
  • Somitogenesis
  • Segmentation and the head problem
  • The nervous system
  • Neural crest and cranial placodes
  • The skeleton
  • How many sides has a chicken?
  • The enteric nervous system
  • The blood and the heart
  • The urogenital system
  • The gut and its appendages
  • Immunity
  • The pituitary gland
  • Some fossil forms
  • Fossils in an evolutionary context
  • Meiofaunal beginnings
  • Cambroernids
  • Vetulicystids
  • Vetulicolians
  • Yunnanozoans
  • Pikaia
  • Cathaymyrus
  • The earliest fossil vertebrates
  • Conodonts
  • Ostracoderms and placoderms
  • Breaking branches, building bridges
  • Defining the deuterostomes
  • Ambulacraria
  • Echinoderms
  • Hemichordates
  • Chordates
  • Amphioxus
  • The common ancestry of tunicates and vertebrates
  • Tunicates
  • Vertebrates
  • Cyclostomes
  • Gnathostomes
  • The evolution of the face
  • Crossing the bridge
  • Conclusions.
Our understanding of vertebrate origins and the backbone of human history evolves with each new fossil find and DNA map. Many species have now had their genomes sequenced, and molecular techniques allow genetic inspection of even non-model organisms. But as longtime Nature editor Henry Gee argues in Across the Bridge, despite these giant strides and our deepening understanding of how vertebrates fit into the tree of life, the morphological chasm between vertebrates and invertebrates remains vast and enigmatic. As Gee shows, even as scientific advances have falsified a variety of theories linking these groups, the extant relatives of vertebrates are too few for effective genetic analysis. Moreover, the more we learn about the species that do remain-from sea-squirts to starfish-the clearer it becomes that they are too far evolved along their own courses to be of much use in reconstructing what the latest invertebrate ancestors of vertebrates looked like. Fossils present yet further problems of interpretation. Tracing both the fast-changing science that has helped illuminate the intricacies of vertebrate evolution as well as the limits of that science, Across the Bridge helps us to see how far the field has come in crossing the invertebrate-to-vertebrate divide-and how far we still have to go.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226402864 20180903
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 online resource (508 pages) : illustrations.
  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish. This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
Book
1 online resource.
  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish. This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20180521
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10. African raptors [2018]

Book
336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

11. Amazing arachnids [2018]

Book
1 online resource.
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Prologue; 1. Introducing the Arachnids; 2. Scorpions: Scorpiones; 3. Pseudoscorpions: Pseudoscorpiones; 4. Vinegaroons: Thelyphonida (Uropygi); 5. Short-Tailed Whipscorpions: Schizomida; 6. Tailless Whipscorpions: Amblypygi; 7. Microwhipscorpions: Palpigradi; 8. Harvestmen: Opiliones; 9. Wind Spiders: Solifugae; 10. Ticks and Other Mites: Parasitiformes and Acariformes; 11. Spiders: Araneae, the Eight-Legged Puzzle; 12. Tarantulas, Trapdoor Spiders, and Their Kin: Mygalomorphs; 13. Orb Weavers: Araneidae, Tetragnathidae, and Uloboridae
  • 14. Irregular Web Builders: Theridiidae, Nesticidae, Leptonetidae, Diguetidae, Dictynidae, and Pholcidae15. Crevice Weavers, Ground Weavers and Sheet Web Builders: Sicariidae, Filistatidae, Plectreuridae, Zoropsidae, Titanoecidae, Amaurobiidae, Oecobiidae, Linyphiidae, and Agelenidae; 16. Jumping Spiders: Salticidae; 17. Lynx Spiders: Oxyopidae; 18. Crab Spiders: Thomisidae, Sparassidae, Philodromidae, Selenopidae, and Zoropsidae; 19. Sand Spiders and Wolf Spiders: Homalonychidae and Lycosidae
  • 20. Ghosts, Goblins, Pirates, and Other Wandering Hunters: Mimetidae, Corrinidae, Trachelidae, Gnaphosidae, Caponiidae, Dysderidae, Oonopidae, Anyphaenidae, Miturgidae, Eutichuridae, and Liocranidae21. Fishing Spiders: Pisauridae and Trechaleidae; 22. Spitting Spiders: Scytodidae; 23. In the Company of Arachnids; Acknowledgments; References; Index of Common and Scientific Names
A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids The American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that court one another with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids presents these enigmatic creatures as you have never seen them before. Featuring a wealth of color photos of more than 300 different kinds of arachnids from eleven taxonomic orders--both rare and common species--this stunningly illustrated book reveals the secret lives of arachnids in breathtaking detail, including never-before-seen images of their underground behavior. Amazing Arachnids covers all aspects of arachnid biology, such as anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. You will meet bolas spiders that lure their victims with fake moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their mates with silk-wrapped gifts, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and massive tarantulas, as well as many others. Along the way, you will learn why arachnids are living fossils in some respects and nimble opportunists in others, and how natural selection has perfected their sensory structures, defense mechanisms, reproductive strategies, and hunting methods. Covers more than 300 different kinds of arachnids, including ones new to science Features more than 750 stunning color photos Describes every aspect of arachnid biology, from physiology to biogeography Illustrates courtship and mating, birth, maternal care, hunting, and defense Includes first-ever photos of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroons Provides the first organized guide to macroscopic mites, including photos of living mites for easy reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691176581 20180813

12. American snakes [2018]

Book
xiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Foreword, by Rick ShinePrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction2. Form and Function3. A Day in the Life of a Snake4. A Year in the Life of a Snake5. Snake Sex6. Snake Food7. Snake Eaters8. Snake Defense9. Dangerous Snakes10. Snake Invaders11. Snake ConservationEpilogueReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423593 20180226
125 million years ago on the floodplains of North America, a burrowing lizard started down the long evolutionary path of shedding its limbs. The 60-plus species of snakes found in Sean P. Graham's American Snakes have this ancestral journey to thank for their ubiquity, diversity, and beauty. Although many people fear them, snakes are as much a part of America's rich natural heritage as redwoods, bald eagles, and grizzly bears. Found from the vast Okefenokee Swamp to high alpine meadows, from hardwood canopies to the burning bottom of the Grand Canyon, these ultimate vertebrates are ecologically pivotal predators and quintessential survivors.In this revelatory and engaging meditation on American snakes, Graham, a respected herpetologist and gifted writer, * explains the everyday lives of American snakes, from their daily routines and seasonal cycles to their love lives, hunting tactics, and defensive repertoires* debunks harmful myths about snakes and explores their relationship with humans* highlights the contribution of snakes to the American wilderness* tells tales of "snake people"-important snake biologists with inspiring careersNeither a typical field guide nor an exhaustive reference, American Snakes is instead a fascinating study of the suborder Serpentes. Brimming with intriguing and unusual stories-of hognose snakes that roll over and play dead, blindsnakes with tiny vestigial lungs, rainbow-hued dipsadines, and wave-surfing sea-snakes-the text is interspersed with scores of gorgeous full-color images of snakes, from the scary to the sublime. This proud celebration of a diverse American wildlife group will make every reader, no matter how skeptical, into a genuine snake lover.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421423593 20180226
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
448 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 22 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)

14. Animal diversity [2018]

Book
xi, 495 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity2. Animal Ecology3. Animal Architecture4. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals5. Unicellular Eukaryotes6. Sponges: Phylum Porifera7. Cnidarians and Ctenophores8. Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa, and Mesozoa: Flatworms, Gastrotrichs, Gnathiferans, and Mesozoans9. Polyzoa and Kryptrochozoa: Cycliophora, Entoprocta, Ectoprocta, Brachiopoda, Phoronida, and Nemertea10. Molluscs11. Annelids and Allied Taxa12. Smaller Ecdysozoans13. Arthropods14. Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates15. Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates16. Fishes17. The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians18. Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles19. Birds20. Mammals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259756887 20180219
This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features of each group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among group members. Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals as they relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781259756887 20180219
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 online resource.
  • Introduction
  • The goat who died for family: sacrificial ethics and kinship
  • The cow herself has changed: Hindu nationalism, cow protection, and bovine materiality
  • Outsider monkey, insider monkey: on the politics of exclusion and belonging
  • Pig gone wild: colonialism, conservation, and the otherwild
  • The bear who loved a woman: the intersection of queer desires
  • Epilogue: kukur aur bagh.
What does -it mean to live and die in relation to other animals? Animal Intimacies posits this central question alongside the intimate--and intense--moments of care, kinship, violence, politics, indifference, and desire that occur between human and nonhuman animals. Built on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the mountain villages of India's Central Himalayas, Radhika Govindrajan's book explores the number of ways that human and animal interact to cultivate relationships as interconnected, related beings. Whether it is through the study of the affect and ethics of ritual animal sacrifice, analysis of the right-wing political project of cow-protection, or examination of villagers' talk about bears who abduct women and have sex with them, Govindrajan illustrates that multispecies relatedness relies on both difference and ineffable affinity between animals. Animal Intimacies breaks substantial new ground in animal studies, and Govindrajan's detailed portrait of the social, political and religious life of the region will be of interest to cultural anthropologists and scholars of South Asia as well.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226559988 20180702
Book
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • 1 IntroductionPart I Communicating Through Animals2 Becoming-Birds: The Destabilizing Use of Gendered Animal Imagery in Ancrene Wisse3 As faucon comen out of muwe": Female Agency and the Language of Falconry4 Saints and Holy Beasts: Pious Animals in Early-Medieval Insular Saints' Vitae5 The Speech of Strangers: The Tale of the Andalusi PhoenixPart II Recovering Animal Languages6 Bark Like a Man: Performance, Identity, and Boundary in Old English Animal Voice Catalogues7 In Briddes Wise: Chaucer's Avian Poetics8 Understanding Hawk-Latin: Animal Language and Universal Rhetoric9 "Dites le mei, si ferez bien": Fallen Language and Animal Communication in Marie de France's BisclavretPart III Embodied Language and Interspecies Dependence10 On Equine Language: Jordanus Rufus and Thirteenth-Century Communicative Horsemanship11 No Hoof, No Horse: Hoof Care, Veterinary Medicine and Cross-Species Communication in Late Medieval England12 Medieval Dog Whisperers: The Poetics of Rehabilitation13 Embodied Emotion as Animal Language in Le Chevalier au Lion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319718965 20180409
The essays in this interdisciplinary volume explore language, broadly construed, as part of the continued interrogation of the boundaries of human and nonhuman animals in the Middle Ages. Uniting a diverse set of emerging and established scholars, Animal Languages questions the assumed medieval distinction between humans and other animals. The chapters point to the wealth of non-human communicative and discursive forms through which animals function both as vehicles for human meaning and as agents of their own, demonstrating the significance of human and non-human interaction in medieval texts, particularly for engaging with the Other. The book ultimately considers the ramifications of deconstructing the medieval anthropocentric view of language for the broader question of human singularity.
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  • 1. Animal perception - differences with those of people 2. Animal attributes exploited by humans 3. Animal products and human nutrition 4. Animals and human development 5. Hunter gatherers 6. The Neolithic Revolution 7. Domestic agricultural animals 7.a. Impact of livestock globally to alleviating hunger 7.b. The impact of animal genetics 7.c. The impact of animal feeds 7.d. Sustainable livestock production 8. Non-vertebrates 9. Animals in the military 10. Animals in entertainment and sport 10.e. The impact of horse 10.f. The economic impact of horses in the USA 11. Animals in religion, culture and mythology 12. Animals as companions 13. Animals in medicine and research 13.g. Animal experimentation 14. Zoonoses and allergies 15. Pests 16. Parasites 17. Invasive and Introduced Species 18. Impact of Agricultural Animals on the Environment 19. Habitat Destruction 19.h. Animal waste 19.i. Wildlife and environmental pollution 19.j. Human wildlife conflicts 20. Animal welfare vs Animal rights 21. Animal extinctions.
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Animals and Human Society provides a solid, scientific, research-based background to advance understanding of how animals impact humans. As a resource for both science and non-science majors (including students planning to major in or studying animal science, pre-veterinary medicine, animal behavior, conservation biology, ecotoxicology, epidemiology and evolutionary biology), the book can be used as a text for courses in Animals and Human Society or Animal Science, or as supplemental material for an Introduction to Animal Science. The book offers foundational background to those who may have little background in animal agriculture and have focused interest on companion animals and horses. Animals have had profound effects on people from the earliest times, ranging from zoonotic diseases, to the global impact of livestock, poultry and fish production, to the influences of human-associated animals on the environment (on extinctions, air and water pollution, greenhouse gases, etc.), to the importance of animals in human evolution and hunter-gatherer communities. The volume introduces livestock production (including poultry and aquaculture) but also includes coverage of companion and lab animals. In addition, animal behavior and animal perception are covered. It can also function as a reference or recommended reading for a capstone class on ethical and public policy aspects related to animals. This book is likewise an excellent resource for researchers, academics or students newly entering a related field or coming from another discipline and needing foundational information, as well as interested laypersons looking to augment their knowledge on the many impacts of animals in human society.
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Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums. Gathering a diverse, multi-institutional collection of leading zoo and aquarium scientists as well as historians, philosophers, biologists, and social scientists, The Ark and Beyond traces the history and underscores the present role of these organizations as essential conservation actors. It also offers a framework for their future course, reaffirming that if zoos and aquariums make biodiversity conservation a top priority, these institutions can play a vital role in tackling conservation challenges of global magnitude. While early menageries were anything but the centers of conservation that many zoos are today, a concern with wildlife preservation has been an integral component of the modern, professionally run zoo since the nineteenth century. From captive breeding initiatives to rewilding programs, zoos and aquariums have long been at the cutting edge of research and conservation science, sites of impressive new genetic and reproductive techniques. Today, their efforts reach even further beyond recreation, with educational programs, community-based conservation initiatives, and international, collaborative programs designed to combat species extinction and protect habitats at a range of scales. Addressing related topics as diverse as zoo animal welfare, species reintroductions, amphibian extinctions, and whether zoos can truly be "wild, " this book explores the whole range of research and conservation practices that spring from zoos and aquariums while emphasizing the historical, scientific, and ethical traditions that shape these efforts. Also featuring an inspiring foreword by the late George Rabb, president emeritus of the Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo, The Ark and Beyond illuminates these institutions' growing significance to the preservation of global biodiversity in this century.
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