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1. Animal biology journal [ - 2019]

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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 20171121
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 20171121
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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1 online resource.
  • 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.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128052471 20171204
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128052471 20171204

4. Baltic crustaceans [2018]

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ix, 199 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Crustaceans in the history of the Baltic Sea.- 3. Baltic Sea - the life environment.- 3.1. Salinity.- 3.2. Temperature.- 3.3. Stagnation.- 3.4. Oxygenation.- 3.5. Bottom sediments.- 3.6. Human activity impact.- 4. Szczecin Lagoon and Pomeranian Bay.- 5. Gulf of Gdanks and Vistula Lagoon.- 6. Gulf of Riga.- 7. Gulf of Finland.- 8. Gulf of Bothnia.- 9. General characteristics of Malacostraca.- 10. Table of species.- 11. Non native species.- 12. Function and importance of crustaceans.- 13. Literature.- 14. Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
This book presents all Malacostracan cructaceans occurring in the Baltic Sea in water salinity from 2 to 15 psu. The Baltic sea is very special due to its low salinity and characteristic fauna. For each of the 58 species the systematic position, the origin and distribution in European waters are given, and the environmental preferences, the role in the food web and human economy described. The book describes the history of the Baltic sea and the occurrence of crustaceans in its history against the terms of hydrological conditions, explaining why in the Baltic sea only part of all marine crustaceans occur. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and beautiful pictures of animals specifically prepared for this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319563534 20171211
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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1 online resource ( xxiv, 749 pages.) :.
  • Overview and approach
  • Laws, regulations, and state designations
  • The land-water interface
  • Avian uses of land-water interfaces
  • Factors affecting avian populations
  • Status of indicator species in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Comparisons among indicator species
  • Indicator species groups and unique resources
  • The future.
The Gulf of Mexico is one of the most important ecological regions in the world for birds. The mosaic of diverse habitats in the region provides numerous niches for birds. There are productive salt marshes, barrier islands, and sandy beaches for foraging and nesting; a direct pathway between North and Central and South America for migrating; and warm, tropical waters for wintering. Many species are residents all year around, some migrate through, and still others spend the winter along the shores. The Gulf Coast is home to a significant portion of the world's population of Reddish Egret and Snowy Plover and a significant portion of the US breeding populations of certain birds, including the Sandwich Tern, Black Skimmer, and Laughing Gull. In total, there are more than 400 bird species that rely on the Gulf at some time during the year.Drawing on decades of fieldwork and data research, renowned ornithologist and behavioral ecologist Joanna Burger provides detailed descriptions of birdlife in the Gulf of Mexico. Burger records trends in bird population, behavior, and major threats and stressors affecting birds in the region, including the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010. While some of this data exists in journal articles, research papers, and government reports, this is the first volume to weave together a comprehensive overview of the birds and related natural resources found in the Gulf of Mexico.Illustrated with over 900 color photographs, charts, and maps, this landmark reference volume will be immensely important for researchers, conservationists, land managers, birders, and wildlife lovers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781623495466 20180122
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1 online resource : color illustrations
  • 1. Introduction 2. Phenotyping 3. Necropsy and Histology 4. IHC, imaging 5. Skeletal system 6. nose, sinus, pharynx 7. Oral cavity, teeth 8. Salivary glands 9. Respiratory 10. Cardiovascular 11. Upper GI 12. Lower GI 13. Liver and Gall Bladder 15. Endocrine 16. Urinary tract 17. Female Repro 18. Male Repro 19. Hematopoietic and Lymph 20. Nervous System 21. Special senses Eye 22. Special senses Ear 23. Mammary Gland 24. Skin and Adnexa.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128029008 20171017
The second edition of Comparative Anatomy and Histology is aimed at the new rodent investigator as well as medical and veterinary pathologists who need to expand their knowledge base into comparative anatomy and histology. It guides the reader through normal mouse and rat anatomy and histology using direct comparison to the human. The side by side comparison of mouse, rat, and human tissues highlight the unique biology of the rodents, which has great impact on the validation of rodent models of human disease.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128029008 20171017
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1 online resource
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xv, 329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Emerald Labyrinth is a scientist and adventurer's chronicle of years exploring the rainforests of sub-Saharan Africa. The richly varied habitats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo offer a wealth of animal, plant, chemical, and medical discoveries. But the country also has a deeply troubled colonial past and a complicated political present. Author Eli Greenbaum is a leading expert in sub-Saharan herpetology-snakes, lizards, and frogs-who brings a sense of wonder to the question of how science works in the twenty-first century. Along the way he comes face to face with spitting cobras, silverback mountain gorillas, wild elephants, and the teenaged armies of AK-47-toting fighters engaged in the continent's longest-running war. As a bellwether of the climate and biodiversity crises now facing the planet, the Congo holds the key to our planet's future. Writing in the tradition of books like The Lost City of Z, Greenbaum seeks out the creatures struggling to survive in a war-torn, environmentally threatened country. Emerald Labyrinth is an extraordinary book about the enormous challenges and hard-won satisfactions of doing science in one of the least known, least hospitable places on earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781512600971 20171204
Green Library
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1 online resource.
Emerald Labyrinth is a scientist and adventurer's chronicle of years exploring the rainforests of sub-Saharan Africa. The richly varied habitats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo offer a wealth of animal, plant, chemical, and medical discoveries. But the country also has a deeply troubled colonial past and a complicated political present. Author Eli Greenbaum is a leading expert in sub-Saharan herpetology-snakes, lizards, and frogs-who brings a sense of wonder to the question of how science works in the twenty-first century. Along the way he comes face to face with spitting cobras, silverback mountain gorillas, wild elephants, and the teenaged armies of AK-47-toting fighters engaged in the continent's longest-running war. As a bellwether of the climate and biodiversity crises now facing the planet, the Congo holds the key to our planet's future. Writing in the tradition of books like The Lost City of Z, Greenbaum seeks out the creatures struggling to survive in a war-torn, environmentally threatened country. Emerald Labyrinth is an extraordinary book about the enormous challenges and hard-won satisfactions of doing science in one of the least known, least hospitable places on earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781512600971 20171204
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1 online resource.
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xviii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • List of figures List of Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword Erica Fudge Introduction: Action, Reaction, Interaction in Historical Animal Studies Sarah Cockram and Andrew Wells PART 1. EMPATHY, EMOTION AND COMPANIONSHIP 1. Emotions and the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Carnival of Animals Ido Ben-Ami 2. Sleeve Cat and Lap Dog: Affection, Aesthetics and Proximity to Companion Animals in Renaissance Mantua Sarah Cockram 3. Equine Empathies: Giving Voice to Horses in Early Modern Germany Pia Cuneo PART 2. USE AND ABUSE 4. The Tale of a Horse: The Levinz Colt, 1721-29 Peter Edwards 5. Animals at the Table: Performing Meat in Early Modern England and Europe Karen Raber 6. Blurred Lines: Bestiality and the Human Ape in Enlightenment Scotland Andrew Wells 7. `A Disgusting Exhibition of Brutality': Animals, the Law, and the Warwick Lion Fight of 1825 Helen Cowie PART 3. SELF AND OTHER: IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION 8. Inveterate Travellers and Travelling Invertebrates: Human and Animal in Enlightenment Entomology Dominik Hunniger 9. Hungarian Grey Cattle: Parallels in Constituting Animal and Human Identities Laszlo Bartosiewicz 10. `The Monster's Mouth...': Dangerous Animals and the European Settlement of Australia Krista Maglen Afterword Harriet Ritvo Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189720 20171211
Interspecies Interactions surveys the rapidly developing field of human-animal relations from the late medieval and early modern eras through to the mid-Victorian period. By viewing animals as authentic and autonomous historical agents who had a real impact on the world around them, this book concentrates on an under-examined but crucial aspect of the human-animal relationship: interaction. Each chapter provides scholarly debate on the methods and challenges of the study of interspecies interactions, and together they offer an insight into the part that humans and animals have played in shaping each other's lives, as well as encouraging reflection on the directions that human-animal relations may yet take. Beginning with an exploration of Samuel Pepys' often emotional relationships with the many animals that he knew, the chapters cover a wide range of domestic, working, and wild animals and include case studies on carnival animals, cattle, dogs, horses, apes, snakes, sharks, and invertebrates. These case studies of human-animal interactions are further brought to life through visual representation, by the inclusion of over 20 images within the book. From `sleeve cats' to lion fights, Interspecies Interactions encompasses a broad spectrum of relationships between humans and animals. Covering topics such as use, emotion, cognition, empire, status, and performance across several centuries and continents, it is essential reading for all students and scholars of historical animal studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138189720 20171211
Green Library
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1 online resource (pages cm.) :
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1 online resource.
  • DedicationAcknowledgementsIntroductionChecklists of SpeciesKeysFamily and Species AccountsGlossaryBibliographyIllustration CreditsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442647107 20180122
Because of its wide geographic scope and harsh conditions, Canada's Arctic presents many challenges for researchers and biologists. In this book, scientists from the Canadian Museum of Nature and Fisheries and Oceans Canada present a guide to the marine fishes found in Arctic Canadian waters and featuring up-to-data research on 222 species. Each of the 58 families is described in a general account followed by species accounts comprising common name, taxonomy, physical description and identification, habitat data, biology, distribution, commercial importance, and traditional knowledge. Many of the species are known only to scientists and come from the deeper waters of the Davis Strait while others have been important food sources for Indigenous peoples for millennia. A wide-ranging general introduction looks at the history of research, fish habitats, climate, fisheries, fish structure, and the collection and preservation of fishes while an essay on traditional ecological knowledge provides an important perspective. Exquisite black-and-white drawings of each species complement colour photos and illustrations. Finally, new range maps showing distributions across Arctic Canada were created for this volume. The book will be a welcome reference work for Northern residents, biologists and ecologists, environmental groups, and resource extraction companies operating in the North, as well as commercial and amateur fishers in Canada and in other circumpolar countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442647107 20180122
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xii, 400 pages ; 27 cm.
  • Overview of the Guide. Non-passerine land birds. Passerines, the Suboscines. Passerines, the Oscines.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498716116 20171204
Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year study of Central Amazonian birds. Most species accounts are illustrated with several color photos focusing on wing and tail feather molt, molt limits, and how to use these patterns to accurately age birds. The book will be a rich source of life history information for ornithologists working on tropical birds.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498716116 20171204
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource ( 224 pages) : color illustrations.
  • What a bee is: an introduction
  • A bee for all seasons: Apis mellifera, the European honey bee
  • Greenhouse tomatoes kill the last Franklin's bumble bee?
  • Osmia lignaria, the great and glorious bob
  • Bees, blueberries, budworms, and pesticides
  • Cinderella ceratina and bees down on the farm
  • Life, death, and thievery in the dark
  • Bees in the grass: rethinking normal
  • Citizen science and the great sunflower project
  • The power of bees.
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491 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
When animals and their symbolic representations -- in the Royal Menagerie, in art, in medicine, in philosophy -- helped transform the French state and culture.Peter Sahlins's brilliant new book reveals the remarkable and understudied "animal moment" in and around 1668 in which authors (including La Fontaine, whose Fables appeared in that year), anatomists, painters, sculptors, and especially the young Louis XIV turned their attention to nonhuman beings. At the center of the Year of the Animal was the Royal Menagerie in the gardens of Versailles, dominated by exotic and graceful birds. In the unfolding of his original and sophisticated argument, Sahlins shows how the animal bodies of the menagerie and others were critical to a dramatic rethinking of governance, nature, and the human.The animals of 1668 helped to shift an entire worldview in France -- what Sahlins calls Renaissance humanimalism toward more modern expressions of classical naturalism and mechanism. In the wake of 1668 came the debasement of animals and the strengthening of human animality, including in Descartes's animal-machine, highly contested during the Year of the Animal. At the same time, Louis XIV and his intellectual servants used the animals of Versailles to develop and then to transform the symbolic language of French absolutism. Louis XIV came to adopt a model of sovereignty after 1668 in which his absolute authority is represented in manifold ways with the bodies of animals and justified by the bestial nature of his human subjects. 1668 explores and reproduces the king's animal collections -- in printed text, weaving, poetry, and engraving, all seen from a unique interdisciplinary perspective. Sahlins brings the animals of 1668 together and to life as he observes them critically in their native habitats -- within the animal palace itself by Louis Le Vau, the paintings and tapestries of Charles Le Brun, the garden installations of Andre Le Notre, the literary work of Charles Perrault and the natural history of his brother Claude, the poetry of Madeleine de Scudery, the philosophy of Rene Descartes, the engravings of Sebastien Leclerc, the transfusion experiments of Jean Denis, and others. The author joins the nonhuman and human agents of 1668 -- panthers and painters, swans and scientists, weasels and weavers -- in a learned and sophisticated treatment that will engage scholars and students of early modern France and Europe and readers broadly interested in the subject of animals in human history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781935408994 20180122
Green Library
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102 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
  • Experiments with the great apes Washoe, Chantek, Lana, Sherman, Austin, Kanzi, Sarah and Sheba - Various kinds of languages - Language of mathematics - Philosophy of science - Social sciences - New mathematical experiments - Modern semantical reconstruction of the language of mathematics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783631720936 20170731
The book approaches the language experiments with great apes performed in the last 50 years from the point of view of logical semantics, speech act theory, and philosophy of the social sciences based on the linguistic turn in philosophy. The author reconstructs the experiments with the great apes Washoe, Chantek, Lana, Sherman, Austin, Kanzi, Sarah and Sheba who were taught various kinds of languages, including the language of mathematics. From the point of view of the philosophy of science these experiments are interpreted as being part of the social sciences. The book proposes new mathematical experiments that are based on modern semantical reconstruction of the language of mathematics. The author shows that modern scientific research into great apes has shifted from natural science to social science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783631720936 20170731
Green Library
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300 pages : illustration, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: December 6, 2012
  • Return of the wolf
  • In the Valley of the Druids
  • A star is born
  • Killers
  • The king of Currumpaw
  • Rebels in the sage
  • Iron man
  • Return to the Lamar Valley
  • Betrayal
  • Rampage of the Mollies
  • "The worst possible thing I could tell you"
  • A good day in the park
  • Enough is enough
  • Epilogue.
The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death and death tell us about the struggle for the American West. -- Provided by publisher.
"The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s. But in recent decades, conservationists have brought wolves back to the Rockies, igniting a battle over the very soul of the West. With novelistic detail, Nate Blakeslee tells the gripping story of one of these wolves, O-Six, a charismatic alpha female named for the year of her birth. Uncommonly powerful, with gray fur and faint black ovals around each eye, O-Six is a kind and merciful leader, a fiercely intelligent fighter, and a doting mother. She is beloved by wolf watchers, particularly renowned naturalist Rick McIntyre, and becomes something of a social media star, with followers around the world. But as she raises her pups and protects her pack, O-Six is challenged on all fronts: by hunters, who compete with wolves for the elk they both prize; by cattle ranchers who are losing livestock and have the ear of politicians; and by other Yellowstone wolves who are vying for control of the park's stunningly beautiful Lamar Valley. These forces collide in American Wolf, a riveting multigenerational saga of hardship and triumph that tells a larger story about the ongoing cultural clash in the West--between those fighting for a vanishing way of life and those committed to restoring one of the country's most iconic landscapes."--Jacket.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xvi, 392 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource : color illustrations
The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function is a precise, detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive, and functionally oriented text on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It focuses on a number of delphinid species, with keynotes on important dolphin-like genera, such as the harbor porpoise. It also serves as a useful complement for expanding trends and emphases in molecular biology and genetics. The authors share their life-long expertise on marine mammals in various disciplines. Written as a team rather than being prepared as a collection of separate contributions, the result is a uniform and comprehensive style, giving each of the different topics appropriate space. Many color figures, which use the authors' access to wide collections of unique dolphin and whale material, round out this exceptional offering to the field. * Includes high-quality illustrations, drawings, halftone artwork, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, function, and morphology* Facilitates education and training of students of all basic research and applied sciences dedicated to marine biology and the medical care of marine mammals* Brings together the current knowledge and information on this topic, including those in obscure past or non-English publications, or scattered in short chapters in volumes* Covers a number of delphinid species and serves as a useful complement for expanding trends in molecular biology and genetics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124072299 20161114