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Species: The Evolution of the Idea, Second Edition

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John S. Wilkins
February 5, 2018

Over time the complex idea of "species" has evolved, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work is a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental ...

Alaska Dinosaurs: An Ancient Arctic World

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Anthony R. Fiorillo
December 15, 2017

Anthony Fiorillo has been exploring the Arctic since 1998. For him, like many others, the Arctic holds the romance of uncharted territory, extreme conditions, and the inevitable epic challenges that arise. For Fiorillo, however, the Arctic also holds the secrets of the history of life on Earth, and ...

Aeglidae: Life History and Conservation Status of Unique Freshwater Anomuran Decapods

1st Edition

Sandro Santos, Sergio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno
October 04, 2019

Aeglidae focuses on these unique crustaceans who are endemic to South America. The book is the first to summarize the diverse aspects of the Aeglidae, whose taxonomic features and phylogenetic relationships, evolutionary history and biogeographical background, biological characteristics, and...

The Origin of Snakes: Morphology and the Fossil Record

1st Edition

Michael Wayne Caldwell
August 03, 2019

This book presents perspectives on the past and present state of the understanding of snake origins. It reviews and critiques data and ideas from paleontology and neontology (herpetology), as well as ideas from morphological and molecular phylogenetics. The author reviews the anatomy and morphology...

The Waterside Ape: An Alternative Account of Human Evolution

1st Edition

Peter H. Rhys Evans
July 29, 2019

Why are humans so fond of water? Why is our skin colour so variable? Why aren’t we hairy like our close ape relatives? A savannah scenario of human evolution has been widely accepted primarily due to fossil evidence; and fossils do not offer insight into these questions. Other alternative...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Life: Echinoderms

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Sheba Rani Nakka David
June 04, 2019

The first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pharmaceutical echinoderms. Contributed by scientists of both marine biology and pharmacy disciplines. All reported echinoderm species producing secondary metabolites are dealt with. Previously known only as nutritional invertebrates,&...

Revival: Handbook of Mammalian Metabolism of Plant Compounds (1991)

1st Edition

Ronald R. Scheline
May 23, 2019

Handbook of Mammalian Metabolism of Plant Compounds provides an extensive survey of how mammals metabolize compounds found in higher plants. Information about these compounds is important to researchers in pharmacology, toxicology, medical and natural products chemistry, and food sciences....

The Biology of Sole

1st Edition

José A. Munoz-Cueto, Evaristo Mañanós-Sánchez, F. Javier Sánchez-Vázquez
May 09, 2019

This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology of sole (Solea senegalensis and S. solea). These flatfish species are increasingly important in Europe both from the ecological and production point of view. This book is divided into two sections: A. general fisheries, aquaculture and...

The Population Ecology and Conservation of Charadrius Plovers

1st Edition

Mark A. Colwell, Susan M. Haig
May 03, 2019

The 40 or so species of beach-loving plovers (genus Charadrius) comprise a diverse group of shorebirds found around the world. Most of these species are challenged by changing climates and other human-related development activities, yet they provide key insights into basic ecological and...

Plankton: Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality, Second Edition

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Iain Suthers, David Rissik, Anthony Richardson
March 19, 2019

This Second Edition of Plankton is a fully updated introduction to the biology, ecology and identification of plankton and their use in monitoring water quality. It includes expanded, illustrated descriptions of all major groups of freshwater, coastal and marine phytoplankton and zooplankton and a...

Behavior of Lizards: Evolutionary and Mechanistic Perspectives

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Vincent Bels, Anthony Russell
February 14, 2019

Key features: Presents a contemporary snapshot of the mechanisms underlying the evolution and adaptation of behavior Explores how genetics, epigenetics, development, and environment shape behavior   Discusses a broad range of behavioral repertoires and responses, including those related to...

Reproduction and Development in Annelida

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T. J. Pandian
February 04, 2019

This book is a concise informative elucidation of all aspects of reproduction and development in annelids covering from arenicola to tubifex. Annelids flourish between 4,900 m depth to 2,000 m altitude; some of them occur in unusual habitats like hydrothermal vents and subterranean aquatic system (...

Revival: CRC Handbook of the Zoology of Amphistomes (1990)

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Otto Sey
January 28, 2019

Handbook of the Zoology of Amphistomes provides a comprehensive survey on the morphology, ecology, systematics, and zoogeography of amphistomes, which are a group of digenetic trematodes parasitic in vertebrates. The handbook features the special morphological characteristics of amphistomes,...

Type Specimens of Fossil Fishes: Catalogue of the University of Alberta Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology

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John Clay Bruner
January 24, 2019

The Laboratory for Vertebrate Paleontology at the University of Allberta houses type specimens of fossil fishes. This book is a catalogue of these specimens. Included for each entry is taxonomy, detailed collection locality information, the citation wherein the species was originally described, and...

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