Category: Mammals

Sociality in Bats by Jorge Ortega

By Jorge Ortega

This booklet presents new insights into the social habit of bats - probably the most interesting subject matters at the moment being pursued via researchers. After an advent reviewing the background of analysis in bat behavioral ecology, it covers 3 significant issues: bat sociality per se (Part I), bat verbal exchange (Part II), and ecological elements (Part III). half I bargains a concise evaluation of the social association and platforms of bats, introducing readers to the complexity and dynamics of staff constructions. half II is dedicated to the cutting edge box of social conversation, concentrating on bat songs, dialects and calls. half III discusses the impression of our surroundings on bat habit, quite in regards to roosting and foraging. This e-book addresses the desires of researchers operating in behavioral sciences, evolution and ecology.

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Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of by Jeffrey Lemm, Allison C. Alberts

By Jeffrey Lemm, Allison C. Alberts

Rock iguanas of the West Indies are thought of to be the main endangered team of lizards on this planet. they're a flagship species within the Caribbean and on so much islands are the biggest place of origin animals. regrettably, human encroachment and brought animals have introduced this species to the edge of extinction. Cyclura: normal heritage, Husbandry, and Conservation of the West Indian Iguanas is the 1st publication to mix the normal historical past and captive husbandry of those striking reptiles, whereas while outlining the issues researchers and conservationists are scuffling with to save lots of those attractive, iconic animals of the Caribbean islands. Authors Jeffrey Lemm and Allison Alberts were learning West Indian iguanas for almost two decades within the wild and in captivity; their studies with wild iguanas and their beautiful pictures of those charismatic lizards within the wild make this booklet a must have for reptile researchers, teachers and fans, in addition to an individual drawn to nature and conservation.Includes chapters with contributions by way of prime specialists on rock iguana taxonomy, food, and ailments good points colour pictures of all taxa, together with habitat and captive shotsProvides simply comprehensible and usable details gleaned from event and hands-on reptile learn

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Biogeochemical Approaches to Paleodietary Analysis (Advances by Stanley H. Ambrose, M. Anne Katzenberg

By Stanley H. Ambrose, M. Anne Katzenberg

The examine of human vitamin brings jointly researchers from various backgrounds starting from smooth human nutrients and biochemistry to the geochemistry of fossilized bones and tooth. The contributions to this quantity develop out of the Fourth complex Seminar on Paleodiet and supply a discussion board for students with universal pursuits to speak about the newest advances and interpretations and chart destiny instructions for paleodietry examine.

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Ciba Foundation Symposium 198 - P2 Purinoceptors: by CIBA Foundation Symposium

By CIBA Foundation Symposium

Many various pathological stipulations are presently lower than research as healing ambitions of purines together with melanoma, cardiovascular stipulations, behavioural issues, irritation, immunoregulation, and neuroendocrine functionality. This e-book attracts jointly examine on all points of P2 purinoceptors and discusses their use in several healing parts.


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Bats in Question: The Smithsonian Answer Book by Don E. Wilson

By Don E. Wilson

Do bats fairly drink blood? how briskly can bats fly? Are they with regards to birds? What are the most important and smallest bats? Why do they reside in colonies?Long the topics of fable and superstition, bats were one of the so much misunderstood of mammals because of their nocturnal conduct, capability for flight, and unusual visual appeal. Bats account for almost 1 / 4 of the world's mammal species, but each time they're visible they increase questions.Seeking to dispel the myths linked to those outstanding creatures and arguing for his or her key position in a balanced atmosphere, Bats in query covers all features of bat biology in a realistic question-and-answer layout. Describing the place bats dwell, how they use echolocation to navigate, or even why they grasp the wrong way up, the booklet additionally provides the conservation prestige of all 925 bat species. the writer lines the evolution of bats and indicates their notable range by means of describing all the significant teams by way of their various physique constructions and habitats. He additionally sheds gentle on bats' complicated social platforms, awesome edition in measurement, and foodstuff personal tastes that surround vegetation, bugs and mammals.The publication additionally explores cultural attitudes approximately bats - telling how, until eventually lately, bats were relegated to the area of vampires and the way they've got emerged to take their position in public knowledge as very important and interesting individuals of our ecosystems.

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Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of by Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, Michele Friedner

By Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, Michele Friedner

What's existence? what's water? what's sound? In Sounding the boundaries of Life, anthropologist Stefan Helmreich investigates how modern scientists—biologists, oceanographers, and audio engineers—are redefining those an important strategies. existence, water, and sound are phenomena instantly empirical and summary, fabric and formal, clinical and social. within the age of man-made biology, emerging sea degrees, and new applied sciences of listening, those phenomena stretch towards their conceptual snapping issues, breaching the limits among the normal, cultural, and virtual.

Through examinations of the computational existence sciences, marine biology, astrobiology, acoustics, and extra, Helmreich follows scientists to the bounds of those different types. alongside the best way, he deals severe money owed of such other-than-human entities as electronic lifestyles types, microbes, coral reefs, whales, seawater, extraterrestrials, tsunamis, seashells, and bionic cochlea. He develops a brand new concept of "sounding"—as investigating, fathoming, listening—to describe the shape of inquiry acceptable for monitoring meanings and practices of the organic, aquatic, and sonic in a time of worldwide switch and weather crisis.

Sounding the boundaries of Life exhibits that existence, water, and sound now not suggest what they as soon as did, and that what count number as their crucial natures are lower than dynamic revision.

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Hormonal Steroids. Proceedings of the Sixth International by V. H. T. James, J. R. Pasqualini

By V. H. T. James, J. R. Pasqualini

Hormonal Steroids provides the court cases of the 6th foreign Congress on Hormonal Steroids, held in Jerusalem, Israel in September 1982.
The publication covers a variety of issues at the box of hormonal steroids examine. the subjects mentioned comprise the historical past of steroid-protein interplay; enzyme induction by means of estrogen; steroids and the immune method; correlative morphological and biochemical investigations at the stromal tissue of the human prostate; research of intact steroid conjugates by way of secondary ion mass spectrometry (including fabms) and by means of gasoline chromatography; and the function of lipoproteins in steroidogenesis by way of human luteinized granulosa cells in tradition.
Biochemists, pathologists, pharmacologists, and scientific and pharmaceutical researchers will locate the ebook an exceptional resource of perception.

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A Giraffe and A Half by Shel Silverstein

By Shel Silverstein

From Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, comes a riotous rhyming photo publication a couple of boy and his giraffe!

Featuring rhythmic verse and iconic illustrations, A Giraffe and a Half will go away each reader, old and young, guffawing till the very finish. loved for over fifty years, this vintage captures Silverstein’s signature humor and style.

If you had a giraffe and he stretched one other part, you will have a giraffe and a half. yet what occurs for those who glue a rose to the top of his nostril? Or should you used a chair to sweep his hair? subscribe to this giraffe on a rollicking and ridiculous trip that would allure readers from starting to finish.

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