Category: Mammals

Whales, seals, fish, and man: proceedings of the by A. Schytte Blix, L. Walløe, Ø. Ulltang

By A. Schytte Blix, L. Walløe, Ø. Ulltang

This quantity outlines the main findings from the Norwegian learn programme on whales and seals in Norwegian waters. a variety of subject matters are lined, together with physiological points, social association, inhabitants dynamics, inventory evaluation and administration. The e-book may be of serious price to scientists and executives, in addition to to individuals of most of the people attracted to environmental concerns.

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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids by David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge

By David Macdonald, Andrew Loveridge

The editors make the most of their 50 years of mixed adventure in specialist engagement with the behaviour and ecology of untamed felids to attract jointly a different community of the world's Most worthy and an expert specialists. For the 1st time, this inter-disciplinary examine programme is introduced jointly inside a unmarried quantity.

Beginning with a whole account of all 36 felid species, there persist with eight complete assessment chapters that span all of the subject matters so much correct to felid conservation technological know-how, together with evolution and systematics, felid shape and serve as, genetic purposes, behavioural ecology, administration of species that come into clash with humans and keep watch over of foreign exchange in felid species, conservation tools/techniques, ex situ administration, and felid ailments. 19 specific case reports then delve deeply into syntheses of the superior species investigations around the globe, written by way of all of the prime figures within the box. those chapters painting the original attributes of the wild felids, describe their interesting (and conflicting) courting with people, and create an extraordinary platform for destiny study and conservation measures. a last bankruptcy analyses the necessities of, and inter-disciplinary ways to, sensible conservation with state-of-the-art examples of conservation technological know-how and motion that move a ways past the cat family.

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South American Primates: Comparative Perspectives in the by Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Julio Cesar

By Paul A. Garber, Alejandro Estrada, Julio Cesar Bicca-Marques, Eckhard W. Heymann, Karen B. Strier

South the USA is domestic to might be the biggest and such a lot various radiation (some 2 hundred species) of nonhuman primates on the earth. Given the conservation vital linked to woodland destruction and environmental swap, and up to date raises within the variety of primate box experiences, the editors of this quantity have introduced jointly a individual set of primatologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and conservation scientists to envision the character and variety of primate responses to alterations of their ecological and social environments, and to take advantage of facts on South American monkeys to boost versions to handle severe theoretical questions within the research of primate habit, ecology, and conservation. Chapters within the quantity specialise in problems with taxonomy, biogeography and evolution, copy and fertility, mating platforms, demography and existence heritage characteristics, genetics and kinship, cognition, feeding variations, predation, rainforest ecology, the impacts of wooded area fragmentation on atmosphere well-being and disorder, the influence of human searching on mammalian groups, and competing pressures for land use among the neighborhood human inhabitants and the rest primate population.

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Biology of the Mouse Histocompatibility-2 Complex: by Jan Klein (auth.)

By Jan Klein (auth.)

Somewhere I heard a narrative of a bridge and a painter. The bridge used to be huge, immense and used to be made all of steel, and the painter's activity used to be to maintain it from rusting. He could begin at one finish and slowly continue, daily, month by way of month, towards the opposite finish, portray the bridge. yet no faster may he end with the portray than the bridge may start to rust back. The rust, too, may commence at one finish and slowly continue towards the opposite finish, systematically destroying the painter's recreation. And so the painter might go back to the place he had all started, and start portray back, slowly continuing towards the opposite finish of the bridge, continuously only one step sooner than the rust. And if the tale is right, the painter may nonetheless be portray that bridge-a glossy Sisyphus! in the course of the writing of this publication, the tale of the painter and his bridge saved coming to brain. the sector the publication covers has been constructing so swiftly that, just like the painter, I too needed to go back to the place I had began and struggle the rust of obsolescence. yet in contrast to the painter, I had a closing date to fulfill, which constituted some degree of no go back. And so, sending off this manuscript, i've got no selection yet to observe the culmination of my activity be overtaken by means of the rust.

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Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa by Chris Stuart, Mathilde Stuart

By Chris Stuart, Mathilde Stuart

Очень немногие регионы Мира могут сравниться с южной Африкой по богатству млекопитающих. Здесь обитают около 337 видов из 4250, встречающихся на нашей планете. Справочник призван облегчить идентификацию близких видов за счет использования цветных фотографий для представления диагностических черт наземных млекопитающих. Он также включает характеристику китов и дельфинов. Книга содержит 112 цветных таблиц. На страницах, противоположных таблицам, приведены текстовые описания диагностических черт каждого вида, а также сведения по местообитаниям, поведению, питанию и размножению.Доп. информация: Файл является рипом с сайта Google Books. Этим определяется отсутствие некоторых страниц (до 20% от общего числа) и невысокое разрешение сканирования (около a hundred dpi).

A Laboratory Guide to the Mammalian Embryo by David K. Gardner, Michelle Lane, Andrew J. Watson

By David K. Gardner, Michelle Lane, Andrew J. Watson

This e-book pulls jointly the total variety of telephone tradition, biochemical, microscopic, and genetic options to review the early mammalian embryo. before, there hasn't ever been this kind of accomplished compendium, notwithstanding there were extra targeted books of protocol, resembling Manipulating the Mouse Embryo, from chilly Spring Harbor. This publication is meant to entice all constituencies, from simple experimental technology to medical and animal technology functions.

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The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, by Carolyn M. King, Roger A. Powell, Consie Powell

By Carolyn M. King, Roger A. Powell, Consie Powell

Box naturalists have saw the actions of weasels for hundreds of years. Their descriptions have been frequently actual yet occasionally misinterpreted the animals' behaviors and underlying causes for these behaviors. "Organized common heritage" turned one of many roots of the technology of ecology within the Twenties and via the Sixties scientists had began to check the biology of weasels with all of the serious, goal benefits of recent conception and kit. until eventually the 1st variation of this e-book seemed in 1989 nobody had tried to give an explanation for those effects to non-specialist naturalists. Now completely revised, this booklet will stay the most one-stop reference for execs. yet either different types of wisdom are introduced jointly here-- observations for the normal naturalist and rigorous measurements and interpretations for contemporary scientists, built-in right into a unmarried, readable account.

This re-creation presents a entire precis of the huge advances over the past 15 years in our wisdom of those interesting animals. a brand new U.S.-based co-author reshapes the content material to be extra U.S.-centric. tales approximately North the United States trappers and backwoodsmen interacting with weasels exchange a few (not all) of the former tales approximately English gamekeepers. those adjustments permeate the ebook, so readers accustomed to the 1st variation will realize a few fabric, yet will discover a lot that's new. less trustworthy eu details quoted within the first variation used to be there on the time while no higher info was once to be had. Now a brand new NZ bankruptcy makes a speciality of predation difficulties of the species brought to that nation. This variation, even more than an easy replace, is now really a global therapy and a extra precious resource.

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