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  • Cell Biology, Development and Morphogenesis

    Edited by Andrew Dudley

    This book presents the key problems in morphogenesis from a cell biological perspective. Each key problem is addressed in multiple chapters with each chapter providing a balanced, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the interplay between genetics, microenvironment and physical…

    Hardback – 2017-07-15 
    CRC Press

  • The Extended Specimen

    Emerging Frontiers in Collections-Based Ornithological Research

    Edited by Michael S. Webster

    This book highlights the research potential for ornithological specimens, and stimulates ornithologists poised to initiate a renaissance in collections-based ornithological research. Contributors illustrate collections and specimens in novel ways by adopting emerging new technologies and analytical…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Molting in Neotropical Birds

    Life History and Forest Fragmentation

    By Erik I. Johnson, Jared D. Wolfe

    Molting is a growth related process in birds in which certain feathers are shed and replaced during the life cycle. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molting follows certain strategies. This book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 200 species of birds from a 30…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Fishes Out of Water

    Biology and Ecology of Mudskippers

    Edited by Zeehan Jaafar, Edward O. Murdy

    Mudskippers are amphibious fishes native to the Indo-West Pacific and tropical western Africa. Unlike most fishes, mudskippers emerse to forage, find mates, and defend territories. Adaptations to their morphology, physiology and behavior enable mudskippers to accommodate both aquatic and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    CRC Press
    CRC Marine Science

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17

    Edited by Lodewijk C Palm

    The contents of the letters published here, again show the great range of subjects that occupied Van Leeuwenhoek: from sugar candy, the shape and crystal structure of diamonds, the dissolution of silver crystals in aqua fortis to gold dust from Guinea dissolved in aqua regia and the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    CRC Press

  • The Origin of Snakes

    Insights from Morphology and the Fossil Record

    By Michael Wayne Caldwell

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    CRC Press

  • Animal Locomotion

    Physical Principles and Adaptations

    By Malcolm S. Gordon, Reinhard Blickhan, John O. Dabiri, John J. Videler

    Animal Locomotion: Physical Principles and Adaptations is a professional-level, state of the art review and reference summarizing the current understanding of macroscopic metazoan animal movement. The comparative biophysics, biomechanics and bioengineering of swimming, flying and terrestrial…

    Hardback – 2017-05-24 
    CRC Press

  • Targeted Gene Capture for Phylogenetic Systematics and Population Genetics

    By Chenhong Li, Gavin J. P. Naylor

    The authors propose a book that reviews Next Generation Sequencing procedures, especially software protocols they created devoted to capturing targeted gene sequences. Such sequences are used by phylogenetists and population geneticists. The book will provide background and recommendations that…

    Pack - Book & Online – 2017-05-15 
    CRC Press

  • The Evolution of Charles Darwin

    By George A. Dorsey

    Charles Darwin is well-known throughout the world for his revolutionary work from 1859; The Origin of Species, the foundational study of evolution which greatly challenged the near-universal belief in the Christian world, at that time, of creationism. Originally published in 1928, Dorsey attempts…

    Paperback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Stochastic Communities

    A Mathematical Theory of Biodiversity

    By A. K. Dewdney

    Stochastic Communities presents a theory of biodiversity by analyzing the distribution of abundances among species in the context of a community. The basis of this theory is a distribution called the "J distribution." This distribution is a pure hyperbola and mathematically implied by the "…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    CRC Press

  • Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks

    By Edward J. Petuch

    Shallow water marine molluscan faunas are distributed in a pattern of distinct, geographically definable areas. This makes mollusks ideal for studying the distribution of organisms in the marine environment and the processes and patterns that control their evolution. Biogeography and Biodiversity…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    CRC Press

  • Snakes of the World

    A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species

    By Van Wallach, Kenneth L. Williams, Jeff Boundy

    Snakes of the World: A Catalogue of Living and Extinct Species—the first catalogue of its kind—covers all living and fossil snakes described between 1758 and 2012, comprising 3,509 living and 274 extinct species allocated to 539 living and 112 extinct genera. Also included are 54 genera and 302…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    CRC Press

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