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  • West Southwest

    Vertebrate Life in the Southern California Environs

    By Gregory K. Pregill

    The book is about the vertebrates of southern California and the plant communities they live in: who arethey, how are they related, where do they live, and how do they survive. It underscores the importance of natural history, and explores important topics not usually in field guides, such as on…

    Paperback – 2018-06-11 
    CRC Press

  • Cells in Evolutionary Biology

    Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes - Past, Present, Future

    Edited by Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody

    This book summarizes the ways evolutionary theory has influenced the development of cell biology. Chapters explore Darwin’s use of cells in his theory of evolution. Weismann’s contrarian germ plasm theory will be assessed from several perspectives. The discovery of genes and the rise of genetics,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-07 
    CRC Press
    Evolutionary Cell Biology

  • Muscles of Chordates

    Development, Homologies, and Evolution

    By Rui Diogo, Julia Molnar, Janine M. Ziermann, Virginia Abdala, Natalia Siomava

    Chordates comprise all vertebrates plus a variety of unfamilar, distantly related and crucially important lineages (sea squirts, acorn worms, others). This book will be the first volume to synthesize and summarize what is known of the organization, development, homology and evolution of the muscles…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 
    CRC Press

  • The Biology and Ecology of Parrotfishes

    Edited by Andrew Scott Hoey, Roberta Martini Bonaldo

    Parrotfishes (subfamily Scarinae, family Labridae), named for their brightly colored bodies and beaklike jaw, are a unique group of marine fishes that have captured the attention of researchers, conservationists and the general public worldwide. This book brings together the world's leading…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    CRC Press

  • What are Species?

    By Brent D. Mishler

    This book is an extended argument for abandoning the various single concepts and the "species" rank. The author proposes that the rank of "species" be replaced by a pluralistic view. In such taxonomy, the smallest identifiable lineages would be used within various divergent phylogenies in a context…

    Hardback – 2018-03-15 
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

  • 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 – 2018-03-12 
    CRC Press

  • Routledge Handbook of Forest Ecology

    Edited by Kelvin S.-H. Peh, Richard T. Corlett, Yves Bergeron

    This comprehensive handbook provides a unique resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective. It covers both natural and managed forests, from boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions of the world. The book is divided into seven parts, addressing the following…

    Paperback – 2018-02-27 
    Routledge

  • Species

    The Evolution of the Idea

    By John S. Wilkins

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20 
    CRC Press
    Species and Systematics

  • Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

    Edited by Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie

    The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation…

    Paperback – 2018-01-31 
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Routledge Revivals: Wildlife Management in Savannah Woodland (1979)

    Edited by S.S. Ajayi, L.B Halstead

    Originally published in 1979, Wildlife Management in Savannah Woodland provides a multidisciplinary approach to the environment. Developed by local scientists with a deep knowledge and understanding of the local situation, the book provides a pragmatic and realistic approach to West African…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge

  • Phenological Synchrony and Bird Migration

    Changing Climate and Seasonal Resources in North America

    Edited by Eric M. Wood, Jherime L. Kellermann

    Bird migration is a well-researched phenological event. However, few studies in North America have investigated the effects of climate change and extreme weather on the relationships of migratory avian species and their seasonal resources. This is a critical gap in knowledge that limits our ability…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Alaska Dinosaurs

    An Ancient Arctic World

    By Anthony R. Fiorillo

    The Arctic was not always cold and inhospitable. Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed under tree ferns in a warmer world. This book is a survey of the dinosaurs found in the rocks of this now frigid landscape. The author has spent decades exploring fossil bearing sediments of the Mesozoic and has…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    CRC Press

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