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  • 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 – 2018-01-29 
    CRC Press

  • 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 – 2017-12-05 
    CRC Press

  • Citizen Science for Coastal and Marine Conservation

    Edited by John A. Cigliano, Heidi L. Ballard

    In recent years, citizen science has emerged as a powerful new concept to enable the general public, students, and volunteers to become involved in scientific research. A prime example is in biodiversity conservation, where data collection and monitoring can be greatly enhanced through citizen…

    Paperback – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Standing on the Shoulders of Darwin and Mendel

    Early Views of Inheritance

    By David J. Galton

    This book explores early theories about the mechanisms of inheritance. Beginning with Charles Darwin's now rejected Gemmule hypothesis, the book documents the reception of Gregor Mendel's work on peas and follows the work of early 20th century scholars. The research of Francis Galton, a cousin of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    CRC Press

  • Animal Behavior Desk Reference

    A Dictionary of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Third Edition

    By Edward M. Barrows

    "Words are our tools, and, as a minimum, we should use clean tools. We should know what we mean and what we do not, and we must forearm ourselves against the traps that language sets us." -- The Need for Precise Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8) It follows that, for effective and efficient…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    CRC Press

  • 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 – 2017-10-19
    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 – 2017-10-15
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • 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 – 2017-10-15
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Molt in Neotropical Birds

    Life History and Aging Criteria

    By Erik I. Johnson, Jared D. Wolfe

    Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year…

    Hardback – 2017-10-11
    CRC Press
    Studies in Avian Biology

  • Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

    Edited by Danny Hunter, Luigi Guarino, Charles Spillane, Peter C. McKeown

    The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-09-30
    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 – 2017-09-30
    CRC Press

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