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  • Download E-books Avian Navigation: Pigeon Homing as a Paradigm PDF

    By Hans G. Wallraff

    How migratory birds can navigate domestic from their wintering grounds to their breeding websites over 1000's and hundreds of thousands of kilometres has been an well known secret over greater than a century. Profound advances in the direction of an answer of this challenge were completed with a version fowl, the homing pigeon. This monograph summarizes our present wisdom approximately pigeon homing, in regards to the birds' software of a sunlight compass and a magnetic compass, of a visible topographical map inside a well-known zone and -- so much unusually -- of an olfactory map utilizing atmospheric chemosignals as signs of place in far away strange areas.

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  • Download E-books Monograph of the Urostyloidea (Ciliophora, Hypotricha) (Monographiae Biologicae) PDF

    By Helmut Berger

    This is the second one publication of a sequence treating the hypotrichs, an enormous a part of the spirotrichous ciliates. It summarises 230 years of morphological, morphogenetic, faunistic, and ecological info, heretofore scattered in a few 1,300 references around the globe. The ebook offers taxonomists, cellphone biologists, and ecologists with a radical survey offering synonyms, nomenclature and systematics, and an intensive description of morphology and ecology, together with just about all released documents, for every species.

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  • Download E-books Research Techniques in Animal Ecology: Controversies and Consequences (Issues, Cases, and Methods in Biodiversity Conservation) PDF

    The current biodiversity drawback is rife with possibilities to make very important conservation judgements; besides the fact that, the misuse or misapplication of the tools and methods of animal ecology could have severe results for the survival of species. nonetheless, there were rather few severe stories of technique within the box. This publication offers an research of a few of the main usually used study suggestions in animal ecology, choosing their barriers and misuses, in addition to attainable ideas to prevent such pitfalls. within the technique, members to this quantity current new views at the assortment, research, and interpretation of data.

    Research recommendations in Animal Ecology is an overarching account of relevant theoretical and methodological controversies within the box, instead of a guide at the trivia of suggestions. The editors have solid accomplished shows of key subject matters in animal ecology, reminiscent of territory and residential variety estimates, habitation evaluate, inhabitants viability research, GIS mapping, and measuring the dynamics of societies. notable a cautious stability, each one bankruptcy starts off through assessing the shortcomings and misapplications of the concepts in query, via a radical evaluation of the present literature, and concluding with attainable options and advised directions for extra powerful investigations.

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  • Download E-books New Zealand Lizards PDF

    This edited quantity is a well timed and complete precis of the recent Zealand lizard fauna. Nestled within the south-west Pacific, New Zealand is a big archipelago that monitors the faunal signatures of either its Gondwanan origins, and newer oceanic island affects. New Zealand used to be one of many final international locations in the world to be chanced on, and in addition, the complete quantity of the faunal variety current in the archipelago is simply simply growing liked. this is often no higher exemplified than in lizards, the place simply 30 species (20 skinks, 10 geckos) have been well-known within the Nineteen Fifties, yet now 104 are officially or informally well-known (61 skinks, forty three geckos). therefore, New Zealand includes probably the most different lizard faunas of any cool, temperate zone in the world. This publication brings jointly the world's top specialists within the box to provide an authoritative review of the heritage, taxonomy, biogeography, ecology, life-history, body structure and conservation of latest Zealand lizards.

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  • Download E-books Reptiles (Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource) (Volume 1 and 2) PDF

    By Leslie A. Mertz

    "Grzimek's pupil Animal lifestyles source: Reptiles" deals readers finished and easy-to-use details on Earth's reptiles. Entries are prepared through taxonomy, the technology wherein dwelling issues are categorised into similar teams. each one access contains sections on actual features; geographic variety; habitat; vitamin; habit and copy; reptiles and folks; and conservation prestige. relatives entries are through a number of species debts and a spread map and picture or representation for every species. Entries finish with an inventory of books, periodicals, and websites that could be used for extra examine.

    Both volumes of "Grzimek's scholar Animal lifestyles source: Reptiles" encompasses a pronunciation advisor for medical names, a word list, an outline of reptiles, a listing of species within the set via biome, a listing of species by means of geographic place, and an index. The set has approximately two hundred full-color maps, images, and illustrations to brighten up the textual content, and sidebars offer extra evidence and comparable information.

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