By Gary L. Graham Ph.D., Fiona A. Reid
Летучие мыши - чрезвычайно интересные животные. К сожалению, некоторые люди излишне боятся летучих мышей. Другие не знают о той важной роли, которую выполняют летучие мыши в природе и о том, как легко некоторые их популяции могут быть уничтожены.
By Mary Ann Franke
Even if the yankee bison was once kept from near-extinction within the 19th century, at the present time just about all herds are controlled like farm animals. The Yellowstone zone is the one position within the usa the place wild bison were current given that prior to the 1st Euro-Americans arrived. yet those bison pose hazards to estate and folks once they roam outdoor the park, together with the chance that they could unfold the abortion-inducing sickness brucellosis to livestock. but measures to constrain the inhabitants threaten their prestige as wild animals.Mary Ann Franke’s to save lots of the Wild Bison is the 1st e-book to envision the ecological and political elements of the bison controversy and the way it displays altering attitudes towards natural world. the controversy has evoked powerful feelings from both sides, together with park officers, environmentalists, cattle growers, and American Indians. In describing political compromises between competing positions, Franke doesn't lots champion a reason as critique the method through which federal and country officers have made and conducted bison administration rules. She exhibits that technology, in spite of the fact that important a device, can't on its own unravel what's finally a call between conflicting values.
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).
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By J. G. Fleagle, Charles Janson, Kaye Reed
Even if the habit and ecology of primates has been extra completely studied than that of the other crew of mammals, there were only a few makes an attempt to match the groups of residing primates present in various components of the realm. In Primate groups, a global workforce of specialists compares the composition, habit, and ecology of primate groups in Africa, Asia, Madagascar, and South the US. They research the standards underlying the similarities and transformations between those groups, together with their phylogenetic background, weather, rainfall, soil style, wooded area composition, pageant with different vertebrates, and human actions. because it brings jointly information regarding primate groups from worldwide for the first actual time, it's going to quick turn into a tremendous resource e-book for researchers in anthropology, ecology, and conservation, and a readable and informative textual content for undergraduate and graduate scholars learning primate ecology, primate conservation, or primate habit.
By Helene Marsh, Thomas J. O'Shea, John E. Reynolds III III
Dugongs and manatees, the single absolutely aquatic herbivorous mammals, stay within the coastal waters, rivers and lakes of greater than eighty subtropical and tropical international locations. Symbols of fierce conservation battles, sirenian populations are threatened through a number of worldwide difficulties. delivering comparative info on all 4 surviving species, this booklet synthesises the ecological and similar wisdom pertinent to realizing the biology and conservation of the sirenia. It offers designated clinical summaries, masking sirenian feeding biology; replica and inhabitants dynamics; behavioural ecology; habitat necessities and threats to their endured lifestyles. Outlining the present conservation prestige of the sirenian taxa, this targeted examine will equip researchers and execs with the medical wisdom required to enhance proactive, precautionary and feasible options to preserve dugongs and manatees. Supplementary fabric is out there on-line at: www.cambridge.org/9780521888288.
By CIBA Foundation Symposium
Degeneration of sensory receptors or of the nerves innervating them results in a sensory deficit. a variety of techniques were attempted for selling regrowth of sensory receptors, really within the eye and ear. the most recent information from experimental stories in animals are awarded within the e-book together with functions of BDNF and CNTF within the eye and epidermal development consider the ear. Content:
By E. Pannese
During the second one half the 20 th century, the creation of numerous new ideas vastly extended our wisdom of the constitution of nerve and neuroglial cells and of the association of the anxious procedure on the mobile point. This new details has, even though, commonly been scattered through the literature, making it tough for investigators to achieve an total imaginative and prescient of the self-discipline. the writer has marshalled those scattered information to supply a scientific evaluate of the sphere positioned inside of a old context. He has correlated the foremost new findings with the classical notions of sunshine microscopy and has built-in them with parts of biochemistry and mobile body structure. After the ebook of the 1st version, the advent of latest microscopies and particularly the expansion of molecular biology have significantly multiplied our wisdom, particularly at the intercellular verbal exchange within the apprehensive procedure and at the roles of neuroglial cells. those achievements have made a moment variation of the publication priceless. The absolutely revised and up to date textual content, including certain fine quality illustrations of constructions of the valuable and peripheral fearful process, make sure that this new version could be valuable for neuroscientists, really these thinking about mobile neuropathology, neurochemistry, neurophysiology and molecular neurobiology.
By Fenton, Melville Brockett; Simmons, Nancy B
There are greater than 1,300 species of bats - or virtually 1 / 4 of the world's mammal species. yet ahead of you lessen in worry from those bushy "creatures of the night," think of the bat's basic function in our surroundings. A unmarried ten-gram bat might consume a number of thousand bugs in an evening. in the course of the tropics and subtropics, fruit and nectar-feeding bats also are an important to the lives of vegetation, offering both pollutants and seed dispersal. Bats: a global of technology and secret provides those interesting nocturnal creatures in a brand new mild. Lush, full-color images painting bats in flight, feeding, and mating in perspectives that express them in unprecedented element. The pictures additionally take the reader into the roosts of bats, from caves and mines to the tents a few bats make from leaves. A accomplished consultant to what scientists learn about the area of bats, the ebook starts with a glance at bats' origins and evolution. It is going directly to tackle a bunch of questions regarding flight, nutrition, habitat, copy, and social constitution: Why perform a little bats stay by myself and others in huge colonies? whilst do bats reproduce and deal with their younger? How has the power to fly - distinct between mammals - inspired bats' mating habit? A bankruptcy on biosonar, or echolocation, takes readers during the method of high-pitched calls bats emit to navigate and capture prey. greater than 1/2 the world's bat species are both in decline or already thought of endangered, and the booklet concludes with feedback for what we will be able to do to guard those species for destiny generations to profit from and luxuriate in. From the tiny "bumblebee bat"--The world's smallest mammal - to the enormous Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan exceeds 5 ft, Bats provides a breathtaking view of 1 of the world's such a lot attention-grabbing but least-understood species. -- from airborne dirt and dust jacket. Read more...
By Amade M'Charek
The Human Genome range undertaking was once an immense arguable examine software bobbing up from the debates surrounding the mapping of the human genome. This e-book, in response to an in depth ethnographic learn of 2 laboratories occupied with the venture, explores concerns touching on standardization, naturalization and variety generated in daily paintings by means of scientists and technicians.