Cyclura: Natural History, Husbandry, and Conservation of by Jeffrey Lemm, Allison C. Alberts

By Jeffrey Lemm, Allison C. Alberts

Rock iguanas of the West Indies are thought of to be the main endangered crew of lizards on the earth. they're a flagship species within the Caribbean and on such a lot islands are the most important place of origin animals. regrettably, human encroachment and brought animals have introduced this species to the threshold of extinction. Cyclura: ordinary background, Husbandry, and Conservation of the West Indian Iguanas is the 1st ebook to mix the normal background and captive husbandry of those amazing reptiles, whereas whilst outlining the issues researchers and conservationists are combating to avoid wasting those attractive, iconic animals of the Caribbean islands. Authors Jeffrey Lemm and Allison Alberts were learning West Indian iguanas for almost twenty years within the wild and in captivity; their reports with wild iguanas and their beautiful images of those charismatic lizards within the wild make this booklet vital for reptile researchers, teachers and lovers, in addition to someone attracted to nature and conservation.Includes chapters with contributions by way of prime specialists on rock iguana taxonomy, meals, and illnesses gains colour photographs of all taxa, together with habitat and captive shotsProvides simply comprehensible and usable info gleaned from event and hands-on reptile learn

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Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals by Devra G. Kleiman, Valerius Geist, Melissa C. McDade, Joseph

By Devra G. Kleiman, Valerius Geist, Melissa C. McDade, Joseph E. Trumpey

Gale proudly offers the 1st thoroughly revised and up to date model of this acclaimed set in 30 years. a few reviewers name < I>Grzimek's Animal lifestyles Encyclopedia< /I> the easiest reference paintings on animals ever released. Others name it the legacy left to us by way of famed zoologist and animal lover, Bernhard Grzimek. The accolades and compliment move on for the most recent addition to Gale's line of reference titles. the unique 13-vol. set, released in Germany within the past due Nineteen Sixties, is the world over well known for its clinical reporting, insurance and illustrations, and serves as an enormous element of reference for researchers and scholars learning the animal nation. Thorough articles familiarize readers with animals came across in every single place at the globe, detailing their existence cycles, predators, nutrition platforms, total ecology and masses extra. Staying actual to the unique clinical pedigree, Gale enlisted fashionable advisors and individuals from the overseas medical neighborhood to include contemporary advancements within the animal international. Our new variations of < I>Grzimek's Animal lifestyles Encyclopedia< /I> are certain to serve the desires of scholars at each educational point.

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Diving seals and meditating yogis : strategic metabolic by Robert Elsner

By Robert Elsner

The comparative body structure of possible disparate organisms frequently serves as a stunning pathway to organic enlightenment. How acceptable, then, that Robert Elsner sheds new mild at the striking body structure of diving seals via comparability with participants of our personal species on quests towards enlightenment: meditating yogis.

As Elsner unearths, survival in severe stipulations resembling these confronted by means of seals is frequently now not approximately working for protection or bobbing up for air, yet really approximately operating in the confines of an atmosphere and suppressing basic physically functionality. Animals during this withdrawn country show lowered resting metabolic premiums and are briefly much less established upon generic degrees of oxygen. For diving seals—creatures in particular well-adapted to lengthy submergence within the ocean’s chilly depths—such sessions of leisure extend dive patience. yet whereas human divers percentage modest, short changes of suppressed metabolism with diving seals, it's the practiced reaction completed in the course of deep meditation that's characterised via metabolic charges good less than basic degrees, occasionally even imminent these of non-exercising diving seals. And the comparability doesn't finish the following: hibernating animals, babies in the course of start, near-drowning sufferers, and clams at low tide all additionally exhibit equally diminished metabolisms.

by means of investigating those states—and the regulatory capabilities that support hold them—across quite a number species, Elsner deals suggestive perception into the associated biology of survival and well-being.

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A Review of Histogenesis/Organogenesis in the Developing by William J. Krause

By William J. Krause

A renewed curiosity is commencing to emerge spotting the opportunity of marsupials as distinctive types for biomedical learn. due to their abbreviated interval of intrauterine improvement, marsupials are obtainable types with which to check the early improvement of mammalian organ structures. The North American opossum (Didelphis virginiana) has acquired extra medical scrutiny than the other marsupial thus far. the aim of volumes I and II is twofold. the 1st target is to attract jointly and in short summarize the morphologal occasions and helping quantitative facts concerned about the histogenesis/organogenesis of a few of the organ platforms during this specific species. the second one objective is to supply an advent into the literature in regards to the biology of Didelphis virginiana and to collect jointly numerous experiences that experience concerned with this species. quantity I summarizes gametes and fertilization, blastocyst formation and early organogenesis, fetal membranes and placentation, parturition and migration to the pouch, normal postnatal development and improvement, and histogenesis/organogenesis of the integument, musculoskeletal approach, cardiovascular procedure, blood and blood forming organs, lymphatic organs, frightened method, eye, and ear. quantity II summarizes the histogenesis/organogenesis of the breathing process, digestive procedure, urinary procedure, male reproductive procedure, woman reproductive approach, and classical endocrine system.

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A Practical Guide to the Histology of the Mouse by Cheryl L. Scudamore

By Cheryl L. Scudamore

A useful consultant to the Histology of the Mouse provides a full-colour atlas of mouse histology. Mouse versions of sickness are used broadly in biomedical study with many countless numbers of latest versions being generated every year. entire phenotypic research of all of those versions can reap the benefits of histologic overview of the tissues.

This booklet is aimed toward veterinary and scientific pathologists who're strange with mouse tissues and scientists who desire to overview their very own mouse versions. It offers sensible assistance at the assortment, sampling and research of mouse tissue samples that allows you to maximize the knowledge that may be received from those tissues. in addition to illustrating the traditional microscopic anatomy of the mouse, the ebook additionally describes and explains the typical anatomic adaptations, artefacts linked to tissue assortment and historical past lesions to aid the scientist to tell apart those alterations from experimentally- triggered lesions.

This should be an important bench-side significant other for researchers and practitioners trying to find an obtainable and well-illustrated consultant to mouse pathology.

  • Written through skilled pathologists and particularly adapted to the wishes of scientists and histologists
  • Full color throughout
  • Provides suggestion on sampling tissues, necropsy and recording data
  • Includes universal anatomic adaptations, heritage lesions and artefacts in an effort to support non-experts comprehend even if histologic adaptations obvious are a part of the traditional history or concerning their experimental manipulation

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Infanticide by Males and its Implications by Carel P. van Schaik, Charles H. Janson

By Carel P. van Schaik, Charles H. Janson

Infanticide through men is comparatively universal in primates, carnivores, and rodents, even though it has a tendency to be infrequent even in species during which it happens. is that this habit pathological or unintended, or does it mirror a conditional reproductive method for men in sure situations? during this booklet, case stories and stories ensure the adaptive nature of infanticide through men in primates, and support to foretell which species may be prone to this phenomenon. a lot of the publication is dedicated to exploring the evolutionary results of the specter of infanticide through men for social and reproductive habit and body structure. Written for graduate scholars and researchers in animal habit, behavioral ecology, organic anthropology, and social psychology, this booklet indicates that social platforms are formed by means of ecological pressures, in addition to social pressures reminiscent of infanticide probability.

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The Gnu’s World: Serengeti Wildebeest Ecology and Life by Richard D. Estes

By Richard D. Estes

this is often the 1st scholarly booklet at the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of japanese and southern Africa. It provides a synthesis of study performed over a span of 50 years, in general at the wildebeest within the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, the place 80 percentage of the world’s wildebeest inhabitants lives. Wildebeest and different grazing mammals force the ecology and evolution of the savanna environment. Richard D. Estes describes this technique and in addition information the wildebeest’s existence historical past, concentrating on its social association and exact reproductive method, that are tailored to the animal’s epic annual migrations. He additionally examines conservation matters that impact wildebeest, together with range-wide inhabitants declines.

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