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|Biology of the Invertebrates
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Author: Jan A Pechenik
This textbook is the most concise and readable invertebrates book in terms of detail and pedagogy (other texts do not offer boxed readings, a second color, end of chapter questions, or pronunciation guides). All phyla of invertebrates are covered (comprehensive) with an emphasis on unifying characteristics of each group.
|Essentials of Ecology
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Author: Michael Begon
Essentials of Ecology, 4th Edition presents introductory ecology in an accessible, state-of-the-art format designed to cultivate the novice student's understanding of, and fascination with, the natural world. This new edition has been updated throughout, with new, full-color illustrations, and comes with an accompanying website with downloadable illustrations, multiple-choice questions, and interactive models.
|Laboratory Manual for Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology Cat Version
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Author: Terry Martin
This best-selling Laboratory Manual, written by Terry R. Martin, has been updated throughout. The new 14th edition is available in both a Cat version or a Fetal Pig version. Both versions of the 14th edition are organized into units that correlate directly with the text and include new and updated art to match Hole’s Human Anatomy and Physiology, 14e.
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Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.
In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution.
An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.
- Princeton University Press
|Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
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Author: Norman F. Johnson
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Understand the insect world with BORROR AND DELONG'S INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF INSECTS! Combining current insect identification, insect biology, and insect evolution, this biology text provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the study of insects. Numerous figures, bullets, easily understood diagrams, and numbered lists throughout the text help you grasp the material.
|Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day (Young Explorer Series)
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Author: Jeannie K. Fulbright
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Make every day an adventure as you take your child on safari through jungles, deserts, forests, and farms without ever leaving your backyard! During this course, your child will examine and enjoy the incredible variety of enchanting creatures God made to inhabit the Earth. Powerful projects for this course include playing predator to colored candies that hide in camouflage, acting like a primate to judge depth perception, discovering why giraffes have high blood pressure, identifying animal tracks, dissecting owl pellets and identifying the owl s last meal, and much more!
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|National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
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Author: John L. Behler
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The most comprehensive field guide available to the reptiles and amphibians of North America--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 600 full-color identification photographs organized for quick access, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians is the perfect companion in the field. This compact volume contains:
--Background information on evolution, anatomy, physiology, habitats, and life cycles of a range of reptile and amphibian families.
--A detailed look at how reptiles and amphibians survive-how they eat, move around, defend themselves, and combat temperature extremes.
--Examinations of metamorphosis, growth and longevity, and vocalization techniques.
--Practical advice on how to responsibly study reptiles and amphibians in the wild or care for them as pets.
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|The Amazing Afterlife of Animals: Messages and Signs From Our Pets On The Other Side
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Author: Karen A Anderson
What happens to our pets after they die? Is there another realm where they coexist with our departed human loved ones? Do the pets we've had to euthanize forgive us? Are they happy and free from pain? Discover how pets feel about death, euthanasia, cremation, reincarnation and so much more. Was it their time to die? Did we let them go too soon?
Included are actual messages from departed animals revealing detailed insights about our lives with accuracy that may shock you. If you are grieving the loss of your beloved pet you will also learn how to work through your grief and move into healing. Award-winning Animal Communicator and Psychic Medium, Karen Anderson, unveils this tantalizing evidence that our pets communicate with us throughout their lives as well as after their physical death.
Will this evidence prove that our pets continue to send us messages and signs from the Other Side?
You be the judge.
The purity of the animals' messages may surprise you and they may even present new perspectives about life after death. You are and always have been the most important person in the world to your pets. Discover how deeply your pets love you and how the bonds of love never die as you journey into the amazing afterlife of animals.
What messages await you?
Awards:Winner 2018 International Book Awards - Pets/Animals
Winner 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Winner 2018 Indie Book Awards
Silver Medal Winner - 2017 Nautilus Book Awards
Finalist 2018 International Book Awards - New Age/Non-Fiction
Finalist 2018 International Book Awards - Spirituality/Inspirational
Finalist 2018 International Book Awards - Best Cover Design Non-Fiction
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|The Diversity of Fishes: Biology, Evolution, and Ecology
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Author: Gene Helfman
The second edition of The Diversity of Fishes represents amajor revision of the world’s most widely adopted ichthyologytextbook. Expanded and updated, the second edition is illustratedthroughout with striking color photographs depicting thespectacular evolutionary adaptations of the most ecologically andtaxonomically diverse vertebrate group. The text incorporates thelatest advances in the biology of fishes, covering taxonomy,anatomy, physiology, biogeography, ecology, and behavior. A newchapter on genetics and molecular ecology of fishes has been added,and conservation is emphasized throughout. Hundreds of new andredrawn illustrations augment readable text, and every chapter hasbeen revised to reflect the discoveries and greater understandingachieved during the past decade. Written by a team ofinternationally-recognized authorities, the first edition of TheDiversity of Fishes was received with enthusiasm and praise,and incorporated into ichthyology and fish biology classes aroundthe globe, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Thesecond edition is a substantial update of an already classicreference and text.
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|Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology
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Author: George A. Feldhamer
Reflecting the expertise and perspective of five leading mammalogists, the fourth edition of Mammalogy: Adaptation, Diversity, Ecology significantly updates taxonomy, includes a new chapter on mammalian molecular phylogenetics, and highlights several recently described species.
There are close to 5,500 species in the class Mammalia, including the blue whale―the largest animal that has ever lived―and the pygmy shrew, which weighs little more than a penny. The functional diversity of mammals has allowed them to play critical roles in every ecosystem, whether marine, freshwater, alpine, tundra, forest, or desert.
Many mammal species are critically endangered and present complex conservation and management challenges. This book touches on those challenges, which are often precipitated by overharvesting and habitat loss, as well as emerging threats, such as the impact of wind turbines and white nose syndrome on bats and chronic wasting disease on deer.
Among the updates and additions to the fourth edition of Mammalogy are numerous new photos, figures, and cladograms, over 4,200 references, as well as
• A completely new chapter on mammalian phylogeny and genomics
• Current taxonomy―including major changes to orders, suborders, and superfamilies of bats and rodents
• An explanation of the recent inclusion of whales with terrestrial even-toed ungulates
• Updates on mammalian structural, functional adaptations, and fossil history
• recent advances in our understanding of phylogeny, biogeography, social behavior, and ecology
• A discussion of two new orders and thirteen newly recognized extant families
• Reflections on the implications of climate change for mammals
• Thorough examinations of several recently described species, including Durrell's vontsira (Salanoia durrelli) and the Laotian rock rat (Laonastes aenigmamus)
• An explanation of mammalian biomechanics, such as that seen in lunge feeding of baleen whales
• Breakout boxes on unique aspects of mammals, including the syntax of bat songs, singing mice, and why there are no green mammals (unless we count algae-covered sloths)
Maintaining the accessible, readable style for which Feldhamer and his coauthors are well known, this new edition of Mammalogy is the authoritative textbook on this amazingly diverse class of vertebrates.
- Johns Hopkins University Press
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