Category: Zoology

Read e-book online A Century of Parasitology: Discoveries, ideas and lessons PDF

By John Janovy,Gerald W. Esch

Reviews key parts in ecological, scientific and molecular parasitology

  • Features essays from a number of the world's leading parasitologists


  • Each subject is decided in context through that includes a key paper from the magazine of Paraistology over the last a hundred years

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Primate Behavior: Developments in Field and Laboratory by Leonard A. Rosenblum PDF

By Leonard A. Rosenblum

Primate habit: advancements in box and Laboratory examine, quantity 1, used to be created to fill the necessity for a booklet sequence that may offer a continuous area of discourse for all these scientists of various disciplines concerned about the habit of primates. it truly is anticipated that the individuals during this new serial booklet and people who will locate curiosity and cost within the fabric it includes may be drawn from a big selection of clinical disciplines, together with psychology, anthropology, zoology, psychiatry, body structure, pharmacology, veterinary medication, and house know-how.
The current quantity includes six chapters and starts off with a assessment of the far-ranging literature on studying within the a number of species of anthropoids. the subsequent 3 chapters evaluation present wisdom in regards to the a number of dimensions of irregular habit in primates; learn the multidimensional idea of dominance; and aspect the range and communality of habit styles in a couple of tree shrew species. the ultimate chapters enhance a conceptual strategy towards and the empirical foundations of the examine of social attachments in monkeys, and offers an in depth box learn at the Nilgiri langur in South India, respectively.

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Download e-book for kindle: Electromagnetic Brain Imaging: A Bayesian Perspective by Kensuke Sekihara,Srikantan S. Nagarajan

By Kensuke Sekihara,Srikantan S. Nagarajan

This graduate point textbook offers a coherent creation to the physique of main-stream algorithms utilized in electromagnetic mind imaging, with particular emphasis on novel Bayesian algorithms. It is helping readers to extra simply comprehend literature in biomedical engineering and similar fields and be able to pursue learn in both the engineering or the neuroscientific features of electromagnetic mind imaging. This textbook won't purely entice graduate scholars yet all scientists and engineers engaged in examine on electromagnetic mind imaging.

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Cognitive Ethology: Essays in Honor of Donald R. Griffin - download pdf or read online

By Peter Marler,Carolyn A. Ristau

This selection of essays was once written via former scholars, affiliates, admirers, critics and acquaintances of Donald R. Griffin -- the writer of cognitive ethology. inspired by way of his paintings, this quantity provides rules and experiments within the box of cognitive ethology -- the exploration of the psychological reviews of animals as they behave of their common surroundings through the process their common lives.

Cognitive Ethology discusses the prospect that animals can have skills to adventure, speak, cause, and plan past these often ascribed to them in a "black field" or "stimulus-response" interpretation in their habit. Contributions from scientists who've been linked to or stimulated via Griffin provide a full of life array of perspectives, a few disparate from each other and a few in particular chosen to give methods opposite to his.

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New PDF release: Birds of Prey of Australia: A Field Guide

By Stephen Debus

This e-book is an illustrated box advisor to diurnal raptors, a chicken staff that many of us locate one of the such a lot tricky birds to spot. Raptors are renowned and iconic birds, and demanding ecologically in addition to in laws, with a few species indexed as threatened. Birds of Prey of Australia will let humans to extra simply establish them. It additionally presents a short review of the biology of raptors and a sign of the present nation of data on them.
The ebook has been thoroughly revised and up to date, with 15 years of recent information, a piece on tricky species-pairs (split-images supplying direct contrast), and rearranged in sleek field-guide structure, making it effortless to exploit and permitting swift identity of ‘difficult’ raptors.
Birds of Prey of Australia will attract a variety of readers, together with ornithologists, raptor biologists, birdwatchers, natural world rescuers/carers, raptor rehabilitators, zookeepers, naturalists, bushwalkers, ecological experts, fauna experts, park rangers, kingdom forestry group of workers and students.
2013 Whitley Award Commendation for Vertebrate Guide.

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Get To Grasp the Essence of Life: A History of Molecular Biology PDF

By R. Hausmann

50 years of DNA double helix; what was once earlier than, and afterwards

The current booklet, even supposing written customarily for technology scholars and learn scientists, is usually geared toward these readers who examine technology, no longer for its personal sake, yet looking for a greater knowing of our global as a rule. What have been the elemental questions requested via the early pioneers of molecular biology? What made them tick for many years, attempting to elucidate the elemental mechanisms of heredity and existence itself? In every one bankruptcy, the advance of a selected element of contemporary biology is defined in a ancient and logical context, no longer lacking take into consideration human features of the protagonists of the tale. on the finish of every bankruptcy, there are a few excursus with additional info, technical and in a different way, that are learn individually. The e-book is enriched with many illustrations, together with facsimile reproductions from the unique descriptions of key experiments.

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The Neuropharmacology of Nicotine Dependence (Current Topics by David J.K. Balfour,Marcus R. Munafò PDF

By David J.K. Balfour,Marcus R. Munafò

The basic goal of this booklet and its significant other quantity The Behavioral Genetics of Nicotine and Tobacco is to discover the ways that contemporary stories on nicotine and its function in tobacco dependancy have opened our eyes to the psychopharmacological houses of this particular and interesting drug. whereas The Behavioral Genetics of Nicotine and Tobacco considers the molecular and genetic components which impact behavioral responses to nicotine and the way those may well influence at the position of nicotine in tobacco dependence, the current e-book makes a speciality of the advanced neural and mental mechanisms that mediate nicotine dependence in experimental animal types and their courting to tobacco dependancy in humans. 

These volumes will supply readers a modern evaluate of present study on nicotine psychopharmacology and its position in tobacco dependence from leaders during this box of researchand will optimistically end up necessary to those that are constructing their very own study programmes during this very important topic.

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Richard Dawkins's Das egoistische Gen: Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler PDF

By Richard Dawkins

>>Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker<< day-by-day show

Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins´ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender those steuern und dirigieren unsere von iteration zu iteration weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen additionally unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der likelihood, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

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Download e-book for kindle: French Thinking about Animals (The Animal Turn) by Louisa Mackenzie,Stephanie Posthumus

By Louisa Mackenzie,Stephanie Posthumus

Bringing jointly prime students from Belgium, Canada, France, and the USA, French wondering Animals makes to be had for the 1st time to an Anglophone readership a wealthy number of interdisciplinary methods to the animal query in France. whereas the paintings of French thinkers reminiscent of Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari has been to be had in English for a few years, French considering Animals opens up a much wider cross-cultural discussion inside animal reports. those unique essays, lots of that have been translated particularly for this quantity, draw on anthropology, ethology, geography, heritage, criminal reports, phenomenology, and philosophy to interrogate human-animal relationships. They discover the numerous ways that animals symbolize in French historical past, society, and highbrow heritage, illustrating the fascinating new views being constructed concerning the animal query within the French-speaking international at the present time. outfitted at the power and variety of those contributions, French brooding about Animals demonstrates the interdisciplinary and internationalism which are wanted if we are hoping to rework the interactions of people and nonhuman animals in modern society.

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Download e-book for iPad: Genetik und Molekularbiologie (Kompaktwissen Biologie) by Olaf Schmidt,Martin Lay

By Olaf Schmidt,Martin Lay

Die Reihe Kompaktwissen präsentiert in klarer, prägnanter Darstellung die Inhalte biologischer Fachgebiete. Ohne unnötigen Ballast und im richtigen Kontext erläutert jeder Band verständlich die Fakten, Zusammenhänge und Prinzipien eines Teilgebiets der Lebenswissenschaften. 

Damit eignet sich die Reihe besonders
… zur Nachbereitung von Vorlesungen und Seminaren 
… zur Vorbereitung auf Prüfungen
… zum Nachschlagen während des späteren Studiums oder im Berufsleben. 

Das Wichtigste zur Genetik und ihrer Molekularbiologie von professional- und Eukaryoten

Das gesamte Wissen zur Genetik für die Prüfungen bis zum Bachelor oder ersten Staatsexamen in kompakter Form:

  •  Das genetische Material
  •  Organisation des Erbgutes
  •  DNA-Replikation
  •  Transkription und Translation bei Bakterien, Archaeen und Eukaryoten
  •  Regulation der Genexpression bei Prokaryoten 
  •  Formale Genetik, Klassische Genetik
  •  Rekombination, Variabilität
  •  Konjugation, Transduktion, Transformation bei Bakterien
  •  Mutationen
  •  DNA-Reparaturmechanismen
  •  Humangenetik
  •  Immun- und Entwicklungsgenetik
  •  Genomik
  •  Methoden: von DNA-Isolierung bis Genome editing
  •  Modellorganismen

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