Download E-books Wale und Delphine: Spitzenkönner der Meere (German Edition) PDF

By Wolfgang Gewalt

In der Antike mythisch verklärt, später als Rohstoffquelle verbraucht, sind Wale und Delphine mittlerweile zu Publikumslieblingen und Symboltieren des Naturschutzes geworden. Wolfgang Gewalt pflegt seit mehr als einem Vierteljahrhundert quick täglichen Umgang mit diesen faszinierenden Tieren - im Zoo und draußen im freien Meer. Er erzählt von der Herkunft der Wale und Delphine, ihrem Lernvermögen, ihrer Sprache und ihrem Verhalten. Locker und verständlich erhält der Leser damit einen unmittelbaren Einblick in den heutigen Stand der Walkunde.

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Download E-books Zoontologies: The Question Of The Animal PDF

These nonhuman beings known as "animals" pose philosophical and moral questions that visit the foundation not only of what we expect yet of who we're. Their presence asks: what occurs while "the different" can now not appropriately be assumed to be human? This assortment deals a suite of incitements and coordinates for exploring how those matters were represented in modern tradition and conception, from Jurassic Park and the "horse whisperer" Monty Roberts, to the paintings of artists akin to Joseph Beuys and William Wegman; from foundational texts at the animal within the works of Heidegger and Freud, to the postmodern rethinking of ethics and animals in figures corresponding to Singer, Deleuze, Lyotard, and Levinas; from the hot York occasions research of a North Carolina slaughterhouse, to the 1st visual appeal in any language of Jacques Derrida's fresh particular critique of Lacan's rendering of the human/animal divide.

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Download E-books Human System Responses to Disaster: An Inventory of Sociological Findings (Springer Series on Environmental Management) PDF

By Thomas E. Drabek

This sequence is devoted to serving the turning out to be neighborhood of students and practitioners all in favour of the rules and functions of environ­ psychological administration. each one quantity is an intensive remedy of a selected subject of value for correct administration practices. A basic ob­ jective of those books is to assist the reader determine and enforce man's stewardship of the environment and the world's renewable assets. For we needs to try to appreciate the connection among guy and nature, act to deliver concord to it, and nurture an atmosphere that's either reliable and efficient. those ambitions have frequently eluded us as the pursuit of different in­ dividual and societal ambitions has diverted us from a process dwelling in stability with the surroundings. now and then, as a result, the environmental supervisor could have to exert restrictive keep an eye on, that is frequently most sensible utilized to guy, now not nature. makes an attempt to change or harness nature have frequently failed or backfired, as exemplified via the result of imprudent use of herbicides, fertilizers, water, and different brokers. each one e-book during this sequence will make clear the basic and utilized features of environmental administration. it truly is was hoping that every can help resolve a realistic and severe environmental challenge. Robert S. DeSanto East Lyme, Connecticut Acknowledgments Compilation of the fabrics reviewed during this stock used to be facilitated tremendously by way of numerous employees participants of the catastrophe learn heart, collage of Delaware (formerly on the Ohio kingdom college) and the usual Haz­ ards learn and purposes details middle, college of Colorado.

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Download E-books Animal Cell Technology: Basic & Applied Aspects: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Animal Cell Technology (JAACT), Kyoto, Japan, September 25-28, 2006 PDF

By Mitsuo Satoh, Shigeru Iida (auth.), Sanetaka Shirahata, Koji Ikura, Masaya Nagao, Akira Ichikawa, Kiichiro Teruya (eds.)

Animal mobilephone know-how is a turning out to be self-discipline of mobilephone biology which goals not just to appreciate buildings, capabilities and behaviors of differentiated animal cells, but in addition to check their talents for use for commercial and clinical reasons. The target of animal mobilephone expertise contains the clonal growth of differentiated cells, the optimization in their tradition stipulations, modulation in their skill to provide proteins of scientific and pharmaceutical importantance, and the applying of animal cells to gene remedy, man made organs and the creation of useful meals. This quantity provides the readers a whole evaluation of the current state of the art and may be precious for these operating in both educational environments or within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, rather mobile biologists, biochemists, molecular biologists, immunologists, biochemical engineers and all different disciplines relating to animal cellphone culture.

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Download E-books Owls of the World PDF

By Claus König

Active basically at twilight or at nighttime of evening, such a lot species of owl are seldom obvious. Even the main zealous birders hardly ever come upon owls, and makes an attempt to spot them are advanced by way of the variety of species which are virtually indistinguishable through plumage on my own. This finished advisor (a completely up to date version of the authors’ past quantity, Owls: A advisor to Owls of the World), penetrates the mysterious global of owls with complete colour illustrations, targeted species descriptions, helpful details on vocalizations, and lots more and plenty more.

 

An vital reference e-book in addition to id consultant, Owls of the World encompasses the 250 identified species and lots of subspecies of owl, together with twelve new species which have been stumbled on over the past decade. Michael Wink, et al. give a contribution a brand new part on molecular evolution. The ebook positive factors sixty-eight full-color plates depicting each species and certain subspecies, colour morphs, and juvenile plumages. present distribution maps also are provided.

 

All the evidence on:

·        id beneficial properties, together with tips on how to distinguish related species

·        Habitat

·        Geographical variation

·        foodstuff, breeding, and habits

·        Species prestige and conservation efforts

·        the newest owl taxonomy, in accordance with DNA research and vocalizations

 

Every ornithologist, birder, and natural world fanatic probably want to personal this crucial guide—the so much complete and complicated booklet ever released on owls.

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Download E-books Monoclonal Antibody and Immunosensor Technology: The Production and Application of Rodent and Human Monoclonal Antibodies (Laboratory Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) (v. 23) PDF

This hugely useful e-book, and successor to quantity thirteen within the Laboratory thoughts sequence, explores extra and gives extra finished, autoritative info at the construction of Mabs. a lot new and illuminating fabric has been integrated protecting the strategies in the back of the appliance of recombinant DNA expertise and biosensor know-how to monoclonal antibodies, and the entire human Mab expertise facilitated through PCR of antibody genes.
additionally integrated during this most recent quantity is a piece focussing on different equipment of acquiring B telephone clones corresponding to momentary tradition and oncogene transformation and an enticing part on Mab patents.

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Download E-books People, Property, or Pets? (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond) by Marc D. Hauser (2006-01-30) PDF

By Marc D. Hauser

What is the distinction among possessing a portray and a puppy? criminal and social concerns desirous about puppy possession are taken care of to a scholarly discourse debating philosophical rules excited about puppy possession in humans, estate Or Pets? Essays come from legal professionals, scientists, psychologists and scholars alike, interpreting criminal guardianship, estate prestige, and animal rights.

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Download E-books Aspects of Zoogeography PDF

Zoogeography goals to give an explanation for the constitution, functionality and background of the geo­ graphical levels of animals. The absence or presence of a species in a given position has ecological in addition to ancient factors. it truly is hence a mistake to think that reconstructing the phylogenetic connections of a taxon will on its own provide a distinct photograph of ways its diversity originated. A merely ecological interpretation of the variety may be both deceptive if it didn't take into consideration the population-genetic constitution underlying the geographical diversity. Phylogenetic systematics, inhabitants genetics, autecology and synecology have all their very own equipment, none of which are substituted for an additional, with no which a variety can't be studied or interpreted. the current booklet covers in basic terms sure points of the extensive box of zoogeo­ graphy. those are within the shape within which they have been crystallised during innumerable discussions with my academics, my colleagues at domestic and overseas and my fellow employees, postgraduates and scholars at Saarbriicken, in addition to within the zoogeographical a part of could easy lectures on biogeography for the yr 1973-1974. the manager emphasis is laid at the genetic and ecological macro­ constitution of the biosphere as an enviornment for variety buildings and variety dynamics, on city ecosystems, that have hitherto been grossly missed, and at the most modern heritage of levels (the dispersal centre concept). The marine and fresh-water biocycles, nevertheless, were dealt in simple terms in brief.

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Download E-books The Phylogenetic System: The Systematization of Living Organisms on the Basis of Their Phylogenesis PDF

By Peter Ax

This wonderful translation of the German Das Phylogenetische System explains, easily and logically, the features of the phylogenetic method the way it needs to be equipped up. Written through considered one of Germany's so much distinctive systematic zoologists, the textual content clarifies numerous simple recommendations, corresponding to monophyly, the stem lineage, autapomorphy, and synapomorphy. The presentation is illustrated more often than not through examples drawn from arthropods and vertebrates and may therefore be greatly intelligable to scholars of biology.

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