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Marsupials and monotremes : natures enigmatic mammals.

Hogan, Lindsay. Johnston, Stephen. Klieve, Athol. Murray, Peter.

(2017)  | 9781634829731 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 443pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 472.95 (inc. GST), AUD 429.95 (ex. GST),
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Marsupials and monotremes are the dominant mammalian fauna in Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and parts of South America. Monotremes are unique; they possess a range of reptilian and mammalian characteristics. Marsupials are highly diverse and occupy a wide range of ecologically diverse niches and...

Atlas of crabs of the persian gulf.

Naderloo, Reza.

(2017)  | 9783319493725 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxii, 444pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This illustrated atlas describes 256 extant brachyuran crab species in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Identification keys are provided for 37 brachyuran families, 144 genera and 256 species on the basis of their main synapomorphies. Brief but precise descriptions highlighting the main characteristics...

Avian reproduction : from behavior to molecules.

Sasanami, Tomohiro.

(2017)  | 9789811039744 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 213pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book provides everything from basic knowledge to the recent understandings of avian reproductive physiology, covering many unique aspects. It will inspire avian biologists as well as researchers in varied fields and will offer important steps towards better fertilization success in birds. In spite...

Advances in marine vertebrate research in latin america : technological innovation and conservation.

Finkl, Charles W. Rossi-Santos, Marcos R.

(2017)  | 9783319569840 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 508pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors...

Statistical human genetics : methods and protocols.

Elston, Robert C.

(2017)  | 9781493972739 | Humana | 2 ed.,  | book | x, 490pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
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The aim of this volume is to make computer programs for analyzing human genetic data more easily accessible to the beginner. Statistical Human Genetics: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition provides updated and new chapters detailing genetic terms, analysis software, and how to interpret the program...

Evolving human primate : an exploration through the natural and social sciences.

Sharpes, Donald.

(2017)  | 9781536122428 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | pbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 16/8/2017
AUD 159.95 (inc. GST), AUD 145.41 (ex. GST),
The theme of this book is our primate biology, or who we are as a continuum of our animal ancestors. Professor Sharpes first uses comparative animal studies and recent finds in archaeology to outline this argument and theme, and thus provides evidence for human animal origins. He then reveals how our...

Neotropical owls : diversity and conservation.

Enriquez, Paula.

(2017)  | 9783319571072 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 670pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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This book presents a comprehensive biological and ecological information about owls in the neotropic area. In addition the book covers topics such as threats and conservation strategies for these nocturnal birds of prey from 18 Neotropical countries. Owls are a good example of diversification processes...

Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of bonobos : with notes on the weight, attachments, variations, and innervation of the muscles and comparisons with common chimpanzees and humans.

Arias-Martorell, Julia. de, Paz Felix J. Diogo, Rui. Pastor, Juan F. Potau, Josep Maria.

(2017)  | 9783319541051 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 262pp | Availability last checked: 28/6/2017
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Chimpanzees, including bonobos and common chimpanzees, are our closest living relatives. However, surprisingly, the information about the soft tissues of bonobos is very scarce, making it difficult to discuss and understand human evolution. This book, which is the first photographic and descriptive...

Genetic resources of neotropical fishes.

Hallerman, Eric. Hilsdorf, Alexandre W. S.

(2017)  | 9783319558363 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 258pp | Availability last checked: 25/6/2017
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The aim of this book is to systematize and discuss population genetic studies of freshwater fish in a region that harbors the greatest diversity of species among all inland water ecosystems. This volume explores the genetic evaluation for a number of orders, families and species of Neotropical...

Crustaceans : physiological characteristics, evolution and conservation strategies.

Alvarado, VĂ­ctor.

(2017)  | 9781634848909 | Nova Science Publishers Inc | hbk. | book | 111pp | Availability last checked: 2/7/2017
AUD 169.95 (inc. GST), AUD 154.50 (ex. GST),
Crustaceans are key organisms in aquatic ecosystems. Today crustaceans of Ponto-Caspian origin have become important faunal constituents in many European water bodies, including the Baltic Sea. In this book, Chapter One reviews the causes, consequences and prospects of Pont-Caspian crustaceans in the...

Global diversity and ecological function of parasites of euphausiids.

Gomez-Gutierrez, Jaime. Kawaguchi, So. Morales-Avila, Jose Raul. Morales-Avila, Raul.

(2017)  | 9783319410531 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 208pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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This volume critically reviews all previously published work of parasites that interact with krill (order Euphausiacea) updating misconceptions and summarizing the diversity of epibionts, ectoparasites, mesoparasites and endoparasites that interact with these crustaceans. As far as we know, there is...

History of human genetics : important discoveries and global perspectives.

Doetz, Susanne. Harper, Peter. Petermann, Heike.

(2017)  | 9783319517827 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 576pp | Availability last checked: 24/5/2017
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Introduction Heike I. Petermann, Peter S. Harper, and Susanne DoetzPart I Workshops on the History of Human GeneticsThe International Workshops on Genetics, Medicine and History:An Overview, 2003–2015Peter S. Harper and Heike I. PetermannPart II Beginning of Human GeneticsAncestral Concepts of...

Basics of animal communication : interaction, signalling and sensemaking in the animal kingdom.

Martinelli, Dario.

(2017)  | 9781443881708 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 161.95 (inc. GST), AUD 147.23 (ex. GST),
"This volume represents a short, yet systematic introduction to the topic of "animal communication", in a way that blends natural sciences and humanities into a multidisciplinary approach. It is structured in a way that allows students and teachers in this field to employ it as a useful pedagogical...


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