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Wild Animal Skins in Victorian Britain: Zoos, Collections, Portraits, and Maps

What did the 13th Earl of Derby, his twenty-two-year-old niece, Manchester’s Belle Vue Zoo, and even some ordinary laborers all have in common? All were avid collectors and exhibitors of exotic, and frequently unruly, specimens. In her study of Britain’s craze for natural history collecting, Ann C. Colley makes extensive use of archival materials to examine the challenges, preoccupations, and disordered circumstances that attended th...

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Clinical Examination of Farm Animals

Clinical examination is a fundamental part of the process of veterinary diagnosis. Without a proficient clinical examination and an accurate diagnosis it is unlikely that the treatment, control, prognosis and welfare of animals will be optimised. This book will assist veterinary students in their understanding of farm animal clinical examination and act as a quick reference for clinicians who are called upon to examine an unfamiliar ...

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Drug Stereochemistry: Analytical Methods and Pharmacology (3d Edition)

Drug Stereochemistry: Analytical Methods and Pharmacology, Third Edition covers all aspects of chiral drugs from academic, governmental, industrial, and clinical perspectives, reflecting the many advances in techniques and methodology. Topics include: The use of enzymes in the synthesis and resolution of enantiometrically pure compounds in drug discovery   How stereochemistry impacts decisions made in the absorption, distributio...

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Wisdom for Hen Keepers

A comprehensive collection of 500 tips written by poultry expert Chris Graham covers all aspects of keeping chickens including: Becoming a Hen Keeper; Housing and Equipment; Choosing Chickens; Feeding Chickens; Eggs and Meat; Flock Needs; Breeding and Showing; and, Ailments.

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The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations

Based on three years of study in the Serengeti National Park, George B. Schaller’s The Serengeti Lion describes the vast impact of the lion and other predators on the vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle for which the area is famous. The most comprehensive book available on the lion, this classic work includes the author’s findings on all aspects of lion behavior, including its social system, population dynamics, hunting beha...

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The Politically Incorrect Guide to Hunting

Why the Left's anti-hunting propaganda is dead wrong! Nothing is more hated--and more misunderstood--by the trendy Left than hunting. But now intrepid hunter and pro-hunting activist Frank Miniter sets the record straight. In The Politically Incorrect Guide(tm) to Hunting, he details the concrete benefits that hunting provides to all of us--even how it helps the environment. Speaking with wildlife biologists, hunters, farmers, anti-h...

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Spider Physiology and Behaviour

This latest volume in this series contains articles on Arachnid Physiology and Behaviour.The papers in this special issue give rise to key themes for the future. Contributions from the leading researchers in entomology Discusses arachnid physiology and behavior Includes in-depth reviews with valuable information for a variety of entomology disciplines

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Fische von Steve Parker

Die ersten Fische schwammen bereits vor etwa 500 Millionen Jahren im Wasser. Sie sind faszinierende Lebewesen, perfekt gebaut für ein Leben im Wasser. Welche Fische gibt es und wie atmen sie? Warum brüten afrikanische Buntbarsche ihre Eier im Maul aus? Warum haben Fische Schuppen?