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Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Although the species is one of the fundamental units of biological classification, there is remarkably little consensus among biologists about what defines a species, even within distinct sub-disciplines. The literature of paleobiology, in particular, is littered with qualifiers and cautions about applying the term to the fossil record or equating such species with those recognized among living organisms. In Species and Speciation in...

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The Usborne Complete Book of the Human Body

Packed with photographs, computer-generated artwork, cut-aways and diagrams, this book on the human body will educate, fascinate and improve understanding of our miraculous bodies. From breathing to blood and muscles to metabolism, this book takes a look inside the human body, explaining how it works, how to keep it working and what may go wrong with it. It also asks questions that concern young readers and the choices they face in t...

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Aquaculture Ecosystems: Adaptability and Sustainability

Aquaculture Ecosystems contains a thorough and exciting synthesis of current information on aquaculture practices and substantial discussion of the way forward in transforming the aquaculture industry by improving its sustainability. This important book includes discussion of all the current major issues relating to aquaculture practices in relation to the ecology of their situations, environmental concerns, and details of how sustai...

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Biosensors and Biodetection: Methods and Protocols Volume 1

This volume provides comprehensive and detailed technical protocols on current biosensor and biodetection technologies and examples of their applications and capabilities.Chapters in Biosensors and Biodetection: Methods and Protocols, Volume 1: Optical-Based Detectors, Second Edition chapters focus on direct and indirect optical detectors including surface plasmon resonance, interferometric sensors, charge-coupled device (CCD) based ...

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Animal Movement: Statistical Models for Telemetry Data

The study of animal movement has always been a key element in ecological science, because it is inherently linked to critical processes that scale from individuals to populations and communities to ecosystems. Rapid improvements in biotelemetry data collection and processing technology have given rise to a variety of statistical methods for characterizing animal movement. The book serves as a comprehensive reference for the types of ...

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Molecular Communication

This comprehensive guide, by pioneers in the field, brings together, for the first time, everything a new researcher, graduate student or industry practitioner needs to get started in molecular communication. Written with accessibility in mind, it requires little background knowledge, and provides a detailed introduction to the relevant aspects of biology and information theory, as well as coverage of practical systems. The authors s...

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Reptile Ecology and Conservation:A Handbook of Techniques

This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles. The authors describe ecological sampling techniques and how they are implemented to monitor the conservation status and population trends of snakes, lizards, tuatara, turtles, and crocodilians t...

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Aranas viuda negra (Aranas)

Your skin is sure to crawl when you read all about black widow spiders! This title will get you as close as you'll ever want to be to this spider through beautiful full-bleed photographs. Beginning readers will love the simple, easy-to-read text, bolded glossary terms, and the More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

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Neotropical Biogeography

Neotropical Biogeography: Regionalization and Evolution presents the most comprehensive single-source treatment of the Neotropical region derived from evolutionary biogeographic studies. The book provides a biogeographic regionalization based on distributional patterns of plant and animal taxa, discusses biotic relationships drawn from track and cladistic biogeographic analyses, and identifies cenocrons (subsets of taxa within biotas...