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Conservation and the Genetics of Populations, 2nd edition

Loss of biodiversity is among the greatest problems facing the world today. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used to conserve species threatened with extinction, and to manage species of ecological or commercial importance. New molecular techniques, statistical methods, and computer programs,...

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Animals Erased: Discourse, Ecology, and Reconnection with the Natural World

Animals are disappearing, vanishing, and dying out—not just in the physical sense of becoming extinct, but in the sense of being erased from our consciousness. Increasingly, interactions with animals happen at a remove: mediated by nature programs, books, and cartoons; framed by the enclosures of zoos and aquariums; distanced by the museum cases that display lifeless bodies. In this thought-provoking book, Arran Stibbe takes us on a ...

50 idées fausses sur les serpents
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50 idées fausses sur les serpents

Au fil de ses voyages, l’auteure a collecté 50 fausses idées sur les serpents, des animaux mal aimés qui ont suscité maintes légendes et continuent à inspirer des rumeurs extravagantes. Elle combat ces croyances, faites de superstitions et de méconnaissance, grâce à des explications scientifiques bien vulgarisées et à plus de 150 photos mettant en valeur la beauté de ces animaux.

Mastitis Control
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Mastitis Control

Mastitis is one of the main health issues in dairy production. The losses are not only economic, but also issues such as animal health and welfare, milk quality, antibiotic usage and the image of the dairy sector are important reasons to focus on mastitis control. Accordingly, mastitis is a topic that is well-studied worldwide.Although the scope of the studies may vary from the smallest unit, the gene, to the largest unit, a whole co...

Handbook of COVID-19 Preventionand Treatment
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Handbook of COVID-19 Preventionand Treatment

This is an unprecedented global war, and mankind is facing the same enemy, the novel corona-virus. And the first battlefield is the hospital where our soldiers are the medical workers.To ensure that this war can be won, we must first make sure that our medical staff is guaranteed sufficient resources, including experience and technologies. Also, we need to make sure that the hospital is the battleground where we eliminate the virus, ...

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials
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Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

Most living carnivorous marsupials lead a secretive and solitary existence. From tiny insect eaters to the formidable Tasmanian Devil, Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials offers rare insight into the history and habits of these creatures – from their discovery by intrepid explorers and scientists to their unique life cycles and incredible ways of hunting prey. Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials provides a guide to the world’s ...

Animals in Colored Pencil: Learn to Draw Step by Step (How to Draw and Paint: Drawing)
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Animals in Colored Pencil: Learn to Draw Step by Step

This is an excellent book if you've never used coloured pencils before which I haven't. It shows several subjects from outline to finished design taking you through the different stages. You learn how to draw fur, feathers, scales etc. The only quibble I have is that the choice of subjects is not what I would have liked, some are billiant but others a bit obscure but I suspect this is to give you different techniques rather than alwa...

Der große Kosmos Naturführer Tiere und Pflanzen
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Der große Kosmos Naturführer Tiere und Pflanzen

Die Jubiläumsausgabe des Kosmos-Naturführers beinhaltet gleich zwei Bücher in einem festen Einband: Auf insgesamt fast 900 Seiten gibt es zunächst die Tiere, dann die Pflanzen Mitteleuropas zu entdecken. Wunderbar gelungen ist dabei die anschauliche Darstellung: Jeder Seite mit der Beschreibung von vier bis fünf Tieren oder Pflanzen ist eine zweite Seite mit den jeweiligen Farbfotos gegenübergestellt. Bei der Fülle der über 1.800 Art...

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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeding, Care, Facilities, 4th Edition

Lots of detailed information. Did what it was supposed to do: convince me that responsibly caring for sheep is more work than I am really interested in at the moment. But I have it on file for reference should that day arrive that I have too much time, money, and energy--and not enough cute, fluffy pasture animals. This is not a book with lots of romantic color pictures of lambs frolicking in green pastures that will lead you to an i...