One of the only books to treat the whole spider, from its behavior and physiology to its neurobiology and reproductive characteristics, Biology of Spiders is considered a classic in spider literature. First published in German in 1979, the book is now in its third edition, and has established itself as the supreme authority on these fascinating creatures.
Containing five hundred new references, this book incorporates the latest research while dispelling many oft-heard myths and misconceptions that surround spiders. Of special interest are chapters on the structure and function of spider webs and silk, as well as those on spider venom. A new subchapter on tarantulas will appeal especially to tarantula keepers and breeders.
The highly accessible text is supplemented by exceptional, high-quality photographs, many of them originals, and detailed diagrams. It will be of interest to arachnologists, entomologists, and zoologists, as well as to academics, students of biology, and the general reader curious about spiders.
Thomas O. McCracken - Robert A. Kainer - David Carlson - Color Atlas of Small Animal Anatomy
This new resource provides a basic foundation in small animal anatomy for students of veterinary medicine, animal science, and veterinary technology. Extraordinary accuracy and beautiful original artwork make this a truly unique learning tool that includes the anatomy of all organ systems in the dog, cat, rabbit, rat, and guinea pig - all described in a consistent manner. Learning features include: carefully selected labeling helps students learn and remember structures and relationships; male and female of species are depicted on facing pages so topographic anatomy can be compared; structures common to various animals are labeled several times, whereas unique structures are labeled on one or two species so students can make rapid distinctions of the structures peculiar to certain animals; and an introduction that provides readers with a background in nomenclature and anatomic orientation so they can benefit from the atlas even if they lack training in anatomy. The Atlas depicts topographic relationships of major organs in a simple, yet technically accurate presentation that's free from extraneous material so that those using the atlas can concentrate on the essential aspects of anatomy. It will be an invaluable resource for veterinary students, teachers and practitioners alike.
Astri Leroy - John Leroy - Spiders of Southern Africa
Spiders of southern Africa provides sharp insight into the complex, often mysterious and always fascinating world of spiders. This edition has been revised and updated to reflect the latest available taxonomic information. It covers a wide range of topics: informative features on the origins of arachnids, their bewildering variety, their classification into families and genera and their invertebrate relatives; a study of the physical and behavioural characteristics of spiders, the main groups and dangerous species, and a chapter on finding and studying spiders. Species accounts detail the most commonly seen and most interesting spiders of the region.Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, the body text is supplemented by a variety of special-interest panels, making it both informative and user-friendly.
Steven M. Goodman - Jonathan P. Benstead - The Natural History of Madagascar
Separated from the mainland of Africa fro 160 million years, Madagascar offers an incredible wealth of biodiversity, with thousands of species that can be found nowhere else on earth. The Natural History of Madagascar provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date synthesis available of this island nation's priceless biological treasures. Contributions by nearly three hundred experts from around the world cover the history of scientific exploration in Madagascar, its geology, climate, forest and human ecology, as well as marine and coastal ecosystems. Detailed discussions of conservation efforts also highlight several successful reserve programs that could serve as models for other areas. With over one hundred color illustrations and fifty color photos by nature photographer Harald Schütz, The Natural History of Madagascar is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the Malagasy environment.
John L. Capinera - Insects and Wildlife
Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals provides a comprehensive overview of the interrelationships of insects and wildlife. It serves as an introduction to insects and other arthropods for wildlife management and other vertebrate biology students, and emphasizes the importance of insects to wild vertebrate animals. The book emphasizes how insects exert important influences on wildlife habitat suitability and wildlife population sustainability, including their direct and indirect effects on wildlife health. Among the important topics covered are: the importance of insects as food items for vertebrate animals; the role of arthropods as determinants of ecosystem health and productivity; the ability of arthropods to transmit disease-causing agents; an overview of representative disease-causing agents transmitted by arthropods; arthropods as pests and parasites of vertebrates; the hazards to wildlife associated with using using pesticides to protect against insect damage; insect management using techniques other than pesticides; the importance of insect conservation and how insects influence wildlife conservation.
Ismeretlen szerző - Encyclopedia of Entomology
The Encyclopedia of Entomology provides a detailed, global overview of insects and their close relatives, including taxonomy, behavior, ecology, physiology, history, and management. It covers all the major groups of arthropods, as well as many important families and individual species. The encyclopedia also covers physiology, genetics, ecology, behavior, insect relationships with people, medical entomology, and pest management.
Ismeretlen szerző - World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation
Despite the dedicated efforts of many individuals and organizations, the great apes - our closest living relatives - are in danger of extinction. This sweeping atlas provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about all six species of great apes - chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, eastern gorilla, and westend gorilla. Created in association with the United Nations Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP), this book gives a thorough background on behavior and ecology for each species, including detailed habitat requirements, the apes' ecological role, and the possible consequences of their decline. World Atlas of Great Apes also offers a full description of the threats, current conservation efforts, and additional protection needed for each species across its entire range. Many full-color maps and illustrations make the abundance of information accessible to a broad readership, from specialist and policymakers to general readers concerned about the survival of these charismatic primates. This book represents the work of a dinamyc alliance of many of the world's leading great ape research and conservation organizations. Bringing together United Nations agencies, governments, foundations, and private-sector interests, the project aims to raise the international profile of great ape conservation and to build the political will for further action. Readers learn what work is being done by specific organizations in support of great ape conservation and where conservation is most likely to be effective.
Ismeretlen szerző - Insect Symbiosis 3.
The associations between insects and microorganisms, while pervasive and of paramount ecological importance, have been relatively poorly understood. The third book in this set, Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3, complements the previous volumes in exploring this somewhat uncharted territory. Like its predecessors, Volume 3 illustrates how symbiosis research has important ramifications for evolutionary biology, microbiology, parasitology, physiology, genetics, and animal behavior, and is especially relevant to the control of agricultural and disease-carrying pests worldwide. Insect Symbiosis, Volume 3, includes pioneering chapters on Paratransgenesis in termites, Bacterial symbionts in anopheles spp. and other mosquito vectors, Endosymbionts of lice, and the Structure and function of the bacterial community associated with the Mediterranean fruit fly. These individual studies suggest practical applications in pest control involving novel, pesticide-free, biological control approaches. This new volume adds to the growing body of knowledge on the ubiquitous endosymbiont Wolbachia. This bacterial genus and its potential as a weapon against insect pests and vectors have been covered in the first two volumes of Insect Symbiosis. Volume 3 contains chapters on Wolbachia and anopheles mosquitoes, Feminizing Wolbachia and the evolution of sex determination in isopods, and Wolbachia–induced sex reversal in Lepidoptera. The book examines symbiotic relationships in the context of how host organisms recognize their own cells as self and other cells or potentially parasitic or pathogenic organisms as nonself, allowing researchers to make predictions of compatible and incompatible interactions. Following in the tradition of the first two volumes, this book serves as a great reference on host-parasitic relationships for professionals from a broad range of disciplines.
Arthur V. Evans - Insects and Spiders
"Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Insects and Spiders" offers readers comprehensive and easy-to-use information on Earth's bugs. Entries are arranged by taxonomy, the science through which living things are classified into related groups. Each entry includes sections on physical characteristics; geographic range; habitat; diet; behavior and reproduction; insects, spiders and people; and conservation status. Family entries are followed by one or more species accounts and a range map and photo or illustration for nearly every species. Entries conclude with a list of books, periodicals, and Web sites that may be used for further research. Each volume of "Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Insects and Spiders" includes a pronunciation guide for scientific names, a glossary, an overview of insects and spiders, a list of species in the set by biome, a list of species by geographic location, and an index. The two volume set has 250 full-color maps, photos, and illustrations to enliven the text, and sidebars provide additional facts and related information.
Ismeretlen szerző - Insect Symbiosis
Insect Symbiosis summarizes the current knowledge of the relationship between symbiotic organisms and their insect hosts and provides an unparalleled analysis of cutting-edge research on this issue. Findings from international experts reveal possible new ways to control disease-carrying insects and agricultural pests worldwide. An examination of Wolbachia, considered by many as a vehicle to deliver anti-malarial and anti-plant virus strategies, is also included. Written by an interdisciplinary team of experts, this book serves as a great reference on host-parasitic relationships for professionals from a broad range of fields.
Paul D. Brock - Jack W. Hasenpusch - The Complete Field Guide to Stick and Leaf Insects of Australia
Australia has a rich diversity of phasmids—otherwise known as stick and leaf insects. Most of them are endemic, few have been studied and new species continue to be found. Stick insects are, by far, Australia’s longest insects—some of them reach up to 300 mm in body length and more than 500 mm including outstretched legs. Many stick insects are very colorful and some have quite elaborate, defensive behavior. Increasingly they are being kept as pets. This is the first book on Australian phasmids for nearly 200 years. It includes photographs and distribution maps for all species, notes on their ecology and biology as well as identification keys suitable for novices or professionals.
Orin McMonigle - Pillbugs and Other Isopods
The pillbug and its relatives are beloved the world over by children-in this text they get their due for adults. Spectacular cultivars and amazing species represent an often forgotten group of backyard arthropods. In recent years the beautiful peach pillbug, zebra armadillo-bug, and Dalmatian isopod, among others, have burst on the scene in a growing hobby. Their use as feeders for herps and invertebrates combined with spectacular clean-up crew attributes for terrariums and paludariums may be the main assets of the isopod, but after learning about these spectacular beauties, their simple husbandry, and historical cultivation, the child inside may fall in love again.
Orin McMonigle - Breeding the World's Largest Living Arachnid
What arachnologist worth his salt could forget the arachnid with a two-foot legspan? The Order Amblypygi not only contains world record species, but also some of the most improbable and unbelievable looking members of the Class Arachnida. Otherwise known as whipspiders, these creatures appear to have been formed in the deep recesses of a human nightmare, and yet are the only large arachnids that are entirely harmless to humans. Predatory whipspiders display advanced social behaviors and externally visible reproductive biology of immense complexity. This text presents cutting edge biological details, supporting Scanning Electron Micrographs, and unparalleled captive reproduction information with photographic documentation.
Orin McMonigle - Allpet Roaches
A pet cockroach care guide as written by the hobby's most influential keeper, and pet bug book author, Orin McMonigle.
Miriam Fields-Babineau - A kutyakiképzés alapjai
Társalogjon sikeresen a kutyájával, és meglátja, hamarosan azt fogja tenni, amit kér. Akár szobatisztaságra, követésre, ülésre megtanítja, akár azt szeretné, hogy odajöjjön, játsszon vagy trükköket mutasson be, ebben a könyvben megtalálja majd a megfelelő kiképzési módszereket. A gyors és hosszan tartó eredményesség kulcsa a dicséret, nem pedig a kutya játékokkal vagy jutalom falatkákkal történő elkényeztetése. Tanulja meg hatékonyan alkalmazni beszédét és testbeszédét, és sajátítsa el a kutya testbeszédét is. Lelje örömét abban, hogy feltárja kedvence különleges személyiségét, érvelőkészségét és humorérzékét. Ez a színes útmutató mindemellett számos egyéb tudnivalót tartogat a kutya- és kölyökgondozástól, a ketreces kiképzéstől és ápolástól a testmozgáson át egészen a kutya társas fejlődéséig. Különleges meglepetésként táblázataink segítségével 75 kutyafajta eltérő ápolási és mozgásigényét tárjuk fel önöknek. Próbálja ki ön is ezt a könnyen használható és teljességre törekvő útmutatót. Kezdje az újszülött kutyusok gondozásáról szóló ötletek olvasásával, majd térjen át a mintegy nyolchetes szabályozott kiképzési programra, ami előkészíti kutyáját az egész életen át tartó tanulásra. S ami a legnagyszerűbb, hogy kutyájának kiképzését gyakorlatilag bármely életkorban elkezdheti, mert - félretéve a régi mondást - nem igaz az, hogy "öreg kutyának nem lehet új trükköt tanítani". Miriam Fields-Babineau állatkiképző szakember, valamint a Training Unlimited nevű cég tulajdonosa, amely bemutatókra képezi ki az állatokat, tulajdonosaikat pedig arra tanítja, miként kell kedvenceiket megmutatni másoknak. Az írónő számos televíziós és rádiós műsor meghívott vendégeként ismert, írásai pedig országszerte újságok és képes folyóiratok oldalain jelentek meg. Miriam családjával, két kutyájával, két macskájával és lovával Virginiában él.
Örösi Pál Zoltán - Méhek között
Hetedszer kerül az olvasók kezébe ez a méhészek körében méltán népszerű könyv. Az új kiadás tenyésztéssel és anyaneveléssel foglalkozó fejezetei bővültek lényegesebben, de többi fejezete is bővült, illetve korszerűsödött az új kutatási eredmények és gyakorlati fogások ismertetésével. A könyv felépítésében, előadásmódjában nem változott. Ugyanolyan érdekes, olvasmányos, szórakoztató és mégis igényes szakkönyv, mint az előző, nagy sikerű kiadások. A szerző bevezeti az olvasót a méhcsalád csodálatos szervezettségű életébe. A kutató éleslátásával, de a gyakorlati méhész szemszögéből nézve írja le a méhek gyűjtő ösztönét, szokásait, munkamegosztásukat. Az életjelenségek leírása kapcsán ismerteti a méhek életkörülményeit, elhelyezésüket, a méhlegelőket stb. A kezdő kisméhésztől a kutatóig mindenki részletes útmutatást talál a könyvben méhészettel kapcsolatos problémáira. Egyben szórakoztató ismeretterjesztő leírás is. Nyelvezete mindenki számára érthető. A kevéssé olvasott méhésznek 449 ötletes, egyszerű kép magyarázza a fogalmakat, tennivalókat. Az elfáradt olvasó figyelmét egy-egy tréfás kép frissíti fel. A könyv használatában részletes név- és tárgymutató segíti az érdeklődőt.
Salánki J. - S.-Rózsa K. - Neurobiology of Invertebrates
Invertebrate animals have been used in the past with great success for studying both elementary and complex mechanisms of neuronal regulation. Numerous important discoveries have been achieved with invertebrate preparations and new techniques have evolved which have contributed significantly to a better understanding of the function of the vertebrate brain. The present volume contains the lectures delivered at the Symposium of the international Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology. On the Symposium the latest results attained on the nervous system of worms, molluscs and arthropods were presented by neurobiologists from 15 countries of four Continents. The papers deal with the electrophysiological properties of the neuronal membrane and ionic channels, localization and action of signal molecules at cellular and brain level including modulatory functions and their coexistence, organization of neuronal networks and parallel processing in simple nervous systems, regulation of complex acts and behavioural phenomena. Several papers deal with questions related to neuroimmunology in invertebrates. The results give an insight into the progress achieved in invertebrate neurobiology over the past few years. The volume is a useful source not only for experts involved in the invertebrate nervous systems but also for neurobiologists in general, and for university students and teachers as well.
Ismeretlen szerző - Insect Symbiosis 2.
Summarizing current knowledge on symbiotic organisms in the biology of insects, Insect Symbiosis, Volume IIdescribes the diversity of symbiotic bacteria associated with pests such as whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, psyllids, and tsetse flies. The book illustrates how symbiosis research has important ramifications for evolutionary biology, physiology, parasitology, genetics, and animal behavior and is especially relevant to the control of agricultural and disease-carrying pests. In this second volume, a few repeat authors describe brand new aspects of their research, while a new group covers recently developing aspects of symbiotic relationships. The book includes updated information on Wolbachia biology and how it influences insect life, supplies two new examples of using symbionts in crop protection, and discusses the recent “bug in a bug” mealy bug case. The book provides analysis and synthesis of cutting-edge research in insect symbiosis that sheds light on the evolution of the host/symbiont relationship, and in turn, on the general study of evolution, physiology, and genetics.
David Grimaldi - Michael S. Engel - Evolution of the Insects
This book chronicles the complete evolutionary history of insects--their living diversity and relationships as well as 400 million years of fossils. Introductory sections cover the living species diversity of insects, methods of reconstructing evolutionary relationships, basic insect structure, and the diverse modes of insect fossilization and major fossil deposits. Major sections then explore the relationships and evolution of each order of hexapods. The volume also chronicles major episodes in the evolutionary history of insects from their modest beginnings in the Devonian and the origin of wings hundreds of millions of years before pterosaurs and birds to the impact of mass extinctions and the explosive radiation of angiosperms on insects, and how they evolved into the most complex societies in nature. Whereas other volumes focus on either living species or fossils, this is the first comprehensive synthesis of all aspects of insect evolution. Illustrated with 955 photo- and electron- micrographs, drawings, diagrams, and field photos, many in full color and virtually all of them original, this reference will appeal to anyone engaged with insect diversity--professional entomologists and students, insect and fossil collectors, and naturalists. David Grimaldi and Michael S. Engel have collectively published over 200 scientific articles and monographs on the relationships and fossil record of insects, including 10 articles in the journals Science, Nature, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. David Grimaldi is curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History and adjunct professor at Cornell University, Columbia University, and the City University of New York. David Grimaldi has traveled in 40 countries on 6 continents, collecting and studying recent species of insects and conducting fossil excavations. He is the author of Amber: Window to the Past (Abrams, 2003). Michael S. Engel is an assistant professor in the Division of Entomology at the University of Kansas; assistant curator at the Natural History Museum, University of Kansas; research associate of the American Museum of Natural History; and fellow of the Linnean Society of London. Engel has visited numerous countries for entomological and paleontological studies, doing most of his fieldwork in Central Asia, Asia Minor, and the Western Hemisphere.
Dr. Becze József - A nőivarú állatok szaporodásbiológiája
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Peter Jordan - The Complete Book of Mushrooms
A photographic A-Z of the most popular, edible mushrooms, seen both in their growing locations and in speciall commissioned close-up identification shots.