Integrated Principles of Zoology


Author: Allan Larson,David J Eisenhour, Professor PhD,Cleveland P Hickman, Jr., Emeritus,Susan L. Keen,Helen I'Anson,Larry S Roberts

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073524214

Category: Science

Page: 912

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Emphasizing the central role of evolution in generating diversity, this best-selling text describes animal life and the fascinating adaptations that enable animals to inhabit so many ecological niches. Featuring high quality illustrations and photographs set within an engaging narrative, Integrated Principles of Zoology is considered the standard by which other texts are measured. With its comprehensive coverage of biological and zoological principles, mechanisms of evolution, diversity, physiology, and ecology, organized into five parts for easy access, this text is suitable for one- or two-semester introductory courses.

Marine Biology


Author: Peter Castro,Michael Huber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259162508


Page: 480

View: 6250

Evolution and Ecology of the Organism


Author: Michael Robertson Rose,Laurence D. Mueller

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130104045

Category: Science

Page: 693

View: 9815

This text introduces biology majors to the basic concepts of the fields comprising Darwinian biology: population genetics, population ecology, community ecology, macroevolution, physiological ecology, systematics, and functional morphology.

Essential Readings in Evolutionary Biology


Author: Francisco J. Ayala,Francisco José Ayala,John C. Avise

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421413051

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 4919

Traces scholarly thought from the nineteenth-century birth of evolutionary biology to the mapping of the human genome through forty-eight essays, arranged in chronological order, each preceded by a one-page essay that explains the significance of the chosen work.

Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology


Author: David Westneat

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195331931

Category: Science

Page: 641

View: 5912

Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology presents a comprehensive treatment of theevolutionary and ecological processes shaping behavior across a wide array of organisms and a diverse set of behaviors and is suitable as a graduate-level text and as a sourcebook for professional scientists.

Loose Leaf for Marine Biology


Author: Michael E. Huber, Dr.,Peter Castro

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781260162578

Category: Science

Page: 496

View: 9603

Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors. Authors Castro and Huber have made a special effort to include solid basic science content needed in a general education course, including the fundamental principles of biology, the physical sciences, and the scientific method. This science coverage is integrated with a stimulating, up-to-date overview of marine biology.

Animal Diversity


Author: Larry Roberts,David Eisenhour,Allan Larson,Susan Keen,Jr. Hickman, Cleveland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073524252

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 9904

This text provides a concise introduction to the field of animal biology. Readers discover general principles of evolution, ecology, classification, systematics, and animal body plans. After these introductory chapters, readers delve into the biology of all groups of animals. The basic features of each group are discussed, along with evolutionary relationships among group members. Chapter highlights include newly discovered features of animals as they relate to ecology, conservation biology, and value to human society. Regular updates to the phylogenies within the book keep it current.

Theoretical Ecology

Principles and Applications


Author: Robert May

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199209995

Category: Computers

Page: 257

View: 657

Robert May's seminal book has played a central role in the development of ecological science. Originally published in 1976, this influential text has overseen the transition of ecology from an observational and descriptive subject to one with a solid conceptual core. Indeed, it is a testament to its influence that a great deal of the novel material presented in the earlier editions has now been incorporated into standard undergraduate textbooks. It is now a quarter of a century since the publication of the second edition, and a thorough revision is timely. Theoretical Ecology provides a succinct, up-to-date overview of the field set in the context of applications, thereby bridging the traditional division of theory and practice. It describes the recent advances in our understanding of how interacting populations of plants and animals change over time and space, in response to natural or human-created disturbance. In an integrated way, initial chapters give an account of the basic principles governing the structure, function, and temporal and spatial dynamics of populations and communities of plants and animals. Later chapters outline applications of these ideas to practical issues including fisheries, infectious diseases, tomorrow's food supplies, climate change, and conservation biology. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on questions which as yet remain unanswered. The editors have invited the top scientists in the field to collaborate with the next generation of theoretical ecologists. The result is an accessible, advanced textbook suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students as well as researchers in the fields of ecology, mathematical biology, environment and resources management. It will also be of interest to the general reader seeking a better understanding of a range of global environmental problems.


Principles and Applications


Author: J. L. Chapman,M. J. Reiss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588027

Category: Nature

Page: 330

View: 345

The second edition has been brought up to date with current syllabuses by the addition of further material on the key issue of conservation providing coverage of the principles of conservation and using case studies to provide examples of conservation policies in practice.



Author: Stephen Miller,John Harley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259324230


Page: 640

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Principles of Botany


Author: Gordon Uno,Richard Storey,Randy Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072416299

Category: Botany

Page: 552

View: 7175

CD-ROM includes: Release 2.0 with 465 line art drawings and 604 photos. Allows for import of of images t create of custom slide shows and multimedia presentations.

Pillars of Evolution

Fundamental Principles of the Eco-evolutionary Process


Author: Douglas W. Morris,Per Lundberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198568800

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 2613

Changes the conceptual hierarchy between biology and evolution, providing new insights into biology and philosophy. It introduces the science of 'evology' and defines its six core themes of mechanics, dynamics, pattern, structure, function, and scale.

Landscape Bionomics Biological-Integrated Landscape Ecology


Author: Vittorio Ingegnoli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 8847052262

Category: Science

Page: 431

View: 6596

"Landscape Bionomics,” or “Bio-integrated Landscape Ecology,” radically transforms the main principles of traditional Landscape Ecology by recognizing the landscape as a living entity rather than merely the spatial distribution of species and communities on the territory, often analysed in separate themes (water, species, pollution, etc.). To be more exact, the landscape is identified as the "life organization integrating a set of plants, animals and human communities and its system of natural, semi-natural, and human cultural ecosystems in a certain spatial configuration." This new perspective inevitably leads to significant changes in how to assess and manage the environment. This book represents the culmination of an endeavor begun by the author, with the support of Richard Forman and Zev Naveh, more than a dozen years ago. It builds on the author’s previous successful publication, Landscape Ecology, A Widening Foundation, by addressing a range of additional topics and discussing the new theoretical and methodological concepts that have emerged during the past decade of research. Particular attention is paid to the fact that interventions in the landscape can be made with the best intentions yet cause serious damage! Against this background, the author explains the need to study "landscape units" by applying methods comparable to those used in clinical diagnosis – hence ecologists can be viewed as the “physicians” of ecological systems.

The Discovery of Evolution


Author: David Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868033

Category: Science

Page: 281

View: 2305

A compelling journey of discovery uncovering some of the mysteries of evolution.

Land and Land Appraisal


Author: R.O. Whyte

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401015775

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 9631

This book is designed to present those principles and techniques for land appraisal which are applicable to all developing countries. Examples of specific situations in which these techniques have been or might be adopted are taken primarily from monsoonal and equatorial Asia. It is in this region that the land/food/population problem is most acute. It is also the writer's region of specialization; over the past ten years out of a total of some twenty-five years working in or closely concerned with Asia, an attempt has been made to examine the major problems ofland potential in relation to rural economy and nutrition in the whole region, and in particular to show to what extent its different parts resemble or differ from each other. The geographical scope comprises mainland southern, southeast and east Asia, from Pakistan to the People's Republic of China and Korea, with the insular monsoonal and equatorial lands of Sri Lanka, Indonesia, East Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Japan (part). International and bilateral agencies and specialists outside Asia repeatedly insist that Asia must learn to feed itself from the produce of its own land, or from imported foods paid for by the exports of primary and secondary commodities and of manufactured products to the developed world.

A Photographic Atlas for the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory


Author: Kent M. Van De Graaff,David A. Morton,John L. Crawley

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617310050

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 4362

Designed for all students taking courses in human anatomy and physiology. This full-color atlas can accompany and augment any anatomy and physiology textbook and contains cat, fetal pig, and rat dissection photographs.

Biology Through the Eyes of Faith

Christian College Coalition Series


Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062292188

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 7723

Newly Revised The Council of Christian Colleges and Universities Series Stressing the biblical message of stewardship, biologist Richard T. Wright celebrates the study of God's creation and examines the interaction of the life sciences with society in medicine, genetics, and the environment. The author brings a biblical perspective to theories on origins, contrasting creationism, intelligent design, and evolution. Highlighting the unique nature of biology and its interaction with Christian thought, Wright demonstrates that Christian stewardship can be the key to a sustainable future. This comprehensive work, one of a series cosponsored by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, addresses the needs of the Christian student of biology to align science and faith. It demonstrates that the study of biology penetrates to the core of human existence and has much to contribute to the construction of a consistent Christian worldview.

Ecology and Evolution of Flowers


Author: Lawrence D. Harder,Spencer C.H. Barrett

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198570856

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 439

Floral biology, floral function, sexual systems, diversification.

Environmental Biology

Principles of Ecology


Author: P. S. Verma,V. K. Agarwal

Publisher: S. Chand

ISBN: 9788121908597


Page: 591

View: 9177