Search results for: elseviers-dictionary-of-amphibians

Elsevier s Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology

Author : D.C. Wareham
File Size : 79.45 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 867
Read : 696
Download »
The dictionary is a compilation of clear, concise and informative definitions of the characteristic vocabulary commonly encountered and used by herpetologists when discussing, reading, or writing about reptiles and amphibians. It is intended for all those who have an interest in these animals, from the amateur hobbyist who may find himself faced with what can be a rather intimidating scientific term or technical expression, to the trained zoologist who may sometimes have doubts over the exact meaning of a particular term. It will, it is hoped, not only be a useful source of reference to all who are either actively or passively involved in some aspects of herpetology whether they be keepers, curators, breeders, researchers, teachers or students, but an interesting read as well.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Amphibians

Author : Murray Wrobel
File Size : 85.78 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 839
Read : 921
Download »
This dictionary lists the English, German, French and Italian names of amphibians occurring in Europe, North America, Canada, Central and Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the Indian Subcontinent, South East Asia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and the islands of the West Indies. It lists 5,367 scientific names of orders, families, genera, species and subspecies. The relevant order and family are shown for each term. The taxonomy is that used by the different authors of the sources.

Using the Biological Literature

Author : Diane Schmidt
File Size : 41.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 695
Read : 1275
Download »
The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Medicine and Biology

Author : G. Konstantinidis
File Size : 86.29 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 281
Read : 1155
Download »
Dictionaries are didactic books used as consultation instruments for self-teaching. They are composed by an ordered set of linguistic units which reflects a double structure, the macrostructure which correspond to the word list and the microstructure that refers to the contents of each lemma. The great value of dictionaries nests in the fact that they establish a standard nomenclature and prevent in that way the appearance of new useless synonyms. This dictionary contains a total of about 27.500 main English entries, and over of 130.000 translations that should normally sufficiently cover all fields of life sciences. The basic criteria used to accept a word a part of the dictionary during the development period in order of importance were usage, up-to-dateness, specificity, simplicity and conceptual relationships. The dictionary meets the standards of higher education and covers all main fields of life sciences by setting its primary focus on the vastly developing fields of cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, developmental biology, microbiology, genetics and also the fields of human anatomy, histology, pathology, physiology, zoology and botany. The fields of ecology, paleontology, systematics, evolution, biostatistics, plant physiology, plant anatomy, plant histology, biometry and lab techniques have been sufficiently covered but in a more general manner. The latest Latin international anatomical terminology "Terminologia Anatomica" or "TA" has been fully incorporated and all anatomical entries have been given their international Latin TA synonym. This dictionary will be a valuable and helpful tool for all scientists, teachers, students and generally all those that work within the fields of life sciences.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Aquatic Biology

Author : A. N. Smirnov
File Size : 58.84 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 175
Read : 162
Download »
Elsevier's Dictionary of Aquatic Biology contains terms related to marine and freshwater animals and plants and their environment. Terms from general biology and those related to water in some way or another are widely represented. Terms from the following applied fields are included: Water quality assessment, water purification, biotechnology, aquaculture, and - above all - commercial fisheries, and fish culture. Also included are main terms of laboratory technique and seamanship currently used in texts on fisheries and marine expeditions, as well as names of fishes, mammals, amphibians, waterfowl and water plants, and some geographical names, as far as they present difficulties for translation. The dictionary stems from the senior author's 40 years of experience as a professional translator and a professional biologist in the field of aquatic animals and plants. The junior author, a specialist in algology and mycology, also participated in all aspects of the compilation of this dictionary. This dictionary will be a useful tool for translators and scientists dealing with hydrobiology, ecology, oceanology, limnology, ichthyology, fisheries, and other applied fields. It will also contribute to a more precise understanding in this period of development of scientific and commercial communications between many countries of the world and Russia.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Soil Science

Author : A. Canarache
File Size : 62.19 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 423
Read : 344
Download »
This dictionary includes some 9200 terms, each with a definition and often and additional descriptive text in English, the terms being translated in French, German and Spanish. It is more complete than similar previously published dictionaries or glossaries, and contains all fields of soil science as well as some adjacent fields of other earth sciences, agriculture and engineering. Present concepts and definitions are detailed along with earlier concepts, not only for historical reasons but also for developing new ideas. Concepts, terms and definitions usual in literature of various countries are discussed and compared, to offer an appropriate exchange of ideas. Soil classifications and methodologies for soil investigation coming from a score of European, American and other countries and international organisations are presented, and correlations between names of soil taxa in different classifications are suggested. Readers active in all branches of soil science will find accessible answers to many of their questions, either directly referring to procedures used in the organisations where they work, or related to way of thinking in other countries. Readers active in other branches, but needing information on soils, will also find answers to this dictionary of great assistance to their research. * Over 9200 terms with definitions in English and translations in French, German, Spanish * Includes all fields of soil science and many connected sciences * All present-day terminology with inclusion of earlier, classical concepts and terms * Terminology in current USDA Soil Taxonomy, FAO World Reference Base or Soil Resources, and other documents from different countries Granted the "N.Cernescu" award from the Romanian Academy on Agricultural and Forestry Sciences

Elsevier s Dictionary of Geography

Author : Vladimir Kotlyakov
File Size : 35.21 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 674
Read : 1325
Download »
Geography is a system of highly developed sciences about the environment. Geographical science embracing the study of the Earth's physical phenomena, people and their economic activities has always been in need of an extensive terminology. Geographical terms are related to the terms of natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, etc.) and humanities (history, economics, sociology, etc.) since geography is based on these fundamental subjects. Geography includes a number of disciplines and subdivisions which appeared along with the development of the science In spite of being very different geographical disciplines have some common tools of investigation which is maps, comparative method of exploration, remote sensing, geoinformation systems. Today very well developed terminologies of all the specialist fields of geography and related subjects exist in the main world languages. However, they are not always well-correlated. Nowadays geographical terminology requires unification and international correlation more than ever before. Hence the idea of compiling a multilingual polydisciplinary dictionary. The Dictionary consists of the basic table of terms arranged according to the order of the English alphabet with each term numbered. Each entry consists of the term in English and its equivalents in Russian, French, German, Spanish. Short definitions of terms are given in English and in Russian. The terms are supplied with the necessary grammar labels, such as gender of nouns, plural number, etc. The Dictionary combines two functions: that of a defining dictionary and that of a bilingual dictionary. These two functions are basically contradictory because usually the defining dictionary is aimed at giving one meaning of the word which is the main and essential one, while the bilingual dictionary tries to give different equivalents of a given word in the other language in order to supply the user with maximum possible translations, differing in the shades of meanings, thus giving him the possibility to choose the appropriate word. But in our Dictionary we intentionally decided to combine the two functions – defining and multilingual, because a short definition of the term and equivalents in other languages help to achieve our main aim which consists in showing the basic geographical terminology and harmonizing it in several languages. Having this into consideration we deliberately mixed two types of dictionaries in one. Organized alphabetically via English Provides short definition of geographical terms in English and Russian Includes multilingual translation of terms from English to Russian, French, German, Spanish

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author : J. Richard Blanchard
File Size : 55.44 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 338
Read : 216
Download »
This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1981.

Essential Dewey

Author : J. H. Bowman
File Size : 76.20 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 645
Read : 899
Download »
In this book, John Bowman helps novice and out-of-practice classifiers to understand how to use Dewey to classify works. He outlines the content of the scheme and its structure and then, through worked examples based on real and imaginary titles, teaches readers how to use the scheme. Fully worked out answers and notes are provided. The book's contents include: introduction and background outline and description of the schedules how to classify simple subjects number-building, 1: standard subdivisions number-building, 2: other methods preference order exceptions special subjects how to cope with difficult items WebDewey. Readership: Written in an engaging and direct style and as a sister publication to the best-selling Essential Cataloguing, this text is ideal for library students, public, school and solo librarians and classifiers who are just starting to use Dewey and want some simple examples.

Elsevier s Dictionary of Chemoetymology

Author : Alexander Senning
File Size : 75.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 106
Read : 898
Download »
Noting a marked lack of comprehensiveness and/or contemporaneity among typical reference works on chemical etymology, as well as a somewhat spotty coverage of chemical terms and their etymology in comprehensive dictionaries and textbooks the author decided to write an up-to-date desk reference on chemical etymology which would satisfy the needs of casual readers as well as those of more demanding users of etymological lore. Characteristic user-friendly features of the present work include avoidance of cumbersome abbreviations, avoidance of entries in foreign alphabets, and a broad coverage of all chemical disciplines including mineralogy. Biological, medical, geological, physical and mathematical terms are only considered where they appear of interest to mainstream chemists. This book does not provide definitions of terms (unless required in the etymological context) nor guidance as to the timeliness of different nomenclature systems. The typical user will from the outset be well aware of the exact meaning of the terms he or she focuses on and only require the etymological background to be used. Examples of sources which have been drawn upon in the preparation of this book, apart from the extremely useful Internet resource Google, are listed, but an exhausting enumeration would be tiresome and impractical.. * an up-to-date desk reference on chemical etymology * characteristic user-friendly features * broad coverage of all chemical disciplines

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice Small Animal Exotic Pet Medicine E Book

Author : Lesa Longley
File Size : 65.74 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 813
Read : 727
Download »
Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first opinion case and the referral. Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need. • new approach: clinical cases offering examination, treatment options, clinical tips relevant for the general small animal veterinary practitioner – all case descriptions based on common template • offers synoptic, easy accessible and essential information • provides essential information on selected topics • authorship ensures accuracy of information • relevant to all general practitioners • written to increase the skill and practice the general veterinary practitioner • intend to meet CPD-need, but focus on: differential diagnosis and practical case handling • offers self-assessment features at the end of every chapter making it relevant for veterinary students as well • broad readership: practitioners and students indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Vets’; nurses indicated in the text by ‘Notes for Nurses’ and pet owners indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Pet Owners’ • handy format with flexi cover • species covered to be limited to cats, dogs and rabbits • full colour throughout

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
File Size : 20.30 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 580
Read : 836
Download »

Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles

Author : American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Herpetological Catalogue Committee
File Size : 35.55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 849
Read : 289
Download »

American Entomologist

Author :
File Size : 21.66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 902
Read : 423
Download »

Dictionary of Dictionaries

Author : Thomas Kabdebo
File Size : 24.46 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 923
Read : 338
Download »

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
File Size : 86.46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 559
Read : 253
Download »
1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

American Book Publishing Record

Author :
File Size : 62.83 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 886
Read : 1127
Download »

Science and Engineering Literature

Author : Harold Robert Malinowsky
File Size : 81.74 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 697
Read : 402
Download »
A compilation of bibliographies, periodicals, technical reports, patents, proceedings, translations, dissertations, treatises, guides, handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, biographies and directories on the following subjects: mathematics, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geoscience, environmental sciences, biology, biomedicine, engineering, the history of science and science literature and the science of librarianship.

Elsevier s Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Medicine

Author : Angelo Francis Dorian
File Size : 64.70 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 800
Read : 1217
Download »
Intended for medical and scientific personnel. The first section is an alphabetical listing of over 11,000 English-language entries with concise definitions and word or phrase equivalents in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Indexes for these languages refer to the entry numbers in the English section

Science and Technology Annual Reference Review

Author :
File Size : 87.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 620
Read : 173
Download »