Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish

Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish
Author: Bernardo Baldisserotto,Elisabeth Criscuolo Urbinati,J.E.P. Cyrino
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2019-11-09
ISBN 10: 0128158735
ISBN 13: 9780128158739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish Book Review:

Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish is the all-inclusive guide to fish species prevalent in the neotropical realm. It provides the most updated systematics, classification, anatomical, behavioral, genetic, and functioning systems information on freshwater neotropical fish species. This book begins by analyzing the differences in phylogeny, anatomy, and behaviour of neotropical fish. Systems such as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, reproductive, muscular, and endocrine are described in detail. This book also looks at the effects of stress on fish immune systems, and how color and pigmentation play into physiology and species differentiation. Biology and Physiology of Freshwater Neotropical Fish is a must-have for fish biologists and zoologists. Students in zoology, ichthyology, and fish farming will also find this book useful for its coverage of some of the world’s rarest and least-known fish species. Features chapters written by top neotropical fish researchers and specialists Discusses environmental effects on neotropical fishes, including climate change and pollution Details the phylogenetic occurrence of electroreceptors and electric organs in fish

Biological Resources of Water

Biological Resources of Water
Author: Sajal Ray
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2018-04-25
ISBN 10: 1789230802
ISBN 13: 9781789230802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Resources of Water Book Review:

The book is divided into two sections and represents the current trend of research in aquatic bioresource. In the section "Biology, Ecology and Physiological Chemistry", high-impact articles are contributed on reproduction, population genetics, evolution, biodiversity, biology and ecology of different aquatic faunas. Physiological chemistry of lipid, bioactive pharmaceuticals and chemical ecological aspects of aquatic organisms were discussed. In the section entitled "Conservation and Sustainable Management", authors highlighted conservation- and management-related issues of various bioresources in different regions of the earth. The book mentions the biological, ecological, physiological and genetic significance of aquatic organisms with resource potential. The authors stressed on rational utilisation and management of bioresource ensuring minimal damage of the aquatic ecosystem. This book would provide a direction towards sustainable ecological management of bioresource.

Fish Physiology The Physiology of Tropical Fishes

Fish Physiology  The Physiology of Tropical Fishes
Author: Adalberto Luis Val,Vera Maria Fonseca de Almeida e Val,David J. Randall
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780123504456
ISBN 13: 0123504457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fish Physiology The Physiology of Tropical Fishes Book Review:

The Physiology of Tropical Fishes is the 21st volume of the well-known Fish Physiology series and consists of 12 chapters. The purpose of the book is to consolidate and integrate what is known about tropical fishes (marine and freshwater species). The twelve chapters focus on the physiological adaptations acquired during the evolutionary process to cope with warm and shallow hypoxic waters from tropical and neotropical hydrographic basins as well as with the intertidal and coral reef habitats which occur in abundance in tropical seas. The special characteristics of tropical fish fauna will be issued in order to explain the tropical fish radiation, which gave rise to such extreme fish diversity. This present volume, is a voyage through the tropical region reviewing the fish diversity of the main tropical freshwater sheds, including the major tropical rivers and lakes, the major dams, and marine environments. State-of-the-art information on tropical fish physiology Written by specialists working in the Tropics Offers a diverse depiction of the various tropical fishes and the environment where they inhabit 12 innovative chapters covering a concise view of growth rate, biological rhythms, feeding plasticity, cardio-respiratory design and function, diversity of structure, and much more

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities
Author: Ro McConnell,R. H. Lowe-McConnell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1987-02-27
ISBN 10: 9780521280648
ISBN 13: 0521280648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities Book Review:

The result of compiling widely scattered research on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas. A comprehensive overview of the ecology of fish communities in freshwater as well as marine environments.

Biology of Fishes

Biology of Fishes
Author: Quentin Bone,Richard Moore
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2008-03-19
ISBN 10: 1134186312
ISBN 13: 9781134186310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of Fishes Book Review:

The VitalBook e-book version of Biology of Fishes is only available only in the US and Canada at the present time. To purchase or rent please visit http://store.vitalsource.com/show/978-1-1341-8631-0. The Third Edition of Biology of Fishes is chiefly about fish as remarkably efficient machines for coping with the many problems that life in wat

Citrus

Citrus
Author: Pierre Laszlo
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008-10
ISBN 10: 0226470288
ISBN 13: 9780226470283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citrus Book Review:

Laszlo traces the spectacular rise and spread of citrus across the globe, from southeast Asia in 4000 BC to modern Spain and Portugal, whose explorers inroduced the fruit to the Americas. This book explores the numerous roles that citrus has played in agriculture, horticulture, cooking, nutrition, religion, and art.

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries
Author: Margrit Shildrick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1136184627
ISBN 13: 9781136184628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaky Bodies and Boundaries Book Review:

Drawing on postmodernist analyses, Leaky Bodies and Boundaries presents a feminist investigation into the marginalization of women within western discourse that denies female moral agency and embodiment. With reference to contemporary and historical issues in biomedicine, the book argues that the boundaries of both the subject and the body are no longer secure. The aim is both to valorise women and to suggest that 'leakiness' may be the very ground for a postmodern feminist ethic. The contribution made by Leaky Bodies and Boundaries is to go beyond modernist feminisms to radically displace the mechanisms by which women are devalued. The anxiety that postmodernism cannot yield an ethics, nor advance feminist concerns is addressed. This book will provide invaluable reading for those studying feminist philosophy, cultural studies and sociology.

Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry
Author: J. L. Atwood,University Research Professor Department of Chemistry Jerry L Atwood,Jonathan W. Steed
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1670
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780824747244
ISBN 13: 0824747240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry Book Review:

Covers the fundamentals of supramolecular chemistry; supramolecular advancements and methods in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, environmental and materials science and engineering, physics, computer science, and applied mathematics.

Fish Physiology The Physiology of Tropical Fishes

Fish Physiology  The Physiology of Tropical Fishes
Author: Adalberto Luis Val,Vera Maria Fonseca de Almeida e Val,David J. Randall
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-08-18
ISBN 10: 9780080454276
ISBN 13: 0080454275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fish Physiology The Physiology of Tropical Fishes Book Review:

The Physiology of Tropical Fishes is the 21st volume of the well-known Fish Physiology series and consists of 12 chapters. The purpose of the book is to consolidate and integrate what is known about tropical fishes (marine and freshwater species). The twelve chapters focus on the physiological adaptations acquired during the evolutionary process to cope with warm and shallow hypoxic waters from tropical and neotropical hydrographic basins as well as with the intertidal and coral reef habitats which occur in abundance in tropical seas. The special characteristics of tropical fish fauna will be issued in order to explain the tropical fish radiation, which gave rise to such extreme fish diversity. This present volume, is a voyage through the tropical region reviewing the fish diversity of the main tropical freshwater sheds, including the major tropical rivers and lakes, the major dams, and marine environments. State-of-the-art information on tropical fish physiology Written by specialists working in the Tropics Offers a diverse depiction of the various tropical fishes and the environment where they inhabit 12 innovative chapters covering a concise view of growth rate, biological rhythms, feeding plasticity, cardio-respiratory design and function, diversity of structure, and much more

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes
Author: James S. Albert,Roberto Reis
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN 10: 0520948505
ISBN 13: 9780520948501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes Book Review:

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10 percent of all living vertebrate species. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes explores the evolutionary origins of this unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area’s high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

Genetic Resources of Neotropical Fishes

Genetic Resources of Neotropical Fishes
Author: Alexandre W. S. Hilsdorf,Eric M. Hallerman
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2017-06-18
ISBN 10: 3319558382
ISBN 13: 9783319558387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Resources of Neotropical Fishes Book Review:

The aim of this book is to systematize and discuss population genetic studies of freshwater fish in a region that harbors the greatest diversity of species among all inland water ecosystems. This volume explores the genetic evaluation for a number of orders, families and species of Neotropical fishes, and provides an overview on genetic resources and diversity and their relationships with fish domestication, breeding, and food production.

Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science

Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science
Author: Alwyn Scott,Emeritus Professor of Mathematics Alwyn Scott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1104
Release: 2006-05-17
ISBN 10: 1135455589
ISBN 13: 9781135455583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science Book Review:

In 438 alphabetically-arranged essays, this work provides a useful overview of the core mathematical background for nonlinear science, as well as its applications to key problems in ecology and biological systems, chemical reaction-diffusion problems, geophysics, economics, electrical and mechanical oscillations in engineering systems, lasers and nonlinear optics, fluid mechanics and turbulence, and condensed matter physics, among others.

The Physiology of Fishes Second Edition

The Physiology of Fishes  Second Edition
Author: David H. Evans,James B. Claiborne
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1997-10-10
ISBN 10: 9780849384271
ISBN 13: 0849384273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physiology of Fishes Second Edition Book Review:

As in the bestselling first edition, The Physiology of Fishes, Second Edition is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the major areas of research in modern fish physiology. This Second Edition is entirely revised, with 17 of the 18 chapters written by new authors. It also includes four entirely new chapters:

Handbook of Intergenerational Justice

Handbook of Intergenerational Justice
Author: Joerg Chet Tremmel
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1847201857
ISBN 13: 9781847201850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Intergenerational Justice Book Review:

The contributors to this volume undertake to establish the foundations and definitions of intergenerational justice and to explore its capacity to guide us in policy and public opinion judgments we must make to face unprecedented issues. . . We are changing the biosphere and using resources to an extent never contemplated in the history of ethics. Deterioration of our oceans, loss of topsoil, insecurity about potable water supplies, the ozone hole, global warming, and the question about how to handle high-level nuclear waste which remains lethal perhaps 400,000 years from now, are some examples whose consequences reach far beyond inherited principles and policies of responsibility to others. This Handbook works to open a path for debate, extension of our tradition and invention of new thinking on these issues. Craig Walton, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, US More than a Handbook, this collection is a landmark work showing the way to a new ethics of intergenerational responsibility. It raises, in the most comprehensive way, the overarching ethical questions of our time, What are the rights of future generations? and How might present generations establish a philosophical foundation for its responsibilities to generations to come? . Peter Blaze Corcoran, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Florida Gulf Coast University, US This important book provides a rich menu of history, current theory, and future directions in constitutional law, philosophy of rights and justice, and the relations of economics and politics to time, institutions, and the common good. It is enlivened by back-and-forth discussions among the authors (including some disagreements), as well as by applications to important contemporary issues such as climate change, nuclear waste, and public debt. Theoretic considerations are nicely balanced with examples of the means adopted in a number of countries to establish a legal foundation for protection of the quality of life for future generations. Neva Goodwin, Tufts University, US Do we owe the future anything? If so, what and why? Our capacity to affect the lives of future generations is greater than ever before, but what principles should regulate our relationship with people who don t yet exist? This Handbook offers a comprehensive survey of the key debates and pathbreaking accounts of potential ways forward both ethical and institutional. Andrew Dobson, The Open University, UK This Handbook provides a detailed overview of various issues related to intergenerational justice. Comprising articles written by a distinguished group of scholars from the international scientific community, the Handbook is divided into two main thematic sections foundations and definitions of intergenerational justice and institutionalization of intergenerational justice. The first part clarifies basic terms and traces back the origins of the idea of intergenerational justice. It also focuses on the problem of intergenerational buck-passing in the ecological context; for example in relation to nuclear waste and the greenhouse effect. At the same time, it also sheds light on the relationship between intergenerational justice and economics, addressing issues such as public debt and financial sustainability. The innovative second part of the volume highlights how posterity can be institutionally protected, such as by inserting relevant clauses into national constitutions. Reading this volume is the best way to gain an overall knowledge of intergenerational justice an extremely salient and topical issue of our time. The Handbook is an important contribution to the literature and will be of great interest to academics and graduate students as well as readers interested in wider human rights issues.

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor
Author: Ruth Abbey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2014-12-23
ISBN 10: 1317490185
ISBN 13: 9781317490180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charles Taylor Book Review:

Charles Taylor is one of the most influential and prolific philosophers in the English-speaking world today. The breadth of his writings is unique, ranging from reflections on artificial intelligence to analyses of contemporary multicultural societies. This thought-provoking introduction to Taylor's work outlines his ideas in a coherent and accessible way without reducing their richness and depth. His contribution to many of the enduring debates within Western philosophy is examined and the arguments of his critics assessed. Taylor's reflections on the topics of moral theory, selfhood, political theory and epistemology form the core chapters within the book. Ruth Abbey engages with the secondary literature on Taylor's work and suggests that some criticisms by contemporaries have been based on misinterpretations and suggests ways in which a better understanding of Taylor's work leads to different criticisms of it. The book serves as an ideal companion to Taylor's ideas for students of philosophy and political theory, and will be welcomed by the non-specialist looking for an authoritative guide to Taylor's large and challenging body of work.

Journal of Experimental Biology

Journal of Experimental Biology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35558005217688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Archiv F r Hydrobiologie

Archiv F  r Hydrobiologie
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015007486585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theoretical Principles of Distance Education

Theoretical Principles of Distance Education
Author: Desmond Keegan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-08-15
ISBN 10: 113487832X
ISBN 13: 9781134878321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theoretical Principles of Distance Education Book Review:

According to UNESCO statistics, 10 million of the world's 600 million students study at a distance. Theoretical Principles of Distance Education seeks to lay solid foundations for the education of these students and for the structures within which they study. As a more industrialised form of education provision, distance education is well adapted to the use of new communication technologies, and brings to education many of the strengths and dangers of post-industrialism. The central focus of the study of distance education is the placing of the student at home or at work and the justification of the abandonment in this form of education of interpersonal, face-to-face communication, previously considered to be a cultural imperative for education in both east and west. This book explores the problems that distance education poses to the theorist, bringing together an international team of distance educators to address these issues for the first time in a systematic way. The team comprises theoreticians, administrators, experts in educational technology and adult education, experts in learning from video machines, from computers and other forms of technology. Contributions from Italy, and Scandinavia contrast with viewpoints provided by scholars from the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Partnerships Governance and Sustainable Development

Partnerships  Governance and Sustainable Development
Author: P. Glasbergen,Frank Biermann,A. P. J. Mol
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1847208665
ISBN 13: 9781847208668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Partnerships Governance and Sustainable Development Book Review:

. . . this is a book to read for anybody who wants a good overview of ongoing research on environmental partnerships in public administration, business administration, political science and sociology. Thomas Sikor, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences The profit of this book is the well-proportioned mixture of theoretical reflections . . . and empirical findings, mostly presented in the form of case studies. . . the volume offers a well-structured and recommendable account of the current state of governance and partnerships in the field of sustainable development. Thomas Krumm, Political Studies Review This well-structured volume brings together a group of leading experts on an important emerging topic of global and local environmental policy. The book is highly recommended for every student and scholar in the field of environmental governance. Martin Jänicke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Partnerships have emerged as a critical best practice in the pursuit of sustainability. Glasbergen, Biermann and Mol s book explores the partnership issue from a variety of empirical and theoretical perspectives highlighting how to understand them and what (not) to do. Highly recommended. Daniel C. Esty, Yale University, US This significant study discusses the emergence of partnerships for sustainable development as an innovative, and potentially influential, new type of governance. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the partnership paradigm is discussed and the contributors explore the process, extent and circumstances under which partnerships can improve the legitimacy and effectiveness of governance for sustainable development. Scientific research on partnerships within the context of governance theory is fairly new, and there is a clear need to systemize a knowledge base to further define the international research agenda. In addition, there is an urgent demand from governments and international organizations, as well as from non-governmental actors, for strategic insights to build upon their activities in this field. This book is designed to address the questions, debates and agendas related to this new mode of governance. This multi-disciplinary book brings together unique perspectives from organizational theory, policy science, sociology and political science. As such, it will be warmly welcomed by academics of environmental policy and politics as well as scholars and researchers interested in governance for sustainable development. It will also appeal to public policy scholars.

Sketches of Nature

Sketches of Nature
Author: John C. Avise
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN 10: 0128019603
ISBN 13: 9780128019603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sketches of Nature Book Review:

This visually appealing book recounts the history of molecular ecology and evolution as seen through the personal lens of one of its most prolific practitioners, who has studied a panorama of creatures ranging from corals, sponges, and other invertebrates to a wide variety of vertebrate animals including numerous birds, mammals, herps, and fishes. The sketches are of two types: evocative drawings of the animals themselves, and more than 230 written abstracts summarizing the author’s eclectic research on ecological-genetic topics spanning the microevolutionary to macroevolutionary. With the abstracts arranged by organismal group and placed in chronological order, the chapters in this book lead readers on a fascinating historical journey into the realm of molecular genetics as applied across the past four decades to intriguing questions in ecology, evolution, animal behavior, and natural history. Encapsulates salient genetic findings on a diverse array of creatures in nature Recounts the history of technological and conceptual developments in ecological genetics Includes approximately 80 beautiful line drawings of the animals themselves Provides context by preceding each abstract with an anecdote or historical backdrop Concludes each abstract with an addendum that further contextualizes the research findings Written by a world-leading authority in molecular ecology and evolution