The Mammals of the Indomalayan Region

A Systematic Review

Author: Gordon Barclay Corbet,John Edwards Hill,J. E. Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Mammals

Page: 488

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For over a century the Indomalayan Region (or Oriental Region) has been recognized as one of the major zoogeographical regions of the earth. In spite of its rich fauna of mammals, with over one thousand species - more than a fifth of the world's total - there has never before been acomprehensive reference work bringing together information on all the mammals of the region.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

Author: Scott Elias,Cary Mock

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444536426

Category: Science

Page: 3888

View: 7007

The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work on this important and highly varied area of research. There are lots of new articles, and many of the articles that appeared in the first edition have been updated to reflect advances in knowledge since 2006, when the original articles were written. The second edition will contain about 375 articles, written by leading experts around the world. This major reference work is richly illustrated with more than 3,000 illustrations, most of them in colour. Research in the Quaternary sciences has advanced greatly in the last 10 years, especially since topics like global climate change, geologic hazards and soil erosion were put high on the political agenda. This second edition builds upon its award-winning predecessor to provide the reader assured quality along with essential updated coverage Contains 357 broad-ranging articles (4310 pages) written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with a ready reference resource for information in the field. Facilitates teaching and learning The first edition was regarded by many as the most significant single overview of Quaternary science ever, yet Editor-in-Chief, Scott Elias, has managed to surpass that in this second edition by securing even more expert reviews whilst retaining his renowned editorial consistency that enables readers to navigates seamlessly from one unfamiliar topic to the next

Invasion Biology and Ecological Theory

Insights from a Continent in Transformation

Author: Herbert H. T. Prins,Iain J. Gordon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110778297X

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 8527

Many conservationists argue that invasive species form one of the most important threats to ecosystems the world over, often spreading quickly through their new environments and jeopardising the conservation of native species. As such, it is important that reliable predictions can be made regarding the effects of new species on particular habitats. This book provides a critical appraisal of ecosystem theory using case studies of biological invasions in Australasia. Each chapter is built around a set of 11 central hypotheses from community ecology, which were mainly developed in North American or European contexts. The authors examine the hypotheses in the light of evidence from their particular species, testing their power in explaining the success or failure of invasion and accepting or rejecting each hypothesis as appropriate. The conclusions have far-reaching consequences for the utility of community ecology, suggesting a rejection of its predictive powers and a positive reappraisal of natural history.

Gliding Mammals of the World

Author: Stephen Matthew Jackson


ISBN: 0643092609

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 3798

This book provides a synthesis of all that is known about the biology of gliding mammals. It includes a brief description of each species, together with a map and a full-colour painting. It outlines the origins and biogeography of each group of gliding mammals and examines the incredible physical adaptations.

A Field Guide to Indian Mammals

Author: Vivek Menon,J. C. Daniel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mammals

Page: 200

View: 6830

The first photographic guide to over 400 India mammalspacked with 350 clear photographs and illustrations for accurate and quick identification.concise jargon-free text pinpoints the key characteristics of each species.authenticated by 30 reputed field biologist

Fauna of Mizoram

Author: Zoological Survey of India

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 691

View: 4440



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Zoology

Page: N.A

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Ecotoxicology of wild mammals

Author: Richard F. Shore,Barnett A. Rattner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471974291

Category: Nature

Page: 730

View: 6500

This landmark book, which contains contributions from the world's foremost mammalian ecotoxicologists, is a truly impressive summary of research undertaken in this field in recent years. It is also the first book to draw such information together in a seamless and unified approach. In examining the exposure and effects of environmental contaminants in wild mammal populations, this book addresses four core questions: * What exactly do we know about environmental contaminants in wild mammals? * What are the commonalities and differences between mammal orders/species in the effects that contaminants have? * How and to what degree of accuracy can we predict the adverse effects of environmental contaminants on mammalian wildlife? * How significant are contaminant insults compared with other density-independent and -dependent factors such as habitat loss, climatic factors and disease? The key underlying scientific principles and issues raised by the team of international authors will have significance throughout the world, making this an invaluable book not only for all those studying the effects of environmental pollutants on mammals, but also on regulatory agencies, and those carrying out environmental impact assessment.


Author: American Museum of Natural History

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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