Category: Mammals

The Evolution of Thought: Evolutionary Origins of Great Ape by Anne E. Russon, David R. Begun

By Anne E. Russon, David R. Begun

Written for graduate scholars and researchers, this publication experiences the explanations for, and the character of, nice ape intelligence. nice apes are the main clever primates subsequent to people. precisely how this intelligence advanced is a fancy query that, while resolved, can help us to appreciate why people have reached a good larger point. No different e-book combines the services of paleontologists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists to achieve an appreciation of intelligence in nice apes.

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Tigers of the World: The Biology, Biopolitics, Management by Ronald Tilson, Ulysses Seal

By Ronald Tilson, Ulysses Seal

Within the final 50 years the tiger inhabitants in Asia has plummeted from 100,000 to approximately 5,000. The variety of tigers is dangerously low, and the conservation of the world's ultimate tigers is of worldwide predicament. Now, during this quantity, forty global specialists on tigers from Asia, Europe, and North the United States have summarized and pointed out the administration, conservation, and learn wishes for this endangered species. a brand new disciplineùconservation biologyùis rising and this publication is an early contribution. It spans and unites idea, laboratory, and box reports with administration practices of either the wild and captive populations. The booklet relies at the foreign symposium held in Minnesota, discusses the tiger's systematics and taxonomy, its prestige either within the wild and captivity, reproductive biology, and administration and conservation recommendations. furthermore, a whole part is dedicated to a dialogue of the white tiger. The tigers of Indonesia, Nepal, Siberia, and China, in addition to captive tigers are mentioned. ultimately, the knowledge during this publication locations actual numbers at the final tiger populations, their habitat that's secure, and chances of those populations surviving an extinction.

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Next Generation Sequencing Technologies in Medical Genetics by C. Alexander Valencia, M. Ali Pervaiz, Ammar Husami, Yaping

By C. Alexander Valencia, M. Ali Pervaiz, Ammar Husami, Yaping Qian, Kejian Zhang

This booklet introduces readers to subsequent new release Sequencing purposes in clinical genetics. The authors talk about the direct software of next-generation sequencing to drugs, particularly, laboratory medication or molecular diagnostics. the 1st a part of the publication includes chapters on sanger sequencing, NGS applied sciences, targeted-amplification and catch, and exome sequencing. the second one a part of the e-book specializes in genetic problems diagnoses by means of NGS, prenatal analysis, muscular dystrophies, mitochondrial problems analysis, and demanding situations in molecular prognosis. contemporary advancements and strength destiny tendencies in NGS sequencing purposes are highlighted, besides.

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Bobcat: Master of Survival by Kevin Hansen

By Kevin Hansen

Bobcat: grasp of Survival tells the tale of the main adaptable and resilient wild pussycat on the planet. whereas part the wild cat species world wide are at risk, the bobcat is prospering, even increasing its variety in North the US. Why are bobcats flourishing whilst such a lot of different wild tom cats are advancing in the direction of extinction? The booklet explains how scientists observe the most recent in flora and fauna study know-how to probe this diminutive predator's conduct and behaviour. The reader is invited contained in the bobcat's international to determine how they hunt, kill prey, elevate their younger, coexist with people, and deftly navigate the unending hindrances to survival. The bobcat is either the main studied and the main exploited wild pussycat on this planet. thousands were killed for the fur exchange. They have been the focal point of significant controversy within the Seventies that remodeled foreign conservation of untamed pussycats. The ebook discusses how economics and politics play a much higher function in bobcat administration and conservation than does technological know-how. Bobcat is the main accomplished and updated e-book at the average background and administration of bobcats to seem in forty years.

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Horn of Darkness: Rhinos on the Edge by Carol Cunningham

By Carol Cunningham

The black rhino is nature's tank, feared by means of all animals. Even lions will holiday off a hunt to detour round one. And but the black rhino is at the fringe of extinction, its numbers dwindling from 100,000 on the flip of the century, to under 2,500 this present day. the reason being that during locations like Yemen, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, the rhino's horn is extra priceless than gold, so worthy that individuals will threat their lives to reap it. to discourage rhino poachers, African governments have spent millions--on helicopters, paramilitary operations, fences and defend canine, even relocation to secure components. ultimately, Namibia made up our minds to de-horn its rhino inhabitants, in a final ditch attempt to forestall the slaughter. In 1991, Carol Cunningham and Joel Berger, and their eighteen-month-old daughter Sonja, went to Namibia to weigh the results of de-horning on rhinos. In Horn of Darkness, they inform the tale of 3 years within the Namib desolate tract, learning Africa's final enormous inhabitants of free-roaming black rhinos.
this is often the nearest so much readers will come to experiencing lifestyles within the closing wilds of Africa. Cunningham and Berger, writing nate chapters, trap what it really is prefer to depart the comforts of civilization, to camp for months at a time in a land full of lethal predators, to review an animal that's reclusive, unpredictable, and hugely risky. The authors describe staking out water holes within the lifeless of the evening, creeping to inside of twenty-seven meters of rhinos to picture them, all of the whereas maintaining a lookout for hyenas, elephants, and lions. They recount many heart-pounding escapes--one rhino forces Carol Cunningham up a tree, an unseen lion in scorching pursuit of hyenas races correct earlier a frozen Joel Berger--and seize the adrenaline rush of inching towards a rhino that will flee--or charge--at any second. additionally they supply readers a transparent feel of the cautious, sufferer paintings taken with learning animals, the disappointment of lengthy days with out discovering rhinos or seeing folks, dealing with warmth and thirst (the Namib wasteland is among the driest on Earth), with dust and bugs, riding hundreds of thousands of kilometers in a Land Rover packed to ability, slowing collecting files on 100 person rhinos over the process numerous years. and maybe most crucial, the authors display that the information they amassed means that the de-horning undertaking could backfire--that within the 4 years after de-horning started, calf survival was once down (the facts means that hyenas can be preying on calves and the horn much less moms could not guard their offspring). additionally they describe the darkish facet of clinical paintings, from the petty jealousy of alternative scientists--outside researchers have been usually obvious as ecological imperialists--to the debate that erupted after the authors released their findings, as livid officers of the Namibian conservation application denounced their findings and during delays and different strategies successfully withheld a let to permit the couple to proceed their study.
Weaving jointly the ancient money owed of alternative naturalists, a vividly specific examine existence within the wild, and a behind-the-scenes glimpse of clinical paintings and the darkish aspect of the conservation flow, Horn of Darkness is destined to be a vintage paintings at the traditional world.

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Estrogens and Brain Function: Neural Analysis of a by Donald W. Pfaff (auth.)

By Donald W. Pfaff (auth.)

This publication brings jointly the various effects and concepts produced through various people-colleagues and scholars with whom i'm privileged to paintings within the laboratory at Rockefeller college. when it comes to my own historical past I see it as a confluence of artistic forces­ individuals from whom i've got discovered. i used to be recommended in neuroanatomy by means of Walle J. H. Nauta at M. I. T. , and later in a direction at Harvard clinical tuition below the path of Richard Sidman. At Harvard scientific tuition, the place M. I. T. graduate scholars have been allowed to pass sign up, the excellent neurophysiology path used to be less than the guiding spirit of Stephen Kuffler. Later, I benefited vastly from engaging in his summer time direction in electrophysiological thoughts at Woods gap. Eric Kandel and his colleagues have supplied us with the main intriguing modern method of the conceptualization and examine of mobile mechanisms for habit. right here at Rockefeller, Carl Pfaffmann and Neal Miller were leaders in each feel of the note. not just did they supply me with possibilities to develop to medical adulthood; in addition they set an instance of transparent brooding about mechanisms for mammalian habit styles. I wrote this booklet to teach how the systematic use of more and more particular electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neuroendocrine tech­ niques can clarify the mechanism for a mammalian behavioral reaction. The habit in query occurs to be delicate to steroid hormones and performs a primary position in reproduction.

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Primates: Discover Series Picture Book for Kids by Xist Publishing

By Xist Publishing

Monkey see--monkey do!

This kindle publication positive factors 25 full-color photographs of monkeys,apes and different primates. infants and children will love flipping throughout the colourful photographs and older teenagers will get pleasure from seeing everyday gorillas, chimps and baboons and new favorites.

Used as a jumpstart for interplay, realize sequence photo Books for children are a good way to make use of the Kindle fireplace, Kindle apps for different colour units or maybe conventional black and white Kindles. PRIMATES is a brilliant technique to introduce primates, their sounds and colours to youngsters.

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