Download E-books History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East PDF

By B. Collins

This e-book is ready all features of man's touch with the animal global; sacrifice, sacred animals, nutrition, domestication, briefly, from the elegant to the mundane. Chapters on artwork, literature, faith and animal husbandry give you the reader with a whole photo of the advanced relationships among the peoples of the traditional close to East and (their) animals. A reference consultant and key to the menagerie of the traditional close to East, with considerable unique illustrations.

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Download E-books Waterbirds of Bourgas Wetlands: Results and Evaluation of the Monthly Waterbird Monitoring 1996-2002 (Pensoft Series Faunistica) PDF

By Lyubomir Profirov, Konstantin Nyagolov

The current e-book displays the implications from six years of per 30 days tracking of the waterbirds within the most vital wetlands of Bulgaria - the Bourgas Lakes. this sort of tracking is performed for the 1st time within the kingdom. The booklet is split in components. the 1st half includes a complete evaluate of the literature info, the prestige, the numbers, the breeding and the seasonal dynamics of 149 waterbird species, that are recorded within the Bourgas Lakes throughout the tracking. the knowledge for every species is gifted in textual content tables, graphs and maps. within the moment half, an intensive examine the 4 Bourgas Lakes with their particular features is made. the head ten such a lot ample species for every lake are provided. The adjustments in species composition and numbers are traced for various months, seasons, years and final century as a complete. The publication is written via the individuals of the Bourgas Wetland undertaking, applied for the interval 1996-2004 as part of Bulgarian-Swiss Biodiversity Conservation Programme. will probably be in particular necessary for someone drawn to ornithology, birdwatching, nature conservation, wetland administration and tracking.

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Download E-books Animal Learning and Cognition, 3rd Edition: An Introduction PDF

By John M. Pearce

Animal studying and Cognition: An Introduction offers an updated evaluation of the primary findings from greater than a century of study into animal intelligence. This new version has been improved to take account of the various interesting advancements that experience occurred over the final ten years.

The booklet opens with a old survey of the tools which have been used to check animal intelligence, and follows by way of summarizing the contribution made by way of studying techniques to clever habit. themes comprise Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination studying, and categorization. the rest of the booklet makes a speciality of animal cognition and covers such themes as reminiscence, navigation, social studying, language and conversation, and data illustration. extended components contain extinction (to which a whole bankruptcy is now devoted), navigation in bugs, episodic reminiscence in birds, imitation in birds and primates, and the controversy approximately even if primates are conscious of psychological states in themselves and others. matters raised during the ebook are reviewed in a concluding bankruptcy that examines how intelligence is shipped in the course of the animal kingdom.

The broad spectrum of themes lined during this booklet guarantees that it'll be of curiosity to scholars of psychology, biology, zoology, and neuroscience. considering that little or no historical past wisdom is needed, the publication should be of equivalent worth to an individual easily attracted to both animal intelligence, or the animal origins of human intelligence.

This textbook is followed by online teacher assets which are at no cost to departments who undertake this ebook as their text. They contain chapter-by-chapter lecture slides, an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice query attempt financial institution, and multiple-choice questions in paper and pen format.

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Download E-books Animal Locomotion PDF

By George V. Lauder (auth.), Graham K. Taylor, Michael S. Triantafyllou, Cameron Tropea (eds.)

The actual ideas of swimming and flying in animals are intriguingly varied from these of ships and airplanes. The research of animal locomotion for that reason holds a distinct position not just on the frontiers of natural fluid dynamics learn, but additionally within the utilized box of biomimetics, which goals to emulate salient points of the functionality and serve as of dwelling organisms. for instance, fluid dynamic quite a bit are so major for swimming fish that they're anticipated to have built effective circulate regulate tactics during the evolutionary means of edition by way of common choice, which would in flip be utilized to the layout of robot swimmers. And but, sharply contrasting perspectives as to the lively potency of oscillatory propulsion – in particular for marine animals – call for a cautious evaluation of the forces and effort expended at real looking Reynolds numbers. For this and lots of different study questions, an experimental procedure is usually the main acceptable method. This holds as a lot for flying animals because it does for swimming ones, and comparable experimental demanding situations practice – learning tethered in preference to loose locomotion, or learning the move round robot types in preference to genuine animals. This booklet offers a wide-ranging photo of the state of the art in experimental examine at the physics of swimming and flying animals. The ensuing photo displays not just upon the questions which are of curiosity in present natural and utilized study, but additionally upon the experimental ideas which are on hand to respond to them.

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Download E-books Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance (Freshwater Ecology Series) PDF

Pearly mussels (Unionoidea) dwell in lakes, rivers, and streams around the globe. those bivalves play very important roles in freshwater ecosystems and have been as soon as either culturally and economically helpful as resources of foodstuff, pearls, and mother-of-pearl. at the present time, although, hundreds of thousands of species of those mussels are extinct or endangered. David L. Strayer presents a severe synthesis of the criteria that keep an eye on the distribution and abundance of pearly mussels. utilizing empirical analyses and versions, he assesses the results of dispersal, habitat caliber, availability of fish hosts, sufficient nutrition, predators, and parasites. He additionally addresses conservation matters that follow to different population of unpolluted waters worldwide and different urgent matters in modern ecology.

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