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Synthesizing Nature-nurture: Prenatal Roots of Instinctive Behavior

Synthesizing Nature-nurture: Prenatal Roots of Instinctive Behavior
de Gilbert Gottlieb(Ed. Psychology Press) Isbn : 0805828702
37.00 €
This volume provides a primarily nontechnical summary of experimental and theoretical work conducted over the course of 35 years which resulted in a developmental framework capable of integrating causal influences at the genetic, neural, behavioral, and ecological levels of analysis. It describes novel solutions to the nature-nurture problem at both the empirical and theoretical levels. Following field observations, laboratory experiments led to the discovery of the nonobvious prenatal experiential basis of instinctive behavior in two species--ground-nesting mallard ducklings and hole-nesting wood ducklings. This work also describes the experiences that lead to the rigid canalization of behavioral development as well as the social and sensory experiences that favor the continuance of flexi...

Comparative Anatomy of the External and Middle Ear of Palaeognathous Birds

Comparative Anatomy of the External and Middle Ear of Palaeognathous Birds
de J. Matthias Starck(Ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH Co. K) Isbn : 3540589910
110.76 €
This volume presents a broad comparative anatomical approach towards the functional morphology of the middle ear of palaeognathous birds (ostrich, rhea, tinamous, emu, cassowary, kiwi) and basal neognathous birds. It presents the most complete and thoroughly studied source of material on this field. For the first time it became possible to develop exact images of«non-structures»like the air-filled spaces of the avian skull by using non-invasive CT-techniques, computer-aided 3D-reconstruction, and morphometry, and to evaluate their functional importance for sound transmission and amplification through the middle ear. A series of air brush drawings represent detailed three-dimensional images of middle ear structures and the pneumatic spaces of the octic region of the skull.

Black Hole Physics: Basic Concepts and New Developments

Black Hole Physics: Basic Concepts and New Developments
de Valeri P. Frolov, Igor Novikov(Ed. Kluwer Academic Publishers) Isbn : 0792351452
335.48 €
This volume on black holes can be seen as a sequel to Physics of Black Holes, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 1989. The authors are recognised experts in their field, and have many years' experience in teaching courses on general relativity and black holes. The present work covers practically all aspects of black hole physics and its astrophysical applications. Among the topics treated in depth are: spacetime of stationary black holes, general theory of black holes, black hole perturbations, black hole numerics, black hole electrodynamics, black holes in unified theories of gravity, quantum black holes, final states of evaporating black holes and the information loss puzzle. Special attention is paid to the role of black holes in astrophysics and observational evidence of black ...

Matter at High Densities in Astrophysics: Compact Stars and the Equation of State

Matter at High Densities in Astrophysics: Compact Stars and the Equation of State
de Harald Riffert, etc., H. Muther, H. Herold, H. Ruder(Ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH Co. K) Isbn : 354060605X
85.64 €
This volume is published in honor of Friedrich Hund's 100th birthday. It is a modern review on matter at high densities and pressures in astrophysics from Hund's early contribution to present-day ideas. The relation between the equation of state and the structure of compact cosmic objects is discussed, and two main contributions deal with the equation of state of baryonic matter at nuclear densities and with the numerical solution of the general relativistic field equations for non-rotating and rapidly rotating neutron stars. In a final chapter the present state of asteroseismology is presented as a tool to explore the interior of cosmic objects by analyzing the observed free oscillations of the Earth, the Sun, and white dwarf stars.

Ratite Management, Medicine, and Surgery

Ratite Management, Medicine, and Surgery
de (Ed. Krieger Publishing Company) Isbn : 0894648748
65.31 €
This volume is intended as a guide to the diagnosis and prevention of infectious diseases and metabolic conditions in commercial ratites. The industry requires a professional and proactive approach to the enhancement of productivity and amelioration of managerial, environmental, and disease-related problems. Included is a comprehensive approach to enhancing ratite productivity through integration of scientific knowledge of nutrition, management, disease control, and therapy. There are contributions by more than 15 experts in specific fields.

Molecular Clouds and Star Formation: Proceedings of the 7th Guo-Shoujing Summer School on Astrophysics, Vuxi, China, June 30-July 5, 1993

Molecular Clouds and Star Formation: Proceedings of the 7th Guo-Shoujing Summer School on Astrophysics, Vuxi, China, June 30-July 5, 1993
de Chi(Ed. World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd) Isbn : 9810218710
63.79 €
This volume is composed of four major in-depth yet pedagogic review chapters on the subject of star formation, written by the foremost researchers in the field. Recent infrared and millimeter radio observations are respectively reviewed by Charlie Lada and Phil Myers, both of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The theoretical work is reviewed by Frank Shu of UC-Berkeley on the gravitational collapse of dense cores in a giant molecular cloud to form sunlike stars and Bruce Elmegreen of IBM-Watson on the gravitational instability, leading to large-scale star formation. They have written at a level most suitable for graduate students or young researchers who want to develop their research interest in the field, with the most complete literature survey to date. This volume is not an ...

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka
de John Harrison(Ed. OUP Oxford) Isbn : 0198549601
53.09 €
This volume is a fully comprehensive, modern field guide to the 426 bird species in Sri Lanka. Featuring numerous color illustrations and detailed descriptions of the key identification features, the book will be equally valuable for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

A Field Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka
de John Harrison(Ed. Oxford University Press) Isbn : 019854961X
76.79 €
This volume is a fully comprehensive, modern field guide to the 426 bird species in Sri Lanka. Featuring numerous color illustrations and detailed descriptions of the key identification features, the book will be equally valuable for ornithologists and birdwatchers.

Control of Bird Migration

Control of Bird Migration
de P. Berthold(Ed. Chapman and Hall) Isbn : 0412363801
151.20 €
This volume fills a real gap. Before now there existed no compilation to summarize the enormous wealth of data and hypotheses elaborated in the huge research field on the control mechanisms which are involved in bird migration. This volume takes into consideration all aspects of controlling factors since experimentation began in 1925.

Elephants (Poyser Natural History)

Elephants (Poyser Natural History)
de C A Spinage(Ed. Academic Press) Isbn : 0856610887
55.74 €
This volume brings together the latest research and little known observations of scholars, travelers and those who for centuries have worked with the Asian elephant as a beast of burden. The author blends these diverse sources in an easy-to-read style to provide a full and fascinating account of the elephant both in the wild and as long time associate of man's activities. Wide-ranging in geographical and temporal terms, it covers both African and Asian elephants as well as their extinct relative, the mammoth. Elephants discusses their origins, evolution, anatomy, ecology, and behavior. It covers the debate that countries such as Kenya and Botswana have suffered an overpopulation of elephants, and describes the ecology of this debate and its relevance to the ivory trade, along with the hist...


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