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Zoology & animal sciences

See below for a selection of the latest books from Zoology & animal sciences category. Presented with a red border are the Zoology & animal sciences books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Zoology & animal sciences books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

My Penguin Year Life with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery

My Penguin Year Life with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery

Author: Lindsay McCrae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2019

Emperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet; and in an unusual role reversal, the males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world. My Penguin Year recounts author Lindsay McCrae's adventure to the end of the Earth, spending a year living alongside the most resilient creatures in nature. He experienced every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, facing the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream, and facing down the personal obstacles that, being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home, almost proved too much.

My Penguin Year Life with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery

My Penguin Year Life with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery

Author: Lindsay McCrae Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/11/2019

Emperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet; and in an unusual role reversal, the males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world. My Penguin Year recounts author Lindsay McCrae's adventure to the end of the Earth, spending a year living alongside the most resilient creatures in nature. He experienced every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, facing the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream, and facing down the personal obstacles that, being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home, almost proved too much.

The Biology of Reproduction

The Biology of Reproduction

Reproduction is a fundamental feature of life, it is the way life persists across the ages. This book offers new, wider vistas on this fundamental biological phenomenon, exploring how it works through the whole tree of life. It explores facets such as asexual reproduction, parthenogenesis, sex determination and reproductive investment, with a taxonomic coverage extended over all the main groups - animals, plants including 'algae', fungi, protists and bacteria. It collates into one volume perspectives from varied disciplines - including zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, animal and plant physiology, and ethology - integrating information into a common language. Crucially, the book aims to identify the commonalties among reproductive phenomena, while demonstrating the diversity even amongst closely related taxa. Its integrated approach makes this a valuable reference book for students and researchers, as well as an effective entry point for deeper study on specific topics.

The Biology of Reproduction

The Biology of Reproduction

Reproduction is a fundamental feature of life, it is the way life persists across the ages. This book offers new, wider vistas on this fundamental biological phenomenon, exploring how it works through the whole tree of life. It explores facets such as asexual reproduction, parthenogenesis, sex determination and reproductive investment, with a taxonomic coverage extended over all the main groups - animals, plants including 'algae', fungi, protists and bacteria. It collates into one volume perspectives from varied disciplines - including zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, animal and plant physiology, and ethology - integrating information into a common language. Crucially, the book aims to identify the commonalties among reproductive phenomena, while demonstrating the diversity even amongst closely related taxa. Its integrated approach makes this a valuable reference book for students and researchers, as well as an effective entry point for deeper study on specific topics.

The Hidden World of the Fox

The Hidden World of the Fox

Author: Adele Brand Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A charming portrait of the fox, perfect for readers who loved The Secret Life of Cows and The Shepherd's Life. `Succinct, clear, sophisticated. I couldn't stop reading it' Jeff VanderMeer We've all seen the fox. A flash of his brushy tail disappearing between the gap of a fence, a blaze of orange caught in the headlights as he scampers across the road. We've heard him too, his strange barks echoing in the city night. Perhaps we've even come face to face with him, eyes meeting for a few moments before he disappears once more into the darkness. But where is he going, and what is his world really like? In The Hidden World of the Fox, ecologist Adele Brand shines a light on one of Britain's most familiar yet enigmatic animals, showing us how the astonishing senses, intelligence and behaviour that allowed foxes to thrive in the ancient wildwood now help them survive in the concrete car parks and clattering railway lines of our cities and towns. The result of a lifelong obsession, Brand adds a wealth of firsthand experience to this charming, lyrical love letter to the fox, whether she's fostering their cubs, studying their interactions with humans, or catching them on hidden cameras everywhere from the Bialowieza forest of Poland and the Thar desert of India to the classic English countryside of her home in the North Downs. While encounters with a host of furry acquaintances - Chatter, Old Dogfox, Sooty, the Interloper, the Vixen from Across the Road - will delight and amuse, her message about the importance of living peaceably side-by-side with nature will linger long after the last page is turned.

Laboratory Animals Pocket Reference Set

Laboratory Animals Pocket Reference Set

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

The Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series discusses procedures that ensure laboratory animals receive the best, most humane, and most responsible care possible. The 17 volumes are compact. The contents of each includes important biological features, husbandry, management, veterinary care, regulatory concerns, and commonly used and new procedures, as well as an invaluable list of suppliers. Each book in the series can be purchased individually or as part of the set.

Mosquitoes Identification, Ecology and Control

Mosquitoes Identification, Ecology and Control

Author: Norbert Becker, Dusan Petric, Marija Zgomba, Clive Boase Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2019

Mosquitoes - Identification, Ecology and Control presents a wealth of information on the bionomics, systematics, ecology, research techniques and control of both nuisance and disease vector mosquitoes. It provides practical guidance and important information in an easily readable style, suitable for anyone involved with, or interested in mosquitoes and their management. In this new edition, 102 European species including the most important invasive species and more than 100 globally important vector and nuisance species are described. Most of them, including all European species, are presented in the fully illustrated identification keys, followed by a detailed description of the morphology, biology, distribution and medical importance of each species, including over 700 detailed drawings. Mosquitoes - Identification, Ecology and Control includes: * systematics and biology * medical significance * research techniques * morphological characteristics used for identification of larvae and adults * illustrated identification keys for larval and adult mosquito genera * morphology, ecology, and distribution of the species identified in the keys * biological, genetic, physical and chemical control of mosquitoes Mosquitoes - Identification, Ecology and Control is a valuable tool for vector ecologists, medical entomologists, students and all those involved with mosquito systematics, biology, ecology, and control world-wide. Society as a whole benefit from the implementation of carefully designed and sustainable programs for the management of mosquitoes, and the diseases they transmit. The third edition of this successful publication has been comprehensively updated and expanded, to provide the foundation of a more enlightened and informed approach to mosquito management.

Spontaneous Pathology of the Laboratory Non-Human Primate

Spontaneous Pathology of the Laboratory Non-Human Primate

Author: Bradley, Chilton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2019

Spontaneous Pathology of the Laboratory Nonhuman Primate serves as a go to resource for all pathologists working on primates in safety assessment studies. In addition, it helps diagnostic veterinary pathologists rule out spontaneous non-clinical disease pathologies when assigning cause of death to species in zoological collections. Primate species included are rhesus, cynomolgus macaques and marmosets. Multi-authored chapters are arranged by organ system, thus providing the necessary information for continued research. Pathologists often face a lack of suitable reference materials or historical data to determine if pathologic changes they are observing in monkeys are spontaneous or a consequence of other treatments or factors.

The Science of Animals Inside their Secret World

The Science of Animals Inside their Secret World

Author: DK, Chris Packham Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2019

From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close - from nose to tail. Whether you're interested in specific animal groups such as mammals or birds or have a passion for wildlife photography, this beautiful book will delight, fascinate, and surprise. DK's elegant new introduction to wild animals is packed with dramatic photography that celebrates their beauty. Crystal-clear diagrams then explain how animals work and describe how they are adapted to do different things and to survive in different environments. The unique nose-to-tail approach, with chapters on different body parts, allows you to focus in on the beauty of the antenna of a moth, the flight feathers of a parrot, or the feeding tentacles of a jellyfish. The Science of Animals also explores how we have depicted animals in art throughout the ages, from zoological drawings that recorded new discoveries to great paintings inspired by a deep connection to the natural world. With fascinating stories, such as how animals communicate, defend their territories, and attract mates, The Science of Animals offers an engaging introduction to the extraordinary diversity of the animal kingdom.

History of Four Footed Beasts

History of Four Footed Beasts

Author: Topsell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2019

First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters

Animals, Anthropomorphism and Mediated Encounters

Author: Claire Parkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: To Which Is Added a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage

Cambridge Library Collection - Polar Exploration The Natural History of the Sperm Whale: To Which Is Added a Sketch of a South-Sea Whaling Voyage

Author: Thomas Beale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The ship's surgeon Thomas Beale (1807-49) wrote a short account in 1835 of his experiences in the 'whale fishery' and in particular of the natural history and ecology of the sperm whale. In 1839, he followed this up with a longer account of the anatomy and physiology of the whale, its habits and its food, and the valuable spermaceti and ambergris which made it one of the most prized catches in the industry. He added a detailed account of one whaling voyage in which he participated, roaming across the Pacific from Kamchatka to Hawaii. He encountered missionaries who he believed exercised tyranny over the native peoples, survived a typhoon, and came close to being shipwrecked on more than one occasion. This volume contains both works, providing a fascinating account of whaling in its heyday, including the gruesome task of flensing, or cutting up of the whale carcass.