April 20, 2017

Download Amphibians by Ted O'Hare PDF

By Ted O'Hare

Show description

Read Online or Download Amphibians PDF

Similar zoology books

Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts

Considered one of Nature’s summer time booklet alternatives. certainly one of Publishers Weekly’s best Ten Spring 2013 Science Books.

For centuries, we’ve toyed with our creature partners, breeding canines that herd and hunt, housecats that seem like tigers, and teacup pigs that healthy snugly in our purses. yet what occurs once we take animal alteration a step additional, engineering a cat that glows eco-friendly below ultraviolet mild or cloning the liked relations Labrador? technological know-how has given us an entire new toolbox for tinkering with existence. How are we utilizing it?

In Frankenstein’s Cat, the journalist Emily Anthes takes us from petri dish to puppy shop as she explores how biotechnology is shaping the way forward for our bushy and feathered neighbors. As she ventures from bucolic barnyards to a “frozen zoo” the place scientists are storing DNA from the planet’s so much unique creatures, she discovers how we will be able to use cloning to guard endangered species, craft prosthetics to avoid wasting injured animals, and hire genetic engineering to provide farms with disease-resistant cattle. alongside the way in which, we meet a few of the animals which are ushering during this magnificent age of enhancement, together with sensor-wearing seals, cyborg beetles, a bionic bulldog, and the world’s first cloned cat.

Through her encounters with scientists, conservationists, ethicists, and marketers, Anthes unearths that whereas a few of our interventions should be trivial (behold: the GloFish), others may increase the lives of many species—including our personal. So what does biotechnology rather suggest for the world’s wild issues? And what do our courageous new beasts let us know approximately ourselves?

With prepared perception and her trademark spunk, Anthes highlights either the peril and the promise of our medical superpowers, taking us on an experience right into a global the place our grandest technology fiction fantasies are quick turning into fact.

The Genesis of Animal Play: Testing the Limits (Bradford Books)

Within the Genesis of Animal Play, Gordon Burghardt examines the origins and evolution of play in people and animals. He asks what play could suggest in our realizing of evolution, the mind, behavioral association, and psychology. Is play necessary to improvement?

Human System Responses to Disaster: An Inventory of Sociological Findings

This sequence is devoted to serving the turning out to be group of students and practitioners inquisitive about the rules and functions of environ­ psychological administration. each one quantity is an intensive remedy of a selected subject of value for correct administration practices. A primary ob­ jective of those books is to assist the reader parent and enforce man's stewardship of our surroundings and the world's renewable assets.

Shallow-water sponges of the western Bahamas

Throughout the interval the sponges defined herein have been that have been used merely sporadically long ago and have been accumulated (1963-7), the writer was once a examine affiliate considered as of marginal price until eventually twenty years in the past, on the division of Geology, collage of Illinois, paleontology and embryology, at the moment are receiving nice engaging in a examine undertaking on carbonate awareness.

Extra resources for Amphibians

Example text

MDIBL. 25: 138-139 Koob TJ, Tsang P, Canard IP (1986) Plasma estradiol, testosterone, progesterone levels during the ovulatory cycle of the skate (Raja erinacea). BioI. Reprod. 35:267-275 Lance V, Canard IP (1969) A histochemical study of ovarian function in the ovoviviparous elasmobranch Squalus acanthias. Gen. Compo Endocr. 13:255-267 Lund R (in press) Observations on the relationships of the Chimaeroformes. ). Elasmobranchs as Living Resources. NOAA Technical Report-NMFS, Seattle Lupo di Prisco C, Vellano C, Chieffi G (1967) Steroid hormones in the plasma of the elasmobranch Torpedo marmorata at various stages of the sexual cycle.

Res. 91:207-220 Hamlett WC, Wourms JP, Hudson JS (1985c) Ultrastructure of the full term shark yolk sac placenta. III. The maternal attachment site. J. Ultrastruct. Res. 91:221231 Hamlett WC, Wourms JP, Smith JW (1985d) Stingray placental analogues: Structure of trophonemata in Rhinoptera bonasus. J. Submicrosc. Cytol. 17:541550 Jollie WP, Jollie LG (1967a) Electron microscopic observations on the yolk sac of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias. J. Ultrastruct. Res. 18:102-126 Jollie WP, Jollie LG (1967b) Electron microscopic observations on accommodations to pregnancy in the uterus of the spiny dogfish, Squalus acanthias.

Reproduction in Domestic Animals. Academic Press, New York. pp. 541-568 Bubenik GA, Bubenik AB, Schams D, Leatherland JF (1983) Circadian and circannual rhythms of LH, FSH, testosterone (T), prolactin, cortisol, T 3 , and T 4 , in plasma of mature, male white-tailed deer. Compo Biochem. Physiol. 76A: 37-45 Bullesbach EE, Schwabe C, Callard IP (1987) Relaxin from an oviparous species, the skate (Raja erinacea). Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 143:273-280 Brown CA, Gruber SH (1988) Age assessment of the lemon shark Negaprion brevirostris using tetracycline validated vertebral centra.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 17 votes