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The Vector-borne Human Infections of Europe, Gratz, Norman G
53 Gratz, Norman G The Vector-borne Human Infections of Europe
0000000000000 New
 
2004. 28cm. Pp.viii, 154. Tables & bibliography. Paperback

The Vector-borne Human Infections of Europe reviews vector-borne diseases and the extent to which they present public health problems ; their epidemiology, incidence, and distribution, as well as the distribution of their vectors and reservoirs.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
A History of the Cocker Spaniel, Grayson, Peggy
54 Grayson, Peggy A History of the Cocker Spaniel
0951919105 / 9780951919101 Clean secondhand
 
Privately published by the author, Malmesbury, 1992. 23cm. Pp.[ix], 324 + 1. Frontispiece, 20 BW photos & figures, list of champions, 42 pedigrees. Hardbound, jacket, fine copy.

Covers the early attempts to establish size and type, the evolution of the red and golden Cocker, the break between the English and American types, field trial dogs, and standards over the years.

 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Fauna of the USSR, Mammals, Voles (Microtinae), Gromov, I. M. & I. Ya. Polyakov
55 Gromov, I. M. & I. Ya. Polyakov Fauna of the USSR, Mammals, Voles (Microtinae)
Clean secondhand
 
Smithsonian, 1992. 24cm. Pp.xxv,725. 3 plates, 78 figures, 41 tables. Hardbound.

Fauna of the USSR, Mammals, Voles (Microtinae) deals with a subfamily of rodents which are of great practical importance as pests of agricultural crops as well as carriers and reservoirs of pathogens of several infectious diseases of animals and man.

The introductory part describes the body structure and its adaptive peculiarities, geographical distribution, history of study of the group and its phylogeny. The taxonomic part presents characteristics of more than 130 extant as well as extinct species combined into 42 genera and 8 tribes. The monograph concludes with a special section (by I. Ya. Polyakov) containing detailed biological characteristics of individual groups of voles including the data on the structural peculiarities and population dynamics, economic importance and control measures under different natural conditions.
 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
Lyme Disease, an Evidence-based Approach, Halperin, J.J. (editor)
56 Halperin, J.J. (editor) Lyme Disease, an Evidence-based Approach
1845938046 / 9781845938048 New
 
2011. 28cm. Pp.288. Hardbound.

Providing the medical practitioner with a broad scientific understanding, Lyme Disease, an Evidence-based Approach discusses the causative organism, its requisite ecosystem, disease epidemiology, host-Borrelia interactions, diagnostic testing, clinical manifestations, therapeutic options, and long term prognosis. It explicitly reviews both the basic biology of the infection and practical clinical aspects, linking the two to demonstrate what is and is not attributable to this infection. It is an authoritative guide for medics and researchers involved with diagnosing and treating Lyme, covering biology, epidemiology and therapeutics.

Main contents :

Biologic substrate 1. Ticks - The vectors of Lyme disease 2. Borrelia - biology of the organism 3. Borrelia - interactions with the host immune system 4. Diagnostic testing 5. Persistence of Borrelia burgdorferi infection after antibiotic treatment: What can we learn from animal models? 6. Global Epidemiology of Borrelia burgdorferi Infections Clinical 7. Antibiotic Therapy for Infection Caused by Borrelia Burgdorferi Sensu Lato 8. Borreliosis - the UK perspective 9. Borreliosis - the European perspective 10. Erythema migrans 11. Cardiac involvement 12 Rheumatologic involvement 13. Nervous system involvement 14. Lyme disease in children 15. The Psychology of "Post Lyme disease syndrome" and "Not Lyme" 16. The entity referred to as "Chronic Lyme disease" 17. Lyme disease - the great controversy

 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
The Arable Weeds of Europe with their Seedlings and Seeds, with Supplement, Hanf, Martin
57 Hanf, Martin The Arable Weeds of Europe with their Seedlings and Seeds, with Supplement
Clean secondhand
 
BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany & BASF United Kingdom, Hadleigh, Suffolk, England. ©1983. 24cm. Pp.494 + 31. Numerous colour photos and figures. Maps, keys. Hardbound, with paperbound supplement inside cover.

Comprehensive work on the field and garden weeds of Europe covering over 700 species.

Contains descriptions and illustrations (mostly in colour) of 716 broadleaved weeds of arable land in Europe at stages of their life cycle from seeds to flowering.

In view of the importance of recognizing weeds at an early stage of development, a supplement is provided which makes it possible to narrow down which group a particular weed seedling belongs to before consulting the appropriate section of the main book. Detailed keys and illustrations of leaf outlines and seedlings can be used to confirm the identification.

 
Price: 38.95 GBP
 
 
An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer, Hardy, Michael Meredith
58 Hardy, Michael Meredith An Account of the Origins and History of the German Shorthaired Pointer
New
 
Privately published, Hive Printers, Letchworth, no date [1962]. 15 x 25 cm. Pp.23. 2 colour photos, 10 fine art reproductions. Binding : ebook / PDF, 22.00MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
Katanga, Des animaux et des hommes, Hasson, Michel
59 Hasson, Michel Katanga, Des animaux et des hommes
9789492244178 New
 
2015. 2 volumes, 28cm. Pp.296 ; 496. Colour photos, lists of species. Hardbound, slipcase.

The first complete guide to the vertebrates of Katanga.

The first volume provides an overview of the province’s geographic and historical context before exploring customs and beliefs regarding the fauna. The author then discusses the animal-related activities that are hunting and fishing, before ending with the more contemporary concern of nature conservation.

The second volume is a guide to the vertebrates of Katanga. For each featured species, the description of biological characteristics is accompanied by details on folklore, beliefs, or hunting practices. Invertebrates are also examined in the context of their interactions with humans, and discussed in areas as varied as medicine, agriculture, and folklore.

French text, Latin nomenclature.

 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Vegetables in South-East Asia, Herklots, G.A.C. & S.Y. Lin
60 Herklots, G.A.C. & S.Y. Lin Vegetables in South-East Asia
004635008X / 9780046350086 Clean secondhand
 
Unwin, 1972, first edition. 26cm. Pp.xii,525. Figures. Hardbound, jacket ends and edges worn.

Vegetables in South-East Asia, clean secondhand copy ex-libris Jenny MacArthur with her distinctive unicorn armorial bookplate.

 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Wildlife Forensics. Methods and Applications (Developments in Forensic Science), Huffman, Jane E & John R Wallace (editors)
61 Huffman, Jane E & John R Wallace (editors) Wildlife Forensics. Methods and Applications (Developments in Forensic Science)
047066259X / 9780470662595 Used
 
Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. 25cm. Pp.xxiv, [ii], 370. 14 colour & numerous BW photos & figures. Softbound, inexpensive used secondhand copy, some pages creased and with some highlighting to the text. Published price GBP 52.50.

Wildlife Forensics: Methods and Applications provides an accessible and practical approach to the key areas involved in this developing subject. The book contains case studies throughout the text that take the reader from the field, to the lab analysis to the court room, giving a complete insight into the path of forensic evidence and demonstrating how current techniques can be applied to wildlife forensics.

Contains approaches that wildlife forensic investigators and laboratory technicians can employ in investigations and provides the direction and practical advice required by legal and police professionals seeking to gain the evidence needed to prosecute wildlife crimes.

Brings together in one text various aspects of wildlife forensics, including statistics, toxicology, pathology, entomology, morphological identification, and DNA analysis.

An invaluable reference to provide investigators, laboratory technicians and students in forensic science / conservation biology classes with practical guidance and best methods for criminal investigations applied to wildlife crime.

Includes practical techniques that wildlife forensic investigators and laboratory technicians can employ in investigations.

Includes case studies to illustrate various key methods and applications.

Brings together diverse areas of forensic science and demonstrates their application specifically to the field of wildlife crime.

Contains methodology boxes to lead readers through the processes of individual techniques.

Takes an applied approach to the subject to appeal to both students of the subject and practitioners in the field.

Includes a broad introduction to what is meant by 'wildlife crime', how to approach a crime scene and collect evidence and includes chapters dedicated to the key techniques utilized in wildlife investigations.

Includes chapters on wildlife forensic pathology; zooanthropological techniques; biological trace evidence analysis; the importance of bitemark evidence; plant and wildlife forensics; best practices and law enforcement.

 
Price: 17.50 GBP
 
 
The Doberman Pinscher : Brains and Beauty, Humphries, Rod & Joanna Walker
62 Humphries, Rod & Joanna Walker The Doberman Pinscher : Brains and Beauty
0876052162 / 9780876052167 New
 
1999. 22x23cm. Pp.[xiv],242. Colour & BW photos, figures. Hardbound.

The Doberman Pinscher: Brains and Beauty gives potential owners, new converts and veteran Doberman lovers all they need to know about this strong but sensitive companion. There are chapters on the Doberman's history, buying a dog, grooming, temperament, understanding the breed standard, breeding, health concerns and more. Dog shows, obedience competitions and all the activities Dobermans can participate in are discussed. Five appendices include useful resources and top dogs in the breed.

This fine breed is widely used as a guide dog for the blind in the United States (and elsewhere) further details can be found at www.pilotdogs.org.
 
Price: 18.50 GBP
 
 
Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, King, A.A; A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert & A.I. Wandeler (editors)
63 King, A.A; A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert & A.I. Wandeler (editors) Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin
9290446390 / 9789290446392 New
 
2004. 30cm. Pp.xx, 361. Binding : ebook.

Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, control strategies for rabies in Europe have significantly reduced the human burden of disease.

Rabies has been successfully eradicated from many European countries and in Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin leading experts describe the various approaches that have been taken.

This comprehensive historical review aims to provide scientists, veterinarians and policy-makers with an historical account and expert analysis of rabies from ancient times to today. Readers will benefit from several expertly drafted articles brought together in a single volume. Each chapter is clear and concise and focuses on a different region in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The book includes country-specific rabies reports from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the European parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia and Morocco.

Additional chapters describe rabies in the ancient world and the history of dog rabies in the Mediterranean Basin, and other chapters cover the different epidemiological models of rabies, such as the epidemiology and ecology of fox rabies in Europe; a description of the computer analysis of fox-rabies epidemics is also included.

Rabies virus variants and the molecular epidemiology of the disease in Europe are discussed in chapters describing Lyssavirus infections in European bats and Europe as a source of rabies for the rest of the world.

Following the first description of rabies from ancient scriptures the animal/human relationship is explored further through chapters entitled ‘Folklore, perceptions, science and rabies prevention and control’, ‘Human rabies and its prevention’ and ‘European rabies control and its history’.

Finally, the role of international organisations, such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU), is discussed in a chapter entitled ‘International co-operation and the role of international organisations’.

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in disease control policies and especially those involved in the control of rabies.

ebook / pdf.

 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, King, A.A; A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert & A.I. Wandeler (editors)
64 King, A.A; A.R. Fooks, M. Aubert & A.I. Wandeler (editors) Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin
9290446390 / 9789290446392 New
 
2004. 30cm. Pp.xx, 361. Softbound.

Throughout the 20th and into the 21st century, control strategies for rabies in Europe have significantly reduced the human burden of disease.

Rabies has been successfully eradicated from many European countries and in Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin leading experts describe the various approaches that have been taken.

This comprehensive historical review aims to provide scientists, veterinarians and policy-makers with an historical account and expert analysis of rabies from ancient times to today. Readers will benefit from several expertly drafted articles brought together in a single volume. Each chapter is clear and concise and focuses on a different region in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

The book includes country-specific rabies reports from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the European parts of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Malta, Tunisia and Morocco.

Additional chapters describe rabies in the ancient world and the history of dog rabies in the Mediterranean Basin, and other chapters cover the different epidemiological models of rabies, such as the epidemiology and ecology of fox rabies in Europe; a description of the computer analysis of fox-rabies epidemics is also included.

Rabies virus variants and the molecular epidemiology of the disease in Europe are discussed in chapters describing Lyssavirus infections in European bats and Europe as a source of rabies for the rest of the world.

Following the first description of rabies from ancient scriptures the animal/human relationship is explored further through chapters entitled ‘Folklore, perceptions, science and rabies prevention and control’, ‘Human rabies and its prevention’ and ‘European rabies control and its history’.

Finally, the role of international organisations, such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU), is discussed in a chapter entitled ‘International co-operation and the role of international organisations’.

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in disease control policies and especially those involved in the control of rabies.

 
Price: 58.00 GBP
 
 
Venoms to Drugs : Venom as a Source for the Development of Human Therapeutics, King, Glenn F (editor)
65 King, Glenn F (editor) Venoms to Drugs : Venom as a Source for the Development of Human Therapeutics
1849736634 / 9781849736633 New
 
2015. 26cm. Pp.320. Hardbound.

The pharmaceutical industry has become increasingly interested in biologics from animal venoms as a potential source for therapeutic agents in recent years, with a particularly emphasis on peptides. To date six drugs derived from venom peptides or proteins have been approved by the FDA, with nine further agents currently being investigated in clinical trials. In addition to these drugs in approved or advanced stages of development, many more peptides and proteins are being studied in varying stages of preclinical development. This unique book provides an up to date and comprehensive account of the potential of peptides and proteins from animal venoms as possible therapeutics. Topics covered include chemistry and structural biology of animal venoms, proteomic and transcriptomic approaches to drug discovery, bioassays, high-throughput screens and target identification, and reptile, scorpion, spider and cone snail venoms as a platform for drug development. Case studies are used to illustrate methods and successes and highlight issues surrounding administration and other important lessons that have been learnt from the development of approved therapeutics based on venoms. The first text to focus on this fascinating area and bridging an important gap, this book provides the reader with essential and current knowledge on this fast-developing area. Venoms to Drugs will find wide readership with researchers working in academia and industry working in all medicinal and pharmaceutical areas.

Professor Glenn King has been working on animal venoms since 1996. He has extensive experience in the discovery, production, and structural and functional characterization of venom proteins, and is intimately aware of the issues surrounding their development as drugs and insecticides. In 2006, Professor King founded an agricultural biotechnology company, Vestaron Corporation, that is developing spider-venom peptides, discovered in the lab, as bioinsecticides. His current research is largely focussed on the development of venom peptides as analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.

 
Price: 169.00 GBP
 
 
A Field Manual of Camel Diseases, Traditional and Modern Veterinary Care for the Dromedary, Koehler-Rollefson, B ; P.Mundy & E.Mathias
66 Koehler-Rollefson, B ; P.Mundy & E.Mathias A Field Manual of Camel Diseases, Traditional and Modern Veterinary Care for the Dromedary
185339503X / 9781853395031 New
 
2006. 26cm. Pp.vxi,i,254. Text figures & maps. Paperback.

The one-humped camel, or dromedary, is one of the worlds hardiest domesticated animals. A vital source of transport, meat, milk and income for pastoralists in the Sahel, East Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, the camel can carry heavy loads for days in some of the worlds most hostile conditions. But even camels fall ill.

A Field Manual of Camel Diseases is the first practical guide to camel diseases designed for use in low technology environments. The manual details some 80 major camel diseases and conditions, ranging from abortions to wry neck syndrome. For each disease, the authors give the disease signs, its causes, and simple prevention and treatment methods. Both scientific and tried and tested traditional treatments are presented, thus enabling the veterinarian or livestock practitioner to make the most appropriate choice in the prevailing circumstances. A section on procedures explains how to examine a camel, take samples for laboratory analysis and apply various types of medicines.

Written in straightforward language, avoiding scientific terminology wherever possible. Technical vocabulary is explained in a comprehensive glossary. Organised by the symptom or sign of the disease and the part of the body most affected to help rapid identification. Local and scientific names of diseases and plants are given, enabling enhanced communication and understanding between pastoralist and veterinarian. A list of common medicines and their dosages acts as an aide-memoire. Illustrated throughout by artists familiar with camels to show clearly the diseases and how to treat them.
 
Price: 14.95 GBP
 
 
Regional Petroleum Geology of the World, Parts I & II, Kulke, Holger (editor)
67 Kulke, Holger (editor) Regional Petroleum Geology of the World, Parts I & II
3443110215 / 9783443110215 New
 
1994-1995. 2 volumes. 25cm. Pp.xxii,931; xii,730. 754 figures, 82 figures. Bound.

Regional Petroleum Geology of the World features 140 contributions by 50 petroleum geologists working with companies and insitutions all over the world. The contributions provide concise information on petroleum occurrences on all five continents. Figure captions are bilingual (English and German) and about half of the contributions are in English. A detailed subject index provides easy access to the information, be it an oil field or an oil-bearing formation. An extensive reference list affords easy access to more detailed references.
 
Price: 265.00 GBP
 
 
Sichuan Recipes, Chinese-English, Third edition, Lan, W. H
68 Lan, W. H Sichuan Recipes, Chinese-English, Third edition
Clean secondhand
 
Wan Li Book Co., Hong Kong, third edn., 1986. 26cm. Pp.121. Colour photos. Slick wrappers.

 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
The Rabbit - Husbandry, Health and Production, Lebas, F., P. Coudert, H. de Rochambeau & R.G. Thébault
69 Lebas, F., P. Coudert, H. de Rochambeau & R.G. Thébault The Rabbit - Husbandry, Health and Production
9251034419 / 9789251034415 New
 
25cm. Pp.226. 26 colour photos, 54 diagrams, 59 tables. Binding : ebook.

New revised edition, the standard reference. Presents an introduction and background to trade and production and discusses rabbit meat quality. Covers nutrition, feeding, reproduction, genetics, selection, pathology, housing, equipment, rabbitry management, the production of skins & hair for textiles, and rabbit breeding and rural development. Extensively referenced.

ebook, 14.82KB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

 
Price: 37.50 GBP
 
 
The Rabbit - Husbandry, Health and Production, Lebas, F., P. Coudert, H. de Rochambeau & R.G. Thébault
70 Lebas, F., P. Coudert, H. de Rochambeau & R.G. Thébault The Rabbit - Husbandry, Health and Production
9251034419 / 9789251034415 New
 
25cm. Pp.226. 26 colour photos, 54 diagrams, 59 tables. Paperback.

New revised edition, the standard reference. Presents an introduction and background to trade and production and discusses rabbit meat quality. Covers nutrition, feeding, reproduction, genetics, selection, pathology, housing, equipment, rabbitry management, the production of skins & hair for textiles, and rabbit breeding and rural development. Extensively referenced.

 
Price: 47.50 GBP
 
 
Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Influences of climate and climate change, epidemiology, ecology and adaptation measures, Lindgren, Elisabet & Thomas G.T. Jaenson
71 Lindgren, Elisabet & Thomas G.T. Jaenson Lyme borreliosis in Europe. Influences of climate and climate change, epidemiology, ecology and adaptation measures
9289022914 / 9789289022910 New
 
2006. 30cm. Pp.34. Figures, tables and maps (some colour), extensive bibliography. Binding : ebook

Ticks are highly sensitive to changes in seasonal climate. Since the 1980s, tick vectors have increased in density and spread into higher latitudes and altitudes in Europe. Future climate change in Europe is therefore likely to facilitate the spread of Lyme borreliosis in the same way, while reducing its occurrence in areas that become hotter and drier.

Although it is treatable with antibiotics, Lyme borreliosis is the most common vector-borne disease in Europe and may lead to severe complications of the neurological system, the heart, and the joints. It is caused by a spirochete, which is transmitted to humans by ticks whose reservoir animals are small rodents, insectivores, hares and birds.

Lyme borreliosis in Europe reviews the impacts of climate change on Lyme borreliosis in the region.

ebook, 1.1MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
The First Principles of Good Cookery, Llanover, Lady
72 Llanover, Lady The First Principles of Good Cookery
0948537302 / 9780948537301 New
 
Brefi Press, 1991. 22cm. Pp.24,xii,491. Illustrated. Hardback, jacket, clean secondhand copy.

Originally published in 1867, The First Principles of Good Cookery was the only Welsh cookery book written in the English language at the time.
 
Price: 16.00 GBP
 
 
The Elder, In History, Myth and Cookery, Loohuizen, R
73 Loohuizen, R The Elder, In History, Myth and Cookery
1903018315 / 9781903018316 New
 
2004. 18cm. Pp.144. 20 photos. Paperback.

The elder is a tree or bush (or even a weed) for which humanity has found a use for each and every part: the leaf, the bark, the wood or branch, the flower, the berries or fruit. Some of these functions are both mythic and grounded in superstition: that the elder encourgaes the fertility of cattle for instance; or its relation to witchcraft; or its place in Celtic folklore. Others are more nearly medicinal: it was an essential to classical and medieval physicians. And, of course, it may be eaten or drunk. The flowers lend their fragrance to gooseberries, or are sensational as a Spring fritter. The berries are wonderful as ice-cream, or as wine.

Ria Loohuizen has pursued the elder into every corner of history, literature and kitchen usefulness. She claims that this is only the second book on the tree (the first being published in 1644).

The Elder, In History, Myth and Cookery explores its meaning to early physicians, its place in mythology and folklore, its occurance in literature and gives maximum exposure to recipes for medicaments, sweet dishes and drinks. Here you may find how to make elder ointments or lotions to ward off rheumatism as well as chilblains. And detailed instructions for elderflower champagne, or elderflower syrup, or elderberry wine. Then there are recipes for tarts, fools, jams, jellies, fritters, glazes and vinegars as well as details obout the Jew's Ear fungus which grows only on the elder tree.

This book was first published in Holland in 2002, this the first English edition, translated by the author. Ria Loohuizen has lived in America and Spain and is now living in Amsterdam. She is a translator of prose and poetry from English and Spanish as well as a published author of cookery books about the chestnut, wild mushrooms and the quince.
 
Price: 17.00 GBP
 
 
Traditional Recipes of India, Manekshaw, B. J
74 Manekshaw, B. J Traditional Recipes of India
Clean secondhand
 
Nachiketa Publ., Bombay, 1974. 24cm. Pp.[viii],242. Figures. Hardound, jacket worn.

 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
La Vera Alimentazione Mediterranea, Manfredi, Nino
75 Manfredi, Nino La Vera Alimentazione Mediterranea
8870322157 / 9788870322156 Clean secondhand
 
Musumeci Editore, first edn., 1985. 25cm. Pp.191. 21 colour photos, numerous figures and illustrations. Hardbound, jacket, very good copy.

168 traditional recipes of Italian and Mediterranean cooking, Italian text.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
Rabbit Production, 9th edition, McNitt, J I : P R Cheeke; S D Lukefahr & N M Patton
76 McNitt, J I : P R Cheeke; S D Lukefahr & N M Patton Rabbit Production, 9th edition
1780640110 / 9781780640112 New
 
2013. 26cm. Pp.296. Paperback.

This is a fully updated edition of a highly successful book about the production of farmed rabbits (originally published by Interstate in 2000). The book concerns rabbits bred for meat and fur, but also has plenty of information on pet rabbits and show rabbits. Beginning with an introduction to the field of rabbit production around the world and some basic breed and equipment information, further topics then covered include rabbit diseases, feeding, reproduction, behaviour, welfare, genetics, showing, rabbit production in developing countries, fur and meat production, slaughter and the marketing of rabbit products.

Current areas of interest such as animal welfare and coat colour genetics are expanded in this new edition.

An important resource for all those involved in rabbit production, as well as the keen amateur rabbit enthusiast.

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases, Mehlhorn, Heinz (editor)
77 Mehlhorn, Heinz (editor) Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases
3642288413 / 9783642288418 New
 
2012. 26cm. Pp.xv, 385. 123 photos & figures (23 in colour). Hardbound.

Without a doubt the recently accelerating globalization supports the import of agents of disease into countries where they never had been or where they had long since been eradicated, leading to a false sense of living on a “safe island.” These newly imported or reintroduced diseases – called “emerging diseases” – may lead to severe outbreaks in cases where the countries are not prepared to combat them, or in cases where viruses are introduced that cannot be controlled by medications or vaccines.

Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. Thus their invasion from foreign countries and their spreading close to human dwellings must be blocked everywhere (in donor and receptor countries) using safe and effective measures.

Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases presents reviews on examples of such arthropod-borne emerging diseases that lurk on the fringes of our crowded megacities.

Contents : Culicid Mosquitoes as Vectors of Disease Agents in Europe.- Exotic Mosquitoes Conquer the World.- Future Strategies for European Pest Management.- Assessing Diversity and Abundance of Vector Populations at a National Scale: Example of Culicoides Surveillance in France after a Bluetongue Virus Emergence.- Bluetongue Disease: An Analysis of the Epidemic in Germany 2006-2009.- Impact of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) on Insects of Medical Veterinary Relevance.- The Changing Distribution Patterns of Ticks (Ixodida) in Europe in Relation to Emerging Tick-borne Diseases.- The Huge Risk due to Hyalomma Ticks.- Flies as Vector of Microorganisms Potentially Inducing Severe Diseases in Humans and Animals.- Flies as Vector of Parasites Potentially Inducing Severe Diseases in Humans and Animals.- Lice as Vectors of Bacterial Diseases.- Triatomines as Vectors of American Trypanosomiasis.- Fleas as Underestimated Vectors of Agents of Diseases.- Marine Crustaceans as Potential Hosts and Vectors for Metazoan Parasites.- Spotted Fever Rickettsiae and Rickettsioses in Germany.
 
Price: 122.00 GBP
 
 
The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry, Mock, Douglas W. & Geoffrey A. Parker
78 Mock, Douglas W. & Geoffrey A. Parker The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry
0198577443 / 9780198577447 As new
 
OUP., 1997. 25cm. Pp.xiii, 464. Photos, text figures. Softbound.

One of the main tenets of evolutionary biology is that organisms behave so as to maximize the number of their genes that will be passed on to future generations. Parents often produce more offspring than they can rear in case special opportunities or calamities occur. This frequently leads to deprivations and even death of some offspring. This book is about the evolutionary diversity, importance, and consequences of such squeezes. In it the authors, top in their field, review the theory, field experiments, and natural history of sibling rivalry across a broad sweep of organisms, in a clear and accessible style that should appeal to both academics and natural historians.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
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