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101 Bleeker, P Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri. / A Precursor of the Fishes of the Indian Archipelago Part 1 - Siluri
978906391004 New
English translation, 2009, by M.J.P van Oijen, G.M.P. Loots & F.J.G. Limburg. 25cm. Pp.xii,317. Colour plates. Softbound.

"Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" by Dr Pieter Bleeker (1858) has been translated completely from Dutch and Latin to English. In contrast to the original publication, the translation does contain the illustrations that were ready in 1858, but could not be included, as at that time facilities for printing coloured plates were lacking in Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia).

"Ichthyologiae Archipelagi Indici Prodromus. Volumen I. Siluri" is a compilation of all Bleeker’s papers on catfishes from 1845 to 1858 and a review of all publications on this group of fishes by other ichthyologists up till 1858.

In this voluminous publication Bleeker mentions all catfish species known at the time, gives keys to genera and species, and extensive descriptions for 99 species occurring in the Indonesian archipelago. All these species are figured. The descriptions include distribution and habitat, and remarks on reproduction, fishery and consumption. Detailed information on the morphology of the described specimens make this work indispensable for recognizing types of the species in the Bleeker collection. A complete list of all 210 ichthyological papers Bleeker published up till 1858 is included.

Price: 165.00 GBP
102 Bleher, Heiko Bleher's Discus Volume 2
8890290463 New
2011. 24cm. Pp.684. 4000 colour photos. Hardbound.

Bleher's Discus Volume 2 documents the entire history of discus breeding, from its first beginnings to the start of 2011, in finest detail, illustrated with over 4000 photos and with a special foreword by Jack Wattley. The book covers Discus breeding worldwide, its history, breeders, methods and variants.

Chapter 6 features a previously unpublished manuscript by Eduard Schmidt-Focke (1913-1998), to whom the book is dedicated posthumously. "The Doctor" is universally regarded as the father of modern discus breeding, as many, if not the majority, of the cultivated forms that exist today originate from him. His forms are documented in text and pictures, from his early days right through the end.

The same chapter also immortalises other pioneers of discus breeding worldwide, their history and achievements, as well as modern discus breeders all over Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Antipodes. And, of course, in Asia, nowadays the 'capital' of discus breeding; all the cultivated forms have been researched in detail, revealing the ancestry of the so-called Pigeon Blood and the other multitudinous variants and sports, often with "fantasy names".

More than 700 breeders from 50 countries are included, with details of their set-ups, methods, secrets, and tricks - the vast majority hitherto unpublished anywhere in the world. The chapter concludes with a detailed and easy to understand overview of the optimal breeding methods for both wild-caught discus and cultivated forms, based on the author’s extensive knowledge accumulated over several decades.

Chapter 7 presents the discus variants cultivated worldwide, with details of their breeders, in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia, and includes the latest cultivated forms and new wild-caught variants discovered since the publication of volume 1 in 2006.

The book concludes with the latest information on the classification of cultivated forms, plus updates on taxonomy and distribution.

Temporarily out of stock

Price: 68.95 GBP
103 Bleher, Heiko Bleher's Discus Volume 1
978890181610 New

2006. 24cm. Pp.671. 3000 colour & 71 BW photographs, 256 colour & 71 BW figures and illustrations. Hardbound.

The monograph on the cichlid genus Symphysodon.

Bleher's Discus Volume 1 describes, classifies and illustrates about 380 varieties of Discus, and numerous other species of Amazonian freshwater fishes (130 different cichlids, 28 species of piranhas, 4 livebearers. 4 killifishes, 71 different catfishes, 106 tetra-species and 13 rays) with a wealth of practical and historical information useful to both the ichthyologist and aquarist.

Temporarily out of stock

Price: 68.95 GBP
104 Boeseman, M On a Small Collection of Surinam Fishes

Offprint Zool. Med., 1954. 25cm. Pp.8. Offprint, inscribed 'Compliments of the Author', R.H.Lowe-McConnell's copy, signed, a little creased.
Price: 9.75 GBP
105 Bolanos, R Serpientes Venenos y Ofidismo en Centroamerica

1984. 21cm. Pp.136. Colour & BW photos, text illustrations and maps. Paperback

Serpientes Venenos y Ofidismo en Centroamerica, Spanish text, Latin nomenclature.

Price: 15.00 GBP
106 Boltovskoy, Demetrio (editor) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean
9075000766 New
2005. Biodiversity DVD.

Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean is a unique taxonomic reference work covering almost 2,600 plankton species occurring in the South Atlantic Ocean.

These are classified under 1,300 higher taxa, such as the Medusae, Siphonophorae, Ctenophora, Chaetognatha, planktonic Tunicata and Polychaeta, pelagic Gastropoda and Cephalopoda, and a vast group of planktonic Crustacea. Fifteen of the 28 higher-level groups treated have new interactive, illustrated keys to family, genus or species level. Also, four different Identifylt keys are provided on this DVD-ROM: one for the Foraminifera, one for the Siphonophorae, and two for the Hydromedusae.

IdentifyIt is a multiple-entry identification key that allows you to define multiple characters for a specimen and then calculates which species is the closest match. For most groups, geographical and vertical distribution patterns are given, from equatorial waters to the Antarctic circumpolar belt. General introductory information on morphology, reproduction, development, feeding, production rates, etc. is included, and the 3345 literature references provided will help to guide the user towards the relevant papers on each subject. A section on methodology is part of this information system as well. Common biological, morphological and geographical terms are captured in an illustrated glossary defining 1375 terms. All text is ‘hyperlinked’, enabling quick navigation through the massive amount of information.

This authoritative work, compiled and edited by Prof. Demetrio Boltovskoy, provides contributions from 41 oceanographers and marine biologists. It is a remarkable and fundamental source of information for marine biologists, oceanographers, environmentalists and students and deserves to be widely available in both personal and scientific libraries.

Windows XP and Macintosh OSX DVD-ROM.
Price: 119.95 GBP
107 Bone, Q. & R.H. Moore Biology of Fishes, third edition
0415375622 New
2008. 24cm. Pp.xv,478. Figures & tables. Paperback.

The Third Edition of Biology of Fishes is chiefly about fish as remarkably efficient machines for coping with the many problems that life in water entails, and looks at many such special cases.

Biology of Fishes does not try to cover all aspects of fish biology, but focuses on the ingenious ways in which fish have resolved the particular problems that come from living in water, especially body fluid regulation, locomotion, feeding mechanisms, and sensory systems. Enough detail is provided for the reader to be able to go on and use primary research papers. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated and a new chapter on the immune system has been added.

Price: 55.00 GBP
108 Bonnefoy, Xavier; Helge Kampen & Kevin Sweeney Public Health Significance of Urban Pests
9289071885 New
2008. 28cm. Pp.viii, 569. Photos & figures (some colour). Binding : ebook.

Major changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour have favoured the proliferation of urban pests. Alarmingly, the dramatic rise in urban sprawl has led to city suburbs becoming the natural habitat of ticks, rodents and other pests.

These changes make timely a new analysis of the effects of present-day urban pests on health. Public Health Significance of Urban Pests identifies the public health risk posed by various pests and suggests appropriate prevention and control measures.

This book also formulates policy options for all levels of decision-making on the future management of pests and pest-related diseases.

ebook, 3.4MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
Price: 12.00 GBP
109 Borgen, Ulf J. & Hans A. Nakrem (editors) Morphology, Phylogeny and Taxonomy of Osteolepiform Fish
1119286433 New
2016. 30cm. Pp.520. Softbound.

Extensive table of contents available on request.

Price: 139.00 GBP
110 Bortone, S.A. (editor) Biology of the Spotted Seatrout
0849311292 New
2002. 24cm. Pp.328. Hardback.

The spotted seatrout is an important species not only for fisheries, but as an integral part of many estuarine ecosystems. As one of the few fishes that live its entire life within an estuarine system, the species has tremendous potential as a monitor for estuarine conditions.

Biology of the Spotted Seatrout presents an up-to-date summary of what is known about the basic biology of this important species. The book serves as a model of a biological summary directed toward determining which of the life history parameters will most aptly serve as bioindicators to meet overall environmental management needs.

Price: 160.00 GBP
111 Boulenger, G. A Poissons recueillis dans la Region du Bas-Congo par M. le Dr. W.J.Ansorge - with - Poissons recuellis au Congo Belge per l'expedition du Dr. C. Christy
1912-1920. 2 volumes. 37cm. Pp.66. 8 plates (5 folding). Original wrappers.

Two important papers on Congo fishes with fine engraved plates.

Price: 0.00 GBP
112 Boulenger, G. A Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, with Six Plates
1903. 25cm. Pp.5 with 6 plates by Smit & Green. Wrappers.

Descriptions of Six New Perciform Fishes from the Coast of Natal, original copy.
Price: 15.00 GBP
113 Boulenger, G. A Contributions to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1896 - 1905
Comprising :

Report on the Collection of Fishes made by Mr J.E.S. Moore in Lake Tanganyika during his Expedition, 1895-96, 6 plain & 2 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with -

Second Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1898, 2 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates - bound with -

Third Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1899-1900, 9 plates - bound with -

Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika, 1904-1905, 11 plain & 1 chromo-lithographed plates.

Boulenger's Contributions to the Icthyology of Lake Tanganyika, the complete work

Also included and bound in are 'On a Collection of Fishes from the Rio Paraguay' with 6 plates, and 'On a Collection of Fishes from the Lake Ngami Basin, Bechuanaland' with 6 plates.

In all 6 papers, 1896-1911.

Bound together in very neat half calf, raised bands, gilt, over marbled boards.

Price: 1500.00 GBP
114 Boulenger, G. A Catalogue of the Fresh-Water Fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History)
Volumes 1-4, 1906-1916, original cloth very neatly rebacked, spines relaid, new endpapers, good condition. Zoological Society of London Library copy.

This set presented to the Zoological Society of London by Major S.S. Flower, OBE, FZS, August 21st 1929, presentation bookplates tipped in.

Price: 150.00 GBP
115 Bowman, Alan S. & Patricia A. Nuttall (editors) Ticks. Biology, Disease and Control
0521867614 New
2008. 26cm. Pp.518. 93 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Ticks. Biology, Disease and Control covers in-depth information on aspects of the biology of the ticks themselves, various veterinary and medical tick-borne pathogens, and aspects of traditional and potential new control methods. Includes an up-to-date list of more than 900 valid genus and species names, a full list of tick-borne viruses, and each chapter separately referenced.
Price: 85.00 GBP
116 Boyle, P Handbook on the Care and Maintenance of Cephalopods in the Laboratory
0900767723 New
1991. 25cm. Pp.64. 16 photos, 7 figures, table, bibliography. Paperback.

Handbook on the Care and Maintenance of Cephalopods in the Laboratory, virtually the only book on the subject.

Price: 35.00 GBP
117 Boyle, P. & P.G. Rodhouse Cephalopods, Ecology and Fisheries
0632060484 New
2005. 26cm. Pp.xii,452. 172 photos & figures and maps (many colour). Hardbound.

The cephalopods (squid and octopus) are an integral part of ocean ecosystems, are heavily exploited as a major human food source in fisheries throughout the world and are important animals used in biological research, in areas such as neuroscience. Cephalopods, Ecology and Fisheries, an important and comprehensive reference work, covers all major aspects of these animals. Biology, reproduction and physiology are covered in depth, as well as much information on the species' interactions in marine ecosystems. A substantial section of the book covers squid and octopus fisheries throughout the world, including fishing methods, and assessment and management aspects of the world's major fisheries, and their catch trends.

Price: 175.00 GBP
118 Branch, W.R. (editor) South African Red Data Book - Reptiles and Amphibians

1988. 29cm.,241. 38 photos & text illustr., 95 maps. Paperback.

Price: 15.00 GBP
119 Brander, Michael Training the Pointer-Retriever Gundog
1853102385 New
25cm. Pp.176. 21 BW photos. Hardbound.

Invaluable manual written for the owner who wants a thoroughly useful all-round working gundog that is able to quarter the ground, come to the point, flush, and finally, retrieve. Includes chapters on training and working two dogs and field trialing and includes a comprehensive glossary of terms used in training.

Now out of print, we have one (1) copy only.

Price: 28.95 GBP
120 Brauer, D Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy
Clean secondhand
Privately published by the author [Tenaver], no date [1960s]. 22cm. Pp.7. Original printed wrappers, corners dog-eared otherwise good.

Poodles Without Tears, rare.

Price: 53.00 GBP
121 Bridge, T. W On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, and in other Dipnoids
Trans. Zool. Soc. Vol.XIV, Part 5. 1898. 30cm. Pp.325-380. 2 plates. Black library buckram, gilt, original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper, front wrapper and pp.325-326 loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, good copy.

On the Morphology of the Skull in the Paraguayan Lepidosiren, good ex-library copy

Price: 50.00 GBP
122 Brooker, M. I. H. & D. A. Kleinig Field Guide to Eucalypts. Volume 1. South-eastern Australia, Second edition
1876473037 Clean secondhand
(1983), revised & updated edition, Bloomings Books Pty Ltd., 1999. 28cm. Pp.[viii], 353. Colour photos, keys, maps. Hardbound, jacket, clean secondhand.

The genus Eucalyptus includes over 700 species, with almost a third of these occurring in south-eastern Australia in the crescent from the top of Spencer Gulf around to the northern New South Wales border including Tasmania. Nearly three hundred of the known species and subspecies in the area are included in this volume and each is described and illustrated.

In each description the more important features are emphasized by the use of bolder type, and colour photographs show the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit. The botanical terms used throughout are explained and illustrated in the introduction and defined in the glossary.

Since the first edition which was published in 1983, many new species have been discovered, and many names changed. In addition, the layout of the book has now been completely updated and reorganized consistent with volumes 2 and 3.

At the head of each digest a summary shows how the species fits into the overall classification of eucalypts. Keys provide a systematic route to identification: there is a separate key for each of the four States covered by the books, plus the Australian Capital Territory. A wide range of characters is used to distinguish between the species.

Price: 165.00 GBP
123 Brown, Cullum, Kevin Laland & Jens Krause Fish Cognition and Behavior, 2nd Edition
144433221X New
2011. 26cm. Pp.472. Hardbound.

In the second edition of Fish Cognition and Behavior an international team of experts have been brought together to explore all major areas of fish learning, including : foraging skills, predator recognition, social organisation and learning, welfare and pain.

Three new chapters covering fish personality, lateralisation, and fish cognition and fish welfare, have been added to this fully revised and expanded second edition.

Price: 144.00 GBP
124 Brown, Nicholas & Steve Eddy Echinoderm Aquaculture
0470960388 New
2015. 26cm. Pp.384. Colour photos, figures, tables. Hardbound.

Sea urchins and sea cucumbers are highly sought after delicacies growing in popularity globally. The demand for these species is rapidly outpacing natural stocks, and researchers and seafood industry personnel are now looking towards aquaculture as a means of providing a sustainable supply. Echinoderm Aquaculture is a very practical reference on the basic biology and current culture practices for a wide range of geographically diverse echinoderm species.

This textbook covers the basic ecology and biology of sea urchins and sea cucumbers as well as the breadth of uses of these organisms as a source of food and bioactive compounds. Subsequent chapters delineate the specific species of interest in various geographic regions from around the world and provide a comprehensive coverage of aquaculture practices.

Price: 180.00 GBP
125 Bruslé, Jacques & Jean-Pierre Quignard Biologie des poissons d'eau douce européens (2° Édition)
2743014962 New
2013. 26cm. Pp.740. 64 watercolours, 70 maps, glossary, extensive bibliography. Softbound.

Biologie des poissons d'eau douce européens / The Biology of European Freshwater Fishes, second edition, is by its scope a broad and ambitious study in freshwater ichthyology. Covering all the ecophysiological, ecological and ethological aspects it provides a detailed presentation of 88 native and introduced species : their morphology, anatomy, geographical distribution, habitat, lifestyle and physiological activities. 453 extra-limital, exotic and other species are also listed.

This second edition has been extensively revised and expanded, given the importance of recent scientific data. With useful additions on habitats and lifestyles, this book is enriched by numerous genetic contributions that can be seen to have "revolutionized" the old concepts of paleo-historical origins and paleogeographic species. Extensions or reductions in geographic distributions have been subsequent to the transfer of anthropogenic origin, physical and chemical degradation of habitats and the recent impact of Global Warming, not to mention status changes in the minefield of systematics.

Intended for a wide audience. French text.

Price: 185.00 GBP
126 Bruton, Michael N (editor) Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals
9061936624 As new
KAP., 1989. 25cm. Pp.xvii, 616. Text figures, photos. Hardbound.

Expanded proceedings of a conference entitled 'Alternative Life History Styles of Fishes and Other Organisms' which was held in Grahamstown, South Africa, in June 1987, arising from conceptual models of fish life-history research.

Price: 205.00 GBP
127 Brygoo, E. R Les Gerrhosaurinae de Madagascar, Sauria (Cordylidae)

1985. 28cm. Pp.18 figures, 6 maps, 3 tables, keys. Softbound.

Les Gerrhosaurinae de Madagascar, The Plated Lizards of Madagascar.

Mémoires du Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. Nouvelle série, série A, Zoologie, T. 134.

A review of the two endemic genera based on the study of 350 specimens, French text.

Price: 35.00 GBP
128 Buller, Nicky Bacteria and Fungi from Fish and other Aquatic Animals. A Practical Identification Manual. 2nd Edition
Second edition, 2014. 26cm. Pp.688. Colour photo-plates. Hardbound.

Practical updated resource for the identification of bacteria found in animals inhabiting the aquatic environment, illustrated with colour photos.

Contains expanded biochemical identification tables to include newly identified pathogenic and saprophytic bacteria, molecular identification tests now available for a greater number of aquatic bacterial pathogens, more information on the pathogenesis and virulence of each organism and new coverage of traditional and molecular identification of fungal pathogens and quality assurance standards for laboratories.

Table of contents :

1 Aquatic Animal Species and Organism Relationship
2 Bacteriological Culture Techniques: Microscopy, Culture and Identification
3 Biochemical Identification Tables
4 Technical Methods
5 Fungi , Yeasts and Oomycetes from Fish and Other Aquatic Organisms
6 Techniques for the Molecular Identification of Bacteria
7 Preparation of Media for Culture and Identification
8 Further and Other Information Sources
Common name / Scientific Name
Glossary of terms

The first edition was published in 2003.

Price: 145.00 GBP
129 Buseth, M. & R. Saunders Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care
1780641907 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.232. Softbound.

Developed from the very successful Norwegian book 'Den Store Kaninboka' ("The Big Book of Rabbits") this English language edition covers all aspects of rabbit behaviour, welfare, health and husbandry, with updated and expanded content also relevant for veterinarians.

The focus is on explaining normal behaviour as a basis for describing optimal welfare, with an emphasis on rabbits in the domestic setting.

Information regarding wild and laboratory rabbits is also included to show how behaviours such as socialisation, learning and communication can differ depending on environment.

Health matters relating to welfare such as nutrition and oral health are also covered in detail, and case studies from around the world give this valuable resource an international perspective.

Price: 29.95 GBP
130 Cabalzar, Aloisio; Flávio Lima & Mauro Lopes Peixe e Gente No Alto Rio Tiquie
8585994339 New
2005. 22cm. Pp.339. Colour photos & figures (adults & larvae), aerial maps. Paperback.

Peixe e Gente No Alto Rio Tiquie "Fishes and People in the High Rio Tiquie" focuses on the relationship of the indigenous Tukano and Tuyuka peoples with the fish of High Rio Tiquié, northwest Amazônia.

Brings togther for the first time ichthyological and anthropological research on the river Tiquié, the High Black River. The ethnographic study presents the native knowledge of the Tuyuka and Tukano on the ecology of each species, and analyzes their myths and cosmological concepts related to the origin of the fish and their relationship with humanity.

Ichthyological research covers the classification and description of the species. The product of over four years of field research, intercultural and interdisciplinary cooperation, an important publication in the conservation and management of natural resources. Portuguese text.

Price: 44.00 GBP
131 Calado, Ricardo ; Ike Olivotto, Miquel Planas Oliver & G. Joan Holt (editors) Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture
0470673907 New
2017. 26cm. Pp.712. Colour photos, figures. Hardbound.

Collects into a single work the most up-to-date information currently available on the aquaculture of marine ornamental species. Includes the contributions of more than 50 leading scientists and experts on different topics relevant for the aquaculture of the most emblematic groups of organisms traded for reef aquariums. From clownfish, to angelfish, tangs and seahorses, as well as corals, anemones, shrimps, giant clams and several other reef organisms, all issues related with the husbandry, breeding, and trade are addressed, with explanatory schemes and illustrations being used to help in understanding the most complex topics addressed.

Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture is a key reference for scientists and academics in research institutes and universities, public and private aquaria, as well as for hobbyists. Entrepreneurs will also find this book an important resource, as the culture of marine ornamental species is analyzed from a business oriented perspective, highlighting the risks and opportunities of commercial scale aquaculture of marine ornamentals.

Price: 160.00 GBP
132 Camicas,J.-L., J.-P.Hervy, F.Adam & P.-C.Morel Les Tiques du Monde. Nomenclature, stades décrits, hôtes, répartition - The Ticks of the World. Nomenclature, described stages, hosts, distribution (Acarida, Ixodida)
2709914182 New
25cm. Pp.240. Hardbound.

Les Tiques du Monde, 'The Ticks of the World', lists 4222 valid and invalid names corresponding to the 869 known species, with synonymy, details of developmental stages, hosts and biogeographical distribution.

An indispensable guide for solving the difficulties of separating the principle species.

Text in French and English, Latin nomenclature.
Price: 59.95 GBP
133 Campbell, J.A. & W.W.Lamar The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere
0801441412 New
2004. 2 volumes. 30cm. Pp.976. 136 pages of colour inserts, 62 tables, 113 maps, 120 line drawings, 162 halftones. Hardbound.

Since the publication of The Venomous Reptiles of Latin America in 1989, scientific discoveries and taxonomic changes have resulted in the addition of many taxa and species to the herpetological fauna of the Western Hemisphere.

This updated, heavily rewritten, and greatly expanded version of that book now includes accounts of all 192 species of venomous snakes and lizards found in the Western Hemisphere. This two-volume set is illustrated with stunning colour photographs, including portraits of venomous reptiles (many of which are unique in showing newly discovered species and views of male, female, and juvenile individuals); images of snakebites, an important tool for diagnosis and treatment; colour vegetation and topographic maps; black-and-white photographs; line figures; and completely revised distribution maps.

Volume I includes a list of tables, preface, introduction, and regional/country accounts with related bilingual identification keys and vegetation and topographic maps. Genus and species accounts in this volume treat the lizards, coralsnakes, seasnakes, and all the pitvipers except rattlesnakes; these accounts are accompanied by colour photographs of each species. Volume I also contains a complete index to both volumes.

Volume II includes descriptions of all known species of rattlesnakes. It also features four chapters by experts on mimicry, evolution, and snakebite treatment in tropical and temperate America. A glossary, literature-cited section, and index serve both volumes. Colour photographs portray rattlesnakes, mimics, and the damage done by snakebite.

The Venomous Reptiles of the Western Hemisphere, Volumes I and II is an essential reference for all naturalists interested in herpetology—amateurs impressed by the beauty and complexity of venomous reptiles as well as professional herpetologists and their students conducting research in the classroom, at the zoo, and in the field.

Price: 149.95 GBP
134 Carolsfeld, Joachim; Brian Harvey, Carmen Ross & Anton Baer (editors) Migratory Fishes of South America
1552501140 New
2004. 24cm. Pp.372. Figures, maps & tables. Paperback.

Fish species that migrate within the great rivers of South America are important locally but are little known outside their native range.

Migratory Fishes of South America represents the first collection of the work of local scientific experts on these remarkable fish.

The authors cover the Upper Paraná, Paraguay-Paraná, Uruguay and São Francisco basins in Brazil, as well as the Brazilian and Colombian Amazon. They discuss not only the principal migratory species and their fascinating relationship with the water cycle in the rivers and wetlands, but also the fisheries they support, and their often precarious conservation status. Includes an appendix of migratory fish species in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Price: 35.00 GBP
135 Carrier, J.C., J.A.Musick & M.R. Heithaus (editors) Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation
1420080474 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.736. Hardbound.

Since the award-winning first volume, The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, published in 2004, the field has witnessed tremendous developments in research, rapid advances in technology, and the emergence of new investigators beginning to explore issues of biodiversity, distribution, physiology, and ecology in ways that eluded more traditional studies.

As an entirely new companion volume, Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, Adaptive Physiology, and Conservation brings you up to speed on these significant changes, specifically examining how elasmobranch fishes – the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras – successfully survive in a wide range of habitats.

With contributions from an international group of investigators, this multidisciplinary volume begins by examining elasmobranch biodiversity patterns and their integrated sensory systems. It then explores the physiological adaptations – from unique sensory modalities to compensatory mechanisms for physiological and environmental stress – that make these animals particularly well suited for the range of habitats where they are found, in both oceanic and freshwater realms.

The book then considers the human interactions and anthropogenic effects on worldwide elasmobranch populations and the potential extinction risks posed by increasing threats from changes in habitat, changes in water chemistry, and growing commercial exploitation. This text truly is unrivaled in terms of coverage and readability, and it is a must-have reference for marine biologists, fishery scientists, oceanographers, and also marine, zoo, and aquarium veterinarians.

Price: 75.99 GBP
136 Carrier, John C; John A. Musick & Michael R. Heithaus (editors) Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition
1439839247 New
2012. 28cm. Pp.624. Hardbound.

Following the groundbreaking original exploration of the fundamental elements of the taxonomy and interrelationships of sharks, skates, rays, and chimera (Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, 2004), this second edition presents significant advances in the development and application of new molecular techniques, laboratory devices, and field instruments. Offering a well-rounded picture for advanced students, and far above competitors in scope and research, the numerous papers contained within the volume hold a wealth of data on the current status of chondrichthyan research and provide the basis and springboard for original research.

Key contents for Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition : Adds a new chapter on the Phylogeny of Recent Elasmobranchs ; Updates the chapter on reproduction with a look at the latest molecular techniques and approaches ; Expands the chapter on genetics to include data on natal homing grounds, philopatry, sex-based dispersal, and other, as yet unpublished, applications of forensic genetics ; Introduces revisions to the taxonomy of the Chondrichhyes ; Includes an eight page, full-colour insert.

Price: 75.99 GBP
137 Carruthers, V A Guide to the Identification of the Frogs of the Witwatersrand

Conservation Press, Jo'burg, 1976. 21cm. Pp.78. 13 colour & 57 BW photos. Map. Boards.

A Guide to the Identification of the Frogs of the Witwatersrand includes the hard-disk record 'Voices of the Frogs of the Witwatersrand' (13 species). Last few new copies.

Price: 5.00 GBP
138 Cash, Catherine The Slipper Orchids
0881921831 Clean secondhand
Timber Press, (1991) reprinted 1996. 29cm. Pp.xi, 228. 225 colour photos. Hardbound, dustjacket, fine copy.

Botanical and horticultural aspects of Cypripedium, Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, and Selenipedium, with particularly extensive information on hybridization.

Price: 30.00 GBP
139 CD-ROM Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacífico Centro-Oriental. Volúmenes 1-3
9253056282 New
2006. CD-ROM.

Este CD-ROM, Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Pacífico Centro-Oriental. Volúmenes 1-3, contiene la Guía FAO para la identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca correspondiente al Pacífico Centro-Oriental, publicada en tres volúmenes en 1995. La publicación describe las especies de interés para la pesca de los grupos mayores de recursos marinos y de aguas salobres explotados en la región. Se describen los principales grupos taxonómicos, incluyendo claves de identificación ilustradas. La descripción de las especies contiene: nombre científico, sinónimos usuales, nombres comunes FAO en tres lenguas, diagnosis, ilustraciones, tallas, hábitat y biología, distribución geográfica acompañada de un mapa, y pesca y utilización. Se incluyen también listas de especies de interés marginal para la pesca. Se facilita la navegación dentro y entre volúmenes mediante un índice activo. Se requiere Adobe®Reader®.

Limited stock

Price: 22.95 GBP
140 CD-ROM FAO Species Catalogues. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vols 1 to 18
9251055971 New
2006. CD-ROM. FAO Species Catalogues. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Vols 1 to 18 contains the electronic version of the collection of the FAO Species Catalogue published during the period 1980-99, which appeared as FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125, Volumes 1-18. Catalogues are worldwide, annotated and illustrated inventories of species for each of the world's major commercial groups of fishery resources. They are comprehensive reviews of current knowledge on species of aquatic organisms of present and potential economic interest. Species catalogues include general information on the groups and information by species including scientific nomenclature, international and local names, diagnostic features, geographical distribution, biology, fisheries and relevant literature. The catalogues included are : Sharks of the World, Vols.1 & 2 (first edition); Shrimps and Prawns of the World; Gadiform Fishes; Sea Turtles; Nemipterid Fishes; Marine Lobsters (first edition); Sillaginid Fishes; Snake Mackerels and Cutlassfishes; Groupers; Scombrids; Cephalopods (first edition); Billfishes; Snappers; Clupeoid Fishes Vols.1 & 2; Fusilier Fishes; Emperor Breams and Large-Eye Breams; Pearl Perches; and Ophidiiform Fishes. Many of these are out of print in bookform. Navigation between and within volumes is facilitated through the use of bookmarks. Adobe®Reader® required.

Price: 22.95 GBP
141 CD-ROM Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, (The) Volumes 1-3, CD-ROM
9251060401 New
2008. This CD-Rom contains the electronic version of the three volumes of the FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes: The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic, covering FAO Fishing Area 31.

The marine resource groups included are the bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes, sea turtles and marine mammals.

Limited stock

Price: 23.50 GBP
142 Chadwick, Carol A Recipe for Successful Retrieving
Privately published, 2008. 24cm. Pp.27. 2 photos. Paperback.

A Recipe for Successful Retrieving is an easy 35-45 minute read with simple step by step instructions for teaching by imprinting vital retrieving skills to the German Shorthaired Pointer. Building on reward and repetition, the puppy can learn to retrieve happily and easily to hand.

The author has bred fourteen dual champion German Shorthaired Pointers.
Price: 7.95 GBP
143 Chambers, M., S. Gordon, F Olea-Popelka & P. Barrow (editors) Bovine Tuberculosis
178639152X New
2018. 29cm. Pp.256. Hardbound.

This book is contemporary, topical and global in its approach, and provides an essential, comprehensive treatise on bovine tuberculosis and the bacterium that causes it, Mycobacterium bovis.

Bovine tuberculosis remains a major cause of economic loss in cattle industries worldwide, exacerbated in some countries by the presence of a substantial wildlife reservoir. It is a major zoonosis, causing human infection through consumption of unpasteurised milk or by close contact with infected animals.

Following a systematic approach the authors cover epidemiology and the global situation; microbial virulence and pathogenesis; host responses to the pathogen; and diagnosis and control of the disease.

Aimed at researchers and practising veterinarians, this book is essential for those needing comprehensive information on the pathogen and disease, and offers a summary of key information learned from human tuberculosis research. Also useful to those studying the infection and for those responsible for controlling the disease.

Price: 95.00 GBP
144 Chen, D. (editor) Aqualog Asian Arowana
393602796X New
31cm. Pp.244. Numerous colour photos. Hardbound.

Aqualog Asian Arowana is an exceptional photo-guide and reference to the varieties and care of aquarium bred Asian Arowana. This is the English edition of volume 3 of 'The Ever Changing Asian Arowana'. Volumes 1 and 2 were only available in Chinese; volume 3 (a stand-alone volume which revises and brings the work uptodate) is only available in English.

Presents an outstanding photo-gallery of varieties, behaviour and suitable aquaria with contributions and advice from veterans of the hobby in Taiwan and Singapore. The current status of Arowana farms is covered with photos and information of the main players in the field. Information on water quality, feeding and commonly encountered diseases is provided together with advice concerning suitable tank mates of differing species for this most spectacular of fishes. The Malaysian Nature Society advises that, despite being protected, this species is seriously under threat of extinction by over-collection for the aquarium trade, hardly surprising as the Arowana symbolises wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture and is reputed to bring good health and good luck to its owners. The fish is a mouth breeder with small clutches produced each time. Besides over-collecting, the deterioration of their freshwater habitat due to pollution and siltation also contributes to their decline.

This book is of great interest to aro-fans, especially in the Chinese and Asian communities and is also being bought by ichthyologists, conservationists, librarians, public zoos and aquaria, luxury hotels and restaurants with display aquaria. It is one of the very few genuinely comprehensive books in English on the subject and the only one that is reasonably priced. This book measures 31 x 22 x 2cm, is printed in high gloss on quality paper with a quality binding; it weighs over 1.5kg.

Price: 61.95 GBP
145 Chen, I-Shiung & Chang, Yung-Ching A Photographic Guide to the Inland-water Fishes of Taiwan Vol. 1. Cypriniformes
9578596723 New
2005. 26cm. Pp.xx,284. Numerous colour photo-plates almost exclusively of living fishes, their different life stages and habitat photos. Bound.

Photographic Guide to the Inland-water Fishes of Taiwan Vol.1 deals with 45 species (35 cyprinids, 6 balitorids and 4 cobitids), their nomenclature, morphology, distribution, ecology, with general notes and ecological observations. Appended are details of 10 introduced and 3 doubtful species, and 5 of uncertain identification. Text in Chinese and English.

Price: 95.00 GBP
146 Chippaux, J.-P Les Serpents de la Guyane Francaise
1986. 27cm. Pp.165. 62 figures, 8 tables. Paperback.

Les Serpents de la Guyane Francaise is the standard systematic guide to the snakes of French Guyana with keys to species. French text.

Price: 28.99 GBP
147 Chouba, L; N. Zamouri-Langar & M.S. Romdhane Poissons Communs de Tunisie
9973908098 New
1996. 23cm. Pp.255; 28. 104 colour plates, 21 figures, 7 maps, 2 tables. Paperback.

Poissons Communs de Tunisie is a diagnostic guide to 104 species of bony fishes found in the coastal waters and littoral lagoons of Tunisia, with their local names in Arabic, commercial names in French and scientific names in Latin.

For each species, a description, notes on distribution and way of life, feeding, breeding, methods of fishing and dates of best marketing are given. Also provides a checklist of the bethnic flora and fauna, climatic observations, and details of fishing equipment and techniques. French text, summary in Arabic.

Price: 39.95 GBP
148 Christison, John New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them
Stirling, Kenney & Co., Edinburgh, first edn., 1839. 18cm. Pp.[viii],72. 4 figures. Original cloth, contents somewhat foxed.

New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement.

Price: 35.00 GBP
149 Church, A. H Food-Grains of India
Chapman & Hall, 1886. 26cm. Pp.viii, 180. 35 full page plain plates. Original cloth, gilt, nice bright copy.


Price: 0.00 GBP
150 Clemens Reimann; Manfred Birke, Alecos Demetriades, Peter Filzmoser & Patrick O'Connor (editors) Chemistry of Europe's Agricultural Soils. Part A: Methodology and Interpretation of the GEMAS Data Set. Part B: General Background Information and Further Analysis of the GEMAS Data Set.
3510968468 New
2014. 2 volumes. 28cm. Pp.520 ; 350. Softbound.

During 2008 and until early 2009, a total of 2108 samples of agricultural (ploughed land, 0–20 cm) and 2023 samples of grazing land (0–10 cm) soil were collected at a density of 1 site/2500 km2 each from 33 European countries, covering an area of 5,600,000 km2.

All samples were analysed for 52 chemical elements after an aqua regia extraction, 41 elements by XRF (total), and soil properties, like CEC, TOC, pH (CaCl2), following tight external quality control procedures. In addition, the agricultural soil samples were analysed for 57 elements in a mobile metal ion (MMI®) extraction, Pb isotopes and magnetic susceptibility.

The GEMAS project thus provides for the first time fully harmonised data for element concentrations and soil properties known to influence the bioavailability and toxicity of the elements at the continental (European) scale. The database is fully in compliance with the requirements of the European REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).

The study also provides valuable information for other European pieces of legislation related to metals in soil.

The concentrations of many elements (e. g., As, Bi, Co, Cu, Li, Mn, Pb) in soils of north-eastern Europe are up to three times lower than in the South-West of Europe. The break in concentration occurs along the southern limit of the last glaciation and is thus directly related to geology. The variable geochemical background from north to south makes it impossible to define one soil background level for any chemical element that is valid for the whole of Europe. However, areas with increased metal concentrations can be clearly identified, and are most often associated with known mineral districts and mining areas. Some major cities (e.g., London, Paris) are marked by local anomalies of elements like Au, Hg and Pb, typically linked to anthropogenic activities. Element concentrations decrease rapidly towards the surrounding natural background with distance to any one anthropogenic source. For several elements (e. g., Hg, P, S, Se) the regional distribution patterns are strongly affected by climatic conditions favoring the development of organic soil. On all geochemical maps, the effect of diffuse contamination remains invisible at the chosen continental scale and sample density. To reliably detect contamination, mapping at a much higher sample density, i.e., at the local scale, is needed.

Agricultural and grazing land soil samples show practically the same distribution patterns over Europe and very comparable element concentrations. This demonstrates the robustness of the low sample density geochemical mapping approach.

Part B of the GEMAS atlas provides a more detailed interpretation of the spatial distribution of selected elements (As, C, Cd, K, Th, U) at the European scale than was possible to provide in Part A, the geochemical atlas.

To highlight the importance of scale this part also provides interpretations of the data set at a more local scale (Scandinavia and Ukraine). Possibilities for more-in-depth uses of the data set from assessing the impact of agriculture (carbon stock), through risk assessment to unravelling geological processes (loess distribution) are demonstrated. Several chapters cover the background information needed for the interpretation of a geochemical atlas (geology, soil formation, mineral deposits). Finally, data on the regional distribution of some rarely analysed elements (B, Cl, F) at the European scale are pre- sented, based on the old FOREGS soil samples. A discussion of element concentrations, as measured in a very weak extraction (MMI®), helps to understand the geochemical processes governing the distribution of elements at the European scale, and allows us to better detect the impact of human activities on European agricultural soil. Part B also provides Tables summarising European legislation with regard to soil, and the key statistical parameters for the GEMAS samples.

Price: 195.00 GBP
151 Coad, Brian W Fishes of Afghanistan, An Annotated Check-List
1981. 26cm. Pp.26. Table of the distribution of species in each province and adjacent drainages, 2 maps, extensive bibliography. Paperback.

Fishes of Afghanistan, An Annotated Check-List records 84 species from Afghanistan with an additional 18 from contiguous or confluent drainages. The fauna is a mixture of Oriental and Palaearctic species.

Price: 35.00 GBP
152 Coad, Brian W Fishes of Afghanistan
9546427527 New
2015. 26cm. Pp.394. Colour photos, figures, keys to species. Softbound.

This work provides a guide and general overview to the fish fauna of Afghanistan, comprising 85 species in 10 families.

The book has an introduction covering materials and methods, a description of the environment, a history of research, explanations of scientific names, fish structures and identification methods, and how to collect and preserve fishes. Other sections deal with fisheries, conservation, identification, exotic and translocated species, checklists, an analysis of biodiversity, and a bibliography.

The bulk of the text comprises the species accounts each of which has an illustration, an explanation of common and scientific names, key characters, morphology, distribution, biology and importance.

The fauna is a mix of Palaearctic species such as sturgeons and a trout and Oriental species such as snakeheads and a spiny eel. The majority of Afghan fish, 67 species, are Cypriniformes of which 49 are Cyprinidae and 17 are Nemacheilidae (with one species in Cobitidae). The Siluriformes (Sisoridae, Siluridae, Bagridae) comprise the next largest group with 11 species. Ostariophysi therefore comprise over 91% of the ichthyofauna. The other 4 families have 1-3 species each.

Price: 79.95 GBP
153 Coad, Brian W Freshwater Fishes of Iraq
9546425303 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.294. 16 plates of colour photos, original line drawings, keys, maps. Paperback.

The fauna comprises 44 native and 9 exotic freshwater species. This essential new work covers the species (the freshwater species and those of marine origin) in detail with illustrated keys for their identification, complete checklist and bibliography. The detailed species accounts give data on common names, systematics, key characters and morphology, distribution, habitat, biology, economic importance and conservation.

The cover photo is of Barbus esocinus, caught by Kevin Choula, at Camp Slayer, Baghdad, August 2005 and released alive.

Price: 54.95 GBP
154 Cochran, D. M Frogs of Southeastern Brasil

1955. 23cm. Pp.xvi,423. Frontispiece, 34 photo-plates, 27 text figures. Wrappers.

Price: 95.00 GBP
155 Cochrane, K.L. & S.M. Garcia (editors) A Fishery Manager’s Guidebook
1405170859 New
2009. 26cm. Pp.536. Hardbound.

A Fishery Manager’s Guidebook addresses the widespread need for information and guidance on the broad and often complex task of fisheries management. Originally published as a FAO Fisheries Technical Paper in 2002, here much revised and updated.
Price: 165.00 GBP
156 Coesèl, P.F.M. & K.J. Meesters Desmids of the Lowlands, Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands
905011265X New
2007. 25cm. Pp.352. Photo-micrographs and figures. Hardbound with CD-ROM.

Desmids of the Lowlands aims to represent all desmid taxa known from the Netherlands and adjacent lowland areas. Over 500 species and more than 150 additional varieties are dealt with. Because of the predominantly cosmopolitan nature of most species the flora may also be of use outside the above-mentioned geographical region. The enclosed CD-rom offers general information on desmid biology as well as a selection of species that are discussed in more detail. Ecological data, both on separate species and desmid communities, enable a characterization of the habitat sampled. A digital calculation method for the assessment of desmid-related conservation value is included.
Price: 99.95 GBP
157 Cogger, H. G Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh edition
0643100350 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.1056. 1000 colour photos. Hardbound.

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia is a complete guide to Australia’s rich and varied herpetofauna. For each of the 1194 species there is a description of its appearance, distribution and habits. Each species is accompanied by a distribution map and, in most cases, a colour photograph of the living animal.

The book includes 130 simple-to-use dichotomous keys that in most cases allow a specimen in hand to be identified. In addition, it has a comprehensive list of scientific references for those wishing to conduct more in-depth research, an extensive glossary, and basic guides to the collection, preservation and captive care of specimens.

This classic work, originally published in 1975, has been completely brought up to date.

Price: 105.00 GBP
158 Cogger, H. G Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Fifth edition
073010088X New
1994. 27cm. Pp.788. Over 800 species illustrated in colour, keys, maps, glossary, bibliography. Hardbound.

Completely revised fifth edition with all the photographs in colour and placed adjacent to the relevant text, and with the keys accompanied by explanatory drawings for quick reference and easy identification.

960 species of frogs, crocodiles, tortoises, lizards and snakes.

Out of print, one (1) copy only.

Price: 105.00 GBP
159 Collet, Françoise Serre Dans la peau des serpents de France
2759225038 New
2016. 28cm. Pp.144. 200 colour photos. Softbound.

Cet ouvrage fait découvrir au grand public la beauté des serpents de France et leurs mœurs étonnantes. Il permet de s’initier aux particularités biologiques et à la diversité morphologique des 4 vipères et 9 couleuvres vivant sur le territoire métropolitain. Il offre d’exceptionnels instantanés : processus de mue, séquences de prédation, de naissance et d’éclosion, scènes de combats prénuptiaux, simulation de mort... Les 200 photographies de cet ouvrage, prises sur le vif en respectant leurs conditions de vie dans la nature, plaident en faveur de ces bêtes splendides, patrimoine de notre biodiversité.

Exceptional photos. French text.

Price: 29.99 GBP
160 Conceicao, Luis E.C. & Amos Tandler Success Factors for Fish Larval Production
1119072166 New
2017. 28cm. Pp.500. Colour photos & figures, tables, bibliography. Hardbound.

This important new book reviews our current understanding of larval biology, including how external (environmental and nutritional) and internal (molecular/ developmental/ physiological/ behavioral/ genetic) factors interact in defining the phenotype and quality of fish larvae and juveniles.

The detailed coverage within Success Factors for Fish Larval Production includes broodstock genetics and husbandry, water quality, larval nutrition and feeding, growth physiology, health, metamorphosis, underlying molecular mechanisms for development, larval behaviour and environmental conditions.

The book also discusses the research needs and the available tools to:

• improve egg quality and larval production via broodstock management and nutrition
• control the phenotype of juveniles and table-size fish via manipulations of the conditions of larval rearing (phenotypic plasticity);
• reduce high mortality in fish larvae
• control the growth rate independent of a larval batch
• overcome the limited digestive capacity in first feeding larvae
• optimize diet composition, formulation and technology
• minimize skeletal abnormalities
• improve disease and stress resistance in fish larvae.

Success Factors for Fish Larval Production also reviews research and commercially applicable larval quality indicators and predictors, including their integration into IT-based prediction matrices.

This book will be of great use and interest to fish biologists, developmental biologists, physiologists and zoologists. All those working in fish aquaculture facilities and hatcheries will find much of great interest and commercial use within this book. All libraries in universities and research establishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheries are studied and taught should have copies of this book on their shelves.

Essential reference.

Price: 180.00 GBP
161 Condry, W. M The Snowdonia National Park, Collins New Naturalist No.47
Clean secondhand
Collins New Naturalist, second edition, 1967. 23cm. Pp.xvii, 238. Frontispiece (map), 11 colour & 52 BW photos on 24 photo-plates, 9 figures and maps. Cloth, original dustjacket, top & tail of jacket very slightly worn otherwise a very good copy.

Collins New Naturalist No.47, second edition.

Price: 18.00 GBP
162 Cooke, Brian D Australia's War against Rabbits, The Story of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease
0643096124 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.222. Photos, figures, bibliography, index. Softbound.

This book provides up-to-date information on recent advances in areas ranging from virus structure and disease mechanics through to the sociological implications of using biological control agents and the benefits to the economy and biodiversity. It is a compelling read for wildlife disease researchers, wildlife managers, rabbit biologists, people working in the public health and education sectors, and landholders and farmers with experience or interest in RHD.

Price: 63.50 GBP
163 Cooke, Steven & David P. Philipp (editors) Centrarchid Fishes, Diversity, Biology, and Conservation
1405133422 New
2009. 26cm. Pp.560. Hardbound.

Comprehensive coverage of all major aspects of this ecologically and commercially important group of fishes. Coverage includes diversity, ecomorphology, phylogeny and genetics, hybridization, reproduction, early life history and recruitment, feeding and growth, ecology, migrations, bioenergetics, physiology, diseases, aquaculture, fisheries management and conservation.

Centrarchid fishes, the freshwater sunfishes, comprise 34 known species endemic to North America.

Price: 192.00 GBP
164 Cope, E. D The Batrachia of North America

(1885) 1963. 23cm. Pp.525. 86 plates, 119 text figures. Hardbound.

Price: 15.00 GBP
165 Corbett, Jim The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag
Clean secondhand
Geoffrey Cumberlege publisher to Oxford University Press, Indian Branch, first edition, first issue, printed Mysore City on India paper, published Madras, 31st March 1948. 23cm. Pp.[viii], 157. Frontispiece (Jim Corbett and man eating leopard of Rudraprayag), 7 photo-plates of 10 BW photos, maps to both endpapers (The Pilgrim Route from Hardwar to Badrinth to front endpaper, and the Area in which the Man-eating Leopard of Rudraprayag operated between 1918 and 1926 to rear).

Original cream colour illustrated cloth, a bit worn and soiled, insignificant snag to foot of spine, internally clean and unmarked and in very good condition, bookseller's stamp (Bhawnani & Sons, Connaught Place, New Dehli) to rear blank endpaper, overall a good copy.

One of the most enduring stories of Indian natural history and hunting ever published and a holy grail copy for collectors. First edition, first issue.

Price: 350.00 GBP
166 Corpas, Maria Gloria La Cocina de Cantabria Ayer y Hoy
8439821328 Clean secondhand
Privately published, Santander, 1984. 22cm. Pp.225. Paperback.

Price: 53.00 GBP
167 Costa, W.J.E.M Peixes Aploqueilóideos da Mata Atlântica Brasileira: história, diversidade e conservação / Aplocheiloid Fishes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: history, diversity and conservation
8574270296 New
2009. 24cm. Pp.172. 3 BW & 40 colour photos, keys. Paperback.

Aplocheiloid Fishes of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest deals with the 38 endemic species. Text in Portuguese and English

Price: 29.95 GBP
168 Costa, W.J.E.M. Two new genera and two new species of the neotropical annual fishes Plesiolebiatini (Cypriniformes : Rivulidae), with studies on the relationship of the tribe

Extract Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 1995. 30cm. Pp.10. 11 colour photos, text figures. Text in English, abstract in French
Price: 5.50 GBP
169 Costa, W.J.E.M. & F.A. Bockmann Un nouveau genre neotropical de la famille des Trichomycteridae (Siluriformes : Loricarioidei)

Extract Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 1993. 30cm. Pp.4. 1 colour photo, 6 figures.

Ituglanis, a new genus, is described to include some species previously placed in Trichomycterus. French text, abstract in English
Price: 4.00 GBP
170 Costa-Pierce,B., A.Desbonet, P.Edwards & D.Baker. Urban Aquaculture
0851998291 New
2005. 26cm. Pp.304. Hardbound.

Millions of people are moving from rural areas to coastal cities. Meeting the basic human needs for food proteins in the future will be a difficult challenge. Fishery products are the world's most important source of animal protein, which has led to a doubling of the demand for fish since the 1950s. As we cannot expect to catch more fish from the sea, we must turn to farming the waters, not just fishing them. The new challenge for planners now is to accelerate aquaculture development and to plan for new production, making urban areas of production, particularly using recycled urban wastewater.

Urban Aquaculture includes papers from authors in the USA, Europe and Asia that review these developing issues from the perspective of both developed and developing nations.

Price: 120.00 GBP
171 Cottle, P. W Danios and Devarios
0956720609 Sold out
2010, updated 2012. 24cm. Pp.150. Most species illustrated by full colour photos (approx. 70), 7 line drawings and a number of habitat photos. Hardbound, signed by author.

The text book for the Danionins for the next 20 to 30 years.

Covers the genera Danios, Devarios, Danionella, Microdevario, Betadevario, Microrasbora, Chela, Laubuca, Esomus, Sundadanio and Paedocypris and includes many of the the Danionins that are available in the aquatic hobby which have yet to be described (these are known under various common names such as ‘Himalayan yellow fin Devario’ and ‘Danio sp Hikari’ and are familiar to aquarists). Foreward by Sven Kullander and the chapter ‘The Scientific Study of Danionins' contributed by Ralf Britz. Includes information on the aquarium care and breeding and one specific chapter dealing with the breeding of Danionella translucida. Essential reference.

Updated edition : Since this book was published in December 2010 there have been a number of additions.

Devario annandalei was inadvertently missed out from the original manuscript and is now included, along with photographs of Devario acrostomus and Devario kakheinensis.

The account for Devario neilgherrensis is updated with a new page and picture.

A new species, Danio kysonensis is added although real information is sparse.

There are now no less than seven species of Sundadanio described and reference to these is included.

All of the above additions and amendments have been incorporated into this copy.

Sold out.

Price: 0.00 GBP
172 Cousseau, Maria Berta ; John M. Astarloa Diaz, Nidia Fabre & Daniel Figueroa Ictiología - Aspectos fundamentales. La vida de los peces Sudamericanos
9871371411 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.665. 240 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Ictiología is a modern and comprehensive textbook of ichthyology providing an overview of recent ichthyological reasearch in South America, particularly Argentina.

The distribution of fish in inland aquatic environments is not uniform, the fish fauna of South America is very diverse with three major drainage basins on the continent. The way of life of the freshwater fishes of South America, particularly Argentina, and its relationship to the environment are treated by the authors, taking into account the actions exerted by the man on aquatic ecosystems (pollution, dams and the introduction of species) and their associated fish fauna. Useful reference is paid to the early life stages of bony fishes (their eggs and larvae) which are extremely vulnerable to environmental threats.

A standard reference for both students and professionals. Spanish text, Latin nomenclature.

500 copies only.

Price: 128.00 GBP
173 Couture, Patrice & Greg Pyle Biology of Perch
1498730329 New
2015. 26cm. Pp.350. 24 colour photos, 52 figures. Hardbound.

The genus Perca includes only three species of fish, but they are ubiquitous and abundant in freshwater and brackish environments of the northern hemisphere, from North America to Europe and Asia. These species are important both ecologically and economically. In Biology of Perch, world-renowned specialists review and update the biology of these fish.

The book opens with a review of the genetic makeup of this complex assemblage from early post-glacial dispersion to the colonization of new habitats. The influences of geomorphological and biological factors on the dispersal of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) are explored.

Two case studies exploit unique historical databases to follow population dynamics of yellow perch and European perch (P. fluviatilis) and to demonstrate how fisheries and habitat management can drastically influence the fate of fish populations. Three other chapters are dedicated to the general reproductive physiology, parasitology, and behavior of Perca species. The third species, the Balkhash perch (P. schrenkii), is a rare and threatened species of the Balkans, and a chapter is dedicated to its biology.

The book ends with a review of the use of Perca species around the world as sentinels of ecological integrity and biomonitors in ecotoxicological studies.

Price: 94.00 GBP
174 Craig, John F Freshwater Fisheries Ecology
1118394429 New
2015. 26cm. Pp.888. Colour photos, figures, tables. Hardbound.

Freshwater Fisheries Ecology is truly a landmark publication, containing contributions from over 100 experts and defines what we have globally, what we are going to lose and have to mitigate for, and what, given the right tools, we can save. To estimate potential production, the dynamics of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, lakes and estuaries) need to be understood. These dynamics are diverse as are the earth's freshwater fisheries resources (from boreal to tropical regions), and these influence how fisheries are both utilized and abused.

Three main types of fisheries are described within the book: artisanal, commercial and recreational, and the tools which have evolved for fisheries governance and management, including assessment methods, are described.

This book also covers in detail fisheries development, providing information on improving fisheries through environmental and habitat evaluation, enhancement and rehabilitation, aquaculture, genetically modified fishes and sustainability, and thoroughly reviews the negative impacts on fisheries including excessive harvesting, climate change, toxicology, impoundments, barriers and abstractions, non-native species and eutrophication. Finally, key areas of future research are outlined.

Inland fisheries are vital for the livelihoods and food resources of humans worldwide but their importance is underestimated, probably because large numbers of small, local operators are involved.

Price: 79.50 GBP
175 Craig, Matthew T. ; Yvonne J. Sadovy de Mitcheson & Phillip C. Heemstra Groupers of the World: A Field and Market Guide
1466506024 New
2011. 28cm. 454 pages. 175 detailed line drawings of each species, 350 colour photographs depicting the living fish in their natural habitat as well as caught specimens, mostly photographed in markets. The plates shows distinctive colour differences between adults and juveniles, as well as regional colour variations. 150 colour maps and descriptions summarizing the known distribution of each of the grouper species. Provides clear descriptions to allow for reliable identification of any of the species. Extensive bibliography. Hardbound.

Groupers of the World is a detailed but easy-to-use guide to the more than 160 recognized species, of these mostly large, colourful tropical reef fishes, also known as rockcod. Presents outstanding, full colour photographs of these remarkable and important fishes, with up-to-date biological, ecological and population information for each species.

Price: 69.99 GBP
176 Cressey, R & H. B Parasitic Copepods of Mackerel- and Tuna-like Fishes of the World
Clean secondhand
Smith. Contrib. Zool. No.311. 1980. 26cm. Pp.iv,186. 139 figures. Paperback.

In Parasitic Copepods of Mackerel- and Tuna-like Fishes, 46 species of parasitic copepods, including one new genus and 8 new species, are reported from all known species of Scombridae, sub-family Scombrinae.

Price: 12.00 GBP
177 Cressey, Roger Revision of the Indo-West Pacific Lizardfishes of the Genus Synodus (Pisces: Synodontidae)

Smith. Contrib. Zool. 342. 1981. 26cm. Pp.53. 44 figures, 4 tables, keys to species. Paperback.

21 species described, 6 new.
Price: 5.00 GBP
178 Crosetti, Donatella & Stephen J. M. Blaber (editors) Biology, Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets (Mugilidae)
1482252120 New
2016. 26cm. Pp.450. 24 colour & 139 BW photos and figures. Hardbound.

Mullets (grey mullets) are a family (Mugilidae) and order of ray-finned fish found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide. There are approximately 80 species of mullet; these fish have been considered an important food source in Mediterranean Europe since Roman times. This book provides a long overdue update on the biology and ecology of mullets and features comprehensive coverage of the key features of the Mugilidae family, such as recent DNA evidence and morphological data that challenge the traditional taxonomy.

Price: 106.00 GBP
179 Cushing, D.H. Survey of Resources in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Ocean

FAO., UNDP., 1971. 28cm. Pp.123. Text figures, tables. Wrappers, worn.

Survey of Resources in the Indian Ocean and Indonesian Ocean, secondhand copy.
Price: 22.00 GBP
180 Dabrowski, Konrad & Alexis Champigneulle (editors) Advances in Fishery Biology - Biology, Exploitation, Rearing and Propagation of Coregonid Fishes, Proceedings of the symposium on coregonid fishes, held 2nd to 4th Oct. 1984 at Thonon (France)
3510470206 New
1986. 24cm. Pp.vii,386. 136 figures, 109 tables. Paperback.

Advances in Fishery Biology - Biology, Exploitation, Rearing and Propagation of Coregonid Fishes presents 28 specialist papers and regional reviews including the topics of biology, physiology, biochemistry, exploitation and rearing.

Price: 80.00 GBP
181 Daget,J. and others (editors) Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa, Vols.1-4 [CLOFFA 1-4]
1984-1991. 4 volumes. 22cm. Pp.2000. Wrappers.

Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa, the complete set to date.

Price: 85.00 GBP
182 Daget,J. and others (editors) Check-List of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa. Vol.IV. [CLOFFA 4]. Perciformes - Cichlidae
9073242037 As new
1991. 22cm. Pp.xii,740. Indexed. Wrappers.

CLOFFA 4, Cichlidae

143 genera, 870 species, 3000 references. Essential reference.

Price: 30.00 GBP
183 Daniel, J. C The Book of Indian Reptiles

1983. 25cm. Pp.x,141. 41 coloured, 13 BW plates. Hardbound.

Price: 6.75 GBP
184 Daniels, H.V. & W.O. Watanabe (editors) Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement
0813809428 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.392. Hardbound.

Practical Flatfish Culture is a key reference on culture methods, offering both practical applications and essential biological information. Throughout the text, the culture and stock enhancement issues are treated simultaneously, integrating these two perspectives. With chapters on disease diagnosis and treatment, culture methods for a number of specific species, and the use of flatfish as model organisms in laboratory settings, Practical Flatfish Culture and Stock Enhancement comprehensively covers the subject of culture and stock enhancement.

Price: 202.00 GBP
185 Darracott, D.A. & A.C. Brown Bibliography of Marine Biology in South Africa
SANSP Report 10, 1980. 30cm. Pp.240. Paperback.

Bibliography of Marine Biology in South Africa is an attempt to list all publications which appeared before the end of 1977, either in South Africa or abroad and which deal with marine biology in the oceans and esturaries of South Africa. Contains a main list of about 4000 references, keyword and author indicies.
Price: 18.00 GBP
186 Dartevelle, E. & E. Casier Les Poissons Fossiles du Bas-Congo et des Regions Voisines
1943-1949. 3 volumes [all published]. 33cm. Part 1 ; Pp.200, 16 plates, 60 photos, figures & maps. Part 2 ; Pp.56, 6 plates, 16 text figures. Part 3 ; Pp.312, 17 plates, 22 text figures, bibliography, indices. Original printed wrappers.

Les Poissons Fossiles du Bas-Congo et des Regions Voisines, Fossil Fishes of the Congo basin and neighbouring regions, fine set, French text.

Sold, similar material required and we welcome offers, thank you.

Price: 0.00 GBP
187 Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, D. Tweddle & P. Skelton The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa
2831711266 New
2009. 28cm. Pp.118. Binding : ebook.

Biodiversity within inland water ecosystems in southern Africa is highly diverse and of great importance to livelihoods and economies, however, development activities are not always compatible with the conservation of this diversity and it is poorly represented in the development planning process. One of the main reasons is a lack of readily available information on the status and distribution of inland water taxa.

In response to this need for information, the IUCN Species Programme, in collaboration with the South Africa Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) conducted a regional assessment of 1,279 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across southern Africa, resulting in this book, The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Southern Africa.

In the process of the study, which is based on the collation and analysis of existing information, regional experts from five of these countries were trained in biodiversity assessment methods, including application of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and species mapping using GIS software. Distribution ranges have been mapped for the majority of species so providing an important tool for application to the conservation and development planning processes.

ebook, 10.3MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 17.00 GBP
188 Darwall, Will ; K. Smith, T. Lowe & J.-C. Vié The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in Eastern Africa
283170863X New
2005. 28cm. pp.viii, 36. Colour photos, figures, maps. Binding : ebook.

Assessment of over 1,600 taxa of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates and crabs from Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

ebook, 1.40MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 17.00 GBP
189 Darwall, Will ; K.G. Smith, D.J. Allen, D. J., R.A. Holland, I.J. Harrison & E.G.E. Brooks The Diversity of Life in African Freshwaters : Underwater, Under Threat. An Analysis of the Status and Distribution of Freshwater Species Throughout Mainland Africa
2831713455 New
2011. 28cm. Pp.viii,347. Binding : ebook / PDF, 8.46MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

The Diversity of Life in African Freshwaters is an assessment of the status (according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) and distribution of all described species of freshwater fishes, molluscs, odonates, crabs, and selected families of aquatic plants from across mainland continental Africa. A total of 4,989 species were assessed, with species information compiled for each of 7,079 river or lake sub-catchments. the most up-to-date information on the distributions and conservation status of species in all inland water ecosystems across mainland continental Africa and the reasons behind their declining status.

Price: 28.00 GBP
190 Das, B. K The Bionomics of Certain Air-Breathing Fishes of India, Together with an Account of the Development of their Air-Breathing Organs
As new
1927. 30cm. Pp.36. 9 plates, 3 figures. Wrappers.

The Bionomics of Certain Air-Breathing Fishes of India, fine original copy

Price: 35.00 GBP
191 Day, F The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Fishes
Taylor and Francis, 1889. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.xviii, 548 ; xiv, 509. Text figures. Original cloth, gilt, good set.

The scarce original issue.

Price: 295.00 GBP
192 de Azevedo, Alda Cozinheira Ideal, 2550 Receitas Praticas
Clean secondhand
Livraria Civilizacao, Porto, reprint 1987. 25cm. Pp.436. Colour plates. Hardbound, fine copy

Perhaps the last printing (?) of this standard work, very nice copy.

Price: 35.00 GBP
193 de Blas, C. & J. Wiseman (editors) The Nutrition of the Rabbit
1845936698 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.336. Hardbound.

Rabbit production systems are important providers of meat in many parts of the world due to the species' many advantages, including rapid growth rate and good reproductive performance. They also provide angora wool, and are popular as companion animals. Bringing together international expertise in rabbit production, topics covered in this authoritative volume include digestive physiology, feed formulation and product quality as well as new contributions on innovative feeding strategies, new methods for feed processing, feed management around weaning and the relationship between nutrition and intestinal health.
Price: 85.00 GBP
194 de Vos, L A Systematic Revision of the African Schilbeidae (Teleostei, Siluriformes), with an annotated bibliography
1995. 28cm. Pp.450. 229 figures & maps, 70 tables, folding map, 747 item bibliography. Wrappers.

A Systematic Revision of the African Schilbeidae is a seminal work redescribing all the valid species of these African catfishes.

Price: 35.00 GBP
195 de Vos, L Les Poissons du parc National de la Ruvubu (Burundi)
1991. 25cm. Pp.25. 35 figures & map. Paperback.

Les Poissons du parc National de la Ruvubu / Fishes of the Ruvubu National Park, French text.

Price: 23.00 GBP
196 de Vos, L; L. Seegers et al L'ichtyofaune du bassin de la Malagarasi (systeme de la Tanganyika)
9075894341 New
Contained in Ann. Mus. R. Afr. Cent. (Zool.), Vol.285, Miscellanea 1. 2001. 28cm. Pp.117-135. 3 tables, 1 figure, 2 maps, appended are 10 colour photos of biotopes and 39 colour photos of fishes, bibliography. Paperback.

L'ichtyofaune du bassin de la Malagarasi comprises 108 species, about 15% appear to be endemic. French text.

The entire volume is 152 pages with 216 figures and 55 colour photos.

Price: 36.00 GBP
197 Debelius, Helmut; Hiroyuki Tanaka & Rudie H Kuiter Angelfishes - A Comprehensive Guide to Pomacanthidae
0953909751 New
26cm. Pp.208. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Amongst reef-fishes, few could compete with the beauty of angelfishes. Many species remain small in size, around the 10 cm mark, and combined with their beauty, and often rarity, are sought after in the aquarium trade. At present 8 genera and at least 88 species are known, some still undescribed, and all are included in Angelfishes - A Comprehensive Guide to Pomacanthidae with stunning colour photographs, including those species that live in deep water. In addition, many new colour morphs are shown. A must for all marine aquarists.

Price: 22.95 GBP
198 Debenay, Jean-Pierre A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific, New Caledonia
2709917297 New
2013. 30cm. Pp.383. 22 plates, 52 figures & maps, hundreds of photomicrographs. Softbound.

This guide presents the regional settings and environmental conditions prevailing around New Caledonia and gives an introduction to foraminifera, designed to be accessible to non-specialists, and summarizes the main research that has been carried out on foraminifera from New Caledonia.

Describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species of foraminifera collected in a great variety of environments around New Caledonia. For each species, SEM micrographs are provided together with a description and notes on its distribution. In order to facilitate identification, even by non-specialists, species are recorded in alphabetical order within groups made on the basis of (1) the nature of the test and (2) the dominant morphological feature. A photographical summary is provided for preliminary identification.

Price: 65.00 GBP
199 Delvigne, J.-E Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering
2709914204 New
1998. 30cm. Pp.496. 600 colour photomicrographs. Hardbound.

Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering includes more than 600 photographs of thin sections of rocks and weathered materials.

It illustrates all the steps of weathering of primary minerals, mainly in the humid tropics.
Price: 99.99 GBP
200 Dennis, Roger L. H. & Peter B Hardy British and Irish Butterflies, An Island Perspective
1786395061 New
2018. 29cm. Pp.344. Hardbound.

Islands are special places; they can be havens for unique plants and animals and refuges for wildlife. This book investigates the biogeography of butterfly species over the British islands, particularly the factors that influence their presence on the islands and that have made each island's butterfly fauna distinctive. The book contains a full log of records of species on the islands and much supporting information. The first three chapters set the scene, illustrating the basics of island biogeography theory, their changing circumstances during the current Holocene interglacial, and studies of natural history of British butterflies that mark the islands as the most intensively studied region for wildlife in the world. The book advances by increasing resolution downscale from a European continental perspective, through patterns and changes on the British mainland, a comparison of the two dominant islands of Britain and Ireland, to a close inspection of the dynamics of species on the multitude of offshore islands. Detailed investigations include contrasts in species' richness on the islands and then of the incidences of each species. Case studies highlight the continual turnover of species on islands. Attention is then given to evolutionary changes since the time that glaciers enveloped Europe. A powerful message is conveyed for the maintenance of butterfly species on the smaller British islands now experiencing population losses at a rate unprecedented since the spread of the last ice sheets: the incontrovertible importance of maintaining populations of species on nearby mainland sources for islands as pools for future migrants.

Price: 75.00 GBP
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