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601 Riesch, Rüdiger ; Michael Tobler & Martin Plath (editors) Extremophile Fishes. Ecology, Evolution, and Physiology of Teleosts in Extreme Environments
3319133616 New
 
2015. 26cm. Pp.xii,326. 30 photos & figures (16 in colour). Hardbound.

Summarizes the key adaptations enabling extremophile fishes to survive under harsh environmental conditions. Reviews the most recent research on acidic, Antarctic, cave, desert, hypersaline, hypoxic, temporary, and fast-flowing habitats, as well as naturally and anthropogenically toxic waters, while pointing out generalities that are evident across different study systems. Knowledge of the different adaptations that allow fish to cope with stressful environmental conditions furthers our understanding of basic physiological, ecological, and evolutionary principles. In several cases, evidence is provided for how the adaptation to extreme environments promotes the emergence of new species. Furthermore, a link is made to conservation biology, and how human activities have exacerbated existing extreme environments and created new ones. The book concludes with a discussion of major open questions in our understanding of the ecology and evolution of life in extreme environments.

 
Price: 126.00 GBP
 
 
602 Ringelberg, Joop Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans
9048130921 New
 
2009. 26cm. Pp.xiv,356. Hardbound.

Deals with Diel Vertical Migration (DVM) of zooplankton in oceans and lakes ; Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton in Lakes and Oceans is the first critical discussion of the literature in 100 years of research.

The accent is on photo-response experiments that revealed the physiological fundamental unifying migration behaviour in both biotopes. Accelerations in relative changes in light intensity of dawn and dusk are the stimuli that trigger a PhotoBehaviour Mechanisms (PBM) evolved to realise predator evasion and starvation prevention.
 
Price: 117.00 GBP
 
 
603 Ritter, Wolfgang (editor) Bee Health and Veterinarians
9290449233 New
 
2014. 30cm. Pp.[viii], 316. Numerous colour photos, plain and colour text figures, tables. References. Softbound.

Provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the complex set of problems facing bee keepers and veterinarians.

The reasons for losses around the world are manifold and range from environmental influences to pathogenic agents. Bee health has also been affected by harmful practices in worldwide trade. New parasites and pathogens have been spreading more quickly than ever before. Only if all the parties involved work together to tackle the problem will bee health be improved in the future. Government veterinarians must be knowledgeable about bees and bee diseases as they are responsible for dealing with notifiable bee diseases/pests and international trade controls. However, private veterinary practitioners must also be informed about the relationship between the physiology of bees and the pathology of honey-bee diseases, as they are responsible for prescribing and delivering the appropriate medicines required by beekeepers.

Essential reference comprising the work of 47 authors from 18 countries.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
604 Roberts, Charlotte & Keith Manchester The Archaeology of Disease, Third edition
0752457500 Clean secondhand
 
The History Press, third edition (2010), reprinted 2012. 26cm. Pp.x, [ii], 338. Numerous photos & figures, 51 page bibliography. Softbound.

Offers a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, from other areas of archaeology, and from art and ethnography. The authors provide a context of clinical knowledge about specific ailments and accidents by considering ancient demography, basic bone biology, funerary practise, and prehistoric medicine.

First published in 1983, second edition 1995, third edition 2005, third edition in softback 2010, here reprinted 2012. The most uptodate edition.

 
Price: 14.50 GBP
 
 
605 Roberts, Ronald J Fish Pathology, 4th Edition
1444332821 New
 
2012. 30cm. Pp.576. Hardbound.

Fish Pathology, the new and fully updated full colour fourth edition with comprehensive details of the anatomy and physiology of teleosts, pathophysiology and sytematic physiology, immunology, neoplasia, virology, parasitology, bacteriology, mycology, nutritional pathology and other non-infectious diseases.

 
Price: 170.00 GBP
 
 
606 Robertson, D. Ross & R.R. Warner Sexual Patterns in the Labroid Fishes of the Western Caribbean, II: The Parrotfishes (Scaridae)

Smith. Contrib. Zool. 255. 1978. 26cm. Pp.iii,26. 12 figures, 6 tables. Paperback.
 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
607 Rocha, Carlos Frederico D. & Jorge Antônio L. Pontes Serpentes da Serra do Mendanha, Rio de Janeiro
8561368012 New
 
2008. Landscape format, 23 x 16cm. Pp.[xii], 147. 100 colour photos, map per species, tables, bibliography, glossary, index. Paperback.

Serpentes da Serra do Mendanha : Snakes of Serra do Mendanha, their ecology and conservation. A very well illustrated photographic handbook and guide, Portuguese text, Latin nomenclature

 
Price: 28.50 GBP
 
 
608 Rodgers, C.J. (editor) Risk Analysis in Aquatic Animal Health
9290445211 New
 
2001. 30cm. Pp.x, 346. Photos & figures. Softbound.

Risk Analysis in Aquatic Animal Health is a compilation of the presentations, session discussions and reports from the OIE International Conference held in Paris from 8 to 10 February 2000. This Conference provided the first opportunity to bring together experts in this important developing discipline. The meeting was held with the objective of provoking international dialogue and providing the latest information to scientists, academics and regulators responsible for developing, evaluating and implementing measures intended to protect aquatic animal health.

The poorly understood aspects of the life-cycles and survival parameters of fish and shellfish pathogens make the application of risk assessment difficult, even to the most studied models. However, as research is lacking in some important areas, risk assessment can be used to highlight research priorities. The Proceedings of this Conference therefore represent an attempt to resolve some of the surrounding issues and clarify the understanding of the risk analysis mechanism as applied to aquatic animals.

The contemporary nature of this topic is reflected in the content of the Proceedings which answers the current need for a reference work providing explanatory background detail. The final balance is a unique compilation of information that can be used both as an entry point for anyone wanting to learn more about the subject, as well as a tool for those who require the latest developments in the field.

The sections provide a combination of overview and more specific information on aquatic animal health related to risk analysis methodology, areas of application, standardisation of monitoring programmes, pathogen survival and detection techniques. Forward-looking recommendations are also made and appendices include the text of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) and a list of useful websites.

These Proceedings provide an indispensable collection of authorative papers that will promote advances in risk analysis for aquatic animal health and produce the necessary impetus for generating further interest.

 
Price: 36.00 GBP
 
 
609 Rohde, Fred C; Rudolf G. Arndt, Jeffrey W. Foltz & Joseph M. Quattro Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina
1570036802 New
 
2009. 26cm. Pp.544. 332 colour & 36 BW illustrations. Hardbound.

A scientific milestone, this comprehensive illustrated guide to the characteristics, distribution, and ecology of freshwater fishes in South Carolina marks the first such endeavor since 1860 to document this aspect of the Palmetto State's diverse natural history.

"Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina" is the result of longterm collaboration between a quartet of leading experts on the state's freshwater fishes - Fred C. Rohde, Rudolf G. Arndt, Jeffrey W. Foltz, and Joseph M. Quattro.

From mudminnows and sunfishes to lampreys and sturgeons, the guide describes more than one hundred fifty species of freshwater and coastal estuarine fishes that spend all or major portions of their lives in the fresh waters of South Carolina.

For each species the authors provide diagnostic characteristics including size, markings, similar species, and sexual dimorphism as well as information on biology, habitat, and distribution. Colour photographs and detailed distribution maps accompany each description.

The volume also includes a history of ichthyology in South Carolina, a chapter on methods for the collection and identification of fishes, and a chapter on conservation biology documenting species of concern for the state and reasons for their decline. This handsome reminder of the rich biodiversity in South Carolina's rivers, streams, and lakes serves not only as a vital scientific tool for marine researchers, students, resource managers, ecologists, and state policy makers but also as a valuable resource for sportsmen and natural history enthusiasts interested in the region.

 
Price: 65.95 GBP
 
 
610 Ross, L. & R Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals, Third edition
1405149388 New
 
2008. 26cm. Pp.240. 39 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Anaesthetic and Sedative Techniques for Aquatic Animals provides the fisheries and aquaculture industry with vital information on the use of sedation and anaesthetics in the avoidance of stress and physical damage, which can easily be caused by crowding, capture, handling, transportation and release.

Now fully revised and expanded, the third edition has maintained its accessible format and incorporates new material with emphasis on: fish pain and welfare, a rapidly developing area of interest and debate, and anaesthesia and legislation, with an international perspective.

 
Price: 117.00 GBP
 
 
611 Ross, R Aqualog Special Freshwater Stingrays from South America
3931702871 New
 
30cm. Pp.64. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Aqualog Special Freshwater Stingrays

 
Price: 14.99 GBP
 
 
612 Ross, R. & F. Schafer Aqualog Freshwater Rays
3931702936 New
 
28cm. Pp.192. 400 colour photos. Hardbound.

Aqualog Freshwater Rays is a unique reference book covering all known species of freshwater stingrays ; a complete reference in which the South American river stingrays (Potamotrygonidae), as well as the Asian, African, Australian and North American freshwater species are presented. Also included are the sawfishes and species from all over the world which visit brackish waters.

 
Price: 24.95 GBP
 
 
613 Ross, Stephen T Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes
0520249453 New
 
2013. 26cm. Pp.486. Hardbound.

Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes provides readers with a broad understanding of why specific species and assemblages occur in particular places. Additionally, the text explores how individuals and species interact with each other and with their environments, how such interactions have been altered by anthropogenic impacts, and the relative success of efforts to restore damaged ecosystems.

Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes is the only textbook to provide advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers with an up-to-date and integrated view of the ecological and evolutionary concepts, principles, and processes involved in the formation and maintenance of one of the most diverse and thoroughly researched temperate fish faunas in the world.

 
Price: 62.95 GBP
 
 
614 Rosso, J. J Peces Pampeanos - Guía y Ecología
9509725668 New
 
2006. 23cm. Pp.224. Colour photos. Paperback.

Peces Pampeanos describes and illustrates the 28 species of fishes of the Argentine pampas. Spanish text.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
615 Roth, V Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana. A Popular Guide to Colonial Fishes. With an Appendix comprising "The Fisheries of British Guyana" by Prof. H.H. Brown.
Clean secondhand
 
1943. 21cm. Pp.[vi],282. Large folding frontispiece of freshwater fishes in natural colour, numerous BW illustrations mostly from drawings by the author, glossary, gazetteer, illustrated endpapers. Original printed wrappers.

Notes and Observations on Fish Life in British Guiana, the original work. Roth died in the year of publication aged just 36.

 
Price: 325.00 GBP
 
 
616 Rushton, Jonathan (editor) The Economics of Animal Health
9295108302 
2017. 30cm. Pp.350. Softbound.

Presents what is currently considered best practice in the use of economics in animal health, and looks at where economics could be incorporated into animal health investments and programmes to ensure that the allocation of resources is both proportionate and timely.

Understanding the socio-economic circumstances in which animal diseases emerge, are maintained and spread, is both a part of economic impact assessments and a basis for multidisciplinary assessments of animal health interventions. Such assessments need to consider animal welfare and take into account the value that society places on this important aspect of animal care.

In addition to changes in public attitudes towards animal health and welfare, there has been a shift in the way the world uses and views economics. The neo-classical basis of economic assessment is under scrutiny and alternative views of how to assess people’s behaviour have been proposed. These are applicable to an animal health context and need to be explored if economics is to add value to animal disease management and to overall leadership on animal health and welfare policies and standards.

Trilingual, English, French, Spanish.

 
Price: 60.00 GBP
 
 
617 Russell, E. Walter Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, Ninth Edition
Clean secondhand
 
Longmans, 1961, fifth impression 1968. 24cm. Pp.xvi,688. Frontispiece, 38 plates, 141 tables. Hardbound.

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, ninth edition, very fine copy save backstrip unavoidably off colour due to ageing.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
618 Russell, Richard C ; Domenico Otranto & Richard Wall Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology
1780640374 New
 
2013. 28cm. Pp.480. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

The latest information on insect distribution and the spread of disease in an illustrated A-Z guide.

Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology covers current insect distribution and the spread of disease including Rickettsial Diseases, Plague, Babesiosis and Leishmaniasis, presents an accessible A-Z encyclopedic format with line drawings and colour images and has been reformatted, updated and developed by new expert authors based on the seminal work 'Medical and Veterinary Entomology'.

Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology examines the biology, classification and control of species of fleas, flies, lice, mites, midges, mosquitoes and ticks and examines their morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny.Essential reference.

 
Price: 125.00 GBP
 
 
619 Rustemeyer, Paul Tourmaline, Fascinating Crystals with Fantastic Inner Worlds
3899371941 New
 
2015. 28cm. Pp.272. 650 colour photos. Softbound.

Tourmaline crystals are not only much sought after gemstones but also are highly interesting as study objects, because in them the formative forces in the mineral kingdom create an impressive richness of shapes and colours. The author presents more than 20 years research into the aesthetics of colour patterns and their mineralogical interpretation ; he has put together the very best and most interesting of thousands of crystals in this book. The fantastic photos of the hidden structures within tourmalines make this book a feast for the eyes for both the specialist and general reader. Text in English and German.

 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
620 Römer, Uwe Cichlid Atlas Volume 2
3882440414 Clean secondhand
 
Natural History of South American Dwarf Cichlids Part 2. 2006. 19cm. Pp.1320. 1280 colour photos, 400 figures, numerous diagrams & tables, 125 maps. Hardbound.

Presents an overview of Apistogramma species with nominal lists of valid, invalid and still undescribed species and a completely revised and updated identification key to genera and species (one new genus and several new species introduced recently to the aquarium hobby are presented here for the first time). Several chapters cover systematics, biogeography and evolution and the bulk of the book presents species descriptions and photographs for Apistogramma (including as yet undescribed species and morphs), Biotoecus, Cleithracara, Dicrossus, Ivanacara gen. n., Mikrogeophagus, and Nannacara. The book offers both the hobbyist and the scientist a valuable pictorial reference with a wealth of supplementary information.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
621 Sabben-Clare, E.E., D.J.Bradley & K.Kirkwood (editors) Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period
0198581653 Clean secondhand
 
OUP., first edn., 1980. 24cm. Pp.ix,276. 17 photos & figures, 6 tables. Hardbound, very good copy.

Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period is based on the proceedings of a symposium held at New College, Oxford, 21-23 March 1977.

This book contains a very early photograph of a German Shorthaired Pointer in Africa, taken in Uganda in 1902.
 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
622 Sadovy de Mitcheson, Yvonne & Patrick L. Colin (editors) Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations: Biology, Research and Management
9789400719798 New
 
2011. 26cm. Pp.xliv,739. 176 photos & figures (72 colour). Hardbound.

Comprehensive and practical coverage of the biology, study and management of reef fish aggregations, exploring their how, when, where, and why plus how to protect, manage and conserve them. The book also identifies key data gaps and questions. The text is extensively illustrated with many unique, never before published, photographs and graphics. Case studies on over 20 interesting and important fishes are included, identifying key issues while outlining their biology and fisheries.

 
Price: 215.00 GBP
 
 
623 Sadovy, Yvonne & Andrew S. Cornish Reef Fishes of Hong Kong
9622094805 New
 
26cm. Pp.344. 320 colour illustrations. Hardbound.

First comprehensive survey of reef fishes ever undertaken in Hong Kong.

Reef Fishes of Hong Kong includes descriptions and colour photographs of over 320 fish species, a third of which have never before been recorded here.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
624 Sadowsky, V The Adult Stage of the Shark Carcharhinus remotus (Dumeril, 1865)

1967. 22cm. Pp.8. 3 photos, 1 table. Offprint.

The Adult Stage of the Shark Carcharhinus remotus, original offprint
 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 
 
625 Sale, Peter F (editor) Coral Reef Fishes, Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem
0126151857 New
 
28cm. Pp.549. Hardbound.

An important companion volume to The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs, Coral Reef Fishes, Dynamics and Diversity in a Complex Ecosystem is an up-to-date review of key research areas in reef fish ecology and includes discussions of regulation of fish populations, dispersal or site fidelity of larval reef fishes, sensory and motor capabilities of reef fish larvae, and complexities of management of reef species and communities. A companion volume that supports and extends the earlier work, available again as a print on demand edition.

 
Price: 99.00 GBP
 
 
626 Sale, Peter F (editor) The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
0126151814 New
 
24cm. Pp.754. Softbound.

Standard reference, much in demand, The Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs is available again.

Contents :

Basics:
P.F. Sale, Introduction.
W.N. McFarland, The Visual World of Coral Reef Fishes.
J.H. Choat and D.R. Bellwood, Reef Fishes: Their History and Evolution.

Trophic Ecology:
E.S. Hobson, Trophic Relationships of Fishes Specialized to Feed on Zooplankters above Coral Reefs.
M.E. Hay, Fish-Seaweed Interactions on Coral Reefs: Effects of Herbivorous Fishes and Adaptation of Their Prey.
J.H. Choat, The Biology of Herbivorous Fishes on Coral Reefs.
G.P. Jones, D.J. Ferrell, and P.F. Sale, Fish Predation and Its Impact on the Invertebrates of Coral Reefs and Adjacent Sediments.

Larval and Juvenile Ecology:
J.M. Leis, The Pelagic Stage of Reef Fishes: The Larval Biology of Coral Reef Fishes.
B.C. Victor, Settlement Strategies and Biogeography of Reef Fishes.
P.J. Doherty, Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Recruitment.
G.P. Jones, Postrecruitment Processes in the Ecology of Coral Reef Fish Populations: A Multifactorial Perspective.

Reproductive and Life History Patterns:
D.Y. Shapiro, Intraspecific Variability in Social Systems of Coral Reef Fishes.
D.R. Robertson, The Role of Adult Biology in the Timing of Spawning of Tropical Reef Fishes. R.R. Warner, The Use of Phenotypic Plasticity in Coral Reef Fishes as Tests of Theory in Evolutionary Ecology.

Community Organization:
R.E. Thresher, Geographic Variability in the Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes: Evidence, Evolution, and Possible Implications.
D. McB. Williams, Patterns and Processes in the Distribution of Coral Reef Fishes.
M.A. Hixon, Predation as a Process Structuring Coral Reef Fish Communities.
A.W. Ebeling and M.A. Hixon, Tropical and Temperate Reef Fishes: Comparison of Community Structures.
P.F. Sale, Reef Fish Communities--Open Nonequilibrial Systems.

Fisheries and Management:
G.R. Russ, Coral Reef Fisheries: Effects and Yields.
References.
Index.
 
Price: 56.99 GBP
 
 
627 Salman, M. & J Tarrés-Call (editors) Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Geographical Distribution and Control Strategies in the Euro-Asia Region
1845938534 New
 
2012. 28cm. Pp.312. Hardbound.

The continuing emergence and evolution of tick-borne diseases has significant implications for animal health, the profitability of food animal production and for human health, with many tick-borne diseases having zoonotic capability.

These problems are exacerbating as previously exotic based ticks spread northwards, carrying diseases.

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Geographical Distribution and Control Strategies in the Euro-Asia Region includes coverage of the significance of tick-borne diseases, identification of tick species, emerging tick-borne infections, factors influencing the spread and distribution of ticks and surveillance and control measures.
 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
628 Samyn, Y Shallow-Water Holothuroidea (Echinodermata) from Kenya and Pemba Island, Tanzania.
9075894546 New
 
2004. 26cm. Pp.158. 33 colour photos, 60 figures, 28 tables, 2 maps, keys to the 48 species. Paperback.

Holothuroidea, commonly known as sea cucumbers, make up one of the five extant classes of echinoderms.

A total of 225 specimens, representing three orders, four families, 12 genera, 44 species and one variety, collected in the shallow-waters of Kenya and Pemba Island (Tanzania), are here investigated in detail. Of these, Bohadschia cousteaui, B. similis, Holothuria (Metriatyla) albiventer, Pearsonothuria graeffei, Thelenota anax, Euapta godeffroyi, Opheodesoma Holothuroideagrisea, O. spectabilis, and Synaptula recta are new records for Kenya (with Pemba Island), while H. (M.) timana is a new record for the western Indian Ocean.

Diagnostic characters and descriptions, including some brief notes on the ecology, are provided for most species. Identification keys up to the species level are also included.

The holothuroid fauna of Kenya (with Pemba Island) is now represented by 48 species. Shallow-Water Holothuroidea from Kenya further relates this updated and annotated taxonomic list to the holothuroid fauna of the western Indian Ocean, the area stretching from Suez to Cape Town and from the East African Coast (Red Sea and Persian Gulf included) to 65 degrees East. The motive for this extension is to promote further studies on causal zoogeography; studies that should direct the conservation of this over-exploited group.

Dr Yves Samyn is a senior researcher at the University of Brussels (VUB). He devoted his career to the study of echinoderms, his main interest being the holothuroid biodiversity in shallow-water ecosystems of the western Indian Ocean. His latest publications offer a journey into recent taxonomic, systematic, and phylogenic findings for this group. The present monograph gives an extensive species list of the shallow-water holothuroids of the region, which in turn allows important inferences in terms of their causal zoogeography.

 
Price: 29.99 GBP
 
 
629 Sands, David (editor) Aquarium

The Complete Fishkeeping Experience Magazine, Premier Issue, Volume 1, No.1, June 1992
 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
630 Sanguineti, Maria Luisa B. de Recetas Economicas y Practicas de Cocina y Reposteria. Tercera Edicion, Aumentada y Corregida
Clean secondhand
 
Privately published, the third edition, Lima. No date. 20cm. Pp.162. Paperback.

 
Price: 80.00 GBP
 
 
631 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails
1771883308 New
 
2016. 28cm. Pp.340. Colour photos. Hardbound.

The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more.

Over 275 colour illustrations accompany the text for easy identification.

Table of Contents : Preface. Introduction. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails. Profile of Venomous Marine Snails. Conotoxins. Envenomation of Cone Snails. Therapeutic Uses of Cone Snail Venoms. Index.

 
Price: 90.00 GBP
 
 
632 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish
1771884398 New
 
2017. 28cm. Pp.350. 20 colour photo-plates, 240 BW photos & figures. Hardbound.

The first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish.

Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish. Importantly, the volume also explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, and for their nutritional and culinary value, and their emerging uses in the treatment of pain.

Table of Contents : Introduction. Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish. Profile of Toxic Pufferfish. Pufferfish Toxins. Pufferfish Poisoning. Pufferfish Aquariums. Diseases and Parasites of Pufferfish and their Management. Nutritional Values of Pufferfish. Pharmaceutical Values of Pufferfish Toxins.

 
Price: 99.00 GBP
 
 
633 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs
1771886269 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.435. Hardbound.

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Bivalve Molluscs provides a plethora of first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of edible marine bivalve molluscs.

Marine bivalve molluscs play important roles in the marine ecosystems by filtering the water and serving as habitat and prey for a variety of sea life. Furthermore, by pumping large quantities of water through their bodies, they serve as good bio-indicators to monitor the health of the surrounding environment. This diverse group of species, estimated at about 9,200, inhabits virtually the entire world ocean, from the balmy tropics to the sub-zero Arctic, and from the deep ocean to sandy and rocky shorelines.

Among the marine bivalves, a total of 180 species (including mussels, oysters, scallops, cockles, and clams) have long been a part of the diet of coastal human populations. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the 2011 economic value of commercial bivalve mollusc harvesting at about $1 billion annually in the U.S., and the weight of the harvest was estimated at 153.6 million pounds. Many species of marine bivalves are also commercially important for other purposes, such as pearls and shells for jewellery and decoration.

This comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of edible marine bivalve molluscs covers the biology of edible marine bivalves; profiles about 180 species, providing information on their habitat, distribution, morphology, food and feeding, reproduction, conservation status, &c ; discusses their nutritional values; examines their pharmaceutical values; and looks at their diseases and parasites. This abundance of knowledge is presented in an easy-to-read style with informative illustrations.

 
Price: 131.00 GBP
 
 
634 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays
1771885386 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.325. 29 colour & 321 BW photos & figures. Hardbound.

This comprehensive book on the venomous stingrays of the world provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish, and marine ecosystems.

Each year thousands of injuries to swimmers and surfers are reported, with 750 to 1,500 stingray injuries reported each year in the US alone. As more vacationers spend their leisure time exploring coasts and tropical reefs, often in isolated areas without immediate access to advanced health care, there will be greater potential for stingray injuries. A thorough understanding of the diversity of stingrays of marine and freshwater ecosystems, the injuries and envenomations they cause would largely improve the public health community’s ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries. This volume fills that gap.

With over 200 photos and illustrations, this book shows the characteristics of venomous stingray families along with other profile information, such as common name, geographical distribution, diagnostic features, reproduction, predators, parasites, and the IUCN conservation status. Importantly, it includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management.

Features:

- provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish and marine ecosystems
- helps to improve the public health community’s ability to better manage and to prevent stingray injuries
- illustrates the characteristics of venomous stingray families with over 200 photos and illustrations, many in colour
- includes valuable information on stingray injuries, envenomation, and medical management.

Very informative for students of fisheries science, marine biology, aquatic biology, and environmental sciences, a standard reference for marine professionals, health practitioners, and college and university libraries, a must-have turn-to help on-board.

 
Price: 108.00 GBP
 
 
635 Sardet, Christian Plankton. Wonders of the Drifting World
022618871X New
 
2015. 32cm. Pp.224. 550 colour photos. Hardbound.

Filled with more than 500 colour close-ups of jewel-like diatoms and gelatinous comb jellies, each accompanied by a condensed history and biography, the book is a long overdue introduction to the oceans’ 98%.

Brings alive the history of plankton — both the recent history of the last few hundred years of science, and the deep history of the evolutionary relationships between the incredibly diverse beings that we collectively refer to as plankton.

Stunning.

 
Price: 31.50 GBP
 
 
636 Sarmiento, Jaime: Rémy Bigorne & Fernando M. Carvajal-Vallejos (editores científicos / scientific editors) Peces de Bolivia, Bolivian Fishes
9995415747 Sold out
 
2014. 23cm. Pp.211. Colour photographs, colour maps, species list, bibliography. Text in Spanish and English. Softbound.

Bolivia is home to over 900 species of freshwater fishes, representing about 7% of all freshwater species described worldwide.

This book, first of its kind for Bolivia, presents a compilation of information on a hundred species of fish and includes colour photos, information on their habitats and biology, and distribution maps.

Out of print

Desde la última década, el creciente interés por parte de científicos y autoridades nacionales ha dado lugar a avances considerables en el conocimiento de los peces de Bolivia, llegando a una lista de más de 900 especies. Esta riqueza representa el 7 % de todas las especies de agua dulce descritas en el mundo, haciendo de Bolivia uno de los países con mayor diversidad de peces.

Este libro, primero de su categoría en Bolivia, presenta una compilación de informaciones sobre una centena de especies de peces, entre las más conocidas o notables, incluyendo fotos, informaciones sobre sus rasgos biológicos y mapas de distribución.

Está dirigido a quienes quieren descubrir o conocer más sobre los peces de Bolivia y la biodiversidad en general. Esperamos que el presente trabajo resalte la necesidad de preservar la singularidad que representan las aguas bolivianas con su diversa fauna, y que ayude al pueblo boliviano a conocer mejor y valorar su patrimonio natural.

Out of print

 
Price: 0.00 GBP
 
 
637 Saroglia, Marco & Zhanjiang (John) Liu (editors) Functional Genomics in Aquaculture
0470960086 New
 
2012. 26cm. Pp.416. Hardbound.

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture looks at the advances in this field as they directly relate to key traits and species in aquaculture production.

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture opens with two chapters that provide a useful general introduction to the field of functional genomics. The second section of the book focuses on key production traits such as growth, development, reproduction, nutrition, and physiological response to stress and diseases. The final five chapters focus on a variety of key aquaculture species. Examples looking at our understanding of the functional genomes of salmonids, Mediterranean sea bass, Atlantic cod, catfish, shrimp, and molluscs, are included in the book.

 
Price: 176.00 GBP
 
 
638 Saunders, W. Bruce & N.H. Landman (editors) Nautilus, The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Second Edition
9048132983 New
 
2010, reprint with additions and corrections. 26cm. Pp.713. 235 photos & figures, 4 in colour. Hardbound.

A reprint of a classic book about Nautilus, first published in 1987, with an introductory chapter summarizing all of the work on Nautilus and its habitat since the publication of the first edition more than 20 years ago.

The surge in articles in the last two decades indicates an expanded interest in the subject, reflecting a renewed appreciation of the complexity and fragility of the marine habitat and its biota. In Nautilus, Second Edition the 37 chapters are written by 48 experts in the field and cover all aspects of this living fossil from its ecology to its embryology.

This volume also features new photos, including an impressive image of the first hatched Nautilus in captivity. Nautilus is an iconic animal in the marine realm and represents part of the diverse fauna of the Indo-Pacific. It is also a member of a lineage of shelled cephalopods dating back more than 400 million years. As a result, this volume will be relevant to the fields of marine science, evolutionary biology, and paleontology.

 
Price: 235.00 GBP
 
 
639 Savage, Jay M. & Jaime Villa An Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica
0916984168 
SSAR., 1986. 29cm. Pp.206. Colour frontis., figures, keys. Hardbound.

An Introduction to the Herpetofauna of Costa Rica, bilingual edition, text in English and Spanish.

 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
640 Schaefer, Claus Das große Lexikon der Aquaristik
3800174979 New
 
2 volumes. 30cm. Pp.1008. 742 colour photos, 321 BW photos & figures. Hardbound with slipcase.

742 brilliant colour photographs and more than 400 drawings depict aquarium fishes at their most attractive. The fishes described include many well-known and popular genera, but also a whole range of newly described and interesting species.

Descriptions cover : distribution, aquaria requirements, morphology, biology and behaviour, diseases.

Das große Lexikon der Aquaristik, Band 1 (A-H), Band 2 (I-Z).

A useful feature are the tables of the 387 L-number, 75 LDA-number and 113 C-number catfishes.

German text, Latin nomenclature.

Volume 1 pictured

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
641 Schaefer,S.A., Francisco Provenzano, Mario de Pinna & J.N. Baskin New and Noteworthy Venezuelan Glanapterygine Catfishes (Siluriformes, Trichomycteridae), with discussion of their biogeography and psammophily

2005. 26cm. Pp.27. 10 photos, composite figures & maps, 2 tables, keys to species. Paperback.

Four new species of the trichomycterid subfamily Glanapteryginae are described from the Río Orinoco basin of Venezuela. Two new species each in Pygidianops Myers 1944 and Typhlobelus Myers 1944 represent the first documented occurrence of these genera in Venezuela, and for Pygidianops the first occurrence outside the Río Negro basin.
 
Price: 9.50 GBP
 
 
642 Schafer, F Aqualog Polypterus
3936027390 New
 
28cm. Pp.192. 180 colour photos & illustrations. Hardbound.

These fish have survived the dinosaurs. They were already in existance 60 million years ago. Polypterus breathe through lungs and their young have external gills found otherwise only in newts and salamanders. Bichirs and reedfishes have always attracted attention from biologists yet this the first popular book to present all the known species in one volume. All the type material has been re-examined, several species are described as new and one illustrated in life for the first time.

Aqualog Polypterus is a photographic catalogue and guide to the biology and care in aquaria of all the known species.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
643 Schafer, F Aqualog Special - Brackish-Water Fishes. All About Species, Care and Breeding
393602782X New
 
30cm. Pp.84. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Aqualog Special Brackish-Water Fishes

 
Price: 14.99 GBP
 
 
644 Scheller, L. M Exotic, Specialty and Off-Season Fruits and Vegetables
Clean secondhand
 
Privately publised, Hamburg, 1988. 30cm. Unpaginated ca.250pp. Colour photos. Spiral bound.

Exotic, Specialty and Off Season Fruits and Vegetables, seldom found
 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
645 Schelly, R.C. & M.L.J. Stiassny Revision of the Congo River Lamprologus Schilthuis, 1891 (Teleostei, Cichlidae), with descriptions of two new species

2004. 26cm. Pp.40. 31 figures, maps, 8 tables, key to species. Paperback.

The Congo River Lamprologus are revised and two new species are described.

Lamprologus teugelsi, n.sp., from Malebo Pool and the lower Congo River rapids, and L. tigripictilis, n.sp., from the lower Congo River rapids, are readily distinguished from the remaining Congo River Lamprologus based on counts, measurements, osteology, and colour pattern. Monophyly of the Congo River Lamprologus species is tentatively accepted and a key to the group is provided. All available collection localities for re-identified Lamprologus material from the Congo River are plotted for each species. Maps of collection localities reveal large distributional voids, suggesting that Congo River lamprologine diversity remains incompletely sampled.
 
Price: 9.50 GBP
 
 
646 Schieber, Jürgen, Zimmerle, Winfried & Parvinder S.Sethi (editors) Shales and Mudstones, Vols. I and II, I. Basin Studies, Sedimentology and Paleontology. II. Petrography, Petrophysics, Geochemistry and Economic Geology
3510651839 New
 
1998. 2 volumes. 24cm. Pp.x,680. 3 plates, 257 figures, 56 tables, 3 plates. Paperback.

Shales and mudstones are the most poorly understood sedimentary rock type. They comprise approximately two thirds of the stratigraphic column and contain the bulk of recorded earth history. In the future understanding shales will be crucial for a wide variety of studies. Yet, getting a balanced perspective of research on these fascinating rocks is difficult because it is dispersed over so many subdisciplines.

Shales and Mudstones, Vols. I and II present up to date research on a wide range of topics in shale geology, and were assembled with the goal to ease access to this engaging field of research. Chapter introductions were written by experts in their field, and are intended to define the state of the art, to provide access to pertinent literature, and to set the stage for the corresponding research papers.

Volume I covers basin-scale analysis, sedimentology and paleontology of shales. Volume II supplements this perspective with detailed treatments of petrography, burial history, petrophysics, geochemistry, and economic aspects of shales.

The broad coverage of topics should make this book a valuable source of information for those that want to keep informed about current developments in shale research, and a source of inspiration for those interested to enter this exciting field of study.
 
Price: 132.50 GBP
 
 
647 Schiemer, F; M. Zalewski & J.E. Thorpe (editors) The Importance of Aquatic-Terrestrial Ecotones for Freshwater Fish
0792333330 Clean secondhand
 
1995. 27cm. Pp.viii,263. Photos, figures, tables. Hardbound.

Ecotones are interface zones between different ecosystems. Their ecological role and significance with regard to ecological management and conservation has become increasingly appreciated. For the management of freshwater resources, for example, an improved understanding of the role of land/inland water interfaces, will be essential for reducing negative human impacts by engineering, nutrient loading, siltation, etc.

The management of ecotones, on the other hand, offers the possibility to control aquatic system processes via stock control of fish populations. Fish apparently are both excellent indicators of ecotone quality as well as determiners of its structure and function.

The Importance of Aquatic-Terrestrial Ecotones for Freshwater Fish presents a variety of papers covering the breadth of the subject in freshwater systems around the world.

 
Price: 145.00 GBP
 
 
648 Schleich, H. H Herpetofauna Caboverdiana

1987. 22cm. Pp.75. 40 photos, 18 text figures, 15 maps. Paperback.

Herpetofauna Caboverdiana describes and partly revises the herpetofauna of the Cape Verde Islands and discusses the necessity of general protection of the species and habitats. German text, Latin nomenclature.

 
Price: 26.75 GBP
 
 
649 Schmetzer, Karl Russian Alexandrites
3510652622 New
 
2010. 28cm. Pp.141. Over 200 colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Alexandrite, a variety of chrysoberyl, and one of the finest colour-change natural gemstones, may almost be called 'the national gemstone of Russia'. This great prestige is based on two facts: its noble name in honour of the Tsarevich Alexander Nikolaevich (the future Tsar Alexander II) and its dazzling colours, green in daylight and red in incandescent light, the military colours of Imperial Russia. Although quantities of facetable quality alexandrite are considerably less than those of emerald, alexandrite is counted among and compared to the 'big four' of the gem business: diamond - ruby - sapphire - emerald.

In this book the authors present an historical overview of emerald mining in the Urals, the discovery of Russian alexandrites in the Uralian emerald mines, the naming and historical use of alexandrites and their appearance and display in mineralogical museums and the gem trade. Morphology and twinning of rough alexandrite is described for single crystals, single contact twins and cyclic twins (trillings). Mineralogical and gemmological properties are thoroughly explained and numerous photo-micrographs of inclusions and growth patterns in faceted samples are presented.

Chatoyancy and asterism of alexandrite and chrysoberyl from Russia and Sri Lanka are also described. A further chapter deals with characteristic growth patterns of Russian, other natural and synthetic alexandrites. Colorimetric data of Russian alexandrites and green chrysoberyls are explained using the CIELAB colour space, and the distinction between these varieties is explained. A chapter on trace element chemistry and locality determination rounds off the book.

An extensive appendix containing lists of historical names, a time table and numerous references provides valuable information on Russian alexandrites for all researchers in the mineralogical and gemmological fields as well as for gemmological laboratories, jewellers and gem dealers.

Consequently, this book, illustrated with more than 200 colour figures and photographs, addresses mineralogists, gemmologists, historians, mineral and gem collectors as well as all members of the gem trade.
 
Price: 59.95 GBP
 
 
650 Schmidt, K. P The American Alligator

1922. 21cm. Pp.14. 2 photo-plates, 2 text figures and a map. Wrappers.

 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 
 
651 Schomburgk, R. H The Natural History of the Fishes of Guiana
Antiquarian
 
1841-1843. 2 volumes. 18cm. Pp.xvi,[i],17-263 ; xvi,i,17-214. Portrait & Memoir of Schomburgk, Portrait & Memoir of Burckhardt, 2 vignettes, 1 plain & 60 finely hand coloured plates of fishes (1 double page), the additional plate of fishing implements, errata slip bound in. Original cloth, heads to both spines a little worn but both volumes are tight and clean.

 
Price: 200.00 GBP
 
 
652 Schraml, E Aqualog African Cichlids III, Malawi II, Peacocks
3936027595 New
 
28cm. Pp.128. Hardbound.

Aqualog African Cichlids III, Peacocks describes all Peacock cichlids (Aulonocara, Alticorpus, Lethrinops, Taeniolethrinops and Tramitichromis).

As usual all fish can be identified by magnificent colour photos.

 
Price: 19.95 GBP
 
 
653 Schraml, E. & F. Schafer Aqualog Loricariidae : All L-Numbers, New Edition
393602751X New
 
28cm. Pp.272. 1800 colour photos. Hardbound.

This is the fully revised edition of Aqualog Loricariidae and contains all f-number and LDA Number catfishes, from L01 to L350 and from LDA 01 to LDA76.

All important characters and care instructions are available in symbols. The symbol explanations are given in ten different languages. It is a unique standard work, recognised worldwide. The book is indispensable for trade, breeders and aquarium hobbyists who keep these wonderful fishes.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
654 Schroeder-Lanz, H. (editor) Late- and Postglacial Oscillations of Glaciers: Glacial and Periglacial Forms
9061915171 Clean secondhand
 
Balkema, 1983. 25cm. Pp.xix, 409. Plates, figures, maps. Hardbound.

Late- and Postglacial Oscillations of Glaciers presents 26 contributions, with trilingual summaries and figure captions.
 
Price: 55.00 GBP
 
 
655 Schuchert, Peter Northwest European Athecate Hydroids and their Medusae
1908819014 New
 
2012. 23cm. Pp.364. 290 figures, map, tables. Softbound.

A concise account of the morphology, habits and distribution of 113 species of athecate hydroids and their medusae recorded from the north-east Atlantic. Keys to identification are included, and these use external characters where possible.

This new Synopsis is the first work to provide descriptions of all the northern European athecate hydroids since Hincks (1868) and the first ever book to include keys to their identification. It is the first on anthomedusae since Russell (1953).

 
Price: 68.99 GBP
 
 
656 Schultz, L.P A New Subspecies of Parrotfish Nicholsina ustus collettei from the Eastern Atlantic Ocean

1968. 24cm. Pp.5. 1 plate, 1 figure. Paperback.
 
Price: 5.00 GBP
 
 
657 Schultz, L.P Four New Species of the Genus Parapercis with Notes on Other Species from the Indo-Pacific Area (Family Mugiloididae)

1968. 24cm. Pp.16. 4 plates, 6 tables. Wrappers.
 
Price: 6.50 GBP
 
 
658 Schupke, P Aqualog African Cichlids II, Lake Tanganyika I, Tropheus
3936027382 New
 
Cichlids of Lake Tanganyika, Part 1, The Species of the Genus Tropheus. 28cm. Pp.192. 450 colour photos & illustrations. Hardbound.

Aqualog African Cichlids II, Lake Tanganyika I, Tropheus.

Hundreds sold.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
659 Scott, L.E.P., P.H. Skelton, A.J. Booth, L.Verheust, R. Harris & J. Dooley Digital Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes
0868103985 New
 
CD-ROM digital atlas and GIS viewer.

Digital Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes covers 254 species from 37 families with point distribution maps and the latest IUCN status indicated for each. Reference material was collated from over 35,000 specimen records in 19 museums. The geographic area covers the eleven countries of southern Africa including the Cunene and Zambezi River catchments. An ideal reference for anyone with a professional or general interest in the freshwater fishes of southern Africa.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
660 Scott, L.E.P., P.H. Skelton, A.J. Booth, L.Verheust, R. Harris & J. Dooley Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes
0868103985 New
 
2006. 30cm. Pp.303. 25 colour plates. Softbound, with CD-ROM digital atlas and GIS viewer.

Atlas of Southern African Freshwater Fishes covers 254 species from 37 families with point distribution maps and the latest IUCN status indicated for each. Reference material was collated from over 35,000 specimen records in 19 museums. The geographic area covers the eleven countries of southern Africa including the Cunene and Zambezi River catchments. An ideal reference for anyone with a professional or general interest in the freshwater fishes of southern Africa.

The Digital Atlas CD is available separately.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
661 Seegers, Lothar Aqualog Killifishes of the World Set
New
 
Aqualog Killifishes of the World - Old World Killis I (pictured), ISBN 9783931702250

Aqualog Killifishes of the World – Old World Killis II, ISBN 9783931702304

Aqualog Killifishes of the World III – New World Killis, ISBN 9783931702762

Volumes I & II are only available in softback, volume III is only available in hardback.

Aqualog Killifishes of the World, three volume set

 
Price: 59.95 GBP
 
 
662 Seegers, Lothar The Catfishes of Africa, A Handbook for Identification and Maintenance
3936027838 New
 
2008. 24cm. Pp.608. 1100 colour photos, numerous figures and maps. Hardbound.

African catfishes are a particularly diverse group of fishes. However, only a few of them have gained a permanent place in the aquarium hobby, mainly because they are inadequately known and have to date been imported only in limited numbers.

The Catfishes of Africa should at least alleviate the first of these problems and demonstrate just how varied and interesting African catfishes are.

This book is, as far as it is known, the first to present an overview of the entire African catfish group, and many of the photos illustrate the species in question for the very first time. New species are yet to be discovered and others may be known but remain undescribed.

The Catfishes of Africa includes much valuable information on habitats, care and spawning.

 
Price: 78.99 GBP
 
 
663 Seegers, Lothar The Fishes of the Lake Rukwa Drainage
9075894031 New
 
1996. 30cm. Pp.407. 152 colour & 78 BW photos, numerous figures, 8 maps, 76 tables, key. Paperback.

The Fishes of the Lake Rukwa Drainage covers the geography of the Lake Rukwa drainage, the history of ichthyological investigations, its fisheries and collecting localities, and an illustrated systematic account of the species.

A checklist and key are presented and for each species its original description, etymology, type locality, type specimens, morphometric and meristic data, citations and additions, physical description, maximum length, colouration, ecology, remarks, distribution outside the Lake Rukwa drainage and specimens examined are covered in detail accompanied by colour photograph(s) (taken from life) and one or more BW photos or figures.

A discussion and remarks on the origin of the fish fauna, an appendix, a summary (in English, French and German), bibliography and index complete the work.

A valuable reference dealing with at least 64 species.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
664 Sery, V. & J. Sourek Orientalni Kuchyne
8070324325 Clean secondhand
 
Merkur, 2nd edition., 1989. 19cm. Pp.259. Colour photo-plates. Softbound. Czech text.

 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
665 Shek-hay, Man Hong Kong Goldfish
New
 
1982. 22cm. Pp.[iv],137. 103 colour photos, figures, common names in English and Chinese. Paperback.

Hong Kong Goldfish provides illustrations and descriptions of goldfish varieties commonly bred in Hong Kong with chapters on the breeding and keeping of goldfish. Important as the first book on the subject. Few copies only.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
666 Sheldon, M.R. & B. Lockwood Breeding From Your Poodle
Clean secondhand
 
Foyle, first edn., 1963. 19cm. Pp.92. 8 photos, numerous figures. Hardbound, signed by both authors.

Foyles Breeding From Your Poodle, rare signed copy.

 
Price: 45.00 GBP
 
 
667 Shmidt, P. Yu Fishes of the Sea of Okhotsk (Ryby Okhotskogo morya)
Clean secondhand
 
IPST., 1965. 24cm. Pp.xiv,392. Portrait (Shmidt, 1872-1949). 20 plates, 51 figures & maps, 57 tables, bibliographies. Paperback, good ex-library.

Fishes of the Sea of Okhotsk, the English edition, covers a total of 270 species and subspecies, of which 22 species and 4 subspecies are here described as new.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
668 Shrestha, T. K., Sabina Shrestha & Atmaz K. Shrestha Wilderness and Diversity of Life in Nepal's Chitwan National Park
9789937021364 New
 
2017. 26cm. Pp.536 including 160 pages of colour photo-plates. 656 colour & 203 BW photos, 12 maps, bibliography. Softbound.

Special reference to the biodiversity, ecology and natural history of Nepal's Terai Parks.

 
Price: 75.00 GBP
 
 
669 Shrestha, T.K Encounter with the Himalayan Wildlife
095243900X New
 
1994. 21cm. Pp.(xvi),147. 13 colour & 100 BW photos, 27 text figures, 11 maps, 1 table. Paperback.

Encounter with the Himalayan Wildlife is now out of print, we have the last few copies in stock.
 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
670 Shrestha, T.K The Ganges River Dolphin, A Monograph
0952439085 New
 
1996. 22cm. Pp.[xviii],242. 160 photos (25 in colour), 45 text figures, 10 maps. Hardbound.

The Ganges River Dolphin, the only book on the subject
 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
671 Shrestha, T.K The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal
0952439034 New
 
1997, revised and enlarged edition. 22cm. Pp.[xii],259. 38 colour & 60 BW photos, 63 text figures, 3 maps, 24 tables, sectional bibliography. Softbound.

The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
672 Shrestha, T.K Resource Ecology of the Himalayan Waters, A Study of the Ecology, Biology and Management Strategy of Fresh Waters of Nepal
0952439026 New
 
1995, reprint. 25cm. Pp.[xxii],645. Photos, figures and maps. Hardbound.

Resource Ecology of the Himalayan Waters is essentially a reference book on the freshwater fishes of Nepal but also covers the ecology of the waters, capture fisheries, aquaculture, other aquatic wildlife (amphibia, chelonia &c), and the impact of man.

 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
673 Shrestha, T.K The Mammals of Nepal, with Reference to Those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan
0952439069 New
 
1997. 21cm. Pp.[xvi],371. 90 colour & 135 BW photos, 79 text figures, 5 maps, 10 tables. Paperback.

The Mammals of Nepal, the first modern work on the subject.
 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
674 Shrestha, T.K Herpetology of Nepal. Study of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Trans-Himalayan Region of Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bhutan
0952439042 New
 
2001. 22cm. Pp.[viii],280. 32 colour & 100 BW photos, numerous text figures & maps. Paperback.

 
Price: 59.95 GBP
 
 
675 Shrestha, T.K Ichthyology of Nepal, A Study of Fishes of Himalayan Waters
9789937206532 New
 
2008. 25cm. Pp.400. 105 colour photos, 72 plates of colour photographs featuring all 232 species of fishes, 32 maps and habitat photos. Softbound.

Standard reference. The quality of the photography is very high. Ichthyology of Nepal is a much needed taxonomic aid complete with keys, diagnostic criteria & illustrated descriptions for identification of the species. All 232 species of fishes are described and illustrated ; many excellent outdoor underwater photographs.

 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
676 Shrestha, T.K ; S. Shrestha & A.K. Shrestha Himalayan Flowers, Trees and Animals
9789937235419 New
 
2011. 18cm. Pp.332. 528 colour photos, numerous maps. Softbound.

Himalayan Flowers, Trees and Animals discovers untouched and hidden aspects of the natural history of the most bizarre bats and other mammals, birds, butterflies and insects visiting trees and flowers, and presents a useful pictorial guide for the quick identification of plants and animals likely to be seen along the trekking routes of Himalayan forests, in the lap of the Himalayas.
 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
677 Shrestha,T.K The Spiny Babbler. An Endemic Bird of Nepal
0952439050 New
 
1998. 22cm. Pp.[x],140. 24 colour & BW photos, 8 colour & 18 plain figures, 2 maps. Paperback.

The Spiny Babbler, emblematic of Nepal
 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
678 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal. Volume 1. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
0952439077 New
 
2000. 22cm. Pp.287. 451 colour photos, 144 text figures & maps. Paperback, jacket.

Birds of Nepal. Volume 1, the photographic field guide.
 
Price: 79.95 GBP
 
 
679 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal, Volume 2
0952439093 New
 
2001. 22cm. Pp.[xiv],562+58. 144 colour plates, 42 colour photos, maps. Paperback.

Over 1455 illustrations featuring 879 species in colour. Birds of Nepal, Volume 2 is the systematic work to accompany Volume 1.
 
Price: 79.95 GBP
 
 
680 Shrestha,T.K Wildlife of Nepal, A Study of Renewable Resources Nepal Himalayas, Second Edition
9993359025 New
 
2003. 22cm. Pp.[xviii],720. 32 colour plates, very many BW photos, text figures & tables, checklists, bibliography, species index. Paperback.

First published in 1981 for degree level students and the interested public, very much added to this new edition of Wildlife of Nepal.
 
Price: 89.95 GBP
 
 
681 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Vols. 1 & 2
0952439077 New
 
2000-2001. 2 volumes. 22cm. Pp.287; [xiv],562+58. Vol.1 : 451 colour photos, 144 text figures & maps. Vol.2 : 144 colour plates, 42 colour photos, maps, (over 1455 illustrations featuring 879 species in colour). Paperbacks, a complete set as published.

Birds of Nepal Volume 1 is the photographic field guide, Birds of Nepal Volume 2 (pictured) is the systematic work. One set only at this price.
 
Price: 95.95 GBP
 
 
682 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Vols. 1 & 2
999335192X New
 
2000-2001. 2 volumes. 22cm. Pp.287; [xiii],178+58. Vol.1 : 451 colour photos, 144 text figures & maps. Vol.2 : 144 colour plates, 42 colour photos, maps, (over 1455 illustrations featuring 879 species in colour). Paperbacks, a complete set as published.

Birds of Nepal Volume 1 is the photographic field guide, Birds of Nepal Volume 2 (pictured) is the compact handbook. Two sets only at this price.
 
Price: 83.95 GBP
 
 
683 Sidey, A Animal Crackers
1872840027 As new signed copy
 
Pipkin Press, first & only edn., 1990. 28cm. Pp.200. Many unusual colour & BW photos of wild and companion animals taken by Sidey. Hardbound.

Animal Crackers, a fine copy, signed & inscribed by author.
 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
684 Silas, E.G. (editor) Cephalopod Bionomics, Fisheries and Resources of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India
New
 
1985. 28cm. Pp.vi,193. Photo-plates, figures, maps, tables, bibliography. Paperback.

Cephalopod Bionomics, Fisheries and Resources is a comprehensive and wide-ranging report central to the field.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
685 Skelton, P.H. & G.G. Teugels Neotype Description for the African Catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) (Pisces : Siluroidei: Clariidae)

1992. 30cm. Pp.8. 1 photo-figure (views of the neotype), 1 repro-figures (original sketches by Burchell), 1 map. Wrappers.

Designates and describes the neotype of Clarias gariepinus, one of the most widespread and well known African freshwater fish species. Presents data from 41 specimens from the type locality and discusses the geographical distribution of the species.
 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
686 Skulason, S., D.L.G. Noakes & S.S. Snorrason Ontology of trophic morphology in four sympatric morphs of arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus in Thingvallavatn, Iceland

1989. 26cm. Pp.21. 5 figures, 7 tables. Offprint.
 
Price: 4.00 GBP
 
 
687 Smartt, J Goldfish Varieties and Genetics
0852382650 New
 
2001. 24cm. Pp.224. 113 photos & illustrations. Hardbound.

The goldfish, Carassius auratus, a member of the Carp family, Cyprinidae, has been domesticated for many hundreds of years, as a food fish, a laboratory animal and now most important commercially, for ornamental and aesthetic purposes. There are now many scores of recognised varieties, which have been produced over time by selection processes and other methods described in detail in this stimulating book.

Goldfish Varieties and Genetics covers all major aspects relating to goldfish breeding and genetics in a readable and user-friendly style. An account is presented of the domestication and evolution of the goldfish, including comprehensive details of the relevant genetic and biological principles involved in the development strategies and production of new varieties. The book also covers the subject of goldfish appreciation and the international significance of goldfish shows and show standards. The book concludes with an exciting forward look at the potential evolutionary future for the goldfish.

Goldfish Varieties and Genetics brings together, for the first time, a wealth of scientific information, presented in a clear and understandable manner by Dr Joseph Smartt, who has many years' experience working in fish genetics and breeding. The book is a must-have purchase for all serious goldfish breeders, hobbyists and dealers, fish biologists and geneticists, aquarium keepers and aquaculture personnel.

 
Price: 137.00 GBP
 
 
688 Smith, C. Lavett A Revision of the American Groupers: Epinephelus and Allied Genera

Bull. AMNH., Vol.146, Art.2. 1971. 27cm. Pp.172. 41 photos, figures & maps, 44 tables. Paperback.
 
Price: 6.00 GBP
 
 
689 Smith, G. R & P.G. Kimmel Fishes of the Pliocene Glenns Ferry Formation, Southwest Idaho -with- Fishes of the Miocene-Pliocene Deer Butte Formation, Southeast Oregon
Clean secondhand
 
Univ. MI., Mus. Pal., 1975. 26cm. Pp.87. Photos, figures, maps. Paperback. 54 freshwater species.

Fishes of the Pliocene Glenns Ferry Formation, clean secondhand.

 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
690 Smith, G.R Distribution and Evolution of North American Catostomid Fishes of the Subgenus Pantosteus, Genus Catostomus

1966. 25cm. Pp.132. 1 plate, 22 figures & maps. Wrappers.

 
Price: 13.50 GBP
 
 
691 Smith, H. M Fresh-Water Fishes of Siam, or Thailand
Clean secondhand
 
US GPO, Washington, 1945. 26cm. Pp.ix, 622. 9 plates, 107 text figures. Brown buckram, gilt (W.J. Forbes, bookbinder, May 1949), original wrappers bound in, small call number to head of spine, very good copy.

Original issue. Trewavas / Banister copy with both signatures.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
692 Smith, M The Sea Snakes (Hydrophiidae)

1935. 32cm. Pp.6 with one figure and one chart in the text. Wrappers.

The Sea Snakes (Hydrophiidae), fine original copy.

 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
693 Smith, M. A THE FAUNA OF BRITISH INDIA, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. Vol.III. Serpentes

(Taylor & Francis, 1943), second reprint [Zoological] Survey of India Press, Dehra Dun, 1961. 24cm. Pp.xii,583. 166 figures, folding map in rear pocket. Red cloth, gilt, affixed clear cellophane cover, a good used copy.

First published in London, December 1943, and to the unwary the first two reprints (1957 and 1961) can be difficult to distinguish from the original. Both offer an Introductory Note (pp.i) clearly dated Calcutta 1957, the second reprint has the small and often faint ink stamp of the Survey Press immediately below the date on the title page, and is dated 1961. Both of these reprints in terms of paper and printing quality, image definition and binding are quite true to the original, only the tipped in folding map is revised.

 
Price: 102.50 GBP
 
 
694 Smith, Nigel J. H A pesca no rio Amazonas
Clean secondhand
 
Inst. Nac. Pes. Amazonas, Manaus. 1979. 24cm. Pp.154. 26 photos & figures, 29 tables. Paperback, R.H.Lowe-McConnell's copy, signed and inscribed by author.

An important review of fish, fisheries and man on the River Amazon, Brasil. Portuguese text.

A modified version of A pesca no rio Amazonas was later published in English as 'Man, Fishes and the Amazon'.

 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
695 Smith, Welber Senteio Os peixes do rio Sorocaba. A história de uma bacia hidrográfica
8587735020 New
 
2003. 28 x 28cm. Pp.164. Colour photos (species, habitats), figures, tables, map. Hardbound. R.H.Lowe-McConnell's copy, with nice signed dedication from the author to title page, and a couple of items of correspondence tipped in.

Os peixes do rio Sorocaba reviews the history and hydrogeography of the Rio Sorocaba basin and its fauna with a detailed account of the freshwater fishes. Portuguese text.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
696 Smith, Wilson (editor) Mechanisms of Virus Infection
Clean secondhand
 
Academic Press, 1963. 24cm. Pp.ix,168. A few plates & figures. Hardbound, jacket worn at ends, very good copy, AL with compliments from the editor tipped in.

Mechanisms of Virus Infection aimed at a completely balanced picture of the state of the knowledge of virology.
 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
697 Snoeks, J The Haplochromines (Teleostei, Cichlidae) of Lake Kivu (East Africa): A Taxonomic Revision with Notes on Their Ecology
New
 
1994. 29cm. Pp.221. 35 colour photos on 7 plates (habitats and specimens), 28 figures & maps, 52 tables. Paperback.

Fifteen haplochromine species from Lake Kivu, a deep natural dam lake on the Rwandese-Zairean border, are described or redescribed. All species are endemic to the lake. Taxonomic novelties include the description of three new species. For each species relevant literature is discussed and a detailed morphological description and diagnosis given.

In The Haplochromines of Lake Kivu a detailed colour depiction of live and preserved specimens is given separately for both males and females. Guide lines for determination of the species are given.

 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
698 Snoeks, J (editor) The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi / Nyasa / Niassa, Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy
0966825586 New
 
2004. 30cm. Pp.360. Hardbound.

This is primarily a scientific book, in some ways a sequel to the 1989 revision of Lake Malawi haplochromines by Eccles and Trewavas.

It is a documentation of recent work by Jos Snoeks and colleagues, European and African, on the cichlids of the Lake, and includes a major revision of Copadichromis with descriptions of new species, a review of Nimbochromis, a study of the deep-water Placidochromis species, again with new taxa described, a review of the sifters (Lethrinops et al.), and chapters on biogeography and sampling. There is also a short overview of the non-cichlids.

The illustrations include a large number of colour drawings, B/W photos (mainly of specimens) and a number of colour photos of live fish by Ad Konings.

The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi / Nyasa / Niassa is an invaluable work of reference for anyone with a serious interest in Malawi cichlids.

 
Price: 99.99 GBP
 
 
699 Snoeks, Jos; Snoeks, Philippe Lalèyè & Pierre Vandewalle (editors) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on African Fish and Fisheries, Cotonou, Benin, 10-14 November 2003
9074752187 New
 
J. Afrotrop. Zool., special issue. 2007. 30cm. Pp.216. BW photos. Paperback.

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on African Fish and Fisheries offers 25 papers, texts in French and English.

 
Price: 29.95 GBP
 
 
700 Snyder, Darrell E Electrofishing and Its Harmful Effects on Fish
New
 
2003. 28cm. Pp.vii,149. 19 photo & figures (3 colour), 3 tables. Paperback.

Electrofishing and Its Harmful Effects on Fish is a comprehensive synthesis of the literature of electrofishing with emphasis on adverse effects to fish. A thorough overview covering the principles of electrofishing, concepts of electrical transmission in water and fish, and ways to reduce fish injury and mortality.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
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