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701 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
702 Snoeks, J The Haplochromines (Teleostei, Cichlidae) of Lake Kivu (East Africa): A Taxonomic Revision with Notes on Their Ecology
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
703 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
704 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
705 Snyder, Darrell E Electrofishing and Its Harmful Effects on Fish
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
706 Snyder, Darrell E., Robert T. Muth & C. Lynn Bjork Catostomid Fish Larvae and Early Juveniles of the Upper Colorado River Basin - Morphological Descriptions, Comparisons and Computer-Interactive Key
2004. 26cm. Pp.x,110. Frontispiece (Xyrauchen texanus), 109 photos & figures (mostly composite), 42 tables. Spiral bound paperback with CD-ROM 'Computer Interactive Key to Eggs, Larvae and Early Juveniles of Catostomid Fishes'.

Originally published in 1990 and almost immediately sold out this edition of Catostomid Fish Larvae is revised, updated and expanded and includes revised species accounts, comparative summary and key, and many extraorinary drawings and photographs of these semi-transparent fish.

Price: 44.00 GBP
707 Soares, Eden do Carmo Peixes do Mearim. Fishes of the Mearim River
8589786064 New
2005. 22cm. Pp.147. Colour photos (species, habitats, plants). Hardbound.

Peixes do Mearim. Fishes of the Mearim River covers the fish fauna of one of the most important rivers of the Maranhão.

A photographic register is presented for each of the 60 species, with descriptions, common and scientific names. Text in Portuguese and English.

Price: 45.00 GBP
708 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Herpetological Review

Herpetological Review, Volumes 1-31, 1967 - 2000.

SSAR Herpetological Review, 31 volumes, 1967 - 2000, lacking only issue no.7 (July 1969) but including the Cumulative Index 1967-1976.

Price: 699.00 GBP
709 Solmsen, Ernst-Hermann New World Nectar-Feeding Bats : Biology, Morphology and Craniometric Approach to Systematics
3925382488 New
1998. 24cm. Pp.118. 75 figures, 17 tables, bibliography, appendix of specimens examined. Paperback.

New World Nectar-Feeding Bats considers and describes the principles in skull construction in flower feeding phyllostomatids as an adaptation to nectar feeding.
Price: 22.50 GBP
710 Sonenshine, Daniel E. & Thomas N. Mather Ecological Dynamics of Tick-Borne Zoonoses
0195073134 New
26cm. Pp.464. 464 pages. 5 halftones, line figures, maps, tables. Hardbound.

Ecological Dynamics of Tick-Borne Zoonoses examines the ecological parameters affecting the conservation and regulation of tick-borne zoonoses as well as the geographic and seasonal distributions of those infections.

The ecological relationships found to exist between tick vectors and pathogens in their zootic cycle can profoundly influence patterns of transmission and disease for humans and domestic animals.
Price: 149.95 GBP
711 Sonenshine, Daniel R. & R. Michael Roe (editors) Biology of Ticks, Second edition
019974405X New
2014. 2 volumes. 28cm. Pp.560 ; 544. 191 BW & colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Biology of Ticks is the most comprehensive work on tick biology and tick-borne diseases. This second edition is a multi-authoured work, featuring the research and analyses of renowned experts across the globe. Spanning two volumes, the book examines the systematics, biology, structure, ecological adaptations, evolution, genomics and the molecular processes that underpin the growth, development and survival of these important disease-transmitting parasites. Also discussed is the remarkable array of diseases transmitted (or caused) by ticks, as well as modern methods for their control.

Volume I covers the biology of the tick and features chapters on tick systematics, tick life cycles, external and internal anatomy, and others dedicated to specific organ systems, specifically, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive system, salivary glands, waste removal, salivary glands, respiratory system, circulatory system and hemolymph, fat body, the nervous and sensory systems and reproductive systems.

Volume II includes chapters on the ecology of non-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and genomics (including the genome of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis) and immunity, including host immune responses to tick feeding and tick-host interactions, as well as the tick's innate immune system that prevents and/or controls microbial infections. Six chapters cover in depth the many diseases caused by the major tick-borne pathogens, including tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of all types, other types of bacteria (e.g., the Lyme disease agent) and diseases related to tick paralytic agents and toxins. The remaining chapters are devoted to tick control using vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, finally, techniques for breeding ticks in order to develop tick colonies for scientific study.

Biology of Ticks, Vol.1, ISBN : 9780199744053.
Biology of Ticks, Vol.2, ISBN : 9780199744060.

Volume 1 pictured.

Price: 195.00 GBP
712 Sonnini, C. S Histoire Naturelle Générale et Particulière des Poissons
Dufart, Paris, 1802-1804. 13 volumes (complete). 80 engraved plates. Finely rebound about 20 years ago in modern cream calf with red leather labels, spines gilt, raised bands, the original wrappers (Arthus Bertrand, bookseller) retained and in fine condition.

Issued a quarter of a century prior to Cuvier & Valenciennes, one of the classic treatises on fishes. Published during the Napoleonic era this copy was shelved untouched for virtually 200 years until acquired by us and subsequently sold in 1997.

A uniquely fine set.

Price: 3000.00 GBP
713 Soo, Leong Yee Singaporean Cookery, New Edition
9971710005 Clean secondhand
Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, second edition 1980. Oblong format, 24x28cm. Pp.177. Colour photos. Hardbound.

'Singaporean Cookery' was first published in 1976, reprinted (twice) in 1977, and republised in a second edition as here offered.

Price: 65.00 GBP
714 Sood, Sunil K (editor) Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America: Epidemiology and Clinical Practice
0470647523 New
2011. 28cm. Pp.274. Hardbound.

Lyme borreliosis, popularly known as Lyme disease, remains the most commonly reported tick-transmitted infection in North America and Europe. A growing body of scientific and clinical evidence has facilitated early diagnosis and effective treatment. Nonetheless, there are a number of misconceptions about this infectious disease that have given rise to unproven, potentially dangerous alternative therapies. In Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America, a team of authors whose expertise spans basic research, epidemiology, and clinical practice has compiled evidence-based information on Lyme borreliosis.

Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America begins with a review of the disease's epidemiology, the causative Borrelia genospecies, and tick vectors. It then explores pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Next, the book examines the role of serologic, culture, and molecular diagnostic methods. The book also features a chapter on prognosis, offering an evidence-based review of outcome studies, as well as practical advice to physicians to help them manage the challenging clinical scenario of chronic symptoms attributed to Borrelia infection. The final chapter is a guide to prevention strategies, including the management of tick bites.

Because differences in Borrelia genospecies are responsible for differences in the clinical presentation of Lyme borreliosis between North America and Europe, this book provides descriptions of the disease as it presents on each continent. Most of the chapters have been cowritten by experts on each continent, in order to provide a balanced perspective that combines European and North American findings, practices, and experiences.

Price: 86.95 GBP
715 Sorensen, P. W. & Brian D. Wisenden (editors) Fish Pheromones and Related Cues
0813823862 New
2015. 26cm. Pp.296. Hardbound.

Fish Pheromones and Related Cues opens with a useful overview of fish pheromone research. Chapters then examine the biological importance of pheromones in inter- and intraspecies communication, and the role these chemical cues play in a variety biological functions from reproduction to predation. The final chapters provide valuable insight into how pheromones are being applied in real-world efforts to culture fish species and to conserve our wild-borne populations from pollutants and invasive species.

Price: 165.00 GBP
716 Sorlach, Stuart (editor) Integration of Surveillance Policies in Animal Health and Food Safety : ‘From Farm to Fork.’
9290449209 New
Scientific and Technical Review 32 (2). 2013. 30cm. Pp.195. Softbound.

Deals with the recognised need for better coordination of surveillance policies for animal health, food pathogens and foodborne diseases. Examines the role of Veterinary Services and highlights the need to work closely with the other services involved.

Trilingual En / Fr / Es.

Price: 57.50 GBP
717 Soroker, Victoria & Stefano Colazza (editors) Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management
1119057450 New
2017. 28cm. Pp.344. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the red palm weevil and the palm borer moth, two newly emergent invasive palm pests which are adversely affecting palm trees around the world. It provides state-of-the-art scientific information on the ecology, biology, and management of palm pests from a global group of experts in the field.

An essential compendium for anyone working with or studying palms, it is dedicated to the detection, eradication, and containment of these invasive species, which threaten the health and very existence of global palm crops.

Price: 150.00 GBP
718 Southward, Eve C & A. C Campbell Echinoderms
1851532692 New
2006. 24cm. Paperback.

Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) Vol.56. Echinoderms is the most complete coverage of the British echinoderm fauna published since 1927; this Synopsis provides a concise account of the diversity, habitats, distribution and lifestyles of 94 species of echinoderms recorded from British waters. Accurate keys, focusing on distinctly recognizable external features, will aid identification of the 3 species of feather stars, 21 starfish, 17 sea urchins, 20 brittle stars and 33 sea cucumbers featured.

Price: 48.99 GBP
719 Soyer, Alexis A Culinary Campaign
1870962117 New
(1856) reprint 1999. 25cm. Pp.356. 20 engravings. Hardbound.

A Culinary Campaign is Alexis Soyer Soyer's brilliant memoir, published in 1856 and, until now, never since reprinted. A vivid account of the Crimean War and of Soyer's inventions and recipes for feeding armies in the field. He was as important in the Crimea as Florence Nightingale, for his influence on the reform of army feeding enabled wounded soldiers to survive. A modified version of the Soyer stove was still in use in the Gulf War. Introductions by Elizabeth Ray and military historian Michael Barthorp.
Price: 22.00 GBP
720 Spotte, Stephen Free-ranging Cats, Behavior, Ecology, Management
1118884019 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.xix, 296. Photos, figures. Hardbound.

This landmark book provides the most comprehensive review yet published on the behaviour, ecology and management of free-ranging domestic cats, whether they be owned, stray, or feral. It reviews control methods and their progress, including viruses, and explains why feral and stray cats should be eradicated, not simply neutered and released, by describing their effects on prey populations.

Free-ranging Cats: Behavior, Ecology, Management is a surprise deviation in topic for the author who is a marine scientist and this simply underlines the great concern with which the wider community views the impact of feral and free-ranging cats on native wildlife around the world.

This book is a valuable reference for all practitioners.

Price: 58.95 GBP
721 Spotte, Stephen S Tarpons. Biology, Ecology, Fisheries
1119185491 New
2016. 28cm. Pp.332. Hardbound.

Tarpons arose from an ancient lineage, and just two species exist today, confined to the tropics and subtropics: Megalops atlanticus in the western and eastern Atlantic and Megalops cyprinoides distributed widely across the Indo-west Pacific. The Atlantic tarpon is considered king of the saltwater sport fishes and supports a multi-billion dollar recreational fishery in the U.S. alone. The Pacific tarpon, which is much smaller, is less valued by anglers. Both have limited commercial value but offer considerable potential for future aquaculture because of their hardiness, rapid growth, and ease of adaptation to captivity.

This book is the latest and most thorough text on the biology, ecology, and fisheries (sport and commercial) of tarpons. The chapters comprise clear, intricate discourses on such subjects as early development and metamorphosis, population genetics, anatomical and physiological features and adaptations, migrations, reproductive biology, and culminate with a concise overview of the world's tarpon fisheries. A comprehensive appendix includes Spotte's original translations of important papers published previously by others in Spanish and Portuguese and unavailable until now to English readers.

Price: 110.00 GBP
722 Spreinat, A Lake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania
3931328007 New
Verduijn Cichlids, first (only) edn., 23cm. Pp.316. 550 colour photos. Hardbound.

Lake Malawi Cichlids from Tanzania the first book on the identification and classification of cichlids from the Tanzanian coast of Lake Malawi and a professional aid in the determination of new species. Most of the photographs are unique underwater photos. The book describes in detail the species and their biotopes.

Price: 39.95 GBP
723 Springer, V.G. Synonymization of the Family Oxudericidae, with Comments on the Identity of Apocryptes cantoris Day (Pisces: Gobiidae)

Smith. Contrib. Zool. 270. 1978. 26cm. Pp.iii,14. 6 photos & figures, 2 tables. Paperback.
Price: 8.00 GBP
724 Springer, V.G. & A.E. Spreitzer Five New Species and a New Genus of Indian Ocean Blenniid Fishes, Tribe Salariini, with a Key to Genera of the Tribe

Smith. Contrib. Zool. 268. 1978. 26cm. Pp.20. 11 figures, 4 tables. Paperback.
Price: 4.00 GBP
725 Springer, Victor G. & W.F. Smith-Vaniz Systematics and Distribution of the Monotypic Indo-Pacific Fish Genus Atrosalarias

1968. 24cm. Pp.12. 1 plate, 1 table. Wrappers.
Price: 6.00 GBP
726 Stafford, K.C Tick Management Handbook, Revised edition
2007. 28cm. Pp.84. 114 colour photos, numerous text figures, tables and maps. bibliography. Binding : ebook.

Tick Management Handbook is a fully integrated guide for homeowners, pest controllers, and public health officials for the prevention of tick-associated disease.

Covers tick biology and behaviour, tick-associated diseases, all aspects of personal protection, landscape management, organic land care practices, the management of host animals and the prevention of tick-associated disease in companion animals, the area-wide chemical control of ticks and biological controls.

ebook, 8.53MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
Price: 8.00 GBP
727 Stannius, H Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, Anatomisch und Physiologisch Untersucht
Stiller'sche Hofbuchhandlung, Rostock, 1849. 26cm. Pp.iv,156. 5 plates. Old wrappers, at one time extracted from a bound volume of similar items.

Das Peripherische Nervensystem der Fische, very good condition.
Price: 130.00 GBP
728 Stawikowski, Rainer, André Werner and Ingo Seidel All L Numbers - Habitat, Care and Diet / Alle L-Nummern
3800109107 New
28cm. Pp.132. Numerous colour photos. Paperback.

All L Numbers - Habitat, Care and Diet presents all the well known, and some new, L-number catfish, with particularly beautiful photos. Text in English and German.

Price: 29.95 GBP
729 Stawikowski, Rainer, Uwe Werner & Ingo Koslowski Die Buntbarsche Amerikas Band 3
3800139901 New
2004. Volume 3 only. 26cm. Pp.478. 760 colour photos, 80 BW photos, figures & maps, 2 tables. Hardbound.

Die Buntbarsche Amerikas Band 3 covers in detail the natural history, systematics and care in aquaria of the cichlid fishes of the Americas dealing mainly with the Eartheaters. German text.

Volume 3 only, we have fewer than 50 copies. Volumes 1 & 2 are out of print.

Price: 99.99 GBP
730 Stebbins, Robert C. & Samuel M. McGinnis Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California
0520244664 New
2012. 24cm. Pp.552. Colour figures, keys, maps. Hardbound.

Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California is the only complete resource that identifies and describes all the amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that live in California.

The species are described in richly detailed accounts that include range maps, lifelike colour paintings by Robert C. Stebbins, clear drawings of various life stages including eggs, notes on natural history, and conservation status.

Easy-to-use keys for every order help identify species, and informative chapters cover more general topics including evolution, habitat loss, and photography.

Price: 48.95 GBP
731 Stejneger, Leonard List of Snakes Collected in Bulngan, Northeast Borneo by Carl Lumholtz, 1914

1922. 24cm. Pp.8. Wrappers, used ex-library.

Price: 15.00 GBP
732 Stejneger, Leonard Batrachians and Land Reptiles of the Bahama Islands
Clean secondhand
Offprint, 'The Bahama Islands' edited by G. B. Shattuck, Johns Hopkins Press / Macmillan for the Geographical Society of Baltimore, 1905. 28cm. Pp.[vi], 329-343. 1 table. Original wrappers, trifle worn with small loss, clean ex-library, stamp and accession data to upper wrapper.

Price: 35.00 GBP
733 Stejneger, Leonard Expedition to Examine the North Pacific Fur Seal Islands, Field Season of 1922
Clean secondhand
Offprint, 'Explorations and Field-Work of the Smithsonian Institution in 1922'. Washington, 1923. 22cm. Pp.30-41. 12 sepia photos. Original printed wrappers, trifle rubbed, library stamp and accession data to upper wrap otherwise a nice clean copy of this scarce Americana concerning the Russian fur seal islands of Komandorski and Commander, Kamchatka.

Price: 65.00 GBP
734 Steward, J. W The Snakes of Europe

D.& C., first edn., 1971. 22cm. Pp.238. Colour frontispiece, 27 photo-plates, 90 text illustrations, 36 maps. Hardbound.

Snakes of Europe, fine copy, signed and inscribed by author.

Price: 50.00 GBP
735 Steward, J. W The Snakes of Europe

D.& C., first edn., 1971. 22cm. Pp.238. Colour frontispiece, 27 photo-plates, 90 text illustrations, 36 maps. Hardbound, jacket.

Snakes of Europe, fine secondhand copy.

Price: 20.00 GBP
736 Stiassny, Melanie L. J The Limits and Relationships of Acanthomorph Teleosts

Extract, J.Zool., 1986. 24cm. Pp.411-460. 27 figures. Stapled extract, inscribed by the author to Ethelwynn [Trevawas].
Price: 6.00 GBP
737 Stiassny, Melanie L. J Phylogenetic versus Convergent Relationship between Piscivorous Cichlid Fishes from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika

Bull. BMNH Zool., Vol.40, No.3. 1981. 25cm. Pp.67-101. Text figures. Paperback.
Price: 5.00 GBP
738 Stiassny, Melanie; Guy G Teugels & C Hopkins The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa. Poissons d’eaux douces et saumâtres de Basse Guinée, ouest de l’Afrique centrale
2709916207 New
2007-2008. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.800. 2 colour plates, numerous photos & figures, keys to species. Softbound.

Covers the taxonomy and distribution of the fresh and brackish water fishes of the Lower Guinean ichthyofaunal province of West-Central Africa.

The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa / Poissons d’eaux douces et saumâtres de Basse Guinée, ouest de l’Afrique centrale covers an area ranging from the Cross River in south-eastern Nigeria to the Angolan province of Cabinda and the Republic of Congo. The region is highly biogeographically distinctive and is home to more than 580 fish species, of which a great number appear to be endemic.

The book is arranged taxonomically by family and with practical keys to all genera and species. For each species an illustration and a concise description summarizing the important morphological features are provided along with distribution maps for freshwater species. Text in French and English.

Price: 79.95 GBP
739 Stiassny,M.L.J. and others (editors) Interrelationships of Fishes
0126709505 New
1998. 26cm. Pp.xiii,496. Text figures, photos & tables. Hardbound.

Interrelationships of Fishes provides a comprehensive and thorough review of fish evolutionary history. It covers the latest in state-of-the-art systematics and classifications for many of the major groups of fishes.

Price: 120.00 GBP
740 Stickney, R. R Aquaculture, An Introductory Text, 3rd edition
1786390108 New
2017. 28cm. Pp.352. Colour photos, figures. Softbound.

Providing a broad and readable overview of the subject, this updated third edition of Aquaculture: An Introductory Text covers issues associated with sustainable aquaculture development, culture systems, hatchery methods, nutrition and feeding of aquaculture species, reproductive strategies, harvesting and many other topics. While its main focus is on the culture of fish, molluscs and crustaceans for food, the book also covers other forms of aquaculture, such as the production of seaweeds, recreational fish and ornamental species, and live foods such as algae and rotifers that are used to feed larval shrimp and marine fish.

Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of this essential textbook now includes:
- Increased coverage of species under culture
- Increased scope to cover species for enhancement, recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaria
- Newly developed culture systems
- Information on predictive impacts of climate change
- Updated aquaculture production statistics

Aquaculture remains one of the most rapidly growing agricultural disciplines and this book remains an essential resource for all students of aquaculture and related disciplines.

Contents :
-: Foreword
1: General Overview of Aquaculture
2: Getting Started
3: Culture Systems
4: Understanding and Maintaining Water Quality
5: Diseases and Parasites of Aquaculture Species
6: Reproduction and Early Rearing
7: Prepared Feeds
8: Aquatic Animal Nutrition
9: A Pot-pourri of Additional Topics

Price: 45.00 GBP
741 Stickney, R. R Aquaculture, An Introductory Text, 3rd edition
1786390094 New
2017. 28cm. Pp.352. Colour photos, figures. Hardbound.

Providing a broad and readable overview of the subject, this updated third edition of Aquaculture: An Introductory Text covers issues associated with sustainable aquaculture development, culture systems, hatchery methods, nutrition and feeding of aquaculture species, reproductive strategies, harvesting and many other topics. While its main focus is on the culture of fish, molluscs and crustaceans for food, the book also covers other forms of aquaculture, such as the production of seaweeds, recreational fish and ornamental species, and live foods such as algae and rotifers that are used to feed larval shrimp and marine fish.

Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of this essential textbook now includes:
- Increased coverage of species under culture
- Increased scope to cover species for enhancement, recreational fishing, commercial fishing and aquaria
- Newly developed culture systems
- Information on predictive impacts of climate change
- Updated aquaculture production statistics

Aquaculture remains one of the most rapidly growing agricultural disciplines and this book remains an essential resource for all students of aquaculture and related disciplines.

Contents :
-: Foreword
1: General Overview of Aquaculture
2: Getting Started
3: Culture Systems
4: Understanding and Maintaining Water Quality
5: Diseases and Parasites of Aquaculture Species
6: Reproduction and Early Rearing
7: Prepared Feeds
8: Aquatic Animal Nutrition
9: A Pot-pourri of Additional Topics

Price: 95.00 GBP
742 Storey, M.H Contributions Toward a Revision of the Ophichthyid Eels. I. The Genera Callechelys and Bascanichthys, with descriptions of new species and notes on Myrichthys

1939. 25cm. Pp.28. 6 figures, 2 tables. Wrappers.
Price: 6.00 GBP
743 Storr, G.M., L.A. Smith & R.E. Johnstone Snakes of Western Australia
1986. 24cm. Pp.ix,187. 101 colour photographs, numerous text figures & maps. Paperback.

Price: 14.00 GBP
744 Sujanapal, P. & V. K. Sankaran Common Plants of the Maldives
9251092958 New
2016. 28cm. Pp.308. Colour photos, glossary, references, species indices in Dhivehi and English.

Includes information on 270 species of vascular plants observed during surveys conducted on more than 50 islands in the Maldives. Deals with the common native as well as all alien plants which currently occur on the Islands.

Information provided includes the current valid name of the plant, most popular synonyms, names in Dhivehi and a few common English names. Plant descriptions given include data on vegetative characters avoiding confusing scientific terms as far as possible. Data collected from the field are the source of information on the occurrence and pattern of distribution on different islands. Information on the threat and damage caused by invasive alien species is also included. Ethnobotanical information collected during the study is given under plant uses.

Very useful full colour field guide for the identification of native, non-native and invasive plants of the Maldives by specialists and non-specialists alike.

eBook / pdf, 25.7MB.

Price: 16.95 GBP
745 Suthers, Iain M & David Rissik Plankton, A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality
0643090584 New
2009. 26cm. Pp.272. Paperback.

Plankton, A Guide to their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality gives an introduction to the biology and ecology of plankton and its use as a tool for monitoring water quality.

It explores the ecology of plankton, its associated environmental and water quality issues, and its importance as an environmental indicator. A chapter on best practice in sampling and monitoring details how to design, implement and conduct meaningful phytoplankton and zooplankton monitoring programs in marine and freshwater habitats. It gives overviews of the major freshwater and coastal phytoplankton and zooplankton groups and outlines their associated environmental issues and the management implications.
Price: 51.50 GBP
746 Svardson, Gunnar Chromosome Studies on Salmonidae

1945. 24cm. Pp.151. Plates, figures. Paperback.

Chromosome Studies on Salmonidae, inscribed with author's comments, R.H. Lowe-McConnell's copy, signature to upper wrapper.
Price: 30.00 GBP
747 Swift, C., R.W. Yerger & P.R. Parrish Distribution and Natural History of the Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of the Ochlockonee River, Florida and Georgia

1977. 23cm. Pp.111. 13 photos, figures & maps. Paperback.

100 species.
Price: 16.50 GBP
748 Swingland, Ian R & Michael W Klemmens (editors) The Conservation Biology of Tortoises
1989. 28cm. Pp.iv, 202. BW photos, 34 figures & maps, bibliography. Paperback.

The Conservation Biology of Tortoises is the result of a five-year project to obtain as much information as possible on the current status of the Testudinidae in the wild and presents the latest information on each species, including the Latin name, common names, description, taxonomy, geographic variation, status and distribution, habitat and ecology (particularly behaviour, reproduction, and feeding), threats to survival, conservation reserves and recommendations, and current research. Includes the most complete bibliography on the Testudinidae ever published to date. Well illustrated.

Price: 25.00 GBP
749 Swynnerton, G.H. & E.B. Worthington Note on the Food of Fish in Haweswater (Westmorland)

1940. 26cm. Pp.5. 1 table. Wrappers.
Price: 4.00 GBP
750 Tabraue, Ricardo J. Haroun ; Maria Candelaria Gil-Rodriguez, Wolfredo Wildpret de la Torre & Reinhard Schnetter (editors) Meerespflanzen der Kanarischen Inseln
3510652843 New
2013. 23cm. Pp.353. 253 colour photos, 12 colour figures. Softbound.

Meerespflanzen der Kanarischen Inseln / Marine Plants of the Canary Islands. This marine plant guide for the Canary Islands covers over 200 frequently occurring algae and seagrasses with colour photographic images and simple descriptions. German text, Latin nomenclature.

Price: 39.95 GBP
751 Takken, Willem & Bart G.J. Knols (editors) Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe
9086860532 New
2007. 26cm. Pp.500. Hardbound.

Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe is a multi-authored book concerning the perceived threat and recorded increase of emerging pests and vector-borne diseases affecting man and animals in Europe.

Historically, Europe suffered from numerous pests and vector-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, plague and typhus. Introduction of hygienic measures, drugs and vector control caused the disappearance of many of these diseases from Europe. In the (sub)tropics, however, many of these diseases still thrive, causing serious health problems for humans and animals. Increased trade, leading to animal and human movement and climate change cause reason to assume that several of these diseases might become re-established or allow 'new' diseases and pests to be introduced in Europe.

The recent outbreaks of bluetongue virus in North-western Europe highlights this concern, requiring an effective surveillance systems for the early detection of pests and vector-borne diseases. In 24 chapters this book provides examples of the most likely pests and diseases affecting man and animals in Europe, with emphasis on ecological factors favouring these diseases and methods for prevention and intervention. The authors are recognized experts in specific fields. All chapters are peer reviewed.
Price: 119.00 GBP
752 Takken, Willem & Bart G.J. Knols (editors) Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe
9086860532 New
2007. 26cm. Pp.500. Binding : ebook.

Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe, ebook, 9.94MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
Price: 12.00 GBP
753 Tallmann, Ross F ; Kimberley L. Howland; Michael D. Rennie & Kenneth Mills (editors) Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes - 2008.
3510470656 New
2012. 26cm. Pp.viii, 559. 188 photos & figures, 76 tables, 2 appendices. Paperback.

Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes - 2008, Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes, Winnipeg, Canada presents data on whitefishes, from as far south as Utah and Georgia and as far north as 70 degrees latitude.

The papers cover a broad longitudinal range of countries including the United States, Russia, Austria, Finland, Norway, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland and Poland. Like the first proceedings and the many that have followed, the topics range from basic ecology to behaviour, and from taxonomy to genetics.

Six major categories are covered : Several papers deal with habitat adaptation and distribution in time and space (Siberia; Lakes Michigan, Superior and Lake Mondsee, Austria). Another suite of papers is concerned with life history variation and migration in rivers and lakes (Yukon River, in Finland rivers, Lake Constance (Germany), Mackenzie River and its basin). The understanding of evolutionary genetics and systematics and the high ecological relevance of whitefishes is greatly enhanced by several papers (on Lake Baikal whitefish, Coregonus peled, Lake Mondsee Coregonids, fishes of the White Sea Kuloi Plateau, European whitefish, Lake Whitefish from Lake Huron, Lake Baikal fishes, east Siberian Coregonids, and on Great Slave Lake ciscoes). Several papers related to fisheries and stock assessment advance our knowledge on hatchery effects on wild recruitment, on changes in the Lake Superior fish community, on assessment of vendace in South Georgia, followed by a summary paper on 123 years of study of a small scale fishery, and on the effect of removals on larval abundance. Five papers enlarge our understanding of the impacts of multiple stressors such as climate change, industrial development and invasive species on Coregonids (on lake whitefish in Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, on climate change effects in Minnesota lakes, on the effects of ecosystem change in the Great Lakes, and on recovering whitefish stocks in the Detroit River). Finally, four important papers on issues in conservation and species at risk on Powan in Scotland, on endangered whitefish in Finland, on Coregonid fishes in Bear Lake, Utah and on the conservation of vendace in the United Kingdom round up this volume. Of note are the number of papers from the great lakes of the world which are presented.

Price: 114.00 GBP
754 Tarboton, W ; P. Hayman & N. Arlott Birds of Southern Africa. The Sasol Plates Collection
094743044X Clean secondhand
Struik Winchester, Cape Town, first edition, 1994. 34cm. Pp.432. Colour plates. Hardbound, jacket, slipcase, fine copy virtually as new.

Originally commissioned as the artwork for the field guide 'Sasol Birds of Southern Africa' (which remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide having been published in four editions, 1993, 1997, 2002 & 2011) the plates are here reproduced in their original size.

This is the standard edition, only 6000 copies were printed, hardly a large number for the world's birders.

More than 4000 fine colour figures by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott illustrate 900 species, many in flight, with natural variations of plumage with age, sex, and the seasons. This is the most comprehensive set of illustrations of South African birds in one volume.

Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books. He was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology south of the Zambezi.

Peter Hayman is recognised as one of the world's top birding artists. His training as an architect enables him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form.

Norman Arlott is a highly accomplished, award-winning illustrator based in England. His work has appeared in over 150 books, magazines and on many British Commonwealth postage stamps. His fondness for African birds stems from several visits to the region over the past 35 years. He is currently writing and illustrating a series of bird guides for Europe, North America and Asia.

The following review by Martin Woodcock was published in the African Bird Club Bulletin 3.1 March 1996 :

" This is an impressive book, weighing in at over 3 kg - or about the same as a Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax and comes in a protective and handsome box. It derives from the Sasol Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey and Warwick Tarboton, and the intention is to reproduce the plates in that guide at their original size with a new text. There is a preface by each of the artists, with comments on their general approach and working methods, and also an introduction by the author discussing the taxonomy and systematics of southern African birds. The book is issued in three versions - a Sponsor's, Collector's and Standard edition - the first two limited to 26 and 150 numbered copies respectively, the last to 6,000 copies unnumbered.

It thus follows a well established tradition in southern Africa, since various volumes featuring the bird paintings of C G Finch Davies were published in subscriber's editions and, earlier, the well-known illustrations of Norman Lighten for Roberts Birds of South Africa were reproduced at two thirds the size of the original paintings in a splendid volume measuring 18" x 13". The plates in 'Roberts' were published at only a quarter the size of the originals and much detail was revealed in the larger format book, but in the present case there is not quite so much to gain, as the plates are only about a third larger than they appear in the SASOL Guide.

Rather over half the plates were painted by Peter Hayman including most of the non-passerines, as well as larks Alaudidae, cisticolas Cisticola spp, cuckoo-shrikes Campephagidae, swallows Hirundinidae, orioles Oriolidae and crows Corvidae. The artwork has been altered in some respects, especially for seabirds and herons Ardeidae, and some eight plates of sunbirds Nectariniidae, sparrows and weavers Ploceidae by Norman Arlott are completely new, and replace the earlier versions. Since this is emphatically not a field-guide one wonders why, for instance, one of the Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora figures has metamorphosed from an adult to a juvenile, and why there is now an additional figure of an immature Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca. The new plate of white egrets Egretta spp is more pleasing, and various small figures have been removed from other plates, and opportunity has been taken to correct the captioning on the plate of crombecs Sylvietta spp. Overall, the plates gain a lot in appearance not only through the enlarged size, but also because the captions have been removed, and appear in a neat - and novel - panel at the bottom of the facing page, with all the figures relating to a species tinted the same colour, distinguishing them at a glance from the other species. The only slight problem is that the plates of birds in flight, which are such a feature of the work, appear as double-page spreads, sometimes consecutively, so that the captions have to appear before and after each section, leaving large blank areas, as there is no other text on these pages. The useful distribution maps in the smaller book do not appear, and the text itself is entirely new, being a half page of very readable general information about the species depicted opposite, discussing any aspects of interest from behaviour, relationships or migration, to field characters. It thus complements the character of the book as a splendid pictorial account of southern African birds, meant for browsing through at one's leisure. Its smaller cousin is still the one to use in the field. "

Price: 85.00 GBP
755 Taylor, J. E The Playtime Naturalist
Chatto & Windus, 1889. 18cm. Pp.xvi,287. Frontispiece (Stone Chats), 365 figures. Very attractive full-leather, compartmented spine, raised bands, red leather spine label, gilt, marbled ends & edges, gilt device of St. Aubyn's, Lowestoft to upper board.

The Playtime Naturalist, a nice copy.

Price: 65.00 GBP
756 Taylor, W. R Fishes of Arnhem Land
Reprinted from Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, Vol.4, 1964. 24cm. Pp.45-307. 68 plates, 6 tables, map. Original wraps, errata sheet tipped in.

Fishes of Arnhem Land provides keys to the species.

Price: 35.00 GBP
757 Taylor, W. R Fishes of Arnhem Land
Clean secondhand
Reprinted from Records of the American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land, Vol.4, 1964. 24cm. Pp.45-307. 68 plates, 6 tables, map. Red buckram, gilt lettered spine, Original wraps, errata sheet affixed to page 45.

Fishes of Arnhem Land provides keys to the species.

Stoutly bound copy

Price: 40.00 GBP
758 Tchakmakian, P 100 Recettes de Cuisine Armenienne
290654700X Clean secondhand
Societe d'Editions Generales, 1986. 28cm. Pp.142. Colour photos. Hardbound.

100 Recettes de Cuisine Armenienne, French language book of Armenian cookery, nice copy
Price: 20.00 GBP
759 Termvidchakorn, A A Guide to Larvae and Juveniles of some Common Fish Species from the Mekong River Basin
2013. 29cm. Pp.248. 22 colour plates, additional colour photos & map, BW figures, tables. Binding : ebook.

Descriptions and illustrations for larval and juvenile stages of 64 indigenous Mekong fishes, most of which are important in fisheries and some of which have high conservation significance.

The guides for each species include hand-drawn figures of the stages of development of each species from early larvae, through pre-larvae and post-larvae to juvenile fish. The descriptions and tabulations cover important diagnostic features, including morphology, meristics and pigmentation. The guide also summarises some basic information on classification, size, ecology, biology and conservation status for each species.

ebook, 29.05MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 26.00 GBP
760 Teugels, G.G., Reid, G.M. & R.P. King Fishes of the Cross River Basin (Cameroun-Nigeria): Taxonomy, Zoogeography, Ecology and Conservation
1992. 29cm. Pp.132. 24 plates of coloured photos, figures & maps, 5 tables. Wrappers.

Fishes of the Cross River Basin, a very well illustrated standard account of the freshwater fishes in West Africa.

Price: 26.50 GBP
761 Thomas, Chad; Timothy H. Bonner and Bobby G. Whiteside Freshwater Fishes of Texas, A Field Guide
1585445703 New
2007. 22cm. Pp.216. 215 colour photos, 1 colour & 161 plain maps, 22 colour figures. Paperback.

Containing habitat information, physical descriptions, photographs, and range maps for more than 150 species of freshwater fishes that can be found in Texas Freshwater Fishes of Texas, A Field Guide includes accounts for native and introduced species.

Each account covers the physical characteristics, habitat, and distribution of the fish, with additional comments of interest or importance to its life history and conservation status. Offers the largest collection to date of colour photographs, including various colour phases (breeding and non-breeding colours).

Price: 26.00 GBP
762 Thomas, Nhung Vietnamese Cuisine for India edited by Thilaka Baskaran
Clean secondhand
Cre-A, first edition, 1984. 18cm. Pp.114. Text figures. Paperback.

Vietnamese Cuisine for India
Price: 35.00 GBP
763 Thorsteinson, Lyman K. & Milton S. Love (editors) Alaska Arctic Marine Fish Ecology Catalog
2016. 28cm. Pp.xi,768. Colour photos, figures, tables, maps, bibliography. eBook, pdf.

Alaska Arctic Marine Fish Ecology Catalog presents the most current information about marine fishes in the US Arctic, an area with decreasing ice and increasing accessibility to exploration. The catalog reports new discoveries on the biology and ecology of fishes in the US Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, since the 2002 publication of Fishes of Alaska by Mecklenburg et al. Included are descriptions of 109 marine fish species, 20 of which were not previously known to be in the Arctic.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1. Alaska Arctic Marine Fish
Ecology Catalog—Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
Chapter 2. Alaska Arctic Marine Fish Inventory
Chapter 3. Alaska Arctic Marine Fish Species Accounts
Chapter 4. Synthesis of Arctic Alaska Marine Fish Ecology
Chapter 5. Arctic Climate Change—A Tale Of Two Cods
Chapter 6. Conservation of Arctic Alaska’s Marine Fish Resources
Chapter 7. Glossary of Ecological Terms Chapter 8. References Cited
Appendixes A-C.

Free eBook / pdf. File size 110MB

All of this book is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). For best results viewing and printing PDF documents, it is recommended that you download the documents to your computer and open them with Adobe Reader.

Price: 0.00 GBP
764 Thys van den Audenaerde, D.F.E Revision Systematique des Especes Congolaises du Genre Tilapia - with - Les Tilapia du Sud-Cameroun et du Gabon, Etude Systematique (Pisces, Cichlidae)
Clean secondhand
1964-1966. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.viii,155; viii,98. 23 plates, 31 figures & maps, 4 tables. Paperback.

Revision Systematique des Especes Congolaises du Genre Tilapia, systematic account of the genus Tilapia as found in Congo, French text.

Price: 30.00 GBP
765 Thys van den Audenaerde, D.F.E An Annotated Bibliography of Tilapia (Pisces, Cichlidae)
Clean secondhand
1968. 26cm. Pp.xlii,406. Paperback.

Annotated Bibliography of Tilapia presents 1637 references on cichlids, indexed by species.

Price: 30.00 GBP
766 Tidwell, James H Aquaculture Production Systems
0813801265 New
2012. 28cm. Pp.240. Hardbound.

Aquaculture Production Systems provides a valuable survey of key systems currently used in the production of shellfish and finfish. It looks at a variety of systems, ranging from low-input methods to super-intensive systems, allowing the reader to better understand how aquaculture depends upon and interacts with its environment.

Price: 89.95 GBP
767 Tikader, B.K. & R.C. Sharma Handbook Indian Lizards

1992. 24cm. Pp.xv,250. 33 colour & 9 BW plates, 37 text figures, 48 maps. Hardbound.

Price: 12.00 GBP
768 Todd, Thomas & Guy Fleischer (editors) Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes - 1999. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.
3510470591 New
2002. 24cm. Pp.xiv,689. 60 figures, 142 tables, 2 appendices. Paperback.

Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes - 1999 presents the proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Coregonid Fishes (ISBMCF). As in all six preceding symposia, the seventh meeting of the ISBMCF provided an international forum for the scientific review and discussion of the various taxonomic, biological, ecological, and management issues that surround this important group of Holarctic fishes. The collection of presentations for this conference was addressed in the following convened sessions: Genetics, Stocking, Fisheries, and Biology, as well as special sessions on Lake Baikal, Russia and Lake Femund, Norway.

Price: 148.00 GBP
769 Torres, Marimar La Cocina Catalana : platos y vinos de Cataluña
8440647174 Clean secondhand
Grafos, Barcelona, 1995. 25cm. Pp.xxvii, (ii), 172 with 2 maps, 17 colour photos, index. Hardbound, very nice copy with the dustjacket. Text in Spanish.

This is the Spanish edition of the author's 'The Catalan Country Kitchen : food and wine from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean sea coast of Barcelona', 1992.

Price: 26.00 GBP
770 Trajano, Eleonora Biology of Subterranean Fishes
1138115479 New
2017. 28cm. Pp.460. Softbound.

Biology of Subterranean Fishes is a comprehensive account of all known species of subterranean fishes. It includes an extensive introduction, history of investigations, consideration of non-stygobitic fishes in caves, and detailed analysis of the conservation status of these very rare animals.

Contents : Cavefish: Retrospective and Prospective. Biodiversity and Distribution of the Subterranean Fishes of the World. Conservation of Subterranean Fishes. Behavioral Patterns in Subterranean Fishes. The Evolutionary Genetics of Cave Fishes: Convergence, Adaptation and Pleiotropy. Development as an Evolutionary Process in Astyanax Cavefishes. Subterranean Fishes of North America: Amblyopsidae. Subterranean Fishes of Mexico (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae). Subterranean Fishes of Brazil. Subterranean Fishes of Africa. Subterranean Fishes of China. Subterranean Fishes of India.

Price: 59.99 GBP
771 Trape, J.-F. & Y. Mane Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale, Savane et désert
2709916002 New
2006. 25cm. Pp.245. 152 photos & figures, 202 maps, keys to species. Paperback.

Guide des serpents d’Afrique occidentale, Savane et désert is a colourful guide which makes it possible to identify the 81 currently known species of snakes in the Western Sahel and Saharan Africa (Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger). Fifteen years in the making, this book, which presents colour photographs of species published for the first time, brings new scientific information on the composition and the distribution of the snake fauna of western Africa. Includes three new species and one new subspecies of the egg-eating snake genus Dasypeltis. French text.

Price: 28.50 GBP
772 Traquair, Ramsey H On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, as elucidated by the Examination of the Skeleton in the Turbot, Halibut and Plaice
Trans. Linn. Soc. Vol.25. 1865. 29cm. Pp.263-296. 4 plates. Black library buckram, gilt. Front endpaper loose, tipped in. Blindstamp and library bookplate, plates faintly foxed.

On the Asymmetry of the Pleuronectidae, good clean copy.

Price: 35.00 GBP
773 Trewavas, E On the Cichlid Fishes of the Genus Pelmatochromis - with - A New Species of Cichlid Fishes of Rivers Quanza and Bengo, Angola

Bull. BMNH. Zool. 2 vols in 1. 1973. 25cm. Pp.37. 1 plate, 14 figures. Paperback.
Price: 6.00 GBP
774 Tu, Anthony T Sea Snakes and their Venoms
1880293110 New
2011. 27cm. Pp.ix, 190. Numerous colour & BW photos, figures (scale patterns, immunoelectrophoretic patterns of venoms), distribution maps & tables, index, the chapters are separately referenced. Softbound.

Sea Snakes and their Venoms is a comprehensive summary of Dr. Anthony T. Tu's life's work on the basic biology, use and distribution of sea snakes and the chemical composition and toxicology of their venoms.

Contains many colour photographs of sea snakes in their natural habitat, and a colour section on the manufacture of antivenom for snake venoms.

Part I covers the sea snakes, their biology, distributions, reproduction, respiration, and aspects of their salt gland, their dietary specialization, colours, pattern & commercial use, and includes a detailed chapter on selected species, part II deals with their venoms ; toxicology, pharmacology and pathology, medical aspects of sea snake poisoning, venom composition and structural aspects of sea snake neurotoxins.

Price: 59.99 GBP
775 Tuniev, B. S Zmei Kavkaza : taksonomicheskoe raznoobrazie, rasprostranenie, okhrana / Змеи Кавказа: таксономическое разнообразие, распространение, охрана. Snakes of the Caucasus : Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation
5873175942 New
2009. 29cm. Pp.217. 80 colour photos. Hardbound.

Snakes of the Caucasus : Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, Conservation. Text in Russian, Latin nomenclature.

Summarizes the results of the authors' research studies and collections of snakes of the Caucasus, between 1970 and 2007, dealing with 43 species of snakes, their distributions, taxonomy and conservation status. The geographical area encompasses Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the north Caucasus portion of the Russian Federation, north-eastern Turkey and northwestern Iran. Large format, richly illustrated. Superb colour photos. Text in Russian. Extensive bibliography (24 pages) including 13 pages of references to the Russian literature, table of contents in both Russian and English, systematic index.

Price: 56.00 GBP
776 Tunnell, G. A World Distribution of Atmospheric Water Vapour Pressure
Clean secondhand
Met. Office, 1958. 28cm. Pp.60. Seasonal maps. Wrappers, spine taped.

World Distribution of Atmospheric Water Vapour Pressure
Price: 10.00 GBP
777 Turner, Bruce J. (editor) Evolutionary Genetics of Fishes
0306415208 As new
Plenum Press Monographs in Evolutionary Biology, 1984. 24cm. Pp.xviii, [ii], 636. Text illustrations, tables. Hardbound.

Price: 135.00 GBP
778 Turner, G. F Offshore Cichlids of Lake Malawi
3928457330 New
1996. 24cm. Pp.320. Colour photos. Hardback.

This book, the first ever guide to the cichlid fishes of the offshore waters of Lake Malawi, shows that this habitat harbours a great diversity of little-known cichlid species.

Information on distinguishing features, colour, size, distribution and abundance, commercial importance, diet, reproduction, and taxonomy are given for 199 species, 79 of which are presently undescribed. 186 colour and 44 black and white photographs illustrate all species.

Price: 39.95 GBP
779 Tyus, Harold M Ecology and Conservation of Fishes
1439858543 New
2011. 28cm. Pp.573. Hardbound.

Written as a stand-alone textbook for students and a useful reference for professionals in government and private agencies, academic institutions, and consultants, Ecology and Conservation of Fishes provides broad, comprehensive, and systematic coverage of all aquatic systems from the mountains to the oceans.

The book begins with overview discussions on the ecology, evolution, and diversity of fishes. It moves on to address freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems and identifies factors that affect the distribution and abundance of fishes. It then examines the adaptations of fishes as a response to constraints posed in ecosystems. The book concludes with four chapters on applied ecology to discuss the critical issues of management, conservation, biodiversity crises, and climate change.

Price: 54.99 GBP
780 Ueda, Hiroshi & Katsumi Tsukamoto Physiology and Ecology of Fish Migration
1466595132 New
2013. 26cm. Pp.196. 41 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Presents up-to-date innovative research results on the physiology and ecology of fish migration. It focuses on salmon, eels, lampreys, and bluefin tuna. The book examines migratory behavior, spawning, and behavioral ecology.

Contents : Physiology of Imprinting and Homing Migration in Pacific Salmon. The Behaviour and Physiology of Migrating Atlantic Salmon. The Onset Mechanisms of the Spawning Migrations of Anguillid Eels. Marine Migratory Behaviour of the European Silver Eel. Sea Lamprey Migration: a Journey with Millions of Years. Migratory Behavior of Adult Pacific Lamprey and Evidence for Effects of Individual Temperament on Migration Rate. Behavioral Ecology and Thermal Physiology of Immature Pacific Bluefin Tuna.

Price: 70.99 GBP
781 Uribe, Mari Carmen & Harry J. Grier (editors) Viviparous Fishes II
9645058910 New
2013. 29cm. Pp.505. Full colour illustrated, photos, figures & maps. Hardbound.

Viviparous Fishes II covers the biogeography and palaeontology, genetics and ecology, reproduction and conservation of live bearing fishes in about 50 chapters. Extensively illustrated and referenced.

300 copies only

Presently out of stock and unavailable.

Price: 0.00 GBP
782 Uribe, Mari Carmen & Harry J. Grier (editors) Viviparous Fishes
9645058510 New
2005. 29cm. Pp.604. Full colour illustrated, photos, figures & maps. Hardbound.

Covers the systematics, biogeography and evolution, genetics and ecology, reproduction and conservation of the viviparous Goodeids. Extensively illustrated and referenced.

300 copies only

Presently out of stock and unavailable.

Price: 0.00 GBP
783 Uzzell,T. M Teiid Lizards of the Genus Neusticurus (Reptilia, Sauria)

1966. 27cm. Pp.50. Figs. Paperback.

Price: 6.00 GBP
784 Uzzell,T. M Teiid Lizards of the Genus Proctoporus from Bolivia and Peru

1970. 23cm. Pp.39. Figures. Paperback.

Price: 4.50 GBP
785 Vagelli, Alejandro, A The Banggai Cardinalfish: Natural History, Conservation, and Culture of Pterapogon Kauderni
0470654996 New
2011. 26cm. Pp.224. Hardbound.

The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, is a fascinating species that possesses a series of remarkable biological characteristics making it unique among coral reef fishes. It has been the focus of studies in reproduction, ecology, population genetics and evolution. In addition, since its rediscovery in the late 1990s, it has become tremendously popular in the international ornamental fish trade, and indiscriminate collecting has led to its inclusion in the 2007 IUCN Red List as an endangered species.

The Banggai Cardinalfish: Natural History, Conservation, and Culture of Pterapogon Kauderni is divided into three main parts: a general introduction to the fish, including a historical synopsis with an overview of the Banggai Archipelago; a comprehensive treatment of the species’ natural history (distribution, morphology, reproduction, embryology, ecology, genetics, systematics and evolution); an account of the conservation of the species, including descriptions of its fishery, attempts to protect it under CITES, and introduction programmes. The book also includes an appendix offering information on captive breeding, juvenile mortality reduction, and common diseases.

A unique resource for ichthyology students and researchers working on fish biology, ecology and conservation, and for marine ornamental fish hobbyists and aquarium professionals.

Price: 123.00 GBP
786 Valenta, Jiri Venomous Snakes - Envenoming, Therapy
1612092179 New
2011, second revised edition (first edition in Czech, Galen Publishing, Prague 2008). 28cm. Pp.xv, 358. 100 colour photos, a few text figures & maps, updated alphabetical list of types and sub-types of all venomous snakes, including their home ranges, glossary, list of abbreviations, bibliographic references and index. Binding : ebook.

Venomous Snakes - Envenoming, Therapy is a comprehensive monograph on the problems of intoxication incurred by snake venom.

This publication is primarily intended for those at all levels of health care, for members of rescue teams, surgeries and emergency hospitals, as well as specialized workplaces and intensive care units. Providing didactic instructions for first aid and treatment procedures, information is also presented on venomous snakes, their morphology and behaviour, snakebite prevention, the composition of snake venom, symptoms of envenoming, plus first aid in the event of snakebite for non-professionals, travellers, terrain biologists, and breeders.

Contents : Preface; Zoological basis; Epidemiology of snakebites; Snake venoms; Snake antivenoms; Snakebite: Therapy & prevention; Envenoming & snakebite treatment in specific snake groups; List of venomous snakes; Glossary; Index.

ebook, 8.48MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.

Price: 81.50 GBP
787 Valente, M. O. C Cozinha Regional Portuguesa
Clean secondhand
Porto. No date [1970s]. 24cm. Pp.267. Hardbound.

Cozinha Regional Portuguesa, regional Portuguese cookery, Portuguese text.
Price: 35.00 GBP
788 van Couvering, J.A.H Fossil Cichlid Fish of Africa
As new
1982. 25cm. Pp.103. 10 plates. Paperback.

Members of the teleost family Cichlidae first appear in the fossil record either in the Eocene of South America (the age of these deposits is questionable) or in the Oligocene of Africa. These earliest known specimens are fully cichlid and tell us little about the origin of the family. Pomacentrids, embiotocids, labrids, scarids, and nandids have all been suggested as sister groups of the Cichlidae, but as yet there has been no detailed work analysing the interrelationships of these families. The similarities between the pomacentrids and cichlids seem to be due to convergence. Twenty different types of fossil cichlids have been described from Afro-Arabia. Five of these are new species formally described in Fossil Cichlid Fish of Africa : Macfadyena dabanensis, Palaeofulu kuluensis, Nderechromis cichloides, Kalyplochromis hamulodenlis and Sarolherodon marlyni.

Price: 44.00 GBP
789 Van Denburgh, J. & J.R. Slevin The Garter-Snakes of Western North America

1918. 25cm. Plates & folding map. Original wrappers, fine copy.

Price: 18.00 GBP
790 Van der Borght-Elbl, A. & G.Anastos Ixodid Ticks (Acarina, Ixodidae) of Central Africa, Volumes I - V
1966-1977. 5 volumes (all published). 26cm. Pp.xiv,275; x,205; x,555; x,412; xii,158. 98 figures, 79 maps. Paperbound.

Ixodid Ticks of Central Africa comprising Volume I, General Introduction, Genus Amblyomma Koch, 1844 ; Volume II, Genus Ixodes Latreille, 1795 ; Volume III, Genus Rhipicephalus Koch, 1844 ; Volume IV, Genera Aponomma Neumann, 1899, Boophilus Curtice, 1891, Dermacentor Koch, 1844, Haemaphysalis Koch, 1844, Hyalomma Koch, 1844, and Rhipicentor Nuttall and Warburton, 1908, Lists and Bibliography ; Volume V. The larval and nymphal stages of the more important species of the genus Amblyomma Koch, 1884.

Standard systematic account of the hard ticks of central Africa.

Volume I pictured.

Price: 116.00 GBP
791 Van Neer, W Contribution to the Archaeozoology of Central Africa
Clean secondhand
1989. 24cm. Pp.140; 218. 67 plates, 99 figures, 86 tables. Paperback.

Contribution to the Archaeozoology of Central Africa deals mainly with the fish remains.

Price: 35.00 GBP
792 van Wolputte, S Material Culture in Himbaland, Northern Namibia
907589449X New
2002. 26cm. Pp.328. 19 colour & 200 BW photos, map. Softbound.

Price: 39.99 GBP
793 van Wolputte, S. and G. Verswijver At the Fringes of Modernity
9075894627 New
2005. 26cm. Pp.240. 51 BW photos, 3 maps, 1 table. Softbound.

Herding communities in Africa take up a 'special' place in modernist imagery. Once confined to the outskirts of the colonial land- and mindscape, nowadays they are found at the fringes of the contemporary nation-state: modernist discourse, quite literally, 'has no place' for herders and nomads.'At the Fringes of Modernity', a collection of five essays, focuses on cultural transformation, whether within the context of ritual or in that of resistance against (post)colonial rule. Like the first volume in this series, it advocates a social and cultural anthropology of the everyday, the common, the quotidian. It examines the way common people in eastern and southern Africa deal with violence and trauma, with development efforts (which, in the context of African pastoralism, are directed mainly towards famine relief and wildlife conservation), with the power exerted by a colonial regime aimed mainly at eradicating the basis and source of their life and livelihood, with the way they continuously re-invent their 'tradition' (and hence themselves) to overcome alienation and with the way they deal with animals and the sociology of gift and exchange.

These histories and subjectivities challenge ready-made and easy or common dichotomies such as oppression versus resistance, dominator versus dominated, powerful versus powerless, hegemony versus counter-hegemony, and so on. They highlight and contradict different aspects of experience, or are phrased from within a different mindset, epistemology or symbolic-metaphoric universe. At times, local actors deliberately inscribe themselves in (post)colonial discourse, at others they vehemently oppose it or simply defy or disengage from it.
Price: 39.99 GBP
794 Vaona, Martino La Cusina de Milan
887955073X Clean secondhand
Libreria Meravigli, 1995. 25cm. Pp.174. Text illustrations. Card covers.

La Cusina de Milan, the Cookery of Milan, text in English, Italian and Milanese.
Price: 35.00 GBP
795 Vasil'eva, Ekaterina Denisovna Ryby basseina Azovskogo moria / Рыбы бассейна Азовского моря / Fishes of the Azov Sea Basin
5435800528 New
2013. 26cm. Pp.270. Figures, keys. Hardbound.

Fishes of the Azov Sea Basin, text in Russian, Latin nomenclature.

Price: 135.00 GBP
796 Vincent, Amanda C. J The International Trade in Seahorses
1858500982 Clean secondhand
1996. 30cm. Pp.vii,163. Photos, maps, tables. Paperback.

Investigation of the trade in seahorses for medicines, aquarium pets and curios synthesising findings about the exploitation of seahorses and the actual and possible effects on wild populations.

The International Trade in Seahorses covers the biology of seahorses, the methods and definitions of the survey, the uses of seahorses, regional and country reports, the trade in other syngnathids, conservation measures and recommendations.

Price: 20.00 GBP
797 Vives-Balmana, M.V Els Amfibis I Els Reptils de Catalunya

1984. 19cm. Pp.229. 120 photos, text illustrations and maps. Wrappers.

Price: 8.00 GBP
798 Vladić, Tomislav & Erik Petersson Evolutionary Biology of the Atlantic Salmon
1466598484 New
2015. 26cm. Pp.184. 8 colour photo-plates. Hardbound.

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, L) is an anadromous species contributing to major fishery catches and comprising a significant part of the aquaculturally produced fish for human consumption. The aim of this book is to incite the interest in the field of knowledge gathered from a broad scope of disciplines (gamete physiology, life history, behaviour, genetics and conservation, molecular techniques, and evolution) that have investigated this fish species. Undeniably, increasing fishery pressure on wild fish stocks throughout the world oceans has prompted the need for sustainable aquacultural production for increasing human demands.

Price: 94.00 GBP
799 Voigt, Matthias & Dietmar Weber Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus Carcharhinus
3899371321 New
2011. 25cm. Pp.151. 31 colour plates, 58 colour & 1 BW figures, 33 distribution maps, 4 tables, 2 identification keys. Paperback.

Field Guide for Sharks of the Genus Carcharhinus describes 33 species, six species with special notes of the authors. Further, a possible subdivision of the spinner shark, C. brevipinna, in an Atlantic and Pacific subspecies is briefly discussed. An almost unknown species, C. acarenatus, formerly considered a synonym of C. brachyurus, is introduced. A very rare species, C. leiodon, which was hitherto recorded only once by GARRICK (1985), is included and controversially discussed. Another species in dispute, Carcharhinus sp. A, mentioned by COMPAGNO et al. (2005) as new member of the genus, is comprised and discussed.

All known and relevant data and features to enable an identification of sharks of the genus Carcharhinus (BLAINVILLE 1816) are summarised and visualised in this book. The introduced species are difficult to separate for somebody who is not experienced in identifying sharks. An identification key is given to determine and to differentiate the species. For each species an extended list of characters is given including coloured figures to show the lateral and ventral view, a detailed view of nostril and teeth, and in some cases of juveniles and special characters. Further, data on body size and appearance, colouration, tooth formula and shape, numbers of vertebrae, on other internal and external characters, the geographical distribution, preferred habitat and food spectrum are presented. In addition, biological and reproductional data are included, e. g. number of young per litter, size at birth, size at sexual maturity, as well as behaviour and migrational patterns.

Price: 38.00 GBP
800 Voigtlander, Clyde W. (editor) The State of the World's Fisheries Recources, Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress Plenary Sessions
8120408772 Clean secondhand
1994. 25cm. Pp.viii,204. Text figures, tables. Hardbound, Larry A. Nielsen's copy, signed, with Congress Commemorative blind-stamp to title page, copy numbered no.24 of only 28.

The State of the World's Fisheries Recources, Proceedings of the World Fisheries Congress Plenary Sessions presents about 20 papers.

Price: 35.00 GBP
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