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A Dictionary Of Ecology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 0192800787
Genre : Nature
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Searchable dictionary database of ecology and the environmental sciences, covering topics from plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, evolution, environmental pollution, and conservation to climatology, meteorology, geomorphology, and oceanography.
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A Dictionary Of Ecology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 9780199567669
Genre : Nature
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Ecology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 0192861603
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 35.11 MB
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From acid rain, CFCs and the greenhouse effect to the food-chain and the gene bank, this reference work provides comprehensive coverage of ecology and the environmental sciences
Category: Ecology

Dictionary Of Environment And Ecology

Author : Peter Collin
ISBN : 9781408198155
Genre : Science
File Size : 39.89 MB
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This dictionary has been revised to include the definitions of over 7,000 terms from all aspects of ecology and environmental fields, including climate, pollution, waste disposal and energy conservation. 'An essential addition to the reference shelves of anyone with a professional or personal interest in green issues...a handy reference point with which to touch up the gaps in your eco-literacy.' - Organic Gardening
Category: Science

A Dictionary Of Ecology Evolution And Systematics

Author : R. J. Lincoln
ISBN : 052143842X
Genre : Reference
File Size : 42.56 MB
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This is a completely revised, updated, and expanded version of this hugely successful book, which remains the most wide-ranging and comprehensive dictionary for the study of natural history in its broadest sense. There are over 11,000 entries, providing a working dictionary for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone having an interest within the broad arena of biodiversity studies. The extensive coverage includes classical disciplines (botany, zoology, bacteriology, mineralogy, paleontology, etc.), focusing particularly on concepts, strategies, and methodologies. New information in the book reflects major scientific developments, with special attention given to terminology relating to molecular techniques and to terminology generated by recent initiatives in the study of biological diversity and global climate change.
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A Dictionary Of Zoology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : UVA:X030469099
Genre : Science
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The most authoritative and up-to-date dictionary of its kind, the bestselling Oxford Dictionary of Zoology contains over 5,250 entries. Covering all aspects of the study of animals, it includes terms from the areas of ecology, animal behaviour, evolution, earth history, zoogeography,genetics, and physiology. It provides full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.Fully revised and updated, this third edition includes new entries from the areas of behavioural ecology and conservation biology, as well as expanded coverage of cytology and numerous new illustrations. This edition contains many entry-level recommended web links, which are accessible via theDictionary of Zoology companion website and provide valuable extra information. Detailed appendices include information on endangered animals, the universal genetic code, the geologic time scale, and SI units. Wide-ranging and with jargon-free definitions, this dictionary is an indispensable reference tool for students and teachers of zoology, biological sciences and biomedical sciences, and a valuable resource for naturalists.
Category: Science

Dictionary Of Ecology And The Environment

Author : Peter Hodgson Collin
ISBN : 0948549327
Genre : Nature
File Size : 22.67 MB
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The completely revised Third Edition of the Dictionary of Ecology and the Environment includes some 8,000 main headwords. Problems concerning the environment and conservation are becoming ever more important, no longer the concern only of activists but now a major concern of governments around the world. The Dictionary covers all aspects of ecology and the environment, including pollution, climatology, endangered species, waste disposal, and environmental protection. Individual headword entries include phonetic pronunciation guides, quotations, and examples, and the Dictionary also includes tables of endangered species and disasters.
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Animal Behavior Desk Reference

Author : Edward M. Barrows
ISBN : 9781439836514
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74.57 MB
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"Words are our tools, and, as a minimum, we should use clean tools. We should know what we mean and what we do not, and we must forearm ourselves against the traps that language sets us." -- The Need for Precise Terminology, Austin (1957, 7–8) It follows that, for effective and efficient communication, people should have, or at least understand, the same precise terminology. Such terminology is crucial for the advancement of basic, theoretical, and applied science, yet too often there is ambiguity between scientific and common definitions and even discrepancies in the scientific literature. Providing a common ground and platform for precise scientific communication in animal behavior, ecology, evolution, and related branches of biology, Animal Behavior Desk Reference, A Dictionary of Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, Third Edition contains more than 800 new terms and definitions, 48 new figures, and thousands of additions and improvements. Using a dictionary format to present definitions in a standard, easily accessible manner, the book’s main body emphasizes conceptual terms, rather than anatomical parts or taxonomic terms, and focuses on nouns, rather than verbs or adjectives. Term hierarchies are handled with bulleted entries and terms with multiple definitions are included as superscripted entries. All sources are cited and most are paraphrased to conform to uniform style and length. The dictionary also includes nontechnical and obsolete terms, synonyms, pronunciations, and notes and comments, as well as etymologies, term originators, and related facts. Appendices address organism names, organizations, and databases. Devoted to the precise and correct use of scientific language, this third edition of a bestselling standard enables students and scientists alike to communicate their findings and promote the efficient advancement of science.
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The Dictionary Of Ecology And Environmental Science

Author : Henry Warren Art
ISBN : 0805038485
Genre : Reference
File Size : 65.11 MB
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For professionals, students, researchers, and the environmentally committed and/or curious at any level of sophistication, this dictionary presents concise and accessible explanations of some 8,000 terms and concepts used in the study of ecology and environmental science. It also defines policies and laws as well as environmental organizations, and includes such diverse entries as the International Monetary Fund, judicial review, urbanization, migration rate, and holoparasite. Includes some 100 drawings, charts, and diagrams. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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