A DICTIONARY OF ECOLOGY

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A Dictionary Of Ecology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 9780199567669
Genre : Nature
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A Dictionary Of Ecology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 9780191063855
Genre : Science
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Written in a clear, accessible style, this authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary contains entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines such as biogeography, genetics, soil science, geomorphology, atmospheric science, and oceanography. Entries cover topics such as plant and animal physiology, animal behaviour, pollution, conservation, habitat management, population, evolution, environmental pollution, climatology, and meteorology. It also includes many line drawings and useful appendices. Fully revised, updated, and expanded, with over 300 new entries that include beach replenishment, delta method, urban heat island, and zonal soils, this new edition is invaluable to students of ecology, biology, and environmental and conservation studies, and professionals in related areas, as well as the general reader with an interest in the natural world.
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Ecology

Author : Michael ed Allaby
ISBN : 0192861603
Genre : Ecology
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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

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.
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A Dictionary Of Environment And Conservation

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 9780192518071
Genre : Science
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This authoritative dictionary provides over 9,000 entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment-its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. It covers subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, it is at the cutting edge of environmental and conservation studies. Expanded to contain more detail on complex topics such as deepwater horizon, and hydraulic Fracturing, and new entries such as angular velocity, and solution mining, this new edition offers definitions on topical and developing issues. It also features new resources including a list of the world's major national parks and IUCN categories for endangered species, as well as new web links and illustrations, providing useful context additional to the entries in the dictionary. This is the essential reference for students studying environmental and natural sciences, environmental studies, conservation, and technology, and related disciplines, as well as anyone with an interest in environment and conservation.
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A Dictionary Of Plant Sciences

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : 0198608918
Genre : Reference
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A comprehensive paperback dictionary of botany, this edition provides over 5500 concise entries and includes coverage of biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, Earth history, and the Earth sciences. Previous ed.: 1998.
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Animal Behavior Desk Reference

Author : Edward M. Barrows
ISBN : 0849320054
Genre : Nature
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Revised and updated, containing over 5,000 entries, with over 1,100 more entries than in the previous edition, Animal Behavior Desk Reference, Second Edition: A Dictionary of Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution provides definitions for terms in animal behavior, biogeography, evolution, ecology, genetics, psychology, statistics, systematics, and other related sciences. Formatted like a standard dictionary, this reference presents definitions in a quick- and easy-to-use style. For each term, where applicable, you receive: Multiple definitions listed chronologically Term hierarchies summarized in tables Definition sources Directives that show where a concept is defined under a synonymous name, and concepts related to focal ones Non-technical and obsolete definitions Pronunciations of selected terms Common-denominator entries Synonyms Classifications of organisms and descriptions of many taxa Organizations related to animal behavior, ecology, evolution, and related sciences Still the most complete work of its kind, Animal Behavior Desk Reference, Second Edition: A Dictionary of Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution will improve your scientific communication, particularly in the fields of animal behavior, evolution, ecology, and related branches of biology. If you are a teacher, student, writer, or active in science in any way, this book will prove to be one of your most valuable resources.
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Dictionary Of Ecology And The Environment

Author : Peter Hodgson Collin
ISBN : UOM:39015029276170
Genre : Ecology
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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.
Category: Ecology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Zoology

Author : Michael Allaby
ISBN : MINN:31951D00503861P
Genre : Science
File Size : 85.32 MB
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology is the first dictionary of zoology to be published for many years and is the only one of its kind in English. Containing nearly 6,000 entries, this up-to-date and authoritative reference work will be invaluable to students, amateur naturalists, and nonspecialist readers with an interest in the subject. In addition to ecology, the subjects covered include evolutionary concepts, animal behavior, Earth history, cell structure and function, physiology, zoogeography, taxonomic principles, and genetics. There are also brief biographical notes on some of the most important figures in the development of the relevant disciplines. The taxa covered include invertebrates, with particular emphasis on arthropods, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. The Dictionary is edited by Michael Allaby, a well-known writer on the environment and the editor or author of numerous books including The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Earth Sciences
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