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New Zealand coastal marine invertebrates [Volume one].Artist/Author: Cook, Stephen de C., editor.
To be published in two volumes. A full-colour identification guide to 1,500 species of marine invertebrates found around the coasts of New Zealand.
Volume one includes: Porifera, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, and Mollusca.
It describes in plain language each animals morphology, habitat, abundance, distribution and depth range, and introduces the scientific literature.
The two volumes contain about 2500 illustrations, including colour images from over 85 underwater photographers, and hundreds of line drawings by artist Danielle Archer. Also included are references, a comprehensive glossary, a full index and a general introduction to the New Zealand marine environment.
Steve de C. Cook has compiled the largest and most comprehensive marine zoological book ever published in New Zealand, featuring the work of 37 specialist contributors from Australia, Japan, Argentina, Spain, the US and Britain, as well as in New Zealand. The book provides access to a huge volume of material hitherto buried in the scientific literature.
Volume two, to be published late 2011, see [stock id 12675].
Cephalopod behaviour.Artist/Author: Hanlon, Roger T. and John B. Messenger.
This book examines the complex behaviour of cephalapods, summarizing field and laboratory data from a wide variety of sources in the first comprehensive account of the life of cephalapods in their natural habitats.
Studying Temperate Marine Environments: A Handbook for EcologistsArtist/Author: Kingsford, Michael and Chris Battershill, editors.
OUT OF PRINT. Includes procedures for establishing studies of both mobile and sessile species on soft and hard bottoms, reef fish and pelagic species.
A much-needed manual for professional biologists, conservation officers, university lecturers and senior students studying marine habitats. It describes procedures for establishing a study, the study of marine protected areas, and benthic surveys of both mobile and sessile species on soft and hard bottoms. Also covered are methods of surveying reef fish and pelagic species, including plankton. Data analysis and treatment of specimens are covered in detail, and a resource section provides a directory of expertise in relevant fields.
Thoroughly authoritative and up to date, the book includes case studies from both sides of the Tasman as well as the northern hemisphere, and will be useful in planning and executing studies of temperate marine habitats anywhere in the world.
Aquatic life in freshwater ponds: a guide to the identication and ecology of life in aquaculture ponds and farm dams in south eastern Australia.Artist/Author: Ingram, B. A. et al.
Identification guide no. 9.
Colour guide to invertebrates of Australian inland waters.Artist/Author: Hawking, John H. and Felicity Smith.
Identification guide no. 8. For each animal group notes size; habitat; habit; distribution; trophic stats; and features.
Spiders in Ecological webs.Artist/Author: Wise, D. H.
As experimental organisms, spiders offer ecologists a unique opportunity to examine the concept of the ecological community and the role which field experimentation can play in evaluating theories of population and community ecology. In this book, David Wise provides a balanced critique of field experiments designed to uncover details of spider ecology, with the dual aim of clarifying the ecology of these fascinating organisms and providing insight into the advantages and challenges of performing field experiments with a predator ubiquitous in terrestrial ecosystems. This book will be an essential reference for all ecologists wishing to learn more about the ecology of a major terrestrial predator and the use of field experimentation as a powerful technique to test ecological hypotheses.
1. The spider in the ecological play
2. Hungry spiders
3. Competitionist views of spider communities
4. Failure of the competitionist paradigm
5. How spiders avoid competition
6. Impact of spiders on insect populations
7. Anchoring the ecological web
8. Untangling a tangled web
9. Spinning a stronger story
Tamar intertidal invertebrates: an atlas of the common species.Artist/Author: Smith, Brian J.
The guide introduces the reader to the Tamar River and intertidal ecology. The main part of the book is devoted to the common families found in the region with descriptions and notes on habitat, biology and distribution.
Atlas of invertebrate anatomy.Artist/Author: Anderson, D. T.
For zoology, biology and marine biology students to use in laboratory work.
Christmas crabs.Artist/Author: Hicks, John et al.
A photographic account of the crabs of Christmas Island with species accounts and general information.
Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe.Artist/Author: Roberts, Michael J.
Over 450 species illustrated. This comprehensive field guide to spiders is a must for all arachnophiles everywhere and a vital introduction for all other naturalists. It provides general information on the structure and biology of spiders, together with detailed illustrations of webs and egg sacs.
Corals of Australia and the Indo-PacificArtist/Author: Veron, J. E. N.
The first reference of its kind, this book represents good biology, well-founded systematics, accessible biogeography, geological history of corals that can be traced back over five hundred million years, and one of the finest collections of pictures of corals to be found anywhere. Hailed as the single most important reference on reef corals, Corals of Australia and the IndoPacific is useful in describing corals in all areas of Oceania and Southeast Asia. It provides a means of identifying almost 1,000 species of coral, a reliable nomenclature, up-to-date information on distribution and abundance, and authoritative notes on structure and biology.
With the help of Australia’s best underwater photographers the author reveals the fascination of the coral world, from the microscopic detail of individual coral polyps to the grandeur of vast reefs-the largest structures built by living creatures. Dr. Veron has effectively synthesized many years of his own taxonomic studies and those of several co-workers to produce a classic publication. His extensive experience with the reefs of many countries, his superb scholarship, and his emphasis on living corals make his authoritative work of value to scientists and conservationists and an indispensable reference for educators, students of marine biology, divers, and everyone with an interest in the coral communities that exist throughout the world like miniature forests beneath the water.