Biblical Quotations for All Occasions: Over 2,000 Timeless by J. Stephen Lang

By J. Stephen Lang

BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS is a radical reference of over 2,000 of the Bible's so much memorable passages. it's ideal for reinforcing sermons, speeches, writing, and for daily concept. The ebook is prepared by means of topic so that you can simply locate that excellent passage.

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Ape (Reaktion Books - Animal) by John Sorenson

By John Sorenson

Apes—to examine them is to work out a replicate of ourselves. Our shut genetic kin fascinate and unnerve us with their comparable habit and social character. right here, John Sorenson delves into our conflicted courting to the good apes, which frequently finds as a lot approximately us as people because it does in regards to the apes themselves.            From bonobos and chimpanzees to gibbons, gorillas, and orangutans, Ape examines the numerous methods those striking animals frequently function versions for people. Anthropologists use their habit to assist clarify our basic human nature; scientists make the most of them as topics in biomedical study; and behavioral researchers test with methods apes emulate us. Sorenson explores the demanding situations to the complicated department among apes and ourselves, describing language experiments, efforts to cross-foster apes by means of elevating them as human little ones, and the moral demanding situations posed by means of the nice Ape venture. to boot, Ape investigates representations of apes in pop culture, rather motion pictures and ads during which apes are usually portrayed as human caricatures, monsters, and clowns.Containing approximately 100 illustrations of apes in nature and tradition, Ape will attract readers drawn to animal-human relationships and somebody curious to grasp extra approximately our closest animal cousins, lots of whom teeter close to extinction.

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Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding by Bill Schutt

By Bill Schutt

"A witty, scientifically exact, and sometimes intensely creepy exploration of sanguivorous creatures."
San Francisco Chronicle

For centuries, blood feeders have inhabited our nightmares and horror tales, in addition to the shadowy geographical regions of clinical wisdom. In Dark Banquet, zoologist invoice Schutt takes us on a desirable voyage into the area of a few of nature’s strangest creatures–the sanguivores. utilizing a pointy eye and mordant wit, Schutt makes a remarkably persuasive case that blood feeders, from bats to bedbugs, are as deserving of our interest as hotter and fuzzier species are–and that a lot of them are even valuable of conservation.

Enlightening and alarming, Dark Banquet friends right into a a part of the wildlife to which we're, via our blood, inextricably linked.

"Dark Banquet is an grand account of all these creatures that almost all people reflect on relatively creepy! yet writer invoice Schutt doesn’t, and really embraces those critters and their bloodthirsty life. It’s nice to work out such outstanding animal examine in a reader-friendly shape. After completing the publication, you’ll have much to debate at your subsequent dinner party!"
—Jack Hanna, director emeritus, Columbus Zoo, and host of television’s Emmy Award—winning sequence Into the Wild

"[A] passionate security of bloodsuckers from the leech to the candiru."

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Olfaction in Vector-Host Interactions: Ecology and Control by Willem Takken, Bart G. J. Knols

By Willem Takken, Bart G. J. Knols

It is a multi-authored booklet with a spotlight at the position of olfaction (the experience of odor) within the multitude of interactions among arthropods and their blood hosts. so much arthropods, like bugs, don't rely on a vertebrate host for survival and copy. against this, the health of these that do, is dependent upon how successfully they could discover the presence of a number and actively find it to acquire a blood meal. this can be the area of olfaction, that's probably an important mode of sign alternate among hosts and blood-feeding arthropods that stopover at them. vital human and family animal ailments like malaria, dengue, West Nile virus, bluetongue and trypanosomiasis are transmitted among people and/or family animals as an instantaneous consequence of olfactory responses mediated by means of host odours. elevated figuring out of olfaction and the way this governs interactions among arthropods and blood hosts will let the improvement of novel suggestions to disrupt this behaviour.Many species of tsetse fly, for example, reply over distance to easy blends of man-made odours. mixed with traps or insecticide-treated ambitions, such odour-baited units can successfully suppress fly populations and therefore transmission of sound asleep disorder. Such structures nonetheless have to be built for disease-vectoring mosquitoes necessitating additional wisdom at the chemical foundation of interactions with people. In 18 peer-reviewed chapters, famous specialists supply a cutting-edge evaluate of olfaction in vector-host interactions, from the molecular to inhabitants biology point. Novel principles, definition of analysis gaps, and a suite of the newest reviews may be of worth to biology scholars, chemical ecologists, in addition to these imposing vector regulate programmes

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Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture, Aquaculture and by Min-Tze Liong

By Min-Tze Liong

This publication specializes in using microorganisms relating to agriculture, aquaculture and similar fields, starting from biofertilizers to chicken construction. the most recent techniques also are integrated to supply insights into the limitless potentials of microorganisms in those areas.

Individual chapters discover themes akin to probiotics in bird, biopurification of wastewater, changing agrowastes into value-added functions and items, rice cultivation, surfactants and bacteriocin as biopreservatives, bioplastics, crop productiveness, biofloc, and the creation of common antibiotics. This quantity might be of specific curiosity to scientists, policymakers and commercial practitioners operating within the fields of agriculture, aquaculture and public health.

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The Chimpanzees of the Budongo Forest: Ecology, Behaviour, by Vernon Reynolds

By Vernon Reynolds

In contrast to people, who got here down from the timber and constructed bipedal locomotion, chimpanzees have remained within the unique habitat of our ancestors: the tropical rainforests of Africa. during this publication, Vernon Reynolds describes intimately the paintings of a giant variety of scholars and senior researchers at the wild chimpanzees of the Budongo wooded area Reserve in Western Uganda. He provides a coherent and in-depth account of 1 chimpanzee neighborhood of greater than 60 contributors residing within the Sonso quarter in the midst of the Budongo woodland, which he and his colleagues have studied intensively over the past 15 years. The chimpanzees have by no means been provisioned and stay in a completely normal country. Reynolds describes their woodland habitat, their vitamin and tradition, their social association and behaviour, their ailments, and the threats to them that derive from the activities of individuals within the surrounding villages, the main critical of those being the presence of snares set through hunters to capture small antelopes and pigs. As founder and head of the Budongo wooded area venture, Professor Reynolds has been chargeable for compiling the varied courses, reviews, and dissertations written approximately those chimpanzees. during this e-book, he combines those new and infrequently unpublished experiences with earlier courses approximately Budongo woodland. the place acceptable, he additionally compares the Budongo chimpanzees with wild chimpanzees studied at different websites throughout Africa. the result's the main finished account of the Budongo chimpanzees ever released, with a wealth of referenced fabric that might function a resource of knowledge for a few years to return.

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Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical by Joanna M. Setchell, Deborah J. Curtis

By Joanna M. Setchell, Deborah J. Curtis

Development at the luck of the 1st version and bringing jointly contributions from a variety of specialists within the box, the second one version of this consultant to investigate on wild primates covers the newest advances within the box, together with new details on box experiments and measuring behaviour. It presents crucial details and recommendation at the technical and functional points of either box and laboratory equipment, masking subject matters reminiscent of ethnoprimatology; distant sensing; GPS and radio-tracking; trapping and dealing with; nutritional ecology; and non-invasive genetics and endocrinology. This built-in strategy opens up new possibilities to check the behavioural ecology of a few of the main endangered primates and to gather details on formerly studied populations. Chapters comprise methodological strategies; directions on accumulating, processing and retaining samples/data for later research; moral issues; comparative charges; and extra interpreting, making this a useful software for postgraduate scholars and researchers in primatology, behavioural ecology and zoology.

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