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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes by Why do giraffes have such long necks? Why are zebras striped? And why does the clitoris of the female hyena exactly resemble and in most respects function like the male's penis?Deploying the latest scientific research and his own extensive observations in Africa, Léo Grasset offers answers to these questions and many more in a book of post-Darwinian. Complex natural phenomena are explained in simple and at times comic terms, as Grasset turns evolutionary biology to the burning questions of the animal kingdom, from why elephants prefer dictators and buffaloes democracies, to whether the lion really is king.The human is, of course, just another animal, and the author's exploration of two million years of human evolution shows how it not only informs our current habits and behavior, but also reveals that we are hybrids of several different species.Prepare to be fascinated, shocked, and delighted, as well as reliably advised--by the end, you will know to never hug the beautiful, cuddly honey badger, and what explains its almost psychotic nastiness.This is serious science at its entertaining best.
Call Number: QL336 .G73 2017
Zoology by The 10th edition of Zoology continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats. It is a principles-oriented text written for the non-majors or the combined course, presented at the freshman and sophomore level. Introducing SmartBook! For the first time Zoology, 10th edition is supported by SmartBook, an online learning tool that merges an eBook with adaptive assessments, creating an individualized experience for the students, adapting to their learning.
Call Number: QL47.2 .M55 2016
Zoology by The 9th edition of Zoology continues to offer students an introductory general zoology text that is manageable in size and adaptable to a variety of course formats. It is a principles-oriented text written for the non-majors or the combined course, presented at the freshman and sophomore level. New to the 9th edition are Learning Outcomes and Learning Outcome Review questions. Learning Outcomes help students identify and focus on the major concepts of each chapter. Learning Outcomes Review questions conclude each major concept to reinforce critical concepts students have just studied and include critical thinking questions that assess their understanding of those concepts. Introducing Connect Zoology! For the first time in this discipline Connect and Connect Plus allow instructors to provide auto-gradable and interactive assessment material tied to learning outcomes and provide students better integration through live ebook links to animations, videos and audio assets.
Call Number: QL47.2 .M55 2013
Introduction to Animal Science by Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives, 4efeatures the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. Species-focused chapters include the major species (horse, dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goat, poultry, and swine) and the minor species (aquaculture, pets/companion animals, the lamoids, and rabbits).
Call Number: SF61 .D36 2009
Endangered Animals : The Battle Against Extinction
This Science Screen Report explains how biologists help endangered species. It highlights captive breeding techniques that have strengthened populations of Malayan tapirs and southern white rhinos; it also examines the artificial insemination of giant pandas and the teaching of survival skills to orphaned orangutans. Emphasizing that humans can learn and benefit from these experiences—for instance, several innovative ways to communicate with animals are illustrated—this program provides concrete examples of prodigious advances in zoology. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. Produced in association with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the Junior Engineering Society. (14 minutes)
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Advances in Animal Science and Zoology by This book focuses on recent advances in animal science and zoology research. In the first chapter, animal science is introduced along with major hurdles related to animal agriculture and then proposes a solution for these grand challenges on a global scale. In the second chapter, the author focuses on canine leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution, which affects both humans and animals with humans being an accidental host. The third chapter assesses the outcomes of current research and future directions for improving post-thaw viability of stallion sperm (since the first success of mammalian cell cryopreservation, it has become a major method of cell preservation for both human and veterinary medicine). The fourth chapter focuses on the evaluation of all main hematological, biochemical, and coproparasitologic changes, besides larval designation found within pastures of Dorper breed sheeps and females through peripartum. In the fifth chapter, in the search for new food sources that contribute to the optimisation of livestock production, the authors discuss the possibility of using waste from a marine plant commonly found on the Mediterranean coasts. The next two chapters focus on penguin physiology, behavior as well as the identification of viruses capable of infecting both free-living healthy penguins, and the pathogens that may be related to the release of rehabilitated penguins and the implication of these agents in the conservation of the species. The remaining chapters of this book review current knowledge on the intra and inter-species behavior of Turkey vultures; molecular mechanisms operating in the Xenopus osmoregulatory organs and the physiological role of AQPs in Xenopus; and the impact of extended drought on the reproductive cycle of an endangered tropical killifish in the Brazilian semiarid region. The last chapter is a commentary on the the use of field sampling techniques and computerised video tracking in the study of directional grasshopper movement, influenced by climatic stimuli such as temperature, light, wind direction and habitat factors.
Publication Date: 2015
Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals by Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Fourth Edition provides a thorough grounding in the structure and function of animal body systems. Taking an integrated approach to the basics of anatomy and physiology, the book helps readers understand their interconnection in common domestic species. With chapters logically arranged by system, Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals offers students in pre-veterinary or veterinary technology programs an excellent introduction to body systems and acts as a quick review of the basics for more advanced courses or in the clinical setting.
Publication Date: 2009
Animals by Authoritative and accessible, this guide to the animal kingdom catalogs everything from aardvarks to zebras. Stunning action photography captures animals in living color and in their real habitats. Full color.
Publication Date: 2008