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Camouflage - 100 Masters of Disguise from the Animal Kingdom (Hardcover): Steve Parker Camouflage - 100 Masters of Disguise from the Animal Kingdom (Hardcover)
Steve Parker
R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Uncover nature's best-hidden creatures in a major new book on animal camouflage. Camouflage is essential to surviving in the wild. Both a built-in defence mechanism and a cunning tactic for attack, this biological advantage helps animals hide from dangerous predators and catch unsuspecting prey. It is used in many different ways, primarily to mask one's identity, movement or location, and changes over time as animals evolve and adapt to live. This stunning photographic collection reveals 100 camouflaged creatures from around the world paired with fascinating insights from leading UK zoology author Steve Parker. Each elusive animal will have a profile of 300 words paired with striking photographic examples featuring a wealth of colour and ingenious camouflages. Examples include: THE GIRAFFE is the world's tallest mammal yet it remains tricky to detect among trees thanks to its spots. The spots also help to regulate their temperature. THE OCTOPUS can change its opacity, colour and pattern in response to threats. THE WALKING LEAF INSECT has evolved a strikingly similar shape and colour to the leaves it eats. THE ARCTIC FOX changes its fur colour to white in the winter, perfectly blending in with the snow - but climate change is disrupting this age-old adaptation. THE TURTLE uses colour and pattern to camouflage on sand, rocks and the ocean floor to escape its predators.

The Kestrel - Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of an Open-Land Predator (Hardcover): David Costantini, Giacomo Dell'omo The Kestrel - Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation of an Open-Land Predator (Hardcover)
David Costantini, Giacomo Dell'omo
R1,380 R1,299 Discovery Miles 12 990 Save R81 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Widespread across open lands and cities of Europe, Africa, and Asia, the common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is one of the most abundant and studied birds of prey. This book brings together and synthesises the results of research on kestrels for professional ornithologists and scientists that seek to consolidate a vast body of literature. It is also a reference for those readers who may not have the depth of scientific knowledge to navigate new fields of scientific enquiry. It examines many aspects of the species' biology, from the reproductive strategies to the behavioural and demographic adaptations to changes of environmental conditions. It also discusses the roles of physiology and immunology in mediating the adaptability of kestrels to the ongoing environmental changes with a particular focus on contaminants. This volume presents new and exciting avenues of research on the ecology and behaviour of the common kestrel.

Mammalian Sexuality - The Act of Mating and the Evolution of Reproduction (Hardcover): Alan F. Dixson Mammalian Sexuality - The Act of Mating and the Evolution of Reproduction (Hardcover)
Alan F. Dixson
R1,662 R1,544 Discovery Miles 15 440 Save R118 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

There are more than 6000 species belonging to twenty-seven orders in the Class Mammalia. Comparative studies of this diverse and magnificent array of extant species provide valuable opportunities to formulate and test hypotheses concerning the evolution of reproduction. This is the first book to explore, in depth and breadth, the complex interrelationships that exist between patterns of mating behaviour and the evolution of mammalian reproductive anatomy and physiology. It focuses upon the role that copulatory and post-copulatory sexual selection have played during the evolution of the monotremes, marsupials and placental mammals, and examines the effects of sperm competition and cryptic female choice upon coevolution of the genitalia in the two sexes. In addition, due weight is also given to discussions of the modes of life of mammals, and to the roles played by natural selection and phylogeny in determining their reproductive traits.

Comparative Medicine - Disorders Linking Humans with Their Animals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Erika Jensen-Jarolim Comparative Medicine - Disorders Linking Humans with Their Animals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Erika Jensen-Jarolim
R4,384 Discovery Miles 43 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book highlights the most significant diseases for humans and their dogs, cats and horses. The examples discussed, which include allergies, osteoporosis, cancer and many more, illustrate that humans and their companion animals may in fact develop similar diseases. The reader - whether expert or interested lay - can thus directly compare between human and animal patients. The animal patient thereby represents a natural disease model, which besides the experimental models, is urgently needed to improve the therapeutic options for both humans and animals.

How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls - Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future (Hardcover): David Hu How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls - Animal Movement and the Robots of the Future (Hardcover)
David Hu
R603 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R142 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Discovering the secrets of animal movement and what they can teach us Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? In How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls, David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Hu follows scientists as they investigate a multitude of animal movements, from the undulations of sandfish and the way that dogs shake off water in fractions of a second to the seemingly crash-resistant characteristics of insect flight. Not limiting his exploration to individual organisms, Hu describes the ways animals enact swarm intelligence, such as when army ants cooperate and link their bodies to create bridges that span ravines. He also looks at what scientists learn from nature's unexpected feats-such as snakes that fly, mosquitoes that survive rainstorms, and dead fish that swim upstream. As researchers better understand such issues as energy, flexibility, and water repellency in animal movement, they are applying this knowledge to the development of cutting-edge technology. Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, How to Walk on Water and Climb up Walls demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion.

The Science of Animal Welfare - Understanding What Animals Want (Paperback): Marian Stamp Dawkins The Science of Animal Welfare - Understanding What Animals Want (Paperback)
Marian Stamp Dawkins
R750 Discovery Miles 7 500 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

What is animal welfare? Why has it proved so difficult to find a definition that everyone can agree on? This concise and accessible guide is for anyone who is interested in animals and who has wondered how we can assess their welfare scientifically. It defines animal welfare as 'health and animals having what they want', a definition that can be easily understood by scientists and non-scientists alike, expresses in simple words what underlies many existing definitions, and shows what evidence we need to collect to improve animal welfare in practice. Above all, it puts the animal's own point of view at the heart of an assessment of its welfare. But, can we really understand what animals want? A consistent theme running through the book is that not only is it possible to establish what animals want, but that this information is vital in helping us to make sense of the long and often confusing list of welfare measures that are now in use such as 'stress' and 'feel good hormones', expressive sounds and gestures, natural behaviour, cognitive bias, and stereotypies. Defining welfare as 'health and what animals want' allows us to distinguish between measures that are simply what an animal does when it is alert, aroused, or active and those measures that genuinely allow us to distinguish between situations the animals themselves see as positive or negative. Sentience (conscious feelings of pleasure, pain, and suffering) is for many people the essence of what is meant by welfare, but studying consciousness is notoriously difficult, particularly in non-human species. These difficulties are discussed in the context of our current - and as yet incomplete - knowledge of human and animal consciousness. Finally, the book highlights some key ideas in the relationship between animal welfare science and animal ethics and shows how closely the well-being of humans is linked to that of other animals. The Science of Animal Welfare is an ideal companion for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in animal behaviour and welfare, as well as for professional researchers, practitioners and animal welfare consultants. At the same time, it is easily understandable to non-scientists and anyone without prior knowledge but with an interest in animals and the rapidly evolving science of animal welfare.

Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (III) - After 7 Years (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Tomoko M.... Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (III) - After 7 Years (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Tomoko M. Nakanishi, Martin O'Brien, Keitaro Tanoi
R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This open access book presents the findings from on-site research into radioactive cesium contamination in various agricultural systems affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. This third volume in the series reports on studies undertaken at contaminated sites such as farmland, forests, and marine and freshwater environments, with a particular focus on livestock, wild plants and mushrooms, crops, and marine products in those environments. It also provides additional data collected in the subsequent years to show how the radioactivity levels in agricultural products and their growing environments have changed with time and the route by which radioactive materials entered agricultural products as well as their movement between different components (e.g., soil, water, and trees) within an environmental system (e.g., forests). The book covers various topics, including radioactivity testing of food products; decontamination trials for rice and livestock production; the state of contamination in, trees, mushrooms, and timber; the dynamics of radioactivity distribution in paddy fields and upland forests; damage incurred by the forestry and fishery industries; and the change in consumers' attitudes. Chapter 19 introduces a real-time radioisotope imaging system, a pioneering technique to visualize the movement of cesium in soil and in plants. This is the only book to provide systematic data on the actual change of radioactivity, and as such is of great value to all researchers who wish to understand the effect of radioactive fallout on agriculture. In addition, it helps the general public to better understand the issues of radio-contamination in the environment. The project is ongoing; the research groups from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences of The University of Tokyo continue their work in the field to further evaluate the long-term effects of the Fukushima accident.

Nutritional Anemia in Preschool Children (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Anil Gupta Nutritional Anemia in Preschool Children (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Anil Gupta
R5,082 Discovery Miles 50 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book highlights intricate predisposing factors for pathogenesis of nutritional anemia. It delivers valuable information related to this public health hazard influencing the nutritional health of preschool children. The book is valuable for readers in diverse fields to gain insight of the concept of nutritional anemia in preschool children. Additionally, book furnishes clinical and laboratory methods in a comparative way to assess nutritional anemia. Impact of the disorder on health of preschool children has been covered in a simple language. The book mentions need for interventional strategies for the management of nutritional anemia. Infants, preschool children and women during pregnancy and lactation are highly susceptible to dietary deficiency of iron, folic acid and cyanocobalamin leading to comparatively, higher predisposition to development of nutritional anemia. The condition has myriad of ill effects on nutritional health of preschool children.

Fine Riding - Blending Classical Riding and Equitation Science (Hardcover): Susan McBane Fine Riding - Blending Classical Riding and Equitation Science (Hardcover)
Susan McBane
R2,236 Discovery Miles 22 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Equitation Science together with classical riding is today probably the most humane, effective, and practical way of training and enjoying the horse, competitive or not. To avoid getting involved is to accede to the status quo. Our horses deserve better. ~Sharon E. Cregier, Ph.D., FIASH (Hon., Edin.), founding member of Equine Behaviour Forum In precise, practical language, Fine Riding describes how to blend the principles of classical riding with the modern findings of Equitation Science, demonstrating how to put the principles into practice when training and riding horses. The book encompasses the author's lifelong background in authentic classical riding and a 17-year study and practice of Equitation Science. It presents the best of the old with the best of the new, resulting in a unique and rational blend of principles, clearly explained, that enables and encourages readers to train, ride and care for their horses truly effectively and humanely. Applicable to riding of all schools of thought, from hacking to racing, including jumping, McBane's method is more than simply another 'system' of riding. It applies the results of rigorous scientific studies to the historical, classical training and riding of horses in an ethical, humane and effective way, explaining the principles in such a way that readers will feel able to put it into effect themselves. This book will encourage horse owners to serve their horses with renewed understanding and commitment.

Evolution of Venomous Animals and Their Toxins (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): P. Gopalakrishnakone Evolution of Venomous Animals and Their Toxins (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
P. Gopalakrishnakone; Edited by Anita Malhotra
R7,600 Discovery Miles 76 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume contains a section on the wider evolutionary context of venom in animals, the molecular evolutionary processes involved in generating diversity, and the concept of venom evolution as being driven by an arms race that also involves evolution of resistance to toxins by prey. It also studies the relationship between the evolution of toxins and the evolution of the animals that they evolved within. The last section discusses the evolution of venom delivery systems. The definition of a venomous animal, as opposed to a poisonous one, encompasses the evolution not just of toxins but also a specialized mechanism for administering them by injection.

The Right Dog for You - How to choose the perfect breed for you and your family (Paperback): David Alderton The Right Dog for You - How to choose the perfect breed for you and your family (Paperback)
David Alderton
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

If you're thinking of getting a new pup, The Right Dog for You is a must-read. This easy-to-understand guide to the personalities of over 115 breeds allows you to be sure you'll choose the perfect companion. With all-round guidance on selecting a dog, this fully illustrated comprehensive breed directory - including new crossbreeds such as labradoodles - is packed full of useful information. Arranged by size, small to large, each concise entry begins with a brief history of the breed before revealing essential details on the dog's personality, care needs, behavioural traits and things to expect as an owner. Breed specifications are also provided, alongside a handy graphic showing how much grooming, feeding and exercise your prospective pup might need. Buy this book: it will send you to the breeder or rescue centre brimming with confidence - leaving you free to lose your heart to a dog that you know will fit in with your lifestyle.

Nutrition and the Welfare of Farm Animals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Clive J.C. Phillips Nutrition and the Welfare of Farm Animals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Clive J.C. Phillips
R3,871 Discovery Miles 38 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the importance of good nutrition in ensuring an adequate standard of welfare for farm animals. It is often not realized that farm animals can suffer when they are fed unsuitable diets, which may be because these diets are more economic or the farmer does not know how to rectify poor nutrition. This book reveals how to recognize and deal with feeding problems in farm animals, when the animal's behaviour is indicating a deficiency, through oral stereotypies for example. Feeding livestock in emergency situations can present special challenges, and the availability of clean and potable water, one of the essential components of life, can also be an unrecognized problem for many farm animals. Feeding farm animals effectively is rarely recognized for the major welfare issue that it is. We may assume that animals in intensive husbandry conditions have adequate feed, yet it is often too concentrated and designed primarily to immediately maximize production from the animals, in the form of growth, milk yield or reproduction. In extensive rangeland conditions adequate feed supply also cannot be assured, potentially leading to undernutrition with serious consequences for the health and even survival of livestock. This book will provide a much-needed review of the relationships between nutrition and the welfare of farm animals.

The Ecology of Animal Senses - Matched Filters for Economical Sensing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Gerhard von der Emde, Eric... The Ecology of Animal Senses - Matched Filters for Economical Sensing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Gerhard von der Emde, Eric Warrant
R4,284 Discovery Miles 42 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The collection of chapters in this book present the concept of matched filters: response characteristics "matching" the characteristics of crucially important sensory inputs, which allows detection of vital sensory stimuli while sensory inputs not necessary for the survival of the animal tend to be filtered out, or sacrificed. The individual contributions discuss that the evolution of sensing systems resulted from the necessity to achieve the most efficient sensing of vital information at the lowest possible energetic cost. Matched filters are found in all senses including vision, hearing, olfaction, mechanoreception, electroreception and infrared sensing and different cases will be referred to in detail.

Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) (Hardcover): Josh Dubnau Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) (Hardcover)
Josh Dubnau
R2,848 Discovery Miles 28 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The common fruit fly - Drosophila melanogaster - has been the subject of genetics research since the early twentieth century. The complete genomic sequence of Drosophila was published in 2000 and it is still the model organism par excellence for the experimental study of biological phenomena and processes. It is also by far the best model for studying gene function in mammals, including humans. Presenting state-of-the-art studies on the behaviour of Drosophila, this volume discusses normal and pathological models of neurobehavioral disorders and encompasses the specialised methods that have been used, from anatomical, histological, immunohistological and neurophysiological to genomic, genetic and behavioural assays. A comprehensive and thorough reference, this volume is a valuable resource for students and researchers alike across several disciplines of life sciences, including behavioral genetics, neurogenetics, behavioral neuroscience, molecular biology, evolutionary biology and population biology.

The Evolution of Feathers - From Their Origin to the Present (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Christian Foth, Oliver W.M. Rauhut The Evolution of Feathers - From Their Origin to the Present (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Christian Foth, Oliver W.M. Rauhut
R2,663 Discovery Miles 26 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Feathers are one of the most unique characteristics of modern birds and represent the most complex and colourful type of skin derivate within vertebrates, while also fulfilling various biological roles, including flight, thermal insulation, display, and sensory function. For years it was generally assumed that the origin of flight was the main driving force for the evolution of feathers. However, various discoveries of dinosaur species with filamentous body coverings, made over the past 20 years, have fundamentally challenged this idea and produced new evolutionary scenarios for the origin of feathers. This book is devoted to the origin and evolution of feathers, and highlights the impact of palaeontology on this research field by reviewing a number of spectacular fossil discoveries that document the increasing morphological complexity along the evolutionary path to modern birds. Also featuring chapters on fossil feather colours, feather development and its genetic control, the book offers a timely and comprehensive overview of this popular research topic.

Toxins and Drug Discovery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): P. Gopalakrishnakone Toxins and Drug Discovery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
P. Gopalakrishnakone; Edited by Lourdes J. Cruz, Sulan Luo
R7,469 R4,448 Discovery Miles 44 480 Save R3,021 (40%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume deals mainly with the specialized aspect of toxins and drug discovery. Man has been using natural resources especially plants to treat diseases from very early times in history of mankind. Although many drugs derived from plants and microbes have been discovered and being used in clinical practice, not many drugs have been developed from venoms and toxins although many laboratories worldwide are actively working on it. This volume describe some of the recent developments in this research area, such as snake venoms, conotoxins , bioinformatics in drug discovery from peptide toxins.

Fine Riding - Blending Classical Riding and Equitation Science (Paperback): Susan McBane Fine Riding - Blending Classical Riding and Equitation Science (Paperback)
Susan McBane
R948 Discovery Miles 9 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Equitation Science together with classical riding is today probably the most humane, effective, and practical way of training and enjoying the horse, competitive or not. To avoid getting involved is to accede to the status quo. Our horses deserve better. ~Sharon E. Cregier, Ph.D., FIASH (Hon., Edin.), founding member of Equine Behaviour Forum In precise, practical language, Fine Riding describes how to blend the principles of classical riding with the modern findings of Equitation Science, demonstrating how to put the principles into practice when training and riding horses. The book encompasses the author's lifelong background in authentic classical riding and a 17-year study and practice of Equitation Science. It presents the best of the old with the best of the new, resulting in a unique and rational blend of principles, clearly explained, that enables and encourages readers to train, ride and care for their horses truly effectively and humanely. Applicable to riding of all schools of thought, from hacking to racing, including jumping, McBane's method is more than simply another 'system' of riding. It applies the results of rigorous scientific studies to the historical, classical training and riding of horses in an ethical, humane and effective way, explaining the principles in such a way that readers will feel able to put it into effect themselves. This book will encourage horse owners to serve their horses with renewed understanding and commitment.

Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-faced) Companion Animals - A Complete Guide for Veterinary and Animal Professionals... Health and Welfare of Brachycephalic (Flat-faced) Companion Animals - A Complete Guide for Veterinary and Animal Professionals (Paperback)
Rowena Packer, Dan O'Neill
R1,103 Discovery Miles 11 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Health and welfare issues of brachycephalic (flat-faced) animals are one of the most pressing problems facing companion animals right now. Dogs, in particular, are suffering from a 'brachycephalic crisis' resulting from a perfect storm where predispositions to an array of health issues are amplified by a population boom for certain brachycephalic breeds such as the French Bulldog and Pug. But yet, for many owners, these dogs represent the perfect companion: endearing personas and cute looks in a socially desirable package. So where is the truth in all of this? This book will equip veterinary professionals, animal welfare scientists, breeders and owners with the fuller story about brachycephalic health and welfare. The first half of the book provides the context of how and why we are in this crisis, offering in-depth historical, social, ethical, communication, nursing, welfare, epidemiological, genetics and international perspectives. The second half shifts towards the clinical arena, with chapters that cover the background, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the many unique healthcare needs of brachycephalic animals. Cutting-edge knowledge is shared on a range of disciplines including respiratory disease, ophthalmology, dermatology, dentistry, neurology, obesity, reproduction and anesthesia. With twenty chapters written by world-leading experts, lifetimes of experience and knowledge are condensed into the first book dedicated exclusively to brachycephaly in companion animals. This essential reference resource will inform, challenge and stimulate; it will open your mind to new opportunities for you to improve the welfare of brachycephalic animals by your personal and collective choices and actions. But prepare to be surprised: you may just find that your views on brachycephaly in companion animals will be changed forever.

Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammals - A Dynamical Modeling Approach (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017): Olga A. Smirnova Environmental Radiation Effects on Mammals - A Dynamical Modeling Approach (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2017)
Olga A. Smirnova
R4,211 R3,075 Discovery Miles 30 750 Save R1,136 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dr. Smirnova's updated text is devoted to the theoretical studies of radiation effects on mammals. It summarizes 35 years of results the author obtained from analyzing dose rate equivalents for the Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and for Solar Particles Events (SPE). This edition also includes two new chapters on skin epidermal epithelium and risk assessment for myeloid leukemia, as well as extended revisions addressing the radiation effects on the blood-forming system. Mathematical models are used to explain the effects of both acute and chronic irradiation on the dynamics of vital body systems, like the hematopoietic system, the development of autoimmune diseases, and the mortality dynamics in homogeneous and nonhomogeneous mammalian populations. The proposed methodology of these studies, the models themselves, and the obtained results are of a great theoretical significance and can find wide practical use.

Vascular Morphogenesis - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2021): Domenico Ribatti Vascular Morphogenesis - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2021)
Domenico Ribatti
R3,578 Discovery Miles 35 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This detailed new edition aims to provide a range of methods and protocols for studying vascular morphogenesis in vivo and in vitro to reflect up-to-date advances in the field. Of note, the book explores endothelial cell signaling is currently understood to promote fundamental cues for cell fate specification, embryo patterning, organ differentiation, and postnatal tissue remodeling. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and timely, Vascular Morphogenesis: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition will serve as an ideal guide to this area of study for a broad audience amongst cell biologists, anatomists, pathologists, and physiologists.

Computational Hydrodynamics of Capsules and Biological Cells (Paperback): Constantine Pozrikidis Computational Hydrodynamics of Capsules and Biological Cells (Paperback)
Constantine Pozrikidis
R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Spanning biological, mathematical, computational, and engineering sciences, computational biofluiddynamics addresses a diverse family of problems involving fluid flow inside and around living organisms, organs, tissue, biological cells, and other biological materials. Computational Hydrodynamics of Capsules and Biological Cells provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and current introduction to the fundamental concepts, mathematical formulation, alternative approaches, and predictions of this evolving field. In the first several chapters on boundary-element, boundary-integral, and immersed-boundary methods, the book covers the flow-induced deformation of idealized two-dimensional red blood cells in Stokes flow, capsules with spherical unstressed shapes based on direct and variational formulations, and cellular flow in domains with complex geometry. It also presents simulations of microscopic hemodynamics and hemorheology as well as results on the deformation of capsules and cells in dilute and dense suspensions. The book then describes a discrete membrane model where a surface network of viscoelastic links emulates the spectrin network of the cytoskeleton, before presenting a novel two-dimensional model of red and white blood cell motion. The final chapter discusses the numerical simulation of platelet motion near a wall representing injured tissue. This volume provides a roadmap to the current state of the art in computational cellular mechanics and biofluiddynamics. It also indicates areas for further work on mathematical formulation and numerical implementation and identifies physiological problems that need to be addressed in future research. MATLAB (R) code and other data are available at http://dehesa.freeshell.org/CC2

Protocols in Semen Biology (Comparing Assays) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): N. Srivastava, Megha Pande Protocols in Semen Biology (Comparing Assays) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
N. Srivastava, Megha Pande
R4,182 R2,596 Discovery Miles 25 960 Save R1,586 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book on protocols in semen biology is a compilation of 20 chapters written by 15 experts from 5 Indian Council of Agricultural Research institutions, focusing on the basics of various procedures in semen biology with applications in animal and other allied sciences The information is presented in simple language with illustrative figures and colour microphotographs, making it understandable for readers of every level. It highlights recent findings, the comparative analysis of assays, protocols, points to ponder, background information and major references, and also compares various assays for evaluating a seminal parameters. The book provides a comprehensive resource for beginners, as well as academics, investigators and scientists of animal semen biology and relevant fields. Further, it offers valuable teaching material.

The Tree Shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Jiang-Ning Zhou,... The Tree Shrew (Tupaia belangeri chinensis) Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Jiang-Ning Zhou, Rong-Jun Ni
R7,065 R4,063 Discovery Miles 40 630 Save R3,002 (42%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This atlas is currently the most systematic and comprehensive atlas of the tree shrew brain. The purpose of this book is to help scientists acquire accurate coordinates of the brain regions of the tree shrew, which is becoming a popular animal model for a variety of human diseases. This atlas contains series of 192 coronal sections, 36 sagittal sections, and 49 horizontal sections using Nissl staining or acetylcholinesterase histochemistry as well as a series of diagrams in stereotaxic coordinates. Original photomicrographs are obtained at single-cell resolution. In addition, we also referred to magnetic resonance images acquired at 250 um intervals with a magnetic resonance scanner 9.4T. Many brain structures are first identified in tree shrews and accurately presented in a stereotaxic coordinate system. The Bregma coordinates system is used for the first time in this tree shrew brain atlas. The atlas represents the collaboration between two indispensable skills of brain research, neuroanatomy and stereotaxic surgery. It will be extensively used in neuroscience research, particularly tree shrew brain study, and will help graduate students and researchers understand brain anatomy and acquire accurate reference coordinates.

Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Steven M. Fox Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Steven M. Fox
R1,164 Discovery Miles 11 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Multimodal Management of Canine Osteoarthritis, Second Edition takes an evidence-based approach to the canine patient with osteoarthritis, pursuing the objective of the best available medicine by a variety of means: multiple drugs, agents, adjuncts and delivery methods. Appreciating that surgical intervention may initially be required, particularly for stabilizing a joint, the major focus in this work is the conservative management of osteoarthritis. A clear and visual approach is taken with the overlapping of two three-pointed triangles of management: medical and non-medical. The completely updated new edition offers a major new chapter on Regenerative Medicine in collaboration with Drs Sherman Canapp and Brittany Jean Carr. It is recommended for any small animal veterinary practitioner, as well as researchers and students of the RCVS CertAVP.

Molt in Neotropical Birds - Life History and Aging Criteria (Paperback): Erik I Johnson, Jared D Wolfe Molt in Neotropical Birds - Life History and Aging Criteria (Paperback)
Erik I Johnson, Jared D Wolfe
R1,172 Discovery Miles 11 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Molt is an important avian life history event in which feathers are shed and replaced. The timing, duration, seasonality, extent and pattern of molt follows certain strategies and this book reviews and describes these strategies for nearly 190 species based on information gathered from a 30-year study of Central Amazonian birds. Most species accounts are illustrated with several color photos focusing on wing and tail feather molt, molt limits, and how to use these patterns to accurately age birds. Published in collaboration with and on behalf of the American Ornithological Society, this volume in the highly-regarded Studies in Avian Biology series is a rich source of life history information for ornithologists working on tropical birds.

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