The Sharks of North America

Author: Jose I. Castro,Diane Rome Peebles

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195392949

Category: Science

Page: 613

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A complete reference to all the sharks inhabiting North American waters, with excellent color illustrations of all the species.

Sharks, Rays, and Chimaeras of California

Author: David Ebert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222652

Category: Science

Page: 284

View: 7201


"Ebert has herein assembled an enormous body of knowledge about California's 43 shark species ranging from shark and human behavior to taxonomic minutiae, along with up-to-date explanations of their ecology, status and fisheries. More importantly, his Herculean effort includes the often-overlooked 25 species of skates, rays and chimaeras. That, along with the fine illustrations of Mat Squillante, should answer any question that a student, diver, natural history buff, or recreational or commercial fisher might ask."—John E. McCosker, coauthor of Great White Shark "The timing of this publication is ideal given the status of some of California's elasmobranch populations and the need for a deeper understanding of their biology, ecology, and fishery management. The book is a comprehensive treatment—if one wants to find out the latest information on any species of shark or ray off California, this is the place to go. An outstanding work!"—Gregor M. Cailliet, Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and Director, Pacific Shark Research Center

Toxicology of Reptiles

Author: Susan C. M. Gardner,Eva Oberdorster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420038362

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 8029


Toxicology of Reptiles cohesively summarizes much of the cutting-edge research taking place in fields such as reptilian endocrinology, neurophysiology, immunology, and ecology. It also addresses conservation needs along with the complications often associated with population studies. The text is easy to synthesize and apply in the evaluation and understanding of potential risks to reptiles from environmental contaminants. This book provides a comprehensive description of the current state of knowledge of reptilian toxicology from the perspective of target organ systems. It covers major contaminant classes within each chapter, focusing on those of greatest concern. The authors highlight the most pressing information gaps, and propose priority directions for further advancement in the fields of reptilian biology, wildlife and environmental toxicology, conservation, and ecological risk assessment.

Exotic Animal Training and Learning, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice

Author: Barbara Heidenreich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747955

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 3712


The latest information on training and behavior of exotic pet animals for the exotic animal veterinarian. Topics to be covered include the application of science based training technology, a framework for solving behavior problems, training avian patients and their caregivers, trained falconry birds and veterinary medicine: preserving the client/veterinarian relationship, technicians and animal training, small mammal training in the veterinary practice, training reptiles and amphibians for medical and husbandry, training fish and invertebrates for husbandry and medical behaviors, marine mammal training, training birds and small mammals for medical behaviors, and more.

The Global Competition for Talent Mobility of the Highly Skilled

Mobility of the Highly Skilled

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264047751


Page: 165

View: 9381


Drawing on analytical literature, the most recent data available, and policy inventories, this publication discusses the dimensions, significance, and policy implications of international flows of human resources in science and technology.