Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123814272

Category: Science

Page: 304

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The Field Guide to Freshwater Invertebrates of North America focuses on freshwater invertebrates that can be identified using at most an inexpensive magnifying glass. This Guide will be useful for experienced nature enthusiasts, students doing aquatic field projects, and anglers looking for the best fish bait, lure, or fly. Color photographs and art, as well as the broad geographic coverage, set this guide apart. 362 color photographs and detailed descriptions aid in the identification of species Introductory chapters instruct the reader on how to use the book, different inland water habitats and basic ecological relationships of freshwater invertebrates Broad taxonomic coverage is more comprehensive than any guide currently available
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A Naturalist's Guide to the Texas Hill Country

Author: Mark Gustafson

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 162349236X

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 9782

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In this guide, biologist Mark Gustafson introduces residents and visitors to the history, geology, water resources, plants, and animals found in the nineteen counties occupying the eastern part of the Edwards Plateau, the heart of the Hill Country. He profiles three hundred of the most common and unique species from all of the major groups of plants and animals: trees, shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, vines, grasses, ferns, fungi, lichens, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, and invertebrates. Color photographs are included for each species along with a brief description. He closes with a chapter on significant state parks and natural areas in the region as an invitation to visit and explore the Texas Hill Country. As large metropolitan areas continue to encroach on the Hill Country, newcomers are moving in and more people are flocking to its many attractions. This guidebook will enrich the appreciation of the region’s rich and unique biodiversity and encourage conservation of the natural world encountered.
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A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America

Author: J. Reese Voshell

Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780939923878

Category: Nature

Page: 442

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Provides identification and other information about creatures that are commonly found in the shallows of freshwater areas and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye.
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Pocketguide to Eastern Wetlands

Author: T. Travis,Shanda Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811758613

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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More than 200 plants, trees and shrubs, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in eastern wetland habitats are featured in this detailed field guide.
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Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States

Porifera to Crustacea

Author: Douglas Grant Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471358374

Category: Science

Page: 638

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Invertebrate Zoology deals with the animals that have no backbones, including the shrimps, crabs, sponges, worms, snails and squids. This book deals specifically with the invertebrates that spend all or part of their lifecycle in a freshwater environment. (As is usual and as in the previous edition, aquatic insects are excluded due to their vast numbers.) The invertebrate species far outnumber the vertebrate species, and a through understanding of aquatic invertebrate zoology is essential.
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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Volume 4: Keys to Palaearctic Fauna

Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers,Cristina Damborenea

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123850258

Category: Nature

Page: 944

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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Palaearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, is part of a multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world that began with Vol. I: Ecology and General Biology (2015), then Vol. II (2016) Keys to Nearctic Fauna, and finally in Vol. III (2018) Keys to Neotropical Hexapoda (insects and springtails). It now continues with identification keys for Palearctic invertebrates in Vol. IV. Two other volumes currently in development focus on general invertebrates of the Neotropical/Antarctic, and Australasian Bioregions. Other volumes in the early planning stages include Afrotropical and Oriental/Oceanic Bioregions. All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies and private companies, as well as by graduate and undergraduate students. Provides identification keys for inland water (fresh to saline) invertebrates of the Palearctic Zoogeographic Region, from Iceland to Russia, and from the northern Pole region to Saharan Africa in the west, through the Middle East, and to the central China and Japan in the east Presents identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to the genus or species level for many groups and to family for Hexapoda, with the keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels Includes a general introduction and sections on limitations, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation and references
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Naturally Curious Day by Day

A Photographic Field Guide and Daily Visit to the Forests, Fields, and Wetlands of Eastern North America

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811765598

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.
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Pocketguide to Eastern Streams

Author: T. Travis Brown,Shanda Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811706400

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Species accounts and photos for 225 plants, trees, insects, mollusks, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds commonly found in and around streams Covers both aquatic organisms and those that live on streambanks Distinguishing characteristics, habitat information, and range map provided for each species For nature-lovers, hikers, anglers, naturalists, and wildlife professionals Includes information on restoring and preserving threatened or damaged stream ecosystems, all in a handy pocketsize format
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Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates

Ecology and General Biology

Author: James H. Thorp,D. Christopher Rogers

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123850274

Category: Science

Page: 1148

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Readers familiar with the first three editions of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp and A.P. Covich) will welcome the comprehensive revision and expansion of that trusted professional reference manual and educational textbook from a single North American tome into a developing multi-volume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world. The series entitled Thorp and Covich’s Freshwater Invertebrates (edited by J.H. Thorp) begins with the current Volume I: Ecology and General Biology (edited by J.H. Thorp and D.C. Rogers), which is designed as a companion volume for the remaining books in the series. Those following volumes provide taxonomic coverage for specific zoogeographic regions of the world, starting with Keys to Nearctic Fauna (Vol. II) and Keys to Palaearctic Fauna (Vol. III). Volume I maintains the ecological and general biological focus of the previous editions but now expands coverage globally in all chapters, includes more taxonomic groups (e.g., chapters on individual insect orders), and covers additional functional topics such as invasive species, economic impacts, and functional ecology. As in previous editions, the 4th edition of Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates is designed for use by professionals in universities, government agencies, and private companies as well as by undergraduate and graduate students. Global coverage of aquatic invertebrate ecology Discussions on invertebrate ecology, phylogeny, and general biology written by international experts for each group Separate chapters on invasive species and economic impacts and uses of invertebrates Eight additional chapters on insect orders and a chapter on freshwater millipedes Four new chapters on collecting and culturing techniques, ecology of invasive species, economic impacts, and ecological function of invertebrates Overall expansion of ecology and general biology and a shift of the even more detailed taxonomic keys to other volumes in the projected 9-volume series Identification keys to lower taxonomic levels
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