"Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. Directs readers to an associated Web page that maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Inernet resources discussed in this edition."
Alle wichtigen Parasitosen unserer Haustiere in einem Buch und auf einen Blick. Parasitosen gehören zu den häufigsten Erkrankungen unserer Haustiere. Vom Rind bis Kaninchen, vom Igel und Fisch bis hin zur Biene bietet das internationale Autorenteam konkrete Konzepte zur Erkennung und Bekämpfung von parasitären Erkrankungen. Ein unentbehrlicher Helfer, wenn Kompetenz rund um Parasitosen gefragt ist. Hier finden Sie alle praxisrelevanten Fragen der Parasitologie. Was ist neu in der 6. Auflage? Da Haustiere immer exotischer werden, wurden neue Kapitel über die Parasiten der Reptilien und Amphibien aufgenommen. Neueste Therapiemöglichkeiten und Nachweisverfahren sind ebenso enthalten wie die aktuellen Erkenntnisse über Pathogenese und Epidemiologie.
Medical and Veterinary Entomology is a comprehensive text and is primarily intended for graduate students and upper level undergraduates studying the medical and veterinary significance of insects and related arthropods. The book will also appeal to a larger audience, specialists and non-specialists alike, including entomologists, parasitologists, biologists, epidemiologists, physicians, public health personnel, veterinarians, wildlife specialists and others looking for a readable, authoritative book on this topic. The first two chapters provide overviews of medical-veterinary entomology and epidemiology, respectively. These are followed by individual chapters devoted to each group of insects or arachnids of medical-veterinary importance and the health problems they can cause including their role as vectors of pathogens. Each of these chapters provides an overview of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of the group, and is followed by separate sections on their medical and veterinary importance, then by a section on prevention and control and, finally, by a list of references and further reading. Nationally and internationally renowned contributing authors Up to date and new information that is easy to locate, with extensive subheadings and highlighted key words throughout text Includes extensive coverage of arachnids, including scorpions, solpugids, spiders, mites and ticks Designed for teaching several courses including Medical Entomology, Veterinary Entomology or combined Medical-Veterinary Entomology courses
Animals have been studied for centuries. But what are the most important and relevant reference and information sources in the zoological sciences? This work is a comprehensive, thoroughly annotated directory filled with hundreds of esteemed resources published in the field of zoology, including indexes, abstracts, bibliographies, journals, biographies and histories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, textbooks, checklists and classification schemes, handbooks and field guides, associations, and Web sites. A complete revision of the award-winning Guide to the Zoological Literature: The Animal Kingdom (1994), this new title includes extensive, up-to-date coverage of invertebrates, arthropods, vertebrates, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, and mammals. In addition, the work features a detailed introduction by the author, as well as thorough subject, title, and author indexes. Students and researchers can now quickly and easily pinpoint works in their field of study. The book is of equal importance to LIS students specializing in science or biology librarianship, as it provides a comprehensive, straight-forward overview of zoological information sources. An essential addition to the core reference collection of public and academic libraries!
This book has been derived from the Arthropod Name Index (ANI) database of CAB INTERNATIONAL. In its current form, the ANI database provides a checklist of about 95,000 names and synonyms, plus details of the position of each species within the hierarchy of arthropod classification. To generate this volume, information for the major Lepidoptera on common names, geographical distribution, host range and status of the recorded pest or beneficial species, has been added. It includes records of about 6,000 species (plus another 6,000 synonyms) of harmful and beneficial Lepidoptera that have been recorded in scientific publications over the past 80 years and abstracted for inclusion in Review of Agricultural Entomology and its predecessors. Most species listed are pests as a result of their larvae feeding on plants, but beneficial species such as the silk moths and species of current or potential use in biological control as predators of mealybugs, scale insects and other pests and weeds, are also included. The host plants listed and information on geographical distribution nevertheless emphasise the insects importance in crop production. The book is thus an essential reference for agricultural entomologists."
This work provides access to a wealth of information. Reference librarians, students, zoologists, conservationists, and amateur naturalists can use it to locate such sources as a field guide to the birds of Bali, a checklist of the mammals of Africa, an encyclopedia of fishes, a handbook on insects, an identification key to reptiles of North America, or the name of an Internet news group on western birds. It is the only existing work that contains a compilation of all the major reference sources on the animal kingdom. A comprehensive author-title index and a separate subject index make locating specific entries simple. The subject index includes the common and scientific names of animal groups and geographical locations. Intended for use in public, academic, and specialized libraries, as well as departments in the zoological sciences.
Wussten Sie, dass Sie mit einem Röhrling näher verwandt sind als mit einem Gänseblümchen oder Vögel den Krokodilen näher sind als Eidechsen? In den letzten 30 Jahren sind die Methoden der Klassifikation des Lebens völlig neu überdacht worden. Das Resultat stellt die bisherige Einteilung der mehr als 2 Millionen bekannten Arten auf den Kopf. Das Buch hilft, die organismische Vielfalt zu bewältigen, indem wesentliche Einteilungs- und Ordnungskriterien vorgestellt und bedeutende stammesgeschichtliche Entwicklungslinien diskutiert werden.

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