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Books on Science > Life Sciences > Biological Diversity

  • 1.  

    The Compass of Pleasure

     By David J Linden [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2011]
    Rs. 1,730 1,384 (20% OFF)
    Discontinued Description: A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden...   more
    Other Editions: Ebook, Adobe epub 2011
  • 2.  

    Wildlife on the Wind

     By Bruce L Smith [Ebook, Open epub]
    Rs. 1,541 1,233 (20% OFF)
    Discontinued Description: In the heart of Wyoming sprawls the ancient homeland of the Eastern Shoshone Indians, who were forced by the U.S. government to share a reservation in the Wind River basin and flanking mountain ranges with their historical enemy, the Northern Arapahos. Both tribes lost their sovereign, wide-ranging ways of...   more
  • 3.  

    Adaptive Diversification (MPB- 48)

     By Michael Doebeli [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2011]
    Rs. 3,062 2,450 (20% OFF)
    Discontinued "Adaptive biological diversification occurs when frequency-dependent selection generates advantages for rare phenotypes and induces a split of an ancestral lineage into multiple descendant lineages. Using adaptive dynamics theory, individual-based simulations, and partial differential equation models, this book illustrates that adaptive diversification due to frequency-dependent ecological interaction is a theoretically ubiquitous...   more
  • 4.  

    Biodiversity In Agricultural Production Systems

     By Gero Benckiser , Sylvia Schnell [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2006]
    Rs. 4,175 3,758 (10% OFF)
    Discontinued Biodiversity in Agricultural Production Systems explores the diversity of agricultural production systems including the geno/phenotype diversity through plant breeding. It collects data on soil space diversity and species richness of microbial communities such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and Tardigrada. Focusing on lumbricid earthworms as distributors of microbes, it discusses...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2006
  • 5.  

    Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation

     By Oswald J Schmitz [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2007]
    Rs. 1,360 1,088 (20% OFF)
    Discontinued "Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation" provides students and other readers with a basic understanding of the fundamental principles of ecological science and their applications, offering an essential overview of the way ecology can be used to devise strategies to conserve the health and functioning of ecosystems. "Ecology and Ecosystem Conservation" provides...   more
  • 6.  

    Microbial Diversity: Form and Function in Prokaryotes

     By Oladele Ogunseitan [Ebook, Adobe pdf]
    Rs. 7,653 7,270 (5% OFF)
    Discontinued Description: This book offers the first comprehensive, in-depth treatment of microbial diversity for undergraduate and graduate students. Using a global approach, Microbial Diversity illustrates the impact of microorganisms on ecological and Earth system phenomena. Accompanied by a devoted website with resources for both instructors and students: www.blackwellpublishing.com/ogunseitan Uses key ecological...   more
  • 7.  

    From Populations to Ecosystems

     By Michel Loreau [Ebook, Adobe epub 2010]
    Rs. 3,090 2,472 (20% OFF)    Download Sample eBook
    Discontinued Description: The major subdisciplines of ecology--population ecology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, and evolutionary ecology--have diverged increasingly in recent decades. What is critically needed today is an integrated, real-world approach to ecology that reflects the interdependency of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. From Populations to Ecosystems proposes an innovative theoretical synthesis that...   more
    Other Editions: Ebook, Adobe pdf 2010
  • 8.  

    Quantitative Conservation of Vertebrates

     By Michael J Conroy , John P Carroll [Ebook, Adobe epub 2011]
    Rs. 6,322 6,005 (5% OFF)    Download Sample eBook
    Discontinued Adobe PDF eBook Rights: Copy allowed for 15 selections within interval of 365 days Print allowed : Unlimited Read aloud allowed : Unlimited Description: This book provides a hands-on introduction to the construction and application of models to studies of vertebrate distribution, abundance, and habitat. The book is aimed at...   more
  • 9.  

    Storms of My Grandchildren

     By James Hansen [Ebook, Adobe epub 2009]
    Rs. 652 600 (8% OFF)    Download Sample eBook
    Discontinued Subtitled }The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity{. An urgent and provocative call to action from an accomplished climate scientist. Dr James Hansen, the world's leading scientist on climate issues, speaks out for the first time with the full truth about global warming:...   more
  • 10.  

    Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments

     By Diana H Wall [Ebook, Adobe epub 2004]
    Rs. 2,728 2,183 (20% OFF)
    Discontinued Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments brings together the world's leading ecologists, systematists, and evolutionary biologists to present scientific information that integrates soil and sediment disciplines across terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. It offers a framework for a new discipline, one that will allow future scientists to...   more
  • 11.  

    The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited

     By Jonathan B Losos , Robert E Ricklefs [Ebook, Adobe epub 2009]
    Rs. 3,557 2,846 (20% OFF)    Download Sample eBook
    Discontinued "This wonderful and lively book provides a fitting forty-year retrospective on MacArthur and Wilson's seminal volume. I can easily see it on the shelf of every serious graduate student of community ecology. It has all the 'right' names in it--many of them personal friends of MacArthur and Wilson--plus a bunch...   more
  • 12.  

    Biodiversity and Environmental Philosophy

     By Sahotra Sarkar [Ebook, Adobe pdf]
    Rs. 1,669 1,502 (10% OFF)    Download Now!
    In Stock. Delivers in 60 seconds! Description: This book explores the epistemological and ethical issues at the foundations of environmental philosophy, emphasizing the conservation of biodiversity. Sahota Sarkar criticizes previous attempts to attribute intrinsic value to nature and defends an anthropocentric position on biodiversity conservation based on an untraditional concept of transformative value. Unlike other studies...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2005 Paperback 2010
  • 13.  

    Biodiversity and Human Livelihoods in Protected Areas

     By Navjot S Sodhi , Greg Acciaioli , Maribeth Erb [Ebook, Adobe pdf]
    Rs. 2,953 2,658 (10% OFF)    Download Now!
    In Stock. Delivers in 60 seconds! Description: Protected areas have emerged as major arenas of dispute concerning both indigenous and environmental protection. In the Malay Archipelago, which contains two of the twenty-five biodiversity hotspots identified globally, rampant commercial exploitation is jeopardizing species and rural livelihoods. While protected areas remain the only hope for the imperiled biota...   more
  • 14.  

    Biological Diversity Function Soils

     By Richard Bardgett , Michael Usher , David Hopkins [Ebook, Adobe pdf]
    Rs. 4,558 4,102 (10% OFF)    Download Now!
    In Stock. Delivers in 60 seconds! Description: Soil has generally been regarded as something of a 'black box' by ecologists. The importance of soil is obvious: it provides physical support for plants, and both the living and non-living components contribute to a variety of important environmental functions. Soil is a species-rich habitat, but many questions about...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2005
  • 15.  

    Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

     By D I Jarvis , C Padoch , H D Cooper [Ebook, Adobe epub 2007]
    Rs. 2,226 2,115 (5% OFF)    Download Sample eBook
    Discontinued "Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems" takes a look at how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. The volume includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels. Chapters cover the assessment and farmer management...   more
  • 16.  

    Managing and Designing Landscapes for Conservation

     By David Lindenmayer , Richard Hobbs [Ebook, Adobe pdf]
    Rs. 6,987 6,638 (5% OFF)
    Discontinued Description: The distinctive relationships between landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conservation are highlighted in this original and useful guide to the theory and practice of ecological landscape design. Key insights by some of the world's leading experts in landscape ecology and conservation biology make Managing and Designing Landscapes for...   more
  • 17.  

    Mapping Species Distributions

     By Janet Franklin [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2010]
    Rs. 3,403 3,062 (10% OFF)    Download Now!
    In Stock. Delivers in 60 seconds! Maps of species' distributions or habitat suitability are required for many aspects of environmental research, resource management and conservation planning. These include biodiversity assessment, reserve design, habitat management and restoration, species and habitat conservation plans and predicting the effects of environmental change on species and ecosystems. The proliferation of methods...   more
  • 18.  

    Milestones in Systematics

     By Peter L Forey [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2004]
    Rs. 3,113 2,802 (10% OFF)
    Discontinued Description: Presenting a historical analysis of the evolution of systematics during the last one hundred years, this book reviews many of the major issues in systematic theory and practice that have driven the working methods of systematics during the 20th century and looks at the issues most likely to preoccupy...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2004
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    What Is Biodiversity?

     By James Maclaurin , Kim Sterelny [Ebook, Adobe pdf 2008]
    Rs. 1,701 1,446 (15% OFF)
    Discontinued In the life sciences, there is wide-ranging debate about biodiversity. While nearly everyone is in favor of biodiversity and its conservation, methods for its assessment vary enormously. So what exactly is biodiversity? Most theoretical work on the subject assumes it has something to do with species richness--with the number of...   more
    Other Editions: Paperback 2008 Hardbound 2008
  • 20.  

    Parasite Biodiversity

     By Robert Poulin , Serge Morand [Ebook, Adobe epub]
    Rs. 3,849 2,694 (30% OFF)    Download Now!
    In Stock. Delivers in 60 seconds! This comprehensive, groundbreaking book on the biodiversity of parasites offers a clear and accessible explanation of how parasite biodiversity provides insight into the history and biogeography of other organisms, the structure of ecosystems, and the processes that lead to the diversification of life. Description: This comprehensive, groundbreaking book on the...   more
    Other Editions: Hardcover 2005
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