• Science & Mathematics
      August 2018

      Tomatoes

      by E Heuvelink

      This new edition of a successful, practical book provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of all aspects of the production of the tomato crop, within the context of the global tomato industry. Tomatoes are one of the most important horticultural crops in both temperate and tropical regions and this book explores our current knowledge of the scientific principles underlying their biology and production.Tomatoes 2nd Edition covers genetics and breeding, developmental processes, crop growth and yield, fruit ripening and quality, irrigation and fertilisation, crop protection, production in the open field, greenhouse production, and postharvest biology and handling. It has been updated to:- reflect advances in the field, such as developments in molecular plant breeding, crop and product physiology, and production systems.- include a new chapter on organic tomato production.- present photos in full colour throughout.Authored by an international team of experts, this book is essential for growers, extension workers, industry personnel, and horticulture students and lecturers.

    • Science & Mathematics
      July 2018

      Practical Feline Behaviour

      Understanding Cat Behaviour and Improving Welfare

      by Trudi Atkinson

      Practical Feline Behaviour contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. There have been ground-breaking advances in our understanding of feline behaviour in recent years and, to protect the welfare of cats, it is increasingly important that anyone involved with their care, especially those in a professional capacity, keep up to date with these developments. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on feline behaviour; on communication, learning, social behaviour, the relationship between behaviour and disease, and the cat - human relationship. It also provides practical advice on how the welfare of cats in our care may be protected and how behaviour problems should be addressed and how to avoid them. In this book Trudi Atkinson draws on her extensive experience as a veterinary nurse and a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist to provide a rapid reference and an intensely practical feline behaviour resource for owners, breeders, veterinary professionals, shelter and cattery workers and anyone involved in the care of our feline companions. - Practical, down to earth guide detailing all aspects of feline behaviour - Rapid reference for instant access to information - Written by a well-known animal behaviourist who has extensive experience in treating feline behaviour problems and in advising clients to protect the welfare of their cats - Includes a foreword by John Bradshaw, School of Veterinary Science at University of Bristol, UK

    • Plant pathology & diseases
      December 2015

      Virus Diseases of Tropical and Subtropical Crops

      by Edited by Paula Tennant, Gustavo A Fermin M.

      This book describes interactions of plant viruses with hosts and transmission vectors in an agricultural context. Starting with an overview of virus biology, economics and management, chapters then address economically significant plant diseases of tropical and subtropical crops. For each disease, symptoms, distribution, economic impact, causative virus, taxonomy, host range, transmission, diagnostic methods and management strategies are discussed.

    • Biology, life sciences
      March 2015

      Pest Risk Modelling and Mapping for Invasive Alien Species

      by Manuel Colunga-Garcia, Hazel Parry, Catherine Jarnevich, Roger Magarey, Darren Kriticos, Susan Worner, Christelle Robinet, Patrick Tobin, David Cook, Craig Allen, Richard Baker, Marla Downing, Rieks van Klinken, Frank Koch, Denys Yemshanov, Steven Venette. Edited by Robert C Venette.

      Over the past century, the number of species that have been transported to areas outside their native range has increased steadily. New pests and pathogens place biological pressure on valuable resident species, but strict bans may conflict with trading and travel needs. An overview of how the conflict can be managed using pest risk mapping and modelling, this book uses worked examples to explain modelling and help development of tool kits for assessment.

    • Zoology & animal sciences
      August 2014

      Sentience and Animal Welfare

      by Donald M Broom

      Sentience – the ability to feel, perceive and experience – is central to the animal welfare debate as it raises the question of whether animals experience suffering in life and death. This book explores and answers these questions in an objective way, based on the latest research and empirical evidence. Beginning with an introduction to sentience, the book investigates why we are so interested in sentience, when, as a species, humans became sentient and how it has changed over time. The book defines aspects of sentience such as consciousness, memory and emotions, and discusses brain complexity in detail. Looking at sentience from a developmental perspective, it analyses when in an individual’s growth sentience can be said to appear and uses evidence from a range of studies investigating embryos, foetuses and young animals to form an enlightening overview of the subject. With a full chapter covering ethical decisions such as animal protection and experimentation, this book is not only an invaluable resource for researchers and students of animal welfare and biology, but also an engaging and informative read for veterinarians and the general public.

    • Botany & plant sciences
      April 2013

      Natural Antioxidants and Biocides from Wild Medicinal Plants

      by Edited by Carlos L Cespedes, D A Sampietro, Mahendra Rai, D S Seigler.

      Plants produce secondary metabolites with herbicidal, insecticidal, fungicidal and antioxidant activities. This book provides an up-to-date treatment of antioxidant and biocidal compounds mainly from Latin American plants. New antimicrobials, insecticidals, and antioxidants are covered in three sections: a general overview and perspectives on antioxidant, medicinal and biocidal plant compounds; details of plant antioxidants isolated from a wide range of species; insecticidal, antimicrobial and other biocidal activities based on peptides, phytoecdysteroids, alkaloids, polyphenols, terpenoids and other allelochemicals.

    • Insects (entomology)
      November 2012

      Radar Entomology

      Observing Insect Flight and Migration

      by Alistair Drake, Don R Reynolds

      Many of the world's most serious agricultural pests are highly migratory. Through the use of special-purpose radars we are provided with insights into their movement and how they learn about and navigate through their environment. This text examines the behaviour and regional variations of these species, as well as the altitude of migration, concentration of insects in layers and how they respond to large and small-scale wind systems. The book relates radar observation of insect movement to complementary and competing methodologies and surveys its capabilities and limitations. It also deals with the applications of these findings in the management and forecasting of both pest and beneficial insects, and is an essential reference for those working in agricultural entomology and pest management.

    • Biochemistry
      September 2012

      Bacteriophages in Health and Disease

      by Edited by Paul Hyman, Stephen T Abedon.

      Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. As such, they have many potential uses for promoting health and combating disease. This book covers the many facets of phage-bacterial-human interaction in three sections: the role and impact of phages on natural bacterial communities, the potential to develop phage-based therapeutics and other aspects in which phages can be used to combat disease, including bacterial detection, bacterial epidemiology, the tracing of fecal contamination of water and decontamination of foods.

    • Animal behaviour
      April 2010

      Behaviour and Welfare of the Horse

      by Andrew F Fraser

      Horses play a unique role in human activities, for both work and recreation. From the ranch to the racetrack, an understanding of horses' behaviour and needs is vital for man to ensure their well-being. Providing a comprehensive, scientific overview of horse behaviour and its relation to welfare, this new, updated edition includes new developments in the understanding of the relationship between physiology and performance, and the neuro-chemical basis of stereotypic behaviour. It has been expanded to address the important topic of welfare from both a fundamental and a practical viewpoint, and will serve as an essential resource for veterinarians, equine professionals and horse owners as well as students of veterinary and animal sciences.

    • Botany & plant sciences
      December 2007

      Plant Names

      A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

      by Edited by Roger Spencer, Robert Cross, Peter Lumley

      The book is a plain English guide to the use of plant names and the conventions for writing them as governed by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. It covers the naming of wild plants, plants modified by humans, why plant names change, their pronunciation and hints to help remember them. The final section provides a detailed guide to websites and published resources. Plant Names incorporates the latest information and research in the recently published Botanical and Cultivated Plant codes in an easy to read format, and offers a definitive guide to using the myriad names, including marketing names, on plant labels.

    • Animal behaviour
      December 2006

      Stereotypic Animal Behaviour

      Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare

      by Edited by Georgia Mason, Jeffrey Rushen

      This 2nd edition is a complete re-write of the 1st edition in 1993. It reflects developments in knowledge since the 1st edition and includes many new chapters and contributors. Concern over the welfare of confined animals is continuing to increase and extends not only to farm and zoo animals, but also to laboratory and companion animals. This book focuses on environmentally induced stereotypes, rather than drug induced or neurologically based stereotypes and discusses why captive animals perform these stereotypes. It also examines what this behaviour can tell us about animal welfare, options for prevention and cure and assesses future research directions and implications for animal welfare.

    • Insects (entomology)
      September 2005

      Insect Evolutionary Ecology

      by Edited by Mark DE Fellowes, Graham Holloway, Jens Rolff

      Insects provide excellent model systems for understanding evolutionary ecology. They are abundant, small, and relatively easy to rear, and these traits facilitate both field and laboratory experiments. This book has been developed from the Royal Entomological Society's 22nd international symposium, held in Reading in 2003. Topics include speciation and adaptation; life history, phenotype plasticity and genetics; sexual selection and reproductive biology; insect-plant interactions; insect-natural enemy interactions; and social insects.

    • Insects (entomology)
      August 2003

      Mites of Greenhouses

      Identification, Biology and Control

      by Edited by Zhi-Qiang Zhang

      Mites are among the most important arthropods in greenhouses, both as pests causing economic injury to greenhouse crops, and as natural enemies used in the biological control of pest insects and other mites. Because of their minute size, mites are much less well known than insects.This book describes the biology, identification and control of such mites and the topics covered include an introduction to the Acari, illustrated keys to orders, families and selected species, the control of pest mites, and the role of beneficial mites in biological control. The book will be of interest to those working in entomology, crop protection and horticulture.

    • Insects (entomology)
      May 2001

      Insect Movement

      Mechanisms and Consequences

      by Edited by Ian P Woiwod, Chris D Thomas, Don R Reynolds

      Knowledge of insect movement, particularly of flight, is crucial to our understanding of the great ecological and evolutionary success of insects. The last 20 years have seen many advances in this subject area. New fields have arisen, such as metapopulation theory, and dramatic developments have taken place in methods of studying movement, as a result of new techniques in molecular biology and radar monitoring. There have also been advances in our knowledge of flight-related physiology and behaviour. This book, which is based on the main papers presented at the Royal Entomological Society's 20th Symposium held in September 1999, brings us up to date with these developments.It contains chapters on:flight mechanismsforaging movementsmigrationthe evolution of movement strategiesthe interactions between dispersal rates, population structure and gene flow the effects of climate change on geographical distributionIt is essential reading for entomologists, and of interest to those researching animal behaviour, physiology, ecology and genetics.

    • Insects (entomology)
      March 1999

      Insecticide Resistance

      From Mechanisms to Management

      by John A Pickett, Alan L Devonshire. Edited by Ian Denholm

      This book addresses these topical issues and is based on a Discussion Meeting held at the Royal Society, London, in April 1998. Contributors include scientists from leading research groups in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. The papers have also been published as an issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions: Biological Sciences, published by the Royal Society. Topics covered include molecular genetics, mechanisms, ecological genetics and management. There is also discussion of the genetically delivered toxicant derived from the insect pathogen Bacillus thuringiensis. The book is essential reading for agricultural, medical and veterinary entomologists concerned with pest management.

    • Microbiology (non-medical)
      January 1987

      Rhytismataceae of the Indian Subcontinent

      by D W Minter

      Mycological paper on the Rhytismataceae of the Indian Subcontinent.

    • Microbiology (non-medical)
      January 1975

      Anthostomella Sacc, Part I

      by S M Francis

      Part 1 of mycological paper series discussing Anthostomella Sacc.

    • Microbiology (non-medical)
      January 1973

      Guide to the Use of Terms in Plant Pathology

      by Edited by Hermann Otto Nietschmann, Alexander Bower

      paper on a guide to the use of terms in plant pathology

    • Mycology, fungi (non-medical)
      January 1964

      Studies on Pyrenomycetes parts I - VII

      by C Booth

      Mycological series of papers on Studies on Pyrenomycetes, parts 1 through 7

    • Microbiology (non-medical)
      January 1963

      Genera Scopulariopsis Bainier, Microascus Zukal and Doratomyces Corda

      by F J Morton, G Smith

      Mycological paper on the genera Scopulariopsis Bainier, Microscus Zukal and Doratomyces Corda

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