Monthly Archives: November 2015

Complete Encyclopedia of Cage and Aviary Birds

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51nMByHeUhL._SS500_by Ester Verhoef
Pages: 350 pp
Publisher: —
Edition: 1st., (30 Sep 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9036614953
ISBN-13: 978-9036614955


This encyclopedia contains clear, practical information on more than 250 popular and lesser-known species of cage and aviary birds, their appearance, the characteristics of each species, the various diets and types of accommodation, the birds’ behavior, the differences between the males and females of each species and breeding.

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Hummingbirds: A Life-size Guide to Every Species

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71gbM4jfmkLby Michael Fogden

Pages: 400
Publisher: —
Edition: 2014
Language: English
ISBN: 0062280643

Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.

This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.

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Leanness in Domestic Birds: Genetic, Metabolic and Hormonal Aspects

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0_b307d_a836905c_LEdited by B. Leclercq, C. C. Whitehead

Pages: 405
Publisher: —
Edition: 1st ed., 1988
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0408010363
ISBN-13: 978-0408010368


Chapter 1 – Strategies of selection for leanness in meat production, Pages 3-23, J. Mallard, M. Douaire
Chapter 2 – Genetic selection of meat-type chickens for high or low abdominal fat content, Pages 25-40, B. Leclercq
Chapter 3 – Selection for leanness in broilers using plasma lipoprotein concentration as selection criterion, Pages 41-57, C.C. Whitehead

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The Wisdom of the Hive: Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies

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500by Thomas D. Seeley
Hardcover, 318 Pages, Published 1996
This is an amazing, truly wonderful book, undoubtedly the best piece of entomological literature I have read for some time. Seeley is one of the leading lights of the world of Honey Bee research and in this book he takes the reader on a fantastical journey into both the social world of the honey bee hive and also into world scientific research. In telling the story of how much of his seminal work was done, he succeeds in passing on his amassed insights and discoveries concerning the workings of this always fascinating animal in a highly readable manner.

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The Quest for the Perfect Hive: A History of Innovation in Bee Culture

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by Gene Kritsky
Hardcover, 224 Pages, Published 2010

In this charming book, entomology professor Kritsky (who describes himself as “”stung with the love of bees””) incorporates material gathered over decades, from all over the world, to present a lively history of beekeeping. No one knows exactly how long humans have been keeping bees, but depictions appear in 5,000-year-old Egyptian paintings and sculpture, using a hive style that can still be found in Egypt today (horizontal mud cylinders stacked in walls).

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Feline Cardiology

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by Etienne Cote, Kristin A. MacDonald, Kathryn M. Meurs
Feline Cardiology is the first book dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in cats. Designed for use in clinical practice, this reference combines cutting-edge information with practical applications, using a consistent format for ease of use. Feline Cardiology provides detailed, species-specific information that is absent from other texts, with an emphasis on the most commonly encountered feline cardiovascular diseases. Drawing on the expertise of four internationally recognized authors, the book is packed with state-of-the-art information within the framework of daily practice. Coverage ranges from basic and advanced treatment approaches for cardiomyopathies, arrhythmias, and many other disorders to the newest information on genetic testing, circulating markers of heart disease, and more. Feline Cardiology provides a comprehensive single resource to managing cardiovascular disease in cats and is a welcome addition to any small animal practice library.

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