Búsqueda de Editorial : CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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  • MEASURING BEHAVIOUR *
    MELISSA BATESON / PAUL MARTIN
    Measuring Behaviour is the established go-to text for anyone interested in scientific methods for studying the behaviour of animals or humans. It is widely used by students, teachers and researchers in a variety of fields, including biology, psychology, the social sciences and medicine. This new fourth edition has been completely rewritten and reorganised to reflect major devel...
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    49,00 €

  • BARN OWLS *
    ROULIN A.
    With heart-shaped face, buff back and wings, and pure white underparts, the barn owl is a distinctive and much-loved bird which has fascinated people from many cultures throughout history. How did the barn owl colonise the world? What adaptations have made this bird so successful? How is the increasing impact of human disturbance affecting these animals? Answering these questio...
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    81,50 €

  • ECOLOGICAL ECONOMIC MODELLING FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION *
    DRESCHSLER M.
    Ecologists and economists both use models to help develop strategies for biodiversity management. The practical use of disciplinary models, however, can be limited because ecological models tend not to address the socioeconomic dimension of biodiversity management, whereas economic models tend to neglect the ecological dimension. Given these shortcomings of disciplinary models,...
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    60,00 €

  • CURIOUS ABOUT NATURE: *
    BURT T.
    Notwithstanding the importance of modern technology, fieldwork remains vital, not least through helping to inspire and educate the next generation. Fieldwork has the ingredients of intellectual curiosity, passion, rigour and engagement with the outdoor world – to name just a few. You may be simply noting what you see around you, making detailed records, or carrying out an exp...
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    56,00 €

  • JOINT SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELLING *
    NEREA ABREGO
    Joint species distribution modelling (JSDM) is a fast-developing field and promises to revolutionise how data on ecological communities are analysed and interpreted. Written for both readers with a limited statistical background, and those with statistical expertise, Joint Species Distribution Modelling provides a comprehensive account of JSDM. It enables readers to integrate d...
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    68,00 €

  • THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR: *
    HOGAN J.A.
    Behavior studies now span a variety of sub-disciplines, including behavioral ecology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology and evolutionary developmental biology. While the fields' rapid growth has led to startling new insights into animal behavior, it has brought increasingly fragmented approaches to the subject. Integrating ideas and findings from a range of disciplines, this b...
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    65,90 €

  • COSMIC CHALLENGE: *
    PHILIP S. HARRINGTON
    Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, dista...
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    70,00 €

  • COSMIC DISCOVERY: *
    MARTIN HARWIT
    Martin Harwit's influential book, Cosmic Discovery, is rereleased after more than thirty-five years, with a new preface written by the author. The work chronicles the astronomical discoveries up to the late twentieth century and draws conclusions that major discoveries have often been unexpected, unrelated to prevailing astronomical theories and made by outsiders from other fie...
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    60,00 €

  • THE FIRST FARMERS OF EUROPE *
    SHENNAN, STEPHEN
    Knowledge of the origin and spread of farming has been revolutionised in recent years by the application of new scientific techniques, especially the analysis of ancient DNA from human genomes. In this book, Stephen Shennan presents the latest research on the spread of farming by archaeologists, geneticists and other archaeological scientists. He shows that it resulted from a p...
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    50,00 €

  • THE CRATO FOSSIL BEDS OF BRAZIL HARDBACK: *
    MARTILL D.
    This beautifully illustrated volume describes the entire flora and fauna of the famous Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil--one of the world's most important fossil deposits, exhibiting exceptional preservation. A wide range of invertebrates and vertebrates are covered, including extended sections on pterosaurs and insects. Two chapters are devoted to plants. Many of the...
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    107,50 €

  • A CRITIQUE OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL REASON: *
    BUCCELLATI, GIORGIO
    In A Critique of Archaeological Reason, Giorgio Buccellati presents a theory of excavation that aims at clarifying the nature of archaeology and its impact on contemporary thought. Integrating epistemological issues with methods of data collection and the role and impact of digital technology on archaeological work, the book explores digital data in order to comprehend its role...
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    49,00 €

  • COSMIC MAGNETIC FIELDS *
    KRONBERG P.P.
    Magnetic fields are important in the Universe and their effects contain the key to many astrophysical phenomena that are otherwise impossible to understand. This book presents an up-to-date overview of this fast-growing topic and its interconnections to plasma processes, astroparticle physics, high energy astrophysics, and cosmic evolution. The phenomenology and impact of magne...
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    185,00 €

  • PLANT VARIATION AND EVOLUTION *
    BRIGGS, DAVID
    We are in the midst of a biological revolution. Molecular tools are now providing new means of critically testing hypotheses and models of microevolution in populations of wild, cultivated, weedy and feral plants. They are also offering the opportunity for significant progress in the investigation of long-term evolution of flowering plants, as part of molecular phylogenetic stu...
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    85,00 €

  • WOOD ANT ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION *
    JENNI A STOCKAN
    Wood ants play an ecologically dominant and conspicuous role in temperate boreal forests, making a keystone contribution to woodland ecosystem functions and processes. Wood ant taxonomy and global distributions set the scene for this text's exploration of wood ants as social insects, examining their flexible social structures, genetics, population ecology, and behaviour, from n...
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    140,00 €

  • DINOSAURS: *
    FASTOVSKY, D.
    The ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and think like a scientist. Building on the success of the previous editions, Dinosaurs has been reorganised and extensively rewritten in response to instructor and student feedback. It continues to make science accessible and relevant th...
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    80,00 €

  • THE INNER WORKINGS OF LIFE *
    VOIT E.O.
    Living systems are dynamic and extremely complex and their behaviour is often hard to predict by studying their individual parts. Systems biology promises to reveal and analyse these highly connected, regulated and adaptable systems, using mathematical modelling and computational analysis. This new systems approach is already having a broad impact on biological research and has...
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    55,00 €

  • THE PREHISTORIC CULTURES OF THE HORN OF AFRICA  *
    This 1954 book was based on various periods of fieldwork undertaken in the region of the Horn of Africa between 1941 and 1946. Written by archaeologist John Desmond Clark (1916-2002), the text presents a detailed analysis of the relationship between physical geography and stone age culture within the area. ...
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    60,50 €

  • NEUROSCIENCE OF BIRDSONG *
    ZEIGLER H.P.
    Speech has long been thought of as a uniquely defining characteristic of humans. Yet song birds, like humans, communicate using learned signals (song, speech) that are acquired from their parents by a process of vocal imitation. Both song and speech begin as amorphous vocalizations (subsong, babble) that are gradually transformed into an individualized version of the parents' s...
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    100,00 €

  • AN INTRODUCTION TO CELESTIAL MECHANICS *
    FITZPATRICK R
    This accessible text on celestial mechanics provides a clear and concise treatment of virtually all major features of solar system dynamics. Building on advanced topics in classical mechanics, this text is the ideal bridge to higher level coursework, providing advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in astronomy, physics, mathematics and related fields more than...
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    82,00 €

  • APPLICATIONS OF PALAEONTOLOGY *
    JONES R.W.
    A comprehensive and thematic treatment of palaeontology, containing numerous case studies showing how the subject can be applied to areas such as petroleum, mineral and coal exploration and exploitation, engineering geology and environmental science. It will be a valuable reference for academic researchers and industry professionals. ...
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    190,00 €

  • ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION *
    COMÍN F. A.
    This book combines theory and practice plus ideas and case studies on ecological restoration from local to global scales. Includes why and how to restore coastal zones, forests and wetlands and their economic and social interests. Practitioners, professionals, researchers and students will find useful ideas and tools for their everyday work in this book. ...
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    79,50 €

  • DINOSAURS: *
    DAVID E. FASTOVSKY
    The ideal textbook for non-science majors, this lively and engaging introduction encourages students to ask questions, assess data critically and think like a scientist. Building on the success of the previous editions, Dinosaurs has been reorganised and extensively rewritten in response to instructor and student feedback. It continues to make science accessible and relevant th...
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    79,80 €

  • ANIMAL HOMOSEXUALITY *
    POIANI A.
    Homosexuality is an evolutionary paradox in search for a resolution, not a medical condition in search for a cure. Homosexual behavior is common among social animals, and mainly expressed within the context of a bisexual sexual orientation. Exclusive homosexuality is less common, but not unique to humans. Poiani and Dixson invite the reader to embark on a journey through the ev...
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    83,50 €

  • SODIUM HUNGER: *
    SCHULKIN J.
    The hunger for sodium has been used as a model system in which to study how the brain produces motivated behaviour. In this account of the field Jay Schulkin draws together information across a range of disciplines and topics, ranging from the ecology of salt ingestion to the sodium molecule and the action of various hormones. The phenomenon of sodium hunger was discovered by C...
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    54,00 €

  • ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS, NATURAL RECOVERY AND HUMAN RESPONSES *
    DEL MORAL, R.
    Natural disasters destroy more property and kill more people with each passing year. This book provides a comprehensive summary of the ways natural disasters disrupt humanity and how humans cope. It will appeal to ecologists, land managers as well as anyone curious about the natural world and natural disasters. ...
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    78,50 €

  • THE CULTURED CHIMPANZEE *
    MCGREW W.
    An exploration of the variety and variations of chimpanzee behaviour within their societies. The Cultured Chimpanzee shows that the complexity of chimpanzee behaviour more closely resembles cultural variety in humans than other animal species. -----------Una exploración exhaustiva de la vasta diversidad de comportamientos que ofrece el chimpancé a lo largo de su área de dist...
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    87,00 €

  • THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMATEUR ASTRONOMY *
    BAKICH M. E
    This complete reference provides a wealth of practical information on amateur astronomy. Organised thematically for ease of use, it covers observing techniques, telescopes and observatories, Internet resources, and the objects that can be studied. An essential guide for both beginning stargazers and more advanced observers. ...
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    115,00 €