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Butterflies of Britain & Europe (Collins Field Guide) by Richard Lewington

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Butterflies of Britain & Europe (Collins Field Guide) by Richard Lewington
English | Feby 1999 | ISBN: 0002199920 | 528 Pages | PDF | 62,9 MB

Butterflies of Britain & Europe (Collins Field Guide) by Richard Lewington
Covers all 440 species. Text covers all taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight period, variation, habitat, behavior, life cycle, food plants and conservation.

This book has over 500 pages, about half of it is drawn pictures of butterflies (Rhopalocera). Each plate has a load full of butterflies, drawn in ground and side plan. Along with species there are possible forms or subspecies. The families are organized from Papilionidae to Hisperiidae. Quality paper, hard cover which is useful, due to common use out in the field. Along with a picture there is a portion of text for each species. The author gives information on range, distribution, variations, flight-period, habitat, life-history, conservation, behaviour, food plants A map of Europe marked with distribution. Useful to hobbyist or a professional alike. Highly recommended.
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Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines by Guy Tudor

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Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines by Guy Tudor
English | July 15, 2009 | ISBN: 0292719795 | 760 Pages | PDF | 76,5 MB

Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America: The Passerines by Guy Tudor
With the publication of the landmark volumes The Birds of South America: The Oscine Passerines and The Birds of South America: The Suboscine Passerines, Robert S. Ridgely and Guy Tudor established themselves as the leading authorities on the songbirds of South America. Reviewers hailed the volumes as the essential reference works for professional ornithologists and avocational birders alike, and they remain the only volumes that provide full scientific coverage of the continent's passerines.

Recognizing the need for a more compact guide that birders can take into the field, Ridgely and Tudor have now extracted and updated the essential identification information from The Birds of South America to create the Field Guide to the Songbirds of South America. This definitive guide is filled with indispensable features:

– 121 color plates that present Guy Tudor's magnificently detailed paintings of more than 1,500 species of songbirds, including more than 400 that were not illustrated in BOSA
– 160 additional color illustrations of subspecies and females
– Extensively updated color range maps for all of the species in the field guide, prepared by Robert S. Ridgely with technical assistance from Maria Allen and Terry Clarke, appear opposite the plates for each bird family
– Robert S. Ridgely's authoritative accounts of nearly 2,000 species that cover each bird's abundance, habitat, and range; elevational preference; taxonomic or nomenclatural changes; plumage description; general behavior and voice; and range beyond South America, if applicable
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Atlas of Leaf Venation and Oil Gland Patterns in the Eucalypts

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Atlas of Leaf Venation and Oil Gland Patterns in the Eucalypts by Ian Brooker, Dean Nicolle
2013 | ISBN: 0643109854 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 86 MB

Atlas of Leaf Venation and Oil Gland Patterns in the Eucalypts
is an aid to the identification of eucalypts in the field and a confirmation of the natural affinities between species and higher-level taxa on the basis of their comparative morphology. Its purpose is to standardize leaf venation and oil gland terminology and to demonstrate the taxonomic value of leaf venation and oil gland patterns within the eucalypts.

The work discusses the visible features of the adult leaves of eucalypts as seen with reflected and
transmitted light. Because venation and oil glands become obscure in dried specimens, this work relies entirely on the comprehensive sampling and observation of fresh leaves.

High quality, scaled, leaf venation images of vouchered specimens are used to compare all taxonomic groups in the eucalypts. All genera, sections, series and sub series are represented.
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Fodor’s Puerto Rico (Fodor’s eBooks)

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Fodor's Puerto Rico (Fodor's eBooks) By Christopher Baker, Nicholas Gill, Marlise Kast, Charyn Pfeuffer, Heather Rodino
English | 2010 | eISBN: 0307928012 | eISBN-13: 9780307928016 | ASIN: B004GTLKC8 | 103 pages | EPUB | 16,3 MB
Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor's ebook travel guide to Puerto Rico. Easy navigation makes it simple for you to move through each section of the ebook with a simple touch. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the island.

Fodor’s Puerto Rico (Fodor’s eBooks)
You'll immediately develop a sense of the island's awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Read more about the island and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor's guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor's has it all.

Discover all of the wonders of Puerto Rico in one ebook. With 365 beaches, both developed and wild, it's easy to find a spot to suit your surfing and sunbathing needs. San Juan is one of the Caribbean's nightlife capitals, with happening clubs, discos, and great restaurants. Nature abounds from the underground Rio Camuy to El Yunque, the only Caribbean national forest. And don't forget kayaking after dark in the bioluminescent bay on Vieques. Its a must-do.

Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel with the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Plan your ideal trip armed with the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that define a destination.
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Sexual Selection: Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics

Sexual Selection: Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics by Regina H. Macedo, Glauco Machado
2013 | ISBN: 012416028X | English | 466 pages | PDF | 25 MB
Sexual Selection: Perspectives and Models from the Neotropics presents new sexual selection research based upon neotropical species. As neotropical regions are destroyed at an alarming rate, with an estimated 140 species of rainforest plants and animals going extinct every day, it is important to bring neotropical research to the fore now.

Sexual selection occurs when the male or female of a species is attracted by certain characteristics such as form, color or behavior. When those features lead to a greater probability of successful mating, they become more prominent in the species. Although most theoretical concepts concerning sexual selection and reproductive strategies are based upon North American and European fauna, the Neotropical region encompasses much more biodiversity, with as many as 15,000 plant and animal species in a single acre of rain forest.

This book illustrates concepts in sexual selection through themes ranging from female cryptic choice in insects, sexual conflict in fish, interaction between sexual selection and the immune system, nuptial gifts, visual and acoustic sexual signaling, parental investment, to alternative mating strategies, among others. These approaches distinguish Sexual Selection from current publications in sexual selection, mainly because of the latitudinal and taxonomic focus, so that readers will be introduced to systems mostly unknown outside the tropics, several of which bring into question some well-established patterns for temperate regions.

Synthesizes sexual selection research on species from the Neotropics
Combines different perspectives and levels of analysis using a broad taxonomic basis, introducing readers to systems mostly unknown outside the tropics and bringing into question well-established patterns for temperate regions
Includes contributions exploring concepts and theory as well as discussions on a variety of Neotropical vertebrates and invertebrates, such as insects, fish, arthropods and birds

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