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Encyclopedia Of Aquarium Plants

Author : Peter Hiscock
ISBN : 0764155210
Genre : Nature
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Presents an instructive overview of plant maintenance in aquariums, and profiles over 150 alphabetized aquarium plants, providing growing information, growth rates, lighting requirements, and other practical details.

Encyclopedia Of Aquarium And Pond Fish

Author : David Alderton
ISBN : 9780241395356
Genre : Nature
File Size : 83. 49 MB
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This comprehensive guide is the most complete owner's manual for keeping all types of freshwater and marine fish. The book will take you through all the options in choosing the right fish for any water temperature - tropical and coldwater - and for all types of environment - indoor aquariums or outdoor ponds. Know the difference between keeping marine fish and freshwater fish, including differences in aquarium setups, and feeding and caring for your pet fish. Learn to tell if your fish are healthy and find out everything you need to breed them successfully. The Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish contains a huge photographic colour reference directory of over 800 of the most popular fish, which not only shows you what they look like, but also gives you the key information you need, such as how big they will grow, whether they integrate with different fish, what food they eat, and what water type and temperature they prefer.

The Encyclopedia Of Aquarium Fish

Author : Angelo Mojetta
ISBN : 1566191351
Genre : Nature
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Encyclopedia Of Biological Invasions

Author : Dr. Daniel Simberloff
ISBN : 9780520948433
Genre : Nature
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This pioneering encyclopedia illuminates a topic at the forefront of global ecology—biological invasions, or organisms that come to live in the wrong place. Written by leading scientists from around the world, Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions addresses all aspects of this subject at a global level—including invasions by animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria—in succinct, alphabetically arranged articles. Scientifically uncompromising, yet clearly written and free of jargon, the volume encompasses fields of study including biology, demography, geography, ecology, evolution, sociology, and natural history. Featuring many cross-references, suggestions for further reading, illustrations, an appendix of the world’s worst 100 invasive species, a glossary, and more, this is an essential reference for anyone who needs up-to-date information on this important topic. Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions features articles on: • Well-known invasive species such the zebra mussel, chestnut blight, cheatgrass, gypsy moth, Nile perch, giant African snail, and Norway rat • Regions with especially large numbers of introduced species including the Great Lakes, Mediterranean Sea, Hawaiian Islands, Australia, and New Zealand. • Conservation, ecological, economic, and human and animal health impacts of invasions around the world • The processes and pathways involved in invasion • Management of introduced species

Complete Encyclopedia Of The Freshwater Aquarium

Author : John Dawes
ISBN : 1552975444
Genre : Pets
File Size : 22. 55 MB
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Provides detailed information on aquarium tanks, plants, and more than thirty varieties of tropical fish.

Encyclopedia Of South American Aquatic Insects Hemiptera Heteroptera

Author : Charles W. Heckman
ISBN : 9400707053
Genre : Science
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Hemiptera - Heteroptera encompasses the three well-defined suborders of the true bugs which are adapted to an aquatic or littoral habitat. The book begins with a section on the biology these insects and provides illustrations of the basic features of their morphology and outlines the larval development. Brief outlines of the ecological and zoogeographical peculiarities of the three aquatic suborders are presented individually, and various methods for observing, collecting, preserving, rearing, and examining specimens are discussed. Most of the book is devoted to keys for the identification of adults to species, and notes are provided that will help recognize the known larvae. Unlike most other aquatic insects, the larval instars of the heteropteran species closely resemble the adults in their morphology, preferred habitats, and feeding habits. Therefore, distinguishing features of those relatively few larvae which have been described in detail are usually mentioned in the keys to the adults rather than being included in separate keys. In addition to the most important features for determining the individual species, many keys include additional notes on the morphology, which is intended to give the user a better chance of recognizing specimens of species not yet known to science. After the currently recognized name of each species, the known range is provided. Regions of the world outside of South America, South American countries, and the states of Brazil from which the species has been reported are listed. Following the range information, major synonyms previously used for the species in the literature are provided. If subspecies have been described and are still recognized as such, they are also discussed. Finally, if the status of the species is regarded as uncertain because of a poor description, strong resemblance to another species, or any other reason, a note is added that a detailed study will be necessary to clarify the status of the taxon. Taxonomic revisions in the book itself are strictly avoided. To provide the user of the keys with maximum assistance in making reliable identifications, the book is richly illustrated with pen and ink drawings of thousands of individual morphological structures arranged in 820 figures. The book is intended to make a significant impact toward popularizing the study of South American water bugs by assembling and condensing the information in hundreds of individual publications on the group, which appeared in many books and journals published in many different countries over the past 200 years. Some of these works are very difficult to obtain in South America, and their lack creates serious impediments to systematic, ecological, and zoogeographical research. In the more than 730 titles appearing in the bibliography, the original descriptions and revisions of almost all South American species can be found.

The Tetra Encyclopedia Of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fishes

Author : Dick Mills
ISBN : 3923880898
Genre : Nature
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Encyclopedia Of South American Aquatic Insects Odonata Zygoptera

Author : Charles W. Heckman
ISBN : 1402081766
Genre : Science
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This beautiful volume, with hundreds of fascinating hand-drawn illustrations, completes the two-volume work on the order Odonata in the Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects. The Zygoptera volume encompasses the small dragonflies often called damselflies. The sections on the morphology of the adults and larvae are followed by discussions of factors influencing their distribution and instructions on the methods used to observe, collect, preserve, and examine specimens.

Encyclopedia Of South American Aquatic Insects Collembola

Author : Charles W. Heckman
ISBN : 0792367049
Genre : Science
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This book is the first in a series designed to facilitate identification of South American insects likely to be encountered in, on, or near water, on wetlands, and in unusual aquatic habitats, such as bromelias, pitcher plants, and mosses. In the case of some taxa encompassing both aquatic and terrestrial species, it is expanded to permit identification of all species, regardless of habitat. The Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects begins with a short general introduction. The scope for the first volume is the Collembola. It includes all species known from South America by the end of the 1990s and permits a state-of-the-art identification to species. In the case of specimens belonging to undescribed species or those not previously reported from South America, it permits identification to genus or family and gives the reader reasonable certainty that his specimen does not belong to the known fauna of the continent. The keys are richly illustrated to permit non-specialists in the group to reliabily identify specimens. Taxonomic revisions are intentionally avoided, but doubtful taxa are so designated in the key. Already published within this encyclopedia: Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Collembola ISBN: 0-7923-6704-9 Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Ephemeroptera ISBN: 1-4020-0775-2 Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Plecoptera ISBN: 1-4020-1520-8 Forthcoming book titles: Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Odonata Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Orthoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Heteroptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Neuroptera, including Megaloptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Trichoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Lepidoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Coleoptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Diptera Encyclopedia of South American Aquatic Insects: Hymenoptera

Rhs What Plant Where Encyclopedia

Author : Royal Horticultural Society
ISBN : 9781409353201
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 45. 47 MB
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Now available in PDF RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance classification guide and photos to choose from over 2,000 plants. Landscape your garden with tips for creating stylish beds or borders and inspirational planting "recipes". Plus, a section on fragrant or colourful plants helps transform your garden into your own Eden. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the indispensible guide to perfect planting.

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