Description : A comprehensive manual on planning, building, stocking and maintaining all types of aquaria, fully illustrated with 700 photographs and diagrams.
Description : Readers will be mesmerized by prehistoric and modern fish and amphibians alike as they tour through this striking volume all about water-dwelling creatures. They'll learn the anatomy of sharks, the communicative power of different colors between fish, and how even something as seemingly simple as a tail can mean wildly different structures and shapes for different species. Readers will also jump out of the water to discover the diverse world of toads, salamanders, newts, and more, learning about the amazing adaptations of the amphibious world. History of myths involving fish and amphibians, explanations of commercial fishing, and discussions of endangered species provide a human connection for students as well.
Description : A lavishly illustrated reference covering all aspects ofkeeping fish, the Encyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish is the first bookon the market to provide care and identification information on all types of fish for every possible environment, from indoor aquariums to outdoor ponds. The book contains a directory of over 800 of the most popular fish—freshwater, saltwater, coldwater, and tropical—showing not only what each fish looks like, but what food they eat, which species they can cohabit with, how big they grow, and much more.
Description : The most complete owner's manual for keeping all types of freshwater and saltwater fish in indoor tropical and coldwater aquariums and outdoor ponds. Choose the right fish for any water temperature--tropical or coldwater--and for all types of environments, including indoor aquariums or outdoor ponds. Know the difference between keeping saltwater fish and freshwater fish, including differences in aquarium setups, and feeding and caring for your pet fish. Learn to tell whether your fish are healthy and find out everything you need to breed them successfully. The Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish contains a huge photographic color reference directory of more than 800 of the most popular fish, not only showing you what they look like, but also giving you 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.
Description : Mankind's relationship with the dog can be traced back for thousands of years. Indeed, the dog is probably our oldest non-human companion. Excavations of Middle Eastern fossils, believed to be at least 12,000 years old. Interestingly, for an animal that has been so important to us for so very long, there is uncertainty as to the exact way in which domestication of the dog occurred. We cannot even be absolutely sure of the evolutionary route by which the dog itself came about- although most experts are in agreement that the wolf is the most probable ancestor. Man's best friend takes center stage in this lavish, full-color depiction of nearly every breed in existence. Mankind's association with the domestic dog can be traced back thousands of years. Celebrated in art and extolled in legend, the dog has proved to be perhaps our most valuable and best-loved animal friend. When the first wolf-like ancestors of the domestic dog began to scavenge from the settlements of early human beings, there began an alliance which is unique among our relationships with the other animals around us. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Breeds first describes the origins and nature of the dog, and provides valuable advice and guidance concerning all aspects of dog ownership and care, including choosing and keeping your animal healthy - whether it be a pedigree or a crossbreed.
Description : Veterinary Science theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Veterinary medicine's ultimate purpose is to promote, maintain and restore the health of animals, people and the ecosystems which they inhabit. The theme on Veterinary Science focuses on ensuring the health and welfare of animals and provides the essential aspects and a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as Veterinary Medicine; Veterinary Surveillance; Metabolic Disorders of Dairy Cattle; Veterinary Pathology; Veterinary Toxicology; Comparative Immunology-Based Approaches to Veterinary Diseases; Veterinary Virology; Veterinary Bacteriology; Veterinary Mycology; Veterinary Helminthology; Biology of select zoonotic protozoan infections of domestic animals; Veterinary Ectoparasitology. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.