Download Encyclopedia of Caves (Second Edition) by William B. White, David C. Culver PDF

Posted by

By William B. White, David C. Culver

Encyclopedia of Caves is a self-contained, fantastically illustrated paintings devoted to caves and their special environments. It comprises greater than a hundred entire articles from prime students and explorers in 15 various nations. each one access is unique and scientifically sound, but obtainable for college students and non-scientists. This large-format reference is enchanced with 1000s of full-color photos, maps, and drawings from the authors' personal paintings, which offer detailed pictures of the underground surroundings. international in reach--authors are a world workforce of specialists masking caves from round the worldIncludes 24 new articles commissioned particularly for this second version Articles include broad bibliographies cross-referencing comparable essaysHundreds of colour pictures, maps, charts and illustrations of cave beneficial properties and biotaA-Z series and a entire index enable for simple place of issues thesaurus provides definitions of all key vocabulary goods

Show description

Read Online or Download Encyclopedia of Caves (Second Edition) PDF

Best molecular biology books

Advanced molecular biology: a concise reference

This ebook emphasises the unifying rules and mechanisms of molecular biology, with common use of tables and containers to summarise experimental facts and gene and protein capabilities.


This quantity is devoted to an outline of the tools, samples, protocols, and analyses that belong to cryo-EM. It emphasizes the relatedness of the guidelines, intrumentation, and strategies underlying all cryo-EM ways which enable practictioners to simply circulate among them. inside every one part, the articles are ordered in line with the commonest symmetry of the pattern to which their equipment are utilized.

DNA Structures Part A: Synthesis and Physical Analysis of DNA

To appreciate the buildings and dynamics of DNA and its interactions with ligands, a whole research of its confirmational flexibility is needed. This quantity and its spouse, quantity 212 of tools in Enzymology, collate in a single resource the entire equipment and techniques had to do so objective

Applications of Chimeric Genes and Hybrid Proteins Part A: Gene Expression and Protein Purification

The severely acclaimed laboratory normal for greater than 40 years, equipment in Enzymology is likely one of the such a lot hugely revered guides within the box of biochemistry. considering that 1955, each one quantity has been eagerly awaited, usually consulted, and praised by way of researchers and reviewers alike. Now with greater than three hundred volumes (all of them nonetheless in print), the sequence comprises a lot fabric nonetheless appropriate today--truly a vital booklet for researchers in all fields of existence sciences

Extra resources for Encyclopedia of Caves (Second Edition)

Sample text

Pectencoronatae Sket seems to be an obligate anchihaline species (Fig. 1). Niphargids are a large group of essentially freshwater animals and only secondarily did they adapt to the brackish water; N. hebereri is very euryhaline and also in other respects a very tolerant species. connections. The Tethys Sea encircled the globe in the Mesozoic period, when the supercontinent Pangaea split into a northern Laurasia and southern Gondwanaland. It was only in the Tertiary when southern and northern continents came again so close to each other that they disconnected this circumtropical seaway; note that even the Mediterranean was completely dry for some period in the Miocene.

G. (1983). Ecology of cave arthropods. Annual Review of Entomology, 28, 365À389. Howarth, F. G. (1993). High-stress subterranean habitats and evolutionary change in cave-inhabiting arthropods. American Naturalist, 142, S65ÀS77. Medeiros, M. , Howarth, F. , & Gillespie, R. (2009). Evolution of cave living in Hawaiian Schrankia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) with description of a remarkable new cave species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 156, 114À139. , Martin, J. , Medina, A. , & Izquierdo, I.

2002). The initial adaptive shift must have been from salty marine littoral habitats to freshwater terrestrial habitats, possibly along shorelines of coastal springs in young lava flows. Suitable freshwater shorelines are not well developed on Hawai‘i Island, but lava tubes would offer a vast new habitat. The complex three-dimensional system of anastomosing voids characteristic of young basaltic lava flows provides an immeasurably large habitat for cave animals. In contrast, L. hawaiiensis is restricted to a narrow band along the coast where it lives under rocks resting on soil.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.98 of 5 – based on 36 votes