Subterranean Rodents

Author: Sabine Begall
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540692762
Size: 11,43 MB
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Subterranean Rodents presents achievements from recent years of research on these rodents, divided into five sections: ecophysiology; sensory ecology; life histories, behavioural ecology and demography; environmental and economical impact; molecular ecology and evolution. It is a must for all researchers working in this field and will be of interest to zoologists, physiologists, morphologists, ecologists, and evolutionary biologists.

The Biology Of Caves And Other Subterranean Habitats

Author: David C. Culver
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0191551449
Size: 11,74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to cave ecology. The emphasis is on the organisms that dominate this unique environment, although conservation and management aspects are also considered. The book is intended for both graduate students and professionals and assumes no previous knowledge of cave biology. -;Caves and other subterranean habitats with their often strange (even bizarre) inhabitants have long been objects of fascination, curiosity, and debate. The question of how such organisms have evolved, and the relative roles of natural selection and genetic drift, has engaged subterranean biologists for decades. Indeed, these studies continue to inform the more general question of adaptation and evolution. However, interest in subterranean biology is not limited to questions of. evolutionary biology. Both the distribution and the apparent ancient age of many subterranean species continue to be of significant interest to biogeographers. Subterranean ecosystems generally exhibit little or no primary productivity and, as extreme ecosystems, provide general insights into ecosystem. function. Furthermore, the simplicity of subterranean communities relative to most surface-dwelling communities makes them useful model systems for the study of species interactions such as competition and predation, as well as more general principles of ecosystem function. The rarity of many cave species makes them of special interest in conservation biology. The Biology of Caves and other Subterranean Habitats offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to cave ecology. Whilst there is an emphasis on the organisms that dominate this unique environment, conservation and management aspects are also considered. The book includes a global range of examples and case studies from both caves and non-cave subterranean habitats; it also provides a clear explanation of specialized terms used by speleologists. This accessible text will appeal to. researchers new to the field and to the many professional ecologists and conservation practitioners requiring a concise but authoritative overview. Its engaging style will also make it suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in cave and subterranean biology. -

Subterranean Cities

Author: David Lawrence Pike
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801472565
Size: 12,14 MB
Format: PDF
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Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of real and imagined urban spaces, this beautifully written book documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within 19th-century urban culture.

Subterranean Worlds

Author: Peter Fitting
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819567239
Size: 15,79 MB
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Exploring the hollow earth from the 17th century to the present.


Author: Jill Bialosky
Editor: Knopf Group E-Books
ISBN: 0307491439
Size: 13,47 MB
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Jill Bialosky follows her acclaimed debut collection, The End of Desire, with this powerful sequence of poems that probes the subterranean depths of eros. Gerald Stern has called Bialosky “the poet of the secret garden, the place, at once, of grace and sadness,” and here she enters that garden again, blending the classical with the contemporary in bold considerations of desire, fertility, virginity, and childbirth. Written against the idealizations of romantic love and motherhood, she tells of the loss of one child and the birth of another, the fierce passions of life before children, the seductions of suicide, and the comforts of art. Throughout, she braids and unbraids the distinct yet often inseparable themes of motherhood, love, and sexuality. “When he comes to me,” she writes, half-filled glass in his hand, wanting me to touch him, I hear you stir in your crib. I know what your body feels like. The soft skin of a flower, not bruised, not yet in torment . . . Subterranean is the moving and intimate account of the emergence of a female psyche. Like the figures of Persephone and Demeter, who appear in various forms in these poems, Bialosky finds a strange beauty in grief, and emerges from the realms of temptation with insight and distinction. From the Hardcover edition.

Agharta The Subterranean World

Author: Raymond Bernard
Editor: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787300999
Size: 13,38 MB
Format: PDF
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1960 for the first time in human history, a philosopher has dared to unveil the mystery of mysteries which has hitherto been concealed from the masses under the most severe of penalties, claims the author. Dr. Bernard says this mystery was first establi.

Shallow Subterranean Habitats

Author: David C. Culver
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199646171
Size: 16,23 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shallow subterranean habitats (SSHs) are areas of habitable space that are less than 10 m in depth from the surface. These range from large areas such as shallow caves and lava tubes, to tiny areas such as cracks in ceilings, or spaces in soil. Whilst being very different in many ways, they are often bound together by shared characteristics of the habitats and their faunas, and their study can help us to understand subterranean habitats in general. This book concentrates on the more typical SSHs of intermediate size (seepage springs, spaces between rocks, cracks in lava etc.), describing the habitats, their fauna, and the ecological and evolutionary questions posed. Similarities and differences between the habitats are considered and discussed in a broader ecological and evolutionary context. The book is mainly aimed at students and researchers in the field of subterranean biology, but will also be of interest to a wider range of ecologists, evolutionary biologists, freshwater biologists, and conservationists. There will also be an audience of environmental professionals.


Author: John Stevenson
Editor: Booktango
ISBN: 146891166X
Size: 11,56 MB
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Author: Jacob Gralnick
Editor: Jacob Gralnick
Size: 20,41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stranded while Earth burns... To save Earth, the last hope for humanity must first face an ancient enemy on an unknown world. Several hundred years into the future, Flynn, a simple archaeologist, is forced to seek allies in the struggle to save a desperate humanity from the aliens that now destroy Earth. In his quest, he is viciously attacked and crash-lands on a desolate world where a secretive species called the Subterraneans take him in as their own and soon entangle him in a web of lies as dark as the caves they dwell in. While trying to find a way back home, he uncovers a string of startling revelations that repeatedly tests his confidence in himself… and in his newfound friends. Against all odds, he must convince an entire civilization to trust him as he gradually becomes the one hope against an ancient and deadly enemy, returning to finish the job it started millennia ago. Formatted for easy reading, this novel allows you to tackle the exciting story of Flynn in manageable chunks and without the worry of interruptions hurting the drama. So whether you have five minutes or fifty, the experience is a fulfilling adventure.


Author: James Rollins
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409147371
Size: 11,57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A gripping adventure from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE DOOMSDAY KEY. Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders - and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here - and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time, and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed - and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone.