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Real Planet Of The Apes, The: A New Story Of Human OriginsReal Planet Of The Apes, The: A New Story Of Human Origins by Begun, David R.

Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage-such as dexterous hands and larger brains. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world's leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species.

How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement And The Robots Of The FutureHow To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls: Animal Movement And The Robots Of The Future by Hu, David L.

Insects walk on water, snakes slither, and fish swim. Animals move with astounding grace, speed, and versatility: how do they do it, and what can we learn from them? David Hu takes readers on an accessible, wondrous journey into the world of animal motion. From basement labs at MIT to the rain forests of Panama, Hu shows how animals have adapted and evolved to traverse their environments, taking advantage of physical laws with results that are startling and ingenious. In turn, the latest discoveries about animal mechanics are inspiring scientists to invent robots and devices that move with similar elegance and efficiency. Integrating biology, engineering, physics, and robotics, this book demystifies the remarkable mechanics behind animal locomotion.

Dark Commerce: How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our FutureDark Commerce: How A New Illicit Economy Is Threatening Our Future by Shelley, Louise I.

Though mankind has traded tangible goods for millennia, recent technology has changed the fundamentals of trade, in both legitimate and illegal economies. Louise Shelley examines how new technology, communications, and globalization fuel the exponential growth of dangerous forms of illegal trade-the markets for narcotics and child pornography online, the escalation of sex trafficking through web advertisements, and the sale of endangered species for which revenues total in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Shelley explores illicit trade in tangible goods-drugs, human beings, arms, wildlife and timber, fish, antiquities, and ubiquitous counterfeits-and contrasts this with the damaging trade in cyberspace, where intangible commodities cost consumers and organizations billions as they lose identities, bank accounts, access to computer data, and intellectual property.

From Flabby To Fitty In 23 Days: Over 50 Easy Recipes To Detox And Nourish Your BodyFrom Flabby To Fitty In 23 Days: Over 50 Easy Recipes To Detox And Nourish Your Body by Leong, Mark

Achieve weight loss fast and reset your health in 23 days naturally through drinking juices. Discover the formula to drinking juices without affecting your sugar levels and waistlines. Proven DIY Detox recipes and programmes to remove toxins from your body without the need to buy expensive and ineffective Detox programmes.

Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures, And Concoctions by Madulid, Domingo; M.Fenix; J. Tan; J. Reyes

Philippine Herbs: For Healthy Cooking, Common Cures and Concoctions brings a fresh focus on 80 indigenous Philippine herbs and plants popularly used for home cooking, medicinal remedies, and for staying healthy. The book hopes to promote a better understanding and appreciation of indigenous Philippine herbs and how these have been used throughout the country as natural ingredients for healthy living.

Genus Schefflera In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, TheGenus Schefflera In Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, The by Aida Shafreena Ahmad Puad, D. G. Frodin Et Al

This beautiful book describes 32 Schefflera taxa, including 29 species, from the Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Bomeo. Prior to this work, only seven species of Schef?era in Sabah had published names and none had been described from the state in the last 100 years. Thus this treatment provides a long overdue contribution to our understanding of the genus, in particular, and the Sabah flora, in general. Beyond including an enumeration of the species of Schefflera in Sabah, introductory material on both the history and systematics of the genus and natural history of Sabah is provided. Numerous photographic images and line drawings are provided to illustrate the taxa and their distinguishing characteristics. In addition, distribution maps document the occurrence of each species and variety. This account will be an invaluable addition to botanical libraries and aid to herbarium curators worldwide with an interest in Schefflera from Bomeo.

Phillipps' Field Guide To The Mammals Of Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei And KalimantanPhillipps' Field Guide To The Mammals Of Borneo Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei And Kalimantan by Phillipps, Quentin; Karen Phillipps (Illus.)

A fully updated second edition of this user-friendly field guide to the mammals of Borneo, covering Sabah, Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan. The book gives descriptions of all 247 land mammals and 30 marine species. These are superbly illustrated in 141 colour plates. Each plate is accompanied by species descriptions covering taxonomy, size, range, distribution, habits and status. Distribution is shown by detailed thumbnail maps. There are 7 habitat plates, 12 regional maps, fast-find graphic indexes and a full overview of vegetation, climate and ecology.

Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 21 (2018)Malesian Orchid Journal Vol. 21 (2018) by Schuiteman, Andre (Ed.)

Malay Peninsula, Greater Sunda Islands (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi), Lesser Sunda Islands (e.g. Bali, Lombok, Komodo, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor), and Papuasia (Maluku, New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, but excluding Bougainville). Many of the world's biodiversity hotspots are located in Malesia. The flora may be represented by as many as 30,000 flowering plants, including 6000 native orchid species in 200 genera. Approximately 3000 species are recorded from the island of New Guinea alone, while Mount Kinabalu on Borneo, an area of only about 1200 km2, has 850 taxa of orchids in 137 general.

Twilight Of The Angonoka: Biology And Conservation Of The World's Rarest TortoiseTwilight Of The Angonoka: Biology And Conservation Of The World's Rarest Tortoise by Pedrono, Miguel; Alison Clausen

The fascinating wildlife of Madagascar is the result of millions of years of isolation of that continental island from the rest of the world. It has a unique and rich flora and fauna, the latter including the extraordinary tortoise species locally called the Angonoka. This is the most striking and best-studied of the Madagascan tortoises but, unfortunately, also has the dubious distinction of being the world's rarest and most endangered tortoise, with fewer than 220 individuals living exclusively in isolated pockets of shrub-bamboo thicket in the north-western corner of the island. This timely book provides a complete summary of the biology and conservation of the Angonoka by two knowledgeable experts in biodiversity conservation and the biology of this species. While this meticulously researched book will fulfil scientists' needs for accuracy and detail, Miguel Pedrono and Alison Clausen have maintained a personal touch that provides even the lay-reader with a realistic understanding of the ecology and conservation exigencies of this species.

Field Guide To The Frogs Of Borneo, A (Third Edition)Field Guide To The Frogs Of Borneo, A (Third Edition) by Inger, Robert; R.Stuebing Et Al

This third edition of the Field Guide to the Frogs of Borneo introduces the non-specialist reader to the diverse frog fauna of Borneo, found in habitats ranging from the islands' low coasts to near the summits of its highest mountains. More than 180 species of frogs have now been found on the island and the number continues to grow. The current book contains significantly revised and expanded natural history information on Bornean frogs, some of it previously unpublished, and details accounts for all species currently known. The success of field identifications has been enhanced by addition of new keys to species under each genus, concise morphological descriptions, ecological notes, and high-resolution images. geographical information has also been includes for all species presented. Contributions by many expert photographers and assistance by other herpetologists has greatly enhanced the value of this book as a reference for the Bornean frog fauna.

Taxonomic Guide To The Stick Insects Of Singapore, ATaxonomic Guide To The Stick Insects Of Singapore, A by Seow-Choen, Francis

The third in the series Taxonomic Guides to the Stick Insects of South East Asia. The book is lavishly illustrated with extremely well reproduced colour photographs of all species found in Singapore and beyond. All species are shown in full together with relevent parts of their anatomy, as well as eggs where possible, all of which are essential for correct identification in the field, laboratory or museum. Its 175 pages with 600 photographs will be referred to time and time again, both for the sheer pleasure of looking at beautiful photographs and then also for serious taxonomic pursuits. But this book includes the nomenclature of more than just the species occurring within Singapore. It clarifies some of the taxonomy of species from the region with which the Singapore fauna is closely related. It is therefore an essential reference for anyone interested in the fauna of Singapore, Malaysia, Sumatra and indeed of the entire South-East Asian region.

King Cobra: Natural History And Captive ManagementKing Cobra: Natural History And Captive Management by Charlton, Tom

The king cobra, the longest venomous snake in the world, is widely distributed across much of tropical and subtropical Asia. Its generic name Ophiophagus ('snake-eater') is indicative of its cannibalistic tendencies; its diet is comprised almost exclusively of snakes, including its own kind. It is widely considered as one of the most formidable snakes in the world. This book, profusely illustrated with excellent photographs from a number of very talented photographers, details the natural history of the king cobra, looking closely at all aspects of its life including distribution, diet, reproduction and venom, as well as its relationship with humans and conservation. The author also provides notes on the captive management of the king cobra, drawing on his experience of maintaining and breeding this species for a number of years.

Lady Tankerville's Legacy: A Historical And Monographic Review Of Phaius And GastrorchisLady Tankerville's Legacy: A Historical And Monographic Review Of Phaius And Gastrorchis by Stone, Judi; Philip Cribb

Phaius are spectacular terrestrial orchids, widespread from tropical and subtropical Asia, Australasia, Madagascar and Africa. The genus comprises just over 40 species and used to include the endemic Madagascan genus Gastrorchis which has nine known species. For historical reasons and because they have frequently been artificially hybridized, both genera are covered in this monograph. They have a fascinating history: Phaius tankervilleae was the first tropical orchid to be grown and flowered in England some 250 years ago. It certainly stimulated interest in the growing of exotic orchids that took off spectacularly in the following century as tropical plants flowed into Europe and once growers had established the appropriate cultural conditions for them. This book introduces many showy and little known species to the reader and will, no doubt, stimulate interest in them and their attractive and easy-to-grow hybrids.

Pathology & Genetics Of Head And Neck TumoursPathology & Genetics Of Head And Neck Tumours by Barnes, Leon; John Eveson Et Al.

Pathology and Genetics of Head and Neck Tumours is the latest volume in the new WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for pathologists and oncologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all WHO-recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, incidence, age and sex distribution, location, clinical signs and symptoms, pathology, genetics, and predictive factors.

Who International Standard Terminologies On Traditional Medicine In The Western Pacific RegionWho International Standard Terminologies On Traditional Medicine In The Western Pacific Region by

This book has been prepared in an effort to address the pressing need for a common language, i.e. international standard terminology and technical terms to be used in traditional medicine. The number of commonly used terms in traditional medicine is estimated to be more than 4000, most of which are included in this book, which is designed for use by students and clinical practitioners and researchers in the Western Pacific Region. This terminology will also be useful to assist Member States in the region in developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on traditional medicine.

Industry Of Paper In China, TheIndustry Of Paper In China, The by Kuusisto, Iikka T.

This book takes readers on an illustrated journey through the art of paper making in China today. It is not just about the paper industry, but the industry around paper, covering the whole value chain from raw materials to machinery and to various end products of paper. Bilingual in Chinese and English.

Fieldnotes Of A PsychiatristFieldnotes Of A Psychiatrist by Chong Siow Ann

Elder abuse. The troubled attitudes many people have towards dying and death. Our attempts to live in a meaningful way in the messiness of life. These are just some of the issues covered in this book, a wide-ranging collection of 50 essays in which psychiatrist Chong Siow Ann, who is also vice-chairman of the Medical Board (Research) at the Institute of Mental Health, shares his thoughts and reflections on almost every aspect of psychiatry and mental health. Thoughtful, thought-provoking and often moving, these pieces draw on a wide range of sources including psychiatric papers and popular culture, and also include stories about individuals, their struggles and their resilience.

Island Life: A Natural History Of Pulau Tengah, Johor, MalaysiaIsland Life: A Natural History Of Pulau Tengah, Johor, Malaysia by Wu, Daven (Ed.)

Set in the protected Johor Marine Park, Pulau Tengah is three kilometres in circumference with an elevation of 150m at its highest point. Though just sixteen kilometres from the fishing town of Mersing, Johor, and 140km from Singapore, the island ticks every fantasy of an uninhabited paradise island. The beaches that encircle most of the island attract Green and Hawksbill turtles that land to lay their eggs from March to October. The translucent waters that surround the island are home to both coral reefs and meadows of sea grass which in themselves house rich marine life. This book sets out to document and share a broad overview of the natural history of Pulau Tengah. It is a dedication to the work of Batu Batu's staff and the various experts and nature lovers who have visited the island and contributed a little to its preservation.

Naturalist's Guide To The Snakes Of Southeast Asia Including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java And Bali (2Nd Edition)Naturalist's Guide To The Snakes Of Southeast Asia Including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java And Bali (2Nd Edition) by Das, Indraneil

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 239 snake species most commonly seen in South-East Asia (covering Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Bali) is perfect for resident and visitor alike. _High quality photographs from the regions's top nature photographers, some of species that have never before been published, are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers snake topography, how to deal with snake bits and a glossary. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the snakes of South-East Asia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, IUCN status as at 2012 and its status in each country.

125 Best Birdwatching Sites In Southeast Asia, The125 Best Birdwatching Sites In Southeast Asia, The by Yong Dingli & Low Bing Wen (Eds.)

An expanded and fully updated edition of The 100 Best Birdwatching Sites in Southeast Asia. The book covers sites in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.