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prehistoric creatures fill the bookshelves at an almost alarming rate, it is certainly good to see a new publication devoted entirely to fossils of invertebrates, which far outnumber those of vertebrates anyway! The present book sets out to ‘highlight the appreciation of fossils as the remains of once living

In: Crustaceana

), hydrology, geomorphology and interactions between physical and biological factors became better understood. To bring structure and function in a unifying framework is a hard but challenging aim. In the increasingly vast mass of scientists motivated to write a book, I welcome any ecological contribution in

In: Crustaceana

), hydrology, geomorphology and interactions between physical and biological factors became better undcrstood. To bring structure and function in a unifying framework is a hard but challenging aim. In the increasingly vast mass of scientists motivated to write a book, I welcome any ecological contribution in

In: Crustaceana

. Remembering him is not only a way to honour his qualities as a scientist and as a simple human being, but also to transmit to readers an idea of how important it is for a scientist to have incorporated in his every-day life the common-sense of friendly communication with his colleagues and/or with his

In: Crustaceana

unforgettable teacher but a little book that appeared in 1944, What Is Life? , by the Austrian-born father of wave mechanics, Erwin Schrödinger. ∵ Thus begins the second chapter of DNA. The Secret of Life (2003), in which James Watson (b. 1928) narrates the events that led him—along with Francis Crick (1916

In: Brill's Companion to the Philosophy of Biology
Author: Ernst W. Hansen

were three groups of four infant rhesus monkeys and eight rhesus mothers. There were two primary groups. The Mother Playpen Group consisted of four infant male monkeys that lived with their natural mothers from birth through the first i5 months of life except for a period of approximately one hour

In: Behaviour

, 2005). Sharing decisions, instead of accepting the decisions of a single leader, seems a more profitable strategy for gregarious individuals to both maintain group cohe- sion and the advantages of group life (Conradt & Ropert, 2007). Although individual(s) at the front position of moving groups are not

In: Behaviour
Author: Philip Kitcher

articulate their favored principles, extensions will always be needed for application to new situations. An unremarked irony of the traditional perspective is that it effectively seeks to put an end to ethical life, by offering a system of principles so complete that conduct could properly be governed by

In: Behaviour

together; they disliked being separated. The pleasure and pain systems were extended to respond to social stimuli. What was so advantageous about the way early mammal-like reptiles made a living that set the stage for this whole new way of having babies and extending care? The answer is energy sources

In: Behaviour
Author: John R. Clarke

. 2 timetres long, excluding the tail (Figure i). Adult females when not preg- nant, weigh from 20 to 30 grams, and are about the same length as males. Pregnant females weigh as much as 50 grams. Most of the observations reported here were made on voles living either in a galvanised iron cage (i m. X

In: Behaviour