| || ||Kazuo Fujita and Shoji Itakura eds, Diversity of Cognition: Evolution, Development, Domestication and Pathology Hardcover |
The book attempts to highlight the diverse aspects of cognition among a wide variety of organisms. Seventeen leading researchers in this field from seven countries illustrate the diverse aspects of cognition among various organisms ranging from insects to humans of different ages and pathological states. This volume will inspire scientists and students who strive to understand cognition and, in particular, those who aim at doing so from genetic and adaptive perspectives.
| || ||Shisuke Tanabe and Annamalai Subramanian, Bioindicators of POPs: Monitoring in Developing Countries Hardcover |
The development of easier, cost-effective and quicker methods to evaluate POPs persistent organic pollutants in developing countries is long overdue. The easiest possible method is to use suitable bioindicators. All those who are involved in the monitoring of POPs - the policy makers, scientists, research students, laboratory technicians, university students and nongovernmental institutions - need a book such as this one at present. This timely book was designed primarily as a broad treatment of this discipline which would be accessible to almost all the people working on POPs. This will be the first book that is exclusively dedicated to Bioindicators of Pollution by POPs .
| || ||Wil de Jong, Lye Tuck-Po and Ken-ichi Abe eds, The Social Ecology of Tropical Forests: Migration, Populations and Frontiers Hardcover |
An important contribution to understanding the relationship between migration and deforestation, this book brings together various analyses from the three major tropical regions: Southeast Asia, the Amazon basin, and Sub-Saharan Africa. The scope of the discussion is extensive, covering historical issues such as the impact of the slave trade on Sub-Saharan African forests and communities, and contemporary dilemmas like the over-exploitation of natural forest products in Vietnam. The analyses are spatially and temporally contextualized, drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data to provide a useful resource for studying the societies of tropical regions and their social ecology.
| || ||Itaru Ohta and Yntiso D. Gebre eds, Displacement Risks in Africa: Refugees, Resettlers and Their Host Population Paperback |
This book analyzes the underlying causes of population displacements in Africa, identifies the various risk groups, explores the types of risks involved and discusses the strategies for countering the imminent challenges. The study also explores the commonalities and differences in displacement experiences. The identification of common interest is important for developing a broad conceptual framework and suggesting justified comprehensive policy treatments. The research will make a valuable contribution to the rapidly evolving literature on population displacement. African planners and policy makers will find the insights and analyses useful.
| ||Itaru Ohta and Yntiso D. Gebre eds, Displacement Risks in Africa Hardcover |
This is the hardcover edition of the above title.
| || ||Satoshi Yamagishi ed., Social Organization of the Rufous Vanga |
For a few decades, Yamagishi and his associates have studied. In this volume they summarize the findings of their long-term research on the ecological and social behavior of the rufous vangas, a unique species of birds in Madagascar, with specific observations about cooperative breeding, sex ratio manipulation, foraging and helper behavior. The authors demonstrate the implications of the study for theories of evolution, genetic inheritance and group formation.
| || ||Kazutake Kyuma, Paddy Soil Science |
This book is an important reference for those concerned with maintaining the sustainability of wet rice agriculture - the foundation for much of human life throughout Asia. Kazutake Kyuma draws on his long and broad-ranging experience with rice agriculture to clearly explain the interactions between many human, environmental, biological and chemical factors that protect the long-term productivity of rice paddy soils.
| || ||Shozo Kojima, A Search for the Origins of Human Speech Paperback |
Published in February 2003. An unrivalled world authority in the area, Shozo Kojima presents a detailed overview of chimpanzees auditory sense and vocalization in an attempt to demonstrate how human speech has evolved. Based on unique longitudinal studies over a few decades, Kojima has collected his theories and findings into a single volume, making them available to an international audience for the first time.
| ||Shozo Kojima, A Search for the Origins of Human Speech Hardcover |
Published in February 2003.
| || ||Tohru Nakashizuka and Nigel Stork, Biodiversity Research Methods: IBOY in Western Pacific and Asia |
Developed from extensive preliminary research for IBOY International Biodiversity Observation Year conducted throughout the Western Pacific and Asian regions, BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH METHODS includes detailed research methodologies for forests, freshwater and coastal marine environments. It aims to ensure that the results of research at different study sites are meaningfully comparable, thereby enhancing our understanding of biodiversity distribution and its role in ecosystem function.