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May, Robert M. (Robert McCredie) 1936-

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Extinction rates( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is increasing need for good estimates of impending rates of extinction of plant and animal species, based on an understanding of extinction rates in the recent and far past, and on the underlying ecological and evolutionary causes. This book provides a more wide-ranging and data-driven treatment of current and likely future extinction rates than has previously been drawn together in one place. It is directed broadly at senior undergraduates, postgraduate students, and research workers in the general fields of ecology, conservation biology, and the environmental sciences. The authors highlight apparent differences in extinction rates among taxonomic groups and places, aiming to identify unresolved issues and important questions
Perspectives in ecological theory by Joan Roughgarden( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infectious diseases of humans : dynamics and control by Roy M Anderson( Book )

32 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution of biological diversity by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final chapters of the book take a broader perspective on the question, and explore the fossil record for data on the origination of species diversity - and extinctions - in the past. Evolution of Biological Diversity is a must-have for all researchers and graduate students in the biological sciences who want to be abreast of the latest thinking on the evolution of biological diversity
Large scale ecology and conservation biology : the 35th Symposium of the British Ecological Society with the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Southampton, 1993 by British Ecological Society( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploitation of marine communities : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Exploitation of Marine Communities, Berlin 1984, April 1-6 by Robert M May( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virus dynamics : mathematical principles of immunology and virology by M. A Nowak( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population biology of infectious diseases : report of the Dahlem Workshop on Population Biology of Infectious Disease Agents, Berlin 1982, March 14-19 by Roy M Anderson( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the design of control programs; in extreme cases (as dis cussed below, by Fine et al., this volume, and elsewhere) it can happen that immunization programs, although they protect vaccinated individuals, actually increase the overall incidence of a particular disease. The possibility that many nonhuman animal populations may be regulated by parasitic infections is another topic where it may be argued that conventional disciplinary boundaries have retarded investigation. While much ecological research has been devoted to exploring the extent to which competition or predator-prey interactions may regulate natural populations or set their patterns of geographical distribution, few substan tial studies have considered the possibility that infectious diseases may serve as regulatory agents (1,8). On the other hand, the many careful epidemiological studies of the trans mission and maintenance of parasitic infections in human and other animal populations usually assume the host population density to be set by other considerations, and not dynamically engaged with the disease (see, for example, (1,2)). With all these considerations in mind, the Dahlem Workshop from which this book derives aimed to weave strands together -- testing theoretical analysis against empirical facts and patterns, and identifying outstanding problems -- in pursuit of a better un derstanding of the overall population biology of parasitic in fections. For the purpose of the workshop, the term "parasite" was de fined widely to include viruses, bacteria, protozoans, fungi, and helminths
Population regulation and dynamics : proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting held on 23 and 24 May 1990 by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Britannica guide to climate change : an unbiased guide to the key issue of our age by Robert M May( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are a few subjects that divide opinion more than climate change. What is the truth? Can the solution be found in a global political treaty or individual action? This Britannica guide gives a clear overview of the scientific evidence, from data showing how the atmosphere has changed in the last 4.5 billion years to more recent studies on the symptoms of a warming planet and the global effects of greenhouse gases, deforestation, and population. The guide introduces you to the possible solutions and to key figures in the debate, from the origins of environmentalism through to the Kyoto Prot
Cosmic consciousness revisited : the modern origins and development of a western spiritual psychology by Robert M May( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there a crisis?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most striking feature of life on Earth is its richness and variety. But research shows that the planet's biodiversity is seriously threatened with destruction by human activities. From the depths of the oceans to the tops of rainforest canopies, from the African savannas to the soil underfoot, this program ... reveals the extent of that living bounty -- and the chilling rate at which species are becoming extinct. The research of paleontologist Peter Ward, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, entomologist Terry Erwin, and biologists Sir Robert May, Edward Wilson, and John Lawton is featured."--Container
Science and government by C. P Snow( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the intense rivalry between two scientists, each with his own studied opinion on how the British government should best carry out the air war against Germany during World War II
Technology foresight : Britain's future economy by Robert M May( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bestimmung der Abstände von Proteinen der großen ribosomalen Untereinheit durch Neutronenkleinwinkelstreuung mit Hilfe der Markentriangulationsmethode by Robert M May( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das dicke Bein : Grundlagen, Diagnostik, Therapie by Urs Brunner( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the current resurgence of interest in the biological basis of animal behavior and social organization, the ideas and questions pursued by Charles Darwin remain fresh and insightful. This is especially true of The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Darwin's second most important work. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the first printing of the first edition (1871), not previously available in paperback. The work is divided into two parts. Part One marshals behavioral and morphological evidence to argue that humans evolved from other animals. Darwin shoes that human mental and emotional capacities, far from making human beings unique, are evidence of an animal origin and evolutionary development. Part Two is an extended discussion of the differences between the sexes of many species and how they arose as a result of selection. Here Darwin lays the foundation for much contemporary research by arguing that many characteristics of animals have evolved not in response to the selective pressures exerted by their physical and biological environment, but rather to confer an advantage in sexual competition. These two themes are drawn together in two final chapters on the role of sexual selection in humans. In their Introduction, Professors Bonner and May discuss the place of The Descent in its own time and relation to current work in biology and other disciplines
Evolution of biological diversity : from population differentiation to speciation : a discussion( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos and forecasting : a discussion( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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MacCredie May, Robert 1936-

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Perspectives in ecological theoryInfectious diseases of humans : dynamics and controlEvolution of biological diversityLarge scale ecology and conservation biology : the 35th Symposium of the British Ecological Society with the Society for Conservation Biology, University of Southampton, 1993Virus dynamics : mathematical principles of immunology and virologyThe Britannica guide to climate change : an unbiased guide to the key issue of our ageCosmic consciousness revisited : the modern origins and development of a western spiritual psychologyThe descent of man, and selection in relation to sex