Subterranean Rodents

Author: Sabine Begall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540692762
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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
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0191551449
Size: 45.76 MB
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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 Worlds

Author: Peter Fitting
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819567239
Size: 34.77 MB
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Exploring the hollow earth from the 17th century to the present.

Agharta The Subterranean World

Author: Raymond Bernard
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787300999
Size: 34.23 MB
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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.

Subterranean Cities

Author: David Lawrence Pike
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801472565
Size: 59.56 MB
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The underground has been a dominant image of modern life since the late eighteenth century. A site of crisis, fascination, and hidden truth, the underground is a space at once more immediate and more threatening than the ordinary world above. In Subterranean Cities, David L. Pike explores the representation of underground space in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a period during which technology and heavy industry transformed urban life.The metropolis had long been considered a moral underworld of iniquity and dissolution. As the complex drainage systems, underground railways, utility tunnels, and storage vaults of the modern cityscape superseded the countryside of caverns and mines as the principal location of actual subterranean spaces, ancient and modern converged in a mythic space that was nevertheless rooted in the everyday life of the contemporary city. Writers and artists from Felix Nadar and Charles Baudelaire to Charles Dickens and Alice Meynell, Gustave Doré and Victor Hugo, George Gissing and Emile Zola, and Jules Verne and H. G. Wells integrated images of the urban underworld into their portrayals of the anatomy of modern society. Illustrated with photographs, movie stills, prints, engravings, paintings, cartoons, maps, and drawings of actual and imagined urban spaces, Subterranean Cities documents the emergence of a novel space in the subterranean obsessions and anxieties within nineteenth-century urban culture. Chapters on the subways, sewers, and cemeteries of Paris and London provide a detailed analysis of these competing centers of urban modernity. A concluding chapter considers the enduring influence of these spaces on urban culture at the turn of the twenty-first century.


Author: John Shirley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416503447
Size: 40.43 MB
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An original novel based on the bestselling Vertigo/DC comic book series "Hellblazer," featuring occultist John Constantine. When a small English village becomes the victim of a mysterious force that causes an entire town to be swallowed up virtually intact by the earth, Constantine must venture deep in the underground shadows. Original.

Sub Terra

Author: James Rollins
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641074320
Size: 16.25 MB
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Im ewigen Eis lauert ein tödlicher Schrecken! Unter dem ewigen Eis der Antarktis haben Forscher eine Statue aus makellosem Diamant entdeckt. Dr. Ashley Carter dringt mit ihrem Team tiefer in das Höhlensystem vor, um weitere Schätze oder vielleicht sogar Überreste einer vergangenen Zivilisation zu finden. Doch mit Schrecken erkennen Ashley und ihr Partner Ben, dass sie in den Gängen unter dem Eis nicht alleine sind. Etwas lebt hier – und es hat bereits ihre Witterung aufgenommen!


Author: John Stevenson
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 146891166X
Size: 23.94 MB
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Shallow Subterranean Habitats

Author: David C. Culver
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191019984
Size: 10.46 MB
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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: Jacob Gralnick
Publisher: Jacob Gralnick
Size: 14.70 MB
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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.