The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, 2nd edition

Biology and Genetics

The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest by Nicholas Read, Ian McAllister
Horse, Follow Closely: Native American Horsemanship by GaWaNi Pony Boy
Ugo Testa, “Proteins of Iron Metabolism”
Peter J. A. Bollen, Axel K. Hansen, Aage K Olsen Alstrup, “The Laboratory Swine, Second Edition”
Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin – The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (2nd edition)

The Salmon Bears: Giants of the Great Bear Rainforest by Nicholas Read, Ian McAllister

2010 | ISBN: 1554692059 | English | 96 pages | EPUB | 5 MB

Extensively illustrated with Ian McAllister’s magnificent photographs, The Salmon Bears explores the delicate balance that exists between the grizzly, black and spirit bears and their natural environment, the last great wilderness along the central coast of British Columbia. Key to this relationship are the salmon that are born in the rivers each spring, who then go out to sea as juveniles and return as adults to spawn and die, completing a cycle of life that ensures the survival of not only their own species but also virtually every other plant and animal in the rainforest.
In clear language suitable for young readers, the authors describe the day-to-day activities that define the lives of these bears through the four seasons. But this is also very much the story of the Great Bear Rainforest—a vast tract of land that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the Alaska border and contains some of the largest stands of old-growth forest left on the West Coast. The Salmon Bears focuses on the interconnectedness of all life in the rainforest and makes a strong case for the importance of protecting this vital ecological resource.

Horse, Follow Closely: Native American Horsemanship by GaWaNi Pony Boy

1998 | ISBN: 1889540226 | English | 135 pages | EPUB | 10 MB

The bible of North American Horsemanship, Horse, Follow Closely is GaWaNi Pony Boy’s signature title about the relationship training methods that are steeped in common sense and the age-old wisdom of his Native American ancestors. Of mixed blood Tsa-la-gi, GaWaNi Pony Boy was able to conceive his philosophy and compile the methods of relationship training while touring the United States with a Native American drum band and consulting the Tribal Elders from many different nations and backgrounds. The methods and beliefs of relationship training come directly from the first great horsemen of North America. “Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect born of a way of life that is all but lost.” The stunning full-color photographs by Gabrielle Boiselle capture Pony Boy’s serenity and unity with his close horse companions. The author’s simple eloquence forges a deep, profound relationship with his readers that few books ever hope to achieve. As Pony Boy writes in the introduction, “For many [the Native American horseman] represents the ultimate rider. The essence of a horseman, both his skill and intuition, goes beyond the hours he spends in the saddle….the folklore of every Native tribe are stories, tales, and beliefs to exemplify human’s relations to other animals.” The book begins with an analysis of how horses came to live with the Natives of North America and horses’ impact on Native life. The crux of relationship training, according to the author, is to understand “what it means to be a horse, react like a horse, and relate to other things like a horse….” Native Americans were able to create such strong relationship with horses in a short time because they understood that “a horse is a horse.” Learning to balance the relationship between horse and human is the missing link to becoming a masterful horseman or horsewoman. The book describes not only the techniques involved for relationship training but also the belief system and attitude that must be applied to all methods of horsemanship.
In addition to presenting the methods and philosophy of relationship training, Horse, Follow Closely also includes many stories and legends of Native Americans and their horses, all of which teach the reader something new about himself and his relationship with his horse.

Ugo Testa, “Proteins of Iron Metabolism”

2001 | pages: 609 | ISBN: 0849386764 | PDF | 8,7 mb

Proteins of Iron Metabolism presents a clear picture of the structure and function of the main proteins involved in iron metabolism. The book gives you a detailed description of the structure and function of each protein, and discusses the structure and regulation of the corresponding genes in parallel. It supplies an analysis of the differential expression and regulation of these proteins.
Numerous figures offer an integrated view of iron metabolism at the level of various tissues. The book delineates the mechanisms controlling cellular iron metabolism and shows how these mechanisms adapt to the differential and peculiar iron need of different cell types. Each chapter contains extensive bibliographical information providing a wide reference to the literature.
The comprehensive coverage of the advances in understanding the mechanisms controlling cellular iron metabolism, especially at the molecular level, found in this book will give you insight into the regulation of iron metabolism. Proteins of Iron Metabolism fills the need for a clearly written, comprehensive review of the latest research, putting every thing you need in one easy-to-use resource.

Peter J. A. Bollen, Axel K. Hansen, Aage K Olsen Alstrup, “The Laboratory Swine, Second Edition”

2010 | pages: 140 | ISBN: 1439815283 | PDF | 1,3 mb

Since the popular first edition was published more than a decade ago, the number of swine used in toxicity studies has increased as an alternative to commonly used non-rodent species, such as dogs and primates. A volume in the Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series, The Laboratory Swine, Second Edition maintains the high standard set by the previous edition and is poised to continue its legacy as the premier laboratory reference on the care and use of swine in the laboratory.
Emphasizes Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Swine
Addressing the biology, husbandry, management, veterinary care and research applications of both large and miniature swine, this color reference is a complete source of information on the species. It is thoroughly updated and includes a major revision to the anesthetics section. It also places a heightened focus on animal welfare and addresses important considerations related to genetically modified swine. The book is divided into six parts:
– Important Biological Features examines everything from different breeds and behavior, to anatomical and physiological features, as well as digestive, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems
– Husbandry addresses housing, nutrition, sanitation, transportation, and more
– Management and Quality Assurance looks at the impact of infections on animal research using swine, zoonotic diseases, legal regulations, genetic monitoring, and more
– Veterinary Care covers a variety of topics, such as clinical examination, diseases, pain recognition, and post-operative management
– Experimental Techniques addresses restraint, sampling techniques, basic surgical procedures, and other issues
– Resources provides extensive references for further study, including handbooks, journals, and websites
The Laboratory Swine, Second Edition is ideal for animal caretakers, technicians, investigators, and laboratory animal veterinarians as a single-source reference that contributes to the humane care and use of swine in research.

Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin – The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (2nd edition)

Published: 2009-07-20 | ISBN: 1108004830 | PDF | 424 pages | 6.62 MB

This second edition of The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals was edited by his son Francis Darwin and published in 1890. As Sir Francis notes in his brief preface, because the first edition did not sell out in Charles Darwin’s lifetime, ‘he had no opportunity of publishing the material collected with a view to a second edition.’ This material, in the form of ‘a mass of letters, extracts from and references to books’ was utilised in the second edition, as were Darwin’s pencilled corrections in his own volume of the first. The book is a study of the muscular movements of the face (both human and animal) triggered by the emotions being felt – a ‘physical’ response to a ‘mental’ sensation. Darwin’s detailed analysis of what actually happens to a body in a state of fear, or joy, or anger is illustrated by photographic images.