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Chandra S. Negi

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About this Item: PHI Learning. Contents Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 Cell Signalling and Mechanism of Action of Hormones 3 The Endocrine Hypothalamus 4 The Pituitary Gland or the Hypophysis 5 The Adenohypophysial Hormones 6 The Neurohypophysial Hormones 7 The Regulation of Pigmentation Pars Intermedia 8 The Thyroid Gland 9 The Adrenal Steroid Hormones 10 The Adrenal Medulla and Catecholamines 11 The Endocrine Pancreas 12 The Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis 13 The Steroid Hormones 14 Sex Determination and Hormones 15 The Hormones and Reproduction 16 The Pregnancy Parturition and Lactation 17 The Gastrointestinal Hormones 18 The Pineal the Kidney and the Heart 19 The Semiochemicals 20 The Lesser-known Regulatory Substances 21 Metamorphosis 22 Migration 23 The Hormones and Behaviour 24 Environmental Endocrinology Glossary Appendix References Index  Appropriate for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Zoology this state-of-the-art text provides comprehensive coverage of endocrinology It discusses holistic information about mammalian endocrinology and more particularly about human endocrinology The text reviews the basic concepts and the scientific understanding of each of the major endocrine glands Each chapter has been written with a view that a beginner may easily comprehend the subject matter Endocrine methodologies wherever appropriate have been incorporated in chapters and similarly medical aspects of endocrine or hormonal disorders resulting out of mutational changes in hormone receptors are included to make the text more interesting 472 pp. Seller Inventory # 86164

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Chandra S. Negi

Published by Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh (2010)

ISBN 10: 8121102901ISBN 13: 9788121102902

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About this Item: Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Contents Preface I The land and the people 1 Introduction 2 The land the people 3 A socio-cultural study of the Shouka and rang tribes II Ethnobiology 4 Religion and biodiversity conservation an introduction 5 Socio cultural facets of conservation from the landscape 6 Ethnozoology the traditional use of animal and their products in medicine and rituals in the landscape III Biodiversity 7 An introduction to mountain biodiversity 8 A brief potraiyal of the vegetation types of the landscape 9 Floral diversity of the sub alpine and alpine realms a study 10 Sustainable harvesting and the marketing 11 Wildlife and issues related to its conservation 12 Conservation strategies a background to issues and means to achieve goals 13 Yar TSA Gumba IV Agriculture 14 The changing face of agriculture a case study 15 Crop diversity and trends a study 16 Diversification of agriculture and areas of concern V Livestock population 17 Livestock population issues and concerns VI Development alternatives 18 Tourism how to go about it 19 Tourism potential in the landscape 20 Policy initiatives Epilogue References Glossary Annexures Index "The present text encompasses the results of the study carried out by the author over the last ten years in the valleys constituting the Askote Conservation Landscape The book principally covers the study undertaken in the summer residences the villages located in the temperate to alpine zones in the landscape and thus do not constitute the areas and the people lying at lower elevations In a zist the book and the data as incorporated pertain to the inhabitants of the summer habitations of the tribes Shoukas and Rangs as well as the subsequent other aspects of the life transhumance culture and social structure of the inhabitants agriculture wildlife prospects of eco-tourism development and else including the prime objective the study of the sub alpine and alpine floral diversity within the landscape The book encompasses 20 chapters which are aptly covered under six sections The land and the people Ethno biology Biodiversity Agriculture Love stock population and lastly Development alternatives It is believed that it would be very easy on the part of the reader to envisage the work embodied in the present text being a holistic work for the literature covered under different sections boasts of covering each and every aspect of the Askote Conservation Landscape as exemplified by the very title and thus could be handy not just for the professionals but also for the layman who wants to learn more about the land called Askote Wildlife Sanctuary the people residing therein their culture and every other aspect that govern their lives The author has dealt with the burning issues that govern the success of failure of any conservation initiative and has offered the ameliorative measures to safeguard not just the life sustaining means but principally the biodiversity He has emphasized upon the fact that no policy or goals be that biodiversity conservation sustainable development eco-tourism etc can be achieved without the active co-operative and participation of the local populace; the author strongly believes in emphasizing upon the human aspect of the development at the core of all initiatives for sustainable development or attainment of conservation goals and it is imperative that one will find the same belief inherent in each chapter" jacket 588 pp. Seller Inventory # 87306

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