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The American Horseshoe Crab

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$148.00 • £118.95 • €133.00

ISBN 9780674011595

Publication Date: 03/15/2004

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472 pages

8 x 9-1/4 inches

33 color, 87 halftones, 81 line illustrations, 4 maps, 15 tables

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  • Preface
  • Prologue [Robert B. Barlow]
  • 1. Synchronies in Migration: Shorebirds, Horseshoe Crabs, and Delaware Bay [Mark L. Botton and Brian A. Harrington, with Nellie Tsipoura and David Mizrahi]
    • Research Note 1.1. Physiological Ecology of Shorebirds during Migration through the Delaware Bay Area
    • Research Note 1.2. The Importance of Weather Systems and Energy Reserves to Migrating Semipalmated Sandpipers
  • 2. Nesting Behavior: A Shoreline Phenomenon [H. Jane Brockmann]
    • Exhibit 2.1. Questions about Behavior
    • Exhibit 2.2. Decision Making in Animals
    • Exhibit 2.3. Studying Behavioral Adaptations
  • 3. Male Competition and Satellite Behavior [H. Jane Brockmann]
    • Exhibit 3.1. Language and Explanation in Behavior
    • Exhibit 3.2. The Process of Fertilization
    • Exhibit 3.3. Paternity Analysis in Horseshoe Crabs
  • 4. Seeing at Night and Finding Mates: The Role of Vision [Robert B. Barlow and Maureen K. Powers]
  • 5. Growing Up Takes about Ten Years and Eighteen Stages [Carl N. Shuster, Jr., and Koichi Sekiguchi]
    • Exhibit 5.1. Paths Taken: How the Authors Got Started
  • 6. Horseshoe Crabs in a Food Web: Who Eats Whom? [Mark L. Botton and Carl N. Shuster, Jr., with John A. Keinath]
    • Research Note 6.1. Predation of Horseshoe Crabs by Loggerhead Sea Turtles
  • 7. A History of Skeletal Structure: Clues to Relationships among Species [Carl N. Shuster, Jr., and Lyall I. Anderson]
    • Exhibit 7.1. Horseshoe Crab Look-Alikes
    • Exhibit 7.2. What Are Horseshoe Crabs?
  • 8. Throughout Geologic Time: Where Have They Lived? [Lyall I. Anderson and Carl N. Shuster, Jr.]
  • 9. Coping with Environmental Changes: Physiological Challenges [David W. Towle and Raymond P. Henry]
    • Exhibit 9.1. Cell Volume Regulation or Blood Ion Regulation?
    • Exhibit 9.2. Epithelial Cell Structure and Function
    • Exhibit 9.3. Hemocyanin, the Oxygen-Carrying Protein
    • Exhibit 9.4. Glossary of Terms
  • 10. Diseases and Symbionts: Vulnerability Despite Tough Shells [Louis Leibovitz and Gregory A. Lewbart]
    • Exhibit 10.1. Dr. Louis Leibovitz
    • Exhibit 10.2. How to Study a Disease
    • Exhibit 10.3. Pathological and Biological Terminology
    • Exhibit 10.4. A Key to the Identification of Diseases of Limulus
    • Exhibit 10.5. Maintaining Limulus in Captivity
  • 11. A Blue Blood: The Circulatory System [Carl N. Shuster, Jr.]
  • 12. Internal Defense against Pathogenic Invasion: The Immune System [Peter B. Armstrong]
    • Exhibit 12.1. Glossary
  • 13. Clotting Cells and Limulus Amebocyte Lysate: An Amazing Analytical Tool [Jack Levin, H. Donald Hochstein, and Thomas J. Novitsky]
  • 14. King Crab Fertilizer: A Once-Thriving Delaware Bay Industry [Carl N. Shuster, Jr.]
  • 15. Horseshoe Crab Conservation: A Coast-Wide Management Plan [Carl N. Shuster, Jr., Mark L. Botton, and Robert E. Loveland]
  • Authors and Contributors
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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