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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Correlative growth in vegetable plants.

This chapter covers the interaction of plant parts above- and below-ground, followed by relations among vegetative and reproductive plant parts aboveground. Throughout, although examples will be taken from all over the plant kingdom, the emphasis will be on processes and mechanisms that may help...

Author(s)
Wien, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: taxonomy and botany.

This chapter focuses on the classification, plant morphology, and cytology of major cultivated and related Araceae species.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter introduces TEFL tourism, a niche form of tourism that involves travelling to teach English as a foreign language. The historical context of niche tourism, the postmodern tourist, and the operators and communities in TEFL tourism are discussed.

Author(s)
Stainton, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393227)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for TEFL tourism as a form of niche tourism.

This chapter seeks to identify a number of similarities between TEFL tourism (i.e., tourism that involves teaching English as a foreign language) and various other forms of tourism, placing it firmly in the 'micro-niche' category. The work-leisure binary in TEFL tourism is discussed, as well as...

Author(s)
Stainton, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393227)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future of the industry.

This final chapter assesses the future possibilities for TEFL tourism (i.e., tourism that involves teaching English as a foreign language), highlights lessons learned from the wider tourism industry and suggests the implementation of appropriate guidelines, regulations and mindfulness.

Author(s)
Stainton, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393227)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sexual selection and mate choice.

This chapter discusses sexual selection, sexual conflicts and identification of a potential mate, including the visual signals produced as a way of advertising their qualities to potential mates, the female and male Choice, as well as the role reversals (wherein the males are the choosiest in terms ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategies for locating a mate.

Finding a mate is one of the biggest challenges facing any animal that relies on sexual reproduction. For butterflies, the process of finding, recognizing and attracting a mate involves a combination of visual (sight) and chemical (scent) signals. This chapter discusses the perching (staying put...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seeing and being seen.

This chapter discusses the colour vision, the structure of the compound eye, the light-gathering molecules, the three-colour and four-colour vision, and the hindsight of butterflies. In conclusion, butterflies have a remarkable array of photoreceptors, which give them a spectral sensitivity that is ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Courtship behaviour.

Courtship has evolved as a way of facilitating mate choices. It provides a means by which one sex, usually the male, carries out a repertoire of behaviours with the purpose of communicating information on identity and quality. The function of courtship is clearly both to attract and persuade, via a ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter

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