European Bison

The Nature Monograph

Authors: Krasińska, Małgorzata, Krasiński, Zbigniew A.

  • Gives an overview on preservation and restitution of the European bison
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Only comprehensive volume on the topic ​
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About this book

The mighty and majestic European bison is the relictual embodiment of the wildness of prehistoric Europe. Tragically, the millennia since that time have seen so many species driven to extinction by human impacts, and the European bison has only narrowly avoided the same fate. Today, the species represents the symbolic sentinel of successful conservation actions in a world in which such achievements remain few and far between.

From an early stage in the restitution of the European bison, husband-and-wife team Małgorzata Krasińska and Zbigniew A. Krasiński have been participating in relevant management initiatives and researching all facets of the bison, from its morphology and diet, to its movements, social life and reproduction, and the conservation management actions that have been taken to save it. Now they have summarised this wealth of knowledge on the species, giving rise to a publication ideal for students, professional biologists and conservationists, but also for all nature enthusiasts.

This new edition of the monograph offers extensively updated content taking into account research carried out on the European bison in the last few years. Also featured, a new chapter devoted to knowledge of the genetics of the species drawn up by Małgorzata Tokarska of the Białowieża-based Mammal Research Institute PAS.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Krasińska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Systematics, Registration and Nomenclature

    Krasińska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 5-19

  • Morphology and Longevity

    Krasińska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 21-34

  • Aspects of the Genetics of European Bison

    Krasińska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 35-40

  • The Original Range of the Species Bison bonasus (L.)

    Krasińska, Małgorzata (et al.)

    Pages 41-43

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-36554-6
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-42907-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
European Bison
Book Subtitle
The Nature Monograph
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-36555-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-36555-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-36554-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42907-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 380
Additional Information
Originally published by Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Białowieża, 2007
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