The Evolutionary Ecology of Animals by S. S. Shvarts

By S. S. Shvarts

Whereas translating this booklet, i used to be in shut conversation with the writer, S. S. Shvarts (Schwarz), who learn and commented at the whole translated manuscript. specifically, any ambiguities as to the identification of organisms defined merely by means of universal names within the unique textual content have been got rid of, as the writer kindly provided the Latin names in all such situations. Com­ mon names are retained within the translation, however the Latin names also are extra the place wanted. a number of the terminology utilized in the Russian is a transliteration from English phrases hired now extra by means of ecu employees than american citizens. i've got outlined those phrases or famous their extra universal equivalents utilized in present American literature the place it appeared helpful within the textual content. a last bankruptcy, "Recent paintings at the Evolutionary Ecology of Ani­ mals," is gifted as Appendix II to the interpretation of the unique textual content. i've got written this bankruptcy with a purpose to replace the fabric awarded within the unique variation released in 1969. The bankruptcy discusses vital fresh contributions appropriate to the subject material provided via Shvarts. i need to thank W. Z. Lidicker, Jr., and Y. B. Linhart for studying this ultimate bankruptcy and supplying very worthwhile feedback and reviews. i'm quite thankful to the writer, S. S. Shvarts, for his cautious analyzing of the translated manuscript.

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