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- University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00
They change color depending on their mood. They possess uniquely adapted hands and feet distinct from other tetrapods. They feature independently movable eyes. This comprehensive volume delves into these fascinating details and thorough research about one of the most charismatic families of reptiles?Chameleonidae. Written for professional herpetologists,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 23.95
Did you know that an ostrich egg can make an omelet for ten people? How about that crocodiles have the world?s most powerful bite, yet their mouths can be held shut by a man?s bare hands? Or that box jellyfish are the most venomous creature in the world, and they?re almost impossible to see? Wild animals do the most extraordinary, and sometimes... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 24.95
A born naturalist and a fearless traveler, Vladimir Dinets wrote travel guides, conducted field research, and lived a couple of lives before he was accepted into the PhD program in zoology at the University of Miami. He thought crocodiles were a dead-end research topic?survivors from the age of the dinosaurs but not much else?until he witnessed groups... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 19.95
Originally published in 1962, and fully updated and colorized by Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the perfect practical guide to not only snake bite survival, but to understand and identifying every venomous snake on the planet. Even if no life hangs in the balance, this manual is a great reference guide for the outdoors enthusiast,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Their Blood Runs Cold is entertaining, informative reading that not only enhances our understanding of a unique group of animals, but also provides genuine insight into the mind and character of a research scientist. Whit Gibbons possesses the rare talent of conveying the challenge and excitement of scientific inquiry. A research ecologist... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99
This charming and practical handbook is bursting with tips, facts and folklore to guide you through the birdwatching year. Find out how to identify birds by sight or song, everything you need to know about their behaviour, habitats and breeding and migration habits, and tips for encouraging birds into your garden. Also includes handy diary pages for... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 125.00
The Turtles of Mexico is the first comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology, evolution, and distribution of more than fifty freshwater and terrestrial turtle taxa found in Mexico. Legler and Vogt draw on more than fifty years of fieldwork to elucidate the natural history of these species. The volume includes an extensive introduction to turtle... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95
The Pacific is not only the world?s largest body of water; its vast expanse also includes an extraordinary number and diversity of oceanic islands, from Palau and the Marianas east of the Philippines to Cocos Island and the Galápagos west of the Americas. The isolation of these islands and the extreme distances between them long prevented scientists... more...
- Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 14.95
Western Australia is home to more than one third of the known frog species in Australia and new ones are still being discovered. This guide presents up to date information on all species, including their distribution and habitat including the cane toad, which has just arrived in the state. The book also features extensive colour photographs... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 26.48
Hauptbeschreibung Ist Identität eine Fiktion? Ist es noch möglich, in einer Gesellschaft mit immer komplexer werdenden Lebenswelten eine gewisse Einheit seiner eigenen Person zu erfahren? Eher ist von der Aufsplitterung des Subjekts die Rede. Doch die Vielfalt ist auch eine Chance für unsere kreative Weiterentwicklung. Eric Lippmann... more...