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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
Research into the lives of animals in their natural environments has revealed a rich tapestry of complex social relationships and previously unsuspected social and mating systems. The evolution of this behavior is increasingly well understood. At the same time, laboratory scientists have made significant discoveries about how steroid and peptide hormones... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
How can we make better sense of animal behavior by using what we know about the brain? This is the first book that attempts to answer this important question by applying neural network theory. Scientists create Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to make models of the brain. These networks mimic the architecture of a nervous system by connecting elementary... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 166.00
Drawing on expertise from around the world, this volume identifies our current state of knowledge about the behavior and physiology of root herbivores. In particular, this work describes prevailing concepts and theories based on historical and current literature and identifies what new technologies and approaches are available to researchers in the... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99
What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing... more...
- Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95
Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda?in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book. In The Secret Language of Animals , biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal kingdom and shows us the whys and the hows behind... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95
In the bestselling tradition of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Don't Lie About Love, Inside the Animal Mind is a groundbreaking exploration of the nature and depth of animal intelligence. While in the past scientists have refused to acknowledge that animals have anything like human intelligence, a growing body of research reveals otherwise. We?ve... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 540.00
The scope of the subject matter is broad, domestic animals being vital for human existence and integral to all social and environmental affairs; and the potential audience for this reference is broad as well, including policy makers, researchers, agricultural producers, students, and concerned citizens. Some 300 signed entries cover topics related more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 119.99
Suffering is a state of mind that is difficult to measure and analyse in human beings and considerably more so in animals. It is related to the environment in which we live and our physical and mental states. Understanding the physiology of suffering in animals is crucial in assessing animal welfare. Written by an expert in applied welfare... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 99.00
Arthropod resistant crops reduce pesticide pollution, alleviate hunger and improve human nutrition. This text synthesizes information about the environmental advantages of plant resistance, transgenic resistance, the molecular bases of resistance, and the use of molecular markers to map resistance genes. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 99.00
This field manual is designed to provide background and instruction on a broad spectrum of techniques and their use in the evaluation of entomopathogens in the field. The second edition provides updated information and includes two additional chapters and 12 new contributors. The intended audience includes researchers, graduate students, practitioners... more...