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- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 30.00
?. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-well-known Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.? -- Great Plains Research ?Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds , a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date... more...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95
From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led conservation project in China and was conducted during a significant transition period in Chinese history, as the country opened its society... more...
- Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99
Touching on indigenous Maori relationships with the now-extinct, flightless moa; the attitudes of Pakeha, or European, settlers toward sheep; the iconography of whales and dolphins; the problems of pest-control; and the pleasures of pet-keeping, this modern-day bestiary is a fascinating study of human?animal relations. In the book?s four parts, the... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press is an introduction to the major groups of poisonous animals in the world, including the most deadly species. Learn about: -Dangerous stingers, fangs, and spines -The many varieties of venom, and the different ways they are used -Where poisonous animals... more...
- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 49.95
In 1882 the Smithsonian Institution Arctic scientist, Lucien McShan Turner, traveled to the Ungava District that encompasses Northern Quebec and Labrador. There he spent 20 months as part of a mission to record meteorological data for an International Polar Year research program. While stationed at the Hudson's Bay Company Trading Post of Fort Chimo... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans. It dives into the icy Arctic and boiling hydrothermal vents--and exposes the eternal darkness of the... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. With full-color pictures and readable text, this guide identifies representative species and describes: Their characteristics and habits... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99
The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Though his experiments failed, they paved the way for others to succeed when it was recognised... more...