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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Famed marine researcher and illustrator Richard Ellis brings us a work of scientific achievement that will forever change the way we think about fish, fishing, and the dangers inherent in the seafood we eat. The bluefin tuna is one of the world's biggest, fastest, and most highly evolved marine animals, as well as one of its most popular delicacies.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
When Ralph Helfer, now one of Hollywood's top animal behaviorists, first began working, he was shocked by the cruelty that was accepted practice in the field. He firmly believed in "affection training" -- that love, not fear, should be the basis of any animal's development, even when dealing with the most dangerous of creatures. Then Zamba came into... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Did you know that "flying" squirrels are incapable of true flight? Were you aware that opossums don't "play dead," as in the common folk saying "playing possum"? In this fascinating and gorgeously illustrated new book, wildlife expert and enthusiast Warner Shedd, former executive for the National Wildlife Federation, uncovers the scientific realities... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
From catching alligators in the reservoirs of New York and capturing giant crocodiles in Venezuela and giant frogs in West Africa to finding mummified human heads in a Bronx apartment, eels on a bus, cobras on the loose, and crocodiles that make change?a memoir of one man?s career working with exotic reptiles and other animals. After the teenage Peter... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95
I was hooked. Call it adrenaline surge, call it honeybee venom in my veins?whatever the explanation, henceforth I would need these funky little critters in my life. Givers of sweet, thick honey, bringers forth of the fruits from trees and bushes and who knew what else, they also gave more food for thought than a body could know what to do with. ?from... more...
- Dorling Kindersley 2007; US$ 9.99
Journey through Africa, America, and Australia and witness the amazing survival techniques of camels, kangaroos, snakes, scorpions, and other animals in hot deserts. Compare them to the guanacos, flamingos, and even penguins of the coastal and cold desert more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99
The hugely admired author of "The Last Fine Time" preserves and makes new the sights, smells, sounds, and poetry of country living. Klinkenborg reveals the beauty of the American landscape, not from a scenic overlook, but through a screened-in porch or from the window of a pickup driving down an empty highway in the teeth of an approaching storm. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 74.00
Reproductive systems vary widely between species. This book reviews the many factors that influence reproduction, including genetics, behaviour and nutrition in a diverse range of animals. Leading authorities assess the potential relevance of the recent rapid advances in reproductive technology and medicine to the management and conservation of wildlife... more...