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- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 27.95
If you think that watching all the nature programs on television qualifies you as an expert on the subject, think again! Do you really know what makes animals tick? Here are the answers, portrayed in stunning, awe-inspiring action sequences and explained in fascinating, in-depth prose. Thematically arranged by behavior trait, Animal Life explores... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99
A follow-on to DK's successful Animal Families, this new book lures its readers into a magical world populated by appealing young creatures. Within its pages, children can see a baby beaver help build a dam, baby chicks learn to scratch for food, baby chipmunks scurry up a tree, and baby walruses bask on an iceberg in the sun. Wherever they live,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 85.00
Male mammals sometimes kill infants that they did not sire. Is this bizarre behavior a pathological aberration, or is it sometimes an adaptive strategy? In this study of the dark side of social relationships, the impact and consequences of infanticide on the social systems of primates, including humans, is investigated. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 157.00
This book is about how and why animals communicate. It summarises research progress and prospects in the rapidly expanding topic of animal communication networks. Covering several different animal groups and types of signal, it also highlights research at the interface with other disciplines (for example, psychology and physiology). more...
- CRC Press 2005; US$ 179.95
Although many books have been published on various aspects of human, animal, and plant parasitology, as well as the public health problems associated with parasites, none to date has offered a comprehensive glossary for those confronted with the discipline's exceptionally extensive terminology. To meet this need requires a dedicated text that can house... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 239.99
Explores the evolution of geographic variation in behaviour within species. This volume summarizes advances in the field, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and gives an overview of this area. It also brings together evidence that behaviour varies geographically, and looks at some of the richness in phenomena. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99
This volume presents ecological consequences and evolutionary mechanisms that may be associated with behavioural alterations in parasitized hosts. Alterations may result from natural selection favouring the host or parasite, or side-effects caused by physiological changes associated with symbiosis. more...