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- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 52.00
Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe; Hannibal used them in warfare; and John Donne called the elephant “Nature’s greatest masterpiece. . . . The only harmless great thing.” Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over two hundred words in human language. ... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 189.00
Echinostomes are medically- and veterinary-important parasitic flatworms that invade humans, domestic animals and wildlife and also parasitize in their larval stages numerous invertebrate and cold-blooded vertebrate hosts. The interest in echinostomes in parasitology and general biology comes from several areas: (1) Human infections; (2) Experimental... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.88
Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them—more than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorised the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist... more...
- Greystone Books 2014; US$ 45.00
Ian McAllister, conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident, takes us on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region?s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Globally renowned for its astonishing biodiversity, the Great Bear Rainforest is also one of the most endangered... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95
How different are men and women, really? Controversy surrounds the question and makes uncovering the answers?based in evolution, genetics, and biology?increasingly difficult. Still, significant differences between the sexes are apparent everyday to both men and women. Whether it?s a boyfriend?s infidelity or a wife?s inability to orgasm during sex,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 35.00
Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring back at us. About 80 percent of the Earth?s animals are insects. While there are millions of different species, we rarely see many of them .... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 169.00
Summarizing and building on earlier observations and ideas, this book provides details on the development, structure, function, and the evolutionary design of the avian respiratory system. It outlines the mechanisms and principles through which biological complexity and functional novelty have been crafted in a unique gas exchanger. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 209.00
Describes the regulation of Sertoli cell and germ cell differentiation. Involving knockout and transgenic mouse models, the authors focus on male factor infertility that might be related to altered maturation of Sertoli cells, male factor infertility that might be due to incorrect histone-to-protamine exchange in haploid spermatids, and more. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 189.00
The coelomic cavities are covered with serosal membranes. This book compiles data, on their normal structure, development and involvement in pathologic processes. By transmission and scanning electron microscopy, the authors distinguish three basic types of relief on both serosal sheets, organs and their different regions. more...