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  • The Nature of the Beastsby Ian Jared Miller

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00 US$ 52.00

    It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan?s emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution?at once museum, laboratory, and prison?of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan?s first modern... more...

  • Why Can't Potatoes Walk?by Lars-Åke Janzon; Lukas Möllersten

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99

    When it comes to animals and nature, there is no end to our curiosity. Around ten thousand questions a year land on Lars-Åke Janzon?s desk at the Swedish Museum of Natural History. In this sequel to the successful book How Long Can a Fly Fly? , Janzon responds to nutty questions, freak happenings, and odd observations with interesting facts and... more...

  • How Long Can a Fly Fly?by Lars-Åke Janzon

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Get to know more than the usual facts and stats about animals, both familiar and rare! How Long Can a Fly Fly? will answer all your animal questions, along with plenty more you?ve never even thought to ask. This fun and educational book, good for all ages, is filled with fascinating information about animals, alongside unique hand-drawn illustrations... more...

  • Surviving the Sharkby Jonathan Kathrein; Margaret Kathrein; David McGuire; Wallace J. Nichols

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    In Surviving the Shark , Jonathan Kathrein describes his incredible shark attack experience. The book covers all aspects of Kathrein?s survival, beginning with the eerie moments just before the attack, when something smashes into Kathrein?s hand as he paddles on his board, waiting for a wave off Stinson Beach in northern California. Realizing it... more...

  • Threatened Speciesby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    The health of the world’s biodiversity is under considerable threat, and Australia is no exception, with more than 2,000 Australian species featuring on the latest annual Red List of Threatened Species. Twenty per cent of Australia’s wildlife is now classified as threatened. Australia’s biodiversity is unique and globally significant.... more...

  • Wildlife of the Concho Valleyby Terry C. Maxwell

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    The Concho Valley, named from the abundant mussel shells found in its principal river by seventeenth-century Spanish explorers, occupies a transitional position between the Chihuahuan Desert to the west and the Balcones Canyonlands to the east. As veteran field biologist and educator Terry C. Maxwell notes, the region has experienced wide-ranging... more...

  • Parasitic Nematodesby M.W. Kennedy; W. Harnett

    CABI 2013; US$ 230.00

    Covering a wide range of rapidly-developing fields of research into parasitic nematodes, this comprehensive volume discusses the genetics, biochemistry and immunology of nematode parasites of humans as well as domestic animals and plants. This fully-updated edition also covers new advances including horizontal gene transfer, immune expulsion mechanisms,... more...

  • Bigfoot Exposedby David J. Daegling

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 35.99

    In Bigfoot Exposed, biological anthropologist and primate physiology specialist David J. Daegling objectively examines the northwest American myth of Bigfoot. Using scientific methodology, Daegling systematically and persuasively repudiates the evidence purportedly demonstrating the creature's existence, and ultimately concludes that Bigfoot exists... more...

  • Plant Nematodes of Agricultural Importanceby John Bridge; James L Starr

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 87.95

    The microscopic soil and plant nematodes that are parasitic on crop plants can be very damaging, and are generally not visible to the naked eye. Their microscopic size means that associating them with crop damage is mainly dependent on determining the symptoms of their effects on plants or plant growth. The damage and symptoms caused can be visible... more...

  • Cognitive Ethologyby Peter Marler; Carolyn A. Ristau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    This collection of essays was written by former students, associates, admirers, critics and friends of Donald R. Griffin -- the creator of cognitive ethology. Stimulated by his work, this volume presents ideas and experiments in the field of cognitive ethology -- the exploration of the mental experiences of animals as they behave in their natural environment... more...