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  • Key Environments: Madagascarby A. Jolly; P. Oberle; R. Albignac

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    In the forests of Madagascar, about nine-tenths of the plant and animal species are unique to the island. Their natural habitats range from true rainforest to the lunar landscape of the spiny desert, and the natural rock-gardens of the mountain tops. Madagascar is no oceanic island, but a fragment of continent a thousand miles long, wrenched loose... more...

  • Biology and Comparative Physiology of Birdsby A. J. Marshall

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    Biology and Comparative Physiology of Birds, Volume II focuses on the physiology, sexual characteristics, sensory organs, nervous system, and reproduction of birds. The selection first offers information on the central nervous system and sensory organ of birds, as well as cerebralization and related problems, brain, spinal cord, skin, taste, and... more...

  • Mechanisms of Animal Discrimination Learningby N. S. Sutherland; N. J. Mackintosh

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    Mechanisms of Animal Discrimination Learning provides a review of the field of animal discrimination learning, with discussions into other areas such as generalization, partial reinforcement, and some aspects of comparative psychology. This book elaborates the origins of continuity-noncontinuity controversy, analysis of attentional learning, Lashley... more...

  • Neuroanatomical Research Techniquesby Richard T. Robertson

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Neuroanatomical Research Techniques discusses developments in major neuroanatomical research techniques. The book is organized into four parts. Part I deals generally with the preparation and study of brain tissue. It includes a chapter on the microscope, discussing optical magnification, limitations of microscopy, and optical contrasting methods.... more...

  • Booming from the Mists of Nowhereby Greg Hoch

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    For ten months of the year, the prairie-chicken?s drab colors allow it to disappear into the landscape. However, in April and May this grouse is one of the most outrageously flamboyant birds in North America. Competing with each other for the attention of females, males gather before dawn in an explosion of sights and sounds??booming from the mists... more...

  • The Bees in Your Backyardby Joseph S. Wilson; Olivia J. Messinger Carril

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around us?in our gardens... more...

  • Birds of Botswanaby Peter Hancock; Ingrid Weiersbye

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana?s stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the... more...

  • Parrots of the Wildby Catherine A. Toft; Timothy F. Wright

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    Parrots of the Wild explores recent scientific discoveries and what they reveal about the lives of wild parrots, which are among the most intelligent and rarest of birds. Catherine A. Toft and Tim Wright discuss the evolutionary history of parrots and how this history affects perceptual and cognitive abilities, diet and foraging patterns, and mating... more...

  • Of Wilderness and Wolvesby Paul L. Errington; Matthew Wynn Sivils; Matthew Wynn Sivils

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    ?I was a predator, myself, and lived close to the land.? With these words, Paul L. Errington begins this lost classic. Now in print for the first time, the book celebrates a key predator: the wolf. One of the most influential biologists of the twentieth century, Errington melds his expertise in wildlife biology with his love for natural beauty to... more...

  • Turtles of Alabamaby Craig Guyer; Mark A. Bailey; Robert H. Mount

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    For nearly 200 million years, Earth has been occupied by reptiles?a lineage of terrestrial vertebrates that includes some, like birds, that have invaded the aerial environment, and others, like turtles, that have invaded aquatic environments. With thirty-nine known species, Alabama harbors more turtle species than any other state in the nation, and... more...