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  • The Courtiers' Anatomistsby Anita Guerrini

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Anita Guerrini is Horning Professor in the Humanities and professor of history in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. She is the author of Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights and Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne . more...

  • Research in Protozoologyby Tze-Tuan Chen

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    Research in Protozoology is the third book in a four-volume series on protozoological research. Like the previous two, this volume covers the cytology, parasitology, fibrillar systems, and genetics of protozoans. This volume explores the immunological aspects of infections caused by protozoans, identifies the organisms that live in and on protozoans,... more...

  • Serengeti IVby Anthony R. E. Sinclair; Kristine L. Metzger; Simon A. R. Mduma; John M. Fryxell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    The vast savannas and great migrations of the Serengeti conjure impressions of a harmonious and balanced ecosystem. But in reality, the history of the Serengeti is rife with battles between human and non-human nature. In the 1890s and several times since, the cattle virus rinderpest?at last vanquished in 2008?devastated both domesticated and wild... more...

  • Die Kunst der Benennungby Michael Ohl

    Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag 2015; US$ 23.13

    1942, mitten im Zweiten Weltkrieg, führt Hitler einen ganz persönlichen Kampf: den Kampf für die Spitzmaus. Biologen, die sich erdreistet hatten, dem irrtümlich als »Maus« bezeichneten Tier einen anderen Namen zu verpassen, drohte er mit einem Arbeitseinsatz an der Ostfront. Um die richtigen Namen für die Natur wird - wenn auch weniger dramatisch -... more...

  • Marine Bivalve Molluscsby Elizabeth Gosling

    Wiley 2015; US$ 239.95

    Marine Bivalve Molluscs is a comprehensive and thoroughly updated second edition of Bivalve Molluscs , covering all major aspects of this important class of invertebrates. As well as being an important class biologically and ecologically, many of the bivalves are fished and cultured commercially (e.g. mussels, oysters, scallops and clams) in a... more...

  • Wild Lifeby Irus Braverman

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Wild Life documents a nuanced understanding of the wild versus captive divide in species conservation. It also documents the emerging understanding that all forms of wild nature?both in situ (on-site) and ex situ (in captivity)?may need to be managed in perpetuity. Providing a unique window into the high-stakes world of nature conservation,... more...

  • Diving Seals and Meditating Yogisby Robert Elsner

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The comparative physiology of seemingly disparate organisms often serves as a surprising pathway to biological enlightenment. How appropriate, then, that Robert Elsner sheds new light on the remarkable physiology of diving seals through comparison with members of our own species on quests toward enlightenment: meditating yogis. As Elsner reveals,... more...

  • Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducksby Jean-Pierre L. Savard; Dirk V. Derksen; Dan Esler; John M. Eadie

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation for their interesting ecological attributes. Reflecting... more...

  • In the Company of Legendsby Joan Kramer; David Heeley; Richard Dreyfuss

    Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 24.95

    Starting with their award winning profiles of Fred Astaire in 1980, Joan Kramer and David Heeley documented the lives and careers of many Hollywood legends, establishing a reputation for finding the un-findable, persuading the reluctant, and maintaining unique relationships long after the end credits rolled. These were recognized as high-quality, definitive... more...

  • Feeding Wild Birds in Americaby Paul J. Baicich; Margaret A. Barker; Carrol L. Henderson

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 58.00

    Today, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, more than fifty million Americans feed birds around their homes, and over the last sixty years, billions of pounds of birdseed have filled millions of feeders in backyards everywhere. Feeding Wild Birds in America tells why and how a modest act of provision has become such a pervasive, popular,... more...