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  • Bugs Up Closeby Lars-Ĺke Janzon; John Hallmén

    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...

  • Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman?by Lewis Wolpert

    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...

  • Flatfishesby Robin N. Gibson; Richard D.M. Nash; Audrey J. Geffen; Henk W. Van der Veer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 247.50

    Fascinating and instantly recognizable, flatfishes are unique in their asymmetric postlarval body form. With over 800 extant species recognized and a distribution stretching around the globe, these fishes are of considerable research interest and provide a major contribution to commercial and recreational fisheries worldwide. This second edition of... more...

  • Chaserby John W Pilley; Hilary Hinzmann

    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...

  • Birds of Australiaby Iain Campbell; Sam Woods; Nick Leseberg; Geoff Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a... more...

  • Carnivores of Australiaby Alistair Glen; Christopher Dickman

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 89.95

    This book explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. more...

  • Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Coral Reef Fishesby Gerald Allen

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 6.95

    Learn the essentials of tropical fish with this useful and portable reference book. The tremendous abundance of fish seen during a single scuba dive or snorkeling session in the tropics is just staggering. Indeed in some areas there are dozens of species inhabiting only one or two hectares of reef. But whether you get underwater, view marine... more...

  • Insect Symbiosisby Kostas Bourtzis; Thomas A. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 154.95

    Insect Symbiosis summarizes the current knowledge of the relationship between symbiotic organisms and their insect hosts and provides an unparalleled analysis of cutting-edge research on this issue. Findings from international experts reveal possible new ways to control disease-carrying insects and agricultural pests worldwide. An examination of Wolbachia,... more...

  • The Animal Mindby Kristin Andrews

    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...

  • Transgenic Insectsby M. Q. Benedict

    CABI 2014; US$ 180.00

    Insect transgenesis promises improvements in agriculture, pharmaceuticals and public health. Many important insects can now be routinely transformed with effectors that have useful applications. Agriculture presents the largest market for transgenic insects and has a foundational history of success with sterile insect technique for control of pests... more...