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- CRC Press 2016; US$ 214.95
The erythrocyte presents morphologic, cytochemical, and quantitative adaptations as it progresses through its evolutionary continuum. This text is a comprehensive exploration of the evolutionary relationship of the avian erythrocyte with the erythrocytes of the antecedent lower vertebrates?such as amphibians and reptiles?as well as mammalians. It... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
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...
- 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...
- Down East Books 2015; US$ 9.99
Readers follow along as a baby loon grows and discovers the world around her. They?ll learn how loons are perfectly adapted to life in the water and discover that the biggest threats to loons come from people. Closes with a page of pertinent loon facts and ways for children to help protect this beloved waterfowl. more...
- CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95
This book reexamines current knowledge on the evolution, ecology, and conservation biology of both New World vultures (Cathartidae) and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) and seeks answers to past and present regional extinctions, colorizations, and conservation questions. Extinct species of both families are examined, as is the disputed evidence for... more...
- Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 19.95
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...