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  • 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...

  • Plant Water Consumption and Responseby T.T. Kozlowski

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Water Deficits and Plant Growth, Volume II: Plant Water Consumption and Response focuses on internal water deficits in plants, the measurement for such deficits, and the identification of physiological and growth responses of herbaceous and woody plants to water deficiency. Partitioned into six chapters, the book discusses the rate of water consumption... 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...

  • Human Heredity in the Twentieth Centuryby Bernd Gausemeier

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection examine how human heredity was understood between the end of the First World War and the early 1970s. The contributors explore the interaction of science, medicine and society in determining how heredity was viewed across the world during the politically turbulent years of the twentieth century. more...

  • DK Readers L1: Tale of a Tadpoleby Karen Wallace

    DK Publishing 2015; US$ 3.99

    Starting out as an egg on a lily pad, follow the life of a newborn tadpole as he hides from the dangers of the pond, including hungry goldfish and beetles, as he grows up into a frog. Level 1 DK Readers are stories for children just beginning to learn to read. They use short, simple sentences, simple vocabulary, word repetition, and large type.... more...

  • The British Arboretumby Paul A Elliott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums. These were fostered by a variety of factors: global trade and exploration, popularity of collecting, significance to the British economy and society, developments in science, changes in landscape gardening aesthetics and agricultural and horticultural improvement. more...

  • The Aliveness of Plantsby Peter Ayres

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The Darwin family was instrumental in the history of botany. Their experiences illustrate the growing specialization and professionalization of science in the nineteenth century. The author shows how botany escaped the burdens of medicine, feminization and the sterility of classification and nomenclature to become a rigorous laboratory science. more...

  • The World of Carolus Clusiusby Florike Egmond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Egmond's study investigates horticultural techniques, fashions in the collection of rare plants, botanical experimentation and methods of scientific evaluation, as well as tracking the exchange of knowledge. Central to this activity is the figure of Carolus Clusius (1526-1609), the first truly scientific botanist. more...