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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 12.95
John Tyler Bonner, one of our most distinguished and creative biologists, here offers a completely new perspective on the role of size in biology. In his hallmark friendly style, he explores the universal impact of being the right size. By examining stories ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Gulliver's Travels, he shows that humans have always been... more...
- CSIRO Publishing 2002; US$ 69.95
Examines the hollow-dependent fauna of Australia, looking at the development of hollows, selection by fauna, and pests and introduced species. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 52.00
Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe; Hannibal used them in warfare; and John Donne called the elephant “Nature’s greatest masterpiece. . . . The only harmless great thing.” Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 13.95
No one likes listening to smug hippies bragging about how they don?t use toilet paper, or worse yet, lecturing about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprint.With this in mind, Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every single day for a... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an effi cient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 23.99
Glen Chilton, the author of the rollicking Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour finalist The Curse of the Labrador Duck , returns with yet another quest, this time to seek out species ill-advisedly introduced into foreign environments. Chilton visits Ireland to witness how rhododendrons, an ornamental plant that escaped a private garden, now threaten... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 26.95
This complete primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of an extraordinary, and remarkably resilient, body of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollutants, and crowded with forty-six cities, the bay is still home to healthy eelgrass beds, young Dungeness crabs and sharks, and millions of waterbirds. Written in an entertaining... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 131.95
Wetlands are prominent landscapes throughout North America. The general characteristics of wetlands are controversial, thus there has not been a systematic assessment of different types of wetlands in different parts of North America, or a compendium of the threats to their conservation. Wetland Habitats of North America adopts a geographic and habitat... more...