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- Wiley 2014; US$ 99.50
Feral and stray domestic cats occupy many different habitats. They can resist dehydration for months by relying exclusively on the tissue water of their prey allowing them to colonize remote deserts and other inhospitable places. They thrive and reproduce in humid equatorial rainforests and windswept subantarctic islands. In many areas of the world... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves together evidence from the deep past and the present to alert us to the looming Sixth Mass Extinction and to offer a practical, hopeful plan for avoiding it. Writing from the front lines of extinction research, Barnosky tells the overarching story of geologic and evolutionary history and how it informs the... more...
- Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95
A former student and colleague of Jane Goodall shares stories of chimps and their heroes, and takes readers on a journey to save man?s closest relative. Unbeknownst to much of the public, chimps are in trouble: censuses show them to be extinct in four African countries and nearly so in ten others. A large percentage of the remaining populations... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 21.99
A Yale-educated professor of biology, Bridget Stutchbury roams forests studying the social lives and sexual antics of birds, sharing with us the curious reasons for their strange behaviour, bright colouring and elaborate songs. Migratory songbirds are disappearing at a frightening rate. By some estimates, we may have already lost almost half of the... more...
- UNP - Bison Books 2014; US$ 24.95
For more than forty years the prairies of South Dakota have been Dan O?Brien?s home. Working as a writer and an endangered-species biologist, he became convinced that returning grass-fed, free-roaming buffalo to the grasslands of the northern plains would return natural balance to the region and reestablish the undulating prairie lost through poor... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00
Abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, war, genetic engineering and fetal experimentation, environmental and animal rights--these topics inspire some of today's most heated public controversies. And it is fashionable to pursue these debates in terms of the negative query "Under what conditions may life be disregarded or terminated?" John Kleinig... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 12.75
Faisant le pari que la connaissance de lintervention collective peut amener à lexpérimenter, Yvan Comeau fait état des principes pouvant inspirer et guider sa pratique. Il jette un éclairage précieux sur les initiatives environnementales que peuvent mener de concert les professionnels salariés de différents... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99
Pulse is not about dance music, not about heart rates--and not about electromagnetic fields. What it does describe is a sea change in human affairs, a vast and fundamental shift that is about to transform every aspect of our lives. Written in lively prose for lay readers, Pulse shows how ideas that have shaped Western science, industry, and culture... more...