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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 349.00
This book is the third volume in the Handbook of Zoology series which treats the systematics and biology of Coleoptera. With approximately 350,000 described species, Coleoptera are by far the most species-rich order of insects and the largest group of animals of comparable geological age. This third Coleoptera volume completes the Morphology and Systematics... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 23.99
Orcas (or killer whales) are one of the planet?s supreme predators. Alongside humans, they have the most complex brains to be found in nature. But while one of these two species has killed 200 million members of its own kind in the twentieth century alone, the other has killed none. This is where Jeffrey Masson?s fascinating new book begins: there... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 14.95
When On the Origin of Species came out in 1859, it changed the understanding of life and was the foundation of evolutionary biology. All the material that he received for this book was from the famous expeditions he took on the Beagle during the 1830s. This is the story of that voyage. A Naturalist?s Voyage Round the World follows Charles... more...
- Science Publishers 2014; US$ 73.95
To cope with the abiotic stress-induced osmotic problems, plants adapt by either increasing uptake of inorganic ions from the external solution, or by de novo synthesis of organic compatible solutes acting as osmolytes. Of the osmoregulants and protectants discussed in this volume, trehalose, fructans, ectoine and citrulline, which are generated in... more...
- Touchstone 2014; US$ 24.99
It may be a wonderful world, but as Dan Riskin (cohost of Discovery Canada?s Daily Planet ) explains, it?s also a dangerous, disturbing, and disgusting one. At every turn, it seems, living things are trying to eat us, poison us, use our bodies as their homes, or have us spread their eggs. In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You , Riskin is our guide... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99
Bestselling author Jeffrey Masson shows us what the animals at the top of the food chain?orca whales, big cats, etc.?can teach us about the origins of good and evil in ourselves. There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 159.95
With species existing in all subpolar seas, king crabs are one of the most valuable seafoods. Major fluctuations in their abundance have stimulated a flurry of research and a rapid expansion of the scientific literature in the last decade. King Crabs of the World: Biology and Fisheries Management consolidates extensive knowledge on the biology,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 24.99
Charles Darwin?s most famous book On the Origin of Species is without question, one of the most important books ever written. While even the grandest works of Victorian English can prove difficult to modern readers, Darwin wrote his text in haste and under intense pressure. For an era in which Darwin is more talked about than read, Daniel Duzdevich... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 49.95
Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalization explores the possibility of the positive role of tumors in evolution of multicellular organisms. This unique perspective goes beyond recent publications on how evolution may influence tumors, to consider the possible role of tumors in evolution. Widespread in nature tumors represent a much broader category... more...