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  • Weather and Bird Behaviourby Norman Elkins

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    This classic Poyser title , now in its third revised edition, discusses in depth the various ways in which weather conditions influence bird behaviour. Weather conditions affect food and water availability, decisions about when and how to migrate, timing and success of reproduction, flight style, and physical comfort . Birds display many adaptations... more...

  • The Age of Empathyby Frans De Waal

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "An important and timely message about the biological roots of human kindness." ?Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape Are we our brothers' keepers? Do we have an instinct for compassion? Or are we, as is often assumed, only on earth to serve our own survival and interests? In this thought-provoking book, the acclaimed author of Our Inner Ape... more...

  • Diving and Asphyxiaby Robert Elsner; Brett Gooden

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 28.00

    This book concerns the comparative physiological adaptations of vertebrate animals, especially mammals, to cessation of breathing. more...

  • Frankenstein's Catby Emily Anthes

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 15.99

    One of Nature ?s Summer Book Picks One of Publishers Weekly ?s Top Ten Spring 2013 Science Books For centuries, we?ve toyed with our creature companions, breeding dogs that herd and hunt, housecats that look like tigers, and teacup pigs that fit snugly in our handbags. But what happens when we take animal alteration a step further, engineering... more...

  • Reaching the Animal Mindby Karen Pryor

    Scribner 2009; US$ 16.00

    From the founder of ?clicker? training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book?part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave. A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training?an all-positive, safe,... more...

  • Great Ape Societiesby William C. McGrew; Linda F. Marchant; Toshisada Nishida; Jane Goodall; Junichiro Itani

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 66.00

    Unique synthesis of field, zoo and lab work on all Great Ape species, giving insight into human origins. more...

  • Birds of Prey of Australiaby Stephen Debus

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 41.95

    An illustrated field guide to diurnal raptors, a bird group that many people find among the most difficult birds to identify. more...

  • Birds and Peopleby Mark Cocker; David Tipling

    Random House 2014; US$ 58.21

    There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. We also trap and consume birds of every kind. Yet birds have not just been good to eat. Their feathers, which keep us warm or adorn our costumes, give birds unique mastery over the heavens. Throughout history... more...

  • The Secret Language of Animalsby Janine M. Benyus; Juan Carlos Barberis; Alexandra Horowitz

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95

    Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda?in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book. In The Secret Language of Animals , biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal kingdom and shows us the whys and the hows behind... more...

  • Paleogene Fossil Birdsby Gerald Mayr

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Presents a detailed review of the Paleogene avian fossil record on a worldwide scale. This book introduces the reader to basic morphological features of the various groups which, as far as possible, are placed into a phylogenetic context in the light of current hypotheses on the interrelationships of extant birds. more...