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  • Physiology of the Cladoceraby Nikolai N. Smirnov

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 149.95

    The Physiology of Cladocera is a much-needed summary of foundational information on these increasingly important model organisms. This unique and valuable summary is based on the world's literature, including Russian research not widely available until now. It offers systematically arranged data on the physiology of Cladocera, assisting with explanation... more...

  • Citizen Canineby David Grimm

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens? Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn?t warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in... more...

  • How Dogs Love Us: a neuroscientist and his dog decode the canine brainby Gregory Berns

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 20.99

    Neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking? After his family brought home Callie, a shy, skinny terrier mix, Berns decided that there was only one way to answer that question ? use an MRI machine to scan the... more...

  • Bird Senseby Tim Birkhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? And what is going on inside the head of a nightingale as it sings, and how does its brain improvise? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing... more...

  • Poisonous Animalsby Jr. Edmund D. Brodie; John D. Dawson

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    This eBook is best viewed on a color device.   This Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press is an introduction to the major groups of poisonous animals in the world, including the most deadly species. Learn about: -Dangerous stingers, fangs, and spines -The many varieties of venom, and the different ways they are used -Where poisonous animals... more...

  • The Red Canaryby Tim Birkhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Though his experiments failed, they paved the way for others to succeed when it was recognised... more...

  • The Private Lives of Birdsby Bridget Stutchbury

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    Biologist Bridget Stutchbury takes readers along on her escapades as a bird detective, stalking subjects through the woods for hours, taking blood samples from nestlings for DNA analysis, and mounting miniature tracking devices on tiny backs. She captures several young white-and-brown male purple martins and paints them the darker color of mature... more...

  • Elephants and Savanna Woodland Ecosystemsby Christina Skarpe; Johan du Toit; Stein R. Moe

    Wiley 2014; US$ 119.95

    BLURB TO COME! DO NOT USE TEXT BELOW! The proposed book will be composed of 16 chapters, each written by one lead author and 2-7 additional authors/contributors. The book draws on the results of five years research on the dynamics of an ecosystem where elephant and antelope populations were severely decimated more than a century ago, and then recovered.... more...

  • Inside the Animal Mindby George Page

    Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.95

    In the bestselling tradition of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Don't Lie About Love, Inside the Animal Mind is a groundbreaking exploration of the nature and depth of animal intelligence. While in the past scientists have refused to acknowledge that animals have anything like human intelligence, a growing body of research reveals otherwise. We?ve... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Animal Scienceby Wilson G. Pond

    Taylor & Francis 2004; US$ 540.00

    The scope of the subject matter is broad, domestic animals being vital for human existence and integral to all social and environmental affairs; and the potential audience for this reference is broad as well, including policy makers, researchers, agricultural producers, students, and concerned citizens. Some 300 signed entries cover topics related more...