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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95
Human Diseases from Wildlife presents information on the most prevalent and serious zoonotic diseases in the US and Canada, some of which have been national headline news like anthrax, influenza, and West Nile virus. Diseases that are caused by pathogens with the ability to infect both humans and animals are known as zoonotic diseases, which literally... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 59.95
Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the... more...
- Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 12.99
A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong, by the founder of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. A relaxed toad enjoying a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily flexible front legs. A smiling lion with receding gums. Whether you choose to laugh or cringe at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, you won't be able... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00
A comprehensive and critical overview of the major genetically modified mouse lines used to model human neurobehavioral disorders. more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95
An exhaustive guide to all aspects of the freshwater mussel fauna in Florida, Freshwater Mussels of Florida covers the ecology, biology, distribution, and conservation of the many species of bivalve mollusks in the Sunshine State. In the past three decades, researchers, the public, businesses that depend on wildlife, and policy makers have given... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99
Winner of the Consul Cremer Prize, The Red Canary follows the compelling quest to turn the green canary red. 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... more...