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  • New Mexico's Reptiles and Amphibiansby R. D. Bartlett; Patricia P. Bartlett

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    If you want basic and reliable information on the lizard in your backyard or the snake you encountered on a hike in the mountains, this handy field guide is invaluable. Both complete and concise, it includes species accounts, maps, photographs, and black-and-white drawings to help you identify the species you have encountered. 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...

  • The Red Canaryby Tim Birkhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • Ten Million Aliensby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2014; US$ 10.19

    Life on planet Earth is not weirder than we imagine. It's weirder than we are capable of imagining?This is the momentous story of the millions of species - sometimes unimaginably strange - that make up the animal kingdom.Humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, ridiculous numbers of beetles, molluscs the size of a bus, bdelloid rotifers who haven't... more...

  • Marmot Biologyby Kenneth B. Armitage

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 124.00

    Focusing on physiological and behavioral factors, this book places the social biology of marmots in an environmental context. more...

  • Animal Communication by Pheromonesby H. H. Shorey

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Animal Communication by Pheromones describes how the behavior of animals is controlled and influenced by pheromone communication. This book describes the mechanism through which the social animals interact with each other and by which they are organized according to their relative statuses and functions. The text then describes the pheromonal communication... more...

  • Invertebrate Photoreceptorsby Jerome J. Wolken

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Invertebrate Photoreceptors: A Comparative Analysis covers the structure and pigment chemistry of invertebrate photoreceptors. The book discusses the photobehavior and photoreceptor systems of invertebrate animals; the protozoan photoreceptor; and the compound eye. The text also describes the crustacean and mollusc eyes; the vertebrate retinal photoreceptors;... more...

  • Control of Insect Behavior by Natural Productsby David L. Wood; Robert M. Silverstein; Minoru Nakajima

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Control of Insect Behavior by Natural Products presents papers on new biochemical approaches to pest control. The book presents articles on pheromone research with stored-product Coleoptera; some general considerations of insects responses to the chemicals in food plants; and pheromones of the honey bee. The text also includes papers on several substances... more...

  • Biology of Bryozoansby Robert M. Woollacott; Russel L. Zimmer

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Biology of Bryozoans covers some of the unusual and even unique systems and aspects of bryozoans. The book discusses the gametogenesis of bryozoans; the brooding patterns of bryozoans; and the structure and classification of gymnolaemate larvae. The text also describes the metamorphosis, ancestrulae, and coloniality in bryozoan life cycles; the ultrastructure,... more...

  • The Cockroach (Periplaneta Americana, L.)by Ewen Cameron

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 31.95

    The Cockroach covers the structure and physiology of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. This well-known insect is extensively used by research workers for insecticide testing and general experimental work. This book is composed of 12 chapters, and begins with a presentation of the classification, life history and development, and the external... more...