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Zoology

  • I Contain Multitudesby Ed Yong

    Random House 2016; US$ 28.19

    Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It?s an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour, and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain... more...

  • Birds: Myth, Lore and Legendby Rachel Warren Chadd; Marianne Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Why are owls regarded either as wise or as harbingers of doom? What gave rise to the fanciful belief that storks bring babies? Why is the eagle associated with victory or the hummingbird with paradise? The answers are here in this new and engaging book. By re-telling the many legends, beliefs, proverbs and predictions associated with more than 80... more...

  • Why Birds Matterby Çagan H. Sekercioglu; Daniel G. Wenny; Christopher J. Whelan

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    For over one hundred years, ornithologists and amateur birders have jointly campaigned for the conservation of bird species, documenting not only birds? beauty and extraordinary diversity, but also their importance to ecosystems worldwide. But while these avian enthusiasts have noted that birds eat fruit, carrion, and pests; spread seed and fertilizer;... more...

  • Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacksby Ray Reedman

    Pelagic Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks uncovers the stories behind the incredible diversity of bird names, explains what many scientific names actually mean and takes a look at the history of the system by which we name birds and the natural history and folklore behind bird names. more...

  • The Eurasian Beaver Handbookby Roisin Campbell-Palmer

    Pelagic Publishing 2016; US$ 46.99

    This book presents a detailed overview of the ecology and behaviour of the Eurasian beaver. It shows how to recognise the presence and activities of beavers. It provides tried and tested methods for mitigating adverse impacts of beaver behaviour and demonstrates how to apply management techniques in accordance with current legislation. more...

  • Inflammation: the Common Link in Brain Pathologiesby Nihar Jana; Anirban Basu; Prakash Narain Tandon

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 189.00

    This unifying theme of this book-with sections on mechanisms of defense and neuropathogenesis, neurological diseases, infections of the nervous system, neuropharmacology, and novel therapies-is interactions of the immune and nervous systems. It also discusses the role of inflammation as a key mediator of different brain disorders. There have been significant... more...

  • Coral Reefs of the Eastern Tropical Pacificby Peter W. Glynn; Derek P. Manzello; Ian C. Enochs

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 229.00

    This book documents and examines the state of health of coral reefs in the eastern tropical Pacific region.  It touches on the occurrence of coral reefs in the waters of surrounding countries, and it explores their biogeography, biodiversity and condition relative to the El Niño southern oscillation and human impacts.  Additionally contained... more...

  • Hawks from Every Angleby Jerry Liguori; David A. Sibley

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying... more...

  • Evolution of the Protein Synthesis Machinery and Its Regulationby Greco Hernández; Rosemary Jagus

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 299.00

    The ?omics? era has given a new perspective to the findings on the origin and evolution of the process of translation. This book provides insight into the evolution of the translation process and machinery from a modern perspective. Written by leading experts in molecular biology, this text looks into the origins and evolution of the protein... more...

  • Venomousby Christie Wilcox

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    A thrilling tale of encounters with nature?s masters of biochemistry From the coasts of Indonesia to the rainforests of Peru, venomous animals are everywhere?and often lurking out of sight. Humans have feared them for centuries, long considering them the assassins and pariahs of the natural world. Now, in Venomous , the biologist Christie Wilcox... more...