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  • Cannabinoidsby Vincenzo Di Marzo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 156.95

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  • The Red Canaryby Tim Birkhead

    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...

  • Five New World Primates: A Study in Comparative Ecologyby John Terborgh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    Launching a new series, Monographs in Behavior and Ecology, this work is an intensive study of five species of New World monkeys--all omnivores with a diet of fruit and small prey. Notwithstanding their common diet, they differ widely in group size, social system, ranging patterns, and degree of territoriality Originally published in 1984. The ... more...

  • Reproductive Decisions: An Economic Analysis of Gelada Baboon Social Strategiesby Robin Dunbar

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.95

    Robin Dunbar uses economic models to explore the social behavior of the gelada baboon (Theropithecus gelada), a unique species, whose social system is one of the most complex among the primates. His work illustrates the value of an approach that views social behavior as being ultimately concerned with reproduction and with the maximizing of an individual's... more...

  • The Mechanical Adaptations of Bonesby John D. Currey

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.50

    This book relates the mechanical and structural properties of bone to its function in man and other vertebrates. John Currey, one of the pioneers of modern bone research, reviews existing information in the field and particularly emphasizes the correlation of the structure of bone with its various uses. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton... more...

  • Spider Communicationby Peter N. Witt; Jerome S. Rovner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 72.50

    Concentrating on the complex spider communication system, this book assembles the most recent multidisciplinary advances of leading researchers from many countries to assess the peculiar role spiders play in the animal kingdom. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available... more...

  • The Rat Nervous Systemby George Paxinos

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 250.00

    The previous editions of The Rat Nervous System were indispensable guides for those working on the rat and mouse as experimental models. The fourth edition enhances this tradition, providing the latest information in the very active field of research on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The structure, connections, and function... more...

  • Behavioral Genetics of the Fly (Drosophila Melanogaster)by Josh Dubnau

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00

    A comprehensive portrayal of the behaviour genetics of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and the methods used in these studies. more...

  • Sturkie's Avian Physiologyby Colin G. Scanes

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 125.00

    Sturkie's Avian Physiology is the classic comprehensive single volume on the physiology of domestic as well as wild birds. The Sixth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated, and features several new chapters with entirely new content on such topics as migration, genomics and epigenetics. Chapters throughout have been greatly expanded due to the... more...

  • Animals in the Ancient World from A to Zby Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the city domesticated animals were herded and bred for profit... more...