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Zoology

  • The Secret Language of Animalsby Janine M. Benyus; Juan Carlos Barberis; Alexandra Horowitz

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2014; US$ 22.95

    Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures? from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda?in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book. In The Secret Language of Animals , biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal kingdom and shows us the whys and the hows behind... 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...

  • 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...

  • Birds and Peopleby Mark Cocker; David Tipling

    Random House 2014; US$ 58.21

    There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. We also trap and consume birds of every kind. Yet birds have not just been good to eat. Their feathers, which keep us warm or adorn our costumes, give birds unique mastery over the heavens. Throughout history... more...

  • The TOS Handbook of Texas Birds, Second Editionby Mark W. Lockwood; Brush Freeman

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    ?. . . includes some stunning images of Mexican and less-well-known Texas species . . . the authors have provided a unique and elegant publication that is truly an important contribution to Texas ornithology.? -- Great Plains Research ?Everyone interested in Texas birds must have the Handbook of Texas Birds , a marvelous book. It is full of up-to-date... more...

  • A Chance for Lasting Survivalby William J. Mcshea; Richard B. Harris; David Garshelis; Wang Dajun; Pan Wenshi

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    From 1984 through 1995 a small band of ecologists led by Pan Wenshi from Peking University conducted a study of wild giant pandas in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province. This project was the first Chinese-led conservation project in China and was conducted during a significant transition period in Chinese history, as the country opened its society... more...

  • A New Zealand Book of Beastsby Annie Potts; Philip Armstrong; Deidre Brown

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    Touching on indigenous Maori relationships with the now-extinct, flightless moa; the attitudes of Pakeha, or European, settlers toward sheep; the iconography of whales and dolphins; the problems of pest-control; and the pleasures of pet-keeping, this modern-day bestiary is a fascinating study of human?animal relations. In the book?s four parts, the... more...

  • London Zoo and the Victorians, 1828-1859by Takashi Ito

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92

    At the dawn of the Victorian era, London Zoo became one of the metropolis's premier attractions. The crowds drawn to its bear pit included urban promenaders, gentlemen menagerists, Indian shipbuilders and Persian princes - Charles Darwin himself. This book shows that the impact of the zoo's extensive collection of animals can only be understood in... more...

  • Ten Thousand Birdsby Tim Birkhead; Jo Wimpenny; Bob Montgomerie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Ten Thousand Birds provides a thoroughly engaging and authoritative history of modern ornithology, tracing how the study of birds has been shaped by a succession of visionary and often-controversial personalities, and by the unique social and scientific contexts in which these extraordinary individuals worked. This beautifully illustrated book... more...

  • Regulation of Water and Electrolytesby Peter K.T. Pang

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

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