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  • Networking for Nerdsby Alaina G. Levine; Brian Schmidt

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95

    Networking for Nerds provides a step-by-step guide to understanding how to access hidden professional opportunities through networking. With an emphasis on practical advice on how and why to network, you will learn how to formulate and execute a strategic networking plan that is dynamic, multidimensional, and leverages social media platforms and... more...

  • Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Mitesby J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson; G.L. Watt

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Mites provides information pertinent to different species of insects, including woodlice, millipedes, centipedes, scorpions, and spiders. This book presents the complexity of factors influencing the distribution and ecology of animals. Organized into 11 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the characteristics... more...

  • Serengeti IVby Anthony R. E. Sinclair; Kristine L. Metzger; Simon A. R. Mduma; John M. Fryxell

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    The vast savannas and great migrations of the Serengeti conjure impressions of a harmonious and balanced ecosystem. But in reality, the history of the Serengeti is rife with battles between human and non-human nature. In the 1890s and several times since, the cattle virus rinderpest?at last vanquished in 2008?devastated both domesticated and wild... more...

  • Lesser Beastsby Mark Essig

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 27.50

    Unlike other barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or grow wool, a pig produces only one thing: meat. Incredibly efficient at converting almost any organic matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing short of a gastronomic godsend—yet their flesh is banned in many cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned... more...

  • Diving Seals and Meditating Yogisby Robert Elsner

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The comparative physiology of seemingly disparate organisms often serves as a surprising pathway to biological enlightenment. How appropriate, then, that Robert Elsner sheds new light on the remarkable physiology of diving seals through comparison with members of our own species on quests toward enlightenment: meditating yogis. As Elsner reveals,... more...

  • Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxinsby Bryan Fry

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 97.99

    Venom research and technology has advanced greatly, rapidly transforming our knowledge of reptile venoms. Research advances, like the development of molecular systematics, provide the framework necessary to reconstruct the evolutionary history of glands and fangs. Such research developments have expanded our understanding of venom's evolution and... more...

  • Komodo Dragonsby James B. Murphy; Claudio Ciofi; Colomba De La Panouse; Trooper Walsh

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 45.00

    James B. Murphy retired as curator of herpetology at the Dallas Zoo, where he worked for thirty years, and is currently a research associate at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Claudio Ciofi is a research associate at Yale University. Colomba de la Panouse is the zoological director at Parc Zoologique de Thoiry in France. Trooper Walsh recently... more...

  • Stations in the Fieldby Raf De Bont

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    When we think of sites of animal research that symbolize modernity, the first places that come to mind are grand research institutes in cities and near universities that house the latest in equipment and technologies, not the surroundings of the bird?s nest, the octopus?s garden in the sea, or the parts of inland lakes in which freshwater plankton... more...

  • Hormones and Transport Systemsby Gerald Litwack

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 210.00

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  • Genomics, Physiology and Behaviour of Social Insectsby Amro Zayed; Clement Kent

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 166.00

    Physiology, Behavior, Genomics of Social Insects provides comprehensive information on the social insect groups described, including new and unique reviews on emerging model social organisms. The book's interdisciplinary approach integrates behavior, genomics, and physiology, providing readers with great insights into the present state of a... more...