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Zoology

  • A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailandby Tanya Chan-ard; Jarujin Nabhitabhata; John W. K. Parr

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 35.99

    Thailand is home to over 350 species of reptiles, consisting of many kinds of turtles and tortoises, lizards, snakes and crocodiless. With its extensive network of protected areas, Thailand is one of the richest and most ecologically diverse countries in the world. However, many of these species are being threatened more than ever before, including... more...

  • The Walking Whalesby J. G. M. "Hans" Thewissen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Hans Thewissen, a leading researcher in the field of whale paleontology and anatomy, gives a sweeping first-person account of the discoveries that brought to light the early fossil record of whales. As evidenced in the record, whales evolved from herbivorous forest-dwelling ancestors that resembled tiny deer to carnivorous monsters stalking lakes and... more...

  • Birds of Australiaby Iain Campbell; Sam Woods; Nick Leseberg; Geoff Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a... more...

  • Birds of Australiaby Iain Campbell; Sam Woods; Nick Leseberg; Geoff Jones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 65.50

    Australia is home to a spectacular diversity of birdlife, from parrots and penguins to emus and vibrant passerines. Birds of Australia covers all 714 species of resident birds and regularly occurring migrants and features more than 1,100 stunning color photographs, including many photos of subspecies and plumage variations never before seen in a field... more...

  • The Naming of the Shrewby John Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99

    Latin names – frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel – have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth century. Why on earth has the entirely land-loving Eastern Mole been named Scalopus aquaticus , or the Oxford Ragwort been called Senecio... more...

  • The Tiger and the Tortoiseby Mike Hardwich

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 7.29

    It takes a lot to unsettle a vet who has been in practice for a career spanning a good few decades, but when Mike Hardwich learnt that the wattled crane from the Hlatikulu sanctuary with the badly broken wing needing his urgent attention was also the only breeding male in captivity in South Africa, and one of a highly endangered species, he knew... more...

  • The Bald Eagleby Jon M. Gerrard; Gary R. Bortolotti

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 16.95

    The Bald Eagle is a comprehensive description of the morphology, behavior, flight patterns, hunting, migration, nesting, development, and growth of bald eagles. more...

  • Birds of New Guineaby Thane K. Pratt; Bruce M. Beehler; John C. Anderton; Szabolcs Kkay

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world?s largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic... more...

  • Birds of New Guineaby Bruce M. Beehler; Thane K. Pratt; John C. Anderton; Szabolcs Kkay

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 186.50

    This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world?s largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic... more...

  • Killing Keikoby Mark Simmons

    Callinectes Press 2014; US$ 15.95

    In 1978, a young killer whale "Keiko" was collected off the east coast of Iceland and spent the next 18 years in human care. At Reino Aventura Park in Mexico, his home was not conducive to good health, and over time his condition deteriorated. In 1993, Keiko became the star of Free Willy , a Warner Bros. blockbuster movie, that enchanted... more...