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Zoology

  • Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coastby Rich Stallcup; Jules Evens

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    The Northern California coast--from Monterey County to the Oregon border--is home to some of the richest avian habitats on the North American continent. Field Guide to Birds of the Northern California Coast provides a comprehensive ecological overview of this extensive and diverse region. It features detailed discussions of the area's most common waterbirds,... more...

  • The Secret Lives of Puffinsby Dominic Couzens; Mark Sisson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well loved of birds. For many they are a highlight of the UK's summer coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability just add to their popularity. Several 'hotspot' are attracting high levels of interest in visits to their colonies. In spite of the high level... more...

  • Marmot Biologyby Kenneth B. Armitage

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    Focusing on physiological and behavioral factors, this book places the social biology of marmots in an environmental context. more...

  • management, Reproduction. And Pathologyby Geoffrey Bourne

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    management, Reproduction. And Pathology more...

  • 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...

  • Cannabinoidsby Vincenzo Di Marzo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 156.95

    'Cannabinoids' is a broad term covering a group of natural products from Cannabis sativa, one of which locks on to specific receptors -- protein molecules on the surface of cells -- known as cannabinoid receptors. 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...