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  • Charles Darwin's Life With Birdsby Clifford B. Frith

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 67.99

    Focuses exclusively on Darwin the ornithologist, not on biographical aspects of Darwin's life more...

  • Of Wolves and Menby Barry Lopez

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    In his critically acclaimed, award-winning study, Barry Lopez offers a stunning examination of one tolerance and a community that mirrors our own When John Fowles reviewed Of Wolves and Men , he called it ?A remarkable book, both biologically absorbing and humanly rich, and one that should be read by every concerned American.? In this National... more...

  • Current Trends in Wildlife Researchby Rafael Mateo; Beatriz Arroyo; Jesus T. Garcia

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    This book, the first in the ?WildlifeResearch Monograph? series, defines ?wildlife research? in a variety ofcontexts and reviews recent research trends. The authors present the currentdevelopments they have identified using bibliometric analyses of the mostcommon, relevant and emerging topics in wildlife research over the last three decades. Diverse... more...

  • Perspectives in Translational Research in Life Sciences and Biomedicineby Ena Ray Banerjee

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 179.00

    The present book addresses the multi-disciplinary nature of Translational Outcomes Research, which is a watershed for nearly all the disciplines of Life and Health Sciences, along with the Materials Sciences including but not limited to Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Nanotechnology, the Medical Sciences, Bioengineering, Biophysics,... more...

  • The Dragon Behind the Glassby Emily Voigt

    Scribner 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    A riveting journey into the bizarre world of the Asian arowana or ?dragon fish??the world?s most expensive aquarium fish?reveals a surprising history with profound implications for the future of wild animals and human beings alike. A young man is murdered for his prized pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet... more...

  • The Mechanistic Benefits of Microbial Symbiontsby Christon J. Hurst

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    Thisvolume summarizes recent advances in our understanding of the mechanisms that producesuccessful symbiotic partnerships involving microorganisms. It begins with abasic introduction to the nature of and mechanistic benefits derived from symbioticassociations. Taking that backgroundknowledge as the starting point, the next sections include chapters... more...

  • Vertebrate Sound Production and Acoustic Communicationby Roderick A. Suthers; W. Tecumseh Fitch; Richard R. Fay; Arthur N. Popper

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 139.00

    Although the fundamental principles of vocal production are well-understood, and are being increasingly applied by specialists to specific animal taxa, they stem originally from engineering research on the human voice. These origins create a double barrier to entry for biologists interested in understanding acoustic communication in their study species.... more...

  • Nutrition and the Welfare of Farm Animalsby Clive J. C. Phillips

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 109.00

    This book explores the importance of good nutrition in ensuring an adequate standard of welfare for farm animals. It is often not realized that farm animals can suffer when they are fed unsuitable diets, which may be because these diets are more economic or the farmer does not know how to rectify poor nutrition. This book reveals how to recognize... more...

  • Behavioral Neuroscience of Motivationby Eleanor H. Simpson; Peter D. Balsam

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 189.00

    This volume covers the current status of research in the neurobiology of motivated behaviors in humans and other animals in healthy condition. This includes consideration of the psychological processes that drive motivated behavior and the anatomical, electrophysiological and neurochemical mechanisms which drive these processes and regulate behavioural... more...

  • Pit Bullby Bronwen Dickey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs?and what role humans have played in the transformation.   When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the... more...