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Zoology

  • Ravens in Winterby Bernd Heinrich

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    ?One of the most interesting discoveries I?ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.? ? E.O. Wilson Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter? On the surface, there didn?t appear to be any biological or evolutionary imperative behind the raven?s willingness to share. The more Bernd... more...

  • Ten Million Aliensby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2014; US$ 24.78

    Life on Planet Earth is not weirder than we imagine. It?s weirder than we are capable of imagining. And we?re all in it together: humans, blue whales, rats, birds of paradise, ridiculous numbers of beetles, molluscs the size of a bus, the sexual gladiators of slugs, bdelloid rotifers who haven?t had sex for millions of years and creatures called water... more...

  • Flying Dinosaursby John Pickrell

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidenceóbones, genetics, eggs, behavior, and moreódemonstrates a seamless transition from fleet-footed carnivores to the ancestors of modern birds. Mixing colorful... more...

  • Freshwater Mussels of Floridaby James D. Williams; Robert S. Butler; Gary L. Warren; Nathan A. Johnson

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    An exhaustive guide to all aspects of the freshwater mussel fauna in Florida, Freshwater Mussels of Florida covers the ecology, biology, distribution, and conservation of the many species of bivalve mollusks in the Sunshine State. In the past three decades, researchers, the public, businesses that depend on wildlife, and policy makers have given... more...

  • Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse: Volume 2, Genetic Mouse Models of Neurobehavioral Disordersby Susanna Pietropaolo; Frans Sluyter; Wim E. Crusio

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 128.00

    A comprehensive and critical overview of the major genetically modified mouse lines used to model human neurobehavioral disorders. more...

  • The Passenger Pigeonby Errol Fuller

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    At the start of the nineteenth century, Passenger Pigeons were perhaps the most abundant birds on the planet, numbering literally in the billions. The flocks were so large and so dense that they blackened the skies, even blotting out the sun for days at a stretch. Yet by the end of the century, the most common bird in North America had vanished from... more...

  • My Lion's Heartby Gareth Patterson

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2014; US$ 11.65

    Environmentalist, independent researcher and author, Gareth Patterson has spent his entire adult life working tirelessly for the greater protection of African wildlife and, more particularly, for that of the lion. Born in England in 1963, Gareth grew up in Nigeria and Malawi. From an early age he knew where his life?s path would take him Ė it would... more...

  • Crap Taxidermyby Kat Su

    Ten Speed Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong, by the founder of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. A relaxed toad enjoying a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily flexible front legs. A smiling lion with receding gums. Whether you choose to laugh or cringe at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, you won't be able... more...

  • Human Diseases from Wildlifeby Michael R. Conover; Rosanna M. Vail

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    Human Diseases from Wildlife presents information on the most prevalent and serious zoonotic diseases in the US and Canada, some of which have been national headline news like anthrax, influenza, and West Nile virus. Diseases that are caused by pathogens with the ability to infect both humans and animals are known as zoonotic diseases, which literally... more...

  • Insect Midgut and Insecticidal Proteinsby Tarlochan S. Dhadialla; Sarjeet S. Gill

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 166.00

    This volume of Advances in Insect Physiology contains comprehensive interdisciplinary reviews on basic and practical aspects relevant to Insect Midgut and Insecticidal Proteins. Contains important, comprehensive and in-depth reviews An essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and... more...