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  • The Monkeys of Stormy Mountainby Jean-Baptiste Leca; Michael A. Huffman; Paul L. Vasey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 102.00

    Reviews the most important topics in current primatology using research on the long-studied Arashiyama population of Japanese macaques. more...

  • Built by Animalsby Mike Hansell

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 17.99

    From vast termite mounds that outstrip our own skyscrapers, to elaborate birds nests, delicate shells, and deadly spiders' traps, the constructions of the animal world can amaze and at times humble our own engineering and technology. Mike Hansell reveals the biology behind animal architecture - showing how small brains have evolved to produce complex... more...

  • Australian Lizardsby Steve Wilson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 49.95

    A journey through the remarkable life of lizards and how they survive in a complex world of predators and competitors. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Paleogene Fossil Birdsby Gerald Mayr

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    Presents a detailed review of the Paleogene avian fossil record on a worldwide scale. This book introduces the reader to basic morphological features of the various groups which, as far as possible, are placed into a phylogenetic context in the light of current hypotheses on the interrelationships of extant birds. more...

  • The Real Chimpanzeeby Christophe Boesch

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 46.00

    Encapsulates the behaviour of wild chimps, discussing the differences observed in populations across the species, and levels of social behaviour. more...

  • Ecological Applicationsby Colin R. Townsend

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2009; US$ 67.95

    Ecological Applications presents a broad range of methods and techniques for managing environmental sustainability. This book examines ecological theory at the individual, populations, and community levels, and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve the health of their local ecosystems. Presents a broad range of methods and techniques... more...