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  • Ten Million Aliensby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2014; US$ 17.49

    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...

  • Evolving Animalsby Wallace Arthur

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Covering all the main animal groups, from jellyfish to mammals, this book unravels the story of animal evolution. more...

  • The Gnu's Worldby Richard D. Estes

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world?s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing... 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...

  • Placing Animalsby Julie Urbanik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 28.99

    Placing Animals is the first book to survey the ways in which animals have been studied in geography. It includes both a historical overview of the development of animal geography and an assessment of the field today. Through the theme of the role of place in shaping where and why human-animal interactions occur, the chapters in turn explore the... more...

  • The Amboseli Elephantsby Cynthia J. Moss; Harvey Croze; Phyllis C. Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe; Hannibal used them in warfare; and John Donne called the elephant “Nature’s greatest masterpiece. . . . The only harmless great thing.” Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences... more...

  • The Gapby Thomas Suddendorf

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 29.99

    There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap , psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a definitive account of what makes human minds unique and how this disparity arose. He proposes that two innovations account for all of the ways... 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...

  • 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...