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  • Caucasian Mountain Dogby Stacey Kubyn; Layne Grether; Isabelle Francais

    i5 Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    From the remote mountainous regions of the Caucasus in southeastern Europe comes the Caucasian Mountain Dog, an ovcharka breed whose origins trace back two millennia. Employed by Russian shepherds to protect the flocks from predators, the Caucasian Mountain Dog is a discerning guardian, wary of strangers, that is at once fearless and impressive. The... more...

  • Chaserby John W Pilley; Hilary Hinzmann

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.88

    Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of themmore than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorised the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist... more...

  • Cognitive Ethologyby Peter Marler; Carolyn A. Ristau

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    This collection of essays was written by former students, associates, admirers, critics and friends of Donald R. Griffin -- the creator of cognitive ethology. Stimulated by his work, this volume presents ideas and experiments in the field of cognitive ethology -- the exploration of the mental experiences of animals as they behave in their natural environment... more...

  • Cognitive Ethologyby Carolyn A. Ristau; Peter Marler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This collection of essays was written by former students, associates, admirers, critics and friends of Donald R. Griffin -- the creator of cognitive ethology. Stimulated by his work, this volume presents ideas and experiments in the field of cognitive ethology -- the exploration of the mental experiences of animals as they behave in their natural environment... more...

  • Cultural Zooby Salman Akhtar; Vamik D. Volkan

    Karnac Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    'This book is a major contribution to culture and to the psychoanalytic literature. The authors explore how animals, both wild and domesticated, have powerful symbolic meanings in our psyches, mythology, religion, literature, art, music, and popular culture. From the prehistoric art of Lascaux to Picasso, from The Fly to the American eagle, the psychoanalytic... more...

  • Genotype-by-Environment Interactions and Sexual Selectionby John Hunt; David J. Hosken

    Wiley 2014; US$ 129.95

    Sexual selection is recognized as being responsible for some of the most extravagant morphologies and behaviors in the natural world, as well as a driver of some of the most rapid evolution. While Charles Darwin’s theory is now a fundamental component of modern evolutionary biology, the impact of genotype-by-environment interactions on sexual... more...

  • Good Night Zooby Adam Gamble; Cooper Kelly

    Good Night Books 2011; US$ 2.99

    One of the first books in the series to focus on a general environment rather than a specific geographic location, this vividly illustrated boardbook follows a multicultural group of people during a trip to the zoo. Designed to soothe children before bedtime with rhythmic language while instilling an early appreciation for the wonders of the natural... more...

  • Las familias (Families)by Stephanie Reid

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99

    Children will be inspired to tell their own stories with this wordless book, filled with engaging images that show all kinds of families—each different in its own way, but alike in the most important way: they belong together. 16 pages more...

  • Learning Their Languageby Marta Williams

    New World Library 2010; US$ 16.95

    Anyone can communicate with animals; this book offers a step-by-step approach with sound advice and proven techniques to improving animal communication. more...

  • The Nature of the Beastsby Ian Jared Miller

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    It is widely known that such Western institutions as the museum, the university, and the penitentiary shaped Japan?s emergence as a modern nation-state. Less commonly recognized is the role played by the distinctly hybrid institution?at once museum, laboratory, and prison?of the zoological garden. In this eye-opening study of Japan?s first modern... more...