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  • 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...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby Marc Naguib; John C. Mitani; Leigh W. Simmons; Louise Barrett; H. Jane Brockmann; Timothy J. Roper

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 153.00

    Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and... 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...

  • Tracking and Reading Signby Len McDougall

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 18.95

    This full-color book is the perfect guide for anyone interested in learning how to track animals and read their signs. It offers an introduction on the principals of tracking and reading sign by looking at tracks, prints, gaits, scats, scents, and animal behaviors. It provides the reader with tracking and stalking techniques such as cold hunting,... more...

  • Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman?by Lewis Wolpert

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    How different are men and women, really? Controversy surrounds the question and makes uncovering the answers?based in evolution, genetics, and biology?increasingly difficult. Still, significant differences between the sexes are apparent everyday to both men and women. Whether it?s a boyfriend?s infidelity or a wife?s inability to orgasm during sex,... more...

  • Animal Cognitionby Thomas R. Zentall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Prepared as a tribute to Donald A. Riley, the essays that appear here are representative of a research area that has loosely been classified as animal cognition -- a categorization that reflects a functionalist philosophy that was prevalent in Riley's laboratory and that many of his students absorbed. According to this philosophy, it is acceptable... 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$ 132.50

    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...

  • Chaserby John W Pilley; Hilary Hinzmann

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.88

    Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of them—more 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...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby Marc Naguib; John C. Mitani; Leigh W. Simmons; H. Jane Brockmann; Timothy J. Roper; Louise Barrett; Sue Healy

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 153.00

    Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and... more...