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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 selection... more...

  • Reintroduction of Top-Order Predatorsby Matt W. Hayward; Michael Somers

    Wiley 2009; US$ 212.95

    Large predators are among the most threatened species on the planet and ways of conserving them in the face of increasing human populations and associated resource requirements are becoming critical. This book draws upon the experiences of some of the world?s foremost large carnivore specialists to discuss the numerous issues associated reintroducing... more...

  • Acoustic Communication {Springer Handbook of Auditory Research ; V. 16}by Andrea Megela. Simmons; Arthur N. Popper; Richard R. Fay

    Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2002; US$ 155.00

    This SHAR volume discusses both the production and perception of acoustic signals that animals send and receive in order to communicate. Chapters address the information that animals communicate, how the communication is developed and learned, and how communication systems have adapted and evolved within species. more...

  • Geographic Variation in Behaviorby Susan A. Foster; John A. Endler

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 249.99

    Explores the evolution of geographic variation in behaviour within species. This volume summarizes advances in the field, evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and gives an overview of this area. It also brings together evidence that behaviour varies geographically, and looks at some of the richness in phenomena. more...

  • Parasites and the Behavior of Animalsby Janice Moore

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99

    This volume presents ecological consequences and evolutionary mechanisms that may be associated with behavioural alterations in parasitized hosts. Alterations may result from natural selection favouring the host or parasite, or side-effects caused by physiological changes associated with symbiosis. more...

  • Stereotypic Animal Behaviourby G. Mason; J. Rushen

    CABI 2006; US$ 75.00

    Abnormal behaviour patterns, from the jumping and somersaulting of caged laboratory mice to the pacing of enclosed 'big cats', are displayed by many millions of farm, zoo, research and companion animals. Including new chapters and over 30 contributors, this book focuses on the causation and treatment of these environment-induced stereotypic behaviours,... more...

  • DK Readers L1: Animal Hide and Seekby Penny Smith

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 3.99

    DK Readers allow beginning readers to progress from easy-to-follow stories with simple sentences and word repetition to more sophisticated storylines, sentence structure, and new vocabulary. Part of the multistage reading program with five graduated levels Stunning photographs and engaging, age appropriate stories more...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby Jay S. Roseblatt; Robert A. Hinde; Evelyn Shaw

    Elsevier Science 1978; US$ 72.95

    ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR VOL 8 more...