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- Short Books 2011; US$ 10.99
The animal kingdom came to my rescue. It always has done. I suspect it always will. It rescued me at Sunnyhill Primary School, it rescued me in my adolescence, it has rescued me over and over again throughout my adult life.” In My Natural History Simon Barnes, like a modern-day Gerald Durrell, weaves together the story of his life via... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 19.95
Originally published in 1956, The Great Chain of Life brings a humanist?s keen eye and ear to one of the great questions of the ages: ?What am I?? A scholar of literature and theater, toward the end of his career Joseph Wood Krutch turned to the study of the natural world. Bringing his keen intellect to bear on the places around him, Krutch crafted... more...
- Birdsong Books 2008; US$ 6.99
Taking nonfiction into the realm of bedtime read-to-me stories, this rich, melodic text paired with detailed color pencil illustrations describes how 13 North American animal speciessuch as black bear, ermine, pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grousesurvive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges.... more...
- Greystone Books 2011; US$ 10.99
A true-to-life nature story for young readers, from the multi-award-winning creators of Tale of a Great White Fish . This moving, beautifully illustrated story follows a black bear cub?s life in the Pacific Northwest from his birth to his first salmon catch, uniting the cycles of bear and fish. A map and further information about bears and salmon... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
Colchester Zoo is one of the finest zoos in Britain. Yet, unlike almost every other major zoo in the country, its story has never been told. Now, the forgotten figures of Frank and Helena Farrar are brought to life in this highly readable book which shows how they founded Colchester Zoo in the 1960s. The story is told of how their domestic life with... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
Social Behavior of Female Vertebrates focuses on the evolution of reproductive behavior in female vertebrates ranging from fish to birds and humans, including issues of mate choice and other factors underlying female attitudes toward males. It also looks at the evolution of mating systems; the co-evolution of the sexes; sex-role reversal; reproductive... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 52.50 US$ 42.00
Many animals, including humans, acquire valuable skills and knowledge by copying others. Scientists refer to this as social learning. It is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of behavioral research and sits at the interface of many academic disciplines, including biology, experimental psychology, economics, and cognitive neuroscience.... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57
Did you know that ants teach, earthworms make decisions, rats love to be tickled, and chimps mourn? That some dogs have 1000-word vocabularies and that birds practise songs in their sleep? That crows improvise tools and moths remember living as caterpillars? Animal Wise takes the reader on an exhilarating, eye-opening journey into the hearts and minds... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95
The Genetics of Altruism covers the primary findings on social evolution, social trait, and altruism from a population genetics standpoint to establish a system of genetic boxes. It presents an evolutionary question with two faces: Why are there so many social species? Why, in all the diversity of the animal kingdom, are the social species so few?... more...