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  • Avoiding Attackby Graeme D. Ruxton; Tom N. Sherratt; Mike Speed

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 97.99

    This book discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey avoid attack by predators and explores how such defensive mechanisms have evolved through natural selection. It considers how potential prey avoid detection, how they make themselves unprofitable to attack, how they signal their unprofitability, and how other species have exploited these... more...

  • My Natural Historyby Simon Barnes

    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...

  • The Great Chain of Lifeby Joseph Wood Krutch

    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...

  • The Animals' Winter Sleepby Lynda Graham-Barber; Nancy Carol Willis

    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...

  • Fraser Bearby Maggie de Vries; Renne Benoit

    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...

  • Bisam - erbauenby Kuratorium Singer der SAGW; Samuel Singer

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 266.00

    Thesaurus proverbiorum medii aevi = Lexikon der Sprichwörter des romanisch-germanischen Mittelalters. more...

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

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 149.00

    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 Story of Colchester Zooby S C Kershaw

    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...

  • Social Behavior of Female Vertebratesby Samuel Wasser

    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...

  • Social Learningby William Hoppitt; Kevin N. Laland

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 49.50

    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...