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  • Host Manipulation by Parasitesby David P. Hughes; Jacques Brodeur; Frédéric Thomas

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This field of study is now moving beyond its descriptive phase and into more exciting areas where the processes and patterns of such dramatic adaptations can be better understood. This innovative text provides an up-to-date, authoritative,... 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 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...

  • Structural Colors in the Realm of Natureby Shuichi Kinoshita

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 189.00

    Structural colorations originate from self-organized microstructures, which interact with light in a complex way to produce brilliant colors seen everywhere in nature. Research in this field is extremely new and has been rapidly growing in the last 10 years, because the elaborate structures created in nature can now be fabricated through various types... more...

  • Vertebrate Mating Systems (B)by Marco Apollonio; Marco Festa-Bianchet; Danilo Mainardi

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 194.00

    This book reviews the relationship of mating systems with other aspects of vertebrate biology. It presents many stimulating new perspectives and ideas on mating systems studies. While many of the authors present some of their own research, in all cases they underline the general relevance of their work and speculate on future directions of scientific... more...

  • Evolutionary Behavioral Ecologyby David Westneat; Charles Fox

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 48.99

    Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology is intended to be used as a text for graduate students and a sourcebook for professional scientists seeking an understanding of the evolutionary and ecological processes shaping behavior across a wide array of organisms and a diverse set of behaviors. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, providing a... more...

  • Parasitologyby Dwight Bowman; Elizabeth Fogarty; Stephen Charles Barr

    Teton NewMedia, Inc 2002; US$ 50.00

    This series of highly visual reference cards provides a quick guide to the common parasites seen in dogs and cats. The unique presentation includes ninety two 5?x5? laminated colored cards makes it easy to diagnose commonly seen parasites. Each organism has one card that is dedicated to providing the information needed to successfully diagnose and... more...

  • Animal Learning and Cognition, 3rd Editionby John M. Pearce

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    Animal Learning and Cognition: An Introduction provides an up-to-date review of the principal findings from more than a century of research into animal intelligence. This new edition has been expanded to take account of the many exciting developments that have occurred over the last ten years. The book opens with a historical survey of the... more...

  • The Development of Numerical Competenceby Sarah T. Boysen; E. John Capaldi; Sarah T. Boysen; E. John Capaldi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    The area of animal counting has historically been the subject of a long and colorful debate, but only more recently have systematic, more rigorous experimental efforts to evaluate numerical abilities in animals been undertaken. This volume contains chapters from investigators in a range of disciplines with interests in comparative cognition. The studies... more...

  • Mechanisms of Learning and Motivationby A. Dickinson; R. A. Boakes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...