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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 98.99

    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...

  • Current Concepts in Parasitologyby Ronald C. Ko

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1989; US$ 44.00

    There are twelve chapters in this book. The subjects discussed include the mechanisms of eosinophilia in parasitic infections, piscine immunity to protozoan diseases, survival strategies of trichuroid nematodes, sero-diagnosis, purine and pyrimidine biosynthesis, metabolism as targets for antiparasitic chemotherapy, ecology of marine parasites, transmission... more...

  • My Natural Historyby Simon Barnes

    Short Books 2011; US$ 13.11

    ?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 the animals... more...

  • Progress in Parasitologyby Heinz Mehlhorn

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    Parasites threaten the health of animals and humans alike. Especially in times of increasing globalization and global warming, parasites can enlarge their 'kingdom' by spreading. At the same time many of the existing medical products have become ineffective. As these products have been used for many decades, parasites have developed resistances,... 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 species—such as black bear, ermine,  pileated woodpecker, porcupine, river otter, and ruffed grouse—survive harsh winter snows snug inside their dens, nests, burrows, and lodges.... 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...

  • Tabbed Board Books: My First Baby Animalsby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    My First Baby Animals: Let's find our favorites! A perfect first look at baby animals for parents and toddlers to share with delightful spreads on kittens and puppies, rabbits and guinea pigs, wild cat cubs, baby birds, baby farm animals, more wild cubs, baby snowy animals, baby safari animals, baby jungle animals, baby Australian animals, baby... more...

  • Fraser Bearby Maggie de Vries; Renne Benoit

    Greystone Books 2011; US$ 10.95

    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...

  • Falling for Eliby Nancy Shulins

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    In the vein of Chosen by a Horse , one woman?s true story of devastating loss and the care and love of a temperamental Thoroughbred that brought them both back to life   more...

  • Bisam - erbauenby

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 224.00

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