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

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • Tabbed Board Books: My First Baby Animalsby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    A perfect first look at baby animals for parents and toddlers to share. These delightful spreads will entertain your toddler with images of animal babies, from kittens and puppies to wild jungle cubs. Bright, busy pages introduce your toddler to animal babies from all around the world! Packed with colorful pictures and activities, your toddler will... 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$ 10.95

    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 Kuratorium Singer der SAGW; Samuel Singer

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 252.00

    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 Zoo on the Road to Nablusby Amelia Thomas

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 24.95

    In a unique zoo in one of the world's most turbulent regions, one man wages a strange and heroic battle for its animals' survival more...