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  • 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...

  • Narrow Roads of Gene Land, 3by W. D. Hamilton; Mark Ridley

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 104.99

    W. D. Hamilton (1936-2000) has been described by Richard Dawkins as 'a good candidate for the title of most distinguished Darwinian since Darwin'. His work on evolutionary biology continues to influence scientists working across a wide variety of disciplines, including evolution, population genetics, animal behaviour, genetics, anthropology,... more...

  • Of Woods and Watersby Ron Ellis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the opening of the American frontier, Kentucky's vast wilderness has cast a spell over those who have walked among the trees of its majestic forests or alongside its creeks and rivers brimming with catfish, bass, and trout. The influence of the land and the outdoors has had a significant impact on the course of the history and culture of the... more...

  • On the Wing: Insects, Pterosaurus, Birds, Bats and the Evolution of Animal Flightby David E. Alexander

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Ask anybody what superpower they wished to possess and odds are the answer just might be "the ability to fly." What is it about soaring through the air held up by the power of one's own body that has captivated humans for so long? David Alexander examines the evolution of flight in the only four animals to have evolved this ability: insects,... more...

  • Parasites and the Behavior of Animalsby Janice Moore

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 52.99

    This volume presents ecological consequences and evolutionary mechanisms that may be associated with behavioural alterations in parasitized hosts. Alterations may result from natural selection favouring the host or parasite, or side-effects caused by physiological changes associated with symbiosis. more...

  • Parasitic and Related Diseasesby Thomas C. Cheng

    Springer US 2013; US$ 99.00

    The study of parasites and their interactions with hosts continues to represent a challenging area of modern biology. The availability of new techniques and instrumentation, coupled with the development of daring new hypotheses and concepts, has paved the way for the dramatic evolution of parasitology from a static descriptive endeavor to a dynamic... more...

  • Parasitologyby Dwight Bowman; Elizabeth Fogarty; Stephen Charles Barr

    Teton NewMedia 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...

  • The R.D. Lawrence Libraryby R.D. Lawrence; Max Finkelstein

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 28.99

    Three books by master nature writer R.D. Lawrence are collected here, bringing to life with affection and accuracy the wildlife around his northern Canadian home. 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...