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  • 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...

  • Social Behavior of Female Vertebratesby Samuel Wasser

    Elsevier Science 1983; 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...

  • Hibernation and Torpor in Mammals and Birdsby Charles P Lyman

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Hibernation and Torpor in Mammals and Birds explores the physiological factors that control hibernation and torpor in birds and mammals. This text covers topics ranging from metabolism in hibernation to the role of endocrines, respiration and acid-base state in hibernation, and theories of hibernation. This book is comprised of 14 chapters and begins... more...

  • The Genetics Of Altruismby Scott Boorman

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    The Genetics of Altruism covers the primary findings on social evolution, social trait, and altruism from a population genetics standpoint to establish a system of genetic boxes. It presents an evolutionary question with two faces: Why are there so many social species? Why, in all the diversity of the animal kingdom, are the social species so few?... more...

  • Animal Wiseby Virginia Morell

    Old Street Publishing 2013; US$ 14.57

    Did you know that ants teach, earthworms make decisions, rats love to be tickled, and chimps mourn? That some dogs have 1000-word vocabularies and that birds practise songs in their sleep? That crows improvise tools and moths remember living as caterpillars? Animal Wise takes the reader on an exhilarating, eye-opening journey into the hearts and minds... 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...

  • A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodyliaby Marisa Tellez

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among various types of published and unpublished materials. Analyzing parasite-host specificity, geographic distribution, and taxonomy can provide otherwise cryptic details about crocodilian ecology and evolution, as well as their local food web dynamics. This information... more...

  • Zoe's Rescue Zoo: The Playful Pandaby Amelia Cobb; Sophy Williams

    Nosy Crow 2013; US$ 7.28

    When Great-Uncle Horace brings back lost and homeless animals from his travels around the globe, it falls to Zoe, and her mum the zoo vet, to settle them into their new home. She?s good at this, because she can understand what they say and talk to them, too. But that?s a secret! In the third book in the series, panda twins arrive at the zoo. How will... 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...