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  • Behavioural Responses to a Changing Worldby Ulrika Candolin; Bob B.M. Wong

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 64.99

    Human-induced environmental change currently represents the single greatest threat to global biodiversity. Species are typically adapted to the local environmental conditions in which they have evolved. Changes in environmental conditions initially influence behaviour, which in turn affects species interactions, population dynamics, evolutionary processes... more...

  • 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$ 17.99

    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...

  • The Epidemiology of Plasmodium vivax: History, Hiatus and Hubris, Part Bby David Rollinson; S.I. Hay; Ric Price; J. Kevin Baird

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 209.00

    First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...