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Animal behavior

  • American Zooby David Grazian

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Orangutans swing from Kevlar-lined fire hoses. Giraffes feast on celebratory birthday cakes topped with carrots instead of candles. Hi-tech dinosaur robots growl among steel trees, while owls watch animated cartoons on old television sets. In American Zoo , sociologist David Grazian takes us on a safari through the contemporary zoo, alive with its... 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...

  • Advances in the Study of Behaviorby H. Jane Brockmann; John C. Mitani; Leigh W. Simmons; Louise Barrett; Sue Healy; Peter Slater; Marc Naguib

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 153.00

    This is a special 50th year anniversary volume of Advances in the Study of Behavior with contributions from past and present editors and authors of the serial.  Initiated 50 years ago, Advances in the Study of Behavior strives to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This... more...

  • Berichte zur Lebensmittelsicherheit 2013by

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    Zoonosen sind Krankheiten bzw. Infektionen, die auf natürlichem Weg direkt oder indirekt zwischen Menschen und Tieren übertragen werden können. Als Zoonoseerreger kommen Viren, Bakterien, Pilze, Parasiten oder Prionen in Betracht. Zoonoseerreger sind in Tierpopulationen weit verbreitet und können von Nutztieren, die in der Regel selbst keine Anzeichen... more...

  • Außerschulischer Lernort Zoo: Das Potenzial zoologischer Gärten für den Erdkundeunterrichtby Christian Groß

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 32.67

    Außerschulisches Lernen als Baustein eines handlungsorientierten Unterrichts ist schon lange Zeit wichtiger Bestandteil der geographiedidaktischen Diskussion. Der Neuwieder Zoo ist der größte Zoologische Garten in Rheinland-Pfalz, der jedes Jahr von einer Vielzahl an Schulklassen aus der Umgebung im Rahmen von Wandertagen oder des Biologieunterrichts... more...

  • Foxby Jim Crumley

    Saraband 2014; US$ 6.99

    "An utter delight" Jennifer Tetlow. Renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with some of Britain"s most iconic and loved animals " here, the fox. ?The Encounters in the Wild series not only offers insights into their extraordinary lives, but also considers the conservation efforts to protect them and how the future looks for these... more...

  • Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman?by Lewis Wolpert

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Lewis Wolpert is a distinguished developmental biologist and emeritus professor in cell and developmental biology at University College London. He has authored numerous titles, including Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast , Malignant Sadness , The Triumph of the Embryo , and You?re Looking Very Well . He lives in London, England. 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...

  • Chaserby John W Pilley; Hilary Hinzmann

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 16.88

    Chaser has a way with words. She knows over a thousand of themmore than any other animal of any species except humans. In addition to common nouns like house, ball, and tree, she has memorised the names of more than one thousand toys and can retrieve any of them on command. Based on that learning, she and her owner and trainer, retired psychologist... more...

  • The Animal Mindby Kristin Andrews

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The study of animal cognition raises profound questions about the minds of animals and philosophy of mind itself. Aristotle argued that humans are the only animal to laugh, but in recent experiments rats have also been shown to laugh. In other experiments, dogs have been shown to respond appropriately to over two hundred words in human language. ... more...