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  • Red Foxby J. David Henry

    Smithsonian 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this engaging introduction to the red fox ( Vulpes vulpes ), J. David Henry recounts his years of field research on this flame-colored predator. With its catlike whiskers, teeth, and paws, as well as vertical-slit pupils, the North American red fox not only resembles but often behaves like a feline, especially when hunting. Probing the reasons for... more...

  • Pit Bullby Bronwen Dickey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs—and what role humans have played in the transformation.   When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the... more...

  • Scalingby Knut Schmidt-Nielsen

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 40.00

    This book is about the importance of animal size. We tend to think of animal function in chemical terms and talk of water, salts, proteins, enzymes, oxygen, energy, and so on. We should not forget, however, that physical laws are equally important, for they determine rates of diffusion and heat transfer, transfer of force and momentum, the strength... more...

  • The Ants of Northern Australiaby Alan N Andersen

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 29.95

    Helps in the identification of the 1500 or more ant species occurring in monsoonal Australia. more...

  • The Welfare of Horsesby N. Waran

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 101.46

    Animal welfare is attracting increasing interest worldwide, but particularly from those in developed countries, who now have the knowledge and resources to be able to offer the best management systems for their farm animals, as well as potentially being able to offer plentiful resources for companion, zoo and laboratory animals. The increased attention... more...

  • The Real Chimpanzeeby Christophe Boesch

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 48.00

    Encapsulates the behaviour of wild chimps, discussing the differences observed in populations across the species, and levels of social behaviour. more...

  • Ecological Applicationsby Colin R. Townsend

    Wiley 2009; US$ 67.95 US$ 61.16

    Ecological Applications presents a broad range of methods and techniques for managing environmental sustainability. This book examines ecological theory at the individual, populations, and community levels, and is an excellent resource for anyone looking to improve the health of their local ecosystems. Presents a broad range of methods... more...

  • Ghostly Muscles, Wrinkled Brains, Heresies and Hobbitsby Charles Oxnard

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 66.00 US$ 60.06

    The Leverhulme Trust (UK) required Charles Oxnard to present a series of public lectures during his tenure of a Leverhulme Professorship at University College, London. The lectures had to be understandable not only to undergraduate and graduate students and colleagues, but also to the interested lay public. Furthermore, they were expected to meet and... more...

  • Biostatistical Design and Analysis Using Rby Murray Logan

    Wiley 2011; US$ 81.95 US$ 73.76

    R — the statistical and graphical environment is rapidly emerging as an important set of teaching and research tools for biologists. This book draws upon the popularity and free availability of R to couple the theory and practice of biostatistics into a single treatment, so as to provide a textbook for biologists learning statistics, R,... more...

  • Respiratory Physiology of Vertebratesby Göran E. Nilsson

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 56.00

    Describes how vertebrates get the oxygen they need and explores examples of extreme respiratory performance, including diving and high-altitude survival. more...