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Birds & Birdwatching

  • 100 Birds and How They Got Their Namesby Diana Wells; Lauren Jarrett

    Algonquin Books 2001; US$ 15.95

    How did cranes come to symbolize matrimonial happiness? Why were magpies the only creatures that would not go inside Noah's Ark? Birds and bird imagery are integral parts of our language and culture. With her remarkable ability to dig up curious and captivating facts, Diana Wells hatches a treat for active birders and armchair enthusiasts alike.... more...

  • 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Knowby Sharon Stiteler

    Running Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in America, and 1,001 Secrets Every Bird Watcher Should Know is the first photographic guide and fact book written in a humorous conversational tone that appeals to every age and skill level. Replete with sound information, 1,001 Secrets will expose many birding myths: a bald eagle cannot carry... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts About Birdsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that an albatross can fly fifteen million miles in a single lifetime? Or that flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts split into categories such as record breakers, parrots, seabirds and many more. So if you want to know what the collective known is for thrushes,... more...

  • 40 Years of Evolutionby Peter R. Grant; B. Rosemary Grant

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00 US$ 50.05

    Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply , they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40... more...

  • Acoustic Communication in Birdsby Kroodsma

    Elsevier Science 1983; US$ 119.00

    Acoustic Communication in Birds, Volume 2: Song Learning and Its Consequences investigates acoustic communication in birds, with emphasis on song learning and its consequences. Some issues in the study of bird sounds are discussed, with particular reference to evolutionary considerations. The ontogeny of acoustic behavior in birds is also considered,... more...

  • Acoustic Communication in Birdsby Kroodsma

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Acoustic Communication in Birds, Volume 1: Production, Perception, and Design Features of Sounds presents the scientific study of bird vocalizations. This book discusses the relations between the physical structure of bird vocalization and their quality as perceived by the recipient. Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview... more...

  • The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010by Stephen Garnett; Judit Szabo; Guy Dutson

    CSIRO Publishing 2011; US$ 55.00

    The most authoritative account yet of the status of Australia's birds. more...

  • Advances in Insect Physiologyby Peter Evans

    Elsevier Science 1996; US$ 162.00

    Insect physiology is currently undergoing a revolution with the increased application of molecular biological techniques to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the physiological responses to insect cells. Advances in Insect Physiology is commited to publishing high quality reviews on molecular biology and molecular genetics in areas where... more...

  • Advances in Marine Biologyby John H. S. Blaxter; Bruce Douglas

    Elsevier Science 1987; US$ 72.95

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  • Advances in Marine Biologyby Alan J. Southward; Paul A. Tyler; Craig M. Young

    Elsevier Science 1999; US$ 205.00

    Walleye Pollock is one of the world's largest fisheries. In this volume, the first review describes the population biology of walleye Pollock including its life history, population dynamics, genetic structure, and metapopulation structure. The second review discusses pollutants and the marine environment using ecotoxicological bioassays with bivalve... more...