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  • A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World

    By Julian C. Lee

    Our Price: $48.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801485879
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: July 2000
    For travelers to the Yucatßn Peninsula, Lee (biology, U. of Miami) offers a guide to some of the slimier of creepy crawlies of the region. It allows the identification of all known native and introduced species of the two groups with explanatory text, and some 360 color photographs and drawings, including illustrations of all tadpoles. He also includes distribution maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • A Natural History of Amphibians

    By Robert C. Stebbins

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691102511
    • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
    • Published: January 1997
  • A Natural History of the Brown Mouse Lemur

    By Sylvia Atsalis

    Our Price: $47.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780132432719
    • Publisher: Pearson College Div
    • Published: October 2007
  • A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia

    By Tadao Shimba

    Our Price: $44.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300135565
    • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
    • Published: March 2008
  • Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia

    By John B. Jensen

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820331119
    • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
    • Published: July 2008
    Featuring more than 475 full-color photographs and 182 maps, this comprehensive guide to the state's diverse herpetofauna makes accessible a wealth of information about 170 species of frogs, salamanders, crocodilians, lizards, snakes, and turtles, including species attributes, behavior, life cycles, habitat, and more.
  • Animal Camouflage: Mechanisms and Function

    By Martin Stevens

    Our Price: $49.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521152570
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: August 2011
    "In the last decade, research on the previously dormant field of camouflage has advanced rapidly, with numerous studies challenging traditional concepts, investigating previously untested theories and incorporating a greater appreciation of the visual and cognitive systems of the observer. Using studies of both real animals and artificial systems, this book synthesises the current state of play in camouflage research and understanding. It introduces the different types of camouflage and how they work, including background matching, disruptive coloration and obliterative shading. It also demonstrates the methodologies used to study them and discusses how camouflage relates to other subjects, particularly with regard to what it can tell us about visual perception. The mixture of primary research and reviews shows students and researchers where the field currently stands and where exciting and important problems remain to be solved, illustrating how the study of camouflage is likely to progress in the future"--
  • Animal Ethics in Animal Research

    By Helena Rocklinsberg

    Our Price: $41.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781108430685
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Animal Skulls

    By Mark Elbroch

    Our Price: $46.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811733090
    • Publisher: Stackpole Books
    • Published: November 2006
    Comprehensive guide to the animals of North America Fully illustrated with drawings and photographs User-friendly format makes comparing species easy This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull--the collection of bones that house and protect a creature's brain and sensory organs--is the key anatomical feature used to identify an animal and understand many of its behaviors. This book describes in words and pictures the bones and regions of the skull important to identification, including illustrations of all the bones in the cranium, leading to a greater understanding of a creature's place in the natural world. Life-size drawings and detailed measurements make this guide an invaluable reference for wildlife professionals, trackers, and animal-lovers alike.
  • Animals in Irish Literature and Culture

    By Kathryn Kirkpatrick

    Our Price: $49.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781349683161
    • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Animals, Ethics And Trade

    By Jacky Turner

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781844072552
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: April 2006
    The March 2005 Compassion in World Farming Trust conference From Darwin to Dawkins: The Science and Implications of Animal Sentience, held in London, drew scientists; veterinarians; ethicists; students; and representatives of governments, non-government organizations, and industry. Best known of them is probably Jane Goodall. The selection of 24 invited papers published here focus on the ethical and policy issues that arise from the study of animal sentience. The scientific study of animal sentience itself is covered in a second volume of papers. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Aspects of Confused Speech: A Study of Verbal Interaction Between Confused and Normal Speakers

    By Pamela Shakespeare

    Our Price: $45.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805828085
    • Publisher: Routledge
    • Published: December 1997
  • Bark Beetles in North American Conifers

    By Jeffry B. Mitton

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292707443
    • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
    • Published: June 1982
  • Biology of Bats

    By Gerhard Neuweiler

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195099515
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: January 2000
  • Bird Trapping and Bird Banding: A Handbook for Trapping Methods All Over the World

    By Hans Bub

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801483127
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: November 1995
  • Birds

    By Dale Serjeantson

    Our Price: $40.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521758581
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: May 2009
    Birds is the first book to examine bird remains in archaeology and anthropology. Providing a thorough review of the literature on this topic, it also serves as a guide to the methods of study of bird remains from the past and covers a wide range of topics, including anatomy and osteology, taphonomy, eggs, feathers, and, bone tools. It examines the myriad ways in which people have interacted with birds in the past. The volume also includes discussion on the consumption of wild birds, the domestication of birds, cockfighting and falconry, birds in ritual and religion, and the role of birds in ecological reconstruction, providing an up-to-date survey of current knowledge on these topics. Birds will be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students interested in zooarchaeology and human-animal relations, as well as professional zooarchaeologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists interested in birds and people of the past.

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