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

    By Julian C. Lee

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    • 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 History of English Gardening

    By George William Johnson

    Our Price: $45.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781108037136
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: October 2011
  • A Manual of Palaearctic Birds - Part II.

    By Henry Eeles Dresser

    Our Price: $40.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781443747806
    • Publisher: Koteliansky Press
    • Published: October 2008
  • 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

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    • 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
  • American Gardener's Calendar

    By Bernard Mcmahon

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781436765541
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: June 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 In Its World

    By Nikolaas Tinbergen

    Our Price: $42.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780674037243
    • Publisher: HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: December 1972
    Together with Konrad Lorenz, Niko Tinbergen is generally acknowledged as the founder of the young science of ethology. Professor Tinbergen has spent a lifetime of research exploring the behavior of many types of animals in their natural environments, and has founded centers of worldwide renown for research and teaching in the behavioral sciences, first in his native Holland and later at Oxford. His influence extends far beyond the borders of Europe and of zoology proper, and he has contributed substantially to international and interdisciplinary collaborationTinbergen's work has been characterized by many as a "breath of fresh air" in fields that were in danger of using touch with nature and of becoming bogged down in theory. He has tirelessly worked for the use of scientific methods in the study if human behavior, both normal and abnormal. Without shying away from quantification and measurement, he has made his main contribution in what Sir Peter Medawar calls "creative observation" and in the design of meaningful experiments, even in the seemingly chaotic and continuously varying conditions if the natural habitat.In following him in what Tinbergen likes to call his seemingly aimless wanderings, the reader will catch a unique glimpse into the workshop of ethology. Even when reporting on sophisticated experiments, or when developing new theoretical concepts and arguments, Tinergen writes simply, lucidly, and precisely. The present volume spans forty years of pioneer investigation and includes selections on the behavior of gulls; on the homing, landmark preference, and prey findings of the digger wasp; on the food hoarding of foxes; and on creatures living scattered as a defense against predators.These classic original studies will fascinate the increasing number if readers interested in the topical problems if animals and human behavior.
  • Animals in Irish Literature and Culture

    By Kathryn Kirkpatrick

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

    By Jacky Turner

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    • 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

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