Natural History

Natural History


  • Bird Nests and Construction Behaviour

    By Michael H. Hansell

    Our Price: $144.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521460385
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2000
  • Birds In the Ancient World from a to Z

    By W. Geoffrey Arnott

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780415238519
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: September 2007
    This volume gathers together a wealth of information,, gleaned from a range of sources, & lists all the names that ancient Greeks gave their birds & their descriptions & analyses. Arnott identifies (where achievable) as many of them as possible in the light of modern ornithological studies. This book is the first complete discussion of ancient bird names that will be accessible to readers without ancient Greek. With an exhaustive bibliography (partly classical scholarhsip & partly ornithological) added to encourage further study, it is the definitive study of the birds of the Classical world.
  • Birds, Scythes & Combines: A History of Birds & Agricultural Change

    By Michael Shrubb

    Our Price: $124.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521814638
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: August 2003
    A history of birds and agricultural change in Britain from 1750.
  • Catalysis in Petrochemical Processes

    By M. S. Matar

    Our Price: $119.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789027727213
    • Publisher: Springer
    • Published: December 1989
  • Chimpanzees of the Lakeshore: Natural History and Culture at Mahale

    By Toshisada Nishida

    Our Price: $120.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107015784
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 2012
  • Climate Under Cover

    By Tadashi Takakura

    Our Price: $119.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781402008450
    • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Print on Demand
    • Published: September 2002
    A textbook for a graduate course in computer simulation for students with a basic background in differential equations, numerical analysis, and FORTRAN programming. It explains how to model environment interactions when plastic sheeting is used in growing plants, considering the whole range from mulching (plastic lying on the soil between plants) through plant and row hoods, to full greenhouses. The second edition converts all the models into MATLAB from the now heritage software used in the 1992 edition, and makes them available on the Web. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Coercive and Discursive Compliance Mechanisms in the Management of Natural Resources

    By Geir Honneland

    Our Price: $139.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792362432
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: July 2000
  • Confronting Animal Abuse: Law, Criminology, and Human-Animal Relationships

    By Piers Beirne

    Our Price: $124.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780742547438
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    • Published: July 2009
  • Conservation Tillage and Cropping

    By C. Milton Coughenour

    Our Price: $127.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780813819471
    • Published: January 2000
    A sociological study of changing farming methods, Conservation Tillage and Cropping Innovation investigates those techniques that have gradually continued to replace the plow culture. With thorough documentation of the conservation tillage and cropping revolution, this book features chapters on: The Social Construction of Innovative Networks; Planning Conservation Cropping: Implications…
  • Cosmographei Basel 1550

    By Sebastian Munster

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112490701
    • Publisher: Theatrum Orbis Terrarm Ltd.
    • Published: 1968
    Folio. Facsimile. Introduction in English and German. Splitting to backstrip at hinges. VG.
  • Design In Nature: Learning from Trees

    By Claus Mattheck

    Our Price: $139.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783540629375
    • Publisher: SPRINGER
    • Published: February 2004
    The chicken bone which you nibbled and threw away yesterday was a high-tech product! In fact it was a superlative light-weight design functionally adapted to the mechanical requirements. No engineer in the world has as yet been able to copy this structural member, which is excellently optimized in its external shape and its internal architecture as regards minimum weight and maximum strength. The tree trunk on which you recently carved your initials has also over the course of its life, steadily improved its internal and external structure and adapted itself optimally to new loads. In the course of its biomechanical self-optimization, it will heal the notch you cut as speedily as possible, in order to repair even the smallest weak point, which might otherwise cost it its life in the next storm. This book is dedicated to the understanding of this biomechanical optimization of shape. And not only that: With the knowledge of these perfect processes of self-optimization in nature, techniques for the improvement of mechanical structural members could be developed. Industry already uses them. Nature shows us the way to eco-design, to machines in accordance with nature's laws governing structures and shapes. CLAUS MATTHECK: Born in Dresden, Germany in 1947. Study of physics in Dresden, PhD in theoretical physics in 1973. Habilitation in the field of damage control in 1985. Lectures on biomechanics at the University of Karlsruhe. Head of the Department of Biomechanics of the Research Centre in Karlsruhe, where the results described in this book were obtained. Several awards in science and literature.
  • Designing Teaching Strategies: An Applied Behavior Analysis Systems Approach

    By Robert Douglas Greer

    Our Price: $115.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780123008503
    • Publisher: Academic Press
    • Published: July 2002
  • Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920

    By Andrew C. Isenberg

    Our Price: $108.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521771726
    • Published: March 2000
    The Destruction of the Bison explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near extinction of the bison. Drought and the incursion of domestic livestock and exotic species such as horses into the Great Plains all threatened the Western ecosystem, which was further destabilized as interactions between Native Americans and Euroamericans created new types of hunters in both cultures: mounted Indian nomads and white commercial hide hunters. In the early twentieth century, nostalgia about the very cultural strife that first threatened the bison became, ironically, an important impetus to its preservation.
  • Dynamic Games

    By Alain Haurie

    Our Price: $139.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780387246017
    • Publisher: Springer Verlag
    • Published: May 2005