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  • Comparative Physiology of Vertebrate Digestive Systems

    By C.E. Stevens

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521330442
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: September 1988
    General characteristics of the digestive system in each of the major groups of vertebrates. Discusses the various adaptations in digestive enzymes, production of nutrients by indigenous microbes, the secretion of electrolytes and water, absorption of nutrients, the motor activity of the gut, and the mechanisms of neurohumoral control. Printed in Canada on acidic paper. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
  • Creating a Forest Garden

    By Martin Crawford

    Our Price: $47.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781900322621
    • Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co
    • Published: July 2010
  • D Is for Donkey

    By Elisabeth D. Svendsen

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781905693399
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: September 2011
    This beautifully illustrated anthology contains stories of many donkeys ? the majority of whom have been taken into care by The Donkey Sanctuary at its various sanctuaries throughout Europe, as well as some who have been cared for by their teams who work overseas. Each letter of the alphabet is covered and in each there are two parts ? the first part is about donkeys whose name begins with that letter and the second concerns donkey facts, people and places. We learn about Naughty Face, the donkey who started it all and his companion Angelina; the children who have benefited from the work of The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children & Donkeys, and lots of little known facts ? such as that a zeedonk is the offspring of a male zebra and female donkey. This delightful compilation will appeal to everyone who loves donkeys.
  • Defying Ocean's End: An Agenda For Action

    By Linda K. Glover

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781559637534
    • Publisher: Island Press
    • Published: December 2004
    As conservation organizations begin to expand their focus from land issues to include a major focus on preservation of the sea, it is increasingly apparent that we have to approach marine conservation differently and at a much larger scale than we have to date. What's also clear is that the magnitude and immediacy of the growing ocean concerns are such that no one organization can handle the job alone.Defying Ocean's End is the result of an unprecedented effort among the world's largest environmental organizations, scientists, the business community, media and international governments to address these marine issues. In May/June 2003, in the culmination of a year-long effort, they met specifically to develop a comprehensive and achievable agenda to reverse the decline in health of the world's ocean.Defying Ocean's End is a step in bringing the needed resources to bear on this vast problem before it is too late. It offers a broad strategy, a practical plan with priorities and costs, aimed at mobilizing the forces needed to bring about a "sea change" of favorable attitudes, actions and outcomes for the ocean - and for all of us.
  • Diseases of Canaries

    By Robert Stroud

    Our Price: $46.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781443735056
    • Publisher: Home Farm Books
    • Published: November 2008
  • Elephants (Poyser Natural History)

    By C.A. Spinage

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780856610882
    • Publisher: T & A D Poyser Natural History
    • Published: July 1997
    Elephants have long been an endless source of fascination, since Stone Age man first pictured mammoths in his cave wall graffiti. The earliest books on them appeared in 400 BC. More recently, interest in their threatened survival due to man's insatiable greed for ivory has lent them a prominence scarcely before equalled by any other mammal.Their intrinsic interest, closeness to man in many of their faculties and long standing as symbols of wisdom and power have prompted a plethora of books on elephants, but so far no truly comprehensive treatment of their natural history. This volume sets out to fill that gap by weaving together the latest research and the little known observations of scholars, travellers and those who for centuries have worked with the Asian elephant as a beast of burden. The author blends these disparate sources in an easy style to provide a full and fascinating account of the elephant both as a superbly adapted animal and as long time associate of man's activities. The range is wide in geographical and temporal terms also, covering both the African and Asian elephant as well as extinct forms such as the mammoth. Their origins, evolution, anatomy, ecology and behaviour are all subjects for discussion.The book concludes by examining the domestication of the elephant and its practice in both past and present. The possibility exists that the African Elephant may be used as an animal of transport in certain areas of Africa. Finally the author hopes that this book will serve not as an epitaph to one of the world's wonders, but rather as a continuing reminder of its precarious existence and of our responsibility for its continued survival.
  • Essay on Gardens: A Chapter In the French Picturesque

    By Claude-Henri Watelet

    Our Price: $47.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812237221
    • Publisher: PENNSYLVANIA
    • Published: May 2003
  • Explore the River Educational Project

    By Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780803237896
    • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
    • Published: April 2011
  • Faune Rhizopodique du Bassin du Leman

    By Eugene Penard

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111082549
    • Publisher: Henry Kundig
    • Published: 1902
    4to. Text in French. 1st edition. Black and white illustrations throughout somewhat toned leaves. Rebound in blue buckram, lightly soiled. VG.
  • Female Choices: Sexual Behavior of Female Primates

    By Meredith F. Small

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801426544
    • Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PRESS
    • Published: January 1993
  • Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States

    By John L. Capinera

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801442605
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2004
  • Fishes of Chesapeake Bay

    By Department of Commerce

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781930665743
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: September 2002
  • Fishes of the Middle Savannah River River Basin with Emphasis on the Savannah River Site

    By Barton Marcy

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780820325354
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS
    • Published: March 2005
    Featuring more than 200 color photographs of species & habitats, this is the first comprehensive assessment of the fishes of the Middle Savannah River Basin of Georgia & South Carolina. The book identifies & discusses 101 native & introduced species from 26 fish families--approximately 70% of the native species in the entire Savannah River drainage area.
  • Fishes of the Middle Savannah River River Basin with Emphasis on the Savannah River Site

    By Barton Marcy

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780820325354
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PRESS
    • Published: March 2005
    Featuring more than 200 color photographs of species & habitats, this is the first comprehensive assessment of the fishes of the Middle Savannah River Basin of Georgia & South Carolina. The book identifies & discusses 101 native & introduced species from 26 fish families--approximately 70% of the native species in the entire Savannah River drainage area.

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