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The Chora of Metaponto 2: Archaeozoology at Pantanello and Five Other Sites

by Sándor Bökönyi & Erika Gál

From 1974 to the present, the Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas at Austin has carried out archaeological excavations in the ancient territory (chora) of Metaponto, now located in...


The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa

by Caitlin O'Connell

While observing a family group of elephants in the wild, Caitlin O'Connell, a young field scientist, noticed a peculiar listening behavior. A matriarch she had been watching for months turned her massive head...


The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue

by Dyan deNapoli

ON JUNE 23, 2000, the iron-ore carrier MV Treasure, en route from Brazil to China, foundered off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, spilling 1,300 tons of oil into the ocean and contaminating the habitat...


Algonquin Wildlife: Lessons in Survival

by Norm Quinn, Cassandra Ward & Dan Strickland

A celebration of the vast array of wildlife studies ongoing in Ontarios very first provincial park.


The Extreme Life of the Sea

by Stephen R. Palumbi & Anthony R. Palumbi

The ocean teems with life that thrives under difficult situations in unusual environments. The Extreme Life of the Sea takes readers to the absolute limits of the ocean world--the fastest and deepest, the hottest...


Annual Review of Cold Atoms and Molecules: Volume 1

by ANA MARIA REY & KIRK W MADISON

The aim of this book is to present review articles describing the latest theoretical and experimental developments in the field of cold atoms and molecules. Our hope is that this series will promote research...


Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

by Stacey O'Brien

On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability...


Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderou

by Sy Montgomery

Meet the ladies: a flock of smart, affectionate, highly individualistic chickens who visit their favorite neighbors, devise different ways to hide from foxes, and mob the author like she’s a rock star. In...


Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition

by Benjamin Kilham & Temple Grandin

In Out on a Limb, Ben Kilham invites us into the world he has come to know best: the world of black bears. 

For decades, Kilham has studied wild black bears in a vast tract of Northern New Hampshire woodlands....


Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes: Fish Physiology Volume 33

by Keith B. Tierney, Anthony P. Farrell & Colin J. Brauner

Fish Physiology: Organic Chemical Toxicology of Fishes discusses the different types of organic chemical contaminants and their respective toxic effects in fish. The book also covers the detection of dissolved...


A New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everday Life

by Annie Potts, Philip Armstrong & Deidre Brown

Touching on indigenous Maori relationships with the now-extinct, flightless moa; the attitudes of Pakeha, or European, settlers toward sheep; the iconography of whales and dolphins; the problems of pest-control;...


Vertebrate Endocrinology

by David O. Norris & James A. Carr

Vertebrate Endocrinology represents more than just a treatment of the endocrine system-it integrates hormones with other chemical bioregulatory agents not classically included with the endocrine system. It provides...


Trying Leviathan: The Nineteenth-Century New York Court Case That Put the Whale on Trial and Challenged the Order of Nature

by D. Graham Burnett

In Moby-Dick, Ishmael declares, "Be it known that, waiving all argument, I take the good old fashioned ground that a whale is a fish, and call upon holy Jonah to back me." Few readers today know just how much...


Animal Cognition

by Nick Lund

Animal Cognition looks at how non-human animals process information from their environment. Nick Lund has written an accessible and engaging account of this area of comparative psychology. The book contains...


Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words

by John W Pilley & Hilary Hinzmann

The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence.


Hyena Nights & Kalahari Days

by Gus Mills & Margie Mills

In this fascinating account of scientific study among forbidding wilderness, a husband-and-wife team describe their trek to the Kalahari to study the little-known brown hyena. The details of the scientific inquiry...


Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea

by Katherine Harmon Courage

No one understands the octopus. With eight arms, three hearts, camouflaging skin, and a disarmingly sentient look behind its highly evolved eyes, how could it appear anything but utterly alien?

Octopuses have...


The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals

by Thomas Suddendorf

There exists an undeniable chasm between the capacities of humans and those of animals, but what exactly is the difference between our minds and theirs? In The Gap, psychologist Thomas Suddendorf provides a...


New Mexico's Reptiles and Amphibians: A Field Guide

by R. D. Bartlett & Patricia P. Bartlett

If you want basic and reliable information on the lizard in your backyard or the snake you encountered on a hike in the mountains, this handy field guide is invaluable. Both complete and concise, it includes...


What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs

by Cat Warren

Cat Warren is a university professor and former journalist with an admittedly odd hobby: She and her German shepherd have spent the last seven years searching for the dead. Solo is a cadaver dog. What started...