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Old Dogs New Tricks: More Tales from Two Kiwi Country Vets

by Peter Anderson & Peter Jerram

More cock and bull stories from New Zealand's favourite country VetsPeter Anderson (aka the Flying Vet) and Peter Jerram (aka the Sailing Vet) are back with more lough-out-loud and entertaining yarns about the...


Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig

by Olivier Rieppel

Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig traces the development of phylogenetic systematics against the foil of idealistic morphology through 100 years of German biology. It starts with the iconic Ernst Haeckel-the...


Habitat, Population Dynamics, and Metal Levels in Colonial Waterbirds: A Food Chain Approach

by Joanna Burger & Michael Gochfeld

This book is a result of the authors' more than 40 years of study on the behavior, populations, and heavy metals in the colonial waterbirds nesting in Barnegat Bay and the nearby estuaries and bays in the Northeastern...


Pocket Guide Butterflies of East Africa

by Dino J. Martins & Steve Collins

Butterflies are among the most familiar and popular of all the insects, and butterfly watching makes an absorbing hobby. This handy, compact guide serves as an introduction to East Africa's amazing butterfly...


Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart

by Stephen Moss & Laurie Campbell

In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's greatest wilderness: the Scottish Highlands.

This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient...


RSPB Spotlight: Badgers

by James Lowen

Badgers are elusive wanderers of the night and few mammals are as mysterious. Their nocturnal lifestyle meansnot many of us have ever glimpsed their monochrome form as they sniff and bustle their way through...


RSPB Spotlight: Eagles

by Mike Unwin

Eagles are among the most impressive hunters of the animal world. Their predatory prowess and flying skills have imbued them with a romance and mystique that runs deep in our culture and has elevated them to...


Moths of the Limberlost - A Book About Limberlost Cabin

by Gene Stratton-Porter

This book contains a fascinating account of some of the authors experiences as a naturalist living near The Limberlost, a swamp in north-eastern Michigan, North America. With masterful descriptions of moths...


What a Fish Knows

by Jonathan Balcombe

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan...


The Malayan Papilionidæ or Swallow-tailed Butterflies, as Illustrative of the Theory of Natural Selection

by Alfred Russel Wallace

This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1870 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Malayan Papilionidæ or Swallow-tailed Butterflies, as Illustrative...


On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection

by Alfred Russel Wallace

This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1858 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties' is a landmark...


On the Habits of the Butterflies of the Amazon Valley

by Alfred Russel Wallace

This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1853 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'On the Habits of the Butterflies of the Amazon Valley' is a...


Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances Among Animals

by Alfred Russel Wallace

This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1867 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances Among Animals' outlines...


Do Birds Have Knees?

by Stephen Moss

This RSPB-endorsed book answers all those burning questions about birds that beginners and experts alike may ask themselves as they go about their birding.

How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in winter?...


Foxes Unearthed

by Lucy Jones

The British people have a unique relationship with the fox; no other animal attracts such controversy, has provoked more column inches or been so deeply woven into our culture over the centuries. But as well...


The Shark and the Albatross: A Wildlife Filmmaker Reveals Why Nature Matters to Us All

by John Aitchison & Carl Safina

For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story...


The Dog Merchants: Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers

by Kim Kavin

We love them with all our hearts, but do we really know where our dogs came from? Kim Kavin, author of Little Boy Blue, reveals the complex network behind the $11 billion-a-year business of selling dogs. A...


Birding at the Bridge: In Search of Every Bird on the Brooklyn Waterfront

by Heather Wolf

Bright lights, big city, and . . . birds?

The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather...


Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

by Frans De Waal

A New York Times Bestseller

From world-renowned biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal, a groundbreaking work on animal intelligence destined to become a classic.

What separates your mind from an animal’s?...


American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains

by Dan Flores

America’s Great Plains once possessed one of the grandest wildlife spectacles of the world, equaled only by such places as the Serengeti, the Masai Mara, or the veld of South Africa. Pronghorn antelope, gray...