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Ravens in Winter

by Bernd Heinrich

“One of the most interesting discoveries I’ve seen in animal sociobiology in years.” E.O. Wilson

Why do ravens, generally understood to be solitary creatures, share food between each other during winter?...


Flying Dinosaurs: How Fearsome Reptiles Became Birds

by John Pickrell

The discovery of stunning, feathered dinosaur fossils coming out of China since 2006 suggests that these creatures were much more bird-like than paleontologists previously imagined. Further evidence—bones,...


Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction

by Thom van Dooren

A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance...


A Sting in the Tale

by Dave Goulson

FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT NATURE WRITERS SUCH AS E.O. WILSON AND CHARMING MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS, THIS FASCINATING BOOK WILL ALTER THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT BUMBLEBEES....


Inside of a Dog

by Alexandra Horowitz

The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other,...


The Great Penguin 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.


Birdology

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...


What the Dog Knows

by Cat Warren

A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of “working dogs”—pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead—as told through...


Amphibian Biology, Volume 11, Part 3: Status of Conservation and Decline of Amphibians: Eastern Hemisphere: Western Europe

by Harold Heatwole & John W. Wilkinson

This volume is devoted to the causes of amphibian decline and to conservation measures in Western Europe (Britain, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal). Experts from each country describe...


Amphibians and reptiles

by Trevor J. C. Beebee

A comprehensive guide to the native and non-native species of amphibian and reptile found in the British Isles. It covers the biology, ecology, conservation and identification of the British herpetofauna, and...


The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians

by Bo Beolens, Michael Watkins & Michael Grayson

Following the success of their Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, the authors have joined forces to give amphibians a similar treatment. They have tracked down 1,609 honoured individuals and composed for each a...


Sabertooth

by Mauricio Anton

With their spectacularly enlarged canines, sabertooth cats are among the most popular of prehistoric animals, yet it is surprising how little information about them is available for the curious layperson. What's...


American Pests: The Losing War on Insects from Colonial Times to DDT

by James E. McWilliams

The world of insects is one we only dimly understand. Yet from using arsenic, cobalt, and quicksilver to kill household infiltrators to employing the sophisticated tools of the Orkin Man, Americans have fought...


Britain's Game Fishes: Celebration and Conservation of Salmonids

by Mark Everard & Paul Knight

This book explores the importance of fishes of the salmon family for the wellbeing of society. Important as they are for food and recreation, this book shows their importance as 'ambassadors of the wild' - as...


Bird Conservation: Evidence for the effects of interventions

by David R. Williams, Robert G. Pople, David A. Showler & Lynn V. Dicks et al.

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds. The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop...


Bee Conservation: Evidence for the effects of interventions

by Lynn V. Dicks, David A. Showler & William J. Sutherland

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild bees. The authors worked with an international group of bee experts and conservationists to develop...


Badger Behaviour, Conservation & Rehabilitation: 70 Years of Getting to Know Badgers

by George E. Pearce

A fascinating insight into the badger's world. Badger biology, life in the sett, rescue & rehabilitation, consultancy, badgers & farming, and badger-watching with George Pearce, an expert on badgers who has...


In Pursuit of Early Mammals

by Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and...


Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest Relatives

by Paul Raffaele

“A fantastic book. . . . Anyone who cares about animals will benefit hugely from reading it.” —Shaun Ellis, star of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and author of The Man Who Lives with Wolves...