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Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: Fully Updated and Revised

by Rupert Sheldrake

How do cats know when it's time to go to the vet, even before the cat carrier comes out? How do dogs know when their owners are returning home at unexpected times? How can horses find their way back to the stable...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright

Latin names Â? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel Â? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus

by David Quammen

“A frightening and fascinating masterpiece of science reporting that reads like a detective story.” —Walter Isaacson

In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared,...


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?...


Animal Behavior: A Beginner's Guide

by John Byers

Why do birds have regional accents? Can horses learn math? What do animals without eyes see? Questions such as these have fascinated scientists and animal lovers alike long before ethology — the study of animal...


Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife

by John M. Marzluff & Jack DeLap

Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety of birds, as well as other creatures,...


Crap Taxidermy

by Kat Su

A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong, by the founder of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com.

A relaxed toad enjoying a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily flexible front legs. A...


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,...


Lemon Trees and Bumblebees

by Diane Sherrouse

Lemon Trees and Bumblebees presents the magic of pollination, the dance of bees and flowers, to a young audience. With engaging wit and charm, using just the right combination of creative descriptions and fanciful...


Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z

by Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.

The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They...


Doppler Radar & Weather Observations

by Richard J. Doviak & Dusan S. Zrnic

This book reviews the principles of Doppler radar and emphasizes the quantitative measurement of meteorological parameters. It illustrates the relation of Doppler radar data and images to atmospherix phenomena...


Laboratory Animal Welfare

by Kathryn Bayne

Laboratory Animal Welfare provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman...


Shorebird Ecology, Conservation, and Management

by Dr. Mark A. Colwell

Shorebirds are model organisms for illustrating the principles of ecology and excellent subjects for research. Their mating systems are as diverse as any avian group, their migrations push the limits of endurance,...


Monkeys On Our Backs

by Richard Tokumei

Why the Left should disavow The Theory of Evolution and the Right should love it!


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...


Target receptors in the control of insect pests: Part II

by Ephraim Cohen

This volume of Advances in Insect Physiology contains comprehensive interdisciplinary reviews on basic and practical aspects relevant to major target receptors for crucial physiological functions and mechanisms...


Mammals of Montana: Second Edition

by Kerry R Foresman & Alexander V Badyaev

Mammals, named after the presence of mammary glands, nurse their young and have fur, but that's where their similarities end. Some dig underground homes, some live in social groups, some hunt underwater, some...


Autoimmune Disease Models

by Irun R. Cohen & Ariel Miller

Because autoimmune disorders can wreak havoc in both humans and animals, these disorders are now the objects of intense and focused research. This book details specific animal models for a variety of autoimmune...


Nature's Nether Regions: What the Sex Lives of Bugs, Birds, and Beasts Tell Us About Evolution, Biodivers ity, and Ourselves

by Menno Schilthuizen

A tour of evolution’s most inventive—and essential—creations: animal genitalia

Forget opposable thumbs and canine teeth: the largest anatomical differences between humans and chimps are found below the...


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....