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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 own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical...


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....


The Double-crested Cormorant

by Linda R. Wires

The double-crested cormorant, found only in North America, is an iridescent black waterbird superbly adapted to catch fish. It belongs to a family of birds vilified since biblical times and persecuted around...


Chasing Monarchs

by Robert Michael Pyle & Lincoln P. Brower

Although no one had ever followed North American monarch butterflies on their annual southward journey to Mexico and California, in the 1990s there were well-accepted assumptions about the nature and form of...


Birds and People

by Mark Cocker & David Tipling

There are 10,500 species of bird worldwide and wherever they occur people marvel at their glorious colours and their beautiful songs. We also trap and consume birds of every kind.

Yet birds have not just been...


The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration

by Bernd Heinrich

A captivating exploration of the homing instinct in animals, and what it means for human happiness and survival, from the celebrated naturalist and author of Mind of the Raven, Why We Run, and Life Everlasting...


The Wolverine Way

by Douglas H. Chadwick

Glutton, demon of destruction, symbol of slaughter, mightiest of wilderness villains… The wolverine comes marked with a reputation based on myth and fancy. Yet this enigmatic animal is more complex than the...


Encyclopedia of Stress

by George Fink

Like the first edition, the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Stress covers nearly every conceivable aspect and ramification of stress including a wide range of related topics such as neuroimmune interactions,...


Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics

by Stanley Maloy & Kelly Hughes

The explosion of the field of genetics over the last decade, with the new technologies that have stimulated research, suggests that a new sort of reference work is needed to keep pace with such a fast-moving...


The Pancreatic Beta Cell

by Gerald Litwack

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press.

The Series provides up-to-date information on vitamin and hormone research spanning data from molecular...


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 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...


Handbook of Hazardous Materials

by Morton Corn

Handbook of Hazardous Materials is a one-volume compendium of hazardous materials that discusses the toxic effects of these materials on human health and the global environment. It provides comprehensive coverage...