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Materials Fundamentals of Molecular Beam Epitaxy

by Jeffrey Y. Tsao

The technology of crystal growth has advanced enormously during the past two decades. Among, these advances, the development and refinement of molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) has been among the msot important....


Behaviour and Physiology of Root Herbivores

by Scott N. Johnson, Ivan Hiltpold & Ted C. J. Turlings

Drawing on expertise from around the world, this volume identifies our current state of knowledge about the behavior and physiology of root herbivores. In particular, this work describes prevailing concepts...


Hormones and Breast Cancer

by Gerald Litwack

First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal...


Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)

by Allen F. Sanborn

This is the third in a series of catalogs and bibliographies of the Cicadoidea covering 1981-2010. The work summarizes the cicada literature, providing a means for easy access to information previously published...


Electrocardiography of Laboratory Animals

by Jeffrey W. Richig & Meg M. Sleeper

Electrocardiography of Laboratory Animals is the only book covering electrocardiography of laboratory animals, including dogs, mini-pigs, and cynomologus monkeys. As more countries institute requirements for...


Physiological Systems in Insects

by Marc J Klowden

Physiological Systems in Insects discusses the roles of molecular biology, neuroendocrinology, biochemistry, and genetics in our understanding of insects. All chapters in the new edition are updated, with major...


Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease

by P. Michael Conn

Animal Models for the Study of Human Disease identifies important animal models and assesses the advantages and disadvantages of each model for the study of human disease. The first section addresses how to...


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

“A pleasant, chatty book on a fascinating subject.” — Kirkus Reviews

Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Yet for all of our ancient fascination and modern research,...


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

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...


One Day On Beetle Rock

by Sally Carrighar

To Beetle Rock, in the High Sierra, the city folk come in summer to camp, to rest, and to look at the magnificent sky over their heads and the broad sweep of the valley 6,500 feet below them. But they see little...


One Day At Teton Marsh

by Sally Carrighar

In One Day at Teton Marsh, Sally Carrighar tells the story of a single day at a marsh in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, based on the hours she spent watching the various animals who call the Teton marshes home. It...


Icebound Summer

by Sally Carrighar

Sally Carrighar was a prolific writer of stories of the natural world. She has an almost magical ability to bring wild creatures to life with her literary renditions of their world allowing us to get inside...


Gulls: A Social History

by Frank Graham

A social history of gulls and their role in our world.

With photographs by Christopher Ayres.


Linear Algebra and Linear Operators in Engineering: With Applications in Mathematica®

by H. Ted Davis & Kendall T. Thomson

Designed for advanced engineering, physical science, and applied mathematics students, this innovative textbook is an introduction to both the theory and practical application of linear algebra and functional...


Great White Sharks: The Biology of Carcharodon carcharias

by A. Peter Klimley & David G. Ainley

Now available in paperback, the first comprehensive reference on Great White sharks separates fact from fiction and presents real evidence of the ecology and behavior of these remarkable animals. The volume...


Nitrogen in the Environment: Sources, Problems and Management

by R.F. Follett & J.L. Hatfield

Nitrogen in the Environment: Sources, Problems, and Management is the first volume to provide a holistic perspective and comprehensive treatment of nitrogen from field, to ecosystem, to treatment of urban and...