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Tiny Taxonomy

by Rosetta S. Elkin

Tiny Taxonomy offers a visually engaging collection of images and texts drawn from a series of contemporary garden installations, which highlight the role of individual plants in landscape architecture.


How Zoologists Organize Things

by David Bainbridge

Humankind’s fascination with the animal kingdom began as a matter of survival – differentiating the edible from the toxic, the ferocious from the tractable. Since then, our compulsion to catalogue wildlife...

Biological Systematics

by Andrew V. Z. Brower & Randall T. Schuh

Understanding the history and philosophy of biological systematics (phylogenetics, taxonomy and classification of living things) is key to successful practice of the discipline.

In this thoroughly revised Third...

The Pelagic Dictionary of Natural History of the British Isles

by Peter Jarvis

A unique collection of concise but detailed information on 10,000 animals, plants, fungi and algae of the British Isles. Every species with an English common name is included.

The compendium is in two parts....


by Tim Dee

Over the past hundred years, gulls have been brought ashore by modernity. They now live not only on the coasts but in our slipstream following trawlers, barges, and garbage trucks. They are more our contemporaries...

A Guide to Britain's Rarest Plants

by Christopher Dixon

For centuries, botanists have been drawn to the rarest species, sometimes with dire consequences for the species? survival. In this book, Great Britain?s rarest flowering plants are discussed in turn, including...

Origins of Darwin's Evolution

by J. David Archibald

Historical biogeography—the study of the history of species through both time and place—first convinced Charles Darwin of evolution. This field was so important to Darwin’s initial theories and line of...

The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis

by William H. Kimbel, Yoel Rak, Donald C. Johanson & Ralph L. Holloway et al.

The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis. Knowledge of this species is pivotal...

Genes, Categories, and Species: The Evolutionary and Cognitive Cause of the Species Problem

by Jody Hey

In Genes, Categories and Species, Jody Hey provides an enlightening new solution to one of biologys most ironic and perplexing puzzles. When Darwin showed that life evolves, and that it does so by natural selection,...

The Poisoned Weed: Plants Toxic to Skin

by Donald G. Crosby

Over-two thirds of the U.S. population is allergic to poison oak, poison ivy, or a related plant. These and many other common plants in our homes, fields, and gardens are irritants that cause misery to many....