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So Many Ways to Eat

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

What can the Siberian tiger, the army ant, the white pelican, the blue whale and the koala bear possibly have in common? Not their size or strength, of course, but their need for food. And whether they are herbivores,...


So Many Ways to Live in Difficult Conditions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Animals that can withstand scorching temperatures of 80 degrees Celsius. Others that can survive at depths of 11,000 meters in the ocean. Birds that perform graceful maneuvers at altitudes of over 8,000 meters....


So Many Ways to Defend Themselves

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Being small does not mean you have to be vulnerable. Small animals have many different ways of protecting their territory and evading their predators — even huge, extremely dangerous predators. Whether they...


So Many Ways to Live in Society

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Some species prefer to live alone, and others like company. Social animals form groups such as clans or schools and use their combined strength to fight enemies, cold or boredom. Their giant gatherings can last...


The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom takes the reader on a fascinating voyage into well and less known groups of animals: simple organisms, echinoderms, insects, arachnids, mollusks, crustaceans, fishes,...


Young Explorers’ Guide: Living Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • An exhilarating adventure that lets you decide which way to go • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time machine • A world of knowledge...


So Many Ways to Build a Shelter

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Who hasn’t dreamed about building a hidden cabin in the woods or a secret place far from prying glances? Just like humans, animals need shelter — a quiet, safe place to call their own. Some animals are not...


So Many Ways to Communicate

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

A little tune for some, a colorful mask for others. Plays for women only and funny-face contests for mature males. These are not part of a carnival of animals, but rather genuine means of communication. To seduce...


So Many Ways to Reproduce

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

How do animals seduce each other? How are baby animals conceived? What do they look like when they’re born? These are just some of the questions answered in the colorful and fascinating pages of this book....


So Many Ways to Move About

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

They run, jump, crawl, skate or climb. On land, under the ground, on the water, in the water, in the air or in the trees, they display incredible dexterity and ingenuity. Some of them travel 35,000 kilometers...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

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...


Ravens in Winter

by Bernd Heinrich Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

“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 Columbia University Press (September 16, 2014)

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 Columbia University Press (May 13, 2014)

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 Picador (April 29, 2014)

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 Scribner (September 15, 2009)

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 Free Press (October 26, 2010)

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 Natural Heritage (August 26, 2002)

A celebration of the vast array of wildlife studies ongoing in Ontarios very first provincial park.


Birdology

by Sy Montgomery Atria Books (April 06, 2010)

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 Touchstone (October 01, 2013)

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 Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2013)

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 Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2013)

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 Pelagic Publishing (April 22, 2013)

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 Indiana University Press (November 22, 2013)

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 Columbia University Press (June 17, 2008)

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 Pelagic Publishing (March 25, 2013)

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. Pelagic Publishing (March 01, 2013)

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 Pelagic Publishing (January 01, 2010)

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 Pelagic Publishing (January 01, 2011)

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 Indiana University Press (July 12, 2013)

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 HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

“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...


Mind of the Raven

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing...


The Avian Migrant: The Biology of Bird Migration

by John H. Rappole Columbia University Press (June 11, 2013)

The purpose of migration, regardless of the distance involved, is to exploit two or more environments suitable for survival or reproduction over time, usually on a seasonal basis. Yet individual organisms can...


Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America

by Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno & Gerry De Iuliis Indiana University Press (May 22, 2013)

More than 10,000 years ago spectacularly large mammals roamed the pampas and jungles of South America. This book tells the story of these great beasts during and just after the Pleistocene, the geological epoch...


Frankenstein's Cat

by Emily Anthes Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 12, 2013)

Winner of 2014 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Best Young Adult Science Book

Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

One of Nature's Summer Book Picks

One of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten Spring...


Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science

by Jeff Meldrum Tom Doherty Associates (April 01, 2007)

In this landmark work on a subject too often dismissed as paranormal or disreputable, Jeffrey Meldrum gives us the first book on sasquatch to be written by a scientist with impeccable academic credentials, an...


The Dodo and the Solitaire: A Natural History

by Jolyon C. Parish Indiana University Press (December 03, 2012)

The Dodo and the Solitaire is the most comprehensive book to date about these two famously extinct birds. It contains all the known contemporary accounts and illustrations of the dodo and solitaire, covering...


Chasing Doctor Dolittle

by Con Slobodchikoff, PhD St. Martin's Press (November 27, 2012)

"Slobodchikoff's ground-breaking research" (Jonathan Balcombe) shows us that animals have much to teach us about language

Groundbreaking research has been done teaching animals human language, but what about...


Freshwater Game Fish of North America: An Illustrated Guide

by Peter G. Thompson Down East Books (September 01, 2009)

Freshwater Game Fish of North America is an illustrated encyclopedia of freshwater game for anglers, scientists, and nature lovers. In this first book from Fly Rod & Reel Books, Peter Thompson provides the most...


The Song of the Ape

by Andrew R. Halloran St. Martin's Press (February 28, 2012)

An absorbing investigation of chimpanzee language and communication by a young primatologist

While working as a zookeeper with a group of semi-wild chimpanzees living on an island, primatologist Andrew Halloran...


Fighting for Birds: 25 years in nature conservation

by Dr. Mark Avery & Chris Packham Pelagic Publishing (July 02, 2012)

Devoted to birds and wildlife since childhood, Mark's early scientific research at Oxford, Aberdeen and the RSPB provided a solid background for his management, ambassadorial, and political lobbying activities...


British Bat Calls: A Guide to Species Identification

by Jon Russ & Bat Conservation Trust Pelagic Publishing (July 01, 2012)

Knowledge of bat echolocation, calls and identification using bat detectors and programs such as BatSound has grown significantly in the last decade. In this practical guide Jon Russ and contributors (Kate Barlow,...


The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

by David K. Yeates & Brian M. Wiegmann Columbia University Press (June 22, 2005)

Flies (Dipteria) have had an important role in deepening scientists' understanding of modern biology and evolution. The study of flies has figured prominently in major advances in the fields of molecular evolution,...


Inside Animal Hearts and Minds

by Belinda Recio & Jonathan Balcombe Skyhorse (August 01, 2017)

As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are “of degree and not of kind.” Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true intelligence....


Because the Cat Purrs

by Janet Lembke Skyhorse (May 17, 2008)

"A new book by Janet Lembke is always a cause for celebration."—Sue Hubbell We share our lives, for better or worse, with a multitude of animals, white-tailed deer and white-tailed eagles, hens and wrens, frogs...


Animal Happiness

by Vicki Hearne & Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

A New York Times Notable Book of 1994! Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining...


Birding at the Bridge

by Heather Wolf The Experiment (June 14, 2016)

Bright lights, big city, and . . . birds?

The Brooklyn Bridge once overshadowed a decaying industrial waterfront, but today it points the way to a new green oasis: Brooklyn Bridge Park. When avid birder Heather...


Wildlife Spectacles

by Vladimir Dinets Timber Press (October 19, 2016)

Equal parts nature guide, adventure story, and coffee table book!

 

People are captivated by wild animals—by their strength and their size and by the things they do to stay alive. In Wildlife Spectacles zoologist...


Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden

by Jessica Walliser Timber Press (February 26, 2014)

Winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award

Insects are indeed valuable garden companions, especially the assassin bugs, damsel bugs, stink bugs, and other predatory carnivores that eat the insects...


Birds of the Pacific Northwest

by John Shewey & Tim Blount Timber Press (March 08, 2017)

Birding in the Pacific Northwest has never been easier!

Birds of the Pacific Northwest describes and illustrates more than 400 bird species commonly encountered in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia....