|Neotropical Birds of Prey: Biology and Ecology of a Forest Raptor Community|
David F Whitacre and J Peter Jenny
Until recently, surprisingly little has been known about the biology and behavior of tropical forest raptors, including such basic aspects as diets,
breeding biology, habitat requirements, and population ecology, information critical to the development of conservation efforts. More...
Hardback | #196377 | 2012 | £48.95 | $80/€58 approx.
|Collins Fungi Guide: The Most Complete Field Guide to the Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain & Ireland|
Stefan Buczacki, Chris Shields and Denys W Ovenden
The sixth title in the bestselling Collins Guide series, this book covers the fungi of the British Isles, with considerable relevance for Europe and
the wider temperate world. Leading mycological artists have been specially commissioned to ensure accurate, detailed illustrations. More...
Hardback | #167904 | 2012 | £34.99 | $57/€42 approx.
|Field Guide to the Micro-Moths of Great Britain and Ireland|
Phil Sterling, Mark Parsons and Richard Lewington
This ground-breaking book is the most comprehensive field guide to micro-moths ever published and for the first time makes this fascinating and
important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. It describes all the families of micro-moth and covers 1033 species, with more than
1400 superbly detailed artworks and photographs. More...
Paperback | #197196 | 2012 | £29.95 | $49/€36 approx.
|Cuckoos of the World|
Johannes Erritzøe, Clive F Mann, Frederik P Brammer, Richard A Fuller, Richard Allen, Jan Wilczur, Martin Woodcock and Tim Worfolk
This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and anis - the family
Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the
spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. More...
Hardback | #190000 | 2012 | £59.99 | $98/€72 approx.
|Sea Urchins of the World: Diversity, Symmetry and Design|
This book showcases the incredible variety of sea urchins from the shallows of the tropics to the depths of the Antarctic waters in over 100 full colour photographs. More...
Hardback | #197064 | 2009 | £74.50 | $122/€89 approx.
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|Wild Flowers of the Algarve, Volume 1: Shrubs and Trees|
Silvester J Pistoor
This book includes 100 drawings of wild trees and shrubs found in the Algarve, Portugal. These include trees and shrubs growing naturally in this
area, as well as those that have been introduced here by man, and now are regarded as indigenous. More...
Paperback | #196734 | 2011 |
£32.5 £17.50 | $29/€21 approx.
|The Genus Lachenalia|
This is the first complete and illustrated monograph of the genus "Lachenalia, "a horticulturally important and botanically diverse plant group. The
relatively small number of "Lachenalia" species that have been cultivated worldwide are known for their exceptionally showy blooms and fascinating
leaves, and for emitting distinctive aromas ranging from spicy to sweet to the distinct scent of coconut, in the case of one species. More...
Hardback | #196918 | 2012 |
£120 £102.00 | $167/€122 approx.
Alistair Hay, Monika Gottschalk and Adolfo Halguín
This book is a horticultural, botanical and ethnobotanical monograph of Brugmansia (Solanaceae), the most potent of South American entheogens
(psychoactive plants used for religious/spiritual purposes in shamanic cultures) and one of the most spectacularly beautiful groups of plants.
Hardback | #198400 | 2012 | £67.99 | $111/€81 approx.
|Red Data Book of the Flowering Plants of Cameroon: IUCN Global Assessments|
Jean-Michel Onana and Martin Cheek
This is tropical Africa's first Red Data book for plants. Cameroon contains tropical Africa's most species-diverse hotspots for plants; many are rare
and threatened with extinction. In the book 815 species are documented as being threatened using IUCN global assessments, most being assessed for the
first time. More...
Paperback | #190986 | 2012 | £85.00 | $139/€101 approx.
|Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide|
David W Hall and Jason H Byrd
"Forensic Botany: A Practical Guide" is an accessible introduction to the way in which botanical evidence is identified, collected and analysed in
criminal cases. Increasingly this form of evidence is becoming more important in forensic investigation and yet there are few trained botanists able
to assist in such cases. More...
Paperback | #196682 | 2012 | £39.95 | $65/€48 approx.
|Biology of Plants (International Edition)|
Peter H Raven, Ray F Evert and Susan E Eichhorn
The eighth edition of the highly regarded botany textbook "Biology of Plants" by Ray F. Evert and Susan E. Eichhorn offers the most significant
revision in the book's history. Every topic has been updated with information from the most recent primary literature. More...
Hardback | #196786 | 2012 | £56.99 | $93/€68 approx.
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|Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals|
Bruce D Patterson and Leonora P Costa
As explorers and scientists have known for decades, the Neotropics harbor a fantastic array of our planet's mammalian diversity, from capybaras and
capuchins to maned wolves and mouse opossums, to sloths and sakis. This biological bounty can be attributed partly to the striking diversity of
Neotropical landscapes and climates and partly to a series of continental connections that permitted intermittent faunal exchanges with Africa,
Antarctica, Australia, and North America. More...
Hardback | #196223 | 2012 | £41.99 | $69/€50 approx.
|A Natural History of Australian Bats: Working the Night Shift|
Greg Richards, Leslie Hall and Steve Parish
To hold a little microbat in your hand, its body the size of the end of your thumb, is nothing but astounding. Its head is nearly the size of a man's
fingernail, its tiny ears are twitching as it struggles to get free, and then it bares its teeth to try and scare you into letting it go. Inside that
tiny head is a powerhouse of information. More...
Hardback | #197305 | 2012 | £70.95 | $116/€85 approx.
|British Bat Calls: A Guide to Species Identification|
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, Philip Briggs & Sandie Sowler) present the latest data in a clear and concise manner.
Paperback | #181961 | 2012 | £29.99 | $49/€36 approx.
Paul RF Chanin and Guy Troughton
Otters in this country are a conservation success story. When Paul Chanin first started studying otters their numbers were so low that they had
disappeared entirely from most of England. Over the last forty years they have recovered until, in 2011, otters finally returned to Kent, and are once
more present in every English county. More...
Hardback | #173963 | 2013 | £14.99 | $25/€18 approx.
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|Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific: Advances in Research and Conservation|
Jeffrey A Seminoff and Bryan P Wallace
Sea turtles are flagship species for the world's oceans. They traverse international boundaries during their migrations, serve as vehicles for marine nutrients to terrestrial habitats, and embody the often tenuous relationship between human action and ecosystem health.
Hardback | #198764 | 2012 | £64.50 | $105/€77 approx.
Christopher Mattison and Nick Garbutt
With flattened bodies, opposed feet, independently swivelling eyes, a prehensile tail, and the ability to change colour to match their background, chameleons are both fascinating and charismatic. Chameleons is the first popular guide to this extraordinary animal group.
Paperback | #196076 | 2012 | £12.99 | $21/€15 approx.
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|Emerging Avian Disease|
In this volume, new human disease pandemics, arising from animals stimulated by ongoing environmental change, demonstrate the value of ornithological
research into avian diseases. A group of 29 researchers address a diverse set of topics, including the evolutionary and ecological aspects of the
host-vector systems, the effects of genetic variation, introduction success and vector ecology, evolution of resistance and virulence of pathogens,
and the effects of changing geographic distributions. More...
Hardback | #195196 | 2012 | £28.95 | $47/€35 approx.
|Barn Owl Conservation Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Ecologists, Surveyors, Land Managers and Ornithologists|
The Barn Owl Trust
A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls and the law, mortality, habitat management, use of nest boxes and barn Owl rehabilitation. Essential reading for ecologists, planners, land managers and ornithologists. More...
Paperback | #192114 | 2012 | £39.99 | $65/€48 approx.
|Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds|
Christine Ann Ribic, Frank Richard Thompson and Pamela Jo Pietz
Declining bird populations, especially those that breed in North American grasslands, have stimulated extensive research on factors that affect nest failure and reduced reproductive success. Until now, this research has been hampered by the difficulties inherent in observing nest activities.
Hardback | #198813 | 2012 | £47.95 | $78/€57 approx.
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|Grasshoppers and Crickets|
A detailed and up-to-date account of the behaviour and ecology of grasshoppers and crickets. In this latest New Naturalist volume, Ted Benton
offers a comprehensive account of the appearance, variations, behaviour, habitat, life-cycles and distribution of all the native British species of
bush-crickets, crickets, groundhoppers and grasshoppers. More...
Paperback | #172276 | 2012 |
£29.99 £24.99 | $41/€30 approx.
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£50.00 £38.99 | approx. | $61/€49 approx.
|Insect Pests in Tropical Forestry|
F Ross Wylie and Martin R Speight
The management of tropical forest ecosystems is essential to the health of the planet. This book addresses forest insect pest problems across the world's tropics, addressing the pests' ecology, impact and possible approaches for their control. Fully updated, this second edition also includes discussions of new areas of interest including climate change, invasive species, forest health and plant clinics. This work is an indispensible resource for students, researchers and practitioners of forestry, ecology, pest management and entomology in tropical and subtropical countries. More...
Paperback | #196622 | 2012 | £39.95 | $65/€48 approx.
|Life in a Gall: The Biology and Ecology of Insects That Live in Plant Galls|
What are plant galls and how are they caused? This book introduces the Australian native insects that induce galls on plants and the plant species that host them. It explores the ways the insects have adapted to living part of their lives in the confined spaces of galls, and describes the strategies employed by different insect groups to find a suitable site to induce a gall, obtain food, mate and escape the gall.
Paperback | #198508 | 2012 | £28.50 | $47/€34 approx.
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Ecology and Biodiversity
|Host Manipulation by Parasites|
David P Hughes, Jacques Brodeur and Frédéric Thomas
Parasites that manipulate the behaviour of their hosts represent striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. This field of study is now
moving beyond its descriptive phase and into more exciting areas where the processes and patterns of such dramatic adaptations can be better
Paperback | #196070 | 2012 | £35.99 | $59/€43 approx.
|How Species Interact: Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology|
Roger Arditi and Lev Ginzburg
Understanding the functioning of ecosystems requires the understanding of the interactions between consumer species and their resources. How do these interactions affect the variations of population abundances? How do population abundances determine the impact of predators on their prey?
Hardback | #195333 | 2012 | £39.99 | $65/€48 approx.
|Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, methodologies, and integration|
Martin Solan, Rebecca J Aspden and David M Paterson
The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation in terrestrial plant and soil systems. More...
Paperback | #196522 | 2012 | £34.95 | $57/€42 approx.
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|Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline|
Although fossils have provided some of the most important evidence for evolution, the discipline of paleontology has not always had a central place in
evolutionary biology. Beginning in Darwin's day, and for much of the twentieth century, paleontologists were often regarded as mere fossil collectors
by many evolutionary biologists, their attempts to contribute to evolutionary theory ignored or regarded with scorn. More...
Hardback | #198166 | 2012 | £35.50 | $58/€42 approx.
|British Palaeozoic Fossils|
L Robin M Cocks
The opening of the Palaeozoic era, some 570 million years ago, coincides with a remarkable burst of evolutionary activity. In British Paleozoic
Fossils 443 species from this time, and the following 350 million years, are illustrated and described. It features those animal and plant species
that are most commonly found in Britain. More...
Paperback | #197650 | 2012 | £14.99 | $25/€18 approx.
|Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space|
Mark E Patzkowsky and Steven M Holland
Whether the fossil record should be read at face value or whether it presents a distorted view of the history of life is an argument seemingly as old as many fossils themselves. In the late 1700s, Georges Cuvier argued for a literal interpretation, but in the early 1800s, Charles Lyell's gradualist view of the earth's history required a more nuanced interpretation of that same record. More...
Paperback | #198164 | 2012 | £22.50 | $37/€27 approx.
|Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems|
In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. More...
Hardback | #194232 | 2012 |
£56.99 £54.14 | $89/€65 approx.
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Stats and Data Analysis
Emmanuel Lesaffre and Andrew B Lawson
The growth of biostatistics has been phenomenal in recent years and has been marked by considerable technical innovation in both methodology and computational practicality. One area that has experienced significant growth is Bayesian methods. The growing use of Bayesian methodology has taken place partly due to an increasing number of practitioners valuing the Bayesian paradigm as matching that of scientific discovery. More...
Hardback | #197639 | 2012 | £44.99 | $74/€54 approx.
|Introduction to Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling of Ecological Data|
Éric Parent and Étienne Rivot
Bayesian statistics are becoming the contemporary standard for treating ecological data. This book is designed for readers who are interested in the
quantitative analysis of environmental data yet reluctant to apply ready-made technical recipes without understanding how and why they work. More...
Hardback | #196062 | 2012 | £57.99 | $95/€69 approx.
Louis Legendre and Pierre Legendre
An updated, 3rd English edition of the most widely-cited book on quantitative analysis of multivariate ecological data.Relates ecological questions to methods of statistical analysis, with a clear description of complex numerical methods. All methods are illustrated by examples from the ecological literature so that ecologists clearly see how to use the methods and approaches in the book for their research. More...
Paperback | #196235 | 2012 | £60.99 | $100/€73 approx.
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|Moths of Europe, Volume 3: Zygaenids, Pyralids 1|
This guide book covers the zygaenids (Zygaenidae), Brachodidae and pyralids (Crambidae) (the 10 subfamilies representing the pyralids in Europe and studied in this guide are the Pyraustinae, Spilomelinae, Odontiinae, Evergestinae, Glaphyriinae, Crambinae, Schoenobiinae, Cybalomiinae, Scopariinae and Acentropinae). More...
Hardback | #164404 | 2012 | £79.99 | $131/€95 approx.
Reaching speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour, the Peregrine Falcon is famous as the world's fastest bird. However, its penchant for choosing inaccessible places to breed, feed and roost mean that few people are well acquainted with its habits and behaviour.
Hardback | #196231 | 2012 | £14.99 | $25/€18 approx.
|Field Guide to the Larvae and Exuviae of British Dragonflies: Damselflies (Zgypotera) and Dragonflies (Anisoptera)|
This publication combines the original volume 1 on dragonflies and volume 2 on damselflies, now both out of print. This field guide aids the identification of dragonfly and damselfly larvae and exuviae without the need for keys. It is fully illustrated with close-up colour photographs of all the key distinguishing features. More...
Paperback | #198292 | 2012 | £15.99 | $26/€19 approx.
|Statistics for Ecologists Using R and Excel: Data Collection, Exploration, Analysis and Presentation|
This is a book about the scientific process and how we apply it to data in ecology. We will learn how to plan for data collection, how to assemble data, how to analyse data and finally how to present the results. The book uses Microsoft Excel and the powerful Open Source R program to carry out data handling as well as producing graphs. More...
Paperback | #192115 | 2011 | £29.99 | $49/€36 approx.
|The Behavior Guide to African Mammals (20th Anniversary Edition): Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates|
Richard Despard Estes and EO Wilson
The Behavior Guide to African Mammals is as different from a conventional field guide as motion pictures are from a snapshot. Whether we are able to look at them face to face, on television, or in the hundreds of illustrations provided here by Daniel Otte, this guide allows us to understand what animals do and what their behavior means. More...
Paperback | #196087 | 2012 | £28.95 | $47/€35 approx.
|Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution|
Theodore W Pietsch
For the past 450 years, tree-like branching diagrams have attempted to show the complex and surprising interrelationships of organisms, both living and fossil, from viruses and bacteria to birds and mammals. This stunning book celebrates the manifest beauty, intrinsic interest, and human ingenuity revealed in these exquisite trees of life. More...
Hardback | #196616 | 2012 | £36.50 | $60/€44 approx.
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