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  • 80.00 lei

    Konrad Lorenz was the author of some of the most popular books ever published about animals, including the best-selling Man Meets Dog and King Solomon's Ring. On Aggression is one of his finest works, as well as the most controversial. Through an insightful and characteristically entertaining survey of animal behaviour, the Nobel Prize winner tracks the evolution of aggression throughout the animal world. He also raises some startling questions when he applies his observations of animal psychology to humankind. His conclusions caused an unprecedented controversy, culminating in a statement adopted by UNESCO in 1989 which appeared to condemn his work. Whether or not Lorenz actually claimed aggression is hard-wired into the human psyche, and that war is an inevitable result, is something readers can decide upon for themselves. However you react, there can be no doubting that in today's violent world this powerful work remains of paramount importance.

  • Penguins. The Animal Answer Guide
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    107.00 lei

    Flightless, iconic birds made even more famous by the 2005 film March of the Penguins, penguins conjure up images of caring parents, devoted couples, and tough survivors. In "Penguins: The Animal Answer Guide", Gerald L. Kooyman and Wayne Lynch inform readers about all seventeen species, including the emperor penguin featured in the film. Do you know why penguins live only in the Southern Hemisphere? Or that they can be ferocious predators? Why are penguins black and white? Do they play? This book answers these questions and many more, illuminating the fascinating biology and evolutionary history of these odd birds. Kooyman has studied penguins for decades, and Lynch's photographs of penguins in the wild are the best ever captured. The result of their combined effort is a book that answers every penguin question you've ever had. Whether you hope to travel to the Southern Hemisphere or simply want to learn more about wildlife, "Penguins: The Animal Answer Guide" deserves a spot on your bookshelf.

  • 123.00 lei

    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 the world. Thus it was perhaps to be expected that the first Europeans settlers in North America quickly deemed the double-crested cormorant a competitor for fishing stock and undertook a relentless drive to destroy the birds. This enormously important book explores the roots of human-cormorant conflicts, dispels myths about the birds, and offers the first comprehensive assessment of the policies that have been developed to manage the double-crested cormorant in the twenty-first century. Conservation biologist Linda Wires provides a unique synthesis of the cultural, historical, scientific and political elements of the cormorant's story. She discusses the amazing late-twentieth-century population recovery, aided by protection policies and environment conservation, but also the subsequent U.S. federal policies under which hundreds of thousands of the birds have been killed. In a critique of the science, management and ethics underlying the double-crested cormorant's treatment today, Wires exposes "management" as a euphemism for persecution and shows that the current strategies of aggressive predator control are outdated and unsupported by science.

  • 137.00 lei

    Maud Doria Haviland (1889–1941) was a British naturalist who was particularly influential in the field of ornithology. In this book, which was first published in 1926, Haviland provides an account of the interaction between animals and four types of plant environment: rainforest, steppe, tundra and taiga. The text was based upon a course of lectures given at Cambridge during 1924. Illustrative figures are included, along with bibliographies for each section. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ecology and zoology.

  • 137.00 lei

    William Turner (c.1509–68) was an English naturalist, physician and Protestant reformer. First published in 1903, this book presents the complete text of Turner's groundbreaking 1544 work on birds, Avium praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelem mentio est, brevis et succincta historia. A facing-page English translation is included with the original Latin version, together with extensive notes and an editorial introduction. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in ornithology and the writings of Turner.

  • A Naturalist in the Gran Chaco
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    144.00 lei

    Sir John Graham Kerr (1869–1957) was a Scottish zoologist and politician, well known for his work in relation to the embryology of lungfishes. Originally published in 1950, this book provides an account of Kerr's travels and discoveries within the Gran Chaco region of South America. The text is divided into two main parts: the first discusses the Pilcomayo Expedition of 1889–91, providing detailed information on the 'Natokoi or Toba Indians', together with their natural environment; the second gives an account of the 1896–97 Lepidosiren Expedition, mainly focusing on Kerr's observations of the South American lungfish. Numerous illustrative figures are also incorporated, including photographs, drawings and maps. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Gran Chaco region, anthropology, zoology and the history of science.

  • The Birds of Britain: Their Distribution and Habits
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    144.00 lei

    Originally published in 1916, this book was primarily intended to assist with scientific education in schools to provide a general overview of the types of birds most commonly found in Britain at that time. The book catalogues a plethora of different species and discusses each bird's physiological appearance, ancestry, behavioural patterns, locations, food, nest-building habits and identifiable sounds. The book also contains multiple illustrations and photographs of wild land and water birds. This is a highly informative and scientifically valuable book, which documents Britain's birds in the early twentieth century, and will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of ornithology as well as climate and landscape change in Britain.

  • 165.00 lei

    Originally published in 1942, this book is an introduction to the study of bird psychology. Armstrong covers a wide variety of subjects relating to 'ceremonials' and other rituals conducted by various species of birds, including social hierarchy, courtship, song and arena displays. The text is illustrated with a variety of photographs illustrating some of the practices described. This book will be valuable to anyone with an interest in the conduct and communication of birds.

  • 283.00 lei

    No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol Biota, a place that has sh

  • 394.00 lei

    Widely anticipated, this three-volume work is the result of decades of analysis and synthesis by leading fish experts from a variety of universities and research laboratories. Each volume covers the ecology, morphology, reproduction, distribution, behavio

  • 492.00 lei

    Crustaceans – familiar to the average person as shrimp, lobsters, crabs, krill, barnacles, and their many relatives – are easily one of the most important and diverse groups of marine life forms. Poorly understood, they are among the most numerous inverte

  • Frogs of the United States and Canada. 2-Vol. Set
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    571.00 lei

    With many frog populations declining or disappearing and developmental malformations and disease afflicting others, scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens need up-to-date, accurate information. "Frogs of the United States and Canada" is a comprehensive resource for those trying to protect amphibians as well as for researchers and wildlife managers who study biodiversity. From acrobatic tree frogs to terrestrial toads, C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. offers an unparalleled synthesis of the biology, behavior, and conservation of frogs in North America. This two-volume, fully referenced resource provides color photographs and range maps for 106 native and nonindigenous species and includes detailed information on: - past and present distribution - life history and demography - reproduction and diet - landscape ecology and evolution - diseases, parasites, and threats from toxic substances - conservation and management