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  • Comparative Osteology
    Comparative Osteology (English, Spiral bound)

    A photographic atlas of common North American animal bones designed for use as a laboratory and field guide by the forensic scientist or archaeologist.

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  • Animal Locomotion by Andrew Biewener
    Animal Locomotion (English, Paperback) Andrew Biewener, Sheila Patek

    This book examines how animals move, comparing running, swimming, and flying. It also reviews the common principles of design and movement that animals have evolved to move through very different physical environments.

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  • Skeletons by Jan Zalasiewicz
    Skeletons (English, Hardback) Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams

    The evolution of skeletons enabled an unprecedented array of bodies to evolve, from the tiniest seed shrimp to dinosaurs and blue whales. This book explores the incredible variety of skeletons in nature, and the impacts of climate change, and of medical and technological advances, for the future of skeletons.

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  • Principles of Animal Locomotion by R.McNeill Alexander
    Principles of Animal Locomotion (English, Paperback) R.McNeill Alexander

    Provides an overview of how animals run, walk, jump, crawl, swim, soar, hover, and fly. This book introduces energetics and optimality as basic principles. It tackles each of the major modes by which animals move on land, in water, and through air. It explains the mechanisms involved and the physical and biological forces shaping those mechanisms.

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  • Veterinary Nursing Care Plans by Helen Ballantyne
    Veterinary Nursing Care Plans (English, Paperback) Helen Ballantyne

    This book offers a broad overview of the theory and practice of care planning in veterinary nursing, answering three key questions:...

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  • MRI/DTI Atlas of the Rat Brain by George Paxinos
    MRI/DTI Atlas of the Rat Brain (English, Hardback) George Paxinos, Charles Watson

    MRI/DTI Atlas of the Rat Brain addresses the MRI/DTI resolution/contrast obtained at the Duke Center for In Vivo Microscopy, which has surpassed that of any other lab by nearly 400x, with images that are satisfactory for the identification of 80%+ of structures previously labeled in Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates....

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  • Floating Gold by Christopher Kemp
    Floating Gold (English, Hardback) Christopher Kemp

    Preternaturally hardened whale dung is not the first image that comes to mind when we think of perfume. But the key ingredient that makes the sophisticated scent linger on the skin is precisely this bizarre digestive by-product - ambergris. The author tracks down the secretive collectors and traders who populate the clandestine ambergris trade.

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  • The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook by Sophia Yin
    The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook (English, Paperback) Sophia Yin

    First published in 1994 as a guide to help veterinary students survive clinics with more grace, poise, and knowledge than ever before, The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook is now a classic for veterinary students.

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  • Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats by Sophia Yin
    Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats (English, Mixed media product) Sophia Yin

    A unique book and instructional DVD set focused on the most humane techniques that reduce stress for people and pets. Practicing these refined handling skills will create a safer work environment, increase efficiency, and ultimately improve the bond between vet, pet and client.

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  • Visual Ecology by Thomas W. Cronin
    Visual Ecology (English, Hardback) Thomas W. Cronin, Sonke Johnsen

    Presents the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. This book provides the synthesis of the field to appear in more than three decades.

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  • Comparative Biomechanics by Steven Vogel
    Comparative Biomechanics (English, Hardback) Steven Vogel

    Why do you switch from walking to running at a specific speed? Why do tall trees rarely blow over in high winds? And why does a spore ejected into air at seventy miles per hour travel only a fraction of an inch? Comparative Biomechanics is the first and only textbook that takes a comprehensive look at the mechanical aspects of life--covering animals and plants, structure and movement, and solids...

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  • Pheromones and Animal Behavior by Tristram D. Wyatt
    Pheromones and Animal Behavior (English, Paperback) Tristram D. Wyatt

    This book explains how animals use chemical communication, emphasising the evolutionary context and covering fields from ecology to neuroscience and chemistry.

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  • Equine Internal Medicine by Tim S. Mair
    Equine Internal Medicine (English, Paperback) Tim S. Mair, Thomas J. Divers

    Written by well-respected experts from the UK and USA, Equine Internal Medicine: Self-Assessment Color Review Second Edition presents more than 200 interesting and challenging cases encountered in equine practice, complete with photographs, imaging, or endoscopy findings; blood or fluid smears; other ancillary tests; and, in some cases, pathologic findings. Completely revised and updated, this new...

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  • Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects by Jon F. Harrison
    Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects (English, Paperback) Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods

    Insects are the most ecologically important multicellular heterotrophs in terrestrial systems. This book presents a current and comprehensive overview of how the key physiological traits of insects respond to environmental variation.

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  • Inside Animal Hearts and Minds by Belinda Recio
    Inside Animal Hearts and Minds (English, Hardback) Belinda Recio

    Extraordinary observations of animals living and behaving with feeling in our world.

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  • Marine Mammal Physiology by Michael A. Castellini
    Marine Mammal Physiology (English, Hardback) Michael A. Castellini

    Suppose you were designing a marine mammal. What would you need to think about to allow it to live in the ocean? How would you keep it warm? What would you design to allow it to dive for very long periods to extreme depths? Where would it find water to drink? How would you minimize the cost of swimming, and how would it find its prey in the deep and dark? These questions and more are examined in...

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  • Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals by Philip C. Withers
    Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Mammals (English, Paperback) Philip C. Withers, Christine E. Cooper

    This book summarizes our current knowledge of the complex and sophisticated physiological models that mammals provide for survival in a wide variety of ecological and environmental contexts: terrestrial, aerial, and aquatic.

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  • The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of Life by Richard P. Shefferson
    The Evolution of Senescence in the Tree of Life (English, Hardback) Richard P. Shefferson

    Top researchers in the field introduce interdisciplinary perspectives on senescence, presenting new insights and cutting-edge research.

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  • The Rat Nervous System by George Paxinos
    The Rat Nervous System (English, Hardback) George Paxinos

    The previous editions of The Rat Nervous System were indispensable guides for those working on the rat and mouse as experimental models. The fourth edition enhances this tradition, providing the latest information in the very active field of research on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The structure, connections, and function are explained in exquisite detail, making this an...

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  • The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates by Barry K. B. Berkovitz
    The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates (English, Hardback) Barry K. B. Berkovitz, R. P. Shellis

    "The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the teeth and dentitions of living fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The book presents a comprehensive survey of the amazing variety of tooth forms among non-mammalian vertebrates, based on descriptions of approximately 400 species belonging to about 160 families. The text is lavishly illustrated with more...

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