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  • Birds of Senegal and The Gambia
    Birds of Senegal and The Gambia (English, Paperback) Nik Borrow, Ron Demey

    This field guide covers The Gambia, a country which is very popular with a large number of birders and tourists, and the whole of neighbouring Senegal. This fascinating region shelters many Western Palearctic migrants from September to April, as well as a significant list of resident West African birds.

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  • Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
    Fingers in the Sparkle Jar (English, Paperback) Chris Packham

    The memoir that inspired Chris Packham's BBC documentary, Asperger's and MeEvery minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn't do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist!

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  • RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds
    RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds (Paperback) Peter Holden, Stuart Housden

    The RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds is the ideal reference for keen birdwatchers and visitors to Scotland alike, and this fully updated second edition is richer and more comprehensive than ever. Over 250 species are covered in detail with each account including information on identification, voice, habits, habitat, food, breeding, ecology, seasonal movements, population and conservation. More than...

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  • British Bird Sounds
    British Bird Sounds (English, CD-Audio) Ron Kettle

    This is a guide to all British birds whose sounds are likely to be encountered by the average birdwatcher. A total of 175 species are heard. English names are announced before each recording. As far as possible background species sounds are identified to prevent confusion.

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  • How Dogs Love Us
    How Dogs Love Us (Paperback) Gregory Berns

    Neuroscientist Gregory Berns had spent decades using MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, but a different question still nagged at him: What is my dog thinking?

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  • Where Did I Come From?
    Where Did I Come From? (English, Paperback) Peter Mayle

    Describes the reproductive process from intercourse to birth.

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  • Cat Sense
    Cat Sense (Paperback) John W. S. Bradshaw

    Cats are the most popular pet in the world. They outnumber the dog, man's 'best friend', by three to one. Cats need not so much our sympathy, but our understanding. This book offers us a truly scientific, yet deeply affectionate, picture of one of humanity's closest and most enigmatic companions.

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  • How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog)
    How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog) (English, Hardback) Lee Alan Dugatkin, Lyudmila Trut

    In southern Siberia resides Mavrik, the size of a sheepdog, who wags his tail, rolls on his back, and pants in anticipation of human attention. He's as docile and playful as any lapdog. And yet he is a fox, the result of the most extraordinary breeding experiment ever conducted. More than a half century ago, a Soviet biologist named Dmitry Belyaev decided to gather up 130 foxes from Siberian fox farms and figure out just how long it would take to domesticate them. Their goal was to recreate the evolution of wolves into dogs. Most accounts of the natural evolution place it over a time span of about 15,000 years, but within ten years of starting the fox breeding program, Belyeav experiments had resulted in puppy-like foxes. Floppy ears appeared within one generation, then followed the piebald spots we are so used to seeing on the bellies and foreheads of dogs?and pigs and cows for that matter. Belyeav had literally compressed thousands of years of domestication into a handful of years, and with the experiments, he then turned to unlocking the molecular mysteries of domestication. Belyaev died in 1985, but not before recruiting Lyudmila Trut to the experiment, who has run it ever since?53 generations of foxes have been domesticated. And this is their story, recounted for the first time in book form.

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  • Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures
    Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures (English, Paperback) Carl Zimmer

    Parasites can: rewrite DNA; rewire the brain; genetically engineer viruses as weapons; and turn healthy hosts into the living dead. This book follows researchers as they penetrate the mysteries of these omnipotent creatures who control evolution, ecxosystems, and perhaps the future of mankind.

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  • British Bat Calls
    British Bat Calls (English, Paperback) Jon Russ

    Includes the properties of sound, how bats use sound, bat detectors and recording devices, call analysis. For each species in the British Isles, information is given on distribution, emergence times, flight and foraging behaviour, habitat, echolocation calls and social calls.

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  • Rise of the Necrofauna
    Rise of the Necrofauna (English, Hardback) Britt Wray

    A provocative look at the controversial new science of de-extinction and the ethical questions it raises.

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  • Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee?
    Are You Smarter Than A Chimpanzee? (English, Paperback) Ben Ambridge

    What makes humans special? What makes us different from animals? Psy-Q author Ben Ambridge's entertaining, illuminating new book has a surprising answer: less than you might think. Really, we're all just animals. But all animals - us included - are pretty special. Are You Smarter Than a Chimpanzee? is a collection of ingenious tests, puzzles, quizzes and games that pits the reader against a range...

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  • Birds of East Africa
    Birds of East Africa (English, Paperback) Terry Stevenson, John Fanshawe

    This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing with the birds of this spectacular region. It is richly illustrated, and describes identification, status, range, habits and voice for all resident, migrant and vagrant species. It is indispensable for the visiting birder, and a vital tool for anyone interested in the avifauna of this region.

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  • RSPB Seabirds
    RSPB Seabirds (English, Hardback) Marianne Taylor, David Tipling

    A lavish celebration of seabirds with outstanding depth of coverage and stunning photography, illustrating all aspects of seabird life and behavior.

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  • Raptors
    Raptors (English, Hardback) Traer Scott

    Sixty spectacular color photos, representing twenty-five different species, from the familiar to the exotic, including bald eagles, kestrels, red-tailed hawks, spectacled owls, turkey vultures, aplomado falcons, a goshawk (the feathered star of H is for Hawk), and many others.

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  • The Extended Selfish Gene
    The Extended Selfish Gene (English, Hardback) Richard Dawkins

    As relevant and influential today as when it was first published, this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, widely hailed for its stylistic brilliance and deep scientific insights, stimulated whole new areas of research. This extended edition includes a new epilogue from the author and two key chapters from The Extended Phenotype.

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  • The Domestic Dog
    The Domestic Dog (English, Paperback) James Serpell

    Second edition of a classic text on canine science and behavior, incorporating two decades of new evidence and discoveries.

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  • The Biology of the Honeybee
    The Biology of the Honeybee (English, Paperback) Mark L. Winston

    This book not only reviews the basic aspects of social behavior, ecology, anatomy, physiology, and genetics, it also summarizes major controversies in contemporary honey bee research, such as the importance of kin recognition in the evolution of social behavior and the role of the well-known dance language in honey bee communication. Thorough, well-illustrated, and lucidly written, it will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike.

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  • Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe
    Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Britain and Europe (English, Paperback) Jeroen Speybroeck, Wouter Beukema

    The definitive and up-to-date field guide to all the reptiles and amphibians of Europe, and the first new illustrated book on the subject for almost 40 years.

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  • The Hen Harrier
    The Hen Harrier (English, Hardback) Donald Watson

    Read The Hen Harrier and be taken back to the classical age of nature writing by a true master of the art.

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