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Invasive Species: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Julie Lockwood

9780198818281
Paperback
July 2022

Very Short Introductions

Invasive species have become a major environmental issue in ecosystems across the world. Julie Lockwood considers how plant and animal species are introduced to new environments; the ecological, social, and economic impacts they can have; and approaches to managing them, against the broader backdrop of environmental change.

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Insects: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Simon Leather

9780198847045
Paperback
December 2021

Very Short Introductions

This book explores the extraordinarily diverse and beautiful world of insects, from tiny wasps to giant beetles. It analyses insect evolution, and describes their behaviour, their environments, and the interactions they have with other animals. It also discusses their vital role in all land ecosystems, and their importance for our own survival.

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Conservation Technology

£37.99

Serge A. Wich, Alex K. Piel

9780198850250
Paperback
August 2021

The first comprehensive text to describe the breadth of available technology for conservation and to evaluate its varied applications, bringing together a team of international experts using a diverse range of approaches.

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Amphibians: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

T. S. Kemp

9780198842989
Paperback
July 2021

Very Short Introductions

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Coral Reefs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Charles Sheppard

9780198869825
Paperback
April 2021

Very Short Introductions

Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse of ecosystems. Here, Charles Sheppard tells the fascinating story of how and where coral reefs are formed and the variety of marine life they support. He highlights the severe threats they face due to climate change, pollution, and over-exploitation, and the ongoing conservation efforts to save them.

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Animal Physiology: an environmental perspective

£54.99

Patrick Butler, Anne Brown, George Stephenson, John Speakman

9780199655458
Paperback
February 2021

More than any other text, takes an evolutionary approach to show how physiological systems allow animals to adapt to their changing environments.

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Essential Ornithology

Second Edition

£34.99

Graham Scott

9780198804758
Paperback
September 2020

Essential Ornithology provides the reader with a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of birds, one of the most widely studied and commonly taught taxonomic groups.

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Smell: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Matthew Cobb

9780198825258
Paperback
May 2020

Very Short Introductions

Matthew Cobb explores the sense of smell - its complex evolutionary history, and its many functions in a wide variety of animals, including humans. He describes the latest scientific research into this remarkable faculty, involving the brain as much as the nose, and reveals surprising insights into animal and human life.

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Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Eberhard O. Voit

9780198828372
Paperback
March 2020

Very Short Introductions

Systems biology utilises new computational tools to analyse biological processes on an extraordinary scale. We can now study complex biological phenomena within their natural contexts, applying a holistic, systems-based approach. This book explores what this interdisciplinary field is about, and how it will affect our understanding of life.

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Animal Behavior

Eleventh edition

£44.99

Dustin Rubenstein, John Alcock

9781605358949
Paperback
May 2019

Shows how researchers use scientific logic to study the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary bases of behaviour.

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Reptiles: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

T. S. Kemp

9780198806417
Paperback
January 2019

Very Short Introductions

From dinosaurs to lizards, snakes, and turtles, Tom Kemp considers the range of reptiles which have walked our Earth. Exploring how evolutionary adaptions have fitted them to their individual niches, he discusses their biology, such as cold bloodedness and feeding habits, and analyses why reptiles have been so successful throughout history.

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Behavioral Neurobiology: An integrative approach

Third Edition

£41.99

G√ľnther K.H. Zupanc

9780198738725
Paperback
January 2019

The only book to offer an up-to-date and in-depth coverage of key model systems to illustrate the fundamental principles of behavioral neurobiology.

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Eyes to See: The Astonishing Variety of Vision in Nature

£18.99

Michael Land

9780198747710
Hardback
November 2018

The spectacular capacity to see the world around them has evolved in many different ways among animals. From scallops and jumping spiders to humans, Michael Land explores the extraordinary variety of eyes in nature, how they work, and how they enable their bearers to survive.

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Moonstruck: How lunar cycles affect life

£10.99

Ernest Naylor

9780198724223
Paperback
October 2018

Compared to well established circadian rhythms, scientific evidence for biological clocks linked to the Moon has only recently become recognized. This book describes the growing evidence for lunar influences on animal behaviour, and considers whether humans may be affected too.

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Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Marlene Zuk, Leigh W. Simmons

9780198778752
Paperback
August 2018

Very Short Introductions

Sexual selection, Darwin's other big idea, is the selection for particular traits and behaviours that results from (usually) female choice and male competition. It can produce flamboyant features, such as the peacock's tail, which would seem to be detrimental to survival. This book explores our understanding of how sexual selection works.

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Veterinary Science: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

James Yeates

9780198790969
Paperback
February 2018

Very Short Introductions

James Yeates covers the history of veterinary science, considering the roles of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in animal health. Discussing recent challenges such as the outbreak of BSE, and antibiotic resistance, he considers the future of the field, and difficulties in balancing the interests of owners and animals when they don't coincide.

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Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, Structure, and Function

£44.49

Derek Burton, Margaret Burton

9780198785569
Paperback
October 2017

Essential Fish Biology provides an introductory overview of the functional biology of fish and how this may be affected by the widely contrasting habitat conditions within the aquatic environment.

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Animal Physiology

Fourth Edition

£49.99

Richard W. Hill, Gordon A. Wyse, Margaret Anderson

9781605357379
Paperback
October 2017

Presents all the branches of modern animal physiology with a strong emphasis on integration of physiological knowledge, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

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Dinosaurs: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

David Norman

9780198795926
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

David Norman discusses some of the most fascinating and iconic creatures to walk our Earth. Introducing the different famillies of dinosaurs, he discusses how they were first discovered and interpreted, and looks at how scientific break-throughs have changed our understanding of dinosaurs over the years.

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Mammals: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

T. S. Kemp

9780198766940
Paperback
September 2017

Very Short Introductions

Relative newcomers within the story of evolution, mammals are hugely successful and have colonized land, water, and air. Tom Kemp discusses the great diversity of mammalian species, and looks at how their very disparate characteristics, physiologies, and behaviours are all largely driven by one uniting factor: endothermy, or warm-bloodedness.

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