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Monarchs in a Changing World
Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly
To meet the demand for a timely synthesis of monarch biology, conservation and outreach, Monarchs in a Changing World summarizes recent developments in scientific research, highlights challenges and responses to threats to monarch conservation, and showcases the many ways that monarchs are used in citizen science programs, outreach, and education.


"Monarch butterflies, by being so familiar to so many, provide an immediate connection between readers and research.  That connection can overcome the small patches of difficult prose.  With 926 citations of scientific papers and a 463-entry index, this book will help advance the work of established researchers and give others an awareness of the breadth and limits of the knowledge of the monarch butterfly." —G.C. Stevens, Choice (November 2015)



Butterflies
A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior
Dick Vane-Wright
A complete introduction to the biology, natural history, and classification of butterflies.


"This colorful book is a fascinating introduction to the complex world of the butterfly. If you want to learn about false eyes or false heads, mimicry and mockers, adaption and evolution, it's all here. Once you’ve read this book, even the cabbage white will never look the same again."—New Scientist (reviewing the first edition)



Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians
Gordon Grigg, David Kirshner
This volume is a comprehensive review of current scientific knowledge about the world’s largest and most famous living reptiles.



The Brown Recluse Spider
Richard S. Vetter
The brown recluse is a fascinating spider very well adapted to dwelling in houses and other buildings. It has become infamous throughout North America. In this book, Richard S. Vetter educates readers regarding the biology of the brown recluse spider and medical aspects of its bites.


"The Brown Recluse Spider is a concise summary of the current knowledge about an infamous spider, with clear relevance to the public perception of spiders in general. Richard S. Vetter has had years of experience conducting research on recluse spiders and educating the public as well as medical personnel. This book features new insights—interesting, amusing, and sometimes sad—drawn from his personal experiences with education efforts."—Richard A. Bradley, The Ohio State... cont'd



The Birds of Costa Rica
A Field Guide
Richard Garrigues
A new, updated edition of the one compact, portable, and user-friendly field guide the novice or experienced birder needs to identify birds in the field in the diverse habitats found in Costa Rica.


"A great size to carry in the field, The Birds of Costa Rica offers large illustrations, key field marks in bolded text, and distribution maps enabling rapid identifications. Birders traveling to Costa Rica will welcome this new guide for quick reference in the field."—Wildbird (reviewing the first edition)



Amphibians of Costa Rica
A Field Guide
Twan Leenders
Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of amphibians known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders.



Rays of the World
Rays of the World is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world's ray fauna and features paintings of more than six hundred species by the fish artist Lindsay Marshall.



Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts
A Field Guide to Common Bryophytes of the Northeast
Ralph Pope
This photo-based field guide to the more common or distinctive bryophytes of northeastern North America gives beginners the tools they need to identify most specimens without using a compound microscope.



Trees
A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Structure
Roland Ennos
Illustrated with more than 120 stunning color images from around the world, Trees provides fascinating insights into the biology of these magnificent plants.



Do Elephants Have Knees?
And Other Darwinian Stories of Origins
Charles R. Ault
Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children’s literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology.



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