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Raptors
The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey
Keith L. Bildstein
Raptors offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated...



Rare Earth Frontiers
From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes
Julie Michelle Klinger
Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications and defense systems. Julie Michelle Klinger draws attention to the fact that the rare earths we rely on most are as common...



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.



The Taming of Evolution
The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans
Davydd Greenwood
The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of Evolution addresses the questions of how and why this is so. Davydd Greenwood offers a sustained critique of the nature/nurture...



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.



Understanding Others
Peoples, Animals, Pasts
Dominick LaCapra
To what extent do we and can we understand others—other peoples, species, times, and places? What is the role of others within ourselves, epitomized in the notion of unconscious forces? Can we come to terms with our internalized others in ways that foster mutual understanding and counteract the tendency to scapegoat, project, victimize, and...



Urban Ornithology
150 Years of Birds in New York City
P. A. Buckley, Walter Sedwitz, William J. Norse, John Kieran
Urban Ornithology is the first quantitative historical analysis of any New York City natural area’s birdlife and spans the century and a half from 1872 to 2016. Only Manhattan’s Central and Brooklyn’s Prospect Parks have preliminary species lists, not revised since 1967, and the last book examining the birdlife of the entire New York City area...



Vanished and Vanishing Parrots
Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species
Joseph M. Forshaw
Joseph M. Forshaw, one of the world’s leading authorities on parrots, calls attention to the threats they face: They are one of the most endangered groups of birds, with a growing number of species nearing extinction. The main threats arise from habitat loss through deforestation and agricultural development and from the taking of birds for the...



Whales
Their Biology and Behavior
Phillip Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Hooker, Peter Tyack
This book explores the lives of the world’s largest living mammals. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Whales describes these incredible animals’ evolution from terrestrial to marine mammals, their life cycle, diversity and distribution, and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Whales highlights the many extraordinary aspects of...



Woody Plants of the Northern Forest
A Photographic Guide
Jerry Jenkins
The Northern Forest Region lies between the oak forests of the eastern United States and the boreal forests of eastern Canada. It is, collectively, one of the largest and most continuous temperate forests left in the world and, like much of the biosphere, it is at risk. This guide is an essential companion for those interested in stewardship...



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