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Darwin : a graphic biography : the really exciting and dramatic story of a man who mostly stayed at home and wrote some books
December 10, 2013
Byrne, Eugene, author.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, ©2013.
96 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
The life and career of scientist Charles Darwin.
December 4, 2013
Johnson, Jinny, 1949-
Minneapolis, MN : Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, 2013.
128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Uses maps and illustrations to introduce the animals of the world.
November 27, 2013
Billings, Lee, author.
New York, New York : Current, 
vii, 294 pages ; 24 cm
Looking for longevity -- Drake's orchids -- A fractured empire -- The worth of a world -- After the gold rush -- The big picture -- Out of equilibrium -- Aberrations of the light -- The order of the null -- Into the barren lands.
An intimate history of Earth and the quest for life beyond the solar system traces the discoveries of thousands of "exoplanets" throughout the past two years, including some with Earth-like characteristics that could possibly support life.
November 22, 2013
Ouchley, Kelby, 1951- author.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 
138 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Natural history. In the beginning ; Names and places ; "Their toes are five in number" ; To build an alligator ; Root hog, or die -- The human factor. First encounters ; Near fatal attraction ; A love/hate relationship ; "What good is it?" -- Afterword.
A natural history of the American alligator.
November 15, 2013
Thompson, Bill, 1962-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
xiii, 203 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
"Third in a three-book series Peterson field guide/Bird watcher's digest Backyard bird guides"--Introduction.
Bird-friendly habitat -- Natural homes -- Bird housing -- Profiles of cavity nesters -- Troubleshooting and FAQs -- The birdy backyard all-stars.
"Two of the best-known names in birding--Peterson and Bird Watcher's Digest--team up to provide reliable, expert advice on how to attract the birds you want into your yard. Which birds use nest boxes? What's required to maintain a birdhouse? What kind of habitat will attract which birds? What does it take to be a bluebird trail operator? What does it mean if baby birds or eggs disappear from their nest? Bill Thompson III answers all of these questions and more, helping readers to create yards and gardens where birds will make their homes and raise their young. It's easy enough to hang a birdfeeder. But there are plenty of other things that can attract birds to a landscape--and, in fact, birds need four essentials: food, water, shelter, and a place to nest. The more of these elements a yard has, the more attractive it is to birds. A lavishly illustrated chapter provides ideas and inspiration for creating bird havens by profiling "Birdy Backyard All-Stars," fifteen homeowners from around the country who have actively worked to create bird-friendly habitats"-- Provided by publisher.
November 15, 2013
Barash, David P.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
204 pages ; 25 cm
A science sutra -- Non-self (Anatman) -- Impermanence (Anitya) -- Connectedness (Pratitya-Samutpada) -- Engagement, part 1 (Dukkha) -- Engagement, part 2 (Karma) -- Meaning (existential Biobuddhism?).
November 14, 2013
Happe, Kelly E.
New York : New York University Press, 
xv, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Ideology and the new rhetoric of genomics -- Heredity as ideology: situating genomics historically -- Genomics and the reproductive body -- Genomics and the racial body -- Genomics and the polluted body -- Toward a biosociality without genes.
"In 2000, the National Human Genome Research Institute announced the completion of a "draft" of the human genome, the sequence information of nearly all 3 billion base pairs of DNA. In the wake of this major scientific accomplishment, the focus on the genetic basis of disease has sparked many controversies as questions are raised about radical preventative therapies, the role of race in research, and the environmental origins of illness. In The Material Gene, Kelly Happe explores the cultural and social dimensions of our understandings of genomics, using this emerging field to examine the physical manifestation of social relations. Situating contemporary genomics medicine and public health within a wider history of eugenics, Happe examines how the relationship between heredity and dominant social and economic interests has shifted along with transformations in gender and racial politics, social movement, and political economy. Happe demonstrates that genomics is a type of social knowledge, relying on cultural values to attach meaning to the body. The Material Gene situates contemporary genomics within a history of genetics research yet is attentive to the new ways in which knowledge claims about heredity, race, and gender emerge and are articulated to present-day social and political agendas. <strong>Kelly E. Happe </strong>is assistant professor of communication studies and womens studies at the University of Georgia"-- Provided by publisher.
November 6, 2013
New York : Arcade Publishing, 
xvi, 318 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
The morning chorus : Alligator mississippiensis -- The night dance : Alligator mississippiensis -- Learning the basics : Alligator mississippiensis -- Dragon reborn : Alligator sinensis -- Missing a shot : Caiman yacare -- Honest courtship : Crocodylus palustris -- Hunting on shore : Crocodylus acutus -- Companions of the river : Gavialis gangeticus -- The numbers game : Alligator mississippiensis -- Crocodiles in permafrost : Tagarosuchus kulemzini -- River world : Caiman niger -- Vibrating toy : Paleosuchus palpebrosus -- Tales of love and friendship : Cayman yacare -- Help from the sky : Cayman yacare -- Logging observations : Crocodylus acutus -- Sadness and hope : Crocodylus intermedius -- Natural selection : Paleosuchus trigonatus -- Politics of extinction : Crocodylus moreletii -- Island romance : Crocodylus rhombifer -- Scientific testing : Alligator mississippiensis -- Navigating Africa : Crocodylus niloticus -- Masters of the Bush : Crocodylus niloticus -- Traps on trails : Crocodylus niloticus -- The rainy season : Crocodylus niloticus -- Dangerous crossings : Crocodylus acutus -- The place we are from : Crocodylus niloticus -- Paradise in hell : Crocodylus niloticus -- The land of lost opportunities : Osteolaemus tetraspis -- Dense woods : Mecistops cataphractus -- Shades and shadows : Osteolaemus tetraspis -- Moving home : Alligator mississippiensis -- Ghost hunt : Tomistoma schlegelii -- Island hopping : Crocodylus porosus -- Horror stories : Crocodylus porosus -- The wrong flood : Caiman latirostris -- Unsolved riddles : Alligator mississippiensis -- Finding answers : Caiman crocodilus -- Through the mist : Crocodylus acutus -- The last song : Crocodylus siamensis.
November 5, 2013
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
286 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 52 cm
In slip case.
First full reproduction of the Bien chromolithographic print edition of The birds of America published between 1858 and 1860.
November 4, 2013
London : Pavilion Books, 2012.
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
The history of taxidermy -- The collectors -- Hunting trophies -- Realism -- Cutting edge -- The craft of taxidermy.
November 1, 2013
Holland, Jennifer S.
New York : Workman Publishing, 
xv, 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
The Great Dane and the fawn -- The old mare and the dog -- The terrier and the duckling -- The donkey and the sheep -- The Pekin duck and the pit bull -- The blind boxer and the goose -- The girl and the moose -- The piglet and the boxer -- The mama mutt and the kittens -- The hen and the pups -- The goat and the Pit Bull -- The spotted lamb and the Dalmatian -- The piglet and the Rottweiler -- The giraffe and the goat -- The dolphin and the sea lion -- The tiny calf and the farm dogs -- The boy and the marmots -- The fawn and the woodland friends -- The tortoise and the puppies -- The miniature horse and the capybara -- The bull and the horse -- The owl and the pussycat -- The fox and the hound -- The turkey and the deer -- The badger and the fox -- The dolphin and the stray cat -- The macaque, the rabbit, and the guinea pig -- The otter and the badger -- The golden eagle and the flying man -- The puppy and the lion cub -- The kudu and the giraffe -- The leopard and the dog -- The dolphin and the sperm whales -- The boa constrictor and the pit bull -- The black rhinoceros and the warthog -- The elephant and the zoo friends -- The lady, the tiger, and the German shepherd -- The zebra and the donkey -- The swan and the swan boat -- The rat and the kitten -- The lioness and the lioness -- The alpaca and the horses -- The pig and the farm pals.
November 1, 2013
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
viii, 194 pages ; 24 cm
The question -- Beginnings -- Encounters -- Fictions -- Blockbusters -- Interlude -- Life-forms -- Elements -- Neighbors -- The visitors.
October 31, 2013
Courage, Katherine Harmon, author.
New York, New York : Current, 
238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
To catch an octopus -- Tough and tasty -- A strange animal -- Skin tricks -- Brain power -- Armed-- and roboticized -- Hunting -- Sex and death.
Why do bluebirds hate me? : more answers to common and not-so-common questions about birds and birding
October 30, 2013
O'Connor, Mike, 1953-
Boston : Beacon Press, 
xii, 185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Birds everyone should know -- It's time to look past the feathers -- A few things even you can do -- There's more to life than the backyard -- Bet you didn't know birds did this -- Don't forget cities have birds, too -- Being free as a bird isn't always that great -- Birds are superstars- and publishers and Hollywood know it -- A bird buffet.
October 29, 2013
Carwardine, Mark, author.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 
256 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
October 22, 2013
Gee, Henry, 1962- author.
xiii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
An unexpected party -- All about evolution -- Losing it -- The Beowulf effect -- Shadows of the past -- The human error -- The way we walk -- The dog and the atlatl -- A cleverness of crows -- The things we say -- The way we think.
Brave genius : a scientist, a philosopher, and their daring adventures from the French resistance to the Nobel Prize
October 21, 2013
Carroll, Sean B.
New York : Crown Publishers, 
x, 581 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Chance, necessity, and genius -- The fall. City of Light ; Plans ; Misadventures in Norway ; Springtime for Hitler ; Defeated and divided -- The long road to freedom. Regrouping ; Ill winds ; An hour of hope ; Waiting and working ; The terror begins ; The Plague ; Brothers in arms ; Double lives ; Preparations ; Normandy ; Les jours de gloire -- Secrets of life. The talk of the nation ; Secrets of life ; Bourgeois genetics ; On the same path ; A new beginning ; Rebels with a cause ; Taking sides ; The attic -- Nobel thoughts and noble deeds. The blood of the Hungarians ; Repression and reaction ; A voice of reason ; The logic of life ; Making connections ; The possible and the actual ; Unfinished ; Messengers ; Synthesis -- French lessons. Camus in a lab coat ; Chance and necessity : Sisyphus returns -- Appendix. The science.
"The never-before-told account of two of the most insightful minds of the twentieth century--Jacques Monod and Albert Camus--and a dramatic story of how hardship and courage can unleash creative genius"--Dust jacket back.
October 11, 2013
Peterson, Dale, author.
Berkeley, California : University of California Press, 
221 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Spirits -- Chimeras -- Unicorns -- Zarafas -- Giraffids -- Bodies -- Behaviors -- Mothers -- Others -- Kinds.
"...this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century. Dale Peterson's text provides a natural and cultural history of the world's tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on the giraffes' place in our world, and argues for the stronger protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their elusive forest relatives, the okapis. Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative, the images document giraffes' complex interactions with each other and their environment"--Provided by the publisher.
October 7, 2013
Cook, Langdon, 1966-
New York : Ballantine Books, 
xviii, 296 pages ; 25 cm
Outlaws in Lobster Park -- Among the recreationals -- The circuit picker -- Kings for a day -- The buyer -- New frontier -- Autumn aroma -- Winging it all the way -- The discreet charm of the Golden Chanterelle -- Ingredients as art -- Sex, love, and truffles -- Winter pick -- Into the fire -- A death in the family.
"In the dark corners of America's forests grow culinary treasures. Chefs pay top dollar to showcase these elusive and beguiling ingredients on their menus. Whether dressing up a filet mignon with smoky morels or shaving luxurious white truffles over pasta, the most elegant restaurants across the country now feature an abundance of wild mushrooms. The mushroom hunters, by contrast, are a rough lot. They live in the wilderness and move with the seasons. Motivated by Gold Rush desires, they haul improbable quantities of fungi from the woods for cash. Langdon Cook embeds himself in this shadowy subculture, reporting from both rural fringes and big-city eateries with the flair of a novelist, uncovering along the way what might be the last gasp of frontier-style capitalism. Meet Doug, an ex-logger and crabber--now an itinerant mushroom picker trying to pay his bills and stay out of trouble; Jeremy, a former cook turned wild-food entrepreneur, crisscrossing the continent to build a business amid cutthroat competition; their friend Matt, an up-and-coming chef whose kitchen alchemy is turning heads; and the woman who inspires them all. Rich with the science and lore of edible fungi--from seductive chanterelles to exotic porcini--The Mushroom Hunters is equal parts gonzo travelogue and culinary history lesson, a rollicking, character-driven tour through a world that is by turns secretive, dangerous, and tragically American."--book jacket.
October 4, 2013
Dunn Chace, Teri.
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
302 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Amaryllis family/Amaryllidaceae -- Arum family/Araceae -- Barberry family/Berberidaceae -- Bellflower family/Campanulaceae -- Borage family/Boraginaceae -- Buttercup family/Ranunculaceae -- Carrot family/Apiaceae (or Umbelliferae) -- Spiderwort family/Commelinaceae -- Daisy family/Asteraceae (or Compositae) -- Dianthus family/Caryophyllaceae -- Euphorbia family/Euphorbiaceae -- Figwort family/Scrophulariaceae -- Geranium family/Geraniaceae -- Hydrangea family/Hydrangeaceae -- Iris family/Iridaceae -- Lily family/Liliaceae -- Mint family/Lamiaceae (or Labiatae) -- Morning glory family/Convolvulaceae -- Nightshade family/Solanaceae -- Orchid family/Orchidaceae -- Passionflower family/Passifloraceae -- Pea family/Fabaceae (or Leguminosae) -- Phlox family/Polemoniaceae -- Poppy family/Papaveraceae -- Primula family/Primulaceae -- Rose family/Rosaceae -- Rue family/Rutaceae -- Viola family/Violaceae.
September 25, 2013
Katz, David L., 1963-
New York, New York : Hudson Street Press, 2013.
xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The power to nurture nature -- Where there's a will ... there's a way to build skillpower -- The heave-ho prescription -- Developing nutritional knowledge--and power -- Bringing your head to the table -- Taste bud rehab -- Shopping for healthier foods -- Cooking healthfully -- Taking your eating habits on the road -- Move your body, lose the health risks -- Nooks and crannies : finding ways to fit in fitness -- The whole(istic) truth -- The levee : thinking globally, acting locally, changing the world.
September 20, 2013
Dawkins, Richard, 1941-
New York : Ecco Press, 
308 pages : illustrations (some color), genealogical table ; 24 cm
Genes and pith helmets -- Camp followers in Kenya -- The land of the lake -- Eagle in the mountains -- Farewell to Africa -- Under Salisbury's spire -- And your English summer's done -- The spire by the Nene -- Dreaming spires -- Learning the trade -- West Coast dreamtime -- Computer fix -- The grammar of behaviour -- The immortal gene -- Looking back down the path.
Famous for his radical new vision of Darwinism, Richard Dawkins paints a colorful, richly textured canvas of his early life from innocent child to charismatic world-famous scientist.
September 20, 2013
Béchard, Deni Y. (Deni Yvan), 1974-
xi, 330 pages,  pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Part I. From Iowa to the bonobos of Équateur. Naked apes, furry apes, godlike apes ; Kinshasa ; Équateur ; Mbandaka to Djolu ; A sense of place ; The bonobos of Kokolopori ; Yetee -- Part II. Grass roots. Albert Lotana Lokasola ; From slave state to failed state ; Sally Jewell Coxe ; Africa's great war ; Michael Hurley ; Economics around the campfire ; Human cultures and cultured animals ; Territory and power -- Part III. Sankuru. André Tusumba ; Defending the vocation ; Viral conservation ; The river -- Epilogue : the red queen.
September 19, 2013
Thompson, Bill, 1962-
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2013.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Bird watcher's digest."
"From the editor of the nation's premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none is as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. But while birders often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our backyards (or nearby) daily. For that reason, where other, larger volumes focus on bird types that the casual observer is never likely to encounter, Midwestern Birds concisely celebrates those species living under our very noses. Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher's Digest the nation's most popular birding magazine. Inside, you'll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the Midwest, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Look for our other backyard bird guides covering the Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, and West regions of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
September 19, 2013
Haupt, Lyanda Lynn.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
xiv, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
The bestiary's bestiary : a note on process -- Entering the bestiary. A new nature, a new bestiary ; The lost art of urban tracking -- The furred. Coyote ; Mole ; Raccoon ; Opossum ; Squirrel (and rat) ; Black bear and cougar -- The feathered. Bird ; Starling, house sparrow, pigeon ; Chickadee ; Crow ; Hawk and owl ; Chicken -- The branching and the booted. Tree ; Human.
"Nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the heart of the everyday wild, where coyotes, raccoons, chickens, hawks, and humans live in closer proximity than ever before. Haupt's observations bring ... new questions to light: Whose 'home' is this? Where does the wild end and the city begin? And what difference does it make to us as humans living our everyday lives?"-- Provided by publisher.
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