New Arrivals · Life Sciences, Natural History & Animals

September 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Remarkable birds

September 26, 2016
Avery, Mark (Mark I.), author.
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"225 illustrations, 203 in color"--Title page.
Songbirds -- Birds of prey -- Feathered travellers -- The love life of birds -- Avian cities -- Useful to us -- Threatened & extinct -- Revered & adored.
"A fascinating compendium showcasing the wonderful beauty and amazing variety of the birds that share our world; illuminated with exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings"--Back cover.

The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

September 26, 2016
Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
Vancouver, BC, Canada : David Suzuki Institute : Greystone Books Ltd, [2016]
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Bäume"--Title page verso.
"English translation ... Jane Billinghurst"--Title page verso.
Foreword / by Tim Flannery -- Introduction to the English edition -- Introduction -- Friendships -- The language of trees -- Social security -- Love -- The tree lottery -- Slowly does it -- Forest etiquette -- Tree school -- United we stand, divided we fall -- The mysteries of moving water -- Trees aging gracefully -- Mighty oak or mighty wimp? -- Specialists -- Tree or not tree? -- In the realm of darkness -- Carbon dioxide vacuums -- Woody climate control -- The forest as water pump -- Yours or mine? -- Community housing projects -- Mother ships of biodiversity -- Hibernation -- A sense of time -- A question of character -- The sick tree -- Let there be light -- Street kids -- Burnout -- Destination north! -- Tough customers -- Turbulent times -- Immigrants -- Healthy forest air -- Why is the forest green? -- Set free -- More than just a community -- Note from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
"A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Mammals : field marks of all North American species found north of Mexico

September 26, 2016
Burt, William Henry, 1903-1987.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1986, ©1976.
xxv, 289 pages, 24 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Previously published as: A field guide to the mammals.

Coral reefs : a guide to the common invertebrates and fishes of Bermuda, the Bahamas, southern Florida, the West Indies, and the Caribbean coast of Central and South America

September 26, 2016
Kaplan, Eugene H. (Eugene Herbert), 1932-
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1985.
xv, 289 pages, [75] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.

Eastern forests, North America

September 26, 2016
Kricher, John C.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1988.
xviii, 368 pages, [120] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Published in 1988 under title: A field guide to eastern forests.
"Collector's lifetime ed. bound in genuine leather."

Insects of America north of Mexico

September 26, 2016
Borror, Donald J. (Donald Joyce), 1907-1988.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton, ©1984.
xi, 404 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Cover title: Insects.

Birds of Texas and adjacent states

September 26, 2016
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1985.
xxx, 304 pages, [60] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Previously published as: A field guide to the birds of Texas.
Includes index.

Western reptiles and amphibians

September 26, 2016
Stebbins, Robert C. (Robert Cyril), 1915-2013.
Norwalk : Easton Press, ©1985.
xiv, 336 pages, 48 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
Ill. on lining papers.

Beetles of North America

September 26, 2016
White, Richard E.
Norwalk, CT : Easton Press, ©1985.
xii, 368 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1963 under title: A field guide to the beetles, under series: Peterson field guide series.
"Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation."

Birds of Britain and Europe

September 26, 2016
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1985.
241 pages, [100] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Includes index.

Moths of eastern North America

September 26, 2016
Covell, Charles V.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1984.
xv, 496 pages, [128] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.

Hawks of North America

September 26, 2016
Clark, William S., 1937-
Norwalk, CT : Easton Press, 1987.
[xii], 198 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Cover title: Hawks.
Editor's note -- Acknowledgments -- List of plates -- Photo credits -- Introduction -- American vultures: carthartidae -- Ospreys: pandionidae -- Kites: accipitridae -- Harriers: circus -- Accipiters: accipiter -- Buteoines: accipitridae -- Eagles: accipitridae -- Falcons: falconidae -- Photographs -- References -- Index to references by species and topic -- General index.

Mammals of Britain and Europe

September 26, 2016
Brink, F. H. van den.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1986.
221 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Previously published as: A field guide to the mammals of Britain and Europe.

Western butterflies

September 26, 2016
Tilden, James W. (James Wilson), 1904-1988.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1986.
xii, 370 pages, [96] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Originally published: A field guide to western butterflies. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
"Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation."

Edible wild plants of eastern and central North America

September 23, 2016
Peterson, Lee.
Norwalk, Conn : Easton Press, [1985]
xiii, 330 pages 15 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Includes index.

Citizen scientist : searching for heroes and hope in an age of extinction

September 15, 2016
Hannibal, Mary Ellen, author.
New York : The Experiment, [2016]
423 pages ; 24 cm

The power of when : discover your chronotype--and the best time to eat lunch, ask for a raise, have sex, write a novel, take your meds, and more

September 15, 2016
Breus, Michael, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
xiii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Part one: Chronotypes. What's your chronotype? ; A perfect day in the life of a dolphin ; A perfect day in the life of a lion ; A perfect day in the life of a bear ; A perfect day in the life of a wolf -- Part two: The best time to do everything. Relationships ; Fitness ; Health ; Sleep ; Eat and drink ; Work ; Creativity ; Money ; Fun -- Part three: The power of when for life. Chrono-seasonality ; Chrono-longevity.
"Most advice centers on what to do, or how to do it, and ignores the when of success. But exciting new research proves there is a right time to do just about everything, based on our biology and hormones.".-- Amazon.

Peterson field guide to reptiles and amphibians of eastern and central North America

September 12, 2016
Powell, Robert, 1948- author.
xiii, 494 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 19 cm.
Previous edition published as: A field guide to reptiles & amphibians : eastern and central North America / Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins ; illustrated by Isabelle Hunt Conant and Tom R. Johnson. 3rd edition, expanded. ©1998.
"Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute."
Introduction -- How to use this guide -- Salamanders (Caudata) -- Frogs (Anura) -- Crocodilians (Crocodylia) -- Turtles (Testudines) -- Lizards and snakes (Squamata).
Descriptions and illustrations of reptiles and amphibians.

They changed the world : Crick & Watson

August 31, 2016
Helfand, Lewis, author.
88 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.

I contain multitudes : the microbes within us and a grander view of life

August 15, 2016
Yong, Ed, author.
355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Bodley Head"--Title page verso.
Prologue: A trip to the zoo -- Living islands -- The people who thought to look -- Body builders -- Terms and conditions apply -- In sickness and in health -- The long waltz -- Mutually assured success -- Allegro in E major -- Microbes à la carte -- Tomorrow the world.
"This book lets us peer into the world of microbes -- not as germs to be eradicated, but as invaluable parts of our lives -- allowing us to see how ubiquitous and vital microbes are: they sculpt our organs, defend us from disease, break down our food, educate our immune systems, guide our behavior, bombard our genomes with their genes, and grant us incredible abilities. While much of the prevailing discussion around the microbiome has focused on its implications for human health, Yong broadens this focus to the entire animal kingdom, prompting us to look at ourselves and our fellow animals in a new light: less as individuals and more as the interconnected, interdependent multitudes we are. I Contain Multitudes is the story of extraordinary partnerships between the familiar creatures of our world and those we never knew existed. It will change both our view of nature and our sense of where we belong in it."-- adapted from book jacket.

Venomous : how Earth's deadliest creatures mastered biochemistry

August 10, 2016
Wilcox, Christie, 1985- author.
New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Masters of physiology -- Death becomes them -- On mongeese and men -- To the pain -- Bleed it out -- All the better to eat you with -- Don't move -- Mind games -- Lethal lifesavers.
"Biologist Christie Wilcox investigates and illuminates the animals of our nightmares, arguing that they hold the keys to a deeper understanding of evolution, adaptation, and immunity. She reveals just how venoms function and what they do to the human body. With Wilcox as our guide, we encounter a jellyfish with tentacles covered in stinging cells that can kill humans in minutes; a two-inch caterpillar with toxic bristles that trigger hemorrhaging; and a stunning blue-ringed octopus capable of inducing total paralysis"--Dust jacket flap.

Wild sex : the science behind mating in the animal kingdom

August 3, 2016
Bondar, Carin, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
xv, 366 pages ; 24 cm
"First published by The Orion Publishing Group as The Nature of Sex, London, 2015."--Title page verso.
Section one: The meet. Call me maybe ; A little chemical help ; What's your sign? ; Plastic partners ; SuperTramps ; Monogamy. Really? ; Trinkets and tokens ; I'll have what she's having ; Nice guys finish last ; Fool me once ; Secrets and lies ; Sex or sick? -- Section two: The sex. Ejaculate! ; May the best sperm win ; The last laugh: cryptic female choice ; When a boy is a girl too ; Sex thy self ; The big O ; Bestiality ; Queer as fauna ; Sexual coercion ; Cannibalistic females and the males that love them ; Chastity belts ; Fifty shades of BDSM in the animal kingdom ; Give the penis a bone ; Girls with boy bits ; Transvestites ; STIs -- Section three: The aftermath. Plastic parents ; Go ask your dad ; Extreme lactation ; Set yourself up for success ; Take my kids. No really, TAKE THEM! ; You should not kill a child ; Child abuse ; Siblicide ; Clutch piracy ; Arrested development ; Tired old ladies and dirty old men ; Grandmamas.
Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?

Unseen city : the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness

July 27, 2016
Johnson, Nathanael, author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2016]
xxxi, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Foreword -- Some practical recommendations -- Pigeon -- Weeds -- Squirrel -- Bird language -- Ginkgo -- Turkey vulture -- Ant -- Crow -- Snail -- Conclusion.
"Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world...[C]hapter by chapter, "Unseen City" takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world's urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to the subway can be every bit as entrancing as a walk through a national park."--Provided by publisher.

Being a beast : adventures across the species divide

June 30, 2016
Foster, Charles, 1962- author.
New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
235 pages ; 22 cm
Becoming a beast -- Earth 1 : badger -- Water : otter -- Fire : fox -- Earth 2 : red deer -- Air : swift.
To test the limits of our ability to inhabit lives that are not our own, Charles Foster set out to know the ultimate other: the nonhumans. To do that, he chose five animals and lived alongside them, sleeping as they slept, eating what they ate, learning to sense the landscape through the senses they used. In this lyrical, intimate, and completely radical look at the lives of animals, Charles Foster mingles neuroscience and psychology, nature writing and memoir, and ultimately presents an inquiry into the human experience in our world, carried out by exploring the full range of the life around us.

Deep dive : a LEGO adventure in the real world

June 28, 2016
Arlon, Penelope, author.
New York : Scholastic, 2016.
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.


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