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  • GOULD, Stephen Jay
    DINOSAUR IN A HAYSTACK: reflections in natural history

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harmony Books, 1995. Cloth & boards. Fine in fine jacket.

    Book ID: 46279
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  • Watson, James D., with Andrew Berry
    DNA: The Secret of Life

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Knopf, 2003. Squarish octavo, black boards. pp xiv, (448). Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Fine copy. Jacket has some creases to the front flap else fine (with colour hologram on front panel). 0375415467

    Book ID: 46316
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  • Mangel, Marc; Clark, Colin W.
    Dynamic Modeling in Behavioral Ecology

    Edition: First printing

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988. Blue cloth, pp 308, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has a vertical crease to front flap, else fine. This book describes a powerful and flexible technique for the modeling of behavior, based on evolutionary principles. The technique employs stochastic dynamic programming and permits the analysis of behavioral adaptations wherein organisms respond to changes in their environment and in their own current physiological state. Models can be constructed to reflect sequential decisions concerned simultaneously with foraging, reproduction, predator avoidance, and other activities. The authors show how to construct and use dynamic behavioral models. Part I covers the mathematical background and computer programming, and then uses a paradigm of foraging under risk…

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    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988. Blue cloth, pp 308, indexed. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has a vertical crease to front flap, else fine. This book describes a powerful and flexible technique for the modeling of behavior, based on evolutionary principles. The technique employs stochastic dynamic programming and permits the analysis of behavioral adaptations wherein organisms respond to changes in their environment and in their own current physiological state. Models can be constructed to reflect sequential decisions concerned simultaneously with foraging, reproduction, predator avoidance, and other activities. The authors show how to construct and use dynamic behavioral models. Part I covers the mathematical background and computer programming, and then uses a paradigm of foraging under risk of predation to exemplify the general modeling technique. Part II consists of five "applied" chapters illustrating the scope of the dynamic modeling approach. They treat hunting behavior in lions, reproduction in insects, migrations of aquatic organisms, clutch size and parental care in birds, and movement of spiders and raptors. Advanced topics, including the study of dynamic evolutionarily stable strategies, are discussed in Part III.; Octavo 0691085056

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    Book ID: 47456
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  • Crosby, Alfred W.
    Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900-1900 (Studies in Environment and History)

    Cambridge University Press, 1988. Fifth printing. Green cloth. pp xiv, 368 + plates. Notes, index. Ink owner name at front (twice), corner crease to two leaves, else fine. Dust jacket has two nicks, else fine. "By focusing on the ecological side of European expansion, Crosby shows how the Europeans were able to take over temperate lands because of the rapid triumph of the plants, animals and germs they brought with them." 0521320097

    Book ID: 43963
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  • Denny, Mark W and Steve Gaines , editors
    Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007. Thick quarto, colour glossy boards. pp 705, colour and b&w photos, index. Bottom edges rubber stamped examination copy, else fine. "Tidepools and rocky shores are among the most physically stressful environments on earth. When the tide is high, waves can sweep over plants and animals at velocities as high as 60 miles per hour, while at low tide, the same organisms dry up and bake in the sun. Yet despite this seeming inhospitality, tidepools and rocky shores are exceptionally complex and biologically diverse. This comprehensive encyclopedia is an authoritative, one-stop reference for everyone interested in the biology and ecology of this fascinating and uniquely accessible environment. Conveniently arranged alphabetically, nearly…

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    Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2007. Thick quarto, colour glossy boards. pp 705, colour and b&w photos, index. Bottom edges rubber stamped examination copy, else fine. "Tidepools and rocky shores are among the most physically stressful environments on earth. When the tide is high, waves can sweep over plants and animals at velocities as high as 60 miles per hour, while at low tide, the same organisms dry up and bake in the sun. Yet despite this seeming inhospitality, tidepools and rocky shores are exceptionally complex and biologically diverse. This comprehensive encyclopedia is an authoritative, one-stop reference for everyone interested in the biology and ecology of this fascinating and uniquely accessible environment. Conveniently arranged alphabetically, nearly 200 wide-ranging entries written in clear language by scientists from around the world provide a state-of-the-art picture of tidepools and rocky shore science. From Abalones, Barnacles, and Climate Change through Seagrasses, Tides, and Wind, the articles discuss the animals and plants that live in tidepools, the physics and chemistry of the rocky shore environment, the ecological principles that govern tidepools, and many other interdisciplinary topics." In print at USD 99.95 (2017). Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. 0520251180

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    Book ID: 46948
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  • Gould, James L.
    Ethology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior

    New York: Norton, c1982. Fourth printing. Squarish octavo, beige cloth. Ink name inside front cover, else very nearly fine in like jacket, no text marks. 0393014886

    Book ID: 46333
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  • LEEDALE, Gordon F.
    EUGLENOID FLAGELLATES

    Edition: First printing

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1967. Octavo, black cloth. pp (xiv), 242. Illustrated, photos, index, bibliography. Tidy ink owner name at front, else fine in VG+ jacket.

    Book ID: 46172
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  • TAX, Sol
    EVOLUTION AFTER DARWIN (3 volume set)

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 1960. Three volumes, octavo, blue and pale green cloth. Volume 1: The Evolution of Life. Its Origin, History and Future. pp viii.598 with tables, charts, figures and maps. Volume 2: The Evolution of Man. Man, Culture and Society pp vii, 473, with figures and charts; Volume 3: Issues in Evolution. pp viii, 310 with plates and index. "The papers collected here, in The Evolution of Life, are part of the total work, Evolution After Darwin, which contains the fruits of the historic University of Chicago Celebration. A companion volume, The Evolution of Man, is concerned with similar questions as applied to Homo sapiens. The third volume, Issues in Evolution, presents a small group of papers…

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    University of Chicago Press, 1960. Three volumes, octavo, blue and pale green cloth. Volume 1: The Evolution of Life. Its Origin, History and Future. pp viii.598 with tables, charts, figures and maps. Volume 2: The Evolution of Man. Man, Culture and Society pp vii, 473, with figures and charts; Volume 3: Issues in Evolution. pp viii, 310 with plates and index. "The papers collected here, in The Evolution of Life, are part of the total work, Evolution After Darwin, which contains the fruits of the historic University of Chicago Celebration. A companion volume, The Evolution of Man, is concerned with similar questions as applied to Homo sapiens. The third volume, Issues in Evolution, presents a small group of papers on the relationship between science and spiritual values, the record of the Celebration itself, including the transcribed and edited texts of the discussions, and an index to all three volumes." Small bumps to outer corners, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless set, no owner marks. 3 kg parcel.

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    Book ID: 47251
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  • McMullin, Ernan, editor
    Evolution and Creation

    Edition: First printing

    Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985. Black cloth. pp 307. Index. Fine in near fine jacket (light rubbing). University of Notre Dame studies in the philosophy of religion.number 4. ; Octavo 0268009171

    Book ID: 49872
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  • CAMERON, Thomas W.M., editor [Charles Darwin].
    EVOLUTION: Its Science and Doctrine. Symposium Presented to the Royal Society of Canada in 1959. L'Evolution: Colloque présenté à la Société Royale du Canada en 1959.

    Edition: First Edition

    University of Toronto Press, 1960. Red cloth. (xii), 242, [2] pp. One folding chart, diagrams in text. VG copy, no previous owner marks. Dust jacket has large chips, damp stains; fair. A symposium organized to commemorate the centenary of ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES. 20 articles (one in French), including "Samuel Butler and Evolution" by Claude Bissell.

    Book ID: 15502
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  • Margulis, Lynn and Karlene V. Schwartz
    Five Kingdoms: An Illustrated Guide to the Phyla of Life On Earth. Third edition

    Edition: First of this edition

    Freeman / Owl Book / Henry Holt, 2002. Squarish octavo, card covers. pp (xxii), 520. Illustrated, index. Corner creases to front cover, else a fine copy, no owner marks. The 3rd and latest edition (2017). 1.5 kg 0805072527

    Book ID: 47111
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  • Watson, James D.
    Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 2002. pp (xxx), 259 + facsimiles of George Gamow holograph letters. Photos in text. Fine in fine jacket. Autobiographical writers post THE DOUBLE HELIX (1968). 0375412832

    Book ID: 46419
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  • Burt, Austin; Trivers, Robert
    Genes in Conflict: The Biology of Selfish Genetic Elements

    Edition: First printing

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. Black and grey cloth. pp (x), 602 + plates. Illustrations, references, index. Very nearly fine, no owner marks, in fine jacket. 1.5 kg 0674017137

    Book ID: 46600
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  • Waters, Michael D., and others, editors
    Genetic Toxicology of Complex Mixtures

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Plenum Press, 1990. Glossy boards. pp 375. Index. Fine copy. Environmental Science Research Volume 39. Proceedings of the international conference on the Genetic Toxicology of Complex Mixtures, 4-7 July, 1989, Washington, D.C. 1.5 kg parcel.; Octavo 0306436833

    Book ID: 49853
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  • Baumberg, Simon; Hans Krugel; Dieter Noack, editors
    Genetics and Product Formation in Streptomyces

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Plenum Press, 1991. Glossy boards. pp 328, index. FEMS Symposium no. 55. Fine copy. ; Octavo 0306438852

    Book ID: 49966
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  • LEWIS, J.C., editor
    GUIDE TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE NIAGARA REGION

    Edition: First printing

    St. Catharines, ON: Author, 1991. Card covers. pp (450). Illustrated. Fine copy. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 53607
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  • Bogitsh, Burton J.; Oeltmann, Thomas N.; Carter, Clint E.
    Human Parasitology, Third Edition

    Boston: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005. Quarto, glossy boards. pp xxii, 459. Photos, illustrations, index. Fine copy. Summary: Symbiosis and Parasitism Parasite-Host Interactions General Characteristics of the Protozoa Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria Genearal Characteristics of the Trematoda Visceral Flukes Blood Flukes General Characteristics of the Cestoidea Intestinal Tapeworms Extraintestinal Tapeworms General Characteristics of the Nematoda Intestinal Nematodes Blood and Tissue Nematodes Arthropods as Vectors. 1.5 kg parcel 0120884682

    Book ID: 46506
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  • Desmond, Adrian J. (T.H. Huxley)
    Huxley: The devil's disciple

    Edition: First printing

    London: Michael Joseph, 1994. Brown boards. pp (xviii), 475, [3] + plates. Index. Fine in fine jacket. 1.5 kg parcel.; Octavo 0718136411

    Book ID: 50316
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  • Schneider, Eric D.; Sagan, Dorion
    Into the Cool: Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life

    Edition: First printing

    University of Chicago Press, 2005. pp (xx), 362. Index. Fine in VG jacket. 0226739368

    Book ID: 46422
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  • Lazell, James
    Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

    Edition: First printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Tall octavo, beige cloth. pp xx, 382 + colour photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about Guana s astonishing panoply is that, according to prevailing ecological theories, the island s diversity should be much lower than it actually is. This provocative book describes Guana s flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation. Much more than a book about one island, it raises important challenges to prevailing dogma…

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    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. Tall octavo, beige cloth. pp xx, 382 + colour photos. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "Guana, in the British Virgin Islands, is home to a remarkably diverse assortment of animal and plant life: mangroves, flamingos, iguanas, frogs, birds, snakes, spiders, tortoises, grasshoppers, and bats, to name but a few. What is so surprising about Guana s astonishing panoply is that, according to prevailing ecological theories, the island s diversity should be much lower than it actually is. This provocative book describes Guana s flora and fauna against the backdrop of islands worldwide and their ecology, evolution, and conservation. Much more than a book about one island, it raises important challenges to prevailing dogma of island biogeography and theoretical ecology. James (Skip) Lazell demonstrates that meaningful conservation and avoiding tragic loss of biodiversity demand we know far more about biological interactions, physiographic and geological structure, meteorology, and other factors. He presents compelling evidence that high levels of natural biodiversity underpin ecosystem resilience and stability. Lazell s engaging narrative, containing many entertaining asides and personal reflections, widens into an evocative commentary about the nature of life on earth." 1.5 kg 0520243528

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    Book ID: 47096
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