2016-08-16T07:00:00Z A New York Times bestseller for fans of H is for Hawk
Join naturalist Leigh Calvez as she explores the secret world of owls, from owl-watching to avian science--often in the dead of night. These creatures have a certain mystery about them, which is just part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez relays scientific facts ...[Read More]
2019-04-02T07:00:00Z This open access book shows how to use sensitivity analysis in demography. It presents new methods for individuals, cohorts, and populations, with applications to humans, other animals, and plants. The analyses are based on matrix formulations of age-classified, stage-classified, and multistate population models. Methods are presented for linear and nonlinear, deter...[Read More]
2015-07-16T07:00:00Z "Sublime writing... a genuinely important book" --Ken Lussey.
Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back in Britain. These highly skilled engineers of the natural world have been reintroduced at several sites across the UK and, even as they become established, are already having a dramatic effect on our wild landscapes. [Read More]
2020-04-28T07:00:00Z We're back on the road for another time, completing research for The Magnificent Homes And Gardens Of The South Carolina Coast, Why at this time in early April? Because her azaleas are in full bloom and maximum splendor.
Charleston is known as "The Holy City." Despite beliefs that the term dates to the city's earliest days and refers to its ...[Read More]
2012-03-01T08:00:00Z In recent years it has become increasingly clear that chemical interactions play a fundamental role in aquatic habitats and have far-reaching evolutionary and ecological implications. This book covers a wide range of studies, including both plants and animals, from different geographic regions and habitats - pelagic as well as benthic.
2019-08-31T07:00:00Z This textbook introduces marine biotechnology by collecting the key knowledge on genetics, fish breeding, genetic diversity, seaweed production and microalgae biotechnology, and explores marine biomaterials and how they can benefit human health. Covering the latest applications of marine biotechnology in natural product development, genomics, transgenic technology, ...[Read More]
2020-02-27T08:00:00Z Philip Mladenov examines the nature and variety of life in the oceans, and its importance to us and to the planet. He considers the human impact on these complex ecosystems, through overfishing, pollution, and climate change, and the actions needed to establish a more sustainable relationship, to protect them for future generations.
2016-11-22T08:00:00Z As the Smithsonian Institution's twelfth Secretary, Dr. G. Wayne Clough traveled extensively to connect with researchers and gain a better understanding of the scope of the Institution's work. While the Smithsonian is comprised of nineteen museums and galleries, a National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities, it also has a research presence in more than on...[Read More]
2020-03-10T07:00:00Z The definitive guide to botanical Latin
Unlock the secrets of botanical Latin with this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. The Gardener's Botanical contains definitions of more than 5,000 plant names--from abbreviatus ("shortened") to zonatus ("with bands")--along with more than 350 color illustrations.