The Theory of Island Biogeography Revisited , Jonathan B. Losos & Robert E. Ricklefs


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Nonfiction,Social Science,Earth Sciences > environmental sustainability | Published on 27/Jun/2021 18:33

2009-10-19T07:00:00Z
Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson's The Theory of Island Biogeography, first published by Princeton in 1967, is one of the most influential books on ecology and evolution to appear in the past half century. By developing a general mathematical theory to explain a crucial ecological problem--the regulation of species diversity in island populations--the...[Read More]



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Why Size Matters , John Tyler Bonner


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Biology,Ecology,Nature > global warming | Published on 24/May/2021 20:59

2011-12-05T08:00:00Z
John Tyler Bonner, one of our most distinguished and creative biologists, here offers a completely new perspective on the role of size in biology. In his hallmark friendly style, he explores the universal impact of being the right size. By examining stories ranging from Alice in Wonderland to Gulliver's Travels, he shows that humans have always been fascinated by th...[Read More]



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Nature's Compass , James L. Gould & Carol Grant Gould


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Biology,Nature > global warming | Published on 23/May/2021 18:28

2012-04-29T07:00:00Z
The mysterious and remarkable ways that animals navigate

We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. With colorful and thorough detail, Nature's Compass explore...[Read More]



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Silent Earth , Dave Goulson


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Biology > global warming | Published on 03/May/2021 12:37

2021-09-28T07:00:00Z
In the tradition of Rachel Carson's groundbreaking environmental classic Silent Spring, an award-winning entomologist and conservationist explains the importance of insects to our survival, and offers a clarion call to avoid a looming ecological disaster of our own making.

Drawing on thirty years of research, Goulson has written an accessible, fascinating...[Read More]



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In Defense of Plants , Matt Candeias PhD


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Nature > Environment care | Published on 01/Mar/2021 11:25

2021-02-16T08:00:00Z
The Study of Plants in a Whole New Light

"Matt Candeias succeeds in evoking the wonder of plants with wit and wisdom." -James T. Costa, PhD, executive director, Highlands Biological Station and author of Darwin's Backyard

#1 New Release in Nature & Ecology, Plants, Botany, Horticulture, Biological Sciences, and Trees[Read More]



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Why Sex Matters , Bobbi S. Low


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Nonfiction,Social Science,Health, Mind & Body,Psychology > ecology for kids | Published on 23/Feb/2021 00:31

2015-01-04T08:00:00Z
Why are men, like other primate males, usually the aggressors and risk takers? Why do women typically have fewer sexual partners? In Why Sex Matters, Bobbi Low ranges from ancient Rome to modern America, from the Amazon to the Arctic, and from single-celled organisms to international politics, to show that these and many other questions about human behavior l...[Read More]



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Your Inner Fish , Neil Shubin


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Nature > environmental engineering | Published on 14/Dec/2020 08:57

2008-01-15T08:00:00Z
Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the "fish with hands," tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series.

By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our heads are organized like long-extinct jawless f...[Read More]



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2017-04-24T07:00:00Z
What teeth can teach us about the evolution of the human species

Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite, noted paleoanthropologist Peter Ungar brings toge...[Read More]



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A Taste for the Beautiful , Michael J. Ryan


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Health, Mind & Body,Psychology,Nature,Biology,Ecology > ecology for kids | Published on 15/Nov/2020 22:44

2018-01-16T08:00:00Z
From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans

Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and f...[Read More]



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Tales from the Ant World , Edward O. Wilson


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,History,Nature,Biographies & Memoirs > environmental sustainability | Published on 21/Sep/2020 15:14

2020-08-25T07:00:00Z
Edward O. Wilson recalls his lifetime with ants, from his first boyhood encounters in the woods of Alabama to perilous journeys into the Brazilian rainforest.

"Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony," writes E.O. Wilson, one of the world's most beloved scientists, "their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg." In Tales...[Read More]



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The Butterfly Effect , Edward D. Melillo


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Earth Sciences > environmental sustainability | Published on 21/Sep/2020 12:21

2020-08-25T07:00:00Z
A fascinating, entertaining dive into the long-standing relationship between humans and insects, revealing the surprising ways we depend on these tiny, six-legged creatures.

Insects might make us shudder in disgust, but they are also responsible for many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives. When we bite into a shiny apple, listen t...[Read More]



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The Secret Lives of Bats , Merlin Tuttle


Published in: itune > Life Sciences,Books,Science & Nature,Ecology,Biographies & Memoirs,Biology > Ecology | Published on 27/Jul/2020 07:35

2015-10-20T07:00:00Z
Stories and science surrounding the beloved bat, from an ecologist who has dedicated his life to the curious creature.

Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Merlin Tuttle knows, and he has stopped at nothing to find and protect them on every continent they inhabit. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discove...[Read More]



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