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The Arctic Guide presents the traveler and naturalist with a portable, authoritative guide to the flora and fauna of earth's northernmost region. Featuring superb color illustrations, this one-of-a-kind book covers the complete spectrum of wildlife--more than 800 species of plants, fishes, butterflies, birds, and mammals--that inhabit the Arctic's polar deserts, tundra, taiga, sea ice, and oceans. It can be used anywhere in the entire... more...

Sponsored by the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF), an international organization of hunters committed to both protecting the freedom to hunt and the promotion of wildlife conservation. The organization has over 50,000 members worldwide. (http://safariclubfoundation.org/) Book will be featured in the SCFI newsletter, which emailed to every member. A waterproof cover and durable pages make this the... more...

The Sixth Extinction is a haunting account of the age in which we live. Ecologists are calling it the Sixth Great Extinction, and the world isn't losing just its ecological legacy; also vanishing is a vast human legacy of languages and our ways of living, seeing, and knowing. Terry Glavin confirms that we are in the midst of a nearly unprecedented, catastrophic vanishing of animals, plants, and human cultures. He... more...

Steve Backshall needs no introduction following his performances on TV series such as Deadly 60 and Lost Land of . . . Poison is an everyday part of the animal world, and an essential tool for hunting and defense. A wide variety of insects, reptiles, and amphibians use toxins to subdue their prey or to stop becoming prey to another predator. Even some mammals and birds resort to poison as a means of securing a meal or deterring... more...

The book covers the fundamentals and applications of computational bioacoustics in monitoring and control applications in healthcare. The work provides a thorough discussion of cross-disciplinary research, including new engineering technology with a discussion of codes and demos illustrating the application of various audio parameterization and machine learning techniques on the task of automated recognition and monitoring.


FISH & WILDLIFE, PRINCIPLES OF ZOOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 3rd Edition, is an introductory applied science textbook intended for use in high school programs focused on agriculture, and natural resource. The text provides a broad-spectrum overview of the wild animals of North America and the environments they live in, including basic principles of science as they apply to wild animals and the habitats they occupy. Fish & Wildlife, Principles of Zoology and... more...

Despite the number of wildlife and conservation studies that are conducted, researchers and resource managers have not had a comprehensive guide to planning new studies. Wildlife Study Design fills that need by covering all aspects of study design, including surveys of major types of studies and variables, impact assessment, sampling techniques, inventorying and monitoring, and analysis of data. The book includes a practical, step-by-step guide to... more...

While few detailed surveys of fauna or flora exist in England from the period before the nineteenth century, it is possible to combine the evidence of historical sources (ranging from game books, diaries, churchwardens' accounts and even folk songs) and our wider knowledge of past land use and landscape, with contemporary analyses made by modern natural scientists, in order to model the situation at various times and places in the more... more...

Badgers are elusive wanderers of the night and few mammals are as mysterious. Their nocturnal lifestyle means not many of us have ever glimpsed their monochrome form as they sniff and bustle their way through woodland or across pasture - yet most of us live far closer to a Badger group than we might think. In Spotlight: Badgers James Lowen explores all aspects of their lives including their communal living, feeding habits, as well as the major threats... more...

As humans, we are drawn to predators like no other group of animals. They are the epitome of form and function, and have a level of perfection that we revere. In 2009, wildlife expert, conservationist and photographer David Plummer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Rather than let it defeat him, he was galvanised to grab life by the horns and achieve the perfect wildlife shot. Over the next seven years, he did much more than that. The result... more...