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Tupai

Louise Emmons.

December 2000; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 287 pages.

Treeshrews suffer from chronic mistaken identity: they are not shrews, and most are not found in trees. These squirrel-sized, brownish mammals with large, dark, lashless eyes were at one...

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Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica

Edited by Gordon Frankie.

June 2004; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: biodivsersity and conservation biology. 352 pages.

The beautiful tropical dry forest of northwest Costa Rica, with its highly seasonal rainfall and diversely vegetated landscape, is disappearing even more rapidly than Costa Rica's...

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes

L. Grismer.

September 2002; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 413 pages.

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the...

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Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America

Wade Sherbrooke.

August 2003; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 191 pages.

This book features detailed species accounts; gives information on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the role of these reptiles in mythology, culture, and art. It...

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Big Ecology

David Coleman.

May 2010; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: animal pathology and diseases. 248 pages.

This book documents historically fruitful ecological collaborations in the early years of studying large ecosystems in the United States. As the book explains, the concept of the...

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How Vertebrates Left the Water

Michel Laurin.

February 2010; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: evolutionary biology. 216 pages.

More than three hundred million years ago—a relatively recent date in the two billion years since life first appeared—vertebrate animals first ventured onto land. This illustrated book...

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Greater Sage-Grouse

Edited by Steven Knick.

May 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: vertebrates. 664 pages.

Admired for its elaborate breeding displays and treasured as a game bird, the Greater Sage-Grouse is a charismatic symbol of the broad open spaces in western North America. Unfortunately...

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Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters

Edited by Todd Braje.

March 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: zoology and animal sciences. 328 pages.

For more than 10,000 years, Native Americans from Alaska to southern California relied on aquatic animals such as seals, sea lions, and sea otters for food and raw materials. Archaeological...

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Beyond Cladistics

Edited by Sandra Knapp.

October 2010; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: evolutionary biology. 352 pages.

Cladistics, or phylogenetic systematics — an approach to discovering, unraveling, and testing hypotheses of evolutionary history — took hold during a turbulent and acrimonious time in the...

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Serpentine

Edited by Susan Harrison.

February 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: plant sciences and forestry. 464 pages.

Serpentine soils have long fascinated biologists for the specialized floras they support and the challenges they pose to plant survival and growth. This book focuses on what scientists have...

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