Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 500-pound birds, and crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone.
A catalog of wonders, from walking fish to self-medicating chimpanzees.
An illustrated exploration of colors and patterns in the animal kingdom, what they communicate, and how they function in the social life of animals.
With more than 1 million copies sold, this updated and revised celebration of the animal kingdom features photos and descriptions of over 2,000 species and habitats.
Come face to face with our vanishing wildlife. Using unique Photicular technology, Wild brings to vivid life the animals who are under threat of extinction.$14.95ISBN: 9780544228092Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Mariner Books - March 17th, 2015“Jans is an exceptional storyteller—no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.” —New York Times
A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-$20.00ISBN: 9780226213200Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Chicago Press - November 10th, 2014From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order.$17.00ISBN: 9780743202411Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - March 12th, 2002
In the tradition of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Robert Sapolsky, a foremost science writer and recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, tells the mesmerizing story of his twenty-one years in remote Kenya with a troop of Savannah baboons.
“I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla,” writes Robert$25.00ISBN: 9781426210129Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: National Geographic - February 5th, 2013
For conservationists and lovers of animals, nature, and especially dogs, this National Geographic book shares the surprising understanding of wild wolves gained over six years the authors spent living intimately with them.$29.95ISBN: 9780691122830Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Princeton University Press - January 8th, 2012
This is the first fully illustrated guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America--from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps--and the companion volume to Dennis Paulson's acclaimed field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West.$26.00ISBN: 9781426218866Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: National Geographic - March 6th, 2018
From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike.