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American BisonA Natural History

American Bison: A Natural History

Dale Lott

Jan van Wagtendonk and Kevin Shaffer (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This book combines the latest scientific information and one man's personal experience in an homage to one of the most magnificent animals to have roamed America's vast, vanished grasslands. The book ... More

Bones, Clones, and BiomesThe History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Bruce D. Patterson and Leonora P. Costa (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

As explorers and scientists have known for decades, the Neotropics harbor a fantastic array of our planet's mammalian diversity, from capybaras and capuchins to maned wolves and mouse opossums to ... More

Darwin's OrchidsThen and Now

Darwin's Orchids: Then and Now

Retha Edens-Meier and Peter Bernhardt (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226044910
eISBN:
9780226173641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173641.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A quorum of scientists, conducting field and laboratory research on orchid pollination in eleven countries, offer reviews and results to celebrate the 150th anniversary of On The Various Contrivances ... More

Deep Things out of DarknessA History of Natural History

Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

John G. T. Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the ... More

The Energy of Nature

The Energy of Nature

E. C. Pielou

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226668062
eISBN:
9780226668055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226668055.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Energy is crucial for events of every kind, in this world or any other. Without energy, nothing would ever happen. Nothing would move and there would be no life. The sun wouldn't shine, winds ... More

Mushroom

Mushroom

Nicholas P. Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199732562
eISBN:
9780199918515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Mushrooms are the most wondrous inventions of the last billion years of evolutionary history on earth. Their overnight appearance is a pneumatic process, with the inflation of millions of preformed ... More

The Nature HandbookA Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Ernest H. Williams Jr. (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This book is a field guide that explores and explains the patterns of nature, providing new insight into observations of the natural world. The text offers scientifically current explanations of more ... More

Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Prevention of Bug Bites, Stings, and Disease

Daniel Strickman, Stephen P Frances, and Mustapha Debboun

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195365771
eISBN:
9780199867677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365771.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Venoms from scorpions, spiders, centipedes, ants, wasps, and bees can be very poisonous, or induce serious allergic reactions. Blood sucking mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, kissing bugs, sand flies, ... More

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