'This is history with the engaging intimacy of a novel. Bashford brilliantly marries intellectual history with the story of four generations in a literary tour de force' Professor Jim Secord, author of Visions of Science
'Packed with insights ... tells a magnificent story about the huge personalities and shortcomings that propelled evolutionary science and much else besides' Janet Browne, author of Charles Darwin: A Biography
In his early twenties, poor, racked with depression, stranded in th
This landmark photographic encyclopedia of the animal kingdom is revised with new species, images, and the latest scientific knowledge on all things animal!
DK's Animal features stunning wildlife photography of more than 2,000 of the world's most important wild mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects, and other invertebrates, written by 70 natural history specialists. Each animal species comes with a description, photo, distribution map, and statistics, including its conservation s
With a new afterword, Why You Are Here: A speech on the opening of the COP26 climate summit
As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity.
I have been witness to this decline. A Life on Our Planet contains my witness statement, and my vision for the future - the story of ho
Well-illustrated fourth edition, representing a clear and succinct text for students, researchers and anyone interested in plant form. Describes the internal structure of flowering plants, using a magnification range from the simple hand-lens to the electron microscope. Covers all plant organs, including stem, root, leaf, flower, seed and fruit.
Animal Physiology: an environmental perspective provides a broad review of animal physiology, demonstrating how an understanding of the physiology of animals in their natural habitats helps us to understand how and why animals evolved the way they did, as well as how we can protect them from the extreme effects of changes to their environments.
This long-awaited third edition of A Complete Guide to the Snakes of Southern Africa has been updated, revised and expanded. New information based on scientific research relating to behaviour, identification, reproduction and snake venoms has been included in the species accounts.
This monograph, first published in 1970, aims to relate present knowledge of acanthocephalan physiology to the physical and biotic factors occurring in the environments occupied at different stages of the life cycle.
For those with a limited background in genetic studies, this entry level text is presented in an easy-to-follow format with main points and terms clearly highlighted. Worked examples are provided throughout to help illustrate key equations and a glossary and suggestions for further reading provide additional support.