Despite being written more than two-and-a-half thousand years ago, Aesop's Fables are still passed on from parent to child, and are embedded in our collective consciousness. The morals we have learned from these tales continue to inform our judgements, but have the stories also informed how we regard their animal protagonists? If so, is there any truth behind the stereotypes? Are crows smart enough to reason? Are donkeys really stubborn and dumb? Are ants truly capable of looking ahead to the f
'A stunner ... If you haven't got this book in your house, I don't know why' Chris Evans
'A startling wake-up call . . . Writing with the vim of a Bill Bryson and the technical knowledge of a scientist, Steele gives us a chance to grasp what's at stake' Independent
'An exhilarating journey . . . Steele is a superb guide' Telegraph
'A fascinating read with almost every page bursting with extraordinary facts . . . Read it now' Mail on Sunday
Ageless is a guide to the biggest issue we all face
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.
See the world. Then make it better.
I am David Attenborough. At time of writing, I am 93 years old. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.
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 Lif
Like Donald Johanson's Lucy, this first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree.
A Primer of Ecological Statistics emphasizes a general introduction to probability theory and provides a detailed discussion of specific designs and analyses that are typically encountered in ecology and environmental science. The second edition has been updated and features two new chapters on estimating ecological metrics.
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.
The fourth edition of the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of ecology available. Written in a clear, accessible style, it contains over 6,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines, and is fully weblinked.