New Books

New book list, June 16, 2021:

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Print books:



Animal languages.

By Eva Meijer; translated by Laura Watkinson. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2019.


Are we slaves to our genes?

By Denis R. Alexander. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2020.


Biology, evolution and generic review of the chemosymbiotic bivalve family Lucinidae.

By John Taylor and Emily Glover. London: Ray Society, 2021.


Birds in Minnesota.

By Robert B. Janssen; with David Cahlander. Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.


Birds of Cataract Gorge and surrounds.

By Nigel Forteath AM; edited by Judy Rainbird and David Maynard. [Launceston, Tasmania]: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2018.


Birds of Maine.

By Peter D. Vickery; Barbara S. Vickery and Scott Weidensaul, managing editors; Charles D. Duncan, William J. Sheehan, and Jeffrey V. Wells, coauthors; paintings by Lars Jonsson and drawings by Barry Van Dusen. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press; Cambridge, Mass.: Nuttall Ornithological Club, 2020.


Brains through time: a natural history of vertebrates.

By Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020.


Butterfly biology systems: connections and interactions in life history and behaviour.

By Roger L.H. Dennis. Oxfordshire; Boston, MA: CABI, [2020].


Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 6/1: Chrysomeloidea I (Vesperidae, Disteniidae, Cerambycidae.

Edited by Mikhail Danilevsky. Boston: Brill, 2015-


Disturbance ecology and biological diversity: scale, context, and nature.

Edited by Erik A. Beever, Suzanne Prange and Dominick A. DellaSala. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.


Dragon lizards of Australia: evolution, ecology and a comprehensive field guide.

By Jane Melville and Steve K. Wilson. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Museums Victoria Publishing, [2019].


Ecological justice and the extinction crisis: giving living beings their due.

By Anna Wienhues. Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2020.


Elephants under human care: the behaviour, ecology, and welfare of elephants in captivity.

By Paul A. Rees. London, United Kingdom; San Diego, CA:  Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2021.


Field guide to butterflies of Seychelles: their natural history of conservation.

By James M. Lawrence; paintings by Malinda Crafford-Venter. Manchester: Siri Scientific Press, 2014.


Field guide to the frogs & other amphibians of Africa.

By Alan Channing, Mark-Oliver Rödel. Cape Town, South Africa: Struik Nature, 2019.


Freshwater biodiversity: status, threats and conservation.

By David Dudgeon. Cambridge; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2020.


The future of marine life in a changing ocean: the fate of marine organisms and processes under climate change and other types of human perturbation.

By M. Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez. London: World Scientific Publishing Europe Ltd, 2020.


Der Goldhamster: Mesocricetus auratus.

By Rolf Gattermann, Peter Fritzsche, Karsten Neumann. Magdeburg: VerlagsKG Wolf, 2021.


Horse genetics.

By Ernest Bailey, PhD, University of Kentucky, Samantha A. Brooks, PhD, University of Florida. Wallingford, Oxfordshire; Boston, MA: CABI, 2020.


Little conoidean shells from Dhofar, Oman: with description of 35 new species.

By Juan Horro, Sandro Gori, José Rosado & Emilio Rolán. Harxheim, Germany: ConchBooks; Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines: Conchology, Inc., Feb. 2021.


Lizards of the world: natural history and taxon accounts. By Gordon H. Rodda; photographs by Lee Grismer [and eleven others]. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.


Metazoa: animal life and the birth of the mind.

By Peter Godfrey-Smith. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.


Moths: a complete guide to biology and behavior.

By David C. Lees & Alberto Zilli. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2019.


Perturbation, behavioural feedbacks, and population dynamics in social animals: when to leave and where to go.

By Daniel Oro. Oxford; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2020.


Practical field ecology.

By C. Philip Wheater, Penny A. Cook, James R. Bell. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2020.


The quest to conserve rare breeds: setting the record straight.

By Lawrence Alderson. Wallingford, Oxfordshire; Boston, MA:  CAB International, 2020.


Rethinking wilderness and the wild: conflict, conservation and co-existence.

Edited by Robyn Bartel, Marty Branagan, Fiona Utley and Stephen Harris. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2021.


River networks as ecological corridors: species, populations, pathogens.

By Andrea Rinaldo, Marino Gatto, Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2020.


Sea squirts and sponges of Britain and Ireland.

By Sarah Bowen, Claire Goodwin, David Kipling and Bernard Picton. Plympton St. Maurice, Plymouth: Wild Nature Press, 2018.


The secret life of date palms.

Editor, Cyril Veillon. [Lausanne, Switzerland]:  Archizoom, 2017.


Skeletal anatomy of the newborn primate.

By Timothy D. Smith, Valerie B. DeLeon, Christopher J. Vinyard, Jesse W. Young. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2020.


Snakes of Arizona.

Foreword Harry W. Greene; editors Andrew T. Holycross, Joseph C. Mitchell. Rodeo, New Mexico: ECO Publishing; [Stanford, Calif.]; Co-published by International Herpetological Symposium, Inc., 2020.


Spiders of Tasmania.

By John C Douglas. Launceston, Tasmania: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, 2019.


A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours: in praise of birds and seasons.

By Carry Akroyd and John McEwen. London: Bloomsbury Wildlife, 2019.


To make their own way in the world: the enduring legacy of the Zealy daguerreotypes.

Edited by Ilisa Barbash, Molly Rogers, Deborah Willis; with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Cambridge, MA: Peabody Museum Press; New York, NY: Aperture, 2020.




Community pest management in practice: a narrative approach.

By Tanya M. Howard, Theodore R. Alter, Paloma Z. Frumento, Lyndal J. Thompson. Singapore: Springer Singapore, 2019.


The myth of human supremacy.

By Derrick Jensen. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2016.


Phylogenies in ecology: a guide to concepts and methods.

By T. Jonathan Davies, Marc W. Cadotte. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016.


Zebrafish, medaka, and other small fishes: new model animals in biology, medicine, and beyond.

Edited by Hiromi Hirata, Atsuo Iida. Singapore: Springer Singapore, 2018.