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Biology of Sex
Biology of Sex
By Alex Mills

This text explains the biological aspects of human sex by using direct and intriguing comparisons with the many variations in sexual systems among non-human organisms.

Available Apr 2018
Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada
Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada
By Brian W. Coad and James D. Reist

Marine Fishes of Arctic Canada is an accessible and up-to-date study on the diverse marine fish population existing in Canadian waters.

Available Dec 2017
Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy
Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy
Edited by Laurel Sefton MacDowell

In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry.

Published Mar 2017
A Century of Maritime Science: The St. Andrews Biological Station
A Century of Maritime Science: The St. Andrews Biological Station
Edited by Jennifer Hubbard, David Wildish, and Robert Stephenson

A Century of Maritime Science reviews the fisheries, environmental, oceanographic, and aquaculture research conducted over the last hundred years at St. Andrews from the perspective of the participating scientists.

Published Apr 2016
Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance, and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park
Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance, and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park
By Ronald Rudin

In Kouchibouguac, Ronald Rudin tells the story of the park’s establishment, the resistance of its residents, and the memory of that experience.

Published Mar 2016
Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People
Why the Porcupine is Not a Bird: Explorations in the Folk Zoology of an Eastern Indonesian People
By Gregory Forth

Why the Porcupine Is Not a Bird is a comprehensive analysis of knowledge of animals among the Nage people of central Flores in Indonesia.

Published Feb 2016
Masterminding Nature: The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010
Masterminding Nature: The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010
By Margaret E. Derry

Margaret Derry examines the evolution of modern animal breeding from the invention of improved breeding methodologies in eighteenth-century England to the application of molecular genetics in the 1980s and 1990s.

Published Mar 2015
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Bats, Pikas, Hares, Rabbits, Shrews, and Moles
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Bats, Pikas, Hares, Rabbits, Shrews, and Moles
Donna Naughton
With colour artwork by Paul Geraghty, Julius Csotonyi, and Brenda Carter

This section features descriptions of pikas, hares and rabbits, shrews, moles, and bats.

Published Nov 2014
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Hoofed Mammals
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Hoofed Mammals
Donna Naughton
With colour artwork by Paul Geraghty, Julius Csotonyi, and Brenda Carter

This selection features the sections on hoofed animals, including horses, moose, deer, bison, sheep, and more.

Published Nov 2014
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Humans and Domestic Mammals
The Natural History of Canadian Mammals: Humans and Domestic Mammals
Donna Naughton
With colour artwork by Paul Geraghty, Julius Csotonyi, and Brenda Carter

This section features chapters on humans and the seven principle domestic mammal species in Canada, such as the domestic dog, cow, and goat.

Published Nov 2014