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The BeaverIts Life and Impact

The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Dietland Muller-Schwarze

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Beavers can and do dramatically change the landscape. The beaver is a keystone species—their skills as foresters and engineers create and maintain ponds and wetlands that increase biodiversity, ... More

Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Charles R., Jr. Ault

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Thinking whimsically makes serious science accessible. That's a message that should be taken to heart by all readers who want to learn about evolution. This book invites readers into serious ... More

Walking SidewaysThe Remarkable World of Crabs

Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs

Judith S. Weis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450501
eISBN:
9780801466045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450501.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The world’s nearly 7,000 species of crabs are immediately recognizable by their claws, sideways movement, stalked eyes, and thick outer shells. These common crustaceans are found internationally, ... More

The World of Northern Evergreens

The World of Northern Evergreens

E. C. Pielou

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower increasingly threaten North America's northern forests. These ... More

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