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How Giraffes Work

How Giraffes Work

Graham Mitchell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571194
eISBN:
9780197571224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571194.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

There are few creatures more beautiful, more aloof, and more fascinating than giraffes. Once they were plentiful and filled African landscapes, but in 2016 they were re-classified from “least ... More

Life HistoriesVolume 5

Life Histories: Volume 5

Martin Thiel and Gary A. Wellborn (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190620271
eISBN:
9780197590461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620271.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

Crustaceans are increasingly being used as model organisms in all fields of biology, including neurobiology, developmental biology, animal physiology, evolutionary ecology, biogeography, and resource ... More

Male Choice, Female Competition, and Female Ornaments in Sexual Selection

Male Choice, Female Competition, and Female Ornaments in Sexual Selection

Ingo Schlupp

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198818946
eISBN:
9780191859892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818946.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

When Darwin first proposed sexual selection theory he suggested two mechanisms: competition among males and choice by females. There is no doubt that these mechanisms are immensely important, but ... More

Secret WorldsThe extraordinary senses of animals

Secret Worlds: The extraordinary senses of animals

Martin Stevens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198813675
eISBN:
9780191925887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813675.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

How do animals experience the world? Many animals experience a world far richer than ours, in sight, sound, and smell, and interact with each other in ways humans simply do not pick up, and which ... More

The Silken ThreadFive Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History

Robert N. Wiedenmann and J. Ray Fisher

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197555583
eISBN:
9780197555613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197555583.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Insects are seldom mentioned in history texts, yet they significantly shaped human history. The Silken Thread: Five Insects and Their Impacts on Human History tells the stories of just five insects, ... More

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