New Arrivals · Life Sciences, Natural History & Animals

December 1, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The hidden lives of owls : the science and spirit of nature's most elusive birds

November 30, 2016
Calvez, Leigh, author.
Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2016]
xvi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
A comparison of owls by size -- Introduction -- Neighbors : northern saw-whet owls -- Flames of the forest : flammulated owls -- Ukpik : snowy owls -- Rarely spotted : northern spotted owls -- Opportunistic : barred owls -- Underground : burrowing owls -- Synchronicity : northern pygmy owls -- The long and short of Eide Road : long-eared and short-eared owls -- Thinking like an owl : great gray owls with great horned owls -- Notes from the field : insights from an owl -- Acknowledgments -- Owl resources.

The aliens are coming! : the extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe

November 22, 2016
Miller, Ben, 1966- author.
293 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group"--Title-page verso.
Extremophiles -- SETI -- Planets -- Universes -- Life -- Humans -- Aliens -- Messages.
"The Aliens Are Coming! is a refreshingly clear, hugely entertaining guide to the search for alien life. Miller looks everywhere for insight, from the Big Bang's sea of energy that somehow became living matter, to the equations that tell us Earth is not so rare, to the clues bacteria hold to how life started. And he makes the case that our growing understanding of life itself will help us predict whether it exists elsewhere, what it might look like, and when we might find it"--

Wildlife spectacles : mass migrations, mating rituals, and other fascinating animal behaviors

November 4, 2016
Dinets, Vladimir, author.
318 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Great migrations. Cold current highways ; Superherds of the Plains ; The great flyways ; Swimming between worlds -- Spectacles of love. Fun in numbers : breeding aggregations ; Earning some : ritual fights and courtship strategies -- Everyday spectacles. Clever predators and smart prey ; Laborers and loafers.

High school biology unlocked

November 3, 2016
Chamberlain, Katie.
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, [2016].
xii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

The home place : memoirs of a colored man's love affair with nature

October 26, 2016
Lanham, J. Drew (Joseph Drew), author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2016.
216 pages ; 22 cm
Photographs used as end papers.
Me : an introduction -- FLOCK -- The home place -- Mamatha takes flight -- A good name -- A field guide to the four -- First-Sunday God -- FLEDGLING -- Little brown Icarus -- Whose eye is on the sparrow -- Cows -- Life's spring -- FLIGHT -- The bluebird of enlightenment -- Hoops -- Birding while black -- Jawbone -- New religion -- Thinking -- Digging -- Family reunion -- Patchwork legacy.

All these worlds are yours : the scientific search for alien life

October 21, 2016
Willis, Jon (College teacher), author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
xi, 214 pages ; 22 cm
Preface -- Alien extravaganza -- A universe fit for life? -- What on earth is life? -- A biological tour of our solar system -- Mars : the riddle in the sands -- Europa and Enceladus : life aquatic? -- Titan : nature's petrochemical plant -- Exoplanets : worlds without end -- The search for extraterrestrial intelligence -- The meaning of (alien) life?
"Long before space travel was possible, the idea of life beyond Earth transfixed humans. In this fascinating book, astronomer Jon Willis explores the science of astrobiology and the possibility of locating other life in our own galaxy. Describing the most recent discoveries by space exploration missions, including the Kepler space telescope, the Mars Curiosity rover, and the New Horizons probe, Willis asks readers to imagine--and choose among--five scenarios for finding life. He encourages us to wonder whether life might exist within Mars&#x;s subsoil ice. He reveals the vital possibilities on the water ice moons Europa and Enceladus. He views Saturn&#x;s moon Titan through the lens of our own planet&#x;s ancient past. And he even looks beyond our solar system, investigating the top candidates for a zsecond Earthy in a myriad of exoplanets and imagining the case of a radio signal arriving from deep space. Covering the most up-to-date research, this accessibly written book provides readers with the basic knowledge necessary to decide where they would look for alien life."--Dust jacket.

Waiting for contact : the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

October 21, 2016
Squeri, Lawrence Louis, 1942- author.
x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Before SETI : the age of pluarlism -- Science fiction and ufology : strange cousins -- The road to SETI : fearing the future -- The 1960s : the quest begins -- The 1960s : the selling of SETI -- Soviet SETI : ET is a communist -- The 1970s : gaining respect -- SETI in NASA : rise and fall -- After NASA : revival, distress, and hope.

Flora of the Silk Road : an illustrated guide

October 10, 2016
Gardner, Chris, author.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
ix, 406 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 31 cm
Maps on endpapers.
The Silk Road : a brief history -- Photographing plants in the wild -- Turkey. The North-west ; The Black Sea ; Western Taurus ; Eastern Anatolia -- Syria. Anti-Lebanon and desert ; Jabal an-Nusayria -- Iran. The Alborz ; Zagros Mountains -- Central Asia. Tajikistan ; Ammankutan ; Tien Shan ; Pakistan and Kashmir -- China and Sikkim. Qinghai and northern Sichuan ; Western Sichuan ; North-west Yunnan ; Sikkim.
Revealing the most spectacular floral region on earth.

Genetic genealogy in practice

October 7, 2016
Bettinger, Blaine T., author.
vii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Basic genetics -- Genetic genealogy, standards, and ethics -- Genealogical applications for Y-DNA -- Genealogical applications for mtDNA -- Genealogical applications for atDNA -- Genealogical applications for X-DNA -- Incorporating DNA testing in a family study -- Incorporating DNA evidence in a written conclusion -- Conclusion - Appendix A: Charts for Exercises -- Appendix B: Glossary -- Appendix C: Reading and source list -- Appendix D: Chapter exercise answers.
"Genetic Genealogy in Practice covers the basic knowledge needed to apply DNA evidence to genealogical questions and then reinforces this foundation with practical applications." -- Page [4] of cover.


October 6, 2016
Macdonald, Helen, 1970- author.
London : Reaktion Books, 2016.
223 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2006 (Animal (Reaktion Books)). With new preface.
"Associations and websites": pages 213-214.
Preface to the 2016 edition -- Introduction -- Natural history -- Mythical falcons -- Trained falcons -- Threatened falcons -- Military falcons -- Urban falcons -- Timeline.

Mexican birds : field marks of all species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and El Salvador

September 27, 2016
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1984.
xx, 298 pages, 96 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Maps on lining papers.

Pacific Coast fishes of North America : from the Gulf of Alaska to Baja, California

September 27, 2016
Eschmeyer, William N.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1984.
xii, 336 pages, 48 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 19 cm.
Previously published as A field guide to Pacific Coast fishes of North America.
"Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Sport Fishing Institute."

Mushrooms of North America

September 27, 2016
McKnight, Kent H.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1987.
xii, 429 pages [96] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.

Rocky Mountain wildflowers from northern Arizona and New Mexico to British Columbia

September 27, 2016
Craighead, John J. (John Johnson), 1916-
Norwalk, Conn : Easton Press, 1985.
xxxvi, 275 pages [48] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Remarkable birds

September 26, 2016
Avery, Mark (Mark I.), author.
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"225 illustrations, 203 in color"--Title page.
Songbirds -- Birds of prey -- Feathered travellers -- The love life of birds -- Avian cities -- Useful to us -- Threatened & extinct -- Revered & adored.
"A fascinating compendium showcasing the wonderful beauty and amazing variety of the birds that share our world; illuminated with exquisite ornithological illustrations, prints and drawings"--Back cover.

The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world

September 26, 2016
Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author.
Vancouver, BC, Canada : David Suzuki Institute : Greystone Books Ltd, [2016]
xv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Originally published in Germany in 2015 as Das geheime Leben der Bäume"--Title page verso.
"English translation ... Jane Billinghurst"--Title page verso.
Foreword / by Tim Flannery -- Introduction to the English edition -- Introduction -- Friendships -- The language of trees -- Social security -- Love -- The tree lottery -- Slowly does it -- Forest etiquette -- Tree school -- United we stand, divided we fall -- The mysteries of moving water -- Trees aging gracefully -- Mighty oak or mighty wimp? -- Specialists -- Tree or not tree? -- In the realm of darkness -- Carbon dioxide vacuums -- Woody climate control -- The forest as water pump -- Yours or mine? -- Community housing projects -- Mother ships of biodiversity -- Hibernation -- A sense of time -- A question of character -- The sick tree -- Let there be light -- Street kids -- Burnout -- Destination north! -- Tough customers -- Turbulent times -- Immigrants -- Healthy forest air -- Why is the forest green? -- Set free -- More than just a community -- Note from a forest scientist / by Dr. Suzanne Simard.
"A forester's fascinating stories, supported by the latest scientific research, reveal the extraordinary world of forests and illustrate how trees communicate and care for each other"-- Provided by publisher.

Mammals : field marks of all North American species found north of Mexico

September 26, 2016
Burt, William Henry, 1903-1987.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1986, ©1976.
xxv, 289 pages, 24 leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Previously published as: A field guide to the mammals.

Coral reefs : a guide to the common invertebrates and fishes of Bermuda, the Bahamas, southern Florida, the West Indies, and the Caribbean coast of Central and South America

September 26, 2016
Kaplan, Eugene H. (Eugene Herbert), 1932-
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1985.
xv, 289 pages, [75] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.

Eastern forests, North America

September 26, 2016
Kricher, John C.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, 1988.
xviii, 368 pages, [120] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Published in 1988 under title: A field guide to eastern forests.
"Collector's lifetime ed. bound in genuine leather."

Insects of America north of Mexico

September 26, 2016
Borror, Donald J. (Donald Joyce), 1907-1988.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton, ©1984.
xi, 404 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Cover title: Insects.

Birds of Texas and adjacent states

September 26, 2016
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1985.
xxx, 304 pages, [60] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Previously published as: A field guide to the birds of Texas.
Includes index.

Western reptiles and amphibians

September 26, 2016
Stebbins, Robert C. (Robert Cyril), 1915-2013.
Norwalk : Easton Press, ©1985.
xiv, 336 pages, 48 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Includes index.
Ill. on lining papers.

Beetles of North America

September 26, 2016
White, Richard E.
Norwalk, CT : Easton Press, ©1985.
xii, 368 pages, 12 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1963 under title: A field guide to the beetles, under series: Peterson field guide series.
"Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation."

Birds of Britain and Europe

September 26, 2016
Peterson, Roger Tory, 1908-1996.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1985.
241 pages, [100] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 cm.
Includes index.

Moths of eastern North America

September 26, 2016
Covell, Charles V.
Norwalk, Conn. : Easton Press, ©1984.
xv, 496 pages, [128] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.


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