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            Butterflies: Their Natural History and Diversity
              

            Butterflies: Their Natural History and Diversity (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Orenstein, Ronald; Photographs by Marent, Thomas

            • RRP: $52.99
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            • Pub Date
              10 Mar 20

            Now in paperback, this beautiful guide to moths and butterflies reveals a diverse multitude of species from around the globe and features vibrant macro images.

            ISBN 9780228102496
            Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
            Publisher Firefly Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Invasive Predators in New Zealand: Disaster on Four Small Paws
               

            Invasive Predators in New Zealand: Disaster on Four Small Paws (Hardback, 1st ed. 2019)

            By King, Carolyn M.

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            The story of invasive species in New Zealand is unlike any other in the world. As a comprehensive historical perspective on the fate of iconic endemic fauna, this book offers much-needed insight into one of New Zealand's longest-running national crises.

            ISBN 9783030321376
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2020
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History
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            Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it
             

            Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it (Paperback)

            By Saini, Angela

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            From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

            ISBN 9780008172039
            Released NZ 8 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves
             

            Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Teach Us about Ourselves (Hardback)

            By De Waal, Frans

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            Mama's Last Hug opens with the moving farewell between Mama, a dying 59-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, and Jan Van Hoof, who was Frans de Waal's mentor and thesis advisor. The filmed event has since gone viral (over 9.5 million views on YouTube), and so begins Frans de Waal's whi...rlwind tour of new ideas and new findings about animal emotions, based on his renowned studies of the social and emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos, and other primates. De Waal discusses facial expressions, animal sentience and consciousness, the emotional side of human politics, and the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions and feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species and other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we haven't a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions.
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            ISBN 9781783784103
            Released NZ 24 Apr 2019
            Publisher Granta Books
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
             

            Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Saini, Angela

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            What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subserv...ient. No less a scientist than Charles Darwin asserted that women were at a lower stage of evolution, and for decades, scientists--most of them male, of course--claimed to find evidence to support this. Whether looking at intelligence or emotion, cognition or behavior, science has continued to tell us that men and women are fundamentally different. Biologists claim that women are better suited to raising families or are, more gently, uniquely empathetic. Men, on the other hand, continue to be described as excelling at tasks that require logic, spatial reasoning, and motor skills. But a huge wave of research is now revealing an alternative version of what we thought we knew. The new woman revealed by this scientific data is as strong, strategic, and smart as anyone else. In Inferior, acclaimed science writer Angela Saini weaves together a fascinating--and sorely necessary--new science of women. As Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science's failure to understand women, she finds that we're still living with the legacy of an establishment that's just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice. Sexist assumptions are stubbornly persistent: even in recent years, researchers have insisted that women are choosy and monogamous while men are naturally promiscuous, or that the way men's and women's brains are wired confirms long-discredited gender stereotypes. As Saini reveals, however, groundbreaking research is finally rediscovering women's bodies and minds. Inferior investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women's brains, bodies, and role i
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            ISBN 9780807010037
            Released NZ 6 Mar 2018
            Publisher Beacon Press
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            The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain

            The Gendered Brain: The new neuroscience that shatters the myth of the female brain (Hardback)

            By Rippon, Gina

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            Gendered brains: a sexist myth, or a fact of life? We live in a gendered world where we are bombarded with messages about sex and gender. Taking us back through centuries of sexism, The Gendered Brain reveals how science has been misinterpreted or misused to ask the wrong questio...ns.
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            ISBN 9781847924759
            Released NZ 7 Mar 2019
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals
             

            Becoming Wild: How Animals Learn to be Animals (Hardback)

            By Safina, Carl

            • RRP: $38.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Jul 20

            We tend to think of culture as being exclusively human, but do animals have it too?

            ISBN 9781786077240
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida)
             

            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida) (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Zhi-Qiang; Xu, Yun

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            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae are the only two families of nematodes proven to be polyphagous root-ectoparasites which can transmit plant viruses. Members of the family Longidoridae commonly include needle and dagger nematodes based on their odontostyle shape-like a needle in th...e subfamily Longidorinae and a dagger in the subfamily Xiphinematinae. The family Trichodoridae is commonly referred to as "stubby-root" nematodes because feeding by these nematodes can cause a stunted or "stubby" root system. The viruses associated with Longidoridae and Trichodoridae belong to different virus taxa: longidorids vector nepoviruses and trichodorids vector tobraviruses. To date, over 480 species have been described worldwide belonging to six genera, and two subfamilies, in the family Longidoridae and 109 species in six genera in the family Trichodoridae. Of these, 17 species have been reported in New Zealand. Unfortunately, only 12 of the 17 New Zealand species were available for the present study. Therefore, this monograph provides full descriptions and distributions of the 12 species, including seven species from two genera in Longidoridae and five species from three genera in Trichodoridae.
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            ISBN 9780947525651
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fauna of New Zealand
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            Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea)
             

            Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea) (Paperback)

            By Gibbs, George W.; Kristensen, Niels P.

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            From their superficial appearance, no one could possibly say that moths in the family Mnesarchaeidae deserve any special attention. They look like ordinary little brown moths and are found well away from the public gaze. Yet they rank as one of Aotearoa's natural treasures despit...e not even having a common name. This is due to their endemicity-being entirely restricted to New Zealand, without any close relatives overseas. Apart from a batfly, a marine caddisfly family, and four rather obscure little insect families, New Zealand insects at family level are found throughout the world. Endemicity is not a visual character so the appearance of these moths is deceptive. Despite their 'ordinary' appearance, the species described here are on a par with the more familiar examples of endemic families such as our native frogs (Leiopelmatidae), kiwi (Apterygidae), kokako (Callaeatidae), rifleman (Acanthisittidae) and short-tailed bat (Mystacinidae). As a result of this study, this moth family now contains two genera-Mnesarchaea and Mnesarchella. By 1930 seven species were known, thanks largely to the efforts of Alfred Philpott, who worked at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. This situation persisted until the present revision was undertaken, one outcome of which has been the discovery of a cluster of seven cryptic species-i.e. species which all look deceptively similar. Now it is clear that we have at least 14 species, seven of which are described here for the first time. Unfortunately, accurate identification remains a job for the experts. 'Mnesarchaeids' nearest living relatives are the large Hepialidae or 'ghost moths' which include the porina and puriri moths. These two families comprise the second rung of tongued-moth evolution in the family tree of moths and butterflies-nearly as primitive as you can be if you are a moth with a tongue! The only moths below them on the tree are eriocraniids in the northern hemisphere and the jaw-moths, which have to chew their foo
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            ISBN 9780947525606
            Published NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fauna of New Zealand
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            Spiders of the World: A Natural History

            Spiders of the World: A Natural History (Hardback)

            By Platnick, Norman I.; Contributions by Jocque, Rudy; Hormiga, Gustavo; Raven, Robert; Ramirez, Martin J.

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            A stunningly illustrated natural history of spiders by one of the world's leading authorities Spiders are among the most versatile creatures on the planet, inhabiting six of the seven continents and thriving in environments ranging from deserts and rain forests to Arctic tundra a...nd cities. Spiders of the World is a captivating look at these wondrously adaptable and endlessly intriguing arachnids, edited by one of the world's preeminent experts on spiders. This stunningly illustrated natural history features a wealth of spectacular color photos and covers a breathtaking array of spider species from around the globe, describing their behaviors, characteristics, and remarkable evolutionary adaptations. An incisive and engaging introduction provides an invaluable overview of the world's spiders, and is followed by 117 in-depth profiles spanning every spider family and presented taxonomically. Each profile is organized phylogenetically and includes beautiful photography to illustrate various species within the family. There are also distribution maps, tables of essential facts, and commentaries highlighting diverse aspects of spider biology, making Spiders of the World an indispensable compendium for anyone who wants to learn more about these marvelous creatures. Provides a richly illustrated look at spiders of all shapes and sizes from around the world Features hundreds of color photos and diagrams Spans all 117 spider families and covers an array of different species Explores spider behavior, attributes, biology, and evolution Includes distribution maps, tables of essential facts, informative commentaries, and more Engages and educates readers about the unique natural history of spiders
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            ISBN 9780691188850
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age 16+ years
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