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Chimpanzees in ContextA Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Chimpanzees in Context: A Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Lydia M. Hopper and Stephen R. Ross (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727844
eISBN:
9780226728032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226728032.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The study of the chimpanzee, the human’s closest relative, has led scientists to exciting discoveries about evolution, behavior, and cognition over the past half century. In this book, both young and ... More

The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death

Pierre M. Durand

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226747620
eISBN:
9780226747934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226747934.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origins of life and cell death were the two most foundational events on which all other biological processes rest. This book provides the most up-to-date syntheses of why and how life and cell ... More

Phyllostomid BatsA Unique Mammalian Radiation

Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Theodore H Fleming, Liliana M. Dávalos, and Marco A. R. Mello (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

With over two-hundred species distributed across most of mainland Mexico, Central and South America, and islands in the Caribbean Sea, the Phyllostomidae bat family (American leaf-nosed bats) is one ... More

Spider WebsBehavior, Function, and Evolution

Spider Webs: Behavior, Function, and Evolution

William Eberhard

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226534602
eISBN:
9780226534749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534749.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Spider silk proteins almost all evolved from a single ancestral “spidroin” gene that later multiplied in diverse forms. The strongest spider silk combines extraordinary extensibility and toughness, ... More

Standing between Life and ExtinctionEthics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

Standing between Life and Extinction: Ethics and Ecology of Conserving Aquatic Species in North American Deserts

David Propst, Jack Williams, Kevin Bestgen, and Christopher Hoagstrom (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226694337
eISBN:
9780226694504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226694504.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Our goal organizing this work was to update the landmark 1991 volume, Battle Against Extinction, and provide scientists and the public with a contemporary view of the status of aquatic ecosystems in ... More

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