Anacapa is the second smallest of California's eight Channel Islands, and we now know that humans occupied it for at least 5,500 years during the Historic Period. That was a long time ago! Learn about the tools people made of chert (a sedimentary rock), the fishhooks they fashioned from bone, varieties of harvested shellfish, and a surprising dearth of seagull bones, suggestive of a significant ecosystem shift on the island. This book will immerse you in the mysteries of ancient human life, and teach you why Anacapa is referred to as "Deception" island.
Small to large woody trees that are predominantly endemic to the Guiana Shield, the genus Paloue is revised on the basis of morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses, and it now includes genera Elizabetha and Paloveopsis. As newly circumscribed, Paloue comprises 17 species, 2 subspecies, and 2 varieties; also, 11 new combinations are made. Scientific illustrations (some historic), distribution maps, and color photos of floral stages are featured.
What do gymnures, hedgehogs, moonrats, solenodons, shrews, desmans, and moles have in common? They all fall under Eulipotyphla—the third more speciose order of mammals. Read our newest publication, American Recent Eulipotyphla: Nesophontids, Solenodons, Moles, and Shrews in the New World, which summarizes the findings of recent Eulipotyphla studies, presents its taxonomy, and provides distribution information for its comprising species.