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Gould, James L. 1945-

Works: 57 works in 253 publications in 6 languages and 10,516 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about James L Gould
Most widely held works by James L Gould
Nature's compass : the mystery of animal navigation by James L Gould( )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually accomplished. This book explores the remarkable methods by which animals find their way both near home and around the globe. The authors delve into the elegant strategies and fail safe backup systems, the invisible sensitivities and mysterious forces, and incredible mental abilities used by familiar and rare species, as they investigate a multitude of navigation strategies, from the simple to the astonishing. They discuss how animals navigate, without instruments and training, at a level far beyond human talents. They explain how animals measure time and show how the fragile monarch butterfly employs an internal clock, calendar, compass, and map to commence and measure the two thousand mile annual journey to Mexico, all with a brain that weighs only a few thousandths of an ounce. They look at honey bees and how they rely on the sun and mental maps to locate landmarks such as nests and flowers. And they examine whether long distance migrants, such as the homing pigeon, depend on a global positioning system to let them know where they are. Ultimately, the authors ask if the disruption of migratory paths through habitat destruction and global warming is affecting and endangering animal species. Providing a comprehensive picture of animal navigation and migration, this book decodes the mysteries of this extraordinary aspect of natural behavior
Animal architects : building and the evolution of intelligence by James L Gould( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animal behavior has long been a battleground between the competing claims of nature and nurture. Only recently has the possible role of animal cognition entered the debate. Animal Architects explores an untapped trove of behavioral data to investigate how the structure an animal builds reveals the inner workings of its mind."--Jacket
The honey bee by James L Gould( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the abilities and behavior of.bees and their uses by mankind through the ages as well as how they communicate and make decisions
The animal mind by James L Gould( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, James and Carol Gould go in search of the animal mind. Taking a fresh look at the evidence on animal capacities for perception, thought, and language, the Goulds show how scientists attempt to distinguish actions that go beyond the innate or automatically learned. They provide captivating, beautifully-illustrated descriptions of a number of clever and curious animal behaviors - some revealed to be more or less preprogrammed, some seemingly proof of a well-developed mental life. The Goulds conclude by examining what animal consciousness studies have revealed about one species in particular: ourselves. Here these expert authors, who once counted themselves among the skeptics, show just how much opinions have changed. They suggest that human and animal consciousness may differ in degree of complexity, but not necessarily in kind, and that the study of other animal minds can tell us much about our own. It is a provocative closing for this examination of one of modern science's most controversial topics
Sexual selection by James L Gould( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the diverse mating practices of species, from microorganisms, insects, and birds to mammals, and its connection to their ecological niche
Biological science by William T Keeton( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life at the edge : readings from Scientific American magazine by James L Gould( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a collection of 12 articles first printed in the magazine Scientific American. These articles show how life manages to eke out an existence where, by all rights, it shouldn't and helps in explaining the roles of energy and the building-block elements in the cycles of life. The titles include: (1) "The Evolution of the Earliest Cells" (J. William Schopf); (2) "Emergence of Animals" (Mark A.S. McMenamin); (3) "Symbiosis in the Deep Sea" (James J. Childress, Horst Felbeck, and George N. Somero); (4) "Antarctic Fishes" (Joseph T. Eastman and Arthus L. DeVries); (5) "Intertidal Fishes" (Michael H. Horn and Robin N. Gibson); (6) "Thermoregulation in Winter Moths" (Bernd Heinrich); (7) "The Physiology of the Koala" (Robert Degabriele); (8) "Carnivorous Plants" (Yolande Heslop-Harrison); (9) "Communication between Ants and Their Guests" (Bert Holldobler); (10) "Slavery in Ants" (Edward O. Wilson); (11) "How the Trypanosome Changes Its Coat" (John E. Donelson and Mervyn J. Turner); and (12) "Viroids" (T.O. Diener). (Kr)
Ethology : the mechanisms and evolution of behavior by James L Gould( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reserve component manpower readiness and mobilization policy : based on the Colloquium on Mobilization with Special Emphasis on Guard and Reserve Components, 1-4 November 1983 by Colloquium on Mobilization with Special Emphasis on Guard and Reserve Components( Book )

in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BioStats basics : a student handbook by James L Gould( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partnerwahl im Tierreich : Sexualität als Evolutionsfaktor by James L Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les abeilles : comportement, communication et capacités sensorielles by James L Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deux spécialistes du comportement animal nous proposent de découvrir, à l'aide de nombreux exemples et d'une remarquable illustration, la fascinante histoire des abeilles: vie, communication, danses et stratégies du butinage, navigation, apprentissage, intelligence et perspicacité. Un premier chapitre (p. 9-25) traite d'apiculture
Bewusstsein bei Tieren by James L Gould( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het dierenbrein : bewustzijn, leergedrag, inzicht en intelligentie bij dieren by James L Gould( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijft het brein en de mentale wereld van dieren
De honingbij : een samenleving van kleine giganten by James L Gould( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informatie over het leven van bijen in woord en beeld
Seksuele selectie : een proces van tegenstrijdige belangen by James L Gould( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Informatie in woord en beeld over partnerkeuze van dieren bij geslachtelijke voortplanting
L'architettura degli animali : nidi, tane, alveari by James L Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayvan zihni : hayvanlarda akıl yürütme ve problem çözme becerisi üzerine by James L Gould( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Turkish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to the Royal Arch Chapter; a complete monitor for Royal Arch Masonry by James L Gould( Book )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The honey bee
Alternative Names
Gould, Jim 1945-

James L. Gould ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

James L. Gould Amerikaans bioloog

James L. Gould US-amerikanischer Evolutionsbiologe und Verhaltensforscher

جیمز ال. گلد نویسنده و زیست‌شناس آمریکایی

English (178)

Turkish (6)

German (5)

Dutch (4)

French (2)

Italian (2)

The honey beeThe animal mindSexual selectionBiological scienceEthology : the mechanisms and evolution of behaviorBioStats basics : a student handbook