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Was This Marsupial A Lion – Or A Pouch-Robbing, Meat-Browsing, Cookie-Cutting Koala?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Join us as we reinterpret the natural history of the extinct marsupial lion – the largest-ever predatory marsupial – in a bitingly honest evaluation of its apparently pointless dentition. The fame to be claimed, we suggest, is not that it was a pouched version of a sabre-tooth cat, but that it was an innocent mutilator with a bent to browse on living flesh.
RE-PLAY... when thinking goes lateral
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Price: Free! Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Information management
Lateral Thinking Guidelines for Problem Solving in Information technology
The Hypertail And The Infratail: Axes From The Sublime To The Ridiculous?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology
Join us as we compare and contrast sunfish and oarfish, which have shapes so disparate as to hail from different planets. Not only is the ocean sunfish the heaviest and the oarfish the longest of all bony fishes, but both have virtually reinvented the concept of the fish tail – and perhaps how to swim in the first place.
Bridging The Chasm Between African Rockrubbers And Australian Rockhoppers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we compare and contrast rock hyraxes and rock-wallabies, paradoxically divergent boulder-dwellers, in what appear to be mirror-image habitats west and east of the Indian Ocean. What makes all the difference to their evolution, we suggest, has been the constant pressures from predators in Africa – particularly those underestimated baboons.
Weeds That Swim For Fishes That Don’t
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Join us as we compare and contrast the sargassumfish with the four-winged flying fish, seemingly incompatible forms closely coexisting far out at sea. The first has fins resembling hands and the second has fins resembling wings, but both depend on a ‘seaweed’ that – floating freely – seems the most uncoupled of all from its evolutionary moorings.
New Pelvic Thrusts In A Fishy World?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology
Join us as we compare a wide range of bony fishes with respect to a body part that is among the least free-swimming in humans: the pelvis. While fishes are surprisingly consistent in also possessing a pelvis, they take a surprisingly slippery approach to where this should be located – in some cases sliding it as far forward as the lower jaw.
I Am Casuarina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Botany
Join us as we invite a family of deceptively leafless trees and shrubs to review and interpret its life strategy in its own voice. Casuarinas, at home with infertility and wildfire, generate substantial solar power by combining a highly original photosynthetic design and an unsharing attitude toward animals – to the benefit of wood-chopping humans.
Odours And Attitude: A Comparison Of How Two Toughs Get Going
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we compare and contrast the honey badger and the wolverine zoologically, showing that their evolutionary convergence is an accident of two disparate environments – the predator-beset Old World and the climatically forbidding far North – both offering a niche to creatures toughened almost to a fault.
Yours Cuprically
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Join us as we invite the chemical element copper to explain its various, and sometimes contrary, biological roles in its own voice. Across the living spectrum from microbes to macrobes, we see the micro-mastery of an electron-juggling metal that can catalyse, energise, sanitise, oxidise, and antioxidise – provided that it remains in vanishingly small amounts.
Heaven On A Barbed Stick
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Botany
Join us as we invite a classic species of African tree to tell of its benevolent relationship with mammals in its own voice. Umbrella thorn combines a pioneering vigour on overgrazed and trampled land with the willingness – once established as a mature tree – to give umbrage to, not take umbrage at, the many potentially abusive large herbivores in its habitat.