Category: Animals

  • Download E-books Parrots of the World (Princeton Field Guides) PDF

    From the macaws of South the United States to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are one of the most lovely and unique birds within the world--and additionally one of the such a lot endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use box consultant covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the one advisor geared up through geographical distribution--Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It beneficial properties 146 marvelous colour plates depicting all types of parrot, in addition to precise, facing-page species bills that describe key id good points, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and standing. colour distribution maps exhibit levels of all subspecies, and box id is additional aided by means of proper upperside and underside flight photographs. This optimum box consultant additionally indicates the place to monitor each one species within the wild, supporting make this the main accomplished and common consultant to the parrots of the world.

    • The in basic terms parrot consultant to target geographical distribution
    • Covers all 356 species
    • Features 146 colour plates depicting all species and well-differentiated subspecies
    • Provides distinctive facing-page species money owed that describe key identity positive factors, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and standing
    • Includes colour distribution maps
    • Shows the place to watch every one species within the wild
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  • Download E-books The Better to Eat You With: Fear in the Animal World PDF

    By Joel Berger

    At sunrise on a brutally chilly January morning, Joel Berger crouched within the icy grandeur of the Teton Range.  It have been 3 years seeing that wolves have been reintroduced to Yellowstone after a sixty-year absence, and individuals of a wolf pack have been drawing close a herd of elk. To Berger’s utter surprise, the elk neglected the wolves as they went in for the kill. The brutal assault that followed—swift and bloody—led Berger to hypothesize that when merely six a long time, the elk had forgotten to worry a species that had survived by way of consuming them for 1000s of millennia.
                Berger’s fieldwork that frigid day raised vital questions that will require years of go back and forth and examine to respond to: Can naive animals keep away from extinction once they come across reintroduced carnivores? To what quantity is worry culturally transmitted? and the way can a greater realizing of present predator-prey habit support demystify earlier extinctions and tell destiny conservation?
    The greater to devour You With is the chronicle of Berger’s look for answers.  From Yellowstone’s elk and wolves to rhinos dwelling with African lions and moose coexisting with tigers and bears in Asia, Berger tracks cultures of worry in animals throughout continents and climates, attractive readers with a stimulating blend of average historical past, own event, and conservation. even if combating paperwork within the statehouse or scuffling with subzero wind chills within the box, Berger places himself in the midst of the action.  The greater to devour You With invitations readers to affix him there. The exciting stories he tells exhibit very much not just approximately survival within the animal state but additionally the method of doing technological know-how in foreboding stipulations and adverse environments.
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  • Download E-books Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés (Organisms and Environments) PDF

    By L. Lee Grismer

    The Baja California peninsula is domestic to many kinds of existence discovered nowhere else in the world. This, mixed with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the realm one of many final actual organic frontiers of North the US. L. Lee Grismer isn't just the major authority at the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but in addition a good photographer. He has produced the main complete paintings at the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands ever released. With its gorgeous colour photographs, certain money owed of many little-known species, and outlines of the region's assorted surroundings, this can be the definitive advisor to the amphibians and reptiles of a desirable and distant region.

    The end result of Grismer's sector century of fieldwork at the Baja peninsula and his exploration of a couple of hundred of its islands within the Pacific Ocean and the ocean of Cortés, this e-book provides details at the identity, distribution, ordinary background, and taxonomy of every species of amphibian and reptile came across there. initial debts of the lifestyles background of some of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes are pronounced right here for the 1st time, and a number of other species that have been virtually unknown to technological know-how are illustrated in complete colour. The e-book additionally includes new information on species distribution and at the influence of the remoted panorama of the peninsula and its islands at the evolutionary process.

    Much of the knowledge amassed this is provided in biogeographical overviews that contemplate the tremendous assorted environments of Baja California in either a modern and a old framework. An unique and critical contribution to technological know-how, this publication will generate extra learn for future years because it turns into a benchmark reference for either execs and amateurs.
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  • Download E-books Predator (DK Eyewitness Books) PDF

    By DK Publishing

    The so much depended on nonfiction sequence out there, Eyewitness Books offer a detailed, complete examine their matters with a different integration of phrases and pictures.

    *Now reissued with a CD and wall chart!

    Eyewitness: Predator introduces readers to the area of lions, tigers, wolves, eagles, sharks, and extra animals that prey on different animals to survive.

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  • Download E-books Ape (Animal) PDF

    By John Sorenson

    Apes – to examine them is to determine ourselves in a reflect. Our shut genetic relations fascinate and unnerve us with their comparable behaviour and social personalities. In Ape, John Sorenson delves into our contradictory courting with the ape, which regularly finds as a lot approximately us as people because it does concerning the apes themselves.
    From bonobos and chimpanzees to gibbons, gorillas and orangutans, Ape examines the numerous methods those outstanding animals are usually made to function types for people. Anthropologists use their behaviour to aid clarify human nature; scientists use them as topics of biomedical study; and behavioural researchers test with the methods apes emulate us. Sorenson explores the demanding situations to the department among apes and people, describing ape language experiments and efforts to cross-foster apes via elevating them as human young children, in addition to the moral questions and demanding situations offered by way of animal experimentation and exploitation and by means of the nice Ape undertaking, which seeks to increase human rights to those animals.
    Ape additionally examines representations of apes in pop culture, discussing movies, advertisements and zoos, and considers how apes were portrayed as caricatures of people, demonic monsters and clowns. It additionally seems on the precarious way forward for apes, a lot of whom are close to extinction, concentrating on the bushmeat quandary in Africa, the lack of habitats and the unlawful puppy exchange, and contains a dialogue of the sanctuaries which may provide a few desire for his or her survival.
    With many attractive illustrations, Ape is an enlightening learn that might problem our perceptions of either our closest animal family members and ourselves.
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  • Download E-books World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation PDF

    By Julian Caldecott

    Despite the devoted efforts of a lot of people and enterprises, the good apes—our closest dwelling relatives—are at the very fringe of extinction. This sweeping atlas offers a accomplished assessment of what's presently identified approximately all six species of significant apes—chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, japanese gorilla, and western lowland gorilla. Created in organization with the nice Apes Survival undertaking (GRASP), this booklet supplies a radical heritage on ape habit and ecology for every species, together with specified habitat standards, the apes' ecological position, and the prospective effects in their decline. World Atlas of significant Apes also bargains a whole description of the threats, present conservation efforts, and extra safeguard wanted for every species throughout its complete diversity. Many full-color maps and illustrations make the abundance of knowledge available to a wide readership, from experts and policymakers to common readers all for the survival of those charismatic primates.

    This ebook represents the paintings of a dynamic alliance of a few of the world's best nice ape examine and conservation organisations. Bringing jointly United countries firms, governments, foundations, and private-sector pursuits, the venture goals to elevate the overseas profile of serious ape conservation and to construct the political will for extra motion. Readers find out about paintings being performed through particular businesses in help of significant ape conservation, and the place conservation is such a lot wanted and probably to be effective.

    *Covers all six species of serious apes

    * presents the main up to date and accomplished facts available

    * greater than one hundred fifty full-color photos

    * greater than 50 full-color maps and diagrams

    Copub: UNEP-WCMC (Royalties from the sale of this e-book will aid the efforts of the conservation of the good Apes Survival undertaking)
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  • Download E-books Diversity and Adaptation in Fish Behaviour (Zoophysiology) PDF

    Fish are super profitable vertebrates. due to an extended and divergent heritage they're now present in nearly each conceiv­ capable aquatic habitat. This radiation has been followed through nice variety in constitution, body structure, and behavior. regardless of this variability, fish needs to resolve a couple of easy difficulties which are universal to all animals. an important of those are: (1) to discover and ingest acceptable meals; (2) to prevent predation; and (3) to breed. the most function of this booklet is to explain the range of behavioural techniques that fish use in dealing with those difficulties. My strategy has been to attract jointly fabric from either box and laboratory paintings that's broadly scattered within the litera­ ture. the most important emphasis is on box reviews, for the reason that my major obstacle is with adaptive ideas to difficulties, and that i think those are probably to be accurately perceived via staff who're conversant in the average ecological environment in their animals. after all, many information of behaviour can't be visible and quantified accurately within the box, and consequently i have never missed laboratory reports. despite the fact that, even the following i've got concen­ trated on paintings that illustrates the diversity of recommendations that fish use to resolve the 3 simple difficulties. a lot vital paintings, for example on causation, improvement, and studying, isn't really incorporated.
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