Download E-books Almost Human: A Journey into the World of Baboons PDF

By Shirley Strum

“An exciting and readable account of what lifestyles is like, not just for baboons, yet those that watch them….Fascinating and compelling reading.” ―New York Times

whilst Shirley C. Strum first set out in 1972 to do graduate paintings with baboons in Kenya, traditional knowledge had it that primate society, epitomized through monkeys comparable to baboons, was once according to aggression and governed via the men, their brute strength and their dominance hierarchy. yet her soaking up chronicle of fifteen years spent staring at a troop of baboons has printed extraordinary new points of animal habit.

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Download E-books Birds of Belize (Corrie Herring Hooks Series) PDF

By H. Lee Jones

With approximately 600 pointed out species of birds—and a typical of 5 "new" species came upon annually—Belize is turning into a birding hotspot for beginner birders from all over the world. hundreds of thousands of birders stopover at the rustic every year to take pleasure in Belize's awesome abundance and diversity of either temperate and tropical birds in normal habitats that stay principally unspoiled. yet before, regardless of the starting to be desire for an authoritative id consultant, birders have needed to depend on neighborhood box publications that provide simply constrained info on Belizean birds.

Birds of Belize offers the 1st entire advisor to the identity of all at present recognized species—574 in all. The birds are grouped by way of households, with an creation to every kinfolk that highlights its uniquely picking out features and behaviors. The species debts contain the entire information helpful for box identity: medical and customary names, dimension, plumage positive aspects, thorough voice descriptions, habitat, distribution, and standing in Belize. complete colour, expertly drawn illustrations by means of famous chicken artist Dana Gardner current female and male, juvenile and grownup, and simple and exchange plumages to assist visible identity all year long, whereas 234 variety maps express the birds' distribution and seasonality in Belize. A accomplished bibliography completes the volume.

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Download E-books Wedge-tailed Eagle (Australian Natural History Series) PDF

Australia’s Wedge-tailed Eagle belongs to the relatives of eagles, which jointly span the area. Eagles are robust predators, with remarkable powers of flight and sight. they might kill to outlive, yet in addition they sleep, play, take pleasure in a bathtub, make delicate mom and dad, and shape lasting relationships.

This e-book supplies a entire evaluation of Australia’s biggest precise eagle and one of many country’s few huge predators and scavengers. First showing in Aboriginal rock-paintings greater than 5000 years in the past, the Wedge-tailed Eagle was once little greater than a interest to the early ecu settlers. The publication strains the next adjustments in perception—from its branding as a vicious sheep killer to an iconic species invaluable of conservation—and covers distribution, habitat, looking, relationships, replica and chick improvement. a last part bargains with threats to the lifestyles of this excellent bird.

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Download E-books Nest Building and Bird Behavior (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

By Nicholas E. Collias

This ebook is a complete research of nest-building habit in birds. A much-needed synthesis of the formerly scattered literature in this primary element of avian biology, it really is geared up by way of habit difficulties and specializes in evolution as its unifying theme.

Originally released in 1984.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the newest print-on-demand know-how to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the celebrated backlist of Princeton collage Press. those variants shield the unique texts of those vital books whereas featuring them in sturdy paperback and hardcover versions. The aim of the Princeton Legacy Library is to greatly elevate entry to the wealthy scholarly historical past present in the hundreds of thousands of books released by way of Princeton college Press for the reason that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books The Phylogeny of Anguinomorph Lizards (Mémoires de la Société helvétique des sciences naturelles) PDF

By RIEPPEL

Anguinomorph lizards have attracted the eye of varied staff for a number of purposes. They shape a lacertilian infraorder good dermed by means of the subdivision in their tongue right into a retractile fore-portion and a vast, elastic hind element. The lengthy, autonomous evolutionary background is documented by way of a wealthy fossil checklist (Hoff stetter, 1962 a). The lizards spoke of the Anguinomorpha are subdivided into suprafamilies, the Anguinoidea and the Platynota. The Anguinoidea include 3 households, the Anguidae, Xenosauridae and Anniellidae. The Platynota include seven households, the Helodermatidae, Parasaniwidae, Lanthanotidae, Dolichosauridae, Aigialosauridae, Mosasauridae and Varanidae. The Anguinomorpha convey a variety of model from the burrowing An niellidae to the Dolichosauridae, Aigialosauridae and Mosasauridae, population of the Cretaceous seas. because the days of Nopsca (1903, 1908, 1923), Janesch (1906) and Fejervary (1918) they stand as ancestors of snakes, a view which was once authorised through Camp (1923) and McDowell and Bogert (1954, see additionally McDowell, 1972)."

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Download E-books Llama Llama Yum Yum Yum! PDF

By Anna Dewdney

Get cooking with Llama Llama during this scratch-and-sniff board book! 

Llama Llama and his Mama are within the kitchen whipping up a few scrumptious treats! take part the thrill via interpreting in addition to this super-sweet tale and scratching and sniffing the thrill scents on each one unfold, like pickles and ice cream sundaes!

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Download E-books Chasing Monarchs: Migrating with the Butterflies of Passage PDF

By Robert Michael Pyle

Although nobody had ever North American monarch butterflies on their annual southward trip to Mexico and California, within the Nineteen Nineties there have been well-accepted assumptions concerning the nature and type of the migration. yet to Robert Michael Pyle, a naturalist with lengthy adventure in monarch conservation, the bought knowledge in regards to the butterflies’ lengthy trip simply didn’t make feel. within the autumn of 1996 he got down to discover the evidence, to pursue the tide of “cinnamon sailors” on their lengthy, mysterious flight.
 
Chasing Monarchs chronicles Pyle’s 9,000-mile trip to find firsthand the secrets and techniques of the monarchs’ annual migration. half street journey, half outside experience, and half usual historical past research, Pyle’s publication overturns outdated theories and gives insights either huge and small relating to monarch butterflies, their biology, and their excellent migratory travels. because the book’s first booklet, its arguable conclusions were absolutely proven, and monarchs are higher understood than ever sooner than. The Afterword for this quantity contains now not only updated info at the myriad threats to monarch butterflies, but in addition numerous efforts lower than strategy to make sure the way forward for the world’s so much remarkable butterfly migration.

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Download E-books Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct PDF

By Mo Willems

Two-time Caldecott Honor winner and long island occasions bestselling writer Willems introduces a lovely new character--a dinosaur who performs with young ones and bakes cookies. Reginald Von Hoobie-Doobie is decided to end up dinosaurs are extinct, yet what's going to occur to Edwina if an individual believes him?

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Download E-books Naturalist's Big Bend: An Introduction to the Trees and Shrubs, Wildflowers, Cacti, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish, and Insects (Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment (Paperback)) PDF

In southwest Texas the place the Rio Grande arcs southward into Mexico lies gigantic Bend nationwide Park, 708,221 acres of river floodplain, wasteland, grasslands, and majestic mountains, a richly diverse setting that exist kind of because it did sooner than man’s arival. The wealth of the large Bend is in its dramatic panorama, which gives usual habitats ranging shape barren region to alpine, and its hence striking number of plant life and fauna.

Intended as a organic creation to 1 of the nation’s awesome common platforms, Naturalist’s huge Bend highlights the particular crops and animal of the area, equivalent to the century plant, which grows twenty-five to fifty-five years, blooms magnificently, and dies; candelilla, from which wax is made; prickly pear cactus; the javelina, North America’s in simple terms local pig; the colima warbler; the infrequent Texas lyre snake; the large Bend gambusia fish; the tarantula; and the large Bend quonker katydid.

This accomplished box consultant, revised and enlarged in a brand new variation, describes the area’s archaeology and heritage, and information the features and habitats of huge Bend’s timber and shrubs, wildflowers, cacti, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. It additionally outlines jogging and using excursions of the main most probably spots for sighting those crops and animals. an intensive bibliography is included.

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