Download E-books Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti (Princeton Field Guides) PDF

By Christopher Rimmer, James Wiley, Kent McFarland, Eladio Fernandez

Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti fills a wide void within the literature on birdwatching and the surroundings in those tropical international locations. the 1st complete box consultant dedicated to Hispaniola's birds, it presents distinctive bills for greater than three hundred species, together with thirty-one endemic species.

integrated within the species descriptions are info on key box marks, related species, voice, habitats, geographic distribution on Hispaniola, prestige, nesting, variety, and native names utilized in either the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The authors additionally touch upon ecology, habit, and taxonomic prestige. The publication presents colour illustrations and diversity maps according to the latest facts to be had. however the authors' reason is to supply greater than only a technique of determining birds. The consultant additionally underscores the significance of marketing the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and construction aid for environmental measures.

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Download E-books AELIAN: ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANIMALS Vol. I: Books I-V PDF

By Aelian [Claudius Aelianus]; A. F. Scholfield (Trans. )

Aelian (Claudius Aelianus), a Roman born ca. advert a hundred and seventy at Praeneste, used to be a scholar of the rhetorician Pausanias of Caesarea, and taught and practised rhetoric. specialist in Attic Greek, he turned a major student and studied heritage less than the patronage of the Roman empress Julia Domna. He it appears spent all his existence in Italy the place he died after advert 230. Aelian's at the features of Animals, in 17 books, is a suite of proof and ideology in regards to the conduct of animals drawn from Greek authors and a few own statement. truth, fancy, legend, tales and gossip all play their half in a story that's intended to entertain readers. If there's any moral reason, it's that the virtues of untaught but reasoning animals could be a lesson to inconsiderate and egocentric mankind. The Loeb Classical Library version of the paintings is in 3 volumes. The historic Miscellany (Loeb no. 486) is of comparable nature. In 14 books, it is composed typically of old and biographical anecdotes and retellings of mythical occasions. a few of Aelian's fabric is drawn from authors whose works are misplaced. Aelian's Letters—portraying the affairs and state methods of a sequence of fictitious writers—offer attractive vignettes of rural lifestyles. those come in Loeb no. 383.

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Download E-books Longman's Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia - Птицы PDF

By Лонгман

Longman's Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia - Птицы КНИГИ ;ЕСТЕСТВЕННЫЕ НАУКИ Автор: Лонгман Название: Иллюстрированная энциклопедия Лонгмана Издательство: Longman Год: 2006 Язык: Английский Формат: PDF Качество: Отличное Размер: 50.24 MBОтличный атлас от Лонгмана. Здесь вы найдете многие виды птиц. Скачать:Depositfiles.com Freefolder.netOnefile.net eighty five 1 2 three four five

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Download E-books Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior PDF

By Michael D. Breed

Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, via concise summaries, crucial discoveries and clinical revolutions in animal habit. those are assessed for his or her relative impression at the box and their importance to the ahead movement of the technological know-how of animal habit. 80 brief essays seize the instant while a brand new idea emerged or a ebook signaled a paradigm shift. How the recent realizing took place is defined, and any carrying on with controversy or clinical dialog at the factor is highlighted. habit is a wealthy and sundry box, drawing on genetics, evolution, body structure, and ecology to notify its ideas, and this ebook embraces the wealth of information that comes from the unification of those fields round the examine of animals in motion.

The chronological association of the essays makes this a great assessment of the historical past of animal habit, ethology, and behavioral ecology.

The paintings contains such issues as Darwin’s position in shaping the learn of animal habit, the common sense of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct money owed of latest revelations approximately habit via clinical research and scrutiny show the interesting tale of this box. just like Dr. John Avise’s Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the paintings is based into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and determine the influence of the conceptual switch, with a ranking, which levels from 1-10, supplying an evaluate of the effect of the recent findings on modern science.

  • Features a full of life, brisk writing type and short entries to let effortless, stress-free entry to this crucial details
  • Includes subject matters that conceal the variety of behavioral biology from mechanism to behavioral ecology
  • Can even be used as supplemental fabric for an undergraduate animal habit path, or because the foundational textual content for an higher point or graduate dialogue direction in complex animal behavior

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Download E-books History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East PDF

By B. Collins

This ebook is ready all points of man's touch with the animal global; sacrifice, sacred animals, nutrition, domestication, in brief, from the elegant to the mundane. Chapters on paintings, literature, faith and animal husbandry give you the reader with an entire photo of the complicated relationships among the peoples of the traditional close to East and (their) animals. A reference consultant and key to the menagerie of the traditional close to East, with considerable unique illustrations.

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Download E-books Do Hummingbirds Hum?: Fascinating Answers to Questions About Hummingbirds (Animal Q&a Series) PDF

By George C. West, Carol A. Butler

Hummingbirds could be the smallest birds on the earth, yet they've got the most important appetites. Their wings flutter on general fifty to 80 instances every one moment as they stopover at hundreds of thousands of flora over the process an afternoon to sip the candy nectar that sustains them. Their hearts beat approximately twelve hundred instances a minute and their fast respiring permits those outstanding birds to maintain their distinctive demeanour of flight. they could hover within the air for lengthy classes, fly backwards utilizing forceful wings that swivel on the shoulder, and dive at approximately 200 miles consistent with hour. local basically to the Americas, a few hummingbirds were identified emigrate from Mexico to Alaska during a season. staring at a hummingbird at a yard feeder, we basically see its glittering iridescent plumage and its lengthy, slender beak; its quickly relocating wings are a blur to our eyes.These tiny, colourful birds have lengthy interested birders, novice naturalists, and gardeners. yet, do they honestly hum?In Do Hummingbirds Hum? George C. West, who has studied and banded over 13,500 hummingbirds in Arizona, and Carol A. Butler supply an outline of hummingbird biology for the final reader, and extra particular discussions in their morphology and behaviour when you are looking to fly past the fundamentals. Enriched with attractive and infrequent images, together with a piece in shiny colour, this attractive query and solution consultant bargains readers quite a lot of information regarding those excellent pollinators in addition to suggestions for attracting, photographing, and staring at hummingbirds within the wild or in captivity..

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Download E-books Animal Learning and Cognition, 3rd Edition: An Introduction PDF

By John M. Pearce

Animal studying and Cognition: An Introduction presents an up to date overview of the relevant findings from greater than a century of study into animal intelligence. This re-creation has been improved to take account of the numerous fascinating advancements that experience occurred over the final ten years.

The e-book opens with a ancient survey of the equipment which have been used to check animal intelligence, and follows by means of summarizing the contribution made through studying methods to clever habit. subject matters contain Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination studying, and categorization. the rest of the ebook makes a speciality of animal cognition and covers such subject matters as reminiscence, navigation, social studying, language and verbal exchange, and information illustration. accelerated components contain extinction (to which a whole bankruptcy is now devoted), navigation in bugs, episodic reminiscence in birds, imitation in birds and primates, and the controversy approximately no matter if primates are conscious of psychological states in themselves and others. concerns raised through the ebook are reviewed in a concluding bankruptcy that examines how intelligence is sent in the course of the animal kingdom.

The broad spectrum of themes lined during this booklet guarantees that it'll be of curiosity to scholars of psychology, biology, zoology, and neuroscience. on account that little or no history wisdom is needed, the publication might be of equivalent worth to a person easily drawn to both animal intelligence, or the animal origins of human intelligence.

This textbook is followed by online teacher assets which are at no cost to departments who undertake this ebook as their text. They contain chapter-by-chapter lecture slides, an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice query try financial institution, and multiple-choice questions in paper and pen format.

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Download E-books Looking at Animals in Human History PDF

By Linda Kalof

From the 1st cave work to Britta Jaschinski's provocative animal images, it sort of feels we have now been describing and portraying animals, in a few shape or one other, for so long as we have now been human. This publication presents a vast old assessment of our representations of animals, from prehistory to postmodernity, and the way these representations have altered with altering social conditions.
 
Taking in quite a lot of visible and textual fabrics, Linda Kalof finds many fabulous and revealing examples of our depictions of animals. She additionally examines animals in a vast sweep of literature, narrative and feedback: from Pliny the Elder’s average background to Donna Haraway’s writings on animal–human–machine interplay; and from debts of the Black Plague and histories of the family animal and zoos, to the ways in which animal stereotypes were utilized to humans to focus on hierarchies of gender, race and class.
 
Well-researched and scholarly, but very available, this booklet is an important contribution to the human–animal tale. that includes greater than 60 photos, Looking at Animals in Human History brings jointly a wealth of data that might entice the huge viewers drawn to animals, in addition to to experts in lots of disciplines.
 
Linda Kalof is professor of sociology at Michigan country collage. Her books comprise The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values and The Animals Reader: the fundamental vintage and modern Writings.
 

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Download E-books Predator-Prey Dynamics: The Role of Olfaction PDF

By Michael R. Conover

People, being visually orientated, are good versed in camouflage and the way animals disguise from predators that use imaginative and prescient to find prey. despite the fact that, many predators don't hunt by means of sight; they hunt via smell. This increases the query: do survival mechanisms and behaviors exist which permit animals to conceal from those olfactory predators?  if this is the case, what are they, and the way do they work?
Predator-Prey Dynamics: The function of Olfaction examines environmental in addition to organic and behavioral components of either predators and prey to respond to gaps in our present wisdom of the survival dynamics of species. starting with an intensive examine the mechanics of olfaction, the writer explains how predators discover, find, and tune their prey utilizing smell trails at the floor or smell plumes within the air. figuring out the physics of airflow is your next step to figuring out the opportunity of manipulating and covering smell. whereas a bush may possibly cover an animal visually from a predator, it is going to now not shield an animal from a predator utilizing olfaction.  to conceal from the latter, an animal must cover in destinations the place turbulence and updrafts will disperse its odor.
The publication addresses tradeoffs that animals needs to make given their twin must conceal from predators and to obtain nutrition and water. stories of mammalian and avian habit supply examples at the real use and efficacy of olfactory camouflage strategies. The publication concludes with a redefinition of ecological phrases according to the physics of airflow and a precis of the speculation and implications of olfactory predator--prey dynamics.
Introducing the mechanics of olfaction and its effect at the habit of either predators and prey, Predator-Prey Dynamics: The function of Olfaction provides a brand new notion of the area and allows us to appreciate and extra successfully deal with the fragile survival dynamics of animals within the wild.

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