Download Into the Night: Tales of Nocturnal Wildlife Expeditions by Rick Adams, Rick A. Adams PDF

By Rick Adams, Rick A. Adams

This pleasing choice of essays from expert scientists and naturalists presents an enlightening examine the lives of box biologists with a fondness for the hidden global of nocturnal natural world. Into the Night explores the harrowing, attention-grabbing, a laugh, and mostly unheard own stories of scientists prepared to forsake the security of sunlight to rfile the typical background of those uniquely tailored animals.

Contributors inform of confronting North American bears, cougars, and rattlesnakes; soreness pink ctenid spider bites within the tropical rain woodland; swimming via layers of feeding-frenzied hammerhead sharks within the Galapagos; evading the wrath of African bull elephants in South Africa; and delighting within the curious and mild nature of foxes and unconditional attractiveness via a relations of owls. They describe “fire within the sky” throughout a treeless tundra, a sea ablaze with bioluminescent algae, night earthquakes at the Pacific Rim, and hurricanes and erupting volcanoes on a Caribbean island.

Into the Night unearths infrequent and unforeseen insights into nocturnal box study, illuminating stories, discoveries, and demanding situations confronted by means of intrepid biologists learning nature’s nightly marvels around the globe. This quantity should be of curiosity to scientists and basic readers alike.

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Download Venomous Snakes of the World: A Manual for Use by U.S. by Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Scott PDF

By Department of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Scott Shupe

The recognized army guide, now up-to-date and again in print!

Originally released in 1962, and entirely up to date and colorized via Scott Shupe, Poisonous Snakes of the World is the proper functional advisor not to simply snake chunk survival, yet to appreciate and opting for each venomous snake on this planet. no matter if no lifestyles hangs within the stability, this handbook is a brilliant reference advisor for the outside fanatic, the reptile lover, or a person with a thirst for pragmatic, how-to wisdom.

With this entire version, you may be armed with some of the most thorough volumes to be had for facing those terrific reptiles, together with definitive suggestion on:

  • Precautions to prevent snake bites.
  • Identifying the indications and symptoms of snake venom poisoning.
  • First-Aid and clinical treatments.
  • Recognizing toxic snakes.
  • Indigenous species to numerous areas round the world.
  • Sources of Antivenin.

Snakes might be between probably the most lethal creatures on this planet. also they are tremendous attention-grabbing, and by means of taking the correct precautions, should be loved and liked. From the Monocle Cobra to the Gaboon Viper, learn how to worry and appreciate those excellent reptiles. 450 colour images

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Download Müller/Bährmann Bestimmung wirbelloser Tiere: Bildtafeln für by Günter Köhler PDF

By Günter Köhler

Die in drei Jahrzehnten erprobten Bestimmungstafeln erfreuen sich aufgrund ihrer instruktiven Strichzeichnungen und der erläuternden Texte eines unverändert regen Zuspruchs.

Kurze Einführungen in 20 Tiergruppen (und Gallen) geben Auskunft über Baueigentümlichkeiten, Besonderheiten in der Lebensweise, Beobachtungs- und Sammelmöglichkeiten sowie Hinweise zum Artenschutz. Beschrieben werden terrestrische und limnische Arten bzw. Artengruppen, die sich ohne Spezialkenntnisse bestimmen lassen. Nur bei schwierigen Taxa enden die Bestimmungsgänge oftmals bei Gattungen oder Familien. Anhand der Bildskizzen und meist dichotomer Entscheidungsschritte lassen sich ungefähr 2500 Arten bzw. Gattungen wirbelloser Tiere bestimmen. Das sign up erschließt sämtliche in den Bildtafeln genannte wissenschaftliche und deutsche Namen sowie häufig gebrauchte Synonyme. Das Literaturverzeichnis enthält wichtige weiterführende Bestimmungswerke zu den jeweiligen Tiergruppen.

In der 7. Neuauflage wurden einige Bestimmungsgänge weiter verbessert, Taxonnamen aktualisiert und häufig gewordene invasive Arten erstmals berücksichtigt. Völlig neu bearbeitet wurden die Bestimmungstafeln für Steinfliegen, Zikaden und Skorpionfliegen.

Schüler, Studenten und Naturfreunde können mit Hilfe dieses praktischen Bestimmungsbuches auf einfache Weise eine große Anzahl wirbelloser Tiere sicher ansprechen und diese auch unmittelbar in ihren Lebensräumen kennenlernen.

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Download Animal Communication Networks by P. K. McGregor PDF

By P. K. McGregor

Summarizing examine development and customers within the quickly increasing sector of animal verbal exchange networks, this ebook differs from different works on animal communique since it covers numerous animal teams and kinds of sign. It additionally highlights learn on the interface with different disciplines (for instance, psychology and body structure) and is meant for researchers within the box, complex scholars and high-level undergraduates.

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Download Zoology by Stephen Miller, John Harley PDF

By Stephen Miller, John Harley

"Zoology" is equipped into 3 components. half One covers the typical lifestyles methods, together with telephone and tissue constitution and serve as, the genetic foundation of evolution, and the evolutionary and ecological ideas that unify all existence. half is the survey of protists and animals, emphasizing evolutionary and ecological relationships, features of animal association that unite significant animal phyla, and animal variations. half 3 covers animal shape and serve as utilizing a comparative process. This strategy comprises descriptions and full-color art that depict evolutionary alterations within the constitution and serve as of chosen organ structures.

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Download Birds of the Dominican Republic and Haiti by Steven Latta, Christopher Rimmer, Allan Keith, Visit PDF

By Steven Latta, Christopher Rimmer, Allan Keith, Visit Amazon's James Wiley Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, James Wiley, , Herbert A. Raffaele, 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 accomplished box advisor dedicated to Hispaniola's birds, it offers designated debts for greater than three hundred species, together with thirty-one endemic species.

integrated within the species descriptions are information 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 ebook presents colour illustrations and diversity maps according to the latest info to be had. however the authors' rationale is to supply greater than only a technique of determining birds. The advisor additionally underscores the significance of selling the conservation of migratory and resident birds, and development aid for environmental measures.

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Download Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides) by Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan PDF

By Herbert Raffaele, James Wiley, Orlando H. Garrido, Allan Keith, Janis I. Raffaele

Absolutely illustrated, effortless to exploit, and entirely updated, Birds of the West Indies is the one box advisor that covers the entire chicken species recognized to happen within the region--including migrants and sometimes happening varieties. each one species is represented by way of an entire description that incorporates identity box marks, prestige and variety, habitat, and voice. A map displaying the bird's distribution accompanies many species debts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three superbly rendered colour plates. chicken fans, traveling travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box consultant to the birds of the West Indies. comprises all species recorded within the regionFeatures ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for speedy reference and simple identificationSpecies bills hide identity, voice, prestige and habitat, and rangeColor distribution maps

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