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Wild Health

Author : Cindy Engel
ISBN : 0618340688
Genre : Science
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A fascinating foray into zoopharmacognosy, the newest field in biology, reveals the many ways that animals medicate themselves by eating and using the right plants and foods to promote health and fertility, from the desert tortoise that travels miles to mine the calcium needed to keep its shell strong, to the mammals that rub citrus oils and odoriferous resins into their coats as insecticides and antiseptics against insect bites. Reprint.

American English In Mind Level 4 Student S Book With Dvd Rom

Author : Alison Greenwood
ISBN : 9780521733472
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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American English in Mind is an integrated, four-skills course for beginner to advanced teenage learners of American English. American English in Mind Level 4 Student's Book with DVD-ROM features 16 units. Thought-provoking reading, listening, speaking, and writing topics motivate teenage students of American English. Content-rich photostories and dialogues present contemporary spoken American English in realistic contexts. 'Culture in mind' sections give insight into different aspects of English-speaking life. 'Check your progress' sections help students monitor their learning. The DVD-ROM features stimulating grammar exercises, games, video, unit tests, Workbook audio, and selected Student's Book audio. The videos feature the photostory characters and include 'Videoke,' which allows students to record and hear their voices in portions of the video dialogues.

Animal Health And Welfare In Organic Agriculture

Author : Mette Vaarst
ISBN : 0851998704
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Annotation. The rapid growth of organic farming has been among the most remarkable changes in global agriculture in recent decades. However, more attention was initially aid to the crop side of organic systems, and animals are a lower priority in formal research and the development of organic farming. But now, that has changed. There is now greater recognition of the need to understand animal health and welfare better. The purpose of this book is to further the understanding of organic animal husbandry and to demonstrate practical solutions and innovative methods, drawing mainly on research and practical experience with organic farming in Europe.

The Well Dressed Ape

Author : Hannah Holmes
ISBN : 1588368025
Genre : Science
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DID YOU KNOW THAT • we have more hair follicles than a chimpanzee • a male boxer in top condition can punch with the force of a thirteen-pound mallet swung at twenty miles an hour • the best human endurance runners can outlast a horse • one odor above all is sexually stimulating to the human male: cinnamon buns • our home-building skills compare nicely with those of the bagworm With dry wit and penetrating insight, science journalist Hannah Holmes casts the eye of a trained researcher and reporter on . . . herself. And on our whole species. She compares the biology and behavior of humans with that of other creatures, exploring how the human animal fits into the natural world. Holmes also reveals the ways in which Homo sapiens stands apart from other mammals (and all other animals) in ways that are alternately admirable and devastating. Deftly mixing personal stories with the latest scientific research, Hannah Holmes has fashioned an engaging field guide to that oddest and most fascinating of primates: ourselves.

Alternative Health Practices For Livestock

Author : Thomas Morris
ISBN : 9780470384756
Genre : Medical
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The idea that current methods of food production are not sustainable in the long-term is a controversial topic. This book provides information that will advance a form of livestock production that meets the long- and short-term goals of human food production, minimizing degradation of natural resources. Important concerns regarding food safety, particularly antibiotic and chemical residues in meat, milk and other livestock foods, have stimulated renewed interest in alternative methods of promoting livestock health. Alternative Health Practices for Livestock is the first compilation of its kind for veterinarians, agriculture extension educators and livestock producers. It provides a well-referenced overview of some of the alternative livestock practices currently being examined. Key Features: A much needed information source on alternative health for large animals Contributions from veterinarians, farmers, extension educators and university professors Discusses the necessity for more validated scientific assessments of alternative and herbal therapies in livestock production Includes chapters on ways to promote alternative methods of health care for livestock, including steps to obtain research funding.

Olfaction In Animal Behaviour And Welfare

Author : Birte L Nielsen
ISBN : 9781786391599
Genre : Medical
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Evidence-based, yet entirely practical, this important new text builds upon the basics of neuroscience to describe the links between olfaction and animal behaviour, and the effects of odours in animal welfare. Animals use smells in a multitude of ways: to orientate themselves, to create social bonds, to recognise food, to initiate reproduction, and to avoid predators and imminent threats such as fire. Starting from the scientific basis of olfaction and odour perception, the book covers pheromones and behavioural tests, before describing the role of olfaction in feeding behaviour, reproduction, disease detection, and animal housing. This is a captivating introduction to the world of smells, suitable for advanced students, researchers, and teachers of applied ethology, animal welfare and veterinary science.

Wild Mammals In Captivity

Author : Devra G. Kleiman
ISBN : 9780226440118
Genre : Science
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Zoos, aquaria, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on Wild Mammals in Captivity as the essential reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition. Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare. In this edition, more than three-quarters of the text is new, and information from more than seventy-five contributors is thoroughly updated. The standard text for all courses in zoo biology, Wild Mammals in Captivity will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions.

The Living Earth

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101444002
Genre : Health
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The Ecologist

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ISBN : UOM:39015056643953
Genre : Ecology
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Animals Make Us Human

Author : Temple Grandin
ISBN : 9780547393957
Genre : Nature
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How can we give animals the best life-- for them? What does an animal need to be happy? In her groundbreaking, best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life-- on their terms, not ours. Knowing what causes animals physical pain is usually easy, but pinpointing emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals and then explains how to fulfill the specific needs of dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, zoo animals, and even wildlife. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures. Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

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