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40 Years From The Brink Of Extinction

Author : John D. Chaney
ISBN : 9781591521617
Genre : Nature
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Bald eagles get a warm salute in 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction, a handsome new photography book by John D. Chaney that collects 40 years of his work documenting America's favorite bird. This large-format hardcover features 63 beautiful photographs of eagles in their natural habitat, interspersed with interesting facts about our national symbol. Chaney's photographs capture eagles' majesty in flight, on the hunt, raising their chicks, and interacting with others. Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and true-blue patriots will be proud to display this volume on their coffee tables.

40 Years Of Evolution

Author : Peter R. Grant
ISBN : 9781400851300
Genre : Science
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Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments.

Imagining Extinction

Author : Ursula K. Heise
ISBN : 9780226358338
Genre : Literary Criticism
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We are currently facing the sixth mass extinction of species in the history of life on Earth, biologists claim—the first one caused by humans. Activists, filmmakers, writers, and artists are seeking to bring the crisis to the public’s attention through stories and images that use the strategies of elegy, tragedy, epic, and even comedy. Imagining Extinction is the first book to examine the cultural frameworks shaping these narratives and images. Ursula K. Heise argues that understanding these stories and symbols is indispensable for any effective advocacy on behalf of endangered species. More than that, she shows how biodiversity conservation, even and especially in its scientific and legal dimensions, is shaped by cultural assumptions about what is valuable in nature and what is not. These assumptions are hardwired into even seemingly neutral tools such as biodiversity databases and laws for the protection of endangered species. Heise shows that the conflicts and convergences of biodiversity conservation with animal welfare advocacy, environmental justice, and discussions about the Anthropocene open up a new vision of multispecies justice. Ultimately, Imagining Extinction demonstrates that biodiversity, endangered species, and extinction are not only scientific questions but issues of histories, cultures, and values.

2052 Prophecies

Author : Paul V Suffriti
ISBN : 9781622128211
Genre : Fiction
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Mankind may be on the brink of extinction. This story begins with a family living in an underground bunker in the year 2052, while the world above is in total chaos. Nicholas and his family escaped their home in Denver and are now in New Mexico trying to survive an apocalyptic event caused by an approaching comet. The earth has been subject to natural and man-made disasters never before experienced by man. In the bunker, Nicholas reflects back on the past forty years of his life. He remembers the joyful times and the tragic events that changed everything. He relives the taking down of America by terrorist groups, the battle of Armageddon in the Middle East, natural disasters caused by great earthquakes and asteroids that changed the landscape around the world, and the great plague that killed a third of the world's population. In this doomsday scenario, 2052 Prophecies: The Last 40 Years puts readers in the bunker alongside Nicholas and his terrified family huddled together as the earth shakes violently from the comet's approach. Is it in the Prophecies that mankind will survive? Originally from Massachusetts,

Grzimek S Animal Life Encyclopedia

Author : Bernhard Grzimek
ISBN : 0787653624
Genre : Nature
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Grzimek S Animal Life Encyclopedia Mammals I V

Author : Bernhard Grzimek
ISBN : 0787657891
Genre : Nature
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"This is a revised and updated edition of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources on the world's animals. Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. It includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive index to all volumes."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Return Of The Phasmid

Author : Rick Wilkinson
ISBN : 1876077077
Genre : Rare insects
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When a ship ran aground more than 60 years ago on beautiful Lord Howe Island in the south-west Pacific rats escaped and attacked the unique Lord Howe Island stick insect, also known as a "land lobster." But more than 40 years later a minute colony was amazingly discovered on Balls Pyramid, a barren 500 metre tall pinnacle of rock just 23 km away from the island. This is the story of how Australian scientists and environmentalists have worked to save it from extinction and, possibly, return it to its original environment.

Ap Ws Magazine

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ISBN : MINN:31951D00217454X
Genre : Game and game-birds
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American Pheasant And Waterfowl Society Magazine

Author : American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society
ISBN : CORNELL:31924000702682
Genre : Game bird culture
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Kingfishers Bee Eaters And Rollers

Author : C. Hilary Fry
ISBN : 9781408135259
Genre : Science
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Dazzling in their beauty, many of the 123 species of kingfisher, bee-eater and roller are very poorly known. This reference provides a review of the group showing every species, all the main races and most sex and age variations. Text and plates are closely co-ordinated with emphasis on behaviour, field characters and identifcation. Colour maps showing breeding and wintering ranges are also included.

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