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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.

40 Years

Author : RITAH
ISBN : 9781645468929
Genre : Poetry
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What does one do on turning 40? Ritah, the author, decided to publish 40 poems. Simple to follow, the book offers a round trip from childhood to the age of 40. Seychelles is the idyllic paradise for a holiday; Ritah offers a view of not just a holiday destination but her home with all the ups and downs of daily life. Ritah shares a sincere and organic tableau of her life up to her 40th birthday. Through the 40 poems, Ritah colours her childhood with her family, school, growing up, travelling, bright and shaded sides of the islands, soul searching and her wishes.

Embracing Philanthropic Environmentalism

Author : Will Sarvis
ISBN : 9781476635743
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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.

Ecopolitics X Proceedings

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ISBN : UOM:39015022889243
Genre : Australia
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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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Wild Earth

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ISBN : UOM:39015055725868
Genre : Biodiversity conservation
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