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A Lifetime of Mammals

A Lifetime of Mammals

  • Author: Derek Warren
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • ISBN: 1788036174
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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A comprehensive description of the UK’s mammal population. Fully illustrated from the author’s extensive photographic collection. This book is the result of over fifty years of studying and photographing the mammals of the UK in their natural environment. It consists of full descriptions of our native mammals and the landscapes in which they live. It concentrates on the larger mammals such as the badger and foxes, but also all the smaller mammals such as stoats, weasels and polecats, and rodents including squirrels, voles and various mouse species. Finally it also describes some introduced animals both long established, such as the rabbit and brown hare, as well as briefer descriptions of the more recently introduced ones such as the mink. The book deals with how some of the mammals, such as the badger, have had their profiles raised through the work of the author together with Dr Ernest Neal. It was the combined work of various badger experts, including Derek Warren and Dr. Neal, and several MPs that resulted in the two badger bills being presented to parliament. The book contains a chapter by Adrian Middleton, a retired veterinary surgeon, on colour variations in mammals where these variations are described in detail. All of these descriptions within the book are accompanied by photographs of the various mammals taken by the author.

The life of mammals

The life of mammals

their anatomy and physiology

  • Author: John Zachary Young,Michael John Hobbs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Explores the mechanisms and processes which regulate the systems of mammals

Arctic Life of Birds and Mammals

Arctic Life of Birds and Mammals

Including Man

  • Author: L. Irving
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642856551
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 194
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After travel through Alaska during the Second World War, in 1947 I went to Barrow with a very lively group of biologists. From their productive research developed the Arctic Research Laboratory. While we examined the rather surpris ingly modest metabolic rates of arctic warmblooded animals in cold, PER SCHO LANDER proposed and then carried out measurements of metabolism of some tropi cal animals in Panama. The differences could be formulated to show the basis of adaptation to arctic cold and to tropical warmth. Imagination and logic were required to formulate the comparison so that it could become a part of science, but the essential measurements were derived from animals and plants in their own arctic and tropical environments. Characteristics that adapt the forms of life to climatic conditions of various environments appear clear in the large dimensions of extremely differing climates. At the time of my arrival in Alaska many of the arctic Eskimos were still largely dependent on natural resources of their immediate and local environment, in which great seasonal changes in temperature and solar radiation appeared as dominant factors. The living environment on which they subsisted was also mar kedly affected by the changes of the seasons, in particular by the change in state of water to ice that terminated summer and by the melting that brought the late transition from winter to summer.

The Life of Mammals

The Life of Mammals

  • Author: Ernest Ingersoll
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mammals
  • Page: 555
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The life of mammals

The life of mammals

  • Author: Leonard Harrison Matthews
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Life Cycle of Mammals

The Life Cycle of Mammals

  • Author: Susan Heinrichs Gray
  • Publisher: Raintree
  • ISBN: 1406223697
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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This series follows the life cycle of a group of animals. Each title looks at a different class of vertebrate (with the exception of insects), rather than just focusing on one single animal.

Outlines for Studies of Mammalian Life Histories

Outlines for Studies of Mammalian Life Histories

  • Author: Walter Penn Taylor
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mammals
  • Page: 12
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Studying mammals: Life in the trees

Studying mammals: Life in the trees

  • Author: The Open University
  • Publisher: The Open University
  • ISBN: N.A
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This 10-hour free course explored how tree-dwelling mammals have developed different methods to help movement and survival.

The Circle of Life -- Learning about Animal Life Cycles

The Circle of Life -- Learning about Animal Life Cycles

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: In the Hands of a Child
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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The Life of Sea Mammals

The Life of Sea Mammals

  • Author: M. L. McCarthy,Kate Woodhouse,Lesley Firth,Malcolm McGregor
  • Publisher: Silver Burdett Press
  • ISBN: 9780382061868
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 61
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Discusses the origins of sea mammals and describes their physical characteristics, habits, and relationship with human beings.

After the Dinosaurs

After the Dinosaurs

The Age of Mammals

  • Author: Donald R. Prothero
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253000552
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 370
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A fascinating study of the thousands of new animal species that walked in the footsteps of the dinosaurs—and the climate changes that brought them forth. The fascinating group of animals called dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years ago (except for their feathered descendants). In their place evolved an enormous variety of land creatures, especially mammals, which in their way were every bit as remarkable as their Mesozoic cousins. The Age of Mammals, the Cenozoic Era, has never had its Jurassic Park, but it was an amazing time in earth’s history, populated by a wonderful assortment of bizarre animals. The rapid evolution of thousands of species of mammals brought forth many incredible creatures―including our own ancestors. Their story is part of a larger story of new life emerging from the greenhouse conditions of the Mesozoic, warming up dramatically about 55 million years ago, and then cooling rapidly so that 33 million years ago the glacial ice returned. The earth’s vegetation went through equally dramatic changes, from tropical jungles in Montana and forests at the poles. Life in the sea underwent striking evolution reflecting global climate change, including the emergence of such creatures as giant sharks, seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales. Engaging and insightful, After the Dinosaurs is a book for everyone who has an abiding fascination with the remarkable life of the past.

Das geheime Leben der Säugetiere

Das geheime Leben der Säugetiere

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783502150336
  • Category:
  • Page: 320
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Das Buch zur spektakulären BBC-Fersehserie des Fernseh-Biologen David Attenborough mit prächtigen Farbfotos.

Endurance of Life

Endurance of Life

The Implications of Genetics for Human Life

  • Author: Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet,Macfarlane Burnet
  • Publisher: CUP Archive
  • ISBN: 9780521297837
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 240
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Recording Structures of Mammals

Recording Structures of Mammals

  • Author: Galina A. Klevezal,M.V. Mina
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9789054106210
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 448
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This text focuses on the principles and methods of using growth layers formed in teeth and bones of mammals to make a judgement on essential traits of the animal's life history. In nearly all mammalian species, including man, the age of individuals can be determined from the number of growth layers and, at least in some of them, it is possible to estimate the season of an animal's birth and death, age of sexual maturation, periodicity of reproduction, certain feeding habits and other aspects of the individual's biology. It is also possible, from tooth-enamel analysis, to assess doses of radiation accumulated by animals and human beings during their lifetime.;This book is intended for zoologists, wild-game biologists and zoo archaeologists, but some of the sections could also be of interest for anthropologists, radioecologists and conservation biologists.

The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes

The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes

  • Author: S. Zuckerman
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415209809
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 511
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Life of Marsupials

Life of Marsupials

  • Author: Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643099212
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 464
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Over the past half a century research has revealed that marsupials – far from being ‘second class’ mammals – have adaptations for particular ways of life quite equal to their placental counterparts. Despite long separate evolution, there are extraordinary similarities in which marsupials have solved the challenges of living in such environments as deserts, alpine snowfields or tropical rainforests. Some can live on grass, some on pollen and others on leaves; some can glide, some can swim and others hop with extraordinary efficiency. In Life of Marsupials, one of the world’s leading experts explores the biology and evolution of this unusual group – with their extraordinary diversity of forms around the world – in Australia, New Guinea and South America. Joint winner of the 2005 Whitley Medal. Included in Choice Magazine's 2006 Outstanding Academic Titles list.

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

The Cultural Lives of Whales and Dolphins

  • Author: Hal Whitehead,Luke Rendell
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226895319
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 417
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Drawing on their own research as well as scientific literature including evolutionary biology, animal behavior, ecology, anthropology, psychology and neuroscience, two cetacean biologists submerge themselves in the unique environment in which whales and dolphins live.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

  • Author: William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780080919935
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 1352
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This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

Social Life of a Burrowing Mammal

  • Author: John L. Hoogland
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226351186
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 557
  • View: 2001
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In The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, John L. Hoogland draws on sixteen years of research at Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, in the United States to provide this account of prairie dog social behavior. Through comparisons with more than 300 other animal species, he offers new insights into basic theory in behavioral ecology and sociobiology. Hoogland documents interactions within and among families of prairie dogs to examine the advantages and disadvantages of coloniality. By addressing such topics as male and female reproductive success, inbreeding, kin recognition, and infanticide, Hoogland offers a broad view of conflict and cooperation. Among his surprising findings is that prairie dog females sometimes suckle, and at other times kill, the offspring of close kin. Enhanced by more than 100 photographs, this book illuminates the social organization of a burrowing mammal and raises fundamental questions about current theory. As the most detailed long-term study of any social rodent, The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog will interest not only mammalogists and other vertebrate biologists, but also students of behavioral and evolutionary ecology.