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The Life of Mammals

The Life of Mammals

  • Author: David Attenborough
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0563534230
  • Category: Mammals
  • Page: 320
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A fascinating and complete insight into the group of animals to which we ourselves belong. David Attenborough introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on the Earth, from the smallest - the two-inch pygmy shrew, to the largest - the blue whale. The Life of Mammals is the story of 4,000 species which have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on earth.

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

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

The life of mammals

The life of mammals

  • Author: Leonard Harrison Matthews
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 340
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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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.

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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The Life of Animals: The Mammals

The Life of Animals: The Mammals

  • Author: Ernest Ingersoll
  • Publisher: Palala Press
  • ISBN: 9781377745664
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 604
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Life of Marsupials

Life of Marsupials

  • Author: C. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 9780643062573
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 442
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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.-back cover.

Forerunners of Mammals

Forerunners of Mammals

Radiation • Histology • Biology

  • Author: Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253005337
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 352
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About 320 million years ago a group of reptiles known as the synapsids emerged and forever changed Earth’s ecological landscapes. This book discusses the origin and radiation of the synapsids from their sail-backed pelycosaur ancestor to their diverse descendants, the therapsids or mammal-like reptiles, that eventually gave rise to mammals. It further showcases the remarkable evolutionary history of the synapsids in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and the environments that existed at the time. By highlighting studies of synapsid bone microstructure, it offers a unique perspective of how such studies are utilized to reconstruct various aspects of biology, such as growth dynamics, biomechanical function, and the attainment of sexual and skeletal maturity. A series of chapters outline the radiation and phylogenetic relationships of major synapsid lineages and provide direct insight into how bone histological analyses have led to an appreciation of these enigmatic animals as once-living creatures. The penultimate chapter examines the early radiation of mammals from their nonmammalian cynodont ancestors, and the book concludes by engaging the intriguing question of when and where endothermy evolved among the therapsids.

DK Eyewitness Books: Mammal

DK Eyewitness Books: Mammal

  • Author: Steve Parker
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0756667925
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 72
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Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the natural world of mammals. Stunning real-life photographs of bushbabies, badgers, wallabies and more offer a unique "eyewitness" view of the natural history of mammal behavior and anatomy.See how newborn mice develop, what the inside of a molehill looks like, what a whale has inside its mouth, how a chinchilla keeps its fur clean, and the only mammals that can fly. Learn how to recognize mammal footprints, why some animalsstore food in their cheek pouches, why you are a mammal, and how the porcupine frightens its enemies. Discover how camels can walk on sand, what mammals looked like in the Ice Age, why some mammals have spines instead of fur, what whiskers are for, why a wallaby has a pouch, and much, much more!

Studying mammals: Life in the trees

Studying mammals: Life in the trees

  • Author: The Open University
  • Publisher: The Open University
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 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:
  • Page: N.A
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Land Mammals of Oregon

Land Mammals of Oregon

  • Author: B. J. Verts,Leslie N. Carraway
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520211995
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 668
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The first comprehensive, up-to-date treatment of mammals of Oregon since Vernon Bailey's THE MAMMALS AND LIFE ZONES OF OREGON was published in 1936. This new book provides a basic reference to mammalian life in the northwestern U.S., with descriptions of 136 extant or recently extirpated species. 122 color and 36 b&w photos, 140 maps, 150 drawings.

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.