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Birds New to Science

Birds New to Science

Fifty Years of Avian Discoveries

  • Author: David Brewer
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472906292
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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Amazing as it might sound, ornithologists are still discovering several bird species each year that are completely new to science. These aren't all obscure brown birds on tiny islands – witness the bizarre Bare-faced Bulbul from Laos (2009), spectacular Araripe Manakin from Brazil (1998), or gaudy Bugun Liocichla from north-east India (2006). Birds New to Science documents more than half a century of these remarkable discoveries, covering around 300 species. Each account includes the story of discovery, a brief description of the bird (many with accompanying photographs), and details of what is known about its biology, range and conservation status. Written in an engaging style, this is a rich reference to an incredible era of adventure in ornithology.

Birds of the Colorado Valley

Birds of the Colorado Valley

A Repository of Scientific and Popular Information Concerning North American Ornithology

  • Author: Elliott Coues
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 807
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Miscellaneous Publications

Miscellaneous Publications

  • Author: Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Earth sciences
  • Page: N.A
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The Live Bird Trade in Tanzania

The Live Bird Trade in Tanzania

Proceedings of a Workshop Held in December 1991

  • Author: N. Leader-Williams,R. K. Tibanyenda
  • Publisher: IUCN
  • ISBN: 9782831703657
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 131
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The practice of keeping live birds in captivity has been widespread throughout this century and has increased considerably as the 20th century comes to a close. In the last decade or so, the increased trade in live birds from Tanzania has given rise to a number of concerns regarding the sustainability of the trade, its effects on bird numbers, and illegal trafficking. As part of its efforts to palliate the lack of legislation and planning in this domain and to evaluate the effects of this trade, in 1990 the Tanzanian government initiated the Planning and Assessment for Wildlife Management (PAWM) project. As part of this project, a workshop on the live bird trade in Tanzania was organized in Dar Es Salaam in December 1991 and gave rise to a series of initiatives. This publication provides a record of these initiatives and of the PAWN's efforts to arrive at and implement them. It also provides a record of the papers presented during the workshop and the recommendations that emerged therefrom.

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

A Field Guide to the Birds of China

  • Author: John Ramsay MacKinnon,John MacKinnon,Karen Phillipps,Fen-qi He
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198549406
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 586
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Raptors of New Mexico

Raptors of New Mexico

  • Author: Jean-Luc E. Cartron
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826341470
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 688
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No book has ever before specifically focused on the birds of prey of New Mexico. Both Florence Bailey (1928) and J. Stokley Ligon (1961) published volumes on the birds of New Mexico, but their coverage of raptors was somewhat limited. In the ensuing years a great deal of new information has been collected on these mighty hunters' distribution, ecology, and conservation, including in New Mexico. The book begins with a history of the word "raptor." The order of Raptatores, or Raptores, was first used to classify birds of prey in the early nineteenth century, derived from the Latin word raptor, one who seizes by force. The text then includes the writings of thirty-seven contributing authors who relate their observations on these regal species. For example, Joe Truett recounts the following in the chapter on the Swainson's Hawk: "From spring to fall each year at the Jornada Caves in the Jornada del Muerto, Swainson's hawks assemble daily to catch bats. The bats exit the caves--actually lava tubes--near sundown. The hawks swoop in, snatch bats from the air, and eat them on the wing." Originally from France, Jean-Luc Cartron has lived and worked on several continents, finding his passion in the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. He became fascinated by the birds of prey and has studied their ecology and conservation for nearly twenty years. Raptors of New Mexico will provide readers with a comprehensive treatment of all hawks, eagles, kites, vultures, falcons, and owls breeding or wintering in New Mexico, or simply migrating through the state. This landmark study is also beautifully illustrated with more than six hundred photographs, including the work of more than one hundred photographers, and more than twenty species distribution maps.

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: April 7-July 27, 1805

The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: April 7-July 27, 1805

  • Author: Gary E. Moulton
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803228771
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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When the Atlas of the Lewis and Clark Expedition appeared in 1983 critics hailed it as a publishing landmark in western history. Fully living up to the promise of the first volume were the second volume, which began the actual journals and brought the expedition through its first year to August 1804, and the third volume, which brought the explorers through a winter at Fort Mandan, present North Dakota, and to April 1805. This eagerly awaited fourth volume begins on April 7, 1805, when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their permanent party set out from Fort Mandan, traveling up-river along the banks of the Missouri. For the first time they entered country never explored by whites. With the help of the Shoshone Indian woman Sacagawea, they hoped to make friendly contact with her people, then cross the Rocky Mountains and eventually reach the Pacific. They were to spend the rest of the spring and the early summer toiling up the Missouri, or around its perilous falls. Along the way, they encountered grizzly bears, cataloged new species of plants and animals, and mapped rivers and streams. Sacagawea recognized landmarks; meeting her people became the next great concern of the expedition when they reached the three forks of the Missouri in late July. Superseding the last edition, published early in this century, the current edition contains new materials discovered since then. It expands and updates the annotation to take account of the most recent scholarship on the many subject touched on by the journals.

Eastern Birds

Eastern Birds

A Guide to Field Identification of North American Species

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Golden Guides from Saint Martin's Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 160
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A new, long-awaited addition to the highly acclaimed Golden Field Guide line, this definitive book offers detailed descriptions of nearly 300 species of the most common birds in the eastern region, with tips on how to locate birds, bird-watching basics, information on breeding habits, ranges and habitats, songs and calls, and more. Full color.

Understanding Wine Technology, 3rd Edition

Understanding Wine Technology, 3rd Edition

The Science of Wine Explained

  • Author: Bird, David
  • Publisher: Board and Bench Publishing
  • ISBN: 1935879359
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 328
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Any student who has ever logged credits in a viticulture and enology class knows David Bird's book: it is the most widely assigned wine science primer in the English-speaking world. This completely revised and updated edition to Bird's classic textbook deciphers all the new scientific advances from the last several years, and conveys them in his typically clear and plainspoken style that renders even the densest subject matter freshman friendly. The new material includes an expanded section on the production of red, rose, white, sweet, sparkling, and fortified wines; information on histamine, flash detente, maceration, and whole bunch and whole berry fermentation; an expanded chapter on wine faults, including Brettanomyces; a new section on HACCP analysis as applied to a winery; and much more.

The Heretic in Darwin's Court

The Heretic in Darwin's Court

The Life of Alfred Russel Wallace

  • Author: Ross A. Slotten
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231130110
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 602
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During their lifetimes, Wallace and Darwin shared credit and fame for the independent and near-simultaneous discovery of natural selection. Their rivalry, usually amicable but occasionally acrimonious, forged modern evolutionary theory. Yet today, few people today know much about Wallace. This book explores the controversial life and scientific contributions of the Victorian traveler, scientist and spiritualist. His twelve years of often harrowing travels in the western and eastern tropics place him in the pantheon of the greatest explorer-naturalists of the nineteenth century. Tracing his discovery of natural selection, the book then follows the remaining fifty years of Wallace's eccentric and entertaining life. In addition to his divergence from Darwin on two fundamental issues--sexual selection and the origin of the human mind--he pursued topics that most scientific figures of his day conspicuously avoided, including spiritualism, phrenology, mesmerism, environmentalism, and life on Mars.--From publisher description.