Britain's Sea Mammals is the essential field guide to all the sea mammals--whales, dolphins, porpoises, and seals--found in coastal Britain. The book features more than 100 stunning photographs and close to 40 detailed and beautiful illustrations of 34 species of sea mammals, paying special attention to the 14 species most readily seen and most likely to be encountered. Factoring in behavior and locations, introductory chapters look at sea mammal biology and ecology, and how, when, and where these creatures can be spotted. Species accounts highlight key identification characteristics and include information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution. Handy and informative, Britain's Sea Mammals is the ideal guide to sea mammal watching in the United Kingdom. The only guide that focuses on the 34 species of sea mammal recorded in Britain, particularly the 14 most readily seen species More than 100 photos and almost 40 illustrations highlight species, their behavior, and locations Introductory chapters explore how, when, and where to look for sea mammals Species accounts highlight key identification features, including information on status, habitat requirements, and distribution
This textbook explains the role of hormones in improving and monitoring the production, performance, reproduction, behaviour and health of animals. With its focus on livestock animals: cattle, pigs, sheep and horses as well as poultry and fish; the book uses an integrative approach to cover endocrine concepts across species. This updated edition is expanded to include new topics in each section, with updated references, revised study questions and an expanded subject index. It is an essential text for students in animal and veterinary sciences as well as those in academia and industry that are interested in applications of endocrinology in animal production systems.Praise for the first edition:' a useful text for teaching purposes and an important reference for those who seek ready access to information on specific aspects of applied endocrinology.'Poultry Science
The celebrated nature writer R.D. Lawrence tells the story of animals who inhabit the lakeside near his home in the backwoods of Canada. From the smallest water creature to wolves, deer and many, many birds, all are known to him. His sensitivity, enthusiasm and empathy for wildlife, coupled with his detailed understanding of their habits have created an engrossing publication. A sequel to The Place In the Forest, this authoritatively written book conjures up the sounds, smells and the very feel of lakeside life over every season.
Bestselling author John Davidson presents "Polar Bears For Kids". Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Polar Bears. This is one of over 20 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series. The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle. Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful mammal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior. *** You and your kids will love learning about Polar Bears*** Table of Contents Introduction 1. About Polar Bears 2. Polar Bears 3. What Polar Bears Do 4. How Polar Bears Communicate 5. Baby Polar Bears 6. Polar Bear Facts 7. Where to Polar Bears Live 8. Arctic Polar Bears 9. Why are Polar Bears Endangered 10. What Polar Eat 11. Habitat of Polar Bears 12. Other Names for Polar Bears 13. Pictures of Polar Bears Introduction Have you ever wondered about the world of the polar bears? Wondered about things like where do they live, or what do they eat? Did you know that polar bears communicate with each other? You may have seen pictures of polar bears many times, but what do you really know about them? Are polar bears really white? There are so many interesting things to learn about these powerful bears! About Polar Bears When polar bears live outdoors in the wild, they can live to be about 15 to 18 years old. However, there have been some bears recorded to have been as old as 31 or 32 years old. Polar Bears that live in captivity (not living in the wild) can many times live to be between 35 – 39 years old. In fact, there was a female polar bear that lived to the age of 42 in a Canadian zoo! Polar bears are very smart. In fact, a research scientist claimed that polar bears are every bit as smart as apes. A hungry polar bear was observed smashing open blocks of ice to get to the fish that were frozen inside. These bear can be playful as well. Some bears were observed stacked up plastic pipes, just to knock them all down again. To help the polar bear survive in the Arctic, they need to rely on their senses. They have very good hearing and eyesight, as well as a good sense of smell. Their teeth are very sharp and spaced far apart. This helps them when they eat, and to hold onto their prey.
Gary Steiner argues that ethologists and philosophers in the analytic and continental traditions have largely failed to advance an adequate explanation of animal behavior. Critically engaging the positions of Marc Hauser, Daniel Dennett, Donald Davidson, John Searle, Martin Heidegger, and Hans-Georg Gadamer, among others, Steiner shows how the Western philosophical tradition has forced animals into human experiential categories in order to make sense of their cognitive abilities and moral status and how desperately we need a new approach to animal rights. Steiner rejects the trad.
-- Would you like to know the two commands you can give your dog that will solve 95 percent of all problems?-- What are the basics of dog training?-- How can dog psychology help you to understand your dog?-- Have you ever heard of Fame Tame?-- What would you do if a crazed Doberman were going for your throat?-- Is it okay to let your dog stick his head out the car window at 40 mph?-- How do you know what dog to buy?-- Are you anthropomorphic with your dog?-- What are the most common myths about dogs?-- How do you know when to let your dog go?-- What does Aristotle say about a dog’s soul?-- What do dogs really want when they lick your lips?-- How strong are a dog's senses?-- What are a dog's three levels of attention?-- How important is socialization?-- Do all dogs bite?-- What do dogs think about?-- Is your dog capable of being a hero? 14,000 Dogs Later will answer all of these questions...and much,much, more.
A Communion of Subjects is the first comparative and interdisciplinary study of the conceptualization of animals in world religions. Scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including Thomas Berry (cultural history), Wendy Doniger (study of myth), Elizabeth Lawrence (veterinary medicine, ritual studies), Marc Bekoff (cognitive ethology), Marc Hauser (behavioral science), Steven Wise (animals and law), Peter Singer (animals and ethics), and Jane Goodall (primatology) consider how major religious traditions have incorporated animals into their belief systems, myths, rituals, and art. Their findings offer profound insights into the relationship between human beings and animals, and a deeper understanding of the social and ecological web in which we all live.
Renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with some of Britain’s most iconic and loved animals here, the barn owl.?The Encounters in the Wild series not only offers insights into their extraordinary lives, but also considers the conservation efforts to protect them and how the future looks for these much loved animals.
This E-ssential is a three-part series that covers John Davis's epic journey from Florida to Maine. In 2011, with support from the Wildlands Network, Davis traveled 7,600 miles in 10 months from Florida to Maine by foot, bicycle, skis, and canoe/kayak. His extensive travels were motivated by wanting to answer the question "Is it possible in the twenty-first century to identify and protect a continental-long wildlife corridor that could help to protect eastern nature into the future?”John paints a vivid picture of the physical challenges of the trek, such as climbing the highest point in South Carolina with a heavily loaded bike and trying to consume the 8,000 calories per day he needed to fuel himself for the journey. As readers adventure with Davis, they will also share his evolving understanding of what it would take to implement an Eastern Wildway.Eastern wildlife, both seen and unseen, from Florida panthers to North Carolina's red wolves to the ghosts of cougars farther north, are the real focus of this adventure as John explores how such wildness can coexist with human development in the most populated regions of the United States. The science and conservation of large-scale connectivity are brought to life by his travels—offering unique insights into the challenges and opportunities for creating an Eastern Wildway. This is a must-read for enthusiasts of hiking narratives, as well as professionals and students interested in issues related to large-scale connectivity. Compelling photographs and other graphics complement John's fascinating story.