The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey
de Pete Dunne(Ed. Houghton Mifflin (Trade)) Isbn : 0395652359
Through a combination of expository writing and fictional narrative, Dunne (The Feather Quest, LJ 1/92) offers basic data on the life cycles of the breeding eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures of the United States and Canada. Each of the 33 species is given its own chapter in which a brief episode in the life of an individual bird, pair, or brood exemplifies the essence of the species. Other animals, including humans, often play a role, if only as prey. Dunne's natural history is sound and his writing style appealing, but his tendency to attribute human emotions to birds may put off some readers; the blend of fact and fiction doesn't always succeed. While this is not an essential purchase, it will find readers in public libraries.Paul B. Cors, Univ. of Wyoming Lib., LaramieCopyright 1995 ...
de S.D. Kawaler, I. Novikov, G. Srinivasan(Ed. Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH Co. K) Isbn : 3540615202
Three eminent scientists present for students and researchers what is known about the internal structure, origin, and evolution of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, all objects at the final stage of stellar evolution. Covers pulsation of white dwarfs and dynamics around black holes. DLC: Neutron stars - Congresses.
Birds of an Iowa Dooryard
de Althea R. Sherman(Ed. University of Iowa Press) Isbn : 0877455686
Though not trained as a scientist, Sherman was a natural ornithologist who studied the lives of the birds in her yard for 48 years, filling 60 notebooks with detailed data on 162 species. This 1952 volume contains many of those observations.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Wildlife of East Africa
de Martin B., Hosking, David Withers(Ed. Princeton University Press) Isbn : 0691007373
Those looking for a concise yet informative, visually breathtaking yet affordable East African safari need look no further than this spectacular field guide. Featuring full-color photos of 475 common species of bird, mammal, snake, lizard, insect, tree, and flower, Wildlife of East Africa takes us on an exquisite one-volume tour through the living splendor of the main national parks and game reserves of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Many of the species included--from pelicans to plovers, ostriches to elephants, from the daintiest of antelopes to cattlelike giants, from leopards to lions, baboons to gorillas, chameleons to crocodiles, acacias to aloes--also inhabit neighboring countries. The selection was based on the personal experiences of the authors, wildlife experts who have been leadin...
Pilgrim on the Great Bird Continent: The Importance of Everything and Other Lessons from Darwin's Lost Notebooks
de Lyanda Lynn Haupt(Ed. Little, Brown and Company) Isbn : 0316836648
Those acquainted with Charles Darwin's biography know he boarded the Beagle in 1831 as a callow nature lover and disembarked five years later as an accomplished naturalist. Haupt ( Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds, 2001) explores Darwin's transformation through one of his writings from the voyage, Ornithological Notes. She tightly homes in on Darwin's initial observations in South America, aware that the Galapagos Islands are perceived as the stage on which Darwin came to his insights. Less arguing a case than reimagining Darwin's thoughts, Haupt interacts with the Notes, Darwin's diary, and her own experiences to produce a ruminative sensation of what Darwin was undergoing during this observational period. Though coursing through the birds Darwin collected, Haupt's style inclines towar...
de D. E. Mcivor(Ed. Falcon Guides) Isbn : 1560446153
Thoroughly researched, well-organized, and clearly written, Birding Utah will better your chances of having a successful outing. Each description details habitat, specialty birds, best time of year and day to bird, birding strategies, and easy-to-follow directions. Featuring 100 birding sites, this guide also includes chapters on the state's diverse ecoregions and plant communities, discussing distribution and providing a checklist and bar graphs of nearly 400 bird species.
de Paul Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, Darryl Wheye(Ed. Touchstone) Isbn : 0671659898
Thomas E. Lovejoy Smithsonian Institution Anyone who owns a field guide to the identification of North American birds will want The Birder's Handbook as a companion volume.
Status Overview and Recommendations for Conservation of the White-headed Duck Oxyura Leucocephala in Central Asia
de David Li Zuo Wei, Taej Mundkur(Ed. Wetlands International) Isbn : 9058820157
This work presents the current status of the endangered White-headed Duck in the 12 countries of the Central Asian region. The principal threats to the species and its wetland habitats have been identified and priority actions have been recommended. The main focus of action should be to conserve the wetlands on which this and many other waterbird species are dependent.
Atlas of Avian Radiographic Anatomy
de Steven A. Smith, Bonnie J. Smith(Ed. Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd) Isbn : 0721636527
This work presents plain film and xeroxgraphy of each view of 12 species of normal birds. This range of species are of interest to both avian practitioners and wildlife rehabilitators. Following an introductory section on the unique features of avian anatomy with particular radiographic relevance, each succeeding chapter focuses on the common clinical conditions of a single avian species. Nine different species have been included, ranging from parrots to ducks.