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By Borror, D.J. and White, R.E. and National Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation and Roger Tory Peterson Institute

Locate what you are looking for with Peterson box Guides—their field-tested visible id process is designed that will help you differentiate hundreds of thousands of particular species correctly at any time when. unique descriptions of insect orders, households, and plenty of person species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 significant colour work. Illustrations - which use the original Peterson identity approach to differentiate one insect from one other - contain dimension strains to teach the particular size of every insect. A important word list explains the technical phrases of insect anatomy.

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Royalty frequently kept tame lions as pets, and other lions were used for hunting or fighting. Lions and other animals were kept for exhibit purposes to impress and entertain local guests and foreign dignitaries. Royal lions were kept in cages and pits during the Ur III period (beginning ca. ). It is conceivable, therefore, that cages were constructed to hold other dangerous or rare species as well. Bas-reliefs from Assyrian royal palaces show monkeys, antelopes, camels, elephants, and other species brought to the Assyrian kings as tribute.

C. split into Babylonia (the middle region) and Assyria (the upper region). 15, 24–27 Mesopotamian city-states had to protect themselves from the ravages of a harsh environment with unpredictable rivers (floods and periodic changes in the courses of these rivers). This region’s environment was perceived as a place of uncontrollable forces, fierce animals, and wicked demons. Mesopotamian gods and religion were centered on the forces of nature, the heavens and its planets, the visible earth, and the invisible interior earth.

The Chinese viewed animals and landscapes they did not control as menacing and alien, as much, if not more so, than did the Mesopotamians or Egyptians. These attitudes moderated in later dynasties but never completely subsided. Intellectual interest in the natural sciences was minimal except for plants, animals, and minerals used for medicinal purposes. Nevertheless, wild animals, especially exotic species, held the interest of rulers and the wealthy class, as they did in other ancient societies.

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