By Dawn Bluemel Oldfield
In old Egypt, humans inspiration that cats have been descended from gods and had nice powers. Cats even lived in palaces with pharaohs who respected them as sacred beings. a few humans imagine that Abyssinian cats have been bred in Egypt millions of years in the past simply because they seem like the cats in old Egyptian artwork and hieroglyphics. even if Abyssinians have been initially bred in Egypt, something is bound: those attractive cats are actually well known world wide! The Abyssinians playful nature makes it a superb selection for somebody who wishes a curious and lively puppy. a story deal with for all cat fans, Abyssinian Cats: Egyptian Royalty? contains enjoyable, real-life tales approximately those cats whereas additionally recounting the breeds background, character, suitability as a puppy, and the unique features that set it except different breeds. Cat enthusiasts will agree that its the purr-fect learn!
By Rachel Poliquin
With specified fish-like tails, chainsaw the teeth, a stinky musk, and extraordinary construction talents, beavers are not like the other creature on the earth. now not unusually, the extreme beaver has performed a desirable position in human historical past and has encouraged a wealthy cultural culture for millennia.
In Beaver, Rachel Poliquin explores 4 extraordinary beaver positive factors: beaver musk, beaver fur, beaver structure, and beaver ecology, tracing the lengthy evolutionary heritage of the 2 dwelling species and revealing them to be survivors in a position to withstanding ice a while, significant droughts, and all predators, other than one: people.
Widely sought for their fur, beavers have been a driver in the back of the colonization of North the US and stay, this day, Canada’s nationwide image. Poliquin examines depictions of beavers in Aesop’s Fables, American mythology, modern paintings, and environmental politics, and he or she explores the very fact and fictions of beaver chain gangs, beaver-flavored ice cream, and South America’s ever-growing beaver inhabitants. And certain, she even examines the heritage of the sexual euphemism. Poliquin delights within the unusual stories and unbelievable heritage of the beaver. Written in an available kind for a huge readership, this superbly illustrated e-book will entice an individual who enjoys long-forgotten animal lore and outstanding animal biology.
By Jan Wahl
At bedtime, a baby enters the paranormal, miniature international of the elves.
By Sue Malyan
Featuring flora and fauna in a clean and intriguing manner, DK's vintage glance nearer sequence awaits a brand new iteration. The 4 revised and up-to-date titles during this cherished sequence use a mixture of straightforward textual content and close-up images to carry readers face-to-face with nature.
By Kate Crowley, Mike Link
Sheds mild on wolf reviews -- either previous & current -- & at the lives of researchers who've dedicated themselves to this activity. The 20 biologists from 10 international locations who're featured regularly fight to stability their examine with the political, fiscal, & cultural realities surrounding the wolves they learn. contains first-person interviews & own debts of awesome encounters, & it accompanies scientists on their daily box paintings. comprises an outline of wolf learn over the last 60 years. gains the subsequent wolves: grey, arctic, pink, Mexican, & Iberian. A 16-page picture part identifies researchers.
By Corcilius, Klaus
How do animals make themselves flow? not like most recent theories, Aristotle solutions this query via a basic idea of animal circulation legitimate for either people and animals. This ebook translates this conception and analyses its primary ideas.
By Laura Jones, Miriam Bixby
Headlines approximately fisheries fiascos in Canada are not anything new. What haven't made the headlines, notwithstanding, are administration adjustments that experience kept a lot of Canada's smaller fisheries reminiscent of halibut, sablefish, and sea cucumber. those fisheries have replaced to a method of person quotas, during which stocks of the trap are granted to the fishermen prior to they exit of their boats. This allocation approach has remodeled those fisheries, lots of that are now thought of types of sustainability, profitability, and security. This booklet information the use, and evaluates the effectiveness, of person quotas in ten fisheries on Canada's Pacific Coast.
By William J. Matthews
Nearly a decade in the past i started making plans this e-book with the aim of summarizing the prevailing physique of information on ecology of freshwater fishes in a manner just like that of H. B. N. Hynes' finished treatise Ecology of operating Waters for streams. The time appeared acceptable, as there were numerous fresh volumes that synthesized a lot details on a number issues very important in fish ecology, from biogeographic to neighborhood scales. for instance, the "Fish Atlas" (Lee et aI. , 1980) had supplied diversity maps and uncomplicated access to the unique literature for all freshwater fishes in North the US, and in 1986 Hocutt and Wiley's Zoogeography of North American Fishes supplied an in depth synthesis of just about every little thing identified approximately distributional ecology of fishes on that continent. Tim Berra (1981) had summarized in handy map shape the global distribution of all freshwater fish households, and Joe Nelson's 1976 and 1984 variants of Fishes of the realm had seemed. to counterpoint those "big photo" perspectives of fish distributions, the quantity on group and Evolutionary Ecology of North American Freshwater Fishes, edited by way of David Heins and myself (Matthews and Heins, 1987), had supplied a chance for greater than 30 contributors or teams to summarize their paintings on move fishes (albeit in most cases for warmwater systems).