Alpha Beta Gamma Dead

Author: Betty Rowlands
Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780727877291
Format: PDF, ePub
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When an eminent biblical scholar and archaeologist is found dead and an ancient and priceless document in his possession is discovered to be missing, Sukey Reynolds follows a hunch to track the murderer.

Whales Dolphins and Other Marine Mammals of the World

Author: Hadoram Shirihai
Publisher:
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Format: PDF
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Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

Author: John L. Bull
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679428527
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife

Author: Peter Alden
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679432340
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A tour of African wildlife covers the climates, landscapes, and creatures of Africa's fifty-eight countries; profiles 480 species; and includes maps that show country borders and park locations. 75,000 first printing.

Marine Mammals

Author: Annalisa Berta
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123972574
Format: PDF, Docs
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Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

Marine Mammals Ashore

Author: Joseph R. Geraci
Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore
ISBN: 0977460908
Format: PDF
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Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast

Author: Sarah G. Allen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520265455
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"This richly illustrated book is more than a field guide, giving the reader insight into the fascinating biology of these animals and the conservation issues they face. Any resident or visitor to the West Coast will love this book and reach for it not only when standing on a bluff looking out to sea, but also when curled in an armchair at home." ---FRANCES GULLAND, The Marine Mammal Center --Book Jacket.

Marine Mammals of the World

Author: Thomas A. Jefferson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124095925
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species