Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica


Author: Martín Rodolfo de la Peña,Maurice Rumboll
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780002200776
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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Covers more than a thousand species. Accompanying text is full of facts.

Multi-ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America


Author: Ricardo Rozzi
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412825
Category: Nature
Page: 235
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Previously published in English under title: Multi-ethnic bird guide of the austral temperate forests of South America.

Birds of South America

Non-passerines : Rheas to Woodpeckers
Author: Jorge Rodríguez Mata,Francisco Erize,Maurice Rumboll
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691126883
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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"Birds of South America Non-Passerines: Rheas to Woodpeckers features: first guide to nearly 1,300 species of non-passerines in South America; easy-to-use format; complements volumes on passerine birds; contains key identification features; more than 150 color illustrations; and 1,270+ maps."--BOOK JACKET.

Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology

First Decade of Long-Term Bird Studies at the Omora Ethnobotanical Park, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile
Author: Ricardo Rozzi,Jaime E. Jimenez
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 157441531X
Category: Nature
Page: 388
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The first synthesis of current knowledge of forest and wetland birds in the world’s southernmost forests, this book contains both original work by Rozzi and Jiménez and the results of a decade of research conducted by the scientists associated with the Omora Park. The first part is a guide to the forest bird populations and habitats in the Reserve, and a summary of the data recorded for the bird species captured with mist-nets and banded. The information is given in two pages for each species, with English, Spanish, and scientific names, as well as a full-color photo, distribution maps, a table with original morphological information, a figure indicating abundance rates, and a brief description of the species’ main features. The second part is a selection of twenty-two published articles on ornithological research at Omora Park during its first decade of studies, from 2000 to 2010. Eleven of the twenty-two articles were originally published in Spanish and are here translated and available to a larger readership. The reprinting of these articles in one place provides interested scientists, students, and wildlife managers a unique and convenient resource. “This book has two important sources of information: original morphological data and the compilation of all publications about the birds in the southern extreme of South America. I think the book will have great significance.”—Victor R. Cueto, professor of natural sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina “A wonderfully rich and in-depth contribution to Sub-Antarctic Ornithology.”—Julie Hagelin, senior research scientist, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Oceanic Birds of South America

A Study of Species of the Related Coasts and Seas, Including the American Quadrant of Antarctica, Based Upon the Brewster-Sanford Collection in the American Museum of Natural History
Author: Robert Cushman Murphy,Francis Lee Jaques
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 1245
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South American and Antarctic Continental Cenozoic Birds

Paleobiogeographic Affinities and Disparities
Author: Claudia P. Tambussi,Federico Degrange
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400754671
Category: Science
Page: 113
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Modern birds (Neornithes) are represented by two big lineages, the Palaeognathae (Tinamiformes + Ratitae) and the Neognathae [Galloanserae + Neoaves (Metaves + Coronoaves)]. Both clades sum approximately 10,000 species of which 60% are Passeriformes (the most diverse clade of terrestrial vertebrates). A comparison between the past and the present reveals a complex and hallmarked evolutionary and biogeographic history which would have begun over 65 million years ago. For South America (SA) this includes: (1) the presence of taxa with uncertain affinities and the absence of Passeriformes during the Paleogene; (2) a progressive and accelerated increase of the species starting at the Neogene (Miocene); (3) important extinct lineages (e.g. Phorusrhacidae, Teratornithidae) that migrate to North America after the rising of the Panamá isthmus; (4) groups with major diversification in the Neogene that survives nowadays represented by scarce species endemic of SA (Cariamidae) or that inhabits mainly in the southern hemisphere (Anhingidae); (5) very diverse living groups with scarce (e.g., Passeriformes) or none (e.g., Apodiformes) fossil record in SA, which stem-groups are registered in Europe. Apparently, the changes in diversity of the south American Neornithes have been the result of successive radiation, biogeographic connections with North America and in a minor scale, some extinctions. The opening of the Drake ́s passage and the occurrence of the circumpolar Antarctic flow are not sufficient causes to explain the highly disparity between the weddelians penguins (Sphenisciformes) of Antartica and those of the patagonian Atlantic Ocean.

Unterwegs in einem schmalen Land

eine Frau bereist die extremen Landschaften Chiles
Author: Sara Wheeler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492401609
Category:
Page: 345
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Cuckoos of the World


Author: Johannes Erritzøe,Clive F. Mann,Frederik Brammer,Richard A. Fuller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408142678
Category: Science
Page: 544
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This authoritative handbook, part of the Helm Identification Guides series, looks in detail at the world's cuckoos, couas and coucals - the family Cuculidae. Famed as brood-parasites of other birds, the cuckoos include a diverse range of species, from the roadrunners of North America to the spectacular malkohas of southern Asia. This book discusses the biology and identification of these birds on a species-by-species basis, bringing together the very latest research with accurate range maps, more than 600 stunning colour photographs that illuminate age and racial plumage differences, and 36 superb plates by a team of internationally renowned artists.

Die Welt der wilden Tiere

Im Süden
Author: Dieter Braun
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868737349
Category:
Page: 140
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Die letzten Bisons

Ein Mann und sein Kampf für den amerikanischen Westen
Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975984
Category: History
Page: 336
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Er ist mit der Prärie und Kultur der Indianer verbunden wie kaum ein anderes Tier: der Bison. Doch im ausgehenden 19. Jahrhundert ist von den einst 30 Millionen Exemplaren nur noch ein Dutzend übrig. Denn das Land im Westen gilt als Wunderkammer, reich an Bodenschätzen und kostbaren Tieren, die von weißen Abenteurern und Jägern auf der Suche nach ihrem Stück vom Glück rücksichtslos ausgebeutet wird. Als schließlich der Naturwissenschaftler und Journalist George Bird Grinnell auf einer Zugreise mit einer Büffelherde kollidiert, steht für ihn fest, dass er die Ausrottung der stolzen Riesen verhindern muss ... Ein leidenschaftlicher Kampf beginnt, der auch erstmals ins öffentliche Bewusstsein rückt, wie schutzbedürftig Amerikas einzigartige Landschaft ist. Eine packende Geschichte, die aktueller ist denn je und mitten hineinführt in den Wilden Westen.

North American Bird Bander


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bird banding
Page: N.A
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Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung
Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502526
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

Coastal Marine Ecosystems of Latin America


Author: U. Seeliger,B. Kjerfve
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540672289
Category: Science
Page: 366
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Coastal and marine ecosystems, some severely degraded, other still pristine, control rich resources of inshore environments and coastal seas of Latin America's Pacific and Atlantic margins. Conflicts between the needs of the region's nations and diminishing revenues and environmental quality have induced awareness of coastal ecological problems and motivated financial support for restoration and management. The volume provides a competent review on the structure, processes and function of 22 important Latin American coastal marine ecosystems. Each contribution describes the environmental settings, biotic components and structure of the system, considers trophic processes and energy flow, evaluates the modifying influence of natural and human perturbations, and suggests management needs. Although the focus of the book is on basic ecological research, the results have application for coastal managers.

The Species of Birds of South America and Their Distribution


Author: Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee,Eugene Eisenmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: 577
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Mit der Endurance ins ewige Eis

Meine Antarktisexpedition 1914–1917
Author: Ernest Shackleton
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492972721
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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Eine der berühmtesten Expeditionen ins Eismeer: Im Sommer 1914 stechen Sir Ernest Shackleton und seine Crew an Bord der »Endurance« in See. Das Ziel der Briten: den antarktischen Kontinent mit Hundeschlitten zu durchqueren. Doch bald schon steckt das Schiff im Packeis fest und zerbirst. Monatelang treibt die Besatzung auf einer Eisscholle durch die weiße Hölle, halb verhungert und erfroren. Shackleton ist entschlossen, seine Mannschaft lebendig nach Hause zu bringen. Und so bricht er auf, in einem winzigen Beiboot, mit fünf seiner Männer, um Hilfe zu holen. Es wird ein erbarmungsloser Wettlauf gegen den Tod.

Der Leuchtturm am Ende der Welt


Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Severus Verlag
ISBN: 3958552455
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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Monatelang müssen drei Leuchtturmwärter auf einer einsamen Insel vor Südamerika ausharren. Als eines Tages Piraten den Leuchtturm in ihre Gewalt bringen, um Schiffe stranden zu lassen, beginnt für beide Parteien ein erbitterter Kampf ums Überleben. Jules Vernes gilt als einer der Begründer der Science-Fiction Literatur. Er veröffentlichte eine Fülle an visionären Abenteuer- und Reiseromanen, die eine Vielzahl an technischen Errungenschaften vorwegnahmen.

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

Continental Chile, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández Archipelago
Author: Sharon Chester
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400831500
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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This is the first comprehensive English-language field guide to the wildlife of Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and ferns to flamingos, A Wildlife Guide to Chile covers the country's common plants and animals. The color plates depict species in their natural environments with unmatched vividness and realism. The combination of detailed illustrations and engaging, succinct, and authoritative text make field identification quick, easy, and accurate. Maps, charts, and diagrams provide information about landforms, submarine topography, marine environment, climate, vegetation zones, and the best places to view wildlife. This is an essential guide to Chile's remarkable biodiversity. The only comprehensive English-language guide to Chile's common flora and fauna The first guide to cover Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio 120 full-color plates allow quick identification of more than 800 species Accompanying text describes species size, shape, color, habitat, and range Descriptions list size, distribution, and English, Spanish, and scientific names Information on the best spots to view wildlife, including major national parks Compact and lightweight--a perfect field guide

Faszinierende Welt der Eulen

Fascinating World of Owls
Author: Friedhelm Weick
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783788814977
Category:
Page: 224
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Entomology of Antarctica


Author: J. Linsley Gressitt
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 395
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 10. The existence of insects, mites, and their relatives on the antarctic continent is of great interest to many. These terrestrial arthropods may be said to be the dominant land animals in the absence of land vertebrates and many major groups of invertebrates. They are important in the simple food cycles which involve most segments of the land flora and microorganisms, and they play a part in soil formation. Thus a knowledge of their ecology is essential to the understanding of various biotic balances and processes. That several species live in the area of 85°S latitude in the face of harsh climatic factors is of great concern to the ecologist and the physiologist—therin lie many unanswered questions for future research.