Deer of the World

Their Evolution, Behaviour, and Ecology
Author: Valerius Geist
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811704960
Category: Nature
Page: 421
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Deer of the World tells the fascinating story of how the family Cervidae has evolved over the past 30 million years and how its adaptations have made it one of the most successful mammals in the world today. Here Dr Valerius Geist combines over 40 years of firsthand research with information from English, German, and Russian sources both published and unpublished to form the most comprehensive, up-to-date volume available on deer evolution, behaviour, and ecology. Since prehistory, deer have flourished in nearly every habitat, from desert to forest, from topics to tundra and have left a fossil record of dramatic earlier forms. As glaciers and humans altered the earth's landscape, deer adapted. Deer of the World defines the body types of both past and present species, revealing how they avoid predation, whether they prefer dense vegetation or open plains habitat, whether their numbers are limited by resources or predators, and how well-suited they are to their environments.

Deer-Resistant Landscaping

Proven Advice and Strategies for Outwitting Deer and 20 Other Pesky Mammals
Author: Neil Soderstrom
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605296678
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
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Every year, before they decide to take defensive action, vulnerable homeowners throughout North America suffer expensive damage as deer and various other pesky mammals devour their gardens and landscape plants. Deer-Resistant Landscaping by Neil Soderstrom arms homeowners with the proven strategies they need to repel and combat deer and 21 other troubling pests, from armadillos, chipmunks, and gophers to rabbits, raccoons, skunks, and squirrels. Outstanding features include: • strategies for every season and every size pest—from simple, low-cost home remedies, scare tactics, and deterrents to live trapping, barriers, and community action procedures suitable for more intense problems • interviews with and tips from regional gardening and wildlife control experts from coast to coast • encyclopedic coverage of more than 1,000 resistant plants—especially those least likely to be grazed upon or destroyed by deer, based on scientific studies and a consensus of gardening authorities throughout the continent • stunning full-color wildlife photography featuring deer and pest behaviors as well as solutions and deterrents With more than 400 of the author's own gorgeous wildlife photos as well as ones by the legendary naturalist Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, the most published wildlife photographer in North America, Deer-Resistant Landscaping provides the most wide-ranging, authoritative, and helpful information on this topic ever assembled in one volume.

The Encyclopedia of Mammals


Author: David MacDonald
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 976
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The ultimate reference book on mammals, this groundbreaking work is unrivalled in its academic scope and coverage, its stunning photography, and its reader-friendly language and layout. It includes feature articles on fascinating topics, breathtaking photo stories, and quick-access Factfile panels.

Deer and Deer Hunting

The Serious Hunter's Guide
Author: Robert Wegner
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811725859
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Offers profiles of famous deer hunters, discusses deer habits and behavior, and looks at bow hunting, deer camps, and hunting ethics

Mammals of the Soviet Union, Volume 2 Part 2 Carnivora (Hyenas and Cats)


Author: V. G. Heptner
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004088764
Category: Nature
Page: 784
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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals


Author: David Whyte Macdonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 936
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An illustrated reference guide to the world's mammals, covering every known living species and including information on anatomy, behavior, conservation, and distribution.

The Encyclopedia of Mammals: Dogs, cats, hoofed mammals, and whales


Author: David Whyte Macdonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816064977
Category: Mammals
Page: 934
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Articles and photographs provide information on mammals from each of the orders, covering anatomy, breeding habits, behavior, migration, evolutionary development, and social organization.

The Indian Forester


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Forests and forestry
Page: N.A
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Canadian Journal of Zoology

Journal Canadien de Zoologie
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Zoology
Page: N.A
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Perspectives in animal ecology and reproduction


Author: Gupta,V K & Anil Kumar Verma Eds
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788170355632
Category: Animal ecology
Page: 476
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This volume of the book series, Perspectives in Animal Ecology and Reproduction Vol. 5 , Covers major topics in the field of animal ecology and reproduction. The salient features of the book include its bifurcation into two sections viz., animal ecology and animal reproduction constituting respectively as many as 19 and 5 articles. The book is written in a lucid style. In section-I, it reviews the trend of malaria in last three decades, a review of the anuran fauna, and a review on the traditional hunting in Indonesia, This section also covers topics on bio-diversity of termites, biomonitors of pollution in freshwater; fish toxicity; population study of ranine amphibians in Jammu Shiwaliks; ecology and community structure of birds in Goa; Conservation of proboscis monkey in Australia; evaluation of tourism facilities in Dudhwa National Park and Tiger-reserve; and environmantal impact of tourism on Gir National Park. Status and ecology of Sangai in India and Rusa Timor on Indonesia has also find a place in this section. Section-II on animal reproduction includes important aspects of bio-accumulation of pollutants in the different developmental stages of gastropod molluscs; hypothalamo-neurosecretory systems in a marine teleost; ciproflaxin toxicity induced in the gonads and associated ducts in rats in rats and alleviation of oxidative stress in the epididymis of experimental animals. We have tried our best to bring out this book incorporating standard topics and up-to-date information on various aspects of animal life written by eminent teachers and scientists to cater the requirement of large number of students and scholars in India and abroad. Contents Section I: Animal Ecology; Chapter 1: Utilisation of Microbial Inoculants for Mulberry Production: Prospects and Retrospects by Ramakrishna Naika, B Sannappa and S Basavarajappa; Chapter 2: Role of Intensified Mass Surveillance Campaign in Malaria Control of Problematic Section in Sangli District by Mahendra Jagtap & T V Sathe; Chapter 3: Three Decades Trend of Malaria from Sangli District of Maharashtra, India by T V Sathe Mahendra Jagtap; Chapter 4: Biodiversity of Termites (Order: Isoptera) from Western Ghats of Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra by T V Sathe and T M Chougale; Chapter 5: Biomonitors of Organic Pollution in Freshwater by T B Mruthunjaya and S P Hosmani; Chapter 6: Studies on Seasonal and Perennial Ponds and their Composition at the Basin of Sahyadri Hills of Karnataka, India by L Reddy, Ravi, S Basavarajaappa and M Venkateswaralu; Chapter 7: Histopathological Alterations in Gill, Kidney and Liver of Freshwater Teleost, Channa punctatus (Bloch), Induced by Sublethal Exposure to CarbaryI and Cartap by D k Mishra, K Bohidar and A K Pandey; Chapter 8: Review of the Anuran Fauna (Amphibia: Anura) from Mustang, with Description of Four Species by K R Rai, B R Subba and K P Limbu; Chapter 9: Declining Ranine (Amphibia: Anura) Populations in Jammu Shiwaliks, J & K State with a Note on their Conservation by A K Verma and V K Gupta; Chapter 10: Ecology and Community Structure of Pilar Lake (Goa, India) with Special Reference to Birds: A Comprehensive Study by A B Shanbhag, S D Borges and R Walia; Chapter 11: Ecology and Community Structure of Pilar Lake (Goa, India) with Special Reference to Birds: A Comprehensive Study by A B Shanbhag, S D Borges and R Walia; Chapter 12: Effect of Sublethal Cypermethrin and Fenvalerate Administration on Serum Calcium and Inorganic Phosphate Levels as well as Parathyroid Gland and Thyroid C Cells of Rattus norvegicus by Shaheda P Rangoonwala, S A Suryawanshi and A K Pandey; Chapter 13: Grazing Habitat: Indicator of the Abundance of Rusa Timor Deer (Cervus timorensis) in the Upland Kebar Grassland Papua, Indonesia by Freddy Pattiselanno; Chapter 14: Conservation of the Proboscis Monkey and the Orangutan in Bornew: Comparative Issues and Economic Considerations by Clem Tisdell & Hemanath Swarna Nantha; Chapter 15: Sangai Cervus eldi eldi Status and Ecology by S A Hussain, Sangeeta Angom, Ngailian Vaiphei and Kimjalhai Kipgen; Chapter 16: Evaluation of Toursim Facilities in Dudhwa National Park and Tiger Reserve at Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India Bitapi C Sinha and S K Gularia; Chapter 17: Review on Traditional Hunting; An Approach for Sustainable Wildlife Management in Pappua, Indonesia by Freddy Pattiselanno; Chapter 18: Evaluation of Anticogulants Againtst Rodent Pests and their Efficacy to Non-target Animals; Chapter 19: The Environmenta; Impact of Toursime of Girs National Park, Gujarat, India by Bitapi C Sinha; Section II: Animal Reproduction; Chapter 20: Quantitative Residual Analysis of Methanolic and Petroleum Ether Extracts of Abrin and Cerberin Glycosides in Different Developmental Stages of Lymnaea stagnalis and Lymnaea acuminata by Mangla Bhide, Preeti Nema, Priyamvada Gupta, Mohd Arif Khan, Ujjawal Dubey and Shikha Jain; Chapter 21: Hypothalamo-Neurosecretory System of the Marine Teleost, Decapterus russelli with Particular Referencee to Gonadal Maturation by A K Pandey; Chapter 22: Toxicity of Ciprofloxacin in the Seminal Vesicles of Rats and the Rescue of Antioxidant Vitamins by G Vanitha Kumari, R Deivendran, B Kalaivani and C Anbalagan; Chapter 23: Molecular Mechanism of Sperm Capacitation: Surface and Intracellular Changes by Charanjit Kaur Dhanju, Ranjna S Cheema, R Kaur and G Toor; Chapter 24: Are Vitamins Effective in Alleviating the Oxidative Stress Induced by Ciprofloxacin in the Epididymis of Rats? by G Vanithakumari, R deivendran, B Kalaivani and C Angalagan

JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Red Deer

Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes
Author: T. H. Clutton-Brock,F. E. Guinness,S. D. Albon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226110578
Category: Nature
Page: 378
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Red Deer: Behavior and Ecology of Two Sexes is the most extensive study yet available of reproduction in wild vertebrate. The authors synthesize data collected over ten years on a population of individually recognizable red deer, usually regarded as conspecific with the American elk. Their results reveal the extent of sex differences in behavior, reproduction, and ecology and make a substantial contribution to our understanding of sexual selection.

The World of Wolves

New Perspectives on Ecology, Behaviour, and Management
Author: Luigi Boitani,Marco Musiani,Paul C. Paquet
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 398
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"The World of Wolves "offers a fresh and provocative look at current trends in wolf and wildlife management. Representative case studies, from geographically and culturally diverse areas of the world, highlight the existing interconnections between wolves, their prey, their habitat, their ecosystems and people, and the role of science in policy formation and wolf management. This book will appeal to conservationists, scientists, wildlife managers, and anyone seeking a better understanding of wolves and their co-existence with us.

Biology and behaviour of the reedbuck (Redunca arundinum boddaert siebzehnhundertfünfundachtzig) in the Kruger National Park


Author: Hartmut Jungius
Publisher: Paul Parey Scientific Pub
ISBN: 9783490028181
Category: Science
Page: 106
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Living Elephants

Evolutionary Ecology, Behaviour, and Conservation
Author: R. Sukumar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195107784
Category: Nature
Page: 478
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From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the crisis of the living elephants, this book synthesizes the behavior, ecology and conservation of elephants, while covering also the history of human interactions with elephants. It is useful for biologists, field ecologists, wildlife administrators, historians, and conservationists.

Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation


Author: Matthew E. Gompper
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191640115
Category: Science
Page: 360
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Dogs are the world's most common and widespread carnivores and are nearly ubiquitous across the globe. The vast majority of these dogs, whether owned or un-owned, pure-bred or stray, spend a large portion of their life as unconfined, free-roaming animals, persisting at the interface of human and wildlife communities. Their numbers are particularly large throughout the developing world, where veterinary care and population control are often minimal and human populations are burgeoning. This volume brings together the world's experts to provide a comprehensive, unifying, and accessible review of the effects of dogs on native wildlife species. With an emphasis on addressing how free-ranging dogs may influence wildlife management and native species of conservation concern, chapters address themes such as the global history and size of dog populations, dogs as predators, competitors, and prey of wildlife, the use of dogs as hunting companions, the role of dogs in maintaining diseases of wildlife, and the potential for dogs to hybridize with wild canid species. In addition, the potential role of dogs as mediators of conservation conflict is assessed, including the role of dogs as livestock guardians, the potential for dogs to aid researchers in locating rare wildlife species of conservation interest, and the importance of recognizing that some populations of dogs such as dingoes have a long history of genetic isolation and are themselves important conservation concerns. A common theme woven throughout this volume is the potential for dogs to mediate how humans interact with wildlife and the recognition that the success of wildlife conservation and management efforts are often underpinned by understanding and addressing the potential roles of free-ranging dogs in diverse natural ecosystems. Free-Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation is aimed at professional wildlife and conservation ecologists, managers, graduate students, and researchers with an interest in human-dog-wildlife interactions. It will also be of relevance and use to dog welfare researchers, veterinary scientists, disease ecologists, and readers with an interest in the interface of domestic animals and wildlife.

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition


Author: Adam Miklosi
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045721
Category: Science
Page: 416
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This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment. This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society. An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics. This second edition recognises and discusses the fact that dogs are increasingly being used as model organisms for studying aspects of human biology, such as genetic diseases and ageing. Specific attention is also given in this edition to attachment behaviour which emerges between humans and dogs, the importance of inter-specific communication in the success of dogs in human communities and the broad aspects of social cognition and how this may contribute to human-dog cooperation Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists, veterinarians, and sociologists.

Tiere

Die große Bild-Enzyklopädie mit über 2.000 Arten
Author: David Burnie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783831033645
Category:
Page: 632
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The Amboseli Elephants

A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal
Author: Cynthia J. Moss,Harvey Croze,Phyllis C. Lee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226542238
Category: Nature
Page: 383
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Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe; Hannibal used them in warfare; and John Donne called the elephant “Nature’s greatest masterpiece. . . . The only harmless great thing.” Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences worldwide for centuries. But it wasn’t until the second half of the twentieth century that people started to take an interest in elephants in the wild, and some of the most important studies of these intelligent giants have been conducted at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The Amboseli Elephants is the long-awaited summation of what’s been learned from the Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP)—the longest continuously running elephant research project in the world. Cynthia J. Moss and Harvey Croze, the founders of the AERP, and Phyllis C. Lee, who has been closely involved with the project since 1982, compile more than three decades of uninterrupted study of over 2,500 individual elephants, from newborn calves to adult bulls to old matriarchs in their 60s. Chapters explore such topics as elephant ecosystems, genetics, communication, social behavior, and reproduction, as well as exciting new developments from the study of elephant minds and cognition. The book closes with a view to the future, making important arguments for the ethical treatment of elephants and suggestions to aid in their conservation. The most comprehensive account of elephants in their natural environment to date, The Amboseli Elephants will be an invaluable resource for scientists, conservationists, and anyone interested in the lives and loves of these extraordinary creatures.