Desert Arthropods: Life History Variations


Author: Fred Punzo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662040905
Category: Science
Page: 230
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It is difficult for me to recollect a time when I was not fascinated with the very notion of a desert. Walt Disney's film, The Living Desert, which I initially saw when I was 8 years of age, provided me with my first glimpse of this wondrous yet seemingly ho stile environment. The images were hypnotic and captivating. I looked on in amazement at the promenade Cl deux of the male and female scorpions during courtship. Their rhythmic and coordinated movements as they grasped one another made them appear to glide in unis on over the surface of the sand, each individual totally absorbed with its partner. In the next minute the fern ale had suddenly and utterly transformed herself like some Jekyll and Hyde act, into an aggressive predator whose prior gregarious embrace was now a hold of death for the male. The indomitable desert grasshopper mouse, the ever sentient kit fox, the graceful shovel-nosed snake swimming in an endless sea of sand.

Desert Ecology

An Introduction to Life in the Arid Southwest
Author: John Sowell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 193
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"Unlike books that merely identify which plants and animals live in the desert, Desert Ecology explores how these organisms live where they do.

Survival Strategies of Annual Desert Plants


Author: Yitzchak Gutterman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642559743
Category: Science
Page: 348
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Annual desert plant species of unrelated taxa in the Negev Desert of Israel have developed complementary sets of adaptations and survival strategies as ecological equivalents with physiological, morphological and anatomical resemblances, in the various stages of their life cycles. After 40 years of research in hot deserts Yitzchak Gutterman provides a comprehensive treatise of such adaptations and strategies. In doing so he covers the following topics: post-maturation primary seed dormancy, which prevents germination of maturing seeds before the summer; seed dispersal mechanisms with escape or protection strategies; cautious or opportunistic germination strategies; seedling drought tolerance. The day-length is an important factor in regulating flowering as well as the phenotypic plasticity of seed germination which is also affected by maternal factors.

Nomadic Desert Birds

With 32 Tables
Author: W. Richard J. Dean
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540403937
Category: Science
Page: 185
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There are two basic strategies for coping with life in the desert. The first involves withstanding the extreme conditions using behavioural or physiological tactics. The second strategy is to be a migrant and to opportunistically or seasonally move to where the necessary resources are. Nomadism, i.e. the opportunistic and irregular movements from resource-poor to resource-rich patches, is a tactic that birds, with their mobility, can use, and it is explored by W.R.J. Dean in this volume. For many bird species, such movements between habitats or across landscapes to find patches of resources are essential for their continued existence. The relationship between climate, habitat and movements in the avifauna of arid and semi-arid regions and the advantages and disadvantages of a seasonally migratory or opportunistically nomadic lifestyle are elucidated.

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Category: American literature
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Author: N.A
Publisher: Best Books
ISBN: 9780722200117
Category: Reference
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Wyoming Wildlife


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Game and game-birds
Page: N.A
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Ecophysiology of desert arthropods and reptiles


Author: J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 203
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Spixiana


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Zoology
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
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California Desert Protection Act

hearing before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session on H.R. 780 ... H.R. 3460 ....
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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The California desert conservation area

final environmental impact statement and proposed plan : Appendix
Author: United States. Bureau of Land Management
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Conservation of natural resources
Page: N.A
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Annals of the Transvaal Museum

Annale Van Die Transvaal Museum
Author: Transvaal Museum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
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Bibliography of Agriculture


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Publisher: N.A
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Category: Agriculture
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Cataract Canyon

a human and environmental history of the rivers in Canyonlands
Author: Robert H. Webb,Jayne Belnap,John S. Weisheit
Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 268
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THIS AMBITIOUS BOOK will enthrall armchair naturalists and river runners alike, offering a stunning tour through the natural, environmental, and human history of Cataract Canyon, a seventeen-mile run of free-flowing river above Lake Powell in the canyonlands of southern Utah. Setting the stage with preliminary chapters on geology and hydrology, prehistory and geography, biology, and river-running history the authors take the reader on a "downriver journey," narrating an exploration of the river that is breathtaking in scope. From the plants and animals that live along its banks to the humans who seek out its rapids, from the wind and water that continue to shape the landscape to the government agencies that seek to control it, all of these become stories woven into the larger fabric of a beautiful, fragile, complex ecosystem where change--whether good or bad--is inevitable.

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South African Journal of Zoology

Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Dierkunde
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ISBN: N.A
Category: Zoology
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NICEM Index to Nonprint Special Education Materials, Multimedia Learner Volume

Contains a Portion of the NICEM Data Base Developed at the University of Southern California, Includes 33,558 Abstracts of Materials Appropriate for Use with Exceptional Learners
Author: National Information Center for Special Education Materials
Publisher: National Information Center for Special Education Materials
ISBN: N.A
Category: Audio-visual materials
Page: 1006
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Biologie der Spinnen


Author: Rainer F. Foelix
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783135758022
Category: Spiders
Page: 331
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