Koalas OZ Animals

Author: Charles Hope
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742034164
Category: Koala
Page: 24
View: 4478
Take a closer look at these amazing Australian fauna. These cuddly creatures are among Australia's most recognisable and beloved animals.

Atlas of the World's Strangest Animals

Author: Paula Hammond
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761479406
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
View: 6319
This single-volume reference title takes a look at some of our world's most strange and interesting animals.


The Real Story
Author: Mark Douglas Norman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1742031307
Category: Koala
Page: 30
View: 5330
We all think that we know what koalas are like -- but prepare to be surprised! Part of a brand-new series of books introducing kids to real life of some of their favourite animals.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd Ed, Thomson-Gale Group, 2004

Author: Thomson-Gale Group
Publisher: Bukupedia
Category: Nature
Page: 567
View: 9575
Gzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia is an internationally prominent scientific reference compilation, first published in German in the late 1960s, under the editorship of zoologist Bernhard Grzimek (1909-1987). In a cooperative effort between Gale and the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the series is being completely revised and updated for the first time in over 30 years. Gale is expanding the series from 13 to 17 volumes, commissioning new color images, and updating the information while also making the set easier to use. The order of revisions is: Vol 8–11: Birds I–IV Vol 6: Amphibians Vol 7: Reptiles Vol 4–5: Fishes I–II Vol 12–16: Mammals I–V Vol 1: Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes Vol 2: Protostomes Vol 3: Insects Vol 17: Cumulative Index Organized by taxonomy The overall structure of this reference work is based on the classification of animals into naturally related groups, a discipline known as taxonomy—the science through which various organisms are discovered, identified, described, named, classified, and catalogued. Starting with the simplest life forms, the lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes, in volume 1, the series progresses through the more complex animal classes, culminating with the mammals in volumes 12–16. Volume 17 is a stand-alone cumulative index. Organization of chapters within each volume reinforces the taxonomic hierarchy. In the case of the Mammals volumes, introductory chapters describe general characteristics of all organisms in these groups, followed by taxonomic chapters dedicated to Order, Family, or Subfamily. Species accounts appear at the end of the Family and Subfamily chapters To help the reader grasp the scientific arrangement, each type of chapter has a distinctive color and symbol: ● =Order Chapter (blue background) ●▲ =Monotypic Order Chapter (green background) ▲ =Family Chapter (yellow background) =Subfamily Chapter (yellow background) Introductory chapters have a loose structure, reminiscent of the first edition. While not strictly formatted, Order chapters are carefully structured to cover basic information about member families. Monotypic orders, comprised of a single family, utilize family chapter organization. Family and subfamily chapters are most tightly structured, following a prescribed format of standard rubrics that make information easy to find and understand. Family chapters typically include: Thumbnail introduction Common name Scientific name Class Order Suborder Family Thumbnail description Size Number of genera, species Habitat Conservation status Main essay Evolution and systematics Physical characteristics Distribution Habitat Behavior Feeding ecology and diet Reproductive biology Conservation status Significance to humans Species accounts Common name Scientific name Subfamily Taxonomy Other common names Physical characteristics Distribution Habitat Behavior xii Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia • • • • • How to use this book Feeding ecology and diet Reproductive biology Conservation status Significance to humans Resources Books Periodicals Organizations Other Color graphics enhance understanding Grzimek’s features approximately 3,000 color photos, including approximately 1,560 in five Mammals volumes; 3,500 total color maps, including nearly 550 in the Mammals volumes; and approximately 5,500 total color illustrations, including approximately 930 in the Mammals volumes. Each featured species of animal is accompanied by both a distribution map and an illustration. All maps in Grzimek’s were created specifically for the project by XNR Productions. Distribution information was provided by expert contributors and, if necessary, further researched at the University of Michigan Zoological Museum library. Maps are intended to show broad distribution, not definitive ranges. All the color illustrations in Grzimek’s were created specifically for the project by Michigan Science Art. Expert contributors recommended the species to be illustrated and provided feedback to the artists, who supplemented this information with authoritative references and animal skins from University of Michgan Zoological Museum library. In addition to species illustrations, Grzimek’s features conceptual drawings that illustrate characteristic traits and behaviors. About the contributors The essays were written by scientists, professors, and other professionals. Grzimek’s subject advisors reviewed the completed essays to insure consistency and accuracy. Standards employed In preparing these volumes, the editors adopted a conservative approach to taxonomy, relying on Wilson and Reeder’s Mammal Species of the World: a Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (1993) as a guide. Systematics is a dynamic discipline in that new species are being discovered continuously, and new techniques (e.g., DNA sequencing) frequently result in changes in the hypothesized evolutionary relationships among various organisms. Consequently, controversy often exists regarding classification of a particular animal or group of animals; such differences are mentioned in the text. Grzimek’s has been designed with ready reference in mind and the editors have standardized information wherever feasible. For Conservation status, Grzimek’s follows the IUCN Red List system, developed by its Species Survival Commission. The Red List provides the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plants and animals. Using a set of criteria to evaluate extinction risk, the IUCN recognizes the following categories: Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation Dependent, Near Threatened, Least Concern, and Data Deficient. For a complete explanation of each category, visit the IUCN web page at . Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia xiii How to use this book Series advisor Michael Hutchins, PhD Director of Conservation and Science/William Conway Chair American Zoo and Aquarium Association Silver Spring, Maryland Subject advisors

Kulap in Oz

A Thai View of Australian Life and Society in the Late 1940s
Author: Kulāp Sāipradit,Chanit Sāipradit
Publisher: Monash Asia Inst
ISBN: 9780732606282
Category: History
Page: 198
View: 2440
Collection of essays by a noted South-East Asian writer, Kulap Saipradit (1905-1974) who spent 18 months in Australia in the late 1940s, on topics such as the status of Australian workers, women and students, the role of the media and the nature of the political system. Comments on life and politics in Thailand after WWII, and compares conditions in Australia with those in Thailand and also presents a short novel about a Thai student in Australia, a chronology and an introduction providing background to Kulap Saipradit's life. Includes an index and a bibliography.

Animal Kingdom

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Zoology
Page: N.A
View: 8499

Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia

Author: Bernhard Grzimek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787653620
Category: Nature
Page: 593
View: 7903

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V

Author: Bernhard Grzimek,Devra G. Kleiman,Neil Schlager,Valerius Geist,Donna Olendorf,Melissa C. McDade,American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787657895
Category: Nature
Page: 688
View: 5872
"This is a revised and updated edition of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive sources on the world's animals. Similar to the first edition written by noted zoologist Bernard Grzimek and published in 1972, the second edition covers all types of animals in geographic areas around the world. It includes high-quality photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive index to all volumes."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Scaffolding im Fremdsprachenunterricht

Unterrichtseinheiten Englisch für authentisches Lernen
Author: Bernd Klewitz
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3823390090
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 252
View: 2440
Scaffolding fördert die Interaktion von Lerngruppen in besonderem Maße und unterstützt "sichtbares" Lernen von Fremdsprachen. Die fünfzehn praxiswirksam ausgearbeiteten Unterrichtseinheiten schlagen auf der Grundlage von "Lerngerüsten" eine Brücke zwischen dem aktuellen fremdsprachlichen Kenntnisstand und dem potentiellen Leistungsniveau der Lernenden (Zone of Proximal Development). Sie decken die Niveaus A1 bis B2+ des Gemeinsamen europäischen Referenzrahmens für Sprachen ab und sind sowohl für Schülerinnen und Schüler an Mittelstufenschulen als auch an Gymnasien geeignet. Ihre Themen umfassen Ausblicke vom Lehrwerk auf die reale Welt über Sachtexte und bilinguale Themen hin zu literarischen Texten und (außerschulischen) Lernorten. Die mehrfach erprobten Unterrichtseinheiten ermöglichen authentisches Lernen und sind eingebettet in umfassende Lernaufgaben. Scaffolding wird als dynamische Lehr- und Lernstrategie eingeführt und in einem abschliessenden Glossary methodisch begründet.


moving portraits of serenity
Author: Joanne Ehrich
Publisher: Koala Jo Pub
Category: Nature
Page: 231
View: 3038
Koalas are among the most beloved and popular animals in the world. The bookeatures texts by editor Joanne Ehrich, a Foreword by Deborah Tabart,xecutive Director of the Australian Koala Foundation, and an Afterword byack Hanna - America's favourite television naturalist and host of the "Jackanna's Animal Adventures" television series. This book is an internationalroject with 315 photographs by 120 photographers from 24 countries. The bookeatures carefully selected camera sequences that make the animals come alivey suggesting movements, revealing a world rich with surprises. Thehotographs are arranged within sections that uncover different aspects ofhis marsupial. "Koalas: Moving Portraits of Serenity" conveys insights abouthis phenomenal Australian native with resplendent visuals, deserving a placen the bookshelves of koala and nature lovers alike.

Please God Let it Be Herpes

A Heartfelt Quest For Love and Companionship
Author: Carlos Kotkin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101577053
Category: Humor
Page: 304
View: 7400
Humorist-writer-mammal Carlos Kotkin is lucky in love-if lucky in love means he's had enough horrible, pathetic, and downright bizarre dating experiences to write a book. His trouble with females usually begins upon opening his mouth. Here, Carlos shares his ups and mostly downs of bachelorhood, including romantic conquests with a slew of childhood crushes, insane yogis, a Playboy vixen, a STD host, the flaky, the deaf, and the just plain dumb. His unique mating style is not to be duplicated, but it will definitely make readers laugh-and want to get tested ASAP.

The Fascinating Secrets of Oceans & Islands

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Island ecology
Page: 368
View: 4269

The Encyclopedia of Mammals: Marsupials, insect eaters, elephants, and rodents

Author: David Whyte Macdonald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816064953
Category: Mammals
Page: 934
View: 8666
Articles and photographs provide information on mammals from each of the orders, covering anatomy, breeding habits, behavior, migration, evolutionary development, and social organization.

The Encyclopedia of Mammals

Author: David MacDonald
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Reference
Page: 976
View: 4665
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.

Meet Our New Student From Australia

Author: Ann Weil
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612289363
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 6940
A new student from Australia is joining Stacey's third grade class and everyone is curious. They want to know everything about the land "Down Under!" This country is home to kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and other wildlife found nowhere else in the world. Nearby in the Pacific Ocean is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest natural feature on the planet. Find out how people from Europe discovered Australia, and about the aboriginal people who were already living there. Then join Stacey and her class in preparing some "bikkies" and welcoming a New Student From Australia.

Film, Video and Multimedia Guide

A Guide to Recently Released Titles in Australia and New Zealand
Author: Peter Tapp,Claire Jackson
Publisher: Australian Catalog/Damned Pub
ISBN: 9780646337005
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 600
View: 7343
This guide provides a comprehensive listing of all films, videos, and multimedia products released in Australia and New Zealand from mid 1996 through the end of 1997. It lists over 6,000 titles, including features, documentaries, educational titles, and CD-ROM and laser disk titles. All titles include a detailed synopsis along with complete credits, running time, awards, and distributors. The guide is indexed by title, category, country, and director. This title should prove a valuable reference for academic and large public libraries.

Manchmal mach ich mich ganz klein ...

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783794149759
Page: 18
View: 2761