A Complete Guide To Antarctic Wildlife

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A Complete Guide To Antarctic Wildlife

Author : Hadoram Shirihai
ISBN : 1472969987
Genre : Nature
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This spectacularly illustrated book is the only complete guide to the wildlife and natural history of the vast and beautiful Antarctic region. Covering the Antarctic continent, the southern ocean, and the subantarctic islands, this guide illustrates all of the region's breeding birds and marine mammals with stunning colour photographs. In addition to the colour plates, it features distribution maps and up-to-date species accounts expertly detailing abundance, seasonal status, and conservation prospects. The volume also covers numerous nonbreeding species, migrants, and vagrants. Regional chapters describe all of the subantarctic islands, in addition to most regularly visited sites in Antarctica, and are accompanied by maps of each area and photographs of each locale. These chapters present detailed information on geography, climate, geology, general ecology, and flora. They also address conservation efforts - past, present, and planned. The book concludes with practical information about visiting the area, including details on the best-available landing sites and notes on seasonal weather conditions. This is an indispensable companion for a trip far south, as well as an informative volume for anyone interested in the Antarctic region's remarkable, occasionally strange, and frequently beautiful animals.
Category: Nature

Antarctic Wildlife

Author : James Lowen
ISBN : 9780691150338
Genre : Nature
File Size : 72.24 MB
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First published in 2011 by WILDGuides, Ltd.
Category: Nature

The Antarctic Dictionary

Author : Bernadette Hince
ISBN : 9780643102323
Genre : Science
File Size : 64.91 MB
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The world’s most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language. In the space of a mere century, a remarkable vocabulary has evolved to deal with the extraordinary environment and living organisms of the Antarctic and subantarctic. Here, for the first time, is a complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. Like other historical dictionaries, The Antarctic Dictionary gives the reader quotations for each word. These quotations are the life-blood of the dictionary — more than 15 000 quotations from about 1000 different sources give the reader a unique insight into the way the language of Antarctica has evolved. The reader will find out what it means to be slotted, the shortcomings of homers, the joys of a donga and the hazards of a growler. The Antarctic Dictionary has been meticulously researched, and will appeal to all those who have been to the frozen continent or have ever dreamed of going there. It will also appeal to those fascinated by the development of language. With a forward by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Category: Science

Antarctica

Author : Tony Soper
ISBN : 9781784770914
Genre : Animals
File Size : 52.55 MB
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Updated throughout, the 7th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those 'going south'. Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of plumage and identification. Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant illustrations from Dafila Scott to help bring species to life. Tony Soper's immaculate and engaging text remains the indispensible choice for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast. Antarctica's wildlife is under threat. The Southern Ocean is warming and the most obvious effect is on the continental ice shelves. Spectacular retreats and monster carvings from the west coast of the peninsula have been seen in recent decades. Less ice means fewer krill, which depend on the ice-edge for the algae which nourish them. In turn, this will impact on seal and whale numbers. In the case of penguins, while kings and macaronis, for instance, are doing well, the magnificently adapted and truly Antarctic species, Adélies and emperors, are in decline. In the case of emperors, maybe by as much as 50%. Bradt's Antarctica not only helps you to identify and understand species and habitats, it also explains the issues faced by this extraordinary continent, regarded by many as one of the most precious places on the planet.
Category: Animals

Antarctic Wildlife

Author : James Kavanagh
ISBN : 1583557881
Genre : Nature
File Size : 70.55 MB
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Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket Naturalist® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides. The perfect pocket-sized reference for the eco-tourist visiting Antarctica, this beautifully colored and illustrated guide highlights more than 120 of the most common species of marine life, whales, seals, and invertebrates.
Category: Nature

The Complete Guide To Finding The Mammals Of Australia

Author : David Andrew
ISBN : 9780643098152
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 90.84 MB
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Australia has a rich and unique array of animals, including the largest diversity of marsupials on earth. The recent growth in ecotourism has increased the popularity of mammal-spotting, particularly whale and dolphin-watching, but also spotting of perennial tourist favourites such as koalas and kangaroos. Birdwatchers have for many years known of sites where special or difficult-to-see species may be reliably located. However, despite their comparative abundance and spectacular diversity, many of Australia's unique mammals remain under-appreciated because there has been little available information on where to see them – until now. For the first time ever, The Complete Guide to Finding the Mammals of Australia advises interested amateurs and professionals where to locate many of Australia's mammals. The book describes Australia's best mammal-watching sites state-by-state. It also includes a complete, annotated taxonomic list with hints on finding each species (or why it won't be easy to see); sections on travel and logistics in Australia; and appendices with hints on finding and photographing mammals. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to observe or photograph Australian mammals in the wild, mammal enthusiasts, biological field workers and volunteers, tourists and ecotourists.
Category: Business & Economics

The Antarctic Dive Guide

Author : Lisa Eareckson Kelley
ISBN : 9781400865994
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 34.6 MB
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The Antarctic Dive Guide is the first and only dive guide to the seventh continent, until recently the exclusive realm of scientific and military divers. Today, however, the icy waters of Antarctica have become the extreme destination for recreational divers wishing to explore beyond the conventional and observe the strange marine life that abounds below the surface. This book is packed with information about the history of diving in Antarctica and its wildlife, and features stunning underwater photography. The Antarctic Dive Guide covers 31 key dive sites on the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia and includes maps and detailed guidance on how best to explore each site. Essential information is also provided on how to choose and prepare for travel to this remote region, and diving techniques for subzero waters. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone considering diving in Antarctica, and an exciting read for anyone interested in this little-explored underwater world. This fully revised and updated third edition: Covers 4 new dive sites Features revised and updated information for the other 27 sites covered Includes new sections on the Sea Leopard Project and natural product chemistry from Antarctic marine organisms
Category: Sports & Recreation

Handbook Of Western Palearctic Birds Volume 1

Author : Hadoram Shirihai
ISBN : 9781472960573
Genre : Nature
File Size : 66.20 MB
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This unique and spectacular handbook is the most complete and comprehensive photographic guide to the passerines of the Western Palearctic. Written by two of the world's most respected ornithologists, Hadoram Shirihai and Lars Svensson, it contains the most up-to-date information available on bird identification covering all aspects of plumage, moult, ageing and sexing, with sections on voice and other identification criteria, and detailed taxonomic notes. This first volume covers larks, hirundines, pipits and wagtails, bulbuls, accentors, robins, chats, wheatears, thrushes, prinias and cisticolas, and warblers. The exceptional text is backed up by a remarkable collection of almost 2,500 photographs, featuring a comprehensive range of plumages that illustrate every race and morph of each species in the region. This stunning handbook will be the definitive reference for the region for years to come - no birder's shelf will be complete without it.
Category: Nature

A Wildlife Guide To Chile

Author : Sharon Chester
ISBN : 1400831504
Genre : Nature
File Size : 71.93 MB
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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
Category: Nature

Zoo Animal And Wildlife Immobilization And Anesthesia

Author : Gary West
ISBN : 9781118792865
Genre : Medical
File Size : 60.92 MB
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Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, SecondEdition is a fully updated and revised version of the firstcomprehensive reference on anesthetic techniques in captive andfree-ranging wildlife. Now including expanded coverage ofavian and aquatic species, this exhaustive resource presentsinformation on the full range of zoo and wildlife species. Coveringtopics ranging from monitoring and field anesthesia to CPR andeuthanasia, the heart of the book is devoted to 53 species-specificchapters providing a wealth of information on little-known andcommon zoo and wildlife animals alike. In addition to new species chapters, the new edition brings a newfocus on pain management, including chronic pain, and moreinformation on species-specific physiology. Chapters on airwaymanagement, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and fieldprocedures are all significantly expanded as well. This update toZoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is aninvaluable addition to the library of all zoo and wildlifeveterinarians.
Category: Medical

Handbook Of Western Palearctic Birds Volume 2

Author : Lars Svensson
ISBN : 9781472960924
Genre : Nature
File Size : 79.45 MB
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This unique and spectacular handbook is the most complete and comprehensive photographic guide to the passerines of the Western Palearctic. Written by two of the world's most respected ornithologists, Hadoram Shirihai and Lars Svensson, it contains the most up-to-date information available on bird identification covering all aspects of plumage, moult, ageing and sexing, with sections on voice and other identification criteria, and detailed taxonomic notes. This second volume covers flycatchers, reedlings, tits, nuthatches, orioles and sunbirds, shrikes, corvids, finches and buntings, along with vagrants. The exceptional text is backed up by a remarkable collection of more than 2,500 photographs in this volume alone, featuring a comprehensive range of plumages that illustrate every race and morph of each species in the region. This stunning handbook will be the definitive reference for the region for years to come - no birder's shelf will be complete without it.
Category: Nature

Windows 10 The Complete Guide

Author : Mark Lancer
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 67.48 MB
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When Microsoft announced the release of its new Windows operating system many expected the continuation in the numbering trend. When the system was announced as Windows 10, the question the many of the reviewers pondered the omission of the number 9 in the sequence. Microsoft later announced that the poor performance and user reviews of the Windows 8 version warranted a separation of sorts. The hope of Microsoft execs is that the new system will propel the organization’s growth and offer users the performance, convenience and comfort required.
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Whales Dolphins And Other Marine Mammals Of The World

Author : Hadoram Shirihai
ISBN : UCSD:31822035931260
Genre : Aquatic mammals
File Size : 78.97 MB
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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.
Category: Aquatic mammals

Antarctic Birds And Seals

Author : Sharon R. Chester
ISBN : UCSD:31822020636916
Genre : Sea birds
File Size : 23.76 MB
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This beautiful & practical handbook is the first compact field guide to antarctic wildlife. It presents concise descriptions of all antarctic birds & seals & gives pertinent clues to identifying animals encountered by travelers to the White Continent. Scientific names & common names in English, French, German & Spanish are included. Fascinating behavioral anecdotes create a charming warmth that distinguishes this book from the stereotyped format of other identification manuals. Enhancing the text are 54 superb color photographs & 37 black & white photos & illustrations. Sharon Chester is a naturalist, educator & professional photographer. She has made over 20 expeditions to Antarctica. Her previous works in natural history include AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF ANTARCTIC & SUBANTARCTIC BIRDS (1986) & THE BIRDS OF CHILE: A FIELD GUIDE (1993). Her wildlife images appear worldwide in publications such as TERRE SAUVAGE & Sierra Club's MOTHER EARTH: THROUGH THE EYES OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS & WRITERS. She photographs remote locations for Comstock, an international stock photo agency. Order ANTARCTIC BIRDS & SEALS: A POCKET GUIDE from Wandering Albatross, 724 Laurel Avenue, #211, San Mateo, CA 94401, (415) 342-6507. FAX trade orders to Publisher's Services in Novato, CA at (415) 883-4280.
Category: Sea birds

Bbc Wildlife

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123114758
Genre : Animals
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Category: Animals

World Birdwatch

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00852536E
Genre : Birds
File Size : 21.96 MB
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Category: Birds

Sylvia Warblers

Author : Andreas Helbig
ISBN : 9781408135099
Genre : Science
File Size : 88.54 MB
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Based on phylogenetic research, this complete study of the genus Sylvia describes two new species and establishes identification criteria for all members of the family. A lengthy introduction explains the background to the research and outlines the main features of the genus. The 25 species are then treated in detail, including the African parisomas, which are here included in the Sylva group. The species accounts include sections on every aspect of identification, with colour illustrations showing age, sex and racial differences, distribution maps, sonograms, moult and wing diagrams and tables."
Category: Science

Petrels Albatrosses And Storm Petrels Of North America

Author : Steve N. G. Howell
ISBN : 9781400839629
Genre : Nature
File Size : 33.16 MB
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Petrels, albatrosses, and storm-petrels are among the most beautiful yet least known of all the world's birds, living their lives at sea far from the sight of most people. Largely colored in shades of gray, black, and white, these enigmatic and fast-flying seabirds can be hard to differentiate, particularly from a moving boat. Useful worldwide, not just in North America, this photographic guide is based on unrivaled field experience and combines insightful text and hundreds of full-color images to help you identify these remarkable birds. The first book of its kind, this guide features an introduction that explains ocean habitats and the latest developments in taxonomy. Detailed species accounts describe key identification features such as flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, and migration routes. Species accounts are arranged into groups helpful for field identification, and an overview of unique identification challenges is provided for each group. The guide also includes distribution maps for regularly occurring species as well as a bibliography, glossary, and appendixes. The first state-of-the-art photographic guide to these enigmatic seabirds Includes hundreds of full-color photos throughout Features detailed species accounts that describe flight, plumage, distribution, and more Provides overviews of ocean habitats, taxonomy, and conservation Offers tips on how to observe and identify birds at sea
Category: Nature

Birding

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101556482
Genre : Bird watching
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Category: Bird watching