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Birds Of Italy

Author : Marianne Taylor
ISBN : 9781472949837
Genre : Nature
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Profiles more than 250 species regularly seen in the region. Authoritative text includes information on identification, songs and calls, behaviour, distribution and habitat. Packed with full-colour photographs, each carefully selected to guide identification. The ideal pocket-sized guide – perfectfor nature-loving travellers and birdwatchers visiting Italy.
Category: Nature

Birds Of Italy

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1155763823
Genre : Travel
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 31. Chapters: Great Northern Loon, List of birds of Italy, Red-throated Loon, Mallard, Black-throated Loon, White-backed Woodpecker. Excerpt: Italy is a country in southern Europe on the Mediterranean Sea. It has recorded 526 bird species as listed below (2011). These include 15 globally threatened species, and six introduced species. Images of bird species whose nesting in Italy has been confirmed, listed alphabetically by scientific name. L. Svensson; J. Grant; K. Mullarney; D. Zetterstrom; D. Christie. Collins Bird Guide London, HarperCollinsPublishers, 1999. ISBN 0-00-711332-3 The Red-throated Loon or Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) is a migratory aquatic bird found in the northern hemisphere. It breeds primarily in Arctic regions, and winters in northern coastal waters. It is the most widely distributed member of the loon or diver family. Ranging from 55-67 centimetres (22-26 in) in length, the Red-throated Loon is the smallest and lightest of the world's loons. In winter, it is a nondescript bird, greyish above fading to white below. During the breeding season, it acquires the distinctive reddish throat patch which is the basis for its common name. Fish form the bulk of its diet, though amphibians, invertebrates and plant material are sometimes eaten as well. A monogamous species, the Red-throated Loon forms long-term pair bonds. Both members of the pair help to build the nest, incubate the eggs (generally two per clutch) and feed the hatched young. The Red-throated Loon has a large global population and a significant global range, though some populations are declining. Oil spills, habitat degradation, pollution and fishing nets are among the major threats this species faces. Natural predators-including various gull species, and both Red and Arctic Foxes, will take eggs and young. The species is protected by a numb...
Category: Travel

Italian Birds Of Passage

Author : Simona Frasca
ISBN : 9781137322425
Genre : History
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This book reviews the period from the unification of Italy to the fascist era through significant Neapolitan performers such as Gilda Mignonette and Enrico Caruso. It traces the transformation of a popular tradition written in dialect into a popular tradition, written in Italian, that contributed to the production of "American" identity.
Category: History

Climate Gradients And Biodiversity In Mountains Of Italy

Author : Franco Pedrotti
ISBN : 9783319679679
Genre : Science
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This volume gathers case studies on plant diversity from selected, representative mountain systems of Italy (Mediterranean and temperate zones), while also addressing the biodiversity of avian fauna. For the Alps, Wilhalm and Prosser examine the species biodiversity (also with the help of highly detailed location maps) of the sector of the central Alps that corresponds to the basin of the Adige, including some nearby valleys, between the watershed to the north and the Prealps to the south (Alto Adige and Trentino). In turn, Pedrotti investigates the vegetation series of the same territory in relation to the three climatic sectors identified: prealpine, alpine and endoalpine. Aleffi then explores the relationships between the distribution of a number of species of bryophytes and the main mesoclimatic gradients along a transect through the Valle dell’ Adige between 46°40'N and 45°42'N. Lastly, Siniscalco studies the ways in which alien species are now invading the western Alps, which to date have remained largely unaffected by this phenomenon, unlike the plains and hills. For the Apennines, Ferrari studies the tree line and the biodiversity of the vegetation of the northern Apennines; for the mountains of Sicily, Bazan conducts a diachronic analysis of the beech forests of the Monti Nebrodi. The contribution by Venanzoni interprets the chorology of associations of the Magnocaricetalia order throughout Italy, relating it to the climatic and geographic gradients. He describes a total of 55 associations, reporting on the distribution in the temperate zone (differentiating between the alpine and continental) and the Mediterranean zone for each of them. Cianfaglione presents the Signal Project Italian site. This project investigates the effects of extreme weather events on secondary grassland and the role of selected alien species, mowing, biodiversity, productivity and functional traits, in Italy and along a European gradient. For the Marches Region, Forconi describes the biodiversity of the avian fauna in relation to the altitudinal gradient and the potential vegetation.
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Infectious Diseases Of Italy

Author : Gideon Informatics, Inc.
ISBN : 9781498822220
Genre : Medical
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Infectious Diseases of Italy is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which explore all individual infectious diseases, drugs, vaccines, outbreaks, surveys and pathogens in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each chapter is divided into three sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology 2. Status of the disease in Italy 3. References A chapter outlining the routine vaccination schedule of Italy follows the diseases chapters. There are 358 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 220 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Italy. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Italy and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Italy are included.
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Memoirs Of Hugh Edwin Strickland M A

Author : William Jardine
ISBN : 9781108037693
Genre : Nature
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Published in 1858, this memoir recounts the life and work of the natural historian and geologist Hugh Edwin Strickland (1811-53). Written by his father-in-law, the Scottish naturalist Sir William Jardine (1800-74), the book covers Strickland's early childhood, his education at Oxford, his involvement in and influence upon the establishment of the Ray Society and his notable academic pursuits in natural history before his life was tragically cut short by a freak railway accident in 1853, when he was just forty-two. The reader will gain an insight into Strickland's character, his scientific acquaintances, including Henslow and Darwin, and his wide-ranging interests in the area of natural history, including geology, zoology, palaeontology and especially ornithology, demonstrated by his study The Dodo and its Kindred (1848). Drawing upon revealing and informative extracts from Strickland's journals throughout, the book also contains a wide selection of Strickland's shorter scientific writings.
Category: Nature

Birds Of Amber

Author : Ibrāhīm ʻAbd al-Majīd
ISBN : 9774248864
Genre : Fiction
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This novel teems with memorable characters, not a few of whom are themselves storytellers: a budding novelist writing about the housing project and its eccentric denizens and about his own improbable love affair with a 12-year-old girl; a spice merchant dreaming of the bygone glory of his ancestors and their trade along the spice road, beginning on the Malabar Coast; a train guard who is a teller of very tall tales; and a would-be filmmaker trying to make a film showing what happened in Port Said during the war. Then there is the cinema aficionado who plays Tarzan in real life along the Mahmudiya Canal; the young boy who leads a group of assorted crazies every afternoon to see 'God' at sunset; the singing nurse whose only dream is to perform on the radio; and Arabi, the young man who is in love with all things European, but especially with his employer, Katina the widowed Greek dressmaker. Ibrahim Abdel Meguid combines historical fact with fiction, and the mundane with the fantastical, to weave a multilayered story of stories.
Category: Fiction

Walking In Italy S Stelvio National Park

Author : Gillian Price
ISBN : 9781849659277
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 38 summer day walking routes in this guidebook explore the renowned Stelvio National Park in the Italian Rhaetian Alps. Bordering the Dolomites to the east, and Switzerland to the west, the Stelvio is one of the largest protected areas in all of the Alps. The walks explore each of the Stelvio's valleys, are graded for difficulty and range from 4 to 18km. There is plenty for active holidaymakers; from easy strolls to strenuous climbs to panoramic summits for experienced walkers. The Stelvio's unspoilt landscape ranges from valley farmland to forested hillsides and alpine meadows, and up to a wilderness of rugged glaciated summits and ridges, the highest of which is Ortler, at 3905m. The guidebook also includes plenty of background information on local wildlife and cuisine, as well as planning details such as what to take and dos and don'ts. The guide also contains accommodation suggestions, including campsites, B&Bs, hotels and mountain huts in the National Parks picturesque towns and villages such as Bormio, Sulden and Martell Dorf. Close to Milan, Verona and Innsbruck, with good public transport throughout, the Stelvio National park offers extensive, spectacular Alpine walking, with this as the first English-language guide to the area.
Category: Sports & Recreation