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In Nesting Time

Author : Olive Thorne Miller
ISBN : HARVARD:HN25H8
Genre : Birds
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In Nesting Time

Author : Olive Thorne Millier
ISBN : 9783752412024
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In Nesting Time

Author : Olive Thorne Miller
ISBN : 1725771004
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In Nesting Time by Olive Thorne Miller "Ears have they, but they hear not," may be said of all the world. Tragedies and comedies go on continually before us which we neither see nor hear; cries of distress and prattle of infants, songs of love and screams of war, alike fall upon deaf ears, while we calmly discuss the last book or the news from Borriboo-lah-Gha, as completely oblivious as if all this stirring life did not exist. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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In Nesting Time

Author : Harriet Mann Miller
ISBN : OCLC:1046853425
Genre : Birds
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Video Surveillance Of Nesting Birds

Author : Christine Ann Ribic
ISBN : 9780520273139
Genre : Science
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"Until recently, inferring identities of predators and monitoring cryptic behaviors at the nest was time-consuming, often with anecdotal results. No more. Video nest surveillance, so aptly revealed in this volume, has ushered in a new era of data collection that allows field workers to link environmental factors with such aspects as the temporal dynamics of predator communities in relation to what the birds are doing at their nests, thus removing much of the guesswork of earlier studies."--Spencer G. Sealy, University of Manitoba ""Video Surveillance of Nesting Birds" shatters earlier beliefs about how birds interact with nest predators. Much of what we thought we knew about nesting and its hazards was flat-out wrong, as authors in this book discovered by using modern technology in the field. As simple as we would like our models of animal behavior to be, this book shows that reality is far more complex and nuanced."--Douglas H. Johnson, University of Minnesota
Category: Science

The Nesting Season

Author : Bernd Heinrich
ISBN : 0674048776
Genre : Nature
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One of the world’s great naturalists and nature writers, Bernd Heinrich shows us how the sensual beauty of birds can open our eyes to a hidden evolutionary process.
Category: Nature

Backyard Bird Secrets For Every Season

Author : Sally Roth
ISBN : 1594869111
Genre : Nature
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Birds follow a cycle that depends on the seasons: When caterpillars are at their peak in summer, bird nests are filled with hungry babies hollering for food; in winter, a high-fat menu at the feeder helps birds make it through the night. By taking advantage of these natural cycles to plan feeder offerings and garden beds, readers can turn their backyard into an irresistible haven for a colorful assortment of birds in all kinds of weather. Highlights of Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season by Sally Roth include features such as: - comprehensive explanations of how seasonal changes like spring rains and winter winds affect bird habits and behaviors in the backyard - hints and tips for attracting birds by offering what they need in each season, such as crushed eggshells when mother birds need extra calcium for egg-laying - Snazziest Stars and Supporting Cast—which birds can be attracted in which seasons - Cheat Sheets for Migration—when to expect various migratory visitors - interesting insight into feeding routines, courtship and mating rituals, and nesting areas to create a hospitable habitat - Build or Buy—quick-and-easy birding projects As many as one in five Americans already consider themselves birders, and this spirited and fun guide will seduce many newcomers to bird watching's bountiful pleasures.
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Florida Assessment Of Coastal Trends 1997

Author : Gilbert T. Bergquist
ISBN : 0788176560
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The first scheduled update and revision of the original environmental indicator system produced in 1995. It provides a comprehensive perspective of the important environmental, growth management, economic, and social values associated with the coast. It provides a means of evaluating Florida's progress in protecting its coastal areas; a basis for making strategic decisions about programs and financial resources; and information about coastal issues and problems to other decision-makers and the general public. Includes: updating the data in the indicators; deleting indicators with poor or nonexistent data sources; and adding new indicators.
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The Ostrich Communal Nesting System

Author : Brian C.R. Bertram
ISBN : 9781400863143
Genre : Science
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As the study of cooperative breeding systems expands, a number of key species form the examples that underpin our general understanding. The ostrich is increasingly becoming such a textbook species, on the basis of the results obtained in Brian Bertram's study of vigilance and egg discrimination in this extraordinary bird. Here Bertram presents new data on the ostrich communal nesting system, in which several females lay in one female's nest, with only one female and the male doing all the work. The Ostrich Communal Nesting System unravels the basis of the cooperation observed, and explains how a system involving apparent altruism is maintained by natural selection. It is now possible as never before to explain and quantify the effects of the different choices these birds make and to integrate ecological and morphological factors such as predation and size. Based on three seasons of study in Tsavo West National Park in Kenya, this book depended on recognizing individual birds, detecting and monitoring well-concealed nests, determining motherhood of eggs from their surface appearance, and time-lapse photography of nests. Key findings were that females could switch rapidly between reproductive strategies, that a nesting female could recognize her own eggs and when necessary discriminate against those of other females, and that the whiteness of ostrich eggs is an adaptation that protects them against overheating but at the cost of greater vulnerability to predation. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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Handbook Of Field Methods For Monitoring Landbirds

Author : C. John Ralph
ISBN : 9780788172342
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Presents a compilation of methods that can be used to assay population size, demographics, & status of virtually all species of landbirds in a wide variety of habitats. Suggests priorities for selecting a monitoring method & determining station location. Presents general tasks that determine which species can be monitored, & methods of establishing & maintaining a study plot, journal keeping, & training of personnel. Describes two demographic methods & four types of censuses for determining population size & trends. Methods are suggested for measuring habitat, recording weather, & color banding. Illustrated.
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Songbird Bat And Owl Boxes

Author : Emily Heaton
ISBN : 9781601074850
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Explore the benefits of the biodiversity and the beauty of songbirds, bats, and owls with this handy guide. You'll learn about "win-win" ideas and methods for integrating nest boxes with vineyard management, biology and habitat requirements, details on construction and maintenance, literature sources, and online resources where you can get more information. While written with grape growers and vineyard managers in mind, anyone interested in learning about nest boxes will find this guide useful. Includes patterns for building your own boxes and advice on where to place your boxes for best results.
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Ducks Geese And Swans Of North America

Author : Guy Baldassarre
ISBN : 9781421408088
Genre : Science
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Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America has been hailed as a classic since the first edition was published in 1942. A must-have for professional biologists, birders, waterfowl hunters, decoy collectors, and wildlife managers, this fully revised and updated edition provides definitive information on the continent's forty-six species. Maps of both winter and breeding ranges are presented with stunning images by top waterfowl photographers and the acclaimed original artwork of Robert W. (Bob) Hines. Originally authored by F. H. Kortright and later revised by Frank Bellrose, this latest edition, which has been meticulously updated by renowned waterfowl biologist Guy Baldassarre, continues the legacy of esteemed authors. Each species account contains in-depth sections on: • identification • distribution • migration behavior • habitat • population status • breeding biology • rearing of young • recruitment and survival • food habits and feeding ecology • molts and plumages • conservation and management To facilitate identification, the species accounts also include detailed illustrations of wings. An appendix contains comparative illustrations of ducklings, goslings, and cygnets. This edition of Ducks, Geese, and Swans consists of two volumes, printed in full color, and packaged in a slipcase, along with a CD containing references and additional maps.
Category: Science

The Wildlife Techniques Manual

Author : Nova J. Silvy
ISBN : 9781421406978
Genre : Science
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Since its original publication in 1960, The Wildlife Techniques Manual has remained the cornerstone text for the professional wildlife biologist. Now fully revised and updated, this seventh edition promises to be the most comprehensive resource on wildlife biology, conservation, and management for years to come. Superbly edited by Nova J. Silvy, the thirty-seven authoritative chapters included in this work provide a full synthesis of methods used in the field and laboratory. Chapter authors, all leading wildlife professionals, explain and critique traditional and new methodologies and offer thorough discussions of a wide range of relevant topics, including: • experimental design • wildlife health and disease • capture techniques • population estimation • telemetry • vegetation analysis • conservation genetics • wildlife damage management • urban wildlife management • habitat conservation planning A standard text in a variety of courses, the Techniques Manual, as it is commonly called, covers every aspect of modern wildlife management and provides practical information for applying the hundreds of methods described in its pages. To effectively incorporate the explosion of new information in the wildlife profession, this latest edition is logically organized into a two-volume set: Volume 1 is devoted to research techniques and Volume 2 focuses on management methodologies. The Wildlife Techniques Manual is a resource that professionals and students in wildlife biology, conservation, and management simply cannot do without. Published in association with The Wildlife Society
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Issues In Ecological Research And Application 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464964084
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Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Ecological Research and Application. The editors have built Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Ecological Research and Application in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Ecological Research and Application: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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The Ivory Billed Woodpecker

Author : James T. Tanner
ISBN : 9780486148755
Genre : Nature
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All who seek this elusive bird rely on this 1942 profile of the species' characteristics and habits including its original distribution patterns; history of its disappearance; feeding, nesting, breeding habits. 20 halftones, 17 tables, 22 other illustrations.
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Assessment Of Sea Turtle Status And Trends

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309152556
Genre : Science
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All six species of sea turtles found in U.S. waters are listed as endangered or threatened, but the exact population sizes of these species are unknown due to a lack of key information regarding birth and survival rates. The U.S. Endangered Species Act prohibits the hunting of sea turtles and reduces incidental losses from activities such as shrimp trawling and development on beaches used for nesting. However, current monitoring does not provide enough information on sea turtle populations to evaluate the effectiveness of these protective measures. Sea Turtle Status and Trends reviews current methods for assessing sea turtle populations and finds that although counts of sea turtles are essential, more detailed information on sea turtle biology, such as survival rates and breeding patterns, is needed to predict and understand changes in populations in order to develop successful management and conservation plans.
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Biology And Conservation Of North American Tortoises

Author : David C. Rostal
ISBN : 9781421413785
Genre : Science
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Tortoises, those unmistakable turtles, evolved from a lineage that split off from the familiar pond turtles roughly 100 million years ago. Over time, these plant-eating land turtles spread around the world, growing to an enormous size (depending on the species) and living so long that they have become the stuff of legends. By most accounts, they are indeed the longest-lived of the turtles, with good records suggesting individuals may live as long as 180 years (anecdotal records suggest that some reach ages of 200 years or more). Providing the first comprehensive treatment of North America’s tortoises, Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises brings together leading experts to give an overview of tortoise morphology, taxonomy, systematics, paleontology, physiology, ecology, behavior, reproduction, diet, growth, health, and conservation. The contributors carefully combine their own expertise and observations with results from studies conducted by hundreds of other researchers. The result is a book that belongs in the library of every herpetologist. Contributors Gustavo Aguirre L. Linda J. Allison Matthew J. Aresco Roy C. Averill-Murray Joan E. Berish Kristin H. Berry Dennis M. Bramble K. Kristina Drake Taylor Edwards Todd C. Esque Richard Franz Craig Guyer J. Scott Harrison Sharon M. Hermann J. Howard Hutchison Elliott R. Jacobson Valerie M. Johnson Richard T. Kazmaier Earl D. McCoy Philip A. Medica Robert W. Murphy Henry R. Mushinsky Kenneth E. Nussear Michael P. O’Connor Thomas A. Radzio David C. Rostal Lora L. Smith James R. Spotila Craig B. Stanford C. Richard Tracy Tracey D. Tuberville Michael Tuma Thane Wibbels
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Advances In Multimedia Information Processing Pcm 2008

Author : Yueh-Min Ray Huang
ISBN : 9783540897958
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2008, held in Tainan, Taiwan, in December 2008. The 79 revised full papers and 39 revised poster presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 210 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on next generation video coding techniques, audio processing and classification, interactive multimedia systems, advances in H.264/AVC, multimedia networking techniques, advanced image processing techniques, video analysis and its applications, image detection and classification, visual and spatial analyses, multimedia human computer interfaces, multimedia security and DRM, advanced image and video processing, multimedia database and retrieval, multimedia management and authoring, multimedia personalization, multimedia for e-learning, multimedia networking techniques, multimedia systems and applications, advanced multimedia techniques, as well as multimedia processing and analyses.
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