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O Is For Orca

Author : Andrea Helman
ISBN : 9781632170330
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Art Wolfe's stunning color wildlife and nature photographs teach young children the alphabet while giving them a sense of wonder and appreciation about the bounty of nature. The old-fashioned A is for Apple is replaced by A is for Auklet. F is for Fir Tree, H is for Haida Totem Pole, and so on through the alphabet. No one does nature better than Art Wolfe. Andrea Helman's brief text includes an accessible introduction or fact about the animal, plant, person, or object depicted."
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Adventures At Camp Lots O Fun

Author : Marilyn Helmer
ISBN : 9781459805972
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Bad weather, bugs and boredom -- DJ and the boys in Camp Lots-o-Fun's cabin six are starting to call it Camp Not-so-Fun. To make matters worse, one of the boys has it in for DJ. But DJ isn't about to let that bother him. His lively imagination and wit ensure there's never a dull moment. A bear in the woods, monsters in the lake and a hermit's ghost make for a week at summer camp that none of the boys in cabin six will soon forget.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Orcas Of The Gulf

Author : Gerard Gormley
ISBN : 9780595011186
Genre : Nature
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Book Description: 揙rcas of the Gulf will be a pleasure to anyone who wants to explore the realities of nature. Mr. Gormley's awe and respect for these magnificent whales is shared with us as a small pod of orca pass through the familiar waters off New England. We find ourselves enveloped in the interlocked, interwoven spectrum of the sea; everyday life to the orca, white water drama and magical beauty to Man. Much seems incredible, impossible, even mythical, yet the author has included every available bit of science in his exciting and educational narrative. He takes us a few steps farther than science has yet gone with common sense and realism, challenging the scientists to discover the full world of the orca. His narrative theories on perception, communication, pod society and chillingly realistic assessment of human impact are most interesting. The values and perceptions expressed in this work are not human, but they may just be the orca's, and we can all learn from that.?/p> -William W. Rossiter, Vice President Cetacean Society International Author bio: Gerard Gormley lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, where he studies sea life, especially cetaceans, as an avocation. His previous natural history, A Dolphin Summer, won broad critical acclaim for its artistic and scientific merit. His third nature book, about humpback whales, is in progress. Formerly a submariner and science writer, Mr. Gormley supplements his writing income by selling collectible books over the Internet.
Category: Nature

Cetacean Societies

Author : Janet Mann
ISBN : 0226503410
Genre : Science
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"Part review, part testament to extraordinary dedication, and part call to get involved, Cetacean Societies highlights the achievements of behavioral ecologists inspired by the challenges of cetaceans and committed to the exploration of a new world."—from the preface by Richard Wrangham Long-lived, slow to reproduce, and often hidden beneath the water's surface, whales and dolphins (cetaceans) have remained elusive subjects for scientific study even though they have fascinated humans for centuries. Until recently, much of what we knew about cetaceans came from commercial sources such as whalers and trainers for dolphin acts. Innovative research methods and persistent efforts, however, have begun to penetrate the depths to reveal tantalizing glimpses of the lives of these mammals in their natural habitats. Cetacean Societies presents the first comprehensive synthesis and review of these new studies. Groups of chapters focus on the history of cetacean behavioral research and methodology; state-of-the-art reviews of information on four of the most-studied species: bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, sperm whales, and humpback whales; and summaries of major topics, including group living, male and female reproductive strategies, communication, and conservation drawn from comparative research on a wide range of species. Written by some of the world's leading cetacean scientists, this landmark volume will benefit not just students of cetology but also researchers in other areas of behavioral and conservation ecology as well as anyone with a serious interest in the world of whales and dolphins. Contributors are Robin Baird, Phillip Clapham, Jenny Christal, Richard Connor, Janet Mann, Andrew Read, Randall Reeves, Amy Samuels, Peter Tyack, Linda Weilgart, Hal Whitehead, Randall S. Wells, and Richard Wrangham.
Category: Science

Encyclopedia Of Marine Mammals

Author : William F. Perrin
ISBN : 0080919936
Genre : Science
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This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE
Category: Science

Killer Whale

Author : Craig O. Matkin
ISBN : OCLC:48982240
Genre : Killer whale
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Category: Killer whale

Perioperative Care In Cardiac Anesthesia And Surgery

Author : Davy C. H. Cheng
ISBN : 0781757746
Genre : Medical
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Written by eminent cardiac anesthesiologists and surgeons, this handbook is a complete, practical guide to perioperative care in cardiac surgery. The book addresses every aspect of cardiopulmonary bypass management and fast-track and traditional cardiac anesthesia and describes all surgical techniques, with emphasis on postoperative considerations. Close attention is also given to routine care and management of complications in the cardiac surgical recovery unit. Coverage includes up-to-date information on cardiac and neurologic monitoring, off-pump surgery, new devices for anastomosis, robotic surgery, and neurologic complications and outcomes. Tables, algorithms, and 15 appendices summarize key facts, protocols, and clinical decisions.
Category: Medical

Rekkar The Screeching Orca

Author : Adam Blade
ISBN : 9781408328620
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Danger strikes once again for Max and Lia when they become trapped in the infamous Lost Lagoon. Legend tells that there's no escape - but could tackling another of Cora Blackheart's Robobeasts hold the key? The first thrilling book in Sea Quest Series 4: The Lost Lagoon. Don't miss the rest of the series: Tragg the Ice Bear, Horvos the Horror Bird and Gubbix the Poison Fish!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Crc Handbook Of Marine Mammal Medicine

Author : Leslie Dierauf
ISBN : 1420041630
Genre : Medical
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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition. See what's new in the Second Edition: Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health Emerging and resurging diseases Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals Unusual mortality events and mass strandings New topics such as a chapter on careers Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.
Category: Medical

Climatological Data

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ISBN : UVA:X001956628
Genre : Louisiana
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Category: Louisiana


Author : Anna Claybourne
ISBN : 9781406259117
Genre : Killer whale
File Size : 34.82 MB
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Describes the special abilities that help orcas, or killer whales, survive in their environment, what humans have trained them to do because of their special skills and intelligence, and ways in which their abilities are superior to those of humans.
Category: Killer whale

Apple State Treasure Hunt A Story About Washington

Author : Katherine Hengel
ISBN : 9781617148897
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Apple State Treasure Hunt: A Story About Washington introduces young readers to the state of Washington through stories about the state animal on a big adventure! The narrative incorporates state symbols, history, and geography. Factual sidebars, full-color photographs, and state-appropriate recipes support each title. The book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and a map with more things to see and do around the state. This title is a great way to explore Washington in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Electronic Design

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105000725577
Genre : Electronic apparatus and appliances
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Category: Electronic apparatus and appliances

Soccer Sabotage

Author : Liam O'Donnell
ISBN : 9781459821491
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nadia is playing for her local soccer team, and they have made it all the way to the national tournament—against some very determined opposition. Unfortunately, Nadia's challenges don't just come from her opponents but from her teammates as well. After their coach is injured in a suspicious accident and the threats against the team mount, it is up to Nadia and her younger brother Devin to pull the team together and take a run at the championship. Another wild ride!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Tank Fizz The Case Of The Slime Stampede

Author : Liam O'Donnell
ISBN : 9781459808126
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Gravelmuck Elementary’s cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the school’s caretaker, as the culprit. Determined to clear Mr. Snag’s name, Tank and Fizz dive into the case, only to discover that the goop under Rockfall Mountain runs deep. The detective duo must outwit their eight-legged principal and survive an ancient war between high-tech janitors and spell-slinging wizards. Can Tank and Fizz find the real monsters behind the slime stampede in time to clear Mr. Snag’s name? The Case of the Slime Stampede is the first book in the Tank & Fizz mystery series about two crime-solving monsters living under a mountain.
Category: Juvenile Fiction