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The Natural History Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112118713103
Genre : Biology
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Includes the transactions of the Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society, Cork Cuvierian Society, and Dublin Natural History Society.
Category: Biology

Natural History Report

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ISBN : UVA:X000267159
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

Boston Journal Of Natural History

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ISBN : UCAL:B4151135
Genre : Natural history
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"Catalogue of the library": v. 1, p. [497]-512; "Additions to the library": v. 3, p. [513]-522; "Constitution and by-laws": v. 6, 13 p.
Category: Natural history

Cultures Of Natural History

Author : N. Jardine
ISBN : 0521558948
Genre : History
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The first systematic general work on recent scholarship in the history of natural history.
Category: History

Natural History

Author : Kathryn Hennessy
ISBN : 0756667526
Genre : Nature
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With oversight from the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, this detailed visual guide examines thousands of species and specimens of animals, plants and minerals that make Earth unique.
Category: Nature

Raccoons

Author : Samuel I. Zeveloff
ISBN : 9781588343833
Genre : Science
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The word raccoon is drawn from the Native American Algonquian language. Their term arakun roughly translates to “he who scratches with his hands.” Anyone who has found a raccoon rummaging around in a once securely closed trash container can attest to how skillful raccoons are with their front paws. In fact, they have four times as many sensory receptors in their forepaw skin as they do in their hindpaws, a ratio similar to that of human hands and feet. Samuel Zeveloff explores this trait and much more in his accessible natural history of raccoons. Written with the general reader in mind, Raccoons presents detailed information on raccoon evolution, physical characteristics, social behavior, habitats, food habits, reproduction, and conservation, as well as their relationship with humans and many other topics. The section on distribution and subspecies focuses on the raccoon’s current range expansion, and the material on their cultural significance demonstrates this mammal’s unique status in different North American cultures.
Category: Science

Natural History

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009311580
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

A Natural History Of Families

Author : LS Forbes
ISBN : 0691094829
Genre : Science
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Why do baby sharks, hyenas, and pelicans kill their siblings? Why do beetles and mice commit infanticide? Why are twins and birth defects more common in older human mothers? A Natural History of Families concisely examines what behavioral ecologists have discovered about family dynamics and what these insights might tell us about human biology and behavior. Scott Forbes's engaging account describes an uneasy union among family members in which rivalry for resources often has dramatic and even fatal consequences. In nature, parents invest resources and control the allocation of resources among their offspring to perpetuate their genetic lineage. Those families sometimes function as cooperative units, the nepotistic and loving havens we choose to identify with. In the natural world, however, dysfunctional familial behavior is disarmingly commonplace. While explaining why infanticide, fratricide, and other seemingly antisocial behaviors are necessary, Forbes also uncovers several surprising applications to humans. Here the conflict begins in the moments following conception as embryos struggle to wrest control of pregnancy from the mother, and to wring more nourishment from her than she can spare, thus triggering morning sickness, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Mothers, in return, often spontaneously abort embryos with severe genetic defects, allowing for prenatal quality control of offspring. Using a broad sweep of entertaining examples culled from the world of animals and humans, A Natural History of Families is a lively introduction to the behavioral ecology of the family.
Category: Science

The Natural History Of Pompeii

Author : Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski
ISBN : 0521800544
Genre : Art
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Following the prototype established by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, Jashemski and the volume's contributors reconstruct the environment of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside, based on the evidence preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, paleontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalologists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, providing a complete picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites.
Category: Art

A Natural History Of California

Author : Allan A. Schoenherr
ISBN : 9780520964556
Genre : Science
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In this comprehensive and abundantly illustrated book, Allan A. Schoenherr describes the natural history of California—a state with a greater range of landforms, a greater variety of habitats, and more kinds of plants and animals than any area of equivalent size in all of North America. A Natural History of California focuses on each distinctive region, addressing its climate, rocks, soil, plants, and animals. The second edition of this classic work features updated species names and taxa, new details about parks reclassified by federal and state agencies, new stories about modern human and animal interaction, and a new epilogue on the impacts of climate change.
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