Wild New York: Der Naturreiseführer durch die Metropole by Margaret Mittelbach, Michael Crewdson

By Margaret Mittelbach, Michael Crewdson

Kapitel 1 Mittelpunkt big apple Kapitel 2 enormous Apples Vorgeschichte. 17 Kapitel three Unbekannte Nachbarschaft - Die Lebensräume der Stadt. 33 Kapitel four New Yorks Tierwelt .. forty nine Kapitel five Wurzeln schlagen in big apple - Die Pflanzen der Stadt .. seventy five Kapitel 6 Rätselhafte Rituale - New Yorks Naturphänomene .. ninety one Kapitel 7 Grünes big apple - Natur in der Stadt entdecken . .. 103 check in. . ..... one hundred fifty five nen Metropolen der Welt Und doch speedy jeder, dem wir von unserem Vor­ haben erzählten, ein Buch über die befand der Dichter Frank O'Hara im Natur in long island urban zu schrei­ Jahr 1954: «Man braucht diese Stadt ben, fragte uns: «Gibt es dort so et­ nicht zu verlassen, um jede shape von Grün zu finden, die guy sich was once überhaupt?» Gibt es! Nach drei­ jähriger Recherche haben wir so viel nur wünschen kann_» Das ist auch heute noch so! «Wild manhattan» be­ Natur, wilde Tiere und Pflanzen in schreibt Klima, Geologie und Öko­ ny urban entdeckt, daß wir gar nicht alles in einem Buch vorstel­ systeme sowie die Tier-und Pflan­ len können_ zenwelt dieser Stadt Über 30 Plätze Während unserer Erkundungen, in allen fünf Stadtteilen mit mehr die uns von Coney Island bis auf die oder weniger unberührter Natur Spitze des Empire country development werden vorgestellt - das Spektrum führten, waren wir immer wieder reicht von der Atlantikküste und den fasziniert: von den wunderschönen Marschen bis hin zu Wäldern und Landschaften und Lebensräumen, baumumsäumten Teichen_ Nicht nur

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Squid as Experimental Animals by John M. Arnold (auth.), Daniel L. Gilbert, William J.

By John M. Arnold (auth.), Daniel L. Gilbert, William J. Adelman Jr., John M. Arnold (eds.)

The predecessor to this booklet used to be A advisor to the Laboratory Use of the Squid Loligo pealei released via the Marine organic Laboratory, Woods gap, Massachusetts in 1974. The revision of this lengthy outdated advisor, with the approval of the Marine organic Laboratory, is an try and introduce scholars and researchers to the cephalopods and especially the squid as an item of organic learn. as a result, now we have made up our minds to extend on its unique subject, which was once to offer vital sensible elements for utilizing the squid as experimental animals. There are twenty chapters rather than the unique 8. the cloth within the unique 8 chapters has been thoroughly revised. seeing that a couple of procedure can be utilized for attaining a given job, a few duplication of equipment was once thought of fascinating within the quite a few chapters. therefore, the technique will be selected that is most suitable for every reader's specifications. every one topic additionally encompasses a mini-review that could function an advent to a few of the issues. hence, the amount isn't just a laboratory handbook, yet can be used as an creation to squid biology. The e-book is meant for laboratory technicians, complicated undergraduate scholars, graduate scholars, researchers, and all others who are looking to research the aim, equipment, and strategies of utilizing squid as experimental animals. that is why why the identify has been replaced to its current name. previous the chapters is a listing of a number of the abbreviations, prefixes, and suffixes utilized in this volume.

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Animal Camouflage by Adolf Portmann

By Adolf Portmann

The rugged define of a mountain top appears like a human face; the markings on a moth exhibit a cranium and crossbones. Mere coincidences we are saying, and brush aside the problem as one other freak of nature. but if we stumble upon an animal that appears like a leaf or a sprig, we start to ask yourself. This likeness needs to be greater than chance--it needs to play a major half within the animal's survival. This brings us immediately to the crux of our challenge: the functionality of outward appearances.

We have all obvious bugs which are the colour of bark and brooding pheasant hens whose feathers look like the fleeting shadows in their nesting flooring. We can have chanced upon a moth whose simply safety is the coloring that makes it resemble a wasp. every one of those animals pretends to be anything it isn't, and it does this which will live to tell the tale. glossy armies use camouflage to guard their infantrymen, weapons, ships, and armed forces installations; the result's facts confident of the shielding price of such concepts. The reader aren't stunned then, if we inform him that our topic has performed a well known half in all discussions in regards to the beginning and the evolution of dwelling organisms. Charles Darwin was once one of many first to emphasize the significance of camouflage, and because his day the topic has shaped one of many strands of organic conception.

This isn't really to assert that the gurus all agree. What a few decide to clarify as camouflage, others describe in altogether varied phrases. a bunch of experimenters has got down to end up a number of the theories, yet continuously with excellent medical detachment. the matter of mimicry, particularly, has develop into a veritable no man's land of organic battle.

These are issues our e-book will discover. Casting our look over an unlimited canvas, we will try and hint the
meaning of a few of the colourful brush strokes that went into its portray.

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Cat (DK Eyewitness Books) by Juliet Clutton-Brock

By Juliet Clutton-Brock

New glance! Relaunched with new jackets and eight pages of recent textual content! here's an exhilarating and informative consultant to the intense global of cats, either wild and family. significant colour images of huge and small cats, and the paintings and artifacts they've got encouraged, supply a distinct "eyewitness" view that covers the topic from enamel to claw. See a jaguar swimming, a cat which could outrun a motor vehicle, a cat with a curly coat, a leopard that has misplaced its spots, the cat worshiped by means of the traditional Egyptians, a caracal's tufted ears, and a black panther stalking its prey. examine why cats desire whiskers, how cats purr, how the Manx cat misplaced its tail, why a lick shape a pleasant lion may possibly pores and skin you alive, why a lion has a mane, and why a tiger is striped. detect how cats converse, why cats play with prey, why cats devour grass, how and why a tomcat marks his territory, how cats locate their manner domestic, why the black cat has been either persecuted and pampered, why cats are acknowledged to have 9 lives, and masses, even more.

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Backyard Pets: Activities for Exploring Wildlife Close to by Carol A. Amato

By Carol A. Amato

Get to grasp the superb creatures correct open air your door!What do toads prefer to consume? Why do crickets sing? Why does a firefly glow? If you have ever longed to grasp extra in regards to the behavior of the animals and bugs that dwell on your yard, here is the publication you have been awaiting! With yard Pets, you will discover out how you can capture and take care of plenty of diversified, easy-to-find critters, from very good toads to slithering slugs. you will practice every kind of investigations and actions, together with learning how snails consume and the way caterpillars safeguard themselves, earlier than you come your newly stumbled on pets effectively to their average domestic. and you can even the way to allure birds and butterflies to selfmade feeders and gardens for you to notice them each day as they pass approximately their extraordinary lives.As you care for your pets, you are going to tips on how to interpret fireflies' signs; tips on how to attract worms from their burrows with sound; and the way to make birdfeeders, hummingbird gardens, and toad abodes. alongside the best way, you will discover plenty of attention-grabbing proof in regards to the lives of those smart critters-from what their favourite meals are to how they see, pay attention, and stream, or even how they assist the surroundings.

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