This is a memoir of sorts, recalling over 40 years of my husband's and my interaction with animals. We were often over matched. Almost always out smarted. This includes a lifetime spent with dogs, cats, horses and various wildlife, including deer, one small black bear and hummingbirds: a fascinating but pushy little bird in my opinion.
One of the most unique birding destinations on earth, New Zealand is home to curious species including the worlds largest parrot, small flightless kiwis and even penguins! This guide is the perfect pocket-sized folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast. Beautifully illustrated, it highlights over 140 familiar species and the country's top birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts.
India's diverse habitats are the permanent or migratory home of 1,300 species of birds, including the national bird â€“ the Indian Peafowl. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. A back panel map is also included, showing the country's top birding hotspots. Researched by the leading conservation group â€“ Wildlife SOS, India, this guide is a one-of-a-kind reference guide for travelers to this beautiful country.
This book provides insight into the instances in which wildlife species can create problems. Some species trigger problems for human activities, but many others need humans to save them and to continue to exist. The text addresses issues faced by economists and politicians dealing with laws involving actions undertaken to resolve the problems of the interaction between humans and wildlife. Here, the words 'problematic species' are used in their broadest sense, as may be appreciated in the short introductions to the various sections. At times, the authors discuss special cases while always extending the discussion into a more general and broad vision. At others, they present real cutting-edge analysis of ecological topics and issues. The book will be of interest to biologists, ecologists and wildlife managers involved in research on wildlife, parks, and environmental management, as well as to government departments and agencies, NGOs and conservation wildlife organizations. Even those in contact with nature, such as hunters, herders, and farmers, will be able to find a great deal of important information. Specific case studies are selected from among the most significant and prevalent cases throughout the world. A total of 26 papers have been selected for this book, written by zoologists, biologists and ecologists. Many have an interdisciplinary approach, with contributions by economists, criminologists, technical specialists, and engineers.
In this startling debut, Paul Blake leads us on a virtuosic journey through language and landscapes - urban, exotic, historical, imagined, erotic, rural - and on the way invites us to find our own destinations, our own cures for the silvery disease, our own 'rough breathing' and 'quietly moving on'.