Sprouting Valley James R. Welch 2013-05-10 In the mid-nineteenth century the indigenous Potter Valley Pomo resided in large sedentary villages in Potter Valley, California, and travelled seasonally throughout an extensive territory in what are now Mendocino and Lake Counties. Beginning in 1890 what would become nearly a half century of ethnographic research among members of this community, homeopathic doctor and amateur anthropologist John W. Hudson witnessed the aftermath of their dislocation and dispersal from the valley following the arrival of non-indigenous settlers. Although never published, his fieldnotes contained an unparalleled dataset on plant use by a single local indigenous community in California. In this richly illustrated monograph the author presents and interprets this historical ethnobotanical information in order to provide new insights into Potter Valley Pomo society and its relationship to the Northern California landscape.
American Marten, Fisher, Lynx, and Wolverine William J. Zielinski 1998-05 In the Western U.S., the forest carnivores in this assessment are limited to boreal forest ecosystems. These forests are characterized by extensive landscapes with a component of structurally complex, mesic coniferous stands that are characteristic of late stages of forest development. This report assesses the scientific basis for conserving the American marten, fisher, lynx, & wolverine. It consists of literature reviews for each species & a discussion of management considerations & information needs. Comprehensive!
Divje babe I Ivan Turk 2007-01-01
Long-Term Ecosystem Changes in Riparian Forests Hitoshi Sakio 2020-01-01 This open access book presents and analyzes the results of more than 30 years of long-term ecological research in riparian forest ecosystems with the aim of casting light on changes in the dynamics of riparian forests over time. The research, focusing on the Ooyamazawa riparian forest, one of the remaining old-growth forests in Japan, has yielded a number of interesting outcomes. First, it shows that large-scale disturbances afford various trees opportunities for regeneration and are thus the driving force for the coexistence of canopy trees in riparian forests. Second, it identifies changes in reproductive patterns, highlighting that seed production has in fact quantitatively increased over the past two decades. Third, it describes the decline in forest floor vegetation caused by deer grazing and reveals how this decline has affected bird and insect populations. The book illustrates the interconnectedness of phenomena within an ecosystem and the resultant potential for cascade effects and also stresses the need for long-term ecological studies of climate change impacts on forests. It will be of interest to both professionals and academics in the field of forest science. .
Terrestrial Ecoregions of North America Taylor H. Ricketts 1999 This book presents the rationale for the ecoregion approach, describes the biological distinctiveness of each North American ecoregion in detail, assesses the level of threats facing each, presents a conservation agenda for the next decade, and sets the recommendations for preserving and restoring biodiversity. In addition, a series of full-color maps present essential information about the ecoregions and the biodiversity they contain.
The Ainu of the Northwest Coast of Southern Sakhalin Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney 1974
Explorations in Ethnobiology Marsha Quinlan 2012-12-01 This collection of 12 ethnobiological papers compiled in honor of ethnobiologist Amadeo Rea, plus an essay by Rea himself, reflect the depth and breadth of the field of ethnobiology. Each chapter explores some aspect of the rich and complex relationship of indigenous and other subsistence-based peoples with their biological worlds. The volume's chapters are authored by some of today's leaders in ethnobiology and cover a range of ethnobotanical and ethnozoological topics from the distant past to the immediate present. Using a variety of methods from interviews with knowledge holders to cutting edge quantitative linguistic analyses, the papers cover broadly relevant themes such as conservation and the linkages between biological diversity, cultural diversity, and their resilience. This book is the first volume in the Contributions in Ethnobiology series.
American Weasels (Classic Reprint) E. Raymond Hall 2019-01-25 Excerpt from American Weasels Even though most weasels are intractable as pets, they have a value to man, as, for instance, when he is plagued by mice. In a field where mice and other small rodents are so abundant as to damage cultivated crops, the weasel is the farmer's best friend. A weasel may inhabit one den until the rodents thereabouts are al most exterminated in an area two or three hundred yards across; in this way the weasel acts as a control, locally, as well as a check more widely, on the increase in Size of populations of kinds of rodents upon which it preys. The smaller species are mousers of remarkable efficiency and can, if necessary, follow a mouse to the end of the mouse's burrow. The slender body allows the weasel to pass through any burrow or hole into which it can thrust its head. This ability in an organism as highly specialized for killing other animals as is the weasel, has earned for it a bad name in con nection with poultry yards. Authentic instances are recorded in which a weasel, gaining entrance through a knot-hole to a coop of young chickens, killed several dozen of the fowls. In other in stances, however, weasels have lived under buildings close by a poultry yard without even molesting the birds in the slightest; in the latter instances the weasels probably were present because there was an abundant supply of rats and mice. At least three poultry raisers (see page 214) have encouraged weasels to live in their poul try yards feeling that the good they do by destroying rats outweighs the damage caused by the occasional weasel which turns to the fowls; the idea is that the individual weasel can be eliminated if he becomes destructive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Population Migration and the Changing World Order W. T. S. Gould 1994-09-06 International population migration has recently become a major topic of renewed interest to the global community. With the ending of the Cold War, many of the physical and political barriers to migration have fallen, and as international economic disparities have widened, the incentive for movement has grown. In many countries new legislative and administrative restrictions have been imposed on the immigration of economic migrants and refugees. Population Migration and the Changing World Order is a collection of 16 papers built around the theme of how global migration systems have been affected by recent geopolitical and geoeconomic changes. It contains general introductory and concluding overviews, and three sections that focus on movements within the Developed World, from the Third World to the Developed World, and within the Third World. These case study chapters draw on original research from a wide range of geographical areas, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America, and deal thematically with specific migrant categories, both in terms of origin and destination, workers and families, skilled and unskilled, refugees and school leavers, rich and poor. Overall, this collection offers a global perspective by geographers on a widespread phenomenon of growing concern and importance. It presents international migration in the 1990s not as a threat to economic and political stability but rather as an opportunity for migrants and states to react positively to the new and still changing world order.
Biology and Conservation of Martens, Sables, and Fishers Keith B. Aubry 2012-08-28 Mammals in the genus Martes are mid-sized carnivores of great importance to forest ecosystems. This book, the successor to Martens, Sables, and Fishers: Biology and Conservation, provides a scientific basis for management and conservation efforts designed to maintain or enhance the populations and habitats of Martes species throughout the world. The twenty synthesis chapters contained in this book bring together the perspectives and expertise of 63 scientists from twelve countries, and are organized by the five key themes of evolution and biogeography, population biology and management, habitat ecology and management, research techniques, and conservation. Recent developments in research technologies such as modeling and genetics, biological knowledge about pathogens and parasites, and concerns about the potential effects of global warming on the distribution and status of Martes populations make new syntheses of these areas especially timely. The volume provides an overview of what is known while clarifying initiatives for future research and conservation priorities, and will be of interest to mammalogists, resource managers, applied ecologists, and conservation biologists.
Secwepemc People and Plants Marianne B. Ignace 2016-10-01 The Secwepemc (Shuswap) people of the Plateau of northwestern North America developed and practice(d) intricate relationships with plants that reflect the biodiversity of their environment and thousands of years of experience of living in Secwepemcúlecw, their homeland. This collection of essays derives from more than twenty years of collaborative research on ethnobotany end ethnoecology with Secwepemc plant specialists and elders. It begins with an in-depth introduction to botanical and indigenous perspectives on Secwepemc plants, environment and landscape, and then goes on to address such diverse topics as archaeobotany, plant resource management and stewardship, edible root vegetables and edible lichen harvesting and processing, the role of cultural knowledge in understanding Secwepemc medicines, and the nutritional qualities of edible plants. Additional chapters speak to the fascinating ways in which plant and environmental knowledge is articulated on oral narratives, and how Secwepemc Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom is constituted. In light of the escalating nature of environmental degradation in Secwepemcúlecw, the volume addresses the crucial relevance, now and in the future, of Secwepemc TEKW and environmental stewardship.
Animal Kingdom, Arranged According To Its Organization, Serving As A Foundation For The Natural History Of Animals 1834
Otters C. J. Harris 1968
Ice Bear Michael Engelhard 2017-01-26 Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years of artifacts attest to its charisma, and to the fraught relationships between our two species. In the White Bear, we acknowledge the magic of wildness: it is both genuinely itself and a screen for our imagination. Ice Bear traces and illuminates this intertwined history. From Inuit shamans to Jean Harlow lounging on a bearskin rug, from the cubs trained to pull sleds toward the North Pole to cuddly superstar Knut, it all comes to life in these pages. With meticulous research and more than 160 illustrations, the author brings into focus this powerful and elusive animal. Doing so, he delves into the stories we tell about Nature�and about ourselves�hoping for a future in which such tales still matter.
The Wild Cat Book Fiona Sunquist 2014-10-02 Presents information about the physical features, behavior, habitats, and geographical distribution of wild and feral cats throughout the world, and the dangers they face from humans and changes to their environment.
Small Things Forgotten Prudence M. Rice 2017-05-30
Ice Bear Steven Kazlowski 2010-01-01 This title presents a collection of photographs by acclaimed 'polar bear photographer' Steven Kazlowski. Featuring mostly never-before-published images, this simple yet evocative book explores the polar bear's Arctic home and life cycle.
Advances in Molecular Ecology North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division 1998 Each contributor to this publication was asked to examine how molecular genetic tools have contributed to their specific areas of consideration. To increase the practical utility of the book, a summary of software that is available for the anaylsis of data in molecular ecology is included.
Antarctic Ecosystems William Davison 2000
Evolution of Island Mammals Alexandra van der Geer 2021-04-27 EVOLUTION OF ISLAND MAMMALS Evolution on islands differs in a number of important ways from evolution on mainland areas. Over millions of years of isolation, exceptional and sometimes bizarre mammals evolved on islands, such as pig-sized elephants and hippos, giant rats and gorilla-sized lemurs that would have been formidable to their mainland ancestors. Evolution of Island Mammals, Second Edition, provides an updated and expanded overview of the current knowledge on fossil island mammals worldwide, ranging from the Oligocene to the onset of the Holocene. The book addresses evolutionary processes and key aspects of insular mammal biology, exemplified by a variety of fossil species. Readers familiar with the first edition will find here a host of updated and enhanced material, including: An entirely new chapter on the island rule Updated and expanded theoretical chapters Updated and improved taxonomic information Extensive coverage of new discoveries Body masses or body size indices for most extinct island mammals New figures visualizing the richness of the fossil record This accessible and richly illustrated textbook is written for graduate level students and professional researchers in evolutionary biology, palaeontology, biogeography, zoology, and ecology.
Ainu Ethnobiology Dai Williams 2017-08-30 This book examines the ethnobotany and ethnozoology of pre-20th Century Ainu, the indigenous people of the North Pacific islands of Hokkaido (Japan) and Sakhalin, and the Kurils (Russia). Ainu of this time were fishing hunter-gatherers. When colonized by Japan and Russia at the turn of the 20th Century, Ainu had no written language, but strong oral traditions, which Japanese, Russian and western ethnographers recorded. Ainu Ethnobiology is a linguistic work as well as an ecological one. Williams analyses over 100 old texts, mostly translating from Japanese, with other original sources in Russian, French, German and English, thereby amassing a work with perhaps the most comprehensive bibliography of primary sources on the Ainu. Williams also spent many months in the field building a working knowledge of the environment in which the Ainu lived and worked. He presents the native flora and fauna of Ainu daily life, and explains their use in terms of activities, rituals, and material culture.
Polar Bears Andrew E. Derocher 2012-03-08 Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.
Animal Diversities Gerhard Jaritz 2005
Weasels, Civets, Mongooses, and Their Relatives A. Schreiber 1989
The Trade in Wildlife Sara Oldfield 2014-10-14 'A valuable addition to the wildlife conservation and management literature.' Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 'This book provides the reader with a fascinating set of debates about the ethical, biological and socio-economic issues that arise in attempting to regulate the wildlife trade.' Development and Change The regulation of the trade in wildlife is failing. From the snow leopard of India to the monkey puzzle tree of South America, increasing numbers of plant and animal species are threatened with extinction despite improvements both in our understanding of the issues involved and in the management of global trade. Insight into why this is taking place, and how to halt it, is urgently needed. The Trade in Wildlife provides a timely and broad-based critical assessment of how the international trade in wildlife is currently regulated and how those regulations are enforced, or, all too often, ignored. Through analysis of key case studies and a comparative look at the trade in other illegal goods, it highlights the weakness in the current system, shows where it is failing and clearly outlines what must be done if conservation efforts are to be supported by trade regulations rather than undermined by them. This is a comprehensive resource for academics and students in economics, environmental studies, law and politics and a critical text for conservationists, policy-makers and NGOs.
Red Panda Angela R. Glatston 2010-11-25 Red Panda: Biology and Conservation of the First Panda provides a broad-based overview of the biology of the red panda, Ailurus fulgens. A carnivore that feeds almost entirely on vegetable material and is colored chestnut red, chocolate brown and cream rather than the expected black and white. This book gathers all the information that is available on the red panda both from the field and captivity as well as from cultural aspects, and attempts to answer that most fundamental of questions, "What is a red panda?" Scientists have long focused on the red panda’s controversial taxonomy. Is it in fact an Old World procyonid, a very strange bear or simply a panda? All of these hypotheses are addressed in an attempt to classify a unique species and provide an in-depth look at the scientific and conservation-based issues urgently facing the red panda today. Red Panda not only presents an overview of the current state of our knowledge about this intriguing species but it is also intended to bring the red panda out of obscurity and into the spotlight of public attention. Wide-ranging account of the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) covers all the information that is available on this species both in and ex situ Discusses the status of the species in the wild, examines how human activities impact on their habitat, and develops projections to translate this in terms of overall panda numbers Reports on status in the wild, looks at conservation issues and considers the future of this unique species Includes contributions from long-standing red panda experts as well as those specializing in fields involving cutting-edge red panda research.
The Wild Mammals of Japan Satoshi Ōdachi 2009
Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments Daniel J. Harrison 2004-10-21 Martens and Fishers (Martes) in Human-Altered Environments: An International Perspective examines the conditions where humans and martens are compatible and incompatible, and promotes land use practices that allow Martes to be representatively distributed and viable. All Martes have been documented to use forested habitats and 6 species (excluding the stone marten) are generally considered to require complex mid- to late-successional forests throughout much of their geographic ranges. All species in the genus require complex horizontal and vertical structure to provide escape cover protection from predators, habitat for their prey, access to food resources, and protection from the elements. Martens and the fisher have high metabolic rates, have large spatial requirements, have high surface area to volume ratios for animals that often inhabit high latitudes, and often require among the largest home range areas per unit body weight of any group of mammals. Resulting from these unique life history characteristics, this genus is particularly sensitive to human influences on their habitats, including habitat loss, stand-scale simplification of forest structure via some forms of logging, and landscape-scale effects of habitat fragmentation. Given their strong associations with structural complexity in forests, martens and the fisher are often considered as useful barometers of forest health and have been used as ecological indicators, flagship, and umbrella species in different parts of the world. Thus, efforts to successfully conserve and manage martens and fishers are associated with the ecological fates of other forest dependent species and can greatly influence ecosystem integrity within forests that are increasingly shared among wildlife and humans. We have made great strides in our fundamental understanding of how animals with these unique life history traits perceive and utilize habitats, respond to habitat change, and how their populations function and perform under different forms of human management and mismanagement. This knowledge enhances our basic understanding of all species of Martes and will help us to achieve the goal of conserving viable populations and representative distributions of the world’s Martes, their habitats, and associated ecological communities in our new millennium.
A General System of Nature Carl von Linné 1806
The Class Mammalia Georges Cuvier 1978-12
The Traffic Bulletin 1909
Otters Hans Kruuk 2006-08-17 Otters are highly charismatic and popular animals of very considerable concern to conservationists worldwide. Written by the pre-eminent authority in the field, this book builds on the reputation of the author's landmark monograph of the European otter, Wild Otters (OUP, 1995). Furthermore, its broader scope to include all species of otter in North America as well as Europe and elsewhere leads to a deeper synthesis that greatly expands the book's overall relevance and potential readership. Aimed at naturalists, scientists and conservationists, its personal style and generously illustrated text will appeal to amateurs and professionals alike. It emphasises recent research and conservation management initiatives for all 13 species of otter worldwide, incorporates recent molecular research on taxonomy and population genetics, and discusses the wider implications of otter studies for ecology and conservation biology. As well as enchanting direct observations of the animals, there is guidance about how and where to watch and study them. From otters in the British and American lakes and rivers, to sea otters in the Pacific Ocean, giant otters in the Amazon and other species in Africa and Asia, this book provides an engaging approach to their fascinating existence, to the science needed to understand it, and to the very real threats to their survival.
1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals Ulf Gärdenfors 1996 The 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals was a major advance on its predecessors in clarity of layout and amount of information presented. This is taken further in the 1996 edition, which is also the first global compilation to use the complete new IUCN Red List category system.
Forests and Forestry K. P. Sagreiya 1994 With reference to India.
Surrealist Poets Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman 2014-07-10 Specific subject selections from the Critical Survey of Poetry create 24 single-volume trade paperbacks. Titles include Beat Poets,Feminist Poets, Green Movement Poets, Surrealist Poets, plus Asian, Greek, French, German, Latin, Russian, Italian and Jewish Poets.
Symbolic and Mythological Animals Jean C. Cooper 1992 This A-Z of symbolic and mythological animals concentrates specifically on the stories associated with birds and beasts from around the world. Entries vary in length depending on the importance of the animal, fowl, insect or fish, with practically every creature having some symbolic or mythological significance. In addition the book examines the fabulous monsters of legend, and there are more general entries such as totems, fetishes, animal guardians and animal worship. The guide concludes with a bibliography.
Antarctic Ecosystems K.R. Kerry 2012-12-06 Antarctic Ecosystems comprises 55 papers presented at the Fifth Symposium on Antarctic Biology held under the auspices of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in Hobart, Australia, 29 August - 3 September, 1988. Both short- and long-term changes in ecosystems and community structures caused by natural and human factors were discussed to help understand the ecological processes taking place in a changing environment. The variability of ecological factors must be known for the development of realistic monitoring strategies and sound conservation practices.
The Inland Waters of Tropical Africa Leonard C. Beadle 1974
Japan Volume 1
ABC Bonnie Zavell 1992 ABC's, First Words, Numbers and Shapes, Colors and Opposites including a special note to parents. Children will enjoy hours of learning fun in each 32-page bi-lingual book. All four books are designed specifically to teach and reinforce basic concepts for preschool through early elementary school children.

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