Alpha, Beta, Gamma... Dead


Author: Betty Rowlands

Publisher: Severn House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780727877291

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 817

When an eminent biblical scholar and archaeologist is found dead and an ancient and priceless document in his possession is discovered to be missing, Sukey Reynolds follows a hunch to track the murderer.

National Audubon Society Guide to Marine Mammals of the World


Author: National Audubon Society

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 527

View: 8951

More than five hundred illustrations, paintings, and maps capturing 120 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, and sea lions are accompanied by information on each species.

Whales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals of the World


Author: Hadoram Shirihai

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aquatic mammals

Page: 384

View: 2735

Presents full-color photographs and illustrations of a wide variety of whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals around the world; and contains information on their habitats, physical characteristics, and behaviors.

Marine Mammals of the World

A Comprehensive Guide to Their Identification


Author: Thomas A. Jefferson,Marc A. Webber,Robert L. Pitman

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124095925

Category: Science

Page: 616

View: 7184

This new edition of Marine Mammals of the World describes and illustrates newly discovered and rarely photographed species, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date identification guide available. This edition continues to meet the research-focused needs of marine biologists and conservation biologists by providing a tremendous influx of new photos, taking advantage of advances in digital and auto-focusing photography, and the emergence of marine mammal studies and "whalewatching" around the world. The book encompasses cetacean, pinniped, and sirenian species, as well as extinct species, and describes basic biology and taxonomic groupings of marine mammals. Contains superb photographs of every species of marine mammal for accurate identification Authors possess nearly 80 years of collective experience with almost all of the species and distinctive geographic forms described in the guide Provides the most detailed and anatomically accurate illustrations currently available, including more than 750 new illustrations Special emphasis is placed on the identification of species in "problem groups," such as the beaked whales, long-beaked oceanic dolphins, and southern fur seals Includes a detailed list of sources for more information Contains updated taxonomy including four new species

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast

Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia


Author: Sarah G. Allen,Joseph Mortenson,Sophie Webb

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520265455

Category: Nature

Page: 569

View: 2982

"This richly illustrated book is more than a field guide, giving the reader insight into the fascinating biology of these animals and the conservation issues they face. Any resident or visitor to the West Coast will love this book and reach for it not only when standing on a bluff looking out to sea, but also when curled in an armchair at home." ---FRANCES GULLAND, The Marine Mammal Center --Book Jacket.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida


Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated


Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 6972

Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

Marine Mammals

Evolutionary Biology


Author: Annalisa Berta,James L. Sumich,Kit M. Kovacs

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123972574

Category: Science

Page: 738

View: 8638

Marine Mammals: Evolutionary Biology, Third Edition is a succinct, yet comprehensive text devoted to the systematics, evolution, morphology, ecology, physiology, and behavior of marine mammals. Earlier editions of this valuable work are considered required reading for all marine biologists concerned with marine mammals, and this text continues that tradition of excellence with updated citations and an expansion of nearly every chapter that includes full color photographs and distribution maps. Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the biology of all marine mammals Provides a phylogenetic framework that integrates phylogeny with behavior and ecology Features chapter summaries, further readings, an appendix, glossary and an extensive bibliography Exciting new color photographs and additional distribution maps

Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of New England


Author: Kenn Kaufman,Kimberly Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061845697X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 3477

Presents an illustrated field guide to the plants, wildlife, night sky, and natural environments of New England.

Marine Mammals Ashore

A Field Guide for Strandings


Author: Joseph R. Geraci,Valerie J. Lounsbury

Publisher: National Aquarium in Baltimore

ISBN: 0977460908

Category: Marine mammals

Page: 371

View: 1951

Marine Mammals Ashore: A Field Guide for Strandings (J.R. Geraci & V.J. Lounsbury)in the hardcover formatis back! A comprehensive manual for understanding and dealing with a stranded seal, manatee, dolphin, whale, or sea otter, this book contains information for the interested beach dweller or student and for the scientist or marine resource manager. Marine Mammals Ashore describes rescue operations, how to organize a response team, and how to deal with the media and the public. It includes basic information on marine mammal biology, life history, and health, and an extensive bibliography.Marine Mammals Ashore also provides stranding network participants with practical guidelines for collecting data and specimens to better understand the biology and behavior of marine animals and the condition of their environment.All chapters have been updated and expanded, with emphasis on topics that include: enhancing network organization, public education, and media relations. natural and human-related mortality in each major marine mammal group. recognizing, responding to, and investigating unusual mortality events. new or updated protocols for specimen and data collection (e.g., samples for PCR analysis; basic guidelines for investigating possible noise-related strandings; collecting environmental data and samples; and a detailed protocol for examining marine mammals for signs of human interactions). zoonoses and other public health issues. updated overview of marine mammal stranding frequency and distribution in North America, with coverage extended to Canada and Mexico. overview of special topics provided by invited authors: disentanglement (Peter Howorth, Santa Barbara Marine Mammal Center, Santa Barbara CA); tagging and monitoring (Anthony Martin, British Antarctic Survey); and GIS applications (Greg Early, A.I.S., Inc., New Bedford, MA). close to 600 new references (and a few new carcass disposal stories!).The 372-page second edition features water- and tear-resistant paper, a vinyl cover, and durable plastic coil binding. There are even strategically placed lined pages for adding personal notes and contact information.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to African Wildlife


Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679432340

Category: Nature

Page: 988

View: 1796

A tour of African wildlife covers the climates, landscapes, and creatures of Africa's fifty-eight countries; profiles 480 species; and includes maps that show country borders and park locations. 75,000 first printing.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England


Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446767

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 2657

Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

Animal Journal: Marine Animals of the World

Notes, drawings, and observations about animals that live in the ocean


Author: Juan Carlos Alonso

Publisher: Walter Foster Jr

ISBN: 1633225178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1428

Animal Journal: Marine Animals of the World guides readers on an exploration of the world's most fascinating marine animals, from the adorable sea lion to the majestic killer whale. Young naturalists will explore different habitats, both near and far, from the icebergs in the arctic to the depths of the Pacific Ocean. This naturalist's notebook gives budding biologists the opportunity to explore new and unfamiliar species of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and cephalopods they may not otherwise see in person, along with well-known and favorite marine animals. Marine Animals of the World features gorgeous and detailed illustrations that paint a realistic picture of many marine animals, and highlights the subtle differences between the subspecies. This guide to the undersea world also provides fascinating facts about each featured marine animal, including its scientific name, average size, habitat, diet, and other details. From sea turtles to bottlenose dolphins and sharks, adventure awaits as explorers travel across the globe to catch a glimpse of the world's most wondrous marine animals.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes

Of the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, the Bahamas, and Bermuda


Author: C. Lavett Smith,National Audubon Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439504512

Category: Travel

Page: 718

View: 9938

Identifies the tropical marine fish living off the coast of North America

Starting Your Career as a Marine Mammal Trainer


Author: Terry S. Samansky

Publisher: Dolphintrainer.Com

ISBN: 9780971985322

Category: Nature

Page: 142

View: 5830

This behind-the-scenes look at careers in marine mammal care and training addresses questions such as "What is it really like to be a trainer? and "How can I become one, too? and offers strategies and alternatives to help identify potential career options in this field. It covers a variety of aspects involved in being a trainer, from typical days on the job and training different behaviors to the kind of education needed and the value of swimming and scuba skills. This thorough guide contains a comprehensive bibliography for additional reference and an invaluable resource directory with extensive contact information for more than 150 educational, governmental, and professional sources around the world.

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


Author: Jon Lloyd Dunn,Jonathan K. Alderfer

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208286

Category: Nature

Page: 574

View: 9788

Presents a guidebook which provides identification tips, information on behavior and nesting, locator and range maps, and plumage and species classification data on over 990 species of birds found in North America.

Seabirds of the World

A Photographic Guide


Author: Peter Harrison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691015514

Category: Nature

Page: 317

View: 3587

Describes over five hundred species of sea birds from around the world, and includes information on distinguishing characteristics and behavior

National Geographic Bird Coloration


Author: Geoffrey Edward Hill

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205716

Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 318

Seventeen short chapters with engaging narrative and lots of photos with information-packed captions illustrate the mechanisms by which birds produce the characteristic and sometimes brilliant coloration of their feathers and other body parts.