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Hoofed Mammals of Alberta

Author : J. Brad Stelfox
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A comprehensive guide to the biology, ecology, status, use and management of Alberta's hoofed mammals.

Cloven hoofed Animals of Alberta

Author : Alberta. Alberta Recreation, Parks and Wildlife
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Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia

Author : David M. Shackleton
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Hoofed mammals (ungulates) are the most abundant large mammals in the world. They are also plentiful in British Columbia, which is home to nine wild native species: moose, elk, caribou, bison, mountain goat, two species of deer and two of sheep. There are also several introduced species. In Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia, David Shackleton presents a comprehensive summary of the most up-to-date information on these ungulates. In the well-illustrated introduction, he discusses their evolution and biology, survival adaptations, and social organization. He also covers conservation issues, tracking, and taxonomy. In the species accounts, he describes each species and subspecies and discusses their natural history: habitat, diet, behaviour, reproduction, life expectancy, and mortality factors, and predators. Each account includes a distribution map and data on taxonomy, recent population estimates, conservation status, and traditional aboriginal use. Excellent illustrations and two keys help identify each species by its external features or its skull. Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia is the third of six handbooks on the mammals of British Columbia, a Royal B.C. Museum project to update and expand the classic treatment by Ian McTaggart-Cowan and Charles Guiguet, The Mammals of British Columbia, last revised in 1965.

Fish Fur Feathers

Author : Federation of Alberta Naturalists
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The Mammals of Alberta

Author : Joseph Dewey Soper
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Beasts of Eden

Author : David Rains Wallace
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Mammals first evolved at about the same time as dinosaurs, and their story is perhaps the more fascinating of the two—in part because it is also our own story. In this literate and entertaining book, eminent naturalist David Rains Wallace brings the saga of ancient mammals to a general audience for the first time. Using artist Rudolph Zallinger's majestic The Age of Mammals mural at the Peabody Museum as a frame for his narrative, Wallace deftly moves over varied terrain—drawing from history, science, evolutionary theory, and art history—to present a lively account of fossil discoveries and an overview of what those discoveries have revealed about early mammals and their evolution. In these pages we encounter towering mammoths, tiny horses, giant-clawed ground sloths, whales with legs, uintatheres, zhelestids, and other exotic extinct creatures as well as the scientists who discovered and wondered about their remains. We meet such memorable figures as Georges Cuvier, Richard Owen, Edward D. Cope, George Gaylord Simpson, and Stephen Jay Gould and learn of their heated disputes, from Cuvier's and Owen's fights with early evolutionists to present controversies over the Late Cretaceous mass extinction. Wallace's own lifelong interest in evolution is reflected in the book's evocative and engaging style and in the personal experiences he expertly weaves into the tale, providing an altogether expansive perspective on what Darwin described as the "grandeur" of evolution.

Prairies and Plains

Author : Robert Balay
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Prairies and Plains is an analysis of the reference sources—encyclopedias, bibliographies, biographies, almanacs, dictionaries—that readers and researchers will need to prepare class papers, resolve queries, and develop strategies for investigating questions regarding the history and culture of the Prairies and Plains region.

Community Place Names of Alberta

Author : Ernest G. Mardon
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This expanded third edition of Community Names of Alberta, gives a comprehensive description of community names of Alberta. Tracing the etymology of Alberta's communities provides a significant historical and cultural insight into Alberta's phases of history. Complete with locations, this book details the origins of community names in Alberta.

Handbook of the Canadian Rockies

Author : Ben Gadd
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Contains information on geology, plants, animals, history and recreation from Waterton-Glacier to the Yukon.

Growing Demands on a Shrinking Heritage

Author : Canadian Institute of Resources Law
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Wyoming Wildlife

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Wyoming Wild Life

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Descriptive Analysis of Hunting Trends in Alberta

Author : Bonita Lynn McFarlane
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Alberta, like other jurisdictions in North America, has experienced a decline in hunting participation. In Alberta this decline has been occurring since the early 1980s. Studies examining why hunting has declined in North America have cited social, socialpsychological, institutional, and environmental factors as playing key roles. A study was undertaken in 1997 to examine the factors influencing hunting participation in Alberta. A questionnaire was sent by mail to 1000 residents who had purchased a wildlife certificate between 1991 and 1996. The 758 respondents were classified as occasional or committed hunters. Occasional hunters (11.2% of the sample) had not hunted at least 1 year from 1991 to 1996 or did not intend to hunt in 1997. Committed hunters (88.8%) had hunted every year since 1991 and intended to hunt in 1997. Socialization factors during initiation into hunting were not associated with hunting involvement. The proportions of occasional hunters living in urban areas, having a university education, and having household incomes of at least $70 000 were greater than the corresponding proportions of committed hunters. Achievement-oriented reasons for hunting such as getting a supply of meat were less important for occasional hunters than for committed hunters. The most important reasons for not hunting were not enough time, cost of licenses, and complicated hunting regulations.

Preserving Values

Author : Eric J. Kuhn
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Canadian Journal of Zoology

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Facts about Canada Its Provinces and Territories

Author : Jean Riddle Weihs
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Provides information about Canadian culture, education, demography, government, politics, finances, and economy, including chronologies and a recommended reading list

Guidebook for The Annual Field Conference

Author : Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists
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Field Conference

Author : Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists
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Guide Book of The Field Conference

Author : Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists
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Communication and Expression in Hoofed Mammals

Author : Fritz R. Walther
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An introduction to hoofed mammals; Some theoretical problems of communication; Some theoretical problems of expression; Toward a classification of communicative advertisements and displays; Advertising presence, position, state, and status; Marking behavior and marks; Space claims; Excitement activities, alarm and flight signals; Behavioral contagion, contact seeking and contact making, allogrooming; Signals in mother-offspring relations; Orientations relative to the partner; Threat displays; Dominance displays; Courtship displays; Submissive displays; "Herding" and related behaviors; Comparative distribution of certain communicative behaviors and displays; On interspecific Communication; A classification list of hoofed mammals.