Der große Kosmos Naturführer Tiere und Pflanzen
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Der große Kosmos Naturführer Tiere und Pflanzen

Die Jubiläumsausgabe des Kosmos-Naturführers beinhaltet gleich zwei Bücher in einem festen Einband: Auf insgesamt fast 900 Seiten gibt es zunächst die Tiere, dann die Pflanzen Mitteleuropas zu entdecken. Wunderbar gelungen ist dabei die anschauliche Darstellung: Jeder Seite mit der Beschreibung von vier bis fünf Tieren oder Pflanzen ist eine zweite Seite mit den jeweiligen Farbfotos gegenübergestellt. Bei der Fülle der über 1.800 Art...

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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeding, Care, Facilities, 4th Edition

Lots of detailed information. Did what it was supposed to do: convince me that responsibly caring for sheep is more work than I am really interested in at the moment. But I have it on file for reference should that day arrive that I have too much time, money, and energy--and not enough cute, fluffy pasture animals. This is not a book with lots of romantic color pictures of lambs frolicking in green pastures that will lead you to an i...

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A Guide to Native Bees of Australia

Bees are often thought of as yellow and black striped insects that live in hives and produce honey. However, Australia's abundant native bees are incredibly diverse in their appearance and habits. Some are yellow and black but others have blue stripes, are iridescent green or wasp-like. Some are social but most are solitary. Some do build nests with wax but others use silk or plant material, burrow in soil or use holes in wood and ev...

Definition of Pain and Distress and Reporting Requirements for Laboratory Animals
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Definition of Pain and Distress and Reporting Requirements for Laboratory Animals

  In this first in a proposed series of workshops on regulatory issues in animal care and use, the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) has addressed the existing and proposed requirements for reporting pain and distress in laboratory animals. The Animal Welfare Act, administered by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), mandates that pain and distress in ...

Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes
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Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes

Known for its natural beauty, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is the largest inland peninsula in the United States. Consisting of 170,000 acres of forested and protected public land between Kentucky Lake (Tennessee River) and Lake Barkley (Cumberland River), this scenic sanctuary is visited by more than 1.4 million nature lovers annually and encompasses many diverse habitats, each supporting a particular community of ...

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land Backyard to Many Acres
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Make a Home for Wildlife

Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to take the sometimes daunting steps to improve the quality of your land. According to U.S. Forest Service, 250 million acres of woods and forests in the United States are privately held by 10 million individuals/families. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belon...

The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship
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The Secret Language of Cats

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats. Susanne Schötz is hard at work on breaking the cat code. She is a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long-standing research program is proving that cats do actually use vocal communicatio...

Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion
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Path of the Puma: The Remarkable Resilience of the Mountain Lion

During a time when most wild animals are experiencing decline in the face of development and climate change, the intrepid mountain lion -- also known as a puma, a cougar, and by many other names – has experienced reinvigoration as well as expansion of territory. What makes this cat, the fourth carnivore in the food chain -- just ahead of humans – so resilient and resourceful? And what can conservationists and wild life managers learn...