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Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America By United States Department of Agriculture & USDA Forest Service
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(COLORED EDITION) Oaks are primarily temperate region trees and shrubs numbering approximately 600 species worldwide. Oaks have occupied the nonglaciated landscape of North America since the... More > Cretaceous Period. Fifty oak species are represented in two-thirds of the eastern North American forest cover types and dominate 68 percent of hardwood forests (191 million acres). Oaks have figured prominently in folklore, construction, food sources, medications, and dyes. Great political events have occurred under “charter oaks,” and Native Americans utilized acorns as food (particularly the sweeter white oaks) and the inner bark as medicine (Q. falcata, Q. ilicifolia, Q. imbricaria, Q. muehlenbergii, Q. rubra, and others). This genus, which includes economically important hardwoods, is also critical for meeting watershed, recreation, and wildlife management goals. This field guide provides an illustrated reference for identification of eastern oaks and can be used in several ways.< Less
2015 Desert Bighorn Council Transactions By James W. Cain III, Editor
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The Desert Bighorn Council was unofficially organized in 1957, and officially organized with adoption of a constitution in 1959. The Council was established to promote the advancement of knowledge... More > concerning desert bighorn, and the long-range welfare of these animals. The Council is interested in all ecological and management issues affecting bighorn sheep and their habitat. The native desert bighorn greatly decreased in number with the European settlement of western North America, and Council members are dedicated to ensuring the future of current populations. Council members are implementing numerous studies and management strategies designed to improve current management guidelines. Biennial meetings are held in April of odd-numbered years with technical papers and state wildlife agency status reports presented. Proceedings of the biennial meetings are published every two years under the title: Desert Bighorn Council Transactions. Website: http://www.desertbighorncouncil.com< Less
EVALUATING THE POTENTIAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSMISSION OF MYCOBACTERIUM LEPRAE IN A NATURAL ARMADILLO (DASYPUS NOVEMCINCTUS) POPULATION By Miranda L. Daughtry
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The nine-banded armadillo is one of only two animal species that can become infected by Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy. It is widely known that leprosy is transmitted through... More > aerosol droplets, but recent studies show that soil and water can also serve as reservoirs for M. leprae and subsequently could facilitate further transmission of the disease. In this study, researchers collected soil samples from Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi, USA, where a population of M. leprae-exposed armadillos is known to reside. In the future, DNA extraction will be conducted on the samples, and DNA will be amplified using PCR processing to determine if M. leprae and other disease-causing microbes are present in the soil samples. If M. leprae is found in the samples, positive samples will be evaluated to detect spatial patterns and potential hot spots of M. leprae. The results of this study could provide new insights on M. leprae transmission in wild armadillo populations.< Less
The Red Paper: CANIDS By Terry Hooper-Scharf
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The Red Paper: Canids Up-dated 2011 edition includes section on sarcoptic mange in foxes and treatment plus a list of wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres in the UK. By the 1700s the British fox... More > was on the verge of extinction and about to follow the bear and wolf having been hunted for sport for centuries. The answer was to import thousands of foxes per year for sport. But foxes kept dying out so jackals were tried. Some were caught, some escaped. Even wolves and coyote were released for hunting. The summation of over 30 years research reveals the damnable lie of "pest control" hunting but also reveals the cruelty the animals were subject to and how private menageries as well as travelling shows helped provide the British and Irish countryside with some incredible events. The Girt Dog of Ennerdale is also dealt with in detail.< Less
A Journey in Brazil: A Travel Journal of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon River and Rainforests, Featuring Brazilian History, Food, Culture and the Native South Americans By Louis Agassiz
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Louis Agassiz sheds insight into Brazil's history: his travels took place in the 1860s, when the country was undergoing great change as an Empire and grappling with its this development. The author... More > offers accounts of a Brazil now lost to time; observations of the urban culture and life, and the natural habitat of the countryside and forests, offer immense insight into the era. Most of the text is written as a narrative diary, wherein Agassiz observes and describes traversing colonial-era Rio de Janeiro, the city of Manaus, the Amazon river, various villages, and the vast rainforests. As a zoologist, Agassiz's interest in the wildlife present in Brazil form a recurring theme. However, the text is careful not to dwell on matters obscure or scientific; while the author at work, he also covers matters of culture and day-to-day life. Anecdotes include Brazil's Emperor Pedro II arranging room chairs that he sits equally with other attendees - reasoning that science does not distinguish people by position.< Less
A Journey in Brazil: A Travel Journal of Rio de Janeiro, Manaus, the Amazon River and Rainforests, Featuring Brazilian History, Food, Culture and the Native South Americans (Hardcover) By Louis Agassiz
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Louis Agassiz sheds insight into Brazil's history: his travels took place in the 1860s, when the country was undergoing great change as an Empire and grappling with its this development. The author... More > offers accounts of a Brazil now lost to time; observations of the urban culture and life, and the natural habitat of the countryside and forests, offer immense insight into the era. Most of the text is written as a narrative diary, wherein Agassiz observes and describes traversing colonial-era Rio de Janeiro, the city of Manaus, the Amazon river, various villages, and the vast rainforests. As a zoologist, Agassiz's interest in the wildlife present in Brazil form a recurring theme. However, the text is careful not to dwell on matters obscure or scientific; while the author at work, he also covers matters of culture and day-to-day life. Anecdotes include Brazil's Emperor Pedro II arranging room chairs that he sits equally with other attendees - reasoning that science does not distinguish people by position.< Less
THE BURGESS ANIMAL BOOK FOR CHILDREN By Thornton W. Burgess
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When Jenny Wren learns that Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him, she encourages him to speak with Old Mother... More > Nature who is only too happy to help. During their "classroom" chats, she not only teaches Peter about Arctic Hare and Antelope Jack but also tells him about such creatures as Flying Squirrel, Mountain Beaver, Pocket Gopher, Grasshopper Mouse, Silvery Bat, Mule Deer, and Grizzly Bear. Told with all the warmth and whimsy of Burgess's stories, this engaging book acquaints youngsters with many forms of wildlife and the animals' relationships with one another. The charming collection of entertaining tales is sure to transport today's young readers to the same captivating world of nature that delighted generations of children before them.< Less
n the Shadow of Crown Mountain By G. Loomis
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In the early 1970s G. Loomis had the opportunity to assume a Forest Service lease on land in the shadow of Crown Mountain in Montana. As he and his wife, Judy, drove up a rough and narrow two track... More > road to explore the site on the Rocky Mountain Front, their exciting adventure began. In a collection of stories and useful tips inspired by years of keeping diaries, Loomis offers a plethora of information on building a cabin and living off-the-grid, enjoying area wildflowers and wildlife, and activities like hiking, fly fishing & special flies, foraging for berries and mushrooms, and area geology and historical use. In the Shadow of Crown Mountain shares many folksy stories, photographs and illustrations that detail one man’s colorful experiences as he embraces all that comes with living on the Montana Front.< Less
In the Shadow of Crown Mountain By G. Loomis
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In the early 1970s G. Loomis had the opportunity to assume a Forest Service lease on land in the shadow of Crown Mountain in Montana. As he and his wife, Judy, drove up a rough and narrow two track... More > road to explore the site on the Rocky Mountain Front, their exciting adventure began. In a collection of stories and useful tips inspired by years of keeping diaries, Loomis offers a plethora of information on building a cabin and living off-the-grid, enjoying area wildflowers and wildlife, and activities like hiking, fly fishing & special flies, foraging for berries and mushrooms, and area geology and historical use. In the Shadow of Crown Mountain shares many folksy stories, photographs and illustrations that detail one man’s colorful experiences as he embraces all that comes with living on the Montana Front.< Less
Flying with Wounded Wings By Peter Gullerud
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This is the story of Cora, a wounded, ostracized Canada goose who, thanks to her new crow friend Louis, learns new winter survival skills in the far northern reaches of Ungava Bay. 'Flying with... More > Wounded Wings' concerns itself with the rewards of unanticipated friendships which are able to surmount prejudice while rediscovering inner resourcefulness, courage and unconditional love. People who appreciate books like 'Animal Farm' and 'Watership Down' will love to add this novel, illustrated by the author, to their library. Foreword by Tippi Hedren. Peter Gullerud is a published graphic novelist ('Grootlore' published by Fantagraphics Books) and was a visual development artist for the Disney Studios ('Aladdin') and several Warner Bros. Features projects. He worked for Wildlife Educators where he had hands on interaction with the likes of Siberian tigers, California black bears and a variety of exotics from macaque monkeys to binturongs. He currently lives in Taft, CA.< Less

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