Extinct Birds, 2nd Edition

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Extinct Birds, 2nd Edition by Julian P. Hume
Leopard Gecko
The Elk of North America by Olaus J. Murie
Seascape Ecology
War Dog: The no-man’s-land puppy who took to the skies by Damien Lewis

Extinct Birds, 2nd Edition by Julian P. Hume

English | October 24th, 2017 | ISBN: 1472937449 | 609 Pages | PDF | 59.06 MB

Extinct Birds was the first comprehensive review of the hundreds of the bird species and subspecies that have become extinct over the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat introduction. It has become the standard text on this subject, covering both familiar icons of extinction as well as more obscure birds, some known from just one specimen or from travellers’ tales.
This second edition is expanded to include dozens of new species, as more are constantly added to the list, either through extinction or through new subfossil discoveries.
Extinct Birds is the result of decades of research into literature and museum drawers, as well as caves and subfossil deposits, which often reveal birds long-gone that disappeared without ever being recorded by scientists while they lived. From Greak Auks, Carolina Parakeets and Dodos to the amazing yet almost completely vanished bird radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand via rafts of extinction in the Pacific and elsewhere, this book is both a sumptuous reference and astounding testament to humanity’s devastating impact on wildlife.

Leopard Gecko

English | 4 May 2007 | ISBN: 047003792X | 128 Pages | PDF | 7 MB

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full–color photographs–now revised and redesigned to be even more reader–friendly! Leopard geckos are attractive and easy to care for, making them popular pets.

The Elk of North America by Olaus J. Murie

English | September 15th, 2017 | ISBN: 0811737225, 0933160038 | 418 Pages | PDF | 37.76 MB

This is an outstanding treatise on one of America’s most widely hunted and most important big-game animals. Although thousands of sportsmen take to the field each year in quest of trophies, the perpetuation of elk hunting in America depends entirely upon proper management of the herds. Whether management succeeds or fails in future years will depend upon how well the public understands the problems of the game administrators and of the animals themselves.
Everything the sportsman or naturalist would wish to know about the elk in included in this new volume. Habits, food preferences, seasonal movements, anatomy, antler development, and management problems are interestingly and thoroughly discussed. Written by one of America’s greatest field naturalists, this new book has behind it a lifetime spent in intimate study of the subject.
Dr. Murie is recognized as the world’s foremost authority on the American elk and his comprehensive research on elk in the Jackson Hole National Monument forms the basis for this book. Everyone interested in America’s wildlife will want this volume in his library. The book is copiously illustrated with half-tone and original line drawings by the author.

Seascape Ecology

Wiley Blackwell | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1119084431 | 526 pages | EPUB | 28.56 mb

by Simon J. Pittman (Editor)
Seascape Ecology provides a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-science in the application of landscape ecology to the seas and provides guidance for future research priorities. The first book devoted exclusively to this rapidly emerging and increasingly important discipline, it is comprised of contributions from researchers at the forefront of seascape ecology working around the world. It presents the principles, concepts, methodology, and techniques informing seascape ecology and reports on the latest developments in the application of the approach to marine ecology and management.
A growing number of marine scientists, geographers, and marine managers are asking questions about the marine environment that are best addressed with a landscape ecology perspective. Seascape Ecology represents the first serious effort to fill the gap in the literature on the subject. Key topics and features of interest include:
The origins and history of seascape ecology and various approaches to spatial patterning in the sea
The links between seascape patterns and ecological processes, with special attention paid to the roles played by seagrasses and salt marshes and animal movements through seascapes
Human influences on seascape ecology—includes models for assessing human-seascape interactions
A special epilogue in which three eminent scientists who have been instrumental in shaping the course of landscape ecology offer their insights and perspectives
Seascape Ecology is a must-read for researchers and professionals in an array of disciplines, including marine biology, environmental science, geosciences, marine and coastal management, and environmental protection. It is also an excellent supplementary text for university courses in those fields.

War Dog: The no-man’s-land puppy who took to the skies by Damien Lewis

English | 2013 | ISBN: 0751552755 | 305 Pages | EPUB | 4.0 MB

In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man’s-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey together, one that would bind them for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort – a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country that he would call home.
Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German Shepherd after being shot down during a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, he hid the dog inside his flying jacket as he made his escape. In the months that followed the pair would save each other’s lives countless times as they fled France and flew together with Bomber Command; the puppy – which Robert named Ant – becoming the Squadron mascot along the way. Wounded repeatedly in action, shot, facing crash-landings and parachute bailouts, Ant was eventually grounded due to injury. Even then he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master’s return from every sortie.
By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the ‘Animal VC’. Thrilling and deeply moving, their story will touch the heart of anyone who understands the bond that exists between one man and his dog.

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