Tracks, Trails & Signs

Author: R. W. Brown,Michael James Lawrence,J. A. Pope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780753709559

Category: Animals

Page: 320

View: 8345

Tracks and Signs of the Animals and Birds of Britain and Europe

Author: Lars-Henrik Olsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847923

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 9808

This beautifully illustrated field guide enables you to easily identify the tracks and signs left by a wide variety of mammal and bird species found in Britain and Europe, covering behaviors ranging from hunting, foraging, and feeding to courtship, breeding, and nesting. Introductory chapters offer detailed drawings of footprints and tracks of large and small mammals, which are followed by sections on mammal scat, bird droppings, and the feeding signs of animals on food sources such as nuts, cones, and rose hips. The book then describes specific mammal species, providing information on size, distribution, behavior, habitat, and similar species, as well as more specific detail on tracks and scat. Distribution maps are also included. This indispensable field guide covers 175 species of mammals and birds, and features a wealth of stunning color photos and artwork throughout. Helps you easily identify the tracks and signs of a variety of mammals and birds Covers 175 species Illustrated throughout with photos, drawings, and artwork ncludes informative descriptions of mammal species along with distribution maps

RSPB Nature Tracker's Handbook

Author: Nick Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472932560

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 591

Every animal leaves some kind of trace as it passes and the art of tracking is very much like learning to read. If you learn to read the signs left by footprints, leftover food, droppings and scrapes in the earth you will soon be able to tell the story of an animal's life, packed with fascinating details and hidden meanings This new book shows readers how to find and interpret the evidence that animals leave behind, from a footprint, a bent blade of grass, a soil disturbance or a chewed nut or leaf. Combined with other signs, tracks and trails they will soon be able to build a profile of a huge range of creatures. Readers will not only learn the difference between a poo and a pellet; but will be able to spot the differences between pellets regurgitated by a variety of bird species. Written by popular nature presenter, Nick Baker, and beautifully designed and illustrated, the book is a brand new approach to the curious science of nature tracking.

Native American Survival Skills

Author: W. Ben Hunt

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366349

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 4339

W. Ben Hunt, whose Sioux name was Tasunka Witko, traveled throughout the Midwest, living with several Native American tribes, finally settling near the site of the last Sioux uprising. Here he provides step-by-step instructions and exact dimensions to make Sioux ghost shirts, Plains Indian shields, box traps, Iniut snowshoes, and more. From making rawhide to putting the finishing touches on a pair of moccasins, beginners and seasoned woodsmen alike will enjoy making the tools and camp equipment that were used for centuries. Native American Survival Skills is a remarkable source of information about the Americans who first pioneered self-sufficient living. In it, there are lessons for all of us today.

Philip's Guide to Freshwater Fish of Britain and Europe

Author: Peter S. Maitland,Keith Linsell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780540088812

Category: Freshwater fishes

Page: 272

View: 652

The illustrated keys allow the rapid identification of species; in the introductory chapter is a key to the families of fish, which enable readers to quickly find the family to which their specimen belongs, and at the start of the chapter on each family, a detailed key identifies the exact species.

Animal Tracks & Signs

Author: Jinny Johnson,John A. Burton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426302534

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 2215

A species-by-species guide to the clues left behind by more than four hundred animals helps readers identify what to look for when tracking animals (or imagining tracking them) in the wild or in the back yard.

The Comprehensive Guide to Tracking Skills

How to Track Animals and Humans by Using All the Senses and Logical Reasoning

Author: Cleve Cheney

Publisher: Safari Press

ISBN: 9781571574275

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 5300

A master at tracking both animals and humans has brought together a massive amount of information on the how, when, and where of tracking.

Tracking and the Art of Seeing 2e

How to Read Animal Tracks and Sign

Author: Paul Rezendes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062735241

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 1171

In this newly revised and updated edition of his highly acclaimed field guide, renowned nature photographer and tracking expert Paul Rezendes brings the fields and forests to life with his unique observations on North American wildlife and their tracks and sign. Illustrated with hundreds of his original photographs, Tracking & the Art of Seeing provides complete information on the behavior and habitat of over 50 animal species and shows you how to identify animals by their tracks, tail patterns, droppings, dens, scratches and other signs.

Small Freshwater Creatures

Author: Lars-Henrik Olsen,Jakob Sunesen,Bente Vita Pedersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198507987

Category: Nature

Page: 229

View: 6205

This delightful book is one of the first three volumes of Oxford University Press's new Pocket Guide European natural history series. The series fills the need for lighter weight guides for those who want to find out about the common organisms they come across during countryside excursions without having the specialist knowledge required to make detailed species identifications. All the books in the series are attractively designed and generously illustrated with plentiful high quality colour line drawings and photographs throughout. The accompanying text is short but informative, with notes on general biology as well as on identification. Small Freshwater Creatures covers the more common 'creepy-crawlies', fish, and amphibians likely to be encountered by pond- and stream-dippers. They are arranged by animal group and also by the place they might be found, whether in on floating leaves or in the depths, in polluted or clean water. Sections on the animals' ecology, a glossary, and on further reading will allow the book to be used as a springboard for further study.

Pest and Predator Control

Author: British Assn of Shooting &. Conservation

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890857

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 820

First comprehensive and practical guide for shoots and working conservations Second in the BASC guides series (See Wildfowling, 978-1-84689-025-3) Detailed snaring and trapping instructions with photo sequences The British Association for Shooting and Conservations (BASC) is the representative body for country shooting and one of the largest field sports organizations in Europe. Pest and Predator Control combines the work of both the gamekeeping and conservation departments, bringing together many years of practical experience by some of the most knowledgeable people in pest control and wildlife management.


The Road to Self-Sustaining Populations

Author: Kurt Benirschke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146124918X

Category: Science

Page: 1044

View: 9718

This conference represents the first time in my life when I felt it was a misfor tune, rather than a major cause of my happiness, that I do conservation work in New Guinea. Yes, it is true that New Guinea is a fascinating microcosm, it has fascinating birds and people, and it has large expanses of undisturbed rainforest. In the course of my work there, helping the Indonesian government and World Wildlife Fund set up a comprehensive national park system, I have been able to study animals in areas without any human population. But New Guinea has one serious drawback: it has no primates, except for humans. Thus, I come to this conference on primate conservation as an underprivileged and emotionally deprived observer, rather than as an involved participant. Nevertheless, it is easy for anyone to become interested in primate conserva tion. The public cares about primates. More specifically, to state things more realistically, many people care some of the time about some primates. Primates are rivaled only by birds, pandas, and the big cats in their public appeal. For some other groups of animals, the best we can say is that few people care about them, infrequently. For most groups of animals, no one cares about them, ever.

Animal Tracks and Signs

Author: Preben Bang,Preben Dahlstrøm,Martin Walters

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199299973

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 8851

Animal Tracks and Signs was first published in English in the 1970s, and immediately established itself as an all-time classic. Totally unique in its accessible, down-to-earth approach and detailed coverage of more than 200 creatures, it is the only book in print that enables readers to determine which animals have passed through the countryside by examining the traces they have left behind, opening up a captivating new world that might otherwise remain unseen. Whether following footprints in mud, sand, or snow, feeding marks on cones, nuts, trees, and animal remains; homes and hiding places above and below ground; or feathers, pellets, and droppings, readers are taught how to identify the bird or mammal that has been before them, aided by hundreds of beautiful, informative colour photographs, line drawings, and diagrams, and clear descriptions of the anatomy, behavior, movements patterns, and habitat of different species. Quick-reference place sections compare actual-size prints, pellets, and droppings for fast identification on the move, covering such diverse wildlife as the shrew, hedgehog, fox, elk, and bear; the sparrow, kestrel, and eagle owl. The new reissued edition includes a new Foreword by Ray Mears, who has found this book to be an invaluable point of reference throughout his career, and recommends it to students on his Bushcraft and Survival courses.

Universal Design Handbook, 2E

Author: Wolfgang Preiser,Korydon H. Smith

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 007162922X

Category: Architecture

Page: 496

View: 8010

The Latest Advances in Universal Design Thoroughly updated and packed with examples of global standards and design solutions, Universal Design Handbook, Second Edition, covers the full scope of universal design, discussing how to develop media, products, buildings, and infrastructure for the widest range of human needs, preferences, and functioning. This pioneering work brings together a rich variety of expertise from around the world to discuss the extraordinary growth and changes in the universal design movement. The book provides an overview of universal design premises and perspectives, and performance-based design criteria and guidelines. Public and private spaces, products, and technologies are covered, and current and emerging research and teaching are explored. This unique resource includes analyses of historical and contemporary universal design issues from seven different countries, as well as a look at future trends. Students, advocates, policy makers, and design practitioners will get a theoretical grounding in and practical reference on the physical and social roles of design from this definitive volume. UNIVERSAL DESIGN HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION, COVERS: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities U.S. accessibility codes and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Life safety standards and guidelines Universal design implementations in Norway, Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the Old City of Jerusalem Planning ADA implementation in public educational institutions Urban scale and mass transportation universal design Designing inclusive experiences, including outdoor play settings Office and workspace design Universal design in home building and remodeling Products and technologies, including autos, web access, media, and digital content Universal design research initiatives, education, and performance assessments

Conservation Research in the African Rain Forests

A Technical Handbook

Author: Dr. Lee White,Ann Elizabeth Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963206442

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 454

View: 1811

Houghton Mifflin Mathematics

Author: Carole E. Greenes,Miriam A. Leiva,Bruce Ramon Vogeli,Matt Larson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School

ISBN: 9780618081752

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 636

View: 993

Mammal Tracks & Sign

A Guide to North American Species

Author: Mark Elbroch

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811743330

Category: Nature

Page: 792

View: 5797

Detailed track and trail data for 135 species with actual-size track illustrations.