Iam lying on a sundrenched yellow beach, soaking up the warmth andthe tranquility.My world is at peace;Ifeel happy and ... We lounge on the beach like happy lizards for a while, soaking up the sun and feeling content with life.
Author: Patricia Bensky
What would you do if you were desperate to travel around the world, but you had little or no money to finance your trip? You could stay home feeling sorry for yourself, keep putting it off until you could afford it, or just pack a bag and go, hoping to be able to live on your wits and find work along the way. That's what Pat Bensky did in her early twenties, and it led to a three-year adventure as she worked her way around Europe, North Africa, the West Indies, Bahamas, and the USA. At times she was hungry, homeless, sick, miserable, ecstatic; was almost lost at sea, and cured of a serious illness by a West Indian witch doctor. But her resourcefulness, courage, and positive attitude steered her through the hard bits, and when she got to California, she decided that she'd found a place worth staying in.
During the early morning , when ambient temperatures are low , such a lizard locates itself in warmer microclimates ... basking in the sun with its body as perpendicular as possible to the sun's rays , thereby maximizing heat gained .
Author: Eric R. Pianka
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Alone on the endless red-sand desert in the Australian outback, tracking Varanus giganteus, the perentie lizard that grows to be more than six feet long. . . for desert rat Eric Pianka, such adventures have led to a satisfying, if unusual, way of life, as well as a distinguished career as a field biologist. In The Lizard Man Speaks, Pianka recounts more than thirty years of adventures in reptile studies, beginning with a boyhood passion for collecting snakes and lizards. He tells of "lizarding" in the North American deserts, the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa, and the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia. His vivid imagery draws the reader into a world where lions lurk in the darkness beyond a gecko hunter's lights, where being stranded by car trouble miles from the last outpost is a constant danger, and where the wilderness still deserves to be called wild. Along the way, Pianka provides much general information about lizard ecology, the fire succession cycle, and the interaction of humans with the landscape. And he reveals the springs of his own determined spirit and love of solitude, describing a near-fatal boyhood accident and its shaping and character-building effect on the life that followed.
In contrast , the Andean lizard Liolaemus multiformis , when exposed to the sun , has a body temperature higher by 10 to 15 ° C than the toad . Even at 4300 m toads retreat to the shade to reduce evaporative water loss ( Pearson and ...
Author: Brian Keith McNab
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Though physiological ecology has been a discipline since the 1950s, McNab redresses a perceived absence of a theoretical framework with a comparative, inductive approach to studying vertebrate evolution and ecology. He discusses the patterns and limits of adaptation to the environment, acclimation to temperature variation and material exchange with the environment, and the energetics of locomotion and growth. The final section treats the significance of energetics for population ecology and distribution. Includes a taxonomic as well as subject index. Suitable for advanced students and researchers in the biological and ecological sciences. The Gainesville, FL-based author is referred to by the foreword writer as a keen naturalist, but his credentials are not stated. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.
The sun started to go down. Dzifa shouted, 'Oh no,' and with his long tail swinging left and right, he created a strong wind to wake up Miss Sun. She woke up and realised that a major catastrophe could have occurred if Dzifa had not ...
Author: Elizabeth Kassa
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This is a story to read with toddlers and preschoolers. Mostly the children in Africa Country such Ghana wouldunderstandthat particular lizard with a coat of different colours , as Dzifa the ewe lizard will venture far from home just because of his curious disposition tounderstandthings around him and each ofhis adventures will teach him a lesson and explained in a juvenile way how lizards got they skin withdifferentcolours.
I LIZARDS IN THE SUN I Aranda I Australia I I Before the creation time, before the dreaming, the earth was desolate. ... The sun shining overhead was hot, and as the lizard lay in the sun, he grew warm and he stretched.
But it is not true to say that the lizard merely crops up as present at hand beside the rock , amongst other things such as the sun for example , in the same way as the stone lying nearby is simply present at hand amongst other things .
Author: Martin Heidegger
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This book, the text of Martin Heidegger's lecture course of 1929/30, is crucial for an understanding of Heidegger's transition from the major work of his early years, Being and Time, to his later preoccupations with language, truth, and history. First published in German in 1983 as volume 29/30 of Heidegger's collected works, The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics presents an extended treatment of the history of metaphysics and an elaboration of a philosophy of life and nature. Heidegger's concepts of organism, animal behavior, and environment are uniquely developed and defined with intensity. Of major interest is Heidegger's brilliant phenomenological description of the mood of boredome, which he describes as a fundamental attunement of modern times.
DWELLERS IN THE DUST TO many of us the differences between a reptile and a batrachian are unknown. Even if we have learned that these interesting creatures are well worth studying and that they possess few or none of the unpleasant ...
Although most lizards are less than a foot in length , the monitor lizards ( the largest of the species ) can be over nine feet long . ... They like to bask in the Sun as they are reptiles and are cold - blooded . All lizards are able ...
Author: D. J. Conway
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book shows how to access the spiritual powers of familiars--real or imagined animals--for personal enrichment. Whether one collects glass animals, dreams about snakes, or "talks" with an animal already, ANIMAL MAGICK shows how to further develop this connection for startling magickal results.
This is why lizards are usually found in hot climates, where they can bask in the sun's heat. The side-blotched lizard is found in California, where it favours rocky outcrops, which are ideal for sunbathing. On these outcrops, the most ...
Author: Francesca Gould
Publisher: Hachette UK
SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS is a marvellous compendium of the world's most unpleasant creatures and animal facts. Entries will cover everything from the disgusting to the informative, including the following: * Are cows' farts a major cause of climate change? * What happens at a dung beetle wedding? * Why do vultures defecate on themselves? * What's the best way to fight a crocodile? SELF-HARMING PARROTS AND EXPLODING TOADS will be the third book in an extremely successful series of gross trivia books, and will make an ideal gift at any time of year.
During weather conditions permitting lizard activity , we censused for lizards , spending all day at one site for 2 to 3 d ... lizard models of three sizes ( SVL of 44 , 73 , and 100 mm ) in each of six microhabitats ( sun / rock , sun ...
Author: J. Kelly Mc Coy
Publisher: JHU Press
Introduction: The evolutionary study of social behavior and the role of lizards as model organisms / Stanley F. Fox, J. Kelly McCoy and Troy A. Baird -- Variation among individuals. Introduction / Peter Marler. Intra- and intersexual variation in social behavior : effects of ontogeny, phenotype, resources, and season / Troy A. Baird, Dusti K. Timanus and Chris L. Sloan. Evolution and maintenance of social status-signaling badges : experimental manipulations in lizards / Martin J. Whiting, Kenneth A. Nagy and Philip W. Bateman. Ecological and social contexts for the evolution of alternative mating strategies / Kelly R. Zamudio and Barry Sinervo. Social behavior and antipredatory defense in lizards / William E. Cooper, Jr. -- Variation among populations. Introduction / Gordon H. Orians.