The Carnivores

The Carnivores

Author: R. F. Ewer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801484936

Category: Carnivora

Page: 546

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The new foreword by Devra Kleiman provides anecdotes about R. F. Ewer's personal and professional achievements from biologists who actually knew her. It also features a bibliography of Ewer's publications which demonstrates her extensive and wide-ranging life's work.
Categories: Carnivora

A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America

A Guide to the Carnivores of Central America

carnivore trophies with more zeal than any other prey, and many wildlife management programs in the Americas, India, and Africa focus on carnivores. For farmers in many parts of the world,carnivores arefoes competing for resources, ...

Author: Carlos L. de la Rosa

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292789517

Category: Nature

Page: 262

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Carnivores such as pumas, jaguars, and ocelots have roamed the neotropical forests of Central America for millennia. Enshrined in the myths of the ancient Maya, they still inspire awe in the region's current inhabitants, as well as in the ecotourists and researchers who come to experience Central America's diverse and increasingly endangered natural environment. This book is one of the first field guides dedicated to the carnivores of Central America. It describes the four indigenous families—wild cats, raccoons and their relatives, skunks and their relatives, and wild canids—and their individual species that live in the region. The authors introduce each species by recounting a first-person encounter with it, followed by concise explanations of its taxonomy, scientific name, English and Spanish common names, habitat, natural history, and conservation status. Range maps show the animal's past and current distribution, while Claudia Nocke's black-and-white drawings portray it visually. The concluding chapter looks to the carnivores' future, including threats posed by habitat destruction and other human activities, and describes some current conservation programs. Designed for citizens of and visitors to Central America, as well as specialists, this book offers an excellent introduction to a group of fascinating, threatened, and still imperfectly understood animals.
Categories: Nature

The Carnivores of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

The Carnivores of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Carnivores. and. Their. Dens: An. Overview. the small oreodont Merychyus, its preferred prey (from a mural. The waterhole and its dens were an integral part of the history of a Miocene paleovalley similar to those of ephemeral sand-bed ...

Author: Robert M. Hunt, Jr.


ISBN: 9781609621438

Category: Science

Page: 148

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Miocene fossils excavated in western Nebraska
Categories: Science

Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family

Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family

75 Delicious Dishes for Herbivores, Carnivores and Everyone in Between Amanda Logan. For so many of us, dinner is the only time we get to sit down with our families and connect each day. That time is too precious to spend debating ...

Author: Amanda Logan

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781624146718

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Incredible Plant-Based Meals For Everyone Amanda Logan—the founder of My Goodness Kitchen and a “vegan living with carnivores”—saves you from having to make double the meals and do double the dishes with 75 meatless, egg-less and dairy-free recipes the whole family will love. For die-hard vegans and vegetarians, Amanda takes the flavor up a notch with recipes like Savory French Toast, Vegan Latkes, Easy-Peasy No-Sausage Rolls and Dang Tasty Mexican Black Beans. Devoted carnivores won’t miss meat with dishes like This Lasagna Can’t Be Vegan, Portobello Fajitas and Husband-Approved Tofu Katsu Burger. And to round out the whole family, kids will be begging for more after trying Dairy-Free Stovetop Mac ‘N’ Cheese, Vegan Chili Fries and Chocolate Lover’s Black Bean Brownies. Thanks to Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family, you can make nutritious, mouthwatering plant-based meals that work for both your family and your healthy lifestyle.
Categories: Cooking

Walker s Carnivores of the World

Walker s Carnivores of the World

While food theft - known pretentiously as kleptoparasitism - is probably rare in forested habitats , where smaller carnivores can easily hide their kills in the brush , it is a drama that plays out regularly in the African savannah .

Author: Ronald M. Nowak

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801880327

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Although they are highly intelligent, ruthless predators, carnivores are increasingly rare. From the dwarf mongoose to the polar bear, carnivores are at once respected and misunderstood, invoking both fear and curiosity in the humans with whom they share their world. Ronald M. Nowak celebrates these fascinating mammals in Walker's Carnivores of the World. This comprehensive guide, featuring 225 illustrations, covers the world's eight terrestrial families of carnivores. Each generic account comprises scientific and common names, number and distribution of species, physical attributes, measurements, hunting and social activity, reproduction, habitat, population dynamics, longevity, and status of threatened species. A thought-provoking overview by David W. Macdonald and Roland W. Kays is packed with results of the latest field and laboratory research on topics ranging from evolutionary history to the adaptive value of fur patterns. Emphasizing the interplay of social life, morphology, and predatory behavior, it provides an up-to-date panorama of the world's carnivores.
Categories: Science

The Carnivorous Diet A Basic Guide

The Carnivorous Diet  A Basic Guide

The carnivorous diet is based on the concept that our ancestors ate primarily meat and fish and that modern carbohydrate-rich diets are to blame for today's high incidence of chronic disease. Anthropological research has uncovered ...

Author: Skillbooks Editorial

Publisher: Hernando Chavez

ISBN: PKEY:6610000363384

Category: Self-Help

Page: 24

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THE CARNIVOROUS DIET: A BASIC GUIDE LEARN THE MULTIPLE BENEFITS IT HAS ON YOUR HEALTH, BODY AND COGNITIVE STATE ABOUT THIS BOOK For breakfast, a T-bone steak; for lunch, some ground beef meatballs; for dinner, a juicy rib eye. Does this menu sound ideal for you? Diet plans are so different from one another that hardly any single one grabs all our attention. However, suddenly there are options so different and extreme that they become very popular. This was the case with the carnivore diet. Unlike the keto diet, which restricts carbohydrates to a specific number per day, the carnivore diet aims for zero carbs per day. It involves eating only meat, fish, eggs and some animal products, avoiding all other dietary groups, including vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. The carnivore diet is based on the premise that high-carbohydrate diets induce chronic diseases. It also promises weight loss and blood sugar control. Carbohydrates are the human body's preferred source of energy. If you don't eat carbohydrates, the body starts burning fat, and that's exactly why the carnivore diet works. CONTENT Introduction What Is The Carnivorous Diet? What Can You Eat And What Can't You Eat? What Are The Health Benefits Of The Carnivorous Diet? What Do You Need To Know To Make The Carnivore Diet Easier And Simpler? How To Create A Menu For The Carnivore Diet? Why Is It Not Possible To Maintain A Carnivorous Diet In The Long Term? ABOUT SKILLBOOKS EDITORIAL The content in this guide is based on extensive official research and comes from a variety of sources, mostly from books published by experts who have mastered each of the topics presented here and who are backed by internationally recognized careers. Therefore, the reader will be able to acquire a large amount of knowledge from more than one reliable and specialized source. This happens because we rely only on official and endorsed media. In addition, we also collect information from different web pages, courses, biographies, and interviews, so we give the reader a broad overview of their topics of interest. We have not only checked that the sources of knowledge are relevant, but we have also made a very careful selection of the final information that makes up this guide. With great practicality, we have compiled the most useful concepts and put them in a way that are easiest for the reader to learn. Our ultimate goal is to simplify all the ideas that they are fully understandable and so that the reader can enjoy a pleasant, practical, and simple reading. This is why we strive to provide only the key information from each expert. In this guide, the reader will not find redundancies or unnecessary or irrelevant content. Each chapter covers the essential and leaves out everything that could be deemed as extra or that does not add anything new to the selected concepts. Thus, the reader will be able to enjoy a text where they will easily find specialized information that comes exclusively from experts and that has been selected with the greatest effectiveness.
Categories: Self-Help

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation

Carnivore Ecology and Conservation

Depredation occurs on every continent and in every habitat where domestic animals and carnivores occur together. The extent of depredation, however, and the species involved, vary widely. The most basic parameter leading to the ...

Author: Luigi Boitani

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191625343

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Animals that must hunt and kill for at least part of their living are inherently interesting to many people and the role that carnivores play in biological communities attract interest from ecologists and conservation biologists. Conflicts with human activities stimulate continual debates about the management of carnivore populations, and throughout the world people seek workable solutions for human/carnivore coexistence. This concise yet authoritative handbook describes research methods and techniques for the study and conservation of all terrestrial carnivore species. Particular attention is paid to techniques for managing the human/carnivore interface. Descriptions of the latest methodologies are supported by references to case studies, whilst dedicated boxes are used to illustrate how a technique is applied to a specific land cover type, species, or particular socio-economic context. The book describes the most recent advances in modelling the patterns of animal distributions, movements, and use of land cover types, as well as including the most efficient methods to trap, handle, and mark carnivores. Carnivores are biogeographically diverse and whilst extensive scientific research has investigated many aspects of carnivore biology, not all species have been equally covered. This book is unique in its intention to provide practical guidance for carrying out research and conservation of carnivores across all species and areas of the world.
Categories: Science

The Carnivorous Dinosaurs

The Carnivorous Dinosaurs

In contrast , in living large terrestrial carnivores the male is often the larger ( as in oras , crocodilians , and lions ) . Reversed sexual dimorphism had previously been proposed for Syntarsus rhodesiensis ( Raath 1990 ) and ...

Author: Kenneth Carpenter

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253345391

Category: Nature

Page: 402

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The meat-eating dinosaurs, or Theropoda, include some of the fiercest predators that ever lived. Some of the group's members survive to this day—as birds. The theropod/bird connection has been explored in several recent works, but this book presents 17 papers on a variety of other topics. It is organized into three parts. Part I explores morphological details that are important for understanding theropod systematics. Part II focuses on specific regions of theropod anatomy and biomechanics. Part III examines various lines of evidence that reveal something about theropods as living creatures. The contributors are Ronan Allain, Rinchen Barsbold, Kenneth Carpenter, Karen Cloward, Rodolfo A. Coria, Philip J. Currie, Peter M. Galton, Robert Gay, Donald M. Henderson, Dong Huang, James I. Kirkland, Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, Eva B. Koppelhus, Peter Larson, Junchang Lü, Lorrie A. McWhinney, Clifford Miles, Ralph E. Molnar, N. Murphy, John H. Ostrom, Gregory S. Paul, Licheng Qiu,J. Keith Rigby, Jr., Bruce Rothschild, Christopher B. Ruff, Leonardo Salgado, Frank Sanders, Julia T. Sankey, Judith A. Schiebout, David K. Smith, Barbara R. Standhardt, Kathy Stokosa, Darren H. Tanke, François Therrien, David Trexler, Kelly Wicks, Douglas G. Wolfe, and Lowell Wood.
Categories: Nature

Carnivore Behavior Ecology and Evolution

Carnivore Behavior  Ecology  and Evolution

Cost/benefit analyses of inclusive fitness have been much less broadly applied to mammals in general (Solomon and French, in press; Jennions and Macdonald 1994) and to carnivores in particular. Levels of relatedness similar to those ...

Author: John L. Gittleman

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501745829

Category: Science

Page: 640

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Because carnivores are at the top of the food chain, their status is an important indicator of the health of the world ecosystem. They are intensely interesting to zoologists and uniquely intriguing to the general public. Devoted primarily to terrestrial carnivores, this volume focuses on such themes as carnivore reintroduction programs and the ethics of studying carnivores, drawing examples from a variety of species. The need to evaluate new conceptual ideas and empirical data inspired this volume of Carnivore Behavior, Ecology, and Evolution, a complement to the original book. In the eight years since publication of the first volume, conservation has emerged as a thematic imperative. The study of carnivores has become even more important in raising and resolving crucial biological problems. Differential rates of mortality in the giant panda and other endangered carnivores are now known to influence dispersal and life history patterns basic to these species' survival. Reintroduction efforts of the black-footed ferret and the red wolf are establishing essential guidelines for preservation and management of endangered species. Studies of the African lion and the dwarf mongoose illustrate the power of new genetic techniques of DNA fingerprinting for understanding the evolution of social behavior.
Categories: Science

Mammals v 3 Mammals birds v 4 Birds v 5 Reptiles and fishes v 6 Invertebrate animals

Mammals   v  3  Mammals  birds   v  4  Birds   v  5  Reptiles and fishes   v  6  Invertebrate animals

THE PRIMITIVE CARNIVORES . No account of the Carnivores would be complete without some reference , however brief , to a number of peculiar species occurring in the Miocene and Eocene formations of Europe and America , which differ so ...

Author: Richard Lydekker


ISBN: NYPL:33433011062266

Category: Natural history

Page: 622

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Categories: Natural history