This book reexamines current knowledge on the evolution, ecology, and conservation biology of both New World vultures (Cathartidae) and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) and seeks answers to past and present regional extinctions, ...


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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Thom van Dooren
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-01 - Publisher: Reaktion Books

Simply because they are large scavenging birds, vultures are often viewed as harbingers of death. But, as Thom van Dooren shows in this cultural and natural history, that dominant association leaves us with a very one-dimensional understanding of a group of actually rather fascinating and diverse creatures. Vulture offers an
The Ugly Animals
Language: en
Pages: 140
Authors: Simon Watt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-04 - Publisher: The History Press

Mother Nature’s more aesthetically challenged children have been neglected for too long. The plight of the panda is known the world over because of its teddy-like good looks, but most species are not so lucky. This book, however, aims to shine a light on some of the many ignored and
The Encyclopaedia Britannica
Language: en
Authors: Simon Watt
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Is This The End?
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Dr. Dean Lang
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Is This the End? People feel that something is about to happen. This book teaches you not only teaches you what, but how to prepare for it. “Signs of the end times” is that people will run to and fro all over the earth and that knowledge will be greatly
Handbook of the Birds of the World: New world vultures to guineafowl
Language: de
Pages: 638
Authors: Josep del Hoyo, Andrew Elliott, Jordi Sargatal, José Cabot, David Christie
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher:

New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Prólogo sobre la organización de la información en el Handbook. Más de 7000 referencias bibliográficas