Wild Animals of the South

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nobrow Press

ISBN: 9781909263970

Category: ART

Page: 152

View: 2498

A gorgeously illustrated bestiary of the Southern Hemisphere's most fascinating animals, matched with witty and biologically accurate descriptions.

Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa

Author: Sir William Cornwallis Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780947020125

Category: Game and game-birds

Page: 144

View: 8461

Harris led a party into the Southern African interior in September 1836. His prime purpose was to hunt, and this he most certainly did. Harris was an accomplished writer and the first really competent wildlife artist to appear on the Southern African scene. At that time North Africa had been well known to the civilised West since Roman times and before, but South of the great desert, other than settlements on the East and West coasts, it was truly the dark continent, vast, mysterious and unknown. Hunters, mostly Boers, but some Englishmen as well, had undoubtedly penetrated far North into the interior, but either because they could not or were just not interested, few had left written records of their travels and even fewer had left artistic records. Stories of the wildlife paradise that the plains of Southern Africa were, had filtered through to the outside world, but there were minimal specimens to be found in the natural history museums and even less live ones in the zoos to confirm the existence of these many wondrous species.

Ozean

Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086

Category:

Page: 32

View: 3932

Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South American Wild Animals

Author: Murray Fowler,Zalmir S. Cubas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376767

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 5662

Biology, Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals examines the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America. It discusses topics dealing with diseases and biology topics. In addition, the animals studied are broken down into family and genus, using both English and Spanish names. The book is liberally illustrated and contains references for further reading as well as the contributions of regional experts on the animals covered.

Tiere

Die große Bild-Enzyklopädie mit über 2.000 Arten

Author: David Burnie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831033645

Category:

Page: 632

View: 6062

Wild Animals of Western Canada

Author: Kevin Van Tighem

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781897522363

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 7922

An excellent guide to all the major animals that live in western Canada. There are over 40 profiles that range from mighty grizzly bears to graceful whales.

Wild Animals Of India

Author: Sasmita Panda,Gagan Kumar Panigrahi,Surendra nath Padhi

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3960675143

Category: Science

Page: 67

View: 8122

This book on “Wild Animals Of India” has been written with a motive to provide information at a glance to the readers interested in wildlife. The animals chosen for the study were of greater interest because they have been declared endangered, critically endangered, vulnerable or priority species in the IUCN Red data book and most of the species are included as course material at undergraduate and post graduate levels in Indian Universities. Hence, this is an endeavour to create awareness among the student community on Wild Life Biology. Efforts have been made to acquaint the readers with geographical distribution, habit, habitat, reproductive behavior and conservation measures of the animals.

Die Besessenen

Author: Elif Batuman

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991182

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6773

Warum bloß bleibt Hans Castorp in Thomas Manns Zauberberg sieben Jahre im Sanatorium, obwohl er selbst keine Tuberkulose hat? Natürlich geht es um die Liebe. Und um die Liebe dreht sich auch alles in »Die Besessenen«. Elif Batuman erzählt von ihrer großen Bewunderung für die klassischen russischen Autoren und tut dies auf eine so kluge und berührende Weise, dass man bald selbst vor Begeisterung sprüht. Dabei liest sie niemals, ohne nicht gleichzeitig mit einem Auge auf ihr Leben und die Menschen um sie herum zu schielen. Wie Don Quixote zieht sie aus, um in der Welt etwas über die Literatur zu erfahren und in den Büchern etwas über die Welt. Batuman schreibt dabei mit so viel schillernder Raffinesse, dass am Ende keine Literaturwissenschaft entsteht, sondern Literatur.

Homo Necans

Interpretationen altgriechischer Opferriten und Mythen

Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110808471

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 4074

Wie wir begehren

Author: Carolin Emcke

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104010838

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

View: 2964

Wer sind wir? Wer können wir sein, wer wollen wir sein, wenn wir anders sind als die Norm ? Entdecken wir das Begehren oder entdeckt das Begehren uns? Wie frei sind wir, unser Begehren zu leben? Hat es nur eine Form oder ändert es sich, wird tiefer, zarter, radikaler? In ihrem so persönlichen wie analytischen Text schildert Carolin Emcke das Suchen und die allmähliche Entdeckung des eigenen, etwas anderen Begehrens. Sie erzählt von einem homosexuellen Coming of Age, von einer Jugend in den 1980er Jahren, in der über Sexualität nicht gesprochen wurde. Sie buchstabiert die vielen Dialekte des Begehrens aus, beschreibt die Lust der Erfüllung, aber auch die Tragik, die gesellschaftliche Ausgrenzung dessen, der sein Begehren nicht artikulieren kann. Eine atemberaubend ehrliche Erzählung, die gleichermaßen intim wie politisch ist. »Ein eindrückliches Buch über Liebe und Freiheit.« Jens Bisky, Süddeutsche Zeitung »Carolin Emcke (...) arbeitet mit einer gedanklichen und sprachlichen Präzision, die ihresgleichen sucht, und einem intellektuellen Mut, der bewundernswert ist.« Heribert Prantl

Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641080479

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6263

Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.

The Hunting Game

Author: Kevin Thomas

Publisher: Kevin Thomas

ISBN: 1783016817

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 331

View: 4671

The Hunting Game is a collection of hunting stories gleaned over the four decades the author has spent as a professional hunter in Southern Africa. Whilst many of the chapters are stories about specific hunting safaris the author has guided international clients on for different species, there are also chapters covering rifle calibers, bullet performance and related stuff. The author also includes a historical chapter on the hunting of crop raiding elephant (circa 1935) in Mozambique (what was then Portuguese East Africa). Another interesting chapter is about the author’s experiences in dealing with tribal African superstitions when he was still a young game ranger with the Rhodesian Department of National Parks & Wildlife Management. Another chapter is a rather tongue in cheek humorous look at the often contentious gratuity issue in the safari hunting industry. Humor aside though, the author also issues a somber warning as to the critical situation in some of Zimbabwe’s once great state owned hunting safari concessions, where rampant poaching, greed, gross corruption, and horrific mismanagement have led to a sharp decline in wildlife numbers, probably now well beyond the critical tipping point. The author considers The Hunting Game a light campfire read, which will be of interest not only to sport hunting enthusiasts, but to anyone with an interest in the sustainable consumptive yield of Southern Africa’s wildlife resources.

Exploring Wild South Florida

A Guide to Finding the Natural Areas and Wildlife of the Southern Peninsula and the Florida Keys

Author: Susan D. Jewell

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561642625

Category: Nature

Page: 329

View: 7301

Offers a guide to the wildlife and natural areas of the Everglades, the Florida Keys, and other South Florida natural environments.

The Geographical Distribution of Animals

With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108037844

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 6960

First published in 1876, these volumes present the findings of a leading biologist on thousands of animals and birds.