Download Animals. A golden exploring earth book by George S Fichter PDF

By George S Fichter

В книге содержится информация о млекопитающих со всего мира - огромные киты, летающие ночью летучие мыши, медведи, тигры, слоны, обезьяны и более two hundred других животных.

Show description

Read or Download Animals. A golden exploring earth book PDF

Best mammals books

The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing

Broad grazing and perusing via family and wild herbivores form the plants composition, constitution and dynamics of many terrestrial ecosystems. This quantity investigates how huge herbivores not just impression the constitution and distribution of the plants, but additionally impact nutrient flows and the responses of linked fauna.

Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific

Tim Flannery is without doubt one of the world’s such a lot influential scientists, credited with learning extra species than Darwin. In one of the Islands Flannery recounts a chain of expeditions he made on the sunrise of his profession to the unusual tropical islands of the South Pacific, an excellent arc stretching approximately 4,000 miles from the postcard perfection of Polynesia to a couple of the most important, maximum, historic, and so much rugged islands in the world.

Wildlife Monographs - Wolves

There are possibly extra myths and legends approximately wolves than the other dwelling creature. In fiction, they're normally portrayed as evil yet during this ebook the authors set out, in phrases and photographs, to provide a clearer and un-prejudiced realizing of the lives of those carnivorous mammals their background, behavior, distribution, atmosphere and their organization with guy, himself a hunter.

Extra info for Animals. A golden exploring earth book

Example text

44 Pronghorns of the American West are Pronghorn sometimes referred to as antelopes, but they are not really close relatives. They do resemble antelopes in size and in habits, however. Their unusual horns consist of matted growths of hair, and they are shed every year. Pronghorns are the swiftest animals in North America. Their top speed is about 40 miles per hour, but they can run at 30 miles per hour for many miles to outdistance any pursuer. The most ungainly of the hoofed mam­ mals in appearance are the African gi­ raffes.

Mink, one of the largest of the weasel family in North America, are also prized for their fur. Mink live along waterways. 28 Martens, fishers, and wolverines are other members of the weasel family. Though only about four feet long, a wol­ verine may attack and kill a caribou. Wolverines will raid a cabin and tum its contents upside down; they may also follow a trapline and steal all of the catches. In the North Country, people use the coarse fur of the wolverine to trim their parkas, for it does not collect the moisture from their breath and freeze.

The bulls were magnificent, their tough bison hides into garments or shaggy beasts, weighing more than a ton stretched them over poles to make shel­ and measuring six feet tall at the shoul­ ters. The bones, horns, and teeth were ders. Bison were the mainstay of the fashioned into tools, weapons, and orna­ Indians that also lived in this treeless and ments. The dried, pancakelike dung be­ came the "buffalo chips" that were burned for heating and cooking. No part of a killed bison was wasted. It was the white hunter who whittled the bison herds into oblivion.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 38 votes