Why Do Elephants Need the Sun?

Author: Robert E. Wells

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 9780807590812

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Looks at the nature of the sun and how its energy makes life possible for elephants, as well as for all other living things on Earth.

Can We Share the World with Tigers?

Author: Robert E. Wells

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 0807510556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explains why the changes people make to the environment put plants and animals at risk for extinction and outlines steps that can be taken to save them.

Why Do Elephant Have Big Ears

Author: Om Books Editorial Team

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9385273337

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Page: 16

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WHY? Get answers to all the questions you have about nature!
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The Exploitation of Mammal Populations

Author: V.J. Taylor,N. Dunstone

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412644207

Category: Nature

Page: 415

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Human exploitation of other mammals has passed through three histori cal phases, distinct in their ecological significance though overlapping in time. Initially, Homo sapiens was a predator, particularly of herbivores but also of fur-bearing predators. From about 11 000 years ago, goats and sheep were domesticated in the Middle East, rapidly replacing gazelles and other game as the principal source of meat. The principal crops, including wheat and barley, were taken into agriculture at about the same time, and the resulting Neolithic farming culture spread slowly from there over the subsequent 10 500 years. In a few places such as Mexico, Peru and China, this Middle Eastern culture met and merged with agricultural traditions that had made a similar but independent transition. These agricultural traditions provided the essential support for the industrial revolution, and for a third phase of industrial exploita tion of mammals. In this chapter, these themes are drawn out and their ecological signifi cance is investigated. Some of the impacts of humans on other mammals require consideration on a world-wide basis, but the chapter concen trates, parochially, on Great Britain. What have been the ecological consequences of our exploitation of other mammals? 2. 2 HISTORICAL PHASES OF EXPLOITATION 2. 2. 1 Predatory man Our nearest relatives - chimpanzees, orang utans and gorillas - are essentially forest species, deriving most of their diet from the fruits of forest trees and the shoots and leaves of plants.

What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah?

Author: Robert E. Wells

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 9780807522813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Compares the speed of various animals, from humans to cheetahs to peregrine falcons, with even faster things like rockets, meteroids, and light.

The Elephant Whisperer

Learning About Life, Loyalty and Freedom From a Remarkable Herd of Elephants

Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283070897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.

What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew?

Author: Robert E Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149769941X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A pygmy shrew is among the tiniest of mammals. A ladybug is even smaller. But in this book you will find small things you could not ordinarily see.

The Lagoon

How Aristotle Invented Science

Author: Armand Marie Leroi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408836211

Category: Science

Page: 512

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In the Eastern Aegean lies an island of forested hills and olive groves, with streams, marshes and a lagoon that nearly cuts the land in two. It was here, over two thousand years ago, that Aristotle came to work. Aristotle was the greatest philosopher of all time. Author of the Poetics, Politics and Metaphysics, his work looms over the history of Western thought. But he was also a biologist – the first. Aristotle explored the mysteries of the natural world. With the help of fishermen, hunters and farmers, he catalogued the animals in his world, dissected them, observed their behaviours and recorded how they lived, fed, and bred. In his great zoological treatise, Historia animalium, he described the mating habits of herons, the sexual incontinence of girls, the stomachs of snails, the sensitivity of sponges, the flippers of seals, the sounds of cicadas, the destructiveness of starfish, the dumbness of the deaf, the flatulence of elephants and the structure of the human heart. And then, in another dozen books, he explained it all. In The Lagoon, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle's science. He goes to Lesbos to see the creatures that Aristotle saw, where he saw them, and explores the Philosopher's deep ideas and inspired guesses – as well as the things that he got wildly wrong. Leroi shows how Aristotle's science is deeply intertwined with his philosophical system and how modern science even now bears the imprint of its inventor.

How Do You Lift a Lion?

Author: Robert E Wells

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497699401

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explore the functions of levers, wheels, and pulleys, and learn how to lift a lion, pull a panda, and deliver a basket of bananas to a baboon birthday party!