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How the earthquake bird got its name and other tales of an unbalanced nature

Author: Herman H Shugart
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book, noted ecologist H.H. Shugart presents important ecological concepts through entertaining animal parables. He tells the stories of particular birds and mammals - packrats, ivory-billed woodpeckers, penguins, dingoes, European rabbits, and others - and what their fates reveal about the interactions between environmental change and the extinctions or explosions of species populations." "Change is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman H Shugart
ISBN: 030010457X 9780300104578
OCLC Number: 55502633
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The big woodpecker that was too picky --
The black-headed bird named Whitehead --
The rat that hid time in its nest --
The earthquake bird and the possum --
The most common bird on earth --
The engineering rodent --
The fall of the big bird --
The wolf that was woman's best friend --
The gentle invader --
Planetary stewardship.
Responsibility: H.H. Shugart.
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Although people have been altering earth's landscapes to some extent for tens of thousands of years, humankind today is causing massive changes to the planet. Such widespread environmental change is  Read more...

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"Through a menagerie of animal parables, Hank Shugart combines interesting stories with ecological information and a strong conservation message. This is a book for curious readers of all stripes." Read more...

 
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