For many years, brief encounters between sharks and humans could leave the latter with a vivid memory of the much-maligned fish but no convenient means of identifying it more specifically. With the publication of The Sharks of North American Waters in 1983, everyone from the experienced ichthyologist to the weekend angler had access to concise descriptions and accurate, detailed drawings in this handy field guide to more than one hundred species. All species that have been reported within five hundred nautical miles of U.S. and Canadian shores (plus a few deep-water species from adjacent areas) are illustrated, with summaries of diagnostic characteristics, similar species, geographic range, biology, reproduction, utility, and fishing methods. An illustrated key to the families of sharks, family descriptions, and species characteristics makes field identification simple. Also included is a general account of the evolution of sharks, their anatomy, reproduction, and distribution.
A complete reference to all the sharks inhabiting North American waters, with excellent color illustrations of all the species.
Identifies and describes the most common fishes of North America and offers advice on how to observe fish in the wilds
›Die Idiotin‹ ist ein unvergesslicher Roman, der am Elite-College Harvard spielt - von einer der originellsten Stimmen der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur: Elif Batuman. New Jersey, 1995: Selin, Tochter türkischer Immigranten, jung, hinreißend und ahnungslos, zieht aus, um in Harvard Literatur zu studieren. Die College-Wohnheime sind mit Albert Einstein-Postern und Lavalampen dekoriert, das Internet ist noch jung und die nächtlichen E-Mails, die ihr Ivan, der ungarische Mathestudent, schickt, sind ebenso bezaubernd wie unverständlich. Aber Selin manövriert sich tapfer durch die ersten Stürme der Erwachsenenjahre. Sie reist mit ihrer Freundin Svetlana nach Paris, lernt Russisch und Taekwondo – und dass die Liebe flüchtig ist. Ein Buch über die magische Zeit des Erwachsenwerdens und das Porträt einer jungen Frau, die auszieht, um ihren Platz in der Welt zu suchen – hellwach und feinsinnig erzählt.
Migration, broadly defined as directional movement to take advantage of spatially distributed resources, is a dramatic behaviour and an important component of many life histories that can contribute to the fundamental structuring of ecosystems. In recent years, our understanding of migration has advanced radically with respect to both new data and conceptual understanding. It is now almost twenty years since publication of the first edition, and an authoritative and up-to-date sequel that provides a taxonomically comprehensive overview of the latest research is therefore timely. The emphasis throughout this advanced textbook is on the definition and description of migratory behaviour, its ecological outcomes for individuals, populations, and communities, and how these outcomes lead to natural selection acting on the behaviour to cause its evolution. It takes a truly integrative approach, showing how comparisons across a diversity of organisms and biological disciplines can illuminate migratory life cycles, their evolution, and the relation of migration to other movements. Migration: The Biology of Life on the Move focuses on migration as a behavioural phenomenon with important ecological consequences for organisms as diverse as aphids, butterflies, birds and whales. It is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students taking courses in behaviour, spatial ecology, 'movement ecology', and conservation. It will also be of interest and use to a broader audience of professional ecologists and behaviourists seeking an authoritative overview of this rapidly expanding field.
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY sparks curiosity about the marine world and provides an understanding of the process of science. Taking an ecological approach and intended for non-science majors, the text provides succinct coverage of the content while the photos and art clearly illustrate key concepts. Studying is made easy with phonetic pronunciations, a running glossary of key terms, end-of-chapter questions, and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter. The open look and feel of INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY and the enhanced art program convey the beauty and awe of life in the ocean. Twenty spectacular photos open the chapters, piquing the motivation and attention of students, and over 60 photos and pieces of art are new or redesigned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Wenn dieser eine Sommer alles verändert, könnten deine Träume wahr werden. „Sommernachtsträume“ ist der neue wunderbare Sommerroman von Mary Kay Andrews, der Garantin für die perfekte Urlaubslektüre: Auf der Insel Belle Isle sucht Riley Griggs nach ihrem verschwundenen Ehemann und seinen Geheimnissen, findet aber viel mehr: sich selbst, ihre langvergessenen Träume und die Liebe. Riley Griggs verbringt jeden Sommer mit ihrer Familie auf der wunderschönen Insel Belle Isle. Aber dieses Jahr ist alles beängstigend anders: Ihr Ehemann Wendell kommt nicht wie verabredet mit der Fähre an, ihr Haus wurde von der Bank gepfändet und ihre Konten gesperrt. Riley wendet sich hilfesuchend an ihre Freundinnen auf der Insel, doch diese haben alle mit ihren eigenen Problemen zu tun. So macht sich Riley allein auf die Suche nach Wendell. Als sie schließlich Nate trifft, einen alten Freund aus Jugendzeiten, ist sie erleichtert. Nate unterstützt sie nicht nur bei ihrer Suche nach Wendell, sondern er erinnert sie auch daran, wie sie früher war. Kann Riley mit seiner Hilfe endlich den Mut fassen, sich ihrem Leben zu stellen und für ihre wahren Träume zu kämpfen? Nach den Megasellern „Die Sommerfrauen“; „Sommerprickeln“, „Sommer im Herzen“, „Ein Ja im Sommer“ und „Kein Sommer ohne Liebe“ kommt mit „Sommernachtsträume“ ein neuer Roman der Autorin, der alle Träume wahr werden lässt.
This is the single most historically valuable book ever written on the subject of Pacific Coast shark attacks. Through bone-chilling accounts in victims' own words, never before published photographs, and detailed maps and charts of attack locations, this book accurately chronicles every known unprovoked shark attack that occurred along the Pacific Coast of North America during the entire Twentieth Century. The author's examination of wound characteristics, recurring locations, and the curious phenomenon of attacks on inanimate objects afford astonishing insights into why sharks attack. These insights form the foundation for his safety recommendations to specific ocean user groups. Based on 40 years' of research, this book willl be of inestimable value to scientists, researchers and educators, as well as anyone that might venture into the waters off the Pacific Coast. The understanding gained from this book will temper fears with knowledge and provide the reader with clear and specific information that may easily make the difference between life and death.
Examines the physical characteristics and behavior of sharks in general, with information on such species as hammerheads, nurse sharks, tiger sharks, cookie-cutter sharks, and others.
Quickly and decisively manage any medical emergency you encounter in the great outdoors with Wilderness Medicine! World-renowned authority and author, Dr. Paul Auerbach, and a team of experts offer proven, practical, visual guidance for effectively diagnosing and treating the full range of emergencies and health problems encountered in situations where time and resources are scarce. Every day, more and more people are venturing into the wilderness and extreme environments, or are victims of horrific natural disasters...and many are unprepared for the dangers and aftermath that come with these episodes. Whether these victims are stranded on mountaintops, lost in the desert, injured on a remote bike path, or ill far out at sea, this indispensable resource--now with online access at for greater accessibility and portability-- equips rescuers and health care professionals to effectively address and prevent injury and illness in the wilderness! This textbook is widely referred to as "The Bible of Wilderness Medicine." Be able to practice emergency medicine outside of the traditional hospital/clinical setting whether you are in remote environments, underdeveloped but highly populated areas, or disaster areas, are part of search and rescue operations, or dealing with casualties from episodes of extreme sports and active lifestyle activities. Face any medical challenge in the wilderness with expert guidance: Dr. Auerbach is a noted author and the world's leading authority on wilderness medicine. He is a founder and Past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, consultant to the Divers Alert Network and many other agencies and organizations, and a member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System. Handle everything from frostbite to infection by marine microbes, not to mention other diverse injuries, bites, stings, poisonous plant exposures, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Grasp the essential aspects of search and rescue. Respond quickly and effectively by improvising with available materials. Improve your competency and readiness with the latest guidance on volcanic eruptions, extreme sports, splints and slings, wilderness cardiology, living off the land, aerospace medicine, mental health in the wilderness, tactical combat casualty care, and much more. Meet the needs and special considerations of specific patient populations such as children, women, elders, persons with chronic medical conditions, and the disabled. Make smart decisions about gear, navigation, nutrition, and survival. Be prepared for everything with expanded coverage on topics such as high altitude, cold water immersion, and poisonous and venomous plants and animals. Get the skills you need now with new information on global humanitarian relief and expedition medicine, plus expanded coverage of injury prevention and environmental preservation. Get guidance on the go with fully searchable online text, plus bonus images, tables and video clips - all available on
Forty-eight stickers: Mako, Hammerhead, Thresher sharks; Roughtooth, Bottlenose dolphins; Humpback, Killer, and Pilot whales, more.
For three years, journalist Richard Louv listened to America by going fishing with Americans. Doing what many of us dream of, he traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from trout waters east and west to bass waters north and south. Fly-Fishing for Sharks is the result of his journey, a portrait of America on the water, fishing rod in hand. To explore the cultures of fishing, Louv joined a bass tournament on Lake Erie and got a casting lesson from fly-fishing legend Joan Wulff He angled with corporate executives in Montana and fly-fished for sharks in California. He spent time with fishing-boat captains in Florida, the regulars who fish New York City's Hudson River, and a river witch in Colorado. He teamed secrets of fishing and living from steelheaders in the Northwest, Bass'n Gals in Texas, and an ice-fisher in the North Woods. Along the way, he heard from one of Hemingway's sons what it was like to fish with Papa and from Robert Kennedy, Jr., how fishing changed his fife. As he describes the eccentricities, obsessions, and tribulations of dedicated anglers, he also uncovers the values that unite them. He reveals the healing qualities of fishing, how it binds the generations, how the angling business has grown, and how the future of fishing is threatened. But most of all, Fly-Fishing for Sharks is about the unforgettable characters Louv meets on the water and the stories they tell. From them, Louv learns about our changing relationship with nature, about a hidden America -- and about himself.

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