Download The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas by Simon Watt PDF

By Simon Watt

The gruesome Animals is a suite of 60 of the world's such a lot gruesome (and endangered) animals, that includes infrequent imagery and explanatory textual content. the writer is a high-profile biologist and television presenter but in addition a slapstick comedian, and the textual content combines professional learn with a lightness of tone.

Show description

Read or Download The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas PDF

Best zoology books

Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortes (Organisms and Environments)

The Baja California peninsula is domestic to many types of lifestyles came upon nowhere else in the world. This, mixed with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the world one of many final actual organic frontiers of North the United States. L. Lee Grismer is not just the most important authority at the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but additionally an exceptional photographer.

World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation

Regardless of the committed efforts of a lot of persons and agencies, the nice apes—our closest dwelling relatives—are at the very fringe of extinction. This sweeping atlas presents a complete evaluation of what's at the moment recognized approximately all six species of serious apes—chimpanzee, bonobo, Sumatran orangutan, Bornean orangutan, japanese gorilla, and western lowland gorilla.

Ecophysiology of Desert Arthropods and Reptiles

Ecophysiology of wilderness Arthropods and Reptiles starts off with a brand new type of the world's deserts, dependent upon the kind of precipitation and the impact on their faunas of arthropods and reptiles. this can be by way of an account of microclimates and the avoidance of environmental extremes. while thermoregulation is essentially behavioural, responses to water scarcity are mostly physiological.

Natural Enemies: The Population Biology of Predators, Parasites and Diseases

This booklet is ready affliction and loss of life. it's an ecologist's view of Darwin's vibrant evocation of Nature, pink in the teeth and claw. a world group of authors examines vast styles within the inhabitants biology of average enemies, and addresses basic questions about the position of traditional enemies within the inhabitants dynamics and evolution in their prey.

Extra info for The Ugly Animals: We Can't All Be Pandas

Example text

Again, unless the data are actually visualizable in two dimensions, as in each of the examples above, the h u m a n eye, looking for interfaces between groups, readily remembers the simple situations and does not easily think of the more complex cases. Examples from real biological data Fig. 8. Another set of possible interfaces between two groups plotted on the basis of two variables, x and y, along the edges of the picture; upper frame: a simple linear interface with intermediate forms; middle frame: a curvilinear interface with intermediate forms; lower frame: an intermixture something like that between two soluble liquids with intermediate forms (redrawn after J.

18. DNA divergence data of Kohne further confirm the linear relationship. Again, the diagram is modified from that actually published by Kohne so that the linear arrangement is visually emphasized. But no other changes have been made in the information contained within Kohne's figure. can be summarized in Figs. 17 which show relationships of primates as defined through the numbers of nucleotide substitutions of seven proteins (Fitch and Langley, 1976; Fig. 16) and through some antigenic distances discovered by Professor Morris Goodman (1976; Fig.

T h e methods depend upon advances of two kinds. O n e is the ability to study biological structures so that more of the information contained within them can be revealed to allow better comparisons than previously. This requires quantitative and holistic handling of biological shapes and patterns so that shades of difference between shapes may be more readily perceived and so that variation and covariation among shapes may be taken into account. T h e other, as we shall see, is the realization that, for many structures information is as much to be inferred about certain aspects of their function as about their immediate hereditary associations.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 33 votes