Snakes of the Southeast

Author: J. Whitfield Gibbons,Michael E. Dorcas

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820326528

Category: Nature

Page: 253

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Featuring more than three hundred color photographs and nearly fifty distribution maps, Snakes of the Southeast is stuffed with both entertaining and detailed, in-depth information. Includes and explores size charts, key identifiers (scales, body shape, patterns, and color), descriptions of habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation.

Snakes of the Eastern United States

Author: Whit Gibbons

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820349704

Category: Nature

Page: 392

View: 3807

More than sixty species of snakes are found in the eastern United States, the region of highest biodiversity of all reptiles and amphibians in North America. In this brand new guide, stunning photographs, colorful geographic range maps, and comprehensive written accounts provide essential information about each species—including detailed identification characteristics, general ecology and behavior, and conservation status. Carefully researched and written by an expert herpetologist, the guide is directed toward a general audience interested in natural history. Additional information supports the already fact-filled snake species profiles. A chapter on urban and suburban snake ecology focuses on species most commonly found in some of the country’s largest cities and residential settings. A chapter on snake conservation includes information on threats faced by native species in many regions of the eastern United States. Another chapter provides the latest updates on the status of invasive species of pythons and boa constrictors that have now become naturalized permanent residents in certain areas of the country. This is the most accessible and informative guide to snakes of the eastern United States available anywhere. Covers snakes in these states (plus Washington, DC): Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Features: More than 385 stunning color photographsColorful geographic range mapsSpecies accounts that cover identification, general ecology and behavior, and conservation statusExtra information on snakes in urban and suburban areasStrong conservation message, with a focus on environmental threats to native speciesCoverage of invasive snakes

Invasive Pythons in the United States

Ecology of an Introduced Predator

Author: Michael E. Dorcas,John D. Willson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820338354

Category: Nature

Page: 156

View: 1805

"Dorcas and Willson provide a much needed examination of the growing impact of Burmese pythons as an invasiue spcies in the United States By highlighting The many dangers and detrimental effects the introduction of nonnative pythons has caused in the Everglades this book documents the mounting threat that invasives pose to ecosystems everywhere. The first book to focus solely on this issue, Invasive Pythons in the United States is well researched, well illustrated, and well timed" --Book Jacket.

Turtles of the Southeast

Author: Kurt Buhlmann,Tracey Tuberville,J. Whitfield Gibbons

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820329024

Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 9997

Seventy-five percent of the turtle species in the United States can be found in the Southeast. In fact, the region is second only to parts of Asia in its number of native turtles. Filled with more than two hundred color photographs and written with a special focus on conservation, this guide covers forty-five species of this nonthreatening, ancient lineage of long-lived reptiles. Heavily illustrated, fact-filled descriptions of each species and its habitat comprise the heart of the book. Species accounts cover such information as descriptions of adults and hatchlings; key identifiers including size, distinctive characters and markings; land, river, pond, and wetland habitats; behaviors and activities; food and diet; reproduction; predators and defense; and conservation issues. Also included is a wealth of general information about the importance of turtle conservation and the biology, diversity, and life history of turtles. Discussed are distinguishing turtle characteristics; differences among turtles, tortoises, and terrapins; shell structure and architecture; reproduction and longevity; turtle predators and defense mechanisms; and turtle activities such as basking, hibernation, aestivation, and seasonal movement. Useful information about the interactions of humans and turtles is also covered: species that are likely to be commonly encountered, turtles as pets, and more. Clearly written, cleanly designed, and fun to use, the guide will promote a better understanding of the habitat needs of, and environmental challenges to, this fascinating group of animals. Features: In-depth descriptions of the forty-two native species Conservation-oriented approach More than two hundred color photographs Nearly forty distribution maps Clear descriptions of each species, including differences in the appearance of young and mature turtles “Did You Know?” sidebars of interesting turtle facts Size charts; key identifiers; and information about habitat, behavior and activity, food and feeding, reproduction, predators and defense, and conservation

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Georgia and the Southeast

Author: Giff Beaton

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820327952

Category: Nature

Page: 355

View: 6336

More than one hundred and fifty species of dragonflies and damselflies most likely to be seen throughout the U.S. Southeast north of Florida are covered in this abundantly illustrated guide that is organized for easy use in the field and contains information on the insects' life cycles, taxonomy, characteristics, habitats, distribution, behavior, and identification.

The Field Herping Guide

Finding Amphibians and Reptiles in the Wild

Author: Mike Pingleton,Joshua Holbrook

Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Nature Boo

ISBN: 9780820354583

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 3594


Der Samurai von Savannah

Roman

Author: T.C. Boyle

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446243917

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9027

Ein japanischer Matrose wird auf der Suche nach seinem amerikanischen Hippievater am Strand einer gottverlassenen Insel vor der Küste Georgias angeschwemmt. Auf der Insel, die von schwarzen Hungerleidern, exaltierten Künstlern und biederen amerikanischen Bürgern, die dort Ferien machen, bewohnt wird, kommt es zu einer dramatischen Begegnung zweier gegensätzlicher Kulturen. Boyles tragikomischer Roman über die blutigen Mißverständnisse, die aus Unkenntnis des Fremden entstehen, hält den Leser bis zur letzten Seite in Atem.

Chemie der Enzyme

Author: Hans von Euler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662344335

Category: Science

Page: 425

View: 2221

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

jQuery für Dummies

Author: Lynn Beighley

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527708635

Category:

Page: 351

View: 7070

Sie möchten Ihre Webseiten mit schicken Menüs, Animationen, Bildergalerien oder schlicht: mit allen Schikanen ausstatten? Dann sind Sie hier genau richtig! Lynn Beighley zeigt Ihnen Schritt für Schritt, wie Sie das beliebte JavaScript-Framework jQuery für Ihre Zwecke einsetzen. Durch die vielen anschaulichen Beispiele werden Sie sich schnell zurechtfinden, auch wenn Sie vorher noch nie programmiert haben. Grundlegende Kenntnisse in HTML und CSS sind von Vorteil.

Blasen. Blutiger Sex

Author: Vitaly Mushkin

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040904398

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9093

Der Hauptheld der Geschichte, ein Künstler aus Moskau, geht in die Region Twer, um ein Haus im Dorf zu kaufen. Die Besitzer des Hauses, ein junges Mädchen und ihre Mutter, überreden den Moskauer, einige Tage bei ihnen zu bleiben. In der ersten Nacht klettert eine Frau unter der Decke auf den Künstler zu. In der zweiten Nacht paart er sich mit ihr, weiß aber auch nicht, wer es ist. Alles wird in der dritten Nacht entschieden, als alle drei eine echte Orgie im Bad arrangieren.