Download E-books High Moon over the Amazon: My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night PDF

By Patricia Chapple Wright

Earlier than primatologist Patricia Chapple Wright turned the world's optimal professional on lemurs, she was once enchanted through one other primate―Aotus, the owl monkey, or "monkey of the night." yet alongside her trip to find the habit of those specified nocturnal creatures, Wright unearths greater than she anticipated approximately family members, human nature, and herself.

It all starts off in a brand new York urban puppy store while Wright and her husband purchase an owl monkey whose energetic and rambunctious methods quickly lead the younger couple to South the USA to obtain him a mate. yet whereas Wright's monkey relations is starting to be, her personal starts off to disintegrate whilst her husband leaves her and her daughter. Undeterred via her loss of educational event, Wright units out as a unmarried mom to review primate habit within the wild, together with a 12 months at a learn station within the distant jungles of Peru. There she encounters jaguars, toxic snakes, military ants, and big floods that threaten her and her daughter's lives, in addition to moments of significant readability and beauty.

From big apple urban within the Sixties to the depths of the Amazon within the Seventies and 80s, this tale of 1 woman's transformation from Brooklyn housewife to an complete scientist will captivate fanatics of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. High Moon over the Amazon is an exciting memoir of experience, thought, and of falling in love with a species now not so not like our own.


"This is a booklet you want to learn. opposed to all odds Patricia Wright succeeded in staring at the formerly unknown habit of the mysterious and captivating little owl monkey, the 'monkey of the night.' With the ability of a born tale teller she describes hair elevating adventures deep within the Amazon rainforest―and the issues of elevating a toddler faraway from civilization. you are going to chortle and cry and surprise on the decision, braveness, and clinical integrity of this outstanding woman."―Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, founding father of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

"Heart-warming, sincere, deeply inquisitive, and chock-a-block with the totally insane experience referred to as box biology. As a conservationist, as a primatologist, absolute confidence approximately it, Patricia Wright is a heavy-weight contender. High Moon Over the Amazon proves her a very good storyteller in addition. it is a heavily enjoyable, clever book." ―Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling writer of Abundance: the longer term is best Than You Think

"A naive younger American lady with a puppy monkey is going to the Amazon to discover it a mate. this is often the inconceivable starting of an incredible clinical career―Pat Wright's. High Moon over the Amazon is a full of life, unique, inspirational story approximately desires that, opposed to all odds, turn into reality."―David Quammen, writer of Spillover and The track of the Dodo

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Download E-books Birds of the West Indies (Princeton Field Guides) PDF

By James Wiley, Janis I. Raffaele

Fully illustrated, effortless to exploit, and fully up to date, Birds of the West Indies is the single box consultant that covers all the poultry species recognized to happen within the region--including migrants and occasionally happening kinds. every one species is represented by means of a whole description that incorporates identity box marks, prestige and diversity, habitat, and voice. A map displaying the bird's distribution accompanies many species debts, and plumages of all species are depicted in ninety-three superbly rendered colour plates.

Bird fanatics, touring travelers, neighborhood citizens, and "armchair tourists" will all are looking to personal this definitive box advisor to the birds of the West Indies.

  • Includes all species recorded within the region
  • Features ninety-three colour plates with concise textual content on dealing with pages for speedy reference and simple identification
  • Species debts disguise identity, voice, prestige and habitat, and range
  • Color distribution maps

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Download E-books Toxins, Drugs, and Pollutants in Marine Animals PDF

By K. Tachibana (auth.), Professor Dr. L. Bolis, Professor Dr. J. Zadunaisky, Professor Dr. R. Gilles (eds.)

The value of poisons and different phanuacologically lively com­ kilos received from marine animals can't be emphasised sufficient. using those chemical compounds for protection or assault of alternative lifestyles fonus are of curiosity in themselves; notwithstanding, they're of significant value in our figuring out in their mechanisms of motion in view of attainable software within the safeguard of guy (no doubt a predator) and in biol­ ogy and medication. The toxin of the flat fish Pardachirus provided in a number of the papers of this e-book is an instance of a protection mechanism in line with secretion of a toxin which may most likely be prolonged to getting used to protect guy himself from sharks, the marine predators par ex­ cellence. August, 1984 J. ZADUNAISKY Preface The examine of poisons, medications, and toxins within the marine setting, and their influence on human existence existed already in Babylon and Assyria, Egypt, Persia, India, China, Japan, Greece, Rome and South the United States. however, much less is understood approximately ethnic marine biology than approximately ethnobotany. only in the near past even if, have lively biotoxins been used as molecular probes in neuropharmacology, providing fascinating new insights into anxious task and muscular capabilities. it really is transparent from the displays at this assembly that a lot continues to be performed, and definitely new, extra pharmacologically orientated locate­ ings lie ahead.

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Download E-books Troodon (North American Dinosaurs) PDF

By M. J. Cosson

Fierce prehistoric dinosaurs are an all-time favourite between reluctant readers. young ones could have enjoyable studying and studying approximately dinosaurs that after roamed the North American continent. packed with attractive illustrations and archeology-like photos, those books will train as they entertain the reader. a tremendous hit with young children of all ages.

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Download E-books The Role of Green Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion PDF

By Haibo Xie, Nicholas Gathergood

Sets the level for the improvement of sustainable, environmentally pleasant fuels, chemical substances, and materials

Taking thousands of years to shape, fossil fuels are nonrenewable assets; it's expected that they are going to be depleted by means of the top of this century. additionally, the construction and use of fossil fuels have ended in significant environmental damage. The new release of environmentally pleasant power from renewable resources equivalent to biomass is for that reason crucial. This booklet specializes in the combination of eco-friendly chemistry options into biomass procedures and conversion with the intention to take complete benefit of the opportunity of biomass to exchange nonsustainable assets and meet international wishes for gasoline in addition to different chemical compounds and materials.

The position of eco-friendly Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion good points contributions from top specialists from Asia, Europe, and North the US. concentrating on lignocellulosic biomass, the main plentiful biomass source, the publication starts off with a basic creation to biomass and biorefineries after which offers an replace at the most modern advances in eco-friendly chemistry that help biomass processing and conversion. subsequent, the authors describe present and rising biomass processing and conversion recommendations that use eco-friendly chemistry applied sciences, including:

  • Green solvents corresponding to ionic drinks, supercritical CO2, and water
  • Sustainable power resources similar to microwave irradiation and sonification
  • Green catalytic technologies
  • Advanced membrane separation technologies

The final bankruptcy of the ebook explores the ecotoxicological and environmental results of changing and utilizing fuels, chemical substances, and fabrics from biomass.

Recommended for execs and scholars in chemical engineering, eco-friendly chemistry, and effort and fuels, The function of eco-friendly Chemistry in Biomass Processing and Conversion sets a powerful origin for the advance of a aggressive and sustainable bioeconomy.

This monograph features a Foreword by way of James Clark (University of York, UK).

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Download E-books Freshwater Fish Distribution PDF

With greater than 29,000 species, fishes are the main different crew of vertebrates on the earth. Of that quantity, greater than 12,000 species are present in freshwater ecosystems, which occupy lower than 1 percentage of the Earth’s floor and include simply 2.4 percentage of plant and animal species. yet, on a hectare-for-hectare foundation, freshwater ecosystems are richer in species than extra large terrestrial and marine habitats. exam of the distribution styles of fishes in those clean waters finds a lot approximately continental hobbies and weather adjustments and has lengthy been severe to biogeographical reviews and learn in ecology and evolution.

Tim Berra’s seminal source, Freshwater Fish Distribution,maps the 169 fish households that swim in clean water world wide. each one relatives account comprises the category, subclass, and order; a pronunciation consultant to the relatives identify; lifestyles cycle info; and engaging average historical past evidence. every one account is illustrated, many with ancient nineteenth-century woodcuts.

Now on hand in paperback, this seriously brought up paintings in ichthyology and biogeography will function a reference for college kids, a learn help for professors, and a valuable advisor to tropical fish hobbyists and anglers.

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Download E-books Nocturnal Animals (Greenwood Guides to the Animal World) PDF

By Clive Roots

We percentage the earth with a wide selection of animal species, each one of which brings anything targeted to the range of the planet. via figuring out extra approximately how animals behave and stay, we achieve a better knowing of ways existence developed and the significance of biodiversity. This ebook is set the animals that upward push while the sunlight units and are lively through the evening. Nocturnal Animals examines how such animals stay and explains their hugely built senses that let them to outlive in the dead of night, in addition to their habit and diversifications to prevent sun and predators throughout the day. The publication offers an intensive consultant, ideal for examine papers in biology sessions, for realizing the habit and biodiversity of a desirable and strange crew of animals.

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