The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition
Author: Thomas R. Zentall,Edward A. Wasserman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN: 019993066X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition Book Excerpt:

In the past decade, the field of comparative cognition has grown and thrived. No less rigorous than purely behavioristic investigations, examinations of animal intelligence are useful for scientists and psychologists alike in their quest to understand the nature and mechanisms of intelligence. Extensive field research of various species has yielded exciting new areas of research, integrating findings from psychology, behavioral ecology, and ethology in a unique and wide-ranging synthesis of theory and research on animal cognition. The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition contains sections on perception and illusion, attention and search, memory processes, spatial cognition, conceptualization and categorization, problem solving and behavioral flexibility, and social cognition processes including findings in primate tool usage, pattern learning, and counting. The authors have incorporated findings and theoretical approaches that reflect the current state of the field. This comprehensive volume will be a must-read for students and scientists who want to know about the state of the art of the modern science of comparative cognition.

Fun with Dolphins

Fun with Dolphins
Author: Bobbie Kalman
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2002-10
ISBN: 9780778711650
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun with Dolphins Book Excerpt:

Provides information and activities that help readers to experience the life of dolphins.

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
Author: William F. Perrin,Bernd Würsig,J.G.M. Thewissen
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1352
Release: 2009-02-26
ISBN: 9780080919935
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals Book Excerpt:

This thorough revision of the classic Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals brings this authoritative book right up-to-date. Articles describe every species in detail, based on the very latest taxonomy, and a host of biological, ecological and sociological aspects relating to marine mammals. The latest information on the biology, ecology, anatomy, behavior and interactions with man is provided by a cast of expert authors – all presented in such detail and clarity to support both marine mammal specialists and the serious naturalist. Fully referenced throughout and with a fresh selection of the best color photographs available, the long-awaited second edition remains at the forefront as the go-to reference on marine mammals. More than 20% NEW MATERIAL includes articles on Climate Change, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Sociobiology, Habitat Use, Feeding Morphology and more Over 260 articles on the individual species with topics ranging from anatomy and behavior, to conservation, exploitation and the impact of global climate change on marine mammals New color illustrations show every species and document topical articles FROM THE FIRST EDITION “This book is so good...a bargain, full of riches...packed with fascinating up to date information. I recommend it unreservedly it to individuals, students, and researchers, as well as libraries." --Richard M. Laws, MARINE MAMMALS SCIENCE "...establishes a solid and satisfying foundation for current study and future exploration" --Ronald J. Shusterman, SCIENCE

Mountain Time

Mountain Time
Author: Kenneth Stafford Norris
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0557621755
Category: Natural history
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mountain Time Book Excerpt:

Scientist, teacher, author, and champion of the natural world, Dr. Kenneth S. Norris reveals the insights gained over a lifetime devoted to learning and teaching about the natural world and human nature, and the global environmental crisis we've helped to bring upon ourselves.

S 39 the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act

S  39  the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Oceans and Fisheries
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 130
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dolphins
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

S 39 the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act Book Excerpt:

Green Dolphin Country

Green Dolphin Country
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2017-04-13
ISBN: 147365632X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Dolphin Country Book Excerpt:

'Breathtaking...A long vista of undulating story, with here and there peaks of volcanic excitement' Daily Telegraph A haunting love story set between the Channel Islands and New Zealand in the 19th century. When young William Ozanne arrives on their island, sisters Marianne and Marguerite Le Patourel are both captivated. But it is tall, beautiful Marguerite who catches his eye. Years later, William leaves the island for a life at sea, eventually settling across the ocean in New Zealand. Impulsively, he invites Marguerite to join him there, but a slip of the pen results in Marianne making the journey instead. As Marguerite deals with a broken heart and the loss of her sister, Marianne must make a new life in a strange land, with a man who respects her but loves another. Can she persuade William that he chose the right sister, after all? The inspiration behind the Academy Award winning film Green Dolphin Street (1947). What readers are saying about GREEN DOLPHIN COUNTRY 'Fantastic' - 5 STARS 'A beautiful and unusual love story' - 5 STARS 'Full of twists and turns and beautifully written as always' - 5 STARS 'A wonderful story' - 5 STARS 'A magical story with characters that leap out from the page' - 5 STARS

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street
Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Publsiher: Hendrickson Publishers
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN: 1619707160
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Dolphin Street Book Excerpt:

When Marianne LePatourel meets William Ozanne in the 1830s on an island in the English Channel, she sets her heart on him. However, her sister Marguerite falls in love with him too. And so begins this sweeping novel that takes the characters on dramatic adventures from childhood through old age, on land and at sea, and from the Channel Islands to China to the New Zealand frontier. When William's naval career is cut short, he settles in New Zealand and writes to Mr. LePatourel to ask for Marguerite's hand in marriage—but in his nervousness he pens the wrong name. When Marianne arrives aboard the ship The Green Dolphin, William makes the gallant decision not to reveal his mistake. His mistake sets in motion a marriage hat is difficult,but teaches them both that steadfast love which is chosen is stronger than the passion of love at first sight.

20 Fun Facts About Dolphins

20 Fun Facts About Dolphins
Author: Heather Moore Niver
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1433965135
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

20 Fun Facts About Dolphins Book Excerpt:

Many kinds of very friendly dolphins live in warm waters all around the world. In fact, dolphins are one of the few types of wild animals that seem to like being with people. Even the “killer whale,” the largest of all dolphins, is often tame and friendly around people. Inside, readers will learn many more fun facts about dolphins while seeing vibrant photographs of them in their aquatic homes.

In the Company of Dolphins

In the Company of Dolphins
Author: Irwin Shaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Adriatic Sea
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Company of Dolphins Book Excerpt:

In the Company of Dolphins

In the Company of Dolphins
Author: Irwin Shaw
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-08-16
ISBN: 1504038444
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Company of Dolphins Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Irwin Shaw’s lighthearted travelogue follows his family’s vacation sailing from St. Tropez to Venice in the 1960s. As a boy, Irwin Shaw stared out across Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay and dreamed of owning a boat and sailing the oceans wide. Decades later, he determined that chartering a yacht was better than having no boat at all. With his wife and son, Shaw then set out to mosey about the Mediterranean, guided by a Scottish captain, his wife and daughter, and a Greek cabin boy. From St. Tropez to Naples, and across the Adriatic to Dubrovnik and up to Venice, it was the trip of a lifetime, its only fault being that, eventually, it would have to end. Written in 1964, this travel memoir is a portrait of a bygone age, when the sun-soaked Mediterranean was still emerging from the shadow of World War II and “vacation” truly meant detaching oneself from the world. Featuring cameos by legendary authors such as Françoise Sagan and James Jones, this endearing memoir is the next best thing to a Mediterranean cruise.

Shooting in the Wild

Shooting in the Wild
Author: Chris Palmer
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN: 1578051800
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shooting in the Wild Book Excerpt:

Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre: networks such as Animal Planet and Discovery are stars in the cable television universe, viewers flock to IMAX theaters to see jaw–dropping footage from the wild, and the venerable BBC still scores triumphs with series such as Planet Earth. As cinematic technology brings ever more breathtaking images to the screen, and as our direct contact with nature diminishes, an ever–expanding audience craves the indirect experience of wild nature that these films provide. But this success has a dark side, as Chris Palmer reveals in his authoritative and engrossing report on the wildlife film business. A veteran producer and film educator, Palmer looks past the headlines about TV host Steve Irwin's death by stingray and filmmaker Timothy Treadwell falling prey to his beloved grizzlies, to uncover a more pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk–taking, and even abuse in wildlife films. He tracks the roots of this trend to the early days of the genre, and he profiles a new breed of skilled, ethical filmmakers whose work enlightens as well as entertains, and who represent the future that Palmer envisions for the industry he loves.

Sacred and Mythological Animals

Sacred and Mythological Animals
Author: Yowann Byghan
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2020-03-11
ISBN: 1476679509
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred and Mythological Animals Book Excerpt:

From the household cat to horses that can fly, a surprisingly wide range of animals feature in religions and mythologies all across the world. The same animal can take on different roles: the raven can be a symbol of evil, a harbinger of death, a wise messenger or a shape-changing trickster. In Norse mythology, Odin's magical ravens perch on his shoulders and bring him news. This compendium draws upon religious texts and myths to explore the ways sacred traditions use animal images, themes and associations in rituals, ceremonies, texts, myths, literature and folklore across the world. Sections are organized by the main animal classifications such as mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and insects. Each chapter covers one significant grouping (such as dogs, cats or horses), first describing an animal scientifically and then detailing the mythological attributes. Numerous examples cite texts or myths. A final section covers animal hybrids, animal monsters and mythical animals as well as stars, constellations and Zodiac symbols. An appendix describes basic details of the religions and mythologies covered. A glossary defines uncommon religious terms and explains scientific animal names.

Fodor s Essential Caribbean

Fodor s Essential Caribbean
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publsiher: Fodor's Travel
Total Pages: 1301
Release: 2022-09-06
ISBN: 1640975209
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fodor s Essential Caribbean Book Excerpt:

Whether you want to stay at an all-inclusive resort, find the best beach, or snorkel around some of the world’s best coral reefs, the local Fodor’s travel experts in the Caribbean are here to help! Fodor’s Essential Caribbean guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has been fully-redesigned with an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos. Fodor’s Essential Caribbean travel guide includes: AN ILLUSTRATED ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE to the top things to see and do MULTIPLE ITINERARIES to effectively organize your days and maximize your time MORE THAN 65 DETAILED MAPS to help you navigate confidently COLOR PHOTOS throughout to spark your wanderlust! HONEST RECOMMENDATIONS on the best sights, restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, activities, and more PHOTO-FILLED “BEST OF” FEATURES on “Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts,” “Best Outdoor Activities,” “Best Beaches in the Caribbean,” “Best Places to Experience Carnival” “Best Dive and Snorkel Destinations” and more TRIP-PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including when to go, getting around, beating the crowds, and saving time and money HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL INSIGHTS providing rich context on the local people, cuisine, geography and more SPECIAL FEATURES on “Flavors of the Caribbean” “What to Know Before You Go,” “Caribbean Weddings,” and “Renting a Villa” LOCAL WRITERS to help you find the under-the-radar gems UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE ON: Anguilla, Aruba, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Barth’s, St. Kitts & Nevis, Turks & Caicos, the Virgin Islands, and more. Planning on visiting a specific Caribbean Island or taking a Caribbean cruise? Check out Fodor’s Caribbean Cruise Ports of Call, Fodor’s Puerto Rico, InFocus Aruba, InFocus Barbados & Saint Lucia, InFocus Cayman Islands, InFocus St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla, InFocus Turks & Caicos, or U.S. and British Virgin Islands. *Important note for digital editions: The digital edition of this guide does not contain all the images or text included in the physical edition. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. For more travel inspiration, you can sign up for our travel newsletter at fodors.com/newsletter/signup, or follow us @FodorsTravel on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. We invite you to join our friendly community of travel experts at fodors.com/community to ask any other questions and share your experience with us!

Marine Mammals Fisheries Tourism and Management Issues

Marine Mammals  Fisheries  Tourism and Management Issues
Author: Nicholas Gales,Mark Hindell,Roger Kirkwood
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2003-10-22
ISBN: 0643099263
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marine Mammals Fisheries Tourism and Management Issues Book Excerpt:

Marine Mammals: Fisheries, Tourism and Management Issues brings together contributions from 68 leading scientists from 12 countries to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date review on the way we manage our interactions with whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs. The book examines how we have fared conserving the world’s marine mammal populations, with a focus on the key issues of fisheries and tourism. From a unique southern hemisphere perspective, the authors consider how science informs the culling debate, how wild fisheries and aquaculture interact with marine mammal populations and how we might manage the effects of whale, dolphin and seal watching industries. The authors also address other issues such as the way in which ethics, genetics, acoustics, ecosystem models and pollution influence the management and conservation of marine mammals. Marine Mammals is an invaluable and accessible resource for all those involved with marine mammals, including scientists, managers, policy makers, industry representatives and students. Winner of a 2004 Whitley Award.

Port Dolphin LLC Deepwater Port License Application

Port Dolphin LLC Deepwater Port License Application
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 6
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Port Dolphin LLC Deepwater Port License Application Book Excerpt:

Annual Reports of the Navy Department

Annual Reports of the Navy Department
Author: United States. Navy Department
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1903
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Naval art and science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Reports of the Navy Department Book Excerpt:

1897/98, [v.2], "Appendix to the Report of the chief of the Bureau of navigation" contains correspondence and documents relating to the conduct of the war with Spain, collected, arranged and edited by Ensign H. H. Ward, under the direction of the bureau

Health and Disease in Free Ranging and Captive Wildlife

Health and Disease in Free Ranging and Captive Wildlife
Author: Robert James Ossiboff,Nicole Indra Stacy,Francesco Carlo Origgi
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-02-24
ISBN: 2889664988
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health and Disease in Free Ranging and Captive Wildlife Book Excerpt:

Dance of the Dolphin

Dance of the Dolphin
Author: Candace Slater
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2012-06-12
ISBN: 0226924890
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance of the Dolphin Book Excerpt:

In folktales told throughout much of the Brazilian Amazon, dolphins take human form, attend raucous dances and festivals, seduce men and women, and carry them away to a city beneath the river. They are encantados, or Enchanted Beings, capable of provoking death or madness, but also called upon to help shamanic healers. Male dolphins—accomplished dancers who appear dressed in dapper straw hats, white suits, and with shiny black shoes—reportedly father numerous children. The females are said to lure away solitary fishermen. Both sinister and charming, these characters resist definition and thus domination; greedy and lascivious outsiders, they are increasingly symbolic of a distinctly Amazonian culture politically, socially, economically, and environmentally under seige. Candace Slater examines these stories in Dance of the Dolphin, both as folk narratives and as representations of culture and conflict in Amazonia. Her engaging study discusses the tales from the viewpoints of genre, performance, and gender, but centers on them as responses to the great changes sweeping the Amazon today. According to Slater, these surprisingly widespread tales reflect Amazonians' own mixed reactions to the ongoing destruction of the rainforest and the resulting transformations in the social as well as physical landscape. Offering an informed view of Brazilian culture, this book crosses the boundaries of folklore, literature, anthropology, and Latin American studies. It is one of the very few studies to offer an overview of the changes taking place in Amazonia through the eyes of ordinary people. "This book is a rich collection of stories about the transformation of dolphins in the city of enchantment. . . . The joy in this book is not just its vibrant analysis and careful relating of tradition and lore, but also its uncanny accurateness in capturing the very essence of Amazonia."-Darrell Posey, Journal of Latin American Studies "Slater's fluid prose reads like a novel for those interested in Amazonian culture and folklore, while her integrated approach makes this a must read for those interested in innovative methodology."-Lisa Gabbert, Western Folklore

Dolphin Bay Yarns and other madness from Australia s remote north west

Dolphin Bay  Yarns and other madness from Australia s remote north west
Author: Tim Hargreaves
Publsiher: Tim Hargreaves
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-12-20
ISBN: 0980521602
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dolphin Bay Yarns and other madness from Australia s remote north west Book Excerpt:

A highly entertaining and delightful read... allows the reader to indulge their imagination... how I enjoyed the era, the places and the fascinating characters... Rod Sweatmen, who started life in a tent as the son of battlers on the banks of the Gascoyne River and went on to become a member of the Legislative Assembly in West Australia's State Parliament.

Post office afterw Kelly s directory of Hampshire Dorsetshire Wiltshire the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands

Post office  afterw   Kelly s directory of Hampshire  Dorsetshire  Wiltshire  the Isle of Wight  and the Channel Islands
Author: Kelly's directories, ltd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post office afterw Kelly s directory of Hampshire Dorsetshire Wiltshire the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands Book Excerpt: