Book
318 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
  • Acknowledgments 8 Introduction 10 Wide-Angle Birding: Be the Bird, See the Bird 11 Becoming a "Good Birder": Understanding the Basics 12 Birding Mentors 26 Why Birding Is Cool 26 Waterbirds Loons 29 Swans 45 Mallard and Monochromatic "Mallards" 57 White Herons 69 Coastal Birds Eiders 83 Brachyramphus Murrelets 93 Pacific Cormorants 103 Seabirds Sulids: Northern Gannet and Boobies 115 Tropical Terns 129 Atlantic Gadflies 137 Large Shorebirds Curlews 149 Godwits 161 Skulkers Marsh Sparrows 175 Small Wrens (Troglodytes and Cistothorus) 187 Birds of Forest and Edge Accipiters 199 American Rosefinches 211 Aerial Insectivores Swifts 221 Night Birds Screech-Owls: An "Otus" and the Megascops 231 Nighthawks 241 Open-Country Birds Yellow-bellied Kingbirds 253 Black Corvids: Crows and Ravens 265 Pipits 281 Longspurs 293 Cowbirds 303 Index 312.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
Better Birding reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field--quickly and easily. Featuring hundreds of stunning photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy--parts so integral to every bird's identity but often glossed over by typical field guides. Critical background information is provided for each group, enabling you to approach bird identification with a wide-angle view, using your eyes, brain, and binoculars more strategically, resulting in a more organized approach to learning birds. Better Birding puts the thrill of expert bird identification within your reach. * Reveals the techniques used by expert birders for quick and easy identification* Simplifies identification with strategies tailored to different groupings of birds* Features hundreds of photos and composite plates that illustrate the different techniques* Fosters a wide-angle approach to field birding* Provides a foundation for building stronger birding skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691129662 20160619
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
viii, 296 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm
The word is spreading among outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers that bogs and fens (peatlands) are among the most fascinating and beautiful places to visit. This growing reputation, along with the development of boardwalks that allow a close look at the ecosystem without getting one's feet wet, has led to an upsurge in visits to these wetlands. To aid the increasing number of bog walkers, Ronald B. Davis has produced an attractive and informative guide to the trees, shrubs, and windflowers of the peat lands of the greater American north-eastern region. This book covers 155 of the species most likely to be discovered alongside the board walks and presents stunning photographs of 98 of them. It includes a primer on the ecology of peat lands and offers an invaluable guide to 78 peat lands with board walks across the region. This essential guide to the wonders of the bog trails will appeal to board walk newbies and old pros alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611687934 20160808
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
viii, 405 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
This book brings together the work of over twenty-five researchers to provide a comparative and empirically rich portrait of community-forestry policy and practice in Canada. Tackling all of the forestry regions from Newfoundland to British Columbia, it unearths the history of community forestry across the nation, demonstrating strong regional differences tied to patterns of policy-making and cultural traditions. Case studies reveal innovative practices in governance and ecological management but also uncover challenges related to government support and market access. This book also considers the future of the sector, including the role of institutional reform, multi-scale networks, and adaptive management strategies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831888 20161108
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xvii, 445 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Part I. Moral standing
  • Part II. Challenges and new directions
  • Part III. Environmental issues.
"The second edition of Environmental Ethics for Canadians is a comprehensive introduction to the core ethical questions shaping contemporary environmental debates, both in theory and in practice. A hybrid textbook and reader, this wide-ranging text combines classic essays by leaders of the environmental ethics and philosophy movement with contemporary selections by emerging voices in the field--including original pieces commissioned expressly for this volume by both Canadian and international scholars. This new edition has been revised to have an even more global outlook, with more selections from non-Western sources, while maintaining its focus on the Canadian context."-- Provided by publisher.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
vi, 250 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1 Adopting Complexity to Guide Inquiries: Framework, Methods, and Rationale 2 The Landscape Regions: Biosphere Reserves and Model Forests 3 Governing Landscape Regions: Learning from Experience and Surprise 4 Technologies and Innovations: Recent Origins and the Canadian Situation 5 Innovations and Sustainability in the Landscape Regions: Looking Ahead, Looking Back 6 Other Approaches toward Desirable Sustainability for Canadian Communities 7 Where Next? Possibilities Being Explored 8 Where Next for Complexity Thinking Itself? Appendices Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831383 20161228
In the face of growing anxiety about global environmental sustainability, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments. Focusing mainly on collaborative studies of thirty-one landscape regions - designated as "Biosphere Reserves" by UNESCO or as "Model Forests" by the Canadian Forest Service - Francis also summarizes smaller sustainability projects across the country. The author concludes on a hopeful note, looking at solutions considered, proposed, and in some cases already implemented by groups striving for sustainability in an increasingly complex world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774831383 20161228
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xvi, 345 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
208 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 7 Observing Bumble Bees 17 Attracting Bumble Bees 20 Bumble Bee Forage Guide by Ecoregion 22 Maps and Seasonal Activity 29 Bumble Bee Decline and Conservation 31 Threats to Bumble Bees 33 Natural Enemies 35 Mimicry 38 Distinguishing Bumble Bees from Other Insects 42 Bumble Bee Names and Classification 45 How to Use This Book to Identify Bumble Bee Species 48 Species Accounts 51 SQUARE- OR LONG-CHEEKED BEES WITH A ROUNDED ANGLE ON THE MIDLEG - Bombus vosnesenskii 52 - Bombus caliginosus 54 - Bombus vandykei 57 - Bombus impatiens 59 - Bombus bimaculatus 62 - Bombus perplexus 64 - Bombus vagans 67 - Bombus sandersoni 70 - Bombus jonellus 73 - Bombus frigidus 75 - Bombus mixtus 77 - Bombus ternarius 80 - Bombus huntii 82 - Bombus sylvicola 84 - Bombus melanopygus 87 - Bombus bifarius 90 - Bombus centralis 93 - Bombus flavifrons 95 - Bombus sitkensis 98 - Bombus polaris 100 - Bombus balteatus 103 - Bombus neoboreus 105 - Bombus hyperboreus 108 SHORT-CHEEKED BEES WITH A ROUNDED ANGLE ON THE MIDLEG - Bombus terricola 111 - Bombus occidentalis 114 - Bombus cryptarum 117 - Bombus franklini 119 - Bombus affinis 121 - Bombus griseocollis 123 - Bombus morrisoni 126 - Bombus fraternus 128 - Bombus crotchii 130 - Bombus rufocinctus 133 MEDIUM- OR LONG-CHEEKED BEES WITH A SHARP ANGLE ON THE MIDLET - Bombus fervidus 136 - Bombus borealis 139 - Bombus distinguendus 142 - Bombus appositus 144 - Bombus pensylvanicus 147 - Bombus auricomus 150 - Bombus nevadensis 152 HINDLEG (TIBIA) WITH THE OUTER SURFACE UNIFORMLY CONVEX AND DENSELY HAIRY (CUCKOO BUMBLE BEES, NO WORKERS) - Bombus citrinus 155 - Bombus variabilis 157 - Bombus insularis 159 - Bombus bohemicus 161 - Bombus suckleyi 163 - Bombus flavidus 165 Identification Keys to Female and Male Bumble Bees, with Photos 168 Glossary 199 Additional Resources 203 Acknowledgments 204 Photo Credits 206 Index 207.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691152226 20160613
More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumble bees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems. Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions. The book draws on the latest molecular research, shows the enormous color variation within species, and guides readers through the many confusing convergences between species. It draws on a large repository of data from museum collections and presents state-of-the-art results on evolutionary relationships, distributions, and ecological roles. Illustrated keys allow identification of color morphs and social castes. A landmark publication, Bumble Bees of North America sets the standard for guides and the study of these important insects. The best guide yet to the 46 recognized bumble bee species in North America north of Mexico Up-to-date taxonomy includes previously unpublished results Detailed distribution maps Extensive keys identify the many color patterns of species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691152226 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
volumes ; 24 cm
  • Volume 1. Amphibians.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: The United States' Endangered Species Act Chapter Three: Canada's Strategy for Species at Risk Chapter Four: Willingness to Cooperate Chapter Five: Private Property Meets Conservation Chapter Six: Indiana, Utah & Saskatchewan Case Studies Chapter Seven: Islands Case Study Chapter Eight: Indigenous Peoples & A Nunavut Case Study Chapter Nine: The Future of Conservation in US and Canada Works Cited Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442647688 20160613
Canada and the United States are similar in terms of the species of wildlife that mingle freely across their shared border. Despite this similarity, however, there are significant differences between approaches to wildlife management in these two nations. In Land, Stewardship, and Legitimacy, Andrea Olive examines the divergent evolution of endangered species policy on either side of the 49th parallel. Examining local circumstances in areas as distant and diverse as southern Utah and the Canadian Arctic, Olive shows how public attitudes have shaped environmental policy in response to endangered species law, specifically the Species at Risk Act in Canada and the Endangered Species Act in the U.S. Richly researched and accessibly written, this is the first book to compare endangered species policy on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border. It will appeal to students and scholars of environmental policy, politics, and ethics, and anyone interested in current approaches to wildlife management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442647688 20160613
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : charts ; 28 cm
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Science Library (Li and Ma)
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
ix, 384 pages ; 27 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller), Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
2 v. (xxvii, 982 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm.
With many frog populations declining or disappearing and developmental malformations and disease afflicting others, scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens need up-to-date, accurate information. "Frogs of the United States and Canada" is a comprehensive resource for those trying to protect amphibians as well as for researchers and wildlife managers who study biodiversity. From acrobatic tree frogs to terrestrial toads, C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. offers an unparalleled synthesis of the biology, behavior, and conservation of frogs in North America. This two-volume, fully referenced resource provides color photographs and range maps for 106 native and nonindigenous species and includes detailed information on past and present distribution; life history and demography; reproduction and diet; landscape ecology and evolution; diseases, parasites, and threats from toxic substances; and conservation and management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421406336 20160612
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
75 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xviii, 187 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
"Growing Resistance "is the remarkable story of how Canadian farmers led an international coalition to a major victory for the anti-GM movement by defeating the introduction of Monsanto's genetically modified wheat. Through interviews with producers, industry organizations, and biochemical companies, Emily Eaton demonstrates how the inclusion of producer interests was integral to the coalition's success in voicing concerns about environmental implications, international market opposition to GMOs, and the lack of transparency and democracy in Canadian biotech policy and regulation.""Growing Resistance ""is a fascinating study of the need to balance local and global concerns in activist movements and of the powerful forces vying for control of food production.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780887557446 20160611
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Green Library, Biology Library (Falconer), Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma)

18. The warbler guide [2013]

Book
560 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
  • How to Use This Book 6 Icons and Key Terms 8 How to Use the Maps 10 Topographic Tour 12 What to Notice on a Warbler 16 Aging and Sexing Warblers 56 Understanding Sonograms 62 How to Listen to Warbler Songs 68 Learning Chip and Flight Calls 90 Visual Finder Guides 100 Warbler Song Finder Charts 116 Chip Call Finder 130 Flight Call Finder 134 Species Accounts 138 American Redstart Male 138 American Redstart F/1yM 146 Audubon's Bright 476 Audubon's Drab 480 Bay-breasted Bright 150 Bay-breasted Drab 156 Black-and-white 160 Blackburnian Bright 166 Blackburnian Drab 172 Blackpoll Spring 176 Blackpoll Fall 182 Black-throated Blue Male 186 Black-throated Blue Female 192 Black-throated Gray 196 Black-throated Green 202 Blue-winged 208 Brewster's 214 Canada 216 Cape May Bright 222 Cape May Drab 228 Cerulean 232 Chestnut-sided Bright 238 Chestnut-sided Drab 244 Colima 248 Common Yellowthroat AdM 254 Common Yellowthroat F/1yM 260 Connecticut Bright 264 Connecticut Drab 270 Crescent-chested 498 Fan-tailed 500 Golden-cheeked 274 Golden-crowned 502 Golden-winged 280 Grace's 286 Gray-crowned Yellowthroat 504 Hermit 294 Hooded 300 Kentucky 306 Kirtland's 312 Lawrence's 214 Louisiana Waterthrush 318 Lucy's 324 MacGillivray's Bright 330 MacGillivray's Drab 336 Magnolia Bright 340 Magnolia Drab 346 Mourning Bright 350 Mourning Drab 356 Myrtle Bright 476 Myrtle Drab 480 Nashville 360 Northern Parula 366 Northern Waterthrush 372 Olive Warbler 522 Orange-crowned 378 Ovenbird 384 Painted Redstart 390 Palm 396 Pine 402 Prairie 410 Prothonotary 416 Red-faced 422 Rufous-capped 506 Slate-throated 508 Swainson's 428 Tennessee 434 Townsend's 440 Tropical Parula 510 Virginia's 446 Wilson's 452 Worm-eating 460 Yellow 466 Yellow-breasted Chat 520 Yellow-rumped Bright 476 Yellow-rumped Drab 480 Yellow-throated 492 Similar Non-warbler Species 512 Hybrid Warblers 524 Quiz and Review 526 Warblers in Flight 534 North American Warbler Taxonomy 540 Measurements 542 Silhouettes 544 Habitat and Behavior 546 Glossary 549 Resources 555 Acknowledgments 557 Photo Credits 558 Index 559.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691154824 20160612
Warblers are among the most challenging birds to identify. They exhibit an array of seasonal plumages and have distinctive yet oft-confused calls and songs. The Warbler Guide enables you to quickly identify any of the 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada. This groundbreaking guide features more than 1,000 stunning color photos, extensive species accounts with multiple viewing angles, and an entirely new system of vocalization analysis that helps you distinguish songs and calls. The Warbler Guide revolutionizes birdwatching, making warbler identification easier than ever before. For more information, please see the author videos on the Princeton University Press website. Covers all 56 species of warblers in the United States and Canada Visual quick finders help you identify warblers from any angle Song and call finders make identification easy using a few simple questions Uses sonograms to teach a new system of song identification that makes it easier to understand and hear differences between similar species Detailed species accounts show multiple views with diagnostic points, direct comparisons of plumage and vocalizations with similar species, and complete aging and sexing descriptions New aids to identification include song mnemonics and icons for undertail pattern, color impression, habitat, and behavior Includes field exercises, flight shots, general identification strategies, and quizzes A complete, page-by-page audio companion to all of the 1,000-plus songs and calls covered by the book is available for purchase and download from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Macaulay Library by using the link at www.TheWarblerGuide.com.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691154824 20160612
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
viii, 216 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Keys to genera
  • Superfamily Cicadoidea Westwood
  • Family Cicadidae Latreille
  • Subfamily Cicadinae Latreille
  • Tribe Cryptotympanini Handlirsch
  • Cacama Distant
  • Diceroprocta Stäl
  • Tibicen Latreille
  • Cornuplura Davis
  • Tribe Fidicinini Distant
  • Beameria Davis
  • Pacarina Distant
  • Tribe Hyantiini Distant
  • Quesada Distant
  • Tribe Cicadini Latreille
  • Neocicada Kato
  • Subfamily Cicadettinae Buckton
  • Tribe Taphurini Distant
  • Magicicada Davis
  • Tribe Cicadettini Buckton
  • Cicadetta Kolenati
  • Subfamily Tibicininae Distant
  • Tribe Platypediiini Kato
  • Platypedia Uhler
  • Neoplatypedia Davis
  • Tribe Tibicinini Distant
  • Clidophleps Van Duzee
  • Okanagana Distant
  • Okanagodes Davis
  • Tibicinoides Distant
  • Species removed from the Cicada fauna of North America North of Mexico.
"We review the North American cicada fauna providing information on synonymies, type localities, and type material. There are 170 species and 21 subspecies found in continental North America north of Mexico. The species represent 16 genera from eight tribes in three subfamilies within the family Cicadidae. The following six new synonymies are made: Tibicen ochreopterus (Uhler) into Diceroprocta cintifera cinctifera (Uhler), D. semicincta nigricans Davis into D. semicincata (Davis) Tibicen linnei var.__(F.) into T. linnei (Smith and Grossbeck), Platypedia gressiti Kato and Platypedia minsi Johnson and Leydig into P. Minor Uhler, Okanagana consobrina Distant into Okanagana vanduzeei, and Okanagana striatipes beameri into Okanagana hesperia (Uhler). Okanagana roundifrons Davis is transferred to Clidopheleps rotundifrons n. comb. Seventeen species are removed from the fauna of North America north of Mexico."--Abstract p. 1.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
339 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
- Traces how Canada's colonial and national development contributed to modern environmental problems such as urban sprawl, the collapse of fisheries, and climate change- Includes over 200 photographs, maps, figures, and sidebar discussions on key figures, concepts, and cases- Offers concise definitions of environmental concepts- Ties Canadian history to issues relevant to contemporary society- Introduces students to a new, dynamic approach to the pastThroughout history most people have associated northern North America with wilderness - with snow-capped mountains, endless forest and prairie, myriad lakes, and abundant fish and game. Canada's contemporary picture gallery, however, contains more disturbing images - melting ice caps, deforestation, polluted waterways, and depleted fisheries. Adopting both a chronological and thematic approach, Laurel MacDowell explores human interactions with the land, and the origins of our current environmental crisis, from first peoples to the Kyoto Protocol. This richly illustrated exploration of the past from an environmental perspective will change the way Canadians and others around the world think about - and look at - Canada.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774821025 20160615
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