The Call of the Wild

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 9781562542559

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The classic story of an amazing dog caught up in the Alaskan gold rush.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: 140

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Wild Visions

Author: BEN A. MINTEER,Mark Klett,Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300260725

Category:

Page: 248

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A stunning combination of landscape photography and thematic essays exploring how the concept of wilderness has evolved over time Our ideas of wilderness have evolved dramatically over the past one hundred and fifty years, from a view of wild country as an inviolable "place apart" to one that exists only within the matrix of human activity. This shift in understanding has provoked complicated questions about the importance of the wild in American environmentalism, as well as new aesthetic expectations as we reframe the wilderness as (to some degree) a human creation. Wild Visions is distinctive in its union of landscape photography and environmental thought, a merging of short, thematic essays with a striking visual narrative. Often, the wild is viewed in binary terms: either revered as sacred and ecologically pure or dismissed as spoiled by human activities. This book portrays wilderness instead as an evolving gamut of understandings, a collage of views and ideas that is still in process.

Wild Horses

Author: Lynn Stone

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 1612362737

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Discusses The History Of American Wild Horses, What They Look Like, And Facts About Owning One.

Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program

Author: Committee to Review the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Management Program,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309264952

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 373

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Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward reviews the science that underpins the Bureau of Land Management's oversight of free-ranging horses and burros on federal public lands in the western United States, concluding that constructive changes could be implemented. The Wild Horse and Burro Program has not used scientifically rigorous methods to estimate the population sizes of horses and burros, to model the effects of management actions on the animals, or to assess the availability and use of forage on rangelands. Evidence suggests that horse populations are growing by 15 to 20 percent each year, a level that is unsustainable for maintaining healthy horse populations as well as healthy ecosystems. Promising fertility-control methods are available to help limit this population growth, however. In addition, science-based methods exist for improving population estimates, predicting the effects of management practices in order to maintain genetically diverse, healthy populations, and estimating the productivity of rangelands. Greater transparency in how science-based methods are used to inform management decisions may help increase public confidence in the Wild Horse and Burro Program.

Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds

Author: Jennifer C. Owen,Dana M. Hawley,Kathryn P. Huyvaert

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191063304

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Birds are the most diverse group of land vertebrates and have evolved to exploit almost every terrestrial niche on earth. They also serve as a natural reservoir for an array of different pathogens that pose serious health risks to human and domestic animal populations, including West Nile virus, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses, Newcastle Disease virus, and numerous enteric pathogens. Avian diseases are also critically important to the conservation of endemic bird species in many places around the world. This accessible textbook focuses on the dynamics of infectious diseases for wild avian hosts across every level of ecological hierarchy, from the way pathogens interact with the physiology and behavior of individual hosts, the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of the host-parasite interactions occurring within populations, up to the complex biotic and abiotic interactions occurring within biological communities and ecosystems. Parasite-bird interactions are also increasingly occurring in rapidly changing global environments - thus, their ecology is also changing - and this shapes the complex ways by which parasites influence the inter-connected health of birds, humans, and shared ecosystems. Given the key role of birds in ecological communities more broadly, and as the primary host to so many zoonotic pathogens, an understanding of the ecological and evolutionary principles underlying the maintenance, amplification, transmission, and dispersal of these infectious agents is crucial to understanding how to mitigate the negative global impacts of the ever-increasing number of emerging infectious diseases. Although the topics and principles discussed in this book relate to birds, they have a far wider relevance and can also be applied to non-avian, wildlife host-pathogen systems. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that understanding of disease ecology in wild animal populations is paramount to global health. Infectious Disease Ecology of Wild Birds is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in avian disease ecology, ecoimmunology, ecology, and conservation. It will also appeal to the many professional parasitologists, ecoimmunologists, ornithologists, behavioural ecologists, conservation biologists, and wildlife biologists requiring a concise overview of the topic.

Wild Places

Author: Sarah Baxter

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 0711260303

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Get back to nature and explore sites unspoilt by humankind with the latest addition to the Inspired Traveller’s Guide series. We humans don't just love wild places. We need them; we need their scale, their breath, their drama and enigma. Wild places can be a balm and a solace; an escape or a returning; a best friend; an inner cleanse. And they can remind us of our unimportance in the world. Travel writer Sarah Baxter presents 25 untameable natural wonders that reveal the curious story of our wild planet and why we need to protect it. Despite all the advances of human civilisation, we’ve yet to come up with anything to rival the majesty of Lapland's snow-capped mountain summits, the haunting song of humpback whales in a Namibian paradise or the epic sculptural forms of Utah's vast Canyonlands. Escape to each of these unforgettable sites and more with Wild Places, an insightful and stunningly illustrated guide to all Mother Nature has to offer. Discover spectacular and little-known gems with visits to... Great Dismal Swamp, USA Canyonlands, USA Great Bear Rainforest, Canada Cenotes, Mexico Galápagos Islands, Ecuador Kaieteur Falls, Guyana South Georgia, Atlantic Ocean Ennerdale, England Strumble Head, Wales St Kilda, Scotland Camargue, France Sápmi, Lapland, Sweden Green Belt, Germany Wadden Sea, Netherlands Stromboli, Italy Las Medulas, Spain Coa Valley, Portugal Skeleton Coast, Namibia Erg Chigaga, Morocco Kinabatangan, Malaysia Mount Siguniang, China Raja Ampat, Indonesia Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan Wilpena Pound, Australia Wahipounamu, New Zealand This is the perfect title for anyone who is fascinated by the marvels of the natural world. For more wanderlust-filled adventures, discover and collect the complete Inspired Traveller's Guide series: Artistic Places, Spiritual Places, Literary Places, Hidden Places and Mystical Places.

Wild Law - In Practice

Author: Michelle Maloney,Peter Burdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136008403

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Wild Law - In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into practice. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging philosophy of law, coined by cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry. It seeks to analyse the contribution of law in constructing, maintaining and perpetuating anthropocentrism and addresses the ways in which this orientation can be undermined and ultimately eliminated. In place of anthropocentrism, Earth Jurisprudence advocates an interpretation of law based on the ecocentric concept of an Earth community that includes both human and nonhuman entities. Addressing topics that include a critique of the effectiveness of environmental law in protecting the environment, developments in domestic/constitutional law recognising the rights of nature, and the regulation of sustainability, Wild Law - In Practice is the first book to focus specifically on the practical legal implications of Earth Jurisprudence.