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Big Cats That Roar - Lions, Tigers, Jaguars and Leopards
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
This concise book is filled with fascinating information and generally unknown facts about lions, tigers, jaguars and leopards (the big cats that roar) that everyone of all ages can appreciate.
Giant Panda Puzzleboard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us in explaining the design concepts behind the contrasting blocks of black and white of the enigmatic colouration of the giant panda, as we show that this most graphic of bears may effectively function like a giant stinkless skunk. The ocular patches so attractive to humans are likely to elicit the opposite reaction from the tiger, would-be killer of this slow but vice-like bamboo-chomper.
The Lion In A New Spotlight
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we examine and interpret the colouration of the plainest but most luminous of big cats, showing that this predator hunts by more than just crypsis or camouflage. Exceptionally among large felids, the female lion has up to four different flags on her body. These may be erected or flashed to communicate secretly with family members even while co-stalking sharp-eyed prey.
Odours And Attitude: A Comparison Of How Two Toughs Get Going
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we compare and contrast the honey badger and the wolverine zoologically, showing that their evolutionary convergence is an accident of two disparate environments – the predator-beset Old World and the climatically forbidding far North – both offering a niche to creatures toughened almost to a fault.
Bridging The Chasm Between African Rockrubbers And Australian Rockhoppers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we compare and contrast rock hyraxes and rock-wallabies, paradoxically divergent boulder-dwellers, in what appear to be mirror-image habitats west and east of the Indian Ocean. What makes all the difference to their evolution, we suggest, has been the constant pressures from predators in Africa – particularly those underestimated baboons.