Penguins in the Desert
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Penguins in the Desert

Most of us wouldn’t think to look for penguins in a hot desert, but every year along a windswept edge of coastal Patagonia, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to rear their young at Punta Tombo, Argentina. It is the largest penguin colony in the world outside of Antarctica, and for the past three decades, biologist Dee Boersma has followed them there. Eric Wagner joined her team for six months in 2008, and in Penguin...

Tawny Frogmouth, Second Edition
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Tawny Frogmouth, Second Edition

The tawny frogmouth is one of Australia’s most intriguing and endearing birds. Written by award-winning author Gisela Kaplan, one of Australia’s leading authorities on animal behaviour and native birds, this second edition of Tawny Frogmouth presents an easy-to-read account of these unique nocturnal birds, which can be found across almost the entire continent. Fully revised and updated throughout, this book combines 20 years of syste...

Genealogy of Obedience
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Genealogy of Obedience (Human-Animal Studies)

In Genealogy of Obedience Justyna Wlodarczyk provides a long overdue look at the history of companion dog training methods in North America since the mid-nineteenth century, when the market of popular training handbooks emerged. Wlodarczyk argues that changes in the functions and goals of dog training are entangled in bigger cultural discourses; with a particular focus on how animal training has served as a field for playing out anxi...

Hadoop Operations
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Hadoop Operations

If you've been asked to maintain large and complex Hadoop clusters, this book is a must. Demand for operations-specific material has skyrocketed now that Hadoop is becoming the de facto standard for truly large-scale data processing in the data center. Eric Sammer, Principal Solution Architect at Cloudera, shows you the particulars of running Hadoop in production, from planning, installing, and configuring the system to providing ong...

Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs
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Biology and Ecology of Edible Marine Gastropod Molluscs

This comprehensive volume focuses exclusively on sea snails (or gastropods), which are popular food items and occupy an important role in the commercial shell craft industry. Familiar examples include conchs (highly sought after due to their mild flavor) and escargot, abalone, and periwinkle snails.   This book covers the profile (habitat, distribution, morphology, food and feeding, reproduction, conservation status, etc.) of ab...

Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes : People and Their Animals in Early Modern England
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Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes

"Quick Cattle and Dying Wishes is an impressive work, compellingly written by one of the leading scholars in the field. Fudge’s argument is important, at times controversial, and always fascinating and thoughtful. Both the new material and the theoretical discussion are especially timely."

DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show: Everything You Need to Know, Step by Step
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DIY Dog Grooming, From Puppy Cuts to Best in Show

You can often tell how healthy a dog is by coat appearance. Grooming your dog regularly offers clues to her health: It nips potential health problems, like allergies, poor nutrition, parasites, or diseases, in the bud, or at least gives you some early warning about them. Grooming also makes your dog (and you) comfortable socializing. And it stops the spread of dirt, fleas, and germs. Perhaps the biggest benefit to grooming your dog y...

Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare
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Age of Reptiles: Tribal Warfare

Thundering herds of lizards roam Cretaceous America, and the earth trembles with their passage. Enormous yet graceful meat-eaters shred the still-living meat from the bones of placid plant-eating saurians. Tyrannosaurus rex, the most fearsome carnivore that ever lived, is king. But even T-rex isn't safe from the greedy eyes and the ravenous appetites of a band of bird-quick Deinonychus. A tale from an age before humans and language, ...

Noah's Ravens : Interpreting the Makers of Tridactyl Dinosaur Footprints
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Noah's Ravens : Interpreting the Makers of Tridactyl Dinosaur Footprints

How can the tracks of dinosaurs best be interpreted and used to reconstruct them? In many Mesozoic sedimentary rock formations, fossilized footprints of bipedal, three-toed (tridactyl) dinosaurs are preserved in huge numbers, often with few or no skeletons. Such tracks sometimes provide the only clues to the former presence of dinosaurs, but their interpretation can be challenging: How different in size and shape can footprints be an...