By Bernhard Grzimek
V. 1. decrease metazoans and lesser deuterostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 2. Protostomes / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. three. bugs / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 4-5. Fishes I-II / Neil Schlager -- v. 6. Amphibians / Neil Schlager, editor -- Reptiles / Neil Schlager, editor -- v. 8-11. Birds I-IV / Donna Olendorf, undertaking editor -- v. 12-16. Mammals I-V -- v. 17. Cumulative index.; ''This is a revised and up-to-date version of 1 of the main authoritative and complete assets at the world's animals. just like the 1st variation written via famous zoologist Bernard Grzimek and released in 1972, the second one version covers all kinds of animals in geographic components around the globe. It comprises high quality images and illustrations and a finished index to all volumes.''--''The best 20 Reference Titles of the Year,'' American Libraries, may possibly 2004
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Ultralight aircraft have been used to teach whooping cranes (Grus americana) a new migratory pathway. The ultimate keys to conservation of biodiversity rest neither with laws and their enforcement, nor with captive breeding and other costly and labor-intensive manipulations of the creatures. All of these are good, and at times critically necessary. But they are not inherently sustainable. The keys to conservation of biodiversity are to be found in providing the habitats needed for naturally reproducing populations and in understanding the values of biodiversity.
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Some species appear to be particularly adaptable if not intelligent. Certainly, their behavior can be complex and interesting. Individual rooks wait to cache nuts if a non-hoarding rook is passing by, yet are unconcerned by rooks that are also hoarding. Jays that steal food are more likely to move their caches to prevent theft than are jays that are not thieves. Parrots have a complex social system and enjoy playing with each other and with found objects. Black kites and green-backed herons have learned to place bread on water to attract fish.