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The power of observation

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Observation is a powerful, if often neglected, method of studying animal behaviour that is particularly valuable in studying animals in the wild, in zoos, on farms, or anywhere where experimental ... More


Observing in farms, in zoos, and in the wild

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter is about the various practical obstacles that can get in the way of carrying out a research project and how to avoid the worst pitfalls. The chief tips are: (i) contacting other people ... More


Landscape Architect

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter describes the story of the chestnut blight epidemic in the eastern United States, a fungal disease that reshaped the entire landscape. The chestnut was a dominant tree in American ... More


The National Amphibian Conservation Center

Andrew T. Snider and Elizabeth Arbaugh

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0050
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The history of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo dates back to 1960, when The Holden Museum of Living Reptiles opened to the public. Amphibian breeding efforts first occurred in 1970, when production and ... More


Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Katelyn E. Knox

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383094
eISBN:
9781781384152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France Knox turns the tables France’s rhetoric of ‘internal otherness’, asking her reader not to spot those deemed France’s others but rather to ... More


Nature and Culture: Greening the City

Maiken Umbach

in German Cities and Bourgeois Modernism, 1890-1924

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557394
eISBN:
9780191721564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557394.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between nature and culture in bourgeois modernism. Three examples are analysed in detail. The first, the German garden‐city movement, exemplified by Hellerau, ... More


Interesting Events at the San Diego Zoo

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter narrates some interesting events in primate research at the San Diego Zoo. Albert, the young-adult lowland gorilla at the San Diego Zoo, smashed and damaged the test apparatus with a ... More


Cloning Wild Life: Zoos, Captivity, and the Future of Endangered Animals

Carrie Friese

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729083
eISBN:
9780814729090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The natural world is marked by an ever-increasing loss of varied habitats, a growing number of species extinctions, and a full range of new kinds of dilemmas posed by global warming. At the same ... More


Western Suburbs

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0046
Subject:
History, Asian History

On the West Straight Gate Avenue, there is a relic from the time of paramount Russian influence in China. The Peking Exhibition Hall was originally constructed in 1954 as the Soviet Exhibition Hall. ... More


Out on a Limb: Sketching Bone by Bone from Joint to Joint at the Zoo

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines limb sketches by focusing on the work of cartoon animator Chuck Jones. From pinniped to pachyderm, limbs differ dramatically in order to accomplish crucial functions, and zoos ... More


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