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The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the dog family, covering ancestry, population genetics, society, infectious disease, and the use of tools. Fourteen case studies examine Arctic foxes, Island foxes, Swift foxes, ... More


Coyotes: Coyotes in Yellowstone National Park: the influence of dominance on foraging, territoriality, and fitness

Eric M. Gese

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The coyote population at Yellowstone National Park (YNP), Wyoming, has not been subject to human persecution for several decades allowing for direct observation of their behaviour, interactions among ... More


Badgers

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Badgers are carnivorous digging machines. They have short, powerful limbs; long, strong claws; a wedge-shaped head; and no noticeable neck. Out on the Great Plains, that means a lot of prairie dogs ... More


Coyotes

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

The versatile coyote, not paired with the badger to hunt squirrels, would probably search for some other kind of food, perhaps with other companions and collaborators. Opportunists that they are, ... More


Grizzlies

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In parts of the plains, coyotes had to compete with one of the most formidable scavengers — the Great Bear. Once known as Ursus horribilis, it's now known as Ursus arctos. This includes the brown ... More


Sometimes, Zen Is “For the Birds”

James H. Austin

in Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035088
eISBN:
9780262336475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035088.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter recounts the stories of Peter Coyote and Shoji Hamada. They illustrate how bird songs can capture attention in ways that can generate alternate states of consciousness. They illustrate ... More


Animals and Tricksters

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In many Native worldviews, animals inhabited the earth before people, and often were creators who formed the earth and made the planet hospitable for humans. In Native literature, they should be read ... More


The Emergence and the Present World

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The various myths that follow the immediate postemergence events do not follow any particular order and are not included by all narrators. This chapter examines those episodes that are salient in all ... More


Tricksters North and South

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter identifies those myths the Navajos brought from their original home in the subarctic and characterizes the figure of the northern Athabascan trickster. As the Navajos moved south, they ... More


Two Traditions

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter uses the myth motifs of the Navajo healing ceremonies to classify the various ceremonies according to whether they include shamanic themes of soul loss, possession, and trickster ... More


Good and Evil, Order and Chaos

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes up the relationship between notions of order and chaos and good and evil. It is here that the two Navajo traditions diverge the most. The Pueblo-like Blessingway tradition tends to ... More


Mortality and Predators

Dietland Müller-Schwarze

in The Beaver: Its Life and Impact

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450105
eISBN:
9780801460869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450105.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of beaver mortality caused by predation. Without mortality at young stages, beaver populations would grow rapidly to enormous numbers. During the first six months of ... More


Viva Los Suns

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

In other Southwestern cities, like Tucson, El Paso, and Albuquerque, with Mexican urban cores that preexisted Anglo settlement, a cultural, if not political, ... More


Understanding the Snowshoe Hare Cycle through Large-scale Field Experiments

Stan Boutin and Charles J. Krebs

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195140989
eISBN:
9780197561751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195140989.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The 10-year cycles of the snowshoe hare and lynx seen in Hudson’s Bay fur returns represent a classic example of cyclic population dynamics. Hare cycles have been the ... More


Conservation: Then and Now

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Andy Hodge was the first superintendent of the National Bison Range, the first refuge created specifically to prevent wild bison from becoming extinct. Conservation then was mostly a matter of making ... More


Serpentine Grasslands

Susan P. Harrison and Joshua H. Viers

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter provides an overview of California's serpentine grasslands, including their ecological peculiarities as well as the features that they may once have shared with other, now vanished, ... More


“Sin Maíz, No Hay País”

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

After Three Years of living in the shadows of the United States, Laura Flora Oliveros returned to Mexico in 2004 to reunite with her daughters and her parents in ... More


Looking North from Barra de Cazones

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0016
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

In Barra De Cazones, Veracruz, we ordered Modelos at an empty beach­front restaurant, La Palapa de Kime, on a muggy July afternoon. A handful of vacationers were ... More


Hojas, Blackberries, and the Tortilla King

Chad Broughton

in Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199765614
eISBN:
9780197563106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199765614.003.0018
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

On a Blistering morning in July 2007, four middle-aged men, already quite drunk, stood shaded under the eaves of a long, white stucco building. The building, which was ... More


Building the Civilized Wild

Seth Magle

in Wildness: Relations of People and Place

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226444666
eISBN:
9780226444970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226444970.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes a day in the life of two urban biologists as they collect wildlife data around the city of Chicago, Illinois. The chapter also describes the formation of the young discipline ... More


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