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This book is a result of the authors' more than 40 years of study on the behavior, populations, and heavy metals in the colonial waterbirds nesting in Barnegat Bay and the nearby estuaries and bays in the Northeastern United States. From Boston Harbor to the Chesapeake, based on longitudinal studies of colonial waterbirds, it provides a clear picture of the toxic trends and effects of heavy metals in the aquatic environment. The authors take a food web, ecosystem approach to contaminants, using population dynamics, habitat selection, and inputs to the bay to examine metal levels. They also look at the human dimension, discuss what metals in birds tell us about human exposure, and describe stakeholder involvement in these issues. The book covers numbers and dynamics, colony sites and locations, and prey contaminant levels, and compares them to other comparable coastal estuaries. It uses colonial waterbirds as the focal point for an ecosystem approach to metals that begins with prey fish and goes through invertebrates to humans. Additionally, it provides information based on long-term integrative studies the authors have done on metal levels and bird species and compares the findings with data from the Harbor Estuaries Program, other Northeast bays, the Great Lakes, and the Wadden Sea.
Some experts say you shouldn't eat anything that your grandparents wouldn't recognize as food. This cookbook will help you achieve that goal. Included within are fifty recipes which are mostly turkey based with some for game birds contributed from personal recipes. All are from rural areas, mainly Midwestern though women from all over have happily added their versions of these traditional and not-so-traditional recipes.
West Virginia is home to many birding clubs and festivals, thanks to the variety of bird species within its borders. West Virginia Birds will help to identify over 140 familiar species with beautiful detailed illustrations. Created and printed in the USA, this guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and a back panel map highlighting the state's eco-regions and prominent birding hotspots that will be appreciated by state visitors or residents. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.
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