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The book is aimed directly at field identification. For those species that are sexually dimorphic, have both breeding and non-breeding plumages, or in which the juvenile plumage differs markedly from that of the adult, more than one photograph has been included. Thumbnail silhouettes aid the reader in quickly locating the correct group of birds, and for each species account a map shows the bird's distribution.
Chapters on buying, housing, care, feeding, health, breeding and training as well as a section with addresses of clubs and websites for further information.
In nature there exist three main types of biotic interactions between individuals of different species: competition, predation, and mutualism. All three exert powerful selection pressures, and all three shape communities. However, the question of how important interspecific competition in nature really is remains controversial and unresolved. This book provides a critical and exhaustive review of the topic. Although the examples are limited mostly to birds (interspecific competition and community structure have been exhaustively studied in this animal group, and a lot of experimental data are available), the conclusions reached have a far broader relevance to population ecologists in general. The book reasons that the coexistence of species is the result of both past and presently on-going interspecific competition. Furthermore, understanding the importance of interspecific competition in natural systems will be increasingly important when modelling the effects of climate change on populations.
Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence gives graduate students preparing to become counselors-and counselors new to their professions-innovative, evidence-based guidance for becoming multiculturally competent counselors. Comprehensive, thoughtful, and in-depth, the book takes readers beyond general discussions of race and ethnicity into the realm of a broader, more complex view of multiculturalism and social advocacy in clients' and trainees' lives. Included are engaging, self-reflective activities, discussion questions, case inserts, practitioner and client perspectives, and study aids-all designed to help readers see opportunities for experiential learning related to cultural diversity considerations and social advocacy issues within clients' social systems.
Rock Pigeon struts down the street, bopping his head to the music's beat. He's looking for some feathered friends to join his musical band. Discover the characteristics of pigeons, eagles, and all types of birds in this fun song paired with beautiful illustrations. This paperback book comes with CD and online music access.
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