Rocky Mountain Mammals Third Edition

Author: David M. Armstrong
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1457109867
Size: 65.69 MB
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Rocky Mountain Mammals Third Edition from the Author: David M. Armstrong. Revised, updated, and with more than 80 new color photographs, Rocky Mountain Mammals, Third Edition is a nontechnical guide to the mammals of the Southern Rocky Mountains and their foothills, with special emphasis on Rocky Mountain National Park and vicinity. Designed for quick reference and enjoyable reading, Rocky Mountain Mammals offers what most field guides don't - a wealth of fascinating information about each species. In seventy-two species accounts, David M. Armstrong describes each animal and its signs, habits, habitat, and natural history, noting times when seasonal events such as elk sparring occur. Introductory materials and appendices offer rich context and wildlife-watching support, including a checklist with page numbers for quick field reference, an identification key, a glossary, derivations of scientific names, and advice on how, when, and where to watch mammals. Armstrong introduces mammalian evolution, anatomy, and distribution and offers perspective on how the local fauna fits into its geographical setting and into past and potential future faunas of the region. This lavishly illustrated new edition will delight those who live in and visit the high country and foothills of the Southern Rockies and want to identify mammals and learn about their lives.

Mammals Of Colorado Second Edition

Author: David M. Armstrong
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 145710976X
Size: 66.63 MB
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Mammals Of Colorado Second Edition from the Author: David M. Armstrong. Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Thoroughly revised and updated, Mammals of Colorado, Second Edition is a comprehensive reference on the nine orders and 128 species of Colorado's recent native fauna, detailing each species' description, habitat, distribution, population ecology, diet and foraging, predators and parasites, behavior, reproduction and development, and population status. An introductory chapter on Colorado's environments, a discussion of the development of the fauna over geologic time, and a brief history of human knowledge of Coloradan mammals provide ecological and evolutionary context. The most recent records of the state's diverse species, rich illustrations (including detailed maps, skull drawings, and photographs), and an extensive bibliography make this book a must-have reference. Amateur and professional naturalists, students, vertebrate biologists, and ecologists as well as those involved in conservation and wildlife management in Colorado will find value in this comprehensive volume.

Natural History Of Trail Ridge Road

Author: Amy Law
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1626199353
Size: 17.63 MB
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Natural History Of Trail Ridge Road from the Author: Amy Law. Trail Ridge Road, constructed from 1929-1932, travels through Rocky Mountain National Park and follows the ancient trail across Tombstone Ridge. It offers visitors breathtaking views and a privileged glimpse at unique ecosystems. It is the country's highest continuous paved road, peaking at over twelve thousand feet and running forty-eight miles. Author Amy Law takes the reader on a tour across the Continental Divide and through the history of Colorado's most famous byway.

Rocky Mountain Splendor

Author: Doris B. Osterwald
Publisher: Western Guideways, Limited
ISBN:
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Rocky Mountain Splendor from the Author: Doris B. Osterwald.

Mammals Of Colorado

Author: James P. Fitzgerald
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN:
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Mammals Of Colorado from the Author: James P. Fitzgerald. MAMMALS OF COLORADO provides detailed information on the identification, ecology, behaviour, reproduction, taxonomy, and distribution of the state's mammals. The first three chapters discuss Colorado's physiography and ecosystems; the evolution, anatomy, and biogeography of mammals; a history of their study in Colorado; and the many different values that people hold in relation to mammals. The remaining chapters provide accounts of species, each including a description, the natural history, and the distribution of the particular species in Colorado. Richly illustrated, Mammals of Colorado features 268 distribution maps (Colorado and North America), 34 skull drawings, and a photograph of each species. This comprehensive volume incorporates and cites new research from the past twenty years on the mammals of Colorado and focuses on work conducted within the state.

Annotated Bibliography Of Colorado Vertebrate Zoology 1776 1995

Author: Richard G. Beidleman
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Annotated Bibliography Of Colorado Vertebrate Zoology 1776 1995 from the Author: Richard G. Beidleman. This compilation catalogues the writings on the diverse vertebrate species within Colorado's boundaries beginning with the Escalante Expedition, which skirted the western slope a century before Colorado's statehood. Because of its geographical location-between East and West, North and Southwest, its altitudinal range of more than 11,000 feet, and its consequent variety of ecosystems from desert shrub to alpine tundra, Colorado ranks high among the fifty states for its variety of vertebrates. With such an abundance of these vertebrates, biologists and observant laypersons have had much to write about. This comprehensive bibliography is divided into major sections: General Natural History, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals. Each taxonomic group has a general section, followed by listings at taxon levels down to alphabetically-arranged species. The bibliography is especially complete with respect to periodical literature through 1995. Colorado Vertebrate Zoology cites resources for studying both well-researched vertebrates and those needing more study.

Rocky Mountains

Author: Scott A. Elias
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Scholarly Press
ISBN:
Size: 77.64 MB
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Rocky Mountains from the Author: Scott A. Elias. The Rocky Mountains are one of the Earth's most spectacular geological features, containing vast stretches that remain wild and untamed. Hikers on mountain trails often see the wilderness just as Lewis and Clark saw it almost 200 years ago. The diversity of life found along the Rockies' 2,000-mile range is so varied that the mountains are divided into three regions: the Northern, Central, and Southern Rocky Mountains. Scott A. Elias discusses the unique features of each region in his comprehensive natural history of "the backbone of the continent." Elias examines the physical environment of each of the three regions, looking at geology, important land forms, climatology, soils, water resources, and paleontology. Equally detailed chapters examine botany, invertebrate zoology, native fishes of the plains and mountains, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Elias also includes a history of the native peoples and a synthesis of activities since the Spanish colonial period in the Southern Rockies. Conservation topics are woven throughout the book and the final pages examine the problems of overuse and overcrowding in national and state parks. Elias offers recommendations to alleviate these problems and stresses that the Rockies are a national treasure and should be treated as such.

Rocky Mountain National Park Natural History Handbook

Author: John C. Emerick
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub
ISBN: 9781879373808
Size: 69.20 MB
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Rocky Mountain National Park Natural History Handbook from the Author: John C. Emerick. This authorized guide includes a brief history of the region and a description of the ecological zones.

Colorado Wild

Author: Judith B. Sellers
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN:
Size: 49.56 MB
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Colorado Wild from the Author: Judith B. Sellers. This striking artistic tour of Colorado's wilderness features large-format photography and text highlighting past, recent, and current conservation efforts, plus brief accounts of the preservation history of major Colorado sites. 175 color photos.