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Achieving Sustainable Production of Milk Volume 3

Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research addressing the welfare, nutrition and health of dairy cattle. Part 1 begins by discussing key issues in welfare followed by topics such as genetic selection and welfare, housing and transportation. Part 2 looks at nutrition with chapters on rumen microbiology, feed evaluation and formulation, feed supplements and feed safety. The final part of the book covers ...

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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons

Mauritius, the green and mountainous island in the Indian Ocean, once the home of the ill-fated dod, by the 1970s still had many unique but seriously endangered species. To rescue some of them from extinction, Gerald Durrell passed uncomfortable nights in the jungle looking for bats and pink pigeons, spending his spare time exploring the enchanted worlds of the coral reefs. By the end of his trip, he had an extraordinary collection o...

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The North American Whistling-Ducks, Pochards, and Stifftails

The 12 species described in this volume are not closely related, but they provide an instructive example of adaptive evolutionary radiation within the much larger waterfowl lineage as to their divergent morphologies, life histories, and social behaviors. The whistling-ducks (Dendrocygna), with three known North American species, are notable for their permanent pair-bonds, extended biparental family care, and strong social cohesion. I...

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Animals and Desire in South African Fiction

This book considers the political potential of affective experiences of desire as reflected in contemporary South African literature. Jason Price argues that definitions of desire deployed by capitalist and colonial culture maintain social inequality by managing relations to ensure a steady flow of capital and pleasure for the dominant classes, whereas affective encounters with animals reveal the nonhuman nature of desire, a biopower...

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Criminalising Peacekeepers

This book examines Australia’s and the United States’ ability to prosecute their peacekeepers for sexual exploitation and abuse. The United Nations has too long been plagued by sexual exploitation and abuse in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Discussion within United Nations’ reporting and academic scholarship focuses on policy; however, a significant concern outlined here is that peacekeepers are committing sexual of...

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Living with Chickens: Everything You Need To Know To Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

A revised and updated bestseller Revised in coordination with the American Poultry Association Covers all the essentials of raising and keeping chickens. More than 75 color photographs and illustrations. People across the country are raising chickens, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. Straightforward advice and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the to...

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Gliding Mammals of the World

This book is out of Australia and associated with CSIRO, which seems to produce an endless number of excellent academic studies (not always particularly readable). The book in some ways is exhaustive. The art, paintings by Peter Schouten, is superb. The book consists of brief descriptions and Schouten's paintings. Many are marked "little or nothing known" and one gets the feel that here is an area of topics for people in PhD programs...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beagles

You’re no idiot, of course. You know Beagles are one of the most popular breeds—and you think they’re darn cute, as well. But what would it be like to have a Beagle of your very own? That’s the question that’s been hounding you ….Don’t settle for a Poodle or another breed! The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Beagles has everything you need to know about these smart, stubborn dogs. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide®, you g...

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Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond

An important resource that reviews the various infectious diseases that affect bats and bat populations Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond covers existing literature on viral, bacterial, protozoan, and fungal infections of bats and how these infections affect bat populations. The book also offers an overview of the potential for zoonotic transmission of infectious diseases from bats to humans or domestic animals. W...