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Pygmy

Pygmy PDF
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409077624
Size: 16.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Agent Number 67, nicknamed Pygmy for his diminutive size, arrives in the United States from his totalitarian homeland. An 'exchange student' he is welcomed with open arms by his Midwestern host family. Simpsons-spinoffs, they introduce him into the rituals of postmodern American life, which he views with utter contempt. Along with his fellow operatives, he is planning something big, something truly, truly awful, to bring this big dumb country's fat inhabitants to their knees.

Pygmy Kitabu

Pygmy Kitabu PDF
Author: Alex Pelle
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 48.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Human beings
Languages : en
Pages : 434
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Revisiting My Pygmy Hosts

Revisiting My Pygmy Hosts PDF
Author: Paul Schebesta
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 42.86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Ethnology
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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The Pygmy Hippo Story

The Pygmy Hippo Story PDF
Author: Phillip T. Robinson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190627875
Size: 72.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 475
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Though the pygmy hippopotamus has been designated as a flagship species of West African forests (meaning that by raising conservation efforts for a single species, an entire ecological region could benefit), very little research has been published on the animal. They are solitary, nocturnal, and highly evasive, and until recent developments in "camera trap" technology, they were considered the least-photographed large mammal species in the world. The information currently available on this endangered species is scattered, limited, redundant, and often inaccurate, and no major volume exists as a resource for those interested in the conservation effort for the species, until now. Phillip Robinson and his coauthors provide a treatment of the natural history, biology, and ecology of the pygmy hippo, along with a discussion of the rare animal's taxonomic niche and a summary of the research initiatives involving it up to this point. The authors show the ways in which the pygmy hippo has come into contact with people in West African countries, both in terms of ecological and cultural impact. This creature has been the subject of local folktales, and is treated as almost mythic in some regions. Information on issues related to captivity, breeding, and zoos is provided. The book is heavily illustrated with original photographs and anatomic drawings. The project should be of use to conservation biologists, zoologists and natural history readers, and will be the definitive single-volume account of an animal that the scientific community has designated to be ecologically significant to West Africa.

Pygmy Goats

Pygmy Goats PDF
Author: Lorrie Boldrick
Publisher: All Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780962453137
Size: 24.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 237
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Capybaras And Pygmy Mice

Capybaras and Pygmy Mice PDF
Author: Henry Thatcher
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1477761144
Size: 62.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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While most people think of rodents as being small, like the tiny pygmy mouse, the capybara will shock many with its large size! But size is not everything. There is plenty to discover about the pygmy mouse and the capybara in this volume that brings together the biggest and smallest in one place to encourage intelligent comparison.

The Pygmy Chimpanzee

The Pygmy Chimpanzee PDF
Author: Randall L. Susman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475700822
Size: 36.26 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Historical Remarks Bearing on the Discovery of Pan paniscus Whether by accident or by design, it was most fortunate that Robert M. Yerkes, the dean of American primatologists, should have been the first scientist to describe the characteristics of a pygmy chimpanzee, which he acquired in August 1923, when he purchased him and a young female companion from a dealer in New York. The chimpanzees came from somewhere in the eastern region of the Belgian Congo and Yerkes esti mated the male's age at about 4 years. He called this young male Prince Chim (and named his female, com mon chimpanzee counterpart Panzee) (Fig. I). In his popular book, Almost Human, Yerkes (1925) states that in all his experiences as a student of animal behavior, "I have never met an animal the equal of this young chimp . . . in approach to physical perfection, alertness, adaptability, and agreeableness of disposition" (Yerkes, 1925, p. 244). Moreover, It would not be easy to find two infants more markedly different in bodily traits, temperament, intelligence, vocalization and their varied expressions in action, than Chim and Panzee. Here are just a few points of contrast. His eyes were black and in his dark face lacked contrast and seemed beady, cold, expressionless. Hers were brown, soft, and full of emotional value, chiefly because of their color and the contrast with her light complexion.