Bowland Beth The Life of an English Hen Harrier

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David Cobham, “Bowland Beth: The Life of an English Hen Harrier”
Olfaction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare by Birte Lindstrom Nielsen
Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection by Patrick T. K. Woo, R. C. Cipriano
Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians: An Introduction by Evan Sergeant, Nigel Perkins
Neosporosis in Animals by J.P. Dubey, A. Hemphill, R. Calero-Bernal, Gereon Schares

David Cobham, “Bowland Beth: The Life of an English Hen Harrier”

ISBN: 0008251894 | 2017 | EPUB | 208 pages | 19 MB
‘An outstanding book’ Spectator The story of the short life and tragic death of Bowland Beth – an English Hen Harrier – which dramatically highlights the major issues in UK conservation. ‘The sun was blood red as it broke the horizon and lit the communal roost where the female hen harrier had spent the night. She watched the other harriers as they left to go foraging for food out on the moor. She didn’t join them, for she had felt a quickening in her body, an urge to move to Mallowdale Pike, a rocky crag from where she had fledged nine months ago. After preening, she lifted off from the roost and soared up over the fell.’ David Cobham enters Beth’s world to show what being a hen harrier today is like. He immerses himself not only in the day-to-day regimen of her life, the hours of hunting, bathing, keeping her plumage in order and roosting, but also the fear of living in an environment run to provide packs of driven grouse for a few wealthy sportsmen to shoot. The hen harrier is seen as a totemic species in the battle between the conservationists and ruralists, and as one of the key players in this emotive debate, David Cobham is uniquely placed to reflect on Beth’s story. In this powerful narrative, he provides us with a profound tale which helps to illuminate the larger implications of the species’ decline, highlighting the urgent need for conservation efforts to reverse this.

Olfaction in Animal Behaviour and Welfare by Birte Lindstrom Nielsen

2017 | ISBN: 1786391597 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Evidence-based, yet entirely practical, this important new text builds upon the basics of neuroscience to describe the link between olfaction, animal behavior, and the importance of odors for animal welfare.
Focusing on animals managed by humans, and taking animal behavior as the starting point, the book is written in a straightforward style and features illustrated examples from many different species with in-depth research from acknowledged experts in the area.
From the scientific basis of olfaction and odor perception, the text covers pheromones, odorant learning, and behavioral tests before describing the role of olfaction in, for example, fear, foraging, and reproduction, and olfactory behavior in farm animals, zoo animals, laboratory animals, and companion animals.

Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection by Patrick T. K. Woo, R. C. Cipriano

2017 | ISBN: 1780647786 | English | 370 pages | PDF | 17 MB
Taking a disease-based approach, Fish Viruses and Bacteria: Pathobiology and Protection focuses on the pathobiology of and protective strategies against the most common, major microbial pathogens of economically important marine and freshwater fish.
The book covers well-studied, notifiable piscine viruses and bacteria, including new and emerging diseases which can become huge threats to local fish populations in new geographical regions if transported there via infected fish or eggs. A concise but thorough reference work, this book:
* Covers key viral and bacterial diseases of notable fish species;
* Reviews major well-established piscine pathogens as well as new, emerging, and notifiable diseases
* Contains the most up-to-date research contributed by a team of over 50 world experts.
An invaluable bench book for fish health consultants, veterinarians, and all those wanting instant access to information, this book is also a useful textbook for students specializing in fish health and research scientists initiating fish disease research programs.

Epidemiology for Field Veterinarians: An Introduction by Evan Sergeant, Nigel Perkins

2017 | ISBN: 1786391597 | English | 248 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Evidence-based, yet entirely practical, this important new text builds upon the basics of neuroscience to describe the link between olfaction, animal behavior, and the importance of odors for animal welfare.
Focusing on animals managed by humans, and taking animal behavior as the starting point, the book is written in a straightforward style and features illustrated examples from many different species with in-depth research from acknowledged experts in the area.
From the scientific basis of olfaction and odor perception, the text covers pheromones, odorant learning, and behavioral tests before describing the role of olfaction in, for example, fear, foraging, and reproduction, and olfactory behavior in farm animals, zoo animals, laboratory animals, and companion animals.

Neosporosis in Animals by J.P. Dubey, A. Hemphill, R. Calero-Bernal, Gereon Schares

ISBN: 0008251894 | 2017 | EPUB | 208 pages | 19 MB
‘An outstanding book’ Spectator The story of the short life and tragic death of Bowland Beth – an English Hen Harrier – which dramatically highlights the major issues in UK conservation. ‘The sun was blood red as it broke the horizon and lit the communal roost where the female hen harrier had spent the night. She watched the other harriers as they left to go foraging for food out on the moor. She didn’t join them, for she had felt a quickening in her body, an urge to move to Mallowdale Pike, a rocky crag from where she had fledged nine months ago. After preening, she lifted off from the roost and soared up over the fell.’ David Cobham enters Beth’s world to show what being a hen harrier today is like. He immerses himself not only in the day-to-day regimen of her life, the hours of hunting, bathing, keeping her plumage in order and roosting, but also the fear of living in an environment run to provide packs of driven grouse for a few wealthy sportsmen to shoot. The hen harrier is seen as a totemic species in the battle between the conservationists and ruralists, and as one of the key players in this emotive debate, David Cobham is uniquely placed to reflect on Beth’s story. In this powerful narrative, he provides us with a profound tale which helps to illuminate the larger implications of the species’ decline, highlighting the urgent need for conservation efforts to reverse this.