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Author Hengesbaugh, Mark Gerard.

Title Creatures of habitat : the changing nature of wildlife and wild places in Utah and the intermountain West / by Mark Gerard Hengesbaugh ; Dan Miller, photo editor ; foreword by Barry Scholl.

Imprint Logan, UT : Utah State University Press, ©2001.
Publication Info. ©2001


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 212 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Summary From flying squirrels on high wooded plateaus to hanging gardens in redrock canyons, the Intermountain West is home to some of the world's rarest and most fascinating animals and plants. Creatures of Habitat details many unique but little-known talents of this region's strange and wonderful wild inhabitants and descibes their connections with native environments. For example, readers will learn about the pronghorn antelope's supercharged cardiovascular system, a brine shrimp-powered shorebird that each year flies nonstop from the Great Salt Lake to Central Argentina, and a rare mustard plant r.
Note Print version record.
Contents Foreword: Lessons from song dogs / Barry School -- Introduction: How well do you know your neighbors? -- What's Happening to Wildlife? -- Animal life on the edge: Does it take a special breed? -- Mexican spotted owl -- Desert tortoise -- Gila monster -- Peccary -- Endangered animal communities: The keystone concept -- Utah prairie dog -- Burrowing owl -- Black-footed ferret -- Historic herds: Reintroducing native large animals into today's limited space -- Bison -- Sonoran pronghorn -- Bighorn sheep -- Alpine plants and animals: Hardy inhabitants of Utah's high country -- Alpine island in the sky -- Pika -- Moss campion -- Burke's mustard -- Spotted frog -- Flying squirrel -- Great Basin birds: Frequent flyers at Utah's busiest airport -- Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake -- Whooping cranes and sandhill cranes -- Loggerhead shirke -- What's Happening to Wild Places? -- Island syndrome extinctions: How small an area is too small for nature to carry on? -- Aliens have invaded! Weeds take over habitat -- Western hydro-logic floods critical wildlife habitat -- Lake Powell -- Jordan River -- Can Utah's golf courses go green? -- Transforming the Wasatch Mountains into an amusement park -- Downhill demographics -- What harm can a ski run do? -- What Does the Future Hold? -- The legacy of predator control -- State-run animal farm -- Tough times for adolescent predators -- Decline of hunting leaves habitat hurting -- The Nature Conservancy of Utah: Wheeling and dealing in race with extinction.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject Zoology -- Utah.
Habitat (Ecology) -- Utah.
Zoology -- Great Basin.
Habitat (Ecology) -- Great Basin.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- General.
NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection.
Habitat (Ecology) (OCoLC)fst00950038
Zoology. (OCoLC)fst01184696
United States -- Great Basin. (OCoLC)fst01240539
Utah. (OCoLC)fst01204563
Großes Becken
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Scholl, Barry, 1962- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Hengesbaugh, Mark Gerard. Creatures of habitat. Logan, UT : Utah State University Press, ©2001 (DLC) 2001000415
ISBN 9780874214550 (electronic bk.)
0874214556 (electronic bk.)
0874214173 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055740011
GBVCP 1008654523
NZ1 14250976
NZ1 16060829
UKMGB 020143690

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