Why plants are important to the existence of mankind
By: Norma Gee
The Benefit that is Called Eden Each morning the light shone from the little boy as he carried an apple for his teacher. There was laughter and a captivating smile which lingered throughout the day; but now only wonderful memories remain in the hearts of...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Matthew Tyler Funk
The question of whether nature or nurture has more to do with determining behavior in humans and animals is, and has been for a long time, a matter of some controversy. I personally believe that nature and nurture play equal roles in determining animal behavior...
Animal behavior: The differences between "nature" and "nurture"
By: Charlotte Mielziner
The eminent behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar said, "Once genetics has done its thing, all you have left is training." This simple statement neatly expresses the difference between nature and nurture. Genetic predispositions certainly exist but, factors and experiences in an animal's life can drastically...
The diet of the coyote
By: Jodi Murphy
The clever coyote is markedly adaptable and will exist on whatever the area offers in the way of food. They are versatile in their eating habits because they have learned to adapt to their surroundings in so many different climates and terrain. A coyote will...
The hunting behavior of chimpanzees
By: Shelly Barclay
Chimpanzees are relatively large primates that are nearly covered in black hair. They have long arms, short legs and opposable thumbs and toes. They are known for their intelligence and their remarkable resemblance to humans. Like humans, chimpanzees are able to form a number of...
Where do animals go in winter: Migration and dormancy in temperate climates
By: Tami Port MS
Winter is a hard time for an animal to make a living. Plants go to seed or dormant, a blanket of snow covers the ground, and many water sources are frozen. Although some animals are able to remain active during the freezing cold months, others...
Evolution and how it affects humans
By: Elizabeth M Young
Evidence of evolution is in the genetic blood disorders which fight malaria. These disorders are aspects of evolution which are both terrible disorders and protective mechanisms. Malaria is historically one of the biggest killer of humans in the history of our time on the planet...
By: Gloria Edmonson Nelson
Marc Bekoff, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder; has written 18 books. His "Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior," is a bible for those interested in learning about animal behavior. The book discusses the following topics: 1) How do animals communicate? 2)...
The best books for learning about animal behavior
By: Matthew Tyler Funk
The best book I've read concerning animal behavior is actually really more of an encyclopedia of general country skills and knowledge than it is a book specifically about animal behavior. Despite this, the book possesses a wealth of information not found in any pet behavior...
Focusing and finding specimens with a microscope
By: Tami Port MS
Students new to using a microscope often get frustrated when trying to view objects, particularly at higher magnifications. Here's how to do it sans the aggravation. The magnification of a compound microscope is the result of two sets of lenses: the objective lenses, and the...

 

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