Download e-book for iPad: Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs by Linda Lombardi

By Linda Lombardi

ISBN-10: 1101544910

ISBN-13: 9781101544914

There's much that animals don't wish you to grasp, and the higher their public photograph, the more severe their secrets and techniques are: gang-rapist dolphins; lazy, infanticidal lions; and, in fact, our personal canines, who consume our cash, set our homes on hearth, and in additional than one case, truly shoot their proprietors with guns.

Animals Behaving Badly exhibits that animals are only like us: gluttonous, egocentric, violent, lustful, and consistently looking for number 1. utilizing anecdotes from the inside track and from clinical examine, Linda Lombardi pokes enjoyable at our softhearted preconceptions approximately animals, makes us consider a bit greater approximately humanity's basest impulses, and painlessly teaches us a piece extra approximately our hairy and feathered friends.

You'll learn:

• Bees love alcohol: even, says one researcher, greater than university students
• Pandas get pleasure from pornographic movies-they're rather aroused through the soundtrack-and macaques pays with juice to examine soiled pictures
• A rabbit who lives in a pub in England is hooked on playing with a slot machine
• African elephants raised by way of teenage moms shape violent formative years gangs

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Ecol. 19, 291–298 (2005). 2. Tansley, A. G. ) Types of British Vegetation (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1911). 3. Grime, J. P. Plant Strategies, Vegetation Processes, and Ecosystem Properties (Wiley, Chichester, 2001). 4. Perkins, D. F. in Production Ecology of British Moors and Montane Grasslands (eds Heal, O. W. & Perkins, D. ) 375–395 (Springer, Heidelberg, 1978). NONLINEAR DYNAMICS When instability makes sense Peter Ashwin and Marc Timme Mathematical models that use instabilities to describe changes of weather patterns or spacecraft trajectories are well established.

Edwards, P. J. Funct. Ecol. 19, 291–298 (2005). 2. Tansley, A. G. ) Types of British Vegetation (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1911). 3. Grime, J. P. Plant Strategies, Vegetation Processes, and Ecosystem Properties (Wiley, Chichester, 2001). 4. Perkins, D. F. in Production Ecology of British Moors and Montane Grasslands (eds Heal, O. W. & Perkins, D. ) 375–395 (Springer, Heidelberg, 1978). NONLINEAR DYNAMICS When instability makes sense Peter Ashwin and Marc Timme Mathematical models that use instabilities to describe changes of weather patterns or spacecraft trajectories are well established.

Holding back the development of dominance by fast-growing species provided an opportunity for the germination and establishment of less-competitive species, including annual plants. In other words, slug grazing permits the establishment of plant species that might otherwise find it difficult to maintain populations in developing grassland. So, on this account at least, slugs are good for diversity. Slugs will never act as sheep substitutes by creating a pastorally idyllic landscape and inspiring poets.

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