2 edition of natural history of the otter found in the catalog.
natural history of the otter
Marie N. Stephens
by UFAW on behalf of the Otter Committe in London
|Other titles||Otter report.|
|Statement||by Marie N. Stephens.|
|Contributions||Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. Otter Committee.|
|LC Classifications||MLCS 93/05530 (Q)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||88 p. :|
|Number of Pages||88|
|LC Control Number||93246965|
Natural History writer Todd McLeish’s fourth book about rare wildlife examines the plight of the most adorable of marine mammals, the sea otter. After barely surviving the fur trade, this popular animal has made a remarkable comeback along the Pacific Coast from California to . This chapter introduces key aspects of the life history and ecology of sea otters. History—namely their near extinction from overhunting followed by protection and recovery—provides a context for much of what is known about sea otter ecology as well as an important point of reference for key issues having to do with their management and conservation.
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"The Natural History of Otters" includes 17 color plates and extensive line-drawings and diagrams, an impressive bibliography, and an index.
If you've read "Ring of Bright Water" and would like to know more about these likeable mammals, Paul Chanin's natural history is a quick, enjoyable read, except for the grim natural history of the otter book chapter.5/5(2). The Natural History of the Otter Paperback – J by Marie N.
Stephens (Author) See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Author: Marie N. Stephens. While another Richard reviewing the volume was disappointed that Otter Country was not a straight ahead account of the natural history of the otter, there is much to be learned about this elusive mammal from this book because what Miriam Darlington has spent much of her life doing is immersing herself both figuratively and literally into the otter's watery world/5(37).
"The Otter Spirit opened my eyes to the wonders of Mother Nature's world. A classy and professionally written book, which entertains as well as educates." A classy and professionally written book, which entertains as well as educates.".
The book is set up with a short Introduction to the world of the sea otter since before recorded time. Then the “history” is covered in five chapters, whose titles give an idea of the subject matter presented: “Rakkoshima, the Sea Otter Islands;” “ Promyshlenniki and Padres;” “Boston Men;” “Near Extinction and Reemergence;” and “Nukes, Aquaria and Cuteness.”.
For its fur the sea otter was hunted almost to extinction during the late s and early s. Its former range - from northern Asia, around the top of the Pacific Ocean and down the North American coast to southern California - was reduced to a few remnant populations and about 1 individuals.
The Natural History of the Otter: Marie N Stephens; Illlustrated [Illustrator]: Books - or: Marie N Stephens; Illlustrated [Illustrator]. Buy THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE OTTER: A REPORT TO THE OTTER COMMITTEE. by Stephens (Marie N.). (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Stephens (Marie N.).
"The Natural History of Otters" by Paul Chanin, Croom Helm Ltd, ISBN 0 7 (Hbk) 0 2 (Pbk) Paul Chanin's first otter book makes very interesting reading, complementing Kruuk and Harris above.
Some of the detail has been overtaken by subsequent research, but this book is still a standard reference, quoted by many other works.
Home / Coastal Otter Research / Coastal River Otter Natural History Distribution The river otter (Lontra canadensis) is widely distributed across North America, from Florida to Alaska, and this large mustelid (weasel family) occupied every major waterway of the United States and Canada until at least the nineteenth century.
Otter Country is really a personal account of an obsession with otters, like H is for Hawk or Crow Country. In many ways, its more about Darlington than it is about otters, though her eyes are open to the significance of otters in their own environment, to their struggles and their slow recovery over recent years/5.
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The writing is clean, concise, and well-assured/5(K). Get this from a library. The natural history of the otter: a report to the Otter Committee. [Marie N Stephens]. The North American river otter occurs in much of Canada and the United States, except for portions of the Southwest, and in Mexico in the Rio Grande and Colorado River delta areas.
They can thrive in any water habitat, such as ponds, marshes, lakes, rivers, and estuaries—in cold, warm, or even high-elevation areas—as long as the habitat. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for The Natural History of Otters (Natural History Series) at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.
Natural Histories. The utterly beguiling and mysterious otter leads Brett on a merry spraint hunt, in and out of books, music and myth, to the watery corners of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. With its playful, hand-holding, pebble-juggling ways, the otter wins the cuteness contest with its eyes closed.
Tarka the Otter: His Joyful Water-Life and Death in the Country of the Two Rivers is a highly influential novel by Henry Williamson, first published in by G.P. Putnam's Sons with an introduction by the Hon. Sir John won the Hawthornden Prize in and remains Willamson's best-known and most popular work, having never been out of print since first Author: Henry Williamson.
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Cooper interweaves the personal story of the female otter, Kuschta, with the natural history of the otter in the British Isles, only recently brought back from the brink of extinction through tireless conservation efforts/5(25).Return of the Sea Otter. A science journalist's journey along the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska to track the status, health, habits, personality, and viability of sea otters--the appealing species unique to this coastline that was hunted to near extinction in the 18th and 19th centuries/5.Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library by American Museum of Natural History and Tom Baione | .