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The Resource Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin

Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin

Label
Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society
Title
Prairie dogs
Title remainder
communication and community in an animal society
Statement of responsibility
C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"C. N. Slobodchikoff and colleagues synthesize the results of their long-running study of Gunnison's prairie dogs (Cynomys gunnisoni), one of the keystone species of the short-grass prairie ecosystem. They set their research in the context of the biology of the five Cynomys species found in the United States and Mexico and detail their investigation into the prairie dogs' sophisticated system of barks, yips, and chirps, which, the authors argue, represents a referential communication capable of fine distinctions among predators." "Long seen as vermin that spoiled valuable range-land, prairie dogs were the subject of eradication campaigns and are now threatened by habitat loss and the loss of genetic diversity. The authors hope their research will help to pull the prairie dog back from the brink of extinction as well as foster an appreciation of larger conservation challenges. By examining the complex factors behind prairie dog decline, we can begin to understand the problems inherent in our adversarial relationship with the natural."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slobodchikoff, C. N
Dewey number
599.36/7156
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.R68
LC item number
S56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Perla, Bianca S
  • Verdolin, Jennifer L
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prairie dogs
  • Animal communication
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Animal communication
  • Prairie dogs
  • Social behavior in animals
  • Präriehundar
  • Djurspråk
  • Sciuridae
  • Animal Communication
  • Behavior, Animal
Label
Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0903/2008016573.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prairie dogs and the big picture -- The life of prairie dogs. Interlude: taxonomy and prairie dog taxonomists -- The social behavior of prairie dogs. Interlude: social behavior-trapping prairie dogs -- Communication. Interlude: communication-field studies -- Population biology of prairie dogs -- The ecology of prairie dogs. Interlude: Vertebrate species associated with prairie dogs / by Richard Reading -- Economics: how much is a prairie dog worth? Interlude: Prairie dogs as pets -- Prairie dog conservation -- Room to hope -- Appendix: Where to see prairie dogs
Control code
ocn224445803
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 264 p.
Isbn
9780674031814
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o224445803
  • (OCoLC)224445803
Label
Prairie dogs : communication and community in an animal society, C.N. Slobodchikoff, Bianca S. Perla, Jennifer L. Verdolin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0903/2008016573.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prairie dogs and the big picture -- The life of prairie dogs. Interlude: taxonomy and prairie dog taxonomists -- The social behavior of prairie dogs. Interlude: social behavior-trapping prairie dogs -- Communication. Interlude: communication-field studies -- Population biology of prairie dogs -- The ecology of prairie dogs. Interlude: Vertebrate species associated with prairie dogs / by Richard Reading -- Economics: how much is a prairie dog worth? Interlude: Prairie dogs as pets -- Prairie dog conservation -- Room to hope -- Appendix: Where to see prairie dogs
Control code
ocn224445803
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 264 p.
Isbn
9780674031814
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008016573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o224445803
  • (OCoLC)224445803

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