Desert Wildlife

Couverture
Stanford University Press, 1961 - 320 pages
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Despite the continuing popularity of egalitarian values and rhetoric, the brute facts of poverty and massive inequality remain everywhere with us. Although extreme poverty and deprivation are often associated with developing societies, recent years have witnessed rising inequality in many industrialized countries as well. If inequality persists in modern societies, however, its patterns and structures are evolving in complex ways that defy generalizations from historical experience.
 

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The Magic Circle
1
The Desert Kit Fox
8
The Gray Fox
14
The Coyote
19
The Desert Lynx
30
The Desert Bighorn
36
Desert Deer
43
The Pronghorn Antelope
49
The Rock Wren
156
Scotts Oriole
163
The Prairie Falcon
168
The Shrike
174
The Cactus Wren
181
California Road Runner
188
The Le Conte Thrasher
197
Gnatcatchers and Verdins
201

The Desert Hare
58
The Cottontail
70
Wild Mice
73
The Kangaroo Rat
81
Pygmy Mammals
90
The Pack Rats
94
The Pocket Gopher
104
The Whitetailed Ground Squirrel
110
The Roundtailed Ground Squirrel
118
Desert Bats
124
Skunks
130
The Badger
135
The Peccaries
141
The Ringtailed Cat and Near Relatives
145
Some Desert Sparrows
151
Vultures
205
The Piñon Jay
215
The Raven
221
Woodpeckers
229
Desert Hummingbirds
236
The Hibernating Poorwill
242
Insects and Other Arthropods
252
Desert Mollusks
269
Lizards
275
Desert Snakes
286
The Desert Tortoise
292
Selected References
301
Index
305
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