Built for Speed: A Year in the Life of Pronghorn by John A. Byers

By John A. Byers

This e-book takes you either the place you predict and do not count on to head, yet you will adore the adventure! i've got a more robust realizing and appreciation for pronghorn and their Montana atmosphere. There are complexities that I had by no means totally thought of. My due to John Byers for an relaxing event!

Show description

Read Online or Download Built for Speed: A Year in the Life of Pronghorn PDF

Similar mammals books

Biogeochemical Approaches to Paleodietary Analysis (Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science)

The examine of human vitamin brings jointly researchers from diversified backgrounds starting from smooth human foodstuff and biochemistry to the geochemistry of fossilized bones and enamel. The contributions to this quantity develop out of the Fourth complex Seminar on Paleodiet and supply a discussion board for students with universal pursuits to speak about the newest advances and interpretations and chart destiny instructions for paleodietry learn.

Forage Evaluation in Ruminant Nutrition (Cabi)

Present pressures to maximize using forages in ruminant diets have renewed curiosity in speedy, reasonably cheap equipment for the estimation in their dietary worth. for that reason, a wide selection of organic and physiochemical approaches have lately been investigated for this goal. This e-book is the only definitive reference quantity at the present prestige of analysis during this areaCovers all forages eaten via ruminant animals

The chicken whisperer's guide to keeping chickens : everything you need to know-- and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens

Are you trying to find an effective way to reconnect with the earth, the neighborhood, and your nutrients assets? conserving yard chickens is a enjoyable, uncomplicated option to begin making this ensue, despite constrained area on your yard.
Power to the bird: the starting to be city bird stream --
Henology : recognize thy rooster for she is excellent --
Backyard outlaws : are chickens allowed the place you reside? what in case you do in the event that they are not? --
Prep paintings : getting your house and backyard prepared --
Incubation : so you are egg-specting? --
The paintings of brooding : getting ready the nursery to your new arrivals --
Home candy domestic : coops and runs --
Safe and sound : conserving your flock from predators --
Nutrition : universal administration questions and recommendations --
Illness and illnesses : prevention and therapy --
Appendix : egg artistry : what to do with all these eggs (besides devour them).

Additional info for Built for Speed: A Year in the Life of Pronghorn

Sample text

If I am uphill from the fawn, I can simply leap into the air and land beside it. (That is how I caught the 17-day-old monster fawn that delivered powerful kicks to my groin. ) If we are on flat ground, I simply fall forward in layout position. In either case, as I fall next to the fawn, I am reaching for a secure handhold—I will have only an instant to find one. Sometimes an old fawn turns to look at me as I am falling, and manages to get to its feet and leap away. I crash to the ground and watch the little tan rump bob- 39 40 SPRING AND THE SOUNDS OF SNIPE bing away at high speed while ticks merrily jump onto me from the grass where I am lying.

For pronghorn, able to work the running muscles hard for long runs, the heat built up can be dangerous, especially to the brain. Pronghorn and some other mammals are able to keep the brain cooler than the body. The heat pollution produced by exercising muscles is rapidly transferred to blood. Pronghorn cool this over-hot blood on its way to the brain with a heat exchanger. The major artery to the brain branches suddenly into a network of tiny channels. A similarly intricate network of tiny veins surrounds each channel.

The Baja highway had just been paved, and ours was the only car on the road most of the time. At Bahia de Los Angeles, we camped in Bucky on the shingle at the water’s edge and were awakened by the breathing sounds of whales that echoed off cliffs across the bay. In Cabo San Lucas, then a dusty, out-of-the-way place, we put Bucky on the ferry for Puerto Vallarta. Soon thereafter, I spent two days lying in Bucky’s bed, delirious with Montezuma’s revenge. In Guadalajara, Bucky was by far the smallest and shabbiest of the American rigs in the RV park where we stayed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 31 votes