Marcelo The Bat Marcelo El Murcielago

Author: Laura Navarro Noriega
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ISBN: 9780613966993
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Young readers will feel an immediate kinship with Marcelo, the little bat who is confused about his family's winter migration from the U.S. to Mexico. This bilingual storybook tells a heartwarming tale in both English and Spanish, while weaving in educational facts about bat behavior. Charming illustrations are rendered in black and white by renowned Mexican artist Juan Sebastian. Recommended for ages 2-7.

A Bat Man In The Tropics

Author: Theodore Fleming
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520929487
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The euphoria of discovery is the only motivation many scientists need for studying nature and its secrets. Yet euphoria is rarely expressed in scientific publications. This book, a personal account of more than thirty years of fieldwork by one of the world’s leading bat biologists, wonderfully conveys the thrill of scientific discovery. Theodore Fleming’s work to document the lives and ecological importance of plant-visiting bats has taken him to the tropical forests of Panama, Costa Rica, and Australia, and to the lush Sonoran Desert of northwest Mexico and Arizona. This book tells the story of his fascinating career and recounts his many adventures in the field. Fleming weaves autobiographical reflections together with information on the natural history and ecology of bats and describes many other animals and plants he has encountered. His book details the stresses and rewards of life in scientific field camps, gives portraits of prominent biologists such as Dan Janzen and Peter Raven, and traces the development of modern tropical biology. A witness to the destruction and development of many of the forests he has visited throughout his career, Fleming makes a passionate plea for the conservation of these wild places.

Un Tesoro Inesperado

Author: Laura Navarro
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780974237909
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Two children enter a cave in search of hidden treasure and discover instead bats and the natural treasure they give to all of us. Enchanting drawings by renowned Mexican artist Juan Sebastin illustrate the text, with facts and a reading list for kids.

Valentin A Special Bat

Author: Laura Navarro
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292708747
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Valentin, a young vampire bat, tries to survive on a diet other than blood to avoid being called evil.

Columbia Pictures Horror Science Fiction And Fantasy Films 1928 1982

Author: Michael R. Pitts
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 078645766X
Size: 14,38 MB
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From 1928 through 1982, when Columbia Pictures Corporation was a traded stock company, the studio released some of the most famous and popular films dealing with horror, science fiction and fantasy. This volume covers more than 200 Columbia feature films within these genres, among them Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and The Revenge of Frankenstein. Also discussed in depth are the vehicles of such horror icons as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, and John Carradine. Additionally highlighted are several of Columbia’s lesser known genre efforts, including the Boston Blackie and Crime Doctor series, such individual features as By Whose Hand?, Cry of the Werewolf, Devil Goddess, Terror of the Tongs and The Creeping Flesh, and dozens of the studio’s short subjects, serials and made-for-television movies.

Steel Chair To The Head

Author: Nicholas Sammond
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822386827
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The antagonists—oiled, shaved, pierced, and tattooed; the glaring lights; the pounding music; the shouting crowd: professional wrestling is at once spectacle, sport, and business. Steel Chair to the Head provides a multifaceted look at the popular phenomenon of pro wrestling. The contributors combine critical rigor with a deep appreciation of wrestling as a unique cultural form, the latest in a long line of popular performance genres. They examine wrestling as it happens in the ring, is experienced in the stands, is portrayed on television, and is discussed in online chat rooms. In the process, they reveal wrestling as an expression of the contradictions and struggles that shape American culture. The essayists include scholars in anthropology, psychology, film studies, communication studies, and sociology, one of whom used to wrestle professionally. Classic studies of wrestling by Roland Barthes, Carlos Monsiváis, Sharon Mazer, and Henry Jenkins appear alongside original essays. Whether exploring how pro wrestling inflects race, masculinity, and ideas of reality and authenticity; how female fans express their enthusiasm for male wrestlers; or how lucha libre provides insights into Mexican social and political life, Steel Chair to the Head gives due respect to pro wrestling by treating it with the same thorough attention usually reserved for more conventional forms of cultural expression. Contributors. Roland Barthes, Douglas L. Battema, Susan Clerc, Laurence de Garis, Henry Jenkins III, Henry Jenkins IV, Heather Levi, Sharon Mazer, Carlos Monsiváis, Lucia Rahilly, Catherine Salmon, Nicholas Sammond, Phillip Serrat, Philip Sewell

Diccionario Maya Mopan Espanol Ingles

Author: Charles A Hofling
Editor: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 1607819783
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A highly valuable dictionary of the Mopan (Mayan) language, providing introductory grammatical description, as well as parts of speech, examples, cross-references, variant forms, homophones, and indexes....

Seeds From Little Barbara The Bat

Author: Laura Navarro
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780963824899
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Barbara was a happy young bat who liked to eat fruit from the forest. But when ranchers cut down the forest and the cattle ate all the grass, the farmer and his wife decide to get rid of the bats and the Barbara wonders what will happen to her family.

Myth And Magic

Author: Mary Jane Gagnier de Mendoza
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ISBN: 9780963692221
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Bats Of Puerto Rico

Author: Michael R. Gannon
Editor: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 9780896725515
Size: 16,67 MB
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"An interesting and enjoyable read. . . . Rich detail presented in well-written, logical fashion about the bat fauna of this interesting island." —Acta Chiropterologica The Caribbean islands are home to some of the most unusual species of bats. A number of them are endemic, living in no other region of the world. On Puerto Rico alone, thirteen different species have been found. Bats are the only naturally occurring mammals there; all others were introduced after settlement of the island, first by the Taíno Indians and later by the Spanish. Puerto Rico is important for study because of its human history, tropical climate, size, relief, and isolation from the mainland. It is a useful model for understanding how historical, geographic, and environmental factors interact in a controlled environment to affect the diversity and complexity of its resident species. This volume is the first complete compilation of the distribution, natural history, taxonomy, and ecology of the bats of Puerto Rico. The coauthors, all experienced researchers, introduce the book with a discussion of Puerto Rican ecosystems and an overview of facts and misconceptions about bats in general. The main text provides detailed descriptions of each of the thirteen Puerto Rican species, as well as illustrations of their faces and skulls. The book concludes with keys to the characters of these bats and a complete glossary. Maps show the distribution of each species on the island. Bats of Puerto Rico is designed to be an easily used source of information for the general public as well as a complete descriptive record for ecologists, mammalogists, and wildlife biologists.