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But Not the Armadillo

But Not the Armadillo
A Book

by Sandra Boynton

  • Publisher : Little Simon
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 9781481481007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than thirty-five years, readers have wondered what happens to the mystery armadillo on the last page of Sandra Boynton’s classic board book, But Not the Hippopotamus. Now, at last, comes the long-awaited sequel. Behold the armadillo, a cute and curious creature who follows his nose wherever it goes. Join him as he quietly travels the less-traveled road: he picks cranberries, stops and smells the flowers, takes a nap in the meadow, searches out the source of a beautiful melody, and at day’s end passes an overeager hippo sprinting the other direction. Told with Boynton’s signature charm and unpredictability, But Not the Armadillo is a gentle and worthy companion book to But Not the Hippopotamus—perfect for curious little kids and grown-ups alike. And for everyone who has ever been concerned about the armadillo: Don’t worry. He’s completely fine just the way he is.

The Nine-Banded Armadillo

The Nine-Banded Armadillo
A Natural History

by Colleen M. McDonough,W. J. Loughry

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2013-03-18
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0806189215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The word armadillo is Spanish for “little armored one.” This midsize mammal that looks like a walking tank is a source of fascination for many people but a mystery to almost all. Dating back at least eleven million years, the nocturnal, burrowing insectivore was for centuries mistaken for a cross between a hedgehog and a turtle, but it actually belongs to the mammalian superorder Xenarthra that includes sloths and anteaters. Biologists W. J. Loughry and Colleen M. McDonough have studied the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) for more than twenty years. Their richly illustrated book offers the first comprehensive review of everything scientists know about this unique animal. Engaging both scientists and a broader public, Loughry and McDonough describe the armadillo’s anatomy and physiology and all aspects of its ecology, behavior, and evolution. They also compare the nine-banded armadillo with twenty or so other, related species. The authors pay special attention to three key features of armadillo biology—reproduction, disease, and habitat expansion—and why they matter. Armadillos reproduce in a unique and puzzling manner: females always give birth to litters of genetically identical quadruplets, a strategy not found in any other vertebrates. Nine-banded armadillos are also the only vertebrates except for humans known to contract leprosy naturally. And what about habitat expansion? The authors suggest that the armadillo’s remarkable spread across the southeastern United States may be the consequence of its most notable feature: a tough, protective carapace. Biologists, evolutionists, students, and all those interested in this curious creature will find The Nine-Banded Armadillo rich in information and insight. This comprehensive analysis will stand as the definitive scientific reference for years to come and a source of pleasure for the general public.

Armadillo Antics

Armadillo Antics
A Book

by Linda Wylie BearDen

  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Release : 2015-07-09
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1480818046
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Austin, Bo, Charley, and Danny are newborn armadillos who live in the Texas Hill Country under a spacious oak tree they share with Mr. Oliver, a great horned owl who helps their mother watch over them when they are not sleeping. But as Mr. Oliver and Mother Armadillo already know, keeping the four little boys safe from all the dangers in their environment is not an easy task. As the boys’ skin hardens into shells, they slowly begin to emerge from their den. With help from their mother who teaches them where to find delicious food like ants, termites, spiders, and worms, Austin, Bo, Charley, and Danny begin exploring the perilous world around them. While Mother Armadillo guides the boys to recognize their predators and survive each threat, her biggest fear is that they will become a hillbilly bump in the road. Now only time will tell if they can survive their frightening encounters and become the armadillos she has always dreamed they could be. Armadillo Antics is the charming and educational tale of four armadillos on a coming-of-age journey as they learn to find food, protect themselves from predators, and interact with others of their kind.

The Size of the Truth

The Size of the Truth
A Book

by Andrew Smith

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-03-26
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1534419578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A boy who spent three days trapped in a well tries to overcome his PTSD and claustrophobia so he can fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef in Andrew Smith’s first middle grade novel. When he was four years old, Sam Abernathy was trapped at the bottom of a well for three days, where he was teased by a smart-aleck armadillo named Bartleby. Since then, his parents plan every move he makes. But Sam doesn’t like their plans. He doesn’t want to go to MIT. And he doesn’t want to skip two grades, being stuck in the eighth grade as an eleven-year-old with James Jenkins, the boy he’s sure pushed him into the well in the first place. He wants to be a chef. And he’s going to start by entering the first annual Blue Creek Days Colonel Jenkins Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off. That is, if he can survive eighth grade, and figure out the size of the truth that has slipped Sam’s memory for seven years.

The Amazing Armadillo

The Amazing Armadillo
Geography of a Folk Critter

by Larry L. Smith,Robin W. Doughty

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 0292749457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Perhaps no creature has so fired the imagination of a populace as the armadillo—that most ungainly, awkward, and timid little animal. Its detractors call it a varmint and wish it good speed from the Lone Star State and its other natural territories. But its supporters claim that it is the animal kingdom’s representative of all that’s truly Texan: tough, pioneering, adaptable, and generous in sharing its habitation with others. What is it that sets this quizzical little creature apart from the rest of the animal kingdom? Larry L. Smith and Robin W. Doughty ably answer this question in The Amazing Armadillo: Geography of a Folk Critter. This informative book traces the spread of the nine-banded armadillo from its first notice in South Texas late in the 1840s to its current range east to Florida and north to Missouri. The authors look at the armadillo’s natural history and habitat as well as the role of humans in promoting its spread, projecting that the animal is increasing in both range and number, continuing its ecological success in areas where habitat and climate are favorable. The book also contributes to a long-standing research theme in geography—the relationship between humans and wildlife. It explores the armadillo’s value to the medical community in current research in Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) as well as commercial uses, and abuses, of the armadillo in recent times. Of particular note is the author’s engaging look at the armadillo as a symbol of popular culture, the efforts now underway to make it a “totem animal” symbolizing the easy-going lifestyles of some Sunbelt cities, and the spread of the craze for armadilliana to other urban centers.

Artie Armadillo and Friends: The Crossing

Artie Armadillo and Friends: The Crossing
A Book

by Carolyn Holbrook

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2015-10-19
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1105785653
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a children's life lesson story starring Artie Armadillo and his Woodland Friends dealing with obeying parents, being a follower of someone that gets you into trouble, destroying other people's property, and being safe when crossing the street.

Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia

Early Miocene Paleobiology in Patagonia
High-Latitude Paleocommunities of the Santa Cruz Formation

by Sergio F. Vizcaíno,Richard F. Kay,M. Susana Bargo

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2012-10-11
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139576410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Coastal exposures of the Santa Cruz Formation in southern Patagonia have been a fertile ground for recovery of Early Miocene vertebrates for more than 100 years. This volume presents a comprehensive compilation of important mammalian groups which continue to thrive today. It includes the most recent fossil finds as well as important new interpretations based on 10 years of fieldwork by the authors. A key focus is placed on the paleoclimate and paleoenvironment during the time of deposition in the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum (MMCO) between 20 and 15 million years ago. The authors present the first reconstruction of what climatic conditions were like and present important new evidence of the geochronological age, habits and community structures of fossil bird and mammal species. Academic researchers and graduate students in paleontology, paleobiology, paleoecology, stratigraphy, climatology and geochronology will find this a valuable source of information about this fascinating geological formation.

Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions

Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions
The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

by Christian K. Wedemeyer,Wendy Doniger

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0195394348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume comprises papers presented at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of Joachim Wach's death, and the centennial of Mircea Eliade's birth. Its purpose is to reconsider both the problematic, separate legacies of these two major twentieth-century historians of religions, and the bearing of these two legacies upon each other. Shortly after Wach's death in 1955, Eliade succeeded him as the premiere historian of religions at the University of Chicago. As a result, the two have been associated with each other in many people's minds as the successive leaders of the so-called "Chicago School" in the history of religions. In fact, as this volume makes clear, there never was a monolithic Chicago School. Although Wach reportedly referred to Eliade as the most astute historian of religions of the day; the two never met, and their approaches to the study of religions differed significantly. Several dominant issues run through the essays collected here: the relationship between the two men's writings and their lives, and in Eliade's case, the relationship between his political commitments and his writings in fiction, history of religions, and autobiography. Both men's contributions to the field continue to provoke controversy and debate, and this volume sheds new light on these controversies and what they reveal about these two `scholars' legacies.

Armadillo World Headquarters

Armadillo World Headquarters
A Memoir

by Eddie Wilson,Jesse Sublett

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2017-04-04
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 1477314164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Eddie’s story is by turns hilarious, informative, and the living spirit of its age. . . . [He] piles the most unlikely anecdotes on top of one another, creating a land of enchantment and an order of chemically altered consciousness that rescues an era I’d thought not so much lost as forgotten. Not only am I thrilled I’ve read this story and wish I was in it, I wish I’d written it.” —Dave Marsh, from the foreword “The Armadillo World Headquarters . . . was one of the most exciting, and remained one of the most exciting, places in the United States for the years that it was in operation. I saw a little of everything at the Armadillo, and it was one of the great experiences of my life.” —Ann Richards, from the author’s preface On August 7, 1970, Eddie Wilson and a band of hippies threw open the doors of Armadillo World Headquarters, and the live music capital of the world was born in Austin, Texas. Over its ten-year lifespan, the Armadillo hosted thousands of high-profile musicians—Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, AC/DC, Charlie Daniels, the Ramones, Roy Buchanan, and Bette Midler, to name a random few. The Armadillo helped define the Austin lifestyle, culture, and identity, setting the stage for successors such as the SXSW music festival, PBS’s Austin City Limits, and the ACL festival, which have made Austin an international destination for music fans. In this rollicking memoir, Eddie Wilson tells the behind-the-scenes story of the Armadillo from the moment he first peered into a derelict National Guard armory building and knew that destiny had found him. He vividly describes how two previously clashing groups—rednecks and hippies—came together at the Armadillo, enjoying a new blend of country music and rock that spawned a many-named movement: cosmic cowboy, progressive country, and redneck rock, among others. Wilson also reveals the struggles and creative solutions that kept the doors open, the angels who provided timely infusions of cash, the janitors and carpenters who maintained the Dillo, and the artists who created iconic poster art. Extensively illustrated with candid photographs and music posters, Armadillo World Headquarters recounts the story of this legendary venue as no other book can.

Friend and Foe from Field and Forest

Friend and Foe from Field and Forest
A Natural History of the Mammalia

by Townsend (Mrs. Grace.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1890
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Armadillo

Armadillo
A Book

by William Boyd

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 1999-02-25
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0141925493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Armadillo is the classic comic bestseller by William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart 'A young man not much over thirty, tall with ink-dark hair and a serious-looking, fine-featured but pallid face, went to keep a business appointment and discovered a hanged man' Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - does not understand why his world is being torn apart, though he does know that for the most part it is made up of bluster and hypocrisy. His business, trying to keep insurance companies from paying out the money they've promised, is a con game run with the protection of the law. One winter's morning, Lorimer goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day, by any standards, and an ominous portent of things to come. Armadillo is a must-read for fans of William Boyd and will also be loved by readers of Sebastian Faulks, Nick Hornby and Hilary Mantel. 'Marvellously paced and ingeniously plotted. A real page-turner' Andrew Motion, Observer 'Armadillo doesn't miss a trick. It has depth and resonance which will make you want to read it again... zinging readability' Philip Hensher, Mail on Sunday 'As entertaining and as thought-provoking as anything Boyd has ever written' Daily Telegraph

The Armadillo With No Heart

The Armadillo With No Heart
A Book

by Felix Williams

  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release : 2017-08-17
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 138716256X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kuro is a young armadillo who, due to a prophecy passed down for generations among the people of his hometown, is destined to be sacrificed when he turns sixteen. When he panics and runs away from home shortly before the scheduled date, the townspeople's lives are thrown into turmoil as they begin to call their own beliefs into question, while Kuro himself must struggle with both his own doubts and the dangers of the wilderness. Despite starring animals as its main characters, this short novel touches upon decidedly human themes such as mortality, the importance of friends and family, and the extent to which the common good can override one individual's freedom.

The Armadillo from Amarillo

The Armadillo from Amarillo
A Book

by Lynne Cherry

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1999-03
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 9780152019556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A wandering armadillo sees some of the cities, historic sites, geographic features, and wildlife of Texas.

Armadillo and Onion Inspired Sleep-out Design Brief: Sustainable Architecture.

Armadillo and Onion Inspired Sleep-out Design Brief: Sustainable Architecture.
A Book

by William Van Zyl

  • Publisher : Five House Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-05
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0473454386
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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OVERVIEW AND SUMMARY: Who will read this book? Adults, teachers, tertiary and secondary school students (15-year-olds and older). What is covered in this book? Sustainable architectural design, including a design brief for a sleep-out. This book contains some guidelines and hints for solving the ARMADILLO AND ONION INSPIRED SLEEPOUT DESIGN BRIEF. Situation: You are an architect who loves designing sleep-outs. You recently became interested in sustainable architecture and biomimetics. You have decided to investigate, explore, and research sustainable architectural practice. You intend to implement the new knowledge, new skills, and new strategies, which you have learned into your sleep-out design brief. Brief: Design and develop a sustainable solution for a new sleep-out at the back of your section or anywhere in the world. Implement some biomimetic ideas and principles to inform your design decisions and design ideas. Use the armadillo and onion as biomimetic inspiration What is the focus of this book? The focus is on developing sustainable architectural techniques, sustainability practice and in-depth exploration of sustainable features and functions. YouTube tutorials are available for the different areas covered in this resource. See the YouTube Channel of the author for details (William Van Zyl's YouTube Channel). The videos touch on Research, Climate and Weather, Geolocation, Shadows and Shading, Passive Solar, Ideation, Freehand Sketching, Sketch-up Modelling, Biomimetics, and Freehand Sketching, and more. Word count: 5101 Pages: Total of 45 pages with many images, sketches and links included.

Theories of Consciousness

Theories of Consciousness
An Introduction and Assessment

by William Seager

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780415183949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theories of Consciousness serves both to introduce a wide array of approaches to consciousness as well as advance debate via a detailed critique of them. Philosophy students, researchers with a particular interest in cognitive science and anyone who has wondered how consciousness fits into a scientific view of the world will find this book an illuminating and fascinating read.

Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys

Horned Armadillos and Rafting Monkeys
The Fascinating Fossil Mammals of South America

by Darin A. Croft

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2016-08-29
  • Pages : 519
  • ISBN : 0253020948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A thrilling guide to the Cenozoic mammals of South America, featuring seventy-five life reconstructions of extinct species, plus photos of specimens and sites. South America is home to some of the most distinctive mammals on Earth—giant armadillos, tiny anteaters, the world’s largest rodent, and its smallest deer. But the continent once supported a variety of other equally intriguing mammals that have no close living relatives: armored mammals with tail clubs, saber-toothed marsupials, and even a swimming sloth. We know of the existence of these peculiar species thanks to South America’s rich fossil record, which provides many glimpses of prehistoric mammals and the ecosystems in which they lived. Organized as a “walk through time” and featuring species from fifteen important fossil sites, this book is the most extensive and richly illustrated volume devoted exclusively to the Cenozoic mammals of South America. The text is supported by seventy-five life reconstructions of extinct species in their native habitats, as well as photographs of fossil specimens and the sites highlighted in the book. An annotated bibliography is included for those interested in delving into the scientific literature. “Well-written and easy for the nonspecialist to understand, this is also a most needed updating of this subject, much in the line of classic works such as Simpson’s The Beginning of the Age of Mammals in South America and Patterson and Pascual’s The Fossil Mammal Fauna of South America.” —Richard Fariña, coauthor Megafauna: Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America “This handsome book, written by a leading expert in South American paleontology, is profusely illustrated with maps, time charts, color photographs of fossils, and exquisite life reconstructions. The book . . . will appeal to any individual, young and old alike, interested in the fossil record, as well as to students and scholars of paleontology who work in other parts of the globe.” —Choice

A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere

A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere
A Book

by William Berryman Scott

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1937
  • Pages : 786
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The quadrupeds of North America by John James Audubon and John Bachman

The quadrupeds of North America by John James Audubon and John Bachman
A Book

by John James Audubon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1854
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cassell's Natural History

Cassell's Natural History
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Astonishing Armadillo

The Astonishing Armadillo
A Book

by Dee Stuart

  • Publisher : Lerner Publications
  • Release : 1993-01-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780876147696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of the armadillo.