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The Resource Zoogeomorphology : animals as geomorphic agents, David R. Butler

Zoogeomorphology : animals as geomorphic agents, David R. Butler

Label
Zoogeomorphology : animals as geomorphic agents
Title
Zoogeomorphology
Title remainder
animals as geomorphic agents
Statement of responsibility
David R. Butler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
591.52/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH542.5
LC item number
.B88 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Zoogeomorphology : animals as geomorphic agents, David R. Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-219) and index
Contents
Introduction : Definitions, scope, and limitations. Geomorphic influences of invertebrates : Geomorphic effects of terrestrial invertebrates -- Aquatic invertebrates -- Conclusions. Geomorphic accomplishments of ectothermic vertebrates : Geomorphic role of fish --Geomorphic role of amphibians -- Geomorphic role of reptiles --Conclusions. Birds as agents of erosion, transportation, and deposition : Introduction -- Internal clast transport as gastroliths -- Geophagy --Clast transport for use as tools -- Transport of materials for use in nest building -- Mound building -- Vegetation removal and its geomorphic effects -- Burrowing and nest-cavity excavations -- Conclusions. Geomorphic effects of digging for and caching food : Digging for food --Caching for food. Trampling, wallowing, and geophagy by mammals : Trampling -- Wallowing -- Geophagy -- Trampling erosion associated with a natural salt lick -- Conclusions. Geomorphic effects of mammalian burrowing : Introduction -- Burrowing and denning -- Question of Mima mounds -- Conclusions. Geomorphic influence of beavers : Beaver species and morphology -- Historical and modern distribution of the beaver -- Dam building and its geomorphic effects -- Beaver pond environment and associated geomorphic influences -- Sedimentation and sedimentation rates in beaver ponds -- Catastrophic dam failure and its effects -- Conclusion
Control code
31781542
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 231 p.
Isbn
9780521433433
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
94044726
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Zoogeomorphology : animals as geomorphic agents, David R. Butler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-219) and index
Contents
Introduction : Definitions, scope, and limitations. Geomorphic influences of invertebrates : Geomorphic effects of terrestrial invertebrates -- Aquatic invertebrates -- Conclusions. Geomorphic accomplishments of ectothermic vertebrates : Geomorphic role of fish --Geomorphic role of amphibians -- Geomorphic role of reptiles --Conclusions. Birds as agents of erosion, transportation, and deposition : Introduction -- Internal clast transport as gastroliths -- Geophagy --Clast transport for use as tools -- Transport of materials for use in nest building -- Mound building -- Vegetation removal and its geomorphic effects -- Burrowing and nest-cavity excavations -- Conclusions. Geomorphic effects of digging for and caching food : Digging for food --Caching for food. Trampling, wallowing, and geophagy by mammals : Trampling -- Wallowing -- Geophagy -- Trampling erosion associated with a natural salt lick -- Conclusions. Geomorphic effects of mammalian burrowing : Introduction -- Burrowing and denning -- Question of Mima mounds -- Conclusions. Geomorphic influence of beavers : Beaver species and morphology -- Historical and modern distribution of the beaver -- Dam building and its geomorphic effects -- Beaver pond environment and associated geomorphic influences -- Sedimentation and sedimentation rates in beaver ponds -- Catastrophic dam failure and its effects -- Conclusion
Control code
31781542
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 231 p.
Isbn
9780521433433
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
94044726
Other physical details
ill.

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