Serengeti Lion A Study of Predator-Prey Relations

ISBN-10: 0226736407

ISBN-13: 9780226736402

Edition: 2009

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Description: The Serengeti Lion won the National Book Award in 1973. "This is an important book, not just for its valuable information on lions, but for its broad, open,and intelligent approach to problems that cut across the fields of behavior, populations, ecology, wildlife management,evolution, anthropology, and comparative biology. "--Richard G. Van Gelder,Bioscience

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/15/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Zoologist George B. Schaller was born in 1933. He is the science director of international programs for the New York Zoological Society's Center for Field Biology and Conservation. After studying wildlife in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Schaller wrote The Serengeti Lion: A Study of Predator-Prey Relations, which won the 1972 National Book Award. After studying the panda in China, Schaller wrote The Last Panda, a book detailing his discoveries.

Acknowledgments I. The Study 1. Introduction 2. The Serengeti Region Physiography Vegetation Seasons 3. Study Methods General Tagging Radio Telemetry Food Habits Age Classes II. The Lion 4. Group Structure and Movement The Pride The Pride Area The Nomad 5. Behavior Within the Group Communication The Daily Activity Pattern Group Organization Mating Behavior Relations of Young to Pride Play 6. Population Dynamics Population Size Population Composition Reproduction Mortality Population Trend 7. Food Habits The Prey Population Food Habits Predation in Relation to Sex, Age, and Health of Prey 8. The Hunt Behavior of Prey Main Environmental Factors Affecting the Hunt Hunting Behavior Hunting Success Hunting for Large Prey Relation of Prey Size to Sex of Lion Killing It Learning to Hunt Killing Behavior at the Kill III. Other Predators The Leopard Distribution and Numbers Movement Population Dynamics Social Structure Predation 10. The Cheetah Distribution and Numbers Movements Population Dynamics Social Structure Predation 11. The Wild Dog Distribution and Numbers Movements Population Dynamics Social Structure Predation 12. Other Predators Spotted Hyena Man Jackals Other Mammals Reptiles and Birds IV. Summary and Conclusions 13. Dynamics of Predator Social Systems Social System Social Structure Communication Land Tenure System Population Dynamics Hominid Behavior 14. The Dynamics of Predation Ecological Separation of Predators Antipredator Behavior Sex, Age, and Health of Prey Killed by Predators The Impact of Predation on Prey Populations Conclusion Appendixes Appendix A. Common and scientific names of wild mammals, birds, and reptiles mentioned in the text Appendix B. Tables 1 to 79 Appendix C. An estimate of animal numbers and biomass in the Serengeti Park made by Hendrichs (1970) References Cited Index
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