The Snow Leopard
Author : Peter Matthiessen
Publisher : Random House
Release :2014-11-06
Total pages :336
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781448112654
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One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.'

The Snow Leopard and the Goat
Author : Shafqat Hussain
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release :2019-12-30
Total pages :232
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780295746586
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Following the downgrading of the snow leopard’s status from “endangered” to “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2017, debate has renewed about the actual number of snow leopards in the wild and the most effective strategies for coexisting with these enigmatic animals. Evidence from Pakistan and other countries in the snow leopard’s home range shows that they rely heavily on human society—domestic livestock accounts for as much as 70 percent of their diet. Maintaining that the snow leopard is a “wild” animal, conservation NGOs and state agencies have enacted laws that punish farmers for attacking these predators, while avoiding engaging with efforts to mitigate the harms suffered by farmers whose herds are reduced by snow leopards. This ethnography examines the uneven distribution of costs and benefits involved in snow leopard conservation and shows that for the conservation of nature to be successful, the vision, interests, and priorities of those most affected by conservation policies—in this case, local farmers—must be addressed. A case history of Project Snow Leopard in the mountains of northern Pakistan, which inspired similar programs in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, describes how the animal’s food habits are studied, how elusive individuals are counted, and how a novel kind of “snow leopard insurance” has protected the species by compensating farmers for livestock losses. The Snow Leopard and the Goat demonstrates that characterizing this conflict as one between humans (farmers) and wildlife (snow leopards) is misleading, as the real conflict is between two human groups—farmers and conservationists—who see the snow leopard differently.

Snow Leopards
Author : N.A
Publisher : Academic Press
Release :2016-06-06
Total pages :644
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780128024966
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Snow Leopards: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes is the only comprehensive work on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard, a species that has long been one of the least studied, and hence poorly understood, of the large cats. Breakthroughs in technologies and methodologies to study this elusive cat have come rapidly, including non-invasive genetics, camera traps, and GPS-satellite collaring. The book begins with chapters on the genetic standing and taxonomy of the snow leopard, followed by chapters on their behavior and ecology. Additional contributions follow on the current and emerging threats to the species, which include longstanding concerns, such as poaching and conflicts with livestock, and new and emerging threats such as mining and climate change. A section on conservation solutions, backed by valuable case studies, starts with an overview of the important role mountain communities play in assuring the snow leopard’s long-term persistence. In addition, chapters on the role of captive snow leopards for the conservation of the species, state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for studying and monitoring snow leopards, status reports from around the region, and future perspectives, such as transboundary conservation initiatives, international conventions (CITES, CMS, etc.), the role of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group and the Snow Leopard Network, and undertakings such as the Global Snow Leopard Forum facilitated by the World Bank are also included. Serves as the first and only comprehensive book on the biology, behavior, and conservation status of the snow leopard Brings together the most current scientific knowledge, documents the most pressing conservation issues, and shares success stories in alleviating the broad threats that now jeopardize the long-term survival of this species Brings current knowledge of the species, not only to researchers and conservationists, but also to decision makers, academics, and students Edited by recognized snow leopard experts, with more than 50 years of collective experience in research and conservation of the species

Wild Cats of the World
Author : Mel Sunquist,Fiona Sunquist
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release :2017-05-15
Total pages :462
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780226518237
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Did you know that European royalty once used cheetahs to hunt deer, or that caracals can capture birds by leaping six and a half feet straight up into the air from a standing start? Have you ever wondered whether domestic cats really do land on their feet when they fall, or how Canada lynx can stalk their prey in the winter without falling through the deep snow? Wild Cats of the World is a treasure trove of answers to questions like these, and many others, for anyone who's interested in learning more about the world's felids, including the ones with whom we share our homes. Mel and Fiona Sunquist have spent more than a decade gathering information about cats from every available source, many of them quite difficult to find, including scientific papers, descriptions of hunts, archeological findings, observations by naturalists and travelers, reports from government agencies, and newsletters from a wide variety of organizations. Weaving information from these sources together with their own experiences observing wild cats around the world, the Sunquists have created the most comprehensive reference on felids available. Each of their accounts of the 36 species of cat contains a description of the cat, including human interactions with it, as well as detailed data on its distribution, ecology and behavior, status in the wild, and efforts to conserve it. Numerous photographs, including more than 40 in full color, illustrate these accounts. Ranging from the two-pound black-footed cat to the five-hundred-pound tiger, and from the African serval with its satellite-dish ears to the web-footed fishing cat of Asia, Wild Cats of the World will fascinate and educate felid fans of any stripe (or spot).

Wildlife Review
Author : N.A
Publisher :
Release :
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105014018308
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Enterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Author : Charles Edge,William Barker,Beau Hunter,Gene Sullivan,Ken Barker
Publisher : Apress
Release :2010-12-31
Total pages :648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781430227311
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A common misconception in the Mac community is that Mac’s operating system is more secure than others. While this might be true in certain cases, security on the Mac is still a crucial issue. When sharing is enabled or remote control applications are installed, Mac OS X faces a variety of security threats. Enterprise Mac Security: Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a definitive, expert-driven update of the popular, slash-dotted first edition and was written in part as a companion to the SANS Institute course for Mac OS X. It contains detailed Mac OS X security information, and walkthroughs on securing systems, including the new Snow Leopard operating system. Using the SANS Institute course as a sister, this book caters to both the beginning home user and the seasoned security professional not accustomed to the Mac, establishing best practices for Mac OS X for a wide audience. The authors of this book are seasoned Mac and security professionals, having built many of the largest network infrastructures for Apple and spoken at both DEFCON and Black Hat on OS X security.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Portable Genius
Author : Dwight Spivey
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release :2009-07-17
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780470541777
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Hip help on how to make Apple's new Mac OS X Snow Leopard purr Full-color, 400 pages, and packed with information, this savvy guide gives readers the essential information they need on Mac OS X Snow Leopard Whether novices or serious Mac fans, readers will find that this book answers the questions they have most, without overwhelming them with detail Topics include troubleshooting and maintaining Mac OS X, customizing the computer and workspace, automating repetitive tasks, using Unix, manipulating images and multimedia, listening to music and podcasts, connecting peripherals, copying music to an iPod, syncing Macs to other devices, and more As with all books in the Portable Genius series, this book is fun but straightforward; it comes in a handy portable size that doesn't skimp on the essentials and is packed with tips, cool tricks, and savvy advice

Mac OS X Snow Leopard Pocket Guide
Author : Chris Seibold
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release :2009-09-09
Total pages :234
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1449379508
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Whether you're new to the Mac or a longtime user, this handy book is the quickest way to get up to speed on Snow Leopard. Packed with concise information in an easy-to-read format, Mac OS X Snow Leopard Pocket Guide covers what you need to know and is an ideal resource for problem-solving on the fly. This book goes right to the heart of Snow Leopard, with details on system preferences, built-in applications, and utilities. You'll also find configuration tips, keyboard shortcuts, guides for troubleshooting, lots of step-by-step instructions, and more. Learn about new features and changes since the original Leopard release Get quick tips for setting up and customizing your Mac's configuration Solve problems with the handy reference to the fundamentals of the Finder, Dock, and more Understand how to manage user accounts Work more efficiently using keyboard shortcuts Take advantage of MobileMe, Apple's online suite of services and tools

Beginning Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server
Author : Charles Edge,Chris Barker,Ehren Schwiebert,Ken Barker
Publisher : Apress
Release :2010-09-20
Total pages :640
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781430227731
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This book is intended for those who need to get things done with Mac OS X Server 10.6. As such, you can use this book two ways. Those new to Mac OS X Server can read straight through the entire book, and by the end should feel competent to administer any Mac server thrown their way. For those with some knowledge of Mac OS X Server, or perhaps a thorough knowledge of other Unix-based servers, the book is arranged by tasks so that you can either start reading at any point, skipping material you already know, or pick and choose the chapters you'll find most helpful to your own work or system needs. This task-oriented approach also makes the book useful as a general reference for all aspects of Mac OS X Server. Throughout the book, special emphasis is given to the new features of the latest release, Mac OS X Server 10.6, a.k.a. Server Snow Leopard. For instance, you'll find out how to integrate an iPhone with Mac OS X Server using the new Mobile Access features, or how to install an SSL certificate in the web service, Apache. Task-oriented approach to server administration makes it easy to find and accomplish what needs to get done Thorough subject coverage including workflows for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server GUI-level features, command-line features, and alternatives Features introductory material for new administrators, emphasis on new features for upgrading to Snow Leopard Server, and more advanced material for experienced IT and enterprise administrators who want to get the most out of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

Proceedings of the Seventh International Snow Leopard Symposium
Author : Joseph L. Fox,Jizeng Du
Publisher :
Release :1994
Total pages :331
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021140079
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