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Made for Each Other: A Symbiosis of Birds and Pines

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In this book, the author details for the first time this fascinating relationship between wingless-seeded pine trees and seed-dispersing Corvids (nutcrackers and jays), showing how mutualism can drive not only each others' evolution, but affect the ecology of many other members of the surrounding ecosystem as well. Focusing on the Rocky Mountains and the American Southwest, and ranging as far afield as the Alps, Finland, Siberia, and China, this beautifully illustrated and gracefully written work illuminates the phenomenon of co-evolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-154) and index.

About the Author

Ronald M. Lanner is Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources at Utah State University. He is the author of a number of books, including The Piñon Pine, Trees of the Great Basin, Autumn Leaves: A Guide to the Fall Colors of the Northwoods, and the forthcoming, The Conifers of California.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Genus of Pines

3. Stone Pine Seeds and Cones

4. The Pine Birds

5. The Top-of-the-Line Pinivore

6. Memories

7. Other Arrangements

8. Who Needs Clark's Nutcracker?

9. Building Ecosystems

10. The Odd Couple

11. Pine Nuts and People

12. Deviations

13. Origins

14. Is the Keystone Slipping?

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195089035
Author:
Lanner, Ronald M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Ronald M.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Animal-plant relationships
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Life Sciences | Ecology | Animal Behavior
Subject:
Jays -- Ecology.
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Nature Studies-Birds
Series Volume:
nr. 45
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 illus.
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
9.19x6.11x.61 in. .63 lbs.

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