Moment of Impact

Additional Web and Print Resources

WEB

Grasslands – The University of California Museum of Paleontology
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/grasslands.php
An article on the museum’s website describes the climate and locations of the savanna biome.

Golden Eagle – The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Golden_Eagle/lifehistory
This site provides a broad range of information about the golden eagle. Also find fun facts about the osprey on this site.

Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air – NATURE
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/hummingbirds-magic-in-the-air/introduction/5424/
NATURE journeys into the lives of the speedy hummingbirds that live in the jungle.

Giraffe – African Wildlife Foundation
http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/giraffe
This site describes giraffes and how they care for their young.

Tiger – Seaworld Info Books
http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/tiger/physical-characteristics.htm
This page contains a great deal of information about the tiger, including its physical characteristics and fun books for young readers.

Blue Morpho Butterfly – The Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/resources.cfm?id=blue_butterfly
This site describes the anatomy, habitat, diet, and threats of the beautiful blue morpho butterfly, including its multi-chromatic wing pattern.

Trap-Jaw Ants – University of Massachusetts
http://imladris.bio.umass.edu/biology/pateklab/mechanics-movement-trap-jaw-ants
The Patek lab writes about the trap-jaw ant, its evolution, and the way in which it moves through its environment with those powerful jaws.

Spider Monkey – Montclair State University
http://rainforest.montclair.edu/pwebrf/rainforest/Animals/mammals/spidermonkey.html
Learn about the spider monkey and its life in the canopy of the rain forest.

Bison – National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/bisonqa.htm
This site answers some frequently asked questions about bison.

Cuban Crocodile – Florida Museum of National History
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/cnhc/csp_crho.htm
Read interesting facts about the different species of crocodile and their natural history.

Flying Snakes – The American Museum of Natural History
http://biomechanics.bio.uci.edu/_html/nh_biomech/flyingsnake/flyingsnake.htm
The AMNH describes the biomechanics of airborne snakes.

BOOKS & PRINT

Kelly, Lynne. Crocodile: Evolution’s Greatest Survivor. Allen & Unwin, 2007.

Mooring, MS and ML Patton. Fecal Androgens of Bison Bulls During the Rut. Hormones and Behavior, volume 46, issue 4, pgs 392-398, 2004.

Tilson, Ronald and Philip Nyhus, eds. Tigers of the World: The Science, Politics and Conservation of Panthera tigris. Academic Press, 2010.

Ulfstrand, Staffan. Fur, Cheryl Jones, trans. Savannah Lives: Animal Life and the Human Evolution of Africa. Oxford University Press, 2003.