Protecting the California condor from extinction is about biology, right?
That is true only if you consider mathematics to be an essential part of biology.
This post notes 3 older examples of insights provided by mathematics into the plight of the California condor. These examples all date from the time when the condor’s future was especially bleak.
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My search for information about the California condor has turned up some sources that surprised me.
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A number of professional journals serve the managers, keepers, scientists, and others who work in the world’s zoos. In this post, I note items about the California condor from 2 of these “trade” publications.
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Color photos reveal the colorful side – mostly the head and neck – of the California condor.
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The 12 excellent photos in this post show a California condor being a California condor (one of the photos shows a pair of condors). These photos deserve to be seen, not hidden away on bookshelves or in boxes.
Continue reading “Black & white photos from journals & magazines: 1908-1985”
In a previous post (Cover art from Cooper Ornithological Society/Club publications), I described how the illustrations of the California condor on the covers of publications of the Cooper Ornithological Society/Club reflected the state of ornithological science over the course of the 20th century. Here I present some additional art from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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There is something appealing about a brief scientific article, dense with new and interesting information.
Here I note 5 articles which were so brief that they shared a journal page with at least one other article. Yet they all provide valuable scientific knowledge about the California condor.
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