The Lemur

  • Auteur: Benjamin Black
  • ISBN: 0330478680
  • Date de sortie: 2009-10-02
  • Collection: Pan Macmillan
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‘The Lemur has pace and bravado; the writing is sharp and the timing flawless while the prose, naturally, is brilliant’ Time Out William ‘Big Bill’ Mulholland is an Irish-American electronics billionaire. An ex-CIA operative, he now heads up the Mulholland Trust, with the help of his daughter Louise. When Mulholland gets wind of a hostile biography planned by journalist Wilson Cleaver, he commissions his daughter’s husband, John Glass, to pen the official line. But neither he nor Glass had reckoned on the sinister services of ‘the Lemur’. It turns out that silence cannot be bought – even by one of New York’s wealthiest dynasties . . . ‘The Lemur lives up to expectations. The writing is lighter and sleeker than his literary fiction but without any loss of his ability to perfectly describe situations and sensations. Engrossing reading’ Irish Mail on Sunday ‘The Lemur displays an emotional poignancy that is present in both of Black’s previous works’ Independent on Sunday ‘What stands out is Black’s portrayal of contemporary New York, its towers of steel and glass providing a glossy background for a tale in which no one is trusted. It’s an edgy read, worthy of Don DeLillo’ Evening Standard

Lemur

  • Auteur: Tom Bradley
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2008
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Damnation and Salvation in the American Food Services Industry Spencer Sproul is a would-be serial-killing bus boy who can't manage to murder, injure, or even scare anybody. He longs to follow in the footsteps of his heroes, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy. Who wouldn't feel murderous working in a family style restaurant with an asshole boss, sadistic co-workers and Lemmy the Lemur as a mascot? But as hard as he tries he simply doesn't have a killer's instinct. However, there are ways to do damage to far more people and do it legally. Spencer learns that a family restaurant can be an instrument of torture, and quickly becomes a rising star in the food services industry. But before Spencer can take his seat of honor at the Merchant of the Month Award Banquet, he must bumble his way past a pederastic restaurant critic, a trash-talking sex worker, a cellulite-worshiping convenience store clerk, and a police force filled with homophobes, overeducated commies and greedy homicide detectives. It's an all-American success story

How to Lose a Lemur

  • Auteur: Frann Preston-Gannon
  • ISBN: 9781843653158
  • Date de sortie: 2016-07-14
  • Collection: Pavilion Children's
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By the much-loved author of The Journey Home and Dinosaur Farm. Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it. While being followed by lemurs one day, a boy tries hiding up a tree (without luck), disguising himself (without success) and even tries to sail off in a boat to get away from them - only to discover the lemurs snorkeling behind him. Eventually,after climbing mountains, taking trains and going through the air in a balloon, he finally thinks that he has lost them. Or has he? In the process, he has managed to get himself lost, and it is only then that he realizes that the cunning lemurs might just be helpful after all...

Lemur

  • Auteur: Anita Ganeri
  • ISBN: 9781406218770
  • Date de sortie: 2011-08-01
  • Collection: Raintree Publishers
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This series uses the device of looking at a particular type of animal over the course of a day to dicuss different aspects of the animal's anatomy and behaviour.

Lemur Biology

  • Auteur: Ian Tattersall
  • ISBN: 1468421212
  • Date de sortie: 2012-12-06
  • Collection: Springer Science & Business Media
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The volume of studies on prosimian primates has, until recently, tended to lag well behind that of studies on the higher primates. This is so despite the fact that the considerable intrinsic interest of the living prosimians and the signifi cance of their stuQ,y for our understanding of the earlier stages of primate evolution have long been acknowledged by zoologists, paleontologists, and anthropologists alike. Among the prosimians, the Malagasy lemurs are of profound interest not only because they include the only extant diurnal forms, but also because it is only on Madagascar that the absence of competition with higher primates has allowed a surviving prosimian fauna to radiate, es sentially unrestricted, into a broad spectrum of ecological zones. In contrast, the few extant prosimians of Africa and Asia occupy a relatively narrow range of "refuge" niches; although of considerable interest in themselves, they do not show the richness and variety of adaptation which make the Malagasy prosimian fauna such a fascinating object of study. Over the past few years, however, there has been a considerable resur gence of interest in the prosimians in general, and in the lemurs in particular. The range of studies resulting from this rekindling of interest is wide, compre hending the systematics, evolution, anatomy, behavior, and ecology of these forms. This volume constitutes a progress report on our knowledge of the le murs.

Behavioral Variation

  • Auteur: Alison F. Richard
  • ISBN: 9780838719657
  • Date de sortie: 1978
  • Collection: Bucknell University Press
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Behavioral Variation is the most thorough field research to date on the lemurs of Madagascar. Dr. Richard's investigation ranges from a history of the subject to a description of the diverse Malagasy climate and vegetation, to population dynamics, activity patterns, and social behavior, to group social life, behavioral variability, and a general review of ecology and social organization among primates.

Ringtailed Lemur Biology

  • Auteur: Alison Jolly
  • ISBN: 0387341269
  • Date de sortie: 2006-11-30
  • Collection: Springer Science & Business Media
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This volume includes up-to-date field research on the longest-studied and best known of lemur species. It contains articles by scientists from America, Europe, Japan and Madagascar, who combine their knowledge to describe an animal which is unique among primates. The papers review past research and add new dimensions of research related to nutrition, health, hormonal biology, plant ecology, behavioral ecology, and demography of Lemur catta.
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