Category Archives: Nature

Succulents II: The New Illustrated Dictionary

By Maurizio Sajeva

The authors previous collaborated on our bestselling Succulents: The Illustrated Dictionary. This new publication doesn't exchange the unique, which remains to be to be had, yet really supplementations it in numerous methods. It comprises 900 species that weren't lined within the first quantity, and even though it comprises a few species that have been lined past, this moment quantity offers new photos that illustrate different features of the plant, even if in its habitat or in cultivation. The layout of the 2 books is the same, with short descriptions accompanying the wonderful colour images. genuine succulent fanatics will welcome the extra assurance and more advantageous photos provided by means of this new quantity, which should still take its position at the shelf subsequent to the unique.

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The Exquisite Butterfly Companion: The Science and Beauty of 100 Butterflies

By Hazel Davies

This beautiful set, created with the yankee Museum of ordinary heritage, is the suitable reward for fanatics of Lepidoptera! Tucked within a case with an organza ribbon closure, you will discover a box consultant with details on a hundred species of butterfly and moth, plus an envelope with a hundred sheets of paper, every one that includes a perforated, full-color photograph from the book.  Punch them out to create keepsakes that truly fly, together with appealing gliders, flyers, and cellular models.

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The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores

Winner of the toilet Burroughs Medal, American Museum of normal History

“A naturalist with a style for event as a mind set proves an soaking up storyteller as he wanders the Caribbean coasts.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The so much compelling account of sea turtle ecology the realm had ever seen.”—Research in Review

“Writing within the top culture of the good naturalist explorers.”—Rachel Carson, writer of Silent Spring

 “This is a vintage and it is still as clean and colourful as ever.”—Marine Turtle Newsletter

“Written with verve and force and readability and joyousness.”—Chicago Tribune

“A pleasant and soaking up event tale, which acquires these features throughout the author’s love of nature and its creatures, either human and otherwise.”—San Francisco Examiner

Originally released in 1956, The Windward Road helped set in movement a flow to guard sea turtles that unfold during the international and is still robust this present day. Archie Carr’s unrivaled type of nature writing, available to skilled naturalists and laypersons alike, explores a few of nature’s darkest mysteries with humor and masses satisfaction. His pleasant tales of exploring the Caribbean whereas studying eco-friendly turtles brings to existence his deep ardour for the folks and organic variety of the tropics.

Archie Carr was once professor of zoology on the college of Florida, a study affiliate of the yankee Museum of ordinary heritage, and founding father of the Caribbean Conservation company. He authored many books approximately sea turtles in addition to his lifestyles as a naturalist, together with So very good a Fishe and Ulendo.

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Lost Worlds: Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest

Perhaps it's not attainable to adventure the entire mysterious sounds, the surprising smells, and the remarkable points of interest of a tropical rainforest with no ever traveling one. yet this exhilarating and sincere booklet comes wondrously as regards to taking the reader on the sort of trip. Bruce M. Beehler, a commonly traveled specialist on birds and tropical ecology, recounts interesting info from twelve box journeys he has taken to the tropics during the last 3 many years. As a researcher, he brings to lifestyles the unique rainforests and the folk who inhabit them; as a conservationist, he makes a plea for higher methods of handling rainforests—“a source that the area can't do without.” 

 

Drawing on his stories in Papua New Guinea, India, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Panama, and the Ivory Coast, Beehler describes the surprises—both friendly and unpleasant—of doing technological know-how and conservation within the box. He explains the function that rainforests play within the lives of indigenous peoples and the an important value of figuring out neighborhood cultures, customs, and politics. the writer concludes with basic yet tricky recommendations for retaining rainforest future health, expressing fervent wish that his great-grandchildren and others may possibly someday additionally pay attention the rainforest whisper its secrets.

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Peterson Reference Guide to Seawatching: Eastern Waterbirds in Flight (Peterson Reference Guides)

By Ken Behrens, Cameron Cox

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Seawatching is the demanding act of deciding upon waterbirds in flight. in view that a couple of hundred diversified species can fly earlier an statement aspect, usually at nice pace or in tightly packed, mixed-species flocks, id of those far away shapes could be a secret. The keys to the mystery—the sophisticated qualities that free up the identification of flying waterbirds, be it wingbeat cadence, person constitution, flock form and behaviour, or sophisticated flashes of color—are printed during this guide.

Though as a rule known as seawatching, this on-the-fly statement and id strategy is on no account constrained to the coast. There are remarkable waterbird migrations at the nice Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, and plenty of inland lakes and rivers. neither is it constrained to migrating waterfowl, because the rules of flight id practice as successfully to geese flushed off a pond as to far-off migrating flocks. Like Hawks in Flight and The Shorebird advisor, the Peterson Reference consultant to Seawatching breaks new flooring, offers state of the art suggestions, and pushes the envelope in chook identity even extra.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animal: Everything You Need to Know about Raising Cows, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, and More

By Carlotta Cooper

Domesticated small animals, from the cow to the rabbit, were loved by way of human proprietors world wide because the sunrise of civilization, approximately 12,000 years in the past. From pets to beasts of burden or even only a pleasant face within the barn, animals like those produce millions of goods you utilize round the apartment on a daily basis and will be an excellent addition in your domestic, estate, or small farm. For a person seeking to increase such animals although, the realities in their new bushy and feathery partners might be jolting; from the care they want frequently to the meals they consume. This e-book used to be written for someone contemplating procuring and elevating domesticated animals for relatives pets, manufacturers of eggs and milk, or a pleasant creature within the yard. you are going to examine every thing you must comprehend to elevate a large choice of small animals. you'll how one can deal with chickens, from selecting the best breed to elevating them for egg creation. you are going to the best way to deal with ducks and geese, settling on the proper breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and choosing the fitting ones for egg creation. additionally, you will find out about egg incubation, keeping chook wellbeing and fitness, and the way to elevate them for meat. different animals you are going to how one can take care of comprise rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and red meat farm animals. Small farmers and animal specialists were interviewed intimately and their responses extra to this publication to supply extra perception into each element of elevating cattle. This comprises information about the right way to buy, apartment, feed, breed, list, and butcher animals of all kinds in addition to the way to assemble milk, use goats and cows for preserving your fields, or even holding files of births and promoting infants. every thing chances are you'll want to know approximately elevating small animals to your farm is integrated during this consultant to supply you the 1st steps to elevating domesticated chook and farm animals.

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100 Hikes / Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range

Welcome to Oregon's Coast -- 363 miles of cliff-edged capes, public shorelines, wild rivers, sand dunes, rainforest, and coastal mountains. some of the best points of interest are inside effortless achieve of road one hundred and one, yet others are obtainable basically by means of path. that can assist you discover either the civilized and the wild elements of Oregon's outstanding shore, this ebook blends types of courses -- an in depth commute consultant for traveling by means of vehicle and a whole path consultant for making plans adventures strolling. The up-to-date 4th version of this well known advisor begins with a full-color 32-page assessment of the Oregon Coast's highlights, together with lighthouses, parks, cities, and museums, with colour courses to wildflowers, birds, campgrounds, cabins, and mattress & breakfast resorts.

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The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds

By Julie Zickefoose

Julie Zickefoose lives for the instant while a wild, unfastened dwelling chook that she has raised or rehabilitated comes again to go to her; their eyes meet they usually percentage a spark of figuring out. Her gift for the grueling paintings of rescuing birds—such as feeding child hummingbirds each twenty mins all day long—is her empathy with them and the pride of realizing the area is a birdier and extra appealing position.

The Bluebird Effect is set the switch that is set in movement by way of one unmarried act, similar to saving an injured bluebird—or a hummingbird, fast, or phoebe. all of the twenty 5 chapters covers a unique species, and plenty of depict anyone poultry, each one with its personal character, behavior, and quirks. and every bankruptcy is illustrated with Zickefoose's wonderful watercolor work and drawings. not only person stories concerning the trials and triumphs of elevating birds, The Bluebird Effect mixes humor, usual background, and memoir to offer readers an intimate tale of a lifestyles lived between wild birds.

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Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

From the New York Times bestselling writer of Evidence of Harm and Animal Factory―a groundbreaking medical mystery that exposes the darkish aspect of SeaWorld, America's such a lot cherished marine mammal park

Death at SeaWorld facilities at the conflict with the multimillion-dollar marine park over the arguable or even deadly ramifications of preserving killer whales in captivity. Following the tale of marine biologist and animal suggest on the Humane Society of the U.S., Naomi Rose, Kirby tells the gripping tale of the two-decade struggle opposed to PR-savvy SeaWorld, which got here to a head with the tragic loss of life of coach sunrise Brancheau in 2010. Kirby places that awful animal-on-human assault in context. Brancheau's loss of life was once the main publicized between numerous brutal assaults that experience happened at Sea international and different marine mammal subject parks.

Death at SeaWorld introduces actual humans enjoying this debate, from former running shoes became animal rights activists to the boys and ladies that champion SeaWorld and the captivity of whales. In part the orcas act out. and because the tale progresses and orca assaults on running shoes turn into more and more violent, the warnings of Naomi Rose and different scientists fall on deaf ears, purely to be discovered with the loss of life of sunrise Brancheau. eventually he covers the media backlash, the eyewitnesses who come ahead to problem SeaWorld's sleek photo, and the groundbreaking OSHA case that demanding situations the very notion of conserving killer whales in captivity and will spell the tip of getting running shoes within the water with the ocean's best predators.

For extra at the topic, watch Blackfish, a massive movie from Magnolia photos and CNN Films.

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When Nature Moves In: A guide to managing wildlife in and around buildings

By Jacky Ferneyhough

The nationwide belief is likely one of the greatest conservation charities within the uk and cares for enormous quantities of ancient structures. in addition to hundreds of thousands of tourists, crops and animals input its houses and buildings, frequently looking protect or meals. a lot of this coexistence is innocuous, and threatened purely by way of construction upkeep or alterations.

For the 1st time, this advisor stocks the Trust’s a long time of nature conservation and development services. It covers how you can: • plan paintings on structures, together with the correct statutory requisites, what you are able to do and whilst to name within the execs. • determine indicators and results of habitation by way of universal mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, bugs and spiders, crops, lichens and fungi. • reconcile, at any place attainable, the desires of flora and fauna, the development or the human population with out detriment to the others.

Intended for everybody from homeowners or these doing DIY to architects, developers and building pros, this booklet is an ideal creation to construction upkeep and service with out harming flora and fauna. This ebook uniquely assists and advises at the necessities for all types of natural world, as well as directing readers to specialized assets of expertise.

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