Category Archives: Nature

Easy to Build Birdbaths (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, A-208)

considering that 1973, Storey's state knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of state dwelling talents fast and simply. There are actually greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their striking acceptance displays the typical hope of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

By Sandi Doughton

Scientists have pointed out Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver because the city facilities of what is going to be the most important earthquake—the rather tremendous One—in the continental usa. A quake will happen--in truth it truly is really late. The Cascadia subduction quarter is 750 miles lengthy, working alongside the Pacific coast from Northern California as much as southern British Columbia. during this attention-grabbing ebook, The Seattle Times technology reporter Sandi Doughton introduces readers to the scientists who're devoted to realizing the best way the earth strikes and describes what styles might be pointed out and the way ready (or no longer) individuals are. With a a hundred% likelihood of a mega-quake hitting the Pacific Northwest, this interesting publication reviews at the scientists who're attempting to comprehend while, the place, and simply how vast the massive ONE may be.

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Contribution of Islam to Medicine

By Ezzat Abouleish M.D - XKP

Medicine, because it stands this day, didn't enhance in a single day. it's the end result of efforts of hundreds of thousands of individuals, a few we all know and others we don't. The flame of civilization, together with medication, all started millions of years in the past. The flame has been passed over from one iteration to a different, and from one state to the other.

Depending on who took the sacred accountability of internet hosting it, occasionally it received brighter and infrequently it bought dimmer. even if, it by no means died away, simply because if it did, it can were too not easy to begin all over the place again....

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Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and Related Subjects

By Rolf H. J. Schlegel

From Abaxial to Zymogram, make experience out of the complicated terminology of plant breeding!

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and comparable topics is the 1st entire e-book that comprises transparent and precious definitions of the phrases linked to plant breeding and similar scientific/technological disciplines. This well-organized consultant defines all the jargon surrounding this ever-evolving subject and gives useful tables, examples, and breeding schemes to make the information effortless to entry and make the most of. additionally it is a listing of plants, weeds, and different vital vegetation that comes with universal names, clinical descriptions, chromosome numbers, genome structure, DNA content material, and different information the place to be had.

From the writer: “Until now, it's been tricky to discover the correct which means of many phrases and to thoroughly interpret the categorical techniques of plant breeding. so much dictionaries and glossaries to be had were hugely particular or fragmentary, and no try out has been made to supply a accomplished compilation of plant breeding phrases. My goal within the construction of this publication used to be to incorporate not just the phrases of the current, but additionally a few of the phrases used through the lengthy historical past of plant breeding. so that it will serve scholars, lecturers, and study employees in addition to plant breeders and seed manufacturers, this e-book is supplemented via breeding schemes, tables, examples, and an inventory of crop crops together with a few details.”

The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and similar matters is a perfect unmarried resource for particular definitions of the phrases utilized in:

  • agronomy
  • horticulture
  • forestry
  • seed creation
  • genetics, molecular genetics, inhabitants genetics, and cytogenetics
  • biotechnology
  • biochemistry
  • mutagenesis
  • biometry
  • botany
  • cytology
  • ecology
  • plant evolution
  • laboratory technologies

when you make the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Plant Breeding and similar matters part of your assortment, you can find your self, your colleagues, and your scholars pertaining to it time and again. Order this first-of-its-kind quantity today!

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Healing Magic: A Green Witch Guidebook to Conscious Living (10th Anniversary Edition)

By Robin Rose Bennett

Jam-packed with tales, songs, rituals, recipes, meditations, and trance trips that define greater than a hundred how you can perform the artwork of magical therapeutic, this guidebook to awake residing by means of popular herbalist Robin Rose Bennett makes it effortless to keep on with the trail to actual and non secular future health. within the culture of traditional witchcraft, therapeutic Magic, tenth Anniversary variation offers step by step directions for engaging in earth-centered rituals, getting ready natural treatments, and casting spells to enchant and heal in addition to suggestion on cooking daily nutrients incorporating health-enhancing herbs and residential remedies.

• how one can reconnect with the earth and draw on its energy
• have interaction with the facility of the seven chakras of the body
• construct an altar
• utilize moon magic and women's wisdom
• organize natural infusions and baths
• paintings with the medication wheel
• forged spells for romance and wealth

No topic what your ideals, this guidebook will open your middle and brain to daily magic and the thrill of residing in music with the energies of nature.

Table of Contents
Foreword by way of Susun S. Weed, writer of the clever lady natural series
Introduction
1. Reconnecting with the Earth
2. attractive Mystery
3. Moon Magic and Women's Wisdom
4. natural Magic
5. the medication Wheel of Magic
6. Spells
7. Rituals
Epilogue: a last Story
Afterword

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Basic Concepts of Ancient Philosophy (Studies in Continental Thought)

By Martin Heidegger

Basic techniques of historical Philosophy offers a lecture direction given by way of Martin Heidegger in 1926 on the collage of Marburg. First released in German as quantity 22 of the gathered works, the booklet presents Heidegger's such a lot systematic background of historical philosophy starting with Thales and finishing with Aristotle. during this lecture, which coincides with the of completion of his most vital paintings, Being and Time, Heidegger is operating out the way to sharply differentiate among beings and Being. Richard Rojcewicz's transparent and actual translation deals English-speaking readers important perception into Heidegger's perspectives on old proposal and ideas comparable to precept, reason, nature, team spirit, multiplicity, emblems, fact, technology, soul, classification, and motion.

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Bear (Animal)

By Robert E. Bieder

The offended grizzly and the cuddly teddy: few animals own this type of diversity of personas because the undergo. the following, Robert Bieder surveys the wealth of images, myths, and tales that surrounds the undergo. starting with the sunrise undergo, the small dog-sized ancestor of all bears who hails from 25 million years in the past, Bieder embarks on a desirable exploration of the evolutionary background of the endure kinfolk, from extinct species corresponding to the cave undergo and enormous short-faced endure to the mere 8 species that live to tell the tale today.

Bear attracts on cultural fabric from worldwide to check a number of the legends and myths surrounding the undergo, together with ceremonies and taboos that govern the searching, killing, and consuming of bears. The ebook additionally appears on the position of bears in smooth tradition because the topics of news, songs, and flicks; as exhibited gadgets in circuses and zoos; and, might be such a lot famously, as toys. Bieder additionally considers the precarious way forward for the undergo because it is threatened via lack of habitat, poaching, worldwide warming, and ailment and discusses the effect of human habit on bears and their environments.

Accompanied by way of quite a few bright photos and illustrations, and written in an attractive type, Bear is an beautiful and informative quantity for someone who has curled up with Winnie-the-Pooh or marveled at this robust king of the forest.

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OKAVANGO: A Field Guide (Southbound Field Guides)

By Lee Gutteridge

After The South African Bushveld-A box consultant from the Waterberg, this is often the second one entire box advisor to be released in southern Africa that covers a close cross-section of the main well known animals, crops, birds, fish, bugs and tracks and indicators of a selected sector. It features a precise normal background part for a better figuring out of the geology, habitats and ecology of the zone. This e-book negates the necessity to hold multiple consultant publication whilst traveling the Okavango. Contents contain: Geology, Habitats, Ecology, Mammals (and diseases), Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Scorpions, Spiders, bugs, Butterflies and Moths, Fish, plant life, timber, Grasses, Tracks and indicators, Fungi, Aquatic vegetation and extra. Lee Gutteridge used to be born in Sheffield, England, in 1973. His kin moved to South Africa in 1982. considering his first encounters with snakes within the mid-eighties he has been keen about African flora and fauna. he's now a qualified box advisor with 19 years' of bush event. he's the crucial coach of the Entabeni Nature advisor education institution. captivated with the educational and sharing of information, his first e-book, the best-selling South African Bushveld-A box advisor from the Waterberg, used to be released in 2008. He has additionally co-authored San Rock artwork: A box advisor (2011). He lives within the japanese Waterberg together with his spouse Sarah and his kids, Kellen and Savannah. Tony Reumerman was once born and raised at the Highveld of South Africa and from an early age constructed an curiosity in chook, insect and plants. He used to be schooled at St. John Bosco university in Daleside the place his curiosity in usual background spread out, changing into an obsession in the course of his years as a soldier and later as a microbiology scholar. tours into natural world parts in southern Africa turned so common that he determined to pursue his ardour and paintings as a box advisor. He used to be to spend 8 years guiding, handling and coaching different courses at Sabi Sabi online game Reserve within the Kruger sector sooner than relocating, in 2000, to the Okavango the place he joined barren region Safaris. He heads up the educational staff and has an avid curiosity in mammal behaviour, images, botany and ornithology. Tony relies in Maun the place he lives along with his spouse Andrea and son Aidan.

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The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa

By Caitlin O'Connell

While looking at a relatives of elephants within the wild, Caitlin O’Connell spotted a unusual listening behavior—the matriarch lifted her foot and scanned the horizon, inflicting the opposite elephants to stick with go well with, as though they can “hear” the floor. The Elephant’s mystery Sense is O’Connell’s account of her groundbreaking examine into seismic listening and conversation, chronicling the intense social lives of elephants over the process fourteen years within the Namibian wilderness.
            This compelling odyssey of medical discovery can also be a frank account of fieldwork in a poverty-stricken, war-ravaged nation. In her makes an attempt to check an elephant neighborhood, O’Connell encounters corrupt executive bureaucrats, deadly lions and rhinos, poachers, farmers struggling with for arable land, and profoundly useless ways to flora and fauna conservation. The Elephant’s mystery experience is finally a narrative of highbrow braveness within the face of possible insurmountable obstacles.
 
“I used to be transported through the author’s beautifully sensuous descriptions of her years spent learning the animals. . . . Conjures a high-class nature documentary movie in prose.”—Steven Poole, Guardian
 
“A trip as tough and spectacular because the roads of the African floodplain.”—Joan Keener, Entertainment Weekly
 
“A winning mixture of technology and soulfulness, explaining her groundbreaking thought of ways elephants use seismic communique. . . . O’Connell’s account is studded with sympathetic insights and well-turned phrases.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“This attention-grabbing e-book reads like a fast moving detective tale of a systematic discovery and event set in modern Africa. . . . by means of the top, O’Connell takes her rightful position one of the best biographers of the African elephant.”—Iain Douglas-Hamilton, writer of Among the Elephants
 
 

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Salmon (Animal)

Every 12 months, wild salmon shuttle hundreds and hundreds of miles upstream. they try fierce river currents, bounce over rocks and small waterfalls, and die by way of the hundreds of thousands of hunger, disorder, and publicity to chilly. whether they surmount those hindrances, the fish danger turning into dinner for hungry predators like bears, birds, and people. Guided via a prepared experience of odor, the survivors go back and forth to their unique hatching grounds, the place they breed, spawn, and fast die.

Salmon unearths this remarkable lifestyles cycle to be simply a part of the bigger tale of those interesting fish. The cultural lifetime of salmon, Peter Coates explains, is wealthy with myths approximately “the king of fish,” from lands as assorted as Nova Scotia, Norway, Korea, and California. Coates’s historical past information the salmon’s loved symbolic that means in addition to its present prestige because the ignoble manufactured from fish hatcheries. Encompassing evolutionary, ecological, and cultural views, Salmon is the suitable booklet for an individual who has ever eaten or attempted to seize this delightful—and delectable—fish. 

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