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Heck's Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science by J. G. Heck

By J. G. Heck

Drawn from a huge six-volume compilation of illustrations and data overlaying a huge diversity of topics, this pretty quantity specializes in photographs of nature and technological know-how from the nineteenth century. comprises meticulously reproduced metal engravings of superstar maps, animals, crops, minerals, fossils, geological formations, human anatomy, and masses extra.

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Sharks: 101 Super Fun Facts and Amazing Pictures (Featuring by Janet Evans

By Janet Evans

Sharks: one hundred and one large enjoyable proof And striking images (Featuring The World's best 10 Sharks)

This e-book depicts the sweetness of the realm of Sharks in all its glory. teenagers are given a well-rounded realizing of this gorgeous fish: its anatomy, feeding conduct and behaviour. the next Sharks are featured: Black Tip Reef Shark Bull Shark nice White Shark Hammerhead Shark Lemon Shark Leopard shark Nurse Shark Tiger Shark Whale Shark Wobbegong the outline is easy sufficient for early readers or for a dad or mum to steer a baby via. there are numerous details and photographs to discuss together with your baby. on the other hand, a toddler of any age (even the kid in you) can benefit from the coloring pages of those sharks. Do take pleasure in!

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Birdwatching With Your Eyes Closed: An Introduction to by Simon Barnes

By Simon Barnes

Studying birdsong isn't just how to develop into a greater bird-spotter. it really is tuning in: a fashion of listening to the soundtrack of the planet earth... Why do birds sing? What are they attempting to say? Birdsong is not only approximately ordinary background. it's also approximately our heritage. We received melody from the birds as we received rhythm from the womb. Birds are our tune: they train us to specific emotion and sweetness in sound. the 1st tools ever made have been bird-flutes. This very important booklet – with a unfastened podcast – takes you from iciness into private spring, educating you to how recognize tune after tune because the refrain swells. you begin with robin, and turn out hearing nightingales. alongside the way in which, you'll research whatever of the technology of birdsong – the adaptation among music and speak to, the body structure of songbirds, what birdsong tells us approximately evolution, and certainly the very beginnings of lifestyles itself. the purpose is to offer you a flying begin in birdsong in order that, after examining this ebook, you'll be hearing order, no longer chaos, to Bach, now not white noise. you can be extra conscious of the wild international, and higher capable of are aware of it.

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Gorillas: The Complete Guide For Beginners & Early Learning by Margaret Brown

By Margaret Brown

This 42-page book is designed for present Kindles. Our authorized high-resolution pictures fill the display whereas permitting you to benefit from the tale while. not just are our ebooks truth checked and edited through the editorial creation employees, yet they're designed and written with objective, following particular early studying and schooling guidelines.

Complete with enjoyable evidence and designed with youngsters in brain, this e-book is stuffed with shiny, colourful images and obviously written textual content. younger readers will study what gorillas devour, the place gorillas sleep, what gorillas do for enjoyable, and lots more and plenty more.

Written via a former instructor and father or mother, this starting reader is nearly six hundred phrases in size. Gorillas are awesome animals. enable your baby observe them today!

The exceptional global Discoveries sequence teaches young children approximately our wildlife. Books within the sequence are designed to fulfill particular early studying and faculty curriculum goals.

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Concise Tree Guide by Bloomsbury Publishing

By Bloomsbury Publishing

This fantastically illustrated pocket box advisor is jam-packed with info at the bushes of england and the close to Continent. It covers greater than a hundred and sixty species, all of that are illustrated with remarkable full-colour works of art that express information of mature bushes, leaves, development styles and different attention-grabbing positive factors. A concise written account masking measurement, description, habitat, distribution and conduct looks at the similar web page because the illustrations for every species. The easy-to-follow layouts and great works of art assist in actual identity, making this e-book a useful reference resource.

It is compact sufficient to slot in the pocket, but filled with crucial details for the normal heritage enthusiast.

Renowned ordinary historical past artists together with Cy Baker, David Daly, Colin Emberson and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.

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Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal by Jackson Landers

By Jackson Landers

North the USA is less than assault by way of quite a lot of invasive animals. Black spiny-tailed iguanas in Florida, Asian carp in Missouri and Virginia, nutria in Louisiana, ecu eco-friendly crabs in Connecticut, and different alien species through the usa are devouring our local vegetation and animals, pushing many to the edge of extinction. Jackson Landers has a different option to the matter: devour them! This experience narrative describes Landers's quest to seek twelve invasive animal species and switch them into scrumptious nutrients, exhibiting how a person can feed a kin whereas having fun with the fun of the search and assisting to guard and preserve the ordinary atmosphere.

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Flattened Fauna, Revised: A Field Guide to Common Animals of by Roger M. Knutson

By Roger M. Knutson

Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of individuals whose basically chance to watch flora and fauna comes after it's been run over and pressed right into a patty by means of mammoth rigs, then desiccated via the weather till even flies don't realize it? this is often the sector consultant for you! FLATTENED FAUNA fills a tremendous hole in our ordinary historical past wisdom and fosters a heightened recognize for the ecology of the paved environment.Reviews'Knutson. . . may simply be to roadkill what Brett Favre is to soccer flinging.''Milwaukee magazine SentinelFrom the alternate Paperback edition.

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One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich

By Bernd Heinrich

The acclaimed scientist's encounters with individual wild birds, yielding "marvelous, mind-altering" (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries

In his smooth classics One Man's Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably approximately his relationships with wild ravens and a very good horned owl.   In One Wild fowl at a Time, Heinrich returns to his nice love: shut, day by day observations of individual wild birds. There are numerous books on chook habit, but Heinrich argues that the most notable chicken behaviors fall lower than the radar of what such a lot birds do in aggregate. Heinrich's "passionate observations [that] beautifully combine memoir and science" (New York occasions publication Review) lead to interesting questions - and infrequently startling discoveries. a good crested flycatcher, whereas bringing foodstuff to the younger of their nest, is attacked via the opposite flycatcher close by. Why? A pair of Northern sparkles hammering their nest-hole into the aspect of Heinrich's cabin carry the chance to watch the feeding festival among siblings, and to make a similar discovery approximately nest-cleaning. one among a grab of redstart warbler infants fledges out of the nest from twenty ft above the floor, and lands at the grass under. It can't fly. what is going to take place next?   Heinrich "looks heavily, together with his trademark ‘hands-and-knees science' at its most attractive, [delivering] what can purely be referred to as mental marvels of knowing" (Boston Globe).   An eminent biologist stocks the fun of bird-watching and the way looking at the anomalous behaviors of person birds has guided his research.
 
Heinrich (Emeritus, Biology/Univ. of Vermont; The Homing intuition: that means and secret in Animal Migration, 2014, etc.) easily describes how learning the day-by-day lives of birds of their common environments permits him to event their international vicariously. Now retired and residing in a cabin within the Maine woods, he devotes himself to heavily watching "his avian associates, viewers, and vagrants, and keep[ing] day-by-day documents all through spring, summer time, fall, and winter." each year, he welcomes a couple of broad-wing hawks who dinner party at a vernal pond populated through frogs, spring peepers, and salamanders whereas refurbishing their previous nest. surprisingly, they supply a fern conceal at the nest, which they replace each day after their chicks hatch. Heinrich additionally contains anecdotes from an prior time while he nonetheless lived in Vermont. woke up one morning by way of the loud drumming of a male woodpecker on a close-by apple tree, the writer questioned if probably he was once trying to allure a feminine. strangely, while a feminine was once interested in the sound, he stopped drumming and flew away. an identical habit used to be repeated day after today. The author's observations led him to finish that the bird's drumming used to be no longer a part of a mating ritual yet fairly a loud commercial of his nest-building talents. Vireos nesting close to his cabin allowed him to watch how they intentionally diminished the variety of eggs they have been hatching to house the decreased nutrition offer after an unseasonal freeze. Heinrich explains that bird-watching has been a major a part of his lifestyles when you consider that he was once a boy on his family's farm. whilst he was once 6, they moved from Germany to Maine. discovering commonplace birds nesting "immediately made this position our home," he writes.
 
a fascinating memoir of the possibilities for doing medical learn with out leaving one's personal yard. (Kirkus)

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Up and About: The Hard Road to Everest by Doug Scott

By Doug Scott

At nightfall on 24 September 1975, Doug Scott and Dougal Haston grew to become the 1st Britons to arrive the summit of Everest as lead climbers on Chris Bonington's epic day trip to the mountain's vast south-west face. As darkness fell, Scott and Haston scraped a small collapse the snow a hundred metres lower than the summit and survived the top bivouac ever - with out bottled oxygen, slumbering luggage and, because it became out, frostbite. For Doug Scott, it used to be the fulfilment of a fortune-teller's prophecy given to his mom: that her eldest son will be at risk in a excessive position with the total international observing. Scott and Haston back domestic nationwide heroes with their photograph splashed around the entrance pages. Scott went directly to develop into considered one of Britain's maximum ever mountaineers, pioneering new climbs within the remotest corners of the globe. His occupation spans the golden age of British mountaineering from the Nineteen Sixties increase in open air event to the recent wave of light-weight alpinism during the Seventies and Eighties. In off the bed, the 1st quantity of his autobiography, Scott tells his tale from his delivery in Nottingham through the darkest days of battle to the summit of the area. Surviving the unplanned bivouac with no oxygen close to the summit of Everest widened the diversity of what and the way he might climb sooner or later. in truth, Scott demonstrated extra climbs at the excessive mountains of the area after his ascent of Everest than ahead of. these climbs may be lined within the moment quantity of his existence and occasions.

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