Download Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle From the Pages of the by Derwent May PDF

By Derwent May

From dainty avocets prancing alongside the beach to panic-stricken waxwings frenziedly gobbling berries, from barking barnacle ducks to hovering skylarks, Derwent could writes approximately birds in a really exact manner. As he is going looking for birdlife in numerous areas – the English lanes and rolling corn fields that he loves, the lonely Essex marshes, the distant bird-haunted islands of Grassholm and reasonable Isle – could finds simply what it appears like to be a birdwatcher. With him, the reader will adventure the thrill of unpolluted discoveries, the peace and contentment that birds can deliver and the comedy to be stumbled on either within the behaviour of birds and the human reaction to them. may well is an alert observer of avian behavior and manners, describing them vividly and poetically, yet underlying every thing he writes is clinical wisdom and a wealth of expertise. utilising all of those talents and drawing on his renowned weekly ‘Feather Reports’ column from the days, may perhaps creates a desirable chronicle of a yr within the lifetime of our birds, from robins to rarities, with Peter Brown’s illustrations including the best of completion.

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Download The Natural Cat: The Comprehensive Guide to Optimum Care by Anita Frazier, Norma Eckroate PDF

By Anita Frazier, Norma Eckroate

The holistic bible for cat caregivers?now up to date and expanded.

The common Cat used to be one of many first books to recommend traditional cat care while it was once initially released in 1983. Now totally revised and accelerated to deal with the numerous new discoveries in holistic puppy care, this version includes:

? a brand new creation detailing the most recent advances in holistic deal with cats
? up-to-date statistics, new nutrition instructions, and well-being care suggestions, together with the newest on vaccines
? An up-to-date assets part with feedback for locating a holistic veterinarian and recommendation on the best way to care for traditional veterinarians
? a whole overhaul of language to mirror new attitudes towards caregiving

Combined with vintage and trustworthy recommendation on grooming, neutering and spaying, universal tom cat illnesses, elder cat care, behavioral difficulties, and emotional bonding, the most recent info makes this version of The average Cat the one guide puppy vendors might want to evidently nurture a contented, fit cat.

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Download La sexta extinción (Una historia nada natural) by Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Lluís Riera PDF

By Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Lluís Riera

Kolbert explora cómo los angeles actividad humana, el consumo de combustibles fósiles, los angeles acidificación de los océanos, l. a. contaminación, los angeles deforestación y las migraciones forzadas amenazan contra formas de vida de todo tipo. Se estima que un tercio de todos los corales que forman arrecifes, un tercio de todos los moluscos de aguas dulces, un tercio de los tiburones y las rayas, un cuarto de todos los mamíferos, un quinto de todos los reptiles y un sexto de todas las aves están cayendo en el olvido», escribe Kolbert. Las pérdidas se están produciendo en todas partes: en el Pacífico Sur y en el Atlántico Norte, en el Ártico y el Sahel, en lagos e islas en l. a. cima de las montañas y en los valles.

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Download Lion (Animal) by Deirdre Jackson PDF

By Deirdre Jackson

Even though the lion isn't the biggest, quickest or such a lot deadly animal, its place as king of beasts has not often been challenged. due to the fact that Palaeolithic occasions, lions have involved humans, and because of its gallant mane, figuring out eyes, and precise roar, the animal maintains to beguile us this present day. In Lion, Deirdre Jackson paints a clean portrait of this regal beast, drawing on folktales, the newest medical examine, or even lion-tamers' memoirs, in addition to different little-known resources to inform the tale of lions recognized and nameless, universal and surprising.

Majestic, noble, brave—the lion is an animal that has occupied an excellent spot within the human mind's eye, inspiring numerous myths, lore and legends. in addition, this artistic dating has abounded in visible culture—painted on wooden and canvas, chiseled in stone, hammered in steel, and tucked among the pages of medieval manuscripts, lions have usually represented divinity, dignity, and danger.

In Lion Jackson summarizes the most recent findings of box biologists and provides in-depth analyses of artistic endeavors, literature, oral traditions, performs, and movies. She is a peerless advisor on a memorable visible and cultural safari.

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Download Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field by Dennis Paulson PDF

By Dennis Paulson

This is the 1st absolutely illustrated consultant to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of japanese North America--from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps--and the better half quantity to Dennis Paulson's acclaimed box consultant to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East gains hundreds and hundreds of colour photographs that depict all of the species present in the sector, distinct line drawings to assist in-hand identity, and a colour distribution map for each species--and the book's compact dimension and straightforward layout make it the single consultant you would like within the box. Species bills describe key identity good points, distribution, flight season, related species, habitat, and ordinary background. Paulson's authoritative creation bargains a primer on dragonfly biology and identity, and likewise contains the best way to learn and picture those stunningly attractive insects.
* Illustrates all 336 jap species
* positive factors 1000s of full-color photographs
* contains designated species bills, line drawings to help identity, and a colour distribution map for each species
* bargains worthwhile tips for the dragonfly enthusiast

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Download The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins PDF

By Richard Dawkins

Magic takes many types. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors utilized in order to provide an explanation for the realm prior to they built the clinical strategy. the traditional Egyptians defined the evening via suggesting the goddess Nut swallowed the sunlight. The Vikings believed a rainbow was once the gods’ bridge to earth. the japanese used to provide an explanation for earthquakes by means of conjuring a big catfish that carried the area on its back—earthquakes happened whenever it flipped its tail. those are magical, notable stories. yet there's one other type of magic, and it lies within the pleasure of gaining knowledge of the true solutions to those questions. it's the magic of reality—science.

Packed with shrewdpermanent suggestion experiments, amazing illustrations and jaw-dropping proof, The Magic of truth explains a stunningly wide variety of typical phenomena. what's stuff made from? How previous is the universe? Why do the continents seem like disconnected items of a puzzle? What factors tsunamis? Why are there such a lot of different types of crops and animals? Who was once the 1st guy, or girl? this can be a page-turning, photograph detective tale that not just mines the entire sciences for its clues yet primes the reader to imagine like a scientist besides.

Richard Dawkins, the world’s most renowned evolutionary biologist and one in every of technological know-how education’s such a lot passionate advocates, has spent his profession elucidating the wonders of technology for grownup readers. yet now, in a dramatic departure, he has teamed up with acclaimed artist Dave McKean and used his unequalled explanatory powers to proportion the magic of technology with readers of every age. this can be a treasure trove for someone who has ever puzzled how the area works. Dawkins and McKean have created an illustrated advisor to the secrets and techniques of our world—and the universe beyond—that will entertain and tell for years yet to come.

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Download The Butterflies of Cascadia: A Field Guide to All the by Robert Michael Pyle PDF

By Robert Michael Pyle

Six hundred+ colour pictures, maps. entire box consultant to the Lepidoptera of the Northwest is successor to the author’s staring at Washington Butterflies. pictures express stay butterflies of their usual habitats plus unfold specimens and work. Species debts are provided in elements: 1) variety maps, description, attractiveness, version, lifestyles background, flight time, habitat & diversity; and a pair of) a hallmark Pyle statement on each one butterfly.

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Download Grasshoppers & Crickets (Collins New Naturalist Library, by Ted Benton PDF

By Ted Benton

Ted Benton deals a finished account of the looks, diversifications, behaviour, habitat, life-cycles and distribution of all of the local British species of bush-crickets, crickets, groundhoppers and grasshoppers. Many info from direct box statement are integrated, that are released right here for the 1st time. With up to date details on newly arrived and lately verified species, in addition to original non-native species – corresponding to the home cricket and greenhouse camel cricket – Benton will pay distinct awareness to a key region of evolutionary proposal that has prompted a world learn concentrate on grasshoppers and crickets. contemporary ways to mating and replica emphasise variations or even conflicts of curiosity among ladies and men. The sexually chosen variations and counter-adaptations to such conflicts of reproductive curiosity are used to provide an explanation for the mind-blowing range of reproductive behaviour exhibited by way of grasshoppers and crickets: male territorial behaviour, coercive mating, advanced songs, difficult courtship performances, the donation of fit for human consumption ‘nuptial gifts’, the reversal of sex-roles, mate-guarding, conserving of ‘harems’ and, in a couple of species, parental care of the offspring. those chapters offer an advent to the theoretical concerns and an summary of many case reports drawn from examine on orthopterans from internationally (but together with British species the place relevant). The ebook is lavishly illustrated with color photos and line drawings, masking all of the British species (including immature levels in so much cases), key habitats and plenty of features of behaviour.

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Download Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant by Cynthia Moss PDF

By Cynthia Moss

Cynthia Moss has studied the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli nationwide Park for over twenty-seven years. Her long term study has published a lot of what we now find out about those advanced and clever animals. the following she chronicles the lives of the participants of the T households led through matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless. With a brand new afterword catching up at the households and masking present conservation matters, Moss's tale will proceed to fascinate animal lovers.

"One is quickly swept away through this 'Babar' for adults. via the top, one even starts to believe an aversion for individuals. One desires to curse human civilization and cry out, 'Now God rise up for the elephants!'"—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, big apple Times

"Moss speaks to the overall reader, with allure in addition to clinical authority. . . . [An] elegantly written and ingeniously based account." —Raymond Sokolov, Wall road Journal

"Moss tells the tale in a method so conversational . . . that I felt like a privileged customer driving beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she confirmed me round the park." —Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, ny occasions booklet Review

"A prose-poem celebrating a species from which shall we study a few ethical in addition to zoological lessons." —Chicago Tribune

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Download Paradise and Elsewhere by Kathy Page PDF

By Kathy Page

Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O'Connor Award
and the 2014 Giller Prize

“Moody, shape-shifting, provocative and constantly as compelling as a powerful mild on the finish of a street you hesitate to stroll down...but will.”—Amy Bloom

"Tight, unusual, nifty stories."—Margaret Atwood

The rubble of an old civilization. A village in a valley from which not anyone comes or is going. A woodland of mother-trees, whispering to one another via their roots; a lakeside lighthouse the place a woman slips into human epidermis as calmly as an otter into water; a desolate tract cost the place there has been no clash, prior to she got here; or town of Wantwick, governed via a soothsayer, the place travelers lose every thing they've got. those are the areas the place issues begin.

New from the writer of the tale of My Face, Paradise & in other places is a set of darkish fables straight away favourite and completely unusual: sign up for the Orange Prize-nominated Kathy web page as she notches a brand new course during the wild, lush, half-fantastic and half-real terrain of fairy story and fantasy.

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