Introduction to Horned Lizards of North America (Revised by Wade C. Sherbrooke

By Wade C. Sherbrooke

  • Features distinctive species debts; provides details on horned lizard biology, ecology, and evolution; and describes the function of those attention-grabbing reptiles in mythology, tradition, and art
  • Covers the USA, Mexico, and Canada, and contains all species of horned lizards

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Africa's Top Wildlife Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, by Mark W. Nolting

By Mark W. Nolting

Navigating Africa could be daunting, relatively whilst making plans a safari – an adventure that varies tremendously in response to place. This advisor demystifies the method, by means of detailing the safari stats of 18 African nations with maps, colour photos, illustrations of natural world, eleven worthy charts, and an lodging consultant with a close ranking procedure.

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The Perfect Protein: Saving the Oceans to Feed the World by Andy Sharpless, Suzannah Evans

By Andy Sharpless, Suzannah Evans

The planet might be domestic to greater than nine billion humans through 2050, and we're already seeing serious degrees of famine world wide reflected by means of growing to be weight problems in built international locations. In The excellent Protein, Andy Sharpless continues that holding wild seafood may help strive against either concerns, simply because seafood is the healthiest, most cost-effective, so much environmentally pleasant resource of protein in the world. whereas the conservation neighborhood has taken a simplistic, save-the-whales technique by way of oceans, Sharpless contends that we needs to retailer the world's seafood not only to guard marine lifestyles and biodiversity yet to stave off the arriving humanitarian crisis.

With excessive call for for predator species like tuna and salmon, prosperous international locations just like the U.S. convert "reduction" species comparable to anchovies, mackerel, and sardines into feed for salmon and different farmed animals—even even though those neglected fish are pakcked with health-boosting Omega-3 fatty acids and will feed hundreds of thousands. by way of setting up science-based quotos, conserving wild habitats, and lowering bycatch (and treating anchovies and their like as nutrition, no longer feed), Sharpless believes that powerful ocean stewardship can positioned fit, sustainable seafood at the desk without end. hence, Oceana has tapped 20-plus cooks, together with Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, and Jose Andres for recipes that provide us all a task to play during this innovative undertaking: to save lots of the fish in order that we will devour extra fish.

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The Peregrine: The Hill of Summer & Diaries: The Complete by J. A. Baker

By J. A. Baker

J. A. Baker’s impressive vintage of British nature writingDespite the organization of peregrines with the wild, outer reaches of the British Isles, The Peregrine is decided at the flat marshes of the Essex coast, the place J A Baker spent an extended iciness having a look and writing concerning the viewers from the uplands – peregrines that spend the iciness looking the large flocks of pigeons and waders that percentage the desolate panorama with them.Including unique diaries from which The Peregrine used to be written and its significant other quantity The Hill of summer time, it is a appealing compendium of lyrical nature writing at its absolute best.Such luminaries as Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Ted Hughes and Andrew movement have brought up this as essentially the most vital books in twentieth Century nature writing, and the bestselling writer Mark Cocker has supplied an advent at the value of Baker, his writings and the diaries – developing the fundamental quantity of Baker's writings.

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Collins Complete Guide to British Trees: A Photographic by Paul Sterry

By Paul Sterry

A vital advisor to each species of tree present in the British Isles – open air of arboretums This easy-to-use advisor covers the 360 species of tree which are present in Britain & eire. each one species is roofed intimately with info on the right way to establish, no matter if from a leaf, twig, bark or entire tree, plus additional details on the place the tree grows (including a map), how excessive they develop, what makes use of it truly is placed to and background. each species can be comprehensively illustrated with images of each helpful characteristic – bark, leaf, seed, flower, twig and full tree. pattern identity part: Silver Birch Betula pendula (Betulaceae) top to 26m A narrow, fast-growing deciduous tree with a slender, tapering crown whilst younger and transforming into vigorously. Older bushes gather a weeping behavior, in particular if growing to be in an open, uncrowded scenario.

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Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit by Robert Macfarlane

By Robert Macfarlane

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2003

Combining money owed of mythical mountain ascents with bright descriptions of his personal forays into wild, excessive landscapes, Robert McFarlane unearths how the secret of the world’s maximum locations has got here to grip the Western imagination—and perennially attracts legions of adventurers up the main perilous slopes.

His tale starts 3 centuries in the past, while mountains have been feared because the forbidding abodes of dragons and different mysterious beasts. within the mid-1700s the attentions of either technological know-how and poetry sparked a fondness for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the chic stories available on excessive; and by means of 1924 the demise on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory got here to represent the heroic beliefs of his day. Macfarlane additionally displays on worry, chance, and the shattering great thing about ice and snow, the contest and contemplation of the climb, and the unusual trade truth of excessive altitude, magically enveloping us within the attract of mountains at each level.

Literary Awards
Guardian First publication Award (2003)
Somerset Maugham Award (2004)
Boardman Tasker Prize Nominee for Mountain Literature (2003)
Sunday instances younger author of the yr Award (2004)

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Neuroscience For Dummies by Frank Amthor

By Frank Amthor

Get at the speedy music to knowing neuroscience
Research into the human mind has exploded in recent times, and neuroscience has turn into an immense application at many universities and a required direction for a variety of experiences. Neuroscience For Dummies tracks to an introductory neuroscience classification, supplying you with an figuring out of the brain's constitution and serve as, in addition to a glance into the connection among reminiscence, studying, feelings, and the mind. delivering perception into the biology of psychological sickness and a glimpse at destiny remedies and purposes of neuroscience, Neuroscience For Dummies is an interesting learn for college kids and normal curiosity readers alike.
The mind holds the secrets and techniques to our personalities, our use of language, our love of song, and our thoughts. Neuroscience For Dummies seems to be at how this complicated constitution works, in response to the newest medical discoveries, illustrated through worthy diagrams and fascinating anecdotes.
* necessary diagrams and fascinating anecdotes increase material
* the newest medical discoveries are sprinkled throughout
* Tracks to a regular introductory neuroscience class

From how the mind works to the way you suppose feelings, Neuroscience For Dummies bargains a entire evaluate of the interesting research of the human mind.

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Dolphins: Wonderful Discoveries Series - The Complete Guide by Cathy Thompson

By Cathy Thompson

Entire with enjoyable proof and designed with little ones in brain, this ebook is full of brilliant, colourful images and obviously written textual content. younger readers will study the place dolphins reside, what they devour, and lots more and plenty extra. Written through a former instructor and volunteer librarian, this starting reader is nearly 500 phrases in size. Dolphins are impressive animals. enable your baby notice them this present day! Books within the remarkable international Discoveries sequence are designed to satisfy particular early studying and college curriculum goals.

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The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane

By Robert Macfarlane

From the acclaimed writer of "The Wild Places," an exploration of strolling and pondering
In this exquisitely written publication, Robert Macfarlane units off from his Cambridge, England, domestic to stick with the traditional tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross either the British panorama and its waters and territories past. the result's an immersive, captivating exploration of the ghosts and voices that hang-out previous paths, of the tales our tracks maintain and inform, and of pilgrimage and formality.
Told in Macfarlane's detailed voice, "The outdated Ways" folds jointly usual historical past, cartography, geology, archaeology and literature. His walks take him from the chalk downs of britain to the poultry islands of the Scottish northwest, from Palestine to the sacred landscapes of Spain and the Himalayas. alongside the best way he crosses paths with walkers of many kinds--wanderers, pilgrims, courses, and artists. principally it is a booklet approximately strolling as a trip inward and the sophisticated methods we're formed by means of the landscapes wherein we flow. Macfarlane discovers that paths provide not only a method of traversing house, yet of feeling, realizing, and pondering.

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