Nature

Penguins: Close Encounters

By David Tipling

The colourful and fascinating global of penguins is proven in all its glory during this new publication from well known flora and fauna photographer David Tipling, who has trekked to distant and lovely destinations to catch birds of their traditional habitat going approximately their day-by-day lives. Moments hardly ever stuck by means of people were preserved on movie and reproduced in wonderful full-colour pictures. Penguins: shut Encounters showcases a hundred and forty impressive photos of birds within the wild, and a brief description accompanies each one snapshot. The e-book has assurance of the entire world's 17 penguin species - together with a accomplished 'penguin truth dossier' part on the finish - and chapters disguise all points in their lives and behavior. This e-book is a party of those birds and a photographic examine that's absolute to captivate any chicken lover or natural world images fanatic.

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The Fallen Sky: An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

By Christopher Cokinos

During this acclaimed quantity, prizewinning poet and nature author Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic trip from Antarctica to outer house, weaving jointly traditional heritage, memoir, and in-depth profiles of novice researchers, rogue scientists, and stargazing dreamers to inform the riveting story of the way the examine of meteorites turned a latest technological know-how.

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Deer (Animal)

By John Fletcher

The Celts known as them “fairy farm animals” and the Greeks linked them with the hunter goddess Artemis, yet for many buyers, deer are visible as adorable, like Bambi, or noble, just like the Monarch of the Glen. they could be a risk whilst we are using at evening, or they could easily be a delectable venison burger. yet whereas we would possibly not frequently consume humble pie—an genuine pie jam-packed with deer organs—deer nonetheless look in faith and mythology, on coats of hands, in nice paintings, and in literature starting from The Yearling to Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. In Deer, veterinarian and deer farmer John Fletcher brings jointly the cultural and average historical past of those dignified animals.
 
Fletcher lines the evolution of deer, explaining why deer develop and solid apart their antlers every year and describing their symbolism in numerous cultures all through heritage. He divulges the real tale of Rudolph and Santa’s different reindeer and explores the position deer have performed as prized gadgets of the quest in Europe, Asia, and the USA. Wide-ranging and richly illustrated, Deer presents a clean viewpoint in this swish, robust animal that might entice hunters and gatherers alike.

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The Rough Guide to Evolution (Rough Guide Science/Phenomena)

By Mark Pallen

Have you questioned what Charles Darwin may have had on his iPod? Or precisely how Cartman from South Park matches into the idea of Evolution? The tough advisor to Evolution delves into all of this and extra, from the existence and works of the eminent scientist to the effect of evolutionary considering on glossy instances. examine the evolutionary historical past of lifestyles on the earth, the stark proof for evolution – together with feathered dinosaurs – and the way Darwin’s step forward continues to be denied by means of creationists, who've time and again attempted to prohibit evolution from the school room. offering a whole and authoritative evaluation of 1 of the main debatable subject matters of our age, the advisor is an obtainable one-stop-shop for all issues Darwinian, whereas directory assets for these prepared to dig deeper into our murky beginnings. discover precisely how Charles Darwin and The beginning of Species have affected human lifestyles within the a hundred and fifty years for the reason that its e-book – every thing from Darwinian tourism to the evolution of The Simpsons – in addition to a few new angles that make The tough advisor to Evolution a must have for die-hard Darwin enthusiasts.
Rediscover Darwin’s earth-shattering cause of the variety of existence with The tough advisor to Evolution.

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Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris

By Christopher Kemp

“Preternaturally hardened whale dung” isn't the first photo that involves brain after we ponder body spray, another way a logo of glamour and attract. however the key factor that makes the delicate odor linger at the epidermis is exactly this weird and wonderful digestive by-product—ambergris. regardless of being one of many world’s costliest ingredients (its price is sort of that of gold and has every now and then in heritage been triple it), ambergris is usually one of many world’s least identified. yet with this strange and hugely attractive e-book, Christopher Kemp gives you to alter that by means of uncovering the original heritage of ambergris.

A infrequent secretion produced basically by means of sperm whales, that have a passion for squid yet an lack of ability to digest their beaks, ambergris is expelled at sea and floats on ocean currents for years, slowly reworking, sooner than it occasionally washes ashore taking a look like a nondescript waxy pebble. it may possibly seem nearly anyplace yet is located so infrequently, it will possibly besides seem nowhere. Kemp’s trip starts off with an come upon on a brand new Zealand seashore with an enormous lump of fake ambergris—determined after a lot pleasure to not anything extra unique than lard—that conjures up a complete quest to find ambergris and its tale. he is taking us from the wild, rocky New Zealand beach to Stewart Island, a distant, windswept island within the southern seas, to Boston and Cape Cod, and again back. alongside the way in which, he tracks down the secretive creditors and investors who populate the clandestine modern day ambergris trade.

Floating Gold is an interesting and vigorous historical past that covers not just those necessary grey lumps and those that covet them, yet offers a hugely informative account of the ordinary background of whales, squid, ocean ecology, or even a historical past of the fragrance industry. Kemp’s obsessive interest is infectious, and keen readers will think as if they've got stumbled upon a invaluable bounty of this exciting substance.

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A Sand County Almanac & Other Writings on Conservation and Ecology

By Aldo Leopold

Due to the fact that his dying in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been more and more well-known as one of many essential figures of yank environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, natural world supervisor, and ecologist, he was once additionally a proficient author whose farsighted land ethic is proving more and more appropriate in our personal time. Now, Leopold’s crucial contributions to our literature––some hard-to-find or formerly unpublished––are collected in one quantity for the 1st time. here's his vintage A Sand County Almanac, hailed––with Thoreau’s Walden and Carson’s Silent Spring––as one of many major literary impacts at the glossy environmental move. released in 1949, it really is nonetheless stunning at the present time: a shiny, firsthand, philosophical journey de strength. besides Sand County are greater than fifty articles, essays, and lectures exploring the hot complexities of ecological technological know-how and what we might now name environmental ethics. Leopold’s sharp-eyed, usually funny journals are illustrated the following for the 1st time along with his unique images, drawings, and maps. additionally particular to this assortment is a range of over a hundred letters, so much of them by no means sooner than released, tracing his own evolution and his efforts to foster in others the affection and experience of accountability he felt for the land.

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The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity

By Kate Frey, Gretchen LeBuhn

For each gardener who cares concerning the planet, this consultant to designing a bee backyard helps you create a stunningly colourful, brilliant, fit habitat that pulls either honeybees and local bees.

In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning backyard fashion designer Kate Frey and bee specialist Gretchen LeBuhn offer every little thing you must recognize to create a blinding backyard that is helping either the threatened honeybee and our personal local bees. irrespective of how small or huge your house, and whether you reside within the urban, suburbs, or nation, quite a few easy adjustments in your backyard can struggle the results of colony cave in affliction and the global decline in bee inhabitants that threatens our international foodstuff chain. There are many own advantages of getting a bee backyard to boot! Bee gardens:

· include a stunning number of flowers
· bloom regularly in the course of the seasons
· are natural, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable
· enhance fit and fertile soil
· allure birds, butterflies, and different helpful insects
· bring up the volume of your fruit and vegetable harvest
· enhance the standard, taste, and measurement of your produce

Illustrated with marvelous full-color pictures, The Bee-Friendly Garden debunks myths approximately bees, explains seasonal flower development, and gives specific directions for nest bins and water positive aspects. From “super blooming” plants to neighborhood plant lists and vegetation to prevent, The Bee-Friendly Garden is a necessary instrument for each gardener who cares in regards to the planet and needs to make their backyard a welcoming habitat for nature’s best pollinator.

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Hedgerow Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies

By Julie Bruton-Seal, Matthew Seal

Britain's hedgerows abound with forgotten treatments for numerous illnesses. Julie Bruton-Seal, working towards clinical herbalist, with her co-author, the editor and author Matthew Seal, have spoke back to the starting to be curiosity in common medication via aiming this booklet on the beginner who desires to increase his or her healthiness within the comparable method that mankind has performed for hundreds of years all over the world: through the use of neighborhood wild crops and herbs. There are transparent directions approximately which crops to reap, whilst, and over a hundred and twenty recipes displaying find out how to lead them to into teas, vinegars, oils, lotions, pillows, poultices or alcohol-based tinctures. Julie and Matthew clarify which diseases will be taken care of, and what advantages will be anticipated. in addition to being jam-packed with useful details on utilizing 50 local crops, Hedgerow drugs additionally offers a desirable perception into the literary, historical and around the world program of those natural remedies.Britain's hedgerows abound with forgotten treatments for numerous illnesses. Julie Bruton-Seal, training scientific herbalist, with her co-author, the editor and author Matthew Seal, have replied to the turning out to be curiosity in common drugs by way of aiming this ebook on the novice who desires to enhance his or her future health within the related means that mankind has performed for hundreds of years world wide: through the use of neighborhood wild crops and herbs. There are transparent directions approximately which crops to reap, whilst, and over a hundred and twenty recipes exhibiting tips to cause them to into teas, vinegars, oils, lotions, pillows, poultices or alcohol-based tinctures. Julie and Matthew clarify which illnesses should be taken care of, and what advantages could be anticipated. in addition to being jam-packed with sensible details on utilizing 50 local vegetation, Hedgerow drugs additionally supplies a desirable perception into the literary, ancient and all over the world program of those natural treatments.

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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

By Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

This nationwide bestseller exploring the complicated emotional lives of animals was once hailed as "a masterpiece" by means of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas and as "marvelous" by means of Jane Goodall.

The approval for whilst Elephants Weep has swept the country, as writer Jeffrey Masson seemed on Dateline NBC, strong Morning America, and was once profiled in People for his ground-breaking and engaging examine. no longer considering Darwin's The Expression of feelings in guy and Animals has a ebook so completely and successfully explored the whole variety of feelings that exist through the animal nation.

From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring about attention-grabbing anecdotes and illuminating insights that provide robust evidence of the lifestyles of animal emotion. Chapters on love, pleasure, anger, worry, disgrace, compassion, and loneliness are framed by means of a provocative re-assessment of ways we deal with animals, from looking and consuming them to clinical experimentation. Forming an entire and compelling photo of the internal lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we are going to by no means examine animals within the comparable means back.

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Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth

Paleobiologist Anthony D. Barnosky weaves jointly proof from the deep previous and the current to alert us to the looming 6th Mass Extinction and to provide a realistic, hopeful plan for heading off it. Writing from front traces of extinction learn, Barnosky tells the overarching tale of geologic and evolutionary heritage and the way it informs the best way people inhabit, make the most, and impression Earth this present day. He offers compelling proof that except we reconsider how we generate the facility we use to run our international atmosphere, the place we get our meals, and the way we make our cash, we'll set off what often is the 6th nice extinction on the earth, with dire consequences.

confident that we will swap this ominous forecast if we act now, Barnosky offers uncomplicated thoughts to lead the planet clear of worldwide disaster. commonly the required expertise and information exist already and are being utilized to an important matters round human-caused weather swap, feeding the world’s turning out to be inhabitants, and exploiting usual assets. Deeply trained but accessibly written, Dodging Extinction is little short of a guidebook for saving the planet.

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