Category: Nature

Nature Guide: Birds by David Burnie

By David Burnie

A brand new new release of illustrated ordinary heritage handbooks, produced together with the Smithsonian Institution.

The new DK Nature publications shape a finished, available, and informative sequence of illustrated reference books that take on key common background topics in DK's inimitable style.

From the Arctic Tern and American Woodcock to the Turkey Vulture and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Nature advisor: Birds is packed packed with lovely photographs that demonstrate chook anatomy, flight, migration styles, breeding, habitats-all excellent for chicken gazing and straightforward identification.

- gorgeous photos revealing complex information and targeted good points of specimens
- specialist writing and learn by means of specialists
- transparent, concise, and informative textual content convey the topics to life
- specifically commissioned close-up images and illustrations
- rigorously established profiles making sure you possibly can find key information
- Entries equipped in intuitive different types or groupings for ease of reference

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Storytelling Apes: Primatology Narratives Past and Future by Mary Sanders Pollock

By Mary Sanders Pollock

The annals of box primatology are full of tales approximately charismatic animals local to a couple of the main demanding and distant parts in the world. There are, for instance, the chimpanzees of Tanzania, whose social and kinfolk interactions Jane Goodall has studied for many years; the mountain gorillas of the Virungas, chronicled first by means of George Schaller after which later, extra obsessively, through Dian Fossey; quite a few species of monkeys (Indian langurs, Kenyan baboons, and Brazilian spider monkeys) studied by way of Sarah Hrdy, Shirley Strum, Robert Sapolsky, Barbara Smuts, and Karen Strier; and at last the orangutans of the Bornean woodlands, whom Birute Galdikas has saw passionately. people are, in the end, storytelling apes. The narrative urge is encoded in our DNA, in addition to huge brains, nimble palms, and colour imaginative and prescient, characteristics we percentage with lemurs, monkeys, and apes. In Storytelling Apes, Mary Sanders Pollock strains the advance and evolution of primatology box narratives whereas reflecting upon the advance of the self-discipline and the altering stipulations inside of typical primate habitat.

Like virtually another box primatologist who her, Jane Goodall famous the distinctiveness of her examine animals: defying formal medical protocols, she named her chimpanzee topics rather than numbering them, thereby setting up a development. For Goodall, Fossey, Sapolsky, and various different scientists whose works are mentioned in Storytelling Apes, free-living primates grew to become totally learned characters in romances, tragedies, comedies, and unending cleaning soap operas. With this paintings, Pollock exhibits readers with a humanist viewpoint that technology writing could have notable literary price, encourages scientists to proportion their passions with most of the people, and evokes the conservation group. "

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Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last by Wallace Stegner

By Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner weaves jointly fiction and nonfiction, background and impressions, formative years remembrance and grownup reflections during this strange portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, the place Stegner's relations homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to lifestyles either the pioneer group and the tremendous panorama that surrounds it. This Twentieth-Century Classics variation features a new introductory essay by way of web page Stegner.

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In the Company of Crows and Ravens by John M. Marzluff

By John M. Marzluff

“Crows and other people proportion related qualities and social options. To a stunning volume, to grasp the crow is to grasp ourselves.”—from the PrefaceFrom the cave partitions at Lascaux to the final portray by way of Van Gogh, from the works of Shakespeare to these of Mark Twain, there's transparent proof that crows and ravens effect human tradition. but this impact isn't really unidirectional, say the authors  of this attention-grabbing ebook: humans profoundly effect crow tradition, ecology, and evolution as well.John Marzluff and Tony Angell study the customarily unbelievable ways in which crows and people have interaction. The authors contend that these interactions replicate a strategy of “cultural coevolution.” they provide a difficult new view of the human-crow dynamic—a view that can swap our considering not just approximately crows but in addition approximately ourselves.Featuring greater than a hundred unique drawings, the publication takes a detailed examine the affects humans have had at the lives of crows all through background and on the major methods crows have altered human lives. within the Company of Crows and Ravens illuminates the entwined histories of crows and other people and concludes with an fascinating dialogue of the crow-human courting and the way our attitudes towards crows may perhaps have an effect on our cultural trajectory.

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A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico by Donald J. Borror, Richard E. White

By Donald J. Borror, Richard E. White

Locate what you're searching for with Peterson box Guides—their field-tested visible identity process is designed that can assist you differentiate millions of certain species effectively whenever.   exact descriptions of insect orders, households, and lots of person species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 incredible colour work. Illustrations - which use the original Peterson identity method to differentiate one insect from one other - contain measurement traces to teach the particular size of every insect. A beneficial word list explains the technical phrases of insect anatomy.

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Crocodile by Lynne Kelly

By Lynne Kelly

An historical animal whose ancestors have roamed the earth because the time of the dinosaurs, the crocodile has survived continental flow, ice a while and the lack of once-prolific species. this day, the Australian saltie, the chinese language alligator, the Indian gharial and the black caiman are only many of the twenty-three species of crocodilian descendants stumbled on around the world.
Human interplay with those harmful but interesting animals has been mirrored in myths and legends relationship again to earliest recorded historical past. Feared or respected, crocodilians have continually involved. unfortunately, many breeds of this probably indestructible species are actually dealing with extinction due to human job, intrusion into their habitats and retaliation for the danger they pose to humans.
This is the interesting and remarkable tale of the crocodile, one in every of evolution's maximum survivors.
Lynne Kelly has been instructing technological know-how, arithmetic and proficient schooling for over 30 years. She holds a level in engineering, schooling and computing, and is the writer of diverse books and on-line classes for schooling, a singular and a favored technological know-how name, The Skeptic's consultant to the mystical.

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Dragonflies (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 106) by Stephen Brooks, Philip Corbet

By Stephen Brooks, Philip Corbet

Dragonflies are one of the such a lot historic of residing creatures – few insect teams fascinate as a lot or are extra instantly recognisable. during this seminal new paintings, Philip Corbet and Stephen Brooks study the behaviour, ecology and distribution of dragonflies in Britain and eire, putting emphasis at the insects' habitats and likewise on measures had to preserve them. released in 1960 – with Philip Corbet as contributing writer – quantity forty-one of the recent Naturalist sequence supplied the 1st in-depth learn of the biology of British dragonflies, supporting to motivate many folks to take an curiosity in those interesting bugs. during this new quantity, Corbet has teamed up with Stephen Brooks, providing a desirable outlook at the traditional heritage of dragonflies. The authors have mixed their wisdom and event to assist light up the relevance of British dragonfly species, putting them within the total context of typical heritage from a broader, all over the world viewpoint. Illustrated with attractive images all through, New Naturalist Dragonflies explores all facets of the organic value of dragonfly behaviour, therefore revealing the sweetness and hidden complexity of those strong, agile, flying predators.

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Rare Encounters with Ordinary Birds by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

By Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Rare Encounters with usual Birds is a set of seventeen considerate essays on birds catch the feel of ask yourself and connection humans have for those very good creatures. Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt, an ornithology instructor and researcher, examines the superb abilities and personalities of the most typical of birds. She muses at the tarnished popularity of the starling, the sexed-up antics of male woodpeckers, and the mysterious habit and startling inhabitants explosion of crows in her homeland. throughout the eye and voice of this gifted author, birds offer a desirable element of touch with the wildlife at huge. This e-book is nature writing at its top with compelling tales that carry readers' cognizance so heavily they don't even notice how a lot they're studying.

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Galloway and the Borders (Collins New Naturalist Library, by Derek Ratcliffe

By Derek Ratcliffe

One other quantity within the widely-read New Naturalist sequence, this ebook is an in-depth examine of the normal advancements and heritage of Galloway and surrounding areas.

Often missed as a result of the attractiveness of traditional habitat in different elements of the rustic, the writer right here conveys the range and style of nature within the south of Scotland.

Galloway and the borders is a very assorted zone, from saltmarshes and shingle seashores to rocky islands and seabird stations. the big variety of hills, showing a wealth of wealthy shades, supply the world its dominant personality. the various choice of wildlife in basic terms upload to the variety.

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