Category: Nature

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

By Bernd Heinrich

Heinrich contains us in his quest to get contained in the brain of the raven. yet as animals can merely be spied on by way of getting rather shut, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby turning into a "raven father," in addition to gazing them of their typical habitat. He reports their day-by-day workouts, and within the approach, paints a vibrant photo of the ravens' international. on the center of this e-book are Heinrich's love and appreciate for those advanced and fascinating creatures, and during his willing remark and research, we turn into their intimates too.

Heinrich's ardour for ravens has led him world wide in his study. Mind of the Raven follows an unique journey—from New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island within the excessive Arctic—offering astonishing bills of the way technology works within the box, filtered in the course of the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. every one new discovery and perception into raven habit is exciting to learn, instantaneously lyrical and scientific.

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London's Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 3)

London's traditional historical past describes how the unfold of man’s actions has affected the vegetation and animals in them, destroying a few and growing others. This version is unique to

Up to now there was no actual try and write a complete historical past of an outstanding human group by way of the animals and vegetation it has displaced, replaced, moved and got rid of, brought, conserved, misplaced or forgotten. In settling on London as a space for such learn Mr. healthier, himself a Londoner, takes the world’s greatest aggregation of people residing in one neighborhood and in lots of methods the main fascinating possibly of all areas of the British Isles, and exhibits how the unfold of man’s actions has affected the vegetation and animals in them, destroying a few, developing others.

Wild birds just like the rook and jackdaw were pushed farther from St. Paul’s by way of the relentless increase of London’s tide of bricks, others just like the woodpigeon and moorhen have moved in to colonise these oases of greenery, the parks. The impression of foreign exchange has introduced many new creatures to the Port of London, so much of them undesirable.

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Audubon's Birds of America Coloring Book

By John James Audubon

Including the red-winged blackbird, painted bunting, wooden duck, nice blue heron, ruby-throated hummingbird, red finch, and blue jay, forty six diverse species of birds from all elements of the us are incorporated during this ebook. the images were faithfully redrawn via Paul E. Kennedy from originals through John James Aububon (1785–1851), the main recognized American painter-naturalist.
For each one species, the caption offers the fashionable universal and medical names and the present diversity (by common region). No contrast is made among breeding variety and iciness diversity. simply the world of the U.S., particular of Alaska and Hawaii, is taken into account. The birds proven are typically men while the caption doesn't supply the data on age and sex.
Audubon's unique plates, numbered to correspond to the pages of the ebook, were reproduced in colour at the covers. should you persist with them, you won't in basic terms have loads of coloring excitement, yet additionally, you will the right way to establish many very important birds.

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Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America

This lavishly illustrated box consultant good points greater than 800 species of the most typical, fascinating, attractive, and critical owlet (noctuid) caterpillars present in jap North the US. greater than 2,100 colour pictures comprise quite a few lovely pictures, and the guide's introductory sections supply a wealth of knowledge on noctuid usual background, morphology, larval diets, average enemies, and category; feedback for locating and rearing owlet caterpillars; and masses extra. The 375 full-page species bills deal with related species, diversity, phenology, and larval foodplants. A comments part addresses habit, existence historical past, taxonomy, and numerous different basic curiosity subject matters. For complete species bills, grownup pictures are supplied, one in all a range museum specimen and the opposite of a dwell grownup: this can be the 1st consultant to comprehensively offer photographs of reside grownup moths in consultant resting postures. an intensive word list and foodplant index also are included.

  • More than 800 species of jap owlets
  • More than 2,100 colour images illustrating many species for the 1st time
  • First North American insect advisor to supply 1000's of pictures of stay moths of their common resting postures
  • Extensive details on owlet biology, common enemies, class, and discovering and rearing owlet caterpillars
  • Includes foodplant files for every species and foodplant index

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Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

By Delena Tull

All round us there are wild vegetation invaluable for nutrients, drugs, and garments, yet such a lot people don’t know the way to spot or use them. Delena Tull amply provides that wisdom during this e-book, which she has now multiplied to extra completely deal with crops present in New Mexico and Arizona, in addition to Texas.

Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and colour pictures, this e-book comprises the next exact features:

  • Recipes for meals made up of safe to eat wild plants
  • Wild teas and spices
  • Wild plant dyes, with directions for getting ready the vegetation and loss of life wool, cotton, and different materials
  • Instructions for getting ready fibers to be used in making baskets, textiles, and paper
  • Information on wild vegetation used for making rubber, wax, oil, and soap
  • Information on medicinal makes use of of plants
  • Details on hay fever crops and vegetation that reason rashes
  • Instructions for distinguishing safe to eat from toxic berries
  • Detailed details on toxic vegetation, together with poison ivy, oak, and sumac, in addition to natural remedies for his or her rashes

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Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on the Planet

A guided journey contained in the global of bees

Overtaxed and underrecognized-and now disappearing in alarming numbers- bees are the unsung heroes of the foodstuff chain, crucial for the pollination of greater than 90 of the vegetation we devour. The hardworking, humble, and matriarchal bee ultimately will get her due during this attractive and expertly written advisor that would attract somebody who is ever been fascinated about the mysterious and always-buzzing international of bees.

Beekeeper Susan Brackney explains:

• Why honeybees are disappearing-and what we will be able to do approximately it
• who is who within the hive-the queen bee, the staff, and the drones
• Bees by means of the numbers-the variety of bees in step with hive, the variety of wing beats in keeping with moment, and different interesting proof
• Gardening the way to allure and aid honeybees
• The beekeeper's trade-the crucial apparatus and the newest instruments, an afternoon within the existence, and extra
• Honey, pollen, wax, royal jelly, mead, and different items of the candy existence
• The secrets and techniques at the back of creating a bee beard (or bee bikini) with reside bees

...and even more

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Offshore Sea Life ID Guide: West Coast (Princeton Field Guides)

Two-thirds of our planet lies out of sight of land, simply offshore past the horizon. What natural world may you discover in the market? and the way may you establish what you notice? This Offshore Sea existence identification Guide, designed for fast use on day journeys off the West Coast, is helping you set a reputation to what you notice, from whales and dolphins to albatrosses, turtles, or even flyingfish. rigorously crafted colour plates exhibit species as they often look at sea, and professional textual content highlights identity beneficial properties. This basic box consultant is vital for someone going out on a whale-watching or birding journey, and gives a convenient gateway to the wonders of the sea.

  • First state of the art pocket consultant to offshore sea life
  • Over three hundred images used to create composite plates
  • Includes whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds, sharks, turtles, flyingfish, and more
  • Accessible and informative textual content unearths what to appear for
  • Great for novices and specialists alike

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Nature's Mysteries: Strange plants, weird animals, and other natural surprises in cottage country

By Cottage Life

Certain, there are a few unusual goings-on within the woods. Nature's Mysteries is a suite of the average oddities cottagers come across within the wild, from strange vegetation to odd animal behaviour and different interesting phenomena. Cottage existence unearths the specialists who can resolve those mysteries--and their solutions are continuously interesting.

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Bear (Animal)

By Robert E. Bieder

The indignant grizzly and the cuddly teddy: few animals own one of these diversity of personas because the endure. the following, Robert Bieder surveys the wealth of images, myths, and tales that surrounds the endure. starting with the sunrise endure, the small dog-sized ancestor of all bears who hails from 25 million years in the past, Bieder embarks on a desirable exploration of the evolutionary heritage of the endure family members, from extinct species comparable to the cave endure and great short-faced undergo to the mere 8 species that live on today.

Bear attracts on cultural fabric from around the globe to ascertain a few of the legends and myths surrounding the undergo, together with ceremonies and taboos that govern the looking, killing, and consuming of bears. The e-book additionally appears to be like on the function of bears in glossy tradition because the matters of news, songs, and movies; as exhibited items in circuses and zoos; and, possibly so much famously, as toys. Bieder additionally considers the precarious way forward for the endure because it is threatened through lack of habitat, poaching, worldwide warming, and disorder and discusses the influence of human habit on bears and their environments.

Accompanied by means of quite a few vivid photos and illustrations, and written in an interesting model, Bear is an attractive and informative quantity for somebody who has curled up with Winnie-the-Pooh or marveled at this strong king of the forest.

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