An Egg Is Quiet

By Dianna Hutts Aston

This stunningly attractive and fantastically informative booklet from award-winning artist Sylvia lengthy and writer Dianna Hutts Aston makes for a desirable advent to the giant and notable international of eggs. that includes poetic textual content and a chic layout, this acclaimed ebook teaches young children numerous attention-grabbing evidence approximately eggs. packed with wit and style, An Egg Is Quiet will instantaneously spark the mind's eye and domesticate a love of technology.

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100 Hikes / Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range

Welcome to Oregon's Coast -- 363 miles of cliff-edged capes, public shorelines, wild rivers, sand dunes, rainforest, and coastal mountains. the various most sensible points of interest are inside effortless succeed in of road one zero one, yet others are obtainable simply through path. that will help you discover either the civilized and the wild components of Oregon's miraculous shore, this publication blends sorts of courses -- an in depth go back and forth advisor for traveling via motor vehicle and a whole path advisor for making plans adventures walking. The up to date 4th variation of this renowned consultant begins with a full-color 32-page assessment of the Oregon Coast's highlights, together with lighthouses, parks, cities, and museums, with colour publications to wildflowers, birds, campgrounds, cabins, and mattress & breakfast lodges.

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Kangaroo (Animal)

By John Simons

From Kanga and her son Roo in Winnie the Pooh to the boxing champ Hippety Hopper who punches Sylvester in Looney Tunes, kangaroos look usually in children’s books, cartoons, and songs. they seem to be a favourite animal at zoos, fascinating but peculiar-looking with their strong hind legs, lengthy tails, and pouches. notwithstanding kangaroos are liked within the mind's eye, yet fact in their dating with people is darker and extra . during this e-book, John Simon tackles the tale of those marsupials—and their use and abuse—in worldwide history.

In addition to describing the kangaroo’s body structure and lifecycle, Simons describes their function in indigenous Australian tradition, their ill-fated first touch with Europeans, and their next seize for zoos and relocation to set up wild populations in Japan and the us. Simons additionally explores the connections among visible and cultural representations and the present controversy in Australia surrounding kangaroo looking and consuming. Demonstrating how the real variety of the kangaroo inhabitants has usually been decreased to a unmarried stereotype, this ebook finds how such misrepresentations now threaten the way forward for the species. A ebook for a person fascinated about animal welfare and conservation, Kangaroo is a pouch-sized and engaging examine those strange creatures.

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Extinct Birds (Poyser Monographs)

By Julian P. Hume

This is the 1st entire overview of the masses of poultry species and subspecies that experience turn into extinct during the last 1,000 years of habitat degradation, over-hunting and rat advent. protecting either normal icons of extinction in addition to extra imprecise birds, a few identified from only one specimen or from traveller's stories, the publication additionally appears at 1000's of species from the subfossil checklist - birds that disappeared with no ever being recorded. Julian Hume and Michael Walters recreate those misplaced birds in beautiful aspect, bringing jointly an up-to-the-minute assessment of the literature for each species. From nice Auks, Carolina Parakeets and Dodos to the fantastic but thoroughly vanished chicken radiations of Hawaii and New Zealand, through rafts of extinctions within the Pacific and somewhere else, this ebook is either a luxurious reference and an grand testomony to humanity's impression on birds.

A direct substitute for Greenway's seminal 1958 name Extinct and Vanishing Birds, this ebook may be the regular reference at the topic for generations to come.

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Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants

By Bradford Angier

  • First-ever revision of a vintage guidebook
  • Essential details on every one plant's features, distribution, and edibility in addition to up to date taxonomy and 18 new species
  • How to discover, arrange, and devour crops becoming within the wild

    This illustrated consultant to North American wild edibles has been a nature vintage for over thirty years. during this new version, David okay. Foster revises Bradford Angier's worthy foraging guide, updating the taxonomy and including greater than a dozen species. clinical info for a normal viewers and full-color illustrations mix with interesting money owed of the crops' makes use of, making this a realistic advisor for modern day foragers.

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    Storks, Ibises, and Spoonbills of the World (Poyser Natural History)

    By James A. Hancock, James A. Kushlan, M. Philip Kahl

    The various world's biggest and so much excellent birds are to be stumbled on between this team of wading birds. Tragically, additionally they contain the various world's so much endangered species, as adjustments in land use erode their wetland habitats. a few, just like the White stork, have lived along people for centuries and are popular from quite a few medical experiences. Others, just like the Storm's Stork and the Ibises of West Africa, South-East Asia and South the US stay so secluded a lifestyles within the distant corners of the globe that they're going to most likely be extinct earlier than even the main simple information in their biology are known.
    In this definitive monograph, 3 authors and artists have mixed their talents to trap what's recognized of those birds, and to photograph them in attractive work and images. The textual content opens with normal chapters on taxonomy and feeding, and breeding habit, following which, each one species is handled intimately. among them, the authors have own adventure of many of the species in 5 continents, and pay specific awareness to documenting the present prestige of the threatened and infrequent species.

    Key Features
    * the main entire compilation to be had in this team of birds
    * comprises wonderful colour plates
    * beneficial properties incredible graphics from popular ornithological artists Alan Harris and David Quinn

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    National Geographic Kids Chapters: Horse Escape Artist: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly (NGK Chapters)

    By Ashlee Brown Blewett

    A few animals have a brain in their personal. this is often certainly the case for Mariska the pony get away artist, Milkshake the charging cow,  and Pony the runaway goat! When these animals positioned their brain to something,  they could’ t be stopped—especially after they are inflicting mischief. In Horse get away Artist!,  you’ ll learn how those determined animals prompted chaos in 3 hilarious stories.

    Perfect for children getting older out of early readers, nationwide Geographic children Chapters are written in uncomplicated prose applicable to little ones simply interpreting all alone.

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    The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores

    Winner of the loo Burroughs Medal, American Museum of ordinary History

    “A naturalist with a style for experience as a frame of mind proves an soaking up storyteller as he wanders the Caribbean coasts.”—Kirkus Reviews

    “The such a lot compelling account of sea turtle ecology the area had ever seen.”—Research in Review

    “Writing within the top culture of the good naturalist explorers.”—Rachel Carson, writer of Silent Spring

     “This is a vintage and it is still as clean and colourful as ever.”—Marine Turtle Newsletter

    “Written with verve and force and readability and joyousness.”—Chicago Tribune

    “A pleasant and soaking up experience tale, which acquires these features throughout the author’s love of nature and its creatures, either human and otherwise.”—San Francisco Examiner

    Originally released in 1956, The Windward Road helped set in movement a circulate to guard sea turtles that unfold through the global and is still robust this present day. Archie Carr’s unequalled form of nature writing, available to skilled naturalists and laypersons alike, explores a few of nature’s darkest mysteries with humor and masses satisfaction. His pleasant tales of exploring the Caribbean whereas gaining knowledge of eco-friendly turtles brings to existence his deep ardour for the folk and organic variety of the tropics.

    Archie Carr was once professor of zoology on the college of Florida, a learn affiliate of the yankee Museum of common heritage, and founding father of the Caribbean Conservation company. He authored many books approximately sea turtles in addition to his existence as a naturalist, together with So first-class a Fishe and Ulendo.

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    Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape: Vermont's Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondacks (Crown Journeys)

    By Bill McKibben

    The acclaimed writer of The finish of Nature takes a three-week stroll from his present domestic in Vermont to his former domestic within the Adirondacks and displays at the deep wish he reveals within the landscapes.

    Bill McKibben starts off his trip atop Vermont’s Mt. Abraham, with a beautiful view to the west that introduces us to the extensive Champlain Valley of Vermont, the expanse of Lake Champlain, and at the back of it the towering wall of the Adirondacks. “In my experience,” McKibben tells us, “the global includes no finer mixture of soil and rock and water and woodland than that present in this scene laid out earlier than me—a few simply as advantageous, probably, yet none finer. And no position the place the basic human skills—cooperation, husbandry, restraint—offer extra danger for useful and sleek inhabitation, for figuring out the solutions that the planet is posing during this age of ecological pinch and social fray.”

    The sector he traverses bargains a superb distinction among assorted different types of human habitation and natural desert. at the Vermont aspect, he visits with outdated neighbors who're attempting to maintain conventional methods of residing at the land and to invent new ones, from wineries to biodiesel. After crossing the lake in a rowboat, he backpacks south for ten days throughout the large Adirondack woods. As he walks, he contemplates the questions that he first started to bring up in his groundbreaking meditation on weather swap, The finish of Nature: What constitutes the typical? How a lot human intervention can a spot stand prior to it loses its essence? What does it suggest for a spot to be actually wild?

    Wandering Home is a sensible and hopeful booklet that permits us to higher comprehend those questions and our position within the wildlife. It additionally represents the very best nature writing McKibben has ever performed.

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    Bugs Up Close: A Magnified Look at the Incredible World of Insects

    Take a close-up inspect a global you’ve by no means noticed.

    Bugs tend to be so small that we infrequently realize them, not to mention ponder them as residing beings. yet name upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae unexpectedly commence staring again at us.

    About eighty percentage of the Earth’s animals are bugs. whereas there are thousands of varied species, we hardly ever see lots of them . . . formerly. because of the images of John Hallmén, who took a digicam and magnified those significant creatures 100 instances, we will be able to see what we’ve by no means been capable of see before.

    Bugs Up Close takes readers on a trip right into a global hardly ever noticeable, with superb images of such bugs as:

    Crane flies
    Yellow meadow ants
    Black fungus beetles
    Treehoppers
    And many more!

    The variety of this insect civilization is notable and unknown to so much. An insect we might by no means have inspiration two times approximately now seems like a creature from outer house. interesting and just a little sizeable info similar to compound eyes, antennae, and sharp mouth components are noticeable, and with textual content via Lars-Åke Janzon, Bugs Up Close is an grand shut check out the unusual and lovely global of insects.

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