Peterson Reference Guide to Molt in North American Birds (Peterson Reference Guides)

By Steve N.G. Howell

To such a lot observers, molt turns out an overpowering topic. yet birders use many points of molt greater than they notice to differentiate juvenile birds from adults, to select a person hummingbird from between dozens traveling a feeder, and lots more and plenty extra. For these whose curiosity is going past easily selecting birds, questions similar to What triggers molt to begin? how briskly do feathers develop? and the way lengthy do they final? provide a desirable window into the lives of birds. positioned evidently, molt relates not directly to every thing a fowl does, together with the place it lives, what it eats, and the way some distance it migrates. right here, for the 1st time, molt is gifted for the nonscientist. Molt is particularly orderly and equipped on in simple terms 4 underlying innovations: easy easy, complicated easy, easy trade, and complicated trade. This e-book in actual fact lays out those concepts, relates them to features of existence heritage, resembling habitat and migration, and makes this significant topic available. 0.80 inches tall x 7.30 inches lengthy x 10.20 inches large

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Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics (Science Masters Series)

By Ian Stewart

"It seems to be to us that the universe is established in a deeply mathematical means. Falling our bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses could be effectively forecast centuries prematurely. Nuclear energy crops generate electrical energy in line with recognized formulation. yet these examples are the end of the iceberg. In Nature's Numbers, Ian Stewart offers many extra, every one captivating in its personal way.. Stewart admirably captures compelling and available mathematical rules besides the excitement of considering them. He writes with readability and precision. those that take pleasure in this kind of factor will love this book."—Los Angeles Times

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Herbarium

By Klaus H. Carl

Mega sq. Herbarium is predicated at the paintings of Basilius Besler, the recognized plant specialist who, for the 1st time in historical past, defined, painted and engraved over 1000 species of crops. His drawings are of significant medical in addition to inventive worth, and provide vibrant insights into Europe's eclectic plants. This Mega sq. version may be the perfect present, proposing an attractive and weird topic in a small and useful layout.

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Eyewitness Experts: Bird

Written through modern specialists for the specialists of day after today, Eyewitness specialists are nice sizeable present packs that blitz the top-selling themes kids fairly love. Open them up and you will find every little thing you want to nurture their curiosity, no matter if amateur or nerd. those are presents to treasure and go back to and develop with.

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Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives

The potential of people to invent, build and use technical artifacts is a highly consequential consider the evolution of society, and within the entangled kin among people, different creatures and their ordinary environments. relocating from a serious attention of theories, to narratives approximately know-how, after which to specific and particular practices, Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred seeks to reach at a surely transdisciplinary viewpoint focusing realization at the intersection among expertise, faith and society and utilizing insights from the environmental humanities. it really works from either theoretical and functional contexts by utilizing newly rising case reports, together with geo-engineering and soil carbon applied sciences, and breaks open new flooring by means of enticing theological, clinical, philosophical and cultural facets of the technology/religion/nature nexus. Encouraging us to mirror at the value and position of spiritual ideals in facing new applied sciences, and interesting severe concept universal in sociological, political and literary discourses, the authors discover the implicit spiritual claims embedded in know-how.

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Understanding Bird Behaviour

By Stephen Moss

The way in which birds behave is likely one of the important keys to actual id, and this e-book offers the skilled guideline had to comprehend and get the main out of looking at birds. This advisor covers the entire primary sorts of chook habit, together with circulate, feeding, breeding, migration, navigation, distribution, variety, existence, and dying, all of that are illustrated with attractive pictures. there's a complete part devoted to the habit of other species teams, from divers and grebes to sparrows, buntings, and finches.

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Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World

With 32 pages of full-color inserts and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

From considered one of our such a lot very popular historians, this is an unique and engrossing chronicle of nineteenth-century America’s infatuation with butterflies, and the tale of the naturalists who unveiled the mysteries in their existence.
 
A fabricated from William Leach’s lifelong love of butterflies, this attractive and assuredly illustrated heritage exhibits how american citizens from all walks of existence passionately pursued butterflies, and the way via their discoveries and observations they reworked the nature of usual historical past. Leach specializes in the correspondence and clinical writings of part a dozen pioneering lepidopterists who traveled around the kingdom and in the course of the international, gathering and learning unknown and unique species. In a booklet as lively because the matters themselves and foregrounding a accumulating tradition now near to vanishing, Leach finds how the great thing about butterflies led americans right into a deeper realizing of the flora and fauna. He indicates, too, that the country’s enthusiasm for butterflies happened on the very second that one other type of beauty—the technological and business items being displayed at world’s festivals and advertisement shows—was rising, and that americans’ allure to this new attractiveness might ultimately, and at nice fee, take priority over nature as a rule and butterflies specifically.

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101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valley, and Seashore

101 Hikes in Northern California by means of Matt Heid merits readers by means of narrowing down the multitude of ideas for climbing in Northern California to some of the best of the easiest adventures. it really is specified from different related guidebooks in that it covers the northern two-thirds of the nation, together with approximately the whole thing of the Sierra Nevadas south to Kings Canyon nationwide Park, and the complete colossal Sur zone alongside the coast south to Silver height desert. It additionally presents major geographic range: hikes are opened up around the complete irrespective of the place you're in northern California, you will find a hike within the e-book inside a quick force. The consultant is exclusive within the quantity of average heritage info it offers, specifically the geologic tales of the featured locations. It presents not only the basic instructions for finishing a hike, it complements the adventure by means of telling the tale of ways the panorama got here to be how it is.

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Coryphantha: Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA

By Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy

This specific reference paintings provides the 1st finished taxonomy of Coryphantha, with a whole key to the genus. It features a new taxonomic category of all forty three species and eleven subspecies, with morphological and ecological descriptions. those cacti, which develop in Mexico and southern united states, are characterised by means of their average grooved tubercles and big plants.

The e-book is the results of a long time of viewing the literature and fieldwork through the writer workforce and their ongoing dedication to map out the nomenclature of this genus. in this method, the authors even stumbled on a few new crops.

More than three hundred top of the range color images exhibiting a few of the cacti and their habitats in addition to distribution playing cards and illustrations explaining the morphological info supplement the textual content. Written in an easy-to-follow kind and with a bankruptcy on cultivation stipulations, the paintings won't purely be a useful reference handbook for taxonomists and horticulturalists but in addition for hobbyists and plant creditors.

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Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche

By Bill Plotkin

Since 1980, intensity psychologist invoice Plotkin has been guiding men and women into the wilderness—the redrock canyons and snow-crested mountains of the yank West—but additionally into the wilds of the soul. He calls this paintings soulcraft.

There’s a good longing in everybody to discover the secrets and techniques and mysteries of our person lives, to discover the original present we have been born to convey to our groups, and to adventure our complete club within the more-than-human global. This trip to soul is a descent into layers of the self a lot deeper than character, a trip intended for every considered one of us, not only for the heroes and heroines of mythology.

A sleek instruction manual for the adventure, Soulcraft isn't an imitation of indigenous methods, yet a latest nature-based method born from desert adventure, the traditions of Western tradition, and the cross-cultural history of all humanity. packed with tales, poems, and instructions, Soulcraft introduces over forty practices that facilitate the descent to soul, together with dreamwork, wasteland imaginative and prescient fasts, speaking around the species limitations, council, self-designed rite, nature-based shadow paintings, and the humanities of romance, being misplaced, and storytelling.

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