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  • Download E-books Cabinet of Curiosities: Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World PDF

    By Gordon Grice

    Exactly the e-book for each younger explorer who loves discovering stuff in nature and bringing it domestic. Cabinet of Curiosities is a lavishly illustrated creation to the wonders of common historical past and the thrill of being an novice scientist and collector.

    Nature author Gordon Grice, who begun his first cupboard of curiosities at age six whilst he stumbled on a skunk’s cranium, explains how scientists classify all dwelling issues during the Linnaeus approach; tips on how to inform genuine gold from fool’s gold; tips to guard butterflies, crab shells, feathers, a robin’s egg, spider specimens, and honeycombs; tips to determine seashells; the variation among antlers and horns; how you can learn animal tracks. after which, what to do along with your specimens, together with the right way to construct a cupboard of curiosities out of universal family items, like a table organizer or a field for fishing tackle.
      

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  • Download E-books Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea PDF

    By Michael J. Tougias

    Now in paperback, a real tale as spellbinding and harrowing as The excellent Storm, “marvel- ous and terrifying” (Los Angeles Times)—published to herald the arrival of Tougias’s new hardcover, The most interesting Hours. 

    On   the   morning   of November  21,  1980,   small  boats  set out  for  Georges  Bank,  a  profitable yet perilous lobster fishing flooring off the coast of Cape Cod. The nationwide climate carrier had forecast average fall climate, and the younger, rugged crewmen aboard the ocean Fever and the reasonable Wind had no cause to anticipate that this journey will be any varied from the handfuls they’d made prior within the season. however the in basic terms climate buoy within the quarter used to be malfunctioning, and the nationwide climate carrier had didn't exhibit this severe aspect. and because the small boats headed out to sea, a big typhoon used to be brewing to the southeast, a livid maelstrom that will batter the boats with sixty-foot waves and hurricane-force winds. a real tale of disaster and survival at sea, it is a brilliant moment-by-moment account of seventy-two hours within the lives of 8 younger fishermen. so much remarkable is the tale of Ernie Hazzard, who spent greater than fifty terrifying hours adrift at the stormy open sea. 

    Gripping and heart-pounding, Fatal Forecast is an unfor- gettable real tale in regards to the collision of 2 remarkable forces: the brutality of nature and the human will to outlive.

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  • Download E-books SAS Tracking Handbook PDF

    Tracking originated with man’s desire for meals; he had to comprehend what he was once following and what the rewards will be if he used to be profitable. Little has replaced through the years concerning the phrases of monitoring. We nonetheless song video game for activity and nutrition, yet we've got additionally came across different makes use of for monitoring. Border police patrol to prevent unlawful immigrants from coming into their nation; the army tracks down sought after terrorists or enemy forces. monitoring has develop into an army skill.

    In the SAS monitoring Handbook, former SAS soldier and British Empire Medal (BEM) award–winner Barry Davies teaches not just the way to live to tell the tale within the outside with the talents of monitoring, yet how one can use those talents from an army standpoint.

    Included during this booklet are many beneficial pointers on themes including:

    The varieties of canines used for tracking.
    Traps for catching wild animals.
    Modern army tracking.
    Using your atmosphere on your advantage.
    And a lot more.

    The luck or failure of the trendy tracker depends at the own abilities of the person tracker. education is key in studying monitoring talents, and non-stop workout the right way to interpret symptoms. those abilities are hardly came upon, yet they continue to be hidden deep inside of we all. So even if you’re already a talented tracker or a beginner within the box, the SAS monitoring Handbook can be your advisor to gaining knowledge of this outdated and revered art.

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  • Download E-books Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them PDF

    By Sarah Swanson, Max Smith

    Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a full of life, functional advisor that is helping readers observe eighty five of the region’s such a lot notable birds. every one chicken profile comprises notes on what they consume, the place they migrate from, and the place to discover them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles additionally comprise attractive colour pictures of every chicken. Birds are grouped via what they're recognized for or the place they're probably to be found—like seashore birds, city birds, colourful birds, and killer birds.

    this can be an obtainable advisor for informal birders, weekend warriors, and households trying to find an outside adventure. 8 easy-going birding weekends, together with stops in Puget Sound, the crucial Washington wine nation, and the Klamath Basin, provide awesome getaway rules and make this a must have consultant for locals and viewers alike.

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  • Download E-books Wye Valley (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 105) PDF

    A definitive ordinary background of the Wye Valley overlaying the geology, geomorphology, conservation and ecological heritage of this different region of exceptional ordinary beauty.

    The impressive panorama of the Wye Valley zone has attracted viewers for over 250 years. unique one of many few lowland parts of exceptional common attractiveness in 1971, it truly is ruled through the river Wye, which has performed a lot to shape this diversified ecological landscape.

    George Peterken (who has lived within the area for a few years and helped to draft the AONB's Nature Conservation method in 1999), skillfully examines the varied ecology, traditional historical past, panorama and heritage of this district outlined often by means of the extreme evolution of the river Wye right into a meandering mature river.

    With little formerly released at the region, Peterken additionally explores the result of contemporary conservation efforts within the sector, recognising that regardless of the safety afforded to the ‘outstanding traditional good looks’ of traditional habitats and wild species, those areas have persevered to undergo big losses. Peterken is going directly to chart the numerous tasks that proceed to advertise powerful conservation in the AONB and surrounding areas.

    Perfect for the enthusiastic naturalist, New Naturalist Wye Valley unlocks the secrets and techniques of this pretty common area.

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  • Download E-books The Perfect Protein: Saving the Oceans to Feed the World PDF

    By Andy Sharpless, Suzannah Evans

    The planet may be domestic to greater than nine billion humans through 2050, and we are already seeing serious degrees of famine world wide reflected by way of starting to be weight problems in built international locations. In The excellent Protein, Andy Sharpless keeps that conserving wild seafood may help strive against either matters, simply because seafood is the healthiest, least expensive, such a lot environmentally pleasant resource of protein in the world. whereas the conservation neighborhood has taken a simplistic, save-the-whales strategy in terms of oceans, Sharpless contends that we needs to retailer the world's seafood not only to guard marine lifestyles and biodiversity yet to stave off the arriving humanitarian crisis.

    With excessive call for for predator species like tuna and salmon, filthy rich international locations just like the U.S. convert "reduction" species similar to anchovies, mackerel, and sardines into feed for salmon and different farmed animals--even notwithstanding those ignored fish are pakcked with health-boosting Omega-3 fatty acids and will feed thousands. through setting up science-based quotos, retaining wild habitats, and lowering bycatch (and treating anchovies and their like as nutrition, now not feed), Sharpless believes that potent ocean stewardship can placed fit, sustainable seafood at the desk without end. therefore, Oceana has tapped 20-plus cooks, together with Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, and Jose Andres for recipes that provide us all a job to play during this progressive project: to save lots of the fish in order that we will consume extra fish.

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  • Download E-books Woodpeckers of the World: The Complete Guide PDF

    By Gerard Gorman

    Woodpeckers stay the most well known households of birds, and they're one in every of the more odd. Their mythical skill to excavate holes in wooden is widely known, and they're uniquely tailored for residing in timber - notwithstanding a number of species became extra tailored to ground-dwelling.

    Detailed textual content appears intimately on the biology of the birds, with specific emphasis on box id, besides voice, habitat, prestige, racial edition and distribution.

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  • Download E-books The Art of Tracking, the Origin of Science PDF

    By Louis Liebenberg

    In a piece of painstaking and wide-ranging scholarship, sponsored up by way of fieldwork one of the Kalahari hunter-gatherers, Louis Liebenberg explains how the paintings of monitoring represents a vital step in human evolution. Liebenberg examines the rules of monitoring, and the type and interpretation of spoor less than tough stipulations. He additionally indicates how the unique speculative hypotheses of early hunter-gatherers have an instantaneous line to the propositions of contemporary physicists who 'track' sub-atomic debris. within the publication, the writer argues that the paintings of monitoring comprises an identical highbrow and inventive talents as physics and arithmetic, and should for this reason signify the foundation of technology itself. The booklet has been hailed as a true contribution to our knowing of the complexity concerned about the method through which indigenous peoples tune and hunt animals. it's insightful, certain and good articulated.

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  • Download E-books Cockroach (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

    By Marion Copeland

    The cockroach couldn't have scuttled alongside, nearly unchanged, for 2 hundred and fifty million years – a few 200 and forty-nine earlier than guy developed – until it was once doing whatever correct. it might be interesting in addition to instructive to have entry to the cockroach’s personal checklist of its lifestyles in the world, to grasp its perspective on evolution and species domination over the millennia. Such chronicles may might be notably regulate our perceptions of the dinosaur’s span and significance – and that of our personal improvement and value. we'd examine that all through these types of aeons, the dominant existence shape has been, if now not the cockroach itself, then definitely the insect.

    Attempts to chronicle the cockroach’s highbrow and emotional lifestyles were made purely in the final century whilst a scientist titled his essay at the cockroach "The highbrow and Emotional international of the Cockroach", and artists as greatly various as Franz Kafka and Don Marquis created both memorable cockroach protagonists.

    At least in view that Classical Greece, authors have introduced cockroach characters into the foreground to talk for the vulnerable and downtrodden, the outsiders, these pressured to outlive at the underside of dominant human cultures. Cockroaches became the topics of songs (La Cucaracha), have competed in "roachraces" and feature even ended up in recipes. during this obtainable, sympathetic and sometimes funny e-book, Marion Copeland examines the typical background, symbolism and cultural value of this poorly understood and much-maligned insect.

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