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  • Download E-books Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon PDF

    Gripping bills of all recognized deadly mishaps within the most renowned of the World's Seven usual Wonders.

    Two veterans of a long time of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the 1st entire and complete heritage of Canyon misadventures. those episodes span the whole period of visitation from the time of the 1st river exploration by way of John Wesley Powell and his staff of 1869 to that of holiday makers falling off its rims in Y2K.

    These money owed of the 550 those that have met premature deaths within the Canyon set a brand new excessive water mark for delivering the main astonishing array of adventures, misadventures, and existence saving classes released among any covers. Over the sting provides to be the main severe but informative publication on Grand Canyon ever written.

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  • Download E-books The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town PDF

    By Arthur Plotnik

    Open The city Tree Book and observe the thrill of wooded area trekking--right on your urban or city. This first-of-a-kind box advisor introduces readers to the bushes on their block, in local parks, and through the city panorama. not like conventional tree courses with dizzying numbers of wooded area species, The city Tree booklet explores nature within the urban, describing a few 2 hundred tree varieties prone to be stumbled on on North America's streets and surrounding areas, together with suburban settings.

    With telling descriptions and distinctive botanical element, this certain advisor not just identifies timber yet brings them to lifestyles via background, lore, anecdotes, up to date evidence, and 1000s of interesting features. greater than a hundred seventy five swish illustrations seize the attraction of bushes in city settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark positive aspects for id and appreciation.    

    The city Tree Book will tell even the main a professional plant individual and pleasure urbanites who easily get pleasure from jogging underneath the colour of welcoming bushes. an attractive expedition into the "urban forest," this entire consultant to urban bushes will either entertain and enlighten nature enthusiasts, city hikers, gardeners, and everybody desirous about their surroundings. encompasses a tree planting-and-care part, tree primer, and exploration guide
    Is sponsored by way of the services of the well known Morton Arboretum
    Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives
    Covers city bushes around the continent
    Lists key businesses and associations for tree lovers
    Selects the simplest tree websites at the Internet
    Updates many publications by means of twenty years

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  • Download E-books Blood of the Tiger: A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species PDF

    By J. A. Mills

    Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild experience to save lots of one of many world’s rarest animals from a band of chinese language billionaires.
     
    Many humans imagine wild tigers are at the highway to restoration, yet they're in larger probability than ever—from a risk few specialists observed coming.

    there's basically 3 thousand wild tigers left within the complete international. extra stunning is the truth that two times that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, now not for normal drugs yet to provide a luxury-goods that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and unique delicacies loved through China’s elite.
     
    twenty years in the past, foreign flora and fauna investigator J. A. turbines went undercover to show undergo farming in China and came upon the plot to show tigers into not anything greater than farm animals. hence starts the tale of a private campaign within which turbines mobilizes foreign forces to rouse the area to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens each final tiger within the wild.
     
    during this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, generators and a number of heroic comrades try and thwart a chinese language cadre’s plan to release billion-dollar industries banking at the extinction of not only wild tigers but in addition elephants and rhinos. Her trip takes her throughout Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, touring by means of capacity from elephant again to presidential motorcade, within the corporation of man-eaters, motion picture stars, and global leaders. She unearths cause of desire within the expanding variety of chinese language who don't need the blood of the final wild tigers to stain their cherished tradition and motherland.
     
    Set opposed to the backdrop of China’s ascendance to international dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a world struggle to rein within the forces of greed on behalf of 1 of the world’s such a lot valuable and endangered animals.

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  • Download E-books Audubon's Birds of America Coloring Book PDF

    By John James Audubon

    Including the red-winged blackbird, painted bunting, wooden duck, nice blue heron, ruby-throated hummingbird, crimson finch, and blue jay, forty six varied species of birds from all elements of the us are integrated during this publication. the photographs were faithfully redrawn via Paul E. Kennedy from originals through John James Aububon (1785–1851), the main well-known American painter-naturalist.
    For each one species, the caption provides the trendy universal and medical names and the present variety (by basic region). No contrast is made among breeding diversity and iciness diversity. purely the realm of the us, unique of Alaska and Hawaii, is taken into account. The birds proven tend to be males while the caption doesn't provide the knowledge on age and sex.
    Audubon's unique plates, numbered to correspond to the pages of the ebook, were reproduced in colour at the covers. in the event you stick with them, you won't basically have loads of coloring excitement, yet additionally, you will the way to determine many vital birds.

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  • Download E-books Africa's Top Wildlife Countries: Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe PDF

    Navigating Africa could be daunting, really while making plans a safari – an adventure that varies tremendously in line with position. This advisor demystifies the method, by way of detailing the safari stats of 18 African international locations with maps, colour photos, illustrations of natural world, eleven beneficial charts, and an lodging consultant with an in depth ranking system.

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  • Download E-books Easy-to-Build Birdhouses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-212 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin) PDF

    By Mary Twitchell

    in view that 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to assist readers grasp dozens of kingdom residing talents quick and simply. There are actually greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their extraordinary acceptance displays the typical wish of nation and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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  • Download E-books Nature Conservation (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 91) PDF

    By Peter Marren

    This most recent quantity within the New Naturalist sequence presents a accomplished learn of flora and fauna conservation in Britain, targeting occasions within the final 30 years. This variation is unique to newnaturalists.com

    As the environment is subjected to expanding attack from climatic alterations and toxins, conservation has develop into a growing to be main issue for either experts and generalists alike.

    The first bankruptcy of this ebook considers the political and institutional improvement of nature conservation and experiences the actual and organic nature of england, its geology, weather and natural world habitats.

    Subsequent chapters disguise the lack of habitats and species, how those losses were controlled and the strategies used to survey and computer screen the combination of nature conservation rules in industries from agriculture to forestry and fisheries.

    Marren maintains by way of discussing how nature conservation has emerged from the sidelines to develop into a tremendous situation. He addresses the position of the media, weighs up the successes and screw ups of the conservation flow and appears to what the long run may perhaps hold.

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  • Download E-books Ferns (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 74) PDF

    By Christopher N. Page

    Ferns supplies the reader an creation to the explanations for the range of ferns within the British Isles, in addition to the heritage in their improvement inside this panorama and their use via guy. This version is unique to newnaturalists.com Ferns, horsetails and clubmosses, or to take advantage of their technical time period the Pteridophyta, are a desirable sector of the British vegetation that ranged from the prehistoric-looking horsetails to the fragile great thing about the Aspleniaceae kinfolk (otherwise referred to as the spleenworts and universal population of many a conservatory). Ferns are ubiquitous in this damp island, yet usually neglected, overshadowed by means of the curiosity within the technicolour of our flowering vegetation. This ebook offers the reader an advent to the explanations for the diversity of ferns within the British Isles, in addition to the heritage in their improvement inside of this panorama and their use via guy. Taking each one significant habitat, Dr web page information which species of ferns are probably to be encountered and why. utilizing various examples, he additionally indicates how a few species became hugely tailored to their atmosphere utilizing an entire diversity of recommendations various from the normal to the unusual. Ferns follows within the distinct New Naturalist sequence culture of investigative ordinary historical past, drawing from the most recent box stories and examine, and is the main authoritative, updated and in-depth survey of this a part of the British plants on hand.

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  • Download E-books Pigeon (Animal) PDF

    By Barbara Allen

    Our widespread city better half, cooing within the eaves of educate stations or scavenging underfoot for breadcrumbs and discarded French fries, the pigeon has many detractors—and even a few fanatics. Written out of affection for and fascination with this humble but very important chook, Barbara Allen's Pigeon explores its cultural value, in addition to its similarities to and transformations from its shut counterpart, the dove. whereas the dove is obvious as a logo of affection, peace, and goodwill, the pigeon is often perceived as a dirty, ill-mannered flying rodent, a "rat with wings."

    Readers will locate in Pigeon an attractive exploration of the ancient and modern bonds among people and those targeted and heavily comparable birds. For polluting statues and structure, the pigeon has earned a nasty popularity, yet Barbara Allen deals numerous examples of the bird's importance—as a resource of meals and fertilizer, a bearer of messages in periods of warfare, a toxins computer screen, and an reduction to Charles Darwin in his pivotal study on evolutionary conception. Allen additionally reviews at the literary love and party of pigeons and doves within the paintings of such writers and poets as Shakespeare, Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Proust, and Isaac Bashevis Singer. alongside the way in which, Allen corrects the numerous stereotypes approximately pigeons within the desire that the wealthy historical past of 1 of the oldest human-animal partnerships can be either prominent and celebrated.

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  • Download E-books Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched: Life and Lessons at the World's Premier School for Exotic Animal Trainers PDF

    By Amy Sutherland

    A infrequent and completely captivating glance contained in the Harvard of untamed animal wranglers

    As is apparent to an individual who has learn her so much e-mailed New York Times article of 2006, ?What Shamu Taught Me a couple of satisfied Marriage,? Amy Sutherland is familiar with a specific thing or approximately animals. In Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched, she takes readers in the back of the gates of Moorpark neighborhood university, the place scholars are taught such abilities as how you can teach a hyena to pirouette and coax a tiger to open huge for a vet examination. As she follows the school, pupil physique, and 4- footed instructing aides at Moorpark?s unique Animal education and administration application, Sutherland produces a real stroll at the wild aspect, jam-packed with ask yourself, comedy, occasional heartache, and transcendent attractiveness.

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