Sharks: 101 Super Fun Facts And Amazing Pictures (Featuring The World's Top 10 Sharks With Coloring Pages)
By John Lewis-StempelWhat rather is going on within the lengthy grass? Meadowland supplies an distinct and intimate account of an English meadow's existence from January to December, including its biography. In beautiful prose, John Lewis-Stempel files the passage of the seasons from cowslips in spring to the hay-cutting of summer season and grazing in autumn, and comprises the biographies of the animals that inhabit the grass and the soil underneath: the badger extended family, the fox kinfolk, the rabbit warren,the skylark brood and the curlew pair, between others. Their births, lives, and deaths are tales that thread during the ebook from first web page to final. In Meadowland Lewis-Stempel does for meadows what Roger Deakin did for forest and rivers in his bestselling books Wildwood and Waterlog.
By Michael J. Tougias, Casey ShermanWithin the iciness of 1952, New England used to be battered by means of the main brutal nor’easter in years. because the climate wreaked havoc on land, the freezing Atlantic turned a wind-whipped sector of peril, environment the level for the most heroic rescue tales ever lived.
By Bill SchuttFor hundreds of years, blood feeders have inhabited our nightmares and horror tales, in addition to the shadowy geographical regions of clinical wisdom. In darkish ceremonial dinner, zoologist invoice Schutt takes readers on an interesting voyage into the area of a few of nature's strangest creatures--the sanguivores. utilizing a pointy eye and mordant wit, Schutt makes a remarkably persuasive case that vampire bats, leeches, ticks, mattress insects, and different vampires are as deserving of our interest as hotter and fuzzier species are--and that lots of them are even worthy of conservation.
By Ian McAllisterThe ocean Wolves units out to disprove the idea of ""the vast undesirable Wolf,"" specifically because it is utilized to coastal wolves--a targeted pressure of wolf that lives within the rainforest alongside the Pacific coast of Canada. Genetically detailed from their inland cousins and from wolves in the other a part of the area, coastal wolves can swim like otters and fish just like the bears with whom they percentage the rainforest. Smaller than the grey wolves that live to tell the tale the opposite part of the Coast Mountains, those wolves are hugely social and fiercely clever creatures. dwelling within the remoted wasteland of the nice undergo Rainforest, coastal wolves have additionally loved a distinct courting with guy. the 1st international locations humans, who've shared their territory for hundreds of thousands of years, don't see them as a nuisance species yet as an alternative have lengthy provided the wolf a spot of appreciate and admiration inside of their tradition. Illustrated with virtually 100 of Ian McAllister's remarkable images, the ocean Wolves offers a powerful case for the significance of protecting the nice endure Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the opposite targeted creatures that reside there.
By Tim Matson
The bible of pond-making in a completely redesigned 30th-anniversary edition.there's not anything like a pond. What else can at the same time bring up your aesthetic excitement, provide leisure possibilities, support the surroundings, and raise the worth of your home? Earth Ponds is the traditional source for construction and keeping those very important and beautiful panorama good points. For thirty years now Earth Ponds, with a few 100,000 copies in print, has guided a complete new release of pond makers on every thing from web site making plans to soil sampling to drainage and flora and fauna administration. It’s an entire assessment of the rustic pond. Illustrations consultant the pond builder via each step of the method; chapters rigorously describe the problems and judgements in a perfectly own manner. It’s the condensed knowledge of a guy who has spent a life-time construction, restoring, and keeping ponds.
By Jennifer L. VerdolinWild Kingdom meets Sex and the City during this medical point of view on courting and relationships.
By David George Haskell
By Don E. Wilson
The best-selling box advisor that "sets new criteria" (New Scientist) and "makes all different box courses for mammals of the us. . . and Canada out of date" (Journal of Mammalogy) is now even larger. masking 20 species well-known considering the fact that 2002 and together with thirteen new colour plates, this totally revised variation of Mammals of North America illustrates all 462 identified mammal species within the usa and Canada--each in appealing colour and exact element. With a extra updated species record than the other advisor, better facing-page descriptions, easier-to-read distribution maps, up-to-date universal and medical names, and tune and scat illustrations, this narrow, gentle, and easy-to-use quantity is the must-have resource for picking North American mammals.
Roland Kays and Don Wilson have scoured the technical literature to tug out the most important alterations among comparable species, and illustrated those each time attainable, making the advisor helpful to beginner naturalists zoologists alike. informal animal watchers will savor the review of mammal range and the ideas on opting for animals they could secret agent of their binoculars, whereas scientists will get pleasure from the exacting element had to distinguish comparable species, together with illustrations of shrew the teeth, bat ft, and whale dorsal fins.