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Download E-books Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species PDF

By Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery "is a contemporary miracle," says Book journal, "bawdy, courageous, creative, prophetic, hell-bent on loving this planet." Writing as she does approximately animals and folks at a turning element in our background, Montgomery has proven us that we percentage our planet with the main outlandish creatures. She's documented nice apes, man-eating tigers, and purple river dolphins, yet her most modern muse, the golden moon undergo, is an animal whose identify and visual appeal evoke one other global altogether.

in simple terms 8 undergo species are recognized to technological know-how: the yankee black undergo; the grizzly; the polar undergo; the South American spectacled undergo; Asia's solar endure, moon endure, and sloth undergo; and the chinese language panda. The moon bears' lineage (most just like that of the yank black undergo) as black-coated mountain dwellers had by no means been challenged -- until eventually, at the fringe of the recent millennium, Montgomery and her clinical colleagues grew to become up this new golden shape.

Search for the Golden Moon Bear travels to Southeast Asia, domestic of those luminous bears, for a glance during the damaged reflect of the evolutionary list into the current day. Hobnobbing with scientists and locals, Montgomery items jointly a dwelling portrait of her elusive topic. "When the undergo is well," says one Cambodian zookeeper, "he is [a] great animal, like a friend." however the bears aren't continuously good. With endure paws coveted as culinary treats, and endure elements administered as medication for every little thing from anxiousness to cardiovascular disease, the bears' global is a deadly one -- simply because it is for people. In pursuit of a brand new species, those scientists and adventurers stumble upon possibility and mayhem at each flip -- using bikes throughout energetic minefields, evading armed defense force for a glimpse of moon bears, pulling hairs from reside bears for DNA checks.

Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a box document from the frontiers of technological know-how and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving jointly folklore, typical background, and modern learn right into a excellent travelogue.

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Download E-books Shallow Seas (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 131) PDF

By Peter J. Hayward

Shallow Seas are the main biologically wealthy and effective parts of the realm ocean. This most up-to-date New Naturalist quantity presents a usual heritage of this setting and its organic groups. The margins of the continents, specially vast within the North Atlantic zone, are drowned by way of shallow seas, making a sea flooring atmosphere that is a part of the broader and deepening benthic realm – the ecological sector on the lowest point of a physique of water reminiscent of an ocean or a lake, together with the sediment floor and a few sub-surface layers. those 'shelf seas' are the main biologically wealthy and effective components of the area ocean. In his most recent New Naturalist quantity, Peter Hayward addresses a few features of the traditional background of the benthic setting of the shelf seas of northwest Europe and its organic groups. clear of rocky coastlines the seafloor is quite flat, frequently muddy, underneath turbid water with low or no visibility. Benthic faunas generally stay in the sediment of the seafloor, or are moderately and patchily disbursed upon it, and if in any respect motile are inclined to withdraw into burrows or circulate quick away on disturbance. but, dredges and grabs display a frequently remarkable range and density of animals, suggestive of advanced interacting groups. this isn't a textbook of marine benthic ecology, neither is it a complete overview of the benthic groups of the northwest eu shelf seas. really, it describes the usual heritage of a few benthic habitats and institutions attribute of our quarter.

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Download E-books Loch Lomondside (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 88) PDF

By John Mitchell

Loch Lomondside is well known for its awesome surroundings. the world helps a wealthy tapestry of water and wild land, wooded area and forest, farmland and cost. This version is unique to newnaturalists.com

Another quantity within the well known New Naturalist sequence, this ebook is a finished account of the background and normal historical past of this the world over recognized region, that's quickly to turn into one of many first nationwide Parks in Scotland.

For centuries, Loch Lomondside has been celebrated for its amazing surroundings. the world helps a wealthy tapestry of water and wild land, woodland and forest, farmland and payment. It comprises architectural and archaeological gains of substantial value, and has been celebrated by way of many nice writers together with Walter Scott, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth.

Loch Lomondside is the preferred geographical region vacation spot in Scotland, attracting greater than 2 million viewers every year. Over 70 percentage of the inhabitants of Scotland are under 1 hour's vacationing time from the area.

This ebook covers the background of the Loch and its humans, forestry, agriculture and fisheries, the common historical past, leisure actions, and conservation, prior, current and destiny. It enhances different local volumes within the New Naturalist sequence which come with the Hebrides, Orkney and the Shetland Islands.

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Download E-books Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- and how we can save ourselves PDF

By Linda Marsa

Beyond photographs of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there continues to be a huge a part of weather change's impression that the media has ignored: how our well-being will be afflicted by better temperatures and severe climate. From spiraling premiums of bronchial asthma and bronchial asthma and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive bugs wearing ailments like dengue or West Nile and raises in middle and lung ailment and melanoma, the impression of emerging temperatures on human well-being may be far-reaching, and is extra approaching than we think.

In Fevered, award-winning journalist Linda Marsa blends compelling narrative with state-of-the-art technology to discover the alterations in Earth's more and more fragile aid procedure and supply a blueprint―a "medical new york Project"―detailing what we have to do to guard ourselves from this coming near near scientific meltdown. within the culture of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Marsa sounds the alarm on a subject matter that has mostly been neglected via governments and coverage makers, and persuasively argues why preparedness for the well-being results of weather swap is the main severe factor affecting our survival within the coming century.

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Download E-books Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse : A Guide to the Pheasants, Partridges, Quails, Grouse, Guineafowl, Buttonquails, and Sandgrouse of the World (Princeton Field Guides) PDF

By Tami Davis Biddle

This advisor brings jointly, for the 1st time inside a unmarried quantity, a accomplished evaluate of the entire world's pheasants, partridges, quails, grouse, turkeys, guineafowl, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and the enigmatic Plains-wanderer--over 250 species in all. the crowd comprises many of the world's so much commonplace and lovely birds, resembling the Indian peafowl and the lovely tragopans, in addition to the various rarest and so much threatened. This ebook concentrates on unique id and distribution, but additionally highlights conservation concerns the place correct. The seventy-two colour plates, by way of prime chicken illustrators, convey male, woman, juvenile, and subspecies plumages, and shape the best set of illustrations of those birds up to now. there's additionally a colour distribution map for every species.

Pheasants, Partridges, and Grouse is a landmark quantity within the literature of this beautiful and weak crew of birds.
* complete id advisor to over 250 species of pheasants, partridges, and grouse during the world
* targeted textual content masking identity, description, geographical edition, voice, prestige, habitat and behaviour, distribution, routine, and measurements
* seventy two colour plates depicting male, lady, juvenile, and subspecies plumages
* info on conservation issues
* thesaurus, index, reference, and bibliography

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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 ideal Storm, “marvel- ous and terrifying” (Los Angeles Times)—published to herald the arrival of Tougias’s new hardcover, The best 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 standard 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 diverse from the handfuls they’d made prior within the season. however the in simple terms climate buoy within the region used to be malfunctioning, and the nationwide climate carrier had did not display this serious aspect. and because the small boats headed out to sea, a massive typhoon was once brewing to the southeast, a livid maelstrom that may batter the boats with sixty-foot waves and hurricane-force winds. a real tale of disaster and survival at sea, this can be a bright moment-by-moment account of seventy-two hours within the lives of 8 younger fishermen. so much striking 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 concerning the collision of 2 awesome forces: the brutality of nature and the human will to outlive.

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Download E-books The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores PDF

Winner of the toilet Burroughs Medal, American Museum of normal History

“A naturalist with a style for event 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 most sensible culture of the good naturalist explorers.”—Rachel Carson, writer of Silent Spring

 “This is a vintage and it continues to be 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 in the course of 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 stream to guard sea turtles that unfold through the international and is still powerful this day. Archie Carr’s unrivaled variety of nature writing, available to skilled naturalists and laypersons alike, explores a few of nature’s darkest mysteries with humor and lots more and plenty pride. His pleasant tales of exploring the Caribbean whereas learning eco-friendly turtles brings to lifestyles his deep ardour for the folk and organic range of the tropics.

Archie Carr used to be professor of zoology on the collage of Florida, a learn affiliate of the yank Museum of common background, and founding father of the Caribbean Conservation company. He authored many books approximately sea turtles in addition to his lifestyles as a naturalist, together with So first-class a Fishe and Ulendo.

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Download E-books Chicks! (Step into Reading) PDF

By Sandra Horning

Whilst a relations brings domestic chicks from a neighborhood farm, they have to do every little thing they could to ensure their feathered associates thrive of their new atmosphere. With the aid of their an expert mom and dad, the youngsters give you the child chicks with meals, water, heat, and correct take care of. younger readers will chirp alongside fortunately web page after web page, studying to learn as they watch the bushy little chicks develop into downy grownup chickens, who will ultimately lay eggs in their own!

Step 1 readers have sizeable sort and simple phrases, rhyme and rhythm, and imagine clues, for kids who comprehend the alphabet and are able to learn.

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Download E-books Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 1, Fruits PDF

This multi-compendium  is a finished, illustrated and scientifically updated paintings masking  greater than one thousand species of  edible medicinal and non-medicinal vegetation. This paintings might be of important curiosity to scientists, researchers, clinical practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, foodstuff nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists,  conservationists,  academics, academics, scholars and most people. subject matters coated comprise: taxonomy (botanical identify and synonyms); universal English and vernacular names; foundation and distribution; agro-ecological requisites; fit to be eaten plant half and makes use of; botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological homes, medicinal makes use of and present study findings;  non-edible makes use of; and selected/cited  references.  Each quantity covers a couple of hundred species prepared in line with households and species. every one quantity has  separate  clinical and customary names indices and separate medical and scientific glossaries.

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Download E-books Basic Illustrated Poisonous and Psychoactive Plants (Basic Illustrated Series) PDF

By Jim Meuninck

A richly photographed and information-packed device for the beginner or convenient reference for the veteran, Basic Illustrated toxic and Harmful Plants distills years of data into a reasonable visible advisor. no matter if making plans a visit or thumbing for proof within the box, with this up-to-date consultant you will discover how one can establish and stay away from toxic, destructive, and psychoactive vegetation within the contiguous United States.

BASIC ILLUSTRATED toxic and Psychoactive crops identifies wild and cultivated crops that are:

•    poisonous and dangerous
•    Psychoactive
•    Allergenic
•    Inflammatory

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