Category: Nature

  • Download E-books A Field Guide to Insects: America North of Mexico PDF

    By Richard E. White

    Find what you are looking for with Peterson box Guides—their field-tested visible id method is designed that will help you differentiate millions of particular species correctly each time.
    Detailed descriptions of insect orders, households, and lots of person species are illustrated with 1,300 drawings and 142 very good colour work. Illustrations - which use the original Peterson id approach to differentiate one insect from one other - contain measurement strains to teach the particular size of every insect. A useful word list explains the technical phrases of insect anatomy.
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  • Download E-books Wild Cincinnati: Animals, Reptiles, Insects, and Plants to Watch Out for at Home, at the Park, and in the Woods PDF

    Now readers can discover the Cincinnati region with out worry and believe ready in case they stumble upon any of those harmful creatures or ailments. during this new consultant, Lynne Bachleda showcases the animals, locations, and power illnesses that readers may come across within the Cincinnati region. Bachleda touches at the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, arachnids, and vegetation that Cincinnati has to supply and she or he does not cease there. She explains the best way to preserve secure and what to do if you're injured by way of an animal or agreement a affliction from an animal or plant. a number of the animals Bachleda good points comprise coyotes, cockroaches, bees, lice, hornets, mattress insects, and northern copperheads. Bachleda additionally comprises a few in demand illnesses reminiscent of histoplasmosis, encephalitis, Rocky mountain noticed fever, lyme illness, plague, malaria, scabies, and more.
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  • Download E-books Geology of the Sierra Nevada (California Natural History Guides) PDF

    By Mary Hill

    Writing with verve and readability, Mary Hill tells the tale of the remarkable Sierra Nevada—the longest, optimum, and such a lot astonishing mountain variety within the contiguous usa. Hill takes us from the time sooner than the land which might be California even existed, in the course of the days of roaring volcanoes, violent earthquakes, and chilling ice sheets, to the more moderen heritage of the Sierra's early explorers and the generations of adventuresome souls who followed.

    The writer introduces the rocks of the Sierra Nevada, which inform the mountains' story, and explains how nature's forces, corresponding to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, faulting, erosion, and glaciation shaped the range's world-renowned surroundings and mineral wealth, together with gold.

    For thirty years, the 1st version of Geology of the Sierra Nevada has been the definitive advisor to the Sierra Nevada's geological background for nature fans, tourists, hikers, campers, and armchair explorers. This new version bargains new chapters and sidebars and contains the idea that of plate tectonics during the text.

    * Written in easy-to-understand language for a large audience.

    * supplies distinct details on the place to view striking Sierra Nevada geology in the various world's so much loved normal treasures and nationwide parks, together with Yosemite.

    * offers particular info on areas to determine glaciers and glacial deposits, caves, and shows of gold mines and mining gear, many from Gold Rush times.

    * beautifully illustrated with 117 new colour illustrations, sixteen halftones, 39 line illustrations, and 12 maps, and likewise gains an easy-to-use, interactive key for picking rocks and a thesaurus of geological phrases.
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  • Download E-books Coryphantha: Cacti of Mexico and Southern USA PDF

    By Reto F. Dicht, Adrian D. Lüthy

    This certain reference paintings provides the 1st accomplished taxonomy of Coryphantha, with a whole key to the genus. It encompasses 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 way of their general grooved tubercles and big vegetation.

    The publication is the results of decades of viewing the literature and fieldwork through the writer crew and their ongoing dedication to map out the nomenclature of this genus. in this technique, the authors even found a few new crops.

    More than three hundred top quality color pictures exhibiting a number 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 sort and with a bankruptcy on cultivation stipulations, the paintings won't simply be a useful reference guide for taxonomists and horticulturalists but additionally for hobbyists and plant creditors.
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  • Download E-books The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future PDF

    By Thomas Homer-Dixon

    Regardless of all of society’s advances, our difficulties proliferate. Wars abound, environmental degradation speeds up, economies topple in a single day, and pandemics akin to AIDS and tuberculosis proceed to unfold. the net and different media support to disseminate wisdom, yet they’ve additionally created an “info-glut” and left us too little time to approach it. What’s extra, advances in know-how have made the area so bewilderingly fast paced and intricate that fewer individuals are capable even to understand the issues, not to mention generate recommendations. That house among the issues that come up and our skill to resolve them is “the ingenuity gap,” and as we careen in the direction of an more and more harried and anxious destiny, the distance turns out in simple terms to widen.

    As he explores the prospective effects of this hole, Thomas Homer-Dixon deals an soaking up evaluation of the nation of the area and our skill to mend it. Culling from an amazing array of fields–from economics to evolution, political technology to paleontology, desktops to communications –he integrates his significant wisdom into an available and fascinating argument. it is a ebook with profound implications for everybody that we will sick manage to pay for to disregard.
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  • Download E-books Basic Illustrated Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms (Basic Illustrated Series) PDF

    By Jim Meuninck

    For a new release, the fundamental Illustrated sequence has been as a lot part of the outside adventure as backpacks and climbing boots. Information-packed instruments for the beginner or convenient references for the veteran, those volumes distill years of information into cheap and conveyable books.

    Whether you’re making plans a visit or thumbing for proof within the box, easy Illustrated books let you know what you must know.

    Learn how to:
    • Forage for and establish wild mushrooms
    • Treat various diseases and health problems, from colds to middle affliction and more
    • Distinguish among safe to eat and nonedible elements of mushrooms
    • Make scrumptious dinners, snacks, and different fit recipes
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  • Download E-books Close Up Photography in Nature PDF

    Capturing the grandeur of landscapes or temper of a undeniable traditional mild is difficult yet frequently the straightforward details of a texture or color evade photographers so much of all. In Close Up images in Nature, best-selling authors and nature images execs, John and Barbara Gerlach, proportion the guidelines and methods essential to effectively photo the sweetness throughout you. 

    The Gerlachs are celebrated lecturers who understand a photographer's brain in order that they commence this publication with a short evaluation of the basics prior to delving into a number of the extra complicated and specific demanding situations of pack up images. issues coated comprise: complicated flash ideas particular for pack up taking pictures, in addition to a dialogue on concentration stacking concepts and tilt-shift lenses for purchasing greatest depth-of-field. The Gerlachs additionally speak about their technique of blending flash with usual gentle whilst taking pictures pack up, which opens up every kind of photographic chances – establishing up shadows, developing shadows, setting apart the topic from the history, decreasing distinction among the topic and the history, enhancing the colour rendition, capturing sharper photographs, and masses extra. This booklet will switch how you see the world as good as the approach you percentage it via your paintings! the area via your work!

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  • Download E-books Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia (Princeton Field Guides) PDF

    By Mark Brazil

    With 234 awesome colour plates, and greater than 950 colour maps, Birds of East Asia makes it effortless to spot all the region's species. the 1st single-volume box consultant for japanese Asia, the e-book covers significant islands together with Japan and Taiwan, in addition to the Asian continent from Kamchatka to the Korean Peninsula. The region's significant fowl households are offered and exact species are famous, from the well known Steller's Sea Eagle--the world's greatest eagle--to these much less known to Western ornithologists, corresponding to the Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork, and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The maps supply necessary information regarding the seasonal migratory styles of all chook varieties.

    Birds of East Asia is a must have source for birdwatchers, ecotourists, and flora and fauna lovers everywhere.

    • A convenient single-volume consultant to the entire chook species of East Asia, together with China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia
    • 234 appealing colour plates
    • More than 950 colour maps protecting seasonal habitats and migration routes
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  • Download E-books Nature Guide: Birds (Nature Guides) PDF

    By David Burnie

    A brand new new release of illustrated normal heritage handbooks, produced along side the Smithsonian establishment.

    The new DK Nature Guides shape a entire, obtainable, and informative sequence of illustrated reference books that take on key traditional heritage topics in DK's inimitable style.

    From the Arctic Tern and American Woodcock to the Turkey Vulture and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Nature advisor: Birds is packed filled with wonderful pictures that display fowl anatomy, flight, migration styles, breeding, habitats-all ideal for chicken gazing and simple identification.


    • Stunning photographs revealing difficult information and distinctive positive factors of specimens
    • Expert writing and study through specialists
    • Clear, concise, and informative textual content carry the themes to life
    • Specially commissioned close-up images and illustrations
    • Carefully dependent profiles making sure possible find key information
    • Entries geared up in intuitive different types or groupings for ease of reference
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  • Download E-books Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death PDF

    By Bernd Heinrich

    “Bernd Heinrich is among the most interesting naturalists of our time. Life Everlasting shines with the authenticity and originality which are targeted to a existence dedicated to average background within the field.”—Edward O. Wilson, writer of The way forward for Life and The Social Conquest of Earth

    How does the animal international take care of loss of life? And what ecological and non secular classes will we research from reading this? Bernd Heinrich has lengthy been thinking about those questions, and while a very good good friend with a terminal affliction requested if he may need his “green burial” at Heinrich’s searching camp in Maine, it encouraged the acclaimed biologist and writer to enquire. Life eternal is the fruit of these investigations, illuminating what occurs to animals nice and small after demise.

    From beetles to bald eagles, ravens to wolves, Heinrich finds the interesting and commonly hidden post-death international that happens round us consistently, whereas analyzing the traditional and demanding position we too play as scavengers, connecting dying to lifestyles.

    "Despite targeting demise and rot, lifestyles eternal is much from morbid; as a substitute, it really is life-affirming . . . convincing the reader that actual loss of life isn't really an finish to existence, yet a chance for renewal."—Nature

    “A around the world travel of the function of dying in nature that's always attention-grabbing and enjoyable to read.”—Seattle Times
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