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  • Wall of Birds af Thayer Walker E-bog Wall of Birds af Thayer Walker & Jane Kim

    A celebration of the diversity and evolution of birds, as depicted in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's magnificent 2,500-square-footWall of Birds mural by artist Jane Kim.Part homage, part artistic and sociological journey, The Wall of Birds tells the story of birds' remarkable 375-million-year evolution. With a foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and full of lush photographs of gorgeous life-size birds painted in exacting detail, The Wall of Birds lets readers explore these amazing creatures family by family and continent by continent. Throughout, beautifully crafted narratives and intimate artistic reflections tell of the evolutionary forces that created birds' dazzling variety of forms and colors, and reveal powerful lessons about birds that are surprisingly relevant to contemporary human challenges.From the tiny five-inch Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird to the monstrous thirty-foot Yutyrannus, The Wall of Birds is a visual feast, essential for bird enthusiasts, naturalists, and art lovers alike.

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  • Big Marsh af Cheri Register Spar 28% E-bog Big Marsh af Cheri Register

    Under the corn and soybean fields of southern Minnesota lies the memory of vast, age-old wetlands, drained away over the last 130 years in the name of agricultural progress. But not everyone saw wetlands as wasteland. Before 1900, Freeborn Countys Big Marsh provided a wealth of resources for the neighboring communities. Families hunted its immense flocks of migrating waterfowl, fished its waters, trapped muskrats and mink, and harvested wood and medicinal plants. As farmland prices rose, however, the value of the land under the water became more attractive to people with capital. While residents fought bitterly, powerful outside investors overrode local opposition and found a way to drain 18,000 acres of wetland at public expense.Author Cheri Register stumbled upon her great-grandfathers scathing critique of the draining and was intrigued. Following the clues he left, she uncovers the stories of life on the Big Marsh and of the connivers who plotted its end: the Minneapolis land developer, his local fixer, an Illinois banker, and the lovelorn local lawyer who did their footwork.The Big Marsh, an environmental history told from a personal point of view, shows the enduring value of wild places and the importance of the fight to preserve them, both then and now.

    ePub Engelsk 9780873519960
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  • Caddisflies af Thomas Ames Jr. Spar 13% E-bog Caddisflies af Thomas Ames Jr.

    Stunning and detailed color photographs of more than 100 species of caddisflies. Caddisfly hatches and how to identify them plus valuable tips on how to fish the hatch. Fly patterns for caddisfly pupae, larvae, nymph, and adults and includes 80 recipes for caddis patterns.

    ePub Engelsk 9780811742627
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  • How to Be a Good Creature af Sy Montgomery Spar 18% E-bog How to Be a Good Creature af Sy Montgomery

    National Book Award finalistSy Montgomeryreflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animalsher friendswho have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet's rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy's life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets. This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animalsSy's friendsand the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.

    ePub Engelsk 9781328528230
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  • Ireland's Seashore af Lucy Taylor Spar 11% E-bog Ireland's Seashore af Lucy Taylor & Emma Nickelsen

    Ireland's seashores are famous for their spectacular beauty, ranging from exposed rocky headlands that receive the full power of the Atlantic to enclosed sea loughs and sheltered mudflats. Our northern latitude means that some Arctic species find a home here, but the warm currents that flow up from the Gulf of Mexico also make Irish shores habitable for species found in southern Europe, the Canaries and the Mediterranean. Providing habitats like no other, our coasts are teeming with plant and animal life. Whether you visit on a sunny summer day or for a wild walk in winter, there is always something interesting to see, either living on the shore or washed up from the sea.Beginning with clear background information on types of shore, tides, waves, coastal habitats and conservation, this highly accessible guide has everything you need to understand the wildlife on our coastline. A helpful identification guide uses simple questions (e.g. 'Does it have a shell?') to guide you to the correct section (e.g. 'Snails, mussels and their relatives'), where you will find an introduction to the species, followed by detailed entries on the most common shoreline inhabitants: Irish and Latin names, size, distribution and memorable nuggets of information (did you know banded wedge shells can leap if disturbed?).Written by qualified marine biologists with a passion for their subject, thisis the ideal companion on any seashore ramble, whether you are a beginner or an experienced naturalist.

    PDF Engelsk 9781788410458
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  • Shark Research E-bog Shark Research  

    Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement, migration, habitat preference, and habitat use. This pioneering book, written by experts in shark biology, examines technologies such as autonomous vehicle tracking, underwater video approaches, molecular genetics techniques, and accelerometry, among many others. Each detailed chapter offers new insights and promises for future studies of elasmobranch biology, provides an overview of appropriate uses of each technique, and can be readily extended to other aquatic fish and marine mammals and reptiles.

    PDF Engelsk 9781315317113
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  • Shark Research E-bog Shark Research  

    Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement, migration, habitat preference, and habitat use. This pioneering book, written by experts in shark biology, examines technologies such as autonomous vehicle tracking, underwater video approaches, molecular genetics techniques, and accelerometry, among many others. Each detailed chapter offers new insights and promises for future studies of elasmobranch biology, provides an overview of appropriate uses of each technique, and can be readily extended to other aquatic fish and marine mammals and reptiles.

    ePub Engelsk 9781315317106
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  • Tiergeographie af Arnold Jacobi Spar 14% E-bog Tiergeographie af Arnold Jacobi

    PDF Tysk 9783111364636
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  • Lonely Planet's A-Z of Wildlife Watching af Lonely Planet Spar 18% E-bog Lonely Planet's A-Z of Wildlife Watching af Lonely Planet

    Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

    ePub Engelsk 9781788682039
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  • Animal Communication Made Easy af Pea Horsely Spar 20% E-bog Animal Communication Made Easy af Pea Horsely

    A practical and inspiring introductory guide to communicating with pets and wild animals.Your step-by-step guide to forming a deeper connection with animals.Do you love animals but wish you could understand what they're trying to tell you? Do some of their behaviours leave you baffled?In this book, world-renowned animal communicator Pea Horsley teaches you the essentials of animal communication to enable you to communicate intuitively with the animals you love. Pea leads you through grounding preparation processes to calm your body and release your mind, and then her effective five-step method to create a deep, spiritual connection with your animal.Drawing on her many years of experience teaching people to communicate with both wild and domesticated creatures, Pea's unique blend of exercises, affirmations and meditations will empower you to connect with all living beings.Communicating with animals is fun, profound and healing. It's the best thing you can do for both yourself and your animals, and will transform how you experience life.

    ePub Engelsk 9781788171236
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  • Honey Factory af Jurgen Tautz Spar 24% E-bog Honey Factory af Jurgen Tautz & Diedrich Steen

    Bee hives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the mighty queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole. The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and reveals the secrets of this fascinating world. How do worker bees come to a collective decision? What does the honeybees' waggling dance communicate? What provokes the sexual excesses of the young queen bee? And why is the precious relationship between humans and bees a matter of species survival? Combining the most fascinating scientific discoveries and greatest secrets in bee research, The Honey Factory answers these questions and more.

    ePub Engelsk 9781743820575
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  • Florida's Waters af Anne Rudloe Spar 28% E-bog Florida's Waters af Anne Rudloe, Ellie Whitney & D Bruce Means

    Taken from the earlier book Priceless Florida (and modified for a stand-alone book), this volume discusses the fresh- and saltwater systems of Florida, including lakes and ponds; rivers and streams; springs; aquatic caves; estuarine waters and seafloors; submarine meadows, sponge, rock, and reef communities; and the Gulf and Atlantic Ocean. Introduces readers to the trees and plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, and other species that live in Florida's unique water ecosystems, including chicken turtle, barking treefrogs, osprey, herons, bass, crayfish, conchs, cordgrass, and railroad vine. Discusses the food chain and the interconnectedness of all species.< < Previous in seriesSee all of the books in this series

    ePub Engelsk 9781561649297
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  • Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast af Ashley Oliphant Spar 27% E-bog Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast af Ashley Oliphant

    This is a basic guide on how to find and identify fossil shark teeth from the coast of the Carolinas. It offers the basic information novices need to get started hunting fossil shark teeth and features an easy-to-use reference section that will allow for speedy identification of species commonly found on the coasts of North and South Carolina.

    ePub Engelsk 9781561648955
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  • Seashore Plants of South Florida and the Caribbean af David W. Nellis Spar 28% E-bog Seashore Plants of South Florida and the Caribbean af David W. Nellis

    Seashore Plants of South Florida and the Caribbean is a complete source for information about which plants grow best in nearshore environments. It includes extensive characteristics of each plant, including: Form, flower and fruit dateGeographic distribution and habitatReproduction and propagationOrnamental usesMedicinal and toxic properties, including modern and folkloric beliefs and usesEcological aspectsThis guide is a must-have for backyard gardeners and serious naturalists alike.

    ePub Engelsk 9781561648931
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  • Florida's Wetlands af Anne Rudloe Spar 28% E-bog Florida's Wetlands af Anne Rudloe, Ellie Whitney & D Bruce Means

    Taken from the earlier book Priceless Florida (and modified for a stand-alone book), this volume discusses Florida's wetlands, including interior wetlands, seepage wetlands, marshes, flowing-water swamps, beaches and marine marshes, and mangrove swamps. Introduces readers to the trees and plants, insects, mammals, reptiles, and other species that live in Florida's unique wetlands ecosystem, including the Virginia iris, American white waterlily, cypress, treefrogs, warblers, and the Florida black bear.< < Previous in seriesNext in series > >See all of the books in this series

    ePub Engelsk 9781561648481
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  • Beaches in Space and Time af Dr. Richard A. Davis Jr. Spar 28% E-bog Beaches in Space and Time af Dr. Richard A. Davis Jr.

    Beaches in Space and Time features a section on the most beautiful and interesting beaches in the world, and is the ideal book for anyone who wants to learn more about them. Written by a world-renowned expert on beaches, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the geology, hydrodynamics, sedimentation, coastal engineering, and economics of beaches. The book also delves into core information regarding hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and beach nourishment. The profusion and variety of illustrations from around the entire globe offer a unique perspective on coastal life, and even the many recreational, sports, and military uses of beaches are included.

    ePub Engelsk 9781561648252
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  • Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology af D. Bruce Means Spar 28% E-bog Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology af D. Bruce Means

    Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of the animals he has studied. In Australia, Means searches for the fiercey, reputed to be the worlds deadliest terrestrial snake. In Mexico, he stalks the rattlesnake that might have served as the model for the mythical plumed serpent of Mayan art. In Florida, he is chased by cottonmouth moccasins. Through his experiences, Means hopes that readers will gain a new appreciation for animals called herps, or creepy-crawly things.

    ePub Engelsk 9781561647682
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  • Nature's Steward af Nick Penniman Spar 28% E-bog Nature's Steward af Nick Penniman

    Nature's Steward chronicles the development of southwest Florida using the modern-day Conservancy of Southwest Florida as the lens through which to examine environmental history. A parallel track exists alongside the Conservancy's story, and that is the evolution of land acquisition practices and comprehensive growth management planning efforts at the state and federal levels. The reader will come to understand the enormous commitment of time and money required to ensure that a beautiful corner of the world be developed in a generally sensible manner. The book is organized chronologically with three separate topics: land acquisition, managing for growth, and water. Each chapter focuses on events ranging from specific developments like Marco Island to broader initiatives such as the Collier County Rural Lands Stewardship Program, allowing the reader to appreciate the number of years spent working through the nuances, twists, turns, setbacks, and triumphs encountered in steering growth into landscapes best suited for development. This book also intends to sound an alarm. While most development has been carefully directed since the 1970s, water has long been overlooked as a finite resource in building out coastal Collier and Lee Counties. Further inland, extraction industries and creeping urban sprawl are responsible for habitat fragmentation that imperils a dozen threatened and endangered birds and mammals including the iconic Florida panther. And, finally, the prevailing paradigm in Tallahassee has pitched forty years of evolved environmental protection and regulation right out the window. This history of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida attempts to extract meaning from the events of the last fifty years and offers a way of looking at the future. It is the story of southwest Florida, home to a unique ecological system, but it also provides lessons for any other place at risk due to human development.

    ePub Engelsk 9781561647149
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  • Myakka af P J. Benshoff Spar 28% E-bog Myakka af P J. Benshoff

    Discover the story of the land of Myakka. This book takes you into shady hammocks of twisted oaks and up into aerial gardens, down the wild and scenic river, and across a variegated canvas of prairies, piney woods, and wetlandsall located in Myakka River State Park, the largest state park in Florida. Each adventure tells the story of a unique facet of this wilderness area and takes you into secret places it would take years to discover on your own.Whether you're visiting the park for the first time or have frequented the area since childhood, the adventures described here are sure to awaken your primitive instincts to explore the unknown. If you return to the same places at different times of the year, you'll find enough adventures to last a lifetime. You'll never be one of those people who asks, "e;Whats there to do in the park today?"e;

    ePub Engelsk 9781561646647
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  • Bat's End af John Woinarski Spar 13% E-bog Bat's End af John Woinarski

    On the evening of 26 August 2009, the last known pipistrelle emerges from its day-time shelter on Christmas Island. Scientists, desperate about its conservation, set up a maze of netting to try to catch it. It is a forlorn and futile exercise - even if captured, there is little future in just one bat. But the bat evades the trap easily, and continues foraging. It is not recorded again that night, and not at all the next night. The bat is never again recorded. The scientists search all nearby areas over the following nights. It has gone. There are no more bats. Its corpse is not, will never be, found. It is the silent, unobtrusive death of the last individual. It is extinction. This book is about that bat, about those scientists, about that island. But mostly it is an attempt to understand that extinction; an unusual extinction, because it was predicted, witnessed and its timing is precise. A Bat's End is a compelling forensic examination of the circumstances and players surrounding the extinction of the Christmas Island pipistrelle. A must-read for environmental scientists, policy-makers, and organisations and individuals with an interest in conservation.

    ePub Engelsk 9781486308651
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  • Bat's End af John Woinarski Spar 13% E-bog Bat's End af John Woinarski

    On the evening of 26 August 2009, the last known pipistrelle emerges from its day-time shelter on Christmas Island. Scientists, desperate about its conservation, set up a maze of netting to try to catch it. It is a forlorn and futile exercise - even if captured, there is little future in just one bat. But the bat evades the trap easily, and continues foraging. It is not recorded again that night, and not at all the next night. The bat is never again recorded. The scientists search all nearby areas over the following nights. It has gone. There are no more bats. Its corpse is not, will never be, found. It is the silent, unobtrusive death of the last individual. It is extinction. This book is about that bat, about those scientists, about that island. But mostly it is an attempt to understand that extinction; an unusual extinction, because it was predicted, witnessed and its timing is precise. A Bat's End is a compelling forensic examination of the circumstances and players surrounding the extinction of the Christmas Island pipistrelle. A must-read for environmental scientists, policy-makers, and organisations and individuals with an interest in conservation.

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  • Silver Shoals af Charles Rangeley-Wilson E-bog Silver Shoals af Charles Rangeley-Wilson

    On these rain-swept islands in the North Atlantic man and fish go back a long way. Fish are woven through the fabric of the country s history: we depend on them for food, for livelihood and for fun and now their fate depends on us in a relationship which has become more complex, passionate and precarious in the sophisticated 21st Century.In Silver Shoals Charles Rangeley-Wilson travels north, south, east and west through the British Isles tracing the histories, living and past, of our most iconic fish cod, carp, eels, salmon and herring and of the fishermen who catch them and care for them. In the company of trawlermen, longshoremen, conservationists and anglers Charles goes to sea in a trawler, whiles away hot afternoons setting eel nets, tries to bag his first elusive carp and drifts for herring on Guy Fawkes night as fireworks starburst the sky. Underscoring this journey is a fascinating historical exploration of these creatures that have shaped our island story. We learn how abundant and valued these fish were centuries before our current crisis of over-fishing: we learn how eels built our monasteries, how cod sank the Spanish Armada, how fish and chips helped us through two World Wars. Of course there is a deeper environmental dimension to the story, but Charles' optimistic perspective is this: no one is more invested in fish than the fishermen whose lives depend on them. If we can find a way to harness that passion then the future of fish and fishermen in Britain could be as extraordinary as its past.

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  • Birds of Kruger National Park af Keith Barnes Spar 19% E-bog Birds of Kruger National Park af Keith Barnes & Ken Behrens

    South Africa's Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most iconic conservation areas in Africa. Habitats range from wide-open savannah and rugged thornveld to broadleaved mopani woodland. This microhabitat variation gives Kruger a phenomenal diversity of some 520 bird species, half of which are resident. From Africa's most extraordinary eagles, like the scarlet-faced Bateleur, to electric-colored glossy-starlings and jewel-like finches, Kruger offers an avian celebration of form and color. It is also a crucial conservation area, supporting South Africa's largest viable populations of vultures, eagles, and large terrestrial birds.This field guide offers a unique window into the world of Kruger's birds. More than 500 stunning color photographs illustrate the 259 most frequently encountered species, and a habitat-based approach assists in identification. The authoritative text provides key information about identification, habitat, behavior, biology, and conservation. The guide contains information likely to be new to even the most experienced birders, but is written in a nontechnical style that makes it accessible to anyone.An essential guide to Kruger's birdsPerfect for new and experienced birders alikeSmall, portable format ideal for field useUnique attractive layout with more than 500 stunning color photographsCovers the 259 most frequently seen speciesUses a habitat-based approach to aid identificationAuthoritative and accessible text provides key information about identification, behavior, biology, and conservationDistributed by Princeton University Press

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  • Till the Cows Come Home af Philip Walling Spar 12% E-bog Till the Cows Come Home af Philip Walling

    The story of the relationship between humankind and cattle, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Counting Sheep.'A vital, thorough and accessible history that everyone who cares about the past or the future should read.' Rosamund Young, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of CowsTo tell the story of the relationship between humankind and cattle is to tell the story of civilisation itself. Since the beginning, cattle have tilled our soils, borne our burdens, fed and clothed us and been our loyal and uncomplaining servants in the work of taming the wilderness and wresting a living from the land. There has never been a time when we have not depended on cattle. As human societies have migrated from the country to the city, the things they have needed from their cattle may have changed, but the fundamental human dependence remains.Blending personal experience, recollection, interviews with farmers, butchers and cattle breeders and studding the narrative with little-known nuggets of technical detail, Philip Walling entertainingly reveals the central importance of cattle to all our lives.

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  • Unnatural Selection af Katrina van Grouw Spar 19% E-bog Unnatural Selection af Katrina van Grouw

    A lavishly illustrated look at how evolution plays out in selective breedingUnnatural Selectionis a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding--the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it's a book about selective breeding on a far, far grander scalea scale that encompasses all life on Earth. We'd call it evolution.A unique fusion of art, science, and history,this book celebrates the 150thanniversary of Charles Darwin's monumental workThe Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary puzzlethe knowledge of how individual traits are passed from one generation to the next.With the benefit of a century and a half of hindsight, Katrina van Grouw explains evolution by building on the analogy that Darwin himself usedcomparing the selective breeding process with natural selection in the wild, and, like Darwin, featuring a multitude of fascinating examples.Thisis more than just a book about pets and livestock, however. The revelation ofUnnatural Selectionis that identical traits can occur inallanimals, wild and domesticated, and both are governed by the same evolutionary principles. As van Grouw shows, animals are plastic things, constantly changing. In wild animals the changes are usually too slow to seespecies appear to stay the same. When it comes to domesticated animals, however, change happens fast, making them the perfect model of evolution in action.Suitable for the lay reader and student, as well as the more seasoned biologist, and featuring more than four hundred breathtaking illustrations of living animals, skeletons, and historical specimens,Unnatural Selectionwill be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in natural history and the history of evolutionary thinking.

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  • Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands af John Bowler Spar 18% E-bog Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands af John Bowler

    This beautifully illustrated photographic field guide is the first to focus on the identification of the fascinating, diverse and unique wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands--featuring the birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are most likely to be seen. Richly illustrated introductory sections cover the key wildlife sites to visit on each of the islands and provide an overview of the islands' geography, climate, habitat types and current conservation efforts. Stunning colour photographs highlight the key identification features of each species, and the accompanying text covers status, habitat preference, behaviour and, where appropriate, calls. The guide also features an up-to-date distribution map for each species. Complete with an attractive, user-friendly design, this is a must-have guide for all visitors to these magical islands.A beautifully designed and illustrated photographic field guide to the wildlife of Madeira and the Canary IslandsHighlights the islands' unique native species and their conservation statusCovers all birds, land and marine mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies and dragonflies that are likely to be seenFeatures richly illustrated introductory sections on key sites to visit on each of the islands, covering their geography, climate, habitats and conservationIncludes distribution maps for all species, as well as information on occurrence, status, habitat preference, behaviour and calls

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  • Sagas of Salt and Stone af Robin Noble Spar 11% E-bog Sagas of Salt and Stone af Robin Noble

    The islands of Orkney are distinct, perhaps that bit wild. Remote, surrounded by an endless ocean and dominated by an infinite sky, which brings either brilliant light or days of wind that makes everything taste of salt.This remarkable landscape has the power to bewitch people, and Robin Noble has been in its thrall for a lifetime. In Sagas of Salt and Stone he takes us on a personal voyage of adventure and discovery of the archipelago, its history, nature and people - from its seabird colonies and startling rock formations to its fishermen's huts and the Ring of Brodgar. Robin reflects on what has changed and is changing in Orkney, sharing stories of golden summer days and relentless winter storms, of past friendships and family travails. He highlights the best that Orkney has to offer and elucidates its power to inspire and to provide succour for troubled souls. Sagas of Salt and Stone is nothing less than his love letter to Orkney and its people.

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  • Birds and the Beasts Were There: The Joys of Birdwatching and Wildlife  Observation in California's Richest Habitat af Margaret Millar Spar 25% E-bog Birds and the Beasts Were There: The Joys of Birdwatching and Wildlife Observation in California's Richest Habitat af Margaret Millar

    Santa Barbara in the 1960s was home to two of the 20th century's most important mystery writers, Margaret Millar and her husband, Ken (Ross Macdonald). It was also home to nearly 400 species of bird. This is the charming story of Ken and Maggie's quest to see them all. The addiction that is birdwatching comes to vivid life in Margaret Millar's delightful memoir of her early days as a naturalist. Part autobiography and part birdwatcher's journal, it is a moving elegy to a bygone place and time. Millar brings her meticulous plotting and no small amount of suspense to these charming stories of a belligerent brown towhee named Houdunit, a larcenous raven called Melanie, and a rat who carefully ferments his grapes before eating them, to name only a few. Ornithology was a passion for both Ken and Maggie and they devoted their lives to it with the same keen sense of detail and, in the case of Margaret, storytelling vigor as they brought to their writing. In this book, the only memoir she wrote, Millar takes us on her journey from curious amateur to obsessive completionist. It is a phenomenon nearly any birding enthusiast will recognize. Ken and Margaret Millar were founding members of the Santa Barbara Audubon Society.

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  • Extreme Conservation af Joel Berger Spar 18% E-bog Extreme Conservation af Joel Berger

    "e;By turns lyrical, despairing, and hilariously funny. . . . Informative and impassioned."e;-Publishers WeeklyOn the Tibetan Plateau, there are wild yaks with blood cells thinner than those of horses' by half, enabling the endangered yaks to survive at 40 below zero and in the lowest oxygen levels of the mountaintops. But climate change is causing the snow patterns here to shift, and with the snows, the entire ecosystem. Food and water are vaporizing in this warming environment, and these beasts of ice and thin air are extraordinarily ill-equipped for the change. A journey into some of the most forbidding landscapes on earth, Joel Berger's Extreme Conservation is an eye-opening, steely look at what it takes for animals like these to live at the edges of existence. But more than this, it is a revealing exploration of how climate change and people are affecting even the most far-flung niches of our planet.Berger's quest to understand these creatures' struggles takes him to some of the most remote corners and peaks of the globe: across Arctic tundra and the frozen Chukchi Sea to study muskoxen, into the Bhutanese Himalayas to follow the rarely sighted takin, and through the Gobi Desert to track the proboscis-swinging saiga. Known as much for his rigorous, scientific methods of developing solutions to conservation challenges as for his penchant for donning moose and polar bear costumes to understand the mindsets of his subjects more closely, Berger is a guide par excellence. He is a scientist and storyteller who has made his life working with desert nomads, in zones that typically require Sherpas and oxygen canisters. Recounting animals as charismatic as their landscapes are extreme, Berger's unforgettable tale carries us with humor and expertise to the ends of the earth and back. But as his adventures show, the more adapted a species has become to its particular ecological niche, the more devastating climate change can be. Life at the extremes is more challenging than ever, and the need for action, for solutions, has never been greater.

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  • Historia natural de los primates colombianos af Thomas Richard Defler E-bog Historia natural de los primates colombianos af Thomas Richard Defler

    La primera edicion de Primates de Colombia fue un gran exito y me senti satisfecho por los abundantes comentarios y preguntas; ultimamente me ha tocado decirles a quienes vienen a buscar una copia, que no hay mas, pero pueden obtener una en ingles. Considero que la edicion en ingles no es la solucion ideal para la cantidad de personas que quieren conocer los detalles sobre la fauna de primates; por tal razon continua con el deseo de interesar y ensenar, a todos los colombianos posibles, algo sobre este fascinante y bello grupo de mamiferos, que he estudiado durante la mitad de mi vida: los primates colombianos. Una tierra con tanta diversidad animal y todavia hay colombianos que no aprecian este hecho tan importante para el pais.

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