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Diane spent many hours walking the paths at the zoo photographing all the animals, not only at the city zoo but also the Childrens Zoo. When the Childrens Zoo was closed many of the animals she had come to know only to meet them again when they were relocated at the city zoo. While on one of her photographic journeys to the main zoo, she happened to meet a wonderful man who was a docent, that is considered a mini-zoologist and is able to educate the visitors on facts the different animals and answer the many questions they had. After a pleasant conversation she was told she would make a good docent. The first opportunity did not begin until later that year but she volunteered and was trained as an educator in the Outback, where she educated visitors about the Red Kangaroos and eventually Bennetts Wallaby. When the docent program was finally open she signed up and began her education in the study of different species of animals, habitats, behaviors and conservation. It was because of her educational background, she was asked to become one of the docents advanced educational programs. This program gave her the opportunity to visit schools, libraries, retirement centers and a number of other establishments where she did presentations on many topics where she showed skulls, skins and replicas of the animals. She believes that hands on approach along with a visual presentation will pique the interest in the conservation of the futures of these animals. She supports many conservation organizations that bring awareness to the public about the many animals that are suffering from many dangers that are causing their numbers to sadly decrease to a level of near extinction. Zoos across the country and abroad participate in the Species Survival Program where animals that are on the brink of extinction have attempts to reproduce and keep the species alive. Dianes current position is as Director of Youth Education at the Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit where she teaches the world of marine life and the dangers facing our oceans.
WINNER of the 2019 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Washington Post "e;50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"e;Science News "e;Favorite Science Books of 2018"e;Booklist "e;Top Ten Science/Technology Book of 2018"e;"e;A marvelously humor-laced page-turner about the science of semi-aquatic rodents A masterpiece of a treatise on the natural world."e;-The Washington Post In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of beavers from North America's lakes and rivers. The consequences of losing beavers were profound: streams eroded, wetlands dried up, and species from salmon to swans lost vital habitat. Today, a growing coalition of "e;Beaver Believers"e;-including scientists, ranchers, and passionate citizens-recognizes that ecosystems with beavers are far healthier, for humans and non-humans alike, than those without them. From the Nevada deserts to the Scottish highlands, Believers are now hard at work restoring these industrious rodents to their former haunts. Eager is a powerful story about one of the world's most influential species, how North America was colonized, how our landscapes have changed over the centuries, and how beavers can help us fight drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction, and the ravages of climate change. Ultimately, it's about how we can learn to coexist, harmoniously and even beneficially, with our fellow travelers on this planet.
Take time out to dream!Which animal would you like to pretend to be? A crocodile who is a rock star?A daring dog flying an airplane? A hummingbird who dreams of becoming a dance star?Maybe a jaguar who is a baseball hero? A jellyfish dancing away at the prom? A raccoon who is a gymnast? A tiger doctor or a zebra detective?Each letter of the alphabet pairs a childs namewith an animal friend in a short whimsical poem that is sure to make you smile!
TODD & RICCA-The Pepperoni Pizza is a very special book. It is based on the actual events of the author's pet tabby cat and tea-cup chihuahua. Together they prove what team work and communication accomplish. If pets could talk the accomplishment would be the common goal of eating pepperoni pizza.
A wildlife students personal research on mountain lionecology that explores their behavior, relationshipbetween humans and mountain lions coexisting within a ranchingand agriculturally based community, and to defi ne the impactsfrom obstacles they face for the purpose of their conservation. The research for this project was done in a small eastern part of the central San Joaquin Valley, of California.
The first of a series of books about the interaction of children and animals, the book is about two girls taking responsibility for their actions. The girls, on their way home from school, go through the park on their bicycles. They see an old lady with a beautiful golden retriever on a leash. They ask the lady to let the dog off the leash so they can play with it. The dog is let loose and sees a squirrel shortly after the leash is off. Of course, the dog takes off after the squirrel, and the girls run after it, feeling responsible for the dog being let off leash.
A Local Pacific Piscatologist: A Lifetime in Fishing tells the stories of a womans lifelong love of fishing. In 1952, Vernona Kay Snookie Fath began recording impressions, lessons, reflections, and catches in a fishing diary that chronicled her angling in the waters around Newport Beach, California. Drawing upon this storehouse of personal history, A Local Pacific Piscatologist explores the hands-on elements contributing to successful and enjoyable fishing: equipment, dressing, and the community of people on a pier. It also casts its attention upon the lessons one may learn with a rod and reel in hand about the relations between men and women and the celebrations of family milestones. In addition to the stories, A Local Pacific Piscatologist shares a gallery of imagesthe people, the catches, and the oddities that have touched Snookies life. If you find that accounts of fishing hook you and reel you in or if you enjoy hearing about the experiences of someone who found her lifes passion early on and then followed its lead, then A Local Pacific Piscatologist: A Lifetime in Fishing will educate and entertain you.
Cod is one of the most widely consumed fish in the world. For many years, the Atlantic cod industry took center stage, but partly thanks to climate change and overfishing, it is more and more likely that the cod on your kitchen table or in your fast food fish fillets came from Alaska's Pacific Cod Fishery.Alaska Codfish Chronicle is the first comprehensive history of this fishery. It looks at the early decades of the fishery's history, a period marked by hardship and danger, as well as the dominance of foreign fishermen. And the modern era, beginning in 1976 when the United States claimed an exclusive economic zone around the Alaska coasts, "e;Americanizing"e; the fishery and replacing the foreign fleets that had been ravaging the resources in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. Today, the Pacific cod fishery is, in terms of poundage, the second largest fishery in Alaska, and considered among the best-managed fisheries in the world.This history is extremely well documented, does not spare details, and is accessible to general readers. It incorporates nearly a hundred photographs and illustrations and is sprinkled with numerous observations from fishing industry journals and reports, even incorporating poems and recipes, making this an especially thorough and unique account of one of Alaska's most iconic and important industries.
All over the world, salmon populations are in trouble, as overfishing and habitat loss have combined to put the once-great Atlantic and Pacific Northwest runs at serious risk. Alaska, however, stands out as a rare success story: its salmon populations remain strong and healthy, the result of years of careful management and conservation programs that are rooted in a shared understanding of the importance of the fish to the life, culture, and history of the state.Made of Salmon brings together more than fifty diverse Alaska voices to celebrate the salmon and its place in Alaska life. A mix of words and images, the book interweaves longer works by some of Alaska's finest writers with shorter, more anecdotal accounts and stunning photographs of Alaskans fishing for, catching, preserving, and eating salmon throughout the state. A love letter to a fish that has been central to Alaska life for centuries, Made of Salmon is a reminder of the stakes of this great, ongoing conservation battle.
Tabitha and Dundee: An Unlikely Friendship tells the story of an unlikely pair of friends: Tabitha, a cat from the streets of Chicago, and Dundee, a rescue dog. Their friendship blooms despite certain obstacles and leads to an unlikely outcome for Tabitha.
On a beautiful summer day it came to my mind. The idea of fixing the rodenticide pollution problem that has been lingering in me for so long. My story is based on non-fiction facts through experimentation and field testing to create an Environment Friendly Rodent Bait. God and Mother Earth provided all the answers, that I needed, to help me on the path, to accomplish my dream. This book is an inspirational journey of my views and findings to help other people overcome doubtful obstacles in their lives. This highly captivating and educational book will capture your attention from start to finish. Join me on my journey to A Dream Come True.
I'm Pretty, Too: Embracing Differences focuses on building inner strength. For the child, any child, growing up with positives; confidence, assurance, safety, endurance, these are but a few of the many traits needed as a foundation on their journey to maturity.
From building a hive to harvesting honey, a top urban beekeeper shares how to care for bees the simple, mindful way. Global bee populations have been rapidly declining for years, and it's not just our honey supply that's at stake: the contribution of bees to the pollination of crops is essential to human survival. But even in industrial apiaries, bees are in distress, hiving in synthetic and hostile environments. Enter idle beekeeping: the grassroots, low-intervention system that seeks to emulate the behavior and habitat of bees in the wild-and it only requires two active days of beekeeping per year, one in the spring and another in the fall. In The Idle Beekeeper, Bill Anderson calls upon his years of applied curiosity as an urban beekeeper to celebrate these underappreciated insects and show how simple and rewarding beekeeping can be. In this entertaining, philosophical, and practical guide, Anderson shares why and how to build a hive system that is both cutting-edge and radically old. Maximum idleness is achieved through step-by-step directions to help the beekeeper gently harvest honey with minimum effort, make mead and beeswax candles, and closely observe and understand these fascinating and productive social creatures. For anyone interested in keeping bees, The Idle Beekeeper is the definitive guide to getting started, even in a city, and without effort.
In this fully revised edition of his classic guide to falconry for beginners, lifelong falconer Tony Hall presents the most comprehensive information available to newcomers to the sport. Falconry Basics is specifically designed for novices and covers the basics, from different types of birds and their individual characteristics, to acquiring the proper equipment and the care and handling of the birds themselves.A Covering all aspects of training, hunting, and maintenance, Falconry Basics addresses every possible scenario a newcom- er may face when training their first raptor, from illness and injury to escaped or overconfident hawks. Hall also provides a wealth of supplementary information for beginners, including notes on anatomy, terminology, and a list of additional resources. Accompanied by diagrams and detailed line illustrations throughout, this book will become a standard manual for future generations of falconers.
From the poor duck that was mystified by her own egg-laying abilities to finding snow ghosts, The Squirrels Goblet is a heart-warming collection of 56 true-life stories of natures wonders and antics. Highlighted by photos, the tales include funny, often touching, anecdotes about drunken birds, a disappearing rope, fireflies, a delicate loop of snow, thunderstorm sideshows, a frog and his feather and much more. In the tradition of Aesops Fables, each story is followed by a modern-day moral. A relaxing book for adults and young adults; easy to read to and enjoy with children.
The sound of silence is a book about nature, love and relationships.Nature has a profound touch or intimacy with man.This "e;touch"e; is most significant in all our interactions with it (nature itself).Incidentally, many do not have the time or the consciousness to tap into this refreshing and recreating power,that is manifest all around us.No wonder the Almighty in his initial plan,placed man in a garden! In this book such poems as Dilemma of a seer,Sunrise at dawn,The sound of silence and Friends of yesteryears among others are reflections on the power, light and language of nature. The power and influence of love on the human soul seems to have a subtle similarity with that exerted by nature.The only difference being in the mode and dimensions of operation.While the touch of nature is gentle and persuasive, the power of love is passionate and compelling.Most of us are aware of the ecstatic feelings of an evening-out, spent with a loved one in the presence of a retiring sunset.The silhouette of a beautiful mountain, set on fire by such an evening sun.Even the unpoetic begin to manifest poetic tendencies under such scenario.Such titles as A pathetic sunset,A hopeful mid-day,I saw a tombstone,The day we parted,My best friend, among others,are reflections on love and nature.Some common experiences we encounter in relationships are also represented in some titles in this book,as much as possible my posture had been honest and non judgemental especially with those true- life and personal experiences.The good,the bad, and the not-so bad as well as the pure fictional compositions.Some of this titles include among others,the following;To the one that used to love me,Will you marry me,Good journey,Book keeping,Responsibility,Constantly,Letters of gold,Ever learning,and Nothing more to lose.It is left to the discerning reader to discriminate between the figurative use of language in this book towards achieving hopefully, a worthwhile appreciation of this work,while trully believing that "e;when the chronicles are done, your name will be there with mine, written side by side in letters of gold"e;!
Behold the power of nature with this illustrated field guide to recognizing and understanding the messages that the universe sends us through the birds we see in our daily lives!Birds are all around uspecking at the sidewalk, perching on a nearby tree branch, flying in the sky above our heads. But do you ever feel like a bird might be trying to connect with youor even tell you something? The Hidden Meaning of Birds can help you decipher the special message your avian oracle is trying to share. The Hidden Meaning of Birds isn't just your typical field guide to birds. In addition to a physical description of a variety of common bird species, it also includes the folklore and unique symbolism associated with each to help you understand the changes these mystical creatures want you to make in your life. With this enlightening volume as your inspiration, get ready to reexamine your life from a bird's eye viewone robin, crow, and hummingbird at a time!
This beautiful world is going to go through major changes in the not to distant future, and none of them will be for the better. Because your children and most certainly your grandchildren will grow up in a very different world to the one we knew when we were little, and there will be some irrepairable damage done. Because within a minimum of twenty years to a maximum of forty years the polar ice caps will have melted away and most of the creatures that live there will be extinct. Including the already struggling polar bears, and many parts of this world will be lost forever due to the rising sea levels. All thanks to global warming mostly caused by the use of fossil fuels, also the oil industry who are now drilling for oil in the Arctic are also seen as a threat by many people due to the distruption they will cause, plus of course the very real and most probable risk of an oil spill which would be devastating. Also most of the fish in our oceans will be extinct thanks to over fishing, and all of this will happen thanks to mankinds needless destruction of this planet in his constant search to make that all important profit.
The Sound of War is a heart-warming story about a group of Africans who have turned away from the vision their ancestors fought for. This shift becomes important when a new king ascends the throne of Umuisa. Metu, as the young king is called, throws culture and tradition to the wind. He refers to their culture as archaic, changes the system of government, and spurs a riot among his people. Furthermore, he declares his intention to demolish some sacred statues in the village square, which are symbols of their gods. Chioma, the oldest person in the land, wont let that happen. She gathers the villagers and tells them the actual story of how those monuments came to be. While telling the story, she tells them how Umuisa came into existence.
El agua es el elemento primordial para el desarrollo de todos los sectores de la economa de un pas y ms an, es imprescindible para la supervivencia y el bienestar de los seres humanos del planeta.Este libro denominado El recurso hdrico en Tamaulipas: La cuenca del Ro Guayalejo Tames rene y evala informacin de diferentes fuentes oficiales y de investigaciones realizadas, en lo referente al proceso y rgimen hidrolgico del recurso hdrico en la cuenca del ro Guayalejo Tames; en trminos de distribucin, uso y gestin, disponibilidad e infraestructura. El libro se integra en cinco captulos. El primer captulo describe los elementos geogrficos de la cuenca, tales como: relieve, edafologa, fisiografa, geologa, clima y vegetacin. Igualmente incluye el tema de los eventos hidrometeorolgicos extremos y puntualiza en la descripcin de la infraestructura hidrulica de los cuerpos de agua y Distritos de Riego. El segundo captulo caracteriza y describe a la cuenca por sector de actividad econmica preponderante. El tercer captulo atiende al ordenamiento ecolgico regional en el territorio que conforma la cuenca. Presenta los criterios de ordenamiento ecolgico para garantizar el manejo a largo plazo del recurso hdrico, abarcando adems, la conservacin de los ecosistemas de permitan mantener un ciclo hidrolgico equilibrado. El cuarto captulo, muestra el anlisis de la disponibilidad del recurso hdrico a partir del balance hdrico de los volmenes de entrada y salida del agua, mediante la aplicacin de la NOM-011-CONAGUA-2015. Finalmente, el quinto captulo realiza la evaluacin de la vulnerabilidad asociada con las alteraciones al recurso hdrico en la cuenca; el desarrollo de esta evaluacin busca contribuir al mejoramiento del estado de vulnerabilidad del recurso hdrico.
The Fire in Thunder Hollow is the second book of the Thunder Hollow series. The owls have prospered under the protection of Brownie, the golden eagle. The hollow is filled with the home trees of the owls.As the good times continue, the morals of the owls begin to slip. The young are not as well taught about social behavior. They begin to create problems for themselves. Soon, the younger owls have a secret hiding place and a charismatic young leader. The young leader wants to start a new community which would be ruled by him.When the young owls plans are discovered, they return to Thunder Hollow and settle down, all except the power-hungry young leader. Angry over his rejection, he sets fire to Thunder Hollow, destroying it. Only a few owls survive the fire by flying away. They fly so far that they cannot find their way home. Brownie, the eagle spendsevery summersearching for them, growing old and discouraged as the years roll by.The owls, living in a dismal swamp, are losing their memories of Thunder Hollow. Will Brownie find the owls before he dies of old age, or will the owls pay the ultimate price for their rebellious ways?
The story of the Santee is, in fact, the story of a major part of the Carolinas east of the Appalachians, for the river drains an immense area of both states from the mountains to the ocean. Savage also describes fully the change-over from the agricultural Old South to the industrial New South, a change sparked largely by the hydroelectric power of the Santee.Originally published in 1968.A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
The land of nature all around us has a beauty and charm all on its own. The grandeur of the variety of trees, flowering shrubs, with all shades of green grasses growing in open spaces is a picture to behold. The quiet noise of the babbling and flowing clear brook waters intermingled with the chirping sounds of a wide variety of meadow birds serves as a beautiful chorus of spectacular musical blends. And then with this picture as the backdrop, added is the graceful appearance of the full range of wild life animals of all ages, in their natural surroundings and thriving habitat. The picture is breathtaking! There is mother rabbit and her very young, gray squirrel and her family, mother groundhog and her newborn babies, mother duck and her very young flock of ducklings, busy multicolored chipmunks gathering food for their family dinner, as well as other wildlife of nature's pride. They are all busily engaged in their daily tasks. This is the setting for this story, which takes place in the land of nature. This story will thoroughly captivate the attention of those who read it. And the readers heartstrings of thoughtful emotion will be moved by the dramatic events of this during one season of the life of nature's pride and joy. What a lasting impact will be yours at whatever age you happen to be as you read this story, The Land of Nature!
As Celtic navigates his way through the city to try and lead a group of dogs to safety, he realizes the importance of daily walks, and the fun things dogs can do when they are not chained to a leash. The book is a must read for any family thinking of adopting a pet from the animal shelter, and emphasizes the importance of family. It also sets the stage for the fifth-and-final book in the five-part series -- The Adventures of Celtic: Going for the Gold, which is due to come out this spring.
Comments from Kids of All AgesIt is a Rare and Admirable Educational Effort"e;Ms. Ramona Van Riper*President*National Turkey Vulture Society"e;A fun kid's book and you learn a lot about owls"e;Allison*Age10*Grade 5*Virginia"e;Gaylord the Prairie Dog is tooo cute"e;Geri*Age 62 yrs*Office Manager*California"e;Albert the Wood Duck is funny and cool, I really liked Albert"e;Willie*Age 13 yrs*7th Grade*Florida"e;Great Story-Good Facts"e;Bob*Age 54*Minister*Wisconsin"e;I was thoroughly "e;Edu-Tained"e; by the wonderful stories of Professor Birdbrain"e;Joanna*Teacher/Educator*www.mothernaturelive.com*California"e;I Think the story is full of facts and that it is a great story"e;Mathew*Age 8 yrs*Grade 38*Virginia"e;Professor Birbrain's creation and development of Edu-Tainment is an important contribution to educational literature"e;Daniel*Age 59 *Recycling Plant Manager*Minnesota
Have you ever heard of a guinea fowl adopting a young boy and defending him from all threats? Would a cheese-loving crow that's an undercover packrat get your attention? Is a bearded Silkie chicken that enjoys watching All My Children on TV something you'd find intriguing? Then you might also like to hear about a vanload of show chickens that sing lustily along with the car radio only when it plays the song "e;Duke of Earl."e; Or how about the pony addicted to ice cream ... or the mama dog who kidnaps baby chicks. If you'd enjoy reading about these and other wild and domestic animals, you'd probably like my book, Charminy Farm: A Bird's-Eye View. This is a nonfiction book about my family's life on our small semirural farm in Wisconsin. Our family was involved in raising and exhibiting fancy poultry, dogs, and horses and in rescuing various forms of wildlife.
The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway received its designation in 2009, an act that stands as a testament to the historical and cultural importance of the communities linked along the North Carolina coast from Whalebone Junction across to Hatteras and Ocracoke Island and down to the small villages of the Core Sound region. This rich heritage guide introduces readers to the places and people that have made the route and the region a national treasure. Welcoming visitors on a journey across sounds and inlets into villages and through two national seashores, Barbara Garrity-Blake and Karen Willis Amspacher share the stories of people who have shaped their lives out of saltwater and sand. The book considers how the Outer Banks residents have stood their ground and maintained a vibrant way of life while adapting to constant change that is fundamental to life where water meets the land.Heavily illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, Living at the Water's Edge will lead readers to the proverbial porch of the Outer Banks locals, extending a warm welcome to visitors while encouraging them to understand what many never see or hear: the stories, feelings, and meanings that offer a cultural dimension to the byway experience and deepen the visitor's understanding of life on the tideline.
Although technically puppies are young dogs, Puppy Pal Pointers: From the True Tails of Ripple and Jessie relates to dogs of all ages. The book consists of subjects that are pertinent to every devoted owner, including caring for, treating, understanding, treasuring, bonding with, and grieving for your cherished dog, plustips on pet care for kids. Topics pertaining to dog care and responsible ownership are covered, such as parasite control, hygiene, overpopulation concerns, relationships with cats, the human-animal bond, pet loss, and the grief process. Puppy Pal Pointers is different from other books on pet carebecause it is told through the sage eyes of two beloveddogs (as shared with Pamela J. Wilson), including one who fearlessly faced life's challenges with only three legs.Endearing pictures of them in various activities, along with photos of theirpreciouscanine and feline peers, are used to accentuate points.The wise teachings of charming fictional friends, both furry and feathered,can be foundin thefollowing childrens books, whichwere written by the person who belongs to Ripple and Jessie:Tales From Tubblewood: A Duck For All Seasons and Tales From Tubblewood Too: Miss Duck to the Rescue.(www.Tubblewoodtales.com)