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  • How to Read a North Carolina Beach af Orrin H. Pilkey
    - Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels
    af Orrin H. Pilkey, William J. Neal & Tracy Monegan Rice

    Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story.Orrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands. In addition, coastal life forms large and small--from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals--are all discussed here. The concluding chapter contemplates the future of North Carolina beaches, considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies for conservation. This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single source for learning to appreciate and preserve the natural features of a genuine state treasure.Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

  • Armchair Birder's Omnibus Ebook af John Yow
    - Includes The Armchair Birder and The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal
    af John Yow

    Available for the first time together in this Omnibus E-Book, The Armchair Birder's Omnibus brings together both of John Yow's delightful books into one convenient e-book.While birding literature is filled with tales of expert observers spotting rare species in exotic locales, John Yow reminds us in The Armchair Birder, that the most fascinating birds can be the ones perched right outside our windows. In thirty-five engaging and sometimes irreverent vignettes, Yow reveals the fascinating lives of the birds we see nearly every day. Following the seasons, he covers forty-two species, discussing the improbable, unusual, and comical aspects of his subjects' lives. Yow offers his own observations, anecdotes, and stories as well as those of America's classic bird writers, such as John James Audubon, Arthur Bent, and Edward Forbush. This unique addition to bird literature combines the fascination of bird life with the pleasure of good reading.In his follow-up volume The Armchair Birder Goes Coastal, Yow now journeys to the shore and shares his encounters with some of the most familiar and beloved coastal birds. Out of his travels--from North Carolina's Outer Banks, down the Atlantic coast, and westward along the Gulf of Mexico--come colorful accounts of twenty-eight species, from ubiquitous beach birds like sanderlings and laughing gulls to wonders of nature like roseate spoonbills and the American avocets. Along the way, Yow delves deeply into the birds' habits and behaviors, experiencing and relating the fascination that leads many an amateur naturalist to become the most unusual of species--a birder.

  • Coral Empire af Elias Ann Elias
    - Underwater Oceans, Colonial Tropics, Visual Modernity
    af Elias Ann Elias

    From vividly colored underwater photographs of Australia's Great Barrier Reef to life-size dioramas re-creating coral reefs and the bounty of life they sustained, the work of early twentieth-century explorers and photographers fed the public's fascination with reefs. In the 1920s John Ernest Williamson in the Bahamas and Frank Hurley in Australia produced mass-circulated and often highly staged photographs and films that cast corals as industrious, colonizing creatures, and the undersea as a virgin, unexplored, and fantastical territory. In Coral Empire Ann Elias traces the visual and social history of Williamson and Hurley and how their modern media spectacles yoked the tropics and coral reefs to colonialism, racism, and the human domination of nature. Using the labor and knowledge of indigenous peoples while exoticizing and racializing them as inferior Others, Williamson and Hurley sustained colonial fantasies about people of color and the environment as endless resources to be plundered. As Elias demonstrates, their reckless treatment of the sea prefigured attitudes that caused the environmental crises that the oceans and reefs now face.

  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse af Dawson Carr
    - Sentinel of the Shoals
    af Dawson Carr

    Since 1871 the Cape Hatteras lighthouse has been a welcome sight for sailors entering the treacherous region off North Carolina's Outer Banks known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. At 208 feet high, it is the tallest lighthouse in the country and one of the state's most famous landmarks. Through the years, it has withstood the ravages of both humans and nature, weathering numerous violent storms and two wars. But perhaps the gravest threat the structure faced in recent history was the erosion of several hundred yards of beach that once stood between it and the ocean. As powerful tides and rising sea levels increasingly endangered the lighthouse's future, North Carolinians debated fiercely over how best to save it, eventually deciding on a controversial plan to move the beacon inland to safety. First published by UNC Press in 1991, this book tells the story of the noble lighthouse from its earliest history to the present day. In this new edition, Dawson Carr details the recent relocation of the treasured landmark. For now, it seems, North Carolinians have succeeded in protecting their lighthouse, as it has protected them for over a century.

  • Songs of Tristan af Elizabeth Santowasso Braucht Spar 15%
    af Elizabeth Santowasso Braucht

    We all suffer loss in life, be it the loss of a person we love, a pet, health, fortune, identity or fame. In order to assuage the pain of such losses we need to regain balance in our lives. This remarkable man, Poet Tristan, through humor, storytelling, heartbreak, self-deprecation and whimsy, in this, perhaps his first volume of work, helps us to replace that balance through his songs of love and life.

  • La Sabiduria Del Lobo af Julio Cesar Martinez Romero Spar 15%
    af Julio Cesar Martinez Romero

    Los depredadores, como el lobo, son despiadados. Matan a sus presas y a sus enemigos sin clemencia. Los seres humanos vemos al lobo y a las ovejas y no queremos ser vistos como lobos, pero tampoco queremos parecer borregos. Nos conforta considerar al depredador como un asesino implacable, porque de esa manera nos sentimos mejores en comparacin. El lobo es un ejemplo claro de que hemos preferido creer en nuestros prejuicios, en lugar de aprender de la vida. Este libro propone visitar, paso a paso, episodios de las vidas del lobo y del ser humano. La soledad, la lealtad, el amor, los conflictos dentro de la familia y la crisis de la adolescencia, son parte inescapable de la vida de cada lobo. En algn momento todo lobo se enfrenta a los grandes dilemas de su existencia, debe sacrificar sus intereses personales por sus seres queridos, o debe tener xito a costa de su grupo? Es mejor acomodarse en la seguridad del mundo conocido, o enfrentarse a la soledad y la incertidumbre de su propio camino? En este libro revisaremos las respuestas del lobo a estos y otros asuntos, como el liderazgo, la autoridad, las metas y el miedo, y las compararemos con la actuacin humana. Este libro te invita a observar la vida salvaje con una mirada nueva y a descubrir la sabidura de la naturaleza.

  • Briards Past and Present: Conversations with Leading Breeders af Ellen Myers Spar 15%
    af Ellen Myers

    The author felt it worthwhile to create a record of some long established, and successful breeders, attempting to capture in their own words, their concerns and views when breeding. There are interviews from the breed country of origin, France, vibrant with hundreds of years of history, breed development, and continual pedigrees. Rich with experience and knowledge, France remains an undisputed resource, their experts respected worldwide. A few interviews are with people who are French in origin but moved to the USA and continued their involvement. The balance is with breeders from the authors home country, the USA. She acknowledges other countries with excellent breeders. She regrets she could not include all the existing talent. This book, the author hopes will be a means to leave messages to future breeders, to communicate through time and space, some valuable points. This book is meant to contribute to the large task of breeding this fine, complex old breed of working sheep dog. No honest breeder will ever tell you that the pup you buy from him is a sure winner. Neither will he promise you an easy road to success. All he can ever give you is the chance to learn and the admonition that having perseverence, perspective and purpose, will give you a fifty-fifty chance. USA breeder, Harold Marley, highly respected influential breeder of Marha Briards, from 1964- died 1976

  • Dancing Bear and Other New Poems af Diane H. Schetky Spar 15%
    af Diane H. Schetky

    Her poems in Dancing Bear are inspired by her travels to the arctic and other northerly realms and her respect for nature. Her poetry is both poignant and humorous and her deep concern for our endangered earth is evident throughout this book. Her vivid imagery will take you on travels to places you never expected to visit, including the North Pole.

  • Successful Tails af Paticia H. Wheeler PhD Spar 15%
    - The Wonders of Therapy Dogs
    af Paticia H. Wheeler PhD

    Successful Tails is a heartwarming collection of stories and photos of therapy dogs at work. The testimonials and stories run the gamut of emotions. Some will make you laugh or smile, while other will bring tears to your eyes. This book isn't just for people who want to become therapy dog handlers or staff at sites and programs that would like to have therapy dogs for those they serve, though both of these groups will find it useful. This book is for everyone.

  • Quail in My Garden af Laura L Root Spar 15%
    - Book One of Adventures in My Garden
    af Laura L Root

    Quail in my Garden is a picture story about a covey of Quail who live in the desert and how they interact with the other desert wildlife and come to be loved by some humans. It is told from the viewpoint of the lead quail of the covey, Doublecrest. The story is fictional, although there are instances where some scenes really did occur. However, information about the animals is factual relating to their living and hunting experiences.

  • Papalotl: La Ultima Mariposa Monarca af Pedro Reyes Ginori Spar 15%
    af Pedro Reyes Ginori

    Thomas Vickers, joven bilogo canadiense, ambicioso y seductor, se interna en Mxico siguiendo el vuelo de las mariposas Monarca para descubrir el sitio donde culmina su viaje migratorio. A lo largo de l se ve asediado por las Cihuateteo (mujeres deificadas por haber muerto de parto); acoso aterrador y con frecuencia excitante. A punto de alcanzar su meta se accidenta en su coche. Casi moribundo, Otilia lo rescata y es llevado a la cabaa de su familia, donde es atendido por el Curandero de la Aldea, quien a base de ciertos brebajes con chepiritos logra su recuperacin. Cuando ve por primera vez los ojos de Otilia, la confunde con una de las Cihuateteo, pues son como los ojos de las mariposas. Con la intencin de arrancarle el secreto de los chepiritos se sobrepone a su repulsin y la seduce, aprovechndose de que ella se encuentra ostensiblemente enamorada de l. Despus de obtener la deseada informacin, Thomas huye de la Aldea, dejando embarazada a Otilia, quien muere al dar a luz. Ya como Cihuateotl Otilia persigue a Thomas y lo hace morir; sin embargo, ste ya haba logrado perturbar no slo el equilibrio de las mariposas sino tambin el de una vieja cultura.

  • It Can (And Does) Happen Here! af Robert S. West Spar 15%
    - One Physician'S Four Decades-Long Journey as Coroner in Rural North Idaho
    af Robert S. West

    When a loved one dies in a mysterious manner, we rely on coroners and medical examiners to tell us what happened. The stakes are high: Coroners seek justice for the dead, exoneration for the wrongfully accused, and closure for the families of victims. They are always on call and work closely with law enforcement.Author Robert S. West, who served as a physician-coroner in rural Kootenai County, Idaho, from 1970 to 2011, delves into the challenges he faced on the job. While he often lacked resources, he always did the best he could to serve his community, solving numerous mysteries using the tactics of forensic medicine.Dr. West also explores the shortcomings of the coroner/medical examiner system and how it can be improved. Widely varying educational requirements and unrealistic expectations need to be balanced in order to fill the shortage of forensic pathologists while enhancing the training of current coroners.Join a coroner from rural northern Idaho as he looks back at his careers most challenging cases and explains how to reform the system in It Can (and Does) Happen Here!

  • Sparkles, Dragons and Dragonfly Land af Bonnie Sunday Spar 15%
    af Bonnie Sunday

    A dragon begins her life in Middle Lothian, the land of dragons. She is very sad and unhappy due to being different. Teased and laughed at makes her life there miserable. Her mother tells her of an enchanted forest that is well guarded and protected by special powers of huge dragonflies. She talks to Lottie and suggests that she go find this forest. Following directions Lottie begins her journey.

  • 1000 Famous Horses Fact & Fictional Throughout the Ages af Fjh Glover Spar 20%
    - (Not Race Horses and Not Show Jumping Horses)
    af Fjh Glover

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  • Turkey Hunting, Then and Now af Larry L. Harshbarger Spar 19%
    - A Lifetime Pursuit of Pennsylvania's Wild Turkey
    af Larry L. Harshbarger

    This book is all about hunting wild turkey throughout the central Pennsylvania counties of Mifflin, Centre and Huntingdon. Its a collection of the many hunts experienced by the author and his turkey hunting companions from the fall of 1943 until the present. Each and every story is true. Not only are they entertaining, but they teach the dos and donts of turkey hunting. As the stories unfold, well be sneaking, setting up, calling, listening and watching. Sometimes were successful; sometimes were not. We soon learn, however, that some of our best memories are about the turkeys that got away.

  • Going, Going, Gone Volume Iii af Dawn Escoto Spar 19%
    - A Collection of Poems on Endangered Animals from Asia, Australia, and Oceania
    af Dawn Escoto

    This book contains poems about animalsfrom Asia, Australia, and Oceania, whichare extinct, rare, endangered, or threatened. The text includes sections on mammals;amphibians, reptiles, and sea creatures;birds andbutterflies. The book concludeswith a special section of exquisite poems on honeyeaters and honeycreepersfrom several Hawaiian islands. Just asthe poems are suited to various reading levels,so also the artwork reflects artists of varyingages and abilities, from an eleven-year-old amateur to a retired professional. Through a variety of styles, the author engagesthe mind, emotions, and will of the reader, enablinghim/her to see the world through the eyes ofan Indian Python, Japanese Crane, Indian Rhino,Horseshoe Crab, or Long-Beaked Echidna,plus many more of your favorite creatures. As you read these aloud, consider whatyou can do to save the life of one speciesbefore it is gone forever.

  • Saving Gus af Salma Rehman Spar 15%
    af Salma Rehman

    Eddie and Jena were enjoying a regular summer day, playing hide-and-seek with their friends, Shayla and Sharky. They found Gus, the sperm whale, who was trapped in a net. Eddie and his friends had to find help for him soon or Gus willdie. Their only hope was Bob the shark, but everyone was scared to ask him. Sharky was Bobs son and he was able to convince his dad to help Gus. Everyone was surprised to see Bob willing to help Gus. He saved the day and Sharky was proud of his dad.

  • Prudence and Poppy af Ellen B N Smith Spar 15%
    af Ellen B N Smith

    It was an early June morning when Aaron the Rooster crowed. Prudence the Cow walked out of the milking shed, following Farmer Weston. Poppy stuck out like a sore thumb among the other ducks. All of the other ducks were white and Poppy was plain brown.

  • Large Carnivore Conservation and Management
    - Human Dimensions
     

    Large carnivores include iconic species such as bears, wolves and big cats. Their habitats are increasingly being shared with humans, and there is a growing number of examples of human-carnivore coexistence as well as conflict. Next to population dynamics of large carnivores, there are considerable attitude shifts towards these species worldwide with multiple implications.This book argues and demonstrates why human dimensions of relationships to large carnivores are crucial for their successful conservation and management. It provides an overview of theoretical and methodological perspectives, heterogeneity in stakeholder perceptions and behaviour as well as developments in decision making, stakeholder involvement, policy and governance informed by human dimensions of large carnivore conservation and management. The scope is international, with detailed examples and case studies from Europe, North and South America, Central and South Asia, as well as debates of the challenges faced by urbanization, agricultural expansion, national parks and protected areas. The main species covered include bears, wolves, lynx, and leopards. The book provides a novel perspective for advanced students, researchers and professionals in ecology and conservation, wildlife management, human-wildlife interactions, environmental education and environmental social science.

  • Large Carnivore Conservation and Management
    - Human Dimensions
     

    Large carnivores include iconic species such as bears, wolves and big cats. Their habitats are increasingly being shared with humans, and there is a growing number of examples of human-carnivore coexistence as well as conflict. Next to population dynamics of large carnivores, there are considerable attitude shifts towards these species worldwide with multiple implications.This book argues and demonstrates why human dimensions of relationships to large carnivores are crucial for their successful conservation and management. It provides an overview of theoretical and methodological perspectives, heterogeneity in stakeholder perceptions and behaviour as well as developments in decision making, stakeholder involvement, policy and governance informed by human dimensions of large carnivore conservation and management. The scope is international, with detailed examples and case studies from Europe, North and South America, Central and South Asia, as well as debates of the challenges faced by urbanization, agricultural expansion, national parks and protected areas. The main species covered include bears, wolves, lynx, and leopards. The book provides a novel perspective for advanced students, researchers and professionals in ecology and conservation, wildlife management, human-wildlife interactions, environmental education and environmental social science.

  • My Wild Backyard: Wild Hogs af Gloria Adele Spar 15%
    af Gloria Adele

    Discover a glimpse into the world of boar hunters through the viewpoint and perception of a child as she encounters wild hogs invading her backyard.

  • Noisy Neighbors af Dott Cockey Spar 15%
    af Dott Cockey

    I live in Baltimore County, Maryland. Myhouse is located in the middle of woods where there are many woodland animals. I am a retired educator. I taught the primary grades for ten years and I was an Assistant Principal for ten years. I lovechildren and I love working with them. I also like to write stories for children. I have one son and every holiday I would make a story book for him and read it aloud to him. He loved it.

  • California Wildlife Encounters af Ben Nuckolls Spar 15%
    af Ben Nuckolls & Guy Nixon

    Hunting in California doesnt get much attention. With thick brush in hot temperatures, many hunters and writers pick easier states. However as other states have hunts requiring ten or more years worth of preference points to draw a tag, Californias over the counter two bucks a year, begins to look better. We have huge Boone and Crocket black bears. The wild hogs are open year round no limit. Its hunting you can do, but you need to use different methods and different tools. Here are some exciting hunts and useful information you just wont get anywhere else. We have gone all out to make some of Californias wildlife problems easier to understand in a fun and humorous book. The hunting here in California can be some of the most intense and challenging in the West. When you do get a trophy here it means more.

  • 'Elephants Are Not Picked from Trees' af Liv Emma Thorsen Spar 14%
    - Animal Biographies in the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History
    af Liv Emma Thorsen

    "e;Elephants are not picked from trees"e; are the words of Swedish taxidermist and conservator David Sjolander, spoken while he was in Angola looking for a fine bull elephant specimen in the autumn of 1948. At the age of 62 Sjolander was to satisfy his life's dream of shooting the elephant he for so long had wished to prepare and exhibit. The African elephant was to be the main attraction in the Mammal Room of the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History. Liv Emma Thorsen, professor of cultural history, has reconstructed the collection history of four mammals exhibited in the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History that attracted much attention when they were displayed to the public for the first time: The elephant, gorilla, Tonkean macaque and walrus. The book examines how the museum acquired animals for its exhibits from 1906 to 1948, and how living animal bodies became museum exhibits. Using photographs and documents from the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History, the book shows that these museums are in possession of valuable material for writing the cultural history of animals, and that the museums of natural history display a nature that is historically, socially and culturally construed.

  • Impact of Dam on Fish in the Rivers of Nepal af Asian Development Bank
    af Asian Development Bank

    This study was conducted by the Asian Development Bank to assess the impact of projects involving the construction of dams on aquatic biodiversity in Nepal. The findings may not be authoritative, but conclusions suggest that fish populations and the diversity of species are a ected due to alterations in the ecosystem and blockage in life cycle movements.

  • Adrenal Steroid Antagonism Spar 16%
    - Proceedings. Satellite Workshop of the VII. International Congress of Endocrinology Quebec, Canada, July 7, 1984
     

  • Hedgehog Handbook af Coulthard Sally Coulthard Spar 11%
    af Coulthard Sally Coulthard

    Hedgehogs, with their quiet determination and bristling, bumbling ways, are seen by many of one of life's most enduring symbols of the countryside and town gardens. This shy, snuffling, enigmatic animal has captured the imagination of children and adults for centuries - from Beatrix Potter's Mrs Tiggywinkle to Sonic the Hedgehog. Full to the brim with fascinating insights and countryside lore, The Hedgehog Handbook explores different facets of this much-admired mammal - from its wildlife habits to its literary heritage, how different cultures have viewed the hedgehog and what we can do to help preserve this icon of rural life. Fun, sweet and warm hearted, The Hedgehog Handbook is a month by month celebration of one of the countryside's best-loved creatures. Packed with inspirational quotes, entertaining facts, folklore and literary references, it's the perfect gift for anyone with a penchant for prickles.

  • Year in the Wild af Ruth Symons Spar 18%
    af Ruth Symons

    Take a journey through the seasons in this beautiful book, made entirely from hand-pressed plants.Artist Helen Ahpornsiri transforms petals, leaves and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows and fluttering butterflies. Turn the page to watch flowers unfold, see birds take flight or peek inside animal homes. Marvel at the magic of each moment and rediscover the wonders of a year in the wild . . .

  • Beachcomber's Guide to Marine Debris af Michael Stachowitsch
    af Michael Stachowitsch

    This richly illustrated book serves as the ideal guide to the items that litter the world's beaches. Forget sea shells and other fauna and flora. Here, you will find what a beachcomber is actually most likely to encounter these days: glass, plastic, wood, metal, paper, oil, and other sources of marine pollution!Complete with nearly 700 photographs, this guide shows the full range of marine debris items, each presented with insight and a pinch of humor. In addition, the author provides full details about these items. You will learn everything worth knowing about them. This includes not just their sources and decomposition stages. Discover the threat each item poses to these beautiful environments as well as prevention strategies, clean-up recommendations, alternative products, and recycling and upcycling ideas.Beyond the aesthetic issue, marine debris poses a threat to wildlife, human health, and economic welfare. This book arms you with the knowledge you need to combat these disgraceful and often hazardous eyesores. Become a beach detective! Travel the world's most beloved tourist destinations with this ultimate beach read and help restore these fascinating environments to their natural beauty.

  • Salt On Your Tongue af Charlotte Runcie Spar 13%
    - Women and the Sea
    af Charlotte Runcie

    Charlotte Runcie has always felt pulled to the sea, lured by its soothing, calming qualities but also enlivened and inspired by its salty wildness. When she loses her beloved grandmother, and becomes pregnant with her first child, she feels its pull even more intensely. In Salt On Your Tongue Charlotte explores what the sea means to us, and particularly what it has meant to women through the ages. This book is a walk on the beach with Turner, with Shakespeare, with the Romantic Poets and shanty-singers. It's an ode to our oceans - to the sailors who brave their treacherous waters, to the women who lost their loved ones to the waves, to the creatures that dwell in their depths, to beach combers, swimmers, seabirds and mermaids. In mesmerising prose, Charlotte Runcie shows how the sea has inspired, fascinated and terrified us, and how she herself fell in love with the deep blue. Navigating through ancient Greek myths, poetry, shipwrecks and Scottish folktales, Salt On Your Tongue is about how the wild untameable waves can help us understand what it means to be human.

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