Birds of Florida: A Falcon Field Guide (Falcon Field Guide Series)

Each Falcon box consultant to birds introduces the one hundred eighty commonest and sought-after species in a kingdom. with ease sized to slot in your pocket and that includes full-color, specified illustrations, those informative guides make it effortless to spot birds in a yard, favourite parks, and natural world components. every one chook is observed by way of an in depth directory of its trendy attributes and a colour representation displaying its vital features. Birds are geared up in taxonomic order, retaining households of birds jointly for simple id. this is often the fundamental resource for the sector, either informative and gorgeous to peruse.

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Wild Spring Plant Foods (Foxfire Americana Library)

By Foxfire Fund Inc.

A convenient illustrated consultant to the fit to be eaten flowers on hand in Appalachia and different temperate components through the spring. From sassafras to rhubarb, each one access contains directions on the place to discover the plant, tips on how to spot it, and the methods it's best eaten, usually with recipes.

Plants include:

Morel
Asparagus
Wild onion
Wild garlic
Nettles
Wild radish
White mustard
Water cress
Horseradish
Chicory
Wild lettuce
Dandelion

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Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest: 85 Unforgettable Species, Their Fascinating Lives, and How to Find Them

By Sarah Swanson, Max Smith

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest is a full of life, sensible advisor that is helping readers become aware of eighty five of the region’s such a lot awesome birds. each one fowl profile comprises notes on what they devour, the place they migrate from, and the place to discover them in Washington and Oregon. Profiles additionally contain gorgeous colour pictures of every chicken. Birds are grouped via what they're recognized for or the place they're probably to be found—like seashore birds, city birds, colourful birds, and killer birds.

this can be an available advisor for informal birders, weekend warriors, and households trying to find an out of doors event. 8 easy-going birding weekends, together with stops in Puget Sound, the imperative Washington wine state, and the Klamath Basin, provide exceptional getaway principles and make this vital consultant for locals and viewers alike.

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The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism

The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism presents a professional, state of the art and accomplished wisdom base of the speedily growing to be international ecotourism zone. it really is divided into 8 significant sections, and includes forty-one chapters, separately authored through foreign researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. every one bankruptcy combines conception and perform in a complementary manner. The scope of the encyclopedia comprises definitions and different contextual fabric, local views, venues, affects, making plans and administration issues, and concerns linked to ecotourism companies, study and training.

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In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

By Kenneth Rexroth

Over the process his existence, Kenneth Rexroth wrote concerning the Sierra Nevada larger than someone. innovative by way of environmental ethics and corresponding to the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth’s poetry and prose defined the way in which Californians have constantly skilled and enjoyed the excessive Sierra. Contained during this significant assortment are transcendent nature poems, in addition to prose decisions from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, released and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence. Famed science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has compiled a present for enthusiasts of mountains and poetry either. This quantity additionally comprises Robinson’s creation and notes, photos of Rexroth, a map of Rexroth’s travels, and an grand astronomical research of Rexroth’s poems through the fiction author Carter Scholz.

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The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century

By Alex Prud'homme

 AS ALEX PRUD’HOMME and his great-aunt Julia baby have been finishing their collaboration on her memoir, My lifestyles in France, they started to discuss the French obsession with bottled water, which had ultimately unfold to the USA. From this spark of curiosity, Prud’homme started what may develop into an formidable quest to appreciate the evolving tale of freshwater. What he came upon used to be stunning: because the weather warms and international inhabitants grows, call for for water has surged, yet offers of freshwater are static or losing, and new threats to water caliber seem on a daily basis. The Ripple impression is Prud’homme’s shiny and fascinating inquiry into the destiny of freshwater within the twenty-first century.
The questions he sought to reply to have been pressing: Will there be sufficient water to fulfill call for? What are the threats to its caliber? what's the nation of our water infrastructure—both the pipes that convey us freshwater and the levees that preserve it out? How safe is our water provide from average failures and terrorist assaults? do we create new resources for our water provide via clinical innovation? Is water a correct like air or a commodity like oil—and who may still keep an eye on the faucet? Will the wars of the twenty-first century be fought over water?
Like Daniel Yergin’s vintage The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, funds & Power, Prud’homme’s The Ripple impression is a masterwork of research and dramatic narrative. With remarkable instincts for a revelatory tale, Prud’homme introduces readers to an array of colourful, obsessive, brilliant—and occasionally shadowy—characters via whom those concerns come alive. Prud’homme traversed the rustic, and he is taking readers into the guts of the day-by-day dramas that may ascertain the way forward for this crucial resource—from the alleged homicide of a water scientist in a brand new Jersey purification plant, to the epic disagreement among salmon fishermen and copper miners in Alaska, to the poisoning of Wisconsin wells, to the epidemic of intersex fish within the Chesapeake Bay, to the wars over fracking for average gasoline. Michael Pollan has replaced the way in which we predict concerning the nutrition we devour; Alex Prud’homme will swap the best way we expect in regards to the water we drink. Informative and provocative, The Ripple influence is a tremendous achievement.

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The Perfect Protein: Saving the Oceans to Feed the World

By Andy Sharpless, Suzannah Evans

The planet might be domestic to greater than nine billion humans via 2050, and we are already seeing severe degrees of famine around the globe reflected by way of transforming into weight problems in built countries. In The excellent Protein, Andy Sharpless keeps that holding wild seafood may help wrestle either matters, simply because seafood is the healthiest, least expensive, such a lot environmentally pleasant resource of protein in the world. whereas the conservation group has taken a simplistic, save-the-whales procedure in terms of oceans, Sharpless contends that we needs to store the world's seafood not only to guard marine existence and biodiversity yet to stave off the arriving humanitarian crisis.

With excessive call for for predator species like tuna and salmon, filthy rich international locations just like the U.S. convert "reduction" species reminiscent of anchovies, mackerel, and sardines into feed for salmon and different farmed animals--even notwithstanding those missed fish are pakcked with health-boosting Omega-3 fatty acids and will feed hundreds of thousands. via developing science-based quotos, preserving wild habitats, and decreasing bycatch (and treating anchovies and their like as nutrition, now not feed), Sharpless believes that powerful ocean stewardship can placed fit, sustainable seafood at the desk ceaselessly. for that reason, Oceana has tapped 20-plus cooks, together with Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, and Jose Andres for recipes that supply us all a job to play during this innovative venture: to save lots of the fish in order that we will consume extra fish.

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East (Princeton Field Guides)

This is the 1st totally illustrated consultant to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of jap North America--from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps--and the better half quantity to Dennis Paulson's acclaimed box consultant to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East positive factors hundreds and hundreds of colour pictures that depict the entire species present in the quarter, designated line drawings to help in-hand identity, and a colour distribution map for each species--and the book's compact dimension and effortless layout make it the one consultant you would like within the box. Species debts describe key identity positive aspects, distribution, flight season, comparable species, habitat, and usual heritage. Paulson's authoritative advent bargains a primer on dragonfly biology and identity, and likewise comprises the way to learn and photo those stunningly appealing insects.

  • Illustrates all 336 jap species
  • Features 1000s of full-color images
  • Includes distinct species money owed, line drawings to help identity, and a colour distribution map for each species
  • Offers important assistance for the dragonfly enthusiast

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Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence

Are crops clever? Can they remedy difficulties, converse, and navigate their atmosphere? Or are they passive, incapable of self reliant motion or social habit? Philosophers and scientists have meditated those questions due to the fact historical Greece, regularly concluding that crops are unthinking and inert: they're too silent, too sedentary -- simply too diversified from us. but discoveries over the last fifty years have challenged those principles, laying off new mild at the remarkable services and intricate inside lives of plants.

In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a number one scientist and founding father of the sector of plant neurobiology, offers a brand new paradigm in our realizing of the vegetal global. Combining a historic point of view with the most recent in plant technology, Mancuso argues that, as a result of cultural prejudices and human conceitedness, we proceed to underestimate crops. in truth, they procedure details, sleep, bear in mind, and sign to each other -- exhibiting that, faraway from passive machines, crops are clever and acutely aware. via a survey of plant functions from sight and contact to communique, Mancuso demanding situations our proposal of intelligence, featuring a imaginative and prescient of plants that's extra refined than so much imagine.

vegetation have a lot to coach us, from community development to concepts in robotics and man-made fabrics -- yet provided that we comprehend extra approximately how they dwell. half botany lesson, half manifesto, Brilliant Green is a fascinating and passionate exam of the internal workings of the plant kingdom.

monetary aid for the interpretation of this e-book has been supplied through SEPS: Segretariato Europeo in line with Le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.

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The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History

The North Atlantic coast of North America—commonly referred to as the Atlantic Coast—extends from Newfoundland and Labrador during the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern usa south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic zone belongs to the ocean. The maritime impression on weather, plants, and fauna is dominant — even a ways inland. either on land and at sea, this area is the place north meets south, the place the nice northern boreal forests intermingle with the southern coniferous-hardwood forests, and the place the icy Labrador present and the tropical Gulf circulation vie for supremacy and finally combine. The Atlantic Coast attracts upon the easiest and latest technological know-how at the ecology of the area in addition to the author’s lifetime event as a resident, biologist, and naturalist. The booklet explores the geological origins of the zone, the 2 significant woodland nation-states, and the most freshwater and marine ecosystems, and describes the wildlife that represent every one habitat. It ends with a glance at what has been misplaced and the way the rest common history of the zone can be conserved for the future.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation

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