Land of Little Rivers: A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing

By Austin M. Francis

The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and plenty of others—are celebrated during this attractive e-book of photos and textual content. In 3 significant sections, Land of Little Rivers offers ancient and actual profiles of the rivers; vintage rods, reels, and flies; and fascinating tales of the folks, occasions, and advancements that represent the Catskill fly-fishing tradition.
Complementing its photographic beauty, Land of Little Rivers is a booklet of substance, jam-packed with attention-grabbing tales, anecdotes, and nuggety captions. Land of Little Rivers is the fabricated from writer Francis’s twenty-five years of analysis and writing approximately Catskill fly fishing, and of photographer Ferorelli’s greater than 13 thousand pictures, from which has been chosen the main evocative portfolio of images ever made up of those historical rivers. jointly they've got produced an attractive, museum-quality paintings, one who captures magnificently the wonder and keenness so principal to the game Izaak Walton known as “the mild art.”

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Invasion Biology

By Mark A. Davis

Apart from weather switch, organic invasions have most likely obtained extra consciousness prior to now ten years than the other ecological subject. but this can be the 1st man made, single-authored evaluate of the sphere considering that Williamson's 1996 booklet. Written fifty years after the e-book of Elton's pioneering monograph at the topic, Invasion Biology offers a entire and up to date evaluate of the technological know-how of organic invasions whereas additionally providing new insights and views with regards to the procedures of advent, institution, and unfold. The booklet connects technology with software by way of describing the well-being, monetary, and ecological affects of invasive species in addition to the range of administration suggestions built to mitigate destructive affects. the writer severely evaluates the ways, findings, and controversies that experience characterised invasion biology in recent times, and indicates numerous destiny learn instructions. rigorously balanced to prevent special taxonomic, atmosphere, and geographic (both investigator and species) biases, the publication addresses quite a lot of invasive species (including protists, invertebrates, vertebrates, fungi, and crops) which were studied in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments in the course of the global via investigators both various of their origins.

This obtainable and thought-provoking textual content should be of specific curiosity to graduate point scholars and verified researchers within the fields of invasion biology, group ecology, conservation biology, and recovery ecology. it's going to even be of price and use to land managers, coverage makers, and different execs charged with controlling the detrimental affects linked to lately arrived species.

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101 Hikes in Southern California: Exploring Mountains, Seashore, and Desert

By David Money Harris

Trek the various terrain of Southern California, from wasteland to seashore to mountaintop, on a simple walk or in a single day event, with this final consultant to the a hundred and one most sensible hikes within the Southland. Covers the Santa Monica, San Gabriel, San Jacinto, and San Bernardino mountains, and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. This up to date and revised variation of 1 of our best-selling guidebooks contains 12 new hikes and up to date details for hikes from the former variation. All journeys were rehiked for this replace. every one journey features a map, pictures, path highlights, and logos to inform you the fundamentals of the go for holiday at a look. every one map now contains key GPS coordinates.

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Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars

By Margo T Oge

Now in paperback, with a brand new foreword by means of Fred Krupp, an expert's illuminating preview of the purifier, lighter, smarter vehicles of the future.

In Driving the Future, Margo T. Oge portrays a destiny the place fresh, clever autos with lighter frames and substitute energy trains will produce 0 emissions and run at a hundred+ mpg. With digital architectures extra like these of airplanes, autos could be smarter and more secure, will park themselves, and should community with different cars at the highway to force themselves. because the director of the EPA’s workplace of Transportation and Air caliber, Oge was once the executive architect in the back of the Obama administration’s landmark 2012 take care of automakers within the US industry to double the gasoline potency in their fleets and to chop greenhouse fuel emissions in part by way of 2025. This was once America’s first formal weather motion utilizing legislation to lessen emissions via innovation in automobile design.

Offering an insider account of the partnership among federal companies, California, environmental teams, and motor vehicle brands that resulted in the ancient deal, Margo discusses the technology of weather switch, the politics of addressing it, and the teachings discovered for coverage makers. She additionally takes the reader in the course of the convergence of macro tendencies that may force this innovation over the following 40 years and be every piece as transformative as these wrought by means of Karl Benz and Henry Ford. Driving the Future is for someone who desires to recognize what motor vehicle they’ll be using in ten, twenty, or thirty years—and for everybody fascinated with air caliber and weather switch now.

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The Solar Eclipse of 2017: Where and How to Best View It

On Monday, August 21, 2017, there'll be a sun eclipse of the sunlight obvious from huge elements of North the United States, from Oregon throughout to South Carolina. will probably be the 1st overall eclipse seen from mainland US in view that 1979, and there'll now not be an important overall eclipse in Europe until eventually 2026. for lots of westerners, for this reason, 2017 is the simplest chance for many years to view a sun eclipse.<br><br>Preparation is essential to effectively gazing an eclipse. This advisor to the 2017 eclipse tells you the easiest locations and targeted occasions to determine the eclipse (including distinct maps), in addition to plenty of pointers on the easiest destinations, security gear, and what to anticipate, minute through minute.<br><br>The awe-inspiring nature of experiencing a complete eclipse can't be underestimated. This necessary ebook can assist you're making the main of these few invaluable mins.

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Nature Guide: Birds (Nature Guides)

By David Burnie

A brand new iteration of illustrated traditional background handbooks, produced together with the Smithsonian establishment.

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

From the Arctic Tern and American Woodcock to the Turkey Vulture and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Nature consultant: Birds is packed jam-packed with beautiful pictures that show fowl anatomy, flight, migration styles, breeding, habitats-all ideal for chicken staring at and simple identification.

Includes:

  • Stunning pictures revealing tricky information and specific beneficial properties of specimens
  • Expert writing and learn via specialists
  • Clear, concise, and informative textual content carry the themes to life
  • Specially commissioned close-up images and illustrations
  • Carefully dependent profiles making sure you can find key information
  • Entries geared up in intuitive different types or groupings for ease of reference

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Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants: Volume 1, Fruits

This multi-compendium  is a accomplished, illustrated and scientifically up to date paintings protecting  greater than 1000 species of  edible medicinal and non-medicinal vegetation. This paintings can be of vital curiosity to scientists, researchers, scientific practitioners, pharmacologists, ethnobotanists, horticulturists, meals nutritionists, agriculturists, botanists, herbalogists,  conservationists,  academics, teachers, scholars and most people. themes lined contain: taxonomy (botanical identify and synonyms); universal English and vernacular names; foundation and distribution; agro-ecological requisites; suitable for eating plant half and makes use of; botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological houses, medicinal makes use of and present learn findings;  non-edible makes use of; and selected/cited  references.  Each quantity covers a few hundred species prepared based on households and species. each one quantity has  separate  medical and customary names indices and separate medical and clinical glossaries.

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Dogs of Courage: The Heroism and Heart of Working Dogs Around the World

By Lisa Rogak

A occasion of the superb canine who practice feats of bravery each day

Dogs do not simply make adorable pets. in addition they paintings at a tremendous variety of jobs, assisting people in numerous methods. From operating with search-and-rescue groups to discover lacking people to assisting sufferers get over accidents, Lisa Rogak covers the numerous ways that canine are an important a part of our international. and he or she tells the impressive tales of normal canine who've long gone above and past to assist their owners―and even each one other.

Dogs of braveness reveals the heartwarming and awe-inspiring tales of those hard-working canine, from the learning they obtain to the methods we honor their sacrifices and present their years of carrier. declaring what each puppy lover is familiar with, this e-book indicates how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.

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Sightlines: A Conversation with the Natural World

By Kathleen Jamie

Winner of the 2014 Orion e-book Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the loo Burroughs organization 2014 Medal for extraordinary typical heritage Book

With her poet’s eye and naturalist’s affinity for wild locations, Kathleen Jamie experiences from the sector during this mesmerizing number of fourteen essays whose strength derives from the obdurate recognition she will pay to every thing round her. Jamie roams her local Scottish “byways and hills” and sails north to come across whalebones and icebergs. Interweaving own background together with her scrutiny of panorama, Jamie dissects no matter what her gaze falls upon―from vistas of cells underneath a clinic microscope, to orcas rounding a headland, to the aurora borealis lighting fixtures up the frozen sea. Written with precision, subtlety, and wry humor, Sightlines urges us to “Keep taking a look. continue taking a look, even if there’s not anything a lot to see.”

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Dartmoor (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 111)

By Ian Mercer

New Naturalist Dartmoor explores the complicated and interesting background of 1 of southern England's maximum nationwide Parks, a space of large curiosity to naturalists and travelers alike.

Dartmoor is related to be the loneliest desolate tract in England. This has been stated extra usually of Dartmoor than the other a part of our state. frequently on the planet of fiction in addition to that of truth, Dartmoor has been well known as an unlimited and empty moorland sector, the valuables of nature instead of of guy. It has consistently been the public's notion of a lonely place.

Not many generations in the past it was once looked with a certain quantity of awe and these days it truly is certainly one of our most crucial centres of game, an island in upland England of considerable curiosity to the naturalist. In 1951 it turned a countrywide Park, one of many first of numerous areas which have been so specified in nice Britain, aiding to preserve and advertise either its good looks and cultural heritage.

Spanning miles of open moorland, when additionally hiding small secluded river valleys, infrequent vegetation and endangered birds, Dartmoor is a spot of kind, and has advanced within the public's brain from a forbidding position to that of romance and mystery.

In the newest addition to the long-running New Naturalist sequence, Ian Mercer units out to discover each point of this crucial zone of southern Devon. Focusing not just on its huge historical past and actual panorama, but additionally its cultural position inside of nice Britain, this is often either a complete and fascinating examine the wild and rugged panorama that has encouraged such a lot of poets, painters and musicians over numerous centuries.

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