The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island

By Dorothy Sterling

Did you recognize that horseshoe crabs were round for two hundred million years? That mussels "spin" lengthy anchor strains and climb steep slopes with them? are you aware what a "Beetlebung" tree is?

This is all a part of Dorothy Sterling's attention-grabbing description of The Outer Lands, and the vegetation and animals that inhabit this peninsula and chain of islands alongside our New England coast.

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Drawn from Paradise: The Natural History, Art and Discovery of the Birds of Paradise with Rare Archival Art

By Errol Fuller

Initially perceived and idolized by way of the natives of latest Guinea and found by means of Europeans within the 16th century, birds of paradise have lengthy enchanted observers with their outstanding attractiveness. In Drawn from Paradise, international popular BBC broadcaster David Attenborough and artist and writer Errol Fuller proportion their ardour for those breathtaking creatures, delivering chook fanatics and nature aficionados a charming selection of fascinating evidence and stunningly attractive, very infrequent hand-painted photos of a few of the main unique winged creatures within the world.

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Last Chance to See

By Douglas Adams, Mark Carwardine

"Very humorous and moving...The glimpses of infrequent fauna appear to have enlarged [Adams'] considering, enlivened his global; and so may the animals do for us all, if we have been to assist them live."
THE WASHINGTON put up e-book WORLD
Join bestselling writer Douglas Adams and zooligist Mark Carwardine as they take off around the globe looking for unique, endangered creatures. Hilarious and poignant--as in basic terms Douglas Adams can be--LAST likelihood to determine is an unique and arresting odyssey during the Earth's extraordinary flora and fauna galaxy.

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Bloomsbury Pocket Guide to Butterflies

By Bob Gibbons

Photographs via Bob Gibbons and Richard Revels.

Overview

This publication is as visually amazing because it turns out to be useful within the box, with many wonderful full-page and double-page photos to aid the authoritative text.

The creation explains the fundamentals of butterflies and their identity. each one species is illustrated by way of the author's notable photos. The textual content covers details akin to identification beneficial properties, distribution, habitat, prestige, confusion species and fascinating evidence.

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Storm Kings: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers

By Lee Sandlin

With sixteen pages of black-and-white illustrations

From the acclaimed writer of Wicked River comes Storm Kings, a riveting story of supercell tornadoes and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries created the technology of contemporary meteorology.
 
While tornadoes have sometimes been noticed in different places, in basic terms the imperative plains of North the USA have the precise stipulations for his or her production. For the early settlers the sight of a funnel cloud used to be an unearthly occasion. They referred to as it the “Storm King,” and their descriptions bordered at the supernatural: it glowed eco-friendly or pink, it whistled or moaned or sang. In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin explores America’s fascination with and specified dating to tornadoes. From Ben Franklin’s early experiments to the “great typhoon battle” of the 19th century to heartland lifestyles within the early 20th century, Sandlin re-creates with vibrant descriptions the most devastating storms in America’s background, together with the Tri-state twister of 1925 and the Peshtigo “fire tornado,” whose lethal course of destruction was once left encased in glass.
 
Drawing on memoirs, letters, eyewitness tales, and files, Sandlin brings to lifestyles the forgotten characters and scientists who replaced a nation—including James Espy, America’s first meteorologist, and Colonel John Park Finley, who helped position a community of climate “spotters” around the nation. alongside the way in which, Sandlin info the little-known yet interesting heritage of the nationwide climate provider, paints a vibrant photograph of the early Midwest, and indicates how successive generations got here to appreciate, and eventually coexist with, the spiraling risk which could erase lives and entire cities in an instant.

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Life in Lakes and Rivers (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 15)

By T. T. Macan, E. B. Worthington

Existence in Lakes and Rivers unearths to us not just the fascination of the area of unpolluted waters, however the pleasure and enjoyment of checking out extra approximately it. This version is unique to newnaturalists.com The learn of lifestyles in British lakes and rivers is certainly one of that has been unduly ignored in usual heritage guides. Dr. Macan and Dr. Worthington are really good built to supply the readers of the hot Naturalist sequence with a piece that's either authoritative and of exceptional curiosity, because for a few years they've been attached with the freshwater organic station of Wray citadel at Windermere within the English Lakes. It has lengthy been emphasised through academics of ecology that the intricacies of the animal and plant neighborhood as an entire might be effortlessly studied in a pond or lake. this is often made admirably transparent via the authors. The suggestions to the numerous difficulties, which shape the commentary of existence in lakes and rivers, have themselves created different soaking up difficulties, wider and extra primary than maybe ever suspected, and which succeed in a long way into the very constitution of biology. despite its value, nearly all of the general public recognize strangely little concerning the topic. Anglers be aware of just one part of it; vacation makers generally skim the skin if it. Dr. Macan and Dr. Worthington now disclose to us not just the fascination of the realm of unpolluted waters, however the pleasure and pleasure of checking out extra approximately it.

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The Promethean Illusion: The Western Belief in Human Mastery of Nature

By Bob Tostevin

This publication explores contradictory realities: our carrying on with trust that nature is topic to our willful regulate and nature's refusal to abide via this trust. It investigates specific elements of contemporary technological know-how and spotlights the effect Newtonian technological know-how had upon the Western international. It then seriously assesses 20th century advancements in technology, proposing a few organic and ecological case experiences that record a number of the boundaries that the flora and fauna areas upon human wisdom. The research argues opposed to programmatic proposals to regulate nature through genetic engineering and planet administration.

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