Download E-books In the Sierra: Mountain Writings PDF

By Kenneth Rexroth

Over the process his lifestyles, Kenneth Rexroth wrote in regards to the Sierra Nevada larger than an individual. innovative by way of environmental ethics and similar 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 regularly skilled and enjoyed the excessive Sierra. Contained during this very good assortment are transcendent nature poems, in addition to prose choices from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, released and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence.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 fanatics of mountains and poetry either. This quantity additionally includes Robinson’s creation and notes, photos of Rexroth, a map of Rexroth’s travels, and an awesome astronomical research of Rexroth’s poems through the fiction author Carter Scholz.

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Download E-books La sexta extinción (Una historia nada natural) PDF

By Elizabeth Kolbert, Joan Lluís Riera

Kolbert explora cómo l. a. actividad humana, el consumo de combustibles fósiles, los angeles acidificación de los océanos, los angeles contaminación, los angeles deforestación y las migraciones forzadas amenazan contra formas de vida de todo tipo. Se estima que un tercio de todos los corales que forman arrecifes, un tercio de todos los moluscos de aguas dulces, un tercio de los tiburones y las rayas, un cuarto de todos los mamíferos, un quinto de todos los reptiles y un sexto de todas las aves están cayendo en el olvido», escribe Kolbert. Las pérdidas se están produciendo en todas partes: en el Pacífico Sur y en el Atlántico Norte, en el Ártico y el Sahel, en lagos e islas en los angeles cima de las montañas y en los valles.

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Download E-books A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia: Including the Philippines and Borneo PDF

By Morten Strange

Whether touring via Southeast Asia or stress-free at domestic, chook enthusiasts will get pleasure from this thorough and colourful chook gazing guide.

A Photographic advisor to the Birds of Southeast Asia is the 1st entire photographic consultant to the birds of mainland Southeast Asia, the Philippines and Borneo. It covers vital fowl species present in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, in addition to southern China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Of an predicted 10,000 residing poultry species on the earth, Southeast Asia is domestic to over 3,000 of them—making this probably the most various avifaunal areas on this planet and a bird-watcher's paradise. This entire consultant covers over 660 species and has greater than seven hundred colour pictures. it really is a useful advisor to an individual making plans a trip to Asia who's drawn to birds. It offers a distribution map for every species and a record on the back.

Many of the images during this publication seem for the 1st time and feature been conscientiously chosen to demonstrate crucial species and their key positive factors. The textual content offers important info to make sure exact identifications. A Photographic advisor to the Birds of Southeast Asia is vital interpreting for chook enthusiasts all over the place.

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Download E-books Trees: Their Natural History PDF

Timber are universal parts of many landscapes and feature been very important in picking the ecology of our planet in addition to the advance of human cultures and groups. but how a lot can we fairly comprehend approximately how they paintings? This up to date and revised version presents a accomplished advent to all points of tree biology and ecology and offers the state of the art discoveries during this sector. The wonders and mysteries of timber are explored in the course of the publication and questions akin to why leaves flip miraculous colors within the autumn, how water reaches the head of the tallest bushes, or why the learn of genetics has prompted such a lot of identify alterations in bushes are all brilliantly responded. Written with a non-technical method, this ebook may be a necessary resource of reference for college kids and people with a much less formal curiosity during this interesting staff of crops.

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Download E-books Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea (Mysteries and Secrets) PDF

Seas and oceans hide many of the Earth’s floor, but we all know much less approximately what lies underneath them than we do approximately stars and planets hundreds of thousands of miles away. The seas are choked with fascinating mysteries: How have been they shaped? What gave upward thrust to tales of sirens, mermaids, and mermen? the place did the previous pirates and buccaneers cover their treasure? The solutions to those questions and extra are available in Unsolved Mysteries of the Sea.

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Download E-books Concise Garden Wildlife Guide PDF

This fantastically illustrated concise consultant is jam-packed with details at the natural world that may be present in Britain and the close to Continent, together with mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, molluscs, and crustaceans. It covers round 2 hundred species, all of that are illustrated with extraordinary full-colour works of art. A concise written account masking measurement, description, voice, habitat, distribution and conduct seems at the similar web page because the representation for every species. The easy-to-follow layouts and excellent artistic endeavors reduction fast and exact identity, and make this publication a useful reference open air in addition to at home.

To defend it opposed to the weather, the ebook is wrapped in a sturdy plastic pockets. additionally integrated is a fold-out insert illustrating changes among comparable species, and aiding in speedy identification.
Renowned normal background artists Sandra Doyle, Stuart Carter, David Daly and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.

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Download E-books Brecon Beacons (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 126) PDF

By Jonathan Mullard

The 1st accomplished e-book to be released in regards to the natural world of the Brecon Beacons is a much-anticipated addition to the hot Naturalist sequence, and divulges the traditional wonders of this possible wild and inhospitable mountain panorama. The Brecon Beacons diversity throughout upland Wales and create a various panorama of in depth cave structures, limestone crags and wealthy meadows. This type helps hundreds of thousands of species, a few of that are came upon nowhere else in the world. The traditional heritage of the Brecon Beacons is like such a lot elements of the British Isles – inextricably associated with the actions of guy throughout many thousand years. Jonathan Mullard explores the evolving panorama and observes its results on its local species and habitats. He presents an in depth exam of the geology of the area and the mixing of the archaeological and ancient panorama with the traditional panorama and its fauna. overlaying the big range of its mountains and moorlands, rivers and waterfalls, caves, woodlands, wetlands and farmland, he presents an summary of man's effect at the traditional setting over the centuries and the continued conservation of the realm. A panorama wealthy in legends, the Brecon Beacons play host to a few myths regarding, between others, King Arthur. Mullard explores those wealthy stories along different cultural landmarks of ancient curiosity, akin to the church buildings and chapels of the realm. The end result of years of analysis, New Naturalist Brecon Beacons is an inspiring exploration of this various and interesting sector.

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Download E-books The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures PDF

An award-winning author's quest to discover and comprehend a creature as infrequent and enigmatic as any on Earth

In 1992, in a distant mountain diversity, a group of scientists came upon the is still of an strange animal with beautiful lengthy horns. It grew to become out to be a dwelling species new to Western science--a saola, the 1st huge land mammal found in fifty years.

Rare then and rarer now, a reside saola had by no means been glimpsed via a Westerner within the wild while Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature author William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud trigger to look for it in critical Laos. Their workforce persisted a punishing trek up and down white-water rivers and during mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare traces of armed poachers who roamed the woodland, stripping it of flora and fauna.

In the culture of Bruce Chatwin, Colin Thubron, and Peter Matthiessen, The final Unicorn chronicles deBuys's trip deep into one of many world's so much distant places. it is a tale wealthy with the fun and sorrows of an excursion into undiscovered nation, pursuing a species as infrequent and elusive because the fabled unicorn. As is correct with the hunt for the unicorn, after all the excursion turns into a look for whatever extra: the essence of wildness in nature, proof that the soul of a spot can suffer, and the transformative energy of average good looks.

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Download E-books Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America PDF

This lavishly illustrated box advisor positive aspects greater than 800 species of the most typical, attention-grabbing, appealing, and demanding owlet (noctuid) caterpillars present in japanese North the US. greater than 2,100 colour photos comprise various gorgeous photographs, and the guide's introductory sections supply a wealth of knowledge on noctuid traditional historical past, morphology, larval diets, common enemies, and category; feedback for locating and rearing owlet caterpillars; and lots more and plenty extra. The 375 full-page species money owed deal with comparable species, variety, phenology, and larval foodplants. A comments part addresses habit, lifestyles historical past, taxonomy, and various different normal curiosity themes. For complete species money owed, grownup pictures are supplied, considered one of a range museum specimen and the opposite of a stay grownup: this can be the 1st consultant to comprehensively offer photos of dwell grownup moths in consultant resting postures. an in depth word list and foodplant index also are included.

  • More than 800 species of japanese owlets
  • More than 2,100 colour photos illustrating many species for the 1st time
  • First North American insect advisor to supply enormous quantities of pictures of stay moths of their average resting postures
  • Extensive info on owlet biology, usual enemies, type, and discovering and rearing owlet caterpillars
  • Includes foodplant files for every species and foodplant index

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Download E-books Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State PDF

By Michael Jeffords

Loaded with complete colour pictures and evocative descriptions, Exploring Nature in Illinois offers a landscape of the state's missed common range. Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan publish discover fifty preserves, forests, recovery parts, and parks, bringing knowledgeable view to natural world and landscapes and looking out past the most obvious to discover the unforeseen great thing about Illinois's wild places.
 
From the colourful number of birds at struggle Bluff Valley Audubon Sanctuary to the uncovered bedrock and cliff faces of Apple River Canyon, Exploring Nature in Illinois will motivate readers to discover wonders hidden from city sprawl and cultivated farmland. Maps and outlines aid tourists entry even hard-to-find websites whereas a wealth of aspect and images deals nature-lovers insights into the plant life, fauna, and different features of shiny settings and ecosystems. The authors additionally comprise diary entries describing their very own impressions of and engagement with the sites.
 
a distinct and much-needed reference, Exploring Nature in Illinois will entertain and enlighten hikers, cyclers, scholars and scouts, morning walkers, weekend drivers, and a person else looking to come again to nature within the Prairie State.

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