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Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea

By Karen Wojtyla, Peter Benchley

During this riveting precise experience story and informative advisor to the ocean, grasp storyteller Peter Benchley drew on greater than 4 many years of diving event to convey us face-to-face with the array of sharks and different marine animals he and his relations encountered, commonly on purpose—but occasionally accidentally.

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Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia (Princeton Field Guides)

By Mark Brazil

With 234 brilliant colour plates, and greater than 950 colour maps, Birds of East Asia makes it effortless to spot all the region's species. the 1st single-volume box advisor for jap Asia, the publication covers significant islands together with Japan and Taiwan, in addition to the Asian continent from Kamchatka to the Korean Peninsula. The region's significant chook households are awarded and special species are famous, from the well known Steller's Sea Eagle--the world's greatest eagle--to these much less normal to Western ornithologists, similar to the Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork, and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The maps offer important information regarding the seasonal migratory styles of all poultry varieties.

Birds of East Asia is a must have source for birdwatchers, ecotourists, and flora and fauna lovers everywhere.

  • A convenient single-volume consultant to all of the fowl species of East Asia, together with China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia
  • 234 appealing colour plates
  • More than 950 colour maps masking seasonal habitats and migration routes

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Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth

The earth has died again and again, and it usually comes again having a look various. In a thrilling, spectacular exploration of our planet, Craig Childs takes listeners on a firsthand trip via apocalypse, touching the reality at the back of the idea. Apocalyptic Planet is a mixture of technological know-how and event that unearths the ways that our global is consistently relocating towards its finish and the way we will be able to switch our position in the cycles and episodes that rule it.

In this riveting narrative, Childs makes transparent that ours isn't a reliable planet, that it truly is liable to unexpected, violent ordinary mess ups and extremes of weather. exchange futures, many no longer so lovely, are always ready within the wings. Childs refutes the assumption of an apocalyptic finish to the earth and unearths clues to its extra inevitable lead to one of the most bodily not easy areas at the globe. He travels from the deserts of Chile, the driest on this planet, to the genetic barren region of imperative Iowa to the location of the drowned land bridge of the Bering Sea, uncovering the micro-cataclysms that are expecting the macro: drawing close ice a while, super-volcanoes, and the realization of planetary lifestyles cycles. Childs grants a sensual dinner party in his descriptions of the flora and fauna and a bounty of unequivocal technological know-how that gives us with an remarkable realizing of our future.

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Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics (Science Masters Series)

By Ian Stewart

"It appears to be like to us that the universe is based in a deeply mathematical means. Falling our bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses will be effectively forecast centuries prematurely. Nuclear energy vegetation generate electrical energy in line with famous formulation. yet these examples are the end of the iceberg. In Nature's Numbers, Ian Stewart offers many extra, each one captivating in its personal way.. Stewart admirably captures compelling and obtainable mathematical principles in addition to the excitement of taking into consideration them. He writes with readability and precision. those that get pleasure from this kind of factor will love this book."—Los Angeles Times

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Super Bug Encyclopedia: The Biggest, Fastest, Deadliest Creepy-Crawlies on the Planet

By DK Publishing

Following at the luck of tremendous Nature Encyclopedia and large Human Encyclopedia comes tremendous trojan horse Encyclopedia — a glance on the a hundred such a lot outstanding bugs at the planet!

Using macro images and brand-new CGI artistic endeavors, great malicious program zooms correct in to bare the secrets and techniques of the main profitable creatures on our planet. With extraordinary proof and stats for each computer virus, tremendous malicious program showcases the superstars of the insect international. discover which insect can snap a pencil in part, how a tiny moth can fly as much as 70 miles an hour, and meet a dung beetle which could pull over 1,100 occasions its personal bodyweight. younger readers could be wowed via what is going on contained in the tiny international of ants, spiders, butterflies, moths, crickets, and different creepy crawlies.

Lively, informative, easy-to-access textual content in accordance with the newest discoveries and clinical learn showcases marvelous feats of patience, safeguard, energy, and pace whereas picture, dashboard-style panels offers details at a glance.

Visualized with magnificent 3-D versions with cross-sections and strip layers, readers can discover each crucial aspect of the realm of bugs in great computer virus Encyclopedia.

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The Hummingbirds of North America

By Paul A. Johnsgard

Fast and iridescent, hummingbirds are came upon merely within the New international, and surround an grand number of specializations. No different relations of birds can lay declare to such a lot of superlatives, together with smallest measurement, such a lot quick wingbeat, and so much really expert plumages. whereas many species will be drawn to feeding stations and yard flower gardens, others are available purely within the wild.

Paul A. Johnsgard's Hummingbirds of North America is the one ebook dedicated to the identity, distribution, and biology -- either person and comparative -- of all hummingbirds that breed in North the USA. First released in 1983, this acclaimed quantity now has been revised and elevated to incorporate twenty-five Mexican species, reminiscent of the long-billed starthroat and the fork-tailed emeralds, thereby greater than doubling the species insurance of the unique variation. complete species-by-species bills survey the evolutionary historical past, anatomical and physiological specializations, and comparative ecology, habit, and reproductive biology of this greatest kin of nonpasserine birds. person bills are complemented via 24 full-color paintings.

Including up to date variety maps, id keys, and a bibliography that has been broadened to incorporate literature at the little-known Mexican species, the publication is either obtainable to beginner birders and an authoritative quantity for ornithologists.

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Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature

By Lynn Margulis, Dorion Sagan

At the crossroads of philosophy and technology, the sometimes-dry issues of evolution and ecology come alive during this new choice of essays--many by no means prior to anthologized. learn the way know-how could be a type of moment nature, how the systemic human fungus Candida albicans may end up in cravings for carrot cake and beer, how the presence of lifestyles should be why there is water in the world, and lots of different interesting facts.

The essay "Metametazoa" provides views on biology in a philosophical context, demonstrating how the highbrow librarian, pornographer, and political agitator Georges Bataille was once inspired by means of Russian mineralogist Vladimir Vernadsky and the way this ended in his idea of the absence of which means within the face of the sun--which later inspired Jacques Derrida, thereby developing a causal chain of effect from the difficult sciences to themes as summary as deconstruction and post-modernism.

In "Spirochetes conscious" the weird connection among syphilis and genius within the lifetime of Friedrich Nietzsche is traced. The incredible similarities of the Acquired-Immune-Deficiency-Syndrome signs with these of persistent spirochete an infection, it's argued, distinction sharply with the shortcoming of facts that "HIV is the reason for AIDS". all through those readings we're dazzled by way of the intimacy and necessity of relationships among us and our different planetmates. In our lack of awareness as "civilized" humans we push aside, disdain, and deny our kinship with the one efficient lifestyles kinds that maintain this dwelling planet.

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The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean (P.S.)

By Trevor Corson

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering neighborhood and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, via danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to profit in regards to the mystery undersea lives of lobsters.

This P.S. version positive factors an additional sixteen pages of insights into the publication, together with writer interviews, advised studying, and extra.

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