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Coral Reef Guide: Red Sea: The Definitive Guide to

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Robert F. Myers, Ewald Lieske

Coral Reef Guide: Red Sea: The Definitive Guide to Over 1200 Species of Underwater Life

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2005

The definitive guide to the underwater life of the Red Sea region, home to the richest and most varied dive sites in the world. Visited by over a quarter of a million divers a year the Red Sea is home to many of the world's most popular dive sites. Covering jellyfish, corals, nudibranchs, starfish, sea urchins, fishes and turtles, Coral Reef Guide Red Sea covers all common species of underwater life of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, you are likely to see while diving or snorkelling. Each species is illustrated with a full-colour photograph and the text gives details of range and characteristic behaviour. Different species groups are represented by icons for easy reference and an illustration of the juvenile may also be included. A map of good dive sites appears on the inside front cover, while the inside back cover features illustrations of a number of common species for quick and easy identification.

  

Fire

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Sebastian Junger

Fire

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2002

A riveting collection of literary journalism by the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan -- a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul -- new to book form. Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature. Few writers have been to so many disparate and desperate corners of the globe. Fewer still have met the standard of great journalism more consistently. None has provided more starkly memorable evocations of extreme events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone, to an inferno forest fire burning out of control in the steep canyons of Idaho, to the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this collection of Junger's reporting will take readers to places they need to know about but wouldn't dream of going on their own. In his company we travel to these places, pass through frightening checkpoints, actual and psychological, and come face-to-face with the truth.

  

The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and

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Trevor Corson

The Secret Life of Lobsters: How Fishermen and Scientists Are Unraveling the Mysteries of Our Favorite Crustacean

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2005

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled scuba dives, and deep into the churning currents of the Gulf of Maine to learn about the secret undersea lives of lobsters. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

  

The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the

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Marc Bekoff, Jane Goodall

The Ten Trusts: What We Must Do to Care for the Animals We Love

Editura: HarperOne

Anul aparitiei: 2003

Now in paperback-the ten things we must do to ensure a safe and peaceful world, from legendary environmentalist Jane Goodall and brilliant animal behaviorist, Marc Bekoff.Combining her life's work living among the chimpanzees with her spiritual perspective on the relationship between humans and animals, legendary behavioral scientist Jane Goodall sets forth ten trusts that we as humans have as custodians of the planet: 1. Respect all life2. Live as part of the Animal Kingdom3. Educate our children to respect animals4. Treat animals as you would like to be treated5. Be a steward6. Value the sounds of nature and help preserve them7. Do not harm life in order to learn about it8. Have the courage of your convictions9. Act knowing that your actions make a difference10. Act knowing that you are not alone.Filled with inspirational stories, The Ten Trusts provides lessons Jane Goodall has learned from a lifetime of experience, with the warmth and emotion her readers have come to expect from her. Marc Bekoff, cofounder of the Roots and Shoots program with Jane, also contributes his profound insights and research, which Jane has come to rely on. Together, they share their hope and vision for ...

  

Kinship with All Life: Simple, Challenging,

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J. Allen Boone

Kinship with All Life: Simple, Challenging, Real-Life Experiences Showing How Animals Communicate with

Editura: HarperOne

Anul aparitiei: 1976

Is there a universal language of love, a "kinship with all life" that can open new horizons of experience? Example after example in this unique classic -- from "Strongheart" the actor-dog to "Freddie" the fly -- resounds with entertaining and inspiring proof that communication with animals is a wonderful, indisputable fact. All that is required is an attitude of openness, friendliness, humility, and a sense of humor to part the curtain and form bonds of real friendship. For anyone who loves animals, for all those who have ever experienced the special devotion only a pet can bring, Kinship With All Life is an unqualified delight. Sample these pages and you will never encounter "just a dog" again, but rather a fellow member of nature's own family.

  

Summer World: A Season of Bounty

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Bernd Heinrich

Summer World: A Season of Bounty

Editura: Ecco

Anul aparitiei: 2010

How can cicadas survive--and thrive--at temperatures pushing 115F? Do hummingbirds know what they're up against before they migrate over the Gulf of Mexico? Why do some trees stop growing taller even when three months of warm weather remain? With awe and unmatched expertise, Bernd Heinrich's Summer World never stops exploring the beautifully complex interactions of animals and plants with nature, giving extraordinary depth to the relationships between habitat and the warming of the earth.

  

Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion That

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Ralph Helfer

Zamba: The True Story of the Greatest Lion That Ever Lived

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2006

When Ralph Helfer, now one of Hollywood's top animal behaviorists, first began working, he was shocked by the cruelty that was accepted practice in the field. He firmly believed in "affection training" -- that love, not fear, should be the basis of any animal's development, even when dealing with the most dangerous of creatures. Then Zamba came into his life -- an adorable four-month-old lion cub that went on to prove Helfer's theories resoundingly correct. Over the next eighteen years, Zamba would thrive and grow, and go on to star in numerous motion pictures and television shows -- all the while developing a deep and powerful bond of love and affection with the man who raised him. By turns astonishing, hilarious, and poignant, Zamba is not only the unforgettable story of the relationship that Helfer would come to consider one of the most important in his life but also that of the amazing career and adventures of the greatest lion in the world.

  

Collins Star Finder Pack [With Wallchart & Star

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Storm Dunlop

Collins Star Finder Pack [With Wallchart & Star Finder Planisphere]

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The multitude of stars in the sky can be confusing, but the "Collins Star Finder Pack" provides everything stargazers need to identify them correctly. The star finder is accompanied by a 32-page booklet explaining the best way to observe the night sky and also shows the positions of the planets for the next five years. 30 color illustrations.

  

Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and

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Annie Dillard

Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1988

Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.

  

Holy the Firm

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Annie Dillard

Holy the Firm

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1988

In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room furnished with "one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice death, and the will of God. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an airplane accident, about a baptism on a cold beach. But behind the moving curtain of what she calls "the hard things -- rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, sometimes far off and sometimes as close by as a veil or air, the power play of holy fire. This is a profound book about the natural world -- both its beauty and its cruelty -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dillard knows so well.

  

The Trees in My Forest

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Bernd Heinrich

The Trees in My Forest

Editura: Ecco

Anul aparitiei: 1998

Winner of the New England Book Award Best Nonfiction Award and the Franklin Fairbanks Award of the Fairbanks Museum In a book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest.

  

Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant

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Ralph D. Helfer

Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1998

Spanning several decades and three continents, Modoc is one of the most amazing true animal stories ever told. Raised together in a small German circus town, a boy and an elephant formed a bond that would last their entire lives, and would be tested time and again; through a near-fatal shipwreck in the Indian Ocean, an apprenticeship with the legendary Mahout elephant trainers in the Indian teak forests, and their eventual rise to circus stardom in 1940s New York City. Modoc is a captivating true story of loyalty, friendship, and high adventure, to be treasured by animal lovers everywhere.

  

The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship and

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Lynn Schooler

The Blue Bear: A True Story of Friendship and Discovery in the Alaskan Wild

Editura: Ecco

Anul aparitiei: 2003

With a body twisted by adolescent scoliosis and memories of the brutal death of a woman he loved, Lynn Schooler kept the world at arm's length, drifting through the wilds of Alaska as a commercial fisherman, outdoorsman, and wilderness guide. In 1990, Schooler met Japanese photographer Michio Hoshino, and began a profound friendship cemented by a shared love of adventure and a passionate quest to find the elusive glacier bear, an exceedingly rare creature, seldom seen and shrouded in legend. But only after Hoshino's tragic death from a bear attack does Schooler succeed in photographing the animal -- completing a remarkable journey that ultimately brings new meaning to his life. The Blue Bear is an unforgettable book. Set amid the wild archipelagoes, deep glittering fjords, and dense primordial forests of Alaska's Glacier Coast, it is rich with the lyric sensibility and stunning prose of such nature classics as Barry Lopez's Arctic Dreams and Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.

  

Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North

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Ted Floyd

Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America [With DVD ROM]

Editura: Collins

Anul aparitiei: 2008

This new field guide provides a suite of modern tools to effectively aid in the identification of more than 750 species of birds across North America. It introduces a "whole bird" approach by concisely gathering a collection of information about birds into one portable and well-organized volume.2,000 stunning color photographs of birds in natural habitats show the most important field marks, regional population differences, life stages, and behaviors700-plus detailed and up-to-date color range maps show summer, migration, winter, year-round, and rare but regular occurrences of every major speciesA DVD of birdsongs for 138 major species (587 vocalizations in all for 51/2 hours of play); each high-quality MP3 file is embedded with an image of the bird, perfect to view on home computers and portable MP3 playersConcise descriptions of habits and ecology, age-related and seasonal differences, regional forms, vocalization, and informative captions pointing out the most important aspects of the bird46 group essays with information outlining taxonomy, feeding, migration, habitats, behaviors, and conservation statusA thorough and accessible introduction to birds and birding includes ...

  

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

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Bernd Heinrich

Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2009

From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions. Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.

  

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures

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Bernd Heinrich

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a "raven father," as well as observing them in their natural habitat. He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens' world. At the heart of this book are Heinrich's love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too. Heinrich's passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Mind of the Raven follows an exotic journey--from New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arctic--offering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature. Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific.

  

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Her personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.

  

Extreme Nature

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Mark Carwardine

Extreme Nature

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2008

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The Stargazer's Guide: How to Read Our Night Sky

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Emily Winterburn

The Stargazer's Guide: How to Read Our Night Sky

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2009

The Stargazer's Guide is an accessible astronomy guide to the history, science, and myth of the night sky, perfect for anyone entranced by the stars. Guiding readers through what there is to see in the sky, why it's interesting, and how previous generations viewed and interpreted it, expert stargazer Emily Winterburn entertains and informs with this fun, accessible, and appealing look at the beauty of the heavens.

  

Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South

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John N. Maclean

Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2009

In 1994, a wildfire on Colorado's Storm King Mountain was wrongly identified at the outset as occurring in South Canyon. This unintentional, seemingly minor human error was merely the first in a string of mistakes that would be compounded into one of the greatest tragedies in the annals of firefighting. Before it was done, fourteen courageous firefighters--men and women, hotshots, smokejumpers, and helicopter crew--would lose their lives battling the deadly, so-called South Canyon blaze. John N. Maclean's award-winning national bestseller Fire on the Mountain is a stunning reconstruction of the killer conflagration and its aftermath.

  
 
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