Owl (Reaktion Books - Animal)

By Desmond Morris

From Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat”to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, owls were woven into the cloth of pop culture. now and then they're depicted as dignified, clever previous students and at different occasions as foreboding voyeurs who see all and interrogate with an accusatory, “Who? Who?” In Owl best-selling writer Desmond Morris explores the traditional and cultural historical past of those predators of the evening who include either stable and evil in turn.

In this interesting e-book, Morris describes the evolution, the numerous species, and the extensive unfold of owls around the globe. Owls are chanced on on each land mass around the globe, except for Antarctica; and due to their huge distribution, owls seem within the folktales, myths, and legends of many local peoples—in addition to well known artwork, movie, and literature world wide. that includes over a hundred telling illustrations from nature and tradition, Owl will attract the various fanatics of this enigmatic poultry, from the pleasant Mr. Owls to silent, sinister, hunters of the dark.

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National Geographic Kids Chapters: Horse Escape Artist: And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly (NGK Chapters)

By Ashlee Brown Blewett

A few animals have a brain in their personal. this is often certainly the case for Mariska the pony break out artist, Milkshake the charging cow,  and Pony the runaway goat! When these animals positioned their brain to something,  they could’ t be stopped—especially after they are inflicting mischief. In Horse get away Artist!,  you’ ll learn how those determined animals triggered chaos in 3 hilarious stories.

Perfect for children getting older out of early readers, nationwide Geographic youngsters Chapters are written in basic prose acceptable to teenagers simply interpreting on their lonesome.

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The Open Sea: The World of Plankton (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 34)

The New Naturalist editors think this to be the best common paintings at the topic ever written. This variation is unique to newnaturalists.com

Professor Alistair Hardy is really obsessed by means of animals of the ocean - devotedly obsessed with the character in their variations and lifestyles histories, brilliantly serious within the exam in their mysteries, acutely lucid (and whilst hugely inventive) in his descriptions of them in his arresting plates.

To describe the particularly unknown and mysterious global of plankton is a role that the best of marine zoologists may possibly boggle at. but the plankton is to the ocean what plants is to the land. The research of plankton is a posh self-discipline which few beginner naturalists have had the privilege to take pleasure in. by no means sooner than has this type of synthesis of information been tried in a neighborhood of animals so mysterious, but so vital. Professor Hardy has grasped this challenge in a brand new and intriguing method; and at the very least the typical reader can figure the trend of existence that dominates two-thirds of the world’s surface.

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Mountains and Moorlands (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 11)

By W. H. Pearsall

A useful creation to the upland areas of england -- their constitution, weather, crops and animal existence, their current and earlier makes use of and the issues in their conservation for the longer term. This variation is unique to newnaturalists.com

Moorland, mountain-top and upland grazing occupy over a 3rd of the entire living-space of the British Isles, and, of all types of land, have suffered least interference by means of guy. Mountains and moorlands give you the widest scope for learning traditional wild lifestyles on land. Professor Pearsall died in 1964. This re-creation has been revised by way of his good friend and scholar, Winifred Pennington. The publication continues to be a useful creation to the upland areas of england -- their constitution, weather, plants and animal lifestyles, their current and prior makes use of and the issues in their conservation for the longer term.

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Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species

By Sy Montgomery

Sy Montgomery "is a contemporary miracle," says Book journal, "bawdy, courageous, creative, prophetic, hell-bent on loving this planet." Writing as she does approximately animals and other people at a turning aspect in our heritage, Montgomery has proven us that we percentage our planet with the main outlandish creatures. She's documented nice apes, man-eating tigers, and crimson river dolphins, yet her most modern muse, the golden moon undergo, is an animal whose identify and visual appeal evoke one other international altogether.

simply 8 undergo species are recognized to technology: the yank black undergo; the grizzly; the polar endure; the South American spectacled undergo; Asia's solar undergo, moon undergo, and sloth endure; and the chinese language panda. The moon bears' lineage (most just like that of the yank black endure) as black-coated mountain dwellers had by no means been challenged -- till, at the fringe of the hot millennium, Montgomery and her clinical colleagues grew to become up this new golden shape.

Search for the Golden Moon Bear travels to Southeast Asia, domestic of those luminous bears, for a glance during the damaged reflect of the evolutionary checklist into the current day. Hobnobbing with scientists and locals, Montgomery items jointly a residing portrait of her elusive topic. "When the endure is well," says one Cambodian zookeeper, "he is [a] great animal, like a friend." however the bears should not consistently good. With endure paws coveted as culinary treats, and endure components administered as medication for every little thing from anxiety to cardiovascular disease, the bears' international is a dangerous one -- simply because it is for people. In pursuit of a brand new species, those scientists and adventurers stumble upon hazard and mayhem at each flip -- using bikes throughout energetic minefields, evading armed military for a glimpse of moon bears, pulling hairs from reside bears for DNA assessments.

Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a box file from the frontiers of technological know-how and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving jointly folklore, common heritage, and modern learn right into a great travelogue.

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

By Lisa Rogak

A social gathering of the fantastic canine who practice feats of bravery each day

Dogs do not simply make adorable pets. additionally they paintings at a huge variety of jobs, aiding people in numerous methods. From operating with search-and-rescue groups to discover lacking individuals to supporting sufferers get over accidents, Lisa Rogak covers the various ways that canines are a necessary a part of our global. and he or she tells the superb tales of standard canine who've long past 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 educational they obtain to the methods we honor their sacrifices and present their years of carrier. declaring what each puppy lover understands, this publication exhibits how deep a dog's loyalty and friendship can go.

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The Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition

“Undoubtedly the best advisor to North American birds.”—Guy McCaskie, Birding
The e-book of The Sibley advisor to Birds in 2000 quick validated David Allen Sibley because the writer and illustrator of the nation’s ideally suited and so much entire consultant to birds. utilized by thousands of birders from rookies to the main professional, The Sibley Guide turned the traditional during which typical heritage courses are measured. The hugely expected moment variation builds in this starting place of excellence, providing vastly accelerated and up-to-date info, new work, new and infrequent species, and a brand new, stylish design.

The moment variation of this good-looking, flexibound quantity bargains a wealth of advancements and updates:

• All illustrations reproduced 15 to twenty percentage better for higher detail.
 
• contains approximately 7,000 work digitally remastered from unique artwork for greater print quality.
 
• Expanded textual content comprises habitat info and voice description for each species and extra pointers on discovering birds within the field.
 
• greater than six hundred new work, together with illustrations of a hundred and fifteen infrequent species and extra work of universal species and nearby populations.
 
• greater than seven-hundred up-to-date maps of levels, displaying iciness, summer time, year-round, migration, and infrequent ranges.
 
• eighty five chicken relatives pages now cross-referenced to species accounts.

• Revised taxonomic order and most present universal names for each species.
The Sibley consultant to Birds, moment variation, brings the genius of David Allen Sibley to the realm once more in a completely up to date and elevated quantity that each birder needs to personal.

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London's Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 3)

London's usual heritage describes how the unfold of man’s actions has affected the crops and animals in them, destroying a few and growing others. This variation is unique to newnaturalists.com

Up to now there was no actual try to write a accomplished background of an exceptional human neighborhood by way of the animals and vegetation it has displaced, replaced, moved and got rid of, brought, conserved, misplaced or forgotten. In opting for London as a space for such research Mr. more healthy, himself a Londoner, takes the world’s biggest aggregation of humans residing in one neighborhood and in lots of methods the main fascinating possibly of all areas of the British Isles, and indicates how the unfold of man’s actions has affected the vegetation and animals in them, destroying a few, growing others.

Wild birds just like the rook and jackdaw were pushed farther from St. Paul’s by way of the relentless boost of London’s tide of bricks, others just like the woodpigeon and moorhen have moved in to colonise these oases of greenery, the parks. The impression of overseas alternate has introduced many new creatures to the Port of London, so much of them undesirable.

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