• Download E-books Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate PDF

    By Roland C. Anderson, Jennifer A. Mather, James B. Wood

    The visually arresting and sometimes misunderstood octopus has lengthy captured renowned mind's eye. With an alien visual appeal and an uncanny mind, this unprecedented sea creature has encouraged worry in well-known lore and legends - from the enormous octopus assault in 20,000 Leagues less than the Sea to Ursula the ocean witch in The Little Mermaid. but its precise nature is extra wondrous nonetheless. After a long time of study, the authors exhibit a delicate, curious, and playful animal with extraordinary intelligence, a capability to safeguard itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an elaborate fearful procedure, and complex problem-solving talents.

    In this fantastically photographed ebook, 3 best marine biologists convey readers head to head with those amazingly advanced animals that experience involved scientists for many years. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its creative anatomy, extraordinary mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly family, the authors take readers in the course of the outstanding lifestyles cycle, uncovering the main points of specified octopus personalities. With own narratives, underwater learn, beautiful closeup images, and considerate assistance for preserving octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the 1st accomplished common heritage of this shrewdpermanent denizen of the ocean.

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  • Download E-books In the Sierra: Mountain Writings PDF

    By Kenneth Rexroth

    Over the process his existence, Kenneth Rexroth wrote concerning the Sierra Nevada greater than a person. 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 best way Californians have consistently skilled and enjoyed the excessive Sierra. Contained during this very good assortment are transcendent nature poems, in addition to prose decisions from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, released and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence.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 enthusiasts 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 grand astronomical research of Rexroth’s poems by means of the fiction author Carter Scholz.

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  • Download E-books Nature Lover's Almanac, A: Kinky Bugs, Stealthy Critters, Prosperous Plants & Celestial Wonders PDF

    By Diane Olson

    Were you aware that: all of us have follicle mites residing on our faces? In India, the common-or-garden pigeon is an emblem of lust? leaping spiders occasionally watch television with you? fit backyard soil has an analogous features as a very good chocolate cake? The North Pole infrequently issues north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) 5 ft open air its nest? interesting yet little-known proof of nature will attach you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you each day of the yr. additionally integrated are strong assistance for gardeners in addition to a rundown of what constellations you can find within the evening sky every month.

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  • Download E-books Texas Natural History Guides, Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide PDF

    By Bob L. Tipton, Terry L. Hibbitts, Troy D. Hibbitts, Toby J. Hibbitts, Travis J. LaDuc

    With a large choice of habitats starting from southeastern swamps to western deserts, Texas is domestic to varied species of frogs, toads, and salamanders. each one quarter of Texas has a specific set of species that has developed there over millions of years. certainly, so much amphibians are usually not very cellular, and lots of stay their whole lives inside a couple of sq. meters. This makes them quite susceptible to environmental degradation and habitat destruction.

    Texas Amphibians is the single box consultant targeted completely at the state’s frogs, toads, and salamanders. It offers short, basic money owed of the 2 orders and fifteen households. Then it identifies all of the seventy-two species intimately, together with dimension, description, voice (if applicable), comparable species, distribution (with maps), ordinary historical past, replica, subspecies (if applicable), and reviews and conservation details. colour images illustrate the species.

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  • Download E-books The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood PDF

    By Kathryn Aalto

    A long island occasions Bestseller

    Delve into the house of the world’s such a lot liked endure! The flora and fauna of Winnie-the-Pooh explores the mystical landscapes the place Pooh, Christopher Robin, and their neighbors reside and play. The Hundred Acre Wood—the surroundings for Winnie-the-Pooh’s adventures—was encouraged by means of Ashdown woodland, a natural world haven that spans greater than 6,000 acres in southeast England. within the pages of this enthralling e-book you could stopover at the traditional black walnut tree at the fringe of the woodland that grew to become Pooh’s condo, pass deep into the pine timber to discover Poohsticks Bridge, and climb as much as the head of the enchanted Galleons Lap, the place Pooh says see you later to Christopher Robin. you can find how Milne's youth reference to nature and his position as a father motivated his well-known tales, and the way his shut collaboration with illustrator E. H. Shepard introduced these tales to lifestyles. This fascinating ebook additionally serves as a consultant to the crops, animals, and areas of the impressive Ashdown wooded area, even if you're vacationing in individual or from the relaxation of your favourite armchair. In a pleasant narrative, enriched with Shepard’s unique illustrations, hundreds and hundreds of colour photos, and Milne’s personal phrases, you are going to rediscover your favourite characters and the paranormal position they known as home.

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  • Download E-books Concise Garden Wildlife Guide PDF

    This fantastically illustrated concise consultant is choked with info at the flora and fauna that may be present in Britain and the close to Continent, together with mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, molluscs, and crustaceans. It covers round two hundred species, all of that are illustrated with impressive full-colour works of art. A concise written account protecting dimension, description, voice, habitat, distribution and behavior appears to be like at the related web page because the representation for every species. The easy-to-follow layouts and really good artistic endeavors relief fast and exact identity, and make this booklet a useful reference outdoor in addition to at home.

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    Renowned average background artists Sandra Doyle, Stuart Carter, David Daly and Lyn Wells painted the illustrations.

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  • Download E-books Freshwater Game Fish of North America: An Illustrated Guide PDF

    This publication is a magnificently illustrated quantity that may aid anglers, scientists, and nature enthusiasts to spot and savor North American freshwater video game fish. in addition to illustrations that show off gender colour diversifications for every species, Thompson presents information regarding fish biology, habit, and habitats. universal and medical names are supplied, as are variety maps and knowledge approximately every one fish family's international diversity, actual qualities, vitamin, importance to people, and current prestige concerning its power endangerment.

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  • Download E-books The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic PDF

    By Francis Spufford

    A attractive literary anthology released to commemorate the overseas Polar Year―and remind us what we are at risk of losing.

    The Arctic and Antarctic ice cabinets were an item of obsession for so long as we now have identified they existed. numerous explorers, together with such legends as Richard Byrd, Ernest Shackleton, and Robert Falcon Scott, have risked their lives to chart their frozen landscapes. Now, for the 1st time in human background, we're in valid probability of seeing polar ice dramatically minimize, holiday aside, or perhaps disappear. The Ends of the Earth, a suite of the superior writing at the Arctic and Antarctic, will concurrently commemorate 4 centuries of exploring and medical examine, and make the decision for preservation.
    Stocked with first-person narratives, cultural histories, nature and technology writing, and fiction, this booklet is a compendium of the greats in their fields: together with mythical polar explorers and such writers as Jon Krakauer, Jack London, Diane Ackerman, Barry Lopez, and Ursula ok. LeGuin. Edited by means of modern experts on exploring and the surroundings, The Ends of the Earth is a memorable number of magnificent writing―and a long-lasting contribution to the talk over worldwide warming and the way forward for the polar areas themselves.

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    International Polar yr (which starts in spring 2007) is a massive overseas technology initiative that goals to concentration public realization at the polar areas and our impression on them. The final such initiative, the overseas Geophysical yr in 1957–58, concerned 80,000 scientists from sixty seven nations. This one provides to be greater still.

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  • Download E-books Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connections to Trees PDF

    By Nalini M. Nadkarni

    World-renowned cover biologist Nalini Nadkarni has climbed bushes on 4 continents with scientists, scholars, artists, monks, musicians, activists, loggers, legislators, and Inuits, collecting various views. In Between Earth and Sky, a wealthy tapestry of non-public tales, info, paintings, and images, she turns into our desirable consultant to the leafy barren region above our heads. via her luminous narrative, we embark on a multifaceted exploration of timber that illuminates the profound connections we've got with them, the fantastic array of products and providers they supply, and the robust classes they carry for us. Nadkarni describes trees' complicated root structures, their hugely developed and nonetheless now not thoroughly understood canopies, their position in trade and medication, their lifestyles in urban facilities and in severe habitats of mountaintops and deserts, and their very important position in folklore and the humanities. She explains tree basics and considers the symbolic position they've got assumed in tradition and faith. In a publication that reawakens our experience of ask yourself on the attention-grabbing international of timber, we eventually locate access to the complete wildlife and rediscover our personal position in it.

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  • Download E-books Recycling Construction & Demolition Waste: A LEED-Based Toolkit (GreenSource) (McGraw-Hill's Greensource) PDF

    By Greg Winkler

    A whole Reference on building Waste Recycling

    This GreenSource advisor deals finished info on easy methods to recycle up to ninety five percentage of latest development and demolition waste, reuse current fabrics, and agree to U.S. eco-friendly development Council (USGBC) LEED waste administration directions.

    Recycling development & Demolition Waste offers the options and instruments you want to boost and enforce a profitable jobsite waste administration plan. This functional source additionally covers different courses that advertise sustainable development, equivalent to the foreign Code Council's ICC-ES software, the nationwide organization of Homebuilders (NAHB) eco-friendly construction application, the fairway construction Initiative eco-friendly Globes software, BREEAM, and extra.


    • Manage building and demolition waste at the jobsite
    • Set up a good jobsite recycling middle
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    • Include applicable requisites in building records
    • Market your jobsite recycling program

    Downloadable kinds, templates, spreadsheets, and checklists on hand at www.mhprofessional.com/rcadw.

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