By Tom Tolman
This vintage consultant to the butterflies of england and northern Europe enters its 3rd version as a part of the authoritative Collins advisor series.
This complete advisor to the butterflies of england and Europe good points over four hundred species, depicting either female and male bugs. Species descriptions contain info on taxonomic nomenclature, distribution, flight interval, edition, habitat, behaviour and existence cycle. Subspecies are incorporated the place there's major version, and distribution maps accompany every one frequent species.
Illustrated by means of Richard Lewington, the world's best butterfly illustrator, this is often an amazing box advisor for traveling naturalists and butterfly fans alike and is a necessary addition to each nature lover's bookshelves.
By Stephen Budiansky
Animal rights extremists argue that consuming meat is homicide and that pets are slaves. This compelling reappraisal of the human-animal bond, besides the fact that, indicates that domestication of animals isn't really an act of exploitation yet a brilliantly profitable evolutionary procedure that has benefited people and animals alike.
The warbling and carolling of the Australian magpie are normal to many even if few folks realize that it ranks one of the optimum songbirds of the realm. Its outstanding vocal skills, its propensity to play and clown, and its willingness to have interaction with humans, make the magpie one in every of our such a lot famous birds.
This insightful ebook provides a accomplished account of the habit of 1 of Australia's best-loved icons. It finds the extreme services of the magpie, together with its advanced social habit, in a hugely readable textual content. the writer brings jointly a lot of what we all know concerning the magpie’s biology and behaviour, together with her most recent study on magpie vocalization in addition to elements of anatomy, body structure, improvement and future health no longer released formerly.
By Kate Jackson
In 2005 Kate Jackson ventured into the distant swamp forests of the northern Congo to gather reptiles and amphibians. Her tenting apparatus used to be rudimentary, her wisdom of Congolese customs much more so. She knew the way to string a web and set a pitfall seize, yet she by no means imagined the actual and cultural problems that awaited her.
Culled from the mud-spattered pages of her journals, Mean and Lowly Things reads like a fast paced experience tale. it's Jackson’s unvarnished account of her learn at the entrance traces of the worldwide biodiversity crisis―coping with interminable delays in acquiring allows, studying to outrun advancing military ants, subsisting on a vitamin of junk mail and manioc, and eventually falling in love with the surprisingly attractive flooded forest.
The reptile fauna of the Republic of Congo used to be all yet undescribed, and Jackson’s venture used to be to hold out the main simple examine of the amphibians and reptiles of the swamp woodland: to create an easy checklist of the species that exist there―a an important first step towards efforts to guard them. while the snakes refrained from her conscientiously set traps, Jackson enlisted humans from the villages to convey her specimens. She knowledgeable her consultant to tag frogs and skinks and to mend them in formalin. As her pricey digital camera rusted and her Western cleaning soap melted, Jackson discovered what it took to swim with the snakes―and that there’s a correct approach and a opposite direction to get a child cobra out of a bottle.
By Judith Jango-Cohen
In the past, sailors informed stories approximately negative monsters, many in line with notable - yet genuine - sea creatures, resembling colossal squid, manatees, and oarfish. discover extra approximately those real-life sea monsters and the dreaded tales sailors advised approximately them!
By Philip A. Clarke
The ebook is exclusive, spanning the distance among botany and indigenous stories. It differs from different released Australian 'bushtucker' overviews via treating the examine of crops as a window upon which to delve into Aboriginal tradition. the subject of Aboriginal use and conception of crops is substantial and for that reason some distance too huge for complete remedy of all areas in one quantity. however, this booklet bargains an outline to aid readers savor the intensity of indigenous ecological wisdom concerning the atmosphere.
By Mark Elbroch
This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook bargains illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of a few 275 animal species stumbled on all through North the US. The skull--the selection of bones that condominium and guard a creature's mind and sensory organs--is the major anatomical characteristic used to spot an animal and comprehend a lot of its behaviors. This booklet describes in phrases and images the bones and areas of the cranium very important to id, together with illustrations of all of the bones within the skull, resulting in a better figuring out of a creature's position within the flora and fauna. Life-size drawings and exact measurements make this consultant a useful reference for natural world pros, trackers, and animal-lovers alike.
the massive e-book of Berenstain Bears newbie Books is an immense worth and comprises the complete, unabridged textual content and illustrations for The motorcycle Lesson, The Bears' Picnic, The Bears' Vacation, Bears within the Night, The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky previous Tree, and The Berenstain Bears and the lacking Dinosaur Bone all sure jointly in a single strong, hardcover omnibus. ideal for birthdays and vacation trips, those are vintage, humorous, tales approximately relations (albeit one coated in fur!) with undying, endure state allure.
By Lilian Jackson Braun
Retiring in Pickax, actress Thelma Thackeray has made up our minds to begin a movie membership and arrange a fundraiser revue, starring Koko the cat. yet Thelma's celebrated arrival takes an uncongenial flip while the unusual conditions of her dual brother's fresh loss of life look suspicious to Jim Qwilleran. Qwill wishes a aiding paw as a consequence. yet will Koko deign to take time from his level debut?
By Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain
Illus. in complete colour. starting readers gets a world-class creation to comparatives like good, better, and best while taking a ringside seat on the endure family's mini-Olympics.