Estuary Birds of Britain & Ireland

By A. J. Prater

Estuaries are rightly of significant curiosity and situation to the birdwatcher. such a lot teem with millions of waders, ducks, geese, gulls and different species that use them now and then all year long; also they are one of the final of the wild locations left in Britain and Europe. The 'Birds of Estuaries Enquiry' (sponsored by means of the character Conservancy Council and organised by means of the BTO, RSPB and the Wildfowl belief) spanned six years, and Tony Prater's file now offers an in depth perception into the birds which use and, in lots of situations, depend upon this distinctive habitat. of serious curiosity to birdwatchers, the publication will also be crucial examining for pro conservationists and all considering the making plans and use of estuaries. It assesses the significance of every estuary and the distribution and numbers of all species as a rule current, and via environment this in a world framework demonstrates the impressive significance of the estuaries round those islands. Threats to the material of the panorama and its flora and fauna abound, and estuaries will not be exempt. Barrage schemes, commercial and agricultural reclamations and plenty of different pressures exist and are the topic of chapters which survey the location, now and sooner or later. The textual content is graced by way of John Busby's complete and evocative drawings and there are lots of maps and diagrams in addition to images of commonplace estuaries. Jacket representation via John Busby

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Silent Spring

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring used to be first released in 3 serialized excerpts within the New Yorker in June of 1962. The ebook seemed in September of that 12 months and the outcry that its booklet pressured the banning of DDT and spurred progressive adjustments within the legislation affecting our air, land, and water. Carson’s passionate main issue for the way forward for our planet reverberated powerfully during the global, and her eloquent ebook used to be instrumental in launching the environmental stream. it's with no query one of many landmark books of the 20th century.  

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The Urban Tree Book: An Uncommon Field Guide for City and Town

By Arthur Plotnik

Open The city Tree Book and detect the thrill of wooded area trekking--right on your urban or city. This first-of-a-kind box consultant introduces readers to the timber on their block, in local parks, and during the city panorama. not like conventional tree publications with dizzying numbers of wooded area species, The city Tree ebook explores nature within the urban, describing a few two hundred tree kinds more likely to be came upon on North America's streets and surrounding areas, together with suburban settings.

With telling descriptions and specific botanical aspect, this precise consultant not just identifies timber yet brings them to lifestyles via historical past, lore, anecdotes, updated evidence, and countless numbers of attention-grabbing features. greater than one hundred seventy five swish illustrations catch the attraction of timber in city settings and depict leaf, flower, fruit, and bark positive factors for id and appreciation.    

The city Tree Book will tell even the main a professional plant individual and enjoyment urbanites who easily get pleasure from walking underneath the colour of welcoming bushes. an interesting day trip into the "urban forest," this entire advisor to urban timber will either entertain and enlighten nature fanatics, city hikers, gardeners, and everybody considering their setting. features a tree planting-and-care part, tree primer, and exploration guide
Is sponsored via the services of the well known Morton Arboretum
Incorporates new "urban forestry" perspectives
Covers city timber around the continent
Lists key organisations and associations for tree lovers
Selects the easiest tree websites at the Internet
Updates many publications by way of twenty years

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No Turning Back: The Extinction Scenario

By Richard Ellis

Conservationist Richard Ellis’s interesting exam of extinction, “one of the main robust forces on the earth, and the most enigmatic”  
In No Turning Back, naturalist Richard Ellis conducts a masterful and engrossing research of 1 of the world’s such a lot harrowing inevitabilities: extinction. Taking a focused examine quite a few species—from those who went out with a bang upon the influence of an Everest-sized asteroid to those who progressively disappeared after years of human overhunting—Ellis discusses the 5 nice mass extinctions in heritage, and the way extinction shapes the evolutionary technique. He additionally outlines the stairs we will be able to take to make sure that today’s endangered species may be pulled again from the threshold. Richly illustrated with Ellis’s attractive, hand-drawn paintings, No Turning Back is a useful learn for someone trying to comprehend the earlier, current, and way forward for existence on our planet.

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Wildfowl (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 110)

By David Cabot

New Naturalist Wildfowl presents a much-anticipated evaluate of the attention-grabbing birds that experience turn into icons of our diminishing desert areas.

Wildfowl --" swans, ducks and geese --" were the topic of poetry, fables, folklore and track, and a resource of thought to writers, artists, historians and naturalists alike. traditionally, they've got featured prominently in our vitamin --" extra lately they've got develop into the main largely domesticated team of birds. Wildfowl were scientifically studied extra intensively than the other team of birds and have been one of many first teams to spotlight extra basic problems with conservation. Their prestige because the most well liked team of birds is underlined by way of the luck of the unique Wildfowl belief (now the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust).

David Cabot has been keen about wildfowl for almost sixty years. during this seminal new paintings, he discusses the fifty six species of wildfowl which have been recorded both in a common nation, or which have been brought and now continue self-sustaining populations in Britain and eire. He makes a speciality of their social behaviour, feeding ecology and inhabitants dynamics, and specifically their seasonal migration styles. He additionally explores the evolution and background of wildfowl and our lengthy courting with them, via renowned mythology and legends, which proceed to fascinate us with a feeling of poser and awe.

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The Cat Encyclopedia

By DK Publishing

Greater than 86 million american citizens personal at the least one cat (that's 10+ million greater than personal a dog). Cats are really Americans' favourite pets.

Offering every little thing you must learn about cats in a single easy-reference quantity, The Cat Encyclopedia gains beautiful images of cat breeds from all over the world mixed with professional suggestion on kitten and cat care, and a party of cats in artwork and culture.

The Cat Encyclopedia is choked with details at the features, origins, and behaviors of every kind of cat, and comprises superbly photographed profiles of the world's cat breeds.

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World

“If 70 percentage of all livestock or 30 percentage of all chickens have been to die each year, states of emergency will be declared all over the place. The dying of bees is a minimum of that dramatic and with much more far-reaching consequences.” More Than Honey, the ebook in keeping with the award-winning documentary of an analogous identify, takes us on an international travel of the area of bees, introducing us alongside the best way to “killer bees,” Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld learn either the background and present prestige of our dating to and reliance on bees, and disclose the human behaviors which are contributing to the decline of the bee population—a decline which may eventually give a contribution on to a global nutrients problem.

The authors intersperse information regarding the complex social constitution of the bee global and the issues confronted through bees—ranging from the ever present Varroa destructor to overuse of insecticides and an ever-shrinking typical landscape—with conversations and interviews with beekeepers and bee specialists from internationally, balancing the perspectives of these who see bees as easily a important resource of source of revenue with the perspectives of these who see bees as undervalued, misunderstood creatures that want our aid to outlive. the outcome is an interesting, obtainable assessment of a species that's an important to our survival.

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Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club

By George Band

Founded in 1857, Britain's Alpine membership used to be the world's first climbing society. Its background is the heritage of climbing, and from the start, its participants were on the innovative of globally mountaineering. This book begins with the story of the Club's inception, then takes readers in the course of the evolution of the Alpine culture, the improvement of hiking among the wars, and on to postwar triumphs. It explores the Golden Decade of the 8000m peaks within the Nineteen Fifties in addition to how advancements in know-how have enabled ever steeper faces and partitions to be conquered. Illustrated with a lavish number of pictures from the Alpine membership data, this ebook is as good-looking because it is compelling.

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Bugs Up Close: A Magnified Look at the Incredible World of Insects

Take a close-up check out an international you’ve by no means noticed.

Bugs are typically so small that we rarely discover them, not to mention think about them as residing beings. yet name upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae unexpectedly begin staring again at us.

About eighty percentage of the Earth’s animals are bugs. whereas there are literally thousands of varied species, we not often see lots of them . . . earlier. because of the images of John Hallmén, who took a digicam and magnified those terrific creatures 100 occasions, we will see what we’ve by no means been in a position to see before.

Bugs Up Close takes readers on a trip right into a global infrequently obvious, with marvelous photos of such bugs as:

Crane flies
Yellow meadow ants
Black fungus beetles
Treehoppers
And many more!

The variety of this insect civilization is awesome and unknown to such a lot. An insect we might by no means have idea two times approximately now appears like a creature from outer house. interesting and a little bit huge info comparable to compound eyes, antennae, and sharp mouth elements are obvious, and with textual content by means of Lars-Åke Janzon, Bugs Up Close is an awesome shut look at the unusual and lovely international of insects.

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