Download E-books Penguin Writers Manual (Penguin Reference Books) PDF

By Stephen Curtis

The Penguin Writer's handbook is the fundamental better half for a person who desires to grasp the artwork of writing solid English. no matter if you are composing an essay, sending a enterprise letter or an e-mail to a colleague, or firing off an offended letter to a newspaper, this consultant may also help you to comb up you communique abilities and write right and assured English.

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Download E-books Moose (Animal) PDF

By Kevin Jackson

Its hooves have been supposedly a treatment for epilepsy, it's the mascot of the garments corporation Abercrombie and Fitch, and its meat is a delicacy. The moose is an engaging yet elusive animal of the north, and its little-known usual historical past is the point of interest of Kevin Jackson’s attractive new booklet.
Moose explains the animal's behaviour, evolution and nutrition, and describes its average environments all over the world, together with within the united states, Canada and Scandinavia, the place the moose is the nationwide animal of Sweden and of Norway. Jackson considers why the moose is absolutely an elk and an elk is a wapiti, and he additionally discusses the talk at the back of the naming of the Irish Elk. The moose has been a quarry for people because the Stone Age, and the publication doesn't stint at the animal’s function in human heritage, together with the 'alces' in Julius Caesar’s heritage of the Gallic Wars and figures akin to Thomas Jefferson, poet Ted Hughes, and Theodore Roosevelt along with his Bull Moose occasion. The Rocky and Bullwinkle convey, a 150-foot statue being in-built Sweden, and vibrant moose lore all look during this wide-ranging research, making this an important learn for naturalists and moose fanatics alike.

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Download E-books 50 Ways to Save the Ocean (Inner Ocean Action Guide) PDF

By David Helvarg

The oceans, and the demanding situations they face, are so monstrous that it’s effortless to consider powerless to guard them. 50 how you can store the Ocean, written by means of veteran environmental journalist David Helvarg, specializes in useful, easily-implemented activities all people can take to guard and preserve this important source. Well-researched, own, and infrequently whimsical, the e-book addresses day-by-day offerings that have an effect on the ocean's health and wellbeing: what fish may still and shouldn't be eaten; how and the place to holiday; typhoon drains and driveway run-off; retaining neighborhood water tables; right diving, browsing, and tide pool etiquette; and aiding neighborhood marine schooling. Helvarg additionally appears at what might be performed to stir the waters of doubtless daunting concerns reminiscent of poisonous pollutant runoff; conserving wetlands and sanctuaries; conserving oil rigs off shore; saving reef environments; and replenishing fish reserves.

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Download E-books The Major Works: Religio Medici, Hydrotophia, The Garden of Cyprus, A Letter to a Friend, and Christian Morals (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Sir Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-82) used to be a author of breathtaking variety and studying, whose works reveal a hot and funny view of human nature. "Religio Medici" is an engaging, witty and intimate exploration of his perspectives on religion and tolerance, whereas colossal decisions from "Pseudodoxia Epidemica" reveal Browne's breadth of information and omnivorous interest in his account of universal error in a startling array of matters together with sciences, heritage, literature and philosophy. "Hydriotaphia" or 'Urn Buriall' is an exciting meditation on dying and the will for immortality. "The backyard of Cyrus" considers the mysterious order to be present in nature, and "A Letter to a pal" and the aphoristic "Christian Morals" offer profound non secular information to readers.

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Download E-books Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens PDF

Survival narrative meets clinical, normal, and social heritage within the riveting tale of a volcanic disaster.

For months in early 1980, scientists, newshounds, sightseers, and close by citizens listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, a part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled via the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. nonetheless, not anyone used to be ready whilst a huge eruption took the pinnacle off of the mountain and laid waste to 1000s of sq. miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington country. The eruption was once one of many greatest in human historical past, deposited ash in 11 U.S. states and 5 Canadian provinces, and prompted a couple of billion cash in harm. It killed fifty-seven humans, a few so far as 13 miles clear of the volcano’s summit.

Shedding new mild at the cataclysm, writer Steve Olson interweaves the background and technology at the back of this occasion with page-turning debts of what occurred to people who lived and those that died.

Powerful monetary and historic forces stimulated the fates of these round the volcano that sunny Sunday morning, together with the development of the nation’s railroads, the harvest of a continent’s immense forests, and the security of America’s valuable public lands. The eruption of Mount St. Helens published how the earlier is consistently found in the lives folks all. while, it reworked volcanic technological know-how, the examine of environmental resilience, and, eventually, our perceptions of what it is going to take to outlive on an more and more harmful planet.

Rich with brilliant own tales of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists, and conservationists, Eruption gives you a spellbinding narrative equipped from the tales of these closest to the catastrophe, and an epic story of our fraught dating with the common world.

eight pages of colour illustrations; 7 black-and-white illustrations; eight maps

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Download E-books Using Beneficial Insects (Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-127) PDF

By Rhonda Massingham Hart

For the reason that 1973, Storey's kingdom knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of state residing abilities speedy and simply. There are actually greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their amazing recognition displays the typical wish of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in way of life.

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Download E-books The Promethean Illusion: The Western Belief in Human Mastery of Nature PDF

By Bob Tostevin

This e-book explores contradictory realities: our carrying on with trust that nature is topic to our willful regulate and nature's refusal to abide by means of this trust. It investigates specific facets of contemporary technological know-how and spotlights the impression Newtonian technology had upon the Western international. It then significantly assesses 20th century advancements in technological know-how, featuring a couple of organic and ecological case experiences that record many of the obstacles that the flora and fauna locations upon human wisdom. The research argues opposed to programmatic proposals to manage nature through genetic engineering and planet administration.

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Download E-books Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans PDF

Stan Coren’s groundbreaking The Intelligence of Dogs meets Bernd Heinrich’s vintage Mind of the Raven during this mind-blowing, fantastically illustrated examine the uncanny intelligence and feelings of crows.

Playful, social, and passionate, crows have brains which are large for his or her physique dimension, which permits them to imagine, plan, and reassess their activities. in addition they express an avian form of eloquence, mate for all times, and go along with family members and pals for years. And to those who take care of them and feed them, they generally supply oddly touching presents in go back.

The ongoing connection among people and crows—a cultural coevolution—has formed either species for thousands of years. Scientist John Marzluff groups up with artist-naturalist Tony Angell to inform notable tales of those awesome birds. With Marzluff’s impressive unique examine at the intelligence and startling skills of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—Angell’s stunning line drawings, and a full of life joint narrative, the authors provide an in-depth examine those advanced creatures and the qualities and behaviors we percentage, together with language, delinquency, frolic, ardour, wrath, possibility taking, and wisdom. Crows assemble round their useless, warn of imminent doom, realize humans, dedicate homicide of different crows, trap animals to their demise, swill espresso and drink beer, layout and use tools—including automobiles as nutcrackers—and windsurf and sled to play.

With its abundance of humorous, awe-inspiring, and poignant tales, Gifts of the Crow portrays creatures who're not anything in need of notable.

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Download E-books Introduction to Earth, Soil, and Land in California (California Natural History Guides) PDF

By David Carle

Following his acclaimed courses to air, hearth, and water, David Carle now bargains a desirable exploration of 1 extra basic component of the typical world—the land underneath our toes. From earthworms and earthquakes to Earth Day, this concise, enticing consultant is a multifaceted primer at the literal starting place of California’s atmosphere. Carle tells how soil ecosystems functionality, discusses what lives within the soil, and examines quite a few soil forms. He then turns to the connection among people and the land, and investigates some of the makes use of and abuses that land in California endures: huge scale agriculture, mining, and improvement, in addition to fires, floods, and erosion. The consultant additionally info the heritage of land use within the country, making it an important source for figuring out our overall reliance on soil, the significant substrate that's the foundation of life.

• Covers the whole kingdom, together with California’s wildlands, farmland, towns, and landfills

• Assesses California’s ecological footprint on planet Earth

• Discusses many various lifestyles varieties present in soil, together with micro organism, fungi, bugs, and mammals

• beneficial properties ninety two colour photos and 18 maps

A booklet within the Californians and Their atmosphere subseries, devoted to figuring out human affects at the state's ecology and common resources

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Download E-books The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure PDF

Nature documentaries frequently depict animal lifestyles as a grim fight for survival, yet this visually attractive ebook opens our eyes to another, extra scientifically up to date means of taking a look at the animal country. in additional than a hundred thirty amazing photos, The Exultant Ark celebrates the entire diversity of animal event with dramatic photographs of animal excitement starting from the charismatic and customary to the imprecise and weird. those photos, home windows onto the interior lives of delight seekers, convey polar bears engaged in a bout of wrestling, hoary marmots taking time for a pleasant chase, eastern macaques having fun with a soak in a sizzling spring, a tender bull elk protruding his tongue to trap snowflakes, and plenty of different lucrative moments. Biologist and best-selling writer Jonathan Balcombe is our advisor, reading the pictures in the medical context of what's identified approximately animal habit. in spite of everything, outdated attitudes fall away as we achieve a heightened feel of animal individuality and of the pleasures that make lifestyles worthy dwelling for all sentient beings.

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