Download E-books Raptor: A Journey Through Birds PDF

Winner of The Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction in 2011 and the Authors' origin Roger Deakin Award in 2011.

A publication approximately how raptors and the landscapes they dwell in have possessed the writer; “My eyes are continuously quivering for birds of prey. i've got continuously been became to their presence”.

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Download E-books Grass and Grasslands (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 48) PDF

By Ian Moore

Using average and seeded grass pastures for the feeding of cattle and different surprising makes use of for the ever-present grass family members are defined during this succinct and fantastically illustrated work.

The New Naturalist sequence has already coated many points of the interrelationship among guy and nature, however the grass kin is among the most vital guy within the entire plant country - simply how very important is proven during this ebook. Dr. Moore, the vital of Seale Hayne Agricultural university in Devon, is our prime authority on grasses and their usage. His targeted curiosity is using traditional and seeded grass pastures for the feeding of farm animals. awesome advances were made in recent times within the development of such pastures and Dr. Moore bargains very totally with this important hyperlink within the feeding of the human race; yet he additionally covers that different both vital position of the grass kinfolk in our economic climate, the cultivation of cereal plants for the creation of grain. Grass lawns and taking part in fields shape a centre-piece in so much British gardens and public parks and there's a bankruptcy on those, however the horticultural price of grasses as decorative vegetation in herbaceous borders and forest gardens is much less good known.

These and plenty of different surprising makes use of for the ever present grass relatives are defined during this succinct paintings.

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Download E-books Nature's Design: exploring the mysteries of the natural world PDF

What is so distinctive approximately grass? Why do cows have 4 stomachs? while will lions provide their final roar? How do animals plan menus - and co-ordinate hunts? Why do bees dance? what percentage elephants are too many?
This compelling ebook explores and reveals solutions to a few of Nature's such a lot exciting mysteries. Drawing at the African panorama, the writer appears to be like on the biology and body structure of animals and crops, and their variations in a global of unpredictable switch. Wide-ranging chapters disguise, between different subject matters, mass extinctions, the world's grasslands, predators and prey, FIV in lions, chemical communique and that the majority contentious of matters - animal cognizance. Playful line drawings illustrate the textual content, to make a bumper learn for somebody with an curiosity within the workings of the flora and fauna.

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Download E-books The New Self-Sufficient Gardener PDF

By John Seymour

This revised variation of an previous favourite, first released in 1978, explains the best way to domesticate and shield every kind of fruit, herbs, and greens, as well as directions on conserving bees and elevating chickens. writer BIO: John Seymour authored over forty books, together with the DK's best-selling Complete publication of Self-Sufficiency and The Forgotten Arts & Crafts. He died within the fall of 2004 on the age of ninety.

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Download E-books The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island PDF

By Dorothy Sterling

Did you recognize that horseshoe crabs were round for two hundred million years? That mussels "spin" lengthy anchor traces and climb steep slopes with them? are you aware what a "Beetlebung" tree is?

This is all a part of Dorothy Sterling's interesting description of The Outer Lands, and the vegetation and animals that inhabit this peninsula and chain of islands alongside our New England coast.

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Download E-books How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do (Science for Gardeners) PDF

By Linda Chalker-Scott

The extra you recognize, the higher you grow!

vegetation are able to fascinating and unforeseen issues. Why do box crops wilt whilst they’ve been frequently watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived final 12 months by no means bloom this yr? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable backyard rather than consuming the weeds? Plant physiology—the research of ways residing issues function—can clear up those and such a lot different difficulties gardeners on a regular basis encounter.

In How vegetation paintings, horticulture professional and contributor to the preferred weblog The backyard Professors, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction technology of the plant international to brilliant existence. She uncovers the mysteries of ways and why vegetation do the issues they do, and fingers the house gardener with attention-grabbing wisdom that would swap the best way they garden.

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Download E-books Oaxaca Journal PDF

By Oliver Sacks

Considering formative years, Oliver Sacks has been desirous about ferns: an historic classification of vegetation capable of continue to exist and adapt in lots of climates. in addition to a pleasant team of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and various botanists and birders—he embarks on an exploration of Southern Mexico, a zone that also is wealthy in human background and tradition. He muses at the origins of chocolate and mescal, pre-Columbian tradition and hallucinogens, the colourful attractions and sounds of undefined, and the bizarre passions of botanists. What different species could comb historic Zapotec ruins on their fingers and knees, looking for a brand new kind of fern? Combining Sacks's enthusiasm for typical historical past and the richness of humanity together with his sharp and observant eye for aspect, Oaxaca magazine is an extraordinary treat.

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Download E-books Shadows in the Sun: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire PDF

By Wade Davis

Ranging from the British Columbian desert to the jungles of the Amazon and the polar ice of the Arctic Circle, Shadows within the Sun is a testomony to an international the place spirits nonetheless stalk the land and grab the human middle. Its essays and tales, although distilled from travels in extensively separated components of the area, are essentially approximately panorama and personality, the knowledge of lives drawn at once from the land, the starvation of these who search to rediscover such knowing, and the results of failure.

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Download E-books Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit (Seeing Series) PDF

By Teri Dunn Chace, Robert Llewellyn

“Llewellyn’s photos replicate a intensity of element that earlier, purely the simplest botanical illustrators may perhaps approach.” —Washington Post

A centuries-old asserting is going, “Great oaks from little acorns grow.” yet as Seeing Seeds unearths, there's even more to a seed than the plant it's going to sometime develop into: seeds, seedheads, pods, and end result have their very own dazzling attractiveness that opponents, and occasionally even surpasses, the great thing about vegetation. In those wonderful pages you’ll achieve an knowing of the way seeds are shaped and dispersed, why they appear the way in which they do, and the way they healthy into the surroundings. Seeing Seeds will take you to unusual and lovely locations. in case you go back, it’s secure to claim that you’ll by no means examine a seed an analogous approach again.

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