Download E-books Dog Finds Lost Dolphins: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes (National Geographic Kids) PDF

By Elizabeth Carney

The 1st in a line of Animal Rescues bankruptcy books, puppy reveals misplaced Dolphins may be a story you'll no longer quickly omit. during this fascinating and awe-inspiring tale you'll meet Cloud, the black lab with a nostril for rescue. She's the one puppy qualified to smell out stranded dolphins. Cloud can sniff out a dolphin over a mile off the coast of the Florida Keys. She's even turn into pals with them, ready at the dock for them to pop up and provides her a kiss. This and extra remarkable tales are so enticing, readers won't ever are looking to placed the booklet down!

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Download E-books Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California (California Natural History Guides) PDF

By Robert C. Stebbins

This ordinary advisor is the one whole source that identifies and describes the entire amphibians and reptiles—salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, snakes, and tortoises and turtles—that dwell in California. The species are defined in richly particular money owed that come with variety maps, real looking colour work by way of Robert C. Stebbins, transparent drawings of varied lifestyles levels together with eggs, notes on average historical past, and conservation prestige. Easy-to-use keys for each order aid establish species, and informative chapters conceal extra normal subject matters together with evolution, habitat loss, and images. all through, anecdotes and observations show new insights into the lives of California’s ample yet frequently hidden amphibians and reptiles.

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Download E-books The Age of Missing Information PDF

By Bill McKibben

“Highly own and unique . . . McKibben is going past Marshall McLuhan’s conception that the medium is the message.”
——The long island occasions

Imagine staring at a complete day’s worthy of tv on each channel. Acclaimed environmental author and tradition critic invoice McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an test to make sure no matter if we're really larger trained than earlier generations. Bombarded with newscasts and fluff items, video game exhibits and speak exhibits, advertisements and infomercials, televangelist pleas and Brady Bunch episodes, McKibben processed twenty-four hours of programming on all ninety-three Fairfax, Virginia, cable stations. Then, as a counterpoint, he spent an afternoon atop a quiet and distant mountain within the Adirondacks, exploring the unmediated guy and making small but important discoveries approximately himself and the realm round him. As correct now because it used to be while initially written in 1992–and with new fabric from the writer at the effect of the web age–this witty and astute publication is sure to alter how you examine tv and understand media as a whole.

“By turns funny, clever, and troubling . . . a penetrating critique of technological society.”–Cleveland undeniable Dealer

“Masterful . . . a different, weird and wonderful portrait of our lifestyles and times.”
Los Angeles Times

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Download E-books The Backyard Chicken Book: A Beginner's Guide PDF

A small flock of fowl can provide the entire eggs your loved ones wishes through the 12 months. And, after your hens have accomplished their egg-laying days, there'll be meat for barbecuing or roasting. fortunately, a small flock takes a comparatively small quantity of area and is straightforward to manage.

If yours is among the turning out to be variety of households drawn to elevating chickens for eggs or meat, The yard fowl Book comprises the entire crucial details for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and coping with family-sized chicken flocks. step one in choosing a relations flock is to figure out what breed may go top in your wishes. for instance, you could pick a laying breed similar to the White Leghorn that produces most effective eggs yet offers little meat. Or, you'll choose a dual-purpose Rhode Island pink or New Hampshire that gives fewer eggs yet far better meat. as well as assisting you decide your kind, this convenient advisor also will let you know what you must be aware of about:

delivering housing for domestic fowl flocks
Rearing the laying flock pullets
coping with laying problems
battling pests and disease
elevating different chicken akin to geese, turkeys, ducks, bantams, and guinea fowl

Enhanced with full-color photographs and dozens of illustrations, The yard chook Book is the proper advisor for the first-time chook raiser.

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Download E-books Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History GuidesTM) PDF

Finding all of the birds in Texas could be a lifetime pursuit. Basic Texas Birds, an easy-to-use box advisor, can assist you establish over one hundred eighty species of birds which are stumbled on around the country, together with a variety of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from worldwide. those are the birds that shape the root of a birder's existence record for Texas.

Basic Texas Birds is equipped via poultry households to help in opting for any fowl you spot within the wild. it truly is loaded with assets, including:

  • 200 full-color, close-up pictures of the birds
  • State-of-the-art diversity maps—the such a lot exact of any at the moment available—that exhibit every one species' distribution in the state
  • Up-to-date species bills that offer a wealth of present and historic info, together with each one bird's visual appeal, habitat, prestige, and distribution, and that still determine related species
  • A word list of phrases utilized in poultry identification
  • A checklist of chosen readings for studying extra approximately birds present in Texas
  • The Texas Ornithological Society's checklist of birds documented in Texas

Much less difficult for deciding upon universal birds than a accomplished country or nationwide box consultant, Basic Texas Birds is a must have source for either starting and skilled birders.

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Download E-books Wildlife of the World (Dk Smithsonian) PDF

Wildlife of the World takes you on a trip via one of the most scenic and wealthy animal habitats — from the Amazon rain forests to the Himalayas, the Sahara to the South Pole — assembly crucial animals in every one surroundings alongside the way.

In Wildlife of the World really superb portrait-style images brings you "face-to-face" with person animals in up-close and engrossing profiles on how the animals have interaction with their environments, mate, live to tell the tale, or even play.

From the shaggy musk ox foraging within the Canadian excessive arctic to the angered Scottish wildcat prowling the Highlands to the rock-climbing gelada monkey of Ethiopia, every one animal featured in Wildlife of the World performs a key function in its atmosphere. an extra eighty-page illustrated reference part at the animal nation explains the animal teams and profiles extra species.

Produced in organization with the Smithsonian Institution.

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Download E-books Contribution of Islam to Medicine PDF

By Ezzat Abouleish M.D - XKP

Medicine, because it stands at the present time, didn't improve in a single day. it's the end result of efforts of thousands of individuals, a few we all know and others we don't. The flame of civilization, together with drugs, began hundreds of thousands of years in the past. The flame has been passed over from one new release to a different, and from one state to the other.

Depending on who took the sacred accountability of webhosting it, occasionally it received brighter and infrequently it bought dimmer. despite the fact that, it by no means died away, simply because if it did, it can were too difficult to begin all over the place again....


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Download E-books Wolf Willow: A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) PDF

By Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner weaves jointly fiction and nonfiction, background and impressions, early life remembrance and grownup reflections during this strange portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, the place Stegner's relatives homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to existence either the pioneer group and the impressive panorama that surrounds it.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more desirable by means of introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence PDF

Are vegetation clever? Can they clear up difficulties, speak, and navigate their atmosphere? Or are they passive, incapable of self sufficient motion or social habit? Philosophers and scientists have reflected those questions because historic Greece, quite often concluding that vegetation are unthinking and inert: they're too silent, too sedentary -- simply too assorted from us. but discoveries during the last fifty years have challenged those rules, laying off new mild at the amazing functions and complicated inside lives of plants.

In Brilliant Green, Stefano Mancuso, a number one scientist and founding father of the sector of plant neurobiology, provides a brand new paradigm in our knowing of the vegetal international. Combining a ancient standpoint with the newest in plant technology, Mancuso argues that, as a result of cultural prejudices and human conceitedness, we proceed to underestimate crops. in truth, they procedure info, sleep, have in mind, and sign to each other -- exhibiting that, faraway from passive machines, vegetation are clever and acutely aware. via a survey of plant functions from sight and contact to verbal exchange, Mancuso demanding situations our suggestion of intelligence, proposing a imaginative and prescient of vegetation that's extra subtle than so much imagine.

vegetation have a lot to coach us, from community development to concepts in robotics and man-made fabrics -- yet provided that we comprehend extra approximately how they stay. half botany lesson, half manifesto, Brilliant Green is an interesting and passionate exam of the internal workings of the plant kingdom.

monetary help for the interpretation of this ebook has been supplied via SEPS: Segretariato Europeo in line with Le Pubblicazioni Scientifiche.

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Download E-books Birds of Arizona: A Falcon Field Guide (Falcon Field Guide Series) PDF

Each Falcon box advisor to birds introduces the one hundred eighty commonest and sought-after species in a country. with ease sized to slot in your pocket and that includes full-color, specific illustrations, those informative publications make it effortless to spot birds in a yard, favourite parks, and flora and fauna components. every one chook is observed via a close directory of its favourite attributes and a colour representation displaying its very important good points. Birds are prepared in taxonomic order, retaining households of birds jointly for simple identity. this is often the basic resource for the sphere, either informative and lovely to peruse.

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