Download E-books The Story of Life in 25 Fossils: Tales of Intrepid Fossil Hunters and the Wonders of Evolution PDF

Every fossil tells a narrative. Best-selling paleontology writer Donald R. Prothero describes twenty-five well-known, fantastically preserved fossils in a gripping clinical heritage of lifestyles on the earth. Recounting the adventures in the back of the invention of those gadgets and completely reading their importance in the better fossil list, Prothero creates a riveting historical past of existence on our planet.

The twenty-five fossils portrayed during this booklet capture animals of their evolutionary beauty as they transition from one type of organism to a different. We witness extinct crops and animals of microscopic and enormous dimension and exciting variety. We know about terrific land and sea creatures that experience no fit in nature this day. alongside the way in which, we come upon such interesting fossils because the earliest trilobite, Olenellus; the enormous shark Carcharocles; the "fishibian" Tiktaalik; the "Frogamander" and the "Turtle at the Half-Shell"; huge, immense marine reptiles and the largest dinosaurs identified; the 1st chicken, Archaeopteryx; the strolling whale Ambulocetus; the big hornless rhinoceros Paraceratherium, the most important land mammal that ever lived; and the Australopithecus nicknamed "Lucy," the oldest human skeleton. We meet the scientists and adventurers who pioneered paleontology and know about the bigger highbrow and social contexts during which their discoveries have been made. ultimately, we discover out the place to determine those perfect fossils within the world's nice museums.

Ideal for all who love prehistoric landscapes and enjoyment within the background of technological know-how, this ebook makes a valuable addition to any bookshelf, stoking interest within the evolution of lifestyles on Earth.

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Download E-books Living Wreaths: 20 Beautiful Projects for Gift and Decor PDF

By Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson

From the easiest herb wreath to extra extravagant succulent designs, the powerful outlines and shapes of those residing wreaths have nice visible effect. Bernhisel-Robinson makes use of step by step directions, an encouraging voice, and beautiful pictures illustrating her concepts to educate the way to make not only a wreath yet a contemporary backyard in miniature that adjustments to turn into much more appealing because the vegetation mature.

Includes echeveria, hens and chicks, cactus, moss, strawberry, tomato, herb, lettuce, lavender, and extra!

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Download E-books Rare Birds of North America PDF

By Steve N. G. Howell, Will Russell

Rare Birds of North America is the 1st accomplished illustrated advisor to the vagrant birds that take place in the course of the usa and Canada. that includes 275 beautiful colour plates, this e-book covers 262 species originating from 3 very diverse regions--the outdated global, the recent global tropics, and the world's oceans. It explains the reasons of avian vagrancy and breaks down styles of incidence through sector and season, allowing readers to determine the place, whilst, and why each one species happens in North the US. designated species bills describe key id gains, taxonomy, age, intercourse, distribution, and status.

Rare Birds of North America presents exceptional insights into vagrancy and avian migration, and should enhance the birding adventure of somebody drawn to discovering and watching infrequent birds.

  • Covers 262 species of vagrant birds present in the USA and Canada
  • Features 275 gorgeous colour plates that depict each species
  • Explains styles of incidence by means of zone and season
  • Provides a useful assessment of vagrancy styles and migration
  • Includes specified species debts and state of the art identity tips

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Download E-books Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication PDF

By Kathleen M. Dudzinski, Toni Frohoff

"Dolphins have interested people for millennia, giving upward push to an abundance of news and myths approximately them, but the particular information in their lives within the sea have remained elusive. during this mesmerizing e-book, Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff take us into the dolphins' aquatic international to witness firsthand how they stay their lives, speak, and engage with each other and with different species, together with people.

Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff are scientists who've jointly committed greater than forty years to learning dolphins underneath the ocean's floor, often via a close-up underwater lens. Drawing all alone studies and on up to date learn, the authors exhibit that dolphins are decidedly not only participants of a gaggle yet exact members, capable of speak with each other and with people. Dudzinski and Frohoff introduce a brand new manner of , and hearing, the vocabulary of dolphins within the sea, and so they even offer an introductory "dolphin dictionary," directory advanced social signs that dolphins use to proportion info between themselves and with humans. Unveiling an intimate and scientifically exact portrait of dolphins, this ebook will attract every person who has sought after a more in-depth glimpse into the hearts and minds of those remarkable creatures."

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Download E-books A visual guide to visting The National Parks: Volume 1 PDF

By Zack Frank

This advisor was once designed to make informal visits to the nationwide Parks as lucrative and handy as attainable. large colour images and park maps are featured in the course of the publication to make the innovations transparent and straightforward to find.

The e-book additionally has needs to see websites, issues to understand ahead of you stopover at, short park histories, evidence, touch info and within reach sights.

The quantity good points 30 of the fifty nine nationwide Parks within the usa: (including the most recent, Pinnacles nationwide Park, verified in 2013)
Acadia
Arches
Badlands
Big Bend
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Byrce Canyon
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Cuyahoga Valley
Congaree
Grand Teton
Great Sand Dunes
Great Smoky Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
Hot Springs
Joshua Tree
Mammoth Cave
Mesa Verde
North Cascades
Olympic
Petrified Forest
Pinnacles
Redwood
Saguaro
Shenandoah
Theodore Roosevelt
Wind Cave
Yellowstone
Yosemite
Zion

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Download E-books The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World PDF

By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

In The Hidden lifetime of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York instances bestselling writer of The Hidden lifetime of canines, turns her consciousness to wild deer, and the various classes we will study via staring at nature. a story masterpiece and a naturalist’s pride, The Hidden lifetime of Deer is according to the one year Thomas, a well known anthropologist, spent learning the neighborhood deer inhabitants close to her domestic in New Hampshire.

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Download E-books Field Guide to Animal Tracks and Scat of California (California Natural History Guides) PDF

By Mark Elbroch

Spotting an animal’s clean footprints within the wild can conjure a global for the hiker: Why did the deer tracks disappear? the place did the cougar flip off the path? What does it suggest whilst units of footprints appear to coincide? This fantastically illustrated box advisor, the 1st dedicated to the tracks and indicators of California animals—including birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates like spiders and beetles—blends meticulous technology with box adventure to supply a fascinating significant other for either armchair exploration and simple box identity. full of precious instruments for the natural world professional, and crucial heritage and visible aids for the amateur, together with in-depth information regarding the ecology of every species, this ebook is going past easy reputation of sorts to interpret what animals depart at the back of as a fashion of “seeing” how they go through the world.

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Download E-books Nature in Towns and Cities (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 127) PDF

By David Goode

The newest within the New Naturalist sequence records the parks and eco-friendly areas targeted to Britain's towns – and the natural world that has flourished in those habitats. no longer in view that Richard Fitter's landmark book in 1945, 'London's average History' – quantity three within the New Naturalist sequence – has there been a finished advisor to city common historical past. in view that then there were significant advances within the conservation of nature in our cities and towns, and there's much more to assert approximately how animals and vegetation have tailored, in various levels, to urbanisation. yet this isn't in simple terms an exploration of ordinary background in the city surroundings – David Goode makes use of his wisdom of city ecology to explain the diversity of habitats and species which exist inside city components, and indicates how our realizing is being utilized to motivate a greater diversity of nature into cities and towns. He illustrates how an ecological method will be included inside making plans and layout to create a variety of habitats from tiny oases to broad new city wooded area and wetlands.

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Download E-books Following the Water: A Hydromancer's Notebook PDF

By David M. Carroll

(A Boston Globe most sensible Nonfiction publication of 2009) the author, naturalist, and artist David Carroll illuminates the ecology and lifestyles histories the tree frogs, hawks, foxes, and the more and more infrequent wooden and noticed turtles he has been monitoring for many years with the precision and fervour that gained him a 2006 MacArthur "genius" award.

Following the Water is the intensely saw chronicle of Carroll s annual March-to-November wetlands immersion from the enjoyment of the 1st turtle sighting in March to the gorgeously defined, bright trilling of tree frogs ("lichen with eyes") in overdue may perhaps to the traditional experience of affection and loss Carroll reviews each one autumn whilst it's time once more to half with open water.

Illustrated with the writer s superb pen-and-ink drawings, Following theWater is a beautiful evocation of nature, an completely distinctive "admission price ticket to a mystery nook of the area" (Bill McKibben).

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