The Sea Coast (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 25)

Author: J. A. Steers

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007406223

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 995

The Sea Coast shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Posted in Science

Books and Naturalists (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 112)

Author: David Elliston Allen

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007379730

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 4511

Natural history, perhaps more than any other pursuit or study, has always relied heavily on books. Without their basic function of enabling the different kinds of animals and plants to be described in adequate detail, the subject could never have come into being and gone on to thrive as it does today.
Posted in Nature

The Sea Shore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 12)

Author: C. M. Yonge

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007465807

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 5824

A comprehensive, authoritative account of the natural history of the seashore, from earliest times to the present day.
Posted in Nature

Early Humans (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Nicholas Ashton

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008150346

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 2282

Our understanding of the British Palaeolithic and Mesolithic has changed dramatically over the last three decades, and yet not since H. J. Fleure’s A Natural History of Man in Britain (1951) has the New Naturalist Library included a volume focused on the study of early humans and their environment.
Posted in Science

A Land

Author: Jacquetta Hawkes

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807085110

Category: Nature

Page: 248

View: 1829

Combines geology and archaeology to examine the geography of Britain since earliest times, the development of life forms, and the historical relationship between man and the land
Posted in Nature

Terns (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 123)

Author: David Cabot,Ian Nisbet

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007412495

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 8157

This New Naturalist volume provides a much-anticipated overview of these fascinating birds – the first book on the natural history of British and Irish terns since 1934.
Posted in Nature

The Path Between the Seas

The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074320137X

Category: History

Page: 698

View: 6212

The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first-rate drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of this grand enterprise. The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political power plays, heroic successes, and tragic failures. Applying his remarkable gift for writing lucid, lively exposition, McCullough weaves the many strands of the momentous event into a comprehensive and captivating tale. Winner of the National Book Award for history, the Francis Parkman Prize, the Samuel Eliot Morison Award, and the Cornelius Ryan Award (for the best book of the year on international affairs), The Path Between the Seas is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.
Posted in History

Joseph Banks

A Life

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226616285

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 9357

One of our greatest writers about the sea has written an engrossing story of one of history's most legendary maritime explorers. Patrick O'Brian's biography of naturalist, explorer and co-founder of Australia, Joseph Banks, is narrative history at its finest. Published to rave reviews, it reveals Banks to be a man of enduring importance, and establishes itself as a classic of exploration. "It is in his description of that arduous three-year voyage [on the ship Endeavor] that Mr. O'Brian is at his most brilliant. . . . He makes us understand what life within this wooden world was like, with its 94 male souls, two dogs, a cat and a goat."—Linda Colley, New York Times "An absorbing, finely written overview, meant for the general reader, of a major figure in the history of natural science."—Frank Stewart, Los Angeles Times "[This book is] the definitive biography of an extraordinary subject."—Robert Taylor, Boston Globe "His skill at narrative and his extensive knowledge of the maritime history . . . give him a definite leg up in telling this . . . story."—Tom Clark, San Francisco Chronicle
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

The Hebrides

Author: J. M. Boyd,I. L. Boyd

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007308514

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9207

A complete natural history of the Hebrides - an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com The Hebrides is an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife. Yet, until now, there has been no up-to-date, complete natural history for its many followers to refer to. This new title fills the gap. In a style at once both readable and informative the Drs. J. M. and I. L. Boyd cover every aspect of the islands. Starting with a clear explanation of the geology, climate and hydrography, they move on to a fascinating description of the many varies habitats, from the sea and inland waters through to woodlands and moor and hill. Part II deals with the characteristics of individual islands and their species, while in part III the islands are discussed in the context of their relation to people - starting with the old naturalists, and ending on a topical note with the current interest in conservation.
Posted in

British Coastal Wildlife (Collins Complete Guides)

Author: Paul Sterry,Andrew Cleave

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007448589

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 4985

Discover over 1,200 species of animals and plants found in the coastal regions of Britain and make the most of your surroundings, whether you are on a holiday browse or serious quest. This is the definitive photographic reference guide for nature enthusiasts.
Posted in Nature

Living on the Wind

Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780865475915

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 6396

In this magisterial work of nature writing, the author delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems migratory birds now face. 6 maps.
Posted in Nature

The Big, Bad Book of Botany

The World's Most Fascinating Flora

Author: Michael Largo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006228276X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 7565

David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom’s oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually “walked.” Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals astonishing facts, from where the world’s first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world.
Posted in Nature

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life

Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Camille Kingsolver,Steven L. Hopp

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061795831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 4108

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. "As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain. "Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ." Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. "This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air." Includes an excerpt from Flight Behavior.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Woodlands

Author: Oliver Rackham

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007493843

Category: Nature

Page: 480

View: 4573

‘Trees are wildlife just as deer or primroses are wildlife. Each species has its own agenda and its own interactions with human activities ...’
Posted in Nature

Shallow Seas (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 131)

Author: Peter Hayward

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008163545

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 9313

Shallow Seas are the most biologically rich and productive areas of the world ocean. This latest New Naturalist volume provides a natural history of this environment and its biological communities.
Posted in Nature

Beetles (Collins New Naturalist Library)

Author: Richard Jones

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008149518

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 6420

Beetles are arguably the most diverse organisms in the world, with nearly half a million beetle species described and catalogued in our museums, more than any other type of living thing. This astonishing species diversity is matched by a similar diversity in shape, form, size, life history, ecology, physiology and behaviour.
Posted in Nature

Eels

An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

Author: James Prosek

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062008811

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 3892

“This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.” —Thomas McGuane “I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important fish.” —Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World Famous for his deeply informed, compulsively readable books on trout, writer-painter James Prosek (whom the New York Times has called “the Audubon of the fishing world”) takes on nature’s quirkiest and most enigmatic fish: the eel. Fans of Mark Kurlansky’s Cod and The Big Oyster or Trevor Corson’s The Secret Life of Lobsters will love Prosek’s probing exploration of the hidden deep-water dwellers. With characteristically captivating prose and lavish illustrations, Prosek demystifies the eel’s unique biology and bizarre mating routines, and illuminates the animal’s varied roles in the folklore, cuisine, and commerce of a variety of cultures.
Posted in Nature

Field Guide to Marine Mammals of the Pacific Coast

Baja, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia

Author: Sarah G. Allen,Joseph Mortenson,Sophie Webb

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520265455

Category: Nature

Page: 569

View: 9441

"This richly illustrated book is more than a field guide, giving the reader insight into the fascinating biology of these animals and the conservation issues they face. Any resident or visitor to the West Coast will love this book and reach for it not only when standing on a bluff looking out to sea, but also when curled in an armchair at home." ---FRANCES GULLAND, The Marine Mammal Center --Book Jacket.
Posted in Nature