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This is a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves, from the creator of the worldwide bestsellers, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Also features a large double-sided pull-out poster to colour and keep. With Lost Ocean, Johanna Basford invites colour-inners of all ages ...
Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

This is a beautiful new colouring book that takes you on a magical journey beneath the waves, from the creator of the worldwide bestsellers, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Also features a large double-sided pull-out poster to colour and keep. With Lost Ocean, Johanna Basford invites colour-inners of all ages to discover an enchanting underwater world hidden within the depths of the sea. With intricate pen and ink illustrations to complete, colour and embellish, readers will meet shoals of exotic fish, curious octopuses and delicately penned seahorses, visit coral reefs and barnacle-studded shipwrecks, and discover intricate shells and pirate treasure. Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest fans and newcomers alike will delight in this creative journey into an inky new world.

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14.30 USD

Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure & Colouring Book

by Johanna Basford
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The book is beautifully designed, and the contents are well organized and will be interesting to all.... An excellent text for a relevant course or a welcome addition to any home library. I recommend it very highly. - Science Books and Films. The Primate Family Tree is a beautiful and ...
The Primate Family Tree: The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives
The book is beautifully designed, and the contents are well organized and will be interesting to all.... An excellent text for a relevant course or a welcome addition to any home library. I recommend it very highly. - Science Books and Films. The Primate Family Tree is a beautiful and comprehensive resource on the subject of our animal relatives: apes, monkeys and lemurs. Readers will learn an abundance of facts, review recent research and conservation efforts and discover the remarkable characteristics shared by all primates, including humans. The book is structured according to the four main branches of the primate family tree and contains expert information on the natural history, characteristics and behaviour of over 250 species, along with maps showing the ranges of each species. Some of the topics covered are: The definition of a primate; Darwin's big idea, anthropological theories, DNA; The structure of the primate family tree; Distribution of species, including lorises and lemurs; Diet, habitat, life cycles, social structure, communication; Primate emotions; Primates as 'gardeners of the forest'; Issues involving conservation, bush meat, civil war, habitat loss; Primate tourism: does it help or hurt? With its authoritative text, colour photographs taken in the field, range maps and classification diagrams, The Primate Family Tree is an outstanding reference on a subject of vital importance to all humans.
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37.11 USD

The Primate Family Tree: The Amazing Diversity of Our Closest Relatives

by Ian Redmond
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The first novel in the Chinese bestselling White Fox series, translated by Jennifer Feeley. A young white fox called Dilah returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him about a treasure with the power to make animals human. The clues to its location are ...
White Fox
The first novel in the Chinese bestselling White Fox series, translated by Jennifer Feeley. A young white fox called Dilah returns home to find his mother gravely injured. Before she dies, she tells him about a treasure with the power to make animals human. The clues to its location are contained in a moonstone buried beneath their den. But wicked blue foxes seek the treasure too and Dilah must race to find it first. Along the way, he meets all sorts of other creatures: a friendly seal, an ancient tortoise and a fierce leopard - but can he stay one step ahead?
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13.00 USD

White Fox

by Chen Jiatong
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This magnificent and comprehensive illustrated reference to the world's best dive locations includes the Caribbean Sea (Bahamas, Mexico, Cuba, Cayman Islands, The Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, Tobago, St Lucia and Dominica), Bermuda, the Red Sea (Egypt and Sudan), the Indian Ocean (Oman, Maldives, Seychelles, Mozambique and ...
The World's Great Dive Sites
This magnificent and comprehensive illustrated reference to the world's best dive locations includes the Caribbean Sea (Bahamas, Mexico, Cuba, Cayman Islands, The Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, Tobago, St Lucia and Dominica), Bermuda, the Red Sea (Egypt and Sudan), the Indian Ocean (Oman, Maldives, Seychelles, Mozambique and Western Australia), the Indo-Pacific (Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia), and the Pacific Ocean (Philippines, Micronesia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia and Eastern Australia). Superb quality underwater photography shows a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species. The descriptions detail the type of dive to be experienced as well as what you can expect to see. Each dive site featured can be located via a detailed regional site map, and a travel advisory is also included.
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46.49 USD

The World's Great Dive Sites

by Lawson Wood
Hardback
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Our interaction with the animal kingdom can be richly rewarding for both humans and animals, and at other times downright distressing. The writer and artist Hanne Jahr has felt an affinity with animals since childhood and begins from personal experience to offer what the spiritual teachers have told us about ...
The Soul Life of Animals: Love, Consciousness and the Animal-Human Relationship
Our interaction with the animal kingdom can be richly rewarding for both humans and animals, and at other times downright distressing. The writer and artist Hanne Jahr has felt an affinity with animals since childhood and begins from personal experience to offer what the spiritual teachers have told us about animal existence and consciousness. Her main sources are the teachers White Eagle, The Tibetan, Dr Lascelles, Flower Newhouse and Rudolph Steiner, and from their words a profound picture emerges of 'the soul life of animals' - with its limitations, but also demonstrating how developed animal consciousness may actually be. Chapters cover evolution, the various kingdoms within the natural world, angels, animal survival and reincarnation, animal suffering and its consequences, consciousness and communication, pets as healers, 'animals as soul makers', the principle of service, and universal brother- and sisterhood. Hanne balances well the personal and the objective, has researched extensively, and the whole text is illustrated with her own drawings. There is a foreword by Jenny Dent, mother of the White Eagle Lodge, and short contributions from the poet Stephanie Sorrell.
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22.30 USD

The Soul Life of Animals: Love, Consciousness and the Animal-Human Relationship

by Hanne Jahr
Hardback
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'Delightful . . . an original look at the literature inspired by Britain's birdlife' the Guardian, Best Nature Books of 2017 '[The] pages light up with feathered magic' Evening Standard When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put ...
As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Birds & Books
'Delightful . . . an original look at the literature inspired by Britain's birdlife' the Guardian, Best Nature Books of 2017 '[The] pages light up with feathered magic' Evening Standard When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds didn't disappear though. Rather, it went underground, and he began birdwatching in the books that he read, creating his own personal anthology of nature writing that brought the birds of his childhood back to brilliant life. Looking for moments 'when heart and bird are one', Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by the celebrated graphic artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds. It will make you look at birds, at the world, in a newer, richer light. 'A joyful and a wondrous book . . . Each bird illustrated by Gower in a mixture of gouache and watercolour that brings to mind both William Morris and Eric Ravilious' the Observer 'I can see it under the Christmas tree of every family with a bird feeder and a copy of the RSPB Handbook . . . Preston captures his birds beautifully' The Times
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27.88 USD

As Kingfishers Catch Fire: Birds & Books

by Neil Gower, Alex Preston
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Imperial Russia's large wolf populations were demonized, persecuted, tormented, and sometimes admired. That Savage Gaze explores the significance of wolves in pre-revolutionary Russia utilizing the perspectives of cultural studies, ecocriticism, and human-animal studies. It examines the ways in which hunters, writers, conservationists, members of animal protection societies, scientists, doctors, government ...
That Savage Gaze: Wolves in the Nineteenth-Century Russian Imagination
Imperial Russia's large wolf populations were demonized, persecuted, tormented, and sometimes admired. That Savage Gaze explores the significance of wolves in pre-revolutionary Russia utilizing the perspectives of cultural studies, ecocriticism, and human-animal studies. It examines the ways in which hunters, writers, conservationists, members of animal protection societies, scientists, doctors, government officials and others contested Russia's Wolf Problem and the particular threat posed by rabid wolves. It elucidates the ways in which wolves became intertwined with Russian identity both domestically and abroad. It argues that wolves played a foundational role in Russians' conceptions of the natural world in ways that reverberated throughout Russian society, providing insights into broader aspects of Russian culture and history as well as the opportunities and challenges that modernity posed for the Russian empire.
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36.750000 USD

That Savage Gaze: Wolves in the Nineteenth-Century Russian Imagination

by Ian M. Helfant
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A selection of nature's greatest imposters, tricksters and magicians. Whether to escape predators or to surprise their prey, the talented strategists of nature in The Champions of Camouflage survive using visual trickery and fascinating biology. Some simply change their clothing to suit the seasons, such as the willow ptarmigan who ...
The Champions of Camouflage
A selection of nature's greatest imposters, tricksters and magicians. Whether to escape predators or to surprise their prey, the talented strategists of nature in The Champions of Camouflage survive using visual trickery and fascinating biology. Some simply change their clothing to suit the seasons, such as the willow ptarmigan who appears pure white in winter snow and golden-brown-red in the summer. Others, like the satanic leaf-tailed gecko (on the jacket), who disguises itself amidst leaves to blend into its surroundings, are the same year-round but their appearance seamlessly blends them into the environment. Grasshoppers of the genus Paraphidnia and the African mantis Popa spurca perfectly imitate the small branches of trees, becoming virtually invisible to predators and prey. Some species use incredible stratagems to get rid of their enemies, the frog Physalaemus, for example. When this amphibian is threatened, he turns his back to his opponent and shows his hindquarters on which is painted a pair of large black eyes. If the mask is not enough to intimidate the opponent, the fake eyes will emit an impressive white secretion. That usually does the trick. The book is organized by the manner of camouflage: The Art of Camouflage: Invisibility cloak; Seasonal clothes; Quick colours. Changing Shapes: Leaf imposters; Moving twigs; The watery art of disappearing; Deception. Game of Illusion: At the masquerade ball: In the eye of the beholder: Trojan Horse; Identity theft; Bait and switch.
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36.750000 USD

The Champions of Camouflage

by Jean-Philippe Noel
Hardback
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Based on Joshua Barkman's popular webcomic by the same name, False Knees is animal humor taken to a very absurd, darkly delightful place. In Barkman's debut print collection, False Knees fans will find old favorites along with an abundance of all-new material. Featuring creatures found in the author's native Ontario, ...
False Knees: An Illustrated Guide to Animal Behavior
Based on Joshua Barkman's popular webcomic by the same name, False Knees is animal humor taken to a very absurd, darkly delightful place. In Barkman's debut print collection, False Knees fans will find old favorites along with an abundance of all-new material. Featuring creatures found in the author's native Ontario, this always sharp, sometimes head-scratchingly bizarre collection of comics offers a view into the secret, surprisingly insightful world of blue jays, squirrels, geese, wolves, and rabbits.
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18.57 USD

False Knees: An Illustrated Guide to Animal Behavior

by Joshua Barkman
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A fully comprehensive field guide to the 521 officially recorded bird species of Mongolia. The species are clearly illustrated in over 154 plates, showing plumage variation between sexes, seasons and age classes, as well as the upper side and underside of birds in flight. Common, scientific and Mongolian names are ...
A Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia
A fully comprehensive field guide to the 521 officially recorded bird species of Mongolia. The species are clearly illustrated in over 154 plates, showing plumage variation between sexes, seasons and age classes, as well as the upper side and underside of birds in flight. Common, scientific and Mongolian names are given for each species. The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover habitat, identifying features and voice. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where and when the birds can be found. The book also includes information on the geography and major habitats of Mongolia.
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55.78 USD

A Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia

by Chris Smith, Dorj Ganbold
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This photographic identification guide to all of Australia's 236 snake species and subspecies is perfect for resident and visitor alike. It's the first book to show every species and subspecies of Australian snake, and the first new book on Australian snakes to be published for 27 years. High quality photographs ...
A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of Australia
This photographic identification guide to all of Australia's 236 snake species and subspecies is perfect for resident and visitor alike. It's the first book to show every species and subspecies of Australian snake, and the first new book on Australian snakes to be published for 27 years. High quality photographs from Australia's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers the geography and climate of Australia, types of habitat, and details of orders and families. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the snakes of Australia encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name, and its global IUCN status as at 2018.
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22.30 USD

A Naturalist's Guide to the Snakes of Australia

by Tyrese Eipper, Scott Eipper
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Andy Howard is a leading wildlife photographer located in the Scottish Highlands, whose principal subjects are mountain hares, otters, red squirrels and birds. His new book, to be released for Christmas 2019, follows him deep into the Cairngorms National Park and is illustrated with a stunning selection of his nature ...
The Secret Life of the Cairngorms
Andy Howard is a leading wildlife photographer located in the Scottish Highlands, whose principal subjects are mountain hares, otters, red squirrels and birds. His new book, to be released for Christmas 2019, follows him deep into the Cairngorms National Park and is illustrated with a stunning selection of his nature photography.
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46.47 USD

The Secret Life of the Cairngorms

by Andy Howard
Hardback
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Pigs rock! And more and more people - including superstars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus - have discovered all the delightful characteristics that make them such endearing pets. Pigs are smart, they can learn tricks, they're actually incredibly clean, and they're communicative, social animals. Oink is celebration of ...
Oink: A Book of Fun for Pig Lovers
Pigs rock! And more and more people - including superstars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus - have discovered all the delightful characteristics that make them such endearing pets. Pigs are smart, they can learn tricks, they're actually incredibly clean, and they're communicative, social animals. Oink is celebration of these wonderful creatures and the perfect gift for anyone who has ever fallen under a pig's spell! Featuring memorable quotes from people such as Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, John Howard, Shelley Duvall and A.A. Milne, each accompanied by a beautiful photograph, this is a book that's guaranteed to make you smile.
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24.16 USD

Oink: A Book of Fun for Pig Lovers

by Renee Hollis
Hardback
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Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it. If you already own or are planning to buy a puppy this easy-to-use introductory guide is ...
Care for Your Puppy (RSPCA Pet Guide)
Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it. If you already own or are planning to buy a puppy this easy-to-use introductory guide is a must. Clearly illustrated with colour photographs throughout, it covers all aspects of daily care including housing, feeding, hygiene, grooming, exercise and first aid. Published in association with the experts at the RSPCA, this book will help you ensure that you are giving your puppy the best possible start in life.
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7.340000 USD

Care for Your Puppy (RSPCA Pet Guide)

by RSPCA
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Fear and fascination set wasps apart from other insects. Despite their iconic form and distinctive colours, they are surrounded by myth and misunderstanding. Often portrayed in cartoon-like stereotypes bordering on sad parody, wasps have an unwelcome and undeserved reputation for aggressiveness bordering on vindictive spite. This mistrust is deep-seated in ...
Wasp
Fear and fascination set wasps apart from other insects. Despite their iconic form and distinctive colours, they are surrounded by myth and misunderstanding. Often portrayed in cartoon-like stereotypes bordering on sad parody, wasps have an unwelcome and undeserved reputation for aggressiveness bordering on vindictive spite. This mistrust is deep-seated in a human history that has awarded commercial and spiritual value to other insects, such as bees, but has failed to recognize any worth in wasps. Leading entomologist Richard Jones redresses the balance in this enlightening and entertaining guide to the natural and cultural history of these powerful carnivores. Jones delves into their complex nesting and colony behavior, their unique caste system and their major role at the centre of many food webs. Drawing on up-to-date scientific concepts and featuring many striking colour illustrations, Jones successfully shows exactly why wasps are worthy of greater understanding and appreciation.
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20.950000 USD

Wasp

by Richard Jones
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Ponds are vital oases for nature. They are nursery grounds, feeding stops and bathing spots. They are genetic superhighways and vibrant ecosystems each brimming with life, interactions and potential. And they are for everyone. In The Wildlife Pond Book, Jules Howard offers a fresh perspective on ponds and encourages gardeners ...
The Wildlife Pond Book
Ponds are vital oases for nature. They are nursery grounds, feeding stops and bathing spots. They are genetic superhighways and vibrant ecosystems each brimming with life, interactions and potential. And they are for everyone. In The Wildlife Pond Book, Jules Howard offers a fresh perspective on ponds and encourages gardeners to reach for a garden spade and do something positive to benefit our shared neighbourhood nature. As well as offering practical tips and advice on designing, planting up and maintaining your pond, Jules encourages readers to explore the wildlife that colonises it with a torch, a microscope or a good old-fashioned pond-dipping net. With a foreword by award-winning wildlife-gardening author, Kate Bradbury, this helpful new guide includes a section outlining the hundreds of organisms that may turn up in your pond and is packed with creative ideas that have been tried and tested by author Jules Howard, an avid pond-builder, prolific pond-dipper and passionate voice for freshwater conservation for more than fifteen years. So, no matter how big your outdoor space is, The Wildlife Pond Book is the guide you need to create your very own haven for nature.
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31.59 USD

The Wildlife Pond Book

by Jules Howard
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In Birds, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings ...
Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists
In Birds, devout birder and ornithologist Roger J. Lederer celebrates the heyday of avian illustration in 40 artists' profiles, beginning with the work of Flemish painter Frans Snyders in the early 1600s and continuing through to contemporary artists like Elizabeth Buttersworth, famed for her portraits of macaws. Stretching its wings across time, taxa, geography, and artistic style - from the celebrated realism of American conservation icon John James Audubon, to Elizabeth Gould's nineteenth-century renderings of museum specimens from the Himalayas, to Swedish artist and ornithologist Lars Jonsson's ethereal watercolors - this book is a cornucopia of art and artists as diverse and beautiful as their subjects.
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55.79 USD

Birds: Ornithology and the Great Bird Artists

by Dr Roger Lederer
Hardback
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In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's most magnificent wilderness: the Scottish Highlands. This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains tower over ink-black lochs, Golden Eagles soar over heather-clad moors, ...
Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart
In the very north of Britain, far from the bustling cities and picturesque countryside to the south, lies Western Europe's most magnificent wilderness: the Scottish Highlands. This is a land shaped by the flow of ancient ice, where snow-capped mountains tower over ink-black lochs, Golden Eagles soar over heather-clad moors, and Red Deer stags engage in mortal combat for the right to win a mate. Along the coast, sea cliffs and offshore islands teem with millions of seabirds, while the seas themselves are home to Basking Sharks, Orcas and Bottlenose Dolphins. The Highlands may, at first sight, seem bleak and desolate, but they are also filled with hidden wonders, from the ancient Caledonian pine forests to the vast Flow Country, and from the sheer granite cliffs of Handa to the mysterious depths of Loch Ness. In this lavish book, Stephen Moss's thoughtful, authoritative text, accompanied throughout by spectacular photography from Laurie Campbell, follows a year in the lives of a stellar cast of wild animals as they live, feed, breed and die in this beautiful, yet unforgiving landscape - a land where only the toughest survive.
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46.49 USD

Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart

by Stephen Moss
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An exploration of the invisible connections sustaining the entire natural world from the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations? ...
The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things
An exploration of the invisible connections sustaining the entire natural world from the bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees Did you know that trees can influence the rotation of the earth? Or that wolves can alter the course of a river? Or that earthworms control wild boar populations? The natural world is a web of intricate connections, many of which go unnoticed by humans. But it is these connections that maintain nature's finely balanced equilibrium. Drawing on the latest scientific discoveries and decades of experience as a forester, Peter Wohlleben shows us how different animals, plants, rivers, rocks and weather systems cooperate, and what's at stake when these delicate systems are unbalanced. `Peter Wohlleben doesn't merely look, he sees. Let's all learn as much from him as we can, and quickly' Rosamund Young, author of The Secret Life of Cows
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15.45 USD

The Secret Network of Nature: The Delicate Balance of All Living Things

by Peter Wohlleben
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A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the pig, from prehistory to the present At any given time, there are around one billion pigs in the world; that's one for every seven of us. And where would we be without them? Prolific, ubiquitous, smart, adaptable, and ...
The Pig: A Natural History
A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the pig, from prehistory to the present At any given time, there are around one billion pigs in the world; that's one for every seven of us. And where would we be without them? Prolific, ubiquitous, smart, adaptable, and providers of high-quality protein, pigs have been our companions since neolithic times, when they obligingly domesticated themselves, coming in from the wild to root around our waste pits. But it's not all about the bacon; today, bred in micro sizes, the resourceful pig has developed a whole new career as a popular pet. And thanks to genome mapping, we now know that the pig shares many common physiological features with humans, spurring the use of pig tissue and organs in medical research and surgery. Beautifully designed and illustrated, The Pig provides a snout-to-tail natural history of this important species, from the prehistoric hell pig to today's placid porker, covering the pig's evolution and domestication, anatomy and biology, behavior, role in human life and culture, and breeds. The book also features an engrossing and visually stunning photographic gallery of some thirty popular breeds from around the world, with essential information about each. Filled with surprising facts and insights, The Pig will delight anyone who loves these animals and wants to understand them better. Provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the pig's evolution and domestication, anatomy and biology, behavior, role in human life and culture, and breeds Features infographics, diagrams, and 250 stunning color photographs Includes a beautiful photographic directory to some 30 popular breeds from around the world, with essential information about each
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29.350000 USD

The Pig: A Natural History

by Richard Lutwyche
Hardback
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Take an eye-opening adventure to Australia through the magic of the Photicular series, which with its patented technology is not only a delight to behold but to sell, too, with over 2.6 million copies in print and sales in excess of 300,000 copies a year. In Outback discover the frilled-neck ...
Outback: The Amazing Animals of Australia
Take an eye-opening adventure to Australia through the magic of the Photicular series, which with its patented technology is not only a delight to behold but to sell, too, with over 2.6 million copies in print and sales in excess of 300,000 copies a year. In Outback discover the frilled-neck lizard racing along on its two hind feet like a half-terrifying, half-comical miniature dinosaur. A brightly colour galah scraping its beak along a tree limb. Plus exotic peacock spiders who seem to dance in the trees, a too-cute Wombat who lumbers through the grass, and of course a red kangaroo, who hops along, its back legs and massive tail working in unison. Flipping through the pages of Outback is like a trip of a lifetime to down under. The lively text filled with interesting, insider facts is from Atlas Obscura associate editor Ella Morton, New Zealand-born and Australia-raised.
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39.05 USD

Outback: The Amazing Animals of Australia

by Ella Morton, Dan Kainen
Hardback
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Admired all over the world and loved by locals for its natural beauty, Sydney Harbour is enjoyed by thousands of people every day. But rarely do we look below the surface where, beneath all the hustle and bustle, lively communities go about their business. With underwater forests and gardens, hundreds ...
Underwater Sydney
Admired all over the world and loved by locals for its natural beauty, Sydney Harbour is enjoyed by thousands of people every day. But rarely do we look below the surface where, beneath all the hustle and bustle, lively communities go about their business. With underwater forests and gardens, hundreds of species of fish and thousands of invertebrates, Sydney is as colourful and diverse below the water as it is above! Underwater Sydney celebrates Sydney's incredible harbour and coast through eclectic stories and stunning underwater photography. It also explores the challenges the harbour is facing today after more than 200 years of coastal development, and the role that marine science plays in maintaining the harbour's health. Underwater Sydney will open your eyes to the rich marine life that makes the Sydney estuary and coast so special. Features Features engaging stories based on informative science and accompanied by colour photographs of diverse and charismatic marine life Offers an overview of the Sydney Harbour environment, including intertidal rocky shores, submerged sandstone reefs, sponge gardens, beaches and sandy bays, mangroves, and the interplay with the built environment Each chapter is introduced with an above-water photograph of a location to anchor the story, and includes a mini map of the locations where visitors can find a certain underwater community
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33.550000 USD

Underwater Sydney

by John Turnbull, Inke Falkner
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From spirit animals to totems, people across cultures and through the centuries have felt a spiritual and symbolic connection to animals. In this follow-up to her best-selling book The Illustrated Herbiary, author, herbalist, and spiritual wellness guide Maia Toll explores that magical, mystical relationship and the power of animal energy ...
Illustrated Bestiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals
From spirit animals to totems, people across cultures and through the centuries have felt a spiritual and symbolic connection to animals. In this follow-up to her best-selling book The Illustrated Herbiary, author, herbalist, and spiritual wellness guide Maia Toll explores that magical, mystical relationship and the power of animal energy to help illuminate personal habits, guide intentions, and inform actions. Following profiles that highlight each animal's most meaningful trait, Toll provides rituals and reflections that guide readers in cultivating that animal's energy in their own lives. Does the spotted skunk's ability to ward off enemies many times her size shed light on how to handle our own conflicts? Can katydid's five eyes lend a clarity of vision when we need to see the bigger picture? Thirty-six oracle cards featuring art from the book by illustrator Kate O'Hara help shape readers' meditations. From the humble house mouse to the magnificent elephant, this beautifully illustrated guide to animal spirits provides deep insights and new ways of connecting with the creatures that walk, crawl, slither, swim, and fly.
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29.74 USD

Illustrated Bestiary: Guidance and Rituals from 36 Inspiring Animals

by Maia Toll
Hardback
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Consider the Platypus explores the history and features of more than 50 animals to provide insight into our current understanding of evolution. Using Darwin's theory as a springboard, Maggie Ryan Sandford details scientists' initial understanding of the development of creatures and how that has expanded in the wake of genetic ...
Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts
Consider the Platypus explores the history and features of more than 50 animals to provide insight into our current understanding of evolution. Using Darwin's theory as a springboard, Maggie Ryan Sandford details scientists' initial understanding of the development of creatures and how that has expanded in the wake of genetic sequencing, including the: Peppered Moth, which changed color based on the amount of soot in the London air;California Two-Spotted Octopus, which has the amazing ability to alter its DNA/RNA not over generations but during its lifetime;miniscule tardigrade, which is so hearty it can withstand radiation, lack of water and oxygen, and temperatures as low as -328 DegreesF and as high 304 DegreesF;and, of course, the platypus, which has so many disparate features, from a duck's bill to venomous spur to mammary patches, that scientists originally thought it was a hoax. Surprising, witty, and impeccably researched, Sandford describes each animal's significant features and how these have adapted to its environment, such as the zebra finch's beak shape, which was observed by Charles Darwin and is a cornerstone of his Theory of Evolution. With scientifically accurate but charming art by Rodica Prato, Consider the Platypus showcases species as diverse as the sloth, honey bee, cow, brown kiwi, and lungfish, to name a few, to tackle intimidating concepts is a accessible way.
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31.490000 USD

Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts

by Maggie Ryan Sandford
Hardback
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The most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the biology and evolution of solitary bees While social bees such as honey bees and bumble bees are familiar to most people, they comprise less than 10 percent of all bee species in the world. The vast majority of bees lead solitary lives, ...
The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation
The most up-to-date and authoritative resource on the biology and evolution of solitary bees While social bees such as honey bees and bumble bees are familiar to most people, they comprise less than 10 percent of all bee species in the world. The vast majority of bees lead solitary lives, surviving without the help of a hive and using their own resources to fend off danger and protect their offspring. This book draws on new research to provide a comprehensive and authoritative overview of solitary bee biology, offering an unparalleled look at these remarkable insects. The Solitary Bees uses a modern phylogenetic framework to shed new light on the life histories and evolution of solitary bees. It explains the foraging behavior of solitary bees, their development, and competitive mating tactics. The book describes how they construct complex nests using an amazing variety of substrates and materials, and how solitary bees have co-opted beneficial mites, nematodes, and fungi to provide safe environments for their brood. It looks at how they have evolved intimate partnerships with flowering plants and examines their associations with predators, parasites, microbes, and other bees. This up-to-date synthesis of solitary bee biology is an essential resource for students and researchers, one that paves the way for future scholarship on the subject. Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Solitary Bees also documents the critical role solitary bees play as crop pollinators, and raises awareness of the dire threats they face, from habitat loss and climate change to pesticides, pathogens, parasites, and invasive species.
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47.250000 USD

The Solitary Bees: Biology, Evolution, Conservation

by Frances Fawcett, John L. Neff, Robert L. Minckley, Bryan N. Danforth
Hardback
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Revised and updated! With more than forty years of experience butchering domestic animals, game, and birds, award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch presents this complete guide for butchering many types of livestock or wild animals. Learn how to butcher cows, chickens, goats, hogs, deer, turkeys, rabbits, and more, with ...
The Ultimate Guide to Home Butchering: How to Prepare Any Animal or Bird for the Table or Freezer
Revised and updated! With more than forty years of experience butchering domestic animals, game, and birds, award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch presents this complete guide for butchering many types of livestock or wild animals. Learn how to butcher cows, chickens, goats, hogs, deer, turkeys, rabbits, and more, with simple and easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographs and illustrations. Burch also provides recommendations on which tools (knives, paring knives, meat scissors, meat grinders, shrink-wrappers) to use for the task at hand. He lists detailed instructions on how to butcher each animal and use each part, so nothing goes to waste. Now you'll be able to prepare meat for salting and curing, freezing, sausage making, and more. From field dressing, skinning, and boning out a whole deer to efficiently plucking ducks and bleeding out hogs, The Ultimate Guide to Home Butchering is the one-stop guide to help you become more self-sufficient in preparing your meat for your table.
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17.840000 USD

The Ultimate Guide to Home Butchering: How to Prepare Any Animal or Bird for the Table or Freezer

by Monte Burch
Paperback / softback
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The Definitive Reference for Differentiating Venomous Snakes from their Harmless Look-Alikes This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for every venomous snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding ...
U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics
The Definitive Reference for Differentiating Venomous Snakes from their Harmless Look-Alikes This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for every venomous snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding the right snake a breeze. Whether you are trying to identify a western coral snake or its mimic, the sonoran shovel nosed snake, Scott Shupe's guide is the extensive handbook for which all snake aficionados have been waiting. With full-color maps and a thorough glossary of terms, you'll be able to identify Arizona black rattlesnakes, eastern cottonmouths, and more in no time! Detailed information on the natural history of each species and subspecies Full-color photographs for definitive identification Accurate region-by-region range maps for each snake Shupe's guide covers the snake population of the entire United States. His expertise and knowledge of snakes is apparent in the thoughtful descriptions and handy hints on how to tell poisonous snakes from their harmless imitators. He also includes an informative natural history of the reptiles and the scientific terms by which they are referred. As a gift for a young naturalist, a reference book for your library, or a handy tool in a sticky situation, this guide is practical, useful, and fun!
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17.840000 USD

U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics

by Scott Shupe
Paperback / softback
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Julius was as famous as a hollywood celebrity in Norway. He was featured in numerous news articles and on television programs, inspired a pop song and even became a character in best-selling books Uniquely told - uses the same method and style of a contemporary biography, but to explore the ...
Almost Human: The Story of Julius, the Chimpanzee Caught between Two Worlds
Julius was as famous as a hollywood celebrity in Norway. He was featured in numerous news articles and on television programs, inspired a pop song and even became a character in best-selling books Uniquely told - uses the same method and style of a contemporary biography, but to explore the life of an animal and not a human being. Explores the ramifications of turning animals into celebrities Will appeal to animal lovers Includes fascinating details about wild and captive chimpanzee research
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35.31 USD

Almost Human: The Story of Julius, the Chimpanzee Caught between Two Worlds

by Alfred Fidjestol
Hardback
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A fully comprehensive field guide to the 468 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species. The main identifying ...
The Birds of Sri Lanka: A Photographic Field Guide (2nd edition)
A fully comprehensive field guide to the 468 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species. The main identifying features of each species are described and key facts cover size, habitat, distribution, voice and status in the country. Distribution maps provide an at-a-glance view of where the birds can be found. The book also includes information on climate and topography, orders and families, residents, migrants, endemics, vagrants and highly scarce migrants, topography and the key birdwatching sites. The checklist provides complete information on the local status of each species
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37.18 USD

The Birds of Sri Lanka: A Photographic Field Guide (2nd edition)

by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne
Paperback / softback
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A naturalist's passionate dive into the world of bees of all stripes--what she has learned about them, and what we can learn from them Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And ...
Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature
A naturalist's passionate dive into the world of bees of all stripes--what she has learned about them, and what we can learn from them Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers. And bees. The thought stopped her--quite literally--in her tracks. But that day was also the start of a journey, one filled with silver birches and hairy-footed flower bees, skylarks, and rosebay willow herb, and the joy that comes with deepening one's relationship with place. Dancing with Bees is Strawbridge Howard's charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, and what we can do to help them, Strawbridge Howard shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna that have filled her days with ever-increasing wonder and delight.
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37.19 USD

Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature

by Brigit Strawbridge Howard
Hardback
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