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Madeira is Portugal's emerald island - wild, rough and verdant green, situated roughly 850 kms southwest of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. Together with the much smaller and drier island of Porto Santo and the saw-toothed crescent of the Desertas islands, it forms a small archipelago that is a splendid ...
Madeira: Portugal
Madeira is Portugal's emerald island - wild, rough and verdant green, situated roughly 850 kms southwest of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. Together with the much smaller and drier island of Porto Santo and the saw-toothed crescent of the Desertas islands, it forms a small archipelago that is a splendid destination for nature lovers and hikers. The misty laurel forests and sunny peaks are packed with a rare, unique flora and fauna, while whales, dolphins, sea turtles and a large numbers of seabirds patrol the surrounding ocean. Hikers, birdwatchers, botanists, whale watchers and other nature lovers - this is your naturalist guide to Madeira.The Crossbill Guide to Madeira describes 15 routes and numerous other sites to help you discover Madeira and Porto Santo. In addition, it describes excursions out onto the ocean, the Desertas islands and the remote Selvagens archipelago to explore Madeira's sea life. The book is complemented with extensive chapters on landscape, geology, history, descriptions of the flora and fauna and tips to observe wildlife.
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45.99 USD

Madeira: Portugal

by Dirk Hilbers, Kees Woutersen
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Although Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was one of the most famous scientists in the world at the time of his death at the age of ninety, today he is known to many as a kind of almost-Darwin, a secondary figure relegated to the footnotes of Darwin's prodigious insights. But this ...
An Alfred Russel Wallace Companion
Although Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was one of the most famous scientists in the world at the time of his death at the age of ninety, today he is known to many as a kind of almost-Darwin, a secondary figure relegated to the footnotes of Darwin's prodigious insights. But this diminution could hardly be less justified. Research into the life of this brilliant naturalist and social critic continues to produce new insights into his significance to history and his role in helping to shape modern thought. Wallace declared his eight years of exploration in southeast Asia to be the central and controlling incident of his life. As 2019 marks one hundred and fifty years since the publication of The Malay Archipelago, Wallace's canonical work chronicling his epic voyage, this collaborative book gathers an interdisciplinary array of writers to celebrate Wallace's remarkable life and diverse scholarly accomplishments. Wallace left school at the age of fourteen and was largely self-taught, a voracious curiosity and appetite for learning sustaining him throughout his long life. After years as a surveyor and builder, in 1848 he left Britain to become a professional natural history collector in the Amazon, where he spent four years. Then, in 1854, he departed for the Malay Archipelago. It was on this voyage that he constructed a theory of natural selection similar to the one Charles Darwin was developing, and the two copublished papers on the subject in 1858, some sixteen months before the release of Darwin's On the Origin of Species. But as the contributors to the Companion show, this much-discussed parallel evolution in thought was only one epoch in an extraordinary intellectual life. When Wallace returned to Britain in 1862, he commenced a career of writing on a huge range of subjects extending from evolutionary studies and biogeography to spiritualism and socialism. An Alfred Russel Wallace Companion provides something of a necessary reexamination of the full breadth of Wallace's thought--an attempt to describe not only the history and present state of our understanding of his work, but also its implications for the future.
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63.000000 USD

An Alfred Russel Wallace Companion

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ROUGH TRADE AND CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'pastoral romance for orchestra' was premiered on 14 June, 1921. Over the course of the twentieth century this piece of music, perhaps more than any other, worked its way into the collective consciousness ...
The Lark Ascending: The Music of the British Landscape
ROUGH TRADE AND CAUGHT BY THE RIVER BOOK OF THE MONTH The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams' 'pastoral romance for orchestra' was premiered on 14 June, 1921. Over the course of the twentieth century this piece of music, perhaps more than any other, worked its way into the collective consciousness to seemingly define a mythical concept of the English countryside: babbling brooks, skylarks, hayricks. But the birth and legacy of the composition are much more complex than this simplified pastoral vision suggests. The landscape we celebrate as unsullied and ripe with mystique is a living, working, and occasionally rancorous environment - not an unaffected idyll - that forged a nation's musical personality, and its dissenting traditions. On a chronological journey that takes him from postwar poets and artists to the late twentieth century and the free party scene which emerged from acid house and travelling communities, Richard King explores how Britain's history and identity has been shaped by the mysterious relationship between music and nature. From the far west of Wales to the Thames Estuary and the Suffolk shoreline, taking in Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Boards of Canada, Dylan Thomas, Gavin Bryars, Greenham Common and The Kinder Scout Mass Trespass, The Lark Ascending listens to the land and the music that emerged from it, to chart a new and surprising course through a familiar landscape.
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20.950000 USD
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See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Midwest will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your ...
Scats and Tracks of the Midwest: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species
See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Midwest will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize species across America's heartland.
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15.700000 USD

Scats and Tracks of the Midwest: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species

by James Halfpenny
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There are few things more fascinating than the diversity of the animal kingdom-and it's a wonder under immense threat. The latest figures estimate that 60 percent of all animal populations on our planet have been wiped out in the last 50 years. Pedro Jarque Krebs, a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer, focuses ...
Fragile
There are few things more fascinating than the diversity of the animal kingdom-and it's a wonder under immense threat. The latest figures estimate that 60 percent of all animal populations on our planet have been wiped out in the last 50 years. Pedro Jarque Krebs, a multi-award-winning wildlife photographer, focuses his lens on this fragile natural world to draw attention to its precarious situation. His photographs aim to break down the psychological and emotional barriers that separate us from our fellow creatures, capturing every animal-whether a bird, a reptile, or a big cat-in an atmosphere of breathtaking intimacy. Beautiful and humbling, his images give the animals their full and due dignity. They remind us that we are not the center of the universe, and that our most important project is to protect the intricate ecosystem of which we are just a small, constituent part.
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76.79 USD

Fragile

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'Engrossing, emotionally honest and forensically fascinating' - Dr Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes In Traces, Professor Patricia Wiltshire will take you on a journey through the fascinating edgeland where nature and crime are intertwined. She'll take you searching for bodies of loved ones - through woodlands, along hedgerows, field-edges, ...
Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator
'Engrossing, emotionally honest and forensically fascinating' - Dr Richard Shepherd, author of Unnatural Causes In Traces, Professor Patricia Wiltshire will take you on a journey through the fascinating edgeland where nature and crime are intertwined. She'll take you searching for bodies of loved ones - through woodlands, along hedgerows, field-edges, and through plantations - solving time since death, and disposal of remains, from ditches to living rooms. She will give you glimpses of her own history: her loves, her losses, and the narrow little valley in Wales where she first woke up to the wonders of the natural world. Pat will show you how her work with a microscope reveals tell-tale traces of the world around us, and how these have taken suspects of the darkest criminal activities to court. From flowers, fungi, tree trunks to car pedals, walking boots, carpets, and corpses' hair, Traces is a fascinating, unique, and utterly compelling book on life, death, and one's indelible link with nature.
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34.12 USD

Traces: The memoir of a forensic scientist and criminal investigator

by Patricia Wiltshire
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The Rocky Mountain region's diverse geography overflows with edible plant species. From salsify to pearly everlasting, currants to pine nuts, Foraging the Rocky Mountains guides you to 85 edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the region. This valuable reference guide will help you identify and appreciate the wild bounty ...
Foraging the Rocky Mountains: Finding, Identifying, And Preparing Edible Wild Foods In The Rockies
The Rocky Mountain region's diverse geography overflows with edible plant species. From salsify to pearly everlasting, currants to pine nuts, Foraging the Rocky Mountains guides you to 85 edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the region. This valuable reference guide will help you identify and appreciate the wild bounty of the Rocky Mountain states. This guide also includes::detailed descriptions of edible plants and animalstips on finding, preparing, and using foraged foodsrecipes suitable for the trail and at homedetailed, full-color photosa glossary of botanical terms
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26.200000 USD

Foraging the Rocky Mountains: Finding, Identifying, And Preparing Edible Wild Foods In The Rockies

by Lizbeth Morgan
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Gardens make a significant contribution to the amount of urban green space and are the main contributors to urban biodiversity. Birds are one of the most visible components of this urban biodiversity, and many of us enjoy attracting wild birds into our gardens. This timely addition to the New Naturalist ...
Garden Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 140)
Gardens make a significant contribution to the amount of urban green space and are the main contributors to urban biodiversity. Birds are one of the most visible components of this urban biodiversity, and many of us enjoy attracting wild birds into our gardens. This timely addition to the New Naturalist Library examines the ways in which birds use gardens, revealing the many new discoveries that are being made and explaining why individual species of bird use gardens in the ways that they do. Why, for example, do Blackcaps now winter in UK gardens - favouring those in the southwest and those that are urban in nature - and why do Siskins increase their use of garden feeders on damp winter days? With a growing human population, the process of urbanisation is set to continue and it is important to recognise the impacts that urbanisation will have on bird populations and the community of species making a living within the built environment. Although many people do not regard themselves as birdwatchers, most of those who seek to attract wild birds into their gardens do so because they enjoy watching them. Some have taken their interest further by becoming involved in citizen science projects that have helped to develop our understanding of how and why birds use our gardens and the resources that they provide. This research demonstrates the role that gardens play in the ecology of many wild bird populations and reveals insights that continue to fascinate a growing audience, increasingly interested in the wildlife that lives alongside them.
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59.72 USD

Garden Birds (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 140)

by Mike Toms
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This is the 45th Anniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village. When The Decline of an English Village was first published in 1974, its appearance was greeted with immediate critical acclaim. As a young writer, born into declining village life, Robin Page's message simultaneously struck a chord and ...
The Decline of an English Village
This is the 45th Anniversary Edition of The Decline of an English Village. When The Decline of an English Village was first published in 1974, its appearance was greeted with immediate critical acclaim. As a young writer, born into declining village life, Robin Page's message simultaneously struck a chord and sounded a warning. Now, after forty-five years, it reappears with a new and updated introduction, in which political activist Robin Page exposes greed, political ineptitude, and social and environmental indifference as the driving forces behind the deterioration of village life and the communities around it. Robin Page transports readers back to a time when villages were founded on the value of community, and when people still worked the land in the traditional sense. He reflects and ruminates on his own experiences of rural life, raising sensitive topics, such as the intensification of farming, over-population, and environmental degradation in some of England's most beloved places. Robin shares his concern for the alarming loss of wildlife in England, and offers his own perspective on what he perceives to be the most pressing issues. His passion for English tradition, reflected through his involvement with the Countryside Restoration Trust, radiates from within the pages of this book, along with his enthusiasm for preserving the countryside and its wildlife. Throughout his life, Robin has observed dramatic changes in the way people live their lives. It's in this book that he reiterates the tragedy behind a countryside increasingly misused and abused in the name of urbanisation and industrialisation.
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32.34 USD

The Decline of an English Village

by Robin Page
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A core component of the natural world is the geology, in the rocks and the landforms that have been created by their erosion. The plants that cover so much of the world's land areas, ant the myriad animals that inhabit each environment, form the wonderful world of nature, but the ...
World of Geology: Travels of Rocky Places
A core component of the natural world is the geology, in the rocks and the landforms that have been created by their erosion. The plants that cover so much of the world's land areas, ant the myriad animals that inhabit each environment, form the wonderful world of nature, but the backdrops to all of them are the landscapes that are the world of geology. So many of the world's great natural attractions - the sites, the sights, the national parks, the wow places that folk travel to see - are features of their geology, with landforms that range from awe-inspiring to simply beautiful. And then there are so many more terrains and landscapes that have great stories to tell. Travelling the world, always armed with a camera, led to the author compiling a substantial collection of photographs, many of which reflected his own interests in their geological theme. This has grown into a worldwide overview of just a fraction of the magnificent sights, both natural and influenced by mankind, that make the geological world so totally fascinating and frequently so beautiful. Within these pages, the photographs and their short, accompanying texts offer just a taste of the visual delights within the world of geology. They constitute a grand tour across the surface of our planet, taking in as many as possible of our most spectacular and most fascinating sites. The whole book is perhaps best viewed as a glorious journey of discovery.
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32.40 USD

World of Geology: Travels of Rocky Places

by Tony Waltham
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See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed ...
Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species
See those animal signs on the trail? Was that footprint left by a fox or a wolf? Was that pile of droppings deposited by a moose, a mouse, or a marten? Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains will help you determine which mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have passed your way and could still be nearby in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Clearly written descriptions and illustrations of scats, tracks, and gait patterns will help you recognize species across the whole Great Plains region.
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15.700000 USD

Scats and Tracks of the Great Plains: A Field Guide to the Signs of Seventy Wildlife Species

by James Halfpenny
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From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans In A Taste for the Beautiful, Michael Ryan, one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he ...
A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction
From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans In A Taste for the Beautiful, Michael Ryan, one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he and other scientists have taken up where Darwin left off, transforming our understanding of sexual selection and shedding new light on animal and human behavior. Drawing on cutting-edge science, Ryan explores key questions: Why do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? Do animals have an inherent sexual aesthetic and, if so, where is it rooted? Ryan argues that the answers lie in the brain-particularly of females, who act as biological puppeteers, spurring the development of beautiful traits in males. Vividly written and filled with fascinating stories, A Taste for the Beautiful will change how you think about beauty and attraction in the animal world and beyond.
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23.88 USD

A Taste for the Beautiful: The Evolution of Attraction

by Michael Ryan
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Detailed descriptions of edible mushrooms; tips on finding, preparing, and using mushrooms; a glossary of botanical terms; color photos. Use Foraging Mushrooms Washington as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read. No matter what you're looking for, be it the curative Heal-All or a snack, this guide will ...
Foraging Mushrooms Washington: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Mushrooms
Detailed descriptions of edible mushrooms; tips on finding, preparing, and using mushrooms; a glossary of botanical terms; color photos. Use Foraging Mushrooms Washington as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read. No matter what you're looking for, be it the curative Heal-All or a snack, this guide will enhance your next backpacking trip or easy stroll around the garden, and may just provide some new favorites for your dinner table.
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19.900000 USD

Foraging Mushrooms Washington: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Edible Wild Mushrooms

by Jim Meuninck
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We all know that being outdoors is beneficial to our health - both mental and physical. From stargazing and foraging at the river's edge to simply walking in the dark with only the light of the moon and the stars to guide you. fforest shows you how to re-connect with ...
fforest
We all know that being outdoors is beneficial to our health - both mental and physical. From stargazing and foraging at the river's edge to simply walking in the dark with only the light of the moon and the stars to guide you. fforest shows you how to re-connect with nature. Learn age-old tricks such as lighting a fire and which wood burns best, tree identification and how to catch a spider crab. Discover adventurous and exciting pursuits, such as canoeing and wild swimming, as well as activities such as cloud gazing, building a den, pressing flowers and forest bathing. Full of tips and inspiration, fforest not only teaches you how to 'be' in nature, but how to create and explore in it, too.
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34.12 USD

fforest

by Sian Tucker
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There's more to Reading than traffic, concrete and busy people. Wildlife flourishes amidst the urban hustle and with a couple of hundred open spaces, some ancient woodlands and two great rivers, Reading rewards the appreciative naturalist. Wander from town centre to suburbs exploring the parks and meadows, following the rivers ...
Rural Reading
There's more to Reading than traffic, concrete and busy people. Wildlife flourishes amidst the urban hustle and with a couple of hundred open spaces, some ancient woodlands and two great rivers, Reading rewards the appreciative naturalist. Wander from town centre to suburbs exploring the parks and meadows, following the rivers and the wooded ridges, watching the seasons change. You'll be surprised at what you find. Over 25 years Adrian Lawson chronicled the wildlife he encountered in his days working in the parks, walking his dogs in the woods and riding his bike around the town. This book takes us through the calendar year with a selection of articles from his long-running newspaper column, Rural Reading, plus some new and previously unpublished pieces. Accompanied by perceptive and very personal illustrations from Geoff Sawers, equally devoted to the natural history of Reading, this exquisite collection will open your eyes to the wild side of town.
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15.34 USD

Rural Reading

by Adrian Lawson
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Aimed at practitioners in governmental institutions and NGOs working in Africa and Latin America, this book has been written to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild multipurpose plant species in conservation, agriculture, and forestry projects, addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ...
Wild Plants for a Sustainable Future: 110 Multipurpose Species
Aimed at practitioners in governmental institutions and NGOs working in Africa and Latin America, this book has been written to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild multipurpose plant species in conservation, agriculture, and forestry projects, addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. The publication forms one of the main dissemination achievements of The MGU-Useful Plants Project, developed under Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership, to conserve and use sustainably wild plants important for rural communities in Botswana, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, and Mexico. Institutional partners led the project in each country, involving rural communities, local authorities, and schools. A scientific approach was applied throughout. The core of this book presents detailed species profiles of 110 plants selected for their importance to communities and livelihoods. The profiles are structured in a clear and consistent format, providing information on taxonomy and nomenclature, plant descriptions, fruit and seed structures, distribution, habitat, uses, known hazards and safety, conservation status, seed conservation, propagation, and trading, along with key references from the literature.
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68.25 USD

Wild Plants for a Sustainable Future: 110 Multipurpose Species

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Escape into nature! Escape Page-A-Week(R) Gallery Wall Calendar offers 52 photographs of epic destinations around the world that inject splendor and thrill into every week. Each scene is like a trek to the edge, pushing the boundary on how we might see and experience nature's myriad spectacles. One week there's ...
Escape Page-A-Week Gallery Wall Calendar 2020
Escape into nature! Escape Page-A-Week(R) Gallery Wall Calendar offers 52 photographs of epic destinations around the world that inject splendor and thrill into every week. Each scene is like a trek to the edge, pushing the boundary on how we might see and experience nature's myriad spectacles. One week there's a seemingly endless path of soaring Redwoods. Another, a dramatic slope up Iceland's misty Westfjords--and another: the Canadian Rockies' breathtaking, crystal blue waters, and a canoer in the distance, taking in the beauty. Whether overlooking the peak of a cliff, or surrounded by the pure rural quiet of a forest, each image exemplifies the peaceful, restorative joy of taking time away from it all, of getting in touch with one's surroundings, of being an island unto oneself. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and everyday environmentalists, every image is like experiencing a breath of fresh air. Page-a-Week Gallery Wall Calendars feature art book design, heavy-coated paper stock, and rich, full-color photographs. 52 breathtaking, poster-style images are like works of art for your wall, complemented by a practical weekly grid.
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25.58 USD

Escape Page-A-Week Gallery Wall Calendar 2020

by Workman Publishing
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What happens when a distant colonial power tries to tame an unfamiliar terrain in the world's largest tidal delta? This history of dramatic ecological changes in the Bengal Delta from 1760 to 1920 involves land, water and humans, tracing the stories and struggles that link them together. Pushing beyond narratives ...
Studies in Environment and History: Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta
What happens when a distant colonial power tries to tame an unfamiliar terrain in the world's largest tidal delta? This history of dramatic ecological changes in the Bengal Delta from 1760 to 1920 involves land, water and humans, tracing the stories and struggles that link them together. Pushing beyond narratives of environmental decline, Bhattacharyya argues that 'property-thinking', a governing tool critical in making land and water discrete categories of bureaucratic and legal management, was at the heart of colonial urbanization and the technologies behind the draining of Calcutta. The story of ecological change is narrated alongside emergent practices of land speculation and transformation in colonial law. Bhattacharyya demonstrates how this history continues to shape our built environments with devastating consequences, as shown in the Bay of Bengal's receding coastline.
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33.590000 USD

Studies in Environment and History: Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta

by Debjani Bhattacharyya
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An intrepid Victorian traveler and prolific painter, Marianne North produced more than eight-hundred paintings over her lifetime. She eschewed the soft pastels of typical botanical artists and instead painted entire landscapes using bold, hearty oil paints. Her collection is housed at Kew, where you can still see 848 of her ...
Marianne North Gift Wrap
An intrepid Victorian traveler and prolific painter, Marianne North produced more than eight-hundred paintings over her lifetime. She eschewed the soft pastels of typical botanical artists and instead painted entire landscapes using bold, hearty oil paints. Her collection is housed at Kew, where you can still see 848 of her paintings on display in an eponymous gallery. The Marianne North Gift Wrap is a book of twelve sheets of wrapping paper, each featuring one of North's iconic paintings. Printed on quality paper, each sheet tears out easily, leaving you with a clean edge for hassle-free wrapping. It will add some botanical brightness to any gift for the garden-lover in your life. Marianne North 100 Postcards is a box overflowing with 100 of North's beautiful paintings. Each full-color postcard features a unique illustration from the collection and it includes plants from all over the world. What more fitting tribute to a globetrotter than to send one of her postcards from your own international (or even local) adventures?
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17.06 USD

Marianne North Gift Wrap

by RBG Kew
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The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities. Forest bathing techniques have been largely limited ...
The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness
The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your favorite activities. Forest bathing techniques have been largely limited to use while walking and hiking, but now The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing will guide mountain bikers, paddlers, trail-runners, cross-country skiers, and climbers as they reap the benefits of forest bathing while enjoying their favorite activities. With invitations tailored for each specific sport and stunning color photography throughout, this book will enhance the outdoor enthusiast's love of the outdoors while improving their overall wellbeing. Inside you'll find: *Sport-specific invitations to enhance the benefits and enjoyment of each activity *Information on trail stewardship, Leave No Trace principles, and best practices while out on the trail, waterway, rock, or route *Athlete testimonials from each sport's most successful stars, highlighting their own experiences using mindfulness in the outdoors *Sidebars discussing foraging techniques, mental and physical health benefits, neurodiversity, and many more topics The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing is the only book you'll need to get up, get out, and feel better!
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20.950000 USD

The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness

by Suzanne, M.D. Bartlett Hackenmiller
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Mindfulnessness is a practical, easy way to find peace in today's frantic world. You don't need a mat or a special room or to go on a retreat. You can work it into your daily routine - even at your desk. Mindfulness is about intensely living in the moment - ...
Mindfulness: Live in the Moment and Enjoy Life to the Full
Mindfulnessness is a practical, easy way to find peace in today's frantic world. You don't need a mat or a special room or to go on a retreat. You can work it into your daily routine - even at your desk. Mindfulness is about intensely living in the moment - being aware of your sensations, your thoughts and feelings and the world around you. It's like taking a holiday from your stresses and worries, helping to refresh you and give you a new perspective on what has been troubling you. This little book is a perfect introduction to mindfulness, with an explanation of how it works, inspirational quotations and practical 10-minute exercises for every day. There are attractive illustrations throughout to make it a perfect gift for yourself and others.
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11.93 USD

Mindfulness: Live in the Moment and Enjoy Life to the Full

by Gill Hasson
Hardback
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This photographic field guide covers every species of ant found in Britain and Europe. More than 400 species of ant can be found in Europe, and Ants of Britain and Europe covers them all,with detailed descriptions for more than 150 of the more commonly encountered. The species accounts include information ...
Ants of Britain and Europe
This photographic field guide covers every species of ant found in Britain and Europe. More than 400 species of ant can be found in Europe, and Ants of Britain and Europe covers them all,with detailed descriptions for more than 150 of the more commonly encountered. The species accounts include information on field characteristics, confusion species, habitat and biology, and appear along with accurate distribution maps. Ants of Britain and Europe also features a comprehensive introduction to ant ecology and guidance on where to look for ants and how to study them in the field, a glossary, an overview of families, and a detailed, illustrated identification key. Nearly 600 superb photos are included, showing species close-up to highlight identification features and in their natural habitats. This is the first such guide to these insects, bringing these crucial yet often overlooked insects into the spotlight.
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59.72 USD

Ants of Britain and Europe

by Philippe Wegnez, Rumsais Blatrix, Christophe Galkowski, Claude Lebas
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Adrian Bell was farming and writing during a period when the English countryside underwent its most significant transformation for hundreds of years. His work, spanning sixty years from 1920 to 1980, not only documents this agricultural revolution, but also warns of the effects it will have both for the environment ...
At The Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside
Adrian Bell was farming and writing during a period when the English countryside underwent its most significant transformation for hundreds of years. His work, spanning sixty years from 1920 to 1980, not only documents this agricultural revolution, but also warns of the effects it will have both for the environment and for society. As these consequences dominate the English countryside today, Bell's views have relevance and importance to its future management. At the Field's Edge appraises Bell's prescient but still timely observations about the ecology, economy and culture of the British countryside, and introduces his beautifully crafted prose to a new generation of readers. Though he has been largely neglected until now, Bell's voice is one we should listen to, not least because he is one of our greatest writers about farming and rural life. If we pause at the field's edge with him for a moment, we get a lesson not only in aesthetic appreciation, but also a message about what is disappearing from the countryside.
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34.12 USD

At The Field's Edge: Adrian Bell and the English Countryside

by Richard Hawking
Hardback
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This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices, and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses can alleviate food insecurity and poverty. Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of feeding a growing population on declining land ...
Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa (Open Access): Sustainable Food Security Solutions
This book presents contemporary case studies of land use, management practices, and innovation in Africa with a view to exploring how multifunctional land uses can alleviate food insecurity and poverty. Food security and livelihoods in Africa face multiple challenges in the form of feeding a growing population on declining land areas under the impacts of climate change. The overall question is what kind of farming systems can provide resilient livelihoods? This volume presents a selection of existing farming systems that demonstrate how more efficient use of land and natural resources, labour and other inputs can have positive effects on household food security and livelihoods. It examines how aquaculture, integrated water management, peri-urban farming systems, climate-smart agriculture practices and parkland agroforestry contribute multiple benefits. Drawing on case studies from Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Burkina Faso, contributed by young African scientists, this book provides a unique perspective on multifunctional land use in Africa and illustrates how non-conventional uses can be profitable while promoting social and environmental sustainability. Tapping into the global discussion on land scarcity and linking food security to existing land use change processes, this volume will stimulate readers looking for diversified land uses that are compatible with both household and national food security ambitions. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of African development, agriculture, food security, land use and environmental management, as well as sustainable development more generally, in addition to policymakers and practitioners working in these areas.
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196.22 USD

Multifunctional Land Uses in Africa (Open Access): Sustainable Food Security Solutions

Hardback
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How the rewilding of eight acres of Norfolk marshland inspired a family and brought nature even closer to home. When writer Simon Barnes heard a Cetti's warbler sing out as he turned up to look at a house for sale, he knew immediately that he had found his new home. ...
On the Marsh: A Year Surrounded by Wildness and Wet
How the rewilding of eight acres of Norfolk marshland inspired a family and brought nature even closer to home. When writer Simon Barnes heard a Cetti's warbler sing out as he turned up to look at a house for sale, he knew immediately that he had found his new home. The fact that his garden backed onto an area of marshy land only increased the possibilities, but there was always the fear that it might end up in the wrong hands and be lost to development or intensive farming. His wife saw through the delicate negotiations for the purchase. Once they'd bought it, they began to manage it as a conservation area, working with the Wildlife Trust to ensure it became as appealing as possible to all species. For their son Eddie, who has Down's syndrome, it became a place of calm and inspiration. In On The Marsh, we see how nature can always bring surprises, and share in the triumphs as new animals - Chinese water deer, otters and hedgehogs - arrive, and watch as the number of species of bird tops 100 and keeps on growing. As the seasons go by, there are moments of triumph when not one but two marsh harrier families use the marsh as a hunting ground, but also disappointments as chemical run-off from neighbouring farmland creates a nettles monoculture in newly turned earth. For anyone who enjoyed books such as Meadowland, or the writing of Stephen Moss, Roger Deakin or Adam Nicolson, this is a vivid and beautifully written account of the wonders that can sometimes be found on our doorsteps, and how nature can transform us all.
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28.99 USD

On the Marsh: A Year Surrounded by Wildness and Wet

by Simon Barnes
Hardback
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This unique volume applies physics and basic science to the mountain environment and is written in a non-technical language for curious laypeople who wonder why or how natural phenomena happen, and what their scientific explanation may be. The book discusses physics in a non-specialized way. Alpine Physics is mostly organized ...
Alpine Physics: Science In The Mountain Environment
This unique volume applies physics and basic science to the mountain environment and is written in a non-technical language for curious laypeople who wonder why or how natural phenomena happen, and what their scientific explanation may be. The book discusses physics in a non-specialized way. Alpine Physics is mostly organized in categories relevant for non-scientists with an interest in alpine environments.Intuitive decision-making is often just grounded in plain common sense, to which mountain and nature lovers relate easily, especially when involving high-stakes decisions based on the estimation of such a treacherous environment. The book highlights how this intuitive decision-making can be complemented and augmented by basic scientific knowledge, and with better understanding it leads one to become a rational decision-maker.The book stimulates its readers to reason and discover why things are the way they are, at high altitudes, where many risk factors are aggravated, often dramatically, by steep gradients. The writing style marries that of the conventional science textbook and that of the informal North-American climbing guidebooks.
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102.900000 USD

Alpine Physics: Science In The Mountain Environment

by Valerio Faraoni
Hardback
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How can the one influence the many? From posing seminal questions about what comprises a human individual, to asking whether human evolution is alive and well, favoring individuals or the species, this work is a daring, up-to-the-minute overview of an urgent, multidisciplinary premise. It explores the extent to which human ...
The Theoretical Individual: Imagination, Ethics and the Future of Humanity
How can the one influence the many? From posing seminal questions about what comprises a human individual, to asking whether human evolution is alive and well, favoring individuals or the species, this work is a daring, up-to-the-minute overview of an urgent, multidisciplinary premise. It explores the extent to which human history provides empirical evidence for the capacity of an individual to exert meaningful suasion over their species, and asks: Can an individual influence the survival of the human species and the planet? If there are to be cultures of transformation dedicated to seeing us all through the Sixth Extinction Spasm, the Anthropocene, inflicting as little biological havoc as possible, what might such orientations-a collective, widespread biophilia, or reverence for nature-look like? In this powerful work, with a combination of data and direct observation, the authors invite readers to explore how such transformations might resonate throughout the human community; in what ways a person might overcome the seemingly insurmountable environmental tumult our species has unleashed; the clear and salient motives, ethics, aspirations and pragmatic idealism he/she might mirror and embrace in order to effect a profound difference-at the individual level-for all of life and life's myriad habitats. Chapters illuminate an ambitiously broad digest of research from two-dozen disciplines. Those include ecodynamics, biosemiotics, neural plasticity, anthropology, paleontology and the history of science, among others. All converge upon a set of ethics-based scenarios for mitigating ecological damage to ourselves and other life forms. This highly readable and tightly woven treatise speaks to scientists, students and all those who are concerned about ethical activism and the future of the biosphere. Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison are ecological philosophers and animal liberation activists who have worked for decades to help enrich our understanding of ecosystem dynamics and humanity's ambiguous presence amid that great orchestra that is nature.
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41.990000 USD

The Theoretical Individual: Imagination, Ethics and the Future of Humanity

by Jane Gray Morrison, Michael Charles Tobias
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This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate ...
Climate-Smart Food
This open access book asks just how climate-smart our food really is. It follows an average day's worth of food and drink to see where it comes from, how far it travels, and the carbon price we all pay for it. From our breakfast tea and toast, through breaktime chocolate bar, to take-away supper, Dave Reay explores the weather extremes the world's farmers are already dealing with, and what new threats climate change will bring. Readers will encounter heat waves and hurricanes, wildfires and deadly toxins, as well as some truly climate-smart solutions. In every case there are responses that could cut emissions while boosting resilience and livelihoods. Ultimately we are all in this together, our decisions on what food we buy and how we consume it send life-changing ripples right through the global web that is our food supply. As we face a future of 10 billion mouths to feed in a rapidly changing climate, it's time to get to know our farmers and herders, our vintners and fisherfolk, a whole lot better.
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34.12 USD

Climate-Smart Food

by Dave Reay
Hardback
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Lewis Mumford, one of the most respected public intellectuals of the twentieth century, speaking at a conference on the future environments of North America, said, In order to secure human survival we must transition from a technological culture to an ecological culture. In Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture, William Cohen ...
Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture: The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg
Lewis Mumford, one of the most respected public intellectuals of the twentieth century, speaking at a conference on the future environments of North America, said, In order to secure human survival we must transition from a technological culture to an ecological culture. In Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture, William Cohen shows how Mumford's conception of an educational philosophy was enacted by Mumford's mentee, Ian McHarg, the renowned landscape architect and regional planner at the University of Pennsylvania. McHarg advanced a new way to achieve an ecological culture-through an educational curriculum based on fusing ecohumanism to the planning and design disciplines. Cohen explores Mumford's important vision of ecohumanism-a synthesis of natural systems ecology with the myriad dimensions of human systems, or human ecology-and how McHarg actually formulated and made that vision happen. He considers the emergence of alternative energy systems and new approaches to planning and community development to achieve these goals.The ecohumanism graduate curriculum should become the basis to train the next generation of planners and designers to lead us into the ecological culture, thereby securing the educational legacy of both Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg.
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39.850000 USD

Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture: The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg

by William J Cohen
Paperback / softback
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This book is a practical, compact guide for the identification of common tropical and subtropical ornamental plants by flower colour. It is intended for anyone who is interested in plants and would like to get to know the attractive flowering plants of warm regions while travelling. Certainly everyone in a ...
Identify Common Tropical and Subtropical Ornamental Plants by Flower Colour: A Nature Guide for the Journey
This book is a practical, compact guide for the identification of common tropical and subtropical ornamental plants by flower colour. It is intended for anyone who is interested in plants and would like to get to know the attractive flowering plants of warm regions while travelling. Certainly everyone in a foreign country has at some point admired a particularly exotic flower and wished to know which plant it is. With appealing photos and comprehensible texts, this book provides the answer - quickly and easily. The author is an experienced tour guide and is regularly asked for eye-catching, ornamental plants on the way. She photographed the frequently requested plants and arranged them according to colour in this nature guide. This book is also suitable for beginners without previous botanical knowledge due to its illustrations and simple sorting.
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29.390000 USD

Identify Common Tropical and Subtropical Ornamental Plants by Flower Colour: A Nature Guide for the Journey

by Katharina Kreissig
Paperback / softback
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