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Creation is the antidote to despair. 'All power to this amazing project.' Joanne Harris 'We all need to read this book.' Magid Magid 'A must read for anyone who lives on earth.' Bella Lack How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing ...
Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis
Creation is the antidote to despair. 'All power to this amazing project.' Joanne Harris 'We all need to read this book.' Magid Magid 'A must read for anyone who lives on earth.' Bella Lack How can we begin to talk about what is happening to the world? We are facing a global emergency. Temperatures are rising. Mass species extinction has begun. The time for denial is over. It is time to act. Letters to the Earth is the beginning of a new story. It is an invitation to act and an opportunity to extend the invitation. These letters are the result of a callout from Culture Declares Emergency to the public to write a response to climate and ecological emergency. They are letters from all of us: parents and children; politicians and poets; actors and activists; songwriters and scientists. They are letters of Love, Loss Hope and Action to a planet in crisis. Includes contributions from activist Yoko Ono, poet Kate Tempest, actor Mark Rylance, author Laline Paull, illustrator of The Lost Words Jackie Morris, novelist Anna Hope, environmental writer Jay Griffiths and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas.
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18.60 USD

Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis

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The essays in Pragmatist and American Philosophical Perspectives on Resilience offer a survey of the ways that resilience is becoming a key concept for understanding our world, as well as providing deeper insight about its specific actual and proposed applications. From climate change preparedness to mental health, resilience has recently ...
Pragmatist and American Philosophical Perspectives on Resilience
The essays in Pragmatist and American Philosophical Perspectives on Resilience offer a survey of the ways that resilience is becoming a key concept for understanding our world, as well as providing deeper insight about its specific actual and proposed applications. From climate change preparedness to mental health, resilience has recently emerged as a central focus of a variety of disciplines grounded in theoretical approaches as disparate as environmental philosophy, psychology, safety engineering, political science, and urban planning. As an emerging concept with multiple theoretical and practical meanings, resilience promises considerable explanatory power. At the same time, current uses of the concept can be diverse and at times inconsistent. The American philosophical tradition provides tools uniquely suited for clarifying, extending, and applying emerging concepts in more effective and suggestive ways. From cultural figures such as Benjamin Franklin and Wendell Berry to philosophers such as Jane Addams and William James, this collection explores the usefulness of theoretical work in American philosophy and pragmatism to practices in ecology, community, rurality, and psychology.
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99.750000 USD

Pragmatist and American Philosophical Perspectives on Resilience

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Southern California is sandwiched between two tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. Over the last several million years, movements of these plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth's crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with active faults. Movement along these faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and ...
Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast
Southern California is sandwiched between two tectonic plates with an ever-shifting boundary. Over the last several million years, movements of these plates have dramatically reshuffled the Earth's crust to create rugged landscapes and seascapes riven with active faults. Movement along these faults triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, and lifts sections of coastline. Over geologic time, beaches come and go, coastal bluffs retreat, and the sea rises and falls. Nothing about Southern California's coast is stable. Surf, Sand, and Stone tells the scientific story of the Southern California coast: its mountains, islands, beaches, bluffs, surfing waves, earthquakes, and related phenomena. It takes readers from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing the evidence for how the coast's features came to be and how they are continually changing. With a compelling narrative and clear illustrations, Surf, Sand, and Stone outlines how the coast will be altered in the future and how we can best prepare for it.
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39.05 USD

Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes, and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast

by Keith Heyer Meldahl
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Scotland is a nation of dramatic weather and breathtaking landscapes - of nature resplendent. And, over the centuries, the people who have lived, explored and thrived in this country have developed a rich language to describe their surroundings: a uniquely Scottish lexicon shaped by the very environment itself. A Scots ...
A Scots Dictionary of Nature
Scotland is a nation of dramatic weather and breathtaking landscapes - of nature resplendent. And, over the centuries, the people who have lived, explored and thrived in this country have developed a rich language to describe their surroundings: a uniquely Scottish lexicon shaped by the very environment itself. A Scots Dictionary of Nature brings together - for the first time - the deeply expressive vocabulary customarily used to describe land, wood, weather, birds, water and walking in Scotland. Artist Amanda Thomson collates and celebrates these traditional Scots words, which reveal ways of seeing and being in the world that are in danger of disappearing forever. What emerges is a vivid evocation of the nature and people of Scotland, past and present; of lives lived between the mountains and the sky.
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18.57 USD

A Scots Dictionary of Nature

by Amanda Thomson
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This book describes the similarities and differences between two species, bonobos and chimpanzees, based on the three decades the author has spent studying them in the wild, and shows how the contrasting nature of these two species is also reflected in human nature. The most important differences between bonobos and ...
Bonobo and Chimpanzee: The Lessons of Social Coexistence
This book describes the similarities and differences between two species, bonobos and chimpanzees, based on the three decades the author has spent studying them in the wild, and shows how the contrasting nature of these two species is also reflected in human nature. The most important differences between bonobos and chimpanzees, our closest relatives, are the social mechanisms of coexistence in group life. Chimpanzees are known as a fairly despotic species in which the males exclusively dominate over the females, and maintain a rigid hierarchy. Chimpanzees have developed social intelligence to survive severe competition among males: by upholding the hierarchy of dominance, they can usually preserve peaceful relations among group members. In contrast, female bonobos have the same or even a higher social status than males. By evolving pseudo-estrus during their non-reproductive period, females have succeeded in moderating inter-male sexual competition, and in initiating mate selection. Although they are non-related in male-philopatric society, they usually aggregate in a group, enjoy priority access to food, determine which male is the alpha male, and generally maintain much more peaceful social relations compared to chimpanzees. Lastly, by identifying key mechanisms of social coexistence in these two species, the author also seeks to find solutions or hope for the peaceful coexistence of human beings. Takeshi Furuichi is one of very few scientists in the world familiar with both chimpanzees and bonobos. In lively prose, reflecting personal experience with apes in the rain forest, he compares our two closest relatives and explains the striking differences between the male- dominated and territorial chimpanzees and the female-centered gentle bonobos. Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug - Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves (Norton, 2019)
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46.47 USD

Bonobo and Chimpanzee: The Lessons of Social Coexistence

by Takeshi Furuichi
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Switch off from social media and tune in to the tranquility of the natural world with over 50 seasonal activities to explore throughout the year. This book is about switching off from social media and finding contentment in the here and now - taking time out to enjoy small tasks, ...
A Breath of Fresh Air: How to Feel Good All Year Round
Switch off from social media and tune in to the tranquility of the natural world with over 50 seasonal activities to explore throughout the year. This book is about switching off from social media and finding contentment in the here and now - taking time out to enjoy small tasks, connect with other people and enjoy all the beauty of nature throughout the year. A Breath of Fresh Air is structured by seasons, with a focus on finding joy in the natural world. Whether it's paddling a canoe, spotting swallows on a summer evening, daydreaming on a deckchair, foraging for wild garlic, watching a film at an outdoor cinema or recording the sounds you hear in the forest, there are over 50 creative and imaginative ways to encourage mindfulness and find calm. The book also encourages wellbeing through physical activity, making use of the beautiful places looked after by the National Trust - this ranges from a wander through a bluebell wood, to using nature's gym to practise yoga or balance on logs, taking up running or playing in the snow. Beautifully illustrated throughout, and with lots of handy tips on where to visit or find ways to wellbeing, this is the perfect book for finding inner contentment in today's frantic world. c. 13,000 words
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18.57 USD

A Breath of Fresh Air: How to Feel Good All Year Round

by Rebecca Frank
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Following the success of the first edition, this new edition has been expanded and improved with additional images and enhanced drawings. The subject matter has been expanded with the chapter on grammar and pronunciation extended. There are examples of how Gaelic personal names and the human body are used in ...
Reading the Gaelic Landscape: Leughadh Aghaidh na Tire
Following the success of the first edition, this new edition has been expanded and improved with additional images and enhanced drawings. The subject matter has been expanded with the chapter on grammar and pronunciation extended. There are examples of how Gaelic personal names and the human body are used in place-names and many etymological sources have been added to place-name tables. In addition to the generic index, there is now an index of specific place-names. Finally, there's more to say about hares, bears and boars! Reading the Gaelic Landscape is essential for anyone who is interested in the Scottish Highlands and its native language. It enables people to read and understand place-names in Gaelic, providing insights into landscape character and history. The book enriches the experience of walkers, climbers, sailors, bird watchers and fishers by sketching the named context, where they practise their pursuits. Outdoor enthusiasts need no longer struggle with unfamiliar spellings and words, as they can develop a new perspective of place through an understanding of Gaelic toponymy. The ways Gaelic poets like Sorley MacLean and Duncan Ban MacIntyre used the named landscape in their work is explored. Names are used to speculate about species extinctions and the history of the Caledonian Forest. Readers learn how place has been defined in Gaelic and how this has been recorded, through a deeper understanding of how native speakers applied their language to the landscape. This new edition will build on the praise for the first: * ...essential for those interested in the Highlands and its ancient, living language. It helps readers and outdoor enthusiasts understand seemingly obscure words on maps, with insights into landscape history and ecology. The Scots Magazine * ...John Murray's book is unique ... The result is a triumph. ... Just occasionally you come across a book whose lasting value is so obvious that you know people will be referring to it in 50 years' time or more. Reading the Gaelic Landscape is one of those books. Undiscovered Scotland * ...the scope of the book is admirably broad, with primers on the history of the Gaelic language in Scotland, how the first maps of the country came to be made, and how the Gaelic speakers of old would have conceptualised things like colours and sounds, seasons and time. Roger Cox, The Scotsman * ...this book is a useful resource for those interested in Scotland's landscapes, environment and history. Wild Land News
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35.31 USD

Reading the Gaelic Landscape: Leughadh Aghaidh na Tire

by John Murray
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With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports about ecosystem breakdown, social conflict, ...
The Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World
With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports about ecosystem breakdown, social conflict, economic stagnation and a crisis of identity. There is mounting evidence that deeper transitions are underway that suggest we may be entering another period of great transformation equal in significance to the agricultural revolution some 13,000 years ago or the Industrial Revolution 250 years ago. This book helps readers make sense of our global crisis and the dynamics of transition that could result in a shift from the industrial epoch that we live in now to a more sustainable and equitable age. The global renewable energy transition that is already underway holds the key to the wider just transition. However, the evolutionary potential of the present also manifests in the mushrooming of ecocultures, new urban visions, sustainability-oriented developmental states and new ways of learning and researching. Shedding light on the highly complex challenge of a sustainable and just transition, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with establishing a more sustainable and equitable world. Ultimately, this is a book about hope but without easy answers.
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55.78 USD

The Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World

by Mark Swilling
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With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports about ecosystem breakdown, social conflict, ...
The Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World
With transitions to more sustainable ways of living already underway, this book examines how we understand the underlying dynamics of the transitions that are unfolding. Without this understanding, we enter the future in a state of informed bewilderment. Every day we are bombarded by reports about ecosystem breakdown, social conflict, economic stagnation and a crisis of identity. There is mounting evidence that deeper transitions are underway that suggest we may be entering another period of great transformation equal in significance to the agricultural revolution some 13,000 years ago or the Industrial Revolution 250 years ago. This book helps readers make sense of our global crisis and the dynamics of transition that could result in a shift from the industrial epoch that we live in now to a more sustainable and equitable age. The global renewable energy transition that is already underway holds the key to the wider just transition. However, the evolutionary potential of the present also manifests in the mushrooming of ecocultures, new urban visions, sustainability-oriented developmental states and new ways of learning and researching. Shedding light on the highly complex challenge of a sustainable and just transition, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with establishing a more sustainable and equitable world. Ultimately, this is a book about hope but without easy answers.
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157.500000 USD

The Age of Sustainability: Just Transitions in a Complex World

by Mark Swilling
Hardback
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Rebuilding the Earth highlights humanity's interdependence with the planet's ecosystems. Today, these ecosystems are seriously degraded, compromising future security and opportunity. It is essential that we set about rebuilding the metaphorical 'ark' of nature upon which our future prospects depend. Central to this book are several case studies of regenerative ...
Rebuilding the Earth: Regenerating our planet's life support systems for a sustainable future
Rebuilding the Earth highlights humanity's interdependence with the planet's ecosystems. Today, these ecosystems are seriously degraded, compromising future security and opportunity. It is essential that we set about rebuilding the metaphorical 'ark' of nature upon which our future prospects depend. Central to this book are several case studies of regenerative approaches drawn from every continent on the planet. These approaches are founded on restoration and protection of ecosystems - water and soil, forests, marine and coastal resources, urban infrastructure, farming practices and in corporate supply chains. Rebuilding the Earth is above all optimistic about the daunting challenges facing global society. It is about culture change, addressing the necessity of and the means for putting nature and people back into the heart of societal thinking, policy and action. It advocates for sustainable development in its deepest green sense, but also pragmatically framed in social, technological, governance and economic contexts. The concluding message is Yes, we can!
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42.76 USD

Rebuilding the Earth: Regenerating our planet's life support systems for a sustainable future

by Mark Everard
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'This book is such a page-turner, I just want to fill my eyes up with more and more of the patina-filled rooms and Hans' styling.' Review of In the Mood for Colour, Jeska Hearne, Lobster & Swan blog. In Hans Blomquist's new book Inspired by Nature, the stylist and art ...
Inspired by Nature: Creating a Personal and Natural Interior
'This book is such a page-turner, I just want to fill my eyes up with more and more of the patina-filled rooms and Hans' styling.' Review of In the Mood for Colour, Jeska Hearne, Lobster & Swan blog. In Hans Blomquist's new book Inspired by Nature, the stylist and art director identifies the connection between our home environment and our emotional wellbeing. Celebrated art director and stylist Hans starts off by discussing the essential components of a well-loved home. Nature is at the heart of his decorating philosophy, and contact with the natural world has been linked to reduced stress levels and improved mood. Still lifes and displays of treasured pieces are key to his look, and Hans explains how to style vignettes that will add visual interest as well as a connection to our past. Using contrasting yet harmonious textures will engage our senses, while his favoured earthy palette creates a sense of calm and tranquillity just where we need it most. In the second part of the book, Homes, Hans takes us on a tour of real-life homes that possess a sense of comfort, contentment and beauty and will inspire the reader to create a home that offers a refuge from the wider world as well as the perfect place to welcome family and friends.
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37.18 USD

Inspired by Nature: Creating a Personal and Natural Interior

by Hans Blomquist
Hardback
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Nobody has to tell you that when things go bad, they go bad quickly and seemingly in bunches. Complicated structures like buildings or bridges are slow and laborious to build but, with a design flaw or enough explosive energy, take only seconds to collapse. This fate can befall a company, ...
Before the Collapse: A Guide to the Other Side of Growth
Nobody has to tell you that when things go bad, they go bad quickly and seemingly in bunches. Complicated structures like buildings or bridges are slow and laborious to build but, with a design flaw or enough explosive energy, take only seconds to collapse. This fate can befall a company, the stock market, or your house or town after a natural disaster, and the metaphor extends to economies, governments, and even whole societies. As we proceed blindly and incrementally in one direction or another, collapse often takes us by surprise. We step over what you will come to know as a Seneca cliff , which is named after the ancient Roman philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, who was the first to observe the ubiquitous truth that growth is slow but ruin is rapid. Modern science, like ancient philosophy, tell us that collapse is not a bug; it is a feature of the universe. Understanding this reality will help you to see and navigate the Seneca cliffs of life, or what Malcolm Gladwell called tipping points. Efforts to stave off collapse often mean that the cliff will be even steeper when you step over it. But the good news is that what looks to you like a collapse may be nothing more than the passage to a new condition that is better than the old. This book gives deeper meaning to familiar adages such as it's a house of cards , let nature take its course , reach a tipping point , or the popular Silicon Valley expression, fail fast, fail often. As the old Roman philosopher noted, nothing that exists today is not the result of a past collapse , and this is the basis of what we call The Seneca Strategy. This engaging and insightful book will help you to use the Seneca Strategy to face failure and collapse at all scales, to understand why change may be inevitable, and to navigate the swirl of events that frequently threaten your balance and happiness. You will learn: How ancient philosophy and modern science agree that failure and collapse are normal features of the universe Principles that help us manage, rather than be managed by, the biggest challenges of our lives and times Why technological progress may not prevent economic or societal collapse Why the best strategy to oppose failure is not to resist at all costs How you can rebound after collapse, to do better than before, and to avoid the same mistakes.
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31.490000 USD

Before the Collapse: A Guide to the Other Side of Growth

by Ugo Bardi
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Writing a New Environmental Era first considers and then rejects back-to-nature thinking and its proponents like Henry David Thoreau, arguing that human beings have never lived at peace with nature. Consequently, we need to stop thinking about going back to what never was and instead work at moving forward to ...
Writing a New Environmental Era: Moving forward to nature
Writing a New Environmental Era first considers and then rejects back-to-nature thinking and its proponents like Henry David Thoreau, arguing that human beings have never lived at peace with nature. Consequently, we need to stop thinking about going back to what never was and instead work at moving forward to forge a more harmonious relationship with nature in the future. Using the rise of the automobile and climate change denial literature to explore how our current environmental era was written into existence, Ken Hiltner argues that the humanities-and not, as might be expected, the sciences-need to lead us there. In one sense, climate change is caused by a rise in atmospheric CO2 and other so-called greenhouse gases. Science can address this cause. However, approached in another way altogether, climate change is caused by a range of troubling human activities that require the release of these gases, such as our obsessions with cars, lavish houses, air travel and endless consumer goods. The natural sciences may be able to tell us how these activities are changing our climate, but not why we are engaging in them. That's a job for the humanities and social sciences. As this book argues, we need to see anthropogenic (i.e. human-caused) climate change for what it is and address it as such: a human problem brought about by human actions. A passionate and personal exploration of why the Environmental Humanities matter and why we should be looking forward, not back to nature, this book will be essential reading for all those interested in the future and sustainability of our planet.
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55.78 USD

Writing a New Environmental Era: Moving forward to nature

by Ken Hiltner
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Spun from the author's first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland's coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland's ocean waters through narrative and poetry. From encounters with its rarest and most striking fauna, ...
Stories From the Deep: Reflections on a Life Exploring Ireland's North Atlantic Waters
Spun from the author's first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland's coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland's ocean waters through narrative and poetry. From encounters with its rarest and most striking fauna, like the blue whale and basking shark, to the broader considerations of its impact on language, on history, and our shared sense of place, this genre-defying work is an eloquent and urgent tribute to the enduring beauty of our natural heritage.
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27.88 USD

Stories From the Deep: Reflections on a Life Exploring Ireland's North Atlantic Waters

by Ken O'Sullivan
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Everybody thinks they know the German Shepherd. Many of us grew up with Rin Tin Tin, or we saw German Shepherds in nightly news reports breaking up riots, or we saw them in neighbors' backyards protecting children. But that only scratches the surface of one of the most fascinating and ...
German Shepherds For Dummies
Everybody thinks they know the German Shepherd. Many of us grew up with Rin Tin Tin, or we saw German Shepherds in nightly news reports breaking up riots, or we saw them in neighbors' backyards protecting children. But that only scratches the surface of one of the most fascinating and confusing breeds on earth. Whether it's selection, nutrition, routine health care, training, competition, or just having fun, there's more to it with a German Shepherd than with other breeds. And if you're thinking about adding one to your family, or you already have one, you need to know all you can about this breed. Which is where German Shepherds For Dummies comes in. Is this noble and intelligent breed the right dog for you and your family? German Shepherds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for, and living with this loveable breed. Lifelong German Shepherd owner and longtime German Shepherd breeder, trainer, and exhibitor, Carline Coile, PhD, gets you up and running with what you need to know to: * Find and communicate with reputable breeders * Choose the right German Shepherd for you * Housebreak and socialize your new puppy * Educate yourself and your dog * Handle behavioral problems * Participate in competitions Dr. Coile provides insights into the German Shepherd temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice, along with fun facts and Shepherd trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your dog. Discover how to: Understand how to communicate with your German Shepherd Train your German Shepherd Find a good trainer and attend classes Deal with hereditary health problems Feed and exercise your German Shepherd Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your German Shepherd, German Shepherds For Dummies is the only book you'll need to help you have the best possible experience with this handsome and sensitive breed of dog. German Shepherds For Dummies (9781119644644) was previously published as German Shepherds For Dummies (9780764552809). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
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20.990000 USD

German Shepherds For Dummies

by D. Caroline Coile
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Scotland is renowned for the huge range of its wildlife, which comes in all shapes and sizes. In this book Tim Kirby introduces 45 of them, from the iconic red deer and golden eagle to the Highland cow and ubiquitous midge. In addition, he offers his take on animals of ...
The Little Book of Scottish Beasties
Scotland is renowned for the huge range of its wildlife, which comes in all shapes and sizes. In this book Tim Kirby introduces 45 of them, from the iconic red deer and golden eagle to the Highland cow and ubiquitous midge. In addition, he offers his take on animals of myth and legend, such as the world-famous Loch Ness Monster and the mysteriously watery kelpies. And he also includes other creatures which may or may not be classed as animals in the conventional sense - such as the haggis (rarely seen alive but eaten every Burns Night) and even the bagpipe (surely some kind of animal given its appearance and piercing call).
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9.28 USD

The Little Book of Scottish Beasties

by Tim Kirby
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Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north - the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland - which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga. Today this fascinating Scandanavian ...
The Viking Isles: Travels in Orkney and Shetland
Paul Murton has long had a love of the Viking north - the island groups of Orkney and Shetland and the old counties of Caithness and Sutherland - which, for centuries, were part of the Nordic world as depicted in the great classic the Orkneyinga Saga. Today this fascinating Scandanavian legacy can be found everywhere - in physical remains, place-names, local traditions and folklore, and much else besides. This is a personal account of Paul's travels in the Viking north. Full of observation, history, anecdote and encounters with those who live there, it also serves as a practical guide to the many places of interest. From a sing-along with the Shanty Yell Boys to fishing off Muckle Flugga, from sword dancing with the men of Papa Stour to a Norwegian pub crawl in Lerwick, Paul paints a vivid picture of these lands and their people, and explores their extraordinary rich heritage.
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33.45 USD

The Viking Isles: Travels in Orkney and Shetland

by Paul Murton
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This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925 and an Academician (the highest scientific title in the USSR) in 1929, describes his contributions to both physics and technology. It also discusses the scientific community that formed around ...
L.I. Mandelstam and His School in Physics
This biography of the famous Soviet physicist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam (1889-1944), who became a Professor at Moscow State University in 1925 and an Academician (the highest scientific title in the USSR) in 1929, describes his contributions to both physics and technology. It also discusses the scientific community that formed around him, commonly known as the Mandelstam School. By doing so, it places Mandelstam's life story in its cultural context: the context of German University (until 1914), the First World War, the Civil War, and the development of the Socialist Revolution (until 1925) and the young socialist country. The book considers various general issues, such as the impact of German scientific culture on Russian science; the problems and fates of Russian intellectuals during the revolutionary and post-revolutionary years; the formation of the Soviet Academy of Science, the State Academy; and the transformation of the system of higher education in the USSR during the 1920s and 1930s. Further, it reconstructs Mandelstam's philosophy of science and his approach to the social and ethical function of science and science education based on his fundamental writings and lecture notes. This reconstruction is enhanced by extensive use of previously unpublished archive material as well as the transcripts of personal interviews conducted by the author. The book also discusses the biographies of Mandelstam's friends and collaborators: German mathematician and philosopher Richard von Mises, Soviet Communist Party official and philosopher B.M.Hessen, Russian specialist in radio engineering N.D.Papalexy, the specialists in non-linear dynamics A.A.Andronov, S.E. Chaikin, A.A.Vitt and the plasma physicist M.A.Leontovich. This second, extended edition reconstructs the social and economic backgrounds of Mandelstam and his colleagues, describing their positions at the universities and the institutes belonging to the Academy of Science. Additionally, Mandelstam's philosophy of science is investigated in connection with the ideological attacks that occurred after Mandelstam's death, particularly the great mathematician A.D.Alexandrov's criticism of Mandelstam's operationalism.
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167.990000 USD

L.I. Mandelstam and His School in Physics

by Alexander Pechenkin
Hardback
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The Natural History Puzzle Book guides you through the history of our incredible world with hundreds of questions certain to confound and amuse children and parents alike. The themed quizzes speed through time and space, testing your knowledge on everything from ancient fossils and dinosaurs to human evolution and the ...
The Natural History Puzzle Book
The Natural History Puzzle Book guides you through the history of our incredible world with hundreds of questions certain to confound and amuse children and parents alike. The themed quizzes speed through time and space, testing your knowledge on everything from ancient fossils and dinosaurs to human evolution and the natural world around us. The puzzles come in three levels of difficulty, from easy to difficult. Easy puzzles, like mazes and spot-the-differences, are solvable by all members of the family, from young to old. Others, such as nonograms and bridge puzzles, might need a more experienced puzzle-solver to complete them. However, with fun facts appearing throughout, The Natural History Puzzle Book is an informative and fun read for any budding young scientist!
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27.88 USD

The Natural History Puzzle Book

by Gareth Moore
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A hill is not a mountain. You climb it for you, then you put it quietly inside you, in a cupboard marked 'Quite A Lot Of Hills' where it makes its infinitesimal mark on who you are. Ring the Hill is a book written around, and about, hills: it includes ...
Ring the Hill
A hill is not a mountain. You climb it for you, then you put it quietly inside you, in a cupboard marked 'Quite A Lot Of Hills' where it makes its infinitesimal mark on who you are. Ring the Hill is a book written around, and about, hills: it includes a northern hill, a hill that never ends and the smallest hill in England. Each chapter takes a type of hill - whether it's a knoll, cap, cliff, tor or even a mere bump - as a starting point for one of Tom's characteristically unpredictable and wide-ranging explorations. Tom's lyrical, candid prose roams from an intimate relationship with a particular cove on the south coast, to meditations on his great-grandmother and a lesson on what goes into the mapping of hills themselves. Because a good walk in the hills is never just about the hills: you never know where it might lead.
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31.59 USD

Ring the Hill

by Tom Cox
Hardback
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A Guardian `best book of 2018'; Magical, moving and deeply atmospheric - Patrick Barkham; As November stubs out the glow of autumn and the days tighten into shorter hours, winter's occupation begins. Preparing for winter has its own rhythms, as old as our exchanges with the land. Of all the ...
The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal
A Guardian `best book of 2018'; Magical, moving and deeply atmospheric - Patrick Barkham; As November stubs out the glow of autumn and the days tighten into shorter hours, winter's occupation begins. Preparing for winter has its own rhythms, as old as our exchanges with the land. Of all the seasons, it draws us together. But winter can be tough.; It is a time of introspection, of looking inwards. Seasonal sadness; winter blues; depression - such feelings are widespread in the darker months. But by looking outwards, by being in and observing nature, we can appreciate its rhythms. Mountains make sense in any weather. The voices of a wood always speak consolation. A brush of frost; subtle colours; days as bright as a magpie's cackle. We can learn to see and celebrate winter in all its shadows and lights.; In this moving and lyrical evocation of a British winter and the feelings it inspires, Horatio Clare raises a torch against the darkness, illuminating the blackest corners of the season, and delving into memory and myth to explore the powerful hold that winter has on us. By learning to see, we can find the magic, the light that burns bright at the heart of winter: spring will come again.
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18.57 USD

The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal

by Horatio Clare
Paperback / softback
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Almost all the books that have been published on plant hunting focus on the so-called `golden age' that ended with the death of Frank Kingdon Ward in 1958. One might be forgiven for thinking that plant hunting itself came to an end in 1958. On the contrary, there have been ...
Modern Plant Hunters: Adventures in Pursuit of Extraordinary Plants
Almost all the books that have been published on plant hunting focus on the so-called `golden age' that ended with the death of Frank Kingdon Ward in 1958. One might be forgiven for thinking that plant hunting itself came to an end in 1958. On the contrary, there have been more new plant introductions in the past thirty years than ever before. This book tells the stories of the modern-day plant hunters - such pioneering adventurers as Mikinori Ogisu, Dan Hinkley, Roy Lancaster, Ed de Vogel, Lin Yu-Lin, Michael Wickenden and Claire Scobie. The author also examines the search for medicinal plants and the work of scientific institutions, both of which have been largely ignored, and considers such developments as the effect of habitat destruction on plant loss and plant diversity.
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55.79 USD

Modern Plant Hunters: Adventures in Pursuit of Extraordinary Plants

by Kim Wilkie
Hardback
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Featuring everything from developed hot springs resorts to isolated mountain pools, this newly revised guide covers the publicly accessible hot springs in Montana and Wyoming. Clear directions are given to each hot spring along with historical notes, nearby attractions, accommodations, and soaking regulations in Yellowstone National Park.
Touring Hot Springs Montana and Wyoming: The States' Best Resorts and Rustic Soaks
Featuring everything from developed hot springs resorts to isolated mountain pools, this newly revised guide covers the publicly accessible hot springs in Montana and Wyoming. Clear directions are given to each hot spring along with historical notes, nearby attractions, accommodations, and soaking regulations in Yellowstone National Park.
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26.200000 USD

Touring Hot Springs Montana and Wyoming: The States' Best Resorts and Rustic Soaks

by Jeff Birkby
Paperback / softback
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Alice Taylor brings the reader with her on her 80th birthday year. Alice had a big birthday on the horizon, the village was about to celebrate many milestones, and she had just received the gift of a book focusing her on the art of living well. So she decided to ...
As Time Goes By
Alice Taylor brings the reader with her on her 80th birthday year. Alice had a big birthday on the horizon, the village was about to celebrate many milestones, and she had just received the gift of a book focusing her on the art of living well. So she decided to write about her year as it unfolded, to keep a journal of the big events, and record the twists and turns normal life brings to all of us in just one year. But 2018 turned out to be far from normal, with storms, snow blizzards, blistering sun, severe drought and water shortages. She describes the challenges of all these dramatic weather changes. Alice began the year wondering how she would feel about reaching eighty. She was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was just another milestone on a journey that is still varied and interesting. Here she writes about these feelings, and the many pleasant and challenging events of her eightieth year.
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33.45 USD

As Time Goes By

by Alice Taylor
Hardback
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Bobcats Before Breakfast is the firsthand account of a twentieth century naturalist, guide, hunter, trapper, woodsman who spent more than forty years living with and off the land. With grit and zeal this self-taught naturalist gathered knowledge about how animals live and shared his findings leading hikes and survival classes ...
Bobcats Before Breakfast
Bobcats Before Breakfast is the firsthand account of a twentieth century naturalist, guide, hunter, trapper, woodsman who spent more than forty years living with and off the land. With grit and zeal this self-taught naturalist gathered knowledge about how animals live and shared his findings leading hikes and survival classes at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH. Kulish's daily routine was to rise before dawn, get out into the woods, and track, observe, and record his findings on deer, otters, beaver, wildcats-all before breakfast. I'm still not sure whether I learned to understand people because they are so much like wild animals, or wild animals because they are so much like people, wrote Kulish.
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17.800000 USD

Bobcats Before Breakfast

by John Kulish
Paperback / softback
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In Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia, the foremost experts on Commonwealth fishes bring their decades of field experience to readers, offering a complete reference to the fishes of the entire state of Virginia. Gathering information that until now could only be found scattered across numerous reference works and ...
Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia
In Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia, the foremost experts on Commonwealth fishes bring their decades of field experience to readers, offering a complete reference to the fishes of the entire state of Virginia. Gathering information that until now could only be found scattered across numerous reference works and online databases, this book provides everything you need to know to identify fish families and species in the Virginia region. Covering how to collect, handle, observe, conserve, and protect these unique fishes, the book's key features include * more than 175 vibrant, full-color illustrations, set side by side with descriptions of each fish* helpful line drawings that depict the most reliable diagnostic characteristics for field identifications (e.g., snout shape, pigment patterns, mouth morphology)* descriptions of Virginia's freshwater habitats * examples of incredible fish spawning and feeding behavior* tips on observing fish in the wild and in captivity* a chapter on the taxonomy of family and common names of the fish species most common throughout Virginia* up-to-date fish distribution maps* a complete glossary of terms Providing a fascinating foray into the wonders of the Commonwealth's swimmers, Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia will appeal to scientists, naturalists, teachers, native fish aquarists, students, anglers, and fish collectors.
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29.350000 USD

Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of Virginia

by Donald J Orth, Derek A. Wheaton, Michael J. Pinder, Valerie A. Kells, Corbin D. Hilling, Paul E. Bugas, Jr.
Paperback / softback
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Few places on Earth, and none elsewhere in Ireland, have yielded such a concentrated inventory of knowledge about the natural world. Michael Viney One hundred years ago, Irish naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger led a survey of the natural history and cultural heritage of Clare Island at a level of detail ...
Clare Island
Few places on Earth, and none elsewhere in Ireland, have yielded such a concentrated inventory of knowledge about the natural world. Michael Viney One hundred years ago, Irish naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger led a survey of the natural history and cultural heritage of Clare Island at a level of detail greater than any area of comparable size at that time. Almost a century later, the Royal Irish Academy set about repeating the exercise with the intention of assessing and evaluating change on the island over the intervening years. In this book John Feehan distils the results of the two great surveys with elegance and enthusiasm to shine a spotlight on the richness of life surviving on Clare Island. In easy, affectionate prose Feehan interweaves the natural and cultural heritage of the island and shares his wider ecological knowledge to help us understand the role each species plays in the life of this remarkable place.
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84.000000 USD

Clare Island

by John Feehan
Paperback / softback
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Volcanoes & Earthquakes features the earth sciences at their most spectacular. It reveals the massive internal forces that create and change the Earth's surface, with dramatic and sometimes beautiful consequences. The authors explain what fuels the power of volcanoes and earthquakes and explore how the gradual shifting of tectonic plates ...
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
Volcanoes & Earthquakes features the earth sciences at their most spectacular. It reveals the massive internal forces that create and change the Earth's surface, with dramatic and sometimes beautiful consequences. The authors explain what fuels the power of volcanoes and earthquakes and explore how the gradual shifting of tectonic plates has transformed the Earth over its four and a half thousand million year existence. Written in a jargon-free style and fully illustrated with photographs, diagrams and maps, this is a cutting-edge introduction to earthquakes, volcanoes and plate tectonics, incorporating all the latest research developments.Chiara Maria Petrone is a Research Leader in Petrology and Volcanology in the Earth Sciences Department of the Natural History Museum, London. Roberto Scandone is a Research Associate at the Vesuvius Observatory, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Naples. Alex Whittaker is a Senior Lecturer in Tectonics in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College, London.
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27.88 USD

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

by Alex Whittaker, Roberto Scandone, Chiara Maria Petrone
Paperback / softback
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Darkness has shaped our lives for millennia, and in this beautifully written nature narrative, Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes, investigate how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature, and examine how our connection ...
Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night
Darkness has shaped our lives for millennia, and in this beautifully written nature narrative, Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes, investigate how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature, and examine how our connection to the night has changed over time. Tiffany travels through nightscapes across the UK and beyond, experiencing 24-hour daylight swimming in the Gulf of Finland and visiting Arctic Norway to witness the Northern Lights and speak to people who live in darkness for three months each year. She hikes through the haunted yew forests of Kingley Vale, embarks on a nocturnal sail down the River Dart, feeds foxes on a south London estate, and listens to Nightjars churring on Sussex heathland. As she travels, Tiffany delves into the history of ancient rituals and seasonal festivals that we have linked with the light and dark halves of our year for millennia. How has our relationship with darkness changed over time? How have we used stars and other cosmic phenomena to tell stories about our lives and the landscapes around us?
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31.59 USD

Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night

by Tiffany Francis-Baker
Hardback
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