The Inadequate Environment: Nitrogen and the Abundance of by Thomas C.R. White

By Thomas C.R. White

Ecology is characterised by way of a swiftly turning out to be complexity and variety of proof, elements, examples, and observations. what's badly wanted is the improvement of universal styles, of ideas that, as in different sciences comparable to physics, can extra ordinarily clarify the expanding complexity and variability we realize. Tom White, being one of many "seniors" in ecology, makes such an try out in his ebook. the development he indicates and explains with a number of examples from the complete animal nation is a common starvation for nitrogen, a distress that drives the ecology of all organisms. He advocates that the notice of this basic position that the hindrance of nitrogen performs within the ecology of all organisms can be as a miles a part of every one ecologis's highbrow apparatus as is the notice of the actual fact of evolution by way of typical choice. His declare is that now not "enery" yet "nitrogen" is the main restricted "currency" within the animal global for the construction and progress in their young.

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No Way Home: The Decline of the World’s Great Animal by David S. Wilcove

By David S. Wilcove

Animal migration is an impressive sight: a mile-long blanket of cranes emerging from a Nebraska river and filling the sky; thousands of wildebeests marching around the Serengeti; a blaze of orange as hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies unfold their wings to take flight. Nature’s nice migrations have captivated numerous spectators, none extra so than leading ecologist David S. Wilcove. by no means domestic, his awe is palpable—as are the transforming into threats to migratory animals.
We might be witnessing a death phenomenon between many species. Migration has continually been exhausting, yet today’s tourists face unparalleled hazards. Skyscrapers and phone towers entice birds and bats to premature deaths, fences and farms block herds of antelope, salmon are stuck en course among ocean and river, breeding and wintering grounds are paved over or plowed, and worldwide warming disrupts the synchronized schedules of predators and prey. the result's a dramatic decline within the variety of migrants.
Wilcove courses us on their treacherous trips, describing the boundaries to migration and exploring what compels animals to maintain on hiking. He additionally brings to lifestyles the adventures of scientists who learn migrants. usually as daring as their matters, researchers pace wildly alongside abandoned roads to trace birds hovering overhead, discover glaciers looking for frozen locusts, and outfit dragonflies with transmitters weighing below one one-hundredth of an ounce.
clinical discoveries and complicated applied sciences are assisting us to appreciate migrations larger, yet on my own, they won’t cease sea turtles and songbirds from going the way in which of the bison or passenger pigeon. What’s required is the dedication and cooperation of the far-flung international locations migrants cross—long earlier than extinction is a hazard. As Wilcove writes, “protecting the abundance of migration is essential to holding the dignity of migration.” No manner domestic bargains robust proposal to maintain these excellent journeys.

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Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History by David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, John Sibbick

By David E. Fastovsky, David B. Weishampel, John Sibbick

From the authors of The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs comes an advent to the examine of dinosaurs for non-specialists designed to excite readers approximately technology by utilizing dinosaurs to demonstrate and talk about geology, common background and evolution. whereas targeting dinosaurs it additionally makes use of them to express different elements of the normal sciences, together with primary suggestions in evolutionary biology, body structure, existence background, and systematics. huge cognizance is dedicated the character of technological know-how itself: what it really is, what it's not, and the way technological know-how can be utilized to enquire specific types of questions. Dinosaurs is exclusive since it fills a niche among the modern, fact-driven dinosaur books and the higher-level educational books, addressing the paleontology of dinosaurs precisely as pros within the box do.

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Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne, Éric Puybaret

By Jennifer Berne, Éric Puybaret

Prior to Jacques Cousteau grew to become an the world over recognized oceanographer and champion of the seas, he used to be a curious little boy.

In this wonderful biography, poetic textual content and lovely work mix to create a portrait of Jacques Cousteau that's as magical because it is inspiring.

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Wedge-Tailed Eagle (Australian Natural History Series) by Penny Olsen

By Penny Olsen

Australia’s Wedge-tailed Eagle belongs to the relations of eagles, which jointly span the area. Eagles are strong predators, with unparalleled powers of flight and sight. they might kill to outlive, yet additionally they sleep, play, get pleasure from a bathtub, make smooth mom and dad, and shape lasting relationships. This e-book provides a accomplished evaluation of Australia’s greatest precise eagle and one of many country’s few huge predators and scavengers. First showing in Aboriginal rock-paintings greater than 5000 years in the past, the Wedge-tailed Eagle was once little greater than a interest to the early ecu settlers. The publication lines the next adjustments in perception—from its branding as a vicious sheep killer to an iconic species invaluable of conservation—and covers distribution, habitat, searching, relationships, copy and chick improvement. a last part offers with threats to the lifestyles of this really good poultry.

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Cutthroat: Native trout of the West by Patrick Trotter

By Patrick Trotter

Cutthroat tells the total tale of the true local trout of the yankee West. This re-creation, completely revised and up to date after two decades, synthesizes what's presently identified approximately one among our finest and colourful fishes, contains a lot new details on its biology and ecology, asks the way it has fared within the final century, and appears towards its destiny. In a passionate and accessibly written narrative, Patrick Trotter, fly fisher, environmental recommend, and technological know-how advisor, information the evolution, normal heritage, and conservation of every of the cutthroat's races and comprises extra own reflections at the ecology and environmental heritage of the West's river ecosystems. The bibliography now comprises what could be the such a lot complete and whole set of references to be had at any place at the cutthroat trout. Written for anglers, nature enthusiasts, environmentalists, and scholars, and that includes vivid unique illustrations via Joseph Tomelleri, this is often an important reference for a person who desires to research extra approximately this striking, attractive, and fragile western local.

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Der deutsche Schäferhund in Wort und Bild. by Max von Stephanitz

By Max von Stephanitz

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Diefe völlige umarbeitung ber 1901 3um erftenmal in befchei: benem Umfange erfchienenen Elbhanblung über ben Schäferhunb, feine Sucht unb feine pflege, tvar fur3 vor Elusbruch bes idelttrieges in Elngriff genommen rvorben. Nach nahe3u fünfjähriger paufe rvieber aufgenommen, lag fie ideihnachten 1919 brucifertig vor, ionnte aber erft ein Jahr fpäter in Drucf gegeben werben. Sie fteht noch voll unter bem (einbrucl bes ideltfrieges unb feines felbftverfchulbeten unheil= vollen Elusganges; ich habe aber auch iet3t nichts baran änbern 3u follen geglaubt. Euch hunbe3ucht fteht in Be3iehung 3um Daterlanbe, foll blefem bienen; vaterlänbifches (empfinben 3u färbern, follte fich heute aber erft recht ieber Deutfche berufen fühlen!

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Complete flags of the world. London by DK


Discover the area, flag via flag From Antigua to New Zealand notice the flags of the realm with this up-to-date variation of whole Flags of the area. research all approximately flags from all over the world - from the that means in the back of nation flags, nationwide flags, global flags, nation flags and naval flags to the meanings of flag symbols. Spanning geography, communications, politics, activity, heritage, tradition, layout and paintings, this is often the final word e-book of flags, masking over four hundred flags and flag historical past, explaining the common use and value of flags and flag layout. every one nationwide flag is roofed: targeted notes and annotations will inform you all approximately its historical past, layout improvement, the importance of colors, symbols, crests and coats of hands and any fresh adjustments. whole Flags of the realm (previous ISBN 9781405333023) is the best consultant to flags for the budding vexillophile.

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Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Amphibians by Catherine Allen, Neil Schlager

By Catherine Allen, Neil Schlager

Grzimeks scholar Animal lifestyles source: Reptiles bargains readers entire and easy-to-use details on Earths reptiles. Entries are prepared by means of taxonomy, the technology by which residing issues are categorized into comparable teams. every one access contains sections on actual features geographic diversity habitat vitamin habit and replica reptiles and folks and conservation prestige. kinfolk entries are by means of a number of species bills and a spread map and photograph or representation for every species. Entries finish with a listing of books, periodicals, and websites that could be used for extra examine.

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