Download More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our by Markus Imhoof, Claus-Peter Lieckfeld PDF

By Markus Imhoof, Claus-Peter Lieckfeld

“If 70 percentage of all livestock or 30 percentage of all chickens have been to die every year, states of emergency will be declared all over the place. The dying of bees is at the very least that dramatic and with much more far-reaching consequences.” More Than Honey, the booklet according to the award-winning documentary of an identical identify, takes us on an international travel of the area of bees, introducing us alongside easy methods to “killer bees,” Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld study either the background and present prestige of our dating to and reliance on bees, and disclose the human behaviors which are contributing to the decline of the bee population—a decline which may eventually give a contribution on to a global foodstuff problem.

The authors intersperse information regarding the difficult social constitution of the bee international and the issues confronted via bees—ranging from the ever-present Varroa destructor to overuse of insecticides and an ever-shrinking common landscape—with conversations and interviews with beekeepers and bee specialists from the world over, balancing the perspectives of these who see bees as easily a invaluable resource of source of revenue with the perspectives of these who see bees as undervalued, misunderstood creatures that desire our aid to outlive. the outcome is an engaging, obtainable review of a species that's the most important to our survival.

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Download Thoreau's Wildflowers by Henry D. Thoreau, Geoff Wisner PDF

By Henry D. Thoreau, Geoff Wisner

A few of Henry David Thoreau's most pretty nature writing used to be encouraged by means of the flowering timber and vegetation of harmony. An inveterate year-round rambler and magazine keeper, he faithfully recorded, dated, and defined his sightings of the floating water lily, the elusive wild azalea, and the past due autumn foliage of the scarlet oak.

This inviting choice of Thoreau's most sensible flower writings is prepared through day of the yr and observed by way of Thoreau's philosophical speculations and his observations of the elements and of different vegetation and animals. They light up the author's spirituality, his trust in nature's correspondence with the human soul, and his feel that anticipation—of spring, of flora but to bloom—renews our reference to the earth and with immortality.

Thoreau's Wildflowers positive aspects greater than two hundred of the black-and-white drawings initially created via Barry Moser for his first illustrated publication, Flowering crops of Massachusetts. This quantity additionally offers "Thoreau as Botanist," an essay by means of Ray Angelo, the best authority at the flowering vegetation of Concord.

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Download Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, by Teri Dunn Chace, Robert Llewellyn PDF

By Teri Dunn Chace, Robert Llewellyn

“Llewellyn’s photos replicate a intensity of element that earlier, purely the easiest botanical illustrators may possibly approach.”—Washington Post

A centuries-old asserting is going, “Great oaks from little acorns grow.” yet as Seeing Seeds unearths, there's even more to a seed than the plant it's going to sometime develop into: seeds, seedheads, pods, and end result have their very own remarkable attractiveness that competitors, and occasionally even surpasses, the great thing about vegetation. In those lovely pages you’ll achieve an knowing of ways seeds are shaped and dispersed, why they give the impression of being the best way they do, and the way they healthy into the surroundings. Seeing Seeds will take you to unusual and beautiful areas. if you go back, it’s secure to claim that you’ll by no means examine a seed an analogous method back.

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Download Eyewitness Experts: Bird by DK Publishing PDF

By DK Publishing

Written through today's specialists for the specialists of day after today, Eyewitness specialists are nice colossal reward packs that blitz the top-selling subject matters youngsters particularly love. Open them up and you'll locate every little thing you want to nurture their curiosity, no matter if beginner or nerd. those are presents to treasure and go back to and develop with.

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Download Wild Cats of the World by Luke Hunter PDF

By Luke Hunter

Starting from biggest – the Tiger, to the smallest – Rusty-spotted Cat, the world's wild cats are one of the most attractive, ferocious and feared carnivores on this planet. Wild Cats of the World offers a close account of every species of untamed cat, analyzing their value all through historical past and the way forward for essentially the most endangered breeds.

Using marvelous color plates through most sensible natural world artist Priscilla Barrett to depict every one cat intimately Wild Cats of the World examines the features of all 38 species in addition to their background and present status.

Luke Hunter's informative textual content combines with Barrett's appealing drawings to create essential publication for any cat fanatic.

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Download Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death by Bernd Heinrich PDF

By Bernd Heinrich

From one of many most interesting naturalist/writers of our time, a desirable research of Nature's inspiring death-to-life cycle

while a very good good friend with a critical sickness wrote, asking if he may have his "green burial" at Bernd Heinrich's searching camp in Maine, it encouraged the acclaimed biologist to enquire a topic that had lengthy interested him. How precisely does the animal international care for the turn part of the lifestyles cycle? And what are the teachings, ecological to non secular, raised by means of a detailed examine how the animal international renews itself? Heinrich focuses his fully unique gaze at the interesting doings of creatures so much folks could differently shrink back from—field mouse burials carried out via carrion beetles; the communique recommendations of ravens, "the prime northern undertakers"; and the "inadvertent teamwork" between wolves and big cats, foxes and weasels, bald eagles and nuthatches in cold-weather dispersal of prey. Heinrich unearths, too, how and the place people nonetheless play our historical and demanding position as scavengers, thereby turning—not airborne dirt and dust to dust—but lifestyles to existence.

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Download Discover (May 2016) PDF

The excitingly diversified journal that makes technological know-how obtainable and unique
Discover journal will amaze you, enlighten you, and open your eyes to the awe and beauty of technology and expertise. detect unearths secrets and techniques, solves mysteries, and debunks previous myths. detect stocks new findings and exhibits you what makes our universe tick.

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Download Thousand-Mile Song: Whale Music in a Sea of Sound by David Rothenberg PDF

By David Rothenberg

In Thousand Mile Song, musician and thinker David Rothenberg makes use of the enigma of whale sounds to discover no matter if we will be able to actually comprehend nonhuman minds. Interviewing students around the globe as they try to decipher underwater track, Rothenberg tells the tale of scientists and artists confronting an unknown as massive because the ocean. alongside the way in which, he performs his clarinet stay with whales of their local habitats, from Russia to Hawaii, making interspecies track that looks at the integrated CD. Richly distinctive and deeply interesting, Thousand Mile Song is an ingenious examine the main interesting creatures of the sea.

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Download Farming and Wildlife (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume by Kenneth Mellanby PDF

By Kenneth Mellanby

Farming and natural world argues forcefully that wild species are, in reality, important to the land as a complete: with out them its productiveness will fall and farming will necessarily endure. This version is unique to Farming and flora and fauna impact one another in lots of, frequently refined, methods. but most modern advancements in farming were damaging to wild crops and animals. because the land is made to yield extra, so infrequent species turn into rarer or extinct, or even universal ones at the moment are absent from huge components of the rustic. This well timed and provocative booklet argues forcefully that wild species are, in reality, useful to the land as an entire: with no them its productiveness will fall and farming will unavoidably undergo. the most alterations in farming perform and their environmental results are handled systematically. Successive chapters talk about arable cropping, grassland administration, animal husbandry, hedgerow elimination, land drainage and using insecticides. thought of are also the care of the soil and its population - vital and infrequently missed varieties of natural world - attainable harm to cattle via ailments of untamed animals, and the consequences of searching and taking pictures. Professor Mellanby writes all through with an knowing of the issues of either farmers and conservationists. it is a so much persuasive account of why they need to now interact to maintain the countryside's fauna and plant life. Professor Kenneth Mellanby is the writer of the hugely acclaimed New Naturalist quantity insecticides and toxins. he's the Founder-Director of the priests wooden Experimental Station, which used to be the most examine station of the character Conservancy, Chairman of the Watch belief, President of the Cambridgeshire department of the Ramblers organization, and has for a few years been heavily concerned with all elements of farming and conservation.

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