Magic Tree House Survival Guide (Magic Tree House (R))

Lions and tigers and bears—oh, man!

Jack and Annie have survived every kind of risks on their adventures within the magic tree condo. learn how you could live on plenty of frightening events, together with sharks, earthquakes, fires, shipwrecks, and lots of extra! encompasses a compass embedded within the entrance hide. With full-color photos and illustrations, proof approximately real-life survival tales, and information from Jack and Annie, it is a must-have for all survivors of the bestselling Magic Tree condominium series.

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Walking Home: A Journey in the Alaskan Wilderness

By Lynn Schooler

Within the spring of 2007, not easy at the heels of the worst wintry weather within the background of Juneau, Alaska, Lynn Schooler unearths himself dealing with the a long way aspect of center age and exhausted via labouring to handcraft a house as his marriage slips away. looking solace and get away in nature, he units out on a solo trip into the Alaskan desolate tract, vacationing first by means of small boat around the bold Gulf of Alaska, then strolling alongside one of many wildest coastlines in North America.

Walking domestic is jam-packed with attractive observations of the flora and fauna, and rife with nail-biting experience as Schooler fords swollen rivers and eludes competitive grizzlies. yet extra very important, it's a tale approximately discovering wholeness-and a feeling of humanity-in the wild. His is a solitary trip, yet Schooler is rarely on my own; human tales humans the landscape-tales of trappers, explorers, marooned sailors, and hermits, in addition to the mythology of the region's Tlingit Indians. on my own in the midst of a number of thousand sq. miles of barren region, Schooler conjures the souls of visitors prior to benefit how the pains of existence can be greater borne with the assistance and group of others.

In Walking domestic Schooler creates a talk among the human and the common, the previous and current, and investigates, with splendor and soul, what it capacity to be part of the circulate of human background.

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Birds of Hawaii

By George C. Munro

Birds of Hawaii isn't a drily clinical textual content, even though it is obviously the made of medical statement and examine. it really is enlivened through Mr. Munro's eating excitement in his topic and by way of his creation of 1000s of fascinating sidelights from his lifetime pursuit of data relating it.

The booklet is split into 3 sections: "Native Birds", "Stray variations to the Hawaiian Islands" and "Imported Birds." each one poultry is pointed out through its medical identify, its universal name(or names), and relating to local birds, by means of its Hawaiian identify. those designations are through an outline of the bird's crucial features, its habitat, its unique track or cry, and its behavior. The descriptions are improved through vibrant info from the author's personal event in gazing his subjects.

Twenty plates in complete colour, comprising illustrations of greater than a hundred and fifty diversified species of birds, including a range of black and white pictures, give you the reader with a simple capability for identity of the birds defined.

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Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

By Stephen Jay Gould

"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on average historical past. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can paintings himself right into a corkscrew of principles and unbelievable allusions paragraph after paragraph after which, uncoiling, hit it with such strength that his enthusiasts recognize they're experiencing the sport of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York instances e-book Review

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The Natural History of Wales (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 66)

This e-book is an try and survey the ordinary heritage of the entire of Wales. It as a result covers such components as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in addition to the spectacularly appealing Pembrokeshire coast and the fewer famous yet no much less attention-grabbing parts of mid-Wales.

Wales is a rustic of significant geographical and organic variety, a mostly mountainous land whose jap scarps disregard the richer plains of Mercia. William Condry is an acute observer of the possibilities of terrain, and especially in appreciate of natural world habitats. the writer of the prestigious quantity on Snowdonia within the New Naturalist sequence, he's the perfect individual to put in writing approximately one of many best-known and best-loved components of serious Britain.

This booklet is an try and survey the normal heritage of the total of Wales. It accordingly covers such parts as Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in addition to the spectacularly attractive Pembrokeshire coast and the fewer recognized yet no much less fascinating components of mid-Wales.

Describing every one type of terrain in flip, William Condry has explored and surveyed the face of this exact land as few others have performed. starting with corries, crags and summits, he is going directly to examine moorlands, mires and conifers. There then keep on with rivers, lakes and marshes; the local woodlands; limestone plant life; farmlands, villages and estates; the economic scene; and at last probably the main awesome terrain of all, the coast. This encompasses polders, peatlands, shorelines, dunes and estuaries in addition to cliffs, headlands and island.

Within each one of those parts William Condry brings a wealth of expertise to endure at the extra seen points of flora and fauna - flowering vegetation and ferns, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. very important rarities comparable to the Snowdon lily or the crimson kite are, in fact, integrated, yet constantly with the goal of building a formal appreciate for his or her conservation.

Affectionate and punctiliously informative, choked with insights into neighborhood historical past and continuously a satisfaction to learn, this can be a very good creation to Wales and its countryside.

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Nature Guide to Shenandoah National Park (Nature Guides to National Parks Series)

By Ann Simpson

This box advisor devoted to flora and fauna of Shenandoah nationwide Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized ebook that introduces park viewers to animals, crops, bugs and extra that dwell within the Shenandoah Valley in a colourful and transportable package deal. together with full-color photographs and easy-to-understand descriptions and with complete cooperation from the park association, this ebook will attract the 1.1 million viewers who trip to Shenandoah each year.

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Dartmoor (Collins New Naturalist Library, Volume 111)

By Ian Mercer

New Naturalist Dartmoor explores the advanced and interesting heritage of 1 of southern England's maximum nationwide Parks, a space of large curiosity to naturalists and travelers alike.

Dartmoor is expounded to be the loneliest desolate tract in England. This has been stated extra frequently of Dartmoor than the other a part of our state. generally on this planet of fiction in addition to that of truth, Dartmoor has been well known as an enormous and empty moorland sector, the valuables of nature instead of of guy. It has continuously been the public's thought of a lonely place.

Not many generations in the past it used to be appeared with a certain quantity of awe and these days it's one among our most crucial centres of activity, an island in upland England of ample curiosity to the naturalist. In 1951 it turned a countrywide Park, one of many first of numerous areas which have been so particular in nice Britain, supporting to preserve and advertise either its good looks and cultural heritage.

Spanning miles of open moorland, when additionally hiding small secluded river valleys, infrequent vegetation and endangered birds, Dartmoor is a spot of kind, and has advanced within the public's brain from a forbidding position to that of romance and mystery.

In the newest addition to the long-running New Naturalist sequence, Ian Mercer units out to discover each element of this significant region of southern Devon. Focusing not just on its huge historical past and actual panorama, but additionally its cultural position inside of nice Britain, this can be either a finished and fascinating examine the wild and rugged panorama that has encouraged such a lot of poets, painters and musicians over numerous centuries.

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A Prickly Affair: The Charm of the Hedgehog

By Hugh Warwick

Notice the various wonders of the hedgehog: a humorous, fascinating creature of the nation-state. sporting its secrets and techniques underneath patterned spinesand roaming our fields, parks and gardens, why is it that the hedgehog fascinates such a lot of people? In A Prickly Affair, Hugh Warwick - lifestyles member of the British Hedgehog protection Society - explores the quirky humour, false impression and affection that characterises our emotions for this marvellous beast, going all out to give an explanation for the allure of the hedgehog. even if hedgehog psychics and the overseas Hedgehog Olympics might be an excessive amount of even for him...

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The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)

By Arnold van Huis, Marcel Dicke

The Definitive advisor to bugs as a Sustainable foodstuff Source

In The Insect Cookbook, entomologists and a chef make the case for bugs as a sustainable resource of protein for people and an important a part of our destiny nutrition. they supply shoppers and cooks with the fundamental evidence approximately bugs for culinary use, with recipes uncomplicated sufficient to make at domestic but boasting the foreign aptitude of the world's so much stylish dishes.

"Invite politicians to dinner and allow them to inform the area how scrumptious it is.... they're going to proudly move round and say, 'I ate crickets, I ate locusts, and so they have been delicious.'"―Kofi Annan

The Insect Cookbook gains scrumptious recipes and interviews with best cooks, insect farmers, political figures, and food specialists, together with chef René Redzepi, whose institution was once elected thrice as "best eating place of the world"; Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United international locations; and Daniella Martin of Girl Meets Bug. The ebook comprises all you want to learn about cooking with bugs, the place to shop for them, which of them are fit for human consumption, and the way to shop and get ready them at domestic and in advertisement spaces.

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