Download Spider (Garden Minibeasts Up Close) by John Woodward PDF

By John Woodward

Impressive in visual appeal, dragonflies have lengthy captured the mind's eye of individuals in a variety of cultures. during this quantity, dozens of full-color images permit readers to benefit concerning the wishes, lifestyles cycle, and nutrients personal tastes of those long-bodied bugs.

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By Paul Freed

In Of Golden Toads and Serpents’ Roads, readers are invited to join a professional researcher as he “goes herping.” After approximately 20 years of touring all over the world trying to find toads, frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards, and turtles, herpetologist Paul Freed pauses to inform tales of his adventures whereas discovering and accumulating reptiles and amphibians, from the tropics of Costa Rica to the deserts of Namibia.

Whether confronting scorpions, beefworms, military ants, or venomous snakes, Freed conveys a contagious enthusiasm for the outside and all that lives in it. With humor and gratitude, he embraces either the hardships and the rewards of being within the box. His stories of discovery also are trip tales, and by means of sharing the reviews of his journeys around the globe—“the profitable ones and people no longer so successful”—Freed encourages the adventurer in all of us.

As he ponders on a writhing knot of golden toads—a species that can now be extinct—or the twitching blue tail damaged from a girdled lizard, Freed introduces conservation concerns specific to express locales and people shared around the international village. via his reviews, readers study various unique flora and fauna assortment innovations, a few of which signify creative improvising, lower than unsafe stipulations, and a few of that are downright funny. They percentage the thrill of clinical discoveries, the joys of overseas trip to distant and engaging areas, and the chance to come across either infrequent and considerable flora and fauna in its typical habitats.

Armchair naturalists, novice herpers, and other people attracted to unique commute, ecotourism, and clinical experience will locate this publication simply as beautiful and informative as will expert and educational herpetologists.

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Download Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill by Nathan J. Winograd PDF

By Nathan J. Winograd

Redemption is the tale of animal sheltering within the usa, a circulation that used to be born of compassion after which misplaced its means. it's the tale of the 'No Kill' move, which says we will be able to and needs to cease the killing. yet such a lot of all, it's a tale approximately believing in the neighborhood and trusting within the energy of compassion.

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Download Cow: A Bovine Biography by Florian Werner PDF

By Florian Werner

She is in all places: as a automobile for either farmers and advertisers, a subject matter for examine scientists and poets, and ever-present within the type of fortunate charms, children's toys, or just as a delectable sandwich-filler. the feminine of the bovine species is respected as sacred or reviled as silly, yet something she by no means evokes is indifference. After greater than 10000 years residing along us, she is still a beguiling secret. Combining a myriad of richly pleasing anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner provides the curious cultural historical past of that the majority exciting of animals: the cow.

Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into nearly all facets of our lives. Cow is the 1st e-book to examine the animal in its numerous manifestations in cultures all over the world. Werner examines cows' function in trade as an early kind of foreign money and their position on our plates and in our stomachs within the type of meat and dairy items. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in a few circles, equivalent to in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, this present day being vilified as an agent of weather switch. And he waxes philosophic concerning the importance of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, in addition to her uncomplicated yet significant moo.

Combining thorough study with an available writing type, Florian Werner deals readers an eye-opening viewpoint in this commodified animal, whose life is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too usually take without any consideration.

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Download Belka, Why Don't You Bark? by Hideo Furukawa PDF

By Hideo Furukawa

Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? starts in 1943, whilst eastern troops retreat from the Aleutian island of Kiska, leaving 4 army canines at the back of. one among them dies in isolation, and the others are taken below the security of U.S. troops. in the meantime, within the USSR, a KGB army puppy handler kidnaps the daughter of a eastern yakuza. Named after the Russian astronaut puppy Strelka, the woman develops a psychic reference to dogs. A multi-generational epic as noticeable in the course of the eyes of man’s ally, the canines who're used as mere instruments for the advantage of humankind steadily become aware of their actual selves, and research anything approximately us.

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Download Antifouling Compounds (Progress in Molecular and Subcellular by Nobuhiro Fusetani, Anthony S. Clare PDF

By Nobuhiro Fusetani, Anthony S. Clare

Wisdom of the risks of poisonous parts in antifouling coatings has raised curiosity within the strength for unhazardous choices. Marine organisms from micro organism to invertebrates and crops use chemical compounds to speak and protect themselves. This publication explores normal established antifoulants, their ecological services, tools of characterisation and attainable makes use of in antifouling. The textual content takes at the problem of opting for such compounds, designing sustainable creation and incorporating them into antifouling coatings.

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