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Saving the World's Wildlife: WWF's First 50 Years
Saving the World's Wildlife
WWF's First 50 Years
Paperback      ISBN: 1846685303
The WWF was established in 1961 spurred by the efforts of Max Nicholson, head of Britain's Nature Conservancy Council, naturalist Peter Scott, and a series of articles written in the "Observer" by Julian Huxley, former head of UNESCO. This book tells the story of the WWF's battle to save the world's wildlife.
Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing
Zoobiquity
What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307593487
In the tradition of Temple Grandin, Oliver Sacks, and Neil Shubin, cardiologist and psychiatrist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and science writer Kathryn Bowers look at the remarkable correspondences between the way human beings and animals live, die, get sick, and heal in their natural settings, delving into an array of disciplines--evolution, anthropology, sociology, biology, cutting-edge medicine, and zoology--to provide a revelatory understanding of what animals can teach us about the human body and mind. "Zoobiquity" is the term the authors have coined to refer to a new, species-spanning approach to health. After being called in to consult on a case of heart failure in a monkey at the Los Angeles Zoo, Natterson-Horowitz found herself launched on a journey of discovery that reshaped her entire approach to medicine. In Zoobiquity, she uses fascinating case studies and scholarship to explore the ways in which what we know about animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and ultimately heal human patients.
Wildlife of the Galapagos
Wildlife of the Galapagos
Paperback      ISBN: 0691102953
The Galápagos is a truly special place. Unlike the rest of the world's archipelagoes, it still has 95 percent of its prehuman quota of species. Wildlife of the Galápagos is the most superbly illustrated and comprehensive identification guide ever to the natural splendor of these incomparable islands--islands today threatened by alien species and diseases that have diminished but not destroyed what so enchanted Darwin on his arrival there in 1835. Covering over 200 commonly seen birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, and plants, it reveals the archipelago's striking beauty through more than 400 color photographs, maps, and drawings and well-written, informative text.While the Galápagos Giant Tortoise, the Galápagos Sea Lion, and the Flightless Cormorant are recognized the world over, these thirty-three islands--in the Pacific over 600 miles from mainland Ecuador--are home to many more unique but less famous species. Here, reptiles well outnumber mammals, for they were much better at drifting far from a continent the archipelago was never connected with; the largest native land mammals are rice rats. The islands' sixty resident bird species include the only penguin to breed entirely in the tropics and to inhabit the Northern Hemisphere.There is a section offering tips on photography in the Equatorial sunlight, and maps of visitors' sites as well as information on the archipelago's history, climate, geology, and conservation. Wildlife of the Galápagos is the perfect companion for anyone who wants to know what so delighted Darwin. * Covers over 200 commonly seen species including birds, mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, plants, and coastal and marine life * Illustrated with over 400 color photographs, maps, and drawings; includes maps of visitors' sites * Written by wildlife experts with extensive knowledge of the area * Includes information on the history, climate, geology, and conservation of the islands * The most complete identification guide to the wildlife of the Galápagos
Why We Run: A Natural History
Why We Run
A Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0060958707
The award-winning author of Mind of the Raven uses lessons from the animal kingdom to build a training program for runners, emphasizing psychological and physiological factors that give humans an edge. Originally published as Racing the Antelope. Reprint.
The Gap: The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals
The Gap
The Science of What Separates Us from Other Animals
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465030149
An award-winning psychologist argues that a capacity for fiction distinguishes humans from animals, explaining how the human mind has a unique ability to imagine, reflect and connect with other minds to consider real and imagined scenarios.
Galapagos
Galapagos
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847811204
A photographic essay on the archipelago that was the genesis for Darwin's theory
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar: Living With a Tawny Owl
The Owl Who Liked Sitting on Caesar
Living With a Tawny Owl
Paperback      ISBN: 1250069343
A longtime editor of Osprey Publishing and author of The Last Valley reflects on his 15-year relationship with a Tawny Owl, an unlikely companionship marked by their incredulous neighbors, books and unique care challenges. 25,000 first printing.
Eggs & Poultry: Made at Home
Eggs & Poultry
Made at Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1770850783
A new series for living the good life! Made At Home This exciting series comes from the father-and-son team Dick and James Strawbridge, who live "the good life" on their small acreage. In Made At Home they share the knowledge and experience gained over years of producing an abundance of good things to eat and drink: organic fruits and vegetables eaten, juiced, fermented and preserved; pigs smoked for ham, sausages, salamis and bacon; a mixed flock of birds used for eggs and eating; and bees for honey, to name a few. It's an enviable lifestyle driven by a desire to eat well every day. It is also a lifestyle that does not require a lot of space. Made At Home contains numerous adaptations to urban and suburban life. Plants are grown in small lots and pots, chickens are kept in backyard pens, and meat items, such as sausages, are smoked in the backyard. Proof positive that anyone can live the good life. A guide to raising chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, with 27 recipes. Backyard poultry have gained popularity in recent years as some municipalities loosen regulations to allow homeowners to keep coops. Raising poultry is a sustainable activity, which in relatively little space produces fresh eggs and meat. Eggs and Poultry is organized in five sections. The first four cover everything needed to successfully keep the most popular types of poultry: chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys. It discusses the pros and cons of each and provides all the information needed to start out, including building a shelter, planning runs and ponds, dealing with pests and problems, laying and breeding, incubating and hatching, slaughter, and plucking and drawing. Butcher skills are also illustrated. The 80-page recipe section explains the essentials of cooking with eggs and poultry: butcher skills, such as deboning a chicken; cooking methods, such as coddling eggs; and features 27 delicious dishes. They include Eggs Benedict, Smoked Eggs with Halloumi, Turkey Pie, Crispy Duck with Pancakes, Southwestern Fried Chicken, Confit Duck with Caramelized Orange and Fennel Salad, Lemon Pepper Chicken Nuggets, The Ultimate Turkey Burger and Goose Livers with Cider. Eggs and Poultry is aimed directly at an audience who dream of, or are actually enjoying, the authors' made-at-home lifestyle. It is a beautiful and practical addition to the cookbook shelf.
Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0805063323
A guide to nontraditional non-human sexual expression, presented as answers to written letters, draws on the author's expertise in evolutionary biology and considers such topics as virgin births and male pregnancy.
Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History
Ever Since Darwin
Reflections in Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393308189
Stephen Jay Gould reexamines Darwin's theory in light of the findings of modern evolutionary biology and shows the ways in which biological theories have been concocted to justify social ills