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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.
Naturalist
Naturalist
Paperback      ISBN: 0446671991
Harvard University's Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and world-famous champion of Earth's biological diversity looks back over his lifelong enchantment with the natural world and outlines the main principles of evolutionary biology. Reissue. NYT.
The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
The Earth Moved
On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
Hardcover      ISBN: 1565123379
Introduces the earthworm, looking at its impact on the ecosystem and its amazing abilities to plough soil, fight plant diseases, and absorb dangerous pollutants.
Galapagos
Galapagos
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847811204
A photographic essay on the archipelago that was the genesis for Darwin's theory
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0547152469
Each book in this series covers all the different species of a particular type of plant or animal, providing hundreds of color illustrations and range maps so that both nature enthusiasts and backyard observers can easily identify a particular type of flora or fauna.
Mind of the Raven
Mind of the Raven
Paperback      ISBN: 0060930632
An awardwinning scientist focuses on one of nature's most fascinating creaturesthe ravendetailing its long relationship with humankind and speculating on how its mind operates. Reprint.
Western Birds: Backyard Guide - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska
Western Birds
Backyard Guide - Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska
Paperback      ISBN: 1591865557
"From the editor of the nation's premier birding magazine, a no-nonsense, no-fluff quick guide to the birds you see every day. Of all the classic American pastimes, perhaps none is as widely accessible as watching birds. Our unusually vast, diverse environmental landscape supports fascinating species and variations exclusive to each region of the country. But while birders often spend their efforts in search of the rarest creatures, some of the most beautiful and intriguing birds are the ones that frequent our backyards (or nearby) daily. For that reason, where other, larger volumes focus on bird types that the casual observer is never likely to encounter, Western Birds concisely celebrates those species living under our very noses. Written by Bill Thompson III, the editor and co-publisher of Bird Watcher's Digest, this portable 5"x8" book contains the same variety of entertaining and informative entries that make Bird Watcher's Digest the nation's most popular birding magazine. Inside, you'll find profiles of the 55 most common birds in the West, complete with large color photos, gender-specific physical descriptions, nesting and feeding information, bird call particulars, and interesting stories about each species. Thompson also introduces the reader to the basics of bird watching: essential gear, bird-friendly food and plantings, housing tips, and observational techniques. This guide covers Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and western Texas. Look for our other backyard bird guides covering the Mid-Atlantic, South, Northeast, and Midwest regions of the United States"--
Swimming With Piranhas at Feeding Time: My Life Doing Dumb Stuff With Animals
Swimming With Piranhas at Feeding Time
My Life Doing Dumb Stuff With Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 0393304574
In this thrilling foray into the animal kingdom, Richard Conniff takes readers on an adventure-packed journey as he courts the most dangerous animals and lives to tell the tale. He lets African wild dogs sniff his neck to test the idea that they are vicious man-eaters, sticks his hand in a fire ant mound and does multiple takes for a pretty camerawoman on a television shoot, and flings chicken carcasses into piranha-infested waters to clock how quickly they disappear--before diving in himself. This collection offers a rare chance to go along on these death-defying treks and see life through the eyes of a bona-fide field naturalist.
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.
Prehistoric Past Revealed: The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth
Prehistoric Past Revealed
The Four Billion Year History of Life on Earth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520241053
Describes how the discovery of fossil remains can trace the history of life on Earth.