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The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
The Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics
Paperback      ISBN: 0830639012
Explains how aerodynamic factors affect all aircraft in terms of lift, thrust, drag, in-air performance, stability, and control
Of Wolves and Men
Of Wolves and Men
Paperback      ISBN: 0684163225
Originally published in 1978, this special twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of the National Book Award finalist includes an entirely new afterword in which the author considers the current state of knowledge about wolves and recent efforts to reintroduce wolves to their former habitats in American wilderness areas. Humankind's relationship with the wolf is based on a spectrum of responses running from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez's classic, careful study won praise from a wide range of reviewers and went on to improve the way books about wild animals are written. Of Wolves and Men reveals the uneasy interaction between wolves and civilization over the centuries, and the wolf's prominence in our thoughts about wild creatures. Drawing on an astonishing array of literature, history, science, and mythology as well as considerable personal experience with captive and free-ranging wolves, Lopez argues for the necessity of the wolf's preservation and envelops the reader in its sensory world, creating a compelling picture of the wolf both as real animal and as imagined by man. A scientist might perceive the wolf as defined by research data, while an Eskimo hunter sees a family provider much like himself. For many Native Americans the wolf is also a spiritual symbol, a respected animal that can make both the individual and the community stronger. With irresistible charm and elegance, Of Wolves and Men celebrates scientific fieldwork, dispels folklore that has enabled the Western mind to demonize wolves, explains myths, and honors indigenous traditions, allowing us to further understand how this incredible animal has come to live so strongly in the human heart.
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
The Foxfire Book
Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake Lore, Hunting Tales, Faith Healing, Moon
Paperback      ISBN: 0385073534
A vanishing way of life is captured in a study of the mountain folk of the Southern Appalachians
Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Foxfire 2
Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin'S, Wagon Making and More Affairs of
Paperback      ISBN: 0385022670
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.
What Are People For?
What Are People For?
Paperback      ISBN: 0865474370
Two spiritual prose poems precede more than twenty essays in which the author argues for the diversification of local economies, elucidates how art participates in our lives, and urges that humanity collectively seek harmony between human economy and nature
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book: How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book
How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
Paperback      ISBN: 0912697105
Explains different types of clouds
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Wonderful Life
The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
Paperback      ISBN: 039330700x
A study of the Burgess Shale, a sea bed 530 million years old, and attempts to tackle what the findings are and what it means
The Rediscovery of North America
The Rediscovery of North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740996
A concise analysis of the devastating impact of Columbus's voyage to the New World links atrocities committed by Spanish conquistadors in search of wealth to the ongoing destruction of our land, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Reprint.
Foxfire 8
Foxfire 8
Paperback      ISBN: 0385177410
Provides a comprehensive look at Southern folk pottery
Minnesota's Geology
Minnesota's Geology
Paperback      ISBN: 0816609535
Have you ever wondered how the Mississippi River was formed? Or why shark teeth have been found in the Iron Range of the Upper Midwest? Towering mountain ranges, explosive volcanoes, expansive glaciers, and long-extinct forms of both land and sea life were an important part of Minnesota's ancient history. Today the evidence of this remarkable heritage is revealed in the state's rocky outcroppings, stony soils, and thousands of lakes.