Lion (Reaktion Books - Animal)

Although the lion isn't the biggest, quickest or so much deadly animal, its place as king of beasts has hardly been challenged. due to the fact that Palaeolithic occasions, lions have involved humans, and thanks to its gallant mane, realizing eyes, and distinct roar, the animal keeps to beguile us this present day. In Lion, Deirdre Jackson paints a clean portrait of this regal beast, drawing on folktales, the newest clinical learn, or even lion-tamers’ memoirs, in addition to different little-known assets to inform the tale of lions recognized and nameless, commonplace and surprising.

Majestic, noble, brave—the lion is an animal that has occupied an excellent spot within the human mind's eye, inspiring numerous myths, lore and legends. in addition, this artistic courting has abounded in visible culture—painted on wooden and canvas, chiseled in stone, hammered in steel, and tucked among the pages of medieval manuscripts, lions have frequently represented divinity, dignity, and danger.

In Lion Jackson summarizes the most recent findings of box biologists and provides in-depth analyses of artworks, literature, oral traditions, performs, and flicks. She is a peerless advisor on a memorable visible and cultural safari.

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Swordfish: A Biography of the Ocean Gladiator

By Richard Ellis

A ideal fish within the evolutionary feel, the broadbill swordfish derives its identify from its specified bill—much longer and wider than the invoice of the other billfish—which is flattened into the sword all of us realize. And even though the majesty and attract of this warrior fish has commanded a lot attention—from adventurous sportfishers desirous to land one to starving diners wanting to style one—no one has but been daring sufficient to actually tackle the swordfish as a biographer. Who greater to take action than Richard Ellis, a grasp of marine average background? Swordfish: A Biography of the sea Gladiator is his masterly ode to this effective fighter.

The swordfish, whose medical identify ability “gladiator,” can tackle an individual and anything, together with ships, boats, sharks, submarines, divers, and whales, and during this ebook Ellis regales us with stories of its energy and power. Ellis makes it effortless to appreciate why it has encouraged such a lot of to take in the problem of epic sportfishing battles in addition to the longline fishing expeditions stated through writers corresponding to Linda Greenlaw and Sebastian Junger. Ellis exhibits us how the invoice is used for defense—contrary to renowned opinion it's not used to spear prey, yet to curb and debilitate, like a skillful saber fencer. Swordfish, he explains, hunt on the floor in addition to millions of toes down within the depths, and prefer tuna and a few sharks, have an strange circulatory method that provides them an important virtue over their prey, regardless of the intensity during which they hunt. Their adaptability permits them to swim in waters the realm over—tropical, temperate, and infrequently cold—and the biggest ever stuck on rod and reel was once landed in Chile in 1953, weighing in at 1,182 kilos (and this heavyweight fighter, like several the biggest swordfish, was once a female).

Ellis’s unique and interesting, fact-filled biography takes us in the back of the swordfish’s large, cornflower-blue eyes and gives an entire historical past of the fish from prehistoric fossils to its present-day endangerment, as our flavor for swordfish has had a drastic impression on their inhabitants across the world. all through, the e-book is graced with a lot of Ellis’s personal drawings and work, which catch the attract of the fish and produce its elegance and gear to existence for armchair fishermen and landlocked readers alike.

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101 Amazing Facts about Dinosaurs

Do you know there's a species of dinosaur named after Hogwarts? which have been the biggest and smallest dinosaurs? what's the distinction among a brontosaurus and an apatosaurus? this glorious publication solutions all of those questions and extra, with over 100 proof approximately dinosaurs and different prehistoric creatures.

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Beekeeping: A Primer on Starting & Keeping a Hive

By Dominique De Vito

As a result contemporary and alarming results of CCD, colony cave in ailment, bees all over the world were receiving a lot awareness. even supposing beekeeping could appear like a frightening, even risky job, it does not must be! whether you simply need a puppy, begin a honey-making enterprise or are easily trying to find a brand new pastime, Dominique De Vito dissects every little thing you must learn about bees and beekeeping during this entire, authoritative how-to advisor. studying the way to inform the adaptation from queen, drone and employee bees, the instruments and provides had to construct your personal hive, the secrets and techniques in the back of protecting a cheerful bee colony and what every one season calls for to deal with a hive are only some of the themes De Vito completely explains. additionally, scrumptious and fit honey recipes are integrated that may be made of your personal beehive!

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In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

By Kenneth Rexroth

Over the process his existence, Kenneth Rexroth wrote concerning the Sierra Nevada larger than an individual. innovative by way of environmental ethics and reminiscent of the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth’s poetry and prose defined the best way Californians have continuously skilled and enjoyed the excessive Sierra. Contained during this really good assortment are transcendent nature poems, in addition to prose choices from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, released and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence. Famed science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson has compiled a present for fans of mountains and poetry either. This quantity additionally includes Robinson’s creation and notes, pictures of Rexroth, a map of Rexroth’s travels, and an awesome astronomical research of Rexroth’s poems through the fiction author Carter Scholz.

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Building Bat Houses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-178 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin)

By Dale Evva Gelfand

for the reason that 1973, Storey's kingdom knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of nation residing talents fast and simply. There are actually greater than one hundred seventy titles during this sequence, and their amazing acceptance displays the typical hope of kingdom and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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Sibley's Birding Basics

By David Allen Sibley

“I wrote and illustrated this booklet to assist each inquisitive birder, from amateur to specialist. no matter if you could establish six birds or 600, you’ll be a greater birder when you've got a grounding within the genuine nuts and bolts of what birds appear like, and your talents should be even sharper for those who recognize precisely what to seem for and the way to list what you see.” —David Allen Sibley

The Sibley advisor to Birds
and The Sibley consultant to chook lifestyles and Behavior are either universally acclaimed because the new commonplace resource of species info. And now David Sibley, America’s most effective birder and best-known poultry artist, takes a brand new path; in Sibley’s Birding Basics he's involved no longer loads with species as with the overall features that impression the looks of all birds and hence provide us the clues to their identity.
To create this consultant, David Sibley idea via all of the abilities that let him to spot a chook within the few instants it really is noticeable to him. Now he stocks that info, integrating an evidence of the identity technique with many painted and drawn photos of info (such as a feather) or techniques.

Birding Basics starts off by way of reviewing how you can start as a birder: the gear worthwhile, the place and whilst to move birding, and maybe most crucial, the basic issues to appear for while birds seem within the box. utilizing many illustrations, David Sibley reports all of the easy innovations of poultry identity after which describes the differences (of form, dimension, and colour) that may swap the looks of a chook over the years or in numerous settings. And he matters a caution approximately “illusions and different pitfalls”—and suggestion on fending off them.

The moment a part of the ebook, additionally plentifully illustrated, offers with one other set of clues, the main elements of avian lifestyles that range from species to species: feathers (color, association, form, molt), habit and habitat, and sounds.

This scientifically designated, fantastically illustrated quantity distills the essence of David Sibley’s personal event and talents, offering a fantastic advent to “naming” the birds. With Sibley as your consultant, if you easy methods to interpret what the feathers, the anatomical constitution, the sounds of a fowl inform you—when you recognize the clues that exhibit you why there’s no such factor as “just a duck”—birding could be extra enjoyable, and extra significant. a vital addition to the Sibley shelf!

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Land of Little Rivers: A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing

By Austin M. Francis

The Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Esopus, Schoharie, and Delaware—the rivers of angling pioneers Thaddeus Norris, Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, Theodore Gordon, and plenty of others—are celebrated during this attractive e-book of pictures and textual content. In 3 significant sections, Land of Little Rivers offers historic and actual profiles of the rivers; vintage rods, reels, and flies; and interesting tales of the folks, occasions, and advancements that represent the Catskill fly-fishing tradition.
Complementing its photographic beauty, Land of Little Rivers is a e-book of substance, jam-packed with attention-grabbing tales, anecdotes, and nuggety captions. Land of Little Rivers is the fabricated from writer Francis’s twenty-five years of study and writing approximately Catskill fly fishing, and of photographer Ferorelli’s greater than 13 thousand photos, from which has been chosen the main evocative portfolio of pictures ever made from those historical rivers. jointly they've got produced a fantastic, museum-quality paintings, one who captures magnificently the sweetness and fervour so crucial to the game Izaak Walton known as “the mild art.”

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The Windward Road: Adventures of a Naturalist on Remote Caribbean Shores

Winner of the toilet Burroughs Medal, American Museum of average History

“A naturalist with a style for experience as a mind set proves an soaking up storyteller as he wanders the Caribbean coasts.”—Kirkus Reviews

“The so much compelling account of sea turtle ecology the realm had ever seen.”—Research in Review

“Writing within the top culture of the good naturalist explorers.”—Rachel Carson, writer of Silent Spring

 “This is a vintage and it is still as clean and colourful as ever.”—Marine Turtle Newsletter

“Written with verve and force and readability and joyousness.”—Chicago Tribune

“A pleasant and soaking up experience tale, which acquires these features in the course of the author’s love of nature and its creatures, either human and otherwise.”—San Francisco Examiner

Originally released in 1956, The Windward Road helped set in movement a circulate to guard sea turtles that unfold during the international and is still robust this present day. Archie Carr’s unequalled variety of nature writing, available to skilled naturalists and laypersons alike, explores a few of nature’s darkest mysteries with humor and masses pride. His pleasant tales of exploring the Caribbean whereas learning eco-friendly turtles brings to existence his deep ardour for the folk and organic range of the tropics.

Archie Carr was once professor of zoology on the collage of Florida, a study affiliate of the yank Museum of typical historical past, and founding father of the Caribbean Conservation company. He authored many books approximately sea turtles in addition to his existence as a naturalist, together with So very good a Fishe and Ulendo.

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The Shape of the Journey: New & Collected Poems

By Jim Harrison

"This is poetry worthy loving, hating, and battling over."―The long island instances publication Review

Here is the definitive number of poetry from one in all America’s best-loved writers―now on hand in paperback. With the book of this publication, 8 volumes of poetry have been introduced again into print, together with the early nature-based lyrics of Plain Song, the explosive Outlyer & Ghazals, and the startling "correspondence" with a lifeless Russian poet in Letters to Yesenin. additionally integrated is an advent via Harrison, numerous formerly uncollected poems, and "Geo-Bestiary," a 34-part paean to earthly passions. The form of the Journey confirms Jim Harrison’s position one of the such a lot great and crucial poets writing today.

"Behind the phrases one continuously feels the presence of a passionate, exuberant guy who's while possessed of a short, sophisticated intelligence and a deeply wondering angle towards lifestyles. Harrison writes so winningly that one is just content material to be within the presence of a author this important, this large-spirited."―The manhattan instances publication Review

"(An) untrammelled renegade genius… here’s a poet chatting with you rather than round himself, whereas doing completely terrific and outrageous issues with language."―Publishers Weekly

"Readers can wander the woods of this assortment for an entire life and nonetheless be surprised at what they find."―Booklist (starred review.)

When the material version of this e-book was once first released, it instantly turned considered one of Copper Canyon Press’s all-time bestsellers. It was once featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, turned a finalist for the Los Angeles occasions ebook Prize, and used to be chosen as one of many "Top-Ten Books of 1998" via Booklist.

Jim Harrison is the writer of dozens of books, together with Legends of the Fall and In seek of Small Gods. He has additionally written quite a few screenplays and served because the foodstuff columnist for Esquire journal. He lives in Montana and Arizona.

Dead Deer

Amid light eco-friendly milkweed, wild clover,
a rotted deer
curled, shaglike,
after a iciness so cold
the timber cut up open.
i believe she could not sustain with
the others (they had no place
to move) and her food,
frozen grass and twigs,

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