Download E-books The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures PDF

An award-winning author's quest to discover and comprehend a creature as infrequent and enigmatic as any on Earth

In 1992, in a distant mountain variety, a crew of scientists stumbled on the continues to be of an strange animal with beautiful lengthy horns. It grew to become out to be a residing species new to Western science--a saola, the 1st huge land mammal found in fifty years.

Rare then and rarer now, a dwell saola had by no means been glimpsed by means of a Westerner within the wild while Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature author William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud trigger to look for it in significant Laos. Their crew continued a punishing trek up and down white-water rivers and during mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare strains of armed poachers who roamed the woodland, stripping it of natural world.

In the culture of Bruce Chatwin, Colin Thubron, and Peter Matthiessen, The final Unicorn chronicles deBuys's trip deep into one of many world's such a lot overseas. it is a tale wealthy with the thrill and sorrows of an day trip into undiscovered kingdom, pursuing a species as infrequent and elusive because the fabled unicorn. As is right with the search for the unicorn, in any case the excursion turns into a look for anything extra: the essence of wildness in nature, facts that the soul of a spot can undergo, and the transformative energy of common good looks.

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Download E-books Hedgerow Medicine: Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies PDF

By Julie Bruton-Seal, Matthew Seal

Britain's hedgerows abound with forgotten treatments for numerous illnesses. Julie Bruton-Seal, working towards clinical herbalist, with her co-author, the editor and author Matthew Seal, have replied to the becoming curiosity in common medication by means of aiming this e-book on the novice who desires to enhance his or her healthiness within the related manner that mankind has performed for hundreds of years world wide: by utilizing neighborhood wild vegetation and herbs. There are transparent directions approximately which vegetation to reap, whilst, and over one hundred twenty recipes displaying tips on how to lead them to into teas, vinegars, oils, lotions, pillows, poultices or alcohol-based tinctures. Julie and Matthew clarify which illnesses may be handled, and what advantages may be anticipated. in addition to being choked with useful details on utilizing 50 local vegetation, Hedgerow drugs additionally supplies a desirable perception into the literary, historical and around the world software of those natural remedies.Britain's hedgerows abound with forgotten treatments for numerous illnesses. Julie Bruton-Seal, training clinical herbalist, along with her co-author, the editor and author Matthew Seal, have replied to the turning out to be curiosity in normal medication via aiming this publication on the novice who desires to enhance his or her wellbeing and fitness within the comparable method that mankind has performed for hundreds of years worldwide: by utilizing neighborhood wild crops and herbs. There are transparent directions approximately which vegetation to reap, whilst, and over one hundred twenty recipes displaying tips on how to lead them to into teas, vinegars, oils, lotions, pillows, poultices or alcohol-based tinctures. Julie and Matthew clarify which illnesses should be handled, and what advantages will be anticipated. in addition to being filled with sensible info on utilizing 50 local crops, Hedgerow drugs additionally provides a desirable perception into the literary, ancient and around the globe program of those natural treatments.

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Download E-books The Natural World of Lewis and Clark PDF

On their trip westward, Lewis and Clark established an awesome skill to spot the hot crops and animals they encountered, and their observations enriched science’s realizing of the trans-Mississippi West. Others have written approximately their discoveries and feature faithfully cataloged their findings; now a twenty-first-century biologist reexamines a few of these discoveries within the gentle of recent technology to teach for the 1st time their lasting organic significance.

            The flora and fauna of Lewis and Clark translates the expedition’s findings from a latest point of view to teach how advances comparable to DNA examine, sleek realizing of proteins, and the newest laboratory tools shed new mild on them. David Dalton recounts the expedition’s observations and, in transparent, without difficulty obtainable phrases, relates them to rules of ecology, genetics, body structure, or even animal behavior.

            Writing in casual language with slightly wry humor, Dalton invitations readers to visualize the West that Lewis and Clark came across, revealing the dynamic positive factors of nature and the dramatic alterations that prior peoples led to. He explains astonishing evidence, starting from why Indians used cottonwood bark as wintry weather feed for horses to why the explorers skilled gastric misery with a few meals, or even why the Expedition’s puppy may were well-advised to prevent a vitamin of salmon.

Dalton introduces the instruments and methods of today’s technological know-how in a fashion that won’t intimidate nonspecialist readers. through the publication he expertly balances botanical and zoological info, with insurance starting from the extinction of huge animals in North the USA a number of thousand years in the past to the anticipated results of invasive species and weather switch within the coming centuries.

            more desirable with strange and informative illustrations—not simply nature images but additionally historic images—this publication will fascinate any reader with an curiosity within the common historical past of the yankee West in addition to broader concerns in conservation and ecology. The wildlife of Lewis and Clark tells the tale at the back of the tale of this awesome excursion and exhibits that its legacy prolonged not just throughout a continent but in addition into our personal time.

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Download E-books Estuary Birds of Britain & Ireland PDF

By A. J. Prater

Estuaries are rightly of significant curiosity and crisis to the birdwatcher. so much teem with hundreds of thousands of waders, ducks, geese, gulls and different species that use them from time to time all year long; also they are one of the final of the wild areas left in Britain and Europe. The 'Birds of Estuaries Enquiry' (sponsored through the character Conservancy Council and organised by means of the BTO, RSPB and the Wildfowl belief) spanned six years, and Tony Prater's file now presents a close perception into the birds which use and, in lots of situations, depend upon this particular habitat. of significant curiosity to birdwatchers, the e-book will also be crucial examining for pro conservationists and all considering the making plans and use of estuaries. It assesses the significance of every estuary and the distribution and numbers of all species normally current, and by means of environment this in a world framework demonstrates the striking significance of the estuaries round those islands. Threats to the material of the panorama and its flora and fauna abound, and estuaries should not exempt. Barrage schemes, business and agricultural reclamations and lots of different pressures exist and are the topic of chapters which survey the placement, now and sooner or later. The textual content is graced by means of John Busby's entire and evocative drawings and there are many maps and diagrams in addition to images of common estuaries. Jacket representation by way of John Busby

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Download E-books The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness PDF

By Peter Matthiessen

Peter Mattiessen has lengthy been identified for his travels to a few of the remotest lands on the earth, such a lot particularly recorded within the Snow Leopard. The Cloud wooded area brings to vibrant existence a South American trip that took him from the Sargasso Sea to the jungles of Amazonia, from the Inca urban of Machu Picchu excessive within the Andes to the awful rocks of Tierra del Fuego and the winds and colossal skies of Patagonia. the result's an incisive and marvellously well-observed magazine through a born author and naturalist, a voyage of exploration one of the humans, areas and fading flora and fauna of this such a lot unique and mysterious of continents.

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Download E-books Exploring Nature in Illinois: A Field Guide to the Prairie State PDF

By Michael Jeffords

Loaded with complete colour pictures and evocative descriptions, Exploring Nature in Illinois offers a landscape of the state's ignored average variety. Naturalists Michael Jeffords and Susan publish discover fifty preserves, forests, recovery parts, and parks, bringing a professional view to natural world and landscapes and searching past the most obvious to discover the unforeseen fantastic thing about Illinois's wild places.
 
From the colourful number of birds at warfare Bluff Valley Audubon Sanctuary to the uncovered bedrock and cliff faces of Apple River Canyon, Exploring Nature in Illinois will encourage readers to discover wonders hidden from city sprawl and cultivated farmland. Maps and outlines support tourists entry even hard-to-find websites whereas a wealth of element and images bargains nature-lovers insights into the vegetation, fauna, and different elements of bright settings and ecosystems. The authors additionally contain diary entries describing their very own impressions of and engagement with the sites.
 
a special and much-needed reference, Exploring Nature in Illinois will entertain and enlighten hikers, cyclers, scholars and scouts, morning walkers, weekend drivers, and an individual else looking to come again to nature within the Prairie State.

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Download E-books A Menagerie (Conjunctions Book 61) PDF

Conjunctions: sixty one, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that think the area of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a solid of characters whose tales demonstrate how advanced and wildly contradictory our species’ courting with different animals is. They’re pals, enemies, instruments, nutrition. Descartes deliberated approximately even if animals have souls, identifying they didn’t. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin attached us to them. Wild or tame, sinless or soulless, the animal is a chimera of moving identities, either mundane and mysterious. that includes interviews with William S. Burroughs and Temple Grandin, essays by means of animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction through Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and paintings by way of many others, this number of innovative new writing bargains uncaged entry to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that encompass us.

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Download E-books How to Be a Wildflower: A Field Guide PDF

By Katie Daisy

A clean standpoint, an out of doors exploration, a brand new event approximately to begin—How to Be a Wildflower is the booklet to have fun those and different wide-open events. Encouraging self-discovery via encounters with nature, liked artist Katie Daisy brings her attractive work and lettering to this selection of activities and make, fees, meditations, average historical past, and extra. A recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, a advised to hike by way of the sunshine of the moon, a spot to press flora: each web page contained in the captivating textured two-piece case invitations readers to wander, assemble, relish, and reflect on the flora and fauna round them. for each wild and loose spirit—and those that aspire to be—this is a box advisor to dwelling existence to the fullest.

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