Download E-books The Art of Tracking, the Origin of Science PDF

By Louis Liebenberg

In a piece of painstaking and wide-ranging scholarship, sponsored up by means of fieldwork one of the Kalahari hunter-gatherers, Louis Liebenberg explains how the paintings of monitoring represents a vital step in human evolution. Liebenberg examines the foundations of monitoring, and the category and interpretation of spoor lower than tricky stipulations. He additionally exhibits how the unique speculative hypotheses of early hunter-gatherers have an instantaneous line to the propositions of recent physicists who 'track' sub-atomic debris. within the e-book, the writer argues that the artwork of monitoring contains an identical highbrow and inventive skills as physics and arithmetic, and should for this reason symbolize the starting place of technology itself. The publication has been hailed as a true contribution to our realizing of the complexity keen on the method wherein indigenous peoples tune and hunt animals. it really is insightful, certain and good articulated.

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Download E-books Woodlands PDF

'Trees are flora and fauna simply as deer or primroses are flora and fauna. each one species has its personal schedule and its personal interactions with human actions ...' Written via one among Britain's best-known naturalists, Woodlands deals a desirable new perception into the timber of the British panorama that experience crammed us with awe and idea through the centuries. taking a look at such different facts because the woods utilized in constructions and ships, and the way wooded area has been portrayed in photos and images, Rackham lines British forest in the course of the a long time, from the evolution of wildwood, via man's impact at the panorama, glossy forestry and its legacy, and up to date conservation efforts and their results. In his vigorous and carefully enticing variety, Rackham explores woodlands and their historical past, via names, surveys, mapping and criminal files, archaeology, photos and artworks, therefore supplying an completely compelling perception into British woodlands and the way they've got come to form a countrywide obsession.

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Download E-books Nature Guide: Birds (Nature Guides) PDF

By David Burnie

A brand new new release of illustrated usual historical past handbooks, produced along side the Smithsonian establishment.

The new DK Nature Guides shape a entire, available, and informative sequence of illustrated reference books that take on key common heritage topics in DK's inimitable style.

From the Arctic Tern and American Woodcock to the Turkey Vulture and Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Nature advisor: Birds is packed filled with beautiful pictures that exhibit fowl anatomy, flight, migration styles, breeding, habitats-all excellent for poultry observing and straightforward identification.

Includes:

  • Stunning photos revealing difficult info and targeted gains of specimens
  • Expert writing and learn via specialists
  • Clear, concise, and informative textual content deliver the themes to life
  • Specially commissioned close-up images and illustrations
  • Carefully established profiles making sure you can actually find key information
  • Entries geared up in intuitive different types or groupings for ease of reference

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Download E-books Owl (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

By Desmond Morris

From Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussycat”to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, owls were woven into the cloth of pop culture. now and then they're depicted as dignified, clever previous students and at different occasions as foreboding voyeurs who see all and interrogate with an accusatory, “Who? Who?” In Owl best-selling writer Desmond Morris explores the usual and cultural background of those predators of the evening who include either reliable and evil in turn.

In this interesting e-book, Morris describes the evolution, the numerous species, and the vast unfold of owls around the globe. Owls are discovered on each land mass worldwide, aside from Antarctica; and due to their broad distribution, owls look within the folktales, myths, and legends of many local peoples—in addition to renowned artwork, movie, and literature around the globe. that includes over a hundred telling illustrations from nature and tradition, Owl will entice the various enthusiasts of this enigmatic poultry, from the pleasant Mr. Owls to silent, sinister, hunters of the dark.

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Download E-books Butterflies, Moths, and Other Invertebrates of Costa Rica: A Field Guide (The Corrie Herring Hooks Series) PDF

By Carrol L. Henderson

At the organic crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an staggering array of crops and animals—over part 1000000 species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from all over the world, drawn by means of the chance of seeing greater than 3 or 400 species of birds and different animals in the course of even a brief remain. to aid a majority of these viewers, in addition to neighborhood citizens, establish and revel in the natural world of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson released Field consultant to the natural world of Costa Rica in 2002, and it immediately grew to become the integral guide.

Now Henderson has created a committed box consultant to multiple hundred tropical butterflies, moths, and different invertebrates that tourists are probably to work out whereas exploring the wild lands of Costa Rica. He comprises attention-grabbing details on their usual background, ecology, id, and behaviour gleaned from his 40 years of travels and flora and fauna viewing, in addition to info on the place to determine those extraordinary and gorgeous creatures. The butterflies, moths, and different invertebrates are illustrated by means of over one hundred eighty gorgeous and colourful photographs—most of that have been taken within the wild by means of Henderson. a close and useful appendix that identifies a lot of Costa Rica's most sensible wildlife-watching locations, hotels, and make contact with details for trip-planning reasons completes the volume.

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Download E-books Cottage Bugs: Insects and other creepy crawlies PDF

By Cottage Life

During the last 25 years, Cottage lifestyles journal has responded many reader questions about cottage-country bugs and spiders. From deciding upon massive mosquitoes and explaining spider behaviour to discouraging wasps and cluster flies, Cottage insects: bugs and different creepy-crawlies is a set of the main interesting questions and solutions, offering useful recommendation that will help you take pleasure in and, occasionally, suffer those interesting cottage critters.

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Download E-books Basic Illustrated Poisonous and Psychoactive Plants (Basic Illustrated Series) PDF

By Jim Meuninck

A richly photographed and information-packed software for the amateur or convenient reference for the veteran, Basic Illustrated toxic and Harmful Plants distills years of information into a reasonable visible consultant. even if making plans a visit or thumbing for evidence within the box, with this up to date advisor you will discover tips to establish and stay away from toxic, damaging, and psychoactive vegetation within the contiguous United States.

BASIC ILLUSTRATED toxic and Psychoactive vegetation identifies wild and cultivated crops that are:

•    poisonous and dangerous
•    Psychoactive
•    Allergenic
•    Inflammatory

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