Puerto Rico's Birds in Photographs: A Complete Guide Including the Virgin Islands: With CD-ROM [With CDROM]

By Mark W. Oberle

The 1st ebook to demonstrate in colour images all breeding birds and common migrants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands--- now in its 3rd version. Over four hundred colour pictures of 191 species of birds are incorporated. The English textual content is designed for college kids, academics, and birdwatchers who are looking to comprehend the average historical past of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by means of studying approximately their attention-grabbing birds. The species' existence histories are written for the overall reader, and comprise vital classes for conservation of our normal assets. Over a hundred specialist and beginner ornithologists collaborated during this attempt. The publication comes with a CD-ROM with Spanish and English existence background debts and audio clips of over four hundred species, plus over 2,900 photographs, net assets, birdfinding info, essays on evolution and conservation, and an in depth bibliography. All species of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, plus such a lot birds of the Lesser Antilles are integrated. The CD-ROM is written in HTML, for workstation and Macintosh desktops, and permits effortless use for scholar initiatives in biology, track, and paintings.

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By Mark W. Oberle

The 1st ebook to demonstrate in colour images all breeding birds and common migrants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands--- now in its 3rd version. Over four hundred colour pictures of 191 species of birds are incorporated. The English textual content is designed for college kids, academics, and birdwatchers who are looking to comprehend the average historical past of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by means of studying approximately their attention-grabbing birds. The species' existence histories are written for the overall reader, and comprise vital classes for conservation of our normal assets. Over a hundred specialist and beginner ornithologists collaborated during this attempt. The publication comes with a CD-ROM with Spanish and English existence background debts and audio clips of over four hundred species, plus over 2,900 photographs, net assets, birdfinding info, essays on evolution and conservation, and an in depth bibliography. All species of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, plus such a lot birds of the Lesser Antilles are integrated. The CD-ROM is written in HTML, for workstation and Macintosh desktops, and permits effortless use for scholar initiatives in biology, track, and paintings.

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Bully for Brontosaurus: Reflections in Natural History

By Stephen Jay Gould

"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on typical background. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can paintings himself right into a corkscrew of rules and inconceivable allusions paragraph after paragraph after which, uncoiling, hit it with such strength that his lovers understand they're experiencing the sport of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York instances booklet Review

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By Stephen Jay Gould

"Provocative and delightfully discursive essays on typical background. . . . Gould is the Stan Musial of essay writing. He can paintings himself right into a corkscrew of rules and inconceivable allusions paragraph after paragraph after which, uncoiling, hit it with such strength that his lovers understand they're experiencing the sport of essay writing at its best."--John Noble Wilford, New York instances booklet Review

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Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides)

By Paul J. Baicich

Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, moment Edition presents an intensive, species-by-species advisor to the breeding biology of the birds of North the US. a few 670 breeding species are defined in complete, overlaying the birds of an unlimited quarter, from the Arctic to the southern boundary of the continental usa. the most textual content offers whole easy info at the breeding cycle of every species, summarized in a typical series: nest habitat, nest-site, nest building, breeding season, eggs, incubation and nesting and nestling interval. greater than seven-hundred colour and line illustrations offer helpful info at the id of the nests, eggs, and nestlings of 597 species. The ebook covers possibly the main attention-grabbing features of North American poultry lifestyles, their replica and the care in their younger, crucial parts within the survival of any species. The ebook summarizes all that's identified of this significant a part of a bird's existence cycle, and by means of omission, issues to what's but unknown and will but be came upon by means of the clinical ornithologist and birder alike. in the event that your fascination within the nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds facilities on deciding on them within the box, you can find this booklet crucial. If conservation is usually a priority, you are going to get pleasure from the worth of figuring out the breeding standards and biology of even the most typical of species. This booklet will turn out necessary no matter what your curiosity in North American birds.

Key Features:

  • Describes nests, eggs, and nestlings and provides uncomplicated organic info on nesting and breeding biology
  • Includes updated insurance of all breeding species present in North the US, together with Alaska and Canada in a single finished quantity
  • Contains greater than seven hundred colour and line illustrations of nests, eggs, and nestlings

Species checklist via Family:

Loons: Gaviidae. Grebes: Podicipedidae. Shearwaters: Procellariidae. Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae. Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae. Pelicans: Pelecanidae. Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae. Darters: Anhingidae. Frigatebirds: Fregatidae. Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae. Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiomithidae. Storks: Ciconiidae. Swans, ducks, and geese: Anatidae. American Vultures: Catharidae. Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Allies: Accipitridae. Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae. Guans: Cracidae. Partridges, Grouse, Turkey, and Quail: Phasianidae. Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae. Limpkins: Aramidae. Cranes: Gruidae. Plovers: Charadriidae. Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae. Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae. Jacanas: Jacanidae. Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies: Scolopacidae. Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae. Auks, Murres, and Puffins: Alcidae. Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae. Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae. Cuckoos, Roadrunner, and Anis: Cuculidae. Barn Owls: Tytonidae. general Owls: Strigidae. Goatsuckers: Caprimulgidae. Swifts: Apodidae. Hummingbirds: Trochilidae. Trogons: Trogonidae. Kingfishers: Alcedinidae. Woodpeckers: Picidae. Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae. Larks: Alaudidae. Swallows: Hirundinidae. Jays, Magpies, and Crows: Corvidae. Titmica: Paridae. Verdin: Remizidae. Bushtits: Aegithalidae. Nutcatchers: Sittidae. Creepers: Certhiidae. Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae. Wrens: Troglodytidae. Dippers: Cinclidae. outdated global Warblers, Gnatcatchers, previous global Flycatchers, Thrushes and Wrentit: Uscicapidae. Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae. Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae. Waxwings Bombycillidae. Silky-Flycatchers: Ptilogonatidae. Shrikes: Laniidae. Starlings: Stumidae. Vireos: Vireonidae. Wood-Warblers, Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbreaks, Sparrows, Buntins, Blackbirds, and Allies: Emberizidae. Fringinlline and Carueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae. previous international Sparrows: Passeridae.

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By Paul J. Baicich

Nests, Eggs, and Nestlings of North American Birds, moment Edition presents an intensive, species-by-species advisor to the breeding biology of the birds of North the US. a few 670 breeding species are defined in complete, overlaying the birds of an unlimited quarter, from the Arctic to the southern boundary of the continental usa. the most textual content offers whole easy info at the breeding cycle of every species, summarized in a typical series: nest habitat, nest-site, nest building, breeding season, eggs, incubation and nesting and nestling interval. greater than seven-hundred colour and line illustrations offer helpful info at the id of the nests, eggs, and nestlings of 597 species. The ebook covers possibly the main attention-grabbing features of North American poultry lifestyles, their replica and the care in their younger, crucial parts within the survival of any species. The ebook summarizes all that's identified of this significant a part of a bird's existence cycle, and by means of omission, issues to what's but unknown and will but be came upon by means of the clinical ornithologist and birder alike. in the event that your fascination within the nests, eggs, and nestlings of North American birds facilities on deciding on them within the box, you can find this booklet crucial. If conservation is usually a priority, you are going to get pleasure from the worth of figuring out the breeding standards and biology of even the most typical of species. This booklet will turn out necessary no matter what your curiosity in North American birds.

Key Features:

  • Describes nests, eggs, and nestlings and provides uncomplicated organic info on nesting and breeding biology
  • Includes updated insurance of all breeding species present in North the US, together with Alaska and Canada in a single finished quantity
  • Contains greater than seven hundred colour and line illustrations of nests, eggs, and nestlings

Species checklist via Family:

Loons: Gaviidae. Grebes: Podicipedidae. Shearwaters: Procellariidae. Storm-Petrels: Hydrobatidae. Boobies and Gannets: Sulidae. Pelicans: Pelecanidae. Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae. Darters: Anhingidae. Frigatebirds: Fregatidae. Bitterns and Herons: Ardeidae. Ibises and Spoonbills: Threskiomithidae. Storks: Ciconiidae. Swans, ducks, and geese: Anatidae. American Vultures: Catharidae. Kites, Hawks, Eagles and Allies: Accipitridae. Caracaras and Falcons: Falconidae. Guans: Cracidae. Partridges, Grouse, Turkey, and Quail: Phasianidae. Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae. Limpkins: Aramidae. Cranes: Gruidae. Plovers: Charadriidae. Oystercatchers: Haematopodidae. Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae. Jacanas: Jacanidae. Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies: Scolopacidae. Jaegers, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae. Auks, Murres, and Puffins: Alcidae. Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae. Parakeets and Parrots: Psittacidae. Cuckoos, Roadrunner, and Anis: Cuculidae. Barn Owls: Tytonidae. general Owls: Strigidae. Goatsuckers: Caprimulgidae. Swifts: Apodidae. Hummingbirds: Trochilidae. Trogons: Trogonidae. Kingfishers: Alcedinidae. Woodpeckers: Picidae. Tyrant Flycatchers: Tyrannidae. Larks: Alaudidae. Swallows: Hirundinidae. Jays, Magpies, and Crows: Corvidae. Titmica: Paridae. Verdin: Remizidae. Bushtits: Aegithalidae. Nutcatchers: Sittidae. Creepers: Certhiidae. Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae. Wrens: Troglodytidae. Dippers: Cinclidae. outdated global Warblers, Gnatcatchers, previous global Flycatchers, Thrushes and Wrentit: Uscicapidae. Mockingbirds and Thrashers: Mimidae. Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae. Waxwings Bombycillidae. Silky-Flycatchers: Ptilogonatidae. Shrikes: Laniidae. Starlings: Stumidae. Vireos: Vireonidae. Wood-Warblers, Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbreaks, Sparrows, Buntins, Blackbirds, and Allies: Emberizidae. Fringinlline and Carueline Finches and Allies: Fringillidae. previous international Sparrows: Passeridae.

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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 ebook solutions all of those questions and extra, with over 100 evidence approximately dinosaurs and different prehistoric creatures.

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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 ebook solutions all of those questions and extra, with over 100 evidence approximately dinosaurs and different prehistoric creatures.

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Gassendi the Atomist: Advocate of History in an Age of Science (Ideas in Context)

By Lynn Sumida Joy

Students within the early 17th century who studied historic Greek medical theories usually drew upon philology and background to reconstruct a extra basic photo of the Greek earlier. Gassendi's education as a humanist historiographer enabled him to formulate a perception of the background of philosophy during which the rationality of medical and philosophical inquiry relied on the historic justifications which he built for his ideals. Professor pleasure examines this belief and analyzes the character of Gassendi's ancient education, particularly its courting to his profession as a physicist and astronomer. She exhibits how he rehabilitated Epicurean atomism through bringing jointly the arguments of the Greek atomists and people of his contemporaries. In doing so, he produced an account of the flora and fauna which made it an item of empirical examine and mechanical clarification.

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By Lynn Sumida Joy

Students within the early 17th century who studied historic Greek medical theories usually drew upon philology and background to reconstruct a extra basic photo of the Greek earlier. Gassendi's education as a humanist historiographer enabled him to formulate a perception of the background of philosophy during which the rationality of medical and philosophical inquiry relied on the historic justifications which he built for his ideals. Professor pleasure examines this belief and analyzes the character of Gassendi's ancient education, particularly its courting to his profession as a physicist and astronomer. She exhibits how he rehabilitated Epicurean atomism through bringing jointly the arguments of the Greek atomists and people of his contemporaries. In doing so, he produced an account of the flora and fauna which made it an item of empirical examine and mechanical clarification.

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Night Sky (A Guide To Field Identification)

By Mark R. Chartrand, Helmut K. Wimmer

This e-book is better considered on a colour device.

Don't pass over the simplest meteor bathe of the yr. observe the determine of the boy, "Jack," at the moon. quick find favourite constellations akin to the large and Little Dipper, Orion, Draco, and Cassiopeia. With Mark R. Chartrand's evening Sky: A advisor to box id, you can now! No different consultant makes it more straightforward for the informal stargazer or starting astronomer to benefit from the splendors of the universe and savor the legislation that govern the solar, moon, planets, and stars.
-Ideal for viewing with the bare eye, binoculars, or small telescopes
-Seasonal sky maps for every sector of the United States
-Expert support photographing celestial events
-Solar eclipse timetable and secure viewing tips

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By Mark R. Chartrand, Helmut K. Wimmer

This e-book is better considered on a colour device.

Don't pass over the simplest meteor bathe of the yr. observe the determine of the boy, "Jack," at the moon. quick find favourite constellations akin to the large and Little Dipper, Orion, Draco, and Cassiopeia. With Mark R. Chartrand's evening Sky: A advisor to box id, you can now! No different consultant makes it more straightforward for the informal stargazer or starting astronomer to benefit from the splendors of the universe and savor the legislation that govern the solar, moon, planets, and stars.
-Ideal for viewing with the bare eye, binoculars, or small telescopes
-Seasonal sky maps for every sector of the United States
-Expert support photographing celestial events
-Solar eclipse timetable and secure viewing tips

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Secret Knowledge of Water: There Are Two Easy Ways to Die in the Desert: Thirst and Drowning

By Craig Childs

Deserts are environments that may be inhospitable even to pro explorers. Craig Childs has spent years within the deserts of the yank West, and his treks via arid lands looking for water show the flora and fauna at its so much severe.

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By Craig Childs

Deserts are environments that may be inhospitable even to pro explorers. Craig Childs has spent years within the deserts of the yank West, and his treks via arid lands looking for water show the flora and fauna at its so much severe.

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An Orchard Invisible: A Natural History of Seeds

The tale of seeds, in a nutshell, is a story of evolution. From the tiny sesame that we sprinkle on our bagels to the forty-five-pound double coconut borne by means of the coco de mer tree, seeds are a perpetual reminder of the complexity and variety of lifestyles on the earth. With An Orchard Invisible, Jonathan Silvertown offers the oft-ignored seed with the average historical past it merits, one approximately as diversified and staggering because the earth’s plant life itself.

Beginning with the evolution of the 1st seed plant from fernlike ancestors greater than 360 million years in the past, Silvertown contains his story via epochs and all over the world. In a transparent and fascinating sort, he delves into the technological know-how of seeds: How and why perform a little lie dormant for years on finish? How did seeds evolve? the wide range of makes use of that people have constructed for seeds of every kind additionally gets a desirable glance, studded with examples, together with meals, oils, perfumes, and prescribed drugs. An capable consultant with a watch for the weird, Silvertown is excited to take readers on unexpected—but continuously interesting—tangents, from Lyme illness to human colour imaginative and prescient to the Salem witch trials. yet he by no means we could us omit that the motive force in the back of the tale of seeds—its subject matter, even—is evolution, with its irrepressible behavior of stumbling upon new suggestions to the demanding situations of life.

"I have nice religion in a seed," Thoreau wrote. "Convince me that you've a seed there, and i'm ready to anticipate wonders." Written with a scientist’s wisdom and a gardener’s satisfaction, An Orchard Invisible deals these wonders in a package deal that would be impossible to resist to technological know-how buffs and eco-friendly thumbs alike.

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The tale of seeds, in a nutshell, is a story of evolution. From the tiny sesame that we sprinkle on our bagels to the forty-five-pound double coconut borne by means of the coco de mer tree, seeds are a perpetual reminder of the complexity and variety of lifestyles on the earth. With An Orchard Invisible, Jonathan Silvertown offers the oft-ignored seed with the average historical past it merits, one approximately as diversified and staggering because the earth’s plant life itself.

Beginning with the evolution of the 1st seed plant from fernlike ancestors greater than 360 million years in the past, Silvertown contains his story via epochs and all over the world. In a transparent and fascinating sort, he delves into the technological know-how of seeds: How and why perform a little lie dormant for years on finish? How did seeds evolve? the wide range of makes use of that people have constructed for seeds of every kind additionally gets a desirable glance, studded with examples, together with meals, oils, perfumes, and prescribed drugs. An capable consultant with a watch for the weird, Silvertown is excited to take readers on unexpected—but continuously interesting—tangents, from Lyme illness to human colour imaginative and prescient to the Salem witch trials. yet he by no means we could us omit that the motive force in the back of the tale of seeds—its subject matter, even—is evolution, with its irrepressible behavior of stumbling upon new suggestions to the demanding situations of life.

"I have nice religion in a seed," Thoreau wrote. "Convince me that you've a seed there, and i'm ready to anticipate wonders." Written with a scientist’s wisdom and a gardener’s satisfaction, An Orchard Invisible deals these wonders in a package deal that would be impossible to resist to technological know-how buffs and eco-friendly thumbs alike.

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Mountains of the Mind: Adventures in Reaching the Summit

By Robert Macfarlane

Combining money owed of mythical mountain ascents with shiny descriptions of his personal forays into wild, excessive landscapes, Robert McFarlane unearths how the secret of the world’s optimum locations has got here to grip the Western imagination—and perennially attracts legions of adventurers up the main perilous slopes.
His tale starts off 3 centuries in the past, whilst mountains have been feared because the forbidding abodes of dragons and different mysterious beasts. within the mid-1700s the attentions of either technological know-how and poetry sparked a keenness for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the elegant reviews on hand on excessive; and by means of 1924 the loss of life on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory got here to represent the heroic beliefs of his day. Macfarlane additionally displays on worry, probability, and the shattering great thing about ice and snow, the contest and contemplation of the climb, and the unusual trade fact of excessive altitude, magically enveloping us within the attract of mountains at each point.

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By Robert Macfarlane

Combining money owed of mythical mountain ascents with shiny descriptions of his personal forays into wild, excessive landscapes, Robert McFarlane unearths how the secret of the world’s optimum locations has got here to grip the Western imagination—and perennially attracts legions of adventurers up the main perilous slopes.
His tale starts off 3 centuries in the past, whilst mountains have been feared because the forbidding abodes of dragons and different mysterious beasts. within the mid-1700s the attentions of either technological know-how and poetry sparked a keenness for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the elegant reviews on hand on excessive; and by means of 1924 the loss of life on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory got here to represent the heroic beliefs of his day. Macfarlane additionally displays on worry, probability, and the shattering great thing about ice and snow, the contest and contemplation of the climb, and the unusual trade fact of excessive altitude, magically enveloping us within the attract of mountains at each point.

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