Download Guide to Wild Foods and Useful Plants (2nd Edition) by Christopher Nyerges PDF

By Christopher Nyerges

Author note: ahead by way of Ed Begley, Jr.

An array of considerable wild meals is accessible to hikers, campers, foragers, or an individual drawn to residing towards the earth. Written through a number one specialist on wild meals and a well known instructor of survival abilities, Guide to Wild meals and worthwhile Plants is greater than a list of plant types—it teaches easy methods to realize fit for human consumption crops and the place to discover them, their medicinal and dietary homes, and their turning out to be cycles. This new version beneficial properties greater than 70 crops chanced on everywhere in the usa in addition to greater than a hundred full-color photographs plus a convenient leaf key to aid readers establish the crops. it's also attention-grabbing folklore approximately crops, own anecdotes approximately journeys and food, and straightforward and engaging recipes.

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Download Born to Run! (Dr. Seuss/Cat in the Hat) (Little Golden Book) by Tish Rabe, Patrick Granleese PDF

By Tish Rabe, Patrick Granleese

While Nick desires to pass on an event and Sally desires to pass swimming, the Cat within the Hat understands the place they could do both--alongside Salmon Sam on her very good trip up the Swirly Whirly River! reduced in size to the scale of salmon and swimming in scuba equipment, the Cat and children sign up for Sam as she swims opposed to the present, jumps up waterfalls, and avoids being eaten via a grizzly endure in her quest to come back to the pool of water the place she used to be born to put her eggs. This Little Golden booklet is okay fishy enjoyable for examining on a summer season day, and at purely $3.99--it's virtually as fabulous as Sam's trip!

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Download The Promethean Illusion: The Western Belief in Human Mastery by Bob Tostevin PDF

By Bob Tostevin

This publication explores contradictory realities: our carrying on with trust that nature is topic to our willful keep watch over and nature's refusal to abide via this trust. It investigates specific elements of contemporary technological know-how and spotlights the impression Newtonian technology had upon the Western international. It then significantly assesses 20th century advancements in technological know-how, offering a couple of organic and ecological case reviews that record many of the boundaries that the flora and fauna areas upon human wisdom. The research argues opposed to programmatic proposals to manage nature through genetic engineering and planet management.

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Download Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper by C. Marina Marchese PDF

By C. Marina Marchese

One woman's captivating and private account of forsaking the rat race to stay blissfully as a beekeeper and honey entrepreneur—plus every little thing you'd ever need to know approximately bees.

Ten years in the past, Marina Marchese fell in love with bees in the course of a journey of a neighbor's honeybee hives. stunned to discover that permitting docile honeybees to move slowly throughout her arms instilled a serene tranquility and luxury, Marina hand over her task, received her personal bees, equipped her personal hives, harvested honey, earned a certificates in apitherapy, studied wine tasting as a way to move these talents to honey tasting, and at last opened her personal company. this present day, crimson Bee Honey sells artisanal honey and honey-related items to outlets and eating places everywhere in the country.

Honeybee is not just a hot and encouraging tale of 1 woman's intimate event with honeybees (arguably the main industrious creatures in the world) however it is additionally bursting with interesting and functional information regarding all elements of bees, beekeeping, and honey, together with lifestyles contained in the beehive and the position of the queen, drones, and employees; how bees make honey; pollination and its value in maintaining existence; construction a beehive; hiving and preserving honeybees; harvesting honey and comb; therapeutic with honey and the perform of apitherapy; and lots more and plenty, even more. Recipes for nutrition, drink, and private care items are incorporated all through. additionally integrated is a close appendix of seventy five various kinds of honey.

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Download Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate by Roland C. Anderson PDF

By Roland C. Anderson

The visually arresting and sometimes misunderstood octopus has lengthy captured renowned mind's eye. With an alien visual appeal and an uncanny mind, this extraordinary sea creature has encouraged worry in well-known lore and legends - from the large octopus assault in 20,000 Leagues lower than the Sea to Ursula the ocean witch in The Little Mermaid. but its precise nature is extra wondrous nonetheless. After many years of study, the authors exhibit a delicate, curious, and playful animal with amazing intelligence, a capability to shield itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an complicated worried method, and complex problem-solving skills. during this fantastically photographed ebook, 3 top marine biologists carry readers nose to nose with those amazingly advanced animals that experience involved scientists for many years. From the molluscan ancestry of today's octopus to its creative anatomy, notable mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly kin, the authors take readers during the fabulous lifestyles cycle, uncovering the main points of targeted octopus personalities. With own narratives, underwater learn, wonderful closeup images, and considerate tips for preserving octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the 1st entire ordinary background of this clever denizen of the ocean.

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Download Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden by Irene Pepperberg PDF

By Irene Pepperberg

On September 6, 2007, an African gray parrot named Alex died upfront at age thirty-one. His final phrases to his proprietor, Irene Pepperberg, have been "You be strong. i like you."

What would routinely be a quiet, very deepest occasion used to be, in Alex's case, headline information. Over the thirty years they'd labored jointly, Alex and Irene had develop into famous-two pioneers who opened an extraordinary window into the hidden but gigantic international of animal minds. Alex's mind used to be the dimensions of a shelled walnut, and whilst Irene and Alex first met, birds weren't believed to own any power for language, cognizance, or something remotely resembling human intelligence. but, through the years, Alex proved many stuff. He may upload. He may sound out phrases. He understood options like greater, smaller, extra, fewer, and none. He used to be in a position to concept and purpose. jointly, Alex and Irene exposed a startling fact: we are living in a global populated through considering, wakeful creatures.

The status that resulted used to be impressive. but there has been a facet to their dating that by no means made the papers. They have been emotionally attached to each other. They shared a deep bond a ways past technological know-how. Alex ignored Irene whilst she was once away. He was once jealous whilst she paid realization to different parrots, or maybe humans. He beloved to teach her who was once boss. He enjoyed to bounce. He occasionally grew to become bored via the repetition of his checks, and performed jokes on her. occasionally they sniped at one another. but approximately each day, they each one acknowledged, "I love you."

Alex and Irene stayed jointly via thick and thin-despite sneers from specialists, awesome monetary sacrifices, and a nomadic life from one univer­sity to a different. the tale in their thirty-year event is both a landmark of medical success and of an unforgettable human-animal bond.

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Download The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals by Richard D. Estes PDF

By Richard D. Estes

Publish yr note: First released in 1993

Since its unique book in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the simplest box consultant to gazing and figuring out the habit of African mammals. An imperative device for naturalists touring to Africa, this new version has been revised to recognize the passion to these observing those incredible animals at zoos and flora and fauna parks, and on film.

The Safari Companion permits readers to acknowledge and interpret seen behavioral actions, akin to courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of younger. every one account of over eighty species incorporates a behavioral desk within which the original activities of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are defined for simple reference. moreover, beneficial maps convey the key nationwide obstacles, plants zones, and video game parks appropriate to the consultant. The e-book comprises an intensive word list, in addition to pointers on flora and fauna images, an inventory of corporations operating to guard African natural world, and suggestion on the place and whilst to work out the animals.

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Download Stable Nanoemulsions: Self-Assembly in Nature and by Joseph DArrigo PDF

By Joseph DArrigo

Certain good lipid nanoemulsions, current in traditional waters and sure synthetic media, show - upon intravenous injection - a marked potential for swift lively focusing on, either to tumors and to definite lesion websites. This class of lipid nanoemulsions comprises no phospholipids, no proteins nor peptides, no carbohydrates, and no chemical amendment of the lipophilic medications is needed; as a result it avoids a number of prior difficulties mentioned for past types of particular nanoemulsions.

The ebook covers intimately the underlying chemical and biochemical rules of solid lipid nanoemulsions in addition to many present and capability purposes in nanomedicine reminiscent of designated chemotherapy. it truly is in concord with ambitions of the present US nationwide Nanotechnology Initiative, which come with nanomedical techniques to drug supply that target constructing nanoscale debris to enhance drug bioavailability i.e. frequently utilizing special nanoparticles for supplying medicines with phone precision and not more facet effects.

Despite the most obvious useful value to numerous fields together with nanomedicine there's presently no finished e-book on hand within the literature. The proposed e-book will successfully fill this gap.

  • Detailed insurance of the underlying chemical and biochemical rules of sturdy lipid nanoemulsions.
  • The ebook contains many present and power purposes in nanomedicine equivalent to particular chemotherapy.

  • Contains sixty seven figures (including thirteen microscope photographs) and 26 tables

  • Over 1200 literature references, a lot of them of very fresh date.

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Download Finding the First T. Rex (Stepping Stones) by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld PDF

By Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld

IN 1902, WILLIAM HORNADAY passed a map to the recognized paleontologist Barnum Brown. It was once Hornaday’s hand-drawn instructions to a distant quarter of the Montana Badlands, the place he believed awesome dinosaur fossils lay buried. Following the map, Brown dug up a jawbone edged with six-inch lengthy the teeth, the is still of a gigantic creature nobody had ever visible earlier than. yet one bone wasn’t sufficient, and Brown quickly came across himself in a determined race to find the skeleton of the secret carnivore!

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