Download Elephant (Animal) by Dan Wylie PDF

By Dan Wylie

Aristotle characterised the elephant as "the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind" and the animal has lengthy figured in cultural artifacts, even on continents it hasn't ever inhabited. Now Elephant presents an interesting examine the elephant's lengthy legacy.

clone of the elephant are available all through international cultures as a logo of intelligence, energy, and loyalty. Wylie attracts on a wealthy array of examples to rfile that symbolic strength, starting from symbols of the Hindu god of knowledge, Ganesh, to the loved children's works Dumbo and Babar the Elephant.

Turning to the elephant's organic historical past, Wylie describes the 3 closing species—the African Bush Elephant, African woodland Elephant, and the Asian Elephant—and the debatable efforts for elephant conservation. With ivory poaching and human encroachment into the animal's typical habitats, Wylie argues that we are facing a uniquely poignant conservation obstacle within which elephants and people either unsustainably eat constrained common resources.

A compelling new access within the Animal sequence, Elephant could be worthy for each animal lover's bookshelf.

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Download Nature's Numbers: The Unreal Reality Of Mathematics by Ian Stewart PDF

By Ian Stewart

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Publish 12 months note: First released in 1995

"It seems to us that the universe is dependent in a deeply mathematical means. Falling our bodies fall with predictable accelerations. Eclipses might be properly forecast centuries prematurely. Nuclear strength crops generate electrical energy based on recognized formulation. yet these examples are the end of the iceberg. In Nature's Numbers, Ian Stewart provides many extra, each one captivating in its personal way.. Stewart admirably captures compelling and obtainable mathematical principles besides the excitement of deliberating them. He writes with readability and precision. those that take pleasure in this type of factor will love this book."—Los Angeles Times

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Download How Animals Talk: And Other Pleasant Studies of Birds and by William J. Long PDF

By William J. Long

The vintage and unique textual content that first explored the telepathic tools of communique of untamed animals

• in response to years of specific box observations, first released in 1919

• Written through the recognized American naturalist who used to be the 1st to review telepathy within the wild

• Forewords by way of biologists Rupert Sheldrake, who has spent 15 years learning the unexplained powers of animals, and Marc Bekoff, the editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Animal habit

Many assets have commented at the silent verbal exchange talents of pets, yet by no means sooner than and never because the first booklet of this publication in 1919 has the topic of animal telepathy within the wild been so absolutely researched. How Animals speak explores the phenomenon of vocal, silent, or even immobile conversation between animals. From crow consult immediate herd verbal exchange, writer William J. lengthy theorizes that animals are even more clever, emotional, and ethical than we've generally proposal and that their skill to experience the presence of different dwelling beings is an innate skill shared through people besides. in accordance with a long time of box observations, this vintage textual content comprises quite a few examples of animal habit that defy traditional rationalization.

Long believed within the value and validity of anecdotal facts. He famous the hazards of traditional study in decreasing animals to mere numbers and the way the chilly third-person prose of clinical learn can objectify animals, distancing "us" from "them." His findings at the effect of our presence on animal life--and the associated fee that we pay in keeping apart ourselves from animals, who support outline our position within the usual world--may be extra correct this present day than ever prior to.

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Download Born to Explore: How to Be a Backyard Adventurer by Richard Wiese PDF

By Richard Wiese

Born to discover is full of abilities, tasks, and crucial wisdom for the budding adventurer

Explorer extraordinaire Richard Wiese's a couple of hundred first-class initiatives convey tips on how to get pleasure from technology and nature, the best way to now not continuously take the main walked course, and the way to profit to "read" the flora and fauna. Discovery doesn't happen simply within the Amazon or deep within the ocean. It occurs in all places round us:

Navigate by way of the stars,

inform time and not using a watch,

begin a hearth with no match,

Make an igloo,

construct your personal canoe,

And be ready for any problem.

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Download Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America by William Stolzenburg PDF

By William Stolzenburg

Past due one June evening in 2011, a wide animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut expressway. The creature seemed as anything out of recent England's forgotten prior. Beside the line lay a 140-pound mountain lion.

Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor from a bygone century whilst lions final roamed the jap usa. yet a extra superb state of affairs of proof quickly spread out. The lion was once 3 years outdated, with a DNA path embarking from the Black Hills of South Dakota on a cross-country odyssey finally passing inside of thirty miles of latest York urban. It was once the farthest landbound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in the USA, by way of a slightly weaned teen venturing solo via adversarial terrain.

William Stolzenburg retraces his two-year journey--from his embattled birthplace within the Black Hills, around the nice Plains and the Mississippi River, via Midwest metropolises and distant northern forests, to his tragic finale upon Connecticut's Gold Coast. alongside the best way, the lion traverses lands with humans gunning for his variety, in addition to these championing his reason.

Heart of a Lion is a narrative of 1 heroic creature pitting intuition opposed to towering odds, coming domestic to a society deeply divided over his go back. It is a testomony to the resilience of nature, and a attempt of humanity's willingness to dwell back beside the last word image of wildness.

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Download The Worm Forgives the Plough by John Stewart Collis PDF

By John Stewart Collis

This identify is gifted with an advent via Robert Macfarlane. in the course of the moment international battle, John Stewart Collis volunteered to depart his cozy existence as a tutorial to paintings at the land for the warfare attempt. His account of this time completely captures the soft-handed, city-dweller's naivety and sweetness either on the workings of nature and the durability of existence on a farm. It's set within the south of britain and includes exquisitely written sections on no matter what occurs to take Collis' fancy and encourage his considerate interest, starting from funny sketches of the characters he works along; mini-essays corresponding to 'Contemplation upon Ants', The secret of Clouds', 'Colloquy at the Rick', 'Meditation whereas Singling Mangolds', 'The backyard of Eden'; and, celebrations of the earthworm, pea and potato. His brain levels in every single place via literature technology and philosophy in addition to extraordinary descriptive writing, which makes for a ebook that's as uncategorisable because it is mesmerizing.

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Download Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in by David Turner PDF

By David Turner

An enticing consultant that illustrates the importance of birds all through history Did the Cettia's Warbler encourage the hole notes of the final move of Beethoven's moment Symphony? Who between a bunch of opponents wrote the easiest poem concerning the nightingale? And is there a James Bond movie named after a duck? discover the solutions to those ornithological conundrums and others during this enticing e-book that delves into literature, technological know-how, faith, tremendous paintings, and pop culture to bare how a poultry may be way over the sum of its feathered, winged, and webbed components. Worshipped as gods and damned as brokers of the satan in equivalent degree, birds have additionally fostered clinical breakthroughs or even helped galvanize a conflict. This enjoyable consultant is stuffed with interesting insights into the standard bird's unusually huge function in heritage and tradition.

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Download Birds of the Lake Erie Region by Carolyn V. Platt, Gary Meszaros PDF

By Carolyn V. Platt, Gary Meszaros

This most up-to-date collaboration of Carolyn V. Platt and Gary Meszaros is a superbly photographed publication that explores Lake Erie and its results at the birds that make this sector their domestic. Birds of the Lake Erie sector observes a 12 months of climate adjustments and avian migrations—from the wintertime convergence of geese and different waterbirds at the lake's final ice-free parts to the thrill of the raptor and shorebird migrations within the fall. specialist or beginner, birders and nature fanatics should be moved by means of Platt's social gathering of those birds and their habitat and by way of Meszaros's outstanding images of the fragile fantastic thing about those beautiful creatures.

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