The Hidden Life of Deer: Lessons from the Natural World

By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

In The Hidden lifetime of Deer, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, the New York instances bestselling writer of The Hidden lifetime of canine, turns her recognition to wild deer, and the numerous classes we will study by means of gazing nature. a story masterpiece and a naturalist’s pride, The Hidden lifetime of Deer is according to the three hundred and sixty five days Thomas, a popular anthropologist, spent learning the neighborhood deer inhabitants close to her domestic in New Hampshire.

Show description

Continue reading

Parmenides, Venerable and Awesome. Plato, Theaetetus 183e: Proceedings of the International Symposium

In October of 2007, the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (Argentina) hosted a global Symposium at the philosophy of Parmenides to have fun the construction of the University's new heart for the learn of historical Philosophy. The event-co-organized by means of the HYELE Institute for Comparative reports (Switzerland) and Parmenides Publishing-brought jointly students from all over the world to offer their newest paintings and perform dialogue. those court cases current the amassed papers that have been given-all absolutely translated into English-and edited through Nestor-Luis Cordero. through the years best as much as the overseas Symposium, no fewer than seven books on Parmenides have been released. This revival and resurgence of curiosity in Parmenides and the serious studies of conventional interpretations of his poem made this definitely the right time for an international convention devoted to the popular determine often called the real father of philosophy. The Symposium on Parmenides united the world's finest Parmenidean students, with many contributors having written one, if no longer numerous books on Parmenides. The complaints quantity hence represents the main state of the art and in-depth scholarship on Parmenides on hand this day, and should be a superb and well timed enrichment to the sector of Presocratic Philosophy.

Show description

Continue reading

Life on the Wing: A Bird Chronicle From the Pages of the Times

By Derwent May

From dainty avocets prancing alongside the beach to panic-stricken waxwings frenziedly gobbling berries, from barking barnacle ducks to hovering skylarks, Derwent may perhaps writes approximately birds in a really specified method. As he is going looking for birdlife in various locations – the English lanes and rolling corn fields that he loves, the lonely Essex marshes, the distant bird-haunted islands of Grassholm and reasonable Isle – may perhaps unearths simply what it seems like to be a birdwatcher. With him, the reader will event the thrill of unpolluted discoveries, the peace and contentment that birds can convey and the comedy to be stumbled on either within the behaviour of birds and the human reaction to them. may perhaps is an alert observer of avian conduct and manners, describing them vividly and poetically, yet underlying every little thing he writes is medical wisdom and a wealth of expertise. utilizing all of those abilities and drawing on his well known weekly ‘Feather Reports’ column from the days, may possibly creates a desirable chronicle of a yr within the lifetime of our birds, from robins to rarities, with Peter Brown’s illustrations including the precise completion.

Show description

Continue reading

Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

By Bill Streever

From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's day trip to "The yr with out Summer," invoice Streever trips via background, fable, geography, and ecology in a year-long look for cold--real, icy, 40-below chilly. In July he reveals it whereas taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming gap; in September whereas excavating our planet's historical and never so historic ice a while; and in October whereas exploring hibernation behavior in animals, from people to wooden frogs to bears.

A scientist whose ardour for chilly runs crimson sizzling, Streever is a wondrous advisor: he conjures woolly substantial carcasses and the ice-age Clovis tribe from melting glaciers, and he conjures up blizzards so wild readers may well freeze--limb through vicarious limb.

Show description

Continue reading

Galloway and the Borders (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 101)

Another quantity within the widely-read New Naturalist sequence, this booklet is an in-depth examine of the normal advancements and background of Galloway and surrounding areas.

Often ignored end result of the popularity of common habitat in different elements of the rustic, the writer right here conveys the variety and style of nature within the south of Scotland.

Galloway and the borders is a really diverse sector, from saltmarshes and shingle shorelines to rocky islands and seabird stations. the wide variety of hills, exhibiting a wealth of wealthy shades, supply the realm its dominant personality. the various collection of wildlife in simple terms upload to the diversity.

Show description

Continue reading

Penguins: Close Encounters

By David Tipling

The colourful and fascinating global of penguins is proven in all its glory during this new e-book from well known natural world photographer David Tipling, who has trekked to distant and lovely destinations to seize birds of their normal habitat going approximately their day-by-day lives. Moments hardly stuck through people were preserved on movie and reproduced in wonderful full-colour photos. Penguins: shut Encounters showcases one hundred forty striking images of birds within the wild, and a quick description accompanies each one picture. The publication has assurance of the entire world's 17 penguin species - together with a accomplished 'penguin truth dossier' part on the finish - and chapters conceal all points in their lives and behavior. This booklet is a party of those birds and a photographic research that's absolute to captivate any fowl lover or flora and fauna images fanatic.

Show description

Continue reading

The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World

By Paul Gilding

It's time to forestall simply caring approximately weather switch, says Paul Gilding. in its place, we have to brace for effect, simply because worldwide situation isn't any longer avoidable; we've got come to the tip of an international economic climate according to intake and waste, the place we are living past the technique of our planet's assets. The nice Disruption offers a stark and unflinching examine the problem humanity faces-yet additionally a deeply confident message. the arriving a long time will see loss, agony, and clash as our planetary overdraft is paid; besides the fact that, they're going to additionally carry out the easiest humanity can provide: compassion, innovation, resilience, and suppleness. Gilding tells us how one can fight-and win-what he calls the "one-degree conflict" to avoid catastrophic warming of the earth, and the way to begin today.

Praise for The nice Disruption:

"Gilding bargains a clear-eyed and relocating evaluation of our crisis, yet extra vital, he bargains a believable manner ahead and solid purposes to imagine we'll upward thrust to the occasion." -David W. Orr, writer of Hope Is an Imperative

"Paul Gilding deals a few first-class insights into how we'd climate that which we will not thoroughly prevent-and how we will be able to nonetheless hinder that which we can't be ready to climate. in case you are making plans to stay round for the twenty-first century, this could be an invaluable e-book to consult." -Bill McKibben, writer of Eaarth, and founding father of 350.org

Show description

Continue reading

How to be a Bad Birdwatcher: To the Greater Glory of Life

By Simon Barnes

Glance out of the window. See a poultry. take pleasure in it. Congratulations. you're now a foul birdwatcher. someone who has ever gazed up on the sky or stared out of the window is aware whatever approximately birds. during this humorous, inspiring, eye-opening publication, Simon Barnes paints a riveting photo of ways bird-watching has framed his lifestyles and will support us all to a greater figuring out of our position on the earth. tips on how to be a foul birdwatcher exhibits why birdwatching isn't the shield of twitchers, yet one of many least difficult, most cost-effective and so much profitable interests round.

Show description

Continue reading

Wild: An Elemental Journey

By Jay Griffiths

In Wild, Jay Griffiths describes a rare odyssey via wildernesses of earth, ice, water, and hearth. A poetic attention of the smooth connection among human society and the wild, the ebook is by means of turns passionate, political, humorous, and harrowing. it's also a trip into that maximum of uncharted lands-the desert of the mind-and Griffiths superbly explores the language and symbolism that form our adventure of our personal wildness. half travelogue, half manifesto for wildness as a necessary personality of existence, Wild is a exceptional ebook from a different writer.

Show description

Continue reading

Nature and Walking

By Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jointly in a single quantity, Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walking, is writing that defines our rather American dating to nature. This quantity cleverly combines Emerson's Nature with Thoreau's jogging in one, reasonable paperback. notwithstanding written approximately 30 years aside (1836 and 1862, respectively), the 2 works exhibit related emotions and make ideal partners.

Show description

Continue reading