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Art Forms in Nature

by Ernst Haeckel

Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white....


Making Birdhouses: Easy and Advanced Projects

by Gladstone Califf & Leon H. Baxter

Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.


Treasury of Decorative Floral Designs

by Dover

Rich harvest of blossoms, vines, and other floral decorations has an unlimited variety of applications, allowing images to serve equally well as individual motifs or as running borders. Approximately 325 designs....


1001 Questions Answered About: Earthquakes, Avalanches, Floods and Other Natural Disasters

by Barbara Tufty

Answers 1001 questions about natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line...


The Compleat Angler

by Izaak Walton

First published in 1653, this literary and nature classic offers a primer on fishing as well as a celebration of the sport's spirit with verse, song and folklore, moral reflections, and timeless wisdom.


The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

by James T. Tanner

All who seek this elusive bird rely on this 1942 profile of the species' characteristics and habits including its original distribution patterns; history of its disappearance; feeding, nesting, breeding habits....


The Urban Naturalist

by Steven D. Garber

Informative, useful field guide reveals the amazing biodiversity within city and suburban landscapes, including trees, insects and other invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. Hundreds...


Stable Isotopes and Plant Carbon-Water Relations

by Bernard Saugier, James R. Ehleringer & Anthony E. Hall

This 33-chapter volume presents a critical examination of the importance of stable isotopes in understanding key plant metabolic processes.

Key Features

* Carbon isotope analyses for estimates of plant water use...


Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

by Lee H. Whittlesey

The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the sometimes gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of a classic includes calamities in Yellowstone...


Fly Tyer's Guide to Tying Essential Trout Flies

by David Klausmeyer

The inaugural title in an upcoming series of species-specific tying manuals produced in coordination with Fly Tyer magazine, Fly Tyer’s Guide to Tying Essential Trout Flies provides the beginning and intermediate...


Woodcraft and Indian Lore

by Ernest Thompson Seton

A comprehensive collection of stories, crafts, games, and other activities, this respectful and informative tribute to Native American culture offers campers of all ages a practical guide to the outdoors.


Fabre's Book of Insects

by Jean Henri Fabre

Beautiful, simply written observations about the beetle, cicada, praying mantis, glow-worm, wasp, grub, cricket, locust and other creatures, describing how they hunt, build nests, feed families, and more.


A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins

by A. W. Smith

First compact dictionary to combine definitions of botanical names in general usage with derivation, facts, and lore, plus guides to pronunciation. Index provides cross-reference of 1,800 common plant names...


Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc

by Jim Harter

Selected for its visual impact and ease of use, this outstanding collection of wood engravings presents over 1,000 species of animals in extremely lifelike poses. Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians,...


Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

by Harold Gatty

Useful, instructive manual shows would-be explorers, hikers, bikers, scouts, sailors, and survivalists how to find their way outdoors by observing animals, weather patterns, shifting sands, and other elements...


Treasury of Animal Illustrations: From Eighteenth-Century Sources

by Carol Belanger Grafton

Detailed reproductions of over 600 rare engravings: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, crustaceans, insects, some plants. Royalty-free illustrations for designers, craftspeople, students.


Fifty Years Among the Bees

by C. C. Miller

Practical, endlessly charming handbook on all aspects of this romantic, arcane pursuit offers advice, observations, and information on hive management and the practices and principles of efficient, effective...


A Modern Herbal, Vol. II

by Margaret Grieve

Volume 2 of the fullest, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic uses, more....


A Modern Herbal, Vol. I

by Margaret Grieve

Volume 1 of the fullest, most exact, most useful compilation of herbal material. Gigantic alphabetical encyclopedia, from aconite to zedoary, gives botanical information, medical properties, folklore, economic...


Manual of the Grasses of the United States, Vol. 2

by A. S. Hitchcock & A. S. Hitchco U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Volume 2 of the basic study of American grasses, both indigenous and escapes, cultivated and wild. Over 1400 species. Full descriptions, information. Total in set: over 1100 maps, illustrations. "A definitive...