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FRIEND Report - Flow Regimes from International Experimental and Network Data

by Abel Afouda, Alan Gustard, Simon Mkhandi & Guy Oberlin

This quadrennial report presents a selection of work carried out within the FRIEND framework for the period 1994-1997. It deals with the major issues concerning hydrological river regimes, seen from the point...


Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

by Amy Stewart & Briony Morrow-Cribbs

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two...


Understanding Owls

by Jemima Parry-Jones

The only guide to every aspect of living and working with owls, wirtten by one of the world's top experts in the field of birds of prey: Jemima Parry-Jones, owner of the world-famous National Birds of Prey Centre....


Sasol Birds of Southern Africa

by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey & Warwick Tarboton

This fourth edition of Sasol Birds of Southern Africa has been greatly improved by the addition of group introductions and thoroughly revised text, calendar bars showing species' occurrence and breeding periods,...


Chain Thinking: A Shep Harrington SmallTown Mystery

by Elliott Light

Syndey Vail, once a beautiful soap opera star, enters lawyer-cum-detective Shep Harrington's life in a cloud of dust and vanishes just as quickly, leaving behind two very different but strangely connected things:...


The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature

by Stephen Harrod Buhner

NEW SCIENCE / ECOLOGY ""Of the truly great books appearing today The Secret Teachings of Plants is easily the most rewarding I have had the privilege of reading."" --Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Biology...


The Leopard Gecko Manual: Includes African Fat-Tailed Geckos

by Philippe De Vosjoli & Roger Klingenberg

Considered by author Philippe de Vosjoli as “the first domesticated species of lizard,” the leopard gecko has fast become “the reptilian version of the parakeet or goldfish.” Leopard Geckos takes a close...


New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City

by William Powers

Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve...


Build the Right Fencing for Horses: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-193

by Jackie Clay

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Introduction to International Disaster Management

by Damon P. Coppola

Disaster management is a vibrant and growing field, driven by government spending in the wake of terrorist attacks and environmental debacles, as well as private-sector hiring of risk managers and emergency...


A Grain of Sand: Nature's Secret Wonder

by Gary Greenberg & Stacy Keach

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower. To hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour."

William Blake, "Auguries of Innocence" 1805

Here is the world viewed within...


The Field Guide to Cattle

by Valerie Porter & Lynn Stone

The first full-color, illustrated pocket guide to North American cattle, this handy book profiles more than 60 breeds of beef, dairy, and draft cattle. Whether you are farming 50 head of cattle or raising one...


Weather

by Paul E. Lehr, R. Will Burnett, Herbert S. Zim & Harry McKnaught

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Simply, accurately, and graphically, this Golden Guide explains:

Massive movements of the atmosphere

Weather instruments and how they are used

The origins, development,...


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...


How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

by Frances Densmore

Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. 33 plates.


Animal Tracks: A Falcon Field Guide [tm]

by Todd Telander

Animal Tracks highlights eighty-eight of the most common and sought-after mammal, bird, reptile, and amphibian species in North America. Detailed illustrations and descriptions make it easy to identify animal...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

Australia is home to many animals and plants found nowhere else on earth, making Australians caretakers of a unique heritage in a land that tolerates few mistakes. Yet, in After the Future, Tim Flannery shows...


Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

by Paul A. Johnsgard

Yellowstone Wildlife is a natural history of the wildlife species that call Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem their home. Illustrated with stunning images by renowned wildlife photographer...


The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

by Mark James Owens & Cordelia Dykes Owens

Expelled from Botswana for writing Cry of the Kalahari, the Owenses set off across Africa. They settled in Zambia, where they soon found their peace shattered by the gunfire of elephant poachers. This is the...