Animals

Loamhedge: A Tale from Redwall

By Brian Jacques

The 16th complete size Redwall novel sheds gentle at the Abbey's historical origins in an exciting event. Loamhedge, the abandoned Abbey, has been forgotten for numerous seasons. What secrets and techniques do it truly is ruins carry? while it turns into transparent that wheelchair-bound Martha can be cured through a formulation buried there, outdated warriors are encouraged by way of the spirit of Martin the Warrior himself to head on a quest for the traditional Abbey and 3 younger rebels are made up our minds to compliment them. in the meantime. the large badger Lonna Bowstripe thirsts for vengeance as he relentlessly pursues Raga Bl and his murdering workforce of Searats...who are on their approach to assault Redwall itself.  The valiant Abbeybeasts needs to shield their domestic, yet how can they, while their boldest warriors are away on their quest? Will Redwall fall to vermin invaders eventually?

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Sponges: A Museum Victoria Field Guide

By Julian Finn, Lisa Goudie, Mark Norman

We would give some thought to sponges as toilet gadgets however the genuine residing animals are way more attention-grabbing. they arrive in all styles and sizes, take place in all oceans of the realm, and feature notable lives. Sponges have lived in our oceans for six hundred million years. historic varieties even equipped reefs greater than the nice Barrier Reef. this day, sponges aid fresh our oceans, are specialists are chemical war and will rebuild themselves after being torn aside. a few even stay for 2000 years. there's nonetheless a lot to benefit in regards to the range and biology of sponges in southern Australian waters, with many species nonetheless looking forward to formal clinical description. This advisor introduces naturalists, beachcombers, divers and others to sponge species in general encountered in southern Australia.

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Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur

By Carl Safina

"Magnificent . . . A cheerful, hopeful booklet. Safina provides us plentiful purposes to be enthralled by means of this magnificent historic animal―and abundant purposes to care."
―Los Angeles Times

As Carl Safina's compelling common background event makes transparent, the destiny of the leatherback turtle is in our arms. The distressing decline of those historical sea turtles in Pacific waters and their extraordinary restoration within the Atlantic remove darkness from the results―both optimistic and negative―of our interventions and the teachings that may be utilized, globally, to revive the oceans and their creatures.

We accompany award-winning normal historical past professional Safina and his colleagues as they music leatherbacks around the world's oceans and onto distant shorelines of each continent, together with an exciting trip from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds in Papua, New Guinea. all through, in his peerless prose, Safina captures the fragile interplay among those mild giants and the people who're taking part in an important function of their survival.

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Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs with Guns, and Other Beastly True Tales

By Linda Lombardi

There is a lot that animals don't need you to grasp, and the higher their public snapshot, the more serious their secrets and techniques are: gang-rapist dolphins; lazy, infanticidal lions; and, in fact, our personal canine, who consume our funds, set our homes on hearth, and in additional than one case, truly shoot their proprietors with guns.

Animals Behaving Badly exhibits that animals are only like us: gluttonous, egocentric, violent, lustful, and constantly looking for number 1. utilizing anecdotes from the inside track and from medical study, Linda Lombardi pokes enjoyable at our softhearted preconceptions approximately animals, makes us think a bit greater approximately humanity's basest impulses, and painlessly teaches us a section extra approximately our hairy and feathered friends.

You'll study:

  • Bees love alcohol: even, says one researcher, greater than university scholars
  • Pandas take pleasure in pornographic movies-they're fairly aroused by way of the soundtrack-and macaques can pay with juice to examine soiled photos
  • A rabbit who lives in a pub in England is hooked on playing with a slot desktop
  • African elephants raised by way of teenage moms shape violent early life gangs

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Winnie-the-Pooh

By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard

"Winnie-the-Pooh is a pleasure; jam-packed with solemn idiocies and this kind of jokes one weeps over helplessly, no longer even realizing why they're so humorous, and with all of it the genuine wit and tenderness which by myself might create a useful little masterpiece." Saturday Review1926

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Butterfly Photographer's Handbook: A Comprehensive Reference for Nature Photographers

An in-depth examine butterflies and the way to most sensible catch them on movie, this attention-grabbing instruction manual is equivalent components box consultant and images guide. an entire evaluate of the winged creatures’ ecological approach is supplied, which information every thing from species id and the behavior and habitats of North American butterflies to differentiating moths from butterflies and studying the place and whilst you should locate those attractive bugs. Armed with a superb figuring out of butterfly biology, photographers can then with ease discover the technological facets of nature images. Composition, white stability, concentration, and publicity suggestion is combined with necessary pointers on utilizing a flash and electronic manipulation.

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