By Gordon Grice
No matter if at a zoo, on a tenting journey, or less than our bedsheets, we're surrounded by way of animals. whereas so much are completely risk free, it's the significant exceptions that populate The e-book of lethal Animals. Award-winning author Gordon Grice takes readers on a journey of the animal kingdom—from grizzly bears to nice white sharks, great cats to crocodiles. each web page overflows with fantastic evidence approximately Earth's nice predators and unforgettable tales in their encounters with people, all brought in Grice's signature darkish comedian kind. Illustrated with awe-inspiring images of beasts and insects, this wondrous paintings will horrify, pride, and amaze.
By Luke Hunter, Dave Hamman
Esteemed for its velocity and athleticism, sought after for its grace and wonder, coveted for its looking prowess, the cheetah has still been harrassed and hounded to the purpose of extinction. writer Luke Hunter, a consultant on African carnivores, seems to be into the historical past, evolution, behaviour and daily survival of 1 of the main interesting of the massive cats. He discusses the ancestry of the cheetah, its searching options, copy, social behaviour and standing all through African and Iran - the final last pocket of the species in Asia. Hunter additionally specializes in the tenuous way forward for the cheetah, its lowering habitat and declining numbers, and offers with the speedy and long term conservation concerns dealing with the species. His authoritative textual content highlights the newest study on cheetahs, dispelling the myths and supplying a finished review of the cheetah within the wild. through the e-book, his first-hand box observations complement information at the most up-to-date ecological discoveries from cheetah researchers throughout Africa. robust, full-colour photos through Dave Hamman make this e-book a visible dinner party and show a global that's either intensely inner most and hugely dramatic. Hamman's portrayal of the various modes and actions of this elusive animal provides a luxurious gallery of images, whereas even as helping increase our wisdom - and support make sure the survival - of this impressive and gorgeous cat.
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 truly exact manner. As he is going looking for birdlife in quite a few areas – 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 well unearths simply what it seems like to be a birdwatcher. With him, the reader will adventure the buzz of unpolluted discoveries, the peace and contentment that birds can deliver and the comedy to be stumbled on either within the behaviour of birds and the human reaction to them. could is an alert observer of avian behavior and manners, describing them vividly and poetically, yet underlying every thing he writes is clinical wisdom and a wealth of expertise. utilizing all of those talents and drawing on his renowned weekly ‘Feather Reports’ column from the days, might creates a desirable chronicle of a 12 months within the lifetime of our birds, from robins to rarities, with Peter Brown’s illustrations including the right of completion.
By George E. Duckworth
Initially released in 1952, the character of Roman Comedy remains to be the fullest and so much obtainable creation to the performs of Plautus and Terence, which represent the corpus of Roman comedy. With realization to the categorical points (such as staging conventions, plot constitution, and personality delineation) of every play, George E. Duckworth presents a readable synthesis that emphasizes the dramatic and funny value of the Roman comedies.Duckworth explains why those performs are vital -and humorous via dialogue of suspense and irony, ethical tone, and the funny facets of state of affairs, personality, and language. He locations the comedies within the background of drama, extending from their bases within the misplaced Greek comedies to their impression on sixteenth-and seventeenth-century ecu playwrights together with Moliere, Shakespeare, and Ben Johnson.Included are 8 plates depicting scenes and characters from the comedies. For the second one version, Richard Hunter provides a foreword and a bibliographical appendix, bringing up to date this enduring vintage.
By William Patrick, John T. Cacioppo
“One of crucial books approximately the human to seem in a decade.”—Daniel Gilbert, writer of Stumbling on Happiness
University of Chicago social neuroscientist John T. Cacioppo unveils his pioneering examine on the startling results of loneliness: a feeling of isolation or social rejection disrupts not just our considering talents and should strength but additionally our immune structures, and will be as harmful as weight problems or smoking. a mix of organic and social technology, this e-book demonstrates that, as contributors and as a society, we now have every little thing to realize, and every little thing to lose, in how good or how poorly we deal with our desire for social bonds.<p /> 12 illustrations
By Amorey Gethin
This can be a learn of the way language and proposal relate to one another within the context of a critique of linguistics. The textual content argues that individuals research the meanings of items of language by way of looking at how these items are utilized in lifestyles. after they healthy the meanings in their language jointly they stick to the good judgment of lifestyles. This booklet exhibits how own figuring out of language can be utilized.
By Derrick Jensen
In an age marked through probably unstoppable environmental cave in and the pressing quest for suggestions, environmental thinker Derrick Jensen, the voice of the growing to be deep ecology circulate, finds for us new seeds of desire. right here for the 1st time in The Derrick Jensen Reader are gathered beneficiant decisions from his prescient, unflinching books at the challenge of civilization and the trail to actual resistance.
In the acclaimed A Language Older Than Words, Jensen dissects his personal abusive youth to check the pathology of Western tradition and stocks with us the ability and wonder of an alliance with the flora and fauna. He keeps to take advantage of the lens of his personal adventure in addition to the knowledge of philosophers, activists, and lecturers to reveal oppression and contact us to motion in his different early works, Listening to the Land, A tradition of Make Believe, Strangely Like War, and Walking on Water. We see his research deepen whilst he asks us to simply accept that the single ethical reaction to biocide is resistance within the two-volume Endgame, a fact he explores extra in Thought to Exist within the Wild, What We depart Behind, the photo novel As the area Burns, and in his novels, Songs of the Dead and Lives much less Valuable. And in Dreams, Jensen's most recent paintings, he leads us nonetheless additional towards his imaginative and prescient for a healed planet, releasing us to work out past the bounds of our current tradition to a destiny luminous with which means.
By Robert S. Wood
This featherweight little ebook will preserve you out of hassle within the wilds by way of supporting you are making judgements like a veteran desert visitor. it is going to assist you get the main from the nutrients and kit you stick with it your again, making your journey more secure, more well-off and, notably, extra fun.
HOW TO...make fast upkeep to packs, boots, tents, beds and stoves...choose and advance a campsite for optimum convenience and shelter...deal with emergencies, storms and different difficulties...treat blisters, hypothermia, sunburn, bleeding, elevation disorder, etc... continue comfortable, dry, cozy and hot in heavy weather.
PLUS pointers on fireplace development, cooking, water remedy, getting chanced on whilst misplaced, mountain climbing, mountaineering, cross-country and route-finding innovations.
By Charlie Elder
Looking either the attractive and the weird, Charlie Elder is going looking for Britain s rarest and such a lot endangered animals. vacationing the size and breadth of the united kingdom, and assembly up with specialists alongside the way in which, he tracks down secretive and scarce mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and bugs dwelling at the verge of collapse starting from the long-lasting Scottish Wildcat and surreal Spiny Seahorse to the awesome Golden Oriole, outlandish Wart-biter Cricket and sinister Black Rat.
Few and much Between celebrates the variety on our doorstep and highlights the usual treasures we probability wasting.
By Jay Cassell, Kirk Deeter
Within the culture of the bestselling Shooter's Bible, Skyhorse Publishing provides the Fisherman's Bible, the main entire reference advisor for brand spanking new fishing apparatus and their necessities. Now, anglers will merely want one e-book to find the entire new equipment out there in addition to look up specifications on components at present in production.
A complete complete colour function on new items contains huge photos of each rod, reel, and trap with huge product info and have listings. as well as the newest apparatus, the Fisherman's Bible bargains hundreds of thousands of rods, reels, lures, and contours which were in creation and are at the moment out there. All items are divided into freshwater and saltwater, and extra separated via spin, spincasting, baitcasting, and flyfishing. approximately each fishing apparatus producer on this planet is incorporated during this certain compendium.
With an creation highlighting the most well liked new items out there, in addition to well timed positive factors on such informative subject matters as new traits in fishing, a beginner's consultant to fishing, and what and the place to fish: well known species and winning tools, the Fisherman's Bible is an important authority for any newbie or skilled angler, anywhere she or he could dwell or decide to fish.