Download David Levy's Guide to the Night Sky by David H. Levy PDF

By David H. Levy

If, as Immanuel Kant as soon as acknowledged, we're guided via the starry sky above and the ethical legislation inside of, then, because of David Levy, we will now conceptualize Kant's adage a minimum of half-way. David Levy's advisor to the evening Sky is designed to meet observers who've simply turn into drawn to the sky and wish to navigate their manner round it. via stirring the mind's eye and placing statement in a framework of non-public experience, Levy explains find out how to realize the Moon, planets, comets, meteors, and far-off galaxies via a small telescope. absolutely up to date, the recent variation contains: • a brand new part at the computer-controlled telescopes and the way to take advantage of this new expertise; • One new bankruptcy on how charge-coupled units (CCDs) have revolutionized the paintings of astronomical statement • a proof of ways a brand new variable megastar is found and studied, in response to Levy's own event Levy explores themes as assorted because the positive aspects of the Moon from evening to nighttime; tips to notice constellations from either city and rural statement websites; how most sensible to view the celebs, nebulae, and galaxies; and the way to map the sky. David H. Levy is among the world's optimal novice astronomers. He has found seventeen comets, seven utilizing a telescope in his personal yard, and had a minor planet, Asteroid 3673 Levy, named in his honor. As a revered astronomer, he's most sensible identified for being the co-discoverer of the well-known Shoemaker-Levy9 comet in 1994. Levy is often interviewed by way of the media and succeeded Carl Sagan as technological know-how columnist for Parade journal. He has written and contributed to a couple of books, so much lately The medical American ebook of the Cosmos (St. Martin's, 2000), complicated Skywatching (Time lifestyles, 2000), and Deep-Sky partners (Cambridge, 2000).

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Download Good Birders Don't Wear White: 50 Tips From North America's by Lisa White PDF

By Lisa White

Book Details:

ISBN: 0618756426
EAN: 9780618756421
ASIN: 0618756426
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2007-04-23
Number of Pages: 288
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

In those 50 gentle and enjoyable unique essays, the largest names in birding dispense recommendation to birders of each point, on subject matters starting from feeding birds and cleansing binoculars to pishing and pelagic birding. no matter if satirizing poultry snobs or concerning the traditions and taboos of the birding tradition, each one essay is as chock-full of important details because it is entertaining.

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Download Lake Biwa: Interactions between Nature and People by Keiichi Takahashi (auth.), Hiroya Kawanabe, Machiko Nishino, PDF

By Keiichi Takahashi (auth.), Hiroya Kawanabe, Machiko Nishino, Masayoshi Maehata (eds.)

This ebook makes a speciality of the long term interactions among humans and nature in and round Lake Biwa, one of many oldest lakes on the earth. for that reason, it not just covers the features of the biota of this historical lake, but in addition methods it as a ‘cultural historic lake.’
Furthermore, numerous difficulties affecting the lake, specifically fresh environmental alterations that happened prior to and after Japan’s fast fiscal development of the Fifties and 60s, are reviewed, together with water toxins, lakeshore improvement and the reclamation of connected lakes, alien and invasive species, and difficulties relating to the hot warming of the weather.
Lastly, by means of reading facts on those difficulties amassed by way of the neighborhood govt and citizens of the lake basin, the ebook offers a complete outlook at the way forward for Lake Biwa and people’s existence. As such, it presents critical info for every body engaged in enhancing and holding water regimes around the globe, in addition to humans attracted to the tradition and heritage of Japan.

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Download Among the Great Apes: Adventures on the Trail of Our Closest by Paul Raffaele PDF

By Paul Raffaele

"A really good e-book. . . . somebody who cares approximately animals will profit highly from examining it." -Shaun Ellis, superstar of Animal Planet's "Living with the Wolfman" and writer of The guy Who Lives with Wolves

Award successful experience journalist Paul Raffaele's Among the good Apes is the 1st publication in over a decade-and potentially the final ever-to take its readers into the lives of our charismatic cousins the nice apes of their local habitats. Raffaele, a characteristic author for Smithsonian journal, has been known as "nothing under a distinct global treasure" via well known writer Alvin Toffler.

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Download Basic Texas Birds: A Field Guide by Mark W. Lockwood PDF

By Mark W. Lockwood

Discovering the entire birds in Texas could be a lifetime pursuit. simple Texas Birds, an easy-to-use box consultant, may help you establish over a hundred and eighty species of birds which are stumbled on around the kingdom, together with a range of the rarer "Texas specialties" that draw birders to Texas from around the globe. those are the birds that shape the foundation of a birder's lifestyles checklist for Texas.

Basic Texas Birds is equipped by means of chook households to help in selecting any chook you notice within the wild. it's loaded with assets, including:

- two hundred full-color, close-up images of the birds

- state of the art variety maps—the such a lot exact of any at present available—that convey each one species' distribution in the state

- updated species bills that offer a wealth of present and ancient details, together with every one bird's visual appeal, habitat, prestige, and distribution, and that still establish related species

- A thesaurus of phrases utilized in chicken identification

- a listing of chosen readings for studying extra approximately birds present in Texas

- The Texas Ornithological Society's checklist of birds documented in Texas

Much less demanding for deciding on universal birds than a accomplished nation or nationwide box consultant, uncomplicated Texas Birds is a must have source for either starting and skilled birders.

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Download Forest Fire! (Nature's Fury - Britannica Digital Learning) by Anita Ganeri PDF

By Anita Ganeri

Age diversity: nine - 12 Years.

Table of Contents

What Is a woodland hearth? 4
What Is a fireplace? 6
How woodland Fires begin 8
Human-made woodland Fires 10
How wooded area Fires unfold 12
Types of wooded area fireplace 14
Fire and the panorama 16
Forest restoration 18
Forest Fires and other people 20
Fighting wooded area Fires 22
Firefighting apparatus 24
Fire Warnings and defense 26
Preventing wooded area Fires 28
Ten of the Deadliest wooded area Fires 30
Glossary 30
Further info 31
Index 32

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Download The nature of compact objects in active galactic nuclei: by Andrew Robinson, Roberto Terlevich PDF

By Andrew Robinson, Roberto Terlevich

Energetic galactic nuclei (AGN) are one of the such a lot outstanding items recognized to astronomy. but, regardless of years of excessive and wide-ranging learn, the controversy over their primary resource of strength maintains. during this quantity, the participants tackle such subject matters as what proof there's for and opposed to unified schemes for AGN and the way the AGN populations evolve over cosmological timescales. swift development has been made towards answering a few of these questions through numerous large-scale, multi-wavelength tracking campaigns and the most recent new release of satellite-borne observations. This quantity presents a invaluable evaluate and well timed replace of the fascinating and speedily constructing box of AGN learn for college students and researchers within the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.

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Download Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation by Peter Finck, Uwe Riecken, Eckhard Schröder (auth.), Dr. PDF

By Peter Finck, Uwe Riecken, Eckhard Schröder (auth.), Dr. Bernd Redecker, Prof. Dr. Werner Härdtle, Dr. Peter Finck, Dr. Uwe Riecken, Dr. Eckhard Schröder (eds.)

Numerous eu landscapes and habitats - either common and cultural - built and endured in the course of the actions of huge herbivores. in lots of circumstances those landscapes have been characterised initially via a excessive point of biodiversity and are for that reason of amazing significance from a nature conservation point of view. although, a result of ongoing intensification and industrialization of agricultural land use in the past a long time, species and habitats - specially these of open and semi-open parts - became more and more endangered. in addition, the rest extra generally used websites are vulnerable to abandonment. in numerous ecu international locations the institution and maintenance of "pasture landscapes" with a combined personality of open grassland, shrubs and forests has been famous as an appropriate process, delivering recommendations for either nature conservation and conventional farming platforms. in accordance with the necessity to alternate principles and reports on a eu point, the collage of Lüneburg and the German Federal supplier for Nature Conservation prepared the first overseas Workshop on Pasture Landscapes and Nature Conservation in March 2001. The ensuing lawsuits offer an outline of the significance of latest pastoral structures, nature conservation guidelines and methods and current the result of clinical study and sensible event with large-scale grazing systems.

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Download The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen PDF

By Peter Matthiessen

One September, the author and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with box biologist George Schaller to trip 250 miles during the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain at the Tibetan plateau. They desired to research the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but in addition was hoping to determine the snow leopard, a creature so infrequently noticed as to be approximately legendary. The Snow Leopard isn't just a lovely ebook of average historical past yet a unprecedented account of an internal trip ; a 'true pilgrimage, a trip of the heart.'

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