By Robert Twigger
Product DescriptionAbout to be married, Robert Twigger comes to a decision on his final nice event as a bachelor. browsing the web, he discovers the Roosevelt Prize - worthy $50,000 - for the trap of a reside 30 foot python. Armed merely with a tin of excessive Toast Snuff (deadly if sniffed by means of a snake), Twigger units off into the distant jungles of Indonesia looking for his prey. alongside the best way, he investigates the legendarily appealing ladies of Sulawesi, treads in Nabokov's footsteps, appears for large snakes underneath the sewers of Kuala Lumpur, and spends time with quite a few snake catchers and cults. After being stuck up in anti-Chinese riots and surviving on greasy civet cat within the jungle, Twigger eventually comes head to head with the large one; however the ultimate catch isn't really rather what he had in brain. concerning the AuthorRobert Twigger gained the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1985. he's the writer of indignant White Pyjamas, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the William Hill activities booklet of the 12 months Award, substantial Snake, The Extinction membership, Being a guy and Voyageur.
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By Nancy White
Мир Беспозвоночных - Земляные улиткиHow does a land snail circulate from one position to the subsequent? The snail oozes a thick, slippery slime that it makes use of to slip over tough items. despite their precise slime, besides the fact that, those invertebrates can’t circulate very speedy. actually, a few land snails can simply creep alongside at a velocity of approximately inches consistent with minute! those are only many of the interesting proof childrens will realize as they discover the unusual and strange international of those creepy crawlers. brilliant, eye-popping pictures and transparent, grade-appropriate textual content will interact emergent and early readers as they find out about the ordinary habitat, actual features, nutrition, and behaviour of this specified invertebrate.
By Arnold Lobel
As Grasshopper units out to stick to a street, he meets a few strange characters.
By Thomas Marent
;Frog: A Photographic Portrait КНИГИ ;НАУЧНО-ПОПУЛЯРНОЕ название : Frog: A Photographic Portraitиздатель : DK ADULTавтор : Thomas Marent, Tom Jacksonгод: 2008-09-01формат: pdf страниц: 284Language: EnglishISBN :9780756641320размер архива: 13,66 мбКнига состоит из фотографий лягушек и жаб , с пояснениями для понимания , что несёт для них экологические изменения на планете.Frog is a party of the attention-grabbing diversity of the planet's frogs and toads. released to coincide with Amphibian Ark's "Year of the Frog" and designed to construct wisdom of environmental swap inflicting many species of amphibians to vanish at an alarming cost. the purpose of the year's crusade is to generate expertise to the best species conservation problem in historical past. writer BIO: Thomas Marent, writer of Rainforest (2006) and Butterfly (2008), begun photographing usual heritage topics, relatively birds and butterflies, within the mountains of his local Switzerland. He has committed approximately part his lifestyles to recording butterflies throughout 5 continents. .com eighty five
By Joseph S. Nelson, Terry C. Grande, Mark V. H. Wilson
Take your wisdom of fishes to the following level
Fishes of the area, 5th variation is the single smooth, phylogenetically established type of the world’s fishes. The up-to-date textual content deals new phylogenetic diagrams that make clear the relationships between fish teams, in addition to state-of-the-art international wisdom that brings this vintage reference modern. With this source, you could classify orders, households, and genera of fishes, comprehend the connections between fish teams, arrange fishes of their evolutionary context, and picture new parts of study. To additional help your paintings, this article offers consultant drawings, lots of them new, for many households of fishes, permitting you to make visible connections to the knowledge as you learn. It additionally comprises many references to the classical in addition to the main updated literature on fish relationships, in accordance with either morphology and molecular biology.
The research of fishes is person who definitely calls for dedication—and entry to trustworthy, actual info. With greater than 30,000 identified species of sharks, rays, and bony fishes, either lobe-finned and ray-finned, it is very important grasp your quarter of analysis with the help of the easiest reference fabrics on hand. this article will assist you deliver your wisdom of fishes to the following level.
- Explore the anatomical features, distribution, universal and medical names, and phylogenetic relationships of fishes
- Access organic and anatomical info on greater than 515 households of dwelling fishes
- Better savor the complexities and controversies at the back of the fashionable view of fish relationships
- Refer to an intensive bibliography, which issues you towards extra, invaluable, and up to date details, a lot of it released in the previous couple of years
Fishes of the area, 5th version is a useful source for pro ichthyologists, aquatic ecologists, marine biologists, fish breeders, aquaculturists, and conservationists.
By Freddie Levin
Whimsical, attractive initiatives spring like magic from the hand of illustrator Freddie Levin as she exhibits younger artists the right way to create captivating animals from basic shapes, akin to eggs, ovals and circles. every one step towards the completed drawing is sluggish and entirely defined. young children can make a choice from a menagerie of favourite matters, together with anteaters, armadillos, bison, deer, elephants, giraffes, hippos, jaguars, kangaroos, koalas, lions, orangutans, pandas, platypuses, polar bears, reccoons and extra. information regarding every one animal is helping make the e-book academic in addition to enjoyable.
By Roy Hattersley
A needs to learn for animal lovers,highly wonderful and good written.
About the book:
In 1996, Buster, a half-German Shepherd mutt, was once attacked via a goose in a public park. He defended himself-much to the detriment of the goose-who, regrettably, was once owned by way of the Queen, and Buster used to be cited on fees. Grossly misrepresented through the media, he grew to become an speedy megastar. desirous to current his facet of the tale, he dictated his diaries to his guy, the lord who had followed him a 12 months previous. the result's a delightfully humorous, occasionally touching romp via Buster's overcome adversity, a few puppy psychology, the abnormal education rituals the guy plays, the ache of his puppyhood, and, finally, a dog's pleasure at possessing a human.
By John Ash, John Atkins
Ethiopia and Eritrea have a desirable and distinct avifauna. Poorly identified compared to many elements of Africa, wisdom on chicken distribution within the international locations is scattered in the course of the literature. For greater than 35 years, the authors were painstakingly gathering chicken documents within the quarter and plotting them on half-degree maps, together with released documents, facts from museum specimens, sightings from their very own large travels and, extra lately, documents from the numerous birdwatchers that now stopover at Ethiopia. The ensuing atlas offers, for the 1st time, a correct review of the distribution of every of the 870 species identified from the 2 nations, together with precious info on breeding. The succinct textual content summarises the implications and discusses distribution to subspecies point. broad introductory chapters conceal themes corresponding to topography, geology, plants, weather, habitats, conservation, migration, breeding seasons, fowl ringing, and the heritage of ornithology within the area. This groundbreaking e-book fills a wide gap within the literature for essentially the most varied and least identified parts of Africa.
By Nurit Karlin
Ten little bunnies merrily romp throughout the nation-state until eventually suddenly--one through one--each meets an premature destiny. This wickedly humorous twist at the conventional counting booklet will entertain in addition to train younger readers numbers from one to 10. complete colour.
By Claude E. Boyd
Aquaculture pond managers degree water-quality variables and try to preserve them inside optimum levels for shrimp and fish, yet strangely little cognizance is paid to pond soil situation. Soil-water interactions can strongly impression water caliber, and soil elements will be thought of in aquaculture pond administration. the significance of soils in pond administration should be illustrated with an instance from pond fertilization and one other from aeration. Pond fertilization won't produce phytoplankton blooms in acidic ponds. overall alkalinity is simply too low to supply sufficient carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, and acidic soils adsorb phosphate extra in fertilizer prior to phytoplankton can use it. Agricultural lime stone software can increase overall alkalinity and neutralize soil acidity. the volume of limestone essential to reason those adjustments in a pond depends upon the bottom unsaturation and alternate acidity of the ground soil. ponds with an identical overall alkalinity and soil pH may possibly require greatly varied amounts of limestone simply because they range in trade acidity. Aeration complements dissolved oxygen concentrations in pond water and allows higher feed inputs to augment fish or shrimp construction. As feeding charges are raised, natural topic accumulates in pond soils. In ponds with very excessive feeding premiums, aeration could provide sufficient dissolved oxygen within the water column for fish or shrimp, however it might be very unlikely to take care of cardio stipulations within the floor layers of pond soil. poisonous metabolites produced through microorganisms in anaerobic soils may well input the pond water and damage fish or shrimp.