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A pocket guide to pigeon watching - getting to know the world's most misunderstood bird A pocket guide to pigeon watching - getting to know the world's most misunderstood bird

"Pigeons coo, peck and nest all over the world, yet most of us treat them with indifference or disdain. So Rosemary Mosco, a bird-lover, science communicator, writer, and cartoonist (and co-author of The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's MostAdventurous Kid) is here to give the pigeon's image a makeover, and to help every town- and city-dweller get closer to nature by discovering the joys of birding through pigeon-watching. Fact: Pigeons are amazing, and until recently, humans adore

Oct 12, 2021
Aesop's Animals - The Science Behind the Fables Aesop's Animals - The Science Behind the Fables

Sep 22, 2021
Amphibians - A Very Short Introduction Amphibians - A Very Short Introduction

Sep 30, 2021
Bone wars - the excavation and celebrity of andrew carnegie's dinosaur Bone wars - the excavation and celebrity of andrew carnegie's dinosaur

"Less than one hundred years ago, Diplodocus carnegii-named after industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie-was the most famous dinosaur on the planet. The most complete fossil skeleton unearthed to date, and one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered, Diplodocus was displayed in a dozen museums around the world and viewed by millions of people. Bone Wars explains how a fossil unearthed in the badlands of Wyoming in 1899 helped give birth to the public's fascination with prehistoric bea

Sep 20, 2021
Camouflage - nature's masters of disguise Camouflage - nature's masters of disguise

Camouflage is essential to surviving in the wild. Both a built-in defence mechanism and a cunning tactic for attack, this biological advantage helps animals hide from dangerous predators and catch unsuspecting prey. It is used in many different ways, primarily to mask one's identity, movement or location, and changes over time as animals evolve and adapt to live. This stunning photographic collection reveals 100 camouflaged creatures from around the world paired with fascinating insights from le

Sep 24, 2021
Fossils Fossils

Oct 12, 2021
Gemstones Gemstones

Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.

Oct 12, 2021
Hurricane lizards and plastic squid - the fraught and fascinating biology of climate change Hurricane lizards and plastic squid - the fraught and fascinating biology of climate change

"In his three previous books-Feathers, The Triumph of Seeds, and Buzz-Thor Hanson has taken his readers on unforgettable journeys into nature, rendered with great storytelling, the soul of a poet, and the insight of a biologist. In this new book, he is doing it again, but exploring one of the most vital scientific and cultural issues of our time: climate change. As a young biologist, Hanson by his own admission watched with some detachment as our warming planet presented plants and animals with

Oct 1, 2021
Ice Rivers - A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity Ice Rivers - A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity

Sep 20, 2021
In the eye of the wild In the eye of the wild

"What happened on that day, the 25th of August, 2015 was not: Bear attacks a French anthropologist in the remote Kamchatka Mountains. What happened was: Bear and woman meet violently and the boundary between realms, between the human and the animal, is erased. What happened was a meeting of mythical time and real time, of the past and the instant of encounter, of flesh and of dream. To Believe in the Animal tells the story of the anthropologist Nastassja Martins's nearly fatal run-in with a bear

Sep 27, 2021
Jungle - how tropical forests shaped the world-and us Jungle - how tropical forests shaped the world-and us

"Jungle tells a deep new history of the world, arguing that tropical rainforests played an outsize and overlooked role in our lives. Although we now recognize the crucial role tropical forests play in regulating planetary systems like the atmosphere, we still tend to think of them as a kind of "green hell," as inhospitable, prehistoric wildernesses, largely irrelevant to our lives. This has made it easier for private interests to exploit rainforest resources, but it also influences environment p

Oct 12, 2021
Latitude - the true story of the world's first scientific expedition Latitude - the true story of the world's first scientific expedition

"Crane, the former president of the Royal Geographic Society, documents the remarkable expedition undertaken by a group of twelve European adventurer-scientists in the mid-eighteenth century. The team spent years in South America, scaling volcanoes and traversing jungles before they achieved their goal of establishing the exact shape of the Earth by measuring the length of 1 degree latitude at the equator"

Oct 11, 2021
Micro Life - Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed Micro Life - Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed

Oct 12, 2021
Natural History Natural History

Oct 12, 2021
Silent Earth - averting the insect apocalypse Silent Earth - averting the insect apocalypse

An award-winning entomologist and conservationist, drawing on thirty years of research, examines the evidence of an alarming drop in insect numbers around the world, which could cause an ecological disaster.

Oct 4, 2021
Speed & Scale - An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now Speed & Scale - An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now

Oct 7, 2021
Super simple math - the ultimate bite-size study guide Super simple math - the ultimate bite-size study guide

"From multiplication to fractions and from algebra to geometry, this guide makes complex topics easy to grasp at a glance"--

Oct 12, 2021
Super volcanoes - what they reveal about earth and the worlds beyond Super volcanoes - what they reveal about earth and the worlds beyond

"An exhilarating, time-traveling journey to the solar system's strangest and most awe-inspiring volcanoes. Volcanoes are capable of acts of pyrotechnical prowess verging on magic: they spout black magma more fluid than water, create shimmering cities of glass at the bottom of the ocean and frozen lakes of lava on the moon, and can even tip entire planets over. Despite their reputation for destruction, volcanoes are inseparable from the creation of our planet. Super Volcanoes revels in the incomp

Sep 20, 2021
Ten Days in Physics That Shook the World - How Physicists Transformed Everyday Life Ten Days in Physics That Shook the World - How Physicists Transformed Everyday Life

Sep 27, 2021
The backyard astronomer's guide The backyard astronomer's guide

"This classic, groundbreaking guide has been the go-to field guide for both beginning and experienced amateur astronomers for nearly 30 years. The fourth edition, scheduled for release in 2021, brings Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer's invaluable manual completely up-to-date. Setting a new standard for astronomy guides, it will serve as the touchstone for the next generation of stargazers as well as longtime devotees. Technology and astronomical understanding are evolving at a breathtaking clip,

Sep 23, 2021
The Cloud Book - How to Understand the Skies The Cloud Book - How to Understand the Skies

Oct 14, 2021
The Dinosaurs - New Visions of a Lost World The Dinosaurs - New Visions of a Lost World

Oct 14, 2021
The Discovery of the Universe - A History of Astronomy and Observatories The Discovery of the Universe - A History of Astronomy and Observatories

Oct 7, 2021
The Greatest Adventure - A History of Human Space Exploration The Greatest Adventure - A History of Human Space Exploration

Sep 30, 2021
The Longest Story - How Humans Have Loved, Hated and Misunderstood Other Species? The Longest Story - How Humans Have Loved, Hated and Misunderstood Other Species?

Sep 22, 2021
The Multifarious Mr. Banks - From Botany Bay to Kew, the Natural Historian Who Shaped the World The Multifarious Mr. Banks - From Botany Bay to Kew, the Natural Historian Who Shaped the World

Sep 22, 2021
The night sky - month by month The night sky - month by month

"This comprehensive reference book shines bright with crystal-clear month-by-month charts of the planets, stars, and constellations in the northern and southern hemispheres"--

Oct 12, 2021
The Physics of Fun The Physics of Fun

Sep 22, 2021
The Science of Fashion The Science of Fashion

Sep 22, 2021
The Science of Our Changing Planet - From Global Warming to Sustainable Development The Science of Our Changing Planet - From Global Warming to Sustainable Development

Oct 12, 2021
The secret of life - Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix The secret of life - Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, Francis Crick, and the discovery of DNA's double helix

"A definitive history of the race to unravel DNA's structure, by one of our most prominent medical historians. Biologist James Watson and physicist Francis Crick's 1953 revelation about the double helix structure of DNA is the foundation of virtually every advance in our modern understanding of genetics and molecular biology. But how did Watson and Crick do it--and why were they the ones who succeeded? In truth, the discovery of DNA's structure is the story of a race among five scientists for ad

Sep 23, 2021
Treepedia - a brief compendium of arboreal lore Treepedia - a brief compendium of arboreal lore

"From oaks and maples to the more exotic dragon's blood and baobab species, trees are known and appreciated across the globe. This book is a mini encyclopedia of sorts-for not only trees, but also tree-related topics like reforestation, forest fires, emerald ash-borers, and more. Similar to Millman's Fungipedia, this book will include entries on both the commonplace and the whimsical alike, with line drawings throughout. The book has roughly 80 entries, in which readers will explore topics rangi

Sep 30, 2021
Tropical Arctic - Lost Plants, Future Climates, and the Discovery of Ancient Greenland Tropical Arctic - Lost Plants, Future Climates, and the Discovery of Ancient Greenland

Oct 14, 2021
Viral - The Search for the Origin of Covid-19 Viral - The Search for the Origin of Covid-19

Sep 20, 2021
Water - a visual and scientific history Water - a visual and scientific history

"A beautifully illustrated and in-depth yet accessible introduction to the science of water, the most common substance on Earth, and one of its most peculiar"--

Sep 30, 2021
What's eating the universe? - and other cosmic questions What's eating the universe? - and other cosmic questions

"We are living today in the golden age of cosmology. Over the past few decades, some of the biggest cosmic questions have been transformed from dreamy theorizing to hard won discovery. We now understand the history of our universe better than we understand the history of our own planet. And yet many answers are still tantalizingly out of reach. In What's Eating the Universe? award-winning astrophysicist and best-selling author Paul Davies takes us on a dazzling tour of the cosmic frontier, lucid

Sep 29, 2021