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Arctic dreams - imagination and desire in a northern landscape Arctic dreams - imagination and desire in a northern landscape

This book is an account of the history, ecology, and mystique of the arctic region. The author offers a thorough examination of this obscure world, its terrain, its wildlife, its history of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who have arrived on their icy shores. But what turns this marvelous work of natural history into a breathtaking study of profound originality is his unique meditation on how the landscape can shape our imagination, desires, and dreams. Its prose as hauntingly pure as the

Feb 1, 2019
Biometrics - a very short introduction Biometrics - a very short introduction

This Very Short Introduction considers the capabilities of biometrics-based identity checking, from first principles to the practicalities of using different types of identification data. Michael Fairhurst looks at the basic techniques in use today, ongoing developments in system design, and emerging technologies, all aimed at improving precision in identification, and providing solutions to an increasingly wide range of practical problems. Considering how they may continue to develop in the fut

Feb 13, 2019
Blueprint - how DNA makes us who we are Blueprint - how DNA makes us who we are

Jan 31, 2019
Butterflies & moths Butterflies & moths

Known in scientific circles as Lepidoptera, butterflies and moths, while closely related, display wildly different characteristics. At a glance we can usually tell a butterfly from a moth by whether it flies during the day or the night. Butterflies are day flyers, and moths are most often nocturnal. Look inside for more details about and gorgeous photos of swallowtail butterflies; blue, copper, and hairstreak butterflies; burnet moths; and atlas, silk, and hawkmoths. See their remarkable metamor

Feb 8, 2019
Chien-shiung Wu - nuclear physicist Chien-shiung Wu - nuclear physicist

Women scientists have made key contributions to the pursuit of science and some of the most important discoveries of all time. In Chien-Shiung Wu, learn how the Chinese nuclear physicist chose to pursue a career in science and made breakthrough discoveries in nuclear fission and the scientific understanding of atoms. Features include a timeline, a glossary, essential facts, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards."--Pub

Feb 13, 2019
Coral reef collapse Coral reef collapse

"Humanity's impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Coral Reef Collapse shines a light on the death of coral reefs around the world. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind ocean acidity and rising ocean temperatures to explain the threats facing coral reefs, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster's causes and effects, a glo

Feb 13, 2019
Cultured - how traditional foods can feed our microbiome Cultured - how traditional foods can feed our microbiome

A revealing look at the 300 trillion microorganisms that keep us healthy—and the foods they need to thrive. These days, probiotic yogurt and other "gut-friendly" foods line supermarket shelves. But what's the best way to feed our all-important microbiome—and what is a microbiome, anyway? In this engaging and eye-opening book, science journalist Katherine Harmon Courage investigates these questions, presenting a deep dive into the ancient food traditions and the latest research for maintaining a

Feb 11, 2019
Earth-shattering - violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe Earth-shattering - violent supernovas, galactic explosions, biological mayhem, nuclear meltdowns, and other hazards to life in our universe

A heart-pumping exploration of the biggest explosions in history, from the Big Bang to mysterious activity on Earth and everything in between The overwhelming majority of celestial space is inactive, and will remain forever unruffled. Similarly, more than 90% of the universe's 70 billion trillion suns had non-attention-getting births and are living out their existences in a steady predictable fashion. But when cosmic violence does unfold, it changes the very fabric of the universe with mega-expl

Feb 18, 2019
Forest talk - how trees communicate Forest talk - how trees communicate

Feb 13, 2019
Frogs Frogs

FROGS and toads are some of the most interesting creatures of the amphibian world. Their variety is enormous, from the familiar bullfrog of ponds and lakes to the exotic but deadly arrow-poison frog of the tropical rain forests. Their history stretches back 300 million years, and their ancestors may have been among the first animals to leave the water for life on land. Readers will introduce themselves to a few of the more than 2,700 species known today, including barking frogs, horned frogs, tr

Feb 8, 2019
Identifying birds of prey - quick reference guide for Eastern North America Identifying birds of prey - quick reference guide for Eastern North America

"An engaging quick-reference guide to the basics of identifying hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kites in flight."--

Feb 15, 2019
Insects Insects

When most people think of insects, they picture swarms of annoying, biting mosquitoes or voracious carpenter ants eating away at houses. But the world of insects is much more: a fascinating realm of more than a million species. The incredible diversity and adaptability of insects have helped them exist in a variety of environments and in adverse conditions. Evidence of insects exists in fossil records dating back millions of years, and they persist today in vast numbers despite humans attempts t

Feb 8, 2019
Invasive species Invasive species

Humanity's impact on the natural world can have disastrous effects. Invasive Species shines a light on the global problem of invasive species. With abundant charts and diagrams and large-format photos, this title explores the science behind how species become invasive and the damages they cause ecosystems around the world, and considers actions people and governments can take to try to improve the situation. Features include a flow chart showing the disaster's causes and effects, a glossary, ref

Feb 14, 2019
Liquid rules - the delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives Liquid rules - the delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives

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Feb 18, 2019
Mrs Moreau's Warbler - how birds got their names Mrs Moreau's Warbler - how birds got their names

"We use names so often, and with such little thought, that we often forget to pause and wonder about their origins. What do they mean? Where did they come from? And who originally created them? Since the dawn of mankind we have been driven by a primordial urge to name the birds and beasts of the earth and skies. It is through names that we make sense of the world around us, and through understanding these names, we can arrive at a greater awareness of our world. Many of our most familiar birds a

Feb 15, 2019
No beast so fierce - the terrifying true story of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal in history No beast so fierce - the terrifying true story of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal in history

"American Sniper meets Jaws: The gripping true account of the Champawat Tiger, the deadliest animal of all time (killer of an astonishing 436 humans), and Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter who brought it down in 1907"--

Feb 7, 2019
Paleoart - visions of the prehistoric past Paleoart - visions of the prehistoric past

"It was 1830 when English scientist Henry De la Beche painted the first piece of paleoart, a dazzling, deliciously macabre vision of prehistoric reptiles battling underwater dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, cavemen, and other creatures, shaping our understanding of the primeval past through their exhilarating images. In this unprecedented new book, writer Zoe¨ Lescaze and artist Walton Ford present the astonishing history of peleoart from 1830-1990. These are not cave paintings produced thousands of

Jan 30, 2019
Rocks & minerals Rocks & minerals

Practically everything we do or use in our daily lives depends on materials we take from the ground. The history of our exploration of the world has often centered on obtaining strategic mineral resources. For example, the lust for gold funded much of the exploration and conquest of the Americas by Europeans. Look around you now and see all the things that are made out of rocks and minerals. The paper of this book, though mostly plant fiber, has probably been created using kaolin, sulfur, and ba

Feb 8, 2019
Snakes & reptiles Snakes & reptiles

SNAKES & REPTILES is a colorful account of the variety and uniqueness of these often misunderstood creatures. Because most reptiles are predators, they have well-developed sensory systems to aid them in finding prey and avoiding danger. Reptiles are cold-blooded and rely on the temperature of their surroundings to control their body heat. Readers will discover these and many other facts, in addition to color pictures, in SNAKES & REPTILES. Explore the great variety of snakes for example, boa con

Feb 8, 2019
Spiders Spiders

SPIDERS live on every continent and in almost all terrestrial habitats capable of supporting life. Some spiders have ventured into the world of freshwater, and a few can even tolerate salt water. There is a huge variety in color among species, and sizes can vary from smaller than a grain of rice to exceeding the span of an adult s hand. Many are beautifully marked and fascinating to look at. For some, such as the crab spiders, the coloration serves as camouflage, but for others scientists are st

Feb 8, 2019

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