Catnip Isn't the Only Herb Your Cat Will Love If you're a dedicated cat lover, you know the amazing intoxicating effect that catnip has on most cats. But did you also know that catnip can help calm a frantic feline during an extended car trip? Or that catnip can ease feline gastrointestinal distress..
In this friendly and approachable field guide, writer and avid hiker Mark Mikolas shares a unique approach for year-round tree identification. His method, which centers on the northeastern United States where 20 species make up the majority of trees, will prepare readers to recognize trees at a glan..
Marked by its superb natural beauty, Costa Rica has the greatest percentage of preserved land of any nation worldwide; nearly a third of the country is protected in national parks, reserves, and refuges. The wildlife that abounds in these tropical areas includes a stunning diversity of more than 820..
With a rich variety of stunning avifauna, Mexico provides the first taste of the Neotropics for many birders. At last here is a guide to Mexico's best birdwatching sites, from Baja California to the Yucatan Peninsula. Steve N. G. Howell, coauthor of the widely acclaimed A Guide to the Birds of Mexic..
``Most groups of wildlife can be described as a flock, herd, or shoal--but where is the fun in ending there?`` -- from the Introduction Whether you're an animal lover or a grammar geek, illustrator Matt Sewell has the perfect menagerie of beasts (and beast-related terms) for your reading pleasure. A..
In the summer of 1990, writer Charles Gaines and his artist wife, Patricia, bought 160 acres of wild land on the northeast coast of Nova Scotia. They believed they were simply buying a remote getaway spot, but within a few months a more complex dream for the property developed. By midwinter, they ha..
Based on five decades of research and observation, a haunting and unsparing look at the melting ice caps, and what their disappearance will mean. Peter Wadhams has been studying ice first-hand since 1970, completing 50 trips to the world's poles and observing for himself the changes over the course ..
Find what you're looking for with ``P``e``terson Field Guides`` their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. This field guide features detailed descriptions of 455 species of trees native to eastern North Ame..
Mushroom expert Daniel Winkler has returned with another easy-to-use field guide to help hunters track down their favourite fungi in California Use this region-specific guide to identify over thirty common and easily-recognized edible mushrooms--and stay away from their not-so-edible look-alikes. F..
A Field Guide to Fossils of Texas is the only definitive guide that presents a collection of the state's most common fossils and also shows the most important, noteworthy, and unusual specimens. NUME CARTE: A Field Guide to Fossils of Texas, PaperbackISBN: 0891230440PRET EDITURA: 94.99AUTOR(i): Char..
More than a thousand species of birds occur in Mexico and in the adjacent countries of Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Of these birds, a unique mixture of temperate-zone and tropical species, less than half are found in the United States, and many cross the border only a short distance into the ..
New Zealand is commonly described as ``the land of birds.`` Now, there is an easy-to-use guide for all those interested in this country's remarkable bird population. A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand contains over 600 stunning photographs of the more than 350 bird species likely to be seen i..
Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly di..
South Georgia is rich in wildlife and spectacular scenery, and it is a prime destination spot on most Antarctic tours. This beautifully illustrated field guide depicts the birds, mammals, insects, flowering plants, and other vegetation found in this unique part of the world. It features 368 full-col..
This guide covers all the species of reptiles and amphibians found in western North America. More than 650 full-color paintings and photographs show key details for making accurate identifications. Color range maps give species' distributions. Important information on conservation efforts and surviv..
This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 tree and shrub species most commonly seen in India is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from India's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distr..
More than 370 edible wild plants, plus 37 poisonous lookalikes, are described here, with 400 drawings and 78 color photographs showing precisely how to recognize each species. Also included are habitat descriptions, lists of plants by season, and preparation instructions for 22 different food uses. ..
Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Detailed descriptions of insect orders, families, and many individual species are illustrated with 1,300 d..
Find what you're looking for with Peterson Field Guides--their field-tested visual identification system is designed to help you differentiate thousands of unique species accurately every time. Grouped by color and by plant characteristics, 1,293 species in 84 families are described and illustrated...
This is the only comprehensive photographic field guide to the birds of the entire Indian subcontinent. Every distinct species and subspecies--some 1,375 in all--is covered with photographs, text, and maps. The guide features more than 4,000 stunning photographs, many never before published, which h..
The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life--from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 crisp, vibrant color photographs and brief, precise descriptions, this field guide makes it easier than..
Winner of the 2011 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award of Excellence in Natural Science, Hawai'i Book Publishers AssociationHawai'i is home to some of the most beautiful and sought after birds in the world. From the offshore waters, where graceful seabirds glide on the cool, refreshing trade winds, to the lu..
Sharks are some of the most misunderstood animals on the planet. We still have a lot to learn about these fascinating creatures, which are more seriously threatened with extinction and in greater need of conservation and management than any other major group of vertebrates.A Pocket Guide to Sharks o..
This special edition of the highly acclaimed A Sand County Almanac commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Aldo Leopold, one of the foremost conservationists of our century. First published in 1949 and praised in The New York Times Book Review as ``full of beauty and vigor and bit..
``We can place this book on the shelf that holds the writings of Thoreau and John Muir.`` San Francisco Chronicle These astonishing portraits of the natural world explore the breathtaking diversity of the unspoiled American landscape -- the mountains and the prairies, the deserts and the coastlines...
``The author makes an eloquent plea for marine biodiversity conservation.``--Library Journal``Harvell seems to channel the devotion that motivated the Blaschkas.``--The Guardian Winner of the 2016 National Outdoor Book Award, Environment Category It started with a glass octopus. Dusty, broken, and ..
A natural history, filled with intrigue and humor, of our ubiquitous yet utterly fascinating clouds - Written by a critically-acclaimed natural-history author - Shares author's fun journey to understanding clouds - Written for the curious--but non-science--minded Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love ..
In this powerful call to action, conservationist and environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn offers an unconventional yet feasible plan to protect the Texas coast. The coast is in danger of being damaged beyond repair due to the gradual starvation of freshwater inflows to its bays, the fragmentation of l..
New England transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau s 1843 essay A Winter Walk is a loving celebration of winter and walking. Thoreau vividly renders the winter season, writing of its sparkling beauty, its purity, and its stillness, and perfectly describing the warmth, coziness, and cheer to be found ..
When tracking animals in Africa, guides rely on spoor (tracks and dung) to let them know where and when animals are present. African Animal Tracks is the perfect pocket-sized, folding guide for nature enthusiasts wanting to learn more about the science of tracking many of these nocturnal species. Be..
Having one of the richest avifaunas in the world, Africa's diverse ecosystems are the permanent or migratory home of over 2,600 species of birds. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes a map of the country's vegetation zones. Laminated for dur..
Swallowtail butterflies frolic on the wind. Vireos and rock wrens sing their hearts out by the recovering creek. Spiders and other predators chase their next meal. Through it all, John Alcock observes, records, and delights in what he sees. In a once-burnt area, life resurges. Plants whose seeds and..
The definitive book on Lake Superior's agates is here. If you're a casual rock collector, you will find Agates of Lake Superior fun, interesting and beautiful. If you're a more advanced hobbyist, you will appreciate this professional and scientific resource. The book provides a thorough examination ..
Agility Right From The Start is the first training resource you should have and t he last one you'll need. NUME CARTE: Agility Right from the Start, PaperbackISBN: 1890948411PRET EDITURA: 164.99AUTOR(i): Eva BertilssonEDITURA: Sunshine Books (MA)COPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Martie 2010DATA PUBLIC..
````Alaska Bear Tales```` is a best-selling collection of edge-of-your-seat accounts of true-life encounters with bears in Alaska. NUME CARTE: Alaska Bear Tales, PaperbackISBN: 0882402323PRET EDITURA: 77.99AUTOR(i): Larry KaniutEDITURA: Alaska Northwest BooksCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Iunie 200..
Since his death in 1948, Aldo Leopold has been increasingly recognized as one of the indispensable figures of American environmentalism. A pioneering forester, sportsman, wildlife manager, and ecologist, he was also a gifted writer whose farsighted land ethic is proving increasingly relevant in our ..
Readers adored James Herriot's tales of his life as a Yorkshire animal doctor in All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful. Now here's a third delightful volume of memoirs rich with Herriot's own brand of humor, insight, and wisdom.In the midst of World War II, James is train..
Put the world's richest and most diverse ecosystem in your pocket Eco-travelers now have a simplified pocket guide to the stunning wildlife of this exotic region. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and b..
California has it all for birders lush coastal coniferous forests, dry chaparral, oak woodlands, grasslands, alpine slides, riparian valleys, watered suburbs, and desert scrubs. Hundreds of types of birds nest in the Golden State or stop by seasonally on migration routes. California has one of the l..
From the dunes and great river swamps of the Panhandle, the flat woods, scrubs, dry prairies, and wetlands of the Peninsula to the coral reefs of the Keys, the Sunshine State provides habitats for an amazing variety of birds. Florida is rich in protected and preserved habitats, including 11 National..
From the rolling Berkshire Mountains and river valleys of the west to the coastal eastern plains, dunes, and scrub forests of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a birder's paradise. Nearly 500 species have been recorded in the Bay State making it one of the ``birdiest`` places in the nation. Massachusetts i..
As America and the world grapple with the consequences of global environmental change, writer and activist Bill McKibben offers this unprecedented, provocative, and timely anthology, gathering the best and most significant American environmental writing from the last two centuries. Classics of the ..
Snakes on the patio, salamanders in the basement, frogs crossing the road, and turtles nesting on the shore in the land of 10,000 lakes: from the enchanted child to the curious adult, from the amateur naturalist to the dedicated conservationist, living with wildlife in Minnesota means finding amphib..
Costa Rica is a remarkable place for amphibians and reptiles. Known for its biological diversity, conservation priorities, and extensive protected lands, this small country contains 418 herpetological species including the dangerous Fer-de-Lance and Black-headed Bushmaster, the beloved sea turtles, ..
The revised edition of this well-loved guide is the essential reference for the identification of amphibians and reptiles in the Great Lakes region. Fully updated treatments of over 70 species feature detailed information on the distribution, habitat, behavior, and life history of these fascinating ..
Amphibians of Costa Rica is the first in-depth field guide to all 206 species of amphibians known to occur in Costa Rica or within walking distance of its borders. A diminutive nation with abundant natural wealth, the country is host to 146 species of frogs and toads. Frogs of gemlike beauty and diz..
Ninety million years ago, giant dinosaurs roamed the earth, pterosaurs ﬂew through the air, and giant reptiles and ﬁsh hunted in the oceans. The area that is now Kansas was covered by water and one of its inhabi-tants was the plesiosaur--a reptile with an extremely long neck and a huge body. This ea..
The ancient native oaks of England are a national treasure, beautiful and beloved. And England has more of them than the rest of Europe combined. How did that happen? How, as Europe was deforested over the course of centuries, did England manage to preserve so many ancient trees? Ancient Oaks in th..