Download E-books The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean PDF

By Susan Casey

A New York occasions Notable e-book
A San Francisco Chronicle Best e-book of the yr

In her stunning new ebook Susan Casey captures tremendous, ship-swallowing waves, and the surfers and scientists who search them out.
For mythical surfer Laird Hamilton, hundred foot waves characterize the final word problem. As Susan Casey travels the globe, looking those monsters of the sea with Hamilton’s team, she witnesses first-hand the lifestyles or demise stakes, the consideration, and the secret of impossibly monstrous waves. but for the scientists who learn them, those waves characterize whatever really frightening brewing within the planet’s waters. With inexorable verve, The Wave brilliantly portrays humans confronting nature at its so much ferocious.

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Download E-books Yosemite PDF

By Ansel Adams

This fantastically published paperback unique collects Ansel Adams' most interesting photos of where closest to his middle, Yosemite nationwide Park. "I knew my future whilst I first skilled Yosemite", wrote Adams, who first visited the park on the age of fourteen and lower back each year of his existence thereafter. This new publication offers the essence of Adams' lengthy organization with Yosemite: sixty-six memorable pictures of glacial lakes and craggy peaks, cascading waterfalls and granite monoliths, lone timber and sylvan streams. listed here are Moon and part Dome, Clearing iciness typhoon, and El Capitan, iciness, dawn - photos that experience develop into veritable icons of the yank desolate tract. choices from Adams' writings in regards to the park and its surroundings, and an introductory essay that unearths the prescience of Adams' perspectives on park administration concerns, improve this majestic photographic portrait of Yosemite nationwide Park by way of America's premier panorama photographer.

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Download E-books The Sea Wolves: Living Wild in the Great Bear Rainforest PDF

By Ian McAllister

The ocean Wolves units out to disprove the suggestion of ""the large undesirable Wolf,"" in particular because it is utilized to coastal wolves--a distinctive pressure of wolf that lives within the rainforest alongside the Pacific coast of Canada. Genetically targeted from their inland cousins and from wolves in the other a part of the realm, coastal wolves can swim like otters and fish just like the bears with whom they proportion the rainforest. Smaller than the grey wolves that live to tell the tale the opposite part of the Coast Mountains, those wolves are hugely social and fiercely clever creatures. dwelling within the remoted barren region of the nice endure Rainforest, coastal wolves have additionally loved a distinct courting with guy. the 1st countries humans, who've shared their territory for millions of years, don't see them as a nuisance species yet in its place have lengthy provided the wolf a spot of recognize and admiration inside of their tradition. Illustrated with nearly 100 of Ian McAllister's brilliant photos, the ocean Wolves provides a powerful case for the significance of holding the nice endure Rainforest for the wolves, the bears and the opposite particular creatures that stay there.

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Download E-books Trout (Animal) PDF

By James Owen

Leaping without difficulty from vivid streams into the human mind's eye, the trout has an old fascination that may be traced again to Stone Age cave dwellers, and it prospers at the present time in our vitamin, faith, folklore, historical past, technology, literature, and, in fact, fishermen’s tales.
James Owen finds the following why the trout beguiles us so. Taking myriad varieties, the fish has a power and actual good looks that brings to brain natural waters and quiet, outdoors areas. This biography of the trout showcases the animal as sacred fish, suitable for eating fish, farmed fish, and a fish of medical research. In telling this tale, Owen follows the trout world wide: beginning in Europe and North the United States, he then follows the voyage that took the creature from England to Australia within the 19th century. alongside the way in which, he provides a various forged of characters, from vague British saints and fly-fishing nuns to visionary inventors, jazz singers, and counterculture novelists—all united by way of this magical animal.
Trout will satisfaction and shock anglers who've ever forged a fly and somebody who has stuck a glimpse of its wonderful camouflage.

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Download E-books Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens PDF

Survival narrative meets medical, normal, and social heritage within the riveting tale of a volcanic disaster.

For months in early 1980, scientists, reporters, sightseers, and within sight citizens listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, a part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by way of the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. nonetheless, not anyone used to be ready while a huge eruption took the head off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds and hundreds of sq. miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington country. The eruption used to be one of many greatest in human historical past, deposited ash in 11 U.S. states and 5 Canadian provinces, and brought on a couple of billion funds in harm. It killed fifty-seven humans, a few so far as 13 miles clear of the volcano’s summit.

Shedding new mild at the cataclysm, writer Steve Olson interweaves the historical past and technological know-how in the back of this occasion with page-turning bills of what occurred to those that lived and those that died.

Powerful financial and ancient forces motivated the fates of these round the volcano that sunny Sunday morning, together with the development of the nation’s railroads, the harvest of a continent’s colossal forests, and the security of America’s precious public lands. The eruption of Mount St. Helens printed how the earlier is continually found in the lives folks all. whilst, it reworked volcanic technology, the learn of environmental resilience, and, eventually, our perceptions of what it's going to take to outlive on an more and more harmful planet.

Rich with shiny own tales of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists, and conservationists, Eruption gives you a spellbinding narrative equipped from the stories of these closest to the catastrophe, and an epic story of our fraught dating with the normal world.

eight pages of colour illustrations; 7 black-and-white illustrations; eight maps

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Download E-books Deer (Animal) PDF

By John Fletcher

The Celts known as them “fairy farm animals” and the Greeks linked them with the hunter goddess Artemis, yet for many buyers, deer are noticeable as adorable, like Bambi, or noble, just like the Monarch of the Glen. they could be a chance whilst we are using at evening, or they could easily be a delectable venison burger. yet whereas we would possibly not usually devour humble pie—an real pie choked with deer organs—deer nonetheless seem in faith and mythology, on coats of fingers, in wonderful paintings, and in literature starting from The Yearling to Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. In Deer, veterinarian and deer farmer John Fletcher brings jointly the cultural and traditional heritage of those dignified animals.
Fletcher strains the evolution of deer, explaining why deer develop and solid apart their antlers every year and describing their symbolism in numerous cultures all through historical past. He divulges the real tale of Rudolph and Santa’s different reindeer and explores the function deer have performed as prized gadgets of the quest in Europe, Asia, and the US. Wide-ranging and richly illustrated, Deer presents a clean point of view in this sleek, robust animal that would attract hunters and gatherers alike.

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Download E-books Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability PDF

By Lyle Estill

A striking forged of characters inhabit the pages of this ebook. Meet Tim Toben, who built a excessive upward push with the bottom strength intake of any construction within the southeastern usa, was once foreclosed upon, and misplaced thousands within the strategy. Gary Phillips held the road opposed to actual property builders in Chatham County and was once run out of workplace for his efforts. Elaine Chiosso has been conserving her watershed by means of scuffling with on behalf of the Haw River for twenty-eight years.

Unflinchingly sincere and compulsively readable, Small tales, colossal adjustments provides an intimate examine the private adventure of being a pioneer within the sustainability circulation, laying naked the emotional, non secular, and fiscal effect of a lifestyles lived within the carrier of switch. Activist, farmer, writer, thinker or entrepreneur; every one author has a different own story to tell.

Small tales, mammoth alterations is a booklet written through usual humans doing striking issues; whose lives were remodeled by way of their willingness to devote themselves unreservedly to the production of a higher global. Empowering, hopeful, and encouraging, this wealthy tapestry of voices from the forefront of switch is a must-read for somebody dreaming of a brighter destiny and looking a counterbalance to a canon of labor that's laced with doom and gloom.

Lyle Estill is the president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the writer of Industrial Evolution, Small is Possible, and Biodiesel Power. He has gained a variety of awards for his dedication to sustainability, outreach, group improvement, and leadership.

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Download E-books A visual guide to visting The National Parks: Volume 1 PDF

By Zack Frank

This advisor was once designed to make informal visits to the nationwide Parks as lucrative and handy as attainable. wide colour images and park maps are featured in the course of the booklet to make the suggestions transparent and straightforward to find.

The e-book additionally has needs to see websites, issues to grasp prior to you stopover at, short park histories, evidence, touch info and within reach sights.

The quantity good points 30 of the fifty nine nationwide Parks within the usa: (including the latest, Pinnacles nationwide Park, verified in 2013)
Big Bend
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Byrce Canyon
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Cuyahoga Valley
Grand Teton
Great Sand Dunes
Great Smoky Mountains
Guadalupe Mountains
Hot Springs
Joshua Tree
Mammoth Cave
Mesa Verde
North Cascades
Petrified Forest
Theodore Roosevelt
Wind Cave

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Download E-books Sepp Holzer's Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening--With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a ... ways to keep livestock, and more... PDF

By Sepp Holzer

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea point. His farm is an elaborate community of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, good coated with efficient fruit bushes and different plants, with the farmhouse smartly nestling among them. this can be in dramatic distinction to his neighbors' spruce monocultures.
In this e-book, Holzer stocks the ability and information obtained over his lifetime. He covers each point of his farming equipment, not only tips on how to create a holistic approach at the farm itself, yet the way to make a dwelling from it. Holzer writes approximately every thing from the final recommendations, all the way down to the sensible details.
In Sepp Holzer's Permaculture readers will learn:* How he units up a permaculture system
* The fruit kinds he has chanced on most sensible for permaculture growing
* easy methods to build terraces, ponds, and waterways
* how one can construct shelters for animals and the way to paintings with them at the land
* easy methods to domesticate suitable for eating mushrooms within the backyard and at the farm
* and masses more!
Holzer bargains a wealth of data for the gardener, smallholder or replacement farmer but the book's maximum price is the attitudes it teaches. He finds the considering tactics in accordance with rules present in nature that create his effective structures. those might be utilized wherever.

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Download E-books BBC Wildlife (May 2016) PDF

Evaluation: BBC natural world journal is a party of the wildlife, that includes the entire most modern discoveries, information and perspectives on natural world, conservation and environmental concerns. With robust broadcasting hyperlinks, authoritative journalism and award-winning images, BBC flora and fauna journal is vital examining for someone with a keenness for flora and fauna who desires to comprehend, adventure and luxuriate in nature more.

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