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American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America

Updated to reflect all the latest taxonomic data, American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the complete photographic guide to the 657 species of birds found in the United States and Canada. Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, this book includes stunning full-color photographs revealing 657 individual species with unrivaled clarity. The 550 most commonly seen birds are pictured with plumage variations, and images of subspecies and information on s

Nov 28, 2016
Debating Darwin Debating Darwin

Nov 28, 2016
Gem identification made easy - a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling Gem identification made easy - a hands-on guide to more confident buying & selling

Nov 28, 2016
Facts from space! - from super-secret spacecraft to volcanoes in outer space, extraterrestrial facts to blow your mind! Facts from space! - from super-secret spacecraft to volcanoes in outer space, extraterrestrial facts to blow your mind!

Nov 28, 2016
Ice bear - the cultural history of an Arctic icon Ice bear - the cultural history of an Arctic icon

"Prime Arctic predator and nomad of the sea ice and tundra, the polar bear endures as a source of wonder, terror, and fascination. Humans have seen it as spirit guide and fanged enemy, as trade good and moral metaphor, as food source and symbol of ecological crisis. Eight thousand years of artifacts attest to its charisma, and to the fraught relationships between our two species. In the White Bear, we acknowledge the magic of wildness: it is both genuinely itself and a screen for our imagination

Nov 30, 2016
Rainbow dust - three centuries of butterfly delight - with a new preface Rainbow dust - three centuries of butterfly delight - with a new preface

"Like fluttering shards of stained glass, butterflies possess a unique power to pierce and stir the human soul. Indeed, the ancient Greeks explicitly equated the two in a single word, psyche, so that from early times butterflies were not only a form of life, but also an idea. Profound and deeply personal, written with both wisdom and wit, Peter Marren|s Rainbow Dust explores this idea of butterflies--the why behind the mysterious power of these insects we do not flee, but rather chase. At the ag

Nov 30, 2016
The biology of belief - unleashing the power of consciousness, matter & miracles The biology of belief - unleashing the power of consciousness, matter & miracles

"This new updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition of The Biology of Belief will forever change how you think about your own thinking. Stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain's functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a renowned cell biologist, describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstra

Dec 2, 2016
Gods, wasps, and stranglers - the secret history and redemptive future of fig trees Gods, wasps, and stranglers - the secret history and redemptive future of fig trees

Dec 2, 2016
The wood for the trees - one man's long view of nature The wood for the trees - one man's long view of nature

Scientist Richard Fortey chronicles what he found on his four acres of woodland in the Chiltern Hills of Oxfordshire, England over the course of one year.

Dec 2, 2016
100 plants to feed the bees - provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive 100 plants to feed the bees - provide a healthy habitat to help pollinators thrive

Dec 2, 2016
The glass universe - how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars The glass universe - how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars

"In the late nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as calculators, or "human computers," to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. At the outset this group consisted of the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but soon the female corps included graduates of the new women's colleges--Vassar, Wellesley, Radcliffe, and Smith. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned fr

Dec 2, 2016
What color is the sun? - mind-bending science facts in the solar system's brightest quiz What color is the sun? - mind-bending science facts in the solar system's brightest quiz

Dec 2, 2016
Climbing mount improbable Climbing mount improbable

How do species evolve? Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most eminent zoologists, likens the process to scaling a huge, Himalaya-size peak, the Mount Improbable of his title. An alpinist does not leap from sea level to the summit; neither does a species utterly change forms overnight, but instead follows a course of "slow, cumulative, one-step-at-a-time, non-random survival of random variants"--A course that Charles Darwin, Dawkins's great hero, called natural selection. Illustrating his argum

Dec 3, 2016
Night sky with the naked eye - how to find planets, constellations, satellites and other night sky wonders without a telescope Night sky with the naked eye - how to find planets, constellations, satellites and other night sky wonders without a telescope

No telescope? No problem! Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, find planets, and watch meteor showers. The author also introduces readers to the best apps and websites to help skywatchers enjoy the wonders of the night sky without the need for a telescope or other expensive equipment.

Dec 3, 2016
The science of why - answers to questions about the world around us The science of why - answers to questions about the world around us

"An illustrated, popular science reader for any age."--

Dec 3, 2016