Summary Book Review Condor Comeback by Sy Montgomery:
Download or read book Condor Comeback written by Sy Montgomery and published by HMH Books For Young Readers. This book was released on 2020 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning and best-selling author Sy Montgomery turns her talents to the story of California condors and the scientists who have fought against their extinction.
Summary Book Review Hiking and Backpacking Big Sur by Analise Elliot Heid:
Download or read book Hiking and Backpacking Big Sur written by Analise Elliot Heid and published by Wilderness Press. This book was released on 2013-06-17 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the most detailed guide to hiking and backpacking in Big Sur. Explore the endless hiking and backpacking possibilities in 75 trips (plus numerous side trips) on the rugged coastline and isolated backcountry trails of Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness, and Silver Peak Wilderness. Stretching 90 miles from Carmel to San Simeon, Big Sur consists of coastal cliffs, jagged rocky promontories, ancient redwood forests, and lush riparian woodlands. This invaluable resource gives the latest information on the trails, roads, camps, and beaches in Big Sur, plus all of the area's state parks and wilderness areas.
Download or read book Animals Lost and Found written by DK and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2022-08-04 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A beautiful ebook of extinct and endangered creatures with information on when, why, how and what we can do about it. This beautifully illustrated ebook will shine a spotlight on animals throughout history and in the present - animals lost to extinction, animals we thought we'd lost but have found and animals that are the focus of conservation efforts all over the world. Animals Lost and Found is full of information about extinction events and the different possible causes of extinction (natural as well as unnatural), and discusses how it may relate to the world today in an easily understood way. Also includes information on all the incredible work that is happening around the world to prevent any further loss of species (both flora and fauna), species that have been saved from extinction, incredible stories of uncovering species long thought to have been gone, positive stories of reintroduction and discusses what we as humans are doing and can continue to do.
Download or read book The Condor written by Karen D. Povey and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, habitats, and endangered status of the Califorina condor.
Summary Book Review Zoo Conservation Biology by John E. Fa:
Download or read book Zoo Conservation Biology written by John E. Fa and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-08-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the face of ever-declining biodiversity, zoos have a major role to play in species conservation. Written by professionals involved in in situ conservation and restoration projects internationally, this is a critical assessment of the contribution of zoos to species conservation through evidence amassed from a wide range of sources. The first part outlines the biodiversity context within which zoos should operate, introducing the origins and global spread of zoos and exploring animal collection composition. The second part focuses on the basic elements of keeping viable captive animal populations. It considers the consequences of captivity on animals, the genetics of captive populations and the performance of zoos in captive breeding. The final part examines ways in which zoos can make a significant difference to conservation now and in the future. Bridging the gap between pure science and applied conservation, this is an ideal resource for both conservation biologists and zoo professionals.
Summary Book Review The Hummingbirds' Gift by Sy Montgomery:
Download or read book The Hummingbirds' Gift written by Sy Montgomery and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the “fascinating…entertaining” (The Daily Beast) National Book Award finalist The Soul of an Octopus, a charmingly perfect gem of a book about the most exquisite and extraordinary of winged creatures—hummingbirds. As one of the most beautiful and intriguing birds found in nature, hummingbirds fascinate people around the world. The lightest birds in the sky, hummingbirds are capable of incredible feats, such as flying backwards, diving at speeds of sixty-one MPH, and beating their wings more than sixty times a second. Miraculous creatures, they are also incredibly vulnerable when they first emerge from their eggs. That’s where Brenda Sherburn comes in. With tenderness and patience, she rescues abandoned hummingbirds and nurses them back to health until they can fly away and live in the wild. In The Hummingbird’s Gift, the extraordinary care that Brenda provides her peanut-sized patients is revealed and, in the process, shows us just how truly amazing hummingbirds are. With Sy Montgomery’s signature “joyful passion” (Library Journal), and including sixteen pages of gorgeous color photos, this beautifully written and inspiring little book celebrates the profound gift that hummingbirds are to our planet and is the ultimate gift for nature lovers and bird watchers everywhere.
Summary Book Review The Hawk's Way by Sy Montgomery:
Download or read book The Hawk's Way written by Sy Montgomery and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A splendid and luminous celebration of one of nature’s most perfect and mysterious creatures—the hawk—from the New York Times bestselling author of the “astoundingly beautiful” (NPR) The Soul of an Octopus. When Sy Montgomery went to spend a day at falconer Nancy Cowan’s farm, home to a dozen magnificent birds of prey, it was the start of a deep love affair. Nancy allowed her to work with Jazz, a feisty, four-year-old, female Harris’s hawk with a wingspan of more than four feet. Not a pet, Jazz was a fierce predator with talons that could pierce skin and bone and yet, she was willing to work with a human to hunt. From the first moment Jazz swept down from a tree and landed on Sy’s leather gloved fist, Sy fell under the hawk’s magnetic spell. Over the next few years, Sy spent more time with these magnificent creatures, getting to know their extraordinary abilities and instincts. They are deeply emotional animals, quick to show anger and frustration, and can hold a grudge for years. But they are also loyal and intensely aware of their surroundings. In this mesmerizing account, featuring sixteen pages of gorgeous color photographs, Sy passionately and vividly reveals the wonderous world of hawks and what they can teach us about nature, life, and love.
Summary Book Review Aye-Ayes, Bears, and Condors by Neecy Twinem:
Download or read book Aye-Ayes, Bears, and Condors written by Neecy Twinem and published by StarWalk Kids Media. This book was released on 2014-05-30 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For each letter of the alphabet, this book introduces the reader to an endangered animal family using illustrations and rhymes. While the reader works on their ABC's they can also learn about a new species and about improving the environment for all living things.
Author :Dolores LaGuardia Publisher :McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages Release Date :2002-08 ISBN 10 :0072556005 Pages :777 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (255 users download)
Summary Book Review American Voices by Dolores LaGuardia:
Download or read book American Voices written by Dolores LaGuardia and published by McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages. This book was released on 2002-08 with total page 777 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This thematic reader focuses on contemporary American culture and offers over 120 provocative readings and images representing a broad range of genres and diverse authorial voices.
Summary Book Review Because It Is So Beautiful by Robert Leonard Reid:
Download or read book Because It Is So Beautiful written by Robert Leonard Reid and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2017-06-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein–Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Yes, every inch of the globe has been seen, mapped, photographed, and measured, but is it known? Robert Leonard Reid doesn’t think so. To draw a circle and calculate its diameter is not to know the circle. In this collection, Reid distinguishes himself from many science–based nature writers, using the natural world as a springboard for speculations and musings on the numinous and the sacred, injustice, homelessness, the treatment of Native Peoples in the United States, and what pushes mountaineers to climb. Ranging in their settings from eastern New Mexico to northern Alaska, Reid’s essays illustrate his belief that the American West is worth celebrating and caring for. Taking its title from an affecting speech given by renowned author Barry Lopez, Because It Is So Beautiful is a response to desperate questions surrounding America’s wildlands. Lopez’s words resonated with the young mountaineer–musician–mathematician Robert Leonard Reid, who was struggling to understand his relationship to the world, to find his vision as a writer. What he learned on that long–ago evening is knit throughout the nineteen pieces in the collection, which include essays from Reid’s previous books Arctic Circle, Mountains of the Great Blue Dream, and America, New Mexico; three essays that appear here in print for the first time; as well as revised and expanded versions of essays that appeared in Touchstone, The Progressive, and elsewhere.
Summary Book Review Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions by G. Tyler Miller:
Download or read book Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions written by G. Tyler Miller and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. LIVING IN THE ENVIRONMENT provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environment. Co-authors G. Tyler Miller and Scott Spoolman inspire students to take a positive approach toward finding and implementing useful environmental solutions in their own lives and in their careers. Updated with the most up-to-date information, art, and Good News examples, the text engages and motivates students with vivid case studies and hands-on quantitative exercises. The concept-centered approach transforms complex environmental topics and issues into key concepts that students will understand and remember. Overall, by framing the concepts with goals for more sustainable lifestyles and human communities, students see how promising the future can be. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Summary Book Review Tommy Knuckles Trilogy (Cageside Chronicles) by :
Download or read book Tommy Knuckles Trilogy (Cageside Chronicles) written by and published by Jarrah Loh. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Fighting the Storm (Cageside Chronicles: Tommy Knuckles Trilogy 1) by :
Download or read book Fighting the Storm (Cageside Chronicles: Tommy Knuckles Trilogy 1) written by and published by Jarrah Loh. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson:
Download or read book The Book of Barely Imagined Beings written by Caspar Henderson and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2013-04-10 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t. With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up—that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among nature’s “extreme survivors,” able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value—or fail to value—and what we might change. A powerful combination of wit, cutting-edge natural history, and philosophical meditation, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is an infectious and inspiring celebration of the sheer ingenuity and variety of life in a time of crisis and change.
Summary Book Review Condor's Eye by Ronnie Sarkin:
Download or read book Condor's Eye written by Ronnie Sarkin and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2015-10-30 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gentle Wind is different. Growing up in a North America Indian community around 500 BC, all boys of his age want to train as warriors, while he is obsessed with exploring nature, hunting, and exploiting his unusual talents. When the clans shaman discovers these curious skills, he decides to train the boy as his successor. Gentle Wind, renamed Condors Eye, begins an action-packed journey pushing him to his limits. Enduring rigorous training, many challenges, unusual experiences, philosophical debates about life, and a deep love affair, he tenaciously hones his skills to become a great man of his time. Interwoven with his story is the gripping tale of Anouar, whose beautiful Greek mother arrives in Egypt under difficult circumstances. Anouar dreams of becoming a high priestess in the Mystic Temples along the Nile, but her powerful intellect and unique talents soon draw her into the fickle world of Egyptian politics. She becomes Cleopatras close advisor and confidant, only to be drawn into a passionate love affair with Marc Antony. Sarkin masterfully draws readers into these fascinating worlds, leaving readers utterly spellbound and wanting more. His unusual genre continues into ancient Ireland in his sequel, Kismet (www.feyslamentation.com).
Summary Book Review California Condors by Patricia A. Fink Martin:
Download or read book California Condors written by Patricia A. Fink Martin and published by Childrens Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 47 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, habitat, and endangered status of California condors.