In the Nest

Author: Anna Milbourne
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 0746052103
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Birds

Describes a mother bird's nesting season from the building of the nest to the time when the baby birds fly away for good.

The Best Nest

Author: P.D. Eastman
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375984440
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Illus. in full color. Mr. and Mrs. Bird's search for a "better" nest leads them to some peculiar spots.

Computer Spacegames

Author: Daniel Isaaman
Publisher: Edc Pub
ISBN: 0860206831
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Offers computer programs for a dozen games, explains how each program works, and suggests ways to modify the games.

Reproductive Biology of Plants

Author: Kishan Gopal Ramawat
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482201338
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Science

Reproductive biology is the basis of species improvement and a thorough understanding of this is needed for plant improvement, whether by conventional or biotechnological methods. This book presents an up to date and comprehensive description of reproduction in lower plants, gymnosperms and higher plants. It covers general plant biology, pollination, pollen-pistil interaction, post-fertilization changes, and seed dormancy.

An Obsession With Butterflies

Author: Sharman Apt Russell
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786740604
Release Date: 2009-04-24
Genre: Science

Butterflies have always served as a metaphor for resurrection and transformation, but as Sharman Apt Russell points out in this lyrical meditation, butterflies are above all objects of obsession. She reveals the logic behind our endless fascination with butterflies and introduces us to the legendary collectors and dedicated scientists who have obsessively catalogued new species of Lepidoptera. A luminous journey through an exotic world of passion and strange beauty, this is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever experienced the enchantment of butterflies.

A Guide to the Birds of East Africa

Author: Nicholas Drayson
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547391588
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Fiction

“A charming love triangle in Nairobi, Kenya, forms the center of a novel that manages to be both sweet and gripping.” —Publishers Weekly For the past three years, Mr. Malik, a widower and avid birdwatcher, has been secretly in love with Rose Mbikwa, the lovely woman who leads the Tuesday morning bird walk sponsored by the East African Ornithological Society. Beneath his unassuming exterior and carefully sculpted comb-over lies a warm and passionate heart. But just as he gets up the nerve to ask Rose to the annual Nairobi Hunt Club Ball—Nairobi’s social event of the season—a boyhood nemesis arrives and becomes equally enraptured with Rose. Rather than force her to choose between them, the two men agree to a clever solution: whoever can identify the most species of birds in one week’s time will win the privilege of asking Ms. Mbikwa to the ball. Set against a lush Kenyan landscape rich with wildlife and political intrigue, this humorous novel is a “welcome respite from our crazy world” (USA Today). “This charming novel . . . If you are a fan of Alexander McCall Smith’s, you’ll find Drayson’s knowing, sprightly writing just as entertaining.” —People “[This book is] a sheer delight for birders and nonbirders alike.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune “As bright and perky as a purple-backed sunbird.” —TheNew York Times Book Review

New Perspectives on People and Forests

Author: Eva Ritter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400711506
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Science

The aim of this book is to elucidate the role of forests as part of a landscape in the life of people. Most landscapes today are cultural landscapes that are influenced by human activity and that in turn have a profound effect on our understanding of and identification with a place. The book proposes that a better understanding of the bond between people and forests as integrated part of a landscape may be helpful in landscape planning, and may contribute to the discussion of changes in forest cover which has been motivated by land use changes, rural development and the global climate debate. To this end, people’s perception of forest landscapes, the reasons for different perceptions, and future perspectives are discussed. Given the wide range of forest landscapes, and cultural perspectives which exist across the world, the book focuses on Europe as a test case to explore the various relationships between society, culture, forests and landscapes. It looks at historical evidence of the impacts of people on forests and vice versa, explores the current factors affecting people’s physical and emotional comfort in forest landscapes, and looks ahead to how changes in forest cover may alter the present relationships of people to forests. Drawing together a diverse literature and combining the expertise of natural and social scientists, this book will form a valuable reference for students and researchers working in the fields of landscape ecology and landscape architecture, geography, social science, environmental psychology or environmental history. It will also be of interest to researchers, government agencies and practitioners with an interest in issues such as sustainable forest management, sustainable tourism, reserve management, urban planning and environmental interpretation.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Ghosts Hauntings 2nd Edition

Author: Tom Ogden
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101126707
Release Date: 2004-09-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

A unique guide to the world of the paranormal, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Ghosts and Hauntings is a perennial favorite. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new information on ghost hunting and observing, this new edition includes new tips on gathering and recording paranormal data, and a new section devoted to "faking it" - showing readers how to haunt their own houses to amuse and bewilder friends. - Expanded appendixes featuring new Internet sites devoted to the paranormal, as well as modern-day "haunted houses" open to the public - Additional information on the origin of spiritualism and its followers - Strong seller for Halloween season - Completely reorganized for easier reading and referencing

On the Moon

Author: Anna Milbourne
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781409574750
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Introduce young children to the vastness of the universe with this captivating tale of a little girl imagining a trip to outer space. A combination of illustrated pictures and NASA photographs allow children to glimpse what it would be like to fly into outer space, walk on the moon, and look back at Earth from a very long way away. "An excellent first space book." - English Association Book Awards

Arnhem 1944

Author: Martin Middlebrook
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811708265
Release Date: 2011-01
Genre: History

* Exciting overview of the World War II battle made famous by the classic movie and book A Bridge Too Far * Boots-on-the-ground story of British paratroopers fighting off Germans in Holland during Operation Market Garden * Masterly analysis of why the operation failed * Draws from the personal experiences of more than 500 participants * Written by an accomplished military historianMartin Middlebrook has written numerous works of military history, including the classic The First Day on the Somme (978-1-84415-465-4). He lives in England

Fat Cat on a Mat

Author: Phil Roxbee Cox
ISBN: 0746030266
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Cats

This is a story about Ted. He decides he is not content with just a red bed, he wants a red shed too. Some pages have fold-out-flaps which give young readers a chance to guess what might happen next.