Natural History

Natural History


  • Ball Redbook

    By Jim Nau

    Our Price: $73.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781883052683
    • Publisher: Independent Pub Group
    • Published: November 2011
    Offering detailed information on the production of 162 flower, herb, and vegetable crops, this essential resource for growers includes techniques and advice that work in real-life production, not just in the lab or trial greenhouses. Information is offered on how to decide what to grow, as well as tips on temperature, media, plant nutrition, irrigation, water quality, light, crop scheduling, and growth regulators. Details about propagation, growing, pest and disease control, troubleshooting, and postharvest care are presented and arranged by genus name. The plants represented in this compendium include annuals, perennials, flowering potted plants, herbs, and some vegetable bedding plants.
  • Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus Rex

    By Lowell Dingus

    Our Price: $58.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520252646
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: May 2010
    From his stunning discovery of 'Tyrannosaurus rex' a hundred years ago to the dozens of other important new dinosaur species he found, Barnum Brown led a remarkable life (1873-1963) searching for fossils--and sometimes oil--in every corner of the globe. One of the most famous scientists in the world during his lifetime, Brown--who lived fast, dressed to the nines, gambled, drank, smoked, & was known as a ladies' man--became as legendary as the dinosaurs he uncovered. This book brushes off the loose sediment to reveal the man behind the legend.
  • Biosynthesis in Insects: Advanced Edition

    By E. David Morgan

    Our Price: $63.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781847558084
    • Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
    • Published: October 2010
    A thoroughly revised and updated second edition of a highly popular book on the growing subject of secondary insect metabolites.
  • Bird Familes Of The World: The Hornbills Bucerotiformes

    By Alan Kemp

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: 1995
    Tall 8vo. Ex-libris blindstamp at title page. Fading to spine. NF/VG
  • Birds of Eastern and North Eastern Africa, in Two Volumes (African Handbook of Birds, Series I)

    By C.W. Mackworth-Praed

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399866804
    • Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co
    • Published: N.D.
  • Birds of Pennsylvania

    By Gerald McWilliams

    Our Price: $69.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780801436437
    • Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PRESS
    • Published: January 2000
  • Birds of the High Andes: A Manual to the Birds of the Temperate Zone of the Andes and Patagonia, South America

    By Jon Fjeldsa

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788788757163
    • Publisher: Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen and Apollo Books
    • Published: June 1990
  • Boreal Birds of North America: A Hemispheric View of Their Conservation Links and Significance

    By Jeffrey V. Wells

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520271005
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: November 2011
    "A wonderful book that highlights the globally unique and important boreal forest ecoregion from an avian perspective, with fresh twists. Your ideas about where those migrant and wintering birds in your backyards have come from will be forever changed after you read this."--Gordon Orians, Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Washington"One of the planet's most amazing spectacles is the seasonal ebb and flow of migrants from the boreal forests to warmer winter quarters, with stopovers in our neighborhoods in between. This book tells you how connected the world is and what's at risk if we damage any part of it."--Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke University, winner of the 2006 Dr. A. H. Heineken Prize"This diverse set of contributions about birds that nest in and migrate to and from North America's boreal forest demonstrates the remarkable interconnectedness of ecosystems across the hemispheres and the incredible responsibility we face to protect them."--Bridget Stutchbury, York University, author of Silence of the Songbirds and The Private Lives of Birds"The fact that billions of birds breed in North America's boreal forest is amazing enough, but this assemblage is even more remarkable when understood as playing completely different, major ecological roles across the temperate and tropical Americas during the northern winter. This book definitely will broaden your thinking about ecological connections across the hemisphere and the global-scale phenomenon that crosses our skies twice each year."--John W. Fitzpatrick, Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Breathe Life Into Your Riding: Transform Your Riding with Inspirational and Innovative Breathing Techniques

    By Jenny Rolfe

    Our Price: $62.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780851319841
    • Publisher: Ja Allen
    • Published: June 2012
    Inspired by the connection that breathing techniques can bring, this follow-up to Ride From the Heart is written to empower trainers, teachers and riders of all disciplines to connect with the horse and build a relationship built on trust and understanding.
  • Cephalopod Cognition

    By Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq

    Our Price: $72.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107015562
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: August 2014
  • Chronica Botanica Vol. 6

    By Chronica Botanica

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199635679
    • Publisher: Chronica Botanica Co.
    • Published: 1941
    This volume only. 8vo. Wear to spine. Over opening to title page. VG/--.
  • Clematis

    By Ruth Gooch

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781847972514
    • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
    • Published: June 2011
    Clematis are loved for the abundance and colour of their blooms but are not so well known for their versatility. Although they are typically and successfully used as climbers, they can be grown almost anywhere under most conditions. This guide introduces the genus in all its glory to the novice gardener.
  • Cotingas and Manakins

    By Guy M. Kirwan

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691153520
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: February 2012
    The New World tropics are home to the richest avifauna on the planet, with more than 4,000 species, many of them endemic. Two groups found exclusively in this region are the cotingas and the manakins. Few other families of birds have such widespread appeal. They are much sought after by birders for their colorful displays, unusual plumages, and, in some cases, great rarity. Their natural history and behavior offer fascinating case studies for evolutionary biologists, while the intriguingly elusive relationships of these birds are of profound interest to taxonomists. Cotingas and Manakins is the definitive work on these jewels of the Neotropics, covering more than 130 species. These range from some of the rarest and most enigmatic birds in the world to some of the best studied of all tropical species. Many are breathtakingly colorful and ornate while some are plain and difficult to see. This stunning volume features 34 color plates by Eustace Barnes, who has observed many of these species in the field, as well as distribution maps and approximately 400 color photographs that cover all but a tiny handful of species. Complete with detailed species accounts describing key identification features, Cotingas and Manakins is the authoritative illustrated guide to these magnificent Neotropical birds.Covers more than 130 species of cotingas and manakins Features 34 color plates and about 400 color photos Includes detailed species accounts and distribution maps The must-have illustrated guide to these colorful and exotic birds
  • Curatorial Practices for Botanic Gardens

    By Timothy C. Hohn

    Our Price: $57.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780759110632
    • Publisher: ALTAMIRA
    • Published: November 2007
    A botanical garden is essentially a living museum. Yet until now no resource existed to give those working in botanical gardens specific guidance for acquiring & maintaining their natural collections. Timothy C. Hohn does the field an enormous service with this book, which introduces public garden professionals & students to museological concepts & practices useful for the management of botanical collections. Hohn offers instruction on how to construct collectionsmanagement policies, maintain steady new acquisitions, document collections, ensure adequate preservation & care of specimens, conduct research, & encourage pubic engagement with the garden.
  • Cycads of the World: Ancient Plants In Today's Landscape

    By David L. Jones

    Our Price: $70.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781588340436
    • Published: September 2002
    Palm and cycad specialist David L. Jones updates the 1993 publication of this volume, adding 117 recognized taxa (for a total of 302 covered) and including numerous nomenclatural corrections. The first ten chapters address the history, conservation, structure, economic importance, biology, cultivation, diseases, propagation, and garden uses of cycads; the remainder is devoted to an encyclopedic listing arranged alphabetically by genus. Botanical keys have been deleted, as the genera are too large and complex; new photographs have been added; and appendices include a list of authors associated with the naming of cycads and a comprehensive list of synonyms. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (