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Where the animals go - tracking wildlife with technology in 50 maps and graphics Where the animals go - tracking wildlife with technology in 50 maps and graphics

For thousands of years, tracking animals meant following footprints. Now satellites, drones, camera traps, cellphone networks, and accelerometers reveal the natural world as never before. Where the Animals Go is the first book to offer a comprehensive, data-driven portrait of how creatures like ants, otters, owls, turtles, and sharks navigate the world. Based on pioneering research by scientists at the forefront of the animal-tracking revolution, James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti's stunning, four

Sep 15, 2017
The plant hunters - the adventures of the world's greatest botanical explorers The plant hunters - the adventures of the world's greatest botanical explorers

The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from one country to another. The book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of plants that made or broke economies, for instance tulips

Sep 15, 2017
Why dinosaurs matter Why dinosaurs matter

"What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth. By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity's epic struggle to understand the nature of deep time, the meaning of fossils, and our own place on the vast and bountiful tree of life."--Amazon.com.

Sep 15, 2017
Theories of everything Theories of everything

Sep 16, 2017
Peterson field guide to birds of northern Central America - Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Peterson field guide to birds of northern Central America - Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region--the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide

Sep 18, 2017
Astronomy for dummies Astronomy for dummies

From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe, and provides an easy-to-follow introduction to the night sky.

Sep 19, 2017
Gathering moss - a natural and cultural history of mosses Gathering moss - a natural and cultural history of mosses

Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering moss is a mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. In this series of linked personal essays, Robin Kimmerer leads general readers and scientists alike to an understanding of how mosses live and how their lives are intertwined with the lives of countless other beings. Kimmerer explains

Sep 20, 2017
The formative years of relativity - the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures The formative years of relativity - the history and meaning of Einstein's Princeton lectures

Sep 20, 2017
Clockwork futures - the science of steampunk and the reinvention of the modern world Clockwork futures - the science of steampunk and the reinvention of the modern world

"Airships and electric submarines, automatons and mesmerists. Welcome to the wild world of steampunk. It is all speculative. Or is it? Meet the intrepid souls who pushed Victorian technology to its limits and paved the way for our present age... In the mesmerizing Clockwork Futures, Brandy Schillace reveals the science behind steampunk, which is every bit as extraordinary as what we might find in the work of Jules Verne, and sometimes, just as fearful"--Provided by publisher.

Sep 20, 2017