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Geology For Dummies
Alecia M. Spooner
Get a rock-solid grasp on geology Geology is the study of the earth's history as well as the physical and chemical processes that continue to shape the earth today. Jobs in the geosciences are expected to increase over the next decade, which will increase geology-related jobs well above average projection for all occupations in the coming years. Geology For Dummies is the most accessible book on the market for anyone who needs to get a handle ...
After Man: A Zoology of the Future
St. Martin's Griffin
What exotic creatures does tomorrow hold? Dougal Dixon's classic work of speculative anthropology blends science and fantasy in a stunning zoology of the future.
Grass Beyond the Mountains Discovering the last great cattle frontier on the North American continent
Richmond Pearson Hobson
G. Bell & Sons
The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World
The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. With profiles of leading practitioners ...
The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book (Amazing Pop-Ups)
From the top of Everest to the deepest point in the ocean, children will journey to some of the Earth's extraordinary spots in this fantastic companion to The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book and The Amazing Pop-Up Music Book . Between the covers of this book are pop-up mountains and volcanoes, lift-the-flap continents and countries, swirling storms, jittering earthquakes, and much, much more. There is even a pop-up globe for kids to twirl as ...
Hero on Three Continents
HERO ON THREE CONTINENTS is a chronicle of a century with the protagonist Henry Brown participating in events both cataclysmic and personal, and interfacing with characters both famous and imaginary. From the jazz age of the 1920’s to the war-torn 1940’s, to the international crises of oil and terrorism in the 70’s, this novel makes history intimate, the work of any epic. The world needs a hero, and Henry Brown is such a man. ...
The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of ...
"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemüller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name. For millennia Europeans believed that the world consisted of three parts: Europe, Africa, and Asia. They drew the three continents in countless shapes and sizes on their maps, but occasionally they ...
Climbing the Seven Summits
Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits - the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive Seven Summiters club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guide you need to turn your dream into reality. With professional climber Mike Hamill as your guide, you will discover different ...
Graffiti World (Updated Edition): Street Art from Five Continents
Graffiti World, now updated, is the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published. The original collection of more than 2,000 illustrations by over 150 artists around the world is joined by a new section devoted to work created in the five years since the book's first edition. Graffiti has long been a ubiquitous aspect of the urban landscape, since anonymous, largely unsung spray-can art first hit city walls in New ...
The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken
Mary Ellen Hannibal
As climate change encroaches, animals and plants around the globe are having their habitats pulled out from under them. At the same time, human development has made islands out of even our largest nature reserves, stranding the biodiversity that lives within them. The Spine of the Continent introduces readers to the most ambitious conservation effort ever undertaken: to create linked protected areas extending from the Yukon to Mexico, ...
A Gentle Hell
Dark Continents Publishing, 2012
A Gentle Hell is comprised of four dark speculative stories of quiet tension and uncomfortable nostalgia, written for deformed children and girls that dream of demons. In “They Promised Dreamless Death” a salesmen sells sleep with the promise of a better life, but what dreams lurk beneath the substrate of consciousness for those who take it are stranger than they ever imagined. In “Your Demiurge is Dead,” while the world adjusts to ...
THE ELEMENTARY COMMON SENSE OF THOMAS PAINE: An Interactive Adaptation for All Ages
Few books or pamphlets have had as much influence on the course of human history as Thomas Paine's Common Sense. The Declaration of Independence severed political bonds with England, but it was Paine's dynamic pamphlet that conceptualized the idea of unity and freedom months before Thomas Jefferson put pen to parchment. Paine's publication energized a vast number of colonists to embark on a long and bloody war that imperiled their livelihoods ...
The Eighth Continent: Life, Death and Discovery in the Lost World of Madagascar
Since the age of dinosaurs, Madagascar has thrived in isolation off the east coast of Africa. In this real-life "lost world," hundreds of animal and plant species, most famously the lemurs, have evolved here and only here, while other creatures extinct elsewhere for tens of millions of years now vie with modern man for survival. It's a land of striking geography, from soaring mountains to vast canyon lands, from tropical rain forests to spiny ...
Here Be Dragons: How the Study of Animal and Plant Distributions Revolutionized Our Views of Life and Earth
Oxford University Press, USA
Why do we find polar bears only in the Arctic and penguins only in the Antarctic? Why are marsupials found only in Australia and South America? In a book that Science News called "fascinating and revelatory," Dennis McCarthy tells a story that encompasses two great, insightful theories that together explain the strange patterns of life across the world--evolution and plate tectonics. We find animals and plants where we do because, over time, ...
Menus and Memories from Punjab: Meals to Nourish Body and Soul (Hippocrene Cookbooks)
Arranged in a unique menu format, this cookbook takes the reader on a nostalgic culinary journey through Punjab. Featues signature village recipes like Buttermilk Stew with Vegetable Pakoras and the famous Saag and Mukke Di Roti (Stewed Mixed Greens with Corn Flatbread), as well as recipes from a Maharajah's table such as a stunning Roast Leg of Lamb and Royal Bread Pudding. A colourful historical vignette or family anecdote introduces each ...
Disaster Deferred: A New View of Earthquake Hazards in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
Columbia University Press
In the winter of 1811-12, a series of large earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone-often incorrectly described as the biggest ever to hit the United States-shook the Midwest. Today the federal government ranks the hazard in the Midwest as high as California's and is pressuring communities to undertake expensive preparations for disaster. Coinciding with the two-hundredth anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes, Disaster Deferred ...
The Last Great Ape: A Journey Through Africa and a Fight for the Heart of the Continent
Pegasus Books, 2012
An epic journey through Africa by a man who fell in love with a magical and disappearing world and then transformed himself into a warrior on the front lines to protect it. Staging heart-pounding, espionage-style raids, Ofir Drori and his organization, The Last Great Ape (LAGA), have put countless poachers and traffickers of endangered species behind bars, and they have fought back against a Kafkaesque culture of corruption. Before Ofir ...
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