Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City by Leslie Day

By Leslie Day

New York simply may be the main biologically different urban in temperate the United States. The 5 boroughs sit down atop essentially the most obviously wealthy websites in North the United States, without delay lower than the Atlantic migratory flyway, on the mouth of a 300-mile-long river, and on 3 islands—Manhattan, Staten, and lengthy.

Leslie Day, a brand new York urban naturalist, unearths this awesome international in her Field consultant to the flora and fauna of recent York City. Combining the lovely work of Mark A. Klingler with various images and maps, this publication is an entire advisor for the city naturalist—with pointers on deciding upon the city's wildlife and maps exhibiting the closest subway stop.

Here is your individual consultant to the real wild aspect of America’s biggest urban. Throw it on your backpack, hop at the subway, and explore.

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A Natural History of the Central Appalachians by Steven L. Stephenson

By Steven L. Stephenson

Central Appalachia is the approach of linear ridges, intervening valleys, and deeply dissected plateaus that make up the rugged terrain present in western and southwestern Virginia, japanese and principal West Virginia, western Maryland, and a section of south valuable and southwestern Pennsylvania. via its concise and available process, A traditional background of the vital Appalachians thoroughly examines the biology and ecology of the crops, animals, and different organisms of this area of jap North America.
With over a hundred and twenty pictures, this article offers an outline of the panorama of this sector, together with the foremost adjustments that experience taken position over the prior three hundred million years; describes the different sorts of forests and different plant groups presently found in primary Appalachia; and examines residing structures starting from microorganisms and fungi to birds and mammals. via a attention of the background of people within the sector, starting with the arriving of the 1st local americans, A normal historical past of the significant Appalachians also discusses the prior, current, and destiny affects of human task upon this geographic area.

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I Am the World's Oldest-Known Living Tree by Gilbert Thibault

By Gilbert Thibault

While touring north on California road 395 in the summertime of 1996 together with his younger daughter and niece, Gil Thibault chanced on the Bristlecone Pine nationwide woodland from only a small street check in large Pine, California. He used to be surprised by way of the precise attractiveness, structure, and toughness of the bushes. His wish to write a booklet concerning the Bristlecone Pines stayed subdued, yet by no means went extinct. ultimately, in 2010, after years of goals and recurrent concepts, he determined to write down this ebook, a two-year exertions of affection. this can be a pleasant and informative consultant to the unimaginable good looks and medical price of the Bristlecone Pines of the White Mountains in imperative California.

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Winter Sign by Jim Dale Huot-Vickery

By Jim Dale Huot-Vickery

The locus of Jim dale Huot-Vickery's existence is a distant cabin within the northern barren region of Minnesota's Boundary Waters area. regularly, it's iciness the following, a fierce, attractive season that dominates all residing issues with its relentless chilly grip. this is often the muse for iciness signal, the profound tale of fifteen years of surviving the seven-month-long odyssey of wintry weather within the a ways north.

"We recognize parkas, mukluks, mittens, snowshoes, skis, and sled dogs", Huot-Vickery writes. "Snow flickers gold on cloudless wintry weather mornings. There are shell-pink sunsets. Stars glimmer between northern lighting. For these folks who recognize this land, although, good looks is just a part of the wintry weather tale. There are these lengthy nights, these we hardly ever talk about, that without doubt and irrevocably shift the soul".

Against this backdrop, Huot-Vickery writes authoritatively at the ecology of the realm, poetically in regards to the fantastic thing about snow, and philosophically approximately winter's probing of the human spirit. He explores the area of nature and the consistent fight for survival, together with his personal interactions with white-tailed deer and wolves.

Huot-Vickery circles round paradoxes and topics that invade the land and his existence: nature's attractiveness and bounty pitted opposed to possibility and dying; the problem of self-reliance and the depths of isolation; loss and restoration.

And continually there's the unrelenting wintry weather, jam-packed with ask yourself and terror. At turns poignant and harrowing, wintry weather signal explores the solitude of the darkish evening of the soul, and the sustenance and proposal winter's wild good looks provides.9

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The Mountains of the Mediterranean World (Studies in by J. R. McNeill

By J. R. McNeill

This ebook describes and analyses the environmental historical past of the mountain components of the Mediterranean global, concentrating on Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Morocco. the writer examines the land and its humans and concludes that groovy adjustments within the 19th and 20th centuries created the usually barren and depopulated countrysides of this present day. those alterations, he indicates, lie at the back of a lot of the social and political turbulence of contemporary occasions as mountain humans got here to phrases with worsening stipulations. Written in a full of life kind, the e-book is the 1st environmental background of the Mediterranean zone.

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