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New PDF release: Beetle (Garden Minibeasts Up Close)

By John Woodward

ISBN-10: 1604138971

ISBN-13: 9781604138979

Beetles have the most important variety of recognized species of the other insect on this planet. From boll weevils to ladybugs, those tiny creatures are available in abundance in one's yard. Beetle provides an outline of the place and the way beetles stay, studying their existence cycles, predators, and safeguard mechanisms.

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New PDF release: Little Whistle's Christmas

By Cynthia Rylant

ISBN-10: 0152045902

ISBN-13: 9780152045906

It really is Christmastime in Toytown. lighting fixtures are twinkling, bells are jingling, and kids cannot look ahead to Santa and his sleigh to reach. offers are extraordinary, in fact, yet Little Whistle and his pals desire whatever else for Christmas. Will Santa resolution their letter and make their needs come real? In Little Whistle's first vacation event, Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and artist Tim Bowers once more convey the comfortable global of Toytown to life--and catch the paranormal spirit of Christmas.

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Download e-book for kindle: Condor: To the Brink and Back--The Life and Times of One by John Nielsen

By John Nielsen

ISBN-10: 0060088621

ISBN-13: 9780060088620

If you are squeamish, you could now not be drawn to a booklet on a truly huge birds that eats lifeless animals carcasses. whilst the outlet paragraph compares trapping those birds to ready in a shallow grave, you could examine when you have the tummy for this fabric. but when you could learn with an goal eye, you can be rewarded by means of this attention-grabbing account of the venture that avoided the extinction of the California condor.

Written in a journalist type for lay readers, this publication isn't really a traditional heritage primer. sufficient technology is integrated for the lay reader to appreciate what the biologists and flora and fauna managers are doing yet readers will not be beaten with technical information. participants (people and birds) are featured to customize the tale.

I discovered quite attention-grabbing how condors in re-established populations have been impacted by way of the human manipulation. Birds raised via humans, even if humans attempted to elevate them as very like condors as attainable, didn't act within the similar methods the previous "wild" condors did prior to we trapped them for captive breeding. it appears whereas humans controlled to avoid their extinction, we triggered condors to lose the cultural wisdom mom and dad taught offspring approximately the right way to act like a "wild" condors. whereas we declare to have kept the species, we would possibly not have kept all of the features of the wild condors we was hoping to perpetuate for the longer term. This increases fascinating questions about animal habit and studying, our courting to wild species, and the genuine nature of "wildness."

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Download e-book for iPad: Dino-Hockey (Carolrhoda Picture Books) by Lisa Wheeler

By Lisa Wheeler

ISBN-10: 0822561913

ISBN-13: 9780822561910

ISBN-10: 1580136222

ISBN-13: 9781580136228

In an ice-hockey fit unrivalled in prehistory, this is often the story of the Meat-Eaters taking over the Veggiesaurs. by means of sorting groups into carnivores and herbivores the writer sneaks in a technological know-how lesson during this fun pairing of game and prehistoric beasts.

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Download e-book for kindle: Have You Seen My Dinosaur? by Jon Surgal

By Jon Surgal

ISBN-10: 0375982612

ISBN-13: 9780375982613

How do you discover a lacking dinosaur who’s huge and eco-friendly and loves to roar? while a bit boy’s dinosaur comes to a decision to play hide-and-seek, he's strangely tough to trace down. Veteran illustrator Joe Mathieu’s dinomite illustrations and Jon Surgal’ s saur-ing verse can have teenagers roaring with laughter as they romp via this humorous rhyming newbie Book.

Originally created by way of Dr. Seuss, newbie Books inspire teenagers to learn all by way of themselves, with easy phrases and illustrations that provide clues to their which means.

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Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof (A Dixie Hemingway Mystery, by Blaize Clement PDF

By Blaize Clement

ISBN-10: 0312369557

ISBN-13: 9780312369552

Interest Killed the Cat Sitter brought a successful sleuth in Florida puppy sitter Dixie Hemingway, and the following books within the sequence, Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund or even Cat Sitters Get the Blues, firmly validated writer Blaize Clement as a brand new big name among secret lovers. Now Dixie Hemingway, no relation to you-know-who, is again during this fourth riveting installment.

When Dixie meets Laura Halston, a newcomer to Siesta Key, she acknowledges a kindred spirit and believes she's came across a brand new good friend. Disarmingly appealing, Laura confesses that she's in hiding from an abusive husband. Later, while Laura gets threatening mobile calls, Dixie is bound the husband is the offender.

But the extra Dixie learns approximately Laura, the fewer yes she is set anything...and then issues flip lethal. As she attempts to appreciate Laura's previous, Dixie is pressured to recognize issues approximately herself that she hasn't ever confronted prior to.

Fast-paced and gripping, Cat Sitter on a scorching Tin Roof is every little thing Blaize Clement's many lovers have come to anticipate.

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Cow: A Bovine Biography by Florian Werner PDF

By Florian Werner

ISBN-10: 1553659805

ISBN-13: 9781553659808

She is all over: as a motor vehicle for either farmers and advertisers, an issue for learn scientists and poets, and ever-present within the kind of fortunate charms, children's toys, or just as a delectable sandwich-filler. the feminine of the bovine species is respected as sacred or reviled as silly, yet something she by no means conjures up is indifference. After greater than 10000 years dwelling along us, she is still a beguiling secret. Combining a myriad of richly pleasing anecdotes and an abundance of illuminating discoveries, Florian Werner offers the curious cultural background of that the majority exciting of animals: the cow.

Since evolving from the aurochs, an ungulate that grazed the Persian grasslands, the cow has embedded itself into nearly all elements of our lives. Cow is the 1st e-book to examine the animal in its numerous manifestations in cultures worldwide. Werner examines cows' position in trade as an early kind of forex and their position on our plates and in our stomachs within the kind of meat and dairy items. Florian Werner examines how cows are worshipped in a few circles, akin to in Hindu mythology, and abhorred in others, this present day being vilified as an agent of weather swap. And he waxes philosophic in regards to the importance of the cow's rumination and cud chewing, in addition to her easy yet significant moo.

Combining thorough learn with an obtainable writing type, Florian Werner deals readers an eye-opening viewpoint in this commodified animal, whose life is inextricably intertwined with ours and which we too frequently take without any consideration.

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