Books tagged: natural history

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Capreol: The Story of a Roebuck
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015 by Henry Williamson. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Capreol" is the story of a young buck deer growing up in the chalk hills and ash woods of the South Downs of England. It traces the drama of Capreol’s birth, life and violent death; his early explorations of the forest; the fears that haunt him; the fever of the rut; and his encounters with a rival. There is constant shadowy presence of two men, the menacing 'grey man' and the benevolent watcher.
Whales and Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,820. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Swimming with dolphins, whale-watching tours and seeing animals in the wild are likely to be high on most ‘bucket lists'. The author was lucky enough to indulge her obsession with the wild in several countries, and her enthusiasm abounds throughout this fascinating account of her adventures.
Eureka Valley - Grandfathers' Grandfathers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 94,320. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Who won America’s Civil War? Lycurgus Bell and the 100,000 Southern soldiers who fought for Abraham Lincoln thought they knew. They were wrong. Eureka Valley – Grandfathers' Grandfathers tells their story. Dozens of informative hyperlinks enrich this eBook. Readers who love Jane Smiley, E.L. Doctorow or Geraldine Brooks will feel right at home with this magical telling of American history.
Generally True Patterns: A New Natural History of Recognizing Ourselves as a Part of Nature
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » System Theory
There is a widely held belief that we are exempt from the laws of nature. And further, that we can treat the living earth without regard to consequences. Our species may endure, but our purposeful environmental destruction threatens the survival of wild nature and the civilization we have built. We need to examine what might remedy or mitigate the situation and address the underlying cause.
The Prairie Suite: An old world...a new beginning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,030. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two millennia after civilization-wide collapse, a new people, the Anaphorans, have arisen. To them has come a bodhisattva of the Prairie Suite teaching a philosophy of harmony connecting humans to nature. New dangers—physical and metaphysical—have shown up as well, forcing them to confront the question: How far will we go in the name of good to fight evil? First in a series. Word count: 122,000.
A Place Called Kalaloch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,060. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Kalaloch is just one small gem on the wild Pacific coast, a ten mile nugget of Olympic National Park, but it inspires travelers from around the world with its beauty and natural elegance. Gain a new perspective into this unique spot from a frequent visitor who shares the amazing discoveries about the plants and animals that coexist on an incredible geological stage in a place called Kalaloch.
Time Of Humans - The New Legacy
Series: History Of Life On Earth - Mini eBook, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Evolution
As the planet constantly evolved, so to has life. From the smallest organism, every stage along the way. Through ideal conditions for life, to conditions that have severely compromised and threatened the chances for all life to continue. We have succeeded, where many of our earlier ancestors didn’t, as did every other living thing on Earth today. This is us, this is the modern world.
Birds of Western Wolli Creek: A case study in local extinction
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,490. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ornithology, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment
This is a study of the birds found in the western part of the Wolli Creek Valley, about 8km from Sydney's CDB. It also serves as a case study of the increasing localised extinction of native birds in Sydney. This development, which has received little media attention, mirrors broader loss of native birds across south-eastern Australia.
The Notebook of a Nature-lover
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 12. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 30,710. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Essay » Author profile, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An enchanting anthology originally written as a regular column for the Sunday Referee that reflects Henry Williamson’s unique ability to communicate his passion for the English countryside, whether it be observing salmon leaping in the River Bray, watching partridges in his field and a spider in its web, walking on Dartmoor and Exmoor, or tales of his young children exploring the natural world.
A Breath of Country Air
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 5. Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 89,600. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Literature
A collection of over 80 of Williamson's weekly pieces in the London Evening Standard, written during 1944/45. The wartime articles are concerned with everyday happenings on his Norfolk farm, his young children (especially Robbie and Rikky, contributors of the Forewords), with other reflections on country life, and most poignantly, the sale of the farm and the end of his farming dream.