Books tagged: natural history

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A Journey of Seasons: A Year In the Ozarks High Country
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 117,360. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
If you long for the country life or love the outdoors you will appreciate this beautiful and inspiring book. Set in the rugged heart of the Missouri Ozarks, A Journey of Seasons is a beautifully recounted memoir filled with nature notes, botanical musings, back-woods wisdom and just a pinch of “hillbilly” humor from noted author, naturalist and organic gardener, Jill Henderson.
Law of the Wild
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,980. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010 by Amolibros. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Follow the life of a dog fox during the last part of his life. The description of English countryside and the behaviour of the animals who inhabit it, are the result of the careful observation and close attention by the author Hazel Peel, who has already written successfully for children about animals and the countryside. These books include Pilot the Hunter and Untamed.
A History Of Life On Earth
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,200. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Natural history
A History Of Life On Earth, is a guided tour from the beginning of time until modern times. Taking the reader from the origins of everything, without which life on Earth would not be possible. To the origins of life, through the different Eons and Geological Periods, explaining the diversifications and adaptations of all life. A History Of Life On Earth presents the scientific evidence and explain
Was This Marsupial A Lion – Or A Pouch-Robbing, Meat-Browsing, Cookie-Cutting Koala?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Join us as we reinterpret the natural history of the extinct marsupial lion – the largest-ever predatory marsupial – in a bitingly honest evaluation of its apparently pointless dentition. The fame to be claimed, we suggest, is not that it was a pouched version of a sabre-tooth cat, but that it was an innocent mutilator with a bent to browse on living flesh.
The Hypertail And The Infratail: Axes From The Sublime To The Ridiculous?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology
Join us as we compare and contrast sunfish and oarfish, which have shapes so disparate as to hail from different planets. Not only is the ocean sunfish the heaviest and the oarfish the longest of all bony fishes, but both have virtually reinvented the concept of the fish tail – and perhaps how to swim in the first place.
Bridging The Chasm Between African Rockrubbers And Australian Rockhoppers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we compare and contrast rock hyraxes and rock-wallabies, paradoxically divergent boulder-dwellers, in what appear to be mirror-image habitats west and east of the Indian Ocean. What makes all the difference to their evolution, we suggest, has been the constant pressures from predators in Africa – particularly those underestimated baboons.
Weeds That Swim For Fishes That Don’t
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Marine Biology
Join us as we compare and contrast the sargassumfish with the four-winged flying fish, seemingly incompatible forms closely coexisting far out at sea. The first has fins resembling hands and the second has fins resembling wings, but both depend on a ‘seaweed’ that – floating freely – seems the most uncoupled of all from its evolutionary moorings.
New Pelvic Thrusts In A Fishy World?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Ichthyology & Herpetology
Join us as we compare a wide range of bony fishes with respect to a body part that is among the least free-swimming in humans: the pelvis. While fishes are surprisingly consistent in also possessing a pelvis, they take a surprisingly slippery approach to where this should be located – in some cases sliding it as far forward as the lower jaw.
I Am Casuarina
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Botany
Join us as we invite a family of deceptively leafless trees and shrubs to review and interpret its life strategy in its own voice. Casuarinas, at home with infertility and wildfire, generate substantial solar power by combining a highly original photosynthetic design and an unsharing attitude toward animals – to the benefit of wood-chopping humans.
Odours And Attitude: A Comparison Of How Two Toughs Get Going
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
Join us as we compare and contrast the honey badger and the wolverine zoologically, showing that their evolutionary convergence is an accident of two disparate environments – the predator-beset Old World and the climatically forbidding far North – both offering a niche to creatures toughened almost to a fault.