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One Million Things - Animal Life

The Incredible Visual Guide

Published By DK Publishing, Inc

DK Publishing continues its excellent resource library for children with the wonderful Animal Life - The Incredible Visual Guide. This interesting, colorful and informative book takes a very comprehensive look at animals. Fun and informative facts on diversity, life skills and lifestyles of the planets many species are presented in a bright and easy style perfect for eager young readers.

 

Animals Up Close

By Igor Siwanowicz

Published By DK Publishing, Inc

Animals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz lets you literally “zoom in on the some of the world’s most incredible creatures”. With brilliant photographs by the author we are taken into the fabulous micro world of dozens of specially adapted animals and shown in a comprehensive and easy to understand manner how truly amazing these creatures are. It is a must have for any young nature lovers library.

 

Incredible Insects Q & A

Published By DK Publishing, Inc

DK Publishing sets out to answer “ Everything you never knew about the world of insects” with its wonderful book,  Incredible Insects Q & A.  What is an insect? Where do insects go in winter? And How Long is a Bugs life? Are all questions children are curious about and this colorful and informative Q & A volume answers these and many more questions in a clear and concise manner. Full of brilliant photos and interesting facts, Incredible Insec

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Birds of Southern Africa

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By Ber Van Perlo

 Published by Princeton University Press

Princeton Illustrated Checklists continue their stellar field guide series with Birds of Southern Africa and Birds of Eastern Africa by Ber Van Perlo. These volumes are the perfect accessory for your travel bag, snuck in with your binoculars as you head to Africa to experience the incredibly wild continent's amazing species of birds. Each volume offers brilliant color plates and cover well over 1000 species each and illustrates the females males and juveniles of each species represented. Brief and accurate descriptions of distinguishing characteristics and habitat are extremely helpful for accurate identification. Birds of Southern Africa and Birds of Eastern Africa by Ber Van Perlo are winning volumes in a great series, compact and accurate which make them the perfect travel editions for your African journey.

Yellowstone Wolves – A Chronicle of the Animal, the People and the Politics

by Cat Urbigkit

Published by McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company

Wolves are animals that often invoke many emotions within many different people. Few animals around the world stir such emotions as the wolf. Excitement. Passion. Fear. Yellowstone Wolves – A Chronicle of the Animal, the People and the Politics by Cat Urbigkit is the amazing story of the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. It explains in incredibly researched detail the battles over this program in an eye-opening way that will educate and enlighten the reader. There was actual research confirming the fact that the native Wyoming Wolf, long thought to have been eradicated, was actually continually sighted and Cat Urbigkit presents this fact and many others thoroughly and accurately allowing this incredible tale to be told. The story of the survival of the wolf continues to be told and man will always play an integral part. Yellowstone Wolves – A Chronicle of the Animal, the People and the Politics by Cat Urbigkit is an insightful and fascinating read.

 

 

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MISS WALDRON'S RED COLOBUS
- This loud-mouthed, red-cheeked monkey from the rain forest canopy of Ghana and the Ivory Coast is probably extinct with available evidence making this highly likely but MISS WALDRON'S BAY COLOBUS is yet to be classified extinct. More

 

Critically Endangered Mammals

Florida Panther - South Florida is an ecosystem of land, water, plant and animal life that has been evolving for millions of years. Humans have emerged as a major influence on the Floridian ecosystem. The Florida panther was an important predator in the Florida ecosystem before large numbers of Europeans settled there. Panthers ate mostly deer over vast areas but hunting of panthers in the 18th and 19th centuries reduced their numbers and restricted their range. Human settlement also shrank the range of deer, the mainstay of the panther's diet, and hunters competed with panthers for deer. Only 30 to 50 adults remain, many of which are old, genetically impaired, or weakened by disease and poor diet.

Most Critically Endangered Marine Mammals

1. Asian or Northwest Pacific Grey Whale

2. Svalbard-Barents Sea Bowhead Whale

3. Irrawaddy Dolphin- subpopulation in the Mahakam River

4. GULF OF CALIFORNIA HARBOUR PORPOISE

5. MEDITERRANEAN MONK SEAL

6. NORTH ISLAND HECTOR'S DOLPHIN

7.CHINESE LAKE DOLPHIN

8.GREEN TURTLE - Mediterranean subpopulation

9. Leatherback turtle

10. HAWKSBILL TURTLE

 

Blue Whale

Balaenoptera musculus

The blue whale is the largest animal to have ever lived on Earth. It weighs up to 136,000 kg and is as long as 34 m. It is pale blue-gray in colour with a tiny dorsal fin. Blue whales occur in cold and temperate regions where the water is deep. They travel alone, as mother and calves, and rarely as adult pairs. Only occasionally do they gather in loose groups to feed. The blue whale is found in all the oceans of the world. The blue whale is known to occur in the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. .  There are three subspecies.  B. m.  intermedia occurs in Antarctic waters, B. m. musculus is found in the northern hemisphere and B. m.  brevicauda also known as the pygmy” blue whale is found in the southern Indian Ocean and southwest Pacific Ocean. The number of blue whales was greatly depleted by commercial whaling before 1964.

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Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings

Written and Illustrated Norman Arlott

Published by Princeton University Press

Naturalists and nature lovers are avid travelers and one thing that they must tuck into their travel bag is an accurate field guide to the areas they are going to visit. Birdwatchers can be insatiable when it comes to finding no species throughout the world and Princeton University Press’ Illustrated Checklists are brilliant guides for the field abroad. Birds of Europe, Russia, China and Japan - Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings Written and Illustrated Norman Arlott is an fantastic guide to the eastern regions of the globe.  guide for trips to the far east. This guide offers illustrated color plates covering 1800 species featuring Norman Arlott’s fantastic artwork as well as distribution maps and accurate and concise field descriptions. Compact to easily fit into one’s pocket or backpack. The only nit I can find with this production is the omission of some of the endemic species of Taiwan, which technically is part of China. Birds of Europe, Russia, China and Japan - Passerines: Tyrant Flycatchers to Buntings Written and Illustrated Norman Arlott and published by Princeton University Press is a excellent reference to Palearctic birds and an essential addition to your travel equipment.

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The Complete Wilderness Training Manual

By Hugh McManners

Published by Dk Publishing

We all are almost preoccupied with getting the right outdoor gear for our hikes, camping trips or journeys, but do we spend as much time and energy making sure we have the fundamentals of survival? The simple things that we all think we know or should know, where to set up camp, starting fires, acquiring water and treating injuries for instance. The Complete Wilderness Training Manual by Hugh McManners and published by Dk Publishing is a comprehensive guide to covering the basics of any wild situation. A fantastic book for any outdoor enthusiast, The Complete Wilderness Training Manual offers techniques and training in a simple and clear manner. The details are easily laid out with helpful, descriptive diagrams and illustrations that cover all varieties of situations and potential problems. This book is a incredibly valuable wealth of information. The Complete Wilderness Training Manual by Hugh McManners and published by Dk Publishing is a must read for anyone who journeys into the wild for any length of time.

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Saving the Oceans

From Florida to the Philippines, many of the world's best known coral reefs and most popular dive sites are now threatened by human activity. Long admired for their spectacular beauty and extraordinary biodiversity, coral reefs are among Earth's most biologically productive, commercially valuable, and ecologically fragile ecosystems.

Coral reefs are deteriorating worldwide due to the rapid growth of human populations and the effects of human technology. Land-based sources of pollution and overexploitation of reef resources are among the most serious human-induced threats on local and regional scales, with global warming also contributing on a broader scale. These threats extend to reefs throughout our oceans, but are of greatest concern to reefs close to human populations, such as those off Florida, throughout the Wider Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, and East Africa.

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Pacific WildLife Foundation - The Pacific WildLife Foundation is a not-for-profit coastal and marine research and education society with charitable status registered in Canada, based in Vancouver. Our mission is to inspire conservation of coastal and marine ecosystems through scientific inquiry and education. We achieve this mission by conducting original scientific research, informing the public of our findings in novel ways, and providing opportunities for people to discover marine life. MORE

GreenDimes is an organization involved in a cause that relates to the environment - reducing deforestation, energy usage, water usage and carbon emissions.  For members, they cut junk mail and plant a tree for them every month. Learn more about GreenDimes

 

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