Discover the amazing natural world of the Rocky Mountains in this engaging, in-depth guide that covers animals, plants and natural features including geography and geology. The Rocky Mountains are an immense 10,000 mile-long assemblage of mountain ranges stretching all the way from Alaska through South America. This informative book encompasses the northern and central Rockies from southern British Columbia down through Idaho, Montana, and into Utah and Colorado. This introductory book with maps, line illustrations and index gives the student, tourist and new residents of this area an excellent introduction to the most famous mountain region in the western parts of the United States and Canada.
This guidebook is organized into three easy-to-read sections: animals, plants, and the natural features of Alaska which is the largest and most varied of all the states in America. Entries in each section are listed alphabetically. This book contains fascinating factoids, line art drawings, and a state map along with entertainingly written entries. Whether you live in Alaska or are just passing through, you’ll discover a gold mine of nuggets, facts, and information that will give you a deeper understanding about everything you may encounter from reindeer, puffins, and Dall sheep to taiga, pingos, and fjords.
Presents a collection of forty-six stories by female hunters describing their experiences.
This twenty-two volume set presents the appearance and behavior of thousands of species of animals along with species population and prospects for survival in a arranged alphabetically and easy-to-read format.
A prehistoric mystery. A fossil so mesmerizing that it boggled the minds of scientists for more than a century—until a motley crew of modern day shark fanatics decided to try to bring the monster-predator back to life. In 1993, Alaskan artist and paleo-shark enthusiast Ray Troll stumbled upon the weirdest fossil he had ever seen—a platter-sized spiral of tightly wound shark teeth. This chance encounter in the basement of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County sparked Troll’s obsession with Helicoprion, a mysterious monster from deep time. In 2010, tattooed undergraduate student and returning Iraq War veteran Jesse Pruitt became seriously smitten with a Helicoprion fossil in a museum basement in Idaho. These two bizarre-shark disciples found each other, and an unconventional band of collaborators grew serendipitously around them, determined to solve the puzzle of the mysterious tooth whorl once and for all. Helicoprion was a Paleozoic chondrichthyan about the size of a modern great white shark, with a circular saw of teeth centered in its lower jaw—a feature unseen in the shark world before or since. For some ten million years, long before the Age of Dinosaurs, Helicoprion patrolled the shallow seas around the supercontinent Pangaea as the apex predator of its time. Just a few tumultuous years after Pruitt and Troll met, imagination, passion, scientific process, and state-of-the-art technology merged into an unstoppable force that reanimated the remarkable creature—and made important new discoveries. In this groundbreaking book, Susan Ewing reveals these revolutionary insights into what Helicoprion looked like and how the tooth whorl functioned—pushing this dazzling and awe-inspiring beast into the spotlight of modern science.
A prehistoric mystery. A fossil so mesmerizing that it boggled the minds of scientists for more than a century--until a motley crew of modern day shark fanatics decided to try to bring the monster-predator back to life.
CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from Best Hikes with Kids Colorado * Guidebook to Colorado hikes selected for kids and their parents * Previously published as Best Hikes with Children in Colorado, this guidebook has a new title, a colorful new design including two-color throughout, and all new maps and photographs * More than 15 completely new hiking routes, and all route descriptions thoroughly updated From short, simple hikes in the foothills of Denver and Boulder to more challenging trails up majestic 14,000-foot peaks, Best Hikes with Kids: Colorado shows how to hit the trail with ease. Veteran guidebook writer and hiker Maureen Keilty describes the best trails all over the Rocky Mountain State, with hikes near Grand Junction, Durango, Colorado Springs, Vail, Crested Butte, and all along the Front Range. This guidebook includes a "Getaways" list to the best family-friendly destination campgrounds, and playful advice on engaging kids with nature. **Be sure to "like" author Maureen Keilty's Facebook page for tips, pictures, articles, contests and more!**
Das kann ja heiter werden! Im ganzen Viertel ist man sich einig: Die Kinder der Familie Herdmann sind die schlimmsten Kinder aller Zeiten. Sie lügen, klauen, rauchen Zigarren (auch die Mädchen), bringen die Nachbarn zur Verzweiflung und können ein Klassenzimmer mit Hilfe ihrer halbwilden Katze in Rekordzeit vollkommen leer fegen. Zu allem Überfluss haben sie es auch noch geschafft, alle Hauptrollen im weihnachtlichen Krippenspiel zu bekommen. Womöglich steht damit die schlimmste Aufführung aller Zeiten bevor. Der etwas andere Weihnachtsklassiker von Barbara Robinson, übersetzt von Erfolgsduo Paul und Nele Maar, mit neuen, ebenso pfiffigen wie farbigen Illustrationen von Anke Kuhl, die ihre ganz eigene Geschichte im Detail erzählen.
Daniel McCool not only chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, he also narrates the second, brighter act in this ongoing story: the surging, grassroots movement to bring these rivers back to life and ensure they remain pristine for future generations. The culmination of ten years of research and observation, McCool's book confirms the surprising news that America's rivers are indeed returning to a healthier, free-flowing condition. The politics of river restoration demonstrates how strong grassroots movements can challenge entrenched powers and win. Through passion and dedication, ordinary people are reclaiming the American landscape, forming a "river republic" of concerned citizens from all backgrounds and sectors of society. As McCool shows, the history, culture, and fate of America is tied to its rivers, and their restoration is a microcosm mirroring American beliefs, livelihoods, and an increasing awareness of what two hundred years of environmental degradation can do. McCool profiles the individuals he calls "instigators," who initiated the fight for these waterways and, despite enormous odds, have succeeded in the near-impossible task of challenging and changing the status quo. Part I of the volume recounts the history of America's relationship to its rivers; part II describes how and why Americans "parted" them out, destroying their essence and diminishing their value; and part III shows how society can live in harmony with its waterways while restoring their well-being—and, by extension, the well-being of those who depend on them.
Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.
"Cahas Mountain chronicles the love, heartbreak and redemption of Rhodesa Rose and Lily, two Appalachian women whose lives connect through Willard Grimes, a man with a mouth full of sweetness and broken promises"--Back cover.
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In einem Blockhaus tief in den dichten Wäldern von Wisconsin lebt Laura mit ihrer Familie. Pa geht auf die Jagd und bestellt die Felder, Laura und ihr Schwester Mary helfen Ma beim Kochen und im Haus oder passen auf das Baby Carrie auf. Und abends sitzt die Familie dann um das Kaminfeuer und Pa spielt ein Lied auf seiner Fiedel. Über Langeweile können sie nicht klagen, denn es ist immer etwas los: ein Tanzfest bei Großvater, Plätzchenbacken für Weihnachten, ein Bär, der ums Haus schleicht, ein Ausflug in die Stadt und schließlich die reiche Ernte.Der erste Band der "Unsere kleine Farm"-Reihe - Der Klassiker für Klein und Groß!
A botanical masterpiece! The most complete a to z reference guide to utilizing herbs for health and beauty. The herbal bible every reference library should have on their shelf. A much needed comprehensive reference guide to ensure the safe and effective use of herbs and their preparations. Millions of people use vitamins or herbs along with prescription drugs and over the counter (OTC) medications. Find out which herbs and other nutritional supplements can help prescriptions work better or reduce adverse reactions. And which combinations are dangerous and should never be taken together. Great attention to detail for the professional herbalist as well as the novice. For anyone interested in learning about the many uses of healing plants. A welcome addition to the bookshelves of herbalists, plant enthusiasts and botanists. * Separates fact from fiction concerning herbal medicine! * Information on more than 400 botanicals ranging from well-known herbs such as Chamomile and Ginseng to less familiar herbs such as Kava and Muirapuama. * Botanical remedies that enhance the body's ability to heal itself. These safe, non-invasive therapies are proving to be more powerful than the often harmful drugs and surgeries that comprise the modern medicines of today. * Appropriate precautions, adverse reactions, and possible prescription drug and over the counter (OTC) interactions with the use of herbs and other nutritional supplements. * The only natural health reference book that is both comprehensive and user-friendly. Healing Food Chemicals and other Natural Supplements. Make Your Own Fragrances. Non-Toxic Household Cleaners. Natural Insect Repellents. Pet Care. ...and MUCH MORE.

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