Nature

Naturally Curious Day by Day

A Photographic Field Guide and Daily Visit to the Forests, Fields, and Wetlands of Eastern North America

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811765598

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 8655

This follow-up to Naturally Curious, a National Outdoor Book Award winner, is a day-by-day account of nature observations throughout the year. Daily entries include entertaining and enlightening observations about specific animal or plant activity happening in eastern North America on that date. Set up as a naturalist's journal, entries describe in detail sightings and events in the natural world and are accompanied by stunning color photographs of birds, animals, insects, plants, and more. Essays throughout describe specific events in nature happening during each month, while sidebars supply natural history facts and information pertinent to the topics of the month or the time of year.
Nature

Naturally Curious

A Photographic Field Guide and Month-By-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570769117

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 2474

2011 National Outdoor Book Award for Nature Guidebook Are you ready for a black fly bite to get graphic, for a barred owl's call to take on new meaning, and for the life cycle of the eastern newt to suddenly seem complex, beautiful, and intricately bound to the subtle patterns of mysterious underwater landscapes and damp forest floors? Naturalist Mary Holland's new book Naturally Curious promises a walk in the woods will never be the same. Holland leads you through the New England seasons out-of-doors—through the sun, rain, and snow; along roadsides and wetlands; above underground burrows and under treetop nesting sites. With just a turn of the page you'll suddenly know more about the creatures that frequent your backyard or the pond you visit every summer than you ever thought possible. Naturally Curious perfectly melds practical field guide with informal nature literature, providing you the remarkable opportunity to sit back, relax, and learn something fascinating about the natural world around you.
Juvenile Fiction

Ferdinand Fox's First Summer

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 1607186268

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9190

Follow this photographic journal of a red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life. He s about a month old when he first comes out of the den. Watch as he learns to hunt through play and by using his senses. See the changes as he grows from a young kit to a young fox. After all, by the next summer, he ll have kits of his own! Naturalist photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland has captured Ferdinand Fox s First Summer in a way that is sure to grab children s hearts."
Nature

Reading the Forested Landscape

A Natural History of New England

Author: Tom Wessels

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881504200

Category: Nature

Page: 199

View: 4013

Chronicles the forest in New England from the Ice Age to current challenges
Juvenile Nonfiction

Animal Legs

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 1628558431

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 367

"Can you smell with your feet? Do you dig your claws into a river's muddy bank to climb up and bask in the sun? Animals' legs are different from humans' in so many ways! Find out why strong talons suit a raptor, or webbing is perfect for water dwellers as author Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the ways insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals move and explore their world."--
Nature

Suburban Safari

A Year on the Lawn

Author: Hannah Holmes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918115

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 4317

The suburban lawn sprouts a crop of contradictory myths. To some, it's a green oasis; to others, it's eco-purgatory. Science writer Hannah Holmes spent a year appraising the lawn through the eyes of the squirrels, crows, worms, and spiders who think of her backyard as their own. Suburban Safari is a fascinating and often hilarious record of her discoveries: that many animals adore the suburban environment, including bears and cougars venturing in from the woods; how plants, in their struggle for dominance, communicate with their own kind and battle other species; and that ways already exist for us to grow healthier, livelier lawns.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Otis the Owl

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 9781628559392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3834

In beautifully detailed photographs, Mary Holland captures the first few months of a baby barred owl's life. The huge eyes and fluffy feathers will steal the hearts of readers as they learn how barred owl parents ready their young owlets for the big world outside the nest. Follow along as Otis learns to eat, fights with his sister, and prepares for flight.This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Mindssection in the back of the book and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guideonline. Otis the Owl is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The enhanced ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Animal Mouths

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: Arbordale Pub

ISBN: 9781628555523

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9688

What are some things we can learn about animals from the shape of their mouths, beaks, or bills? What can we infer about animals with sharp teeth compared to large, flat teeth? Are there any animals that don't have mouths? Following in the footsteps of Animal Eyes, award-winning nature photographer and environmental educator Mary Holland shares fascinating animal mouths with readers of all ages.
Music

The Real Pop Book - Volume 1

C Instruments

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495088073

Category: Music

Page: 456

View: 3176

(Fake Book). The Real Book series isn't just for jazzers anymore! This collection features over 200 pop mainstays of modern repertoire laid out in the favored Real Book style. Songs include: Addicted to Love * All She Wants to Do Is Dance * American Pie * Bad Day * Billie Jean * Bohemian Rhapsody * Bridge over Troubled Water * Cat's in the Cradle * Clocks * Dancin' in the Moonlight * Every Breath You Take * Eye of the Tiger * Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) * Hallelujah * Hey Jude * Hey, Soul Sister * Hotel California * I Will Remember You * Imagine * Jar of Hearts * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Let It Go * Losing My Religion * Love Shack * Piano Man * Roar * Rolling in the Deep * Some Nights * Start Me Up * Summer of '69 * Tears in Heaven * You're So Vain * You've Got a Friend * and more!
Gardening

The Humanure Handbook

A Guide to Composting Human Manure

Author: Joseph C. Jenkins

Publisher: Jenkins Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 255

View: 6124

Nature

Beasts at Bedtime

Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature

Author: Liam Heneghan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022643141X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4145

Talking lions, philosophical bears, very hungry caterpillars, wise spiders, altruistic trees, companionable moles, urbane elephants: this is the magnificent menagerie that delights our children at bedtime. Within the entertaining pages of many children’s books, however, also lie profound teachings about the natural world that can help children develop an educated and engaged appreciation of the dynamic environment they inhabit. In Beasts at Bedtime, scientist (and father) Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children’s stories. From Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter, Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic children’s stories. Some of the largest environmental challenges in coming years—from climate instability, the extinction crisis, freshwater depletion, and deforestation—are likely to become even more severe as this generation of children grows up. Though today’s young readers will bear the brunt of these environmental calamities, they will also be able to contribute to environmental solutions if prepared properly. And all it takes is an attentive eye: Heneghan shows how the nature curriculum is already embedded in bedtime stories, from the earliest board books like The Rainbow Fish to contemporary young adult classics like The Hunger Games. Beasts at Bedtime is an awakening to the vital environmental education children’s stories can provide—from the misadventures of The Runaway Bunny to more overt tales like The Lorax. Heneghan serves as our guide, drawing richly upon his own adolescent and parental experiences, as well as his travels in landscapes both experienced and imagined. Organized into thematic sections, the work winds its way through literary forests, colorful characters, and global environments. This book enthralls as it engages. Heneghan as a guide is as charming as he is insightful, showing how kids (and adults) can start to experience the natural world in incredible ways from the comfort of their own rooms. Beasts at Bedtime will help parents, teachers, and guardians extend those cozy times curled up together with a good book into a lifetime of caring for our planet.
Nature

Through a Naturalist's Eyes

Exploring the Nature of New England

Author: Michael J. Caduto

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 151260013X

Category: Nature

Page: 184

View: 4584

For native and visitor alike, the New England landscape has a rich allure. This grand sweep of land is a living tapestry woven of interconnected bioregions and natural communities whose compositions of plants and animals have evolved over time. In more than fifty essays, Michael J. Caduto brings readers into the complex stories to be found in nature. Drawing on first-hand experiences and reflections on the relationship between the natural world and humans, Caduto explores some of the plants, animals, natural places, and environmental issues of New England - from dragonflies, cuckoos, and chipmunks to circumpolar constellations and climate change. Stunning illustrations by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol illuminate these elegant and humorous essays.
Animal defenses

Animal Tails

Author: Mary Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628559811

Category: Animal defenses

Page: N.A

View: 4756

Readers will be fascinated by the many ways animals use their tails: to move on land, swim, warn others, steer, hold onto things, keep warm, balance, fly, attract a mate, balance, and even to defend themselves! Apparently tails are not just for wagging when happy. Following Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the many ways animals use their tails.
Social Science

Gender and Forests

Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains and Emerging Issues

Author: Carol J. Pierce Colfer,Bimbika Sijapati Basnett,Marlène Elias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317355660

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 6151

This enlightening book brings together the work of gender and forestry specialists from various backgrounds and fields of research and action to analyse global gender conditions as related to forests. Using a variety of methods and approaches, they build on a spectrum of theoretical perspectives to bring depth and breadth to the relevant issues and address timely and under-studied themes. Focusing particularly on tropical forests, the book presents both local case studies and global comparative studies from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as the US and Europe. The studies range from personal histories of elderly American women’s attitudes toward conservation, to a combined qualitative / quantitative international comparative study on REDD+, to a longitudinal examination of oil palm and gender roles over time in Kalimantan. Issues are examined across scales, from the household to the nation state and the global arena; and reach back to the past to inform present and future considerations. The collection will be of relevance to academics, researchers, policy makers and advocates with different levels of familiarity with gender issues in the field of forestry.
Forest rangers

Wildlife Rangers Handbook

Author: G. D. Springthorpe,N. G. Myhill,Great Britain. Forestry Commission

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forest rangers

Page: 130

View: 2335

As the nation's largest landowner, the Forestry Commission has given an increasingly good example of proper conservation practice. This handbook, first published eight years ago, has now been reprinted with amendments. It is a practical manual written for working wildlife rangers by working wildlife rangers. Subjects covered range from wildlife and conservation to sporting management, and from crop protection to the ranger and the law.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Beavers' Busy Year

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 1628552042

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 751

Along a stream a dam pops out of the water. Beavers are busy at work! These aquatic mammals have unique traits that aid them in building the perfect lodge to raise young beavers and keep predators away. Mary Holland's vibrant photographs document the beavers' activities through the course of a year. Do these beavers ever take a break? Follow along as they pop through the winter ice to begin the busy year of eating bark, building dams and gathering food just in time for winter to come again.
Architecture

Restorative Commons

Creating Health and Well-Being Through Urban Landscapes

Author: Lindsay Campbell,Agriculture Dept (U S ),Anne Wiesen

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160864162

Category: Architecture

Page: 287

View: 2114

NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT- OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Edited by Lindsay Campbell and Anne Wiesen. Foreword by Oliver Sacks, M.D. Offers a starting point for a multidisciplinary understanding of Restorative Commons. Focuses on open space and its interface with the built environment. Considers sites restorative if they contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the landscape. Individual health includes physical, mental, emotional, and social health; community health is considered in terms of rights, empowerment, and neighborhood efficacy; and landscape health is measured by ecosystem function and resilience, all of which act together in a complex web of relationships. Related products: Trails and Landscapes resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/environment-nature/trails-landscapes Cultural Landscapes resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/art-maps-travel/cultural-landscapes Renovation & Historic Preservation resources collection can be found here: https: //bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/science-technology/construction-architecture/renovation-historic-preservation "
Nature

Birding for the Curious

The Easiest Way for Anyone to Explore the Incredible World of Birds

Author: Nate Swick

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624141277

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8120

This book isn't just for birders. It's also for the huge audience of people who hike, maybe have bird feeders, and generally enjoy nature. With this book, the naturalist will discover an incredible and rewarding new adventure in the beautiful world of birds. The book is packed with easy and fun activities and information about birds, how to find them and their part in the nature around us. The information in this book will not only help you identify and learn more about birds, but you'll have a blast doing it. Nate Swick, member of the American Birding Association, has compiled chapters upon chapters of interesting, unique and informative birding knowledge, followed by activities that use the skills you learned. So not only will you learn things like what kind of birds you're looking at around the neighborhood, how to decipher different bird calls, and how to bring the birds to your backyard, but you'll complete fun activities like creating a list of the most popular birds in your area, creating a sound map of bird calls, and making a feeder for your backyard.
House & Home

Front Yard Forager

Identifying, Collecting, and Cooking the 30 Most Common Urban Weeds

Author: Melany Vorass

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857482

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 5536

CLICK HERE to download the first two chapters from The Front Yard Forager * It doesn't get any more local than your own front yard! * Delicious and nutritious original recipes featuring horsetail, wild fennel, chickweed, and more * Many weeds pack a greater nutritional punch than store-bought vegetables The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone even in the middle of the city or suburbia. From the yard to the parking strip, in city parks or along municipal thoroughfares, food is abundant and free for the taking! The Front Yard Forager invites all of us to take control of our food by entering into the fun and delicious world of foraging. A concise field guide and recipe book, it showcases the 30 most readily found edible urban weeds. From dandelion to day lily, nipplewort to nettle, and pineapple weed to purslane there’s a salad bowl full of fresh edibles just waiting to be collected and put to good use. Each plant profile features an easy-to-use field identification guide, including photographs, as well as where to find the plant and what to do with it in the kitchen. Recipes range from simple and classic to practically gourmet, while introductory chapters and sidebars cover the hows and whys of foraging: ethics, nutritional information, harvesting, precautions, and more. Written by Seattle's Melany Vorass, a longtime instructor of urban foraging, The Front Yard Forager brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone—even in the middle of the city—or suburbia. Winner of the Nautilus Awards 2014 "Better Books for a Better World" Silver Award!
Mathematics

Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods

Author: Charles Henry Brase,Corrinne Pellillo Brase

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337119911

Category: Mathematics

Page: 839

View: 9775

UNDERSTANDABLE STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND METHODS, Twelfth Edition, is a thorough yet accessible program designed to help you overcome any apprehensions you may have about statistics and to master the subject. The authors provide clear guidance and informal advice while showing you the links between statistics and the world. To reinforce this approach—and make the material interesting as well as easier to understand—the book integrates real-life data from a variety of sources, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, and the Internet. You'll also have opportunities to develop your critical-thinking and statistical literacy skills through special features and exercises throughout the text. The use of graphing calculators, Excel, Minitab, Minitab ExpressTM, and SPSS is covered, although not required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.