The Secret Life of Trees

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Penguin UK


Category: Science

Page: 464

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'Everyone interested in the natural world will enjoy The Secret Life of Trees. I found myself reading out whole chunks to friends' The Times, Books of the Year What is a tree? As this celebration of the trees shows, they are our countryside; our ancestors descended from them; they gave us air to breathe. Yet while the stories of trees are as plentiful as leaves in a forest, they are rarely told. Here, Colin Tudge travels from his own back garden round the world to explore the beauty, variety and ingenuity of trees everywhere: from how they live so long to how they talk to each other and why they came to exist in the first place. Lyrical and evocative, this book will make everyone fall in love with the trees around them.

RHS How Do Worms Work?

Author: Guy Barter

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 220

Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and will satisfy all your horticultural curiosity. Packed with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the quirky and whimsical. Feature boxes provide practical guidance, so that you can apply your new-found knowledge to your own garden. Written by the head of the RHS Members' Advisory Service, this book is the ideal gift for fact-loving gardeners with curious minds.
Biography & Autobiography

16 Weeks and Everything After...

Author: Paul Whymark

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 284

“16 Weeks and Everything After...” uncovers the remarkable fact that over the last 50-60 years the establishment has failed to genuinely independently review Thalidomide, and as a consequence, harms on developing life continue to have the potential to occur into the future.

Plants as Persons

Author: Matthew Hall

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

View: 507

Challenges readers to reconsider the moral standing of plants.
Conservation of natural resources





Category: Conservation of natural resources


View: 579

Juvenile Nonfiction

The Secret Clocks

Author: Seymour Simon

Publisher: Courier Corporation


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 74

View: 833

Examines why some plants blossom only in daylight, how birds know when and where to migrate, and other intriguing aspects of human and animal biological clocks.

Why Dinosaurs Matter

Author: Kenneth Lacovara

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 188

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth. By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories of our geological awakening, of humanity’s epic struggle to understand the nature of deep time, the meaning of fossils, and our own place on the vast and bountiful tree of life. Go on a journey––back to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth––to discover how dinosaurs achieved feats unparalleled by any other group of animals. Learn the secrets of how paleontologists find fossils, and explore quirky, but profound questions, such as: Is a penguin a dinosaur? And, how are the tiny arms of T. rex the key to its power and ferocity? In this revealing book, Lacovara offers the latest ideas about the shocking and calamitous death of the dinosaurs and ties their vulnerabilities to our own. Why Dinosaurs Matter is compelling and engaging—a great reminder that our place on this planet is both precarious and potentially fleeting. “As we move into an uncertain environmental future, it has never been more important to understand the past.”

Моя жизнь

Author: Мохандас Карамчанд Ганди



Category: History

Page: 475

View: 366

Вниманию читателей предлагается "Моя жизнь" Махатмы Ганди - автобиография великого мудреца и опытного, но чистого сердцем политика, история особождения Индии и рассказ о духовных исканиях самого Ганди