The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

View: 9638

A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida

Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 1698

Identifies one thousand types of Florida's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

National Audubon Society Field Guide to California

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: National Audubon Society Regio

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 2045

Identifies one thousand types of California's plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the state's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446798

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 1066

Identifies one thousand types of the regions plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the areas beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States

Author: Peter Alden

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 8386

Describes the geology and habitats of the Southeastern states, and identifies birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and plants found in the region

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446767

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 873

Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

National Audubon Society First Field Guide

Night sky

Author: Gary Mechler,Wil Tirion

Publisher: Scholastic Reference

ISBN: 9780590640862

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 159

View: 5960

A field guide to the night sky, explaining through text and maps how to locate and identify stars, planets, meteors, comets, and constellations.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446811

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 9024

Identifies the different types of plant and animal life in this region, and offers an overview of its natural history

Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 2832

Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.

Reptilien und Amphibien

Author: Mark O'Shea,Tim Halliday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783332012163

Category:

Page: 256

View: 1809

The Backpacker's Field Manual, Revised and Updated

A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills

Author: Rick Curtis

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307956293

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 4793

When it was first published in 1998, The Backpacker's Field Manual set the standard for comprehensive backpacking books. Now exhaustively updated to offer a more complete view of backpacking today, it covers the latest developments in gear—such as Global Positioning Systems and ultralight hiking equipment—first aid, and Leave No Trace comping, and includes a chapter devoted to outdoor leadership resources and basics. Beginners and experienced hikers alike will find this book indispensable for trip planning strategies and also as a quick reference on the trail for: BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS—how to forecast the weather, identify trees, bear-proof your campsite, wrap an injured ankle, and more--illustrated with more than 100 line drawings. TRICKS OF THE TRAIL—time-tested practical lessons learned along the way GOING ULTRALIGHT—downsizing suggestions for those who want to lighten up Every traveler knows that space in a backpack is limited, so on your next trip, carry the only guide you'll ever need—this one—and take to the great outdoors with confidence.

London Goes to Sea

Restoring and Sailing an Old Boat on a Budget

Author: Peter J. Baumgartner

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574091755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 8387

London Goes To Sea is Peter J. Baumgartner's candid and captivating account of restoring an ageing fibreglass sailing boat over the course of four years and then introducing it to his native New England waters. His precise records illustrate every trial and triumph of the restoration process, and his careful attention to errors made along the way provides crucial insight for anyone considering a similar project. His writing combines the best elements of a brisk, entertaining narrative and a thoroughly practical handbook, making for a truly unique story that embraces every experience of the coastal sailor. His unflagging joy and enthusiasm for his old Cape Dory shine through on every page.

Voracious

Author: Alice Henderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101014660

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8429

“A gripping, atavistic supernatural thriller…sexy, sensuous, and terrifying.”—Bram Stoker Award-winning author Christopher Golden Madeline Keye’s gift—to touch someone and see flashes of the past—has helped her track missing people. It’s also set her apart from her family and most of the people in her hometown. So Madeline, already alone, turns to the wilderness for sanctuary. In the backcountry of Glacier National Park, she has always found peace and solace, away from all human contact. Until the day she is caught in a flash-flood and almost dies. Rescued by a handsome stranger, she should feel safe one again. But she doesn’t. She can’t shake the feeling of being watched…of being hunted. Something is out there in the shadows. Something...hungry. Something...not human. And it wants Madeline.

A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice

Author: Steven Chase

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866522

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 562

Steven Chase s innovative On Earth As it Is uses a compelling blend of theological, scriptural, historical, and cultural discussions to reclaim the role of nature in the formation of Christian spiritual and moral identity. His thought-provoking creation practices will lead readers into more profound knowledge of themselves and their Creator, guide them to greater compassion for their neighbors, instill in them reverence for and companionship with nature, and awaken in them a greater commitment to creation care. · Encourages Christians to read the Bible, pray, and worship out of doors. · Demonstrates the power of nature to soothe and heal the soul. · Advocates befriending God s creation as a crucial element in Christian growth. · Show how the Bible is full of natural images and how nature itself can function as a holy text, testifying to the glory of God. Offers stories, anecdotes, research, scriptural tie-ins, practical advice, and contemplative exercises to help readers experience God in nature.

Falling Stars

A Guide to Meteors & Meteorites

Author: Mike D. Reynolds

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811742210

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 356

Month-by-month information on meteor showers and how to make the most of watching them. Advice on starting and building a meteorite collection plus the scientific explanation of what meteors are and where they come from. Includes new information about recent space exploration and studies of meteors.

The Curious Naturalist

Author: John Mitchell

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780787220686

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 7823

Tracing the constantly unfolding drama of the seasons, The Curious Naturalist offers nature lovers, young and old alike, a potpourri of fascinating facts and folklore about common plants, animals, and natural phenomena. Beautifully hand-lettered and illustrated with line drawings, this simple field guide will help you identify and understand everything from the night sky to woodland wildflowers, including plants and animals you can find in your own backyard. Packed with such nature-related crafts as rush mat weaving and natural dyes, plus scores of suggested readings for additional information, The Curious Naturalist abounds with the kind of old-fashioned, home-grown knowledge that will help you appreciate, understand, and enjoy the great outdoors.