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In the Path of an Avalanche: A True Story

by Vivien Bowers Greystone Books (January 06, 2012)

On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, six experienced skiers were buried in a massive avalanche. They didn’t have a chance. A combination of factors...


Tropical Gemstones

by Carol Clark Periplus Editions (August 15, 1998)

Learn the essentials of Asian gemestones with this useful and portable reference book.

Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide...


So Many Ways to Eat

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

What can the Siberian tiger, the army ant, the white pelican, the blue whale and the koala bear possibly have in common? Not their size or strength, of course, but their need for food. And whether they are herbivores,...


Understanding the Universe

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible to the non-expert. Definitions to scientific terms are given either in the explanation itself, or in the comprehensive...


The Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

The Environment sheds light on the biosphere, the water cycle, erosion, ecosystems and climates. It also delves into environmental threats, including the depletion of the ozone layer, acid rain and deforestation....


Understanding The Earth

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 08, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete...


The Visual World Atlas

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (November 14, 2012)

An overview of the state of the world for understanding global issues Inside you will find: • more than 110 thematic maps, • more than 50 fact tables from world renown organizations, • more than 130 photographs,...


So Many Ways to Live in Difficult Conditions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Animals that can withstand scorching temperatures of 80 degrees Celsius. Others that can survive at depths of 11,000 meters in the ocean. Birds that perform graceful maneuvers at altitudes of over 8,000 meters....


So Many Ways to Defend Themselves

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Being small does not mean you have to be vulnerable. Small animals have many different ways of protecting their territory and evading their predators — even huge, extremely dangerous predators. Whether they...


The Visual Dictionary of Plants & Gardening

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Plants and Gardening brings you into the fascinating world of vegetables, from ferns to mosses, flowering plants or trees, and presents tools used to cultivate ornamental or food plants....


So Many Ways to Live in Society

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

Some species prefer to live alone, and others like company. Social animals form groups such as clans or schools and use their combined strength to fight enemies, cold or boredom. Their giant gatherings can last...


The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Animal Kingdom takes the reader on a fascinating voyage into well and less known groups of animals: simple organisms, echinoderms, insects, arachnids, mollusks, crustaceans, fishes,...


Young Explorers’ Guide: Living Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • An exhilarating adventure that lets you decide which way to go • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time machine • A world of knowledge...


So Many Ways to Build a Shelter

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Who hasn’t dreamed about building a hidden cabin in the woods or a secret place far from prying glances? Just like humans, animals need shelter — a quiet, safe place to call their own. Some animals are not...


So Many Ways to Communicate

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

A little tune for some, a colorful mask for others. Plays for women only and funny-face contests for mature males. These are not part of a carnival of animals, but rather genuine means of communication. To seduce...


So Many Ways to Reproduce

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

How do animals seduce each other? How are baby animals conceived? What do they look like when they’re born? These are just some of the questions answered in the colorful and fascinating pages of this book....


So Many Ways to Move About

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 29, 2012)

They run, jump, crawl, skate or climb. On land, under the ground, on the water, in the water, in the air or in the trees, they display incredible dexterity and ingenuity. Some of them travel 35,000 kilometers...


My Notebook of Questions : Dinosaurs

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Dinosaurs are a fascinating subject. They may be extinct, but they live on in our imagination. Young or old, we still have plenty of questions about these fascinating animals.


The Visual Encyclopedia of Our World

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Almost 40,000 tons of meteorites fall to Earth each year… A living fossil is discovered off the coast of South Africa… The swirling wind becomes a devastating tornado that destroys everything in its path…...


Understanding Weather and the Environment

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


Understanding Plants & the Vegetable Kingdom

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The world of plants is astoundingly diverse. Thanks to 3 billion years of evolution, there are now more than 380,000 plant species on Earth. For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world...


The Chelsea Green Reader: Selections from 30 Years of Independent Publishing, 1984-2014

by Ben Watson & Ian Baldwin Chelsea Green Publishing (November 20, 2014)

Chelsea Green, the Vermont-based independent publisher, has always had a nose for authors and subjects that are way ahead of the cultural curve, as is evident in this new anthology celebrating the company's...


RSPB Seabirds

by Marianne Taylor & David Tipling Bloomsbury Publishing (December 18, 2014)

Seabirds are the living links between land, air and sea. They enjoy a freedom that even humans, with all our technological assistance, can barely imagine. Many species travel mind-boggling distances across the...


The Question of the Animal and Religion: Theoretical Stakes, Practical Implications

by Aaron S. Gross Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

Through an absorbing investigation into recent, high-profile scandals involving one of the largest kosher slaughterhouses in the world, located unexpectedly in Postville, Iowa, Aaron S. Gross makes a powerful...


The Storm of the Century

by Al Roker William Morrow (August 11, 2015)

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism,...


The R.D. Lawrence Library: Where the Water Lilies Grow / The North Runner / The Place in the Forest

by R.D. Lawrence & Max Finkelstein Dundurn (November 12, 2014)

Three books by master nature writer R.D. Lawrence are collected here, bringing to life with affection and accuracy the wildlife around his northern Canadian home.


Stalking the Plumed Serpent and Other Adventures in Herpetology

by D. Bruce Means Pineapple Press (May 01, 2014)

Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of the animals he has studied. In Australia, Means searches...


A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India: And the Indian Subcontinent, Including Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutanh, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & the Maldives

by Bikram Grewal, Bill Harvey & Otto Pfister Periplus Editions (November 04, 2014)

Periplus is proud to present the first comprehensive photographic guide to the birds of the Indian subcontinent. This ebook offers over 800 species and distinct sub-species and contains over 1,000 full-color...


The Illustrated Guide to Cows

by Celia Lewis Bloomsbury Publishing (December 18, 2014)

Keeping cattle as a smallholder can be a rewarding enterprise, supplying you with food and milk and helping with the management of grassland on your property. This delightfully illustrated and informative ebook...


Rocks and Minerals

by Chris Pellant & Helen Pellant Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

For experts and armchair enthusiasts alike, Rocks and Minerals: A Photographic Field Guide will appeal to anyone interested in uncovering the mysteries of this subject.

A general introduction is followed by...


The Naming of the Shrew

by John Wright Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

Latin names Â? frequently unpronounceable, all too often wrong and always a tiny puzzle to unravel Â? have been annoying the layman since they first became formalised as scientific terms in the eighteenth...


Concise Seashore Wildlife Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (November 06, 2014)

This mini guide covers almost 180 species that live in the area between land and sea called the intertidal or littoral, zone. It includes all the most common molluscs, crustaceans, seaweeds, fishes, spiny creatures...


Concise Tree Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 16, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the trees of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 160 species, all of which are illustrated with superb full-colour...


Pocket Guide to Insects

by Bob Gibbons Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

This pocket-sized book is an essential guide to insects, providing comprehensive detail on around 240 of the most easily noticed British species selected from a range of orders and families. Each species is...


Concise Mushroom Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 16, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on 200 species of fungi found in Britain and the near Continent. The range covered demonstrates the incredible variety that exists within...


Concise Wild Flower Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the most common wild flowers of Britain and the near Continent. It covers more than 180 species, all of which are illustrated with...


Concise Butterfly and Moth Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the butterflies and moths of Britain and the near Continent.

It covers more than 150 species, all of which are illustrated with superb...


Concise Insect Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated pocket field guide is packed with information on the marvellous variety of insects that inhabits Britain and the near Continent. It includes more than 180 species, including dragonflies,...


Concise Bird Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on the birds of Britain and the near Continent.

It covers more than 250 species, which are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks...


Pocket Guide to Mushrooms

by John C. Harris Bloomsbury Publishing (October 27, 2014)

Pocket Guide to Mushrooms covers 158 of the most common mushrooms found in the UK and also in northern and central Europe, each mushroom is identified and presented with expert photography in this informative...


Concise Garden Bird Guide

by Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Publishing (October 02, 2014)

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is first and foremost a garden bird identification guide containing detailed descriptions of the most commonly encountered species, as well as some rarities and...


Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs

by Bob Gibbons Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page photographs to support the authoritative text.

The introduction explains the basics of tree forms...


Sex on Earth

by Jules Howard Bloomsbury Publishing (October 23, 2014)

1,000 million years ago, a sexual revolution occurred on Earth. Sex happened for the first time; from this moment the world became ever more colourful and bizarre, ringing with elaborate songs and dances, epic...


Pocket Guide To Tracks and Signs

by Gerard Gorman Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

A sign-by-sign guide which is essential for anyone hoping to detect hidden wildlife in Britain and the rest of Europe. There are chapters on feeding signs, homes, droppings, pellets and tracks of creatures including...


Pocket Guide To Garden Birds

by Nigel Blake Bloomsbury Publishing (September 25, 2014)

This compact title is an essential guide to every aspect of the subject, from when and what to feed the birds to building bird tables and nest boxes and planting a garden that will provide nesting, feeding and...


Going, Going, Gone

by Bloomsbury Publishing Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

We asked 100 conservation groups around the world: 'if you could pick one species that epitomises your work, which would it be?' From the RSPB to WWF to the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and many, many more, the...


The Weather Handbook

by Alan Watts Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by...


A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

by David Callahan & Dominic Mitchell Bloomsbury Publishing (August 14, 2014)

This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration...


A Message from Martha

by Mark Avery Bloomsbury Publishing (July 17, 2014)

September 1st, 2014 marked the centenary of one of the best-documented extinctions in history Â? the demise of the Passenger Pigeon. From being the commonest bird on the planet 50 years earlier, the species...