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The Observation Hive Handbook
Studying Honey Bees at Home
Frank Linton
This book will guide you in selecting an observation hive and choosing a site for it, modifying the hive and the site as needed, installing the hive, working with the hive, and maintaining the hive. It will prepare you to take a temporary portable observation hive to a market, fair, or school. Most important, it describes and illustrates the...



Origins
The Search for Our Prehistoric Past
Frank H. T. Rhodes
In Origins, Frank H. T. Rhodes explores the origin and evolution of living things, the changing environments in which they have developed, and the challenges we now face on an increasingly crowded and polluted planet.



Raptors
The Curious Nature of Diurnal Birds of Prey
Keith L. Bildstein
Raptors offers a comprehensive and accessible account of raptors, including their evolutionary history, their relationships to other groups of birds, their sensory abilities, their general natural history, their breeding ecology and feeding behavior, and threats to their survival in a human-dominated world.



Rare Earth Frontiers
From Terrestrial Subsoils to Lunar Landscapes
Julie Michelle Klinger
Rare Earth Frontiers is a work of human geography that serves to demystify the powerful elements that make possible the miniaturization of electronics, green energy and medical technologies, and essential telecommunications and defense systems. Julie Michelle Klinger draws attention to the fact that the rare earths we rely on most are as common...



Rays of the World
Rays of the World is the first complete pictorial atlas of the world's ray fauna and features paintings of more than six hundred species by the fish artist Lindsay Marshall.



The Taming of Evolution
The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans
Davydd Greenwood
The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of Evolution addresses the questions of how and why this is so. Davydd Greenwood offers a sustained critique of the nature/nurture...



Trees
A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Structure
Roland Ennos
Illustrated with more than 120 stunning color images from around the world, Trees provides fascinating insights into the biology of these magnificent plants.



Vanished and Vanishing Parrots
Profiling Extinct and Endangered Species
Joseph M. Forshaw
Joseph M. Forshaw, one of the world’s leading authorities on parrots, calls attention to the threats they face: They are one of the most endangered groups of birds, with a growing number of species nearing extinction. The main threats arise from habitat loss through deforestation and agricultural development and from the taking of birds for the...



Whales
Their Biology and Behavior
Phillip Hammond, Sonja Heinrich, Sascha Hooker, Peter Tyack
This book explores the lives of the world’s largest living mammals. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Whales describes these incredible animals’ evolution from terrestrial to marine mammals, their life cycle, diversity and distribution, and the ecosystems of which they are a part. Whales highlights the many extraordinary aspects of...



Woody Plants of the Northern Forest
A Photographic Guide
Jerry Jenkins
The Northern Forest Region lies between the oak forests of the eastern United States and the boreal forests of eastern Canada. It is, collectively, one of the largest and most continuous temperate forests left in the world and, like much of the biosphere, it is at risk. This guide is an essential companion for those interested in stewardship...



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