Download E-books Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places PDF

By Bill Streever

An adventurous journey in the course of the so much blisteringly sizzling areas of technological know-how, historical past, and culture.

A scientist and bestselling nature author who will visit any severe to fulfill his interest, invoice Streever units off to determine what warmth relatively skill. enable him be your advisor and you may firewalk throughout sizzling coals and sweat it out in loss of life Valley, event excessive fever and hearth, know about the discovery of suits and the chemistry of cooking, drink crude oil, and discover thermonuclear guns and the most popular second of all time-the sizeable Bang.

Melting glaciers, warming oceans, woodland fires, droughts-it's transparent that cutting-edge global is getting warmer. yet whereas we all know the ache of a sunburn or the relaxation of our wintry weather warmers, will we particularly comprehend heat?

Written in Streever's signature crisp and interesting prose, warmth is an adventurous own narrative that leaves readers with a brand new imaginative and prescient of a daily experience-how warmth works, its historical past, and its dating to way of life.

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Download E-books In Praise of Bees: A Cabinet of Curiosities PDF

A comprehensive learn of the bee's position in human society from prehistoric cave work and inscribed clay pills, via to our modern world

Covering every little thing about the relationships among human society and bees, this booklet is filled with nuggets of bee technology and useful beekeeping, fantasy, faith, politics, philosophy, and folklore, plus a range of verse and a wealthy number of illustrations starting from clinical etchings to fashionable pictures. It additionally deals an in-depth examine bees' complicated society and their current plight. the continued political and scientific controversies concerning insecticides and different threats also are mentioned, given the bee's significance as plant pollinator in agriculture and the wild.

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Download E-books Art of the New Naturalists: A Complete History PDF

By Peter Marren

The lovely, particularly commissioned disguise illustrations are one of many nice joys of the hot Naturalist sequence, lending it a particular kind which has encouraged nature fans for lots of decades.

The Collins New Naturalist sequence is the longest-running and arguably the main influential usual heritage sequence on the planet with over a hundred volumes released in over 60 years. during the years, the hugely attribute airborne dirt and dust jacket illustrations became iconic, lifting the books to a degree of collectibility and lengthening the extent of admiration for an already well-established and revered series.

With early disguise illustrations ready through Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, later and more moderen covers were designed by way of Robert Gillmor. that includes prints of the awe-inspiring paintings of the recent Naturalists, the ebook will provide a different perception into Gillmor’s method of every one material and the tricky and artistic manner during which he has introduced his personal certain variety and craft of printmaking to the recent Naturalist series.

Marren explores the findings from the Ellis archive, which has thrown up enormous details on how the outdated covers have been built, authorized, occasionally rejected, after which proofed.

The paintings of the hot Naturalists bargains a desirable perception into how the construction of those eminent conceal designs has built and stepped forward and may be crucial examining for everybody attracted to the frantic workings in the back of the doubtless serene choice of art that's one in all Britain’s iconic booklet series.

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Download E-books What Nature Does For Britain PDF

By Tony Juniper

From the peat bathrooms and woodlands that aid to safe our water offer, to the bees and soils that produce many of the foodstuff we consume, Britain is wealthy in 'natural capital'. but we take offers of unpolluted water and safe nutrition with no consideration, infrequently contemplating the unfastened paintings nature does for Britain. actually for years we've got broken the platforms that maintain us below the semblance that we're retaining costs down, via in depth farming, drainage of bathrooms, clearing forests and turning rivers into canals. As Tony Juniper's new research indicates, despite the fact that, the ways that we meet our wishes usually doesn't make fiscal sense.

Through vibrant first hand bills and inspirational examples of the way the wear is being repaired, Juniper takes readers on a trip to another Britain from the single many suppose we inhabit, now not a rustic the place nature is valueless or an obstacle to development, however the genuine Britain, the single the place we're supported through nature, natural world and ordinary structures at nearly each flip.

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Download E-books Hare (Reaktion Books - Animal) PDF

By Simon Carnell

Once defined because the “fastest, hairiest, such a lot lascivious, and such a lot depression” of mammals, the hare used to be additionally believed to by no means shut its eyes, sometimes develop horns, and feature the power to alter its intercourse. greater than only a quick, yet lazy, personality in renowned children’s fables, the hare is notable for its genuine habit and the exciting myths that experience constructed round it. right here, Simon Carnell examines how this animal has been defined, symbolized, visually depicted, and hunted for its fur, flesh, and unprecedented speed.  

            Carnell tracks the hare from historical Egypt, the place a hieroglyph of a hare stood for the concept that of life itself, to Crucifixion scenes, Buddhist lore, and Algonquin production myths, to the serial works of Joseph Beuys, or even to an paintings install in a Dutch brothel. The hare indicates up in either awesome and anticipated places—it was once the vital topic of the 1st searching treatise, apparently within the first signed and dated photo of a unmarried animal, and it was once credited in early drugs with the main healing houses of any animal.

            Combining fresh usual background with an intensive and richly illustrated specialize in visible paintings, Hare is hugely obtainable and full of information about a traditionally interesting animal.

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