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Evolving Eden
Alan Turner
0231119445
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This is an important book." -- John Laurence Kelland, American Reference Books Annual
"This artistic and scholarly triumph belongs in all academic libraries...Highly recommended." -- Choice
"A fascinating read and a visual feast, this book lays the foundation for a deeper appreciation of contemporary African wildlife." -- Ethnology, Ecology & Evolution
"This book can be recommended for its illustrations alone... Add to this extensive research and explanations and you have an excellent book on the evolution of African large mammals." -- E-Streams
"Important for present-day conservationalists who want to protect this "Garden of Eden."" -- Asad R. Rahmani, Hornbill
"[It] fills an obvious gap in the popular scientific literature... It is a worthy addition to any fossil fan's library. " -- Fossil News ...


Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers
Georgia O'Keeffe (Artist)
0760711127
October 1998
Hardcover
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The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume 1)
J. Charles Delbeek, et al
1883693128
July 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is the "bible" on the subject of Reef Aquarium keeping, covering the biology of coral reefs and relating it to the biological, chemical, and physical parameters considered when creating a reef aquarium. The book details how to successfully cultivate corals in captivity and also features the identification and care of numerous coral and giant clam species. Diseases and parasites, and methods for controlling algae are also featured. The book finishes with an exciting section of photographs demonstrating successful reef aquariums.


Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe
Peter J. Hayward
0198540558
Aug 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
When Peter Hayward and John S. Ryland first published Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe, it became an instant classic in the marine reference literature. Now with Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe, the same editors offer a concise, practical guide to over
1,500 species from the major marine phyla--from sponges to fish--in a format that is ideal for field use. With its simple dichotomous keys, individual descriptions, profusion of illustrations, and extensive reference section, the book allows for rapid and easy identification of all but the rarest
marine animals found on the sea shores and shallow sublittoral zones of the region. Students, researchers, and amateurs interested in zoology, marine biology, and ecology will all want to own a copy of this unique field guide. ...


Bedside Book of Birds: An Avian Miscellany
Graeme Gibson
0385514832
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, beautifully illustrated volume, Canadian writer and birder Gibson (Five Legs) employs poems, folk tales, parables, legends, and extracts from the works of naturalists and others to explore humans' relationship with birds through the centuries. Some of the material—Peter Matthiessen's tribute to shorebirds, Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem about wild swans, Thomas Hardy's ode to a darkling thrush—reflect the joy many people feel on seeing or hearing a bird. But a number of the pieces, such as Robinson Jeffers's wrenching poem about a hurt hawk, Gabriel García Márquez's story involving sinister curlews and Kafka's threatening fantasy about a vulture, do not make the best bedtime reading. Numerous selections dwell on the human propensity for killing, exploitation and...


The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Vol 2)
Julian Sprung, J. Charles Delbeek
1883693136
June 15, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
This second volume in the series features the anemones and soft corals associated with reefs, detailing their biology and husbandry requirements, and featuring numerous species descriptions, with the benefit of wonderful color photographs. Also featured is new information regarding parasites in reef aquariums, and captive culture of anemones and soft corals. The book finishes with another section featuring more stunning images of reef aquariums around the world.


How to Draw Wizards, Dragons and Other Magical Creatures
Barbara Soloff Levy
048643351X
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
How-to book shows youngsters and beginning artists of all ages a simple way to draw portraits of 30 amazing inhabitants from a magical world. Step-by-step illustrations incorporating circles, ovals, squares, rectangles, and other basic shapes show how to depict graceful mermaids, appealing dragons, gentle giants, and other fanciful creatures.


Intertidal Invertebrates of California
Robert Harding Morris
0804710457


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The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe
P. J. Hayward
0198575157
Feb 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is the second part of a comprehensive two-volume treatise that describes and illustrates over 2,000 marine species native to the coastal waters of the British Isles and north-western Europe.


Frozen Fauna of the Mammoth Steppe
R. Dale Guthrie
0226311236
Oct 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Frozen mammals of the Ice Age, preserved for millennia in the tundra, have been a source of fascination and mystery since their first discovery over two centuries ago. These mummies, their ecology, and their preservation are the subject of this compelling book by paleontologist Dale Guthrie. The 1979 find of a frozen, extinct steppe bison in an Alaskan gold mine allowed him to undertake the first scientific excavation of an Ice Age mummy in North America and to test theories about these enigmatic frozen fauna. The 36,000-year-old bison mummy, coated with blue mineral crystals, was dubbed "Blue Babe." Guthrie conveys the excitement of its excavation and shows how he made use of evidence from living animals, other Pleistocene mummies, Paleolithic art, and geological data. With photographs and scores of detailed...


The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
John Steinbeck, Richard Astro (Introduction)
0140187448
November 1, 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America’s greatest writers and cultural figures. Over the next year, his many works published as black-spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye-catching, newly commissioned art. Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers—and to the many who revisit them again and again.

About the Author
JOHN STEINBECK (1902–1968) was born in Salinas, California. He worked as a laborer and a journalist, and in 1935, when he published Tortilla Flat, he achieved popular success and financial security. Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-five novels and won the Nobel Prize in 1962.
Robert DeMott is the Edwin and Ruth...


How to Draw Insects
Barbara Soloff Levy
0486405893
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Easy-to-follow guide shows would-be artists of all ages how to create accurate images of a grasshopper, monarch butterfly, tarantula, caterpillar, cicada, praying mantis, walking sticker, scorpion, carpenter ant, Japanese beetle, inchworm, centipede, termite, and 17 other insects. Step-by-step diagrams incorporating circular and ovoid shapes not only help create figures that are fun to draw but also teach fundamentals of laine, form and dimension.


Desert Soil Fauna
John A. Wallwork
0275909212
July 1982
Hardcover
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Review
“An in-depth view of the remarkable adaptations of the soil fauna of deserts...this is a book you should read.”–Ecology, 1986 (64)6


National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures (Audubon Society Field Guide)
Norman A. Melnkoth
0394519930
December 1981
Leather Bound
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Book Description
Each of the 690 identification pictures is a full-color photograph of a seashore creature. Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 666 species are covered in full detail.

From the Inside Flap
Each of the 690 identification pictures is a full-color photograph of a seashore creature. Arrangement by shape and by color makes identification quick and easy. 666 species are covered in full detail.


Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc.
Jim Harter (Editor)
0486237664
January 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
Clear wood engravings present, in extremely lifelike poses, over 1,000 species of animals.


La Fauna Politica Latinoameric
Alvaro Vargas Llosa
0307243001
Feb 2005
(Paperback) - Spanish
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The Exuma Guide: A Cruising Guide to the Exuma Cays : Approaches, Routes, Anchorages, Dive Sights, Flora, Fauna, History, and Lore of the Exuma Cays
Stephen J. Pavlidis
0963956671
July 1997
Paperback
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Sailing
"This thick cruising guidebook... sets out to provide everything you need to know to successfully navigate the Exuma Cays, and it delivers... for the uninitiated, navigating the islands could be a bit daunting. The Exuma Guide pretty much takes care of that." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Loaded with carefully researched sketch charts and local knowledge, this guide is the most current and comprehensive cruising guide available to the maginificent Exuma Cays-and an excellent guide to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea park. Pavlidis, former deputy warden of the park, gudie you in and out of virtually every navigable harbor, cover, and anchorage, as well as around every major reef, head, sand bank, and obstacle throughout the Exuma...


Why Paint Cats: The Ethics of Feline Aesthetics
Burton Silver
1580082718
March 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
While the popular and enduring Why Cats Paint (1994) profiled the creative output of house pets, highlighting tabbies and Persian long-hairs with smeary abstract canvases they ostensibly made, the authors' latest volume inverts the paradigm, and offers instead the cat-as-canvas. Rexes and Siamese sport rainbow colors on their faces and flanks or graphic designs on their hindquarters: cats are transformed into butterflies, or clowns, or furry American flags. Presented as the document of a developing art movement, the book features a potpourri of artists and their "schools" (Neo-Totemism, Semiotic Anthropomorphism, Avant Funk), pairing big photographs with faux-interpretive essays about each cat and artist. Perhaps the most amazing entry is a portrait of Charlie Chaplin, supposedly painted with peroxide and...


The Complete Fauna of Iran
Eskandar Firouz
185043946X
October 14, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"This book is the logical starting point for any English-speaker interested in the fauna of Iran, whether an experienced scientist or an ecotraveller contemplating a visit to Iran."--Steven C. Andersen, University of the Pacific

"Firouz's generous contribution to future generations of naturalists is a legacy of inestimable value, and its publication is a fitting recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of the fauna of his country."--David Challinor, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institute


Flora and Fauna Design Fantasies
William Rowe
0486232891
Jan 1976
Paperback
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Chinese Animal Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Chen Yan
0486440001
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Superb archive of more than 1,100 illustrations, grouped chronologically according to dynastic era, depicts dragons, tigers, fish, birds, horses, butterflies, waterfowl, and a host of other creatures--real and mythical. Exotic images are easily adaptable for use as spot illustrations, borders, and other graphic elements.


2006 Sara Steele Wall Calendar
Sara Steele (Illustrator)
1594900787
June 2005
Wall Calendar
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The Magic School Bus On The Ocean Floor (Magic School Bus)
Joanna Cole, Bruce Degen (Illustrator)
0590414313
July 1, 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In a starred review, PW praised "this fanciful yet scientifically accurate romp" in which "weighty information is buoyantly supported by energetic, cartoony illustrations." Ages 6-9. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-- Miss Frizzle's class is doing a project on the ocean and learning about the kinds of animals and plants that live there. Of course, a class trip is in her plan book. Those familiar with the inimitable school bus and its previous fantastical journeys are in for another treat; those who are not are in for a wild introduction. With her usual dash and aplomb, the teacher gathers her students, they board the bus, and off they go on an adventuresome trip to the ocean floor. All listen as she informs...


Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene
Anthony D. Barnosky
0520240820
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book chronicles the discovery and analysis of animal fossils found in one of the most important paleontological sites in the world--Porcupine Cave, located at an elevation of 9,500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With tens of thousands of identified specimens, this site has become the key source of information on the fauna of North America's higher elevations between approximately 1 million and 600,000 years ago, a period that saw the advance and retreat of glaciers numerous times. Until now, little has been understood about how this dramatic climate change affected life during the middle Pleistocene. In addition to presenting state-of-the-art data from Porcupine Cave, this study also presents groundbreaking analysis on what the data from the site show about the evolutionary and ecological adjustments that...


The Brackish-Water Fauna of Northwestern Europe
R. S. K. Barnes
0521455294
Oct 1994
Hardcover
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Review
'Fieldworkers, naturalists and students interested in Europe's coastal fringe will find this an essential reference work.' Bryan Sage, Countryside

Review
"...this book has many merits and presents a valuable and useful addition to the brackish-water literature. It places a real working tool in the hands of the professional biologists, the undergraduate student on field courses, and the keen naturalist exploring these fascinating habitats alike. Particularly the paperback edition represents good value for money and anyone purchasing it will soon find his copy well-thumbed." Thomas Schlacher, Estuaries

"...the author achieved to cover most species in one book and brackish-water ecologists need books like this for fast and efficient identification of animals. Therefore it belongs in the...



Fauna and Family: An Account of the Durrell Family of Corfu
Gerald durrell
0671247298
October 18, 1979
Hardcover
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Draw 50 Sharks, Whales and Other Sea Creatures
Lee J. Ames
0385267681
May 1991
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3 Up-- Having done a how - to - draw book on just about every conceivable animal, cartoon subject, and moving machine, Ames now turns his attention to drawing sea creatures. He begins with a page of instruction that encourages readers to go slowly and draw lightly step-by-step, keeping a soft eraser at hand. He asks readers also to watch the empty spaces around the lines in order to promote accuracy, and to use a mirror to view the drawing, making mistakes more obvious. This collection includes no less than 11 kinds of sharks and 13 animals of the whale family. The remainder of the 50 animals shown are of a variety of sea creatures. For collections in which it's hard to keep Ames' many titles on the shelf, this is one to consider. --Patricia Homer, Lowville Academy, NYCopyright 1990 Reed Business...


The Brackish-Water Fauna of Northwestern Europe
R. Barnes
0521455561
Apr 1995
Paperback
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Review
'Fieldworkers, naturalists and students interested in Europe's coastal fringe will find this an essential reference work.' Bryan Sage, Countryside

Review
"...this book has many merits and presents a valuable and useful addition to the brackish-water literature. It places a real working tool in the hands of the professional biologists, the undergraduate student on field courses, and the keen naturalist exploring these fascinating habitats alike. Particularly the paperback edition represents good value for money and anyone purchasing it will soon find his copy well-thumbed." Thomas Schlacher, Estuaries

"...the author achieved to cover most species in one book and brackish-water ecologists need books like this for fast and efficient identification of animals. Therefore it belongs in the...



Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific: Animal Life from Africa to Hawaii Exclusive of the Vertebrates
Terrence M. Gosliner, et al
0930118219
July 1, 1996
Paperback
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Aquarium Fish Magazine
...beautiful field guide, and full-color picture book that may inspire you,..or get you to take up diving.

Chris Newbert's Newsletter
Contains some 1100 full color photos contributed by 50 top underwater photographers...identifications are accurate..

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1-2-3 Draw Cartoon Animals
Steve Barr
0939217481
September 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Reviewed with other books by Steve Barr in the 1-2-3 Draw series.Gr. 2-5. Barr is stretching to make three how-to-draw books out of what surely could have been one. That's especially obvious in Faces and People (the first part of People is devoted to faces). Still, so many youngsters try their hand at drawing cartoons at one time or another that a little overlap probably won't matter. In People, Barr uses simple lines and shapes, mostly ovals and curved and straight lines, to show, step-by-step, how to create faces from the side and the front, add details such as hair, alter expressions to reflect emotion, attach a body, and depict walking and running. Faces, which also relies on basic shapes, expands a little on facial detailing, showing, for example, how to add glasses and create faces...

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