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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate-Di...
by Peter Wohlleben

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>The first book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Peter Wohlleben鈥檚 The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, <em>The Inner Life of Animals</em>, is available now, and the third book, <em>The Secret Wisdom of Nature</em>, is coming in Spring 2019.</strong></p><br /><p>Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br /><br />After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br /><br /><em>Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard</em></p><p><em>Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.</em></p>
How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter...
by Bradford Angier

Language

English

Pages

316

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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<b>A practical and indispensable guide for anyone venturing into the outdoors and backcountry, this classic resource by wilderness expert Branford Angier is packed with illustrated core survival skills and timeless advice.</b><strong><br /></strong> Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this useful manual reveals time-tested outdoor skills, including how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. <br />Pioneering survivalist Bradefore Angier helps you master the great outdoors without modern gear. Detailed illustrations and clear instructions offer crucial information at a glance, making <em>How to Stay Alive in the Woods</em> is truly a lifesaver.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and ...
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Language

English

Pages

410

Publication Date

September 16, 2013

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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In <i>Braiding Sweetgrass</i>, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on 鈥渁 journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise鈥?(Elizabeth Gilbert).<br /><br /> Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings鈥攁sters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass鈥攐ffer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots: 200 Practical Knots f...
by , Jason Dalton

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<b>Learn to apply the right knot for any situation聴a guide for the home, backpack, or boat.</b><br /><br />The fundamental skill of tying knots is useful in countless situations, both indoors and out. <i>The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots</i> teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it, whether you鈥檙e constructing a trout fly, repairing a hammock, mooring a boat, securing a load to a car roof rack, or engaging in a rescue or survival situation.<br /><br />Compiled and written by two experts on the subject, this is an invaluable manual that explains through clear line diagrams and step-by-step descriptions how to tie more than two hundred practical knots, grouped by construction and tying method. Every entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features. Types of knots detailed include:<br /><br />Wagoner鈥檚 hitch<br />Englishman鈥檚 loop<br />Scaffold knot<br />Cordelette anchor<br />Trident loop<br />Lobster buoy hitch<br /><br />The book also contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types. It helps you choose the right rope for every task.<br /><br />Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Cry of the Kalahari
by , Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 22, 2014

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<p><b>鈥淎 remarkable story beautifully told鈥mong such classics as Goodall鈥檚 <i>In the Shadow of Man </i>and Fossey鈥檚 <i>Gorillas in the Mist</i>.鈥濃€?lt;i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a thirdhand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. There they lived for seven years, in an unexplored area with no roads, no people, and no source of water for thousands of square miles. In this vast wilderness the Owenses began their zoology research, working along animals that had never before been exposed to humans.<br /><br /> An international bestseller, Cry of the Kalahari is the story of the Owenses鈥檚 life with lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, and the many other creatures they came to know. It is also a gripping account of how they survived the dangers of living in one of the last and largest pristine areas on Earth.</p>
Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Sav...
by Ben Montgomery

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

April 01, 2014

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Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person鈥攎an or woman鈥攖o walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV with Groucho Marx and Art Linkletter, and on the pages of Sports Illustrated. The public attention she brought to the little-known footpath was unprecedented. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Author Ben Montgomery was given unprecedented access to Gatewood's own diaries, trail journals, and correspondence. He also unearthed historic newspaper and magazine articles and interviewed surviving family members and hikers Gatewood met along the trail. The inspiring story of Emma Gatewood illustrates the full power of human spirit and determination.
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Tra...
by Bill Bryson

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

September 08, 2010

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</b><br />Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes<b>鈥?lt;/b>and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings.<br /><br />For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while on the trail they meet a bizarre assortment of hilarious characters. But <i>A Walk in the Woods</i> is more than just a laugh-out-loud hike. Bryson's acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America's last great wilderness. An adventure, a comedy, and a celebration, <i>A Walk in the Woods</i> has become聽a modern classic of travel literature.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last Tr...
by Michael Finkel

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<b>Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it.聽This is the remarkable true story of a man who聽lived alone in the woods of Maine for聽27聽years, making this dream a reality鈥攏ot out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.</b>聽<br /><br /><b>A聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller</b><br /><br />In 1986, a shy and intelligent twenty-year-old named Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the forest. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later, when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even through brutal winters, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store edibles and water, and to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothing, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of his secluded life鈥攚hy did he leave? what did he learn?鈥攁s well as the challenges he has faced since returning to the world. It is a gripping story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded.
Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading
by , Hornady Manufacturing

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English

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Publication Date

January 12, 2017

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New bullets, new powders, new cartridges and more! The 10th Edition Hornady廬 Handbook of Cartridge Reloading features over 1,000 pages of reloading data, techniques and bullet information. From 17 caliber varmint cartridges to large dangerous game loads, the hand loader has access to over 200 different calibers featuring a variety of loads for the full line of Hornady廬 bullets.<br /><br />The 10th Edition also features an impressive lineup of new and expanded data. New powders include: Power Pro 2000 MR, IMR 4451 and 7977, CFE Pistol, BE-86, Reloader 23, 26, 33 and 50, Accurate LT-30 and 32, and some offerings from Shooters World. Popular established powders like Reloader 17, Superformance,廬 and LeverEvolution廬 have also been expanded to more cartridges.<br /><br />The latest Hornady廬 bullets, such as the ELD-X廬 and ELD廬 Match line, have聽been incorporated into the data. Plus, we鈥檝e added more GMX廬, SST廬聽and FTX廬 offerings. New cartridges include the 280 Ackley Improved, 7x64 Brenneke and the 338 Federal. Well over 1,300 load combinations were shot to update and expand the reloading pages in this edition.<br /><br />Like previous editions, the handbook offers explanations of internal, external and terminal ballistics. We have also highlighted some of our online tools including the Hornady廬 Standard Ballistic Calculator (ballistic coefficient based) and the patent pending 4DOF鈩?Ballistic Calculator (drag coefficient based). Whether you鈥檙e a novice or seasoned hand loader, these resources provide everything needed to successfully reload your favorite cartridges.<br /><br />Please be sure to check www.hornady.com/errata for corrections to the load data.
Last Chance to See
by , Mark Carwardine

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English

Pages

242

Publication Date

September 21, 2011

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<b><i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures.</b><br /><br />Join them as they encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but loveable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean. Hilarious and poignant鈥攁s only Douglas Adams can be鈥?lt;i>Last Chance to See</i> is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth鈥檚 magnificent wildlife galaxy.<br /> 聽<br /> <b>Praise for <i>Last Chance to See</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淟ively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Atlantic</i></b><br /><br />鈥淭hese authors don鈥檛 hesitate to present the alarming facts: More than 1,000 species of animals (and plants) become extinct every year. . . . Perhaps Adams and Carwardine, with their witty science, will help prevent such misadventures in the future.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擝oston Sunday Herald</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淰ery funny and moving . . . The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams鈥檚] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸Adams] invites us to enter into a conspiracy of laughter and caring.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淎musing . . . thought-provoking . . . Its details on the heroic efforts being made to save these animals are inspirational.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b>

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