Science & Nature (247)

The Universe

ISBN: 9781909763586

Author: picthall and gunzi    Publisher: Award Publications

Discover our amazing universe with this fact-packed space sticker book filled with need-to-know information. With a giant fold-out solar system poster, this eng...


Discover our amazing universe with this fact-packed space sticker book filled with need-to-know information. With a giant fold-out solar system poster, this engaging book helps to boost knowledge through interactive fun; a brilliant way to learn about all things space and universe.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 216 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$11.99
Cacti and Succulents Handbook

ISBN: 9781620082782

Author: Gideon Smith    Publisher: Companion House

Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienc...


Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook : Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-04-2018


$39.99
Alexander Von Humboldt and the Botanical Exploration of the Americas

ISBN: 9783791384153

Author: H. Walter Lack    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists...


Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history’s great scientists and explorers. Recording Alexander von Humboldt’s historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba—hailed by many as the “scientific discovery of America”—these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt’s significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 240 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2018


$140.00
Brain Teasers For Dogs

ISBN: 9781846892721

Author: Chrostona Sondermann    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

For a balanced and happy dog, mental workload is as important as the daily walk. In this book you will find many creative brain teasers that you can implement q...


For a balanced and happy dog, mental workload is as important as the daily walk. In this book you will find many creative brain teasers that you can implement quickly and easily at home and that really challenge your dog. Discover how much fun you can put into everyday objects and how small variations can turn even familiar games into a completely new gaming experience for your dog - endless fun is guaranteed!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 171 x 237 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2018


$29.99
Pictures By # The Stormpilot

ISBN: 9783961711086

Author: Santiago Borja    Publisher: TeNeues

Phenomenal “Storm Portraits” shot from a Boeing 767-300 cockpit Awe-inspiring, up-close shots of thunderstorms and lightning Accompanied by lively and infor...


Phenomenal “Storm Portraits” shot from a Boeing 767-300 cockpit Awe-inspiring, up-close shots of thunderstorms and lightning Accompanied by lively and informative texts on dramatic weather phenomena Breathtaking photographs of thunder, lightning, storms, and other natural phenomena, captured by pilot Santiago Borja from his Boeing 767-300 cockpit. As a passenger jet pilot, Santiago Borja flies around the globe every day, often coming up against wild storms and various types of turbulence. In case of such encounters, Borja the “Stormpilot” always keeps his camera in the cockpit, capturing breathtaking images of the very center of the storm—swirling clouds, up-close lightning bolts, a surreal ghostly glow, and somewhere thousands of miles below, the flickering of civilization in the rain. Santiago’s captivating aerial storm photographs, featured in a number of prestigious galleries, are brought together for the first time in this book, accompanied by lively and informative texts about the dramatic weather phenomena his photos reveal. For anyone captivated by life above the clouds and the violent beauty of nature, Borja’s images offer awesome insights into a tempestuous world. Santiago Borja is a passenger jet pilot, based in Quito, Ecuador. His “Storm Portraits” from the cockpit have won numerous awards and hang in a number of prestigious galleries worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2018


$69.99
The Sound of Mountains

ISBN: 9783961711093

Author: Guerel Sahin    Publisher: TeNeues

Guerel Sahin is also a brand ambassador and face of Jack Wolfskin, a German producer of outdoor wear and equipment Thousands of followers celebrate his picture...


Guerel Sahin is also a brand ambassador and face of Jack Wolfskin, a German producer of outdoor wear and equipment Thousands of followers celebrate his pictures online The yearning for authentic nature and the outdoor trekking trend remain as popular as ever 4:30 in the morning, trekking in the open wilderness of the Alps, 2,900 meters above sea level, storm clouds disappearing behind the nearest mountain, the sun rising—these are the moments when Guerel Sahin captures his best outdoor photographs. It is perhaps precisely because they are often shot in extreme situations that Sahin’s breathtaking mountain panoramas, photographs of mountain lakes, and rugged landscapes are such a social media hit. Thousands follow him on Instagram et al., while a wide audience also knows him as the face of Jack Wolfskin. Now, for the first time, he gathers his most awe-inspiring photographs in one volume, sharing insights into his life and work. Where does this longing for untouched, authentic nature come from? How does it feel to reach a mountain summit by sunrise? What if, contrary to expectations, an entire vista is obscured by clouds and photography becomes impossible? In images and words, the acclaimed star photographer shares his own emotional world in a paradigm of “Generation Instagram.” Sahin’s book is for those whom the next mountain peak and open nature cannot be close enough—for all hikers, climbers, and outdoor junkies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$89.99
The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care and Training

ISBN: 9781621870890

Author: Tracy Libby    Publisher: Companion House

Is there a tiny four-pawed furry creature in your near future? Adding a puppy to your home and life can be very exciting and a little scary. At once personable,...


Is there a tiny four-pawed furry creature in your near future? Adding a puppy to your home and life can be very exciting and a little scary. At once personable, dog-smart, and reassuring, author Tracy Libby offers new owners reams of great advice in The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care And Training, covering every topic under the canine sun - from selecting a new puppy, household safety, and vaccinations to house-training, remedying common puppy problems, and first aid. In nineteen information-packed chapters, this colourful guide provides everything a new puppy parent needs to know to raise a smart and healthy puppy. First-time puppy parents and experienced dog owners alike will find detailed up-to-date information on: *Selecting a puppy from a reliable source and establishing a daily home routine *Positive dog-friendly training techniques, including using clickers *House-training, socialisation, and puppy games *Grooming, feeding, exercise, and activities *Puppy health, vaccinations, and veterinary care *Teaching basic commands and solving behavioural issues *Common canine maladies, allergies, natural health care, and first aid The Ultimate Guide To Puppy Care And Training is the most comprehensive manual available for the dedicated new dog owner seeking to make the most of his or her puppy's first year of life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 185 x 235 mm


$39.99
The Original Dog Bible

ISBN: 9781933958828

Author: Kristin Mehus-Roe    Publisher: Companion House

The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover’s resource on the market: 830 page...


The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover’s resource on the market: 830 pages and over 500 color photographs cover every topic under the canine sun! The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics. Section I: “The Dog in Our World” starts with the domestication of dog and the development of breeds, explores the dog’s place in world religion, folklore, and popular culture, and analyzes how the dog fits into our society in terms of rescue, animal welfare, legal matters, and ethical and social issues. Section II: “A New Dog” is a new owner’s primer to deciding upon the right dog, whether purebred or mixed breed, the requirements of keeping and caring for a dog, and various considerations before choosing a dog (children, size, energy, etc.). Individual chapters on finding a dog (from breeders, shelters, and rescue programs), preparing for the homecoming (puppy-proofing, supplies, safety), and bringing the dog home. Section III: “Life with a Dog” discusses pet-care partners (from doggy day care to boarding kennels to pet sitters), emergencies, lost-dog protocol, traveling with a dog, senior years, and activities with a dog. The expansive activities chapter covers agility, flyball, sledding, weigh pulling, canine freestyle, lure coursing, herding, field trials, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, showing, therapy, obedience trials, and more. Section IV: “Breeds” is the largest section in the book, providing an alphabetical catalog of over 250 purebred dogs, from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, including all of the most popular breeds in the world as well as many little known breed. Each breed is represented by a full-color photograph and an article detailing alternative names, country of origin, kennel club group, history of breed’s development, physical description, height/weight, temperament, activity level, health concerns—all information necessary for owners to determine which breed would make the best companion for their life style and family. Section V: “Health” extends over 100 pages and covers establishing a veterinary regimen for a dog; infectious diseases and vaccinations; canine anatomy and bodily systems; reproduction and breeding; chronic disease and conditions; and diagnostic tests and techniques. Section VI: “Daily Care” provides owners with fundamental information about grooming dogs, including breed-specific needs, history of grooming, and home grooming requirements. A chapter titled “The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Dog” addresses essential canine nutrition, including selection of the right food, safety, special needs, supplemental, obesity, and owner precautions. Section VII: “Training and Behavior” could be a complete book unto itself, discussing canine communication, the importance of socialization, puppy training, house-training, specific kinds of training methods, equipment, adult-dog methods, and trick training. A chapter on solving behavioral problems covers difficulties owners might encounter with their pets, from barking and separation anxiety to aggression, eating, housetraining, and health-related problems. Section VIII: “Dogs and Work” includes a chapter about dogs who work and a chapter about people who work with dogs. The text discusses the many jobs dogs do in our society, from ancient roles like herding, guarding, and military work to more contemporary jobs like search and rescue, film acting, and detection work. The careers chapter catalogs jobs caring for dogs (veterinary-related, groomers, day-care), protection and advocacy jobs (humane societies, animal control), and training and handling jobs (obedience, behaviorist, working dog handlers). The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a 50-page resource section of books, websites, and magazines, and a complete index.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 831


Dimensions: 190 x 240 mm


$59.99
Beyond Manapouri

ISBN: 9781988503042

Author: Catherine Knight    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of ...


‘Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the ‘environmental era’ in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising the water level in the scenically spectacular Lake Manapouri for a hydro dam is widely credited with the awakening of environmental awareness in New Zealand.Since then, New Zealand has established institutions and legislation dedicated to managing our environment, and the public’s ability to participate in environmental decision-making has been strengthened markedly. At the same time, New Zealanders’ knowledge and awareness of environmental issues have also increased. Even so, the latest reports on our environment indicate that all is not well: our waterways continue to deteriorate, our biodiversity is in decline and our greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb. ‘Beyond Manapouri’is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why, in spite of the legislation and institutions put in place to improve the stewardship of our environment, we’re now facing more urgent environmental issues than ever before. In this richly illustrated and engagingly written history, Knight also identifies the cultural shifts that will need to take place if we are to live up to the ‘clean, green’ image we have constructed for ourselves in New Zealand. Catherine Knight is the author of ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’(CUP, 2016) which was long-listed for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017, short-listed for the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and selected as one of the Listener’s Best Books for 2016. Her 2014 book ‘Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu’ (Dunmore Press) won the J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History, and Palmerston North Heritage Trust’s inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu. Catherine is a policy and communications consultant and lives with her family on a small farmlet in the Manawatu.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 155 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$39.99
BKLN Manners

ISBN: 9781621871255

Author: Kate Naito    Publisher: Companion House

Nearly every client who contacts professional Brooklyn dog trainer Kate Naito (CPDT-KA) is desperately looking to stop his or her dog's undesirable behavior. In...


Nearly every client who contacts professional Brooklyn dog trainer Kate Naito (CPDT-KA) is desperately looking to stop his or her dog's undesirable behavior. In response, Kate developed BKLN Manners? as an empowering four-week group class for busy owners who want the fastest path to a polite dog. Now available in book format, this comprehensive system utilizes clever management techniques and positive training strategies to help owners transform their dogs from unruly to urbane. BKLN Manners offers no-nonsense, easy-to-implement solutions to: B: Barking; K: Knocking people over; L: Leash walking problems; N: Naughty when alone. This book addresses uniquely urban challenges like dodging chicken bones on the sidewalk, counterconditioning on crowded streets, neighbors? noise concerns, and more. Written in a problem-and-solution format with the needs of busy urban and suburban dwellers in mind, it can help your dog acquire polite BKLN Manners both indoors and out. Inside BKLN Manners : Comprehensive training guide that addresses common behavior concerns of urban and suburban dog owners. Clever management techniques and positive training strategies that help owners transform their dogs from unruly to urbane. The author is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer at a Brooklyn dog training organization who developed BKLN Manners as a four-week group class for busy owners who wanted the fastest path to a polite dog. BKLN Manners offers no-nonsense, easy-to-implement solutions to: B: Barking; K: Knocking people over; L: Leash walking problems; N: Naughty when alone. Includes a suggested weekly plan for practicing BKLN behaviors and a chart to track training progress.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$39.99
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