Science & Nature (202)

Blue Marlin Magic

ISBN: 9780989523639

Author: Steve Campbell    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Among many groundbreaking revelations included in this book, Steve Campbell explodes the myth of blue marlin as solitary hunters. By towing a fisheye video came...


Among many groundbreaking revelations included in this book, Steve Campbell explodes the myth of blue marlin as solitary hunters. By towing a fisheye video camera to better understand blue marlin, he discovered their unique "strike-and-flight" feeding behavior. This led him to incorporate special designs in his hook rigs to significantly improve hook-ups and decrease drop-offs. Campbell's highly original observations and fishing strategies are based on the carefully recorded catches of an astonishing 1,700+ blue marlin to his boat since 2000, of which 96 percent were released safely. This unprecedented book is nearly 600 pages, printed in vibrant color in gorgeous large format. With more than 1,000 stunning color photographs and original illustrations, it is by far the most complete and finest book on the subject ever published.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 580


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 24-04-2017


$150.00
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Botanica

ISBN: 9783848002870

Author: Gordon Cheers    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a refer...


Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a reference work that illustrates the rich diversity of our flora with a myriad of indigenous and exotic plants. More than 10,000 genera and species - from A for Abelia to Z for Zygopetalum - are clearly presented in a well-organized manner. Richly illustrated with color detail and large-format images, this botanical alphabet offers all kinds of information about starting, caring for, reproducing and propagating plants as well as their appearance and special qualities. A glossary and an index of the English names and various synonyms allow you easy access to species and families. This book is not only addressed to seasoned botanists in search of a reliable companion, but also to hobby gardeners and interested readers who want to spruce up their own gardens or deepen their botanical knowledge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 1024


Dimensions: 230 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2016


$110.00
Equine Beauty (small edition)

ISBN: 9783832733841

Author: Raphael Macek    Publisher: TeNeues

The legendary and complex relationship between humans and horses is an enduring one. The horse’s distinctive blend of grace and strength and its sleek beauty ...


The legendary and complex relationship between humans and horses is an enduring one. The horse’s distinctive blend of grace and strength and its sleek beauty has long been analyzed, admired and represented in artistic form—whether through painting, sculpture or photography. Raphael Macek’s inspiring images of equine majesty feature both close-ups and complete figures against the backdrops of artful landscapes. His balanced composition and exquisite lighting highlight the form, texture and muscularity of each unique creature. There’s a liveliness and immediacy to this collection. So much so, that at times, it’s as if these compelling portraits might just come to life at any second.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$79.99
Grandma Gatewood's Walk

ISBN: 9781613747186

Author: Ben Montgomery    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown wit...


Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood atop Maine s Mount Katahdin. There she sang the first verse of America, the Beautiful and proclaimed, I said I ll do it, and I ve done it. Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person man or woman to walk it twice and three times. Gatewood became a hiking celebrity and appeared on TV and in 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, and interviewed surviving family members and those she met along her hike, all to answer the question so many asked: "Why did she do it?" The story of Grandma Gatewood will inspire readers of all ages by illustrating the full power of human spirit and determination. Even those who know of Gatewood don t know the full story a story of triumph from pain, rebellion from brutality, hope from suffering."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2014


$45.00
The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity

ISBN: 9783899555134

Publisher: Gestalten

More and more of us are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace, balance, and a touch of adventure to offset our daily grind. The Outsiders showcases t...


More and more of us are turning to the great outdoors when seeking peace, balance, and a touch of adventure to offset our daily grind. The Outsiders showcases the outlook and passions of the new creative scene that has emerged and draws inspiration from this development along with its original products, brands, and ideas. The book captures the refreshing and evolving ethos of today's smartly successful outdoor and lifestyle entrepreneurs and features interviews with key players from across the outdoor sector. Catering to modern globetrotters, these innovators are rethinking the ways in which the fundamental challenges posed by the wilderness meet the aesthetic needs of design-literate adventurers. The results are often radical, but always likeable with the occasional romantic or ironic wink.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


$120.00
Boom! 50 Fantastic Science Experiments to Try at Home With Your Kids

ISBN: 9781504800136

Author: Chris Smith    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot...


Want to know how to create fireworks from a crisp packet? Turn rice into quicksand? Generate a cloud in a lemonade bottle? How about build a toaster-powered hot air balloon, or work out the speed of light using margarine and a microwave? In this book, you'll find these and over 40 more incredible experiments to try at home.Easy and fun to do, whether you're 8 or 80, they will amuse, astound and educate in equal measure; see the amazing results then find out why it works! So whether it's racing jam jars, making Pyrex invisible or instantly freezing a fizzy drink before your eyes, with the "Naked Scientists'" help you'll never have a dull rainy day again! A tempting self-purchase as well as the perfect gift.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$24.99
Cows in Trees

ISBN: 9781846892318

Author: Julian Earl    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events during his 45 year career not to mention the...


Highly qualified veterinary surgeon Julian Earl, entertains the reader with a few of his favourite tales and events during his 45 year career not to mention the most bizarre of all – finding a cow stuck in a tree! Chapters are littered with anecdotes, hilarious memories, and veterinary stories all told in a lighthearted style with plenty of examples and practical advice on what one should try and avoid when working as a veterinary surgeon. James Herriot for the 21st Century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2016


$44.99
Beautiful Earth : Our Planet Explored From Above

ISBN: 9783848008285

Author: Dirk Lorenzen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-...


Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-known globe. From fascinating cloud formations caught by weather satellites to erupting volcanoes, sand storms or urban developments with all environmental issues they cause, no activity on our planet can be hidden from the “heavenly eyes.” This book pays tribute both to the splendour of Earth with its ever-changing facets, and to human genius, which made the observation of each and every corner of the planet possible. Beautiful Earth does not only contain captivating and intriguing pictures, it also provides a wealth of information on how to predict the weather, use data in aviation, geophysics, nutritional predictions, and many other sciences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


$39.99
Atlas of Anatomy

ISBN: 9783848009145

Publisher: h f Ullmann

Anatomical and clinical knowledge described in a way everybody understands: Compiled by the editorial team of the world famous Sobotta Atlas, this volume provid...


Anatomical and clinical knowledge described in a way everybody understands: Compiled by the editorial team of the world famous Sobotta Atlas, this volume provides you with a thorough overview of the human body and its different structures. Aided by more than 600 high-quality illustrations, drawings as well as fotos, concise textual material and detailed illustrations render the complexities of the muscular, the sensory and nervous systems accessible to the layman. The color-codes of the 13 chapters allow an intuitive approach. Following the detailed illustrations of organs and their functions, the texts are arranged by cues and colored enumerations. In extra chapters, the most common illnesses and physical dysfunctions are explained as well as their common ways of diagnosis and treatment. The Atlas of Anatomy is the competent guide for those seeking initial advice as well as for everyone willing to explore the greatest miracle known―the human body.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 211 x 271 mm


$49.99
Beautiful Earth: Our Planet Explored from Above

ISBN: 9783848008285

Author: Dirk H. Lorenzen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-...


Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-known globe. From fascinating cloud formations caught by weather satellites to erupting volcanoes, sand storms or urban developments with all environmental issues they cause, no activity on our planet can be hidden from the "heavenly eyes." This book pays tribute both to the splendour of Earth with its ever-changing facets, and to human genius, which made the observation of each and every corner of the planet possible. Beautiful Earth does not only contain captivating and intriguing pictures, it also provides a wealth of information on how to predict the weather, use data in aviation, geophysics, nutritional predictions, and many other sciences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


$49.99
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