Science & Nature (244)

Elephants in Heaven

ISBN: 9783961710478

Author: Joachim Schmeisser    Publisher: TeNeues

Because elephants are pachyderms, a combination of two Greek roots meaning “thick skin,” one might think that nothing bothers them and that they lead quiet...


Because elephants are pachyderms, a combination of two Greek roots meaning “thick skin,” one might think that nothing bothers them and that they lead quiet, safe lives. Nothing could be further from the truth: elephants have been hunted and killed for their ivory tusks since antiquity. And people often ignore the calves left behind, who must now live out their lives as traumatized and fearful orphans. Wildlife photographer Joachim Schmeisser made it his mission to document the story of these abandoned baby elephants. Through his sponsorship of elephants, he came into contact with the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the world’s largest and most successful rescue and rehabilitation operation for orphaned elephants, headquartered in Nairobi. Professional veterinary technicians bottle feed the elephant calves until they are old enough to locate their own food. By living together with older elephant calves, they also learn the social rules governing elephant herds. After this phase is complete, the elephants are taken to one of the Trust’s rehabilitation stockades before they are released back into the wild. Joachim Schmeisser followed numerous elephants through the entire process and captured fascinating pictures from their arrival at the nursery all the way to their release back into the wild. Elephants in Heaven provides a visual record of how these traumatized elephants are raised in a place that is truly heavenly for them, offering a compelling behind-the-scenes look inside an elephant nursery. The touching animal portraits also convey the devastating consequences of poaching, because for Joachim Schmeisser, it’s about “beauty, fragility, transience, mindfulness, and about dignity and the equal standing of each individual.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 275 x 34 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$135.00
The Equestrian World

ISBN: 9783961710089

Author: Peter Clotten    Publisher: TeNeues

The Equestrian World takes you on a journey into a world where there is always the scent of polished leather and fresh hay in the air. Peek behind the scenes at...


The Equestrian World takes you on a journey into a world where there is always the scent of polished leather and fresh hay in the air. Peek behind the scenes at world-famous competitions—from heart-pounding head-to-head races and hard-hitting polo matches to exquisitely-controlled dressage riding. Horse expert and aficionado, Peter Clotten, takes the reins in this book and whisks us into the many sides of the equestrian sport world. Expressive portraits and informative accompanying text will acquaint you with famous riders and horse enthusiasts as well as manufacturers, saddleries, and designers who make global style statements with their creations—whether it’s mounted on a horse or in the grandstand at Ascot, St. Moritz, and elsewhere. Impressive, graceful, majestic, but also patient—for horse lovers, there is no lovelier feeling than stroking the coat of their faithful companion, saddling up, and riding off into the woods. In earlier times, the horse served primarily as a means of transportation, but now more than ever, the relationship between horse and human is characterized by an intimate bond, and riding is a way of life—not just for professionals, but for passionate hobbyists as well. The Equestrian World is the best way to take a little break from the day-to-day stresses and dive into this fantastic world. Or if you’d like to take the reins yourself, the book also describes luxurious destination resorts, glorious clubs, and rider-friendly hotels where you can get away and get a fresh new perspective on the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$180.00
Ice is Black

ISBN: 9783961710485

Author: Laurent Baheux    Publisher: TeNeues

From majestic glaciers to vast frozen plains as far as the eye can see, ice is just as important to the world’s ecosystems as water, air, and trees. And yet i...


From majestic glaciers to vast frozen plains as far as the eye can see, ice is just as important to the world’s ecosystems as water, air, and trees. And yet its presence and vital role on Earth is increasingly threatened by the effects of global warming and population growth—the inspiration behind French photographer Laurent Baheux’s latest endeavor, Ice is Black. Through breathtaking black-and-white images, Baheux captures the world’s most beautiful icy landscapes and the fascinating animals that inhabit them. We get close to creatures and landscapes that seem to be taken out of time. Taken in such far-flung lands as Norway, Iceland, and Canada, Baheux’s images present polar bears and their cubs, foxes frolicking in snow, and seals navigating icy waters. While the photographs convey evocative beauty, they also act as a call to action to protect these magnificent icy lands and the creatures that rely on them.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$135.00
Zoo Portraits

ISBN: 9783961710461

Author: Yago Partal    Publisher: TeNeues

While a fantastic cause, can the task of protecting animal rights and habitats also be fun? The answer for Spanish photographer Yago Partal is “yes!” as he ...


While a fantastic cause, can the task of protecting animal rights and habitats also be fun? The answer for Spanish photographer Yago Partal is “yes!” as he joyfully embraces important environmental activism with his form of inventive entertainment. His aim is to increase our awareness of animals who need protection—from the Amur leopard to the plains zebra—with his Zoo Portraits project, which launched in 2013. The project presents animals in anthropomorphized form, wearing clothing and accessories that echo the animal’s temperament and preferred habitat. It is not Partal’s intention to create distance or make light of the animals, but rather to make people think and nudge them to get involved in protecting animals via pictures, education, and awareness. Mission accomplished: Yago Partal’s wonderful animal portraits have found a huge audience, with media like CBS and the Daily Mail reporting enthusiastically on the phenomenon. Beautiful, functional products including iPhone cases and even clothes hangers are available for purchase under the Zoo Portraits label. Ten percent of all proceeds are donated to animal welfare organizations. The book has the same objective: to make people smile as well as inform them. In addition to the unique pictures, there is information on each animal’s habitat, size, and population as well as interesting and surprising facts. Presented in a clear and attractive format, this book is equally exciting for children and adults.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 156


Dimensions: 190 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$45.00
Jungle Spirits

ISBN: 9783961710294

Authors: Daisy Dent, Christian Zieger    Publisher: TeNeues

With their breathtaking range of flora and fauna, rain forests are veritable treasures in the world of wildlife. Photographed by the award-winning photojournali...


With their breathtaking range of flora and fauna, rain forests are veritable treasures in the world of wildlife. Photographed by the award-winning photojournalist and conservationist, Christian Ziegler, Jungle Spirits is an ode to the tropical splendor of the planet’s most diverse ecosystems, while also a call to action to protect tropical rain forests worldwide. Images captured across twenty countries and on four continents present a fascinating look at the globe’s most celebrated jungles in all their lush glory. Through Ziegler’s vibrant photography, readers journey through pristine landscapes; discover captivating creatures—including tree frogs, chameleons, bats, and more— and forge an appreciation for rare plants. Informative texts penned by Ziegler’s partner and fellow conservationist, Daisy Dent, cover such fascinating topics as pollination, fruiting, and human impact complete the book. Driven by the duo’s passion for preserving these natural wonderlands, Jungle Spirits is a stunning visual odyssey that will inspire any lover of wildlife, botany, and environmentalism.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$115.00
Insecta

ISBN: 9783961710003

Authors: Charles Nesbit, Adriene Nesbit    Publisher: TeNeues

For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Often deemed a nuisance when w...


For every one human on earth, there are two million insects, co-existing with us in daily life, largely unseen and unappreciated. Often deemed a nuisance when we do come across them, these tiny creatures are an indispensable life force, vital to the ecosystem and basic functioning of planet Earth. Equal parts discovery and entertainment, Insecta presents a spectacular array of super high-resolution, “hyper-real” color photographs of bugs and insects, magnified by 500% or more. As a graphic and educational counterpart, the insect name is translated into five main languages and paired with each sculptural, jewel-like close-up image of the bug in this visually-arresting, large-format photography book. Readers will be dazzled by the intricate anatomy, vivid coloration, and complex patterns of an interesting variety of bug species whose widely-differing details, are not visible to the naked eye. Some of the insect species will be instantly recognizable, others are so rare and exotic—the viewer has possibly never seen them before! In addition, fun and informative scientific text accompanies each bug type to remind us of the ever-fascinating masterful design and machinery inherent to the natural world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2017


$89.99
Eyes Over Africa (small edition)

ISBN: 9783961710379

Author: Michael Poliza    Publisher: TeNeues

In 2006, to fulfill a long-held dream, widely acclaimed photographer Michael Poliza and friend Stefan Breuer undertook a helicopter journey across Africa. Skimm...


In 2006, to fulfill a long-held dream, widely acclaimed photographer Michael Poliza and friend Stefan Breuer undertook a helicopter journey across Africa. Skimming close to the ground, they flew over 17 countries on their zigzag route from Hamburg to Cape Town. Poliza's alluring - and often surprising - photographs share this exceptional journey with the world. With a bird's-eye view, we witness the astounding beauty, scale and diversity of this imposing continent. The accompanying texts give a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the photographs and brief background to some of the most fascinating subject matters. A rare treat, both for the lover of fine photography and for the nature enthusiast. 120 colour photographs


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 246 x 314 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2017


$89.99
Marine Science for Kids

ISBN: 9781613735367

Author: Bethanie Hestermann    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Marine Science for Kids is a colorful, comprehensive, friendly guide to exploring the underwater world. While including all the ocean animals kids love, it delv...


Marine Science for Kids is a colorful, comprehensive, friendly guide to exploring the underwater world. While including all the ocean animals kids love, it delves much deeper into the complete science of aquatic study, including geology, chemistry, and biology in both salt- and freshwater environments and more accurately reflecting the real-world study and practice of aquatic science. Kids discover how and why oceans move, and learn the answers to questions such as "Why is the ocean blue?" They meet cool creatures including sharks and rays, penguins and other seabirds, whales and dolphins, squids and octopuses, and many more. They discover some of the most pressing challenges facing marine environments but are left feeling hopeful that they can use their talents to make a difference. Real-life marine scientists share what inspires them every day so kids can learn more about these exciting careers. Hands-on, cross-curricular activities in each chapter—including science experiments, arts and crafts, edible projects, and group games—make learning fun.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 280 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2017


$39.99
Seabirds Beyond The Mountain Crest

ISBN: 9780947522643

Author: Richard Cuthbert    Publisher: Otago University Press

Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s shearwater, a species that breeds only at two remote locati...


Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s shearwater, a species that breeds only at two remote locations, high in the Kaikoura Mountains. Amateur ornithologist Geoff Harrow is the person most closely associated with the story of Hutton’s shearwater, for it was Geoff who discovered the two remaining nesting sites in the 1960s. For five decades he visited the mountains whenever he could to observe and record the birds, and to encourage the Department of Conservation and its predecessors to take steps to conserve this endangered species. As a result, scientist Richard Cuthbert was to spend three years living with 200,000 Hutton’s shearwaters and their neighbours, studying their behaviour, observing their interactions, measuring and recording facts and figures to build a detailed picture of why and how these birds had survived. The discoveries over time of Richard and his co-workers turned received wisdom on its head and revealed a whole new predator story. Richard’s beautifully written, witty account – of the challenge and exasperation, the heartbreak and hardship, and the sheer joy of conservation fieldwork in a remote environment – is beautifully interwoven with other fascinating stories – of the ‘discovery’ of the species by nineteenth-century scientists and collectors, and Geoff Harrow’s discovery of the nesting grounds and subsequent long involvement with this species. Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest is a delightful and highly entertaining read.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-08-2017


$45.00
Junk Drawer Engineering

ISBN: 9781613737163

Author: Bobby Mercer    Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Kids of all ages can use household items to complete exciting design challenges There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skil...


Kids of all ages can use household items to complete exciting design challenges There's no need for expensive, high-tech materials to test your engineering skills—you probably have all you need in your home junk drawer. Each hands-on project in this book will challenge you to come up with a unique solution to a specific design problem. Construct a Pasta Bridge strong enough to support a heavy load, using only dry linguini and glue. Build a Marble Roller Coaster from recycled cardboard tubes, in which the marble "car" jumps a track to land safely at its final destination. Or design an Egg Catch device to safely capture a free-falling egg. Test yourself or use them for friendly competitions—who can come up with the best solution? These 25 open-ended design challenges can be performed for just pennies . . . or less. Each project has a suggested materials list, step-by-step instructions with illustrations for one possible solution, and suggestions on how to adapt each challenge for different ages and skill levels. Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children problem-solving skills and applied physics, all while having a lot of fun.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2017


$34.99
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