Science & Nature (234)

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
BHS Veterinary Manual Second Edition

ISBN: 9781905693627

Author: P Stewart Hastie    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Authoritative, comprehensive and practical, this fully updated and revised edition of The BHS Veterinary Manual (ISBN 978-1-872082-57-8), includes new material ...


Authoritative, comprehensive and practical, this fully updated and revised edition of The BHS Veterinary Manual (ISBN 978-1-872082-57-8), includes new material on: Laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome, Body Condition Scoring, Biosecurity including Yard Biosecurity plans and National Biosecurity plans, along with a brief overview on international horse movements. Also included are sections on Exotic Diseases, Equine Grass Sickness, Atypical Myopathy and an update on RAO (COPD).


Bind: paperback


Pages: 672


Dimensions: 219 x 263 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2018


$120.00
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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
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
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
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
Birds and their Feathers

ISBN: 9783791373355

Author: Britta Teckentrup    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Hailed as 'a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure… fertile ground for conversation and imagination,' (Midwest Book Review) Britta Tecken...


Hailed as 'a magnificent volume that offers hours of lingering pleasure… fertile ground for conversation and imagination,' (Midwest Book Review) Britta Teckentrup's The Egg introduced children to one of nature's most perfect creations. Now, employing the same earth-tone coloring and delicate illustrations that have made her an enormously popular children's author, Teckentrup turns her gaze to the endlessly fascinating feather. What are they made of? Why do birds have so many of them? How do they help birds fly? And what other purpose do they serve? By providing accessible answers to these and other questions, this delightful book introduces young readers to the wonders of 'plumology,' while also drawing them in with enchanting illustrations. An exquisitely rendered fusion of art and science, this marvelous book satisfies young readers' natural curiosity about the world around them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 190 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$34.00
West Coast Walking A Naturalist's Guide (Updated Reprint 2017)

ISBN: 9781927145425

Author: Kerry-Jane Wilson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country’s natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm fo...


The West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country’s natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm forests at Karamea to the cool beech forests of Haast, from the alpine heights of Arthur’s Pass to the dramatic Paparoa coast, glaciers that descend into valleys filled with unique podocarp rainforests, plus pristine lakes and lagoons – the West Coast has it all. New Zealand is a centre of endemicity, with over 80% of our native non-marine birds, reptiles, flowering plants, gymnosperms, land-snails and insects restricted to this country, and hundreds of those species are found on the West Coast. The Coast is an essential destination for any overseas naturalist or bird-watcher, and a place New Zealanders interested in nature should return to time and again. This remote part of the country is New Zealand as tourists and many Kiwis imagine it to be. Remote and wild it may seem, yet most of its natural attractions are accessible from sealed roads and well-formed paths, some even wheelchair accessible. This book presents an introduction to the West Coast’s physical environment, plants and animals, and a guide to the walks, lakes and highways of the region. Short easy paths are described in some detail, along with the plants, animals and natural features to look for along the way. Longer, more demanding trails are described in less detail. The lakes and lagoons are best explored by kayak, and guidance is given for the paddling naturalist. An essential guide to the region’s natural attractions since its publication in 2013, West Coast Walking has been reprinted and includes updates and minor corrections.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2018


$39.95
A Tribute To Flowers

ISBN: 9783961711079

Author: Richard Fischer    Publisher: TeNeues

Fifty percent of the world’s flower species are threatened with extinction. Each year, numerous flowers disappear from the face of the Earth without ever be...


Fifty percent of the world’s flower species are threatened with extinction. Each year, numerous flowers disappear from the face of the Earth without ever being documented. Indeed, many of these natural beauties remain as yet unknown to humankind. Photographer Richard Fischer can be regarded as an ambassador for flowers. For many years, he has staged graceful and endangered floral specimens in his photo studio, capturing the uniqueness and transience of each flower. In collaboration with the world’s leading botanical gardens, his strikingly original images provide the flowers with an aesthetic framework in which their power of expression and majesty remain intact. Fischer’s precise, yet delicate floral compositions record the unique color, form, and texture of each flower, while signaling to the extraordinary beauty, diversity, and fragility of the natural world. Fischer’s inimitable flower photographs have bestowed him with exhibitions around the world: at the United Nations in New York, the Palais des Nations in Geneva, and the renowned China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Richard Fischer prints are much sought after collector’s items in the art photography market and calendars of his flower images appear annually. Now, for the first time, Richard Fischer brings together his best pictures spanning 15 years in one flower photo- graphy book, showcasing his artwork and little-known floral exotica. Throughout the volume, the photographs are accompanied by informative and captivating texts, leading the reader through an unknown and dwindling world of flowers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2018


$89.99
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