Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547152707
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Presents illustrations and detailed descriptions of the most common species of birds found in the western areas of North America, with advice on bird identification and maps indicating the range of each species.

Peterson Field Guide to Mammals of North America

Author: Fiona Reid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547345534
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Roger Tory Peterson's unique system shows exactly what features to look for to tell one species from another. Peterson Field Guides are designed to work in the field, and every illustration, every word, is directed to that end. For each Field Guide, an author with expertise in the subject and an experienced artist work closely with the editors to ensure that both text and illustrations are accurate. As the most comprehensive and in-depth guide to North American mammals, this book covers all the mammals found in North America north of Mexico, including those that live in near-shore waters. The only guide to include paintings and photographs of the animals as well as photographs of mammal skulls, it has 80 color plates, plus 46 additional color illustrations and black-and-white drawings, nearly 400 range maps, and more than 100 color photographs.

A Field Guide to the Birds

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395963715
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Roger Tory Peterson had already made his mark with his innovative field guide when he conducted DDT research during World War II. His friend and fellow naturalist Rachel Carson built on these efforts and eventually wrote Silent Spring, a landmark text that, along with Peterson's field guide, jump-started the modern environmental movement. By combining the tireless observation of a scientist with the imaginative skills of an artist and writer, Peterson created a field guide that Robert Bateman, in his foreword to the fifth edition, says was the doorway for millions of people into the wonderland of natural history. The Peterson Identification System has been used in the more than fifty books that make up the Peterson Field Guide series. Peterson's magnum opus, now in its fifth edition, created the trail for countless field guides to follow. They are still following year by year, but his is the standard by which all other field guides are judged. On the morning of July 28, 1996, Roger Peterson was painting his final bird plate. He died peacefully in his sleep later that day. It is fitting that his final work--a culmination of more than sixty years of observing, painting, and writing--should be this one, a revision of the guide that started his legacy.

Kissed by an Angel

Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Publisher: Loewe Verlag
ISBN: 3732002217
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ivy hat ihr Leben lang den Engeln vertraut und sie oft um Hilfe gebeten, wenn es ihr schlecht ging. Aber als sie und ihre große Liebe Tristan zusammen im Auto verunglücken und Tristan dabei getötet wird, verliert Ivy ihren Glauben an die Himmelswesen. Und so kann sie auch nicht spüren, dass ihr geliebter Tristan selbst nach seinem Tod bei ihr ist - als ihr persönlicher Schutzengel. Während Ivy mit ihrem Schmerz kämpft, bemüht sich Tristan verzweifelt um ihre Aufmerksamkeit. Darüber vergisst er fast seinen himmlischen Auftrag: Herauszufinden, wer ihn töten wollte.Ihn - oder vielleicht Ivy? "Kissed by an Angel" ist der erste Band einer Trilogie.

Using the Biological Literature

Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146655858X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Identify Yourself

Author: Bill Thompson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618514694
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on how to identify a variety of North American birds.