Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of by Gaia Vince

By Gaia Vince

We know our planet is in situation, and that it's principally our fault. yet all too usually the total photo of swap is obstructed by way of dense info units and specific catastrophes. being affected by this obscurity in her function as an editor at Nature, Gaia Vince determined to trip the realm and spot for herself what lifestyles is admittedly like for individuals at the frontline of this new truth. What she discovered was once a host humans doing the main striking things.

During her trip she unearths a guy who's making man made glaciers in Nepal in addition to anyone who's portray mountains white to draw snowstorm; take the electrified reefs of the Maldives; or the guy who's making islands out of garbage within the Caribbean. those are traditional those who find themselves fixing critical crises in loopy, inventive, potent methods. whereas Vince doesn't mince phrases concerning the demanding place our species is in, those exceptional tales, mixed with the hot technology that underpins Gaia's services and learn, make for a persuasive, illuminating — and unusually hopeful — learn on what the Anthropocene capacity for our destiny.

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Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America by David L. Wagner, Dale F. Schweitzer, J. Bolling Sullivan,

By David L. Wagner, Dale F. Schweitzer, J. Bolling Sullivan, Richard C. Reardon

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This lavishly illustrated box advisor beneficial properties greater than 800 species of the commonest, fascinating, attractive, and demanding owlet (noctuid) caterpillars present in japanese North the US. greater than 2,100 colour photos contain quite a few lovely photos, and the guide's introductory sections provide a wealth of knowledge on noctuid typical heritage, morphology, larval diets, normal enemies, and category; feedback for locating and rearing owlet caterpillars; and lots more and plenty extra. The 375 full-page species bills deal with comparable species, variety, phenology, and larval foodplants. A feedback part addresses habit, existence background, taxonomy, and numerous different normal curiosity subject matters. For complete species money owed, grownup pictures are supplied, certainly one of a range museum specimen and the opposite of a dwell grownup: this is often the 1st advisor to comprehensively supply photos of reside grownup moths in consultant resting postures. an in depth word list and foodplant index also are included.
* greater than 800 species of japanese owlets
* greater than 2,100 colour photos illustrating many species for the 1st time
* First North American insect advisor to supply hundreds of thousands of pictures of reside moths of their usual resting postures
* wide info on owlet biology, traditional enemies, class, and discovering and rearing owlet caterpillars
* contains foodplant files for every species and foodplant index

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100 Birds and How They Got Their Names by Diana Wells, Lauren Jarrett

By Diana Wells, Lauren Jarrett

How did cranes come to represent matrimonial happiness? Why have been magpies the one creatures that may now not cross within Noah's Ark? Birds and chook imagery are critical elements of our language and tradition. along with her notable skill to dig up curious and desirable evidence, Diana Wells hatches a deal with for lively birders and armchair fanatics alike. Meet the intrepid adventurers and naturalists who risked their lives to explain and identify new birds. research the legendary tales of the gods and goddess linked to poultry names. discover the avian trademarks utilized by our best writers--from Coleridge's albatross in "The old Mariner" to Poe's raven.

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Nature Inspired Problem-Solving Methods in Knowledge by J. Javier Martínez-Alvarez (auth.), José Mira, José R.

By J. Javier Martínez-Alvarez (auth.), José Mira, José R. Álvarez (eds.)

The two-volume set LNCS 4527 and LNCS 4528 constitutes the refereed lawsuits of the second one overseas Work-Conference at the interaction among normal and synthetic Computation, IWINAC 2007, held in los angeles Manga del Mar Menor, Spain in June 2007.

The 126 revised papers provided are thematically divided into volumes; the 1st comprises the entire contributions in most cases similar with theoretical, conceptual and methodological points linking AI and information engineering with neurophysiology, clinics and cognition. the second one quantity comprises all of the contributions attached with biologically encouraged tools and strategies for fixing AI and information engineering difficulties in several program domains.

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The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds by Diane Ackerman

By Diane Ackerman

The popular writer of A normal heritage of the Senses takes readers looking for the "rarest of the infrequent, " species prone to disappear prior to so much people have ever noticeable them. From Brazil to the Pacific to Japan, Ackerman stocks her difficulty on the animals' plight, rejoices on the likelihood to event them, and cheers those that paintings to save lots of those great creatures.

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