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How to Keep a Naturalist s Notebook

How to Keep a Naturalist s Notebook Author Susan Leigh Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9780811735681
Release 2009-10-01
Pages 151
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A one-of-a-kind, art-filled how-to guide geared to wildlife students and naturalists, based on the author's college coursePages from actual field notebooks clearly illustrate what works and whyHints and advice for outdoorspeople with even limited artistic skillsFor nature-lovers, birders, and students of wildlife and biology, keeping a field notebook is essential to accurately recording outdoor observations. This unique guide offers instruction on how to do it--what to look for, what information should be recorded and how to organize it, basic drawing skills using line and color, and incorporating maps and charts, as well as advice on equipment to take in the field and using conventional field guides. A colorful book that will teach and inspire.



The Naturalist s Notebook

The Naturalist s Notebook Author Nathaniel T. Wheelwright
ISBN-10 9781612128894
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 208
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This one-of-a-kind guide instructs readers in honing their nature observation skills, with a five-year journal format to create a long-term record of the patterns, highlights, and changes in their own backyards -- from the date of the first frost to when summer fireflies appear.



Seasons on the Pacific Coast

Seasons on the Pacific Coast Author Susan J. Tweit
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822027917442
Release 1999
Pages 224
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A special homage to the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to British Columbia, includes forty informative, evocative essays and vivid illustrations that capture the region's vibrant plant and animal life.



Seasons in the Desert

Seasons in the Desert Author Susan J. Tweit
ISBN-10 0811816850
Release 1998
Pages 224
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An esteemed nature writer combines witty prose with natural history and ecological fact to examine and expose the lives and ways of forty plants and animals of the American Southwest. IP.



One Wild Bird at a Time

One Wild Bird at a Time Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9780544386402
Release 2016-04-12
Pages 224
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The acclaimed scientist's encounters with individual wild birds, yielding “marvelous, mind-altering” (Los Angeles Times) insights and discoveries In his modern classics One Man’s Owl and Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich has written memorably about his relationships with wild ravens and a great horned owl. In One Wild Bird at a Time, Heinrich returns to his great love: close, day-to-day observations of individual wild birds. There are countless books on bird behavior, but Heinrich argues that some of the most amazing bird behaviors fall below the radar of what most birds do in aggregate. Heinrich’s “passionate observations [that] superbly mix memoir and science” (New York Times Book Review) lead to fascinating questions — and sometimes startling discoveries. A great crested flycatcher, while bringing food to the young in their nest, is attacked by the other flycatcher nearby. Why? A pair of Northern flickers hammering their nest-hole into the side of Heinrich’s cabin deliver the opportunity to observe the feeding competition between siblings, and to make a related discovery about nest-cleaning. One of a clutch of redstart warbler babies fledges out of the nest from twenty feet above the ground, and lands on the grass below. It can’t fly. What will happen next? Heinrich “looks closely, with his trademark ‘hands-and-knees science’ at its most engaging, [delivering] what can only be called psychological marvels of knowing” (Boston Globe). An eminent biologist shares the joys of bird-watching and how observing the anomalous behaviors of individual birds has guided his research. Heinrich (Emeritus, Biology/Univ. of Vermont; The Homing Instinct: Meaning and Mystery in Animal Migration, 2014, etc.) smoothly describes how studying the daily lives of birds in their natural environments allows him to experience their world vicariously. Now retired and living in a cabin in the Maine woods, he devotes himself to closely observing “his avian neighbors, visitors, and vagrants, and keep[ing] daily records throughout spring, summer, fall, and winter.” Every year, he welcomes a pair of broad-wing hawks who feast at a vernal pond populated by frogs, spring peepers, and salamanders while refurbishing their old nest. Unusually, they provide a fern cover on the nest, which they update on a daily basis after their chicks hatch. Heinrich also includes anecdotes from an earlier time when he still lived in Vermont. Awakened one morning by the loud drumming of a male woodpecker on a nearby apple tree, the author wondered if perhaps he was seeking to attract a female. Surprisingly, when a female was drawn to the sound, he stopped drumming and flew away. The same behavior was repeated the following day. The author’s observations led him to conclude that the bird's drumming was not part of a mating ritual but rather a noisy advertisement of his nest-building skills. Vireos nesting near his cabin allowed him to observe how they deliberately reduced the number of eggs they were hatching to accommodate the reduced food supply after an unseasonal freeze. Heinrich explains that bird-watching has been an important part of his life since he was a boy on his family's farm. When he was 6, they moved from Germany to Maine. Finding familiar birds nesting “immediately made this place our home,” he writes. An engaging memoir of the opportunities for doing scientific research without leaving one's own backyard. (Kirkus)



Leaves from a Naturalist s Notebook

Leaves from a Naturalist s Notebook Author Andrew Wilson
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HWF7JC
Release 1882
Pages 255
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Leaves from a Naturalist s Notebook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Leaves from a Naturalist s Notebook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Leaves from a Naturalist s Notebook book for free.



Why We Run

Why We Run Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9780061979996
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 304
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In Why We Run, biologist, award-winning nature writer, and ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries about the physical, spiritual -- and primal -- drive to win. At once lyrical and scientific, Why We Run shows Heinrich's signature blend of biology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy, infused with his passion to discover how and why we can achieve superhuman abilities.



A Naturalist s Notebook

A Naturalist s Notebook Author Robert G. Johnsson
ISBN-10 LCCN:85108951
Release 1984
Pages 130
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Field Notes on Science Nature

Field Notes on Science   Nature Author Michael R. Canfield
ISBN-10 9780674057579
Release 2011
Pages 297
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Pioneering a new niche in the study of plants and animals in their natural habitat, this book allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.



One Man s Owl

One Man s Owl Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 0691000654
Release 1993
Pages 186
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This engaging chronicle of how the author and the great horned owl "Bubo" came to know one another over three summers spent in the Maine woods--and of how Bubo eventually grew into an independent hunter--is now available in a revised and abridged edition to be more accessible to the general reader.



A Naturalist s Notebook in China

A Naturalist s Notebook in China Author Arthur de Carle Sowerby
ISBN-10 9971492261
Release 1990
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Summer World

Summer World Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9780060742171
Release 2009-04-07
Pages 253
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The award-winning author of Winter World presents an accessible discussion of animal survival in the hot season, exploring the ways in which animals make the most of the summer's short span by efficiently compacting most of their procreative and survival activities.



A Year In The Maine Woods

A Year In The Maine Woods Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 0201489392
Release 1995-11-08
Pages 272
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Escapist fantasies usually involve the open road, but Bernd Heinrich's dream was to focus on the riches of one small place—a few green acres along Alder Brook just east of the Presidential Mountains. The year begins as he settles into a cabin with no running water and no electricity, built of hand-cut logs he dragged out of the woods with a team of oxen. There, alone except for his pet raven, Jack, he rediscovers the meaning of peace and quiet and harmony with nature—of days spent not filling out forms, but tracking deer, or listening to the sound of a moth's wings.Throughout this year when “the subtle matters and the spectacular distracts,” Heinrich brings us back to the drama in small things, when life is lived consciously. His story is that of a man rediscovering what it means to be alive.



Explore Colorado

Explore Colorado Author
ISBN-10 156579124X
Release 1995
Pages 128
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The Hot Blooded Insects

The Hot Blooded Insects Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9783662103401
Release 2013-04-09
Pages 601
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"From one man's persistent and elegant probing of the temperature biology of bees, we have been led to a deeper understanding of the whole biology of many insect taxa, and of their interactions with ecological and environmental stresses: all who work at the interfaces of physiology, ecology and behaviour have cause to be grateful, and all should certainly read this book." (Trends in Ecology & Evolution) "An outstanding source of information, and can be read with profit and satisfaction by the professional biologist and interested amateur alike." (Nature)



Ravens in Winter

Ravens in Winter Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9781476794563
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 400
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Presents a detailed investigation into the feeding behavior of ravens during four winters in Maine and comes up with several unexpected conclusions.



The Trees in My Forest

The Trees in My Forest Author Bernd Heinrich
ISBN-10 9780061844300
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 256
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Ina book destined to become a classic, biologist and acclaimed nature writer Bernd Heinrich takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the hidden life of a forest.