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40 Years From The Brink Of Extinction

Author : John D. Chaney
ISBN : 9781591521617
Genre : Nature
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Bald eagles get a warm salute in 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction, a handsome new photography book by John D. Chaney that collects 40 years of his work documenting America's favorite bird. This large-format hardcover features 63 beautiful photographs of eagles in their natural habitat, interspersed with interesting facts about our national symbol. Chaney's photographs capture eagles' majesty in flight, on the hunt, raising their chicks, and interacting with others. Bird lovers, nature enthusiasts, and true-blue patriots will be proud to display this volume on their coffee tables.

2052 Prophecies

Author : Paul V Suffriti
ISBN : 9781622128211
Genre : Fiction
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Mankind may be on the brink of extinction. This story begins with a family living in an underground bunker in the year 2052, while the world above is in total chaos. Nicholas and his family escaped their home in Denver and are now in New Mexico trying to survive an apocalyptic event caused by an approaching comet. The earth has been subject to natural and man-made disasters never before experienced by man. In the bunker, Nicholas reflects back on the past forty years of his life. He remembers the joyful times and the tragic events that changed everything. He relives the taking down of America by terrorist groups, the battle of Armageddon in the Middle East, natural disasters caused by great earthquakes and asteroids that changed the landscape around the world, and the great plague that killed a third of the world's population. In this doomsday scenario, 2052 Prophecies: The Last 40 Years puts readers in the bunker alongside Nicholas and his terrified family huddled together as the earth shakes violently from the comet's approach. Is it in the Prophecies that mankind will survive? Originally from Massachusetts,

40 Years Of Evolution

Author : Peter R. Grant
ISBN : 9781400851300
Genre : Science
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Renowned evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant have produced landmark studies of the Galápagos finches first made famous by Charles Darwin. In How and Why Species Multiply, they offered a complete evolutionary history of Darwin's finches since their origin almost three million years ago. Now, in their richly illustrated new book, 40 Years of Evolution, the authors turn their attention to events taking place on a contemporary scale. By continuously tracking finch populations over a period of four decades, they uncover the causes and consequences of significant events leading to evolutionary changes in species. The authors used a vast and unparalleled range of ecological, behavioral, and genetic data--including song recordings, DNA analyses, and feeding and breeding behavior--to measure changes in finch populations on the small island of Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago. They find that natural selection happens repeatedly, that finches hybridize and exchange genes rarely, and that they compete for scarce food in times of drought, with the remarkable result that the finch populations today differ significantly in average beak size and shape from those of forty years ago. The authors' most spectacular discovery is the initiation and establishment of a new lineage that now behaves as a new species, differing from others in size, song, and other characteristics. The authors emphasize the immeasurable value of continuous long-term studies of natural populations and of critical opportunities for detecting and understanding rare but significant events. By following the fates of finches for several generations, 40 Years of Evolution offers unparalleled insights into ecological and evolutionary changes in natural environments.

Mother Jones Magazine

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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

The Great New Wilderness Debate

Author : J. Baird Callicott
ISBN : 0820319848
Genre : Nature
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The Great New Wilderness Debate is an expansive, wide-ranging collection that addresses the pivotal environmental issues of the modern era. This eclectic volume on the varied constructions of “wilderness” reveals the recent controversies that surround those conceptions, and the gulf between those who argue for wilderness "preservation" and those who argue for "wise use." J. Baird Callicott and Michael P. Nelson have selected thirty-nine essays that provide historical context, range broadly across the issues, and set forth the positions of the debate. Beginning with such well-known authors as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold, the collection moves forward to the contemporary debate and presents seminal works by a number of the most distinguished scholars in environmental history and environmental philosophy. The Great New Wilderness Debate also includes essays by conservation biologists, cultural geographers, environmental activists, and contemporary writers on the environment.

Return Of The Phasmid

Author : Rick Wilkinson
ISBN : 1876077077
Genre : Rare insects
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When a ship ran aground more than 60 years ago on beautiful Lord Howe Island in the south-west Pacific rats escaped and attacked the unique Lord Howe Island stick insect, also known as a "land lobster." But more than 40 years later a minute colony was amazingly discovered on Balls Pyramid, a barren 500 metre tall pinnacle of rock just 23 km away from the island. This is the story of how Australian scientists and environmentalists have worked to save it from extinction and, possibly, return it to its original environment.

Olympic Turnaround

Author : Michael Payne
ISBN : 0275990303
Genre : Business & Economics
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How the Olympics rose from the ashes of bankruptcy to become the world's most powerful brand

The Indigenous Voice In World Politics

Author : Franke Wilmer
ISBN : 9781452254388
Genre : Political Science
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The author examines how indigenous activists are cultivating international support for a programme of self-determination and legal protection, as well as how the indigenous voice in world politics is transforming civic discourse within the international community. With the United Nations designating 1993 as the `Year of Indigenous Peoples', this book could not be more timely.

The Blunder Years

Author : Ron Quartararo
ISBN : 9781524551407
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Someone once said, “There once was a team so strong, that when a player hit a single, he was stopping the rally.” Such was the legacy of the New York Yankees through the early 1960s. Love ’em or hate ’em, theirs was a legacy of winning, of great players, of class and dignity. Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle were household names, and their participation in the fall classic was routinely anticipated. That would all come to a screeching halt in 1965, when the Yankees would begin an unforeseen and precipitous downslide. Finishing in last place in 1966, the team would languish under new CBS ownership, succumbing to the specters of age, injuries, mismanagement, and neglect, with no one to replace their immortal superstars. This was the Horace Clark era, the dark ages of the New York Yankees that I call the “blunder years.”

International Yearbook Of Soil Law And Policy 2016

Author : Harald Ginzky
ISBN : 9783319425085
Genre : Law
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The first volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy includes an important discussion on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals that are the basis for the post-2015 development agenda up to the year 2030; the Yearbook focuses in particular on Goal 15, which includes achieving a “land degradation-neutral world.” It also provides a comprehensive and highly informative overview of the latest developments at the international level, important cross-disciplinary issues and different approaches in national legislation. The book is divided into four sections. Forewords by internationally renowned academics and politicians are followed by an analysis of the content and structure of the Sustainable Development Goals with regard to soil and land as well as the scientific methods for their implementation. In addition, all relevant international regimes are discussed, including the latest developments, such as the decisions made at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The next section deals with cross-disciplinary issues relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals like the right to food, land tenure, migration and the “Economics of Land Degradation” initiative. The last section gathers reports on the development of national legislation from various nations and supra-national entities, including Brazil, China, the European Union, Mongolia, Namibia and the United States. Addressing this broad range of key topics, the book offers an indispensible tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field. The “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy” is a book series that discusses the central questions of law and politics with regard to the protection and sustainable management of soil and land – at the international, national and regional level.

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