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Nature Journal

Author : L. J. Davenport
ISBN : 9780817355692
Genre : Education
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Nature Journal is an innovative presentation of the best columns and photographs from L. J. Davenport’s popular column in Alabama Heritage magazine. Readers of the magazine have come to relish his artful and often witty descriptions of common species encountered in the Alabama outdoors. But Nature Journal is designed to be much more than a mere collection of entertaining essays; it is also an educational tool—a means of instructing and encouraging readers in the art of keeping a nature journal for themselves. Each of the 25 chapters is a self-contained lesson in close observation of species morphology, behavior, and habitat; research in the literature; nondestructive capture of the subject by photography or drawing; and written description of the total observed natural phenomenon. At the end of each account, stimulating questions and gentle directives guide the reader into making his or her own observations and recordings. This book is intended for broad nature-study use in Alabama and throughout the southeast by the general reader and nature enthusiast alike, as well as visitors to museums and outdoor centers, and students of nature and nature writing at the high school and college levels. Beautifully designed to look like a personal journal, it is a perfect gift and treasured keepsake for all lovers of the natural world. Publication supported in part by Samford University

Turtles Of Alabama

Author : Craig Guyer
ISBN : 9780817358068
Genre : Nature
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Turtles of Alabama pulls together new discoveries, research, and taxonomic changes that have occurred in herpetology within the state of Alabama since the 1975 publication of the now-classic volume Reptiles and Amphibians of Alabama by Robert H. Mount.

Mammals Of Alabama

Author : Troy L. Best
ISBN : 9780817357498
Genre : Nature
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An identifiction guide to the mammals of Alabama.

Butterflies Of Alabama

Author : Paulette Haywood Ogard
ISBN : 9780817355951
Genre : Gardening
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A richly illustrated guide to the 84 known species of "true" butterflies living within the state's borders--Back cover.

The Law Of Nations

Author : Emer de Vattel
ISBN : PRNC:32101077787958
Genre : International law
File Size : 57. 35 MB
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Letters From Alabama

Author : Philip Henry Gosse
ISBN : UOM:39015049812004
Genre : Alabama
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The Columbia Guide To America In The 1960s

Author : David Farber
ISBN : 9780231518079
Genre : History
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The 1960s continue to be the subject of passionate debate and political controversy, a touchstone in struggles over the meaning of the American past and the direction of the American future. Amid the polemics and the myths, making sense of the Sixties and its legacies presents a challenge. This book is for all those who want to take it on. Because there are so many facets to this unique and transformative era, this volume offers multiple approaches and perspectives. The first section gives a lively narrative overview of the decade's major policies, events, and cultural changes. The second presents ten original interpretative essays from prominent historians about significant and controversial issues from the Vietnam War to the sexual revolution, followed by a concise encyclopedia articles organized alphabetically. This section could stand as a reference work in itself and serves to supplement the narrative. Subsequent sections include short topical essays, special subjects, a brief chronology, and finally an extensive annotated bibliography with ample information on books, films, and electronic resources for further exploration. With interesting facts, statistics, and comparisons presented in almanac style as well as the expertise of prominent scholars, The Columbia Guide to America in the 1960s is the most complete guide to an enduringly fascinating era.

Ferns Of Alabama

Author : John W. Short
ISBN : 0817356479
Genre : Nature
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A much-needed field guide to the more than 120 species of ferns and fern allies occurring naturally in the state, Ferns of Alabama provides yet another window into Alabama's amazing biodiversity. Ferns of Alabama is a beautiful, full-color guidebook to the great variety of ferns and fern allies that populate Alabama woods, stream banks, prairies, glades, roadsides, and trails. Along with the ecologically similar but genetically unrelated horsetails, clubmosses, and quillworts, ferns are nonflowering vascular plants of ancient lineages that date back to the Devonian era. Although they are now known to be unrelated, all of these groups of plants were once thought to be part of a single division of the plant kingdom called pteridophytes because of their similarities in reproductive biology, and they are generally studied together. These plants occur in great variety and abundance in Alabama because of the temperate climate, the sufficient year-round moisture, and the multitude of available habitats, soils, and microclimates in the state. The individual species accounts by John W. Short and Daniel D. Spaulding contain a description of the plant and its habitat, range, history, conservation status, and common names. Color photographs by T. Wayne Barger, Alan Cressler, Sarah R. Johnston, L. J. Davenport, and John W. Short show the ferns in their native settings and black and white line drawings by Marion Montgomery, Sue Blackshear, and John W. Short highlight major features and peculiarities of form. Maps illustrate the county-bycounty distribution of the more than 120 species described. Taxonomic keys designed for the nonscientific user make it easy to pinpoint the identity of a subject being studied in the field, and a glossary explains necessary botanical terms. There is also an appendix by Alan Weakley addressing taxonomic change.

Arthur Spiderwick S Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You

Author : Tony DiTerlizzi
ISBN : 9781416960959
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents an introduction to the faerie world, examples of thirty-one faerie species such as boggarts, goblins, sprites and pixies, and instructions on how to prepare for faerie investigations.

Literature Of Nature

Author : Patrick D. Murphy
ISBN : 1579580106
Genre : Literary Criticism
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