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  • Menagerie Manorby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.13

    ?Most children at the tender age of six or so are generally full of the most impractical schemes for becoming policemen, firemen or engine drivers when they grow up... I knew exactly what I was going to do: I was going to have my own zoo.? This is the hugely entertaining account of how the much-loved conservationist and author Gerald Durrell... more...

  • Fragile Giantsby Cornelia F. Mutel

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 35.95

    The Loess Hills lie in a narrow band just east of the Missouri River and define most of the western boundary of Iowa. This is the natural history of these hills of wind-deposited silt. more...

  • Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.13

    Two in the Bush is a record of the six-month journey which took Gerald Durrell, his wife Jacquie, and two cameramen through New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. The object was, first, to see what was being done about the conservation of wild life in these countries, and, secondly, to make a series of television films for the BBC. They were introduced... more...

  • Marrying Off Mother and Other Storiesby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 3.84

    In this collection of stories by naturalist and animal lover Gerald Durrell, we are introduced to an eccentric cast of characters, including a perfume-wearing truffle pig and his jealous owner; an ageing set of alcoholic southern belles; a young, handsome sea captain who meets a tragic fate; a whisky-drinking hangman in Paraguay who is haunted by his... more...

  • The Kingdom Fungiby Steven L. Stephenson

    Timber Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn?t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can?t survive without fungi. The Kingdom Fungi provides a comprehensive look at the biology, structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms.... more...

  • Growing California Native Plants, Second Editionby Marjorie G. Schmidt; Katherine L. Greenberg; Beth Merrick

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    First published thirty years ago, the long-awaited second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, now deceased, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today?s horticultural... more...

  • Inside Animal Mindsby Virgina Morell; Mary Roach; Peter Miller

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Animal Intelligence Bundle:   ?Minds of Their Own? by Virginia Morell (March 2008) ?Almost Human? by Mary Roach (April 2008) ?The Genius of Swarms? by Peter Miller (July 2007)   In ?Minds of Their Own,? Virginia Morell provides an overview of the science of animal intelligence. She introduces you to an African gray parrot named Alex, a bonobo... more...

  • The Darkening Greenby Elizabeth Clarke

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 16.99

    'Owls call now in the hazy afternoon, and curlews get up in the night and join their voices with the plovers' lost cries. Small birds, distracted by the fury of mating, fly hedge-high in flight and pursuit and brush past one's ear, indifferent to human presence. There is a common belief that when sight diminishes hearing is intensified - an observation... more...

  • 100 Under 100by Scott Leslie

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 19.99

    Scientists estimate that the total biodiversity on Earth is between 10 million and 100 million species. Of these, just over 1.6 million and counting have actually been catalogued and described. One percent, or 16,306, of those species are threatened with extinction, about one-fifth of them critically. Of this group, some have vanishingly small populations... more...

  • Exploring Fynbos: Plants, Animals, Interactions.by Margo Branch

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2012; US$ 9.00

    Exploring Fynbos, now newly updated and with a fresh design, is a dynamic introduction to the richest floral kingdom in the world. Both interactive and informative, the book encourages discovery of the fascinating plants and animals in this unique ecosystem. Beautiful illustrations and photographs make this a lively guide that will appeal to the curious... more...