Offers a guide on weather around the world, describing how it forms, specific phenomena, how humans face extreme climates, and the possible long-term consequences and solutions to climate change on Earth.
Author: Steven Farmer
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2006-11-01
After the publication of his best-selling book Power Animals, many people inquired about the meaning of spirit animals that were not contained in that work. In Animal Spirit Guides, Dr. Farmer provides concise, relevant details about the significance of more than 200 animals that may come to you in physical or symbolic form as guides and teachers. With each animal listed, you'll find general meanings of the visitation; practical ways that they can help you as spirit guides; and how, as your power animal, they reflect characteristics that you possess. You'll also find a whom-to-call-on section that will tell you which animal spirit guide to call on for any specific purpose.
Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn about, observe, and draw animals in a whole new light. To feed your curiosity, you’ll learn the characteristics, behaviors and, habitats of animals from categories like predators, grazers, and marsupials. To nurture the artist, you'll get step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you’ll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork.
Author: Stuart Levine
Publisher: Cherry Lake
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Hands on Science series provide students with background on key concepts in Science. Each title includes engaging hands on exercises that help bring the concepts to life for kids. Real World Science: Animals, provide information on the basic needs of animals, and the body parts and behaviors that help animals meet their needs.
Author: Diane Schmidt
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2014-04-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.
Author: James E. Bobick
Release Date: 2011-04-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to create, maintain, improve, understand, or use the diverse information resources within a sci-tech library. • Over 80 screenshots of electronic information resource tools designed for the engineer and scientist; page reproductions from print sources and illustrations from scholarly journal articles and monographs are also included • Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources for further research • Approximately 30 discipline-specific subject bibliographies in the appendix section act as indispensable guides for developing library collections, as well as for compiling introductory textbooks appropriate for library science students • Included pathfinders provide expert guides for targeted online research • Corresponding instructor exercises are available at the publisher's website
Author: Raymond W. Barber
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Release Date: 2007-10-31
Genre: Best books
- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Author: Tim Haines
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Animals, Fossil
In the long history of life on our planet, dinosaurs have pride of place as an evolutionary landmark and have understandably captured most of the press... but what about life before and after the 'monstrous lizards' had their day? How much do we know about the astounding diversity of creatures that first swam, slithered, crawled, ran and flew across the ancient Earth? With concise, jargon-free text and approximately 350 full-colour illustrations and photo-real computer graphics, this book is a definitive reference to the inhabitants of the prehistoric world, and a complete story of life on our planet. The award-winning team at Framestore, of Walking With Dinosaurs fame, bring never-before seen creatures to life, such as Meganeuria, a giant carnivorous dragonfly; the sail-backed killer Dimetrodon; and Gorgonopsid, a sabre-toothed desert predator that looked like a cross between a monitor lizard and a lion. The book covers environments as distinct as grasslands, wetlands, forests, mountains and oceans, and features species dating from the Cambrian Period (c. 50 million years ago) all the way through to the Pleistocene Epoch (c. 1.8 milllion - 11,000 years ago), with in-depth information on their lifestyles, habitats, behaviour and distribution across the prehistoric Earth.