The Stokes Purple Martin Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316817023
Release Date: 1997-04-01
Genre: Nature

Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large paperback books contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract, identify, and understand purple martins to their backyard.

Stoll s Purple Martin Book

Author: Victor Stoll
Publisher: V. Stoll
ISBN: 061527854X
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Purple martin

What every purple martin landlord needs to know. This book describes how to attact, manage, and take care of your Purple Martins. The book is written by Victor Stoll, who has the largest purple martin colony in America.

The Purple Martin

Author: Robin W. Doughty
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029271615X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

One of the surest harbingers of spring is the return of Purple Martins to the houses that people put up across the United States to attract these companionable birds. The bustle of courting, rearing nestlings, and fledging young martins fills the summer months, until approaching autumn lures the martins to their winter range in South America. Then human landlords refurbish their martin houses and wait for another round of this much-anticipated yearly cycle. Robin Doughty and Rob Fergus here present a concise natural history of the bird and its centuries-long companionship with people. They discuss the martin's scientific classification and names, its migration and range, and its family life. They relate stories of how Native Americans and European colonists attracted Purple Martins and how Americans throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries helped martins survive the loss of natural nesting sites by providing houses for them.

Making Birdhouses

Author: Gladstone Califf
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486154206
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Nature

Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.

Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 0875968880
Release Date: 2002-10-24
Genre: Gardening

Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.

Bug Music

Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250018267
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Nature

In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket's wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-year beat. In listening to cicadas, as well as other humming, clicking, and thrumming insects, Bug Music is the first book to consider the radical notion that we humans got our idea of rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the world of insect sounds that surrounded our species over the millions of years over which we evolved. Completing the trilogy he began with Why Birds Sing and Thousand Mile Song, David Rothenberg explores a unique part of our relationship with nature and sound—the music of insects that has provided a soundtrack for humanity throughout the history of our species. Bug Music continues Rothenberg's in-depth research and spirited writing on the relationship between human and animal music, and it follows him as he explores insect influences in classical and modern music, plays his saxophone with crickets and other insects, and confers with researchers and scientists nationwide. This engaging and thought-provoking book challenges our understanding of our place in nature and our relationship to the creatures surrounding us, and makes a passionate case for the interconnectedness of species.

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend

Author: Monks of New Skete
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0759524386
Release Date: 2001-05-15
Genre: Pets

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

The Sibley Guide to Trees

Author:
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: UOM:39076002858608
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

Featuring more than 4,100 detailed paintings and five hundred maps, highlights the similarities and distinctions between approximately six hundred North American tree species.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015038913821
Release Date: 1997-06
Genre: American literature


The Bluebird Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316817457
Release Date: 1991-04-15
Genre: Nature

Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract bluebirds to their yards.

The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571246212
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Fiction

Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.