A Field Guide to Your Own Back Yard Second Edition

Author: John Hanson Mitchell
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 9781581576832
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Nature

Here is a book to enhance our appreciation of the small citizens of the world and to introduce us to the neighbors we never knew we had, from spotted salamanders to meadow voles, from snowy tree crickets to ambrosia beetles, all living within steps of your door. “If there is grass and a few scraggling trees, there will be wildlife,” suggests John Hanson Mitchell, an internationally recognized naturalist and advocate for tuning your senses to the wonders of your environment. Whether your yard consists of a small stretch of grass or a rambling mix of forest and field, Mitchell will introduce you to the wealth of plants, insects, and animals that share your corner of the world. Learn how the behavior at the birdfeeder mirrors that of the wild woods; get an inside view of the rich ecology of the woodpile; learn why you might want to welcome a skunk into your garden. In short, you’ll get to know the neighbors you never knew you had who make their homes all around yours. With wisdom and humor, this book reacquaints you with the denizens of your own local habitat.

The Multisensory Museum

Author: Nina Levent
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759123564
Release Date: 2014-03-06
Genre: Business & Economics

In The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space, museum expert Nina Levent and Alvaro Pascual-Leone, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School bring together scholars and museum practitioners from around the world to highlight new trends and untapped opportunities for using such modalities as scent, sound, and touch in museums to offer more immersive experiences and diverse sensory engagement for visually- and otherwise-impaired patrons. While attention has been paid to accessibility for the physically-impaired since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, making buildings accessible is only the first small step in elevating museums to be centers of learning and culture for all members of their communities. This landmark book will help all museums go much further.

Voyages of Discovery

Author: Ken Ewell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595308217
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Travel

Voyages of Discovery is the journal of the continuing travels of a wandering swagman on a manly adventure in the lands down under. First off, follow his manful exploits as he joins the English explorer Matthew Flinders on a circumnavigation of Australia, a voyage of discovery that includes extensive explorations of South Australia and Western Australia, the two states not journeyed to while on the first manly adventure in the land down under. Then, and as if that isn't manly enough, follow his manful exploits as he joins the English explorer James Cook on an exploration of New Zealand. On the North Island, he explores the volcanic White Island, fishes for rainbow trout on the beautiful Lake Taupo, hikes along the legendary Tongariro Crossing, and ventures into the underworld of the Waitomo Caves. On the South Island, he kayaks the rugged Abel Tasman coast, cruises the magnificent Milford Sound, and climbs the glaciers and mountains of the awe-inspiring Southern Alps. Follow him also as he hones his manly virtues in the many excellent BrewPubs in both Australia and New Zealand. Needless to say, this wandering swagman's most recent feats are still seldom seen in these, less than manful times.

A Field Guide to the Life and Times of Roger Conant

Author: Roger Conant
Publisher:
ISBN: CORNELL:31924102163379
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Herpetologists

Roger Conant was an author, educator, researcher, and conservationist with a dual career in zoos and in herpetology. His contribution to the Peterson Field Guide Series made him one of the most influential American herpetologists of the twentieth century. This in-depth autobiography is as much a history of American Zoos and North American Herpetology as it is an account of the diverse and exciting life of Roger Conant. Details included in this book make it a hidden treasure for twentieth century folklore as well. Conant also studied extensively in Mexico and offers detailed accounts of his several excursions which were spread throughout much of the twentieth century.

Library Journal

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015082964860
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Libraries

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.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey
Publisher:
ISBN: 03630277
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Libraries

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.

Discovery

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105027555874
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Business & Economics


Book Review Digest

Author: Leslie Dunmore-Leiber
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106020065154
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Book review digest