Download E-books Blood of the Tiger: A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species PDF

By J. A. Mills

Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild trip to save lots of one of many world’s rarest animals from a band of chinese language billionaires.
Many humans imagine wild tigers are at the street to restoration, yet they're in higher risk than ever—from a threat few specialists observed coming.

there's purely 3 thousand wild tigers left within the whole global. extra stunning is the truth that two times that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, now not for normal medication yet to provide a luxury-goods that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and unique food loved via China’s elite.
20 years in the past, foreign flora and fauna investigator J. A. turbines went undercover to show undergo farming in China and came across the plot to show tigers into not anything greater than farm animals. therefore starts off the tale of a private campaign during which generators mobilizes foreign forces to evoke the area to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens each final tiger within the wild.
during this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, generators and a number of heroic comrades attempt to thwart a chinese language cadre’s plan to release billion-dollar industries banking at the extinction of not only wild tigers but additionally elephants and rhinos. Her trip takes her throughout Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, touring through potential from elephant again to presidential motorcade, within the corporation of man-eaters, motion picture stars, and international leaders. She unearths reason behind desire within the expanding variety of chinese language who don't need the blood of the final wild tigers to stain their loved tradition and motherland.
Set opposed to the backdrop of China’s ascendance to international dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of an international struggle to rein within the forces of greed on behalf of 1 of the world’s such a lot precious and endangered animals.

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Download E-books Wild: An Elemental Journey PDF

By Jay Griffiths

In Wild, Jay Griffiths describes a rare odyssey via wildernesses of earth, ice, water, and fireplace. A poetic attention of the soft connection among human society and the wild, the ebook is via turns passionate, political, humorous, and harrowing. it's also a trip into that maximum of uncharted lands-the desolate tract of the mind-and Griffiths superbly explores the language and symbolism that form our adventure of our personal wildness. half travelogue, half manifesto for wildness as an important personality of existence, Wild is a different booklet from a exclusive writer.

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Download E-books A Single Swallow: Following An Epic Journey From South Africa To South Wales PDF

By Horatio Clare

From the slums of Cape city to the palaces of Algiers, via Pygmy villages the place pineapples develop wild, to the Gulf of Guinea the place the ocean blazes with oil flares, throughout continents and fourteen international locations - this epic trip is not anything to swallows, they do it two times a yr. yet for Horatio Clare, author and birdwatcher, it's the day trip of a life-time.

Along the way in which he discovers previous empires and sleek tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains find out how to go back and forth with out cash or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident concerning 3 Spanish squaddies and a tiny orange puppy. by means of trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and 3 ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, the place thousands roost in February, to a barn in Wales, the place a couple nest in may perhaps.

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Download E-books How-To Hydroponics (4th Edition) PDF

By Keith Roberto

How-To Hydroponics, 4th variation, has been thoroughly revised to proportion with you the very good merits of hydroponic gardening in a hands-on, effortless to keep on with structure that any one can comprehend. Hydroponics is fit, secure and enjoyable for the full family members, as a pastime, or technique of extra source of revenue.
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Which crops to develop, how you can begin from seeds and the way to take cuttings to maintain, and propagate your favourite crops. research what makes vegetation develop and the way to create the ideal backyard setting interior and out, even tips to develop yr around! How-To Hydroponics will help an individual triumph over a brown thumb!
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discover ways to construct and function 8 varieties of hydroponic structures from reasonably cheap fabrics and store hundreds of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of bucks doing so. How-To Hydroponics covers every little thing from sensible idea to hands-on purposes and comprises every little thing you must be aware of to begin turning out to be with this intriguing know-how at the present time!
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How-To Hydroponics, 4th variation, has been thoroughly revised this means that extra of the newest assistance, suggestions and know-how together with Aeroponics, which takes hydroponics to the following point to accomplish even better effects out of your hydroponic gardening efforts!

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Download E-books Birds of North America: A Guide To Field Identification (Golden Field Guide f/St. Martin's Press) PDF

By Chandler S. Robbins, Herbert S. Zim

Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. determine the raucous name of the Red-winged Blackbird. notice the key of choosing a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. it really is easy with this vintage box consultant, a valuable favourite between novice poultry fanatics and exacting execs. well-known because the authority on poultry identity, this worthwhile source provides:

-All of North the US in a single volume
-Over 800 species and six hundred diversity maps
-Arthur Singer's well-known illustrations that includes male, woman, and juvenile plumage
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-Migration routes, feeding behavior, and attribute flight patterns
-American ornithologists' classifications
-Convenient payment containers to list birds you will have pointed out
-Color tabs for speedy references

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Download E-books This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon PDF

By Nancy Plain

2016 Spur Award winner for top Western Juvenile Nonfiction from Western Writers of America
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist

National outdoors booklet Award

Booklist Editors' selection Book

Birds have been "the items of my maximum delight," wrote John James Audubon (1785 1851), founding father of smooth ornithology and one of many global s maximum chicken painters. His masterpiece, The Birds of America depicts nearly North American fowl species, each one picture real looking and lifestyles measurement rendered in brilliant colour. Audubon was once additionally an explorer, a woodsman, a hunter, an exciting and prolific author, and an brisk self-promoter. via expertise and dogged decision, he rose from backwoods obscurity to foreign fame.

In This unusual Wilderness, award-winning writer Nancy simple brings jointly the superb tale of this American icon s profession and the attractive photos which are his legacy. ahead of Audubon, not anyone had obvious, drawn, or written quite a bit in regards to the animals of this principally uncharted younger state. acutely aware that the barren region and its natural world have been altering while he watched, Audubon remained devoted virtually to the tip of his lifestyles to seek out the issues which were hidden because the construction of this wondrous global. This unusual Wilderness info his paintings and writing, transporting the reader again to the frontiers of early nineteenth-century America.

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Download E-books Easy-to-Build Bird Feeders: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-209 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, a-209) PDF

By Mary Twitchell

due to the fact that 1973, Storey's nation knowledge announcements have provided sensible, hands-on directions designed to aid readers grasp dozens of kingdom residing abilities quick and simply. There at the moment are greater than a hundred and seventy titles during this sequence, and their amazing reputation displays the typical wish of state and town dwellers alike to domesticate own independence in daily life.

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Download E-books Arctic Dreams PDF

Barry Lopez's nationwide ebook Award-winning vintage research of the a ways North is generally thought of his masterpiece.

Lopez bargains an intensive exam of this vague world-its terrain, its natural world, its background of Eskimo natives and intrepid explorers who've arrived on their icy beaches. yet what turns this awesome paintings of typical background right into a breathtaking examine of profound originality is his targeted meditation on how the panorama can form our mind's eye, wishes, and goals. Its prose as hauntingly natural because the land it describes, Arctic Dreams is not anything lower than an indelible vintage of contemporary literature.

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Download E-books Edible and Useful Plants of the Southwest: Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona PDF

By Delena Tull

All round us there are wild crops important for meals, medication, and garments, yet so much people don’t know the way to spot or use them. Delena Tull amply offers that wisdom during this booklet, which she has now improved to extra completely handle vegetation present in New Mexico and Arizona, in addition to Texas.

Extensively illustrated with black-and-white drawings and colour pictures, this booklet comprises the subsequent designated features:

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  • Information on medicinal makes use of of plants
  • Details on hay fever crops and crops that reason rashes
  • Instructions for distinguishing fit for human consumption from toxic berries
  • Detailed details on toxic crops, together with poison ivy, oak, and sumac, in addition to natural remedies for his or her rashes

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