• Pets

The Perfect Aquarium

The Complete Guide to Setting Up and Maintaining an Aquarium
Author: Jeremy Gay
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 0600635201
Category: Pets
Page: 256
View: 4895
Everything the first time fish-keeper needs to know to set up a tank. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions help you create and develop your aquarium - whether it's coldwater, tropical or marine. Charts and tables show how to deal with ailments and diseases, and there's a guide to the most common fish. There are profiles of over 100 tropical, marine and coldwater fish, as well as plants and invertebrates.

    • Fiction

Tropical Fish

Tales from Entebbe
Author: Doreen Baingana
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0767925106
Category: Fiction
Page: 177
View: 4563
A collection of interlinked stories examines the lives of three young African sisters living in Uganda, each of them coming to grip with the relationship between their country, their culture, and themselves in their quests for identity. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

    • Humor

Have a Little Pun

An Illustrated Play on Words
Author: Frida Clements
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452153671
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
View: 7904
Artist Frida Clements playfully combines colorfully detailed flora and fauna drawings with funny hand-lettered wordplay in this collection of beautifully illustrated puns. Honey, bee yourself! Gopher it. Don't be koi. Like puns? That's coo, says the pigeon. Hate puns? Birch, please. Bringing a giggle (and sometimes a groan) with each inspired page, this clever ebook makes a lovely and lighthearted gift for fans of witty humor and illustration. Having a bad hare day? Feeling a little antsy? What the hail, just dill with it, and for fox sake, have a little pun.

    • Nature

The Dragon Behind the Glass

A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish
Author: Emily Voigt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451678967
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 8421
A FINALIST FOR THE 2017 PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR “[A] curiously edifying book.” —The New York Times Book Review “With the taut suspense of a spy novel, Voigt paints a vivid world of murder, black market deals, and habitat destruction surrounding a fish that's considered, ironically, to be a good-luck charm.” —Discover “[An] immensely satisfying story, full of surprises and suspense....Things get weird fast.” —The Wall Street Journal An intrepid journalist’s quest to find a wild Asian arowana—the world’s most expensive aquarium fish—takes her on a global tour in this “engaging tale of obsession and perseverance…and an enthralling look at the intersection of science, commercialism, and conservationism” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). A young man is murdered for his pet fish. An Asian tycoon buys a single specimen for $150,000. Meanwhile, a pet detective chases smugglers through the streets of New York. With “the taut suspense of a spy novel” (Discover) The Dragon Behind the Glass tells the story of a fish like none other. Treasured as a status symbol believed to bring good luck, the Asian arowana, or “dragon fish,” is a dramatic example of a modern paradox: the mass-produced endangered species. While hundreds of thousands are bred in captivity, the wild fish as become a near-mythical creature. From the South Bronx to Borneo and beyond, journalist Emily Voigt follows the trail of the arowana to learn its fate in nature. “A fresh, lively look at an obsessive desire to own a piece of the wild” (Kirkus Reviews), The Dragon Behind the Glass traces our fascination with aquarium fish back to the era of exploration when naturalists stood on the cutting edge of modern science. In an age when freshwater fish now comprise one of the most rapidly vanishing groups of animals, Voigt unearths a surprising truth behind the arowana’s rise to fame—one that calls into question how we protect the world’s rarest species. “Not since Candace Millard published The River of Doubt has the world of the Amazon, Borneo, Myanmar, and other exotic locations been so colorfully portrayed as it is now in Emily Voigt’s The Dragon Behind the Glass…a must-read” (Library Journal, starred review).

    • Nature

The Trout of North America


Author: Joseph R. Tomelleri
Publisher: Scott & Nix Incorporated
ISBN: 9780979903724
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
View: 5562
Masterfully illustrated and designed to capture the intricate details of 34 species of trout found in American waters, this essential collection of elite angler quarry are dutifully presented on one delightful poster. With faithful attention to detail and accuracy and representative in relative scale, each fish—from the tiny golden trout to the massive steelhead—is painstakingly replicated at 40 percent of average size. Reflective of the immense popularity of fishing among avid anglers throughout America and the world, and essential as a reference for easy identification of each distinct species, this colorful and fastidiously accurate poster—by the foremost authority on trout illustration in the country—is a truly remarkable addition to any fisherman’s functional art collection.

    • Humor

Hot Dudes Reading


Author: Hot Dudes Reading
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501127543
Category: Humor
Page: 208
View: 1510
Humans of New York meets Porn for Women in this collection of candid photos, clever captions, and hilarious hashtags about one of the most important subjects of our time: hot dudes reading. Based on the viral Instagram account of the same name, Hot Dudes Reading takes its readers on a ride through all five boroughs of New York City, with each section covering a different subway line. Using their expert photography skills (covert iPhone shots) and journalistic ethics (#NoKindles), the authors capture the most beautiful bibliophiles in all of New York—and take a few detours to interview some of the most popular hot dudes from the early days of the Instagram account. Fun, irreverent, and wittily-observed, this book is tailor-made for book lovers in search of their own happy endings—and those who just want to get lost between the covers for a while.

    • Pets

Tropical Fish Species Guide


Author: Kevin Wilson
Publisher: Elluminet Press
ISBN: 191117407X
Category: Pets
Page: 140
View: 9496
Learn about your tropical fish the easy way with fish profiles, vital stats, compatibility advice, feeding requirements and more... Species Guide is the essential guide to finding out more about your fish, what fish to buy, what fish are compatible with what species, feeding requirements and all the common questions you would ask at an aquatic store when you buy your fish. Now in full colour, this book explores common tropical fish profilesfeeding requirementsfish compatibility advicevital statisticsaquarium setup advice and requirementsand more... Whether you have just bought your first aquarium or have been running one for a while, this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the knowledge needed to choose and house your favourite fish for an aquarium with minimal issues. It is our hope that fish keeping will bring you as much fun and enjoyment as it has brought us over the years.

    • Humor

Texts from Dog


Author: October Jones
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544080068
Category: Humor
Page: 112
View: 9025
He’s a dog with a phone . . . My dog sends me texts. Yeah. It’s weird. When October Jones figured out he could send text messages to himself on his mobile phone, he naturally decided that the best use of this discovery was to send passive-aggressive messages to himself under the guise of his bulldog. And so the exasperating, slightly delusional, and utterly endearing Dog and his alter-ego, BatDog, were born. Texts from Dog features Dog’s attempts to keep the neighborhood safe from the likes of Mr. Postman and his arch-nemesis Cat-Cat—he has managed to only smash three TVs and a patio door in the process. And in between crime fighting sprees and run-ins with the squirrel mafia, there are romantic interludes with pillows, fetch sessions gone terribly awry, and the abusive banter only a bromance between man and his text-savvy dog can spawn. For those of us who have ever had a conversation with a pet in our heads, Texts from Dog will make you laugh out loud and perhaps even make you think twice about leaving your pet home alone for the day.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King
Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374299277
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 270
View: 1805
The author of Sweet and Low presents a historical profile of Samuel Zemurray that traces his rise from a penniless youth to one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men, offering insight into his capitalist talents and the ways in which his life reflected the best and worst of American business dealings.

Turtles 2018


Author: Wall Calendar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781770858855
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7092

    • Photography

Bird


Author: Andrew Zuckerman
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452133751
Category: Photography
Page: 300
View: 957
Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has created a body of work showcasing more than 200 stunning photographs of nearly 75 different species. These winged creatures—from exotic parrots to everyday sparrows, and endangered penguins to woody owls—are captured with Zuckerman's painstaking perspective against a stark white background to reveal the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary and exquisite detail. The ultimate art book for ornithologists and nature enthusiasts alike, Bird is a volume of sublime beauty.

    • Nature

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals
Author: Joel Sartore
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217773
Category: Nature
Page: 400
View: 7929
This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

    • Pets

The Tropical Fish Handbook


Author: David Goodwin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907337734
Category: Pets
Page: 256
View: 8016
The Tropical Fish Handbook gives you all the information you will need in order to choose and care for your fish.

    • Pets

Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes


Author: Glen S. Axelrod,Neal Pronek,Warren E. Burgess,Herbert R. Axelrod
Publisher: TFH Publications
ISBN: 9780793806164
Category: Pets
Page: 1160
View: 3238
Whether you are a dedicated tropical fish hobbyist, researcher, dealer, or wildlife agent, Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes offers a reliable zoogeographical method of listing species for a unique and simplified approach to fish identification. With hundreds of taxonomic changes since the previous edition, the Atlas incorporates a common name index as well as a scientific name index to the species identified within. It also provides full-color photos for more than 7,000 species of freshwater fishes from around the world, with emphasis on the most popular groups. New and improved photos of key species increase the informational value of the book over the previous edition. Species added to this 11th edition of the Atlas include several rare livebearing species, along with a wide assortment of new-to-the-book fishes from the popular Neotropical cichlids group, South American killifish species, South American loricariid catfish group, and relatives of the popular Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens. Added species very recently appearing on the aquarium scene also include the Vietnamese White Cloud, Endler's Livebearer, the Goo-Obo Gudgeon, Denison's Red Lined Barb, and the Dwarf Blue Rainbowfish among others. Featuring newly added species, superior photography, and more informative content than ever before, the revised 11th edition of Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes is an essential ichthyological reference book that provides quick but accurate identifications to a wide selection of the hobby's most notable aquarium fishes.

    • Travel

Fodor's Maui

with Molokai & Lanai
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0804143692
Category: Travel
Page: 352
View: 2774
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Invariably, Maui makes and often tops travelers' lists of the world's best islands, and it's not just because of its luxurious resorts and golf courses. Fodor's Maui showcases the perfect beaches, rain forests, and dramatic cliffs, along with spectacular marine life and rich Hawaiian culture, that make this island irresistible. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as Haleakala, Road to Hana, and Makena · Coverage of Wailea, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Kapalua, Paia, Haleakala National Park, Hana, Molokai, Lanai, and more. Planning to visit more of Hawaii or focus on other islands? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Hawaii, Kauai, Oahu, and Big Island of Hawaii.

    • Humor

Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund

Adventures of the Wiener Dog Extraordinaire
Author: Ryan Beauchesne
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250074398
Category: Humor
Page: 240
View: 960
What? You've never heard of Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund?! You must be living under a rock!... Or at least that's what Crusoe thinks. Crusoe may be a small dog, but he's a big deal. He's the self-proclaimed "wiener dog who thinks he's more of a celebrity than he really is" (Until now!) and the star of his own wildly popular blog of the same name, winner of the 2013 and 2014 Best Pet Blog Award as well as the Most Humorous Blog and Best Blog of the Year at the 2015 Bloggies. Crusoe is talented, ridiculously photogenic, and proud of his larger-than-life personality, stunning fashion sense, and insatiable penchant for whimsy, as his many thousands of loyal followers can attest. Perhaps you know him better by his infamous alter ego, BATDOG? We thought so. Crusoe is so excited to share his wit and wisdom with all of his adoring fans. He is certain that his first book, featuring hundreds of photos, funny stories, delicious recipes, and helpful tips will make the perfect gift for dog-lovers of all ages.

    • Pets

Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish from A to Z


Author: Ulrich Schliewen
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764130564
Category: Pets
Page: 256
View: 2481
Literally hundreds of different tropical freshwater fish are shown in vivid color photos and described for aquarium hobbyists. Readers will also find information on general aquarium maintenance. More than 300 color photos. Titles in the Compass Guides series are handsome and practical quick-reference sources for pet owners, pet fanciers, and aquarium and terrarium hobbyists. Books feature brief descriptive profiles of their subject animals, each profile consisting of a color photo, the animal's place of origin, its basic housing and feeding needs, and its physical traits and temperament. In addition to the profiles, each Compass Guide also contains general information on animal species and their families. 200-to-300 color photos and index.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The Rainbow Fish


Author: Marcus Pfister
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1558580093
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 1329
The most beautiful fish in the entire ocean discovers the real value of personal beauty and friendship.

    • History

Cod

A Biography Of The Fish That Changed The World
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307369803
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 1175
Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas? Cod -- frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and eaten like hardtack. What was the staple of the medieval diet? Cod again, sold salted by the Basques, an enigmatic people with a mysterious, unlimited supply of cod. Cod is a charming tour of history with all its economic forces laid bare and a fish story embellished with great gastronomic detail. It is also a tragic tale of environmental failure, of depleted fishing stocks where once the cod's numbers were legendary. In this deceptively whimsical biography of a fish, Mark Kurlansky brings a thousand years of human civilization into captivating focus. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Working the Water


Author: Jay Fleming
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997746808
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1105