• Nature

Reptiles and Amphibians


Author: Herbert S. Zim,Hobart M. Smith,James Gordon Irving
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381313
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 2690
Describes 212 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders and their relatives.

    • Nature

Weather

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide
Author: Paul E. Lehr,R. Will Burnett,Herbert S. Zim
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466864893
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 4031
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Simply, accurately, and graphically, this Golden Guide explains: Massive movements of the atmosphere Weather instruments and how they are used The origins, development, and effects of storms How to interpret weather maps Full-color illustrations and up-to-date facts help you understand the fascinating phenomena of weather, and how changes are predicted.

    • Science

Geology

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide
Author: Frank H. T. Rhodes
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466864737
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 9851
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Geology by Frank H. T. Rhodes, an informative Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press, covers the five billion years of history that have given the earth its present form, including: The earth's relation to the rest of the universe The rocks and minerals of which it is made The effects of glaciers, gravity, volcanoes, and other forces Illustrated in full color, this guide is valuable for everyone interested in our planet, the ultimate basis of our present society.

    • Nature

Rocks, Gems and Minerals


Author: Herbert S. Zim,Paul R. Shaffer,Raymond Perlman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381321
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 9909
Includes information on collecting and identifying minerals, and sections on metallic, nonmetallic, gem and rock-forming minerals, and on igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

    • Nature

Seashores

a guide to animals and plants along the beaches
Author: Herbert Spencer Zim,Lester Ingle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 5270

    • Science

Planets


Author: Mark R. Chartrand,Ron Miller
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781582381466
Category: Science
Page: 160
View: 4047
Presents general information about the planets and other bodies in the solar system with suggestions for observation.

    • Nature

Birds of North America

A Guide To Field Identification
Author: Chandler S. Robbins,Bertel Bruun,Herbert S. Zim
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466862491
Category: Nature
Page: 360
View: 5089
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Spot the silhouette of a Northern Goshawk in flight. Identify the raucous call of the Red-winged Blackbird. Discover the secret of picking out a Chipping Sparrow from its look-alike cousins. It's simple with this classic field guide, Birds of North America, a treasured favorite among amateur bird lovers and exacting professionals. Recognized as the authority on bird identification, this invaluable resource provides: -All of North America in one volume -Over 800 species and 600 range maps -Arthur Singer's famous illustrations featuring male, female, and juvenile plumage -Sonograms that picture sound for easy song recognition -Migration routes, feeding habits, and characteristic flight patterns -American ornithologists' classifications -Convenient check boxes to record birds you have identified -Color tabs for quick references

    • Nature

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths


Author: Paul A. Opler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395906651
Category: Nature
Page: 128
View: 6908
Describes and illustrates 183 butterflies and moths of North America, and includes advice on butterfly-watching and butterfly conservation

    • Travel

California Babylon

A Guide to Site of Scandal, Mayhem and Celluloid in the Golden State
Author: Kristan Lawson,Anneli Rufus
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466854146
Category: Travel
Page: 272
View: 3724
California: the whole world knows it as the mother lode of scandal and celebrity, mayhem and miracles, a place where nearly anything can happen - and does. Giving the lowdown on the most notorious locations across the state, California Babylon redefines tourism for the 21st century by guiding you to the places you actually want to see, whether you'll admit to it or not. Packed with photographs and with easy-to-follow directions to each site, California Babylon unveils the real-life filming locations; scenes of rock-'n'-roll debauchery; homes and hotspots where the stars lived, dined, made love and died - and where they still do today. With this detailed, up-to-date guide, you can revisit some of the most shocking, puzzling, glamorous and tragic moments the world has ever known. Spend the night in the very hotel rooms where Janis Joplin, John Belushi, or Hawaii's King Kamehameha died. See the site where People's Temple leader Jim Jones whipped hundreds of followers into a frenzy. Visit the orphanage where little Norma Jeane Baker dreamed of stardom. Follow in the footsteps of serial killers. Recreate the camera angles for dozens of your favorite films, from Vertigo to Pee Wee's Big Adventure. With California Babylon's help, you can also see: *infamous crime scenes *the homes of screen legends *graves of the rich and famous *assassination sites *abandoned utopias *restaurants and bars frequented by celebrities Forget the endless malls and beaches! Wouldn't you rather see JFK's secret love-nest, the stage where Michael Jackson's hair burst into flames, or the alley that was the epicenter of prostitution in gold-rush era San Francisco? These are the guilty pleasures you'll actually write home about, and they're what make California the wacky, world-famous, and truly unbelievable place it is today.

    • Gardening

Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast

A Field Guide
Author: Peter Del Tredici
Publisher: Comstock Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780801474583
Category: Gardening
Page: 374
View: 614
Identifies a variety of wild plants that inhabit the urban areas in the northeastern United States.

    • Science

Weather For Dummies


Author: John D. Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053605
Category: Science
Page: 384
View: 4591
What’s going on up there when the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the clouds roll in and the lightning flashes? How do hurricanes arise and where to tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? Our ways of life, our very existences depend on knowing the answers to questions like these. Economies have been wiped out, civilizations have risen and fallen, entire species have come into being or gone extinct because of a temperature shift of just a few degrees, or a brief shortage or glut of rainfall. With so much riding on the weather, it makes you wonder how you’ve lived this long without knowing more about it. Don’t worry it’s never too late to find out about what makes the weather tick. And there’s never been an easier or more enjoyable way to learn than Weather For Dummies. In know time, you’ll know enough of weather basics to be able to: Identify cloud types Make sense of seasonal differences in the weather Understand what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events Make your own weather forecasts Avoid danger during severe weather Understand the global warming debate Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, El Niño, and more Award-winning science writer John D. Cox brings the science of meteorology down to earth and, with the help of dozens of cool maps and charts and stunning photographs of weather conditions, he covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, including: What is weather and how it fits into the entire global ecosystem What goes into making a professional daily weather forecast The basic elements of weather, including air pressure, clouds, and humidity Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and other extreme forms of weather Seasonal weather effects and why they vary Lightening, rainbows, sundogs, haloes, and other special effects Featuring clear explanations, stunning illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities you can do at home , Weather For Dummies is your guide to making sense of the baffling turmoil of the ever-changing skies above.

    • Science

Common Spiders of North America


Author: Richard Alan Bradley,Steve Buchanan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520274881
Category: Science
Page: 271
View: 1651
Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and understood. This first comprehensive guide to all 68 spider families in North America beautifully illustrates 469 of the most commonly encountered species. Group keys enable identification by web type and other observable details, and species descriptions include identification tips, typical habitat, geographic distribution, and behavioral notes. A concise illustrated introduction to spider biology and anatomy explains spider relationships. This book is a critical resource for curious naturalists who want to understand this ubiquitous and ecologically critical component of our biosphere.

    • Nature

Pond Life


Author: George K. Reid,Herbert Spencer Zim,George S. Fichter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381305
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 9021
A handbook describing and illustrating some of the common animals and plants found in or near ponds, lakes, streams, and marshes.

    • Fiction

The Nightingale

A Novel
Author: Kristin Hannah
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466850604
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
View: 5323
A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation. With courage, grace, and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of World War II and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women's war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France—a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime. Goodreads Best Historical Novel of the Year • People's Choice Favorite Fiction Winner • #1 Indie Next Selection • A Buzzfeed and The Week Best Book of the Year Praise for The Nightingale: "Haunting, action-packed, and compelling." —Christina Baker Kline, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Absolutely riveting!...Read this book." —Dr. Miriam Klein Kassenoff, Director of the University of Miami Holocaust Teacher Institute "Beautifully written and richly evocative." —Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author “A hauntingly rich WWII novel about courage, brutality, love, survival—and the essence of what makes us human.” —Family Circle “A heart-pounding story.” —USA Today "An enormous story. Richly satisfying. I loved it." —Anne Rice "A respectful and absorbing page-turner." —Kirkus Reviews "Tender, compelling...a satisfying slice of life in Nazi-occupied France." —Jewish Book Council “Expect to devour The Nightingale in as few sittings as possible; the high-stakes plot and lovable characters won’t allow any rest until all of their fates are known.” —Shelf Awareness "I loved The Nightingale." —Lisa See, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Powerful...an unforgettable portrait of love and war." —People

    • Nature

Weather 101

From Doppler Radar and Long-Range Forecasts to the Polar Vortex and Climate Change, Everything You Need to Know about the Study of Weather
Author: Kathleen Sears
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507204647
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 3126
Learn the science behind weather and weather prediction in this clear and straightforward new guide. Weather is everywhere, and while it’s typically not thought about most of the time, it can get everyone’s attention in an instant—whether it’s the swirling destruction of a tornado, the wreckage from a hurricane, or the havoc of climate change on the environment. Weather 101 gives you the basics on weather, from blue skies to hail to dust storms, with information on the science of how weather works, how to predict the weather in your area, how to be ready for natural disasters, and how climate change is affecting weather patterns across the world. With this guide, you’ll be a weather expert in no time!

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Truth About Trump


Author: Michael D'Antonio
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250116961
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 5655
Who is the man shaking up the GOP? What does he really stand for? How far will he go in his pursuit of power? This is THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUMP He is one of the world’s most successful businessmen—and a man who many Americans love to hate. So how did Donald Trump become a serious contender in the race for the country’s highest office? His critics think his run for president is a marketing campaign for the Trump brand. His supporters believe that he can make America great again. The only thing both sides can agree on is that Trump is a man whose appetite for wealth, attention, power, and conquest is insatiable. In this up-close-and-personal biography, author Michael D’Antonio draws upon extensive and exclusive interviews with Trump himself to present the full story behind this American icon—from his early life to the headlines of today. “Carefully reported and fair-minded.”—USA Today “A brisk and entertaining read.” —The Washington Post Previously published in hardcover as Never Enough.

Understanding Weather and Climate, Global Edition


Author: James E. Burt,Edward Aguado
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292087801
Category:
Page: 608
View: 8003
Engage Students in Learning About Atmospheric Processes Aguado/Burts Understanding Weather and Climate illustrates meteorology and climatology using everyday occurrences and inspired technology tutorials to engage students in learning about atmospheric processes and patterns. The Seventh Edition extends coverage of global climate change with new and unique sections covering oceans and climate in the Earth system. Each chapter also focuses on the human aspect of weather and climate, covering high interest weather-related hazards that draw students into the course, while incorporating the latest science and the most relevant issues. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience. Heres how: * Integrated Mobile-Ready Videos: Students use their mobile devices to scan Quick Response (QR) codes in the book to view videos, for just-in-time visualization of key meteorological concepts and applications. * Engage Students with Real-World Applications and Environmental Impacts: Case Studiescover weather hazards and how they impact people and society.* Emphasis on Oceans and Climate and on Climate Change: New and unique coverage on Oceans and their role in regulating weather and climate has been added in chapters 8, 15, and 16. * Focus on Fundamentals and Learning Path: Greater focus on the scientific method and basic concepts to help guide students. MasteringMeteorology is not included. Students, if MasteringMeteorology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringMeteorology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringMeteorology with eText for Understanding Weather and Climate is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

    • Adventure and adventurers

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Page: 329
View: 9220
In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

    • History

History of the Franks


Author: Gregory Bishop of Tours,Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 284
View: 5338
Written in the 6th century by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours, "Historia Francorum," translated as History of the Franks, is a ten volume work that recounts the world's history from creation, focusing on the movement of Christianity into Gaul, an ancient region corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the south Netherlands, Southwest Germany, and northern Italy.

    • Fiction

Battlefield Earth

A Saga of the Year 3000
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC
ISBN: 1592120075
Category: Fiction
Page: 1072
View: 6439
Jonnie Goodboy Tyler ventures out of the tiny community of humans barely surviving in the Rocky Mountain refuge and finds himself challenging the Psychlos, the malignant and oppressive alien conquerors of Earth.