The Curious Naturalist

Boston Globe nature columnist discusses the lovelorn messages sent by singing insects on autumn evenings, the messages contained in spiderwebs, the effects of winter snow on the way sound travels, the way all life depends on the unusual ...

The Curious Naturalist

Boston Globe nature columnist discusses the lovelorn messages sent by singing insects on autumn evenings, the messages contained in spiderwebs, the effects of winter snow on the way sound travels, the way all life depends on the unusual structure of water, and much more. Most fun is the author's description of ways to interact with other creatures (e.g., teaching wild birds to eat out of your hand).

The Curious Naturalist

Presents strategies for exploring the mysteries of nature and portrays a variety of plants and animals in their natural surroundings

The Curious Naturalist

Presents strategies for exploring the mysteries of nature and portrays a variety of plants and animals in their natural surroundings

Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist

Birdsong made easy to understand, lavishly illustrated with color photos, and accompanied by more than 700 online recordings From a leading expert, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist is a basic, how-to guide that teaches anyone--from ...

Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist

Birdsong made easy to understand, lavishly illustrated with color photos, and accompanied by more than 700 online recordings From a leading expert, Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist is a basic, how-to guide that teaches anyone--from beginner to advanced birder--how to listen. In understandable and appealing language, Kroodsma explains why and how birds sing, what various calls mean, and what to listen for from the birds around us. The descriptions are accompanied by color photos of the birds, as well as QR codes that link to an online collection of more than 700 recordings. With these resources, readers are prepared to recognize bird sounds and the birds that make them. Kroodsma encourages readers to find the joy of birdsong and curiosity--to observe, listen intently, be curious, ask questions, and realize that many unanswered questions about birdsong don't have to rely on scientists for answers but can be answered by any curious naturalist.

The Curious Naturalist

An introduction to the world of nature--flora, fauna, stars, weather--and instruction for a number of craft projects.

The Curious Naturalist

An introduction to the world of nature--flora, fauna, stars, weather--and instruction for a number of craft projects.

The Curious Naturalist

Organized by season, skillfully hand-lettered, and illustrated with line drawings, this handbook offers nature lovers, young and old alike, a potpourri of fascinating facts and folklore about common plants, animals, and natural phenomena.

The Curious Naturalist

Based on a series of articles published in the Massachusetts Audubon Society journal of the same name, The Curious Naturalist provides a wealth of crafts, games, activities, and ideas for teaching children about the world of nature - from how mammals survive in winter to how to build an insect cage in summer. Organized by season, skillfully hand-lettered, and illustrated with line drawings, this handbook offers nature lovers, young and old alike, a potpourri of fascinating facts and folklore about common plants, animals, and natural phenomena.

Curious Naturalist

Curious Naturalist


The Curious Mister Catesby

Nevertheless no portrait of him is known. The international contributors to this volume review Catesby’s biography alongside the historical and scientific significance of his work.

The Curious Mister Catesby

In 1712, English naturalist Mark Catesby (1683–1749) crossed the Atlantic to Virginia. After a seven-year stay, he returned to England with paintings of plants and animals he had studied. They sufficiently impressed other naturalists that in 1722 several Fellows of the Royal Society sponsored his return to North America. There Catesby cataloged the flora and fauna of the Carolinas and the Bahamas by gathering seeds and specimens, compiling notes, and making watercolor sketches. Going home to England after five years, he began the twenty-year task of writing, etching, and publishing his monumental The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands. Mark Catesby was a man of exceptional courage and determination combined with insatiable curiosity and multiple talents. Nevertheless no portrait of him is known. The international contributors to this volume review Catesby’s biography alongside the historical and scientific significance of his work. Ultimately, this lavishly illustrated volume advances knowledge of Catesby’s explorations, collections, artwork, and publications in order to reassess his importance within the pantheon of early naturalists.

Fishes

With more than 100 photographs—including two full-color photo galleries—and the most up-to-date facts on the world's fishes from two premier experts, this fun book is the perfect bait for any curious naturalist, angler, or aquarist.

Fishes

With more than 100 photographs—including two full-color photo galleries—and the most up-to-date facts on the world's fishes from two premier experts, this fun book is the perfect bait for any curious naturalist, angler, or aquarist.

Parrots

Whether you are a parrot owner, birder, ornithologist, or curious naturalist, you will find that Cameron asks and fully answers every question you have about these incredible birds.

Parrots

Whether you are a parrot owner, birder, ornithologist, or curious naturalist, you will find that Cameron asks and fully answers every question you have about these incredible birds.

Deer

Nature lovers, hunters, and anyone curious about deer will find this fact-filled book both fascinating and full of surprises.

Deer

Nature lovers, hunters, and anyone curious about deer will find this fact-filled book both fascinating and full of surprises.

Nature s Everyday Mysteries

Essays discuss porcupines, ferns, frogs, spiders, skunks, fireflies, mosquitoes, fossils, mushrooms, beavers, squirrels, turkeys, crows, and owls

Nature s Everyday Mysteries

Essays discuss porcupines, ferns, frogs, spiders, skunks, fireflies, mosquitoes, fossils, mushrooms, beavers, squirrels, turkeys, crows, and owls

The Wind Birds

In this nature-writing classic, the National Book Award-winning author of such works as Killing Mister Watson, Far Tortuga, and The Snow Leopard captures the essence of the world's most fascinating group of birds, conveying the biological ...

The Wind Birds

l history returns with this updated account of the shorebirds of North America--plovers, curlews, sandpipers, snipe, and sanderlings--that flawlessly blends lyric description with hard scientific fact.

Frogs

Packed with facts and featuring two color galleries and 70 black-and-white photographs, Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide is sure to address the questions on the minds of curious naturalists.

Frogs

Packed with facts and featuring two color galleries and 70 black-and-white photographs, Frogs: The Animal Answer Guide is sure to address the questions on the minds of curious naturalists.

Turtles

With a friendly mix of scientific analysis and basic encyclopedic coverage, Gibbons and Greene discuss a broad range of turtle topics, including behavior, ecology, reproduction and development, turtle-human relationships, and the appearance ...

Turtles

With a friendly mix of scientific analysis and basic encyclopedic coverage, Gibbons and Greene discuss a broad range of turtle topics, including behavior, ecology, reproduction and development, turtle-human relationships, and the appearance of turtles in popular literature.

Rabbits

Lumpkin and Seidensticker talk about conservation, because while rabbits may breed like, well, rabbits, several species are among the most endangered animals on Earth.

Rabbits

Lumpkin and Seidensticker talk about conservation, because while rabbits may breed like, well, rabbits, several species are among the most endangered animals on Earth.

Squirrels

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Squirrels

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Geckos

Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book.

Geckos

Anyone who owns a gecko, has seen them in the wild, or has wondered about them will appreciate this gem of a book.