New Arrivals · Life Sciences, Natural History & Animals

February 27, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

White feathers : the nesting lives of tree swallows

February 26, 2020
Heinrich, Bernd, 1940- author, illustrator.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
xiv, 232 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 22 cm
"The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season -- with Heinrich's beautiful illustrations and photographs -- by the acclaimed naturalist. Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest-box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers -- not easily available nearby -- as nest lining? He notices, too, the extreme aggressiveness of 'his' swallows toward some other swallows of their own kind. And he wonders, given swallows' reputation for feistiness, at the extraordinary tameness and close contact he experiences with his nesting birds." --Provided by publisher.

Helping animals

February 17, 2020
Turner, Amanda (Children's writer), author.
Philadelpia : Mason Crest, [2020]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Is a career helping animals for you? -- Why work with animals? -- Volunteering and organizations -- Education, training, and qualifications -- Salaries, job outlook, and work satisfaction.
"The Careers Making A Difference series provides information on nine important and interesting careers that make a difference in and improve the whole of society and each title describes the careers available in the field, plus valuable information on education, training, salaries, job outlook, and job satisfaction"-- Provided by publisher.

Where have all the bees gone?

February 7, 2020
Hirsch, Rebecca E., author.
©2020
104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"Pollinators in crisis." -- cover.
"Bees pollinate 75 percent of the fruits, vegetables, and nuts grown in the United States. Around the world, bees pollinate $24 billion worth of crops each year. Without bees, humans would face a drastically reduced diet. We need bees to grow the foods that keep us healthy. Bu tnumbers of bees are falling, and that has scientists alarmed. What's causing the decline? Diseases, pesticides, climate change, and loss of habitat are all threatening bee populations. Some bee species are teetering on the brink of extinction. Learn about the many bee species on Earth--their nests, their colonies, their life cycles, and their vital connection to flowering plants. Most importantly, find out how you can help these crucial pollinators." -- back cover.

Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time

February 5, 2020
Vince, Gaia, author.
New York : Basic Books, 2020.
viii, 335 pages ; 25 cm
What enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture that goes back into deep time. She explains how, through four key elements -- fire, language, beauty, and time -- our species diverged from the evolutionary path of all other animals, unleashing a compounding process that launched us into the Space Age and beyond.

Extraterrestrial languages

February 4, 2020
Oberhaus, Daniel, author.
Cambridge, MA : The MIT Press, [2019]
x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A Brief History of Talking to Aliens -- From CETI to METI -- Aliens on Earth -- Cosmic Computers and Interstellar Cats -- Is There a Language of the Universe? -- Toward a Lingua Cosmica -- How to Talk in Space -- Art as a Universal Language -- The Many Futures of METI.
If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been accompanied by another, more complicated one: if there is extraterrestrial life, how would we communicate with it? In this book, Daniel Oberhaus leads readers on a quest for extraterrestrial communication. Exploring Earthlings' various attempts to reach out to non-Earthlings over the centuries, he poses some not entirely answerable questions: If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? What languages will they (and we) speak? Is there not only a universal grammar (as Noam Chomsky has posited), but also a grammar of the universe? Oberhaus describes, among other things, a late-nineteenth-century idea to communicate with Martians via Morse code and mirrors; the emergence in the twentieth century of SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence), CETI (communication with extraterrestrial intelligence), and finally METI (messaging extraterrestrial intelligence); the one-way space voyage of Ella, an artificial intelligence agent that can play cards, tell fortunes, and recite poetry; and the launching of a theremin concert for aliens. He considers media used in attempts at extraterrestrial communication, from microwave systems to plaques on spacecrafts to formal logic, and discusses attempts to formulate a language for our message, including the Astraglossa and two generations of Lincos (lingua cosmica). The chosen medium for interstellar communication reveals much about the technological sophistication of the civilization that sends it, Oberhaus observes, but even more interesting is the information embedded in the message itself. In Extraterrestrial Languages, he considers how philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, science, and art have informed the design or limited the effectiveness of our interstellar messaging.

How to catch a mole : wisdom from a life lived in nature

February 3, 2020
Hamer, Marc, author.
Vancouver ; Berkeley : Greystone Books, 2019.
206 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Kneeling in a muddy field, clutching something soft and blue-black, Marc Hamer vows he will stop trapping moles--forever. In this earnest, understated, and sublime work of nonfiction literature, the molecatcher shares what led him to this strange career: from sleeping among hedges as a homeless teen, to toiling on the railway, to weeding windswept gardens in Wales. Hamer infuses his wanderings with radiant poetry and stark, simple observations on nature's oft-ignored details. He also reveals how to catch a mole--a craft long kept secret by its masters--and burrows into the unusual lives of his muses. Moles, we learn, are colorblind. Their blood holds unusual amounts of carbon dioxide. Their vast tunnel networks are intricate and deceptive. And, like Hamer, they work alone." --Provided by publisher.

Rise of the necrofauna : the science, ethics, and risks of de-extinction

February 3, 2020
Wray, Britt, author.
©2017
ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"David Suzuki Institute."
How is de-extinction done? -- Why is de-extinction important? -- What species are good contenders, and why? -- Why recreate the woolly mammoth? -- Can billions of passenger pigeons rebound, and should they? -- How might we regulate this new wilderness? -- Can de-extinction save species on the brink? -- Is some knowledge too dangerous?
"In Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray takes us deep into the minds and labs of some of the world's most progressive thinkers to find out the truth about de-extinction. She introduces us to renowned futurists like Stewart Brand and scientists like George Church, who are harnessing the powers of CRISPR gene editing in the hopes of "reviving" extinct passenger pigeons, woolly mammoths, and heath hens. But we also hear from more cautionary voices, like those of researcher and award-winning author Beth Shapiro and environmental philosopher Thomas van Dooren. Through conversations with these and other thought leaders, Wray reminds us that de-extinction could bring just as many dangers as it does possibilities"--Jacket.

The monarch : saving our most-loved butterfly

January 31, 2020
Baumle, Kylee, author, photographer.
Pittsburgh, PA : St. Lynn's Press, 2017.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
A story -- Danaus plexippus -- Monarch mimics -- The miraculous migration -- Laying out the challenges -- We can lend a hand -- What's so special about milkweed? -- Predators at large -- Are monarchs in danger of extinction -- Ways to help the monarch: projects for everyone -- Epilogue: the rest of the story.
Every fall, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to Central Mexico. West Coast populations make a similar though much shorter trip to coastal California. The National Wildlife Federation calls the monarch migration "one of the greatest natural phenomena in the insect world." Not long ago, monarchs numbered in the billions, but in the last 20 years their population has dropped by 90%, due to habitat loss from pesticides, modern farming practices, urban development and other human activity. An estimated one million acres of habitat are lost each year. But today, an army of citizen scientists, students and gardeners is engaged in restoring this beloved pollinator's habitat -- the wildflowers and milkweed and feeding corridors -- so that one of nature's most beautiful creatures will still be there for generations to come. And it starts in our own backyards.

The contact paradox : challenging our assumptions in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

January 30, 2020
Cooper, Keith (Journalist), author.
London : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2019.
336 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In The Contact Paradox, space journalist Keith Cooper tackles some of the myths and assumptions that underlie SETI--the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

The complete book of ferns : indoors -- outdoors -- growing -- crafting -- history & lore

January 27, 2020
Weinstein, Mobee, author.
Beverly, MA : Cool Springs Press, 2020.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
History, lore and uses -- The botany of ferns -- Greening your environment: ferns indoors -- Greening your environment: ferns outdoors -- Do-it-yourself crafting with ferns.
"The Complete Book of Ferns is filled with botanical information, indoor and outdoor growing and care information, details on propagation, display ideas, and even craft projects. This gorgeous book is authored by Mobee Weinstein, the Foreman of Gardeners at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and a veteran guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show and other media outlets. Houseplants in general are in ascendance, but no category is hotter than ferns. From the otherworldly Staghorns-mounted like antler trophies in homes throughout the world-to the classic Boston Ferns and newer varieties like Crispy Wave, ferns are definitely back in fashion. And to no one's surprise. After all, ferns are among the very oldest plants on the planet, with a long and storied history. There are tens of thousands of known varieties of ferns. In the Victorian Era, ferns created an absolute craze for more than 50 years. They re-emerged as integral home décor accessories in the '50s and '60s, and who didn't spend time in a "Fern Bar" back in the '80s? And they are back again. This comprehensive reference starts its examination of ferns 400 million years ago, when the first species of this group of spore-reproducing plants appeared on Earth, exploring their evolution and eventual incorporation into human culture, including the powers associated with them and their practical and ornamental uses. Then, after an exploration of fern botany-its parts, how it grows, its variability in size and form, habitats, propagation, etc.-you'll learn how to green you indoor and outdoor environments with ferns. Every aspect of fern care is covered: potting/planting, watering, fertilizing, pest and disease control, and more. With this knowledge absorbed, explore creative planting projects, like terrariums, vertical gardens (living walls), mixed tabletop gardens, and moss baskets. To make your survey of ferns complete, create pressed fern art, fabric wall hangings with chlorophyll-stained designs, cyanotypes, and hand-made fern-decorated paper. In the end, you will understand why this ancient plant class continues to be all the rage"-- Provided by publisher.

Pollinator victory garden : win the war on pollinator decline with ecological gardening : how to attract and support bees, beetles, butterflies, bats, and other pollinators

January 24, 2020
Eierman, Kim, author.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2020.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Essentials of pollinators and pollination -- Providing pollinators with a place to live -- Providing pollinators with food to eat -- Parade of pollinators -- Creating and growing a pollinator victory garden.
Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet. Bees, beetles, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps, and even some mosquito species, can be pollinators. But, many pollinators are in trouble, and most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Eirman offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these beneficial animals. By planting a bit differently and by tweaking your landscape aesthetic, you can transition your landscape into a pollinator haven. --Provided by publisher.

Father of lions : one man's remarkable quest to save the Mosul Zoo

January 23, 2020
Callaghan, Louise, 1990- author.
©2019
xii, 383 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
First published: London : Head of Zeus Ltd., 2019.
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
"After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, the Mosul Zoo was one of the few outdoor attractions still standing in Iraq's second city, its inhabitants kept alive by Abu Laith, a square-set 50-something mechanic and passionate animal lover. As the animals began to starve under the siege by advancing Iraqi army forces, Abu Laith, the "Father of Lions" and his protégées and family risked their lives to keep the animals alive. When liberation finally came, the city and the zoo were both on their last legs. It seemed as if all was lost, until a local former-government scientist, Hakam, saw a message on Facebook about a zoo nearby: a charity in Switzerland wanted to rescue the animals"-- Provided by publisher.

Cat tale : the wild, weird battle to save the Florida panther

January 20, 2020
Pittman, Craig, author.
Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2020]
336 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"It wasn't so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story--until now. With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle"-- Publisher's description.

Cracking the AP biology exam.

January 2, 2020
New York : Random House, Inc., c1997-
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Wildlife adventure : an interactive guide with facts, photos, and more!

December 26, 2019
Peterson, Coyote.
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"In this official non-fiction adventure guide, Coyote Peterson will teach fans how to discover the animals in their very own backyard before whisking them away to learn more about the desert, rainforest, savanna, and even more epic locations."--Amazon.com.

Ostriches

December 19, 2019
Poliquin, Rachel, 1975- author.
©2019
96 pages : illustrations (mostly color), map ; 26 cm.
A book filled with interesting facts and information about ostriches, the world's largest birds

My penguin year : life among the emperors

December 19, 2019
McCrae, Lindsay (Photographer), author.
©2019
viii, 292 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 24 cm
Originally published in the UK in 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton, a Hachette UK company.
For 337 days, award-winning wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae intimately followed 11,000 emperor penguins amid the singular beauty of Antarctica. This is his masterful chronicle of one penguin colony's astonishing journey of life, death, and rebirth--and of the extraordinary human experience of living amongst them in the planet's harshest environment. A miracle occurs each winter in Antarctica. As temperatures plummet 60 degrees below zero and the sea around the remote southern continent freezes, emperors--the largest of all penguins--begin marching up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They are the only animals to breed in the depths of this, the worst winter on the planet; and in an unusual role reversal, the males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world. My Penguin Year recounts McCrae's remarkable adventure to the end of the Earth. He observed every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, facing the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream, and grappling with the personal obstacles that, being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home, almost proved too much. Out of that experience, he has written an unprecedented portrait of Antarctica's most extraordinary residents.

An elephant in my kitchen : what the herd taught me about love, courage and survival

December 11, 2019
Malby-Anthony, Françoise, author.
©2018
324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence's death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn't take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd's feisty new matriarch Frankie didn't like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she'd had Frankie wrong all along."-- Provided by publisher.

Feed the birds : attract and identify 196 common North American birds

December 10, 2019
Earley, Chris G., 1968-
Buffalo, New York ; Richmond Hill, Ontario : Firefly Books, 2019.
296 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Endorsed by the Canadian Wildlife Federation."
"A guide to attracting and feeding common back yard birds. Includes information on building feeders and planting and cultivating bird-friendly plants. Illustrated identification guide shows range for most common birds."-- Provided by publisher.

End of the megafauna : the fate of the world's hugest, fiercest, and strangest animals

December 9, 2019
MacPhee, R. D. E., author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2019]
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Preface : Lost in near time -- Big -- "This sudden dying out" -- The world before us -- The hominin diaspora -- Explaining near time extinctions : first attempts -- Paul Martin and the planet of doom : overkill ascendant -- Action and reaction -- Overkill now -- Where are the bodies, and other objections to overkill -- More objections : betrayal from within? -- Other ideas : the search continues -- Extinction matters -- Epilogue : Can the megafauna live again? -- Appendix : Dating near time.
"The fascinating lives and puzzling demise of some of the largest animals on earth. Until a few thousand years ago, creatures that could have been from a sci-fi thriller--including gorilla-sized lemurs, 800-pound birds, crocodiles that weighed a ton or more--roamed the earth. These great beasts, or "megafauna," lived on every habitable continent and on many islands. With a handful of exceptions, all are now gone. What caused the disappearance of these prehistoric behemoths? No one event can be pinpointed as a specific cause, but several factors may have played a role. Paleomammologist Ross D.E. MacPhee explores them all, examining the leading extinction theories, weighing the evidence, and presenting his own conclusions. He shows how theories of human overhunting and catastrophic climate change fail to account for critical features of these extinctions, and how new thinking is needed to elucidate these mysterious losses. Along the way, we learn how time is determined in earth history; how DNA is used to explain the genomics and phylogenetic history of megafauna--and how synthetic biology and genetic engineering may be able to reintroduce these giants of the past. Until then, gorgeous four-color illustrations by Peter Schouten re-create these megabeasts here in vivid detail."-- Provided by publisher.

The last elephants

December 9, 2019
©2019
481 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Elephants: a human-animal crisis -- Counting elephants / Dr Mike Chase & Kelly Landen -- Why elephants matter / Dr Ian McCallum -- Imagining Africa's elephants / Dan Wylie -- Eavesdropping on elephants / Will Travers OBE -- Ritual elephants / Patricia Schonstein -- A tale of two elephants / Audrey Delsink -- The amazing Jane / Dr Marion E Garaï -- Last of the big tuskers / James Currie -- A tribute to the giant tuskers / Colin Bell -- Big trees, big elephants and big thinking / Dr Michelle Henley -- Conserving elephants and biodiversity in Africa's savannas / Dr Richard WS Fynn & Dr Timothy G O'Connor -- Constant gardeners of the wild / Garth Thompson -- Ensuring elephant survival through community benefit / Romy Chevallier & Ross Harvey -- Funding elephant conservation / Dr Don Pinnock -- Poaching networks of East Africa / Carina Bruwer -- Managing cross-border elephant populations / Dr Jeanetta Selier -- The illegal wildlife trade / Dr Don Pinnock -- Arms and elephants / Kathi Lynn Austin -- CITES and trade: is this the organisation to save elephants? / Adam Cruise -- South Africa. Translocating elephants: are welfare and conservation in conflict? / Dr Marion E Garaï ; Just addo / John Vosloo -- Botswana. Making a safe haven / Colin Bell ; Botswana's sanctuary / Kelly Landen -- Zimbabwe. Learning from Zimbabwe's 'presidential elephants' / Sharon Pincott ; Mahenye community, working with CAMPFIRE / Clive Stockil ; Gonarezhou: a place for elephants / Hugo van der Westhuizen -- Mozambique. Niassa's elephants / Greg Reis -- Namibia. Desert-dwelling elephants of north-west Namibia / Dr Keith Leggett -- Tanzania. Selous game reserve: paradise lost? / Colin Bell ; The success of Singita Grumeti / Dr Neil Midlane -- Kenya. Beneath Kilimanjaro: elephant conservation in Kenya / Dr Paula Kahumbu ; Elephants of the north / Ian Craig OBE ; The elephant and the kid / Luca Belpietro -- Gabon. Urgent intervention needed to save forest elephants / Wynand Viljoen -- Democratic Republic of the Congo. Garamba National Park: conservation on the continental divide / Naftali Honig -- Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville). Odzala-Kokoua National Park / Marcus Westberg -- Central African Republic. The other African elephant / Andrea K Turkalo -- Republic of Togo. Ivory and terrorism / Brent Stirton -- Nigeria. The elephants of Yankari / Nachamada Geoffrey & Andrew Dunn -- Chad. Zakouma: an elephant success story / Lorna & Rian Labuschagne -- Mali. The desert elephants of Mali / Vance G Martin & Dr Susan Canney ; The right time to die / Colin Bell -- Appendices. Get involved: it does matter ; Wayne Lotter: a remarkable man ; Understanding elephant behaviour ; About the authors ; About the photographers.
African savanna elephants are an extraordinary, social, and intelligent species. But savanna elephant populations across Africa are being decimated, with two to three murdered every hour for their ivory. This collection provides an homage to these animals and a clarion call for their preservation. Amazing photographs of the elephants accompany narratives from researchers, scientists, and conservationists celebrating elephants and calling for their preservation. -- adapted from front flap

Moths : a complete guide to biology and behavior

December 6, 2019
Lees, David Conway, 1959- author.
©2019
208 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Published in Great Britainby the Natural History Museum.
Introduction. What is a moth? -- Blueprint for success -- Becoming a moth -- A matter of taste -- Mating -- Moth warfare -- Diversity and distribution -- Evolution in action -- Of moths and man.
Moths are a crucial insect group encompassing more than 160,000 species, and they are among the most ancient of Earth's inhabitants, with some fossils believed to be 190 million years old. This richly illustrated guide to their biology, evolution, and history demonstrates the incredible diversity of these winged insects and reveals the ruthless survival tactics used by some--including blood-sucking moths, cannibalism in the cocoon, and carnivorous caterpillars. T

On the backs of tortoises : Darwin, the Galápagos, and the fate of an evolutionary Eden

December 6, 2019
Hennessy, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Ann), author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
xix, 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
What we stand on -- In Darwin's footsteps -- What's in a name? -- The many worlds at world's end -- Making a natural laboratory -- Restoring evolution -- Laboratory life -- All the way down.
The Galápagos archipelago is often viewed as a last foothold of pristine nature. For sixty years, conservationists have worked to restore this evolutionary Eden after centuries of exploitation at the hands of pirates, whalers, and island settlers. This book tells the story of the islands' namesakes--the giant tortoises--as coveted food sources, objects of natural history, and famous icons of conservation and tourism. By doing so, it brings into stark relief the paradoxical, and impossible, goal of conserving species by trying to restore a past state of prehistoric evolution. The tortoises, Elizabeth Hennessy demonstrates, are not prehistoric, but rather microcosms whose stories show how deeply human and nonhuman life are entangled. In a world where evolution is thoroughly shaped by global history, Hennessy puts forward a vision for conservation based on reckoning with the past, rather than trying to erase it.

The prepper's guide to foraging : how wild plants can supplement a sustainable lifestyle

December 5, 2019
Nash, David, 1974- author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
ix, 173 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- How to learn about wild edible plants -- Universal edibility test -- Is foraging an appropriate meal plan for outdoor adventure? -- Identifying plant parts -- Responsible harvesting guidelines -- Trees -- Plants and shrubs.
"Revised and updated. The Prepper's Guide to Foraging is not a plant identification guide in the traditional sense. It is instead a guide to using plants to supplement other means of food production and subsistence living. Author David Nash believes that there is not enough land available for to support a large-scale return to the hunter-gatherer lifestyle in the event of a large-scale disaster, but that botanical knowledge does provide an edge to the well prepared. This book advocates the acquisition of knowledge to allow its reader to safely identify, harvest, and use common North American plants. Wild plants can provide shelter, material, medicine, and food to help the reader extend stored food as well as to create items that may be otherwise unavailable during a crisis. Twenty-five easily identified plants common to the United States are described and illustrated with notations for their common usage. Each plant described in this book comes with one recipe for food as well as detailed instructions for at least one alternative use. Additional instructions for the preparation of standard medicinal items like tinctures, creams, and infusions are included as well as botanical guides to help identify other plants is included. Special emphasis has been added for North American trees." -- ONIX annotation.

The rise of wolf 8 : witnessing the triumph of Yellowstone's underdog

November 18, 2019
McIntyre, Rick, author.
©2019
xx, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm
Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves--but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back, with the first wolves arriving from Canada in 1995. This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves. Wolf 8 struggles at first--he is smaller than the other pups, and often bullied--but soon he bonds with an alpha female whose mate was shot. An unusually young alpha male, barely a teenager in human years, Wolf 8 rises to the occasion, hunting skillfully, and even defending his family from the wolf who killed his father. But soon he faces a new opponent: his adopted son, who mates with a violent alpha female. Can Wolf 8 protect his valley without harming his protégé? Authored by a renowned wolf researcher and gifted storyteller, The Rise of Wolf 8 marks the beginning of an original and bold new trilogy, which will transform our view of wolves forever.

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