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Born To Bark

Author : Stanley Coren
ISBN : 9781439189214
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The frequent talk-show expert guest and author of The Modern Dog recounts the story of his relationship with a Cairn Terrier who introduced the author to new understandings about dog behavior and the interactions between humans and canines. Reprint.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Born To Be Wild

Author : Hattie Garlick
ISBN : 9781472943811
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Want to save cash, your child's imagination and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space. Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand and shells, to mud, puddles and rain. Everything else you'll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies of outward-bound kit required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book - ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers and an empty jar or two. Along the way Hattie talks to families, organisations and communities who have rebuilt their relationships with nature with extreme or inspiring results, and she introduces scientists, psychologists and other experts who explain why, as modern families, we should revive our waning relationships with nature, whatever age or stage we're at.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Bark River Chronicles

Author : Milton J. Bates
ISBN : 9780870206047
Genre : Nature
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The Bark River valley in southeastern Wisconsin is a microcosm of the state's - indeed, of the Great Lakes region's - natural and human history. "The Bark River Chronicles" reports one couple's journey by canoe from the river's headwaters to its confluence with the Rock River and several miles farther downstream to Lake Koshkonong. Along the way, it tells the stories of Ice Age glaciation, the effigy mound builders, the Black Hawk War, early settlement and the development of waterpower sites, and recent efforts to remove old dams and mitigate the damage done by water pollution and invasive species. Along with these big stories, the book recounts dozens of little stories associated with sites along the river. The winter ice harvest, grain milling technology, a key supreme court decision regarding toxic waste disposal, a small-town circus, a scheme to link the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River by canal, the murder of a Chicago mobster, controversies over race and social class in Waukesha County's lake country, community efforts to clean up the river and restore a marsh, visits to places associated with the work of important Wisconsin writers - these and many other stories belong to the Bark River chronicles. For the two voyageurs who paddle the length of the Bark, it is a journey of rediscovery and exploration. As they glide through marshes, woods, farmland, and cities, they acquire not only historical and environmental knowledge but also a renewed sense of the place in which they live. Maps and historical photographs help the reader share their experience.
Category: Nature

Bark At The Moon

Author : Sabian J. Masters
ISBN : 9781462813247
Genre : Fiction
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The life of highs school student Arnie Alvarez is changed entirely after a near fatal encounter changes his life and the life of others close to him as he struggles within himself to ignore the terrible instincts bequeathed upon him as each new cycle of the moon he finds himself slipping farther and farther away from who he is as childhood friend Jay Summer’s is the only one entrusted with Arnie’s awful secret.The two desperately try to overcome his friends deadly curse . The only question is at what cost are the two willing to pay ?
Category: Fiction

Connecting With God

Author : Ron Luce
ISBN : 9781441225399
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
File Size : 23.5 MB
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Since 1986, Ron Luce and Teen Mania have held huge events reaching millions of teens with the message of living completely abandoned lives for Christ. With the hearts, minds, and loyalties of today's teens more at risk than ever, it is imperative to fill their minds with the things of God. In Connecting with God, Luce provides engaging daily readings on topics of interest to teens, including friends, entertainment, parents, school, and more. For teens wanting a deeper relationship with Christ, as well as those searching for answers to life's questions, here is a valuable tool that will lead them into a more passionate, deeply committed relationship with Christ that they can then speak out to the world.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Bark Beetles

Author : Fernando E. Vega
ISBN : 9780124171732
Genre : Science
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Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and their importance in agriculture. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects, and contains 15 chapters on natural history and ecology, morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, evolution and diversity, population dynamics, resistance, symbiotic associations, natural enemies, climate change, management strategies, economics, and politics, with some chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, including Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus. This text is ideal for entomology and forestry courses, and is aimed at scientists, faculty members, forest managers, practitioners of biological control of insect pests, mycologists interested in bark beetle-fungal associations, and students in the disciplines of entomology, ecology, and forestry. Provides the only synthesis of the literature on bark beetles Features chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, such as Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus Includes copious color illustrations and photographs that further enhance the content
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Bark And Wood Boring Insects In Living Trees In Europe A Synthesis

Author : François Lieutier
ISBN : 9781402022418
Genre : Science
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For the first time, a synthesis on the research work done in Europe on all Bark And Wood Boring Insects In Living Trees (BAWBILT) is presented. As final product of a four-year research project gathering together 100 scientists from 24 countries, the book is the fruit of a real collective synthesis in which all European specialists have participated. It reviews and comments on all the European literature, while considering the biological (trees, insects, associated organisms, and their relationships) and forest management aspects. However, although focused on the European forest, it also compares the available information and interpretations to those concerning similar species in other continents. It ends with propositions of research priorities for Europe. The book is directed to all scientists and students concerned with forest entomology and ecology, as well as to forest managers and all scientific public interested in forest biology.
Category: Science

Tales Of The Bark Lodges

Author : Bertrand N. O. Walker
ISBN : 0878057951
Genre : Social Science
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Knots Gnarls And Rough Bark

Author : Dushyant Rajan
ISBN : 9780595527243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How well do immigrants from other countries adjust in the United States after emigration? What talents and gifts do they bring to their adopted country? Is their life in their adopted country much different from what it would have been had they remained in their native country? In this collection of essays, author Dushyant Rajan examines his life growing up in India in a military household with all the benefits of an upper-middle-class upbringing in post-colonial India. The essays describe Rajan's quest for heroic solutions to life's everyday problems, the compelling forces which obstruct him in his mission, his conclusions and resignations, and the beginning of a fondness for the life he left in India. Knots, Gnarls and Rough Bark includes stories about the influence of important figures in his life: his maternal grandfather, Nana, an avowed Anglophile; his father, an officer in the Royal Air Force and the Indian Army from which he retired as an artillery Brigadier; and his mother, the Brigadier's wife. Colorful and insightful, these essays provide a broad world view from the eyes of this intrepid author who concludes that whether in the United States or in India, life presents the same blessings and curses.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Forest Born

Author : Shannon Hale
ISBN : 9781408811924
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Rin, Razo's little sister, is haunted by the forest she has always loved. When Razo invites her back to the city to be one of Queen Ani's waiting women, she happily accepts . . . only to end up on the adventure of her lifetime, following the queen, Enna and Dasha into the countryside in search of a fire-starting enemy that no one can see. As she learns more about the three women's magical talents, she finds her own strength comes from places both expected - the forest - and unexpected - the sound of her own voice. A brilliant addition to the Books of Bayern, this book is a treat for fans of this series, and stands alone for readers who might be discovering the joys of Shannon Hale's writing for the first time.
Category: Young Adult Fiction