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The Amazing World Of Flyingfish

Author : Steve N. G. Howell
ISBN : 9780691160115
Genre : Nature
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If you travel the open ocean anywhere in the tropics, you are very likely to see flyingfish. These beautifully colored "ocean butterflies" shoot out of the water and sail on majestic, winglike pectoral fins to escape from predators such as dolphins, swordfish, and tuna. Some can travel for more than six hundred feet per flight. Yet despite their prevalence in warm ocean waters and their vital role in the tropical food chain, surprisingly little is known about flyingfish—more than 60 species are said to exist, but nobody is sure of the number. This beautifully illustrated book presents flyingfish as you've never seen them before. It features more than 90 stunning color photos by renowned naturalist Steve Howell, as well as a concise and accessible text that explores the natural history of flyingfish, where they can be found, how and why they fly, what colors they are, what they eat and what eats them, and more. The ideal gift for fish lovers, seasoned travelers, and armchair naturalists alike, this first-of-its-kind book provides a rare and incomparable look at these spectacular marine creatures. Presents flyingfish like you’ve never seen them before Features more than 90 stunning color images Explores the natural history of flyingfish, where to see them, how they fly, and more The ideal gift book for fish lovers, ecotravelers, birders, and armchair naturalists
Category: Nature

Order Beloniformes Needlefishes Sauries Halfbeaks And Flyingfishes

Author : Bruce B. Collette
ISBN : 9781933789347
Genre : Science
File Size : 76.20 MB
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An authoritative guide to the identification, systematics, distribution, and biology of the thirty-eight species of the Order Beloniformes in the western North Atlantic Ocean The final volume in the Fishes of the Western North Atlantic series covers the Beloniformes, a diverse order of fishes containing six families and at least two hundred and thirty extant species found worldwide in marine and freshwater environments. This excellently illustrated, authoritative book describes the thirty-eight species of beloniform fishes—needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes—that live in the western Atlantic Ocean. Compiled from new revisions, original research, and critical reviews of existing information, this tenth book in the series completes a major reference work in taxonomy and ichthyology for both amateurs and professionals, and all students of the sea.
Category: Science

The Amazing World Of Insects

Author : U.C Chopra
ISBN : 9788123023205
Genre :
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The book is on classifications of insect species and their lifecycles.

Oceanic Birds Of The World

Author : Howell Steve N. G.
ISBN : 9780691197012
Genre : Nature
File Size : 71.13 MB
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A state-of-the-art photographic field guide to the world's oceanic birds Oceanic birds are among the most remarkable but least known of all birds, living at sea, far from the sight of most people. They offer unusual identification challenges—many species look similar and it can be difficult to get good views of fast-flying birds from a moving boat. The first field guide to the world's oceanic birds in more than two decades, this exciting and authoritative book draws on decades of firsthand experience on the open seas. It features clear text filled with original insights and new information and more than 2,200 carefully chosen color images that bring the ocean and its remarkable winged inhabitants to life. Never before have oceanic birds been presented in such an accessible and comprehensive way. The introduction discusses the many recent developments in seabird taxonomy, which are incorporated into the species accounts, and these accounts are arranged into groups that aid field identification. Each group and species complex has an introductory overview of its identification challenges, illustrated with clear comparative photos. The text describes flight manner, plumage variation related to age and molt, seasonal occurrence patterns, migration routes, and many other features. The result is an indispensable guide for exploring birding's last great frontier. A comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible guide to oceanic birds Covers more than 270 species Includes more than 2,200 color photos with concise captions noting key features Features careful species comparisons, overviews of the latest taxonomy, tips on how to observe and ID birds at sea, and much more
Category: Nature

Offshore Sea Life Id Guide

Author : Steve N. G. Howell
ISBN : 9781400865970
Genre : Nature
File Size : 76.81 MB
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The first compact field guide to offshore sea life of the West Coast Two-thirds of our planet lies out of sight of land, just offshore beyond the horizon. What wildlife might you find out there? And how might you identify what you see? This Offshore Sea Life ID Guide, designed for quick use on day trips off the West Coast, helps you put a name to what you see, from whales and dolphins to albatrosses, turtles, and even flyingfish. Carefully crafted color plates show species as they typically appear at sea, and expert text highlights identification features. This user-friendly field guide is essential for anyone going out on a whale-watching or birding trip, and provides a handy gateway to the wonders of the ocean. First state-of-the-art pocket guide to offshore sea life Over 300 photos used to create composite plates Includes whales, dolphins, sea lions, birds, sharks, turtles, flyingfish, and more Accessible and informative text reveals what to look for Great for beginners and experts alike
Category: Nature

The Big Book Of Animal Devotions

Author : William L. Coleman
ISBN : 9780764206696
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 35.94 MB
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"Teaches children about God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

On A Flying Fish

Author : David Applefield
ISBN : 0889627878
Genre : Adventure stories
File Size : 38.35 MB
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In this wildly imaginative display of storytelling, an obsessive book editor abandons the pressures of his professional life and seeks contemporary Bohemia in the Uber-rational city of Frankfurt -- accompanied by his enigmatic girlfriend, their barkless basenji dog, and an unpublishable manuscript of questionable origin and multiple voices. What follows is a feisty head-on collision of fiction and reality. Anyone deep in a tortured relationship will love the bittersweet conflict between domesticity and the pursuit of an artful life.
Category: Adventure stories

Our Amazing World Of Nature

Author : Reader's Digest Association
ISBN : CORNELL:31924090295712
Genre : Animals
File Size : 51.53 MB
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Includes selections from 58 naturalists and writers and over 200 full-color photographs.
Category: Animals

Oral Language For Daily Use Grade 3

Author : Sharon Altena
ISBN : 9780768234831
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 28.69 MB
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Oral language across the curriculum! Oral Language for Daily Use features 36 weeks' worth of daily lessons for students in grade 3 that introduce, review, and maintain skills in punctuation, capitalization, and usage. Each week's lessons center on a topic, and each topic includes facts or ideas from across the curriculum. This 80-page book includes enrichment activities that give students practice in research, writing, and critical thinking.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction