The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400883141
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Nature

The best-selling Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs remains the must-have book for anyone who loves dinosaurs, from amateur enthusiasts to professional paleontologists. Now extensively revised and expanded, this dazzlingly illustrated large-format edition features some 100 new dinosaur species and 200 new and updated illustrations, bringing readers up to the minute on the latest discoveries and research that are radically transforming what we know about dinosaurs and their world. Written and illustrated by acclaimed dinosaur expert Gregory Paul, this stunningly beautiful book includes detailed species accounts of all the major dinosaur groups as well as nearly 700 color and black-and-white images—skeletal drawings, "life" studies, scenic views, and other illustrations that depict the full range of dinosaurs, from small feathered creatures to whale-sized supersauropods. Paul's extensively revised introduction delves into dinosaur history and biology, the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs, the origin of birds, and the history of dinosaur paleontology, as well as giving a taste of what it might be like to travel back in time to the era when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Now extensively revised and expanded Covers nearly 750 dinosaur species, including scores of newly discovered ones Provides startling new perspectives on the famed Brontosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Features nearly 700 color and black-and-white drawings and figures, including life studies, scenic views, and skull and muscle drawings Includes color paleo-distribution maps and a color time line Describes anatomy, physiology, locomotion, reproduction, and growth of dinosaurs, as well as the origin of birds and the extinction of nonavian dinosaurs

Birds of New Guinea

Author: Thane K. Pratt
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400865116
Release Date: 2014-10-26
Genre: Nature

This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world’s largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research

Parrots of the World

Author: Joseph M. Forshaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400836204
Release Date: 2010-09-27
Genre: Nature

From the macaws of South America to the cockatoos of Australia, parrots are among the most beautiful and exotic birds in the world--and also among the most endangered. This stunningly illustrated, easy-to-use field guide covers all 356 species and well-differentiated subspecies of parrots, and is the only guide organized by geographical distribution--Australasian, Afro-Asian, and neotropical. It features 146 superb color plates depicting every kind of parrot, as well as detailed, facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status. Color distribution maps show ranges of all subspecies, and field identification is further aided by relevant upperside and underside flight images. This premier field guide also shows where to observe each species in the wild, helping make this the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the parrots of the world. The only parrot guide to focus on geographical distribution Covers all 356 species Features 146 color plates depicting all species and well-differentiated subspecies Provides detailed facing-page species accounts that describe key identification features, distribution, subspeciation, habitat, and status Includes color distribution maps Shows where to observe each species in the wild

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East

Author: Dennis Paulson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400839667
Release Date: 2011-12-19
Genre: Nature

This is the first fully illustrated guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America--from the rivers of Manitoba to the Florida cypress swamps--and the companion volume to Dennis Paulson's acclaimed field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of the West. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East features hundreds of color photos that depict all the species found in the region, detailed line drawings to aid in-hand identification, and a color distribution map for every species--and the book's compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Species accounts describe key identification features, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Paulson's authoritative introduction offers a primer on dragonfly biology and identification, and also includes tips on how to study and photograph these stunningly beautiful insects. Illustrates all 336 eastern species Features hundreds of full-color photos Includes detailed species accounts, line drawings to aid identification, and a color distribution map for every species Offers helpful tips for the dragonfly enthusiast

Seeds of Amazonian Plants

Author: Fernando Cornejo
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400834481
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Science

Seeds of Amazonian Plants is the first field guide to treat the extraordinary diversity of seeds and diaspores of plants commonly encountered in the Amazon and other lowland moist forests of the American tropics. This stunningly illustrated guide features an easy-to-use whole-plant approach to seed identification that provides detailed descriptions not only of the seeds but also of the habit, trunk, bark, leaves, infructescence, and fruit of Amazonian plants, as well as information about the known uses and distribution of each genus. Presenting these descriptions together with 750 full-color photos and a unique identification key, this premier field guide enables users to identify seeds of 544 genera and 131 families of plants. The most comprehensive field guide to Amazonian seeds Features 750 full-color photos that make identification easy Covers 544 genera and 131 families of Amazonian plants Describes seeds, habit, trunk, bark, leaves, infructescence, and fruit Includes unique seed identification key Compact, portable, and beautifully illustrated--the ideal field guide

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians

Author: Karl B McKnight
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400845880
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Nature

This is the first book to help general readers recognize 200 common mosses of the Northeast and the Appalachian Mountains. With just this field guide, a hand lens, and a spray bottle--no microscopes necessary--readers will be able to identify and name many of the common species of mosses growing in the region's backyards, parks, forests, wetlands, and mountains. At the heart of this guide is an innovative, color-tabbed system that helps readers pick out small groups of similar species. Illustrated identification keys, colorful habitat and leaf photos, more than 600 detailed line drawings, and written descriptions help differentiate the species. This accessible book allows all nature enthusiasts to make accurate identifications and gain access to the enchanting world of mosses. 200 species included More than 600 detailed line drawings More than 400 color photographs Innovative color-tabbed system for species identification Illustrated species identification keys Helpful tips for moss collecting

Oman Reisef hrer von Iwanowski

Author: Eberhard Homann
Publisher: Iwanowski's Reisebuchverlag
ISBN: 9783864571428
Release Date: 2015-11-23
Genre: Travel

Das Sultanat Oman auf der Arabischen Halbinsel mausert sich zu einem beliebten Trendreiseziel: Abenteurern, Wüstenfreaks, Naturinteressierten, Strand- und Tauchurlaubern sowie Kulturreisenden bietet der Wüstenstaat reichlich Abwechslung. Das Angebot an organisierten Touren ist groß und durch den rasanten Ausbau des Straßennetzes können Individualisten mit dem Mietwagen bequem auf eigene Faust reisen. Die dritte Auflage des Iwanowski Reisehandbuchs geht speziell auf die Bedürfnisse von Selbstfahrern ein: Die Routenbeschreibungen reichen vom Kurzaufenthalt von vier bis fünf Tagen bis zum Urlaub von drei Wochen und länger. Mithilfe der Detailkarten und der zahlreichen praktischen Reisetipps lässt sich eine Individualreise gut planen. Erstmals können die Detailkarten kostenlos auf das Smartphone oder den Tablet-PC geladen werden. Die umfangreichen Hintergrundinformationen helfen beim nötigen Verständnis der arabischen Kultur. Ein Extra-Kapitel stellt die schönsten Tauchreviere vor. • Viele Hintergrundinfos zur Kultur und Wissenswertes für einen Tauchurlaub • Beste Reisezeit ist Oktober bis März. Gute Direkt-Flugverbindungen • Sicheres und weltoffenes Sultanat im Nahen Osten für Kultur-, Strand- und Tauchurlauber

Birds of Botswana

Author: Peter Hancock
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400874170
Release Date: 2015-11-24
Genre: Nature

Here is the ultimate field guide to Botswana's stunningly diverse birdlife. Covering all 597 species recorded to date, Birds of Botswana features more than 1,200 superb color illustrations, detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and a color distribution map for each species. Drawing on the latest regional and national data, the book highlights the best birding areas in Botswana, provides helpful tips on where and when to see key species, and depicts special races and morphs specific to Botswana. This is the first birding guide written by a Botswana-based ornithologist and the only one dedicated specifically to Botswana. Portable and easy to use, Birds of Botswana is the essential travel companion for anyone visiting this remarkable country. Covers all 597 species of birds found in Botswana, including subspecies and color variants specific to Botswana Features more than 1,200 color illustrations—with more than one illustration for species where the sexes and ages differ Includes detailed species accounts, seasonality and breeding bars, and color distribution maps Draws on the latest bird data and the expertise of leading birders in Botswana

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West

Author: Dennis Paulson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400832941
Release Date: 2009-04-13
Genre: Nature

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies. This unique guide makes identifying them easy--its compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Every species is generously illustrated with full-color photographs and a distribution map, and structural features are illustrated where they aid in-hand identification. Detailed species accounts include information on size, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Dennis Paulson's introduction provides an essential primer on the biology, natural history, and conservation of these important and fascinating insects, along with helpful tips on how to observe and photograph them. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the field guide naturalists, conservationists, and dragonfly enthusiasts have been waiting for. Covers all 348 western species in detail Features a wealth of color photographs Provides a color distribution map for every species Includes helpful identification tips Serves as an essential introduction to dragonflies and their natural history

Birds of the Middle East

Author: Richard Porter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713676020
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Nature

The fully revised second edition of this bestselling field guide.

Birds of Borneo

Author: Susan Myers
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133015136
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

Originally published under title: A field guide to the birds of Borneo: Singapore: Talisman, 2009.

Birds of Europe

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105215344727
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Nature

Covers more than seven hundred birds found in Europe, with color illustrations, detailed species accounts, and distribution maps.

Der Geschmack von Laub und Erde

Author: Charles Foster
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492958769
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Science

Was fühlt ein Tier, wie lebt es und wie nimmt es seine Umwelt wahr? Um das herauszufinden, tritt Charles Foster ein faszinierendes Experiment an. Er schlüpft in die Rolle von fünf verschiedenen Tierarten: Dachs, Otter, Fuchs, Rothirsch und Mauersegler. Er haust in einem Bau unter der Erde, schnappt mit den Zähnen nach Fischen in einem Fluss und durchstöbert Mülltonnen auf der Suche nach Nahrung. Er schärft seine Sinne, wird zum nachtaktiven Lebewesen, beschreibt wie ein Weinkenner die unterschiedlichen »Terroirs« von Würmern und wie sich der Duft der Erde in den verschiedenen Jahreszeiten verändert. In die scharfsinnige und witzige Schilderung seiner skurrilen Erfahrungen lässt er wissenswerte Fakten einfließen und stellt sie in den Kontext philosophischer Themen. Letztendlich geht es dabei auch um die eine Frage: Was es bedeutet, Mensch zu sein.