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Wondrous Birds of the Chesapeake Bay

by James Kinnett

OVER FIFTY-SIX BEAUTIFUL IMAGES INCLUDED OF exotic and majestic birds of the Chesapeake Bay and neighboring tidewater region rendered by the artwork of James Kinnett....

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 71 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
3 reviews

Penguins! (Discover Your World Series)

by Michelle Zimmerman and Kurt Zimmerman

Best-selling children's author Michelle Zimmerman presents "Penguins!" A Discover Your World Series book. Captivating pictures, fun facts, and informative text teach readers about these fascinating and unique creatures. Did you know that there are 17 different types of penguins? Or that they drink sea water? Or that penguins can go without food for months at a time? Bright, colorful photographs and easy to read text will keep readers engaged and entertained. The photos display well in full color or black and white. Captions specific to the photograph, along with the text, help educate readers of all ages. Children and adults will love this book!
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Genre: Children's eBooks, Animals, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 100 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 January 2019 onward  

Marginality: Addressing the Nexus of Poverty, Exclusion and Ecology

by Joachim von Braun and Franz W. Gatzweiler

This book takes a new approach on understanding causes of extreme poverty and promising actions to address it. Its focus is on marginality being a root cause of poverty and deprivation. “Marginality” is the position of people on the edge, preventing their access to resources, freedom of choices, and the development of capabilities. The book is research based with original empirical analyses at local, national, and local scales; book contributors are leaders in their fields and have backgrounds in different disciplines. An important message of the book is that economic and ecological approaches and institutional innovations need to be integrated to overcome marginality. The book will be a valuable source for development scholars and students, actors that design public policies, and for ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 389 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 January 2019 onward  

Environmental Leadership Capacity Building in Higher Education: Experience and Lessons from Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders

by Takashi Mino and Keisuke Hanaki

The Graduate Program in Sustainability Science under the Department of Urban Engineering of The University of Tokyo has been running an environmental leadership education program at the graduate student level since 2007 called the Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders (APIEL). This book describes the University’s experiences in establishing and organizing that program and provides some lessons learned for those who are considering starting environmental leadership education programs. APIEL’s curriculum includes the classroom topic “Environmental Challenges and Leadership in Asia.” As well, the APIEL program has field units to provide experience in problem solving, decision making, and participation, taking into consideration ecological, political, economic, social, ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Industries & Professions, Reference, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Education, Nature & Ecology
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 January 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.60 / 5
5 reviews

FREE Mountaineering Books: eBook Sampler: Vertebrate Publishing eBooks for the adventurous from Tilman, Terray, Tasker, Scott, MacIntyre, Fowler, Diemberger, Messner, and Heckmair

by Reinhold Messner

For this FREE mountaineering eBook collection from Vertebrate Publishing, we’ve picked extracts from eleven of our favourite mountaineering and exploration titles. Including works from Reinhold Messner, Edwin Drummond and Joe Tasker, these award-winning titles trace the history of mountains from the 1920s to the present day. From the tense and thrilling to the evocative and stirring, they record some of the most exciting events in climbing.Legendary explorer H.W. Tilman cycles across Africa in Snow on the Equator. Kurt Diemberger offers a harrowing first-hand account of the 1996 K2 tragedy in The Endless Knot, and Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre reveal exactly what goes on during climbing expeditions in their Boardman Tasker winning Shishapangma.You can find out more about the books featur...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Sport, Biographies, Mountaineering, Travel
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Ain't Love Grand!: Earthworms to Elephant Seals (Chicago Shorts)

by Marty Crump and Alan Crump

The natural world is filled with diverse—not to mention quirky and odd—animal behaviors. Consider the male praying mantis that continues to mate after being beheaded; the insects, insects, and birds that offer gifts of food in return for sex; the male hip-pocket frog that carries his own tadpoles; the baby spiders that dine on their mother; or the starfish that sheds an arm or two to escape a predator's grasp. In Ain’t Love Grand, Marty Crump—a tropical field biologist well known for her work with the reproductive behavior of amphibians—examines the bizarre conduct of animals as they mate, parent, feed, defend themselves, and communicate. More importantly, Crump points out that diverse and unrelated animals often share seemingly erratic behaviors—evidence, Crump argues, that th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 57 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 December 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Hagfish Slime and Lobster Rolls (Chicago Shorts)

by Ellen Prager

When viewed from a quiet beach, the ocean, with its rolling waves and vast expanse, can seem calm, even serene. But hidden beneath the sea’s waves are a staggering abundance and variety of active creatures, engaged in the never-ending struggles of life—to reproduce, to eat, and to avoid being eaten. With Hagfish Slime and Lobster Rolls, marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce an astonishing cast of fascinating and bizarre creatures that make the salty depths their home, with the help of stunning color photos. From the lobsters that battle rivals or seduce mates with their urine to hagfish that ties itself into a knot to keep from suffocating in its own slime—there’s far more to Prager’s account than her ever-entertaining anecdotes. Again and again, s...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 December 2018 onward  

Governance for Justice and Environmental Sustainability: Lessons across Natural Resource Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Merle Sowman and Rachel Wynberg

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 385 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 December 2018 onward  

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