National Geographic the Photo Ark

National Geographic the Photo Ark Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 9781426217777
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 400
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals--especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art: to know these animals is to save them. Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits: from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.



Animal Ark

Animal Ark Author Kwame Alexander
ISBN-10 9781426327674
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 48
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A howling wolf, a stalking tiger, a playful panda, a dancing bird - pairing the stunning photography of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore with the delicate poetry of Newbery award-winning author Kwame Alexander, this lush picture book celebrates the beauty, diversity, and fragility of the animal world. Featuring more than 40 unique animal portraits, the pages invite kids to explore each creature's markings, textures, and attributes in stunning detail, while calling on all of us to help protect each and every one. Three picture-packed gatefolds inside showcase even more familiar and exotic species. These images are part of Sartore's lifelong project to photograph every animal in the world, with special attention given to disappearing and endangered species.



Rare

Rare Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 9781426205750
Release 2010
Pages 160
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A compelling collection of stark and haunting images showcases plants and animals threatened by extinction, including the ocelot, the California condor, the Puerto Rican crested toad and many more.



Photographing Your Family

Photographing Your Family Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 1426202180
Release 2008
Pages 191
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In an entertaining how-to manual, a noted photographer shares his professional secrets for creating innovative photographs of children and family life, with easy-to-follow tips and instructions that cover every aspect of the creative process of capturing important family milestones and moments for both digital and film photographers. Original. 15,000 first printing.



Ark

Ark Author Stephen Baxter
ISBN-10 9780575088412
Release 2009-08-20
Pages 512
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As the waters rose in FLOOD, high in the Colorado mountains the US government was building an ark. Not an ark to ride the waves but an ark that would take a select few thousand people out into space to start a new future for mankind. Sent out into deep space on a journey lasting years, generations of crew members carry the hope of a new beginning on a new, incredibly distant, planet. But as time passes knowledge and purpose is lost and division and madness grows. And back on earth life, and man, find a new way. This is the epic sequel to the acclaimed FLOOD; a stirring tale of what mankind will do to survive and the perfect introduction for new readers to one of SF's greatest tropes; the generation ship. Written by one of the most significant SF writers of the last 30 years, a man considered to be the heir of Arthur C. Clarke as a writer with a unique ability to popularize science and science fiction for the largest possible audience FLOOD and ARK together form a landmark in modern SF.



Nebraska

Nebraska Author
ISBN-10 0803259700
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 144
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The people, places, and events of Nebraska are recorded in this collection of images taken during the photographer's ten thousand miles of travel throughout his home state, on an odyssey that takes him from the Wayne Chicken Show to Omaha and everywhere in between. Original.



Beyond Words

Beyond Words Author Carl Safina
ISBN-10 9780805098891
Release 2015-07-14
Pages 480
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I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close. This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you? Weaving decades of field observations with exciting new discoveries about the brain, Carl Safina's landmark book offers an intimate view of animal behavior to challenge the fixed boundary between humans and nonhuman animals. In Beyond Words, readers travel to Amboseli National Park in the threatened landscape of Kenya and witness struggling elephant families work out how to survive poaching and drought, then to Yellowstone National Park to observe wolves sort out the aftermath of one pack's personal tragedy, and finally plunge into the astonishingly peaceful society of killer whales living in the crystalline waters of the Pacific Northwest. Beyond Words brings forth powerful and illuminating insight into the unique personalities of animals through extraordinary stories of animal joy, grief, jealousy, anger, and love. The similarity between human and nonhuman consciousness, self-awareness, and empathy calls us to re-evaluate how we interact with animals. Wise, passionate, and eye-opening at every turn, Beyond Words is ultimately a graceful examination of humanity's place in the world.



Let s Be Reasonable

Let s Be Reasonable Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 9780803235069
Release 2011
Pages 127
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Joel Sartore has spent twenty years taking pictures for National Geographic magazine and has been a contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning since 2005, harmonizing words and images on topics ranging from mud to money, holiday trash to cancer. His fresh insights and engaging warmth and wit—accompanied by extraordinary photographs—provide a sensory experience that draws readers into one fascinatingly different world after another. Let’s Be Reasonable collects Sartore’s pieces—some aired on Sunday Morning, some never before published—pairing each story with the award-winning photography for which he is known. Assignments from the Amazon to Alaska, from wildlife refuges to state fairs have given Sartore a remarkable breadth of experience that is captured for the first time in this irresistible book.



National Geographic Rarely Seen

National Geographic Rarely Seen Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426215612
Release 2015-10
Pages 400
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Boasting a major cool factor, the latest entry in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photography books reveals some of the world's most astounding phenomena - from the desert flower that only blooms once a year to a priceless Egyptian artifact buried for years in King Tut's tomb.It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.



Face to Face with Grizzlies

Face to Face with Grizzlies Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 1426300506
Release 2007
Pages 32
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Offers a close-up look at grizzly bears, and includes a scientific experiment, a glossary, and ready-reference facts on the creatures.



Shark

Shark Author Brian Skerry
ISBN-10 9781426219108
Release 2017
Pages 208
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For decades, Skerry has braved ocean depths to capture portraits of sharks around the world. Combined with articles from National Geographic writers, they encourage readers to recognize the impact of sharks on our world, and their significance as part of a balanced ocean.



Feral Cities

Feral Cities Author Tristan Donovan
ISBN-10 9781569760673
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 256
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"[An] entertaining jaunt through city wildlife." —Kirkus Reviews We tend to think of cities as a realm apart, somehow separate from nature, but nothing could be further from the truth. In Feral Cities, Tristan Donovan digs below the urban gloss to uncover the wild creatures that we share our streets and homes with, and profiles the brave and fascinating people who try to manage them. Along the way readers will meet the wall-eating snails that are invading Miami, the boars that roam Berlin, and the monkey gangs of Cape Town. From feral chickens and carpet-roaming bugs to coyotes hanging out in sandwich shops and birds crashing into skyscrapers, Feral Cities takes readers on a journey through streets and neighborhoods that are far more alive than we often realize, shows how animals are adjusting to urban living, and asks what messages the wildlife in our metropolises have for us. Tristan Donovan is the author of two widely praised books, Replay: The History of Video Games and Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World. His journalism has appeared in many major newspapers, magazines, and web sites. He has a degree in ecology.



National Geographic Stunning Photographs

National Geographic Stunning Photographs Author Annie Griffiths
ISBN-10 9781426213922
Release 2014-10
Pages 400
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"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"--



The Nature Fix Why Nature Makes Us Happier Healthier and More Creative

The Nature Fix  Why Nature Makes Us Happier  Healthier  and More Creative Author Florence Williams
ISBN-10 9780393242720
Release 2017-02-07
Pages 288
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An intrepid investigation into nature’s restorative benefits by a prize-winning author. For centuries, poets and philosophers extolled the benefits of a walk in the woods: Beethoven drew inspiration from rocks and trees; Wordsworth composed while tromping over the heath; and Nikola Tesla conceived the electric motor while visiting a park. Intrigued by our storied renewal in the natural world, Florence Williams set out to uncover the science behind nature’s positive effects on the brain. In this informative and entertaining account, Williams investigates cutting-edge research as she travels to fragrant cypress forests in Korea to meet the rangers who administer “forest healing programs,” to the green hills of Scotland and its “ecotherapeutic” approach to caring for the mentally ill, to a river trip in Idaho with Iraqi vets suffering from PTSD, to the West Virginia mountains where she discovers how being outside helps children with ADHD. The Nature Fix demonstrates that our connection to nature is much more important to our cognition than we think and that even small amounts of exposure to the living world can improve our creativity and enhance our mood. In prose that is incisive, witty, and urgent, Williams shows how time in nature is not a luxury but is in fact essential to our humanity. As our modern lives shift dramatically indoors, these ideas—and the answers they yield—are more urgent than ever.



Rethink

Rethink Author Steven Poole
ISBN-10 9781501145605
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 352
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Innovation is not always as innovative as it may seem. This is the story of how old ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of science and technology, informing the way we lead our lives. This is the story of Lamarck and the modern-day epigeneticist whose research vindicated his mocked 200-year-old theory of evolution; of the return of cavalry use in the war in Afghanistan; of Tesla’s bringing back the electric car; and of the cognitive scientists who made breakthroughs by turning to ancient Greek philosophy. Drawing on examples from business to philosophy to science, Rethink shows what we can learn by revisiting old, discarded ideas and considering them from a novel perspective. From within all these rich anecdotes of overlooked ideas come good ones, helping us find new ways to think about ideas in our own time—from out-of-the-box proposals in the boardroom to grand projects for social and political change.



NatGeo

 NatGeo Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426217104
Release 2016-10
Pages 336
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Featuring the most liked, commented on, and favorite photos from National Geographic's iconic Instagram account, @NatGeo is a winning combination of expertly curated and favorite National Geographic photographs from the account. National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world's top noncelebrity account on Instagram, with nearly 50 million followers and over one billion likes on its 7,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo's stunning imagery will delight and inspire.



Zoo Ethics

Zoo Ethics Author Jenny Gray
ISBN-10 9781486307005
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 256
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Well-run modern zoos and aquariums do important research and conservation work and teach visitors about the challenges of animals in the wild and the people striving to save them. They help visitors to consider their impact and think about how they can make a difference. Yet for many there is a sense of disquiet and a lingering question remains – can modern zoos be ethically justified? Zoo Ethics examines the workings of modern zoos and considers the core ethical challenges that face those who choose to hold and display animals in zoos, aquariums or sanctuaries. Using recognised ethical frameworks and case studies of ‘wicked problems’, this book explores the value of animal life and the impacts of modern zoos, including the costs to animals in terms of welfare and the loss of liberty. It also considers the positive welfare and health outcomes of many animals held in zoos, the increased attention and protection for their species in the wild, and the enjoyment and education of the people who visit zoos. A thoughtfully researched work written in a highly readable style, Zoo Ethics will empower students of animal ethics and veterinary sciences, zoo and aquarium professionals and interested zoo visitors to have an informed view of the challenges of compassionate conservation and to develop their own defendable, ethical position.