Birds of East Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi
Author: Terry Stevenson,John Fanshawe
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0713673478
Category: Nature
Page: 602
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This is the first comprehensive field guide dealing exclusively with the birds of this spetacular region. It covers all resident, migrant and vagrant species found in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Over 1300 species are illustrated with full details all the plumages and major races likely to be encountered. Concise text describes identification, status, range, habits and voice with range maps for each species. This authoritative book will not only be an indispensable guide to the visiting birder, but also a vital tool for those engaged in work to conserve and study the avifauna of this region. East Africa shelters a remarkable diversity of birds, many seriously endangered with small and vulnerable ranges. They form a constantly colourful, noisy and highly extrovert part of the landscape.

Kleine Vogelkunde Ostafrikas


Author: Nicholas Drayson
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644306915
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Ein bezaubernder Liebesroman, den man mit einem Lächeln zuklappt Mr. Malik ist ein warmherziger, schüchterner Mann mit einem großen Geheimnis: Er ist bis über beide Ohren verliebt in Rose, die Leiterin der örtlichen Gruppe von Vogelbeobachtern. Während er noch überlegt, wie er die Dame seines Herzens als Begleiterin zum jährlichen Nairobi Hunt Ball gewinnen kann, trifft der charmante Draufgänger Harry Khan in der Stadt ein. Auch er hat bald ein Auge auf Rose geworfen und möchte sie ebenfalls zum Ball einladen. Da schreiten die Gentlemen aus Mr. Maliks Club ein und schlagen den beiden Rivalen eine Wette vor ... «Selten war ein Buch auf so charmante Art witzig wie dieses.» Frankfurter Neue Presse

The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs

Second Edition
Author: Gregory S. Paul
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883148
Category: Nature
Page: 360
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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

What My Father Told Me at Three in the Morning

Memories of Our Lives, My Roots, Grief, Depression, Anger and Stress Survival Management
Author: Edward Khiwa PhD
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514410095
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 194
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This book grew out of my experiences; in a collection of family group gatherings; interview with family siblings- pioneers, elderly communities, dialogue with those people with experience in sorrows, anger, grief, stress, and rod scholarly academic experiences from Africa, Europe, and United States, under Global Universities and Colleges. This document is composed of several chapters. Chapter I brings to us, the true measure of man and manhood. Chapter II, reveals the father of Dr. Khiwa, Mr. Luyirika and his philosophy in raising children and the immigration of his family and his final words of wisdom to the children and the World. Chapter 3, focuses at the moment of silence. In this course, here father revealed the sources of his manhood and legacy. Chapter IV brings to the reader the understanding of Luyirikas grands and his heritage. Chapter V, breaks down the history of the great parents of Luyirikas line of origin.

Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East


Author: Dennis Paulson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839661
Category: Nature
Page: 544
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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

Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians


Author: Karl B McKnight,Joseph R. Rohrer,Kirsten McKnight Ward,Warren J. Perdrizet
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400845882
Category: Nature
Page: 392
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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

Parrots of the World


Author: Joseph M. Forshaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400836208
Category: Nature
Page: 336
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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

Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten
Author: Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641080479
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.

Seeds of Amazonian Plants


Author: Fernando Cornejo,John Janovec
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 186
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"I believe this guide to be a major contribution to the field of tropical botany. Until now, no such book existed, and the topic is of clear interest and importance to botanists, ecologists, and conservation biologists. This book, with its excellent images of seeds, should be of great use. There are no competitors."--John Kricher, author of "A Neotropical Companion""This is a monumental work. I think of all the seeds I've found on the forest floor that I will be able to learn easily now by leafing through this book."--Rick Condit, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Raptors of the World


Author: James Ferguson-Lees,David A. Christie
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780691126845
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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This new field guide covers all of the world's kites, vultures, harriers, hawks, buzzards, eagles, and falcons. Based on essential sections of the widely acclaimed handbook Raptors of the World by the same authors, but with updated text, maps, and plates, it shows every species in a selection of different plumages, with concise facing texts and distribution maps. It provides an easy-to-use and portable reference to one of the world's largest, most popular, and most challenging avian groups. A unique identification guide to all the world's raptors 118 color plates show 338 species in flight and perched Facing text summarizes size, confusion species, habitat, and behavioral and plumage differences Color distribution maps included for every species Ideal for use in the field, anywhere in the world

Birds of Peru


Author: Thomas S. Schulenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 656
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Nearly eighteen hundred different bird species--one fifth of the world's birds--have been recorded in Peru. Birds of Peru is the most complete and well-researched field guide to this rich and fascinating diversity. It illustrates every one of the 1,792 species and shows the distinct plumages of each. It includes 304 superb, high-quality color plates directly opposite concise descriptions and color distribution maps, making it much easier to use in the field than standard neotropical field guides. The detailed text discusses key identification features, status, distribution, and vocalizations for all species, and many subspecies. This field guide enables users to identify all species found in Peru, and is also useful throughout much of western South America, particularly southeastern Colombia, southern Ecuador, western Brazil, Bolivia, and northern Chile. Birds of Peru is an indispensable resource for birdwatchers, biologists, naturalists, and conservationists working or traveling in Peru and South America. The most complete and well-researched field guide to the 1,792 species of birds found in Peru 304 superb, high-quality color plates directly opposite concise descriptions and full-color distribution maps for quick reference and easy identification Distinct plumages, subspecies, sexes, age classes, and morphs fully illustrated Detailed text discusses key identification features, status, distribution, and vocalizations Designed especially for field use-compact, portable, and user-friendly

Sag, dass du eine von ihnen bist


Author: Uwem Akpan
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518777009
Category: Fiction
Page: 367
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»Sei ein gutes Mädchen, geh aus dem Haus und komm nicht zurück.« Shenge, neun Jahre alt, ist ein gutes Mädchen. Sie verläßt ihr zerstörtes Elternhaus, das nie wieder Zuflucht sein kann. Das Haus, in dem sie erfahren hat, was es heißt, in Geborgenheit und Liebe aufzuwachsen. Und in dem sie nun gelernt hat, was blanker Haß aus den Menschen gemacht hat, die sie liebt. Shenge ist eines der afrikanischen Kinder, denen Uwem Akpan in seinen Geschichten eine Stimme gibt. Sie erleben unvorstellbares Leid, grausame, erschütternde Szenen. Akpan erzählt vom Aufwachsen auf einem Kontinent, der an vielen Stellen vor Haß und Mord bebt, in dem die harte Realität alptraumhaftem Horror gleicht. Seine jungen Protagonisten müssen hilflos zusehen – doch ihre Widerstandskraft und ihr Überlebenswille lassen sie durchhalten in dieser Welt, in der die ›falsche‹ Hautfarbe oder der ›falsche‹ Glaube den Tod bedeuten. Akpan führt uns mitten hinein in das krisengeschüttelte Herz Afrikas, in dem das Recht des Stärkeren mehr zählt als Menschlichkeit. Er erzählt voller Mitgefühl von diesen jungen, verlorenen Seelen, schaut durch ihre Augen wie noch kein anderer Autor und schafft intensive sprachliche Bilder.

Der Elefantenflüsterer

Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten
Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864152283
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
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Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.

W Inging it

Newsletter of the American Birding Association, Inc
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bird watching
Page: N.A
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