Author : David K. Lynch
Genre : Science
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 0521775043
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We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.

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Genre : Floods
Publisher :
ISBN : UFL:31262044091980
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Genre : Irrigation
Publisher :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007635373
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Author : Renee Askins
Genre : Nature
Publisher : Anchor
ISBN : 9780385482264
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After forming an intense bond with Natasha, a wolf cub she raised as part of her undergraduate research, Renée Askins was inspired to found the Wolf Fund. As head of this grassroots organization, she made it her goal to restore wolves to Yellowstone National Park, where they had been eradicated by man over seventy years before. In this intimate account, Askins recounts her courageous fifteen-year campaign, wrangling along the way with Western ranchers and their political allies in Washington, enduring death threats, and surviving the anguish of illegal wolf slayings to ensure that her dream of restoring Yellowstone’s ecological balance would one day be realized. Told in powerful, first-person narrative, Shadow Mountain is the awe-inspiring story of her mission and her impassioned meditation on our connection to the wild.

Author : Bearcroft
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Publisher : Search Press Limited
ISBN : 9781781267318
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Author : United States. Bureau of Land Management
Genre : California Desert National Conservation Area (Calif.)
Publisher :
ISBN : UCR:31210023740028
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Maps may include descriptions of map symbols, area designations, descriptive information, notes and legends. Map in pocket includes location map and list of ACEC designations. "Multiple use class guidelines" on verso.

Author : Deward E. Walker
Genre : Nature
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ISBN : IND:30000050849680
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Author : Claire Gilchrist
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Dundurn
ISBN : 1459748255
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In an unfortunate accident, urban coyote Pica is carried far away from the city into the land of wolves. Will she survive and make it back to her soul mate Scruff? Winter is here, and coyotes Pica and Scruff are having trouble finding enough food to survive, making them rethink whether to steal food from humans. Scruff thinks it’s a necessary risk. Pica thinks it’s too dangerous. After a bitter fight, the unthinkable happens — Pica gets locked into a delivery truck and driven far away from the city, into the land of the wolves. She knows that she must call on all of her strength and courage to survive in this new landscape, and get back to Scruff as soon as possible. He has no idea what happened to her! The clock is ticking, and leg traps, wolves, and a giant, icy mountain range stand between Pica and her home.

Author : Ronald Greeley
Genre : Arid regions
Publisher :
ISBN : UOM:39015004594944
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Author : Karl Kroeber
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN : 0803277822
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In American Indian societies, storytelling and speech-making are invested with special significance, crafted to reveal central psychological and social values, tensions, and ambi-guities. As Karl Kroeber notes, "It is our scholarship, not Indian storytelling, that is primitive, undeveloped." ø This book is an essential introduction to the study and appreciation of American Indian oral literatures. The essays, by leading scholars, illuminate the subtle artistry of form and content that gives spoken stories and myths an enduring vitality in native communities yet often makes them perplexing to outsiders. The presentation and analysis of complete oral texts, often without translations, enable the reader to grasp the meaning, purpose, and structure of the tales and to become familiar with the techniques scholars use to translate and interpret them. ø This expanded edition of the widely praised collection contains a recent analysis of the Wintu myth of female sexuality, a revised introduction by Karl Kroeber, a contribution by Dell Hymes, a new translation by Dennis Tedlock, and a new, annotated bibliography.