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The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

By Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence

The inspiring real tale of "the Indiana Jones of conservation." ―The mum or dad (UK)

When Lawrence Anthony, writer of The Elephant Whisperer, cared for not just elephants yet different varieties of natural world, together with rhinos, on his nature reserve. So while he realized that there have been just a handful of northern white rhinos left within the wild, dwelling in a space of the Congo managed through the notorious Lord's Resistance military, he was firm to save lots of them from extinction. If the realm misplaced this subspecies of rhinoceros, it'd be the most important land mammal because the woolly titanic to move extinct, a tragedy in case you care in regards to the world's endangered species.

What was once a unprecedented experience, as Anthony headed into the jungle to invite the rebels to assist defend the rhino. occasionally humorous, occasionally relocating, and continuously exciting, The final Rhinos tells the tale of his struggle to avoid wasting those awesome creatures.

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Damselflies of Texas: A Field Guide (Texas Natural History GuidesTM)

By John C. Abbott

On any hot summer season day, you could simply realize damselflies round a vegetated pond or the rocks alongside the banks of a movement. just like the extra everyday dragonfly, damselflies are one of the so much remarkably specified bugs of their visual appeal and biology, they usually became the most renowned creatures sought through avocational naturalists.

Damselflies of Texas is the 1st box advisor devoted in particular to the species present in Texas. It covers seventy seven of the 138 species of damselflies recognized in North the United States, making it a truly valuable consultant for the whole usa. every one species account includes:

  • illustrations of as many varieties (male, girl, juvenile, mature, and colour morphs) as possible
  • common and clinical names, with pronunciation
  • distribution map
  • key features
  • identifying characteristics
  • discussion of comparable species
  • status in Texas
  • habitat, seasonality, and common comments

In addition to photographing damselflies within the wild, the writer and illustrator have constructed a brand new approach for illustrating every one species through scanning preserved specimens and digitally portray them. The ensuing illustrations convey element that isn't noticeable in images. The publication additionally comprises chapters on damselfly anatomy, lifestyles historical past, conservation, names, and images, in addition to a listing of species which can ultimately be chanced on in Texas, kingdom and international conservation ratings, seasonality of all species in chronological order, and extra assets and guides at the id of damselflies.

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The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement

By Pierre-Marie Lledo

Two major neuroscientists introduce the suggestions of "cerebral plasticity" and the "regenerating brain," describing what we all know now concerning the methods wherein the mind continually reconstructs itself and the capability advantages this information may have in addressing issues for neurological, cognitive, and emotional health.

The authors start with a survey of the elemental clinical advancements that resulted in our present realizing of the regenerative brain, elucidating the step forward neurobiological reports that lead the way for our current realizing of the brain's plasticity and regenerative features. They then talk about the appliance of those findings to such concerns as melancholy, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and cognitive remedy, incorporating the most recent applied sciences in neuroimaging, optogenetics, and nanotechnology. Their paintings indicates the mind is whatever yet a static organ, ceasing to develop as people develop into adults. fairly, the mind is dynamic, evolving organically when it comes to actual, cultural, old, and affective stimuli, a plasticity that gives early desire to survivors of trauma and degenerative disorders.

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The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes

By Theodora Lau, Laura Lau

“This ebook has stood the try out of time”
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The instruction manual of chinese language Horoscopes is still the definitive, vintage paintings in this attention-grabbing topic, artfully combining the jap lunar calendar with Western solar-based astrology. Written through well known astrologers Theodora Lau and Laura Lau, co-authors of Wedding Feng Shui, this 7th variation of The guide of chinese language Horoscopes has been absolutely revised and up to date, delivering readers a desirable and precise melding of jap and Western philosophies.

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Exploring iPad For Dummies

By Galen Gruman

Get to grasp the significant iPad in a uniquely diverse Dummies format!

The iPad combines the easiest of your favourite instruments into one notable ultraportable contact gadget. And, thisone-of-a-kind For Dummies advisor is your is your price tag for making the main from your iPad or iPad 2. completely up-to-date for the third-generation iPad, the recent version of this informative, full-color consultant is choked with tidbits, full-color pics, informative articles, and easy-to-follow step lists.  Now that you've a brand new iPad, get to grasp it a bit higher with Exploring iPad  For Dummies 2nd Edition.

  • Includes insurance of the third-generation iPad, iPad 2, and the unique iPad
  • Helps you get hooked up, remain involved with social media, textual content with iMessage, play slideshows or tune, curl up along with your favourite book, and locate the most recent and maximum apps for any interest
  • Shows you the way to get equipped with calendars, contacts, and Reminders; take notes; find the place you're or the place you are going with Maps; circulation content material; or pass hands-free with Dictation
  • Also covers video-chatting with FaceTime, recording HD video clips, and taking pictures and modifying images at the tremendous retina display

You’ve obtained the magic contact for all issues iPad with Exploring iPad  For Dummies 2nd Edition by means of your side.

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Cultural Ecstasies: Drugs, Gender and the Social Imaginary (Concepts for Critical Psychology)

By Ilana Mountian

In this significant contribution to the sector, Ilana Mountian severely analyses discourses surrounding drug dependancy, drug prohibition, remedy and prevention, and highlights new methods of knowing the function that gender performs within the ethics of drug use throughout cultures.

The ebook analyses the discourses of faith, criminal activity and drugs, and exhibits how they, mixed with key old occasions, impact our perspectives of drug use and drug clients in response to gender, race and sophistication.

The publication attracts on study from quite a few fields to supply substitute conceptual and methodological views at the topic, including:

  • critical theory
  • gender reports
  • post-colonial studies
  • psychoanalysis
  • philosophy.

Cultural Ecstasies is an cutting edge examine of substances and dependancy, and may be of significant curiosity to scholars, researchers and execs operating in psychology, sociology, social paintings, future health care, criminology, and allied disciplines.

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Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know®

By Paul Waldau

During this compelling quantity within the What every person must Know® sequence, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the numerous heated debates surrounding the complicated and debatable animal rights stream.

Organized round a chain of probing questions, this well timed source deals the main whole, even-handed survey of the animal rights circulate to be had. The e-book covers the total spectrum of concerns, starting with a transparent, hugely instructive definition of animal rights. Waldau appears to be like on the various matters surrounding significant other animals, wild animals, learn animals, paintings animals, and animals used for nutrients, offers a no-nonsense evaluation of the therapy of animals, and addresses the philosophical and felony arguments that shape the foundation of animal rights. alongside the best way, readers will achieve perception into the background of animal protection-as good because the political and social realities dealing with animals today-and familiarize yourself with quite a number hot-button subject matters, from animal cognition and autonomy, to makes an attempt to stability animal cruelty as opposed to software. Chronicled listed below are many key figures and enterprises chargeable for relocating the animal rights stream ahead, in addition to laws and public coverage which were performed world wide within the identify of animal rights and animal defense. the ultimate bankruptcy of this critical quantity appears forward to the way forward for animal rights, and grants an animal safety mandate for electorate, scientists, governments, and different stakeholders.

With its multidisciplinary, non-ideological concentration and all-inclusive insurance, Animal Rights represents the definitive survey of the animal rights movement-one that may interact each reader and scholar of animal rights, animal legislations, and environmental ethics.

What every person must Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford collage Press.

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On Rhetoric: A Theory of Civic Discourse, 2nd Edition

By Aristotle

This re-creation of George A. Kennedy's hugely acclaimed translation and observation deals the main devoted English model ever released of On Rhetoric. in response to cautious research of the Greek textual content and trained by way of the easiest glossy scholarship, the second one variation has been totally revised and up-to-date. As within the first variation, Kennedy makes the paintings effectively obtainable to trendy scholars by means of supplying an insightful normal creation, worthwhile part introductions, an in depth define, large explanatory notes, and a word list of Aristotle's rhetorical phrases. Striving to show a feeling of Aristotle's unique frame of mind, Kennedy preserves the that means and technical language of the unique textual content, explaining it intimately in preference to simplifying it as different translations do.

Updated and increased in mild of modern scholarship, the second one variation features:

* A revised creation with new sections: "The Strengths and barriers of On Rhetoric" and "Aristotle's unique viewers and His viewers Today"
* A extra easy layout: operating heads now contain e-book and bankruptcy numbers
* An up to date bibliography
* Revised appendices that offer translations of recent supplementary texts--Socrates' Critique of Sophistic Rhetoric; Lysias' Speech Against the Grain Dealers; choices from Isocrates (from Against the Sophists and from the Antidosis); decisions from Rhetoric for Alexander; and Demosthenes' Third Philippic--and an in depth revision of George A. Kennedy's essay "The Earliest Rhetorical Handbooks"

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The Royals

By Kitty Kelley

Kitty Kelly's exposes of Oprah Winfrey, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, and Jackie Onassis have made her the world's so much winning biographer. during this debatable e-book, after 4 years of study and 1000's of interviews with palace insiders, she unveils the best-kept secrets and techniques in Britain: the questions round one queen's parentage and another's conception...and the well-hidden royal affairs...the actual reason behind the tumultuous dating among the Queen Mum and Diana...the behind-the-scenes money owed of the royal marriages...the mysterious conditions round Diana's death...and extra concerning the world's such a lot loved aristocracy.

An eye-opening booklet that has been up to date witht the family's most recent exploits, THE ROYALS is haunting in its photographs of Charles and Diana, attention-grabbing in its info, and must-reading for us all...

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Aromatherapy Workbook

Aromatherapy Workbook, first released in 1990, is an important advisor to the heritage, folklore, technology, and perform of aromatherapy. It gains greater than seventy crucial oils labeled via botanical kinfolk with certain discussions in their particular activities, in addition to special insights into their full of life and religious homes. This revised version contains the most recent biochemical learn with the non secular and mental figuring out of crucial oils.

Author Marcel Lavabre, a founding father of the yank Aromatherapy organization, explains the mysterious and robust impression of odor on our psychological country, emotion, and sexuality. He discusses a number of the tools of extraction, devotes a distinct part to the paintings of mixing, and provides particular formulation for problems resembling digestive and circulatory diseases, complications, insomnia, and menstrual difficulties. Aromatherapy Workbook is an incredible advisor for newbies in addition to a reference for practitioners.

• greater than 90,000 copies bought.

• Easy-to-follow illustrated reference for beginners. 

• A table source and educating software for practising aromatherapists. 

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