A Field Guide to the Atmosphere

Author: Vincent J. Schaefer,John A. Day,Jay Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395976319

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Photographs show phenomena of the atmosphere, describing types of atmospheric particles, rainbows, clouds, and precipitation.
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Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 5810

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In Praise of Nature

Author: Stephanie Mills

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610912799

Category: Nature

Page: 284

View: 1974

Five thought-provoking essays by Stephanie Mills are followed by reviews and excerpts of the ten most important pieces of related literature written by experts in the various fields. Reviewers include Peter Borrelli, David Brower, Ernest Callenbach, J. Baird Callicott, Lois Gibbs, and others. Following the essays is an annotated bibliography listing over 100 important environmental works.
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The Brothers Vonnegut

Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

Author: Ginger Strand

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7794

Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt Vonnegut In the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-control experiments meant to make deserts bloom and farmers flourish. While Kurt writes zippy press releases, Bernard builds silver-iodide generators and attacks clouds with dry ice. His experiments attract the attention of the government; weather proved a decisive factor in World War II, and if the military can control the clouds, fog, and snow, they can fly more bombing missions. Maybe weather will even be the "New Super Weapon." But when the army takes charge of his cloud-seeding project (dubbed Project Cirrus), Bernard begins to have misgivings about the harmful uses of his inventions, not to mention the evidence that they are causing alarming changes in the atmosphere. In a fascinating cultural history, Ginger Strand chronicles the intersection of these brothers' lives at a time when the possibilities of science seemed infinite. As the Cold War looms, Bernard's struggle for integrity plays out in Kurt's evolving writing style. The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists.
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Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather

Author: John A. Day,Vincent J. Schaefer,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906637

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with explanations of what each cloud type tells about the weather to come.
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Peterson First Guide to Astronomy

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Roger Tory Peterson,Wil Tirion,Robin Brickman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935422

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 2143

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.
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Michigan Out-of-doors

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

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A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America

Author: Steven Foster,James A. Duke

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395988145

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

View: 1113

A reference to the medicinal plants and herbs of Eastern and Central North American includes specific remedies for asthma, headaches, colds, stomachaches, depression, and many other common ailments.
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A Field Guide to Eastern Forests, North America

Author: John C. Kricher,National Audubon Society,National Wildlife Federation

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928950

Category: Nature

Page: 488

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Identifies birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees, and flowers
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Reptilien und Amphibien

Author: Mark O'Shea,Tim Halliday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783332012163

Category:

Page: 256

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A Field Guide to Rocky Mountain and Southwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928974

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 6117

Describes the different kinds of forests found in the southwestern United States and identifies and describes the plants and animals found in each habitat
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Peterson First Guide to the Solar System

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395971949

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 7892

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the solar system, introducing information on the locations and characteristics of the planets, sun, comets, meteors, and other objects in our solar system.
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The Cardinal News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 5854

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Das digitale Fotografie-Buch

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827328274

Category: Photography

Page: 241

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The Young Adult Reader's Adviser: The best in social sciences and history, science and health

Author: Myra Immell

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9780835230704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 843

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Developed by a panel of distinguished educators and librarians, "The Young Adult Reader's Adviser" recommends an extensive, representative, and useful list of the finest books--modern and classic, hardcover and paperback. Patterned after the Bowker classic, "The Reader's Adviser," this two-volume resource features 17,000 bibliographic entries and over 850 biographical profiles. Each volume of "The Young Adult Reader's Adviser" is divided into two major sections. Volume One is devoted to Literature and Language Arts, and Mathematics and Computer Science. Volume Two features Social Sciences and History, and Sciences and Health. These subject areas are further divided into more than 430 subsections such as Russian Literature; Mass Media; History of Personal Computers; Ethics in Politics; and Immigration, Urbanization, and Civil Rights. Entries include detailed bibliographic information and brief descriptons, when necessary. Books especially suited for readers in grades 6-8 are noted with an asterisk.
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