The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf


Category: Nature

Page: 714

View: 6996


A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: National Audubon Society Field

ISBN: 9780679446798

Category: Nature

Page: 448

View: 2867


Identifies one thousand types of the regions plant and animal life, offers an overview of its natural history, and describes the areas beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England

Author: Peter Alden,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679446767

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 2275


Identifies the region's plant and animal life, offers an overview of natural history, and describes the area's beaches, parks, preserves, and forests

A Guide to Field Guides

Identifying the Natural History of North America

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087073

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 1510


Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.

London Goes to Sea

Restoring and Sailing an Old Boat on a Budget

Author: Peter J. Baumgartner

Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.

ISBN: 9781574091755

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 9886


London Goes To Sea is Peter J. Baumgartner's candid and captivating account of restoring an ageing fibreglass sailing boat over the course of four years and then introducing it to his native New England waters. His precise records illustrate every trial and triumph of the restoration process, and his careful attention to errors made along the way provides crucial insight for anyone considering a similar project. His writing combines the best elements of a brisk, entertaining narrative and a thoroughly practical handbook, making for a truly unique story that embraces every experience of the coastal sailor. His unflagging joy and enthusiasm for his old Cape Dory shine through on every page.

A Field Guide to Nature as Spiritual Practice

Author: Steven Chase

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866522

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 9068


Steven Chase s innovative On Earth As it Is uses a compelling blend of theological, scriptural, historical, and cultural discussions to reclaim the role of nature in the formation of Christian spiritual and moral identity. His thought-provoking creation practices will lead readers into more profound knowledge of themselves and their Creator, guide them to greater compassion for their neighbors, instill in them reverence for and companionship with nature, and awaken in them a greater commitment to creation care. · Encourages Christians to read the Bible, pray, and worship out of doors. · Demonstrates the power of nature to soothe and heal the soul. · Advocates befriending God s creation as a crucial element in Christian growth. · Show how the Bible is full of natural images and how nature itself can function as a holy text, testifying to the glory of God. Offers stories, anecdotes, research, scriptural tie-ins, practical advice, and contemplative exercises to help readers experience God in nature.

A Girl's Guide to the Wild

Be an Adventure-Seeking Outdoor Explorer!

Author: Ruby McConnell

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1632171724

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 4453


Girls belong outdoors! This handbook covers everything you need to get outside, including ideas for what to do, camping and hiking basics, body stuff in the wilderness, advanced skills like maps, weather, and first aid, as well as recipes, projects, activities, and profiles of inspiring outdoorswomen. Your definitive guide to getting outside--for girls ages 9-12! In addition to basic outdoor skills, this entertaining guidebook includes easy camping recipes, outdoor projects including science experiments and crafts, fun activity suggestions, and inspiring stories of diverse historical and contemporary outdoorswomen (such as Arunima Sinha, the first amputee woman to summit Mount Everest; Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts; and Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod). The goal is to improve the quality of girls' outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge. Charming and approachable, this book will encourage both reluctant campers and budding naturalists to go wild and embrace the outdoors.