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Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll

by Franklyn M. Branley

Explains how and why a thunderstorm occurs and gives safety steps to follow when lightning is flashing.

Fleeing Vesuvius

by Richard Heinberg Richard Douthwaite Gillian Fallon

Practical and fundamentally optimistic, Fleeing Vesuvius takes a hard look at many of the problems facing humanity and offers far-reaching solutions. This collection of essays by 27 leading thinkers weaves together the threads of peak oil, resource depletion, economic instability, and climate change to suggest ways of coping with a future that will be materially poorer than the past.

The Flight of the Iguana

by David Quammen

From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless dogs, and a scientific search for the genes that threaten to destroy the cheetah.

The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

by David Quammen

As he examines everything from species survival on islands to vegetarian piranhas, Quammen's funny and offbeat essays offer a unique glimpse of the natural world and, at the same time, clarify the larger biological issues and their effect on humankind.

The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

by David Quammen

As he examines everything from species survival on islands to vegetarian piranhas, Quammen's funny and offbeat essays offer a unique glimpse of the natural world and, at the same time, clarify the larger biological issues and their effect on humankind.

Flight Ways

by Thom Van Dooren

A leading figure in the emerging field of extinction studies, Thom van Dooren puts philosophy into conversation with the natural sciences and his own ethnographic encounters to vivify the cultural and ethical significance of modern-day extinctions. Unlike other meditations on the subject, Flight Ways incorporates the particularities of real animals and their worlds, drawing philosophers, natural scientists, and general readers into the experience of living among and losing biodiversity.Each chapter of Flight Ways focuses on a different species or group of birds: North Pacific albatrosses, Indian vultures, an endangered colony of penguins in Australia, Hawaiian crows, and the iconic whooping cranes of North America. Written in eloquent and moving prose, the book takes stock of what is lost when a life form disappears from the world -- the wide-ranging ramifications that ripple out to implicate a number of human and more-than-human others. Van Dooren intimately explores what life is like for those who must live on the edge of extinction, balanced between life and oblivion, taking care of their young and grieving their dead. He bolsters his studies with real-life accounts from scientists and local communities at the forefront of these developments. No longer abstract entities with Latin names, these species become fully realized characters enmeshed in complex and precarious ways of life, sparking our sense of curiosity, concern, and accountability toward others in a rapidly changing world.

Flights Against the Sunset

by Kenn Kaufman

At age sixteen, Kenn Kaufman left home to travel the world in search of birds. Now a grown man and a renowned ornithologist, he has come back to visit his ailing mother and explain to her what drove his obsession with bird life. His explanation forms a series of interlocking tales from the frontier where the world of birds intersects with the world of the humans who pursue them. The stories range over settings from Alaska to Africa, from trackless jungles to parking lots. They delve into subjects from first dates to last rites, from imagination and desire to sleep deprivation, from poignant encounters with eternal mysteries to comical brushes with biker gangs and secret agents. But as the stories unfold, the ornithologist comes to realize that he can still learn from his mother some things about life and even about the meaning of birds. Flights Against the Sunset brings together nineteen essays, mostly adapted from Kaufman's long-running column in Bird Watcher's Digest. They weave an original story that examines how we communicate about our passions with those who do not share the same interests and how to celebrate the world of infinite possibilities and wonder.

Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth and Legend

by Peter Tate

The perfect bedside companion for every bird-watcher and nature lover, inside Flights of Fancy you'll find: Cranes--"Don't promise the crane in the sky, but give the titmouse in your hand." Russian proverb. Magpies--"One for sorrow, two for joy..." Traditional English rhyme. Owls--"The owl shrieked at thy birth, an evil sign." Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III. Peacocks--"The peacock is ashamed of its large black feet." Medieval Persian tradition. Ravens--"When the raven tried to bring fire to the world, ash turned its feathers black." Cherokee Indian legend. Swans--"Sewing a swan's feather into your husband's pillow will keep him faithful." British superstition, and much more.

Floods

by Libby Koponen

What makes the earth quake, rivers flood, and volcanoes blow their tops? How do natural forces become natural disasters? Buckle your seatbelts and get ready for a bumpy ride to the center of the earth for a look at some of the wildest phenomena in the history of earth science!

Floods (Dangerous Weather)

by Michael Allaby

From the Book jacket: Floods have caused more damage and killed more people than any other form of dangerous weather. From the life and travels of a single molecule of water to the destructive power of a flash flood, author Michael Allaby reveals the wonder and occasional terror unleashed by water in motion. Floods describes every type of flood condition, how humankind has learned to limit some of the damage floods can cause, great floods of the past, how some floods are good, and how readers can protect themselves and others from danger during floods. The Dangerous Weather series imparts fundamental weather science to readers through author Michael Allaby's vivid descriptions of extreme weather systems. The series focuses on the five most dangerous kinds of weather activity; diagrams related meteorological, climatological, and environmental basics in clear, compelling language; chronicles the history of each form of dangerous weather; and offers safety precautions for extreme weather conditions. Fully illustrated and indexed, the Dangerous Weather series is an invaluable tool for student research. Other volumes include: hurricanes tornadoes blizzards droughts A chronology of weather Michael Allaby is the author of more than 40 books, mainly on science, natural history, and environmental topics. A few of his previous works include Basics of Environmental Science, How It Works: The Environment, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology. He is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, among other professional affiliations.

Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations

by Brian M. Fagan

In 1999, few people had thought to examine the effects of climate on civilization. Now, due in part to the groundbreaking work of archaeologist Brian Fagan, climate change is a central issue. Revised and updated ten years after its first publication, Floods, Famines and Emperors remains the definitive account of how the world's best-known climate event had an indelible impact on history.

Floods in a Changing Climate

by P. P. Mujumdar D. Nagesh Kumar

Various modeling methodologies are available to aid planning and operational decision making: this book synthesises these, with an emphasis on methodologies applicable in data scarce regions, such as developing countries. Problems included in each chapter, and supported by links to available online data sets and modeling tools, engage the reader with practical applications of the models. Academic researchers in the fields of hydrology, climate change, and environmental science and hazards, and professionals and policy-makers working in hazard mitigation, remote sensing and hydrological engineering will find this an invaluable resource. This volume is the second in a collection of four books on flood disaster management theory and practice within the context of anthropogenic climate change. The others are: Floods in a Changing Climate: Extreme Precipitation by Ramesh Teegavarapu, Floods in a Changing Climate: Inundation Modelling by Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Floods in a Changing Climate: Risk Management by Slodoban Simonović.

Floor Games

by H. G. Wells

Florian

by Felix Salten Michel Kraike Erich Posselt

A Lipizzan horse bonds with his loyal friends in this collectible edition of a classic animal tale from the author of Bambi.No one can resist Florian's charm. A pure white Lipizzan horse with perfect instincts, he has no trouble getting the attention of everyone who sees him. His two friends, Anton, the loyal and loving stable worker, and Bosco, the energetic and comical fox terrier, accompany him throughout his life. Together, the trio sees a changing world in the years leading up to World War I, and their friendship is as rewarding as their adventures.Felix Salten's story of a beautiful, Lipizzan horse and his extraordinary life is vividly depicted in this beautiful repackage.

The Florida Panther (Endangered in America)

by Alvin Silverstein Virginia Silverstein Laura Silverstein Nunn

From the Book Jacket: ENDANGERED IN AMERICA More than 300 kinds of North American animals are listed as endangered or threatened-at risk of dying out. But people are taking action to help them, sometimes with remarkable success. These books present the stories of some of these animals, and of the efforts to save them. The Black-Footed Ferret The Red Wolf The Florida Panther The Sea Otter The Manatee The Spotted Owl The Peregrine Falcon The Mustang Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.

Flower Confidential

by Amy Stewart

We buy more flowers a year than we do Big Macs, spending $6. 2 billion annually. We use them to mark our most important events, to express sentiments that might otherwise go unsaid. And we demand perfection. So it's no surprise that there is a $40 billion global industry devoted to making flowers flawless. Amy Stewart takes us inside the flower trade-from the hybridizers, who create new varieties in the laboratory, to the growers, who produce flowers by the millions (often in a factory-like setting), to the Dutch auctioneers, who set the bar (and the price), and ultimately to the neighborhood florists orchestrating the mind-boggling demands of Valentine's and Mother's Day. There's the breeder intent on developing the first blue rose; an eccentric horticultural legend who created the world's most popular lily; a grower of gerberas of every color imaginable; and the equivalent of a Tiffany diamond: the " Forever Young" rose. Stewart explores the relevance of flowers in our lives and in our history, and in the process she reveals all that has been gained-and lost-by tinkering with nature.

The Flowers' Festival

by Elsa Beskow

Lisa wants to go to the midsummer dance, but Grandma says she cannot go alone. She is too big to go to the flowers' midsummer festival, until a fairy comes along.

Flowers of a Moment

by Gary Gach Ko Un Brother Anthony Young-Moo Kim

"Bodhisattva of Korean poetry, exuberant, demotic, abundant, obsessed with poetic creation . . . Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian. "--Allen Ginsberg "Korea's greatest living Zen poet. "--Lawrence Ferlinghetti Flowers of a Moment is a treasure trove of more than 180 brief poems by a major world poet at the apex of his career. A four-time Nobel Prize nominee,Ko Un grew up in Korea during the Japanese occupation. During the Korean War, he was conscripted by the People's Army. In 1952, he became a Buddhist and lived a monastic life for ten years. For his activism confronting South Korea's dictatorial military government, he was imprisoned and tortured. He has published more than one hundred volumes of poetry, essays, fiction, drama, and translations of Chinese poetry. At sunset a wish to become a wolf beneath a fat full moon

Flowers on the Tree of Life

by Louis P. Ronse De Craene Livia Wanntorp

Genetic and molecular studies have recently come to dominate botanical research at the expense of more traditional morphological approaches. This broad introduction to modern flower systematics demonstrates the great potential that floral morphology has to complement molecular data in phylogenetic and evolutionary investigations. Contributions from experts in floral morphology and evolution take the reader through examples of how flowers have diversified in a large variety of lineages of extant and fossil flowering plants. They explore angiosperm origins and the early evolution of flowers and analyse the significance of morphological characters for phylogenetic reconstructions on the tree of life. The importance of integrating morphology into modern botanical research is highlighted through case studies exploring specific plant groups where morphological investigations are having a major impact. Examples include the clarification of phylogenetic relationships and understanding the significance and evolution of specific floral characters, such as pollination mechanisms and stamen and carpel numbers.

Fluffy and the Snow Pig (Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig #22)

by Kate Mcmullan

The students in the classroom of Fluffy the guinea pig dress him in a snowsuit, make a snow pig, and have a snowball party.

Flush

by Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling novelist Carl Hiaasen is back with another hysterical mystery adventure for young readers, set in the Florida Keys. You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup. Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor-which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink. Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally . . . somehow. His allies may not add up to much-his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate-but Noah's got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.From the Hardcover edition.

Flute's Journey

by Lynne Cherry

A young wood thrush makes his first migration from his nesting ground in a forest preserve in Maryland to his winter home in Costa Rica and back again.

Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey

by Erin Moulton

Big things are about to happen at Maple's house. Mama's going to have a baby, which means now there will be four Rittle sisters instead of just three. But when baby Lily is born too early and can't come home from the hospital, Maple knows it's up to her to save her sister. So she and Dawn, armed with a map and some leftover dinner, head off down a river and up a mountain to find the Wise Woman who can grant miracles. Now it's not only Lily's survival that they have to worry about, but also their own. The dangers that Maple and Dawn encounter on their journey makes them realize a thing or two about miracles-and about each other. .

Fly-Tying

by David Klausmeyer Helen Shaw

No book has taught-or retaught-more serious fly tiers the basic skills of fly tying than Helen Shaw's Fly-Tying. Shaw's simple and logical prose throughout and more than 250 life-size tying sequences make the various processes easy to understand, follow, and apply.Readers of Fly-Tying will learn every skill necessary to tie flies using many different materials, including:ThreadTinselFlossWoolDubbingHairQuillFeathersIntroductory chapters teach aspiring fly tiers about the tools of the trade, while a chapter titled "The Finished Fly" explains how to use what they have created. Learning the various techniques one-by-one throughout the text will help fly tiers of all backgrounds and levels of expertise to tie hundreds of different patterns.With a new color photo insert, foreword by David Klausmeyer, and note from Nick Lyons, a whole new generation of tiers will benefit from the reintroduction of this authoritative book more than fifty years after its original publication in 1963.

A Flyfisher's World

by Nick Lyons Mari Lyons

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America's most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan's Au Sable River--the exact moment when the author lost his heart to fly-fishing. This collection chronicles a fishing life punctuated by a revealing trip with one of his grown sons and mellow reflections from a hospital bed.This is the broadest of Nick Lyons's books, with sections on tarpon and pike fishing in the Marquesas and in France, bass bugging on a small Connecticut pond, and trout fishing on unnamed creeks and blue-ribbon western rivers, as well as reflections on such aspects of the sport as the flies that are the underpinning of it all, the pursuit of records, the odd characters he's met along the way, and the increasing challenge of crowds who pursue this ever-popular sport.By turns canny, hilarious, inquiring, and philosophic, A Flyfisher's World is an impressive addition to Nick Lyons's important body of writing about fly-fishing.

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