Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Survival narrative meets clinical, usual, and social heritage within the riveting tale of a volcanic disaster.

For months in early 1980, scientists, newshounds, sightseers, and within sight citizens listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, a part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled via the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. nonetheless, nobody used to be ready while an important eruption took the head off of the mountain and laid waste to countless numbers of sq. miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington kingdom. The eruption was once one of many biggest in human historical past, deposited ash in 11 U.S. states and 5 Canadian provinces, and brought on multiple billion funds in harm. It killed fifty-seven humans, a few so far as 13 miles clear of the volcano’s summit.

Shedding new mild at the cataclysm, writer Steve Olson interweaves the historical past and technological know-how in the back of this occasion with page-turning bills of what occurred to people who lived and people who died.

Powerful monetary and ancient forces encouraged the fates of these round the volcano that sunny Sunday morning, together with the development of the nation’s railroads, the harvest of a continent’s huge forests, and the security of America’s valuable public lands. The eruption of Mount St. Helens published how the earlier is consistently found in the lives people all. even as, it remodeled volcanic technology, the learn of environmental resilience, and, eventually, our perceptions of what it's going to take to outlive on an more and more risky planet.

Rich with vibrant own tales of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists, and conservationists, Eruption grants a spellbinding narrative outfitted from the tales of these closest to the catastrophe, and an epic story of our fraught courting with the normal world.

eight pages of colour illustrations; 7 black-and-white illustrations; eight maps

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Heck's Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science (Dover Pictorial Archive, Vol. 3)

By J. G. Heck

Based on J. G. Heck's Bilder Atlas zum Convenations Lexicon, released in German within the 19th century, the Iconographic Encyclopaedia of technology, Literature, and Art was once a enormous six-volume compilation of illustrations and knowledge, overlaying an immense diversity of topics, from structure to zoology. between its so much outstanding gains have been the hundreds of thousands of fantastic metal engravings, comprising some of the most broad pictorial files ever released in one work.
The current booklet, one in every of 3 separate and autonomous volumes in keeping with the infrequent unique American version of 1851, is dedicated to nature and technology. Over a hundred and seventy superbly reproduced plates comprise millions of illustrations depicting a unprecedented array of topics: mathematical and geometrical difficulties; surveying tools, astronomical maps, and tools; planetary structures based on Ptolemy, the Egyptians, Copernicus, and others; positions of the planets; botanical illutrations of rankings of vegetation — together with seed pods, culmination, and different components; actual and meteorological representation demonstrating many legislation and rules; a number of sorts of actual and chemical gear; animals, minerals, fossils, geological formations; human anatomy; and plenty of different photographs. A descriptive desk of contents is keyed to numbered illustrations on each one plate.
Artists, illustrators, and someone wanting accurately rendered, royalty-free technology or nature illustrations will welcome this virtually inexhaustible wealth of instantly usable art.

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The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature

By David George Haskell

Winner of 2013 top ebook Award from the nationwide Academies.
Finalist for 2013 Pulitzer Prize ordinarily Nonfiction.

Winner of the 2013 Reed Environmental Writing Award.
Winner of the 2012 nationwide outside publication Award for typical background Literature.

Runner-up for 2013 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary technological know-how Writing Award.

A biologist unearths the key global hidden in one sq. meter of forest

 
Written with extraordinary grace and empathy, The woodland Unseen is a grand journey of nature in all its profundity. Biologist David George Haskell makes use of a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee wooded area as a window onto the total flora and fauna. traveling it nearly day-by-day for three hundred and sixty five days to track nature's direction throughout the seasons, he brings the woodland and its population to brilliant existence. starting with easy observations--a salamander scuttling around the leaf clutter, the 1st blossom of spring wildflowers--Haskell spins a super internet of biology, ecology, and poetry, explaining the technology binding jointly ecosystems that experience cycled for thousands--sometimes millions--of years.

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Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate

By Roland C. Anderson, Jennifer A. Mather, James B. Wood

The visually arresting and sometimes misunderstood octopus has lengthy captured renowned mind's eye. With an alien visual appeal and an uncanny mind, this unprecedented sea creature has encouraged worry in recognized lore and legends - from the enormous octopus assault in 20,000 Leagues less than the Sea to Ursula the ocean witch in The Little Mermaid. but its real nature is extra wondrous nonetheless. After a long time of analysis, the authors show a delicate, curious, and playful animal with awesome intelligence, a capability to shield itself with camouflage and jet propulsion, an complicated frightened procedure, and complicated problem-solving talents.

In this superbly photographed publication, 3 best marine biologists convey readers head to head with those amazingly complicated animals that experience interested scientists for many years. From the molluscan ancestry of today’s octopus to its creative anatomy, extraordinary mating and predatory behaviors, and other-worldly kinfolk, the authors take readers during the wonderful lifestyles cycle, uncovering the main points of exact octopus personalities. With own narratives, underwater study, beautiful closeup images, and considerate tips for retaining octopuses in captivity, Octopus is the 1st entire average historical past of this clever denizen of the ocean.

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Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars

By Margo T Oge

Now in paperback, with a brand new foreword via Fred Krupp, an expert's illuminating preview of the cleanser, lighter, smarter autos of the future.

In Driving the Future, Margo T. Oge portrays a destiny the place fresh, clever autos with lighter frames and replacement energy trains will produce 0 emissions and run at a hundred+ mpg. With digital architectures extra like these of airplanes, autos could be smarter and more secure, will park themselves, and may community with different cars at the street to force themselves. because the director of the EPA’s place of work of Transportation and Air caliber, Oge was once the executive architect in the back of the Obama administration’s landmark 2012 take care of automakers within the US marketplace to double the gas potency in their fleets and to chop greenhouse gasoline emissions in part through 2025. This used to be America’s first formal weather motion utilizing legislation to minimize emissions via innovation in motor vehicle design.

Offering an insider account of the partnership among federal companies, California, environmental teams, and vehicle brands that resulted in the old deal, Margo discusses the technological know-how of weather switch, the politics of addressing it, and the teachings realized for coverage makers. She additionally takes the reader in the course of the convergence of macro tendencies that would force this innovation over the following 40 years and be each piece as transformative as these wrought through Karl Benz and Henry Ford. Driving the Future is for a person who desires to comprehend what motor vehicle they’ll be riding in ten, twenty, or thirty years—and for everybody interested in air caliber and weather swap now.

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Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

By Eugenia Bone

In Mycophilia, finished nutrients author and cookbook writer Eugenia Bone examines the function of fungi as unique delicacy, healing, poison, and hallucinogen, and eventually discovers larger knowing of fungi is vital to dealing with demanding situations of the twenty first century.

Whether one's curiosity in mushrooms is culinary, clinical, leisure, or entrepreneurial, Mycophilia will open a reader's eyes to the great and weird global of fungi and their position within the deeply complicated but profoundly sleek interaction of existence on earth.

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The Ultimate Hang: An Illustrated Guide To Hammock Camping

Hammock camping--one of the main cozy how you can take pleasure in a long-distance thru-hike, a weekend backpacking journey, or simply an in a single day within the woods. With greater than 2 hundred illustrations to lead you, this publication is helping you get off the floor to find the liberty, convenience, and comfort of hammock tenting. how one can arrange and use a hammock to stick dry, hot, and insect unfastened in a depart No Trace-friendly manner. This e-book covers hammock camping out fundamentals reminiscent of the way to get an ideal dangle and the way to stick dry, hot, and insect loose. Plus, it illustrates recommendations and the best way to get the main out of a hammock preserve, no matter if you've got bought an all-in-one equipment or you’ve assembled your individual custom-made method.

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Birds of Prey of the World (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press)

By Robin Chittenden

A Golden consultant ® FROM ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
Enjoy and Learn!
Expert Knowledge!
Easy-to-Read!

Some of the main outstanding and awe-inspiring predators on this planet, the raptors, or birds of prey have captivated us for hundreds of years. This new Golden advisor from St. Martin's Press deals a desirable examine those wonderful birds.

* Covers all raptors, together with hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons, and owls
* searching innovations, migration, habitats, and more
* Wings, eyesight, and different extraordinary adaptations

Includes easy-to-understand and concise textual content, besides stunning full-color illustrations of the global species of raptors.

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The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California's Great Central Valley

By Philip Garone

This is the 1st complete environmental background of California’s nice primary Valley, the place broad freshwater and tidal wetlands as soon as supplied severe habitat for thousands and thousands of migratory waterfowl. Weaving jointly ecology, grassroots politics, and public coverage, Philip Garone tells how California’s wetlands have been approximately obliterated by means of huge irrigation and reclamation tasks, yet were introduced again from the threshold of overall destruction through the prepared efforts of duck hunters, whistle-blowing scientists, and a large coalition of conservationists. Garone examines the numerous calls for which were made at the Valley’s normal assets, in particular by way of large-scale agriculture, and strains the unexpected ecological results of our unrestrained manipulation of nature. He additionally investigates altering public and medical attitudes which are now ushering in an period of extraordinary security for natural world and wetlands in California and the nation.

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100 Hikes in the Central Oregon Cascades

By William L. Sullivan

This vintage consultant to Oregon's leisure heartland (the Bend, Eugene, Mt. Jefferson, and 3 Sisters components) has been thoroughly up to date. The 3rd variation gains sixteen pages of colour images, a dozen new hikes, campground & cabin apartment details, a colour wildflower id consultant, and a consultant to scorching springs.

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