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Earth In Danger: Habitat Destruction

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A high-interest, low vocabulary non-fiction series of books about conservation topics for struggling & reluctant readers.

A high-interest, low vocabulary non-fiction series of books about conservation topics for struggling & reluctant readers.

A series of non-fiction books for reluctant readers that reflect the current concerns over environmental and ecological issues. This title explains simply the science behind what can be a very confusing subject. With an emphasis on the practical ways readers can help, such as choosing sustainable food sources and not overusing water, it works as both a nonfiction reader, and a reference resource. Inside this book: what habitats are in danger; what has changed to cause a problem; harmful effects of mining, pollution, farming, destruction of the rain forests; why the rain forest is so important to Earth's climate; what climate change means; sustainable farming and how to create an artificial coral reef.

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  • ISBN: 9781846967368
  • Publication date: 18 Aug 2008
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Ticktock
Kyle Books

50 Ways to Help the Planet?

Sian Berry
Authors:
Sian Berry

We are becoming increasingly aware and engaged in environmental issues, but it's not always clear what the solutions are and how we can do our bit. We are ready and willing to make changes to our lifestyles, but often the advice about which are the best ones to make can be confusing.In this friendly guide you are shown how you can make changes in a positive and practical manner, and with some suggestions easier than others, there's a multitude of ways in which you can live more sustainably. Siân looks at the choices we can all make, helping you to reduce your carbon footprint and the impact of your lifestyle on the planet and change the world without changing your life.The 50 ways are divided into Plastics, Energy, Cooking and Eating, Travel, In the Garden and Action, and include a range of options, such as buying plastic-free beauty products, upcycling your furniture, cutting down on meat and having greener celebrations.By following Siân's practical and helpful tips you can lead a more environmentally-friendly life.

Aster

Thinking on My Feet

Kate Humble
Authors:
Kate Humble
Cassell

1001 Photographs

Paul Lowe
Authors:
Paul Lowe

Is photography art, documentary or both? Should images simply reveal the world we live in, or provoke us to think, act and react?1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is a visually arresting and invaluable guide to the history and practice of photography. Sweeping through the arts, fashion, society, war, peace, science and nature, the images in this enticing book are as eye-catching as the commentary is engaging. Some you have seen, others will be unfamiliar, but what all the photographs have in common is their ability to move you, shock you and open up the notion of what it is to be human. Organized chronologically by the date that each image was made, and featuring a reproduction of each photograph, the selection provides some fascinating and unexpected juxtapositions. Insightful text uncovers the creative process behind each image, revealing its visual, aesthetic and historic significance. Why was the photograph taken? Was it set up? What was the intention? How did the world react? From Roger Fenton to William Eggleston, from Henry Fox Talbot to Nick Knight, and from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Dorothea Lange, all the photographers featured in this book transgressed the boundaries of the camera with a skill and spirit that helped to develop their field into a highly evocative art form. Packed with information that will entertain, inform, educate and surprise you, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die is an essential reference for all lovers of photography.

Mitchell Beazley

Higgidy: The Cookbook

Camilla Stephens
Authors:
Camilla Stephens

Higgidy is known for its scrumptious pies and tarts. In this updated edition of their debut cookbook, co-founder and chief pie maker Camilla Stephens ventures beyond pastry with new recipes for healthy and delicious frittatas and more. Also included of course are mouth-watering Higgidy classics such as Chicken Pot Pie, the Best Quiche Lorraine and Salted Pecan Fudge Pie.From chapters on Simple Suppers and Crafty Quiches to Party Pies and Sweet Treats, all your cooking needs are covered, so you can enjoy a Simple Fish Pie for an after-work supper, Lemony Asparagus & Ricotta Tart for a summer picnic, Little Hot Dog Rolls and Mini Chorizo and Chilli Tartlets for a party and a Chocolate Snowflake Tart for a wintry treat.With Camilla's expert guidance on foolproof pastry techniques added in, this is a wonderful source of heartwarming recipes for family and friends.

Cassell

Primate Change

Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Authors:
Vybarr Cregan-Reid

IF YOU THINK YOU ARE YOU, THINK AGAIN.PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition.In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too.PRIMATE CHANGE beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now.'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response'

Mitchell Beazley

Wild Colour

Jenny Dean, Karen Diadick Casselman
Authors:
Jenny Dean, Karen Diadick Casselman

A practical and inspiring guide to creating and using natural dyes from plants, Wild Color offers the latest information on current environmentally friendly dyeing techniques and more than 65 species of plants and natural dyestuffs. This comprehensive book outlines all the necessary equipment, how to select fibers and plant parts, choose the right methods for mordanting and dyeing, test color modifiers and the fastness of dyed colors, and obtain a range of gorgeous colors from every plant, from alter to woad, shown in more than 250 swatches. Wild Color is the all-in-one resource for fiber enthusiasts, including knitters, sewers, and weavers; gardeners who are interested in new uses for traditional dye plants; and eco-conscious DIYers who want authoritative information about the natural dyeing process and the plants that are essential to it.

Cassell

The Physics Behind...

Russ Swan
Authors:
Russ Swan

Can you really lose weight by consuming nothing but ice cream and beer? How does the latest blockbuster movie get squeezed onto a disk, and how do they make the pictures seem 3D? How much does a selfie weigh? What's the science behind forensic investigations, body scans, and the dating of ancient artefacts?The Physics Behind... takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the scientific principles that that make the modern world work. Could there be life on Mars? Why is north really south? How do self-driving cars find their way around? These and many more topics are explored by starting with the basic science that makes them tick - examining the physics behind them. Packed with detailed original artwork and infographics, The Physics Behind... is perfect for anyone who has ever been curious about the science of life.Including:- The physics behind modern life: Wi-Fi, Facial recognition, touchscreens, microwave ovens, the ice cream and beer diet, taking a selfie, Flash memory, a bag of sugar, catching the train, calendars and clocks- The physics behind entertainment: optical discs, lasers, white water, executive toys, the electric guitar, music, 3D movies- The physics behind analysis: medical imaging, looking at little things, spectroscopy, crime scene investigation, tricorder, microfluidics, radiocarbon dating, proving the Earth is round- The physics behind space: rocket science, space weather, Planet Nine, space telescopes, is there anybody out there? life on Earth, life on Mars- The physics behind big science: what's the matter?, time travel, bomb or meltdown?, the Large Hadron Collider, the Human Genome Project, the Standard Model, gravity, everything- The physics behind the weird universe: strings, rings and other things, N-dimensional space, the hypercube, antimatter, the dark universe, quantum weirdness, quantum biology, time crystals and Majorana- The physics behind the environment: weather forecasts, climate change, renewable energy, migration, peacock feathers, sunburn, rainbows, spider silk- The physics behind transportation: autonomous autos, Hyperloop, Maglev, satellite navigation, motor sport, going rreeaallllyy fast, stealth- The physics behind everything else: curve balls, the Mpemba Effect, why north is really south, perpetual motion and the heat death of the universe, and the physics behind this book.

Cassell

Meet Your Bacteria

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple
Authors:
Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

Meet Your Bacteria introduces you to all of your tiny tenants, and reveals the fascinating inner workings of your body, and the importance of these usually helpful (but sometimes harmful) microbes.Highly topical and accessible, this book:- Explores the different bacteria that live on and in various parts of your body (not just in the gut)- Explains what they do, and why some are beneficial and some harmful- Offers practical advice for promoting the good and inhibiting the bad bacteria- Examines the latest thinking on good and bad dirt, and the links between bacteria and diseaseIncluding in-depth profiles on each of the most important families of bacteria living in the human body, and helpful advice on how you can look after your own health through greater knowledge of your microbial friends, this is a wide-ranging introduction to the secret world inside your own body.

Gaia

Write Yourself Happy

Megan C Hayes PhD
Authors:
Megan C Hayes PhD

Psychologists tell us that writing helps us cope with and recover from depression, anxiety, job loss and even heartbreak. Exciting new research shows that we can flourish further by actively choosing to write about positive emotions. Journalling is a hot trend - for personal expression, creativity, self-actualisation and goal-setting. In Write Yourself Happy, author Megan Hayes shows us how, using positive journalling, we can journal more consciously, writing in a way that engages and promotes our most supportive and life-affirming emotions.This practical workbook demonstrates how to put eight of the most commonly experienced positive emotions - joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, awe and love - to work, helping us not simply to feel better, but to live better.Based on groundbreaking research in positive psychology, and backed up by extensive scientific studies, the book includes practical exercises and case studies to inspire readers to shift their focus, use different words, see the world in a subtly different way - and discover how things go right when we write.Praise for Write Yourself Happy:'The power of positivity comes together with the power of the pen. It is a mighty force for well-being.'Miriam Akhtar MAPPAuthor of Positive Psychology for Overcoming Depression and What is Post-traumatic Growth?'Write Yourself Happy is filled with practical, applied and scientifically proven methods - it offers readers a direct path to increase positivity and sustain happiness. It is the perfect resource for optimal wellbeing.'Daniel J Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPPPsychologist and author of Character Strengths Matterwww.dare2behappy.com'This book is ideal for anyone who is looking for a creative and uplifting path to happiness. Megan's encouraging tone and fun exercises not only boost your mood but also help you to forge a stronger connection with yourself. I highly recommend the read - and doing each of the writing exercises in it!'Susanna HalonenThe Happyologist® and author of Screw Finding Your Passionwww.happyologist.co.uk'Forget the pressure to become a perfectionist Photoshop you. Write Yourself Happy is about easing into a reality that already exists and needs nothing more to bloom than pen on paper. Let the scientifically nuanced and reassuring rhythm of your compassionate Sherpa Megan C Hayes steal you away.'Kristen Truempy, MAPPCreator of the Positive Psychology Podcastwww.strengthsphoenix.com 'Megan artfully combines the world of writing with positive psychology producing this guide to 'writing yourself happy'. Written with a delicate balance of scientifically based wellbeing advice alongside an open playfulness that allows the reader to consider and interpret things for themselves. It is thanks to reading this book that my clients, and of course myself, enjoy the many benefits of Positive Journaling.'Samantha SpaffordPsychologist and Director of Positive Mind Workswww.positivemindworks.co.nz

Kyle Books

The Container Gardener

Frances Tophill
Authors:
Frances Tophill

Whether you love growing, love creating, or just want to liven up your outdoor space, a container garden is just the answer. So many of us nowadays are crammed into our homes and a garden is a luxury that few can afford. But there is always room for a bit of greenery; whether it's herbs and spices to add fresh flavour to your food, or putting a jungle on your windowsill, a container can enable growers to bring nature to the most inhospitable and smallest spaces. Frances Tophill covers the sustainable, crafty and culinary aspects of container gardening. From urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets alongside what to grow inside them - bonsai to annuals, bulbs, grasses and bamboos, tumbling and creeping plants and flowers - there are also 40 ideas on how to pair plants and pots, including upcycling existing items and creating your own containers.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants

Holly Farrell
Authors:
Holly Farrell

Growing indoors has never been easier or more fun. Become a star gardener without leaving your home with this beginner's guide to houseplants for the whole family.Whatever the size of your home, and even if you don't have much spare time on your hands, house plants are an exciting way to bring some low-maintenance greenery into your life. As well as looking luscious, house plants improve air quality and our sense of well-being - and caring for them is an endlessly enchanting hobby for both adults and children. See how a knobbly ginger root sprouts huge exotic leaves, or how plants can grow without any soil at all. Children can get up close and personal with the natural world and try their hand at growing with ease. Best of all, the plants provide year-round interest and there's never any need to go out into the rain. In RHS Little Book of Happy House Plants, every technique and project is explained and illustrated in clear, down-to-earth steps. Even beginners will want to have a go!

Kyle Books

Reset your Gut

Robyn Youkilis
Authors:
Robyn Youkilis

Reset Your Gut, with a foreword by Robin Berzin, MD, focuses on healing the body from the inside out, resulting in weight loss that's both sustainable and delicious. Whether you want to address digestive issues or lose weight, or both, this plan will help the reader in a way that nourishes, not deprives. After struggling with her weight in the past, Robyn understands that the desire to lose weight is not just about a number on the scale; it's a sign that we want something to be different in our bodies, but even more so, in our lives.Part coaching guide and part cookbook, RESET YOUR GUT helps readers optimise their digestion and shed weight for good. The first six chapters cover Robyn's revolutionary tools including her four step 'Go with Your Gut Weight Loss Formula' that provides an easy and memorable framework for the practices she teaches in the book, and her 'Good Gut Rule of 5' that teaches readers exactly what to put on their plates at every meal. RESET YOUR GUT also includes Robyn's 'Good Gut Reset' - a complete meal plan that will effectively reset the gut and jumpstart weight loss in just three days.The second half of the book has over 75 delicious and colourful recipes that cover every occasion and craving. From Robyn's game-changing Power Yogurt Parfait, to her Warm Cauliflower Salad and her clever Spaghetti Switch-Up recipes, RESET YOUR GUT readers will feel supported and satisfied while naturally dropping weight. Most of the practices in this book can be done anywhere from home to office to on-the-go, and the recipes are adaptable for any diet from vegan to paleo.Robyn's straightforward but supportive coaching style makes reading the book feel like getting advice from a very in-the-know friend who truly wants you to succeed. Her weight loss philosophy is simple and easy to follow: Your body wants you to feel good, and the best way to reach your natural weight is to keep your gut flora happy and balance the other parts of life that 'weigh' you down. Together, these two forces will have you looking and feeling fabulous.

Mitchell Beazley

Cook Share Eat Vegan

Áine Carlin
Authors:
Áine Carlin

Delicious plant-based recipes that everyone will love, with this latest book from the UK's bestselling vegan author, Áine Carlin. With an emphasis on great flavours and fresh, seasonal dishes that don't rely on substitutes or hard-to-source ingredients, Áine's style of cooking will appeal to everyone, from vegan-cooking enthusiasts to those simply wanting to dabble now and then. In Cook Share Eat Vegan, Áine has created the ultimate vegan bible, with more than 125 recipes that prove there's a place for plant-based food at every table.Delight your friends with Crispy Cinnamon Potato Tacos, enjoy a warming bowl of Turmeric & Sweet Potato Soup, or indulge in a delicious Vanilla Panna Cotta. Discover recipes for every occasion and for all times of year - that just happen to be vegan. 'Finding the balance between health and indulgence, this book has a little bit of everything, from full-on comfort food to zen-inducing bowls to nourish from within. Discover the beauty of plant-based food and leave your preconceived notions at the door - it's time to cook, eat, smile (repeat)' - Áine Carlin

Aster

Shinrin-yoku

Yoshifumi Miyazaki
Authors:
Yoshifumi Miyazaki

Shinrin Yoku or 'forest bathing' was developed in Japan in the 1980s and brings together ancient ways and wisdom with cutting edge environmental health science. There are now forest bathing stations and walkways scattered throughout Japan, although the good news is that we can all benefit from this simple practice. Simply put, forest bathing is the practice of walking slowly through the woods, in no hurry, for a morning, an afternoon or a day. It is a practice that involves all the senses and as you gently walk and breathe deeply, the essential oils of the trees are absorbed by your body and have an extraordinary effect on positive feelings, stress hormone levels, parasympathetic nervous activity, sympathetic nervous activity, blood pressure, heart rate and brain activity. In this wonderful book, by the leading expert in the field, science meets nature and mindfulness, as we are encouraged to bathe in the trees and become observers of both the nature around us and the goings on of our own minds.

Cassell

Forgotten Women: The Scientists

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

'To say this series is "empowering" doesn't do it justice. Buy a copy for your daughters, sisters, mums, aunts and nieces - just make sure you buy a copy for your sons, brothers, dads, uncles and nephews, too.' - indy100'Here's to no more forgotten women.' Evening StandardThe women who shaped and were erased from our history.The Forgotten Women series will uncover the lost histories of the influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. The Scientists celebrates 48* unsung scientific heroines whose hugely important, yet broadly unacknowledged or incorrectly attributed, discoveries have transformed our understanding of the scientific world. Mary Anning, the amateur paleontologist whose fossil findings changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life Emmy Noether, dubbed "The Mighty Mathematician You've Never Heard Of"Ynés Mexía, the Mexican-American botanist who discovered over 500 new plant species Wangari Maathai, who started an environmental and ecological revolution in KenyaMargaret Sanger, the maverick nurse who paved the way for the legalization of contraceptionChapters including Earth & Universe; Biology & Natural Sciences; Medicine & Psychology; Physics & Chemistry; Mathematics and Technology & Inventions profile the female scientists who have defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around us.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Gardening School

Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
Authors:
Simon Akeroyd, Dr Ross Bayton
AWW

Simply Bread

Of all the food stuffs we love to eat, few evoke more emotion than bread. At its simplest, this staple is little more than flour, water, yeast and salt, yet combined, produces endless possibilities. This beautiful book is not only full of recipes for basic breads, sourdoughs, gluten-free loaves, sweet breads and pastries, it also contains tips on techniques and step-by-step photographs. It's a must-have reference for every home baker, allowing bakers to explore new breads with AWW's trusted triple-tested guarantee.

Aster

The Balance Plan

Angelique Panagos
Authors:
Angelique Panagos

'The wellness world's new holy grail is hormone harmony' - ES Magazine'Angelique has created a beautifully presented and easy to use guide that inspires everyone to look at their food in a new light. I love the recipes, the beautiful illustrations and how lifestyle is a key part of her message. I particularly like her emphasis on women's health and I believe this could be useful for a lot of people.' - Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor's Kitchen'I can't function without coffee''I need my daily fix of chocolate''I look puffy and retain fluid easily'I'm hungrier than I used to be but never feel satisfied''I struggle to lose weight no matter what I try'Sound familiar?These are complaints that nutritionist Angelique Panagos hears every day. Time and time again, they're caused by the same thing - hormonal imbalance.The Balance Plan explains how to tune in to your hormones and make the changes necessary to bring them into balance. Take the six steps, follow the 28-day plan and transform your life!- Sleep better - Enhance digestion - Lose weight - Reduce stress - Elevate energy levels - Feel happier'The Balance Plan is an inspired book by my friend Angelique Panagos. It effortlessly combines recipes that help support female hormonal health, prefaced by bite-sized chunks of the science and concepts that underpin them. With easy to create personal plans, I would heartily recommend this to any woman who wants to improve her wellbeing through a simple yet creative approach to food as medicine.' - Dr Ayan Panja'The Balance Plan is a pertinent piece of health literature. In modern medicine, we've treated hormone problems as a black or white issue. Disease or healthy. In reality, hormones are our body's way of sending intricate messages of our environment and helping us to react and be as responsive to what is happening around us. Hormones cycles are happening everyday and your diet, lifestyle, and other habits all influence this. Thank you Angelique for this enlightening journey through our body!' - Dr. Steven Lin'The Balance Plan is a beautiful approach to improving hormonal health, grounded in the perfect synergy of personal journey, clinical experience and excellent health advice. The understanding that your diet, environment and lifestyle powerfully affects your hormonal balance and reproductive health will empower you with the knowledge and wisdom you need on your own journey to better health and wellness.' - Benjamin I. Brown, ND

Kyle Books

Skinny Soups

Kathryn Bruton
Authors:
Kathryn Bruton
Cassell

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Peter Boxall
Authors:
Peter Boxall