Familiar species, common plants, and natural phenomena are introduced in these beautifully illustrated guides to nature and the outdoors. Printed on laminated, water-resistant paper in a folded format, Pocket NaturalistÂ® Guides are highly durable for use in the field as each title provides a portable reference to a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, butterflies, and insects. Nature enthusiasts, from the beginner to the seasoned explorer, will relish the abundance of detailed information packed within these handheld guides.
As glaciers retreat, an unprecedented opportunity arises to study plant and marine life beginning to reclaim previously uninhabitable space, and this book is the perfect identification guide to nature's laboratory. This lightweight, pocket folding guide is packed with illustrations of the most commonly seen marine life, mammals, bay birds, tidepool life, ferns, fishes, and wildflowers. It was produced in collaboration with Glacier Bay National Park and Alaska Geographic and part of the proceeds from the sale of this guide support their continued presentation and awareness activities.
Color me cautious... or color me dead!Adventure awaits those who explore Grand Canyon National Park's desert rims, yawning canyons, and wild river rapids. But beware: the Grand Canyon is a place of extremes. From scorching sun that gives way to freezing blizzards, plateaus that abruptly end in vertical cliffs, and flash floods that rage through bone dry ravines, the Park can be a dangerous place for the unwary.Scenic Views!Intriguing Animals!Disturbing Facts!If there's a way to die in the Grand Canyon, you'll find it pictured here, ready for your coloring enjoyment. This coloring book also offers facts about the park and it's many animals (peaceful and otherwise) and even a few tips to help you stay alive during what hopefully isn't your last trip to America's only Wonder of the Natural World.Stop! This coloring book isn't for everyone! It depicts scenes of graphic violence including drowning, electrocution, traumatic head injury, and suicide. Recommended for mature c
At risk of death, prisoner of war Ray Parkin secretly kept a journal of the months in 1943-44 he spent working on the Thai-Burma Railway. His account, first published as ""Into the Smother"", received international acclaim for its restrained but realistic depiction of POWs living, working and dying in a Japanese camp deep in the Thai jungle. It was hailed by the legendary literary critic Max Harris as 'probably the finest POW writing in English'. ""The MUP Masterworks"" series celebrates distinguished Australian writers and ideas. Each volume contains an extract from a literary work of enduring influence and popular appeal.
The concept of human security has emerged in international relations and policy as an idea which not only seeks to relocate the focus of international society on the individual, but also challenges the current priorities of the international community. In particular it places emphasis on promoting and facilitating a nexus between security, development and human rights. It is potentially a paradigm in the making, gaining considerable momentum within the UN, international relations scholarship and regional bodies. And yet by-and-large it continues to be unexplored by the international legal community, despite the success of a number of international treaties being attributed to the discourse.
This book seeks to address this gap, and establish the nature of the relationship between human security discourse and international law, determining whether human security can meaningfully contribute to the international legal framework. To determine this, the book analyses the core principles of human security discourse and examines the degree to which they find parallels in the existing normative structure of international law. The book examines the how the broad-narrow debate that dominates human security discourse has played out in international law-making. It goes on to consider the processes for the creation of so called 'human security' treaties in order to determine a blueprint for future development of international human security treaty law. In concluding Shireen Daft sets out a structured principled approach through which international legal scholarship can engage with human security, highlighting the ways in which engagement between the two fields can be sustained.
Is it more fun to do flips off the monkey bars, or listen to all the birds singing? To swim laps in the wading pool, or smell all the flowers? Mr. and Mrs. Green can't seem to agree, but that doesn't stop them from having a great day at the park! Simple sentences, bright illustrations, and silly, unexpected twists, make this installment in the Mr. and Mrs. Green early reader series by the acclaimed picture-book creator Keith Baker perfect for beginning readers. AUTHOR: Keith Baker has written and illustrated many well-loved picture books and early chapter books, including several about the charming and lovable Mr. and Mrs. Green. Two of his best-known picture books, Hide and Snake and Who Is the Beast?, are about animals. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Visit his website at www.keithbakerbooks.com.
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