Описание: Learn about the habits and habitat of the Northern Goshawk, a fierce bird of prey that nests in the boreal forests far from human habitation. This hawk, about the size of a Common Raven, is capable of catching and killing large birds such as geese and grouse, and animals such as rabbits and hares. The Northern Goshawk is notorious for attacking anything, including people, that come close to its nest or young. Read firsthand accounts of this species fearless hunting prowess. Learn about plucking posts--the place where goshawks dismantle their prey before delivering it to their young. Stories include historical accounts and personal accounts from the author, his friends, and research associates. The book is filled with the authors photographs and illustrations from his many years spent studying the Northern Goshawk in all seasons.
Автор: Rashid Название: Jihad ISBN: 0300093454 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300093452 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 8004 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The terrorist attacks of September 11th have turned the world's attention to areas of the globe about which we know very little. Ahmed Rashid, who explored
Afghanistan's Taliban regime in a previous work, here turns his skills as an investigative journalist to the five Central Asian republics adjacent to Afghanistan. Central Asia is coming to
play a vital strategic role in the war on terrorism, but the region also poses new threats to global security.
The five Central Asian republics - Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,
Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan - were part of the Soviet Union until its collapse in 1991. Under Soviet rule, Islam was brutally suppressed, and that intolerance has continued
under the post-Soviet regimes. Religious repression, political corruption, and the region's extreme poverty (unemployment rates exceed 80 percent in some areas) have created a fertile
climate for militant Islamic fundamentalism.
Often funded and trained by such organizations as Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda and the Taliban, guerrilla movements like the
IMU (Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan) have recruited a staggering number of members across the region and threaten to topple the governments of all five nations. Based on research
and numerous interviews, this text explains the roots of militant rage in Central Asia, describes the goals and activities of these militant organisations, and suggests ways in which this
threat could be neutralised by diplomatic and economic intervention. Rich in both cultural heritage and natural resources - including massive oil reservoirs - Central Asia remains
desperately poor and frighteningly volatile.
In tracing the history of Central Asia and explaining the current political climate, Rashid demonstrates that it is a region we ignore at
Автор: Karima Parry Название: Shultz Bakelite Jewelry ISBN: 0764316621 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764316623 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 5588 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Vintage Bakelite jewelry is one of the hottest collectibles on the scene. When the author devoted an entire chapter in her recent book, Bakelite Pins, to Shultz pins, Bakelite fans clamored for more! Ron and Ester Shultz are modern artists who rework vintage Bakelite into startlingly beautiful contemporary Bakelite jewelry. From witty pins of every possible subject to confetti polka dotted and checkerboard patterned bangles, and more, Shultz Bakelite Jewelry takes Bakelite into a whole new realm. Covering the entire artistic career of Ron and Ester Shultz, this full color book shows hundreds of pieces, including many rare earlier pieces, along with notes on the Shultzs techniques and designs, and pricing on almost every piece. This colorful, happy book will show you why Shultz Bakelite jewelry will definitely be the Bakelite collectible of the future.
Автор: Rashid Scott Название: The Great Horned Owl: An In-Depth Study ISBN: 0764347667 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764347665 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 6387 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl found throughout most of North America. Adult owls are between eighteen to 24 inches from head to tail and can have a wing span of more than four feet. Their long ear tufts and cryptic coloration enables them to remain well hidden during the day, often out of sight of sharp-eyed diurnal raptors and eagle-eyed birders. Through more than 130 photographs and illustrations, take an in-depth look into the life of this very impressive and formidable bird. Explore the owls food habits, nesting sites, how they raise their young, and the rehabilitation of injured owls. The one-of-a-kind photographs and comprehensive descriptions make this a must-have treasure to be enjoyed by all ages. It is sure to become the go-to reference on the Great Horned Owl.
Автор: Rashid Scott Название: Small Mountain Owls ISBN: 0764332821 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764332821 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 7784 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This fascinating and beautiful guide provides detailed information and over 160 striking photos and drawings of four species of small mountain owls found in Americas Rocky Mountains, with special focus on the inhabitants of the Rocky Mountains National Park: the Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and Boreal Owl. The lives and ranges of these tiny predators are detailed, including information concerning their anatomy, coloration, vocalizations, ranges, courtship and nesting behaviors, egg laying, fledgling raising, hunting habits, diets, mortality, longevity, and much more. The engaging text reflects the authors passion for these tiny owls, some small enough to perch comfortably on a number two pencil, and provides details about the recovery and restoration to health of injured small mountain owls. The book ends with a useful glossary of scientific names and a detailed bibliography. This book will be a treasured reference for anyone interested in the avian world.
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