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Whale Rescue - Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Paperback): Erich Hoyt Whale Rescue - Changing the Future for Endangered Wildlife (Paperback)
Erich Hoyt
R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whale Rescue is the latest addition to the acclaimed "Firefly Animal Rescue" series. Written by an accomplished expert and illustrated with color photographs, this book is a solid reference on both whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them.

This book covers whale physiology, diet, lifespan, complex behaviors and habitats. Specific whale species covered in detail are: Gray whales Humpback whales Blue whales Sperm whales Right whales Orca whales.

Whale conservationists and their efforts to protect whale populations are profiled. Also addressed are the pros and cons of extreme measures used against illegal whalers, such as ramming whaling boats and destroying fishnets. A full list of organizations dedicated to protecting whales is provided for readers who want to help.

About the "Firefly Animal Rescue" series:

The "Firefly Animal Rescue" identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

""These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."" - School Library Journal

""Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."" - Booklist

Creatures of the Deep - In Search of the Sea's "Monsters" and the World They Live in (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition):... Creatures of the Deep - In Search of the Sea's "Monsters" and the World They Live in (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Erich Hoyt
R636 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R136 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Praise for the first edition:

""More than a picture book ... Hoyt's elegant writing provides both the historical background for deep-sea exploration and an ecological perspective on life in the ocean's depths." " -- American Scientist

""A magnificent bestiary ... and a reminder of how little we actually know about the seas surrounding us." " -- Popular Science

In this revised and updated edition of "Creatures of the Deep," award-winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep-sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep-sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down.

Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high-pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight and photosynthesis, which flourish around the hot, sulfurous deep-sea vents in the magnificent rift valley of the mid-ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become the basis for the latest research into Earth's origins. Fully illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.

Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Hardcover): Erich Hoyt Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (Hardcover)
Erich Hoyt
R755 R600 Discovery Miles 6 000 Save R155 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the 'Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises', award-winning author and whale researcher Erich Hoyt takes readers into the field for an intimate encounter with some 90 species of cetaceans that make their homes in the world's oceans. Drawing on decades of firsthand experience and a comprehensive familiarity with the current revolution in cetacean studies, Hoyt provides unique insights into the life histories of these compelling marine mammals. Join the author and his fellow researchers as they share their discoveries about cetacean biology and behaviour, from the physical differences and adaptations among the baleen and toothed whales to their highly intelligent hunting and feeding methods. Learn about courtship and mating practices, family relationships and the lifelong bonds among some family members. Meet the symphonic composer of the whale world - the humpback whale, whose complex 30-minute songs reverberate across the liquid universe of the ocean. Find out how some cetaceans survive deep diving and negotiate lengthy migrations across oceans. Hoyt's latest book is not only a fascinating compilation of the latest data on cetaceans but an impassioned argument for the ongoing need for international protection of at-risk populations and their increasingly damaged habitat. Join the discussion about how best to make a future for these remarkable marine creatures. 'Encyclopedia of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises' includes: * detailed profiles of some 90 current species of cetaceans; * a report on the newly discovered species in the genus Berardius, a small black form related to the Baird's beaked whale; * fascinating sidebars that bring to life cetacean society and culture; * an enlightening discussion of the differences between dolphins and porpoises; * new information on the history and impact of whaling; * illustrations of each species by renowned artist Uko Gorter; * colour photographs by world-famous marine photographer Brandon Cole, among others.

Weird Sea Creatures (Paperback): Erich Hoyt Weird Sea Creatures (Paperback)
Erich Hoyt
R190 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R37 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea."

Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment.

These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators.

These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board.

These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.

Insect Lives - Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World (Hardcover): Erich Hoyt, Ted Schultz Insect Lives - Stories of Mystery and Romance from a Hidden World (Hardcover)
Erich Hoyt, Ted Schultz
R828 R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Save R156 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A Wonderful Journey into the Insect World through Literature, Science, Art, and Popular Culture Aristotle on metamorphosis

  • Alfred Russel Wallace on the rare butterflies of the Malay Archipelago
  • Jean-Henri Fabre on the art of the dung beetle
  • Dave Barry on naming the U.S. Official National Insect
  • Charles Darwin on seagoing insects
  • William Beebe on an army ant invasion
  • Kevin Kelly on bee—and human—swarming
  • Jonathan Schell on postnuclear insect survival
  • Gary Larson on when insects take over
  • May Berenbaum on maggots and murderers
  • Henry David Thoreau on race wars among the ants
  • Thomas Eisner on stealth bugs
  • David George Gordon on appreciating the lowly cockroach
  • Maurice Maeterlinck on the queen-bee’s wedding
  • Edward O. Wilson on insect societies

…plus many other essays, illustrations, cartoons, screenplays, poems, recipes, tales, and observations on insect life.

Whale Rescue (Hardcover, Library binding): Erich Hoyt Whale Rescue (Hardcover, Library binding)
Erich Hoyt
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whale Rescue is the latest addition to the acclaimed "Firefly Animal Rescue" series. Written by an accomplished expert and illustrated with color photographs, this book is a solid reference on both whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them.

This book covers whale physiology, diet, lifespan, complex behaviors and habitats. Specific whale species covered in detail are: Gray whales Humpback whales Blue whales Sperm whales Right whales Orca whales.

Whale conservationists and their efforts to protect whale populations are profiled. Also addressed are the pros and cons of extreme measures used against illegal whalers, such as ramming whaling boats and destroying fishnets. A full list of organizations dedicated to protecting whales is provided for readers who want to help.

About the "Firefly Animal Rescue" series:

The "Firefly Animal Rescue" identifies endangered and threatened species and what is being done to protect them. Combining lively, accessible text and stunning color photographs, each book provides a detailed overview of the species, describing its characteristics, behavior, habits, physiology and more.

""These attractive books are a call to action... fascinating readable accounts."" - School Library Journal

""Succinct introductions to the science and practice of wildlife conservation... written in accessible, lively language."" - Booklist

The Earth Dwellers - Adventures in the Land of Ants (Paperback, 1st Touchstone ed): Erich Hoyt The Earth Dwellers - Adventures in the Land of Ants (Paperback, 1st Touchstone ed)
Erich Hoyt
R405 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R61 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a close-up look at the world of ants. Erich Hoyt recounts observations from an ant expedition to the tropical jungle with Edward O. Wilson. He introduces ants who harvest crops, raise insects as livestock, build roads and bridges, embark on nuptial fights and go to war.

Weird Sea Creatures (Hardcover): Erich Hoyt Weird Sea Creatures (Hardcover)
Erich Hoyt
R372 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R29 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"An illustrated look at the weird and wonderful creatures that live in the very deepest parts of the sea."

Humans have always wondered, with a mixture of fear and fascination, what lurks beneath the surface in the depths of the ocean. In this book, Erich Hoyt introduces 50 of the oddest creatures you will ever meet in the sea. From the carnivorous comb jelly to the lantern-carrying deep-sea dragonfish, from a vampire squid with giant eyes to dancing jellyfish, Hoyt explores these peculiar conditions and their equally peculiar environment.

These creatures have adapted to lack of light and, using sound pulses (echolocation) or light-producing organs and pigment cells (emitting light via bioluminescence), they are able to communicate without giving their location away to predators.

These stunning, captivating photographs weren't taken from the portholes of submarines. Photographers David Shale, Solvin Zanki and Jeff Rotman worked with oceanography institutes, museums and the BBC Natural History Unit, taking long cruises across the ocean to record and try to understand these little-studied residents of the deep sea. To capture the creatures for observation, a net was lowered far beneath the surface. As soon as the trawl was hauled aboard, the photographers would race to transfer the most unusual animals to fresh seawater aquariums in a chilled laboratory on board.

These pages let readers gaze into strange, wild eyes and study faces with toothless or crooked smiles that witness the fruits of deep-sea evolution. Informative captions explain what the patterns of lights on their bodies are "saying" to others in their absolutely dark world. The wonder and extraordinary weirdness of what lives in the deep seas, so far away from us and yet so close, will become more familiar with this book.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning... Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Erich Hoyt
R2,845 Discovery Miles 28 450 Special order

The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world.

In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

Seasons of the Whale - Riding the Currents of the North Atlantic. (Hardcover): Erich Hoyt Seasons of the Whale - Riding the Currents of the North Atlantic. (Hardcover)
Erich Hoyt
R395 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R40 (10%) Special order

Now in paperback, originally published in 1990. Join a dozen humpback whales on their annual migration through the Atlantic Ocean.

Experience with the whales their encounters with other whales, porpoises, fishing nets, and toxic waste. Includes some of the finest marine photographs allowing us a glimpse into the whale world.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning... Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - A World Handbook for Cetacean Habitat Conservation and Planning (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Erich Hoyt
R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Special order

The first edition of the widely praised Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, published in 2005, led to numerous new marine protected area proposals and a number of notable conservation successes around the world.

In this completely revised and expanded second edition, new developments in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific are described, as well as future directions for High Seas protection. New sections show how to design and manage Marine Protected Areas (MPA's) in an ever noisier ocean subject to climate change, increased shipping and hydrocarbon exploration. The process of protected area creation for cetaceans has been accelerated and more than 200 exciting new places are detailed in this edition. This book provides a route map for MPA managers, as well as countries, to meet the ambitious targets for highly protected MPA networks by 2012 and 2020.

Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is a key conservation tool and a springboard for worldwide change in human attitudes toward the world ocean where all life originated and where the majority of life on Earth still lives.

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