Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife (Scientists in the Field Series)

Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise

North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. But what happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there’s a boom in the population? Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizen scientists, are trying to answer to these questions and more. Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears—and other animals around the globe—who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.What happens when conservation efforts for a species are so successful that there’s a boom in the population? Part field science, part conservation science, Backyard Bears looks at black bears—and other animals around the globe—who are rapidly becoming our neighbors in urban and suburban areas.      North Carolina's black bears were once a threatened species, but now their numbers are rising in and around Asheville. Can humans and bears live compatibly? What are the long-term effects for the bears? Author Amy Cherrix follows the scientists who, in cooperation with local citizens, are trying to answer to these questions and more.  ...

  • ASIN: 1328858685

Backyard Bear

Backyard

Bears belong in the woods―they can find everything they need to survive there. But what happens when people start knocking down trees and building houses where the woods used to be? This young black bear is about to find out. He wakes one spring to find his territory completely changed. When the curious bear dares to come closer and closer to the houses, he discovers backyards and trashcans are an easy place to find food. But it's dangerous for people and bears to live so close together. What will happen when the bear is discovered right in someone's backyard?

  • ASIN: 0802795730

My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to Find, Collect, and Treasure

My Book of Rocks and Minerals: Things to

A highly visual children's reference that explains what rocks and minerals are, how they form, and how they're used, as well as highlights astounding record breakers and amazing facts. My Book of Rocks and Minerals is filled with fascinating information about and amazing images of rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils from the deepest caves to outer space. Features introduce different categories, from crystals to glow-in-the-dark minerals, and illuminating high-resolution images offer a closer look at awesome geological formations. Kids can take their fascination one step further and use the catalog and activity pages to help them collect and group rocks, and to discover how different rock types fit into the world around them.Colorful, educational, and entertaining, My Book of Rocks and Minerals gives kids the expert geology knowledge they crave and will have them digging deep to discover all they can about rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils.

  • ASIN: 1465461906

Silverback Bear (Return to Bear Creek Book 10)

Silverback Bear (Return to Bear Creek Book

Bear shifter, Dean, has almost given up on finding a mate. Instead, he’s carved out a fulfilling role as a foster parent to older kids. Then she walks into his life, the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. His mate. His life will never be the same again.A birthmark on her face has haunted Elizabeth her whole life. She has always struggled to meet new people and visit new places. But now the one person in her life she truly loves, her daughter Suzie, is getting married. Elizabeth needs to find the strength to overcome her fears and be there for her daughter.An encounter with a bear shifter, who tells her she is his mate, helps change her world, opening up new possibilities she’d never dared dream would be hers.Can she grab hold of her dreams, and not let go? Despite her fears, can she open her heart to a man who promises to love her forever?

  • ASIN: B076NXXVCV

Michael Symon's Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace

Michael Symon's Playing with Fire: BBQ and More

Cohost of The Chew and celebrated Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon returns to a favorite subject, meat, with his first cookbook focused on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with over 70 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland.In preparing to open his barbecue restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, Michael Symon enthusiastically sampled smoked meat from across America. The 72 finger-licking, lip-smacking recipes here draw inspiration from his favorites, including dry ribs from Memphis, wet ribs from Nashville, brisket from Texas, pork steak from St. Louis, and burnt ends from Kansas City--to name just a few--as well as the unique and now signature Cleveland-style barbecue he developed to showcase the flavors of his hometown. Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides. If you are looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.

  • Brand: Clarkson Potter
  • ASIN: 0804186588

Wild & Wacky Birdhouses and Feeders: 18 Creative and Colorful Projects That Add Fun to Your Backyard (Fox Chapel Publishing) Cartoon, Bear, Tree Frog, Rooster, Wishing Well, & Other Whimsical Designs

Wild & Wacky Birdhouses and Feeders: 18 Creative

Make your backyard more exciting with a unique feeder or birdhouse! 18 complete projects, from a football helmet feeder to a security camera birdhouse Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed patterns for each project Tips on squirrel control, bird seed, perches, and sizing birdhouse holes Fun facts and trivia accompany each project, for a fun and enjoyable woodworking experience These feeders and birdhouses are sure to attract the attention of backyard critters—as well as your neighbors! In Wild and Wacky Bird Houses and Feeders, you'll find 18 colorful and creative projects meant to bring out the fun in building birdhouses. Whether it's the birdhouse cleverly designed to look like a security camera, or the player piano squirrel feeder that will turn your resident animals into musicians, you're sure to find a project that will delight and amuse. Complete with detailed patterns for each house and feeder, this book ensures that regardless of your woodworking skill level, you'll be able to create a backyard masterpiece. Wild and Wacky Bird Houses and Feeders also includes helpful hints on squirrel control, bird seed, perches and sizing birdhouse holes, plus fun facts and trivia that will turn each woodworking project into a uniquely enjoyable experience. If you're self-consciou...

  • Brand: Design Originals
  • ASIN: 1565236793
  • UPC: 858924003283

Living With Bears: A Practical Guide to Bear Country

Living With Bears: A Practical Guide to Bear

Colorado author Linda Masterson dispels myths, replaces fear with respect, and lays the foundation for improving human-black bear relations with an inside look at the fascinating world of these highly intelligent, adaptable and resourceful animals found in 41 U.S. states and every province in Canada. With over 900,000 black bears roaming North America today, people from Florida to British Columbia are encountering bears more often, and as a result, human-bear conflicts are on the rise. This guidebook to life in bear country is packed with a wealth of useful and often surprising information, and down-to-earth advice from bear experts all over the continent, along with real-life stories from wildlife managers, organizations and communities who've discovered creative, workable ways for people and bears to share space.

  • Brand: Brand: PixyJack Press
  • ASIN: 0977372405

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day (Young Explorer Series)

Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of

Make every day an adventure as you take your child on safari through jungles, deserts, forests, and farms without ever leaving your backyard! During this course, your child will examine and enjoy the incredible variety of enchanting creatures God made to inhabit the Earth. Powerful projects for this course include playing predator to colored candies that hide in camouflage, acting like a primate to judge depth perception, discovering why giraffes have high blood pressure, identifying animal tracks, dissecting owl pellets and identifying the owl s last meal, and much more!

  • Brand: Brand: Apologia Educational Ministries
  • ASIN: 1932012850

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America's Own Backyard (Scientists in the Field Series)

Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears

* "A well-written, unique, carefully organized treat for nature lovers and investigators."—School Library Journal, starred review   America’s national parks have been called the country’s “best idea,” and some of the best scientific ideas are happening inside these protected spaces. There are geysers and grizzlies in Yellowstone, Gila monsters and saguaro cacti in southern Arizona, and the world’s only known population of red-cheeked salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains. And in some parks you can roll up your sleeves and actively participate as a citizen scientist. There is much to see, do and learn, right here in America’s own backyard!   

  • ASIN: 1328740900

The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights)

The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect (Berenstain Bears/Living

Gramps and Gran go on a picnic with Mama and Papa Bear and the cubs. As the family searches high and low for the perfect spot, they end up learning a few things about respect.

  • Brand: Unknown
  • ASIN: B004PYDJFU
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