Originally published early 1900s. This well illustrated handbook contains a comprehensive digest of the knowledge of Taxidermy. Contents include: Skinning Birds – Stuffing and Mounting Birds – Skinning and Stuffing Mammals – Animals Horned Heads – Polishing and Mounting Horns – Skinning, Stuffing and Casting Fish – Preserving, Cleaning and Dying Skins – Preserving Insects and Birds’ Eggs – Cases for Specimens etc. Many of the earliest books on taxidermy, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
HOW AMERICA WON THE RACE TO THE MOON!In this fascinating history of the Apollo 11 mission, the Associated Press chronicles America's journey to the moon.In 1957 the Soviet Union sent Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into space. America took up the challenge to explore the next frontier. A dozen years, and 25 billion dollars later, the mission of Apollo 11 would yield man's finest hour. For that was the first time man's foot left prints on another heavenly body. And that was only the beginning.Apollo 11 is the incredible story of how a nation forged the technology during the turbulent 1960s to slip humanity from the bonds of its native planet. This inside look remembers those who made the great enterprise succeed.The achievement of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, was more than a victory for the United States; it was a triumphant moment for all mankind. And no other moment will seem as big until we reach beyond the moon for other planets, other stars.
A geologist takes readers inside contemporary earthquake research to offer a new account of the Midwest’s legendary New Madrid fault—“an exceptional read” (Choice). In the winter of 1811-12, a series of large earthquakes in the New Madrid seismic zone shook the Midwest. These historic geological events are often incorrectly described as the biggest ever to hit the United States. Today the federal government ranks the earthquake hazard in the Midwest as high as California's and is pressuring communities to undertake expensive preparations for disaster. In Disaster Deferred, geologist Seth Stein revisits these earthquakes, the legends that have grown around them, and the predictions of doom that have followed in their wake. He details how limited scientific knowledge, bureaucratic instincts, and the media's love of a good story have exaggerated these hazards. Debunking the hype, Stein explains how contemporary seismological techniques—including the use of GPS—painting a very different-and much less frightening-picture of the future. Using new geological ideas and data, he calls for a more sensible, less costly policy. “An essential book for policy makers, economists, and notably educators.”—Choice
AI is everywhere. From doctor's offices to cars and even refrigerators, AI technology is quickly infiltrating our daily lives. AI has the ability to transform simple tasks into technological feats at a human level. This will change the world, plain and simple. That's why AI mastery is such a sought-after skill for tech professionals.
Author Rashed Haq is a subject matter expert on AI, having developed AI and data science strategies, platforms, and applications for Publicis Sapient's clients for more than 10 years. He shares that expertise in the new audiobook Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Transformation.
The first of its kind, this audiobook grants technology leaders the insight to create and scale their AI capabilities and bring their companies into the new generation of technology. As AI continues to grow into a necessary feature for many businesses, more and more leaders are interested in harnessing the technology within their own organizations. In this audiobook, leaders will learn to master AI fundamentals, grow their career opportunities, and gain confidence in machine learning.
Fire and flood, train wreck and tornado—a look at the many disasters Chicago has endured over the years, with photos and illustrations. The story of Chicago is often likened to that of a phoenix rising out of the ashes of the Great Fire. Yet that infamous event was only part of the destruction that has shaped Chicago’s identity. This unique history explores the calamities that have befallen the Windy City, such as the 1954 killer water surge that swept in on a calm summer day; the 1967 tornado that ripped through rush hour traffic; the 1886 Haymarket Square riot that put Chicago on the anarchist map; and many other acts of nature and human folly. As you witness a fireproof theater burn, a flood rise up without rain, and one of the greatest maritime disasters occur within city limits, you’ll gain a new appreciation for how this city has endured through unexpected tragedies and produced many unlikely heroes.
“Showcases the many weird and wonderful ways plants adapt to survive and spread their progeny . . . A great book for anyone interested in botany” (The Gardener). Whether it’s an arctic heather that can create subtropical conditions within its leaves, or a dwarf mistletoe that can shoot its seeds up to fifty feet away, plants demonstrate remarkable strategies in coping with and surviving their environments. Plants are often exposed to bitter cold, relentless winds, intense heat, drought, fire, pollution, and many other adverse growing conditions. Yet they are still able to survive and often even thrive. This book showcases these exceptional plants with absorbing information and stunning photos that will inspire a new respect for nature’s innovation and resilience. “From hummingbirds on the high slopes of the Andes to sugarbirds on the South African Cape, Vernon takes the reader on an awe-inducing journey to discover the secret life of pollinators and the plants that depend upon them. . . . You’ll delight in the surprising, unusual, and downright amazing strategies plants use to cope and copulate.” —Sierra
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