This book covers the physical care of botanical and zoological collections for scientific teaching and display purposes with emphasis on preservation for scientific value. A manual for curators and collections managers containing practical guidance, recommendations and advice across the whole field of natural history curation (excluding palaeontology). A wide range of international experts with hands-on experience of collections have been chosen to contribute chapters on the care and conservation of both dried and fluid-preserved collections of plant material, vertebrates and invertebrates. The emphasis is on remedial conservation, ie the employment of best practice to prevent or arrest the long-term deterioration of specimens to preserve their scientific and cultural worth. Special chapters will cover the fields of genetic material, pest control, the museum environment - policies and procedures, with appendices on such topics as documentation and disaster planning. *Practical manual containing guidance, recommendations and advice for natural history curation and conservation *Clearly presented, well illustrated, including colour photographs and extensive references *Multi-contributor work by the best in their respective fields
Sneak a peek into James Carter's brain in this brilliant collection of poems. Join the party as he takes us on a trip to space, introduces us tigers, mammoths, clouds and bugs and that?s just the start of the journey . . .
Spooky Poems is a collection of scary poems about ghosts, ghouls, bats, witches, vampires and all things creepy –by bestselling children's poets Brian Moses and James Carter. The perfect gift for Halloween! A Good Scary Poem Needs . . . A haunted house, a pattering mouse. A spooky feeling, a spider-webbed ceiling. A squeaking door, a creaking floor. A swooping bat, the eyes of a cat. A dreadful dream, a distant scream. A ghost that goes 'BOO' and You!
The Religious Herald was published in Richmond, Virginia, as a weekly newspaper since January 1828. It was suspended for a short time period in 1865 (Mar.-Oct.).
The Romance Game: Played And Lost is an adult-themed collection of poems. In an age of social networks and relationship websites, love can happen across vast distances. One never knows who one meets and falls for. The Romance Game: Played And Lost deals with one such relationship. In the beginning (Hiding Beauty and Trophy Girl) the attraction is mutual, and the pursuit relentless (Flowers for the Lady and Conquest In The Midwest). Next come the excitement and euphoria of new love (Youre I My Head), followed by the excesses of limitless gratification (O, Gena Porny, How I Know You). Eventually, as the two individuals discovered the limits of their ability to meet each others non-sexual needs (limited by his religiosity) things begin to fall apart; and when the end becomes apparent (Love, In Desperation) she decides to take what she could (Nightmare). All this stated in rhyme, and with rhythm. The Romance Game: Played And Lost is an entertaining yet moving anthology of the pains and gains of romance. The collection of poems fascinatingly captures the many emotions (from a male perspective) of falling in and out of love. From the empathetic A Helping Hand, to the harsh Nightmare, the collection covers the full range of emotions possible in a tumultuous affair. In an age of social networks and relationship websites, love can happen across vast distances. One never knows who one meets and falls for. The collection of poems in The Romance Game: Played And Lost tells the story one such relationship. Beginning with mutual attraction, the story progresses thru the pursuit, to the excitement and euphoria of new love, to the excesses of limitless gratification, only to end in heart break. All this told in rhyme, and with rhythm.
'What Bird Is That?' has been regarded as a classic field guide to Australian bird life since its publication in 1951. It was written and illustrated by Neville William Cayley (1886-1950), the son of talented wildlife and natural history artist Neville Henry Cayley (1854-1903). 'Cayley & Son' charts the lives and works of this Australian father-and-son pair of bird artists. Neville Henry, nomadic and with a reputation for hard drinking, was nevertheless a highly talented artist. His son Neville William, 'buoyant' in personality, sometimes outspoken and argumentative, was a pioneer of the surf lifesaving movement before turning his attention to painting. This book features over 100 images of Australia's unique and colourful bird life.
Rummage around inside James Carter's head and find, Darren the dolphin-shaped balloon, a list of things to ask Noah, two poems about crisps, plenty of shape poems, a world record attempt and lots, lots more in this original children's poetry collection.
Science is brimful with weird and wonderful language that poetry just loves-stuff like quarks and quasars, atoms and ammonites, organisms and oxygen, protons and photons, plankton and plasma, hydrogen and helium, electrons and electricity-to name but a few. How to Turn Your Teacher Purple! Sizzling science poems is a collection which brings out the entertaining aspects of science-from the big bang to inventions to weird-looking creatures. Following the success of our previous poetry collections, The Secret Life of Pants and Let's Recycle Grandad, this sparkling collection includes poems by Wendy Cope, Tony Mitton and many more.
"A dreamer? Me? Err, You bet, The world's greatest space cadet!" Join poet James Carter on a journey through space and time: meet everyone from a Viking warrior to a crazed cat - and travel from planet Earth to the very edges of the universe... This wonderful collection is the perfect way to get children interested in poetry.