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Mason Bee Revolution

Author : Dave Hunter
ISBN : 1594859639
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 89. 13 MB
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"Honey Bees Make Honey; Mason Bees Make Food." - Author is at the leading edge of bee and pollinator issues - Mason bees are part of the solution to honeybees' decline - No other bee book addresses the topic with such depth and interest - Includes useful information about leafcutter bees too!The news regularly features dire stories on honeybee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there's another, unsung bee that has the potential to save the planet-the mason bee. Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and their compatriots, the leafcutter bees) are even more productive pollinators than honeybees, and keeping them can be a fun, easy, backyard hobby for gardeners, conservationists, foodies, and families everywhere. Why these bees? Bee pollination is critical for about 80 percent of US agricultural crops, increasing crop value by an estimated $15 billion annually. Since 2006, nearly a third of all honeybee hives have been lost annually, due to parasites, pesticides, habitat loss, climate change, and a newer malady called Colony Collapse Disorder. While scientists search for answers to save the honeybee, Dave Hunter and his company, Crown Bees, are leading the effort to increase the population of other bee pollinators, one garden at a time. Native solitary bees, such as the blue orchard mason bee or the alfalfa leafcutter bee, can efficiently pollinate alongside honeybees. Solitary bees are gentle, good-natured, and highly efficient pollinators: One mason bee can produce twelve pounds of cherries, via pollination, where it would take sixty honey bees to achieve the same. You can't harvest honey from mason bees, but you can create a robust backyard garden with healthy food crops-and increase the plant diversity and health of your neighborhood.Mason Bee Revolution is an easy-to-follow guide to keeping both mason and leafcutter bees. It tells you how to set up, care for, and harvest your own bees and what types of plants and habitat encourage mason and leafcutter bees, as well as provides general information on other common pollinators and bee-related facts, projects, and personalities.

Orchard Mason Bee

Author : Brian L. Griffin
ISBN : 0963584111
Genre : Orchard mason bee
File Size : 20. 36 MB
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The Humane Gardener

Author : Nancy Lawson
ISBN : 9781616896171
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 24. 45 MB
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In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Bird Bee Bug Houses

Author : Derek Jones
ISBN : 186108644X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 41. 92 MB
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Transform any garden into a wildlife haven by creating perfect nesting places for birds, bats, bees, butterflies, lacewings, and ladybugs. All that's needed are a few basic woodworking techniques, tools, and materials (some recycled or scavenged) to complete these 18 projects. Every project comes with an exploded diagram and cutting list, and there's information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits, and nesting requirements.

The World From Up Here

Author : Cecilia Galante
ISBN : 9780545848541
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From the award-winning author of The Patron Saint of Butterflies comes a story about the courage it takes to face your biggest fears. Wren Baker has never felt brave a day in her life. She doesn't even know what she's afraid of, really. Only that if she raises her voice or leaves her mark or ventures too far from home, she'll risk falling flat on her face. But that all changes when Wren's cousin, Silver, walks into her life. Silver is totally fearless. Maybe that's why she's the most popular girl in the sixth grade. She dares Wren to take risks, to live out loud, to finally spread her wings. And when Silver decides to undertake the journey of a lifetime, Wren is forced to make a decision: Is she in or is she out? There's only one way Wren will ever learn to fly. It's time for her to stand at the edge of the unknown...and jump. Full of heartache and hope, The World From Up Here is a tender, moving story about old secrets, new friendships, and what it means to face the things that scare us most.

The Satanic Verses

Author : Salman Rushdie
ISBN : 9781409058854
Genre : Fiction
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Just before dawn one winter’s morning, a hijacked aeroplane blows apart high above the English Channel and two figures tumble, clutched in an embrace, towards the sea: Gibreel Farishta, India’s legendary movie star, and Saladin Chamcha, the man of a thousand voices. Washed up, alive, on an English beach, their survival is a miracle. But there is a price to pay. Gibreel and Saladin have been chosen as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between Good and Evil. But chosen by whom? And which is which? And what will be the outcome of their final confrontation?

Marine Diesel Engines Maintenance Troubleshooting And Repair

Author : Nigel Calder
ISBN : 9780071475358
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 89. 15 MB
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Praise for this boating classic: “The most up-to-date and readable book we've seen on the subject.”—Sailing World “Deserves a place on any diesel-powered boat.”—Motor Boat & Yachting “Clear, logical, and even interesting to read.”—Cruising World Keep your diesel engine going with help from a master mechanic Marine Diesel Engines has been the bible for do-it-yourself boatowners for more than 15 years. Now updated with information on fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, and other new diesel technologies, Nigel Calder's bestseller has everything you need to keep your diesel engine running cleanly and efficiently. Marine Diesel Engines explains how to: Diagnose and repair engine problems Perform routine and annual maintenance Extend the life and improve the efficiency of your engine

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