In Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest, Matt Williams profiles forty of the most beautiful and interesting birds who winter, breed, or migrate through the Midwest and whose populations are most in danger of disappearing from the region. Each profile includes the current endangered status of the species, a description of the bird's vocal and nesting patterns, and tips to help readers identify them, along with stunning color images and detailed migration maps.
An exquisite and timely examination of our feathered friends, Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest is a call to action to protect these vulnerable and gorgeous creatures that enliven our world.
Matt Williams is Director of Conservation Programs at the Nature Conservancy, where he has worked for more than 16 years, and is a specialist in prescribed fire and endangered species management. He is author and photographer of Indiana State Parks: A Centennial Celebration and photographer of The Complete Guide to Indiana State Parks.
Wildlife is in danger everywhere. In this timely look at the plight of endangered animals, you will find:
-A survey of hundreds of animal species that are in trouble
-Descriptions of the many causes of endangerment and the controversies surrounding current laws
-Fascinating stories about the efforts of people to rescue species and restore harmony and balance in nature
-More than a hundred dramatic full-color illustrations
Here is a valuable resource for nature lovers-for anyone, in fact, who is concerned with the fate of animals and the future of life on this planet.
Endangered Species: A Reference Handbook begins with an introduction that addresses major threats and extinctions in history, discusses the geographical and cultural contexts in which these incidents happened, highlights other key moments along the endangered species timeline, and clearly shows why the topic of endangered species matters. The following sections examine an unbiased synthesis of classic and contemporary studies that inform the issue of endangered species and outline the most controversial events related to endangered species and the actions that have been taken to address them. The book also presents perspective essays by scholars, activists, and other experts to provide diverse informed opinions on the issue of endangered species and includes a data and documents chapter that applies research finding to provide answers to questions like what species are most likely to become endangered in the future and which practices have historically been the most effective at protecting vulnerable species.
In order to be a good cook, you cant just enjoy the end result; you have to enjoy the process. Enjoy the grocery shopping. Enjoy the prep time. Enjoy the completed mealbut in all the enjoyment, be sure to play with your food! Edibles aficionado Matt Williams introduces his adventurousand funcooking methods in Sweet Potatoes Cooking School Presents Wicked Good Food.
With knowledge and humor, Williams shares original recipes, adaptations of the classics, and tips and tricks that will make any cook more successful. Some of his delectable entres include following:
Sesame-Encrusted Tuna Steak with Wasabi Cream
Homemade Macaroni and Cheese
Pancake Chicken with Maple Butter
Salt-and-Pepper Pork Chops
Williams will also teach you appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts, all with an encouraging, charming, playful touch.
The key to Wicked Good Food is the use of easily accessible ingredients. These recipes are for novices and experts alike. The relaxed and instructive tone is perfect for the newcomer to the kitchen, while the tips, shortcuts, anecdotes, and adaptations will add a touch of spice for the cooking connoisseur. Whether you are an everyday cook or an accomplished chef about to host a dinner party, this book offers plenty of inspiration and information. So head to your kitchen, and get ready to play with your food!