Tails of the Guppy Ranch

An La Story


Author: John R. K. Mitchell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781541278202


Page: 412

View: 3189

In the late 1960's a young man travels to California to fulfill his ambition of working with animals and maybe even find a girl like the one his grandfather married. Living behind a run down little pet store operated by a peculiar "minister" with an odd church and age old secrets John falls into the gritty underworld of the animal trade. Here he is befriended by a foul little man who teaches him the craft of "monkey business" and other crude dealings. But by night John heads over the hill to Hollywood to socialize with young people his age where he discovers other kinds of animals in this strange new world of rock and roll and the Age of Aquarius.

Rocket Ranch

The Nuts and Bolts of the Apollo Moon Program at Kennedy Space Center


Author: Jonathan H. Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319177893

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 331

View: 6782

Jonathan Ward takes the reader deep into the facilities at Kennedy Space Center to describe NASA’s first computer systems used for spacecraft and rocket checkout and explain how tests and launches proceeded. Descriptions of early operations include a harrowing account of the heroic efforts of pad workers during the Apollo 1 fire. A companion to the author’s book Countdown to a Moon Launch: Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, this explores every facet of the facilities that served as the base for the Apollo/Saturn missions. Hundreds of illustrations complement the firsthand accounts of more than 70 Apollo program managers and engineers. The era of the Apollo/Saturn missions was perhaps the most exciting period in American space exploration history. Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center were buzzing with activity. Thousands of workers came to town to build the facilities and launch the missions needed to put an American on the Moon before the end of the decade. Work at KSC involved much more than just launching rockets. It was a place like none other on Earth. Technicians performed intricate operations, and hazards abounded everywhere, including lightning, fire, highly-toxic fuels, snakes, heat, explosives, LOX spills, and even plutonium. The reward for months of 7-day workweeks under intense pressure was witnessing a Saturn V at liftoff. For anyone who ever wished they had worked at Kennedy Space Center during the Apollo era, this book is the next best thing. The only thing missing is the smell of rocket fuel in the morning.

The Guppy and the Shark


Author: J

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475985460

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

View: 9818

Barbara Wilson is a widow and owner of the Double-T Bar Ranch in Montana living comfortably with her daughter and two loving grandchildren. The demands of running a ranch and maintaining her reputation keep her occupied, but she longs for something more. Mike Watson is a retired widower living alone in northern Illinois. Trapped by his grief and hopelessness since his wife died of cancer, he has chosen to avoid social interactions, which worries his grown children. One day while tinkering with his van, the answer comes to him: he decides then and there to write a book and set it in the West. Mike takes a life-changing trip from home to the wilds of Montana to do research for the book and meet the locals. There, a chance encounter with Barbara changes both of their lives. When the lives of these two wounded strangers suddenly align, a book project, a picnic, a storm, a rock, and secrets form the elements that bring them together. Their two families must now learn to overcome disappointment and the many obstacles that circumstance places in the path to hope. For two lost souls in the process of healing broken hearts, nothing is sweeter than the hope of new love.

Endangered Wildlife and Plants of the World


Author: N.A

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761472025

Category: Reference

Page: 1872

View: 5168

A reference encyclopedia containing 13 volumes providing information on endangered wildlife and plants throughout the world.


Understanding Guppies, Mollies, Swordtails and Others


Author: David Alderton

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080060

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 5710

Livebearers focuses on four families of fish which contain many of the most attractive and popular species in the tropical fish hobby today, including guppies, mollies, swordtails, and platies. The families include Goodeidae (Mexican livebearers), Anablepidae (four-eyes and others), Poeciliidae (guppies and others); and Hemirhamphidae (halfbeaks). Author David Alderton explains that hobbyists have applied the term livebearer to these four families for convenience even though there are fourteen families in the wild that reproduce by bearing live young. The chapter “Where in the World?” focuses on the natural history of these families, their distribution, and lifestyles. Hobbyists looking to begin an aquarium of livebearers or to expand their existing communities will find useful information in the chapter called “The Different Groups,” in which Alderton discusses age considerations, health matters, and sex. The chapter also describes the four families and the most common genus/species of each. Included are sixteen representatives of the Family Goodeidae (e.g., Allodontichth, Characodon, and Skiffia), three genus of the Family Anablepidae (Anableps, Jenynsia, and Oxyzgonectes), twenty-six representatives of the Family Poeciliidae (e.g., Belonesox, Fiexipenis, and Limia); and three genus of the Family Hemirhamphidae (Dermogenys, Hemirhamphodon, and Namorhamphus). This colorful, user-friendly guide offers basic information on the anatomical characteristics, housing options, required aquarium equipment for livebearers as well as their feeding habits and food requirements (greenstuff, carotene-rich foods, live foods, meat, etc.). The breeding habits of livebearers have ensured their popularity with hobbyists, and the chapter on reproduction describes the various breeding habits of livebearers and outlines successful breeding strategies for interested hobbyists. In the chapter on health care, the author offers solid advice about caring for livebearers to maximize their lifespan in captivity, which is typically only a few years. He also gives information on signs of illness and some basic diseases that can be treated by the fish keeper. The final chapter offers photographs and distribution maps for sixteen popular livebearers of all four families, including information on size, physical description, natural habitat and behavior, and required aquarium conditions. The author’s livebearer hit parade includes the butterfly goodeid, rainbow goodeid, black-finned goodea, four-eyed fish, guppy (millions fish), black molly, sailfin molly, swordtail, platy (moonfish), mosquito fish (dwarf and large), humpbacked (black-barred) limia, black-bellied limia, pike livebearer (piketop minnow), knife (Alfaro’s) livebearer, and wrestling halfbeak. Resources, glossary, and index included.

The Read System

Reading Experience and Development Series


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: N.A

View: 497

Aquarium für Dummies


Author: Maddy Hargrove,Mic Hargrove

Publisher: Wiley-VCH

ISBN: 9783527701803

Category: Pets

Page: 360

View: 4391

Fischer Fritz pflegt fidele Fische Stundenlang vor einem Aquarium zu sitzen und einfach nur den bunten, quirligen Fischen zuzuschauen, die sich durch das Wasser bewegen - ist es das, was Sie gerne wollen? Doch bevor Sie ins Zoogeschäft rennen und die Fische nach Geschmack aussuchen, sollten Sie sich schlau machen, welche Fische es gibt, wie diese sich untereinander, was es bei Futter und Pflege zu beachten gibt und wie man überhaupt die ganze Sache am besten angeht. Maddy und Mic Hargrove geben alltagstaugliche Tipps, wie Sie dafür sorgen können, dass Ihre Fische sich bei Ihnen bald munter wie ein Fisch im Wasser fühlen. Sie erfahren: Welche Ausrüstung Sie brauchen außer einem großen Bottich mit Wasser Welche Fischarten es gibt und wie Sie die richtigen Fische auswählen Wie Sie ein gesundes Klima im Aquarium schaffen und erhalten

Das Skorpionenhaus


Author: Nancy Farmer,Martin Baresch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596805426


Page: 401

View: 3567

Setting up an Aquarium - Home Beautification


Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1310567581

Category: Pets

Page: 45

View: 8894

Table of Contents Introduction Choosing an Aquarium Fabricating an Aquarium Placing Your Aquarium Rearing of Fish Temperature How Many Fish to an Aquarium? Right Fish Combinations Fish Food Fish Behavior Adding More Fish Fish Care Aquarium Care Changing Water Fish Care During Your Absence Light Egg Layers and Live Bearers Live Plants Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction So you have finally designed your home’s interior to your own satisfaction. The furniture, the curtains and all the decorative ornaments have been put in place. However, there is something missing, which could enhance the aesthetic beauty of your house. This is possibly an aquarium. Ornamental fish keeping has become a multimillion dollar modern-day art and business. Everyone wants to enjoy the beauty of exotic fish as well as attractive water plants. In fact, many doctors prescribe keeping aquariums in the houses of their stressed-out patients, so that they can look at the calm and tranquil movements of the fish moving about in their aquatic abode and thus relax. Once upon a time, aquariums were used to decorate the entrance of houses. However, nowadays, this business has grown from $8.9 billion in 2012 with an annual growth of 10% per annum! The USA is the largest market in the world of ornamental fish, importing fish worth $500 million each year, followed by the European Union and then Japan. When I was a youngster, father being the DIY type built an aquarium and stocked it with goldfish, neon tetras, Veil-tails and black Mollies. These were the only fish varieties available in the city at that time because nobody knew much about aquariums or fishes as pets/drawing room ornamentations. Nevertheless, people came, people saw, people admired, and people wanted. Within a month the whole neighborhood had aquariums and had begun to vie with each other to get more and more exotic and possibly expensive stock. And most of these experiments failed, because these people did not know much about aquarium care and fish care. This book is going to give you that basic information, so that you can choose your fish varieties, care for them, and even have an interesting long time hobby which relaxes and entertains you.