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Dreaming in Turtle: A Journey Through the Passion, Profit, and Peril of Our Most Coveted Prehistoric Creatures

Peter Laufer · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory through to today -- an animal threatened by human greed, pragmatism, and rationalization....
Modern Dog Parenting: Raising Your Dog or Puppy to Be a Loving Member of Your Family

Sarah Hodgson · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

You and your dog are a lot alike. By several behavioral measures, your dog's mental abilities are equivalent to those of a two to three and a half-year-old toddler. Dogs can learn up to 250 words, count from one to five and understand basic arithmetic. Your dog can imitate and understand...
Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail

Melanie Radzicki McManus · Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Pages: 293
Format: Paperback

In thirty-six thrilling days, Melanie Radzicki McManus hiked 1,100 miles around Wisconsin, landing her in the elite group of Ice Age Trail thru-hikers known as the Thousand-Milers. In prose that's alternately harrowing and humorous, Thousand-Miler takes you with her through Wisconsin's...
The Enigma of the Owl: An Illustrated Natural History

Mike Unwin · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A rare invitation into the mysterious lives of owls around the world, with spectacularly revealing photographs and fascinating details Perhaps no other creature has so compelling a gaze as the owl. Its unblinking stare mesmerizes; its nocturnal lifestyle suggests secrets and mystery. This...
The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods

Joan Maloof · Timber Press
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

"With precise, stunning photographs and a distinctly literary narrative that tells the story of the forest ecosystem along the way, The Living Forest is an invitation to join in the eloquence of seeing." - Sierra Magazine From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots...
The Total Cat Manual: Meet, Love, and Care for Your New Best Friend

Davd Meyer · Weldon Owen
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Everything you need to know about your new feline friend, with over 200 top tips from the experts at! From adoption and care to behavior and communication, this is the most comprehensive guide to cats available. The experts at, who have spent many years connecting...
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America

Paul D. Hess · DK
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

Updated to reflect all the latest taxonomic data, American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America is the complete photographic guide to the 657 species of birds found in the United States and Canada.Ideal for the armchair bird enthusiast or dedicated bird watcher, this book includes...
Your Guide to Forest Bathing: Experience the Healing Power of Nature

M Amos Clifford · Conari Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Forest bathing is a gentle, meditative practice of connecting with nature. Simply being present, with all of our senses, in a forest or other wild area, can produce mental, emotional, and physical health benefits. It is a simple, accessible antidote to our nature-starved lives and can inspire...
The Wrong Dog: An Unlikely Tale of Unconditional Love

David Elliot Cohen · Yellow Pear Press
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

From David Elliot Cohen, the multi-New York Times bestselling author of One Year Off, The Wrong Dog is the heartwarming, often hilarious, story of Simba II, a mischievous white Labrador puppy brought home by accident.As he grows into an enormous ninety-pound dog with a huge personality,...
The Art of Kayaking: Everything You Need to Know About Paddling

Nigel Foster · Falcon Guides
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

The Art of Kayaking is the distilled essence of a lifetime of kayak instruction at all skill levels around the world, with the added insights gained from years of designing kayaks, paddles, and kayaking equipment. This comprehensive kayaking manual by one of the biggest names in kayaking...
American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West

Nate Blakeslee · Crown
Pages: 300
Format: Hardcover

The enthralling story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the celebrated Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in North America, these majestic creatures were hunted to near extinction in the lower 48 states by the 1920s....
Rescuing Penny Jane: One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes

Amy Sutherland · Harpercollins
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Drawing on her work at a shelter, her experiences living with two rescue dogs of her own, and years of research, bestselling author and Boston Globe columnist Amy Sutherland takes us on an unforgettable journey into the special world of rescue and shelter dogs - and the growing number of dedicated...
The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers

MARTIN DOYLE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How rivers have shaped American politics, economics, and society from the beginnings of the Republic to today. In this fresh and powerful work of environmental history, Martin Doyle explores how rivers have often been the source of arguments at the heart of the American experiment -- over...
Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time

Steve Jenkins · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 212
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FARUnlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micro piglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow In the bestselling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy,...
Beginning Beekeeping

Tanya Phillips · Alpha Books
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this...
The Seabird's Cry: The Lives and Loves of the Planet's Great Ocean Voyagers

ADAM NICOLSON · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Life itself could never have been sustainable without seabirds. As Adam Nicolson writes: "They are bringers of fertility, the deliverers of life from ocean to land."A global tragedy is unfolding. Even as we are coming to understand them, the number of seabirds on our planet is in freefall,...
Inside Animal Hearts and Minds: Bears That Count, Goats That Surf, and Other True Stories of Animal Intelligence and Emotion

Belinda Recio · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Extraordinary observations of animals living and behaving with feeling in our world.As Charles Darwin suggested more than a century ago, the differences between animals and humans are "of degree and not of kind." Not long ago, ethologists denied that animals had emotions or true...