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The Worm Farmer's Handbook: Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions

Rhonda Sherman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast -- a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm...
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War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II

Robin Hutton · Regnery History
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

America's highest military award, the Congressional Medal of Honor, was awarded to four-hundred-forty deserving members of "The Greatest Generation" that served in World War II. But in 1943, before the war was even over, Allied leaders realized they needed another kind of award...
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Grit and Gold: The Death Valley Jayhawkers of 1849

Jean Johnson · University of Nevada Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

No other Western settlement story is more famous than the Donner Party's ill-fated journey through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. But a few years later and several hundred miles south, another group faced a similar situation just as perilous. Scrupulously researched and documented, Grit...
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The Sea Around Us

Rachel Carson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most influential books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's ability to combine scientific insight with poetic prose catapulted her book to the top of The New York Times best-seller list, where it remained...
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The Empire of the Eagle: An Illustrated Natural History

Mike Unwin · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A lavishly illustrated celebration of each of the world's sixty-eight currently recognized eagle species in all their magnificence and beguiling diversity Eagles hold a unique allure among birds for their combination of power, grace, and predatory prowess. Captivating the human imagination,...
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Rocks & Minerals of California

Dan R. Lynch · Adventure Publications
Pages: 26
Format: Spiral-bound

Your quick guide to identifying rocks and mineralsGet the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Golden State! Keep this tabbed booklet close at hand on your next rock-hunting adventure. Based on Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch's best-selling field guides and featuring 72 of the most...
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David Bellamy's Arctic Light: An Artist's Journey in a Frozen Wilderness

David Bellamy · Search Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

This book is an absolute delight, to browse through, to absorb the superb and evocative images, sketches and watercolours that took me straight back to my own Arctic wanderings, to adorn your coffee table or to read for inspiration or a good laugh. Sir Chris Bonington, renowned British...
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Climate--A New Story

Charles Eisenstein · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Flipping the script on climate change, Eisenstein makes a case for a wholesale reimagining of the framing, tactics, and goals we employ in our journey to heal from ecological destruction With research and insight, Charles Eisenstein details how the quantification of the natural world...
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The Secret Language of Cats

Susanne Sch tz · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered what your cat is saying? Cats do not meow randomly, nor do they growl or hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds have a purpose, and they can carry important messages, whether for us or other cats.Susanne Schštz is hard at work on breaking the cat code....
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In Search of the Canary Tree: The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World

Lauren E. Oakes · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The surprisingly hopeful story of one woman's search for resiliency in a warming worldSeveral years ago, ecologist Lauren E. Oakes set out from California for Alaska's old-growth forests to hunt for a dying tree: the yellow-cedar. With climate change as the culprit, the death of this...
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