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Alaska: Illustrated Guide for the Curious

Nikki Mann · Sastrugi Press
Pages: 104
Format: Paperback

Best mini-guide to the Alaskan WildernessThis friendly, illustrated field guide presents interesting, but not overwhelming, information on Alaska's most common land and marine creatures and their habitats. With this book you can learn bear safety, edible berries, tracking, how glaciers...
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The Last Elephants

Don Pinnock · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

Amazing photographs of elephants accompany narratives from researchers, scientists, and conservationists celebrating elephants and calling for their preservation

African savanna elephants--among the most magnificent and beloved of our fellow mammals--are an extraordinary, social,...
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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

Vince Beiser · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.

After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth,...
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How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Akiko Busch · Penguin Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's HOW TO DISAPPEAR explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed worldIn our increasingly networked...
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Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History

JEREMY BROWN · Touchstone
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On the 100th anniversary of the devastating pandemic of 1918, Jeremy Brown, a veteran ER doctor, explores the troubling, terrifying, and complex history of the flu virus, from the origins of the Great Flu that killed millions, to vexing questions such as: are we prepared for the next epidemic,...
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Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

CARA SUE ACHTERBERG · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A warm and entertaining memoir about what happens when you foster fifty dogs in less than two years -- and how the dogs save you as much as you save them. When Cara felt her teenaged children slipping away and saw an empty nest on the horizon, she decided the best way to fill that void...
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No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies: 1

WILLIAM T VOLLMANN · Viking
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. Vollmann

In his nonfiction, William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling some of the most important...
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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America

Craig Childs · Pantheon
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Apocalyptic Planet comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, tracing the arrival of the First People in North America at least twenty thousand years ago and the artifacts that tell of their lives and fates.

This book upends our notions of where these...
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The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species

Carlos Magdalena · Doubleday
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An impassioned memoir of saving extraordinary plants on the brink of extinction, by a scientist who has been called a "codebreaker" (Telegraph) and "an inspiration" (Jane Goodall)

Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission...
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Horizon

Barry Lopez · Knopf
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

From the National Book Award-winning author of the now-classic Arctic Dreams, a vivid, poetic, capacious work that recollects the travels around the world and the encounters--human, animal, and natural--that have shaped an extraordinary life.

Taking us nearly from pole to pole--from...
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The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution

Charles Cockell · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking new view on the theory of evolution, arguing that life develops in predictable ways
We are all familiar with the popular idea of strange alien life wildly different from life on earth inhabiting other planets. Maybe it's made of silicon! Maybe it has wheels! Or maybe...
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Supernavigators: The Astounding New Science of How Animals Find Their Way

David Barrie · The Experiment
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A globetrotting voyage of discovery celebrating the navigational gifts of animals; from whales and lobsters to birds and beetles - and many more!

In Supernavigators, award-winning author David Barrie takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge science of animal navigation, where...
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Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear

Bryce Andrews · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Andrews' wonderful Downfrom the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts...Welcome and impressive work." - Barry Lopez

The story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death,...
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The Zen of Cat Walking: Leash Train Your Cat and Unleash Your Mind

Clifford Brooks · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Going for a walk is no longer just for the dogs! Experienced cat owner Clifford Brooks is here to teach you and your cat how to enjoy a stroll together. Cats are naturally adventurous creatures, and with the help of a leash and Brooks's tips, you can indulge those instincts with a sense...
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Hearth: A Global Conversation on Identity, Community, and Place

Annick Smith · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

A multicultural anthology, edited by Susan O'Connor and Annick Smith, about the enduring importance and shifting associations of the hearth in our world. A hearth is many things: a place for solitude; a source of identity; something we make and share with others; a history of ourselves...
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