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Pig

Katie Dicker - Smart Apple Media
Format: Print book

Young readers get to examine the life of the pig from the perspective of the farmer and the animal itself. Fun facts and illustrations teach readers about the life of the farm animal, and show different breeds from around the world. The books also explain food and other products that the animals...
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A Cloud a Day:

Gavin Pretor-Pinney - Chronicle Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Cloudspotter and bestselling author Gavin Pretor-Pinney delivers a moment of calm atmospheric contemplation to members of his Cloud Appreciation Society by sharing a cloud image and story every day. A Cloud a Day urges all of us to keep our heads in the clouds with 365 fascinating formations...
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The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

KIM FLOTTUM - Quarry Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels.

More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features...
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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....
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Really Did That?: 101 Stories of Miracles, Mischief and Magical Moments

AMY NEWMARK - SIMON & SCHUSTER
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Our dogs make us smile every day, but some days they really outdo themselves! This book is full of those hilarious and heartwarming stories about the many ways our mischevious canine companions surprise us, make us laugh, and touch our hearts. With a focus on rescue dogs, these 101 true,...
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Why Dinosaurs Matter

KEN LACOVARA - Simon & Schuster/ TED
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

What can long-dead dinosaurs teach us about our future? Plenty, according to paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara, who has discovered some of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth.

By tapping into the ubiquitous wonder that dinosaurs inspire, Lacovara weaves together the stories...
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Adapt: How Humans Are Tapping into Nature's Secrets to Design and Build a Better Future

Amina Khan - St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Amina Khan believes that nature does it best. In Adapt, she presents fascinating examples of how nature effortlessly solves the problems that humans attempt to solve with decades worth of the latest and greatest technologies, time, and money. Humans are animals too, and animals are incredibly...
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Poodle

Carol Frischmann - T.F.H. Publications
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

Sometimes mistaken for having style without substance, Poodles are confident, intelligent companions who would likely beg to differ! Once known for hunting waterfowl, Poodles have become worldwide favorites for their responsiveness and family devotion. They're also gorgeous, of course....
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The ABC's of Reloading, 10th Edition

Philip Massaro - Gun Digest Books; 10th edition
Format: Paperback

Make Your Own Ammo and Save Money Too! Now in its 10th edition, The ABCs of Reloading has taught countless firearms owners safe, reliable methods of creating their own ammunition. This long overdue new edition brings detailed reloading instruction to shooters who want to improve accuracy,...
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The Pug Who Bit Napoleon: Animal Tales of the 18th and 19th Centuries

MIMI MATTHEWS - Pen and Sword
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

From elaborate Victorian cat funerals to a Regency era pony who took a ride in a hot air balloon, Mimi Matthews shares some of the quirkiest and most poignant animal tales of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Meet Fortune, the Pug who bit Napoleon on his wedding night, and Looty,...
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